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Atlantis

by Amy Smith


"The story has the fashion of a legend, but the truth of it lies in the occurrence of a shifting of the bodies of the heaven, which move round the earth"

-- Dialogues of Plato

65-1"And in those days Noah saw the earth had tilted and that it's destruction was near."

--The Book Of Noah


An Odd Choice of Words

I don't know how many of the readers of this article follow either Biblical style wittings or Greek philosophers. Please understand, I am not attempting to convert anyone to either system of beliefs. Your beliefs are your own. I am only attempting to express the ideas put forth by these writings and follow the events that would have occurred due to a "Tilting" of the Earth.

My reason for referring to these two writings is because they are the only two ancient text that refer to the Earth having Tilted.  It seems obvious to me that the author of 'The Book of Noah' considered the Earth to be round, or else we may have slid off when -- 'And in those days Noah saw the Earth had tilted.'
Plato on the other hand appeared to have a different view. His choice of words seem to indicate his view of the Earth. "A shifting of the bodies of the heaven, which move round the earth".
He did not say the earth tilted, but the effect was the same. His choice of words leads me to believe he considered the earth was flat, or at least the stationary center of the "Cosmos".
Plato's description of Atlantis is that it was 321 miles long, 223 miles wide and rectangular in shape. (Converted from the Stadium Measurement used by Plato) The ocean approach to Atlantis was high cliffs all along it's coast. It was washed away in one night in an incredible flood. It was destroyed in 10,000 B.C. after a series of earthquakes and possible volcanic activity.

The area I cover in this writing is the Caribbean Basin. The Caribbean Basin sits on the "slab" of the Puerto Rico Trench. The Pacific side is bordered by the Mid America trench. This area was born of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. An earthquake there was an absolute Certainty.
Plato's description of Atlantis would easily match the area of the Caribbean Basin. The location and time of destruction coincide perfectly with Plato's writing. There is no other place on Earth that is any better matched for the Atlantis described by Plato than the Caribbean Basin.


The Tilt

Today the Earth tilts at 23.5 degrees in relation to it's path around the Sun.

According to The Book of Noah and the writings of Plato, the Earth once sat in a more upright position. This upright position would have placed the North American Glacial ice pack as much as 2,000 miles further north than it is today. During the Ice Age the sea level was as much as three to five hundred feet lower than today due to the fact that the Glacier held all of that water. A great deal of land would have been exposed due to this lower sea level.

The "Tilt" that these writings propose took place would have leaned the area of North America down into the temperate zone. This would have caused the rapid melt-off of the Ice Age Glacier. This action would also have drawn Russian Siberia up into the frigid zone. This would explain why we find Mammoths frozen there with summer flowers still in their stomachs.

The writings of Plato and the Book of Noah describe a Tilt in the Earth. Whether we choose to except that the Earth tilted or not as these ancient sources state, the "Fact" remains that the Ice Age ended. And according to most scholars on the subject, it ended quite quickly. The question then is, "Where did all that water go?"


The Earth 10,000 B.C.

The Ice Age is in retreat. The meltoff water flows from the 3,000 mile long, 4,000 mile wide Canadian, North American Glacier. This Glacier is as much as two miles thick even down to the area that is Chicago today. This entire portion of North America was buried under one super thick sheet of ice. Canada looked like Antarctica does today. It would be easier to cross the Greenland Ice Cap today than it would have been to cross Illinois then. The vast blanket of ice buried most of the mountains of New England, and was as much as ten thousand feet thick in parts of Ohio. The weight of this ice compressed the land beneath it as much as 3,000 feet lower than it is today. This massive ice pack has absorbed so much of the Earth's water that the sea level's are as much as 300 to 500 feet below today's sea level.

On the Russian side the area of Siberia was a green land full of wildlife. There were no 10,000 ft. thick Ice Sheets there. This created an imbalance between the Western Hemisphere and the Eastern Hemisphere halves of the Globe. The vast amount of ice was in the Western Hemisphere. The water from this rapidly melting ice flowed down the Mississippi River Valley into the Gulf of Mexico.

