-- The Evidence for --
Ancient Atomic Warfare
Part 2 of 2
Religious texts and
geological evidence suggest that several parts of the world have
experienced destructive atomic blasts in ages past.
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VITRIFIED RUINS IN CALIFORNIA'S DEATH
It seems one local
character knew how to find the place. Brandon relates that "Death
Valley Scotty", an eccentric who spent millions building a
castle-estate in the area, was known to go "prospecting" when funds
ran low. Death Valley Scotty would check out for a few days of
wandering in the nearby Grapevine Mountains, bringing back
suspiciously refined-looking gold that he claimed he had prospected.
Many believe that he got his gold from the stacked gold bars in the
tunnel system beneath Death Valley.
Evidence of a lost civilisation in Death Valley
came in a bizarre report of caves and mummies in the Hot Citizen, a Nevada paper, on
August 5, 1947. The story ran as follows:
EXPEDITION REPORTS NINE-FOOT
A band of amateur archaeologists announced
today they have discovered a lost civilization of men nine feet tall
in Californian caverns. Howard E. Hill, spokesman for the expedition,
said the civilization may be "the fabled lost continent of
The caves contain mummies of men and animals
and implements of a culture 80,000 years old but "in some respects
more advanced than ours," Hill said. He said the 32 caves covered a
180-square-mile area in California's Death Valley and southern
"This discovery may be more important than the
unveiling of King Tut's tomb," he said.
Professional archaeologists were skeptical of Hill's story. Los
Angeles County Museum scientists pointed out that dinosaurs and
tigers which Hill said lay side by side in the caves appeared on
Earth 10,000,000 to 13,000,000 years apart.
Hill said the caves were discovered in 1931 by Dr F. Bruce Russell,
Beverly Hills physician, who literally fell in while sinking a shaft
for a mining claim.
"He tried for years to interest people in them," Hill said, "but
nobody believed him."
Russell and several hobbyists incorporated after the war as Amazing
Explorations, Inc. and started digging. Several caverns contained
mummified remains of "a race of men eight to nine feet tall," Hill
said. "They apparently wore a prehistoric zoot suit--a hair garment
of medium length, jacket and knee-length trousers."
Another cavern contained their ritual hall with
devices and markings similar to the Masonic order, he said.
"A long tunnel from this temple took the party into a room where,"
Hill said, "well-preserved remains of dinosaurs, saber-toothed
tigers, imperial elephants and other extinct beasts were paired off
in niches as if on display.
"Some catastrophe apparently drove the people into the caves," he
"All of the implements of their civilization were found," he said,
"including household utensils and stoves which apparently cooked by
"I know," he said, "that you won't believe that."
While of doubtful authenticity, this is an interesting story, to say
the least. The last comment about cooking food with radio waves being
unbelievable is ironic. That is the one thing that modern readers of
the story could certainly believe was true, considering the
widespread use of microwave ovens today. Who had heard of them in
Sodom and Gomorrah meet Hiroshima and
Probably the most famous of all ancient "nuke 'em"
stories is the well-known biblical tale of Sodom and Gomorrah:
And the Lord said, Because the cry of Sodom and
Gomorrah is great, and because their sin is very grievousÉ Then the
Lord rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah, brimstone and fire from the
Lord out of heaven; And he overthrew those cities, and all the plain,
and all the inhabitants of the cities, and that which grew upon the
ground. But his [Lot's] wife looked back from behind him, and she
became a pillar of saltÉ And lo, the smoke of the country went up as
the smoke of a furnace. (Genesis 18:20;
This biblical passage has come to epitomise the
destructive power of God's wrath visited on those places which sin.
The Bible is very specific about the site of Sodom and Gomorrah plus
several other towns; they were in the Vale of Siddim, which was
located at the southern end of the Salt Sea (now called the Dead
Sea). Other towns in the area, according to the Bible, were Zoar,
Admah and Zeboiim (Genesis 14:2). As late as the Middle Ages, a town
called Zoar existed in the area.
