The Search for Noah’s Ark

Washington (AP) April 27, 2004: An expedition is being planned for this summer to the upper reaches of Turkey’s Mount Ararat where organizers hope to prove an object nestled amid the snow and ice is Noah’s Ark. “A joint U.S. and Turkish team of ten explorers plans to make the arduous trek up Turkey’s tallest mountain, at 17,820 feet (5,430 meters), from July 15 to August 15, subject to the approval of the Turkish government,” said Daniel P. McGivern, President of Shamrock–The Trinity Corporation, of…

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Where Was the Real Troy?

“Schliemann’s tiny ruins of a city on the coast of Turkey cannot possibly fill the bill for the city described in Homer.” Achilles storms ashore with his small band of warriors. He looks, yes, remarkably like Brad Pitt. A vast fleet of virtual Greek vessels is coming up behind him. The sands of an immense stretch of beach spread endlessly. A large walled city lies beyond in a desert-like plain. We know we are somewhere, at least in imagination, in the vicinity of the eastern…

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The Vanished Colony of Arcadia

A curious tower stands guard over the harbor of Newport in Rhode Island. An octagon within a circle, the round stone tower has eight arches at the ground level and two raised stories with curiously placed slit windows. Since colonial times it was argued that it might be a grain mill, a windmill or a remnant of the pre-colonial Norse. A recent discovery discards all such theories. The Tower proclaims to all who understand its significance: Templar builders were here.   A Templar Knight in…

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Goodbyes Do Not the Conclusions Make

When we decided to feature “The Mystery of the Christ” on the cover of AR #46, we had no idea that we were about to witness a contemporary crucifixion of some magnitude. The magazine had already gone to press when we learned the sad news that Dr. Eugene Mallove—for the last few years author of our regular “New Heretic” column—had been mysteriously murdered. While the common fate of heretics, such as Gene, is well known, to say that we were shocked would truly be an…

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Suspicions Aroused

Writing to Atlantis Rising, via snail mail or e-mail is the best, but not the only way to make your views known to our readers. There are also “forums” on the Atlantis Rising web site. (Go to http://www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   Mallove Shock It was shocking to hear that Dr. Eugene Mallove had been murdered during what appeared to be a robbery. I rushed to the nearest Barnes & Noble and got the last copy of his “Infinite Energy.” When you write your obituary…

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News

Space Portal Open for the ‘Rest of Us’ The day when humans start to emigrate from Earth to the stars seems a bit closer now. The dramatic success of the privately funded SpaceShipOne in flying to the edge of space has given new hope to dreamers weary of the limitations of government-sponsored space travel. On June 21, the first day of summer, test pilot Michael Melvill took his place in the history books as the first man to get to space without a government ticket….

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Dogs Capable of Advanced Language Skills? The vocabulary of a dog named Rico has scientists heading back to the research labs. According to a report in the prestigious science journal Nature the precocious border collie knows the names of about 200 objects, can respond to commands related to them and reveals the ability to recognize new objects. The dog has thus demonstrated a greater understanding of language than parrots or chimps and caused scientists to question whether language is unique to humans. The authors say…

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Magnet Motor Attracts Business The idea of a motor that runs on permanent magnets has inspired many would-be inventors but, in the end, proved to be the stuff of fantasy and little more. Now a Japanese inventor has apparently succeeded where others had failed and produced a commercially viable magnet motor. Kohei Minato has just sold 40,000 electric fans based on his motor to a major Japanese convenience store chain, and, in the process, raised eyebrows the world over. The Shinjuku inventor claims to have…

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Satellite Imagery Said to Show Atlantis Site To the list of hypothetical locations for Atlantis can now be added southern Spain. That, at least, is the view of Dr. Rainer Kuehne of the University of Wuppertal in Germany. Kuehne believes Plato’s famous island was simply a region of the Spanish coast destroyed by flood between 800 and 500 B.C. To support his argument he points to a number of recent satellite photos showing features, which appear to match Plato’s descriptions. A salt marsh area known…

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Galileo of Our Time

“No problem can be solved from the same consciousness that created it.” —Albert Einstein   We are heading towards almost certain global ecological disaster through unsustainable energy practices. Our addiction to oil, coal, natural gas and uranium has killed hundreds of millions of us and untold species from foul air, water and earth and accelerating global climate change. It has created wars, obscene profits and false economies that could do us all in. For all their promise, solar, wind, hydrogen, bio fuels and other conventional…

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Looking at the Possibilities in Remote Viewing

On May 13th, 2014, your forbidden archaeologist landed at the Dorval airport in Montreal. It was quite a hike from the arrival gate to customs, seemingly miles down long corridors, and the customs hall, when I finally got there, was full of thousands of visitors crushed together in snaking, but mercifully fast moving, lines. Having made my way through, I took a taxi to the Hotel Delta Centre-Ville in downtown Montreal. The Delta was the venue for a conference called Awakening to Spirit. Even though…

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iNews

The Oldest Americans May Prove Even Older Archaeologists think they are on to something more than 20,000 years old that could throw American archaeology into further turmoil over its most contentious issue: when did people first reach America, and who were they? http://www.nytimes.com/2004/06/29/science/29clov.html?ex=1089086400&en=81691364c9d61231&ei=5006&partner=ALTAVISTA1   NASA to Develop Space Elevator President Bush wants to return to the moon and put a man on Mars. But scientist Bradley C. Edwards has an idea that’s really out of this world: an elevator that climbs 62,000 miles into space….