The vast amount of ice was in the Western Hemisphere. The unexplained sudden retreat of the Ice Age was causing a quick meltdown of the Glacial Ice Sheet over North America. The water from this rapidly melting ice was creating giant Reservoir Lakes which over ran the Mississippi River Valley and raised the water level of the Gulf of Mexico. The Mississippi River Valley is a hundred miles wide and stretches from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico. That's 600 miles in length and 35,000 square miles of area. This melt off water from the Mississippi River Valley was backing up in the Gulf and turning it into an upland sea. The existence of a land bridge between Yucatan and Cuba was limiting the discharge of the Gulf to the Florida-Cuba straits.

There are three exits out of the Gulf of Mexico that water must pass through before entering the sea.

  • No.-1 The exit between the Florida and Yucatan Peninsula's.
    (Much smaller 12,000 years ago)
  • No.-2 The exit between Florida and Cuba.
    (Also much smaller 12,000 years ago)
  • No.-3 The exit between Yucatan and Cuba.
    (Was greatly restricted or didn't exist 12,000 years ago)

The exit's of Florida/Yucatan and Florida/Cuba were greatly enlarged by the Ice Age Mega Flood into the openings we see there today.
The exit of Yucatan/Cuba was created by the Ice Age Mega Flood as it washed away the soft porous limestone that is the bedrock of this area.


See area between Yucatan & tip of Cuba.
 This area was washed away by overflow from Gulf

Another view of the region. The area that is today, the Gulf of Mexico, was limited to a much smaller access to the Atlantic through the Florida Cuba straits because of the Yucatan-Cuba land bridge that connected the two at that time.

Between the Gulf and the Caribbean Basin was the the Yucatan Cuba land bridge. Today this is the opening from the Gulf of Mexico into the Caribbean Basin, but then it was a narrow land bridge connection between Yucatan and Cuba with perhaps a much smaller opening.

Yucatan is very flat and low lying. The bedrock of the Yucatan Peninsula is limestone. Limestone rocks are sedimentary rocks that are made from the mineral calcite which came from the beds of evaporated seas and lakes and from sea animal shells. Limestone is soluble in water. This is what made Yucatan so susceptible to the overflow of water from the Gulf. Yucatan's limestone bedrock is honeycombed with caves and sinkholes. There are no major rivers on the Yucatan Peninsula. This is due to the porous limestone landscape. The water simply sinks underground.

There are underground cave rivers that run up to 150 miles in Yucatan. All along these underground rivers are giant sink holes. These can be a hundred feet or more across and hundreds of feet deep. There are at least 8,000 such sink holes that have been counted in Yucatan and likely thousands of more uncounted.

One of the many thousands of Yucatan Sink Holes. These can be hundreds of feet deep
and offer excellent exploration for the cave diving Enthusiasts.

The coastal areas of Yucatan are made up of relatively young lime stone. Around 1.5 to 2 million years old and some much younger. This type of limestone has not been pressurized and hardened like older, deep earth limestone. It was not difficult for the overflowing waters of the Gulf to erode the Yucatan/Cuba land bridge. You can practically break some of this limestone with your bare hands. Globigerina limestone and coralline limestone are the main types in this area.

The following quote from Quintana Roo Speleological Survey [ http://www.caves.org/project/qrss/geo.htm ] should provide a better idea of the age of some of the shore area of Yucatan

"Most Quaternary deposits on the isthmus are restricted to the present margins of the peninsula. These deposits are typically thin, extending 1-3 km inland from the Caribbean. Most Pleistocene deposits are the result of marine transgressions over Eastern Quintana Roo during the Illinois and Wisconsin Ice ages."

Below the Gulf were the Caribbean Land Masses. Much of these land areas were due to the 300' to 500' lower sea levels. This section of the Caribbean Basin formed 'millions of years ago' due to plate tectonic activity. The section known as the Caribbean was hundreds of feet lower than the area around the Gulf. This section is outlined by the Puerta Rico Trench. It was surrounded by hills that are today the island chain known as the Caribbean Islands.

The Gulf was fed by the Mississippi River. This river was a one hundred mile wide raging torrent from the melting Glacier to the Gulf.

The water flooding in from the glacial meltoff was much more than was flowing out through the smaller Florida Cuba opening. The Gulf became an Upland Sea with it's waters hundreds of feet higher than the Caribbean area. The waters backed up into Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, Texas and Mexico. This backup of water began flowing over the flat, low lying Yucatan Penensula and eroded back the southern side of Yucatan off Cuba's western coast. This weakened the land bridge between Cuba and Yucatan.