The Dead Sea is 1,293 feet [394 metres] below sea
level and at least 1,200 feet [365 m] deep. The bottom of the sea is
therefore about 2,500 feet [762 m] below the level of the
Mediterranean. Approximately 25 per cent of the water of the Dead Sea
consists of solid ingredients, mostly sodium chloride. Normal ocean
water is around 4.6 per cent salt. The Jordan and many smaller rivers
empty themselves into this basin, which has no solitary outlet. What
its tributaries bring to it in the way of chemical substances remain
deposited in the Dead Sea's 500 square miles. Evaporation under the
broiling sun takes place on the surface of the sea at a rate of over
230 million cubic feet per day. Arab tradition has it that so many
poisonous gases come out of the lake that birds could not fly across
it, as they would die before reaching the other side.
The Dead Sea was first explored in modern times in
1848 when W. F. Lynch, an American geologist, led an expedition. He
brought ashore from his government research ship two metal boats
which he fastened onto large-wheeled carts. Pulled by a long team of
horses, his expedition reached the Dead Sea some months later. Lynch
and his team discovered that the traditions were correct in that a
man could not sink in the sea. They also surveyed the lake, noting
its unusual depth and the shallow area or "tongue" at the southern
end of the lake. This area is thought to be where the Vale of Siddim
was located and the five cities existed. It is possible to see entire
forests of trees encrusted with salt beneath the water in this
southern part of the lake.
Standard historical theory on the destruction of
Sodom and Gomorrah, such as in The Bible As History by Werner
Keller,18 holds that the cities of the Vale of Siddim were destroyed
when a plate movement caused the Great Rift Valley--of which the Dead
Sea is a part--to shift, and the area at the southern end of the Dead
Sea to subside. In the great earthquake there were probably
explosions, natural gases issuing forth and brimstone falling like
rain. This is likely to have happened about 2000 BC, the time of
Abraham and Lot, thinks Keller, though geologists place the event
many thousands of years before this. Says Keller:
The Jordan Valley is only part of a huge
fracture in the Earth's crust. The path of this crack has meantime
been accurately traced. It begins far north, several hundred miles
beyond the borders of Palestine, at the foot of the Taurus mountains
in Asia Minor. In the south it runs from the south shore of the Dead
Sea through the Wadi el-Arabah to the Gulf of Aqabah and only comes
to an end beyond the Red Sea in Africa. At many points in this vast
depression, signs of intense volcanic activity are obvious. In the
Galilean mountains, in the highlands of Transjordan, on the banks of
the Jabbok, a tributary of the Jordan, and on the Gulf of Aqabah are
black basalt and lava...
The subsidence released volcanic forces that
had been lying dormant, deep down along the whole length of the
fracture. In the upper valley of the Jordan near Bashan there are
still the towering craters of extinct volcanoes; great stretches of
lava and deep layers of basalt have been deposited on the limestone
surface. From time immemorial the area around this depression has
been subject to earthquakes. There is repeated evidence of them and
the Bible itself records them...
Did Sodom and Gomorrah sink when perhaps a part of
the base of this huge fissure collapsed still further to the
accompaniment of earthquakes and volcanic eruptions?
As for the pillars of salt, Keller says:
To the west of the southern shore and in the
direction of the Biblical "Land of the South", the Negeb, stretches a
ridge of hills about 150 feet high and 10 miles from north to south.
Their slopes sparkle and glitter in the sunshine like diamonds. It is
an odd phenomenon of nature. For the most part this little range of
hills consists of pure rock salt. The Arabs call it Jebel Usdum, an
ancient name, which preserves in it the word "Sodom". Many blocks of
salt have been worn away by the rain and have crashed downhill. They
have odd shapes and some of them stand on end, looking like statues.
It is easy to imagine them suddenly seeming to come to
These strange statues in salt remind us vividly
of the Biblical description of Lot's wife who was turned into a
pillar of salt... And everything in the neighbourhood of the Salt Sea
is even to this day quickly covered with a crust of salt.
However, Keller himself admits that there is a
very serious problem with this theory of a cataclysm sending the Vale
of Siddim to the bottom of the Dead Sea: it must have happened many
hundreds of thousands, even millions, of years ago--at least
according to most geologists. Says Keller:
In particular, we must remember there can be no
question that the Jordan fissure was formed before about 4000 BC.
