posted on Nov, 29 2004 @ 10:40 AM
Well, unfortunately, I can't remember the guy's name. But there was a discovery special about a geologist who had compared a Persian map of Atlantis
to seismographic readings of the land under the Arctic, and the two were nearly identical. However, he wasn't on a search for Atlantis, he was on a
search for evidence on his theory about massive and quick tectonic shift of the Earth's crust every several thousand years. This, he said, explains
sudden ice ages that apparently freezes an area within hours. There was other evidence of this occurrance as well, such as a Mammoth that was found,
frozen to death in less than an hour. Though the mammoth was found thousands of years later, in an arctic climate, the flowers in its stomach (only
partially digested) were from a tropical climate.
Anyway, one of the things he was looking at for evidence was the land formations beneath the Antarctic. He got a map of actual land, below the ice,
through seismographic equipment, and later presented some of his research materials (including the map of Antarctica's land below the ice) to a
friend. The friend then asked why he was trying to use Atlantis to prove a theory on tectonic movement. The geologist had no idea what the other was
talking about, till the man pulled up a copy of a Persian map of Atlantis, from something like 500 AD... They traced out the outline of both, resized
them to be on the same scale, and the two overlapped almost perfectly.
So... basically, what he believes now is that if there ever was an Atlantis, then rather than sink, it was quite suddenly shifted somewhere between
5,000 to 10,000 miles to the Antarctic, when the last ice age hit, perhaps 8 to 12 thousand years ago...
Anyway... that's the most scientifically sound theory I've ever seen on it.