To gain a better understanding of the amount of water the Ice Age Glacier was pouring into the Gulf of Mexico, here is a quote from the St. Paul District Army Corps of Engineers
[ http://www.mvp.usace.army.mil/history/past_cultures/ ]

"Melting ice sheets released vast amounts of water that flooded the Mississippi Valley. These floods scoured the valley from the bluff to bluff, spilling meltwater miles back into tributary valleys".

Remember, the Mississippi Valley is 100 miles wide. This is an astounding amount of water. If you could stand on one side, you could not see the other side. The curveture of the Earth would prevent it. Standing on the shore of the Ocean, a six foot tall person with good eyesight can see the horizon about 3 miles away. The Mississippi was thirty times wider than that.

This incredible volume of water proved to be too much for the smaller Florida Yucatan opening. 12,000 years ago all of the now submerged land area of Florida and Yucatan was exposed. There was a much narrower opening between them. The backup of water was exerting tremendous pressure on the water that was escaping through the narrow divide in the Florida Yucatan exit. This highly pressurized water tore away at the walls of the opening and ripped away huge chunks of material, making it many times larger. As the onrushing water ripped away at the land between Cuba and Yucatan hundreds of trillions of metric tons of water poured through and hit the lower Caribbean land mass with the force of an explosion. Everything in the path of this unstoppable force was snatched from it's foundations and was ground into a mass of liquid land and carried out into the Atlantic Ocean or piled up on the southern side of the Caribbean Basin.

Cuba and the other Carribean Islands of today are but the leftover pieces of the Caribbean Basin that this Ice Age Caribbean Mega Flood could not dissolve.


In the image above the direction of water flow from the overflowing Gulf is indicated.
The main breech in the Land Bridge is represented. Debris Fields are also shown on both sides
of the Cayman Ridge.

If you would like to learn more about this event go to your favorite satellite viewer and type in Northeast Coast, South America. You will see the debris field left by this wash away. It totally fills the southern side of the Puerta Rico Trench and piles out into the Atlantic Ocean. It stretches along 500 miles of the South American coast line. Or you can use the really cool Google map:


Look at the area off the western tip of Cuba. There you will see the main area of the land Bridge we say was overcome by the meltoff water from the North American Ice Age Glacier.


The Caribbean Megaflood in a nutshell

The following series of images represent Amy Smith's Caribbean MegaFlood sequence.
Lost History Publishing-Amy Smith. Copyright © 2008.  All rights reserved

Lost History Publishing-Amy Smith.
Copyright © 2008.  All rights reserved

THE GULF CARIBBEAN AREA FORMATION

The prevailing geologic model maintains that the Caribbean crust formed in the Pacific over an Earth core hotspot or mantle plume within the Earth. The separation of the North American plate and the Yucatan Peninsula tectonic block began creating the Gulf of Mexico around 150mil. yrs. ago. The Gulf of Mexico Basin opened with a clockwise rotation of the Yucatan block . Over millions of years the Gulf has opened to it's present form.

The Cayman trough, or gully, was created when the Yucatan continental block, one of two Paleozoic blocks forming northern Central America split apart from the southern Nicaragua Honduras Block. This separation occurred from east to west forming what is now the Cayman Trench. The entire area, from Texas-Louisiana to Northern Central America opened like a Fan.

(according to the most prevailent models on the subject)

On the satellite photo the Cayman Ridge to the south of Cuba is visible. To the west is the Cuban Ridge (also called the Yucatan parallel ridge) that runs from the western tip of Cuba to the southwestern corner of the Yucatan Peninsula.

Below is a quote from the Department of Interior that lends support to the Yucatan Cuban Land Bridge connection

Possible Structural Link between Yucatan and Cuba

"Oceanographic investigations along the eastern margin of the Yucatan Peninsula (Quintana Roo Ter- ritory) have revealed the presence of two ridges separated by a depression, which parallel the Yucatan coast. The strike of the eastern, or Outer Ridge (north-north- east) changes to northeast at the northern end of this ridge and reaches toward the Cuban shelf. The origin of the Outer Ridge is unknown, but possibly it is a remnant of a Paleozoic fold belt that connects the basement rocks beneath the ridge east of British Honduras (TurnefFe Island well) with basement rocks on the Isle of Pines (CUBA)
The origin of the Outer Ridge is unknown, but some speculation appears to be justified, inasmuch as this is the first possible structural link that has been found between Cuba and Yucatan."

doi.aapg.org [ http://74.125.113.132/search?q=cache:QIVyJb32tuAJ:doi.aapg.org/data/bulletns/1968 ]

The Cayman Ridge, and in particular, the Cuban Ridge, were much higher than todays ridge lines during the last Ice Age. It was this more developed Ridge System that formed a narrow Land Bridge area between Yucatan and Cuba. This Land Bridge was the left over remnant of a Paleozoic Ridge System that connected Yucatan and Cuba. It was a mile high wall between the Gulf and the Caribbean and was at least several miles thick.

