EMP Wars

Conspiracy theorists on the Internet are very worked up these days over what they believe may have been the first shot in an exotic war of the future. On November 8, 2010, it is said, the People’s Republic of China was the aggressor and the Carnival Cruise Line’s ship, the Carnival Spendor, was the victim. The incident was widely reported. What was not so widely reported was the suspicion in some quarters that a mysterious missile fired from a Chinese submarine may have been the…

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Clues to the Great Catastrophe

The date is September 29, 2014. It is beginning to rain as I cross a sparse, sandy wasteland under threat of commercial development. I am in Lommel, Belgium, close to the border with the Netherlands. With me is a TV camera crew, a local archaeologist, and an elderly gentleman in his eighties. He is wheelchair bound, partially deaf, and can barely speak due to the scars left behind by throat cancer twenty years earlier. Yet Johan (Han) Kloosterman, a Dutch geologist and mineralogist, has no…

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Challenging Einstein

The story has long been classic: Joe takes off in a rocket to a nearby star. Jeremy, his twin brother, stays on Earth, happily playing solitaire. Years later, Joe returns. He looks like a young Brad Pitt. Jeremy is in a wheel chair. He has wrinkles, grey beard, and arthritis so bad he can’t manipulate his card deck. Why is Joe so young? Special Relativity tells us: due to the high velocity of his rocket, Joe’s time slowed; his aging processes slowed. The reality of…

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Fighting the Forces of Evil

While many of the secular materialists, who dominate Western culture and science these days, applaud the left-leaning policies of Pope Francis I, they have, nonetheless, been dismayed by his emphasis on the role of evil in the world; his frequent mentions of the Devil; and his open advocacy of exorcism. Those who believe that reality can be entirely explained by ordinary physical laws, are much threatened by the notion that invisible and undiscovered forces could underlie visible events; and they seek to dismiss such ideas…

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The Mysteries of Life

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 www.AtlantisRising.com and select “Discussions.”)   Searching for the Life Force I am in awe of the great Michael Tymn [“Quest for the Life Force,” AR 120], whom I regard as the most accurate writer on parapsychological topics, the “replacement,” as it were, for the prematurely deceased D. Scott…

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News

Indus Civilization Not Primitive The mainstream archaeological spotlight has now come to bear on the once-forgotten Indus Civilization. A “Forgotten Utopia,” gushed the respected British science magazine New Scientist in September 2016. Science now concedes many of the Indus accomplishments, in particular that of surviving for 700 years without war, weapons, or social inequality. The extensive report is by researcher Andrew Robinson, who has just published The Indus: Lost Civilizations, a new book on the current state of research. Artifacts and jewelry, even children’s games,…

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Is This Paleolithic Aluminum? A strange aluminum object found in Romania in the 1970s is now being hailed by some as evidence of very advanced and very ancient technology. Causing much excitement, not only on the Internet but in the press as well, the apparent machine part with drill holes has been dated to a quarter million years ago. The British Sun newspaper and Fox News in the U.S. were among those reporting in late October on the startling new test results. The making of…

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Even More News

Crying ‘Wolf’ and the Polar Bear Have dire media warnings about declining Arctic sea ice, and the consequent danger to Polar Bears, actually been “cries of wolf”? According to Britain’s Daily Telegraph, the answer is ‘yes.’ In an October report, Science Editor Sarah Knapton points out that prominent climate scientists Peter Wadhams of Cambridge, U.K., and Wieslaw Maslowski of the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California, had been regularly forecasting the loss of Arctic sea ice by September, 2016, and their predictions had been widely…

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Still More News

To Infinity and Beyond… The limitations of life on this planet are evident, or so some would have us believe. Many feel the same about the familiar 3-dimensional construct, which seems to set the boundaries of all human experience. At least one person wants to do something about both issues. Entrepreneur Elon Musk, the erstwhile creator of PayPal, founder of SpaceX and Tesla Motors, says he plans to send humans to colonize Mars by 2025; and he is also reported to be financing, in part,…

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“Beam Me Up, Scotty!”

What if you could behave like the crew on the Starship Enterprise and teleport yourself home or anywhere else in the world? As a human, you’re probably not going to realize this anytime soon; if you’re a photon, you might want to keep reading. Physicists led by Wolfgang Tittel, professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Calgary in Canada, have successfully demonstrated teleportation of a photon (an elementary particle of light) over a straight-line distance of four miles (six kilometers)…

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iNews: Late Breaking Stories

Man in Arctic 10,000 Years Sooner than Thought Discovery of a woolly mammoth skeleton in Siberia—with spear marks engrained on its bones—has led scientists to believe that humans moved to the Arctic long before once thought. http://www.express.co.uk/news/science/635086/MURDERED-woolly-mammoth-shows-man-made-Arctic-10-000-YEARS-earlier-thought?_ga=1.166052286.1404433756.1477417314   Two Great Pyramid Cavities Found With Mysterious Features A team of researchers has confirmed the Great Pyramid contains two unknown cavities, possibly hiding a corridor-like structure and more mysterious features. http://www.seeker.com/mysterious-cavities-secret-chambers-great-pyramid-giza-2049012211.html   Plan to Create Nation State in Space A group of scientists is launching what they…