Indeed, according to the most recent presentation of the facts, the
origin of the fissure dates back to the Oligocene, the third oldest
stage of the Tertiary period. We thus have to think in terms not of
thousands, but of millions of years. Violent volcanic activity
connected with the Jordan fissure has been shown to have occurred
since then, but even so we do not get any further than the
Pleistocene which came to an end approximately ten thousand years
ago. Certainly we do not come anywhere near to the third, still less
the second millennium before Christ--the period, that is to say, in
which the patriarchs are traditionally placed.
In short, Keller is saying that any geological
catastrophe that would have destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah would have
had to have happened a million years ago, or so geologists have told
him. Keller says that geologists have not found any evidence of a
recent catastrophe at the southern end of the Dead Sea, at least not
for about 10,000 years. Says Keller:
In addition, it is precisely to the south of
the Lisan peninsula, where Sodom and Gomorrah are reported to have
been annihilated, that the traces of former volcanic activity cease.
In short, the proof in this area of a quite recent catastrophe which
wiped out towns and was accompanied by violent volcanic activity is
not provided by the findings of the geologists.
So here is the problem: the Dead Sea area may have
had a cataclysm that could be the origin of the Old Testament story;
however, conservative uniformitarian geologists have said that any
such Earth changes must have occurred long before any sort of
collective memory of the event.
In late 1999, a new theory was proposed by British
Bible scholar Michael Sanders and an international team of
researchers who, after several fraught weeks of diving in a
mini-submarine, discovered what appears to be the salt-encrusted
remains of ancient settlements on the seabed. Sanders told a
television crew from BBC/Channel 4 who were making a documentary
about the expedition:
There is a good chance that these mounds are
covering up brick structures and are one of the lost cities of the
plains, possibly even Sodom or Gomorrah, though I would have to
examine the evidence. These Bible stories were handed down by word of
mouth from generation to generation before they were written down,
and there seems to be a great deal in this one.
Sanders had unearthed a map dating from 1650,
which reinforced his belief that the sites of the two cities could be
under the northern basin rather than on the southern edge of the Dead
Sea. He recruited Richard Slater, an American geologist and expert in
deep-sea diving, to take him to the depths of the Dead Sea in the
two-man Delta mini-submarine that was involved in the discovery of
the sunken ocean-liner, the Lusitania. Sanders's location
for Sodom and Gomorrah, in the deep northern part of the Dead Sea, is
even more at odds with history and geology than Keller's theory of
the cities being at the shallow southern end.
Therefore we come back to the popular theory that
these cities were not destroyed in a geological cataclysm but in a
man-made (or extraterrestrial-made) apocalypse that was technological
in nature. Were Sodom and Gomorrah attacked with atomic weapons, as
Hiroshima and Nagasaki were?
Researcher L. M. Lewis, in his book
Footprints on the Sands of
Time,19 maintains that
both Sodom and Gomorrah were destroyed by atomic weapons and that the
salt pillars and high salt content around the Dead Sea are evidence
of a nuclear blast. Says Lewis:
When Hiroshima was being rebuilt, stretches of
sandy soil were found to have been atomically changed into a
substance resembling a glazed silicon permeated by a saline
crystalloid. Little blocks of this were cut from the mass and sold to
tourists as souvenirs of the town--and of atomic action.
Had an even larger explosion pulverized every
stone of every building--and had the complete city disappeared into
thin air--there would still have been tell-tale indications of what
had occurred on the outskirts of the area of devastation. At some
points there would surely be a marked difference in the soil or an
atomic change in some object of note.
Lewis maintains that if the pillars of salt at the
end of the Dead Sea were ordinary salt, they would have disappeared
with the periodic rains. Instead, these pillars are of a special,
harder salt, only created in a nuclear reaction such as an atomic
These pillars of salt have indeed lasted a long
time. Not only were they present in ancient times, but are still
standing today. Lewis quotes from the historian Josephus, who says in
his History of the Jews:
Ébut Lot's wife, continually turning back to
view the city as she went from it, although God had forbidden her so
to do, was changed into a pillar of salt; for I have seen it, and it
remains to this day.