Most who are familar with the Yucatan Channel won't argue that the stub of a ridge system exist between Yucatan and Cuba today. Some will even agree, that at one point in time, Cuba and Yucatan were likely connected by land. The point of disagreement comes at the time of the disconnecting of these two bodies. They propose the time of this seperation in terms of Millions of years ago. This is due to the time required for Karsting to break down a limestone land base.

(Karsting is the dissolving of limestone over a long period of time to form cave systems and enlarged vertical cracks called joints. Limestone rocks are sedimentary rocks that are made from the mineral calcite which came from the beds of evaporated seas and lakes and from sea animal shells. Limestone is soluble in water. Karsting allows limestone to be broken down and washed away by water).

A land mass connection between Northeast Yucatan and Cuba would require Millions of years to break down due to the forces of water erosion and Karsting. We feel this process was still occuring at the end of the last Ice Age.

Between The edge of the Yucatan Channel and the Cayman Ridge is the abysmal plain of the northern Caribbean Basin. If you will study the Images, you will see a huge field of debris in this area. To us this is the washout of the Land Bridge between Yucatan and Cuba at the end of the last Ice Age. Some may counter that this was the process of millions of years of erosion.

We feel the distance between the debris field and the edge of the Yucatan plateau indicates the force of water that was required to propel this debris the distance it has been removed from the Yucatan area. Also, the collaspe of the Cuban shelf at the southwestern corner of Cuba indicates a force of water that undermined this area.

If you will study the image below you will see the debris field on the north side of the Cayman Ridge. This is the area we say the washout debris from the Yucatan Cuban land bridge was deposited.

To the south of the Cayman Ridge is the debris from the Megaflood hitting and overwashing the Cayman Ridge.


ADDITIONAL MATERIAL

In the summer of 2000, geologist Paulina Zelitsky, and her husband and business partner, Paul Weinzweig discovered geometrically shaped megalithic forms off the coast of Cuba. Because these shapes are seldom seen in nature, some hailed them as the work of a lost civilization. Paulina Zelitsky said she believed that a land bridge once joined Cuba and Yucatan. She felt that at the end of the ice age this land bridge collasped due to a seismic event.

We agree that a land bridge once connected Cuba and Yucatan. And, seismic activity probably played a roll in the collaspe of that land bridge. But, to us these geometric shapes are the result of splits, fractures and breakage in the plate material of Cuba and the land bridge. These forms broke and fractured into these shapes because of the incredible pressure of the water rushing over and through them from the collaspe of the Yucatan Cuba Land Bridge. We believe many more of these forms will be found stretched across the northern Caribbeans abysmal plain.

During the last Ice Age the sea levels were up to 500 ft. lower than todays levels. At that time the Cuban Ridge between Yucatan and Cuba was not washed down as it is today. For reasons that are as yet unexplained, there was a sudden melt down of the North American Glacier. This rapid melt down created huge Lakes of water. As these Lakes filled, they would break through Ice Dams and Earthern dikes. These megafloods filled the hundred mile wide Mississippi River Valley which dumped into the Gulf. The melt off water was more than the Florida Cuba exit could drain. This caused a backup of water in the Gulf. The Gulf became an Upland Sea with it's water level at 100 to 500 feet higher than the water level of the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.

The 300 to 500 ft. lower sea level of the Caribbean Sea left much land area exposed in the Caribbean Basin that isn't there today. As the water backed up in the Gulf it began to overflow and wash down the Cuban Ridge. The continual flow of water wore away the upper portion of the ridge as it drained over the top. Eventually there was a break in the Ridge, with the main break being at the western tip of Cuba. This allowed a Megaflood of water to wash into the lower Caribbean Basin. This Megaflood consisted of 600,000 sq mi of 100ft-500ft deep Gulf water. This Megaflood completly washed away the Cuban Ridge system and eroded down the Land areas in the Caribbean to the smaller Islands we see there today. Some of the debris from this overwash can still be seen on the northern and southern side of the Cayman Ridge. However, as the Megaflood washed away land, it also piled up debris along the southern ridge of the Caribbean and created some of the Islands along that side of the Caribbean Belt.

