A Personal Quest

I have always been fascinated by fringe science. Speculation regarding the mysterious origins of man, the meaning of life, and man’s place in the universal scheme is doubly fascinating. I went so far as to attend a Baptist seminary in the mid-Sixties seeking answers to the great questions. The realities proposed by religions, science, and personal experience are analogous to the “Four Blind Men and the Elephant” story below. Each group has found evidence to prove their world view.

Four Blind Men and the Elephant

One day four blind men encountered an elephant for the first time. They approached it cautiously, but with great curiosity. The first one grabbed hold of the trunk and declared “Aha! An elephant is just like a snake!” The second found an ear and replied “No, an elephant is exactly like a tent.” The third bumped into a leg and decided the elephant was just like a tree, and the fourth caught the tail and maintained that the elephant was just like a rope. They all went home arguing, each steadfastly insisting that he was right and the other three were wrong. See also: The Blind Men and the Elephant by John Godfrey Saxe (1816-1887)

History teaches us that rarely has the “accepted” world view ever been correct. There was a time it was heresy to believe the earth rotated around the sun. Many of the scientific “facts” taught as gospel when I was in high school have since been proven incorrect. Every generation writes its own history. The more science discovers, the more questions we have, and the less we seem to know.



Mysterious Origins of Man
Neanderthal Skull

In their search for answers to the great mysteries, scientists gather evidence and develop theories based on what they observe. But sometimes evidence turns up that completely contradicts this. For instance:

Footprints resembling modern man have been found in Texas side by side with dinosaur tracks. Does this mean that man lived millions of years ago at the time of the dinosaurs?Ancient maps have been discovered that correctly depict the continent of Antarctica centuries before it was discovered. Some claim this is evidence of a technically advanced culture that existed before recorded history began.

History teaches us that in every age, the “experts” were “wrong” in the way they viewed the world. I don’t believe that our experts have all the answers either. There is a high probability that the true history of man on this planet is very different from what is accepted today.

After all, before the 19th century, Western man looked to the Bible for an explanation of his origins. According to the Bible, God created man from the dust of the earth 6,000 years ago. When man dug into the earth for answers, he found evidence that appeared to tell a different story, the story of evolution.

In 1895 Darwin wrote his famous book Origin of the Species. In it he theorized that evolution was a logical sequence of evolutionary steps. He proposed the theory that through natural selection, one species can evolve into another over a long period of time. Man’s first ancestor, according to Darwin, lived 25 million years ago. Man walked upright 5 million years ago, and modern man made his appearance only 100,000 years ago.

Cave Art Cave Art
Sometime artifacts are found that break all the rules, these are called anomalous artifacts. There are hundreds of them. Some evidence exists that man could be far older than previously thought. “Modern” human remains have been found in rock strata 55 million years old.

This bizarre evidence seems to be well documented. Yet the general public and many within the scientific community are unaware of the findings. It is human nature to “filter” things which don’t fit their paradigm (way of thinking). Findings that don’t fit that paradigm are eliminated.

Conventional science states that modern man evolved from a single woman (mitochrondial DNA) in Africa 100,000 years ago, and we arrived in the new world over the Bering land bridge between 9,000 and 10,000 years ago. Yet, numerous human artifacts have been found across North and South America that are so old they threaten to overturn this theory. In 1966, human artifacts were found in South America, in 250,000 year old strata (using two different types of radiometric dating).

Over 100 million years ago, in the limestone bedrock of the Boluxi river in Texas, countless dinosaurs left their footprints to be fossilized forever. The tracks of another creature are also found there. The tracks are clearly that of modern man can be found there also. The trail of the tracks of man and of the dinosaurs lead into a limestone ledge. Digging into the ledge they found human and dinosaur prints 18-inches from one another. The limestone itself dates to the Cretaceous period 135-million years ago. A fossilized human figure (X-rays clearly show bone, joints and ligaments) was found in the same strata.In South Africa, hundreds of metallic spheres have been found by miners digging in Precambrian strata over 2.5-billion years old. Fine grooves circle some of the spheres. They could not have been formed by an known geological process. The spheres are a complete mystery

According to evolution theory, there is a missing link between man and the apes. A transitional stage, between man and ape. In 1892, Java Man was presented as the missing link. It has since be reclassified as an ape skull and the leg bone of a modern man.

The other missing link is Lucy, the Australopithecus Afarences. Lucy is now considered to be an extinct ape and not a member of the human family tree.

The oldest city in the world used to be ancient Troy/Hisarlic. New dating is changing that. The oldest city is now thought to be the Inca city of Tiajuanaco (sic?). It was built around 12,000 years ago. The temple there is aligned to the cardinal points. The facing stones are perfectly set without mortar. One cannot insert a needle into the cracks the stones are so perfectly cut. Some of the stones weigh over 100 tons.The solstice markers in the temple (that indicate the points on the horizon where the winter and summer solstice suns rise) seem to be misaligned. Could the ancient people, who constructed the temple so precisely, be so far off on the alignment of the markers? It is highly unlikely.

Computer models showed that the only time the solstice markers would be correctly aligned was 17,000 years ago. That long ago, due to precession, the tilt of the earth was different than it is now. By factoring in the tilt at 17,000 years, the solstice markers line up precisely. This brings up questions about the origins of civilization.

No one really knows who built the Sphinx or the Stonehenge. These are megalithic structures constructed with stone blocks as large as 300 tons (2 diesel locomotives). Both structures are astrologically aligned. There are many compelling similarities between the Ancient Americas and Ancient Egypt.

Both the Americans and Egypt have:

  • Pyramids aligned to the cardinal points.
  • Temples made of large stone blocks with precise mortarless joints.
  • Royal headdress of the same design.
  • Unique style of L shaped stone blocks at corners
  • Same style and shape of metal clamps used as staples to hold stones in place
  • Both practiced mummification.
  • Could this be because both cultures share a common very ancient source?

