Excerpt from the World Island Review
Radiation still so intense, the area is
highly dangerous. A heavy layer of radioactive ash in Rajasthan,
India, covers a three square mile area, ten miles west of Jodhpur.
Scientists are investigating the site, where a housing development
was being built.
For some time it has been established that there is a very high rate
of birth defects and cancer in the area under construction. The
levels of radiation there have registered so high on investigators'
gauges that the Indian government has now cordoned off the region.
Scientists have unearthed an ancient city where evidence shows an
atomic blast dating back thousands of years, from 8,000 to 12,000
years, destroyed most of the buildings and probably a half-million
One researcher estimates that the nuclear bomb used was about the
size of the ones dropped on Japan in 1945. The Mahabharata clearly
describes a catastrophic blast that rocked the continent.
"A single projectile charged with
all the power in the Universe... An incandescent column of smoke
and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor...
it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic
messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race. "
The corpses were so burned as to be
unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without
any apparent cause, and the birds turned white.
"After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from
this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river."
A HISTORIAN COMMENTS
Historian Kisari Mohan Ganguli says that Indian sacred writings are
full of such descriptions, which sound like an atomic blast as
experienced in Hiroshima and Nagasaki. He says references mention
fighting sky chariots and final weapons. An ancient battle is
described in the
Drona Parva, a section of the Mahabharata.
"The passage tells of combat where
explosions of final weapons decimate entire armies, causing
crowds of warriors with steeds and elephants and weapons to be
carried away as if they were dry leaves of trees," says Ganguli.
"Instead of mushroom clouds, the writer describes a
perpendicular explosion with its billowing smoke clouds as
consecutive openings of giant parasols. There are comments about
the contamination of food and people's hair falling out."
ARCHEOLOGICAL INVESTIGATION PROVIDES
Archeologist Francis Taylor says that etchings in some nearby
temples he has managed to translate suggest that they prayed to be
spared from the great light that was coming to lay ruin to the city.
"It's so mind-boggling to imagine
that some civilization had nuclear technology before we did.
"The radioactive ash adds credibility to the ancient Indian
records that describe atomic warfare."
Construction has halted while the five
member team conducts the investigation. The foreman of the project
is Lee Hundley, who pioneered the investigation after the high level
of radiation was discovered.