The Global Flood Catastrophe
by Rich Anders
According to Mayan prophecies this world will come to an end on December 21, 2012. Many books have been written and movies were made offering the opinions of the authors about the event supposed to happen on this date. So far, there is no agreement on what this event will be and what it will bring, as there are really no indications that something really big will happen and what it will be.
Every 26,000 years the planet completes its cycle of precession around the galaxy and this planet aligns with the sun and the galactic center. The Maya were amazingly good astronomers and astrologers and they calculated the duration of the year precisely. They also had the so called big year, which consisted of 5,125 years. This period of 5,125 years the Maya consider to be a world with no major changes. Such a period according to Maya beliefs always ended with a great cataclysm destroying the existing world, which was to be followed by another world with a “life expectancy” of another 5,125 years. The world before the present one was considered have been the fourth and as the legend goes it was destroyed by water. This makes the present the fifth world. The Mayan prophecy foretells its destruction by fire.
As said before, there is no documentation or even indication that something extraordinary will happen on December 21, 2012. However, the destruction of the previous Mayan world was due to a big cataclysm. Therefore, it can be assumed that it was not an isolated incident and there should have been events, which support the Maya legend of the destruction of their previous world by water.
The Sumerian epic Gilgamesh divides time calling the period before 5,125 years before the present time “anti-deluvian” and the time afterwards “post-diluvian”.
During the anti-deluvian period there were 5 cities in Sumeria, the area where now is southern Irak. These were destroyed by a big flood.
Allegedly, more than 500 legends about a big flood can be found all over the world. In Sumeria it was called Ziusudra’s flood. In Babylon it was called Utnapishtim’s flood and the Jews call it Noah’s flood. 5,125 years ago there were 5 centers of civilization on this planet each with its own pantheon of gods in charge. Even though presently there are no gods around, there exists evidence that approximately 6,000 years ago extraterrestrials who called themselves the gods invaded this planet. There is also evidence that they disappeared approximately 3,500 years ago.
Legends claim that the Sumerian gods warned Ziusudra in Sumeria and Utnapishtim in Babylon about the coming of a big flood and told them to build a huge ship, which could accommodate a male and a female animal of every species of animals to ensure the survival of their race. The Noah legend differs somewhat, as the Jews claim that god told Noah to build such a ship. Indications are that the Jews became monotheists only at the time of the exodus from Egypt around 3,500 years ago. To explain this inconsistency is not the purpose of this article.
A flood big enough to be noticed all over the planet must have had a cause. From the demise of the dinosaurs we know that a hit by a major asteroid affected the entire planet. Therefore, a crater from an asteroid impact should be the proof that a major asteroid hit caused the big flood but there is no such crater, which dates back 5,125 years. Also, all the flood legends claim that the flood was caused by torrential rains, which lasted according to some accounts 40 days and nights but such rains would have brought major inundations not a flood.
There is an explanation for the missing crater and the long days and nights of torrential rains. In the province of Tyrol in Austria there is a village called Koefels. It is located in the middle of a lovely plain surrounded by rugged Alpine scenery. 5,125 years ago a major asteroid hit the area. The asteroid came in at a very shallow angle. First it grazed the top of a mountain called Gamskogel and then it slammed into the side of the neighboring mountain. The ensuing explosion pushed this mountain 7 KM down the valley. It didn’t leave a crater just a flat piece of land from where the mountain had been removed.
To produce torrential rain for an extended period of time can only be caused by an asteroid or comet hitting a major body of water. Such hit would throw huge amounts of water into the higher atmosphere from where it would rain back to the Earth over an extended period of time. In a London museum there is a Sumerian tablet showing two astronomers. This tablet not only shows the sky as it was approximately 5,000 years ago. It also shows a streak depicting the trajectory of an incoming cosmic body starting in India and continuing over the Indian Ocean and Greece to the Austrian Alps where it ends with an explosion.
There is at least one major crater to the west off the coast of India. There is no data available for any of such craters. It can be assumed that the torrential rain as told by the many flood legends was the effect of the huge amount of water thrown into the atmosphere by a piece of the incoming asteroid, which fell into the Indian Ocean when the asteroid broke into two pieces.
There are two more events, which could be attributed to the asteroid hit in the Austrian Alps: when an asteroid hits an ocean water is thrown into the higher atmosphere and falls back to the Earth as rain. When an asteroid hits firm ground the ensuing explosion throws huge amounts of matter high up. These are called ejecta and they come back raining in bits and pieces over vast areas of the land.
There are two legends, which can be attributed to the rain of such ejecta. One is the legend of Sodom and Gomorrha. Allegedly, a man by the name of Lot was forewarned about the impending disaster and advised to flee to the closest mountain cave as soon as possible. Specifically, he was told that neither he nor members of his family fleeing with him should look back. This makes a lot of sense if one considers that the explosions of the incoming ejecta could be expected to be bright enough to blind the ones looking at them
The other legend is told by the Epic of Gilgamesh. The goddess Innana made Gilgamesh the King of the city of Nippur. But when she wanted to have sex with him he refused. Allegedly, this made her so angry that she decided to destroy the city with a rain of fiery stones, which were called “bulls from heaven”.
