Satellite Evidence of Lost Civilization?
We live, it has been argued, in the ruins of a vast civilization, too great to be seen by our lowly earthbound vision, but as we advance to higher levels, we are at last able to behold the great but lost design. Now satellites are providing a high ground beyond anything known before and, to our amazement, we learn that there are actually hundreds of miles of coastline on both the Atlantic and Gulf Coasts of Florida, as well as in other states, which are covered with the remnants of a large water-wise culture. Indeed, satellite photos show startling evidence of a population which existed before current sea levels rose an average of 5 to 25 feet, or more. Such is the remarkable discovery of John Jensen, a retired paper manufacturing specialist living in central Florida. Consisting primarily in thousands of photos available on Google Earth, the evidence is made readily accessible to anyone visiting Jenson’s extensive web site at www.ancientcanalbuilders.com. Though not an archaeological professional, Jensen’s impressive research and assembled case is not easily dismissed and now clearly demands much further research.
According to his press release, the indicated civilization clearly built agricultural canals, habitat, and navigation channels which are “extremely sophisticated and precisely engineered.” Indeed, some double channels are 300′ to 500′ wide and continue for many miles in exactly straight lines. The canals appear to suggest hydraulic, aquatic, industrial, and mechanical engineering on a massive scale. These systems seem to be as sophisticated as current technology could produce.
Much of the evidence is partially covered by current sea levels. Based on the known water table rise over the past 10,000 years, Jenson estimates habitation to be sometime post glacial; but, he believes it is segmented into two different time frames—one about 3,500 years ago, and the other about 8,500 years ago. Visible remains in marshes and wetlands appear to imply a population in excess of 30 million, and possibly much more. These figures are based on the visible areas left intact following modern urbanization and the farming of habitable land on the Atlantic Coast.
These systems, says Jensen, appear to be at least as sophisticated as current technology could produce. The current satellite photographic evidence most find to be absolutely stunning.
John Jensen’s lifelong passion has been studying ancient civilizations and alternative archaeology. His attention is focused on finding and identifying canals, channels and tunnels of ancient or prehistoric origin. He does not advocate any particular ‘alternative’ theories for possible ancient civilizations. While researching Civil War history, he first recognized the disintegrating canals in the Louisiana Bayous as something other than the results of ‘modern’ oil exploration. As the research expanded outward, so did the results.
These discoveries appear to corroborate the work of Dr.s Greg and Lora Little, familiar to Atlantis Rising readers, whose extensive research into the ancient North American Mound Builders’ civilization has also shown considerable evidence of vast ancient engineering.
Lucy Was a Stand-Up Girl, Say Experts
Startling new evidence concerning “Lucy,” humanity’s ostensible ancestor (found in 1974 near Hadar, Ethiopia), indicates that, like most modern humans, she could walk upright. A recent examination of a foot bone fossil from the Hadar site makes it clear that the so-called Australopithecus afarensis, as she is officially termed, had arches in her feet, which remain today crucial to walking upright.
According to William Kimbel, director of the Institute of Human Origins at Arizona State University, the shape of the foot bone—the fourth metatarsal—gives us a reliable window into its function.
The “Lucy” fossil is said to be 3.2 million years old. That she walked upright indicates that, in fact, she was no ape and indeed was more like modern humans. The finding supports the position of those like Atlantis Rising columnist Michael Cremo that there have been modern humans on Earth for millions of years, much longer than is maintained by traditional Darwinian science. In his book Forbidden Archaeology Cremo uncovered extensive scientific evidence developed for over a century by many researchers which supports that view, but which has been swept aside by established academia.