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posted on Feb, 23 2006 @ 11:21 PM
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is it possible that atlantis was a floating, man-made island, created my an early and very advanced civilizaton? this could have been floating in the atlantic ocean, over the top of the mid-atlantic trench, use the strong current deep in the water to harness power. when it was destroyed, possibly by a mechanical failure causing an immense explosion, it could have sunk to the bottom of the trench, which is one the deepest spots in all the oceans of the world. said to be tje center of commerce and trade, this location would be a perfect location to connect all of the europe, the americas, and africa.

i usually suscrbe to the carribean thoery for its location, but this just popped into my head, so i figured i'd post it and see what everyone else thought.




posted on Feb, 24 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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Atlantis is in Antartica it's obvious!! Read The Atlantis Blueprint by Rand Flem-Ath. Why do u think Atlantis is in the West Indies



posted on Feb, 25 2006 @ 10:48 PM
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here are few good sites that explain the whole caribbean, since the list of reasons is quite long and i'm a pretty bad typer.

www.seinebight.com...
www.cyberspaceorbit.com...


but that is besides the point. the purpose of this thread is to dicuss the possibilities of atlantis being a man-made structure, as stated in the above post.



posted on Feb, 25 2006 @ 11:09 PM
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One 19th Century author imagined the Island of Atlantis to have a salt lake at the foot of one of its loftiest mountains, called Noragi. The lake was called Lake Zilcan and the last King of Atlantis had a floating garden constructed and the garden was placed in the center of the Lake. He did all of this in honor of his only daughter, Astera.



posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 06:46 PM
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well, i see that i have not gotten many posts in this thread. i know that this may not be very plausible, but i thought it was at least possible. i would just like a bit more input on whether or not anybody else thinks that it is.



posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 06:54 PM
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I for one do see how it would be easy to put such a scenario together,but the engineering involved for that kind of a project would be well on it's way to beating the Great Pyramids of Egypt, A colossus in thier own right. It would take some real master minds of the day and not to mention the technology they would have to support for such a great acheivement of such a scale. We are talking "Man-made Islands" here.
If this were at all possible(Not saying that it's not) how much of a land mass do oyu think this island would have to be?



posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 08:49 PM
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Originally posted by Allred5923
If this were at all possible(Not saying that it's not) how much of a land mass do oyu think this island would have to be?


hmm... well i guess it could be quite immense, i dont know if it could have been quite as large as libya and asia combined, although i dont believe that asia was fully explored with the true size known at the time. with the superstructures that we have today, a highly advanced race such as the atleans could have built some very large.



posted on Feb, 28 2006 @ 09:51 PM
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As far as this thread is pertaining too, is there any evidence that would allow someone to be able to somehow interject mentally of how you have come up with this theory? Don't get me wrong, it is very interesting and rather intriguing,but at the same time it leaves me to think that someone has "TOO" much time to think!!LOL
It would be quite a feat of accomplishment as far as ancient construction and engineering,just real hard too swallow as a plausible solution for the lost city of Atlantis.

Hope you understand my point of veiw?



posted on Mar, 2 2006 @ 09:02 PM
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Originally posted by Allred5923
As far as this thread is pertaining too, is there any evidence that would allow someone to be able to somehow interject mentally of how you have come up with this theory? Don't get me wrong, it is very interesting and rather intriguing,but at the same time it leaves me to think that someone has "TOO" much time to think!!LOL
It would be quite a feat of accomplishment as far as ancient construction and engineering,just real hard too swallow as a plausible solution for the lost city of Atlantis.

Hope you understand my point of veiw?



haha yeah, i understand. maybe i do have a bit too much time, but really things like this just pop into my head all the time,i mean completely random stuff. i was on when i though of this, so i figured why not just put it.

anyway thanks for your posts, they made me think a little bit more



posted on Mar, 4 2006 @ 11:49 AM
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Greetings Fellow Believers,

The theory of a floating city is awesome! There are indigenous people around the world who live on water: the Reed People; Chinese who live on junks; houseboats in Miami.

Atlantis itself might have been segmented to make it easier to move around. When the Atlanteans wanted to move--the sections would be cast off, and each section would move to the destination under their own power. Then Atlantis is reassembled.

