"Our research indicates that the
entire Great Lakes region (and beyond) was subjected to particle
bombardment and a catastrophic nuclear irradiation that produced
secondary thermal neutrons from cosmic ray interactions.
The neutrons produced unusually
large quantities of 239 Pu and substantially altered the natural
uranium abundance ratios (235 U/238 U) in artifacts and in
other exposed materials including cherts, sediments, and the
These neutrons necessarily
transmuted residual nitrogen (14 N) in the dated charcoals to
radiocarbon, thus explaining anomalous dates."
Richard B. Firestone
Since Atlantis was in the America, and
its people were from India, as Gene D. Matlock has certainly proven
in his excellent book
The Last Atlantis Book You'll Ever Have to
Read, specifically in his chapter "Why Not Look for A-Tlan-Tis in
America?" which we have included on this site, then,
war machines, bombs, and terrible wars spoken of in the old Sanskrit
manuscripts probably existed not only in the Motherland of India but
from there all the way to America, possibly all over the world.
The destruction of Atlantis (A-Tlan-Tis)
may not have been brought about by an earthquake, flood, or any
other natural disaster, but may have actually been triggered by a
nuclear explosion. Earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, floods, etc. may
then have followed.
A manuscript, composed in Sanskrit by King Bhoja deals with
techniques of warfare, and in particular with certain types of war
machines. The work is called Samarangana Sutradhara, or "Battlefield
Commander (sometimes abbreviated "the Samar"). The whole of chapter
31 is devoted to the construction and operation of several kinds of
aircraft having various methods of propulsion.
King Bhoja, who used the Sanskrit term yantra more often than the
more familiar vimana, claims his knowledge was based on Hindu
manuscripts which were ancient even in his time, 11th century AD.
Here are some excerpts from this ancient text:
"They were propelled by air and
inside is placed a mercury engine with an iron heating apparatus
beneath. By means of the power latent in the mercury sets the
driving whirlwind in motion. When it has been heated by the
controlled fire from the iron containers a thunder power is
developed through the mercury. If the iron engine with the
properly wielded joints be filled with mercury and fire
conducted into the upper part, it develops the power with the
roar of the lion."
"..inside it (the Vimana) one must place the mercury-engine with
its iron heating apparatus beneath. By means of the power latent
in the mercury which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man
sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky in a most
"Similarly by using the prescribed processes one can build a
Vimana as large as the temple of the God-in-motion. Four strong
mercury containers must be built into the interior structure.
"When these have been heated by controlled fire from iron
containers, the Vimana develops thunder-power through the
mercury. And at once it becomes a pearl in the sky.
"Moreover, if this iron engine with properly welded joints be
filled with mercury, and the fire be conducted to the upper part
it develops power with the roar of a lion."
Did a War Take Place at the End of
the Dryas Period?
The ice cores show that at the end of the last ice age temperatures
increased steadily for the next thousand years. Traces of copper,
tin and lead show marked increases!
The Older Dryas period ends abruptly with a dramatic drop in
temperatures. Extinction of Mammoths as well as the megafauna of
North and South America took place about this time. Uranium
concentrations in coral jump dramatically from approx. 1.5 parts per
million to over 4 parts per million at about this period.
Radio carbon dates at this period are chaotic! Studies of layered
deposits laid down by lakes provide confirmation of irregularities
in the chronological record Fused desert sands have been found,
notably in the Egyptian desert.
All the evidence seems to support the existence of an ancient
nuclear war having taken place in the past.
There is no doubt that Samarangana Sutradhara, the Mahabharata, and
many other ancient Indian texts exist. There are references to these
texts in Indian government and scientific publications. The texts
cover a very wide range of topics, from town planning, health and
hygiene including a detailed description of vaccination, to wide
ranging discussion of mechanics and scientific observation, method
and theories. They describe electricity and mechanics that are in
full agreement with science of today. They describe Vimanas,
aircraft of many designs, that are all scientifically feasible.
Note that the translator above was a person who did not understand
the concepts of the ancient documents he was translating. There were
no words in his own language of 11the century AD to describe the
wonderful things in those ancient texts -- he did the best he could.
Also keep in the mind these texts were written some time after a
terrible nuclear war took place in which two great civilizations
destroyed themselves. The survivors (or more likely, descendants of
the survivors) of these civilizations were attempting to record
their knowledge for future generations. And having been recorded
quite some time after the disaster, the writers themselves were
probably not scientists and probably did not understand the material
they were recording. Errors may have occurred as well as these texts
were copied and re-copied over the ages.