In Egypt the destruction by the incoming ejecta was devastating and the gods claimed that Sekhmet, the lion headed goddess, was so upset about the wickedness of humans that she decided to destroy them ll. As the legend goes, other gods had to intervene to avoid the total destruction of all humans.
It has to be noted that it was standard practice by the gods in every one of the 5 clans was to claim responsibility if there was a major natural disaster and the standard reason given was that the gods punished humans for their “wickedness”.
This way the gods gave the impression that they were able to cause major disasters thereby proving their superiority to humans and intimidating them.
A further indication that approximately 5,000 years ago a major disaster struck this planet is a dramatic change in climate. During the so called per-dynastic period Egypt’s arable land extended as far away as Lybia. Photographs from the space shuttle show under the sands of the Sahara contours of lakes and rivers, which existed in this area before the land dried out and become a desert.
Much of the Sahara is covered by sand in form of Dunes. These are not stationary. They move as the wind blows the sand off the ground and in many locations in the Sahara the dunes left behind ruins of Egyptian settlements, as they existed in this area during the so called pre-dynastic period. The first dynasty called the “Old Kingdom” was established approximately 5,000 years ago. This indicates that the per-dynastic period ended some time before that, which proves that the dramatic change in climate occurred relatively shortly before that.
A further indication that climatewise something dramatic happened on this planet approximately 5,200 years ago was discovered by Lenny Thompson, paleobiologist at the University of Ohio. Receding glaciers of the Andes of in South America several thousand meters high freed areas of land with plants, which grew at sea level approximately 5,200 years ago.
The so called Altaplano in Bolivia is an extended dry area located high in the Andes with an unusual high salinity of the ground. Also, ruins of villages in this area located several thousand meters above sea level with no water in sight include harbor facilities and installations. The only explanation can be that this area as a whole was sea floor and ocean beaches. This also explains the saltwater fish found in lake Titicaca in the vicinity of this location. It is logical to assume that Lenny Thompson’s recent finding of sea level plants emerging from underneath glaciers high up in the Anders provides the date when this land experienced a major cataclysm and transformation.
The main archaeological site in the Altoplano is Puma Punku. Especially remarkable is the fast that one long wall of obviously prefabricated stones was left standing while everywhere else the remnants of destroyed buildings can be seen. This could indicate that strong seismic waves in a major earthquake hit the area in a way as not to damage this wall while everything else was destroyed.
The Epic of Gilgamesh reports that after the flood when the water had receded a new kind of plants had appeared. Allegedly, god Enlil tested these plants for consumption and nearly died because some of these plants were poisonous.
Michio Kaku, head of the mathematics and physics department at New York University, published a book with the title Parallel Worlds. He claimed that there are an infinite number of parallel worlds, which according to him very probably have different fauna and flora and even geographic features. The mention in the epic of Gilgamesh that vegetation was different after the Flood and the dramatic differences in geographic features after the Flood could be an indication that there was a change of worlds in connection with the event that caused the Flood. We don’t know enough about this phenomenon to know whether this really was the case.
Having discussed events in connection with the end of the fourth Mayan world it is obvious that several possibilities for the end of the present world by destruction of fire on December 21, 2012 do exist.
Sveral major hits by asteroids produced planet wide devastation and the disappearance of many species of animals.
Before approximately 67 million years a 7 mile wide asteroid hit the Earth at the location of Chixchulub on the peninsula of Yucatan .
Approximately 13,000 years ago the animals of the Mega Fauna disappeared from the fossil record. There are abundant fossil finds related to this event.
5,125 years ago an astroid hit this planet and caused the Flood.
As shown by these major events mass extinctions and catastrophes after hits by cosmic bodies do not produce planet wired fire. Actually, there are only a few scenarios we can imagine to set this planet oin fire.
The Sun has entered a very active phase shooting huge flares into space. Theoretically, a flare could be strong enough to overcome the magnetic field, which protects this planet from incoming cosmic radiation, and destroys is surface by fire.
The major changes caused by astroid hits did not bring planet wide conflagrations. However, each one of them caused the beak down of this planet’s alectromagnetic field. Reaon, a huge explosion changed the consistence of the electromagnetic field. This caused the field to brake down and to re-constitute in an instant in a different configuration. When the change of the magnetic poles’ location was changed very far Earth geographic poles followed suite and a jump of the poles was the result. Subsequently, this planet shows in its fossil records major catastrohies, which jumps of the poles are for a planet but there has never been a planet wide conflagration.
There is one scenario which distributes major explosions over most of the planet’s surface and this is the explosion of nuclear devices. In case of an all out nuclear war hundreds, maybe ven thousands of nuclear explosions would occur over large parts of the planet. This undoubtedly would put enormous stress on the electromagnetic field of the planet just like a gigantic explosion caused by an astroid hit. Theoretically, it might be possible that a great number of nuclear explosions at about the same time could cause major fires to spread away from the explosion sites. We don’t know whether such fires would unite to form a planet wide conflagration but it seems possible. But even without uniting, if a huge number of nuclears explosions would occur large areas of he planet’s suface would indeed be destroyed by fire.
Yetr another possibility ( however remote) would be a supernova exploding in the cosmic vicinity of this planet (with its energy somehow connected with this planet) and dispatching a chuck of energy towards this planet.