This could also explain why so many places "seem" to be Atlantis.



posted on Mar, 4 2006 @ 09:58 PM
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what if atlantice was not desroyed just moved its possible that atlantice could have been relocated in the bermuda triangle because there are very few people that have been there and have come back from there what if the atlantiens are keeping the people that go there so there location is not descovered

its a possibility



posted on Mar, 4 2006 @ 10:53 PM
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I too have pondered this before after reading a book by acclaimed sci fi author Robert Silverberg called The Face of the Waters.Basically humans arrive on this planet Hydros which is peopled by intelligent sea creatures of all sorts.The humans construct floating islands so as to survive on this planet.Read this a long time ago so think i have the basic outline right.
The way Silverberg wrote made the whole idea seem plausible to me.Check out your local bookstore if nothing else its a great read.



posted on Mar, 23 2006 @ 09:17 PM
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Atlantis itself might have been segmented to make it easier to move around. When the Atlanteans wanted to move--the sections would be cast off, and each section would move to the destination under their own power. Then Atlantis is reassembled.

This could also explain why so many places "seem" to be Atlantis.



yeah, with so many people claiming to have discovered atlantis, and with so many regions having similar cultures, that could be as well as it sinking, or a combination of both.





by the way, sorry it took me so long long to get back, i've been...away.



posted on Mar, 25 2006 @ 06:43 PM
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Well, it was possible at the time for any civ to creat a floating island...it simply depends on if they understood the technique of making Pykrete which is a mixture of saw dust and ice that that doesnt melt and floats....very unlikely being that modern civs didnt even discover this extremely durable floating material until ww2 when we planned on making aircraft carriers out of it because of it bullet-proof propperties. Now however we have thought about how usefull this material could be for building vast islands in a world with overcrowded countries and an evergrowing pop. Of course this would support an Anartica theory or even the Artic Circle because of the inherent problem of freezing water without modern fans.
Also, they have discovered an ancient sunken city off the coast of oriental Asia in the Pacific Ocean which could very well still have been a center of trade and could have been destroyed by the areas sunami/earthquake problem.



posted on Mar, 25 2006 @ 11:59 PM
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Not to get off subject, but "Pykrete" is neither "un-meltable" nor bulletproof. It did have far stronger and better properties than ice alone. It was stronger, it took longer to melt, it was easier to shape and construct with, etc. It would also be next to impossible to use it "anywhere" in the world. It probably wouldn't last a week in a warm climate with warm waters, such as the Carribean.

It was a cool idea for the time, and they did construct a much smaller prototype version of it on a lake in Canada during the war. It actually lasted a very long time, through a few seasons, I believe. Such a structure would have been extremely valuable to the allies, who needed a base to launch planes halfway across the Atlantic. It would have enabled us to provide air cover for convoys for their entire trip between the US and Europe.

There was even talk of towing icebergs further south to use as mini "island airbases." As horrible as war is, some of the innovations that come as a result of it, even those never put to use, are simply amazing.

And in respone to encinoman's comments about the Bermuda Triangle... not to sound rude, but you have the wrong impression of the area. You claim that very few people have been there and returned, when in fact millions and millions of people cross through it every year. I've even been there. I mean, the area stretches from Florida to Bermuda and down to the Bahamas and back. I'd say that 99.99999999999999999999999% of the people who have been to islands in the triangle, or just traveled through it, have all returned safe. You have a far better chance of getting struck by lightning than disappearing in the Bermuda Triangle, as far as I know.

To the original poster of this thread... I like your thinking, but I just don't buy the idea of Atlantis being a man-made island. Whatever happened to it, wherever it went, if it even existed, I think it was good old-fashioned, Mother Nature-made land!



posted on Mar, 26 2006 @ 09:16 PM
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Not to get off subject, but "Pykrete" is neither "un-meltable" nor bulletproof. It did have far stronger and better properties than ice alone. It was stronger, it took longer to melt, it was easier to shape and construct with, etc. It would also be next to impossible to use it "anywhere" in the world. It probably wouldn't last a week in a warm climate with warm waters, such as the Carribean.



