Desert Glass Formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs?

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    “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” —The Bhagavad Gita

    Seven years after the nuclear tests in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, was lecturing at a college when a student asked if it was the first atomic test conducted.

    “Yes, in modern times,” he replied.

    The sentence, enigmatic and incomprehensible at the time, was actually an allusion to ancient Hindu texts that describe an apocalyptic catastrophe that doesn’t correlate with volcanic eruptions or other known phenomena. Oppenheimer, who avidly studied ancient Sanskrit, was undoubtedly referring to a passage in “The Bhagavad Gita” that describes a global disaster caused by “an unknown weapon, a ray of iron.”

    While it may be alarming to the scientific community to speak of the existence of atomic weapons before the present cycle of civilization, evidence of this phenomenon seems to whisper its verses in every corner of the planet.

    Desert Glass

    This evidence comes not only from the Hindu verses but also from ample extensions of fused glass fragments scattered throughout many deserts of the world. Silicon crystals, curiously cast, resemble remarkably the same fragments found after the nuclear explosions in Alamogordo’s White Sands atomic testing site.

    In December 1932, Patrick Clayton, a surveyor from the Egyptian Geological Survey, drove between the dunes of the Great Sand Sea, close to the Saad Plateau in Egypt, when he heard crunching under the wheels. When he examined what was causing the sound, he found great chunks of glass in the sand.

    The find caught the attention of geologists around the world and planted the seed for one of the biggest modern scientific enigmas. What phenomenon could be capable of raising the temperature of desert sand to at least 3,300 degrees Fahrenheit, casting it into great sheets of solid yellow-green glass?

    While passing through Alamogordo’s White Sands missile range, Albion W. Hart, one of the first engineers to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, observed that the chunks of glass left by nuclear tests were identical to the formations that he observed in the African desert 50 years earlier. However, the extension of the cast in the desert would require that the explosion be 10,000 times more powerful than that observed in New Mexico.

    Many scientists have sought to explain the dispersion of large glass rocks in the deserts of Libya, the Sahara, Mojave, and many other places in the world, as products of gigantic meteorite impacts. However, due to the absence of accompanying craters in the desert, the theory doesn’t hold up. Neither satellite imagery nor sonar has been able to find any holes.

    Furthermore, the glass rocks found in the Libyan Desert present a grade of transparency and purity (99 percent) that is not typical in the fusions of fallen meteorites, in which iron and other materials are mixed in with the cast silicon after the impact.

    Even so, scientists have proposed that the meteorites causing the glass rocks could have exploded several miles above the surface of Earth, similar to the Tunguska Event, or simply rebounded in such a way that they carried with it the evidence of the impact, but leaving the heat from the friction.

    However, this doesn’t explain how two of the areas found in close proximity in the Libyan Desert show the same pattern—the probability of two meteorite impacts so close is very low. Nor does it explain the absence of water in the tektite specimens when these areas of impact were thought to be covered in it some 14,000 years ago.

    Mohenjo Daro’s Ancient Catastrophe

    The city where culture emerged in the present-day Indus Valley is a great enigma. The rocks of the ruins have partially crystallized, along with its hazy inhabitants. Moreover, mysterious local texts speak of a period of seven days of gratitude toward flying cars called Vimana for saving the lives of 30,000 inhabitants from a horrific episode.

    In 1927, years after the discovery of the Mohenjo Daro ruins, 44 human skeletons were found on the outskirts of the city. The majority were found face down, lying in the street and holding hands as if a serious catastrophe had suddenly engulfed the town. In addition, some bodies present signs of unexplainable radiation. Many experts believe that Mohenjo Daro is an unequivocal sign of nuclear catastrophe two millennia before Christ.

    Nevertheless, the city is the not the only ancient locale suspected to have gone nuclear. Dozens of buildings from the ancient world present bricks with fused rocks, like the heat test that modern scientists cannot explain:

    Ancient forts and towers in Scotland, Ireland, and England

    The city of Catal Huyuk in Turkey

    Alalakh in northern Syria

    The ruins of the Seven Cities, near Ecuador

    Cities between the Ganges River in India and the Hills of Rajmahal

    Areas of the Mojave Desert in the United States

    In whatever place of the world, the presence of an abysmal temperature and vivid descriptions of a terrible cataclysm suggest that there may have been an earlier epoch in which possibly nuclear technology was already known—an epoch in which atomic technology was turned against man.

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    • http://twitter.com/jpoirier587 Justin Poirier

      This entire article can be replaced with
      “We don’t know, therefore ancient aliens.”

      Combining hearsay and speculation isn’t evidence of anything but how misleading and untrustworthy this author can be.

      • PghBob

        I think he’s suggesting this as an alternative view of history. Personally, I think there could have been an advanced human civilization in existence a one time that has been lost. I am not real keen on the kind of boosterism the cable show “Ancient Aliens” represents. Not every anomaly is automatically ancient aliens.

        • http://www.sevenstarhand.org Seven Star Hand

          Though there is some evidence of visitation by so-called ancient aliens, it appears that most of these assertions have been designed to misdirect from the growing evidence that there were ancient human civilizations that were in many ways more advanced than we are. This then opens the door to questions of why they were destroyed and why western religions are so clueless (and deceptive) about what really occurred in ancient times.

      • Rich Moore

        If you cannot offer an explanation that makes sense, don’t lambast the prople who offer what few possible causes there are for what is seen. The presumed dates and conditions of humanity are totally wrong in almost all academia…archeological finds have disproven the assumption that man was crawling out of caves and using stone implements in prehistory…the monuments in Peru and Bolivia, as well as elsewhere, have shown that in eons past, mankind devoted vast resources to building extremely detailed monuments, many that are so precise that it is impossible to construct with crude instruments. Puma Punku alone has proof of immense stoneworks that we would be hard pressed to build with todays technology, and it only takes a glimpse at scientists work in ‘ forbidden archeology” to see that the entire date line is bogus…so why are documented discoveries ignored and covered up in colleges? Because the dating of remains of advanced civilizations would destroy the theory of evolution, and anyone who dares to question the ” monkey to man ” nonsense is automatically silenced or ignored by academics, who rely on grants and what they were taught to exist…stepping out of line is not permitted, despite the evidence. Calling evidence ” anomalies ” and relegating them to the hidden closet is what the mainstream does…and until the so called experts are willing to examine and discuss the undeniable fact that humans have been around and accomplishing advanced technological feats for eons and in prehistory in present form, we will continue to have naysayers smugly denying reality….when the truth is at last admitted, these self righteous ” intellectuals ‘ will have to swallow their pride and admit they were wrong all along.

        • http://www.sevenstarhand.org Seven Star Hand

          Religious leaders have far more to fear from proof of ancient advanced civilizations than proponents of evolution. In fact, such evidence has zero impact on the conclusions associated with evolution, where on the other hand, archeologists and religious leaders and followers would be forced to admit that they have been wrong and have undertaken efforts to hide the truth about the ancient world. What I see as most disturbing is how so many archeologists seem to be afraid of evidence that would actually open up a whole new avenue of research and opportunities for them. Sadly, too many of them are toeing the line that protects assertions put forth by western religions, which are easily shown to be false and purposely misleading.

    • http://www.facebook.com/tom.shaver3 Tom Shaver

      The new artifacts being discovered in Antarctica and on the sea floor would be millions of years old. At least one civilization on earth has somehow been destroyed.


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