posted on Jun, 27 2011 @ 11:30 AM
Let me tell you a story.
It's got lots of legendary people and events in the stew. The main character is a volcano. Today the island above the massive volcanic chamber is
called Santorini. In the olden days, it was called Thera.
Some call it Atlantis.
This volcano erupted some 3600 years ago. It's tsunami devasted Crete and rocked the Minoan civilization. But that wasn't all. The eruption unlocks
the cause of one of the strangest stories in the Bible. There was even an eyewitness to this terrible event.
What was this event?
Who was this witness?
The event was the destruction of Soddom and Gomorrah.
The witness, Abraham.
The eruption was not a typical eruption. It was a phreatic eruption. I have my own version of a grand phreatic scenario which I call a VME, ( Volcanic
Mass Ejection- similiar to CME) but I'll save you the thinking and stay on the topic of Thera and Abraham.
A phreatic eruption is different because water is a catalyst. It creates steam which causes an eruption to be extremely explosive. It can blow up an
entire island. Just like what happen at Santorini. But there's more to a phreatic eruption than the explosion. Scientists seem to underestimate, and
don't understand the enormity of these events. They can't seem to comprehend what happened to the gases that erupted.
Under Santorini, there is a magma chamber. This magma chamber was breached by sea-water. The water was heated and expanded. The increased pressure
exterts outward force which causes fault to open and allows more water to enter the chamber area. This casues a cascade. A reaction. Like a nuclear
chain reaction. In short time, the pressure builds to a point which causes the entire magma chamber to explode.
But that's not all that happened. What goes up- must come down. I'm sure you're all familiar with the recent Icelandic volcanic eruption. We
watched as the ash clouds rose into the atmosphere and rode the wind currents. To eventually scatter and fall back to earth. It's was a typical
scenario. That's not what happened at Thera around 1600 BCE.
The explosion ejected the entire magma chamber high into the atmosphere all in one burst. Unlike Iceland, which took it's sweet time. The force of
the explosion turned the magma into a gas. The gas could was high temperature sulfur dioxide. Maybe even sulfur trioxide. Chemistry is not my strong
This volitile, highly concentrated sulfur cloud would have been carried by the winds just like a normal eruption. Thera is in the Mediterranean Sea.
The winds usually blow from west to the east. To the east of Thera is the Holy Land. And the Dead Sea. Which is the lowest point on land. It is 400
metres below sea level.
The sulfuric cloud travelled along the currents until it reached the Dead Sea area. One eye witness was in a perfect location to view the approaching
gas cloud. Abraham. He was near Hebron on the plains of Mamre. Which is nearly 1000 metres above sea level. He would have been able to look out over
the Mediterranean Sea.
Abraham saw this gas cloud and it's strange colours approaching to his north. He even could tell where it was headed and sent to three angels (or
envoys) to Sodom and Gomorrah to warn Lot.
So what happened at Sodom and Gomorrah?
Due to the valley of the Dead Sea, the weather patterns may have had a cold front passing through the valley at the same time the gas cloud entered
region. The gas cloud condensed. Just like normal clouds that condense and cause precipitation. Or rain. Usual stuff. Except in this case cloud
condensed and it rained sulfuric acid.
Hense the brimstone from the sky.
Everything melted and combusted. Sufuric acid will have reacted with the straw within the mud brick homes and would have destroyed everything.
Lot was told to run and not turn back. Look back. His wife did. She was caught in the rain. She did not turn to a pillar of salt. She dissolved as if
she were a pillar of salt in the rain.
That's why no one can find Sodom and Gomorrah. Because it's gone. All gone. Not a trace left.
God made it rain brimstone, and the cities dissolved into nothingness.
Into nothing but legend and belief.
With nothing to find.