Why thank you for that rasputin, i was just about to get into that myself,but it looks as if you have saved me some typing on that,
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now for mr. always right.

the idea for pykrete is a pretty good one, but as rasputin mentioned, wouldnt work in warmer climates. i was actually thinking something more along the lines of an aluminum or steel superstructure, made to float with pontoon-like...floats...and then specially treated not to rust.

there is also two problems with your sunken city in the pacific.

1)Plato said that Atlantis is through the pillars of hercules,believed to be the straits of gibralter, which would indicate it being in the atlanic ocean, or in the mediterranean by some other accounts of the placement of the pillars and sunken cities there.

2)The sunken city may not be a city at all. while some scientists believe this to be a sunken city, many others say that this is a natural formation.



posted on Apr, 28 2006 @ 05:24 PM
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This is an interesting theory but does show the differences between the two schools of Atlantis believers:

1) Those that believe it was an advanced civilisation around the time of ancient Greece.

2) Those that believe it was an advanced civilisation compared to the modern world.

I believe i have seen you post this onto other forums, however i consider it to be a bit of an excuse as to why we haven't found Atlantis yet, if it was over the trench that means we wouldn't have found it yet as that is an area that we have barely explored at all. It is akin to theories having it destroyed without all trace - they are theories exploiting our lack of a definative location.



posted on Apr, 29 2006 @ 04:46 PM
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Originally posted by Periphery
This is an interesting theory but does show the differences between the two schools of Atlantis believers:

1) Those that believe it was an advanced civilisation around the time of ancient Greece.

2) Those that believe it was an advanced civilisation compared to the modern world.



Ahh yes, that it does. Personally I am still divided over which one I believe is more likely.




I believe i have seen you post this onto other forums


Nope, that was actually not me. This is the first forum I have ever posted on, and the only one I am a member of. Glad to know I am not the only one with crazy ideas like this


Thanks for the post.
- unknown agent



posted on Jun, 8 2006 @ 09:09 PM
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Could you have gotten the idea of a mechanical floating city from the show Stargate Atlantis? lol

Anyways, doesn't sound like too bad of an idea but sorta too much. There are many things, but some theories of where it was are too obvious, like those pillars found underwater and all of those things found underwater.



posted on Jun, 10 2006 @ 10:23 PM
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Originally posted by unknown agent
Is it possible that atlantis was a floating, man-made island,.......

......Said to be the center of commerce and trade, this location would be a perfect location to connect all of the europe, the americas, and africa.

I usually suscribe to the Carribean theory for its location, but this just popped into my head, so I figured I'd post it and see what everyone else thought.


This is an excellent topic for consideration, but I must wonder about the Center of Atlantis. Was there any indications of the Dimensions of the 'Mountian' and how high this may have been?

I have great difficulties with the man-made part. It was not even man-inhabited at one point. Eventually, Yes, it became man-inhabited.

And, to clear up how this could be done, think of that fantastic movie with Kevin Costner acting as some Fish Freak Guy. Waterworld, right? How many Oscars did that win??


Anyways, they had Floating cities or Towns, but nothing that can compare to Atlantis.

But that brings up an other consideration. What if it was a vessel, instead? .


As for how big it would be. What if it was 1500 Miles long/wide or around, and did not sink, but left???

Since you where speculating, and I reviewed the remarks, I thought I throw these out there for options to think of..

As for personally, I always have believed it stretched across the Atlantic from the Biminis to the Canary Isles, and likely from the Amazon River, to the Emerald Ilses. This would also have included areas within the Med Basin of Trade and relations. Recently, I have learned of what the North Sea was once like, and will extend my view to include this region as well. This whole area, has had trade and intermingling, with Atlantis, at one time. This is why, these legends spread across all of these various regions today, and we are left scratching our butts, wondering why all these stories are the same.

And frankly, I have always had difficulties with it sinking. It is much easier to think it flew away, than trying to figureout where it sunk, and why can't we find it.

We see evidence in the Med, Around the Canaries, and along the Iberian Coasts, up to Ireland, off the coast of Florida, in the Carribbean, and in the Tropic Americas.

We spend way to much time seeking something that is no longer here, but will return one day.

Have a good evening, and again, Floating is a good thought.

Ciao


Shane






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