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Numerous evidence of Pre-Historic Nuclear War exists
agoracosmopolitan.com ^ | Tuesday 6. Oct 2009 | Brad Steiger

Posted on 10/06/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT by Nikas777

Numerous evidence of Pre-Historic Nuclear War exists: Columns of Smoke Rose as if from a Mighty Furnace

by Brad Steiger

Ancient Indian Epics, especially the Mahabharata, document apparent pre-historic nuclear devastation and destruction, that is being verified by diverse scholars.

“Then the Lord rained down fire and tar from heaven upon Sodom and Gomorrah, and utterly destroyed them….” Genesis 19:24.

My previous article in The Canadian , in which I reflected upon my book Worlds Before Our Own, provoked dozens of inquiries from readers. LINK Some stated that one of the cable channels -- some thought it was the History Channel; others, Discovery; still others, National Geographic -- had presented “proof” that the “fused green glass” to be found in various areas had been created by meteoric air blasts rather than prehistoric nuclear wars.

I remain open to many theories of Earth‘s prehistory. One of those individuals prompted to write to me, who had the advantage of having actually read Worlds Before Our Own, stated that I present “in a clear and lucid style, information concerning anomalous archeological finds without the hyperbole usually associated with this type of material.”

While patches of “fused green glass” may in certain instances have been caused by air blasts from meteors, I wonder if such a natural phenomenon could have created all twenty-eight fields of blackened and shattered stones that cover as many as 7000 miles each in western Arabia. The stones are densely grouped, as if they might be the remains of cities, sharp-edged, and burned black. Experts have decreed that they are not volcanic in origin, but appear to date from the period when Arabia was thought to be a lush and fruitful land that suddenly became scorched into an instant desert.

What we know today as the Sahara Desert was once a tropical region of heavy vegetation, abundant rainfall, and several large rivers. Scientists have discovered areas of the desert in which soils which once knew the cultivated influence of plow and farmer are now covered by a thin layer of sand. Researchers have also found an enormous reservoir of water below the parched desert area. The source of such a large deposit of water could only have been the heavy rains from the period of time before a fiery devastation consumed the lush vegetation of the area.

On December 25, 2007, it was confirmed by a French scientist that excavations at the area of Khamis Bani Sa’ad in Tehema district of Hodeidah province have yielded over a thousand rare archaeological pieces dating back to 300,000 B.C.E. Before a dramatic climate change, the inhabitants at that time had been fishermen and had domesticated a number of animals no longer to be found in the region, including a species of horse currently found only in Middle Asia.

The Red Chinese have conducted atomic tests near Lob Nor Lake in the Gobi Desert, which have left large patches of the area covered with vitreous sand. But the Gobi has a number of other areas of glassy sand which have been known for thousands of years.

Albion W. Hart, one of the first engineers to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was assigned a project in the interior of Africa. While he and his men were traveling to an almost inaccessible region, they had first to cross a great expanse of desert. At the time, he was puzzled and quite unable to explain a large area of greenish glass which covered the sands as far as he could see.

"Later on during his life," wrote Margarethe Casson in Rocks and Minerals (No. 396, 1972), "he passed by the White Sands area after the first atomic explosion there, and he recognized the same type of silica fusion which he had seen fifty years earlier in the African desert."

In 1947, in the Euphrates valley of southern Iraq, where certain traditions place the Garden of Eden and where the ancient inhabitants of Sumer encountered the man-god Ea, exploratory digging unearthed a layer of fused, green glass. Archaeologists could not restrain themselves from noting the resemblance that the several-thousand-year-old fused glass bore to the desert floor at White Sands, New Mexico, after the first nuclear blasts in modem times had melted sand and rock.

In the United States, the Mohave Desert has large circular or polygonal areas that are coated with a hard substance very much like opaque glass.

While exploring Death Valley in 1850, William Walker claimed to have come upon the ruins of an ancient city. An end of the large building within the rubble had had its stones melted and vitrified.

Walker went on to state that the entire region between the Gila and St. John rivers was spotted with ruins. In each of the ancient settlements he had found evidence that they had been burned out by fire intense enough to have liquefied rock. Paving blocks and stone houses had been split with huge cracks, as if seared by some gigantic cleaver of fire.

Perhaps even more than the large areas of fused green glass, I am intrigued by the evidence of vitrified cities and forts, such as those discovered by Walker.

There are ancient hill forts and towers in Scotland, Ireland, and England in which the stoneworks have become calcined because of the great heat that had been applied. There is no way that lightning could have caused such effects.

Other hill forts from the Lofoten Islands off northern Norway to the Canary Islands off northwest Africa have become “fused forts.” Erich A. von Fange comments that the “piled boulders of their circular walls have been turned to glass… by some intense heat.”