It should be emphasized that Flavius Josephus
lived from 37 to approximately 100 AD. As previously stated, Sodom
was disintegrated in 1898 BC. How amazing, then, that Josephus should
actually have seen the human "pillar of salt" after it had stood for
almost 2,000 years! If it had been ordinary salt, it would have
disappeared with the first rains.
There may have been many pillars of salt
throughout history, but Lewis thinks the evidence supports an atomic
The atomic change of the soil upon which Lot's
wife stood and that of the shore of Hiroshima have a similarity that
cannot be denied! Both had undergone a sudden atomic conversion which
could only have been caused by the instant action of nuclear fission.
As those things which equal the same thing must be equal to one
another, it is difficult to escape the conviction that as Hiroshima
was destroyed, so, by similar means, Sodom was disintegrated and
Lot's wife at the same moment atomically changed. Relying on the
veracity of Josephus, the only conclusion that can be reached is that
Sodom was destroyed by nuclear fission.
The story of Sodom and Gomorrah is puzzling not
just because of the destruction but also because of the personalities
involved, such as the angel warning Lot to leave the doomed cities.
Was Lot warned beforehand that the cities were going to be "nuked" by
extraterrestrials or humans with high-tech weapons? Lot was warned to
get his family out, but his wife looked back and was blinded by the
atomic flash. Perhaps her body was even atomically changed.
At the southern end of the Dead Sea today is a
modern chemical plant that looks like an alien base. Strange towers
shoot up out of the desert. Bizarre buildings with domes and spires
are covered with multi-coloured lights. One expects to see a flying
saucer land at any moment. It is the Dead Sea Chemical Works. During
the day it looks like an oil refinery or something similar, but at
night the lights that are strung about the facility make it seem
otherworldly. This huge chemical plant is said to have an endless
supply of valuable minerals, including radioactive salts, with which
to work. Are some of these chemicals the result of an ancient atomic
Atomic War in Ancient India
These verses are from the Mahabharata (written in ancient
Dravidian, then later in Sanskrit) and describe horrific wars fought
long before the recorder's lifetime.
Various omens appeared among the gods: winds
blew, meteors fell in thousands, thunder rolled through a cloudless
There he saw a wheel with a rim as sharp as a razor whirling around
the soma... Then taking the soma, he broke the whirling
Drona called Arjuna and said: "Accept from me this irresistible
weapon called Brahmasira. But you must promise never to use it
against a human foe, for if you did it might destroy the world. If
any foe who is not a human attacks you, you may use it against him in
battleÉ None but you deserves the celestial weapon that I gave
This is a curious statement, as what other kind of
foe different from a human might there have been? Are we talking
about an interplanetary war?
I shall fight you with a celestial weapon
given to me by Drona. He then hurled the blazing weapon...
At last they came to blows, and seizing their maces struck each
otherÉthey fell like falling suns.
These huge animals, like mountains struck by Bhima's mace, fell
with their heads broken, fell upon the ground like cliffs loosened by
thunder.Bhima took him by the arm and dragged him away to an open
place where they began to fight like two elephants mad with rage. The
dust they raised resembled the smoke of a forest fire; it covered
their bodies so that they looked like swaying cliffs wreathed in
Arjuna and Krishna rode to and fro in their chariots on either side
of the forest and drove back the creatures which tried to escape.
Thousands of animals were burnt, pools and lakes began to boil... The
flames even reached Heaven... Indra without loss of time set out for
Khandava and covered the sky with masses of clouds; the rain poured
down but it was dried in mid-air by the heat.
Several historical records claim that Indian
culture has been around for literally tens of thousands of years.
Yet, until 1920, all the "experts" agreed that the origins of the
Indian civilisation should be placed within a few hundred years of
Alexander the Great's expedition to the subcontinent in 327 BC.