The rising sea level of the worlds Oceans at the end of the Ice Age filled the Caribbean Basin and today there is little evidence of the land that once existed there. But even today, if the water level were 300 to 500 feet lower, an entirely different chain of Cayman Islands and other Islands would exist in the Caribbean.

In the above presentation the land area of the Caribbean is presented as many Islands both large and small with inter-connecting waterways. It could have been a more solid land mass. The evidence has forever been removed and washed into the Ocean. We may never really know.

I don't know how much land mass was in the Caribbean Basin in 10,000 B.C., but I can see for myself that what is there today has been washed down to it's present mass by a large flood of waters. I think there was much that was there in the form of other small and large land areas that are gone today because of the Ice Age Melt Down. This is my Theory. Proving that this land existed will be a challenge as all traces are gone.


A SIDE NOTE

Using the above theory, the Caribbean became isolated from the Gulf due to a land bridge. Is it also possible, that with sea levels as much as 500ft. lower, the Caribbean also became isolated from the Atlantic Ocean due to the surrounding Caribbean Land Belt? Many who read of the isolation of the Caribbean from the Gulf due to a land bridge may ponder this same thought. This question intriuges me as well, but I do not have the answer. I don't know enough about the depth readings around the Caribbean belt to venture an opinion. "IF" it could have been isolated from the Atlantic, an entirely new set of dynamics would be presented. If anyone has any thoughts or information on this, please let me know!


Would you like to have a better idea of just how much flood water was flowing into the Gulf of Mexico from the Ice Age Glacier Melt Off?

Check out the Mississippi River Valley to get an idea of the amount of water I am talking about. Remember, this Valley was as much as 500ft. deeper than what you see according to greatrivers.com. It is covered over with 12,000 years of sediment buildup. View map, then consider the following thought.

The Ice Age Mississippi River carved out this enormous valley, but there is no evidence that the incredible errosion that washed out this Valley could have had a similar effect on the Gulf or Caribbean Region. This is a one hundred mile wide valley that according to the St. Paul Corp of Engineers was filled from bluff to bluff and overflowing into offshoot valleys.
That means a one hundred mile wide continually flowing wall of water as much as 500 to 1,000 ft. deep was flowing into the Gulf/Caribbean region. Perhaps it's just my misguided view, but in the face of of that much water, I consider this logic difficult to accept.

Gulf Of Mexico

In the Image above the Mississippi River Valley can be seen. It's more than 100 mile wide path caused by the melting Ice Age Glaicer cut deeply into the Gulf and carved away the then exposed Land area between Florida and Yucatan. The Florida Peninsula today is 90 to 125 miles wide which is about the width the Mississippi River was. That should give the reader of this article some idea of the incredible volume of water that was pouring into the Gulf region from the Ice Age Glacier. A river that massive feeding into the Gulf area would be akin to putting a garden hose into a coffee cup. Below is a quote from GreatRivers.com. This is a geological/historical site specializing on the rivers of North America.


"According to some scholars, catastrophic walls of ice broke off from the receding glaciers and joined a massive run-off of melt-water, scouring out the contours of the Mississippi River. It is envisioned that a sudden collapse of the NA ice cap produced a massive sea-level rise with the speed of a tidal wave around the world. It is likely that the river valley in the upper Mississippi was once 500 feet deeper than it is now, filled as it is with gravel and sand deposited by that melt-water. The accumulated Gulf of Mexico organisms have provided compelling evidence of a vast flood of fresh water about 11,600 years ago".

"The melting of those enormous ice sheets that, at their maximum, were 5,000 to 10,000 feet thick and covered hundreds of thousands of square miles, released tremendous amounts of water, forming huge glacial lakes. The largest of the glacial lakes, Lake Agassiz, covered northwest Minnesota, parts of North Dakota and the Canadian provinces of Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Ontario."