Catal Huyukin in north-central Turkey, thought to be one of the oldest cities in the world, appears, according to archaeological evidence, to have been fully civilized and then, suddenly, to have died out. Archaeologists were astonished to find thick layers of burned brick at one of the levels, called VIa. The blocks had been fused together by such intense heat that the effects had penetrated to a depth more than a meter below the level of the floors, where it carbonized the earth, the skeletal remains of the dead, and the burial gifts that had been interred with them. All bacterial decay had been halted by the tremendous heat.

When a large ziggurat in Babylonia was excavated, it presented the appearance of having been struck by a terrible fire that had split it down to its foundation. In other parts of the ruins, large sections of brickwork had been scorched into a vitrified state. Several masses of brickwork had been rendered into a completely molten state. Even large boulders found near the ruins had been vitrified.

The royal buildings at the north Syrian site known as Alalakh or Atchana had been so completely burned that the very core of the thick walls were filled with bright red, crumbling mud-bricks. The mud and lime wall plaster had been vitrified, and basalt wall slabs had, in some areas, actually melted.

Between India's Ganges River and the Rajmahal Hills are scorched ruins which contain large masses of stone that have been fused and hollowed. Certain travelers who have ventured to the heart of the Indian forests have reported ruins of cities in which the walls have become huge slabs of crystal, due to some intense heat.

The ruins of the Seven Cities, located near the equator in the Province of Piaui, Brazil, appear to be the scene of a monstrous chaos. Since no geological explanation has yet been construed to fit the evidence before the archaeologists, certain of those who have investigated the site have said that the manner in which the stones have been dried out, destroyed, and melted provokes images of Sodom and Gomorrah.

French researchers discovered the evidence of prehistoric spontaneous nuclear reaction at the Oklo mine, Pierrelatte, in Gabon, Africa. Scientists found that the ore of this mine contained abnormally low proportions of U235 such as found only in depleted uranium fuel taken from atomic reactors. According to those who examined the mine, the ore also contained four rare elements in forms similar to those found in depleted uranium.

Although the modern world did not experience atomic power until the 1940s, there is an astonishing amount of evidence that nuclear effects may have occurred in prehistoric times leaving behind sand melted into glass in certain desert areas, hill forts with vitrified portions of stone walls, of the remains of ancient cities that had been destroyed by what appeared to have been extreme heat-far beyond that which could have been scorched by the torches of primitive armies. In each instance, the trained and experienced archaeologists who encountered such anomalous finds have stressed the point that none of these catastrophes had been caused by volcanoes, by lightning, by crashing comets, or by conflagrations set by humankind.

Sinai peninsular area of apparent nuclear war activity.

Zecharia Sitchin (1985) devotes an entire chapter to a discussion of nuclear warfare in ancient times in Mesopotamia and the Sinai peninsula. In this book he also suggests the destruction of the Sinai “space facilities” by nuclear weapons. He offers as evidence:

“…the immense cavity in the center of the Sinai and the resulting fracture lines (see figure), the vast surrounding flat area covered with blackened stones, traces of radiation south of the Dead Sea, the new extent and shape of the Dead Sea – is still there, four thousand years later”.


TOPICS: History; Religion; UFO's; Weird Stuff
KEYWORDS: ancientatomicwarfare; catastrophism; fringe; godsgravesglyphs; prehistoric; science; zechariasitchin
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1 posted on 10/06/2009 7:13:37 AM PDT by Nikas777
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To: Quix; SunkenCiv

For your ping list consideration. I don’t generally believe this stuff but I keep an open mind about it and it is much fun to read about and speculate on.


2 posted on 10/06/2009 7:14:48 AM PDT by Nikas777 (En touto nika, "In this, be victorious")
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To: Nikas777
Scientists found that the ore of this mine contained abnormally low proportions of U235 such as found only in depleted uranium fuel taken from atomic reactors.

So please tell us how an ancient civilization mined uranium, enriched it, and then put back the depleted uranium as ore again.

3 posted on 10/06/2009 7:18:29 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Nikas777

Zecharia Sitchin bump?


4 posted on 10/06/2009 7:18:39 AM PDT by AD from SpringBay (We deserve the government we allow.)
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To: dirtboy

Maybe they buried it in a salt mine...hehe


5 posted on 10/06/2009 7:19:30 AM PDT by DonaldC (A nation cannot stand in the absence of religious principle.)
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To: Nikas777

“This has all happened before... and it will happen again.”


6 posted on 10/06/2009 7:21:45 AM PDT by benjibrowder (For Neda. May God bless those fighting for freedom.)
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To: Nikas777
Albion W. Hart, one of the first engineers to graduate from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, was assigned a project in the interior of Africa. While he and his men were traveling to an almost inaccessible region, they had first to cross a great expanse of desert. At the time, he was puzzled and quite unable to explain a large area of greenish glass which covered the sands as far as he could see.

"Later on during his life," wrote Margarethe Casson in Rocks and Minerals (No. 396, 1972), "he passed by the White Sands area after the first atomic explosion there, and he recognized the same type of silica fusion which he had seen fifty years earlier in the African desert."

MIT was founded in 1861. Let's say that Hart graduated in 1870 at the age of 22 (I'm being generous here).

