by Robert Stanley

from UnicusMagazine Website


In September of 1985, after traveling to 57 countries, I was absolutely amazed to discover the ruins of a lost civilization in my own backyard.

The questions I'm most often asked about the ancient, megalithic monuments I found in Malibu are:

  • If this is real how come now one has ever reported it before?

  • Because no one was looking for it.

  • Why not?

  • Because, there is very little recorded history about this part of the world.

What little we do know comes from the Chumash Indians who lived in the area for about 5,000 years. Chumash legends recall the "First People" that died in a flood. They lived in a coastal valley called Mu, that extended from the current coastline to the west side of the Channel Islands


Is there any proof of that?

Yes. The oldest human remains in North America were found on an island, about 25-miles off the coast of Malibu. See Channel Island Woman.

And according to recent scientific studies:

"If a near-source tsunami was generated by an earthquake or undersea landslide it could take just 5 to 10 minutes to strike the coast with repeated waves 30 feet or higher."

"We have found steep undersea slopes in the Santa Monica Bay and off San Clemente Island. There may be others in the Santa Catalina Channel. The data suggests that Southern California could be hit by a tsunami of great magnitude."

"A tsunami is not really made up of waves, but is more like a surge of water, filled with debris, that suddenly moves onto land."

In fact, the Channel Islands are the submerged, western-most portion of the Santa Monica mountains. We know that the flooding of the Mu and some of its mountains occurred fairly recently because sea level was at least 200 feet lower before the end of the last Ice Age about 10,000 years ago.

Are there any other ruins like this on earth?

Yes. The site most like the monuments in Malibu is located in Peru. It is called Marcahuasi.

There are also many ruins that have been recently discovered underwater. Yonaguni, Japan - Lake Titicaca, Peru - Alexandria, Egypt - Rock Lake, Wisconsin - the submerged roads etc. in Bimini and the incredible discovery of what appears to be a sunken city off the coast of Cuba.

How come archaeologists are not studying this site?

For one thing there are very few Chumash artifacts found near the monuments. The Chumash had villages located all around the mountain, but most likely only visited the higher elevations for hunting and religious ceremonies. More importantly, most archaeologists do not accept that any culture existed prior to a flood anywhere due to a lack of evidence. This is absurd because any culture that was destroyed in a flood/earthquake would be devastated thus making their discovery that much more difficult.

Fortunately I have found that the new generation of archaeologist are more open to the idea of using the scientific process to discover the ruins of our ancient ancestors. Recently, an archaeology student in Los Angeles who takes all this very seriously contacted me. He has explored the ruins in Malibu and has made some interesting discoveries.


He wrote:

"Myself and an archaeologist friend of mine who shares my belief in the existence of "pre-flood" civilizations are planning another trip to the Malibu ruins with the intent of finding what I believe to be a subterranean cavern system somewhere in the area. Though that sounds perhaps a little outlandish I have recently read Chumash stories about finding caves in "the mountains" which contained "crystal sculptures of animals" that were all unrecognizable to the Chumash. That is to say they were animals the Chumash had never seen before (possibly now extinct animals of the Pleistocene?) They also go on to say that the caves were full of "things of the first people". Needless to say this terrified the superstitious Chumash and they swore to never return to these sorts of places.

I could really use your expertise on this and if you could aid us in any way I would be most appreciative. Have you ever heard of caves being found in the area or found any yourself? Also, where exactly are the Stone Walls? I can never seem to locate them or the "Sphinx " for that matter. Thanks much! Your friend and fellow explorer."

The Sphinx face overlooks the Mu

One of the stone walls

Another of the stone walls

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