Volume 7, Number 5
November-December 2000 USA
Religious texts and geological evidence suggest that several parts of the
world have experienced
destructive atomic blasts in ages past
VITRIFIED RUINS IN CALIFORNIA'S DEATH VALLEY
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 civilization in Death Valley came in a bizarre report of
caves and mummies in the Hot Citizen, a Nevada paper, on August 5, 1947.
story ran as follows:
EXPEDITION REPORTS NINE-FOOT SKELETONS
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 Atlantis".
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 Nevada.
"This discovery may be more important than the unveiling of
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
"He tried for years to interest people in them,"
said, "but nobody
Russell and several hobbyists incorporated after the war as
Explorations, Inc. and started digging. Several caverns contained mummified
remains of "a race of men eight to nine feet tall," Hill said.
apparently wore a prehistoric zoot suit - a hair garment of medium length,
jacket and knee-length trousers."
CAVERN TEMPLE FOUND
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
"Some catastrophe apparently drove the people into the caves," he said.
"All of the implements of their civilization were found," he said,
"including household utensils and stoves which apparently cooked by radio
"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 1947?
Sodom and Gomorrah meet Hiroshima and Nagasaki
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 grievous.
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 salt. And lo, the smoke of the
country went up as the smoke of a furnace.
(Genesis 18:20; 19:24-26,28)
This biblical passage has come to epitomize 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 meters] 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
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.
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
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
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 life.
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
neighborhood 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.
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
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
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
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 explosion.
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 blast:
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
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-colored 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
Are some of these chemicals the result of an ancient atomic blast?
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
Various omens appeared among the gods: winds blew, meteors fell in
thousands, thunder rolled through a cloudless sky.
There he saw a wheel with a rim as sharp as a razor whirling around the
soma... Then taking the soma, he broke the
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 battle. None but you deserves the
celestial weapon that I gave you."
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 other; they
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 mist.
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 civilization 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 civilization by thousands of years - in line
with what the Indians themselves have insisted all along.
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,
This advanced culture had its own writing, which has never been deciphered.
The people used personalized clay seals, much as the Chinese still do today,
to officialize 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 civilization",
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 date.
The Rama Empire, described in the Mahabharata and
Ramayana, was supposedly
contemporaneous with the great cultures of Atlantis and Osiris in the West.
Atlantis, well known from
Plato's writings and ancient Egyptian records,
apparently existed in the mid-Atlantic and was a highly technological and
The Osirian civilization 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
or perhaps a third party in the Gobi region of western China. The
Mahabharata and the
Drona Parva 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 and Pataliputra.
These cities were led by "Great Teachers" or "Masters" who were the
benevolent aristocracy of the Rama civilization. Today they are generally
called "Priest-Kings" of the Indus Valley civilization, 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
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
civilization 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 Atlantis.
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 life.
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
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 Mahabharata:
...(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
..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
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.
yet, of what else could the Mahabharata be 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.
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 Worlds.'
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 Civilizations 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
27 Furthermore, thousands of fused lumps, christened
have been found at Mohenjo-Daro. These appear to be fragments of clay
vessels that melted together in extreme heat.
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
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 civilization 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 start.
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
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 kilometers 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 oxidization
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 nuclear explosions!
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".
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 vu!
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