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At the World Archaeological Congress in Kyoto

I get my message of extreme human antiquity out in many ways, to many different audiences. For example, in my Atlantis Rising columns, I am addressing people specifically interested in alternative science that challenges the mainstream consensus. Sometimes I am using media like radio, television, and the web to reach out to the more general public. Another one of my audiences is the community of professional archaeologists. One of the ways I reach this audience is by presenting papers at conferences of professional archaeologists. Over…

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Ancient Tales & Shifting Poles

Far to the south of modern Egypt, at a place called Edfu, there is a temple built for the ancient Egyptian falcon god, Horus. The temple itself was built during the Egyptian Ptolemaic period, around 200 BC but is believed to have been erected on a much more ancient sacred site. Upon the walls, ceilings, columns, and pylons of the temple are written texts said to have come from an ancient book. Indeed, so old and so fragile, its pages were crumbling; and the temple…

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An Engineer Visits Noah’s Ark

As I exited Interstate 75 in central Kentucky and drove westward up the small rise toward the Ark Encounter theme park, my first impression of the large boat perched atop the distant hill—a full-sized replica of Noah’s Ark—was, “Wow! It is really huge!” Built per the Biblical specifications in Genesis 6:15: “The length of the Ark shall be three hundred cubits, the breadth of it fifty cubits, and the height of it thirty cubits”—or as translated into modern dimensions, 521 feet from bow to stern,…

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Searching for the Man Called Noah

One of the most intriguing clues to the holy tribes of deepest antiquity is their distinctive white hair. Probably the earliest scriptural mention of these milk-white tresses appears in the apocryphal Book of Enoch, where we learn of a prodigy born to Enoch’s grandson Lamech. The child was radiant, his flesh “white as snow and his long locks white as wool.” Startling and even alarming for his father, the infant rose from the hand of the midwife, opened his mouth, and praised the Lord of…

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The Very Odd Case of the “Michigan Relics”

During spring 2015, The Travel Channel’s popular Mysteries at the Museum series dramatized a story about a Michigan resident, James O. Scotford. It recounted the uneducated handyman’s “discovery” of a strangely decorated jar near Detroit, in 1890, when this supposed relic of a lost, pre-Indian civilization sparked intense public curiosity. Local interest was fanned to statewide fascination, as he claimed to find one similar article after another, mostly as a tomb robber desecrating Native American burial mounds. Anxious to cash in on the lucrative trade…

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Body Art

Tattooing may be the hottest fashion statement going these days, but it is an ancient practice, and its origin is clouded in mystery. The deliberate and indelible marking of the skin has been an essential and integral part of ancient cultures around the globe; its designs have served as amulets, status symbols, declarations of love, signs of religious beliefs, adornments, and even forms of punishment. The word ‘tattoo’ is believed to have been borrowed from the Tahitian word ‘tatau,’ which translates as “to mark something.”…

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The Spaceman Hypothesis

There is a steadily growing mass of evidence that we human beings here on planet Earth share our Solar System with someone else. The evidence that, many thousands of years ago, there was someone on Mars and on our Moon and perhaps elsewhere is very strong, and there is also reason to believe that they are still here and that they are a space faring civilization. They may have originated in some distant star system, but, as we shall see, there is reason to believe…

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Khufu Papyri Unveiled

On 14 July 2016, my wife Katie and I had the privilege of attending, by special invitation, the opening of the first public exhibition of the “Papyri of King Khufu from Wadi Al-Jarf” at the Egyptian Museum, Tahrir Square, Cairo. None other than Zahi Hawass, the former Minister of Antiquities, has called the Khufu Papyri “the greatest discovery in Egypt in the twenty first century” (quoted by Alexander Stille, Smithsonian Magazine, October 2015). Listening to the dignitaries speak, I wondered. Viewing the papyri through the…

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Hamlet’s Mill & the Wheel of Heaven

For millennia, people have found meaning by watching the night sky as it changed over time, looking for repeating patterns and searching for changes that could portend danger. Sparkling points of light in the dark sky could be tracked and named. For example, the stars of Ursa Major became a dipper, a plough, a wagon, or the hind leg of an ox to different cultures. The sky “moves” every day because of Earth’s rotation on its axis. The sky also changes each month as Earth…

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The Honeymoon Genes

Are we defined by our genes, or do we define our genes? That’s just one of the many questions, offered by those among us who question the assumptions, which some might say bind our society together. For those who look to see, it is clear there is more ‘blinding,’ than ‘binding’ at work here. Check these new DVDs and see what you think.   THE HONEYMOON EFFECT: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D. (author of The Biology of Belief) &…

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