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Dealing with the Tornado Threat

Researchers are beginning to discover that tornadoes start on the ground rather than in the swirling clouds of the atmosphere. Perhaps another scientific mystery is close to being solved. PBS recently broadcast an interesting NOVA program, Hunt for the Supertwister. This is the first program that I have seen that did not brush tornadoes off as the result of downdrafts produced by supercells, an explanation that is about as descriptive as saying grass grows because there are lawn mowers. By using Doppler radar as close…

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Hunting for Nanobacteria

The recent announcements in the BBC News Online (http://www.bbcnews.com) and New Scientist (newscientist.com) that a new and tiny form of life (spheres 30–100 nanometers in diameter) was found in medical wastes from two U.S. hospitals has rocked the worlds of medicine and science, but it turns out that this is merely the latest outburst in a controversy which has been going on behind the scenes for years, clear back to the late 1980s. In an amusing side note, there’s even disagreement over proper spelling. Standard…

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Lost Secrets of the Aztecs

The advanced status of the Aztec civilization has generally been ignored ever since the conquest. In this author’s opinion so too has its strong link to Atlantis. Apparently, the fascination western scholars and the public have for the ‘lost’ Maya has eclipsed any interest in what was, in fact, the last living vestige of the age of pyramid civilizations. Hernando Cortez and his motley crew soon found evidence of a strange and fascinating past after arriving on the shores of the Yucatan in 1519. The…

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Stanton Friedman

Of all the UFO investigations that could possibly produce the “smoking gun” sought by all Ufologists, many believe the most likely to reveal the existence and dimensions of the 57-year government cover-up is the MJ-12 research. If it can indeed be indisputably proven that such a high-level organization as MJ-12 really has existed since 1947, with the stated purpose of controlling the investigations of, and released information about UFOs and extraterrestrial visitations, then the cover is blown. Certainly, if the Roswell crash did occur, the…

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Breaking the Ultimate Code

You’ve gotta love Greg Braden’s contagious optimism. In these “end-times” (a concept shared, interestingly, by the conservative Christian and new-age communities), it’s hard to turn on the radio or watch the nightly news. It’s hard, says Jim Lehrer of the News Hour, to deliver the news. But Braden (best-selling author of Awakening To Zero Point) is tuned in to a different channel, one that broadcasts good news. It’s not one you’ll pick up on cable or the dish but, if you believe an enthusiastic guy…

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Sir Isaac Newton’s Case for Why Noah’s Story Matters

The person who probably knew more about Noah and the Ark than anyone else in the world was Sir Isaac Newton. Using his knowledge, the discoverer of the laws of gravitation came close to providing definitive proof that the patriarch of the Ark and his sons were actual historical personages, who repeopled the Middle East in just the way the Bible says. Sir Isaac also offered a beguiling explanation as to why, after several millennia, the story of Noah and the Ark continues to haunt…

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Book Excerpt: Mythology as History

In Watermark, a new book from Paraview Pocket Books, author Joseph Christy-Vitale marshals a vast array of evidence to argue forcefully that the near-Earth passage of a fragment from an exploded star, roughly 12,000 years ago, caused the catastrophic destruction of much of life on Earth and brought to a sudden and dramatic conclusion the reign of an advanced civilization then existing, but now lost to memory. We still live, believes Christy-Vitale, in the wreckage of that event and our collective psyche remains deeply scarred…

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Paranormal Beatles

In 1960, four unknown teenage boys from Liverpool, England formed a musical group and began a journey that would eventually get the attention of the entire world. With their unique combination of humor, good looks, talent and charisma, the “Fab Four,” as they were known, John, Paul, George and Ringo seemed to usher in a new generation. In a matter of months, the four young men achieved international celebrity status. Despite having no formal musical training, they rose to the top of the charts and…

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Once in a Blue Moon

“The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves, that we are underlings.” — Shakespeare, from Julius Caesar   The commonly accepted definition of a “blue Moon” is a second full Moon in a calendar month. Such diverse and impressive authorities as Sky & Telescope Magazine and the Trivial Pursuit game back this assertion. But this technical-sounding description is something of a red herring, pardoning the mixed metaphor, and tracing the origin of the expression becomes an object lesson in the mechanism…

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The Missing Pieces

Mining the archives of hidden history can be enlightening but it can also be disturbing, and even chilling. It is worth remembering that the probing of old wounds can be painful, especially when some of the old causes seem still to be abroad in the world. But if the exercise can help us remember which history we do not want to repeat, it could help with the healing. Anyway, it is something to consider with the current crop of home videos.   Occult History of…

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Buy This Music, Please

The Internet and advances in technology have now made it easy for virtually anyone to own digital copies of just about ‘any’ song or CD they want, for free. The good news is: You can hear all kinds of music that you might never have heard otherwise. The bad news is: The artists and writers suffer greatly every time their musical creations are illegally downloaded or their CDs are copied. Believe it or not, even songwriters of ‘hit tunes’ are dramatically hurt by this trend….

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