For more information: Dott, H.R., R.L. Batten. 1988. _Evolution of the Earth. Fourth Edition._ New York. McGraw-Hill Book Company. p463, 555. Laing, D. 1991. _The Earth System. An Introduction to Earth Science._ Dubuque, IA. Wm. C. Brown Publishers. p. 134. Ojakangas, R.W., C.L. Matsch. 1982. _Minnesota's Geology._ Minnesota. University of Minnesota Press. p110.

http://www.greatriver.com/Ice_Age/glacier.htm


There is a special aspect about flowing water. As it flows, it picks up particles of dirt and rock, even boulders, and becomes abrasive. These abrasive particles allow high pressure high volume water to cut away through solid rock foundations like a laser. The greater the volume and pressure of the water, the more abbrasive particles it can carry. The more particles, the more intense that laser becomes.

The southwestern side of the Gulf (the side closest to Mexico) is called the Sigsbee Deep (so named after Charles Dwight Sigsbee The first person to do deep water soundings and mapping of the Gulf). This is the side the greatest volume of water was pouring into. As the water poured in it turned to the northeast. Part of this flow cut back in to the incoming flow, and part went towards Florida. The part that turned inward created a wirlpool effect. This highly abrasive water spun like a drill, and is what helped cut out the Sigsbee Deep, the deepest part of the Gulf. This wirlpool drill action is also responsible for carving away the Florida Yucatan opening. This same effect then went on to leave it's mark on the Caribbean.

As the water exited the Sigsbee deep it was moving uphill out of the hole it had created at about a 45 degree angle. The water was traveling with such force it actually broke through the surface water above it. This created two vacumn areas on the bottom of the Gulf. The first was along the coast of Louisiana. The other was along the coast of the Alabama Mississippi border.

If you will study the Image above you will notice these two vacuum areas. "Nature abhors a vacuum". The water coming out of the Sigsbee Deep at a 45 degree angle was moving upwards with so much force it couldn't be drawn down to fill this vacuum. Water from the southeast was drawn in. The striations and water marks along the bottom in these two areas indicate this. This also is an excellent indicator of the terrific speed the water was traveling at.

As this high speed tsunami like wall of water reached the Florida coast on the Gulf side, it appears it may have overwashed at least the northern portion of the Florida Peninsula and dumped into the Atlantic Ocean. There will be more on this below the last Image on this page. I don't know how many of our readers have been to the Gulf. When you see it for yourself, you realize, it is an ocean. It may be smaller than others, but it still qualifies. Now try to imagine this Ocean boiling with the motion described here.


AN UPLAND SEA

With the backup of water from the inflow of the 100 mile wide Mississippi River, The Gulf became an Upland Sea with it's water level hundreds of feet above the lower lying Caribbean Basin. When this water broke through the narrow opening into the Caribbean, it released a devestating Megaflood that washed away any lower lying exposed land.

In the above Image the effects of the megaflood as it passed Cuba and washed over the very flat low lying area of the Yucatan Peninsula and entered the lower Caribbean can be seen. By the time the megaflood reached this area it had picked up so much sedimentary material it was almost fluid land. Notice the land by the northern portion of the Puerto Rico Trench. As this super abrasive water cut away the land it undercut this area causing a partial collapse of the region. This flowing water created a wirlpool effect and sandpapered the deepest portion of the Caribbean and carried all sediments out to sea.
 

Gulf/Caribbean

In the above Image the paths cut by water can clearly be seen. Also the pile up of debri in the Atlantic Ocean is seen as well. The highest point in Florida is a hill that is less than 400 ft. above present day sea level. Much of the state is considerably lower. After a careful study of the striations and debri fields in the Atlantic off the coast of Florida, it appears that the Gulf may have overflowed at least the northern portion of Florida and dumped debri into the Atlantic. If this can be verified it would be another indication of how high the Gulf was at one point. Debri mounds off the coast of the Bahamas, Puerto Rico and the northeast coast of South America are also evident in the above image.


Here is a view of how the Caribbean may have looked during the Ice Age. This Image deplicts a Caribbean isolated from the Atlantic Ocean. The sea levels were as much as 300 to 500 feet below todays sea levels. A great deal of land would have been exposed. In the above Image the only exit for water coming from the Gulf of Mexico was through the narrow Florida Cuba Strait. The flat terrain of the Yucatan Penensula was overwashed by the backup of water. As this water swept over Yucatan it finally washed away enough of the soft limestone bedrock to create the Yucatan Cuba opening. This, more than anything else allowed a Megaflood to wash into the Caribbean Basin. Once the Cuba Yucatan opening was created, nothing could stop the Megaflood from reaching the Caribbean Basin.