Another analomous discovery is a map by Arabian Admiral Phiri Rhis (proun. Peery Reese) made in 1582. The map clearly shows features of the earth that nobody should have known in the late 1500’s. Without an accurate timepiece there was no way to figure longitude on a sailing ship. It wasn’t until 1790 that the first accurate marine timepiece was invented.

250-years before this clock was made, Phiri Rhis had drawn a map which shows the coastline of Africa and South America accurate to within a .5 degree of longitude.

On the map he wrote that he had borrowed and copied from 20 earlier ancient maps. Some of the maps dating back to Alexander the Great and older. That is before the time of Christ. So the mystery is where did the source maps come from? Who charted the globe long ages ago, with accuracy that we ourselves can hardly match.

Another mystery of this map is that it shows Antarctica as it looks under 2 miles of covering ice. All of this long before Antarctica was even discovered. We did not have that information until the seismic surveys during the 1958 International Geophysical Year. Whoever drew the original source maps had a level of technology as high as our own. The Antarctic ice cap has existed for millions of years.

It has been said that man has made the climb from stone age to civilization more than once. Every culture has legends and myths of flood and cataclysm, and of the ancient ones who went before and who had secret, lost knowledge.

MORE BURIED EVIDENCE–Skeletons in the Closet

In the 1970’s Mary Leakey found a set of modern footprints in volcanic ash that was dated to 3 millions years old. In 1966, a spear point was found embedded in the jaw of a prehistoric animal’s jaw (dated 60,000 years old.

Most mysterious of all is a find in central Texas. An ancient iron hammer was found embedded in the same strata as dinosaur footprints. part of the wooden handle is still attached part was still embedded in stone. The chemical composition of the iron confounded scientists. The chemical composition was 96.6% iron, 0.74% sulfur, and 2.6% metallic chlorine. The paper I read indicated that this was a very exotic blend.

Part of the wooden handle had coalified, indicating great age, and conditions of high temperature and pressure. The hammer was placed there at the time the rock hardened.

Carved bones, chalk, stones, together with what would appear to be greatly ornamented “coins,” have been brought up from great depths during well-drilling operations.

A strange, imprinted slab was found in a coal mine. The artifact was decorated with diamond-shaped squares with the face of an old man in each ”box.”

In another coal-mine discovery, miners found smooth, polished concrete blocks which formed a solid wall. According to one miner’s testimony. he chipped one block open only to find the standard mixture of sand and cement that makes up most typical building blocks of today.

  • A gold necklace was found embedded in a lump of coal.
  • A metal spike was discovered in a silver mine in Peru.
  • An iron implement was found in a Scottish coal bed. Estimated to be millions of years older than man is believed to have existed.
  • A metal, bell-shaped vessel, inlaid with a silver floral design was blasted out of solid rock near Dorchester, Massachusetts.

Two hypotheses may explain the presence of these perplexing artifacts, these “erratics”: 1) that they were manufactured by an advanced civilization on Earth which, due either to natural or technological catastrophe, was destroyed before our world’s own genesis; 2) that they are vestiges of a highly technological civilization of extraterrestrial origin, which visited this planet millions of years ago, leaving behind various artifacts. The true “reality” can be far more spectacular than what we can conjecture, (inspite of Occam’s Razor).

This present volume shall emphasize the former theory. It will show that erratics do not appear to be the products of a “super civilization” capable of interplanetary flight. These objects are generally of a workmanship which ranges in technical sophistication from what we would judge by our orthodox historical yardstick as comparable to that possessed by the societies of Greece or Rome or to that level achieved by our own twentieth-century technology.

Even if a highly advanced extraterrestrial race might have visited this planet in prehistoric times, it seems unlikely such common, everyday items as nails, necklaces, buckles and vases would have been carried aboard a spacecraft deposited in such widely separated areas; for erratics have been found in North and South America, Great Britain, the whole of Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Mideast.

The question of just what exactly may have happened to these worlds before our own is one that invites a great deal of highly speculative thinking. In spite of the general unpopularity of catastrophism, there does seem to be a number of recently discovered “proofs” of ancient cataclysmic changes in the Earth’s crust which may account for the nearly total disappearance of these prehistoric worlds. Geological evidence indicates that these changes were both sudden and drastic might have completely overwhelmed and destroyed the early inhabitants and their cultures.

Perhaps the most potentially mind-boggling evidence of an advanced prehistoric technology that might have blown its parent-culture away is to be found in those sites which ostensibly bear mute evidence of pre-Genesis nuclear reactions.

Earlier I mentioned the “fused green glass” found deep in the strata of an archaeological dig. The statement that such material had been known previously only at nuclear testing sites (where the sand had melted to form the substance) proved to be an unsettling thought (and a sci-fi hack). Throughout the planet, in the same geologic strata, there unequivocally exists areas which scientists state are strongly suggestive of nuclear reactions. Could it be possible that these sites provide evidence of a prehistoric nuclear war?

“Fused green glass” has been found in such sites as Pierrelatte in Gabon, Africa; the Euphrates Valley; the Sahara Desert; the Gobi Desert; Iraq; the Mojave Desert; Scotland; the Old and Middle Kingdoms of Egypt; and south-central Turkey. At the same time, scientists have found a number of uranium deposits that appear to have been mined or depleted in antiquity.

But before we confront the grim specter of nuclear annihilation in prehistoric times and begin to worry about history repeating itself in some kind of cyclic purgation, let us attempt to meet head on the mystery of mankind’s genesis. It would seem only proper, after all, to resolve its beginnings before dealing with its ending.