However, that was before several great cities like Harappa and
Mohenjo-Daro (Mound of the Dead), Kot Diji, Kalibanga and Lothal were
discovered and excavated. Lothal, a former port city now miles from
the ocean, was discovered in Gujarat, western India, just in the late
20th century.20 These discoveries have forced archaeologists to push back
the dates for the origin of Indian civilisation by thousands of
years--in line with what the Indians themselves have insisted all
A wonder to modern-day researchers, the cities
were highly developed and advanced. The way that each city was laid
out in regular blocks, with streets crossing each other at right
angles and the entire city laid out in sections, gives archaeologists
cause to believe that the cities were conceived as a whole before
they were built--a remarkable early example of city planning. Even
more remarkable is that the plumbing/sewage systems throughout the
large cities were so sophisticated--superior to those found in
Pakistan, India and many Asian countries today. Sewers were covered,
and most homes had private toilets and running water. Furthermore,
the water and sewage systems were kept well separated.21, 22, 23
This advanced culture had its own writing, which
has never been deciphered. The people used personalised clay seals,
much as the Chinese still do today, to officialise documents and
letters. Some of the seals found contain figures of animals that are
unknown to us today, including an extinct form of the Brahman bull.
Archaeologists really have no idea who the
builders were, but their attempts to date the ruins (which they
ascribe to the "Indus Valley civilisation", also called "Harappan")
have come up with something like 2500 BC and older, but radiation
from the wars apparently fought in the area may have thrown off the
The Rama Empire, described in the Mahabharata and Ramayana, was supposedly
contemporaneous with the great cultures of Atlantis and Osiris in the
Atlantis, well known from Plato's writings and
ancient Egyptian records, apparently existed in the mid-Atlantic and
was a highly technological and patriarchal civilisation.
The Osirian civilisation existed in the
Mediterranean basin and northern Africa, according to esoteric
doctrine and archaeological evidence, and is generally known as
pre-dynastic Egypt. It was flooded when Atlantis sank and the
Mediterranean began to fill up with water.
The Rama Empire flourished during the same period,
according to esoteric tradition, fading out in the millennium after
the destruction of the Atlantean continent.
As noted above, the ancient Indian epics describe
a series of horrific wars--wars which could have been fought between
ancient India and Atlantis, or perhaps a third party in the Gobi
region of western China. The Mahabharata and the
speak of the war and of the weapons used: great fireballs that could
destroy a whole city; "Kapila's Glance", which could burn 50,000 men
to ashes in seconds; and flying spears that could ruin whole "cities
full of forts".
The Rama Empire was started by the Nagas (Naacals)
who had come into India from Burma and ultimately from "the
Motherland to the east"--or so Colonel James Churchward was told.
After settling in the Deccan Plateau in northern India, they made
their capital in the ancient city of Deccan, where the modern city of
Nagpur stands today.
The empire of the Nagas apparently began to extend
all over northern India to include the cities of Harappa,
Mohenjo-Daro and Kot Diji (now in Pakistan), as well as Lothal,
Kalibanga, Mathura and possibly other cities such as Benares, Ayodha
These cities were led by "Great Teachers" or
"Masters" who were the benevolent aristocracy of the Rama
civilisation. Today they are generally called "Priest-Kings" of the
Indus Valley civilisation, and a number of statues of these so-called
gods have been discovered. In reality, these were apparently men
whose mental and psychic powers were of a degree that seems
incredible to most people of today. It was at the height of power for
both the Rama Empire and Atlantis that the war allegedly broke out,
seemingly because of Atlantis's attempt to subjugate Rama.
According to the Lemurian Fellowship lesson
materials, the populace surrounding Mu (Lemuria, which predated the
other civilisations) eventually split into two opposing factions:
those who prized practicality and those who prized spirituality. The
citizenry, or educated elite, of Mu itself was balanced equally in
these two qualities. The citizenry encouraged the other groups to
emigrate to uninhabited lands. Those who prized practicality
emigrated to the Poseid Island group (Atlantis), and those who prized
spirituality eventually ended up in India. The Atlanteans, a
patriarchal civilisation with an extremely materialistic,
technologically oriented culture, deemed themselves "Masters of the
World" and eventually sent a well-equipped army to India in order to
subjugate the Rama Empire and bring it under the suzerainty of
One account of the battle, related by the Lemurian
Fellowship, tells how the Rama Empire Priest-Kings defeated the
Atlanteans. Equipped with a formidable force and a "fantastic array
of weapons", the Atlanteans landed in their vailixi outside one of
the Rama cities, got their troops in order and sent a message to the
ruling Priest-King of the city that he should surrender. The
Priest-King sent word back to the Atlantean General:
We of India have no quarrel with you of
Atlantis. We ask only that we be permitted to follow our own way of
Regarding the ruler's mild request as a confession
of weakness and expecting an easy victory--as the Rama Empire did not
possess the technology of war or the aggressiveness of the
Atlanteans--the Atlantean General sent another message:
We shall not destroy your land with the mighty
weapons at our command, provided you pay sufficient tribute and
accept the rulership of Atlantis.
