I have a theory for you. I think I've located a massive impact crater using google earth, and I think it ties in with some fringe theories, I have
recently become acquainted with.
It all started when I watched a youtube video a few days back, that I know has already been shared on this forum. The host puts forth the theory that
the myth of Atlantis might be based on the demise of a prehistoric civilization which inhabited the feature know as the Eye of Sahara - and the
arguments put forward in the video were very compelling, as both the size, location, shape and even it's relation to north and south seems to match
the description provided by Plato. If you like to entertain such ideas, I suggest you check out the video for context
The Lost City of Atlantis - Hidden in Plain Sight - Advanced Ancient Human Civilization
the host of this channel puts forward a lot of ideas in other videos that I disagree with, but in relations to this subject I feel he had a lot of
In the video they share the following graphic, in relation to something called the Younger Dryas Impact Hypothisis. There seems to be a lot of
controversy regarding this theory, and it has yet to be fully discarded or approved by the academic community. Basically there are ice core samples
from multiple source around the planet which indicate that at around 12.800 years ago, and again, about 1000 years later, the world experienced two
quick bursts of extreme warming and flash flooding, basically overnight, and it is suggested that this was caused by some sort of extra terrestrial
impact, and as far as I can gather, everything from asteroids and meteors, to sun flares/bursts has been on the table.
Younger Dryas Impact Graphic
This graphic is also shared in other videos on the same channel, and in those the host elaborates further on its meaning. The picture is supposed to
indicate that North America was impacted 12.800 years ago, and it is then explained that this caused massive flash floods which contributed to the
extinction of several mega fauna, carved out the landscape and a bunch of other stuff.
I don't really understand the values on this map, but my gut instinct tells me that the impact would more likely be in the Middle East, since the
values there are highest, and that the values found elsewhere show the trajectory of the impact as it expands outwards across the northern
So after this thought hit me I went on to google earth and started looking for a crater. I actually did this two evenings in a row. The first evening
I looked at the Sahara and I was amazed by how much it looks as though a massive wall of mud has washed across northern Africa. But no matter how much
I looked I didn't seem to find any origin of these patterns.
But the next day I zoomed out a bit more, and I started looking for bigger patterns, and as I scrolled towards the Middle East and beyond I found
Just north of Tibet there is a desert that looks like a massive crater, and if you follow it's trajectory it aligns almost perfectly with the dry and
arid areas that define the landscape from the Middle East, across the Arabian Peninsula and all the way to the west coast of northern Africa. Check
out the collage below, that I have stitched together with pictures from google earth.
Crater Impact Collage
Just a coincidence? Maybe. I don't know enough about any of these subject to judge for myself.
But I feel like it fits well with the ideas that an impact ended the last ice age, crossed massive havoc in northern Africa and might have been the
source of both the multiple deluge myths from across different cultures, including that of Atlantis and Noah. The Sahara desert was once a lush area,
and I've heard the the sands of the desert supposedly come from the ocean. I personally always thought that these areas were so dry due to lack of
precipitation, but seeing how the rest of the earths landmass which inhabits the same areas just north of the equator can still sustain vegetation I
think there might be another reason why we see this pattern stretched across three tectonic plates.
Let me hear your thoughts.
(Ps. In hindsight it might have been more appropriate to call it an unidentified impact crater, as the area is already known, but has never been
identified as a crater to my knowledge.)
edit on 06/06/12 by Mads1987 because: Titel edit, see note in the bottom of the first post