7.8 – THE GREAT FLOOD (12.23.14)

1,200 FLOOD MYTHS [9b]

It is one of the best-known stories of the Bible, and variations of this ancient tale can be found in cultures throughout the world. From ancient Hindu teachings and Mesopotamian legends to Mesoamerican myths, it is written that the gods sent a powerful flood to wipe out all of humanity.

“God is angry at human beings, because human beings have not been behaving properly; they have been violating God’s laws.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“Certainly the most famous of these is the legend of Noah. In Genesis, God becomes so disgusted with the behavior of His creation that He says He “repenteth of making them” and He brings forth the deluge.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

“In stories much older than the story of Noah, in the story of Gilgamesh, the Sumerian legend, the council of gods brought the flood. In Plato’s writing, Zeus brought the flood.”

– Jonathan Young, Ph.D.
(Founding Curator, Joseph Campbell Archives)

“In Hinduism, God had instructed that, one day, the whole Earth will be flooded. When that happens, you build a boat and you gather the people, some animals, and then I will save you.”

– Deepak Shimkhada, Ph.D.
(Adjunct Prof. of Religion, Claremont Graduate Univ.),
(Prof. of Hindu Studies, Claremont Lincoln Univ.,
School of Theology)

The story of the Great Flood is often considered to be mythological. But similar stories of a cataclysmic flood can be found in approximately 1,200 different cultures around the world, and many anthropologists say that because these stories are so numerous and date back thousands of years, it is unlikely that they originated from a single source.

“When we find similar myths all over the world, like the myth of the flood, then we have to ask ourselves are these things that human beings came up with independently, because let’s say there was a great flood in ancient history, that has been memorialized in people’s mythologies, because it was such a cataclysmic event that people looked for a religious explanation for it.”

– Sabina Magliocco, Ph.D.
(Prof. of Anthropology & Folklore, CSU Northridge)

“The fact that there are ancient stories that speak of the same flood, it almost leads into that direction that, at some point, some cataclysm happened that not just affected one geographic area of the world, but the entire planet.”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

If a cataclysmic flood really did occur, killing most life on the planet, what could have caused it? And is there any physical evidence to suggest that it actually happened? Scientists say answers to both questions may be buried deep beneath the sea.

The Indian Ocean. According to the five scientists who make up the Holocene Impact Working Group, this area, 900 miles southeast of Madagascar, is where an enormous asteroid struck the Earth, thousands of years ago. This impact may have been so large that it triggered enormous tsunamis that flooded inland areas across the region an event the local inhabitants would have perceived as a great flood.

“Since so many ancient cultures have a flood story or a flood mythology, this is probably based in some sort of real event and an asteroid landing in the ocean, in the right place, triggering a tsunami, would then lead to one of these major floods.”

Michael Dennin, Ph.D.
(Physicist/Prof. of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine)

The Holocene Group says evidence for a catastrophic asteroid strike lies in what they believe is an 18-mile-wide crater on the floor of the Indian Ocean, just west of the island of Madagascar. Holocene Group scientists believe further evidence supporting their theory also lies in what are called “chevrons” ancient deposits of sediment and fossils in both Madagascar and Australia.

“What was so out of place and unusual about the chevrons was that they weren’t land-based debris. But, rather, it was the kind of debris you get from an ocean sea bottom, things like marine animals, marine fossils. They’ve also found what’s really the smoking gun of any asteroid or comet impact, and that’s micro-beads. The only way they are formed is by the extreme heat of an impact melting the rock, the rock being thrown into the air, or water, and cooling into these nice little spheres.”

– Robert H. Frisbee, Ph.D.
(Propulsion Systems Engineer, NASA JPL, Ret.)

Similar marine fossils have also been found on the other side of the world, at the ancient temple complex of Puma Punku, in modern-day Bolivia. If the Holocene Group’s initial findings prove true, they could be definitive evidence that a cosmic strike caused large-scale flooding thousands of years ago. But if an asteroid really was responsible for a worldwide flood, scientists say it would have to have been as large as the one that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs, which measured eight miles wide and struck the Earth with a force five billion times more powerful than the bomb dropped on Hiroshima.

“There are many ancient texts that tell us that there wasn’t just a flood, but there was also a conflagration, a period of fire, when the Earth was bombarded with firestorms, the gods bringing them down, and that this period was then followed by a flood. And it would seem that fragments of this comet vaporized the ice sheets that had been covering large parts of the northern hemisphere for tens of thousands of years, sending all of the water up into the atmosphere, which then rained down. Perhaps even for 40 days, 40 nights, like the Bible tells us.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

According to those scientists who subscribe to this theory, the fires that might have occurred just before the flood would have left behind an ash layer in the Earth, all over the world. This distinctive ash layer which scientists call the Usselo Horizon could be the ultimate proof that the Great Flood really occurred. And researchers believe they may have discovered it. Just outside the small Belgian town of Lommel, author and researcher Andrew Collins follows local archeologist Ferdi Geerts to the site of a mysterious black layer of soil excavated by a mining company.

“I can already see a black layer in the soil here. It’s about just under a meter down, three to four feet…are we looking here at the Usselo Horizon? Is this, is this it?”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

“At the end of the ditch we see a peat layer. At the top of the peat layer, there is some charcoal.”

– Ferdi Geerts
(Archaeologist/Museum de Kolonie, Lommel Belgium)

“Right. So, can we go down and look at this?”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

Collins and Geerts get a closer look, which allows them to determine that this dark layer of soil seems to date to the end of the last ice age, about the same time the Usselo Horizon is supposed to have formed.

“If we come down from the, from the surface here, which is obviously the modern day, there is this accumulation of sand over a period of around 13,000 years, that takes us back to this point here.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

“The black is a layer…And the white is sand. We call that a soil horizon.”

– Ferdi Geerts
(Archaeologist/Museum de Kolonie, Lommel Belgium)

According to Geerts, this black layer dates back to the time period when a global flood may have devastated Earth. But what is it made of? Collins and Geerts dig into the soil and discover that it is, indeed, charcoal. This is the Usselo Horizon, and to Collins, it’s confirmation that the catastrophe described in the Bible was real.

“This is physical evidence of that flood, of that conflagration. This is your absolute evidence that this event took place. This is the evidence of the cataclysm.”

– Andrew Collins (Author, Gateway to Atlantis),
(The Cygnus Mystery), (Beneath the Pyramids),
(Göbekli Tepe: Genesis of the Gods)

Could the Usselo Horizon, a possible impact crater in the Indian Ocean and sea fossils at Puma Punku all be proof that the ancient story of a great flood is not a myth, but that it is based on actual events? And if so, could the rest of the story, in which God sent a flood to annihilate the human race, be true as well?

“This suggests that a great flood did, in fact, happen; that it was real. But then it also presents us with an intriguing possibility. It is entirely possible that there is an extraterrestrial origin to this terrible flood.”

David Wilcock (Author/Filmmaker),
(Author, The Source Field Investigations),
(The Synchronicity Key)

Could it be that the Great Flood described in so many ancient texts really did occur at the end of the last Ice Age? And if so, could it have been brought on by extraterrestrial beings? Ancient Astronaut Theorists say yes, and claim that evidence of this can be found at the top of one of the world’s most sacred mountains.

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