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The Land Before Time—PART 9: Shiny Remnants

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Did a planet in our solar system get destroyed and its matter strewn across space? Back here on earth, we see possible fingerprints of such an event: white, shiny fragments of metal called iridium (Ir). Part of the platinum family, iridium is plentiful in meteors and comets, but is very rare on earth, with one exception.

Most of the iridium on earth is found in the K-T boundary, a thin layer of sediment that marks the geologic point in earth’s history between the Cretaceous and Tertiary periods. Modern geology dates this period to approximately 65.5 million years ago. This is also the period when experts say the dinosaurs became extinct because of a massive asteroid strike, specifically the strike at the Chicxulub Crater off the coast of Mexico’s Yucatan Peninsula.

It is thought that this asteroid impact is what disbursed the layer of iridium across the planet. However, the amount of iridium in the K-T layer is too substantial to have come from only one asteroid strike. Could it be that the K-T layer event was actually the result of multiple strikes all at the same time, or in a relatively short time, thereby dispersing iridium throughout the planet? If so, what was the source of all of those asteroids and comets hurling themselves at a young earth? Is there evidence of an asteroid bombardment on earth or elsewhere?

The moon is tidally locked to earth so one side continually faces the blue planet while the other side is exposed to space. By studying the craters on the moon, scientists believe that the earth has been struck by at least sixty large meteors or comets three miles wide or larger over the last six hundred million years. Yet, there is no evidence of these strikes in the geological record other than the K-T boundary. Why?

Viewing the moon from earth’s vantage point, we see some evidence of asteroid strikes, but the satellite is relatively smooth. Yet when the moon is observed from the far side, it looks terribly scarred and pockmarked. If we are to assume that the earth has received that kind of punishment from celestial strikes, then perhaps barrages of large asteroids or comets have hit the earth numerous times. While it is true that earth has an atmosphere to protect it, judging by some of the larger depressions on the moon, it is reasonable to suppose that many larger strikes had penetrated the earth’s atmosphere.

Consider this: What if the massive strikes known to have happened in Free State, South Africa; Ontario, Canada; Siberia, Russia; and South Australia, just to name a few, all occurred at the same time as the Chicxulub event? This heavy bombardment would not only have killed the dinosaurs, but would have utterly destroyed the planet. And what if the time frame given to such an event was far overestimated by science? What if the event occurred thousands, not millions, of years ago?



Scientific Dating Methods

No doubt some readers might disagree with the last statement, but let’s take a deeper look at scientific dating methods. While we do, keep in mind that a scientific theory is simply an educated guess. Theories, scientific or otherwise, are guesses until they are proven and only then do they become fact. Unsubstantiated speculation, like the Oort Cloud theory, can be presented by anyone. Just because science adopts a theory and promotes it as fact doesn’t make it true. Such is the case with scientific dating methods, as the following examples illustrate:

  • The Geologic Table: In his excellent paper, “Ten Misconceptions about the Geologic Column,” Dr. Steven A. Austin points out:

Before radiometric dating was devised, uniformitarian geologists postulated “periods” of millions of years duration to slowly deposit the strata systems. A single sedimentary lamina, or bed, was supposed by uniformitarian geologists to represent typically a year or many years duration. It was concluded, therefore, that multiplied thousands of laminae and beds superimposed required millions of years. Recently, however, geologists have discovered that laminae and beds form quickly on floodplains of rivers during floods, in shallow marine areas during storms, and in deep water by turbidity currents. The evidence of rapid sedimentation is now so easily recognized that geologists observing a strata system these days often ask where to insert the “missing time” of which the strata do not show sedimentary evidence. Catastrophism, quite naturally, is making a come-back. There is good reason to believe that entire strata systems, and even groups of systems, were accumulated in a hydraulic cataclysm matching the description of Noah’s Flood in the Bible.[i]

The timing of the geologic table was simply a guess. The process of setting a geologic timeline involves so many unverifiable factors that it reduces the supposed dates of millions of years of sedimentary time to simple guess work at best!

  • Radiometric Dating: It is assumed that this scientific method in particular is nearly foolproof. However, as Tas Walker of Creation Ministries International points out:

It may be surprising to learn that evolutionary geologists themselves will not accept a radiometric date unless they think it is correct—i.e. it matches what they already believe on other grounds. It is one thing to calculate a date. It is another thing to understand what it means.[ii]

Radiometric Dating is only a tool. As with all other tools, the results it gives are subject to the biases of the one who is using it, i.e. garbage in, garbage out.

