I found this topic a synchronistic event for me, as I had just finished watching a DVD set called "Atlantis: Secret Star Mappers of A Lost World".
Now what was interesting was that the interviews that were presented, showed the different theories that various known authors and scientists have
about Atlantis and where it could be.
The theories and ideas about Atlantis were very different for each person interviewed. Some of the people in the DVD are Graham Hancock * John
Anthony West * Michael Cremo * David Childress * James Nienhuis * Maxine Asher * Crichton Miller and William Henry. Many of the people listed are
controversial, but I found the theories they presented quite intriguing!
What I also found interesting was how different the various theories regarding Atlantis were. For instance, Maxine Asher believes that she has found
evidence of Atlantis off the coast of Spain in some underwater megalithic ruins that were found, as well as from researching the history of the
Spanish people. While John Anthony West proposed an interesting theory that Plato's Timaeus and Critias (which many Atlantis investigators uses as
their research basis) was written as a musical allegory for his students. (Thats one I have never heard before!)
Like I said before, many of the people interviewed are controversial and some are clearly biased to their own theories, as they are sometimes accused
of twisting data to support those theories. One thing that many of them agreed on was that any city that could be named as being Atlantis or a part
of Atlantis must be in water that is over 100 feet deep. This is because the flooding that many attribute to the "sinking" of Atlantis was cause by
the rather rapid melting of glaciers about 11,000 to 9,000 years ago. The melting would have cause the waters around the world to rise 300 feet.
This meant that many coastal and island cities would be hundreds of feet under water. Any city discovered in water less than 100 feet, according to
many of them, could have been flooded by tsunamis, earthquakes, or other geological disturbances. What I also find interesting are the recent findings
of evidence of a massive flood from ice core and tree ring samples.
Massive Ancient Flood Linked To Climate Change
by Staff Writers
New York (SPX) Feb 28, 2006
Scientists from NASA and Columbia University have used computer modeling to reproduce an abrupt climate change that took place about 8,200 years ago,
when at the beginning of the current warm period climate changes were caused by a massive flood of freshwater into the North Atlantic Ocean. ...
The work is the first to recreate the event via computer modeling, and the first time that model results have been confirmed by comparison to the
climate record, which includes data from sources such as ice cores and tree rings.
Here is another discovery that is not so recent about ancient human artifacts discovered in the black sea.
Ancient Flood Theory Supported by Discovery of Human Artifacts
By Suzanne Trimel
Four years ago, Columbia marine geologists William B.F. Ryan and Walter C. Pittman 3rd inspired a wave of archaeological and other scientific interest
in the Black Sea region with geologic and climate evidence that a catastrophic flood 7,600 years ago destroyed an ancient civilization that played a
pivotal role in the spread of early farming into Europe and much of Asia. This week, the leader of a National Geographic Society underwater expedition
of the Black Sea offered astronishing evidence to support Ryan’s and Pitman’s theory: the discovery of well-preserved artifacts of human
habitation more than 300 feet below the Black Sea surface, 12 miles off the Turkish coast.
Now of course the dates are all wrong as they are 1,000 and 2,000 years off according to Plato's timing of when Atlantis sank, which was 9,000 years
ago. This is a source of controversy for many Atlantean researchers. (The date when Atlantis was supposed to have existed) This is even discussed in
I think that anyone interested in Atlantis, alternative archeology, and/or the mysteries of history should take the findings, theories, and
suggestions of the various people who do research in those areas with a grain of salt and an open mind. I have found as I do research in those areas
that one day one persons theory makes a great deal of plausible sense, only to read another contradictory theory that makes even more sense!!
If anyone is interested in the DVD, it can be rented from Netflix or purchased from UFOTV.com. (I think the series was produced by them) Make sure
you have some free time on your hand and your not too sleepy though!! Some of the people interviewed can put you to sleep.