Was This Atlantis? Wolter Smit  

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Platon and Atlantis.
Cayce and Atlantis.
Its inhabitants, its size.
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The ocean floor.
Raised continents?
An island in the Atlantic?
The gulf stream.
The Poles.
Displacement of the poles?
The place of the impact.
The Biblical Flooding.
References of floods.
Global Warming.
The disappearance, when?
Which period?
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Planetary Alignments.
Our Planets.
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Astrology and Atlantis.
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The Gods went back home.
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The finding of Dr Brown.
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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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The location of impact.


n order to move the poles, the Earth should, as we have seen earlier, have been touched at a particular place. The exact location can obviously vary depending on the angle at which the celestial body had struck the Earth. We cannot ascertain with certainty an other important condition. It's in fact whether the earth revolved once faster or slower than today. Namely, if it turns faster now than before, the impact should have been in the same sense, if not, in the against-direction of rotation.

Possible areas of impact:

Faster rotation,
impact in the same sense.

Slower rotation,
impact in against-direction.

The Bermuda Triangle

Northwest Pacific Ocean

20° - 40° North et 60° - 100° West

40° - 70° North et 140° - 180° East

The Australian continent

South of Cape of Good Hope

20° - 40° South et 80° - 120° East

40° - 70° South et 0° - 40° West

It's a curious coincidence that the coast to the city of Charleston, the Bermuda Triangle thus, shows indeed a structure resembling an oval crater seven hundred to five hundred kilometers. This suggests us that this is an impact caused by a celestial object of fifty kilometers, striking the Earth at an angle. In addition to what we can see in the tables is that the size and location corresponds roughly to what is expected!

A little reminder, the move of poles is the same process as the change in orientation of the satellites, a small boost in the right place is enough to change the position. The only difference with satellites is that the Earth had no pulse in the opposite direction to stop the additional rotation. In fact, the result of the addition of the original and additional rotation was that the earth began to rotate on a different axis with a different speed. It would, in fact, suffice to add a North-South component to make the Earth rotate on another angle. We have, on the other hand, two possibilities left; one where a North-South component was added against-direction of rotation, then a second, where a North-South component was added in the same direction. Why North-South in one of the two and South-North in the other? It must be remembered, as we saw earlier, that we had a choice between a slowdown of the current North Pole, or an acceleration of the former North Pole, located somewhere on the continent of Greenland. As we have seen, 12'000 years ago, it was the today's North Pole which was describing a circle around a point which lies on the current Greenland. But nowadays it's this point on the continent of Greenland, which describes a circle around the pole of today. It must thus, for having reversed the situation, that the current North Pole has been slowed down, or that the former North Pole once located on the mainland of Greenland, has been accelerated. To find the speed of change, simply multiply the speed of rotation at the equator (463 m / sec.) with the sine of the angle of displacement. (Cosine of the degree of latitude!) But as we have seen, adding that speed of movement requires a lot of energy, which is calculated by multiplying the mass with the speed squared.

We should realize us that the amount of energy required is so high, that it's necessary to use a unit of measurement sufficiently large. We can at this stage take as reference the the most powerful thermonuclear hydrogen bomb in history, the “Tsar Bomba”, tested by the Soviet Union, which was 57 megatons TNT1.

As mentioned above, we should multiply the mass by the square of the speed to find out how much energy we need to move the poles. Speed is the sine of the angle of displacement multiplied by the speed of rotation at the equator. Then the mass is due to the spherical shape of the Earth, about two thirds of the landmass. The following table summarizes different angles with the speed and the additional amount of energy needed in terms of number of “Tsar Bomba's” of 57 megatons of TNT each.

Table of angles of displacement speed and force required:


Rotation speed.

Number of bombs “Tsar Bomba”


104 m/sec.

7 435 000


112 m/sec.

8 004 000


120 m/sec.

8 570 000


127 m/sec.

9 078 000


135 m/sec.