As much as we would like to think that science has all the answers, it certainly does not.  Therefore, one must use a preponderance of empirical evidence to come to educated conclusions even if those conclusions seem outlandish to the modern scientific mind.

In addition, could a pre-Adamic earth have had another means of destruction? There are ancient texts that allude to this as well.

Before the Darkness…

The following excerpt is from the ancient writing of the Mahabharata, which describes what many experts theorize could have been some kind of nuclear advance toward a prehistoric people. The Mahabharata is one of many ancient writings of this type that has been estimated to have existed as early as 400 B.C. Along with tales of ancient war and lore of fallen kingdoms, many current philosophical and devotional principles have derived from this work as well. The Mahabharata speaks of ancient flying machines called Vimanas that have the power to hurl projectiles at the earth, whose destruction lasts far beyond the initial blast.

…a single projectile

Charged with all the power of the Universe.

An incandescent column of smoke and flame

As bright as the thousand suns

Rose in all its splendor…

…it was an unknown weapon,

An iron thunderbolt,

A gigantic messenger of death,

Which reduced to ashes

The entire race of Vrishnis and the Andhakas.

…The corpses were so burned

As to be recognizable.

The hair and nails fell out;

Pottery broke without apparent cause,

And the birds turned white.

After a few hours

All foodstuffs were infected…

…to escape from this fire

The soldiers threw themselves in streams

To wash themselves and their equipment.[iii]




The Knowledge Humans Were Not Supposed to Receive

Among the other taboo subjects that man was not supposed to learn, historical documents show that the information given about the Vimana was actually quite mechanical and technical. These interplanetary machines were described in many ancient texts such as Yajurveda, Mahabharata, Ramayana, Rigweda, and Samarangana Sutradhara in much detail. While we have yet to recover remains of one of these crafts, they were said to have been capable of traveling across air, ground, and sea, and even through space.

The Samarangana Sutradhara actually goes on for 230 stanzas explaining how to construct one of these machines, listing which materials to use, and explaining what installations are preferable for issues like avoiding fires or absorbing light and heat. It cites materials such as mercury as part of the main power source. The Samarangana Sutradhara is an operator’s manual as well, explaining how to start the machine and what to do in an emergency, such as a collision with a bird while in flight or a malfunction and safe landing.

The information available is stunning; there are directions on disguising a ship as if in a cloud, making people in enemy planes lose consciousness, making ships become invisible, and tracking other aircraft in the sky. The work tells which clothing pilots should wear and how to purify the metals used in its construction. The list goes on and on.

Vimanas were able to move in any direction, including diagonal, and could be used for moving people from place to place or engaging in warfare. In a similar ancient writing, the Samarangana Sutradhara, a Vimana is described as:

Strong and durable must the body of the Vimana be made, like a great flying bird of light material. Inside one must put the mercury engine with its iron heating apparatus underneath. By means of the power latent in the mercury which sets the driving whirlwind in motion, a man sitting inside may travel a great distance in the sky. The movements of the Vimana are such that it can vertically ascend, vertically descend, move slanting forwards or backward. With the help of the machines, human beings can fly in the air, and heavenly beings can come down to earth.[iv]

So, not only were these vehicles presumably used to transport people, they were also bringing “heavenly beings down to earth.” Since the fallen angels at this point were using interplanetary locations as a means for their dwelling places, this alludes to endless speculation about how much interaction people were regularly having with fallen angels.

It is also said in the Law of the Babylonians:

The privilege of operating a flying machine is great. The knowledge of flight is among the most ancient of our inheritances. A gift from “those from upon high.” We received it from them as a means of saving many lives.[v]

Ironically, all knowledge imparted is constantly reported to be for the betterment of mankind, or as above, to save lives, but as shown in Enoch 8:12 below, the first skills listed of what was imparted seem to be preparing man for warfare.