NOAH/PLATO THEORY SUPPORT

At this point I would like to state that I am well aware of other Theories concerning the Ice Ages. Theories like Earth core hot spots, Milankovitch Cycles and Coleman"s continental rise. Each of these theories have fallen in and out of favor in the scientific comunity a number of times and no genuine agreement has developed as to the actual cause of the Ice Ages or their end. The theory of a "Tilted Earth" proposed by The Book of Noah and Plato's Atlantis are just another theory along the way in the hope of a better understanding of the Earths history.

I do not know what forces could cause the Earth to Tilt. There are forces in this universe I am not aware of and that I don't understand. But I have listed below a few, that in my humble opinion may have played a part in such a Tilt. I have provided links back to the source of these materials. Some will accept a tilt theory, some will not. But Tilt or no Tilt, the Caribbean Megaflood took place!

SCIENTIFIC SUPPORT

To support the use of the Noah/Plato Earth Tilt Theory from the standpoint of science I submit this quote from Science Daily:

"By analyzing the magnetic composition of ancient sediments found in the remote Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard, Princeton University's Adam Maloof has lent credence to a 140-year-old theory regarding the way the Earth might restore its own balance if an unequal distribution of weight ever developed in its interior or on its surface. The theory, known as true polar wander, postulates that if an object of sufficient weight -- such as a supersized volcano -- ever formed far from the equator, the force of the planet's rotation would gradually pull the heavy object away from the axis the Earth spins around. If the volcanoes, land and other masses that exist within the spinning Earth ever became sufficiently imbalanced, the planet would tilt and rotate itself until this extra weight was relocated to a point along the equator."

-- Science Daily: Planet Earth May Have 'Tilted' To Keep Its Balance, Say Scientists http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2006/08/060825132321.htm


Here is another one from: David R. Cook Atmospheric Research Section Environmental Research Division Argonne National Laboratory.

Here is his answer to the question he was asked about how the Earth tilted to it's present 23.5 degree.
It is posted in the: Environmental Earth Science Archive

Question - What causes the tilt of the Earth's axis? Is it the result of the sun's and moon's gravity?
Why is it 23.5 degrees?

"This is a question that has been pondered by many scientists in the past and is to the present. The locations and gravity of the other planets, the Sun, and the Moon may have had some effect on the tilt of the Earth. However, a recent theory says that the shape of the Earth has had more of an effect on the tilt angle in the past. The shape may have been sufficiently altered by the massive ice sheets that have formed during ice ages to cause a change in the tilt. At least that is one theory. You can demonstrate this effect by adding a small piece of bubble gum to a ball (near its top but not at the pole itself); attempt to spin the ball and see what effect it has on the rotation and tilt of the ball. As ice accumulated at the North Pole and over the Northern Hemispheres during the ice ages, it may have changed the tilt in the same way, but much more slowly with time."

You can find this article at:
Ask A Scientist http://www.newton.dep.anl.gov/askasci/env99/env202.htm

Here is one from the: Department of Physics at the University of Illinois.

"The Earth has not always rotated at 23.5 degrees. Many factors effect the angle of Earth’s tilt. The motion of large air masses can change its tilt by measurable amounts even today. During the major Ice Ages, large sheets of ice on Earth’s surface and lowered sea level may have caused the Earth to have an even larger tilt."

You can find this article at:
University of Illinois http://van.physics.illinois.edu/qa/listing.php?id=1019

The above is one of the most profound statements in this entire webpage. If a mass of "AIR" can alter the tilt of the Earth, is it that difficult to believe that an elevated continent of Ice could do it?

Here is one from Penn. State University

A group of Geologist and other scientist backed by The National Science Foundation ran models of todays Earth, named Present Earth, with different tilt angles from 50 degrees to zero degree tilt. The following is the result of the zero degree tilt Earth:

"The researchers also ran some of the model Earths with zero tilt. “Present Earth is one of the most uninhabitable planets that we have simulated,” says Williams. “Approximately 8.7 percent of the Earth’s surface is colder than 14 degrees Fahrenheit on average, and this percentage peaks at 13.2 percent in February owing to the large landmasses at high latitude covered by snow.”

The only planets colder than today’s Earth are those simulated with no tilt."

Penn. State University http://www.psu.edu/ur/2003/planetarytilt.html

The National Science Foundation supported this work.