The Priest-King of the city responded humbly
again, seeking to avert war:
We of India do not believe in war and strife,
peace being our ideal. Neither would we destroy you or your soldiers
who but follow orders. However, if you persist in your determination
to attack us without cause and merely for the purpose of conquest,
you will leave us no recourse but to destroy you and all of your
leaders. Depart, and leave us in peace.
Arrogantly, the Atlanteans did not believe that
the Indians had the power to stop them, certainly not by technical
means. At dawn, the Atlantean army began to march on the city. From a
high viewpoint, the Priest-King sadly watched the army advance. Then
he raised his arms heavenward, and using a particular mental
technique he caused the General and then each officer in order of
rank to drop dead in his tracks, perhaps of some sort of heart
failure. In a panic, and without leaders, the remaining Atlantean
force fled to the waiting vailixi and retreated in terror to
Atlantis. Of the sieged Rama city, not one man was lost.
While this may be nothing but fanciful conjecture,
the Indian epics go on to tell the rest of the horrible story, and
things do not turn out well for Rama. Assuming the above story is
true, Atlantis was not pleased at the humiliating defeat and
therefore used its most powerful and destructive weapon--quite
possibly an atomic-type weapon!
Consider these verses from the ancient
...(it was) a single projectile
Charged with all the power of the Universe.
An incandescent column of smoke and flame
As bright as the thousand suns
Rose in all its splendour...
..it was an unknown weapon,
An iron thunderbolt,
A gigantic messenger of death,
Which reduced to ashes
The entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas.
..The corpses were so burned
As to be unrecognisable.
The hair and nails fell out;
Pottery broke without apparent cause,
And the birds turned white.
After a few hours
All foodstuffs were infected...
...to escape from this fire
The soldiers threw themselves in streams
To wash themselves and their equipment.24
In the way we traditionally view ancient history,
it seems absolutely incredible that there was an atomic war
approximately 10,000 years ago. And yet, of what else could the
speaking? Perhaps this is just a poetic way to describe cavemen
clubbing each other to death; after all, that is what we are told the
ancient past was like. Until the bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki,
modern mankind could not imagine any weapon as horrible and
devastating as those described in the ancient Indian texts. Yet they
very accurately described the effects of an atomic explosion.
Radioactive poisoning will make hair and nails fall out. Immersing
oneself in water gives some respite, though is not a cure.
Interestingly, Manhattan Project chief scientist
Dr J. Robert Oppenheimer was known to be familiar with ancient
Sanskrit literature. In an interview conducted after he watched the
first atomic test, he quoted from the Bhagavad Gita:
'Now I am become Death, the Destroyer of
I suppose we all felt that way.
When asked in an interview at Rochester University
seven years after the Alamogordo nuclear test whether that was the
first atomic bomb ever to be detonated, his reply was:
Well, yes, in modern history.25
Great Civilisations Meet their Doom
Incredible as it may seem, archaeologists have
found evidence in India and Pakistan, indicating that some cities
were destroyed in atomic explosions. When excavations of Harappa and
Mohenjo-Daro reached the street level, they discovered skeletons
scattered about the cities, many holding hands and sprawling in the
streets as if some instant, horrible doom had taken place. People
were just lying, unburied, in the streets of the city. And these
skeletons are thousands of years old, even by traditional
archaeological standards. What could cause such a thing? Why did the
bodies not decay or get eaten by wild animals? Furthermore, there is
no apparent cause of a physically violent death.