Trinity happened in 1945. That's seventy-five years. Hart would have been 92 at the time of the explosion. And I doubt he would have been able to go anywhere near the site until after he was 100.

The only references I could find to Albion W. Hart were circular - the same reference recycled across mutiple website entries interested in this subject. I call bogus.

7 posted on 10/06/2009 7:26:56 AM PDT by dirtboy
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To: Nikas777

Maybe the Apocalypse already happened, and the promise God made that the next devastation would be fire and not flood has already occured. Maybe the whole story is racial memory, and we’re just building a palimpsest civilization on the ruins of the true world.


8 posted on 10/06/2009 7:27:26 AM PDT by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: dirtboy
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9 posted on 10/06/2009 7:28:00 AM PDT by cripplecreek (Seniors, the new shovel ready project under socialized medicine.)
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To: Nikas777
The Book of Geniuses starts out with the Earth that was - and it was null and void. Each seed grew after it's own kind, as if the seed was already here. That means the Earth was already here and renovated. There very well could have been other life forms before us.
In many different Religions, there have been "ages" before ours. I think it was the Aztec's (?) that claimed there have been 6 ages, or Earths, before ours. This one is suppose to be the last chance.

Yeah. I can believe the Earth was used before. Why not?

10 posted on 10/06/2009 7:30:20 AM PDT by concerned about politics ("Get thee behind me, Liberal")
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To: Nikas777

Interesting article, but it begs one enormous question: Nowhere in the article does it mention radioactivity - certainly even thousands of years later, there should be some residue detectable by Geiger counter.


11 posted on 10/06/2009 7:32:34 AM PDT by mkleesma (`Call to me, and I will answer you and tell you great and unsearchable things you do not know.')
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To: cripplecreek


I know the truth is hard for your Neo, but we have destroyed Zion many times before, and we will do so again ...
12 posted on 10/06/2009 7:32:35 AM PDT by Scythian
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To: Nikas777

13 posted on 10/06/2009 7:35:14 AM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: cripplecreek

bttt


14 posted on 10/06/2009 7:36:58 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: concerned about politics
No doubt everyone knows that the Moon used to be part of the Earth but was blown off when Earth smacked into a third Mars-sized body.

Stuff happens.

BTW, the green glass in Arabia's desert (the empty quarter) and the Western Desert in Egypt is readily explained ~ it's simply more visible than green glass elsewhere because these are desert regions.

15 posted on 10/06/2009 7:41:49 AM PDT by muawiyah (qui)
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To: mkleesma

Anti-matter bombs rather than A-bombs?


16 posted on 10/06/2009 7:42:23 AM PDT by Nikas777 (En touto nika, "In this, be victorious")
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To: dirtboy
Trinity happened in 1945. That's seventy-five years. Hart would have been 92 at the time of the explosion. And I doubt he would have been able to go anywhere near the site until after he was 100.

It fits the rest of the writing. And it holds for more conspiracy stuff. You start with traces of actual facts. Throw in a slight dose of rumor and conjecture and then slap in some unsupported conclusions. For example they don't mention that thousands of years old ruins can look 'melted' due to acid rain and other erosion. And they don't mention that volcanoes can throw out glassy bits.

A good example is the part about the Sahara. They start off with facts about how it was once greener, and that there is recent evidence of that, and then the author jumps right to a claim that it was obliterated all at once, without any intervening steps of logic or evidence.

I think there is lots of stuff out there not explained, or totally misunderstood. But the way most 'conspiracy theory' type stuff is so lacking in credibility or logic that it is kind of disappointing. Nazi UFOs or ancient nuclear war would be nifty stuff if there was anything to back it up that had a continous thread of reasoning.
17 posted on 10/06/2009 7:42:53 AM PDT by TalonDJ
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To: dirtboy
I call bogus.

Probably - but it is still a 'blast' to read.

18 posted on 10/06/2009 7:43:54 AM PDT by Nikas777 (En touto nika, "In this, be victorious")
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To: mkleesma
Advanced atomic weapons should have a tremendous yield in heat energy and a tiny yield in what we term radioactivity.

That is, they would have to be tuned better than we can do today.

19 posted on 10/06/2009 7:47:12 AM PDT by muawiyah (qui)
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To: Nikas777
The problem with the Ancients were as technically advanced as us hypothesis is plastic & aluminum

If the ancients were able to make nuclear bombs than they most certainly would have been able to make plastic and being that plastic last forever, where are the plastics artifacts?

If Obama drives to world into a Mad Max scenario and/or the ice age comes back, 100000 years from now, some future archaeologist will still find my Styrofoam clam shell that my Big Mac came in back in 1975.

Same with Aluminum, up until modern smeltering techniques 75 years ago, Aluminum was rarer than gold. Where are the Aluminum artifacts?

20 posted on 10/06/2009 7:49:02 AM PDT by qam1 (There's been a huge party. All plates and the bottles are empty, all that's left is the bill to pay)
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