…taught men to make swords, and knives, and shields, and breastplates, and made known to them the metals of the earth and the art of working them, and bracelets, and ornaments, and the use of antimony, and the beautifying of the eyelids, and all kinds of costly stones, and all colouring tinctures. And there arose much godlessness, and they committed fornication, and they were led astray, and became corrupt in all their ways…[one fallen angel] taught enchantments, and root-cuttings… [another fallen angel taught] the resolving of enchantments…astrology…the constellations…the knowledge of clouds…the signs of the earth…the signs of the sun…the course of the moon.

As it stood, a Vimana was nothing to trifle with. It was an ancient machine of mass destruction. Its travel was charted using words that our modern science can liken to our current measurement of light years. It was capable of bringing swift destruction, as shown below in the passage from the Mahabharata:

The earth shook, scorched by the terrible heat of this weapon. Elephants burst into flames and ran to and fro in a frenzy, seeking a protection from terror. Over a vast area other animals crumpled to the ground and died. The waters boiled, and the creatures residing therein also died. From all points of the compass arrows of the flame rained continuously.[vi]

In fact, many scientists believe that our present-day deserts are actually the remnants of this warfare. Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer himself is rumored to have believed that his atomic bomb was not the first the world had seen. This matter has been the subject of many heated debates, but consider these commentaries along with the following from the Ramayana:

It was a weapon so powerful that it could destroy the earth in an instant. A great soaring sound in smoke and flames. And on its sits death.[vii]

Countless other ancient writings refer to cataclysmic or disastrous events, wherein the sky rains fire and the earth suffers a colossal amount of damage. Remember the description of the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah.

A recent article regarding the warfare described in the Mahabharata pointed out:

Sanskrit scholars could not comprehend what was being described in the Epics until the dropping of the first atomic bombs on Japan.[viii]

The article later stated:

The Gods were using weapons of high destructive power similar to that of nuclear power. However, it must be noted that the ancient weapons did not utilize the same earthly materials as its contents.[ix]

The Chakra Mantra

The author of an ancient text in the Mahabharata tells that knowledge was revealed to him, but says specifically that this knowledge must only be used for the good of mankind. He then discloses that unto him has been given mantras and key words that, when used, would summon energy forms and physical weapons that could be commanded and directed: They could be propelled, stopped, or even prevented before causing destruction, only by knowing the proper mantras for circumventing the attack. These weapons could not be built using materials indigenous to earth. Their only means of creation or avoidance was by using the summoning words. On an interesting side note, recall in Enoch above how one fallen angel was the teacher of “enchantments” and another taught “the resolving of enchantments.” This indicates that from the beginning, these forces giving these skills to man “for the betterment of mankind” were actually creating strife and confusion.

According to the author of this antique document, when the appropriate mantra was chanted, immense heat waves would begin to form high in the sky, creating a thick, dense layer of heat near the earth’s atmosphere. These rays would continue to build until they burst, plummeting down to the earth below, creating what looked like a huge explosion at ground level. Consequently, in order to stop the attack, one must only utter the correct words for the imminently looming cloud creation to simply disperse.

There are naysayers today who doubt that a Vimana would have been capable of flying. But if the Chakra mantra is any indicator of the types of power they had access to just by emitting mere words, then the power of levitation associated with these vehicles was undoubtedly more than just simple mechanics.

This writing also explains that elemental events such as drought, thunder, tsunamis, hurricanes, and other natural disasters were the act of punishments by the gods. War, overpopulation, and famine were byproducts of this penalty.

UP NEXT: Science Fiction or Nonfiction?

[i] Steven A. Austin, Ph.D., “Ten Misconceptions about the Geologic Column,” Institute for Creation Research,, (1984).

[ii] Tas Walker, “The Way It Really Is: Little-Known Facts about Radiometric Dating,”, (2013).

[iii] Philip Coppens, “Ancient Atomic Wars: Best Evidence?” Bibliotecapleyades Online, (January 2005).

[iv] “What Powered the Vimana, the 6,000-year-old Flying Machines of Ancient India?” Ancient Code Online, (May 2016).

[v] Ibid.

[vi] Monty Aldone, “Evidence for Ancient Nuclear War on Earth,” Apparently Apparel News Online, (March 28, 2014).

[vii] Ibid.

[viii] Ahmad, edited by James Hartman, “Ancient Weapons of Mass Destruction & The Mahabharata,” World mysteries Blog Online, (June 30, 2011).

[ix] Ibid.

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