It seems an Earth with no tilt is very cold indeed. It's upper and lower sections would seem more likely to suffer an Ice Age. Just a thought.

That two mile thick ocean of ice over the North American continent not only moved because of it's own weight. Just as the moon today draws the oceans towards it with it's gravity creating the tides, it would also have drawn this ocean of ice. When aligned with the sun, the combined gravitational pull of Sun and Moon would have been a large factor in the tilt of the Earth at the end of the Ice Age.

Another factor was the oceans were as much as 300 to 500 ft lower than today (Depending on who's estimates you use) which also altered the weight dynamics. If the Earth Tilted as Plato and Noah described, it would have required all of these factors to come together at the right moment to cause the present tilt of the Earth. This is just my view. I have "NO" evidence to support this claim.

The absence of evidence is not evidence of absence


CLOSING REMARKS

I am not "Scientist" enough to debate the existence of Plato's Atlantis or the Earth Tilt Theory that Plato and the Book of Noah propose. I have only attempted to demonstrate a few pieces of evidence that may support their theory. The readers of this article will have to decide for themselves about these things.

There are many other "Flood and Lost Civilization" stories from our past that I have not made mention of in this writting. The fact that so many of these stories exist and follow much the same story line suggest that more study needs to be done before discounting them as mere legend. Be sure to check out the Atlantis Archives link below for more on this.

I do however hold that the Caribbean Mega Flood I have presented here is entirely possible and very likely took place.

It is not out of the realm of possibility that such a devastating event as a rapid meltdown of the NA Ice Sheet and rapidly rising sea levels could have left a profound impact on the stories of Floods and Lost Civilizations from many cultures.

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I hope you have enjoyed this presentation of  "AMY SMITH'S ATLANTIS".

This Atlantis site was constructed in order to include the only two known references to the Earth having Tilted: "The Book of Noah" and "Plato's Atlantis". There is also a reference to Genesis on this site.

Below is a link to this site for those who do not consider these works to be of historical significance. No reference to these materials or to a Tilt of the Earth are made. The site this link leads to is "Only" about a proposed Caribbean Mega Flood caused by the melting Ice Sheet over North America.

If you enjoy well written and researched articles about the lastest Atlantis findings as well as research into many other cutting edge topic's along with excellent Documentary Video then point your browser in the direction of

A question for the Doubters of the Theory of Atlantis!

Could HUMANS have been witness to, or been victims of the Caribbean Megaflood Event? The discovery of four 13,000yr. old Skeletal Remains in underwater caves off the Caribbean coast of Yucatan may reveal some surprising answers to the question on humans in the Americas. Also found in the caves were the remains of Elephants and giant Land Sloths. Could these people and animals have been washed into the caves by oh say.... A MEGAFLOOD? hhhmmmmm

For a look at the most most generally accepted theory about the Ice Ages today check out


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Atlantis: The Antediluvian World
by Ignatius Donnelly, Everett F. Bleiler (Editor)

This is the ultimate book on Atlantis. Well written (though hard to understand at times due to the 19th century grammar), well researched, and very informative. Required reading for anyone interesting in Atlantis.

 


 

The Atlantis Secret (US) | UK

(2001) In this book you will find a complete decoding not only of Plato’s lost continent of Atlantis but also of the entirety of Greek myths, mysteries and mysticism – all decoded in the light of Alan Alford’s exploded planet hypothesis. ‘The Atlantis Secret’ has been acclaimed as ‘a striking new hypothesis’ by Professor Christopher Gill, an expert on Plato and Atlantis, who has contributed a Foreword to the book.


The Destruction of Atlantis: 
Compelling Evidence of the Sudden Fall of the First Great Civilization
Frank Joseph, Zecharia Sitchin  

All human cultures, from classical and biblical to native North and South American, share the myth of an ancient deluge, often coinciding with a rain of fire from the heavens. What accounts for this shared myth of environmental catastrophe? Now, in The Destruction of Atlantis, author Frank Joseph links this worldwide cultural phenomenon to the story of the lost civilization of Atlantis, which in a single day and night disappeared into the sea in a violent cataclysm.


The Atlantis Blueprint
Colin Wilson, Rand Flem-Ath

 

A spellbinding blend of history and science, scholarship and speculation, this landmark work presents startling new evidence that traces archaeology's most enduring mysteries back to the lost civilization of Atlantis....


   

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