9 650 000

The table above does not mean that it's enough to blow almost ten million bombs such as a “Tsar Bomba” in the right place to make a pole movement. It wants to say only how much energy would be required to perform such an operation. What happened is that a relatively small mass had struck the Earth with a considerable speed. Upon impact, the result of mass multiplied by velocity squared was transformed into energy. It's this energy that was in turn partially converted into movement of the Earth. During this conversion we should probably count as much as twenty percent that had been lost as a warming of seawater. This small loss of energy still corresponded to an explosion of 1'929'000 bombs of the type as the “Tsar Bomba”.

We can, since we know the amount of energy needed, seek the relationship between the size and velocity of celestial objects. An example of common knowledge is, that as a general rule, a meteorite impact leaves a crater ten times its size. In other words, an object ten kilometers leaves a crater of hundred kilometers. In drawing up an array of objects of different sizes and their speed, we can search for a structure resembling a crater. Then taking into account that the object had struck the Earth at an angle, the crater in question might have an oval or elliptical form.

We can, by looking at the chart following, note that the objects of hundred kilometers and more were unlikely to have existed. With regard to the objects whose speed is greater than forty-two kilometers per second, they might not have existed too. What remains, are the objects whose sizes were forty to sixty kilometers. On the other hand, this findings should not exclude objects more than a hundred kilometers or less than thirty-five kilometers. Although these sizes are significantly less likely than others.

Speed in km / sec.

Size in km.













This table takes into account that most celestial bodies have a slightly higher density the the Earth. We also should remind that the escape speed of the solar system is 42 km / sec, excluding as such bodies with speeds over 50 km / sec.

By searching for possible places of asteroid impacts, we can find a few traces in the Bermuda Triangle. First, the Saragossa Sea, south of the islands of Bermuda, looks itself like an oval-shaped crater of a thousand kilometers. Then a second geological formation that looks like an oval crater of five hundred kilometers by seven hundred kilometers, is located just outside the continental plate of North America, next to the region of the city of Charleston.

The area of the city of Charleston shows also other geological curiosities. Apart from this strange shaped area resembling a crater off the coast, this area does not only has a great number of earthquakes, but we find here also many small craters. The area with small craters curiously has also a form of an oval and extends the crater shaped hole which is located off the coast.

We have two other conditions, that we may verify in an indirect manner. We have seen that the impact could have come either in the opposite direction of the Earth rotation, either in the same direction. This goes without saying that in the case of a slowdown, the duration of one day should have become longer and in the case of an acceleration, this period should have become shorter. We can estimate that in the case of a slowdown, the day should have been ± 23 hours in the place of the twenty-four of today. On the other hand, the acceleration should have had the opposite effect, a day of ± 25 hours in the place of twenty-four today. We should make the search for a mention or a calendar with a year of 350 days, or one with a year of 380 days. Another indication that we can possibly verify is the biological clock of animals and the human biological clock. It seems, in fact, that, after an experiment conducted by French scientists, the human biological clock is still set on a length of a longer day and is more closely to twenty-five hours then twenty-four. The experience that these scientists had carried out was quite simple, they locked a volunteer in a underground cavern for several days without reference to the outside. This person had then a delay in counting days. It was as if his biological clock was always running with a length of day of twenty-five hours.

Could the impact have modified the Earth orbital time?

The Earth goes round the Sun in around 8'765 hours and about forty-nine minutes. A collision with a celestial object has, because of the enormous difference in mass (one to ten million), little effect on the duration of the orbit. A collision would have, on the other hand, an effect on the duration of the day, especially that a collision is rarely at the center and will inevitably change the rotation of the Earth. The proportion of this change depends on the location, speed and angle of impact. On the number of days per year and the length of the day, a simple calculation learns us that an extension of the duration of the day gives us necessarily fewer days per year. Then a shorter day length gives us more days per year. The importance of the biological clock lies in the fact that humans, like other animals have adapted over thousands of years and thousands of generations, at a certain time of day. And it's precisely this term that was suddenly changed, without that genetic adaptation could have taken place. In this way, there will still be many people and animals, as the researcher, who lived and still live with a biological clock of twenty-five hours.

Remind; most people want to go later to bed in the evening and get up later in the morning, when they don't have to!

1Le trinitrotoluène (TNT) is a explosive used in several mixtures, in particular with equal proportions with ammonium nitrate to form amatol.

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