These skeletons are among the most radioactive
ever found, on par with those at Nagasaki and Hiroshima. At one site,
Soviet scholars found a skeleton which had a radioactive level 50
times greater than normal.26
The Russian archaeologist A. Gorbovsky mentions
the high incidence of radiation associated with the skeletons in his
1966 book, Riddles of Ancient
History.27 Furthermore, thousands of fused lumps, christened "black
stones", have been found at Mohenjo-Daro. These appear to be
fragments of clay vessels that melted together in extreme
Other cities have been found in northern India
that show indications of explosions of great magnitude. One such
city, found between the Ganges and the mountains of Rajmahal, seems
to have been subjected to intense heat. Huge masses of walls and
foundations of the ancient city are fused together, literally
vitrified! And since there is no indication of a volcanic eruption at
Mohenjo-Daro or at the other cities, the intense heat to melt clay
vessels can only be explained by an atomic blast or some other
unknown weapon.28, 29, 30 The cities
were wiped out entirely.
If we accept the Lemurian Fellowship stories as
fact, then Atlantis wanted to waste no more time with the
Priest-Kings of Rama and their mental tricks. In terrifying revenge,
they utterly destroyed the Rama Empire, leaving no country even to
pay tribute to them. The areas around the cities of Harappa and
Mohenjo-Daro have also been desolated in the past, though agriculture
takes place to a limited extent in the vicinity today.
It is said in esoteric literature that Atlantis at
the same time, or shortly afterwards, also attempted to subjugate a
civilisation extant in the area of the Gobi Desert, which was then a
fertile plain. By using so-called scalar wave weaponry and firing
through the centre of the Earth, they wiped out their
adversaries--and possibly did themselves in at the same time!
Much speculation naturally exists in connection
with remote history. We may never actually know the complete truth,
though ancient texts still in existence are certainly a good
Atlantis met its own doom, according to Plato, by
sinking into the ocean in a mighty cataclysm--not too long after the
war with the Rama Empire, I imagine.
Kashmir is also connected with the fantastic war
that destroyed the Rama Empire in ancient times. The massive ruins of
a temple called Parshaspur can be found just outside Srinagar. It is
a scene of total destruction. Huge blocks of stone are scattered
about a wide area, giving the impression of explosive
annihilation.31 Was Parshaspur destroyed by some fantastic weapon during
one of the horrendous battles detailed in the Mahabharata?
Another curious sign of an ancient nuclear war in
India is a giant crater near Bombay. The nearly circular
2,154-metre-diameter Lonar crater, located 400 kilometres northeast
of Bombay and aged at less than 50,000 years old, could be related to
nuclear warfare of antiquity. No trace of any meteoric material,
etc., has been found at the site or in the vicinity, and this is the
world's only known "impact" crater in basalt. Indications of great
shock (from a pressure exceeding 600,000 atmospheres) and intense,
abrupt heat (indicated by basalt glass spherules) can be ascertained
from the site.
Orthodoxy cannot, of course, concede nuclear
possibilities for such craters, even in the absence of any material
meteorite or related evidence. If such geologically recent craters as
the Lonar are of meteoric origin, then why don't such tremendous
meteorites fall today? The Earth's atmosphere 50,000 years ago
probably was not much different from today's, so a lighter atmosphere
cannot be advanced as an hypothesis to explain an immense-sized
meteorite, which of course would be considerably reduced by heat
oxidisation within a gaseously heavier atmosphere. A theory was
advanced by American space consultant Pat Frank, to the effect that
some of the huge craters on the Earth may be scars from ancient
The echoes of ancient atomic warfare in southern
Asia continue to this day, with India and Pakistan currently
threatening each other. Modern India is proud of its nukes, likening
them to "Rama's Arrow". Similarly, Pakistan would love to use its
Islamic atomic bombs on India. Ironically, Kashmir, possibly the site
of an earlier atomic war, is the focus of this conflict. Will the
past repeat itself in Pakistan and India?
There is always the possibility that this has all
happened before. Déjà
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About the Author:
David Hatcher Childress is an explorer,
publisher and author of more than 15 books on lost civilisations and
science as well as on free energy, antigravity and UFOs. He is a
regular speaker on the conference circuit and a sought-after guest on
US radio talk shows and TV specials.
This article is extracted from his new
book, Technology of the Gods: The
Incredible Sciences of the Ancients
(Adventures Unlimited Press), reviewed in NEXUS 7/05.
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