Was This Atlantis? Wolter Smit  

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Platon and Atlantis.
Cayce and Atlantis.
Its inhabitants, its size.
Its disappearance.
Clues and questions.
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?
Other events.
Planetary Alignments.
Our Planets.
Ancient Egypt.
Cultural similarities.
Astrology and Atlantis.
Memories of past lives.
The Gods went back home.
Our Religions.
Archaeological evidences.
The finding of Dr Brown.
Evidence in the myths.
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The Cayce Readings.
Platon, Critias.
Platon, Timaeus.
Flooding Myths.
Indian Aircraft Techology.
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Was This Atlantis?
Examination of the possible location and the reason of its disappearance.
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What time of year?


hat time of year the has event taken place? Well tell you, we don't even know the exact year, how can we then determine at what time of year the event would have happened? What clues do we have to know the time of year? But before seeing evidence, it must already be asked, when was it winter? This may be at first sight a silly question, but we must take into account that the spring equinox moves currently a day every seventy-one years. If we divide the number of years that have elapsed since the supposed disappearance of Atlantis, by seventy-one, we see that the spring equinox and the winter with him, was one hundred sixty-five days later. (The spring equinox moves counter-clockwise!) The longest night and the middle of winter, therefore, fell somewhere between June and July!

Zodiac sign of Denderah:

The zodiac of Denderah contains a special sign in the era of the Leo: a lion in a boat. This sign is positioned according to the interpreters on 9792 years before Christ. But according to these interpreters, the fact that the boat contains a lion could mean that this disaster was not only present during the era of Leo, but while the Sun was in the sign of Leo too, which leads us to the months of August and September.

The frozen mammoths:

Before asking questions about the frozen mammoths, we should already have an idea of the climate before the abrupt change. Although today there are a lot of theories about this, we could already try to see which climate would correspond to the food they had found in the stomachs of frozen mammoths. For today a climate where we can find pine trees, herbs, larch and willows, is found in mountain areas between five hundred and two thousand meters of altitude. So it was a region where the temperature was up to twenty degrees centigrade in summer and down to thirty below zero (centigrade!) in winter. It was certainly not the French Riviera, but the climate does not correspond to that of Siberia today either. If the event occurred in summer, the mammoths would have had time to migrate south since they could completely withstand a temperature drop of twenty to zero, or even five to ten below. If, on the other hand, the event took place in winter, when it was already twenty below zero, with a temperature drop to less than forty degrees, or even more, would have had given them little chance to leave and even fewer survive. We can therefore estimate that the event should have taken place during the winter months, from mid-May until mid-September thus, which is curiously the same period of the year as in the zodiac of Denderah.

The inclination of the axis of the Earth's rotation:

Why is the inclination of the axis of the Earth's rotation so important? We all know that the moon causes tides. But in the case, as now, a slope that does not correspond to the inclination of the orbit of the Moon is causing the tides to be asymmetrical to the rotation axis. The strength of the tides exerted on the Earth's crust will necessarily influence the Earth's rotation and this rotation will change very slowly. We can therefore expect that the axis of the Earth's rotation and with it the pole position and orientation in space, are changing. This movement that, according to today's believes, is just circular, causes the the spring equinox to move a day every seventy-one years. But to claim that this movement is indeed circular, remains to be seen. It's highly likely that this movement is a spiral movement. It's precisely this movement that would spiral slowly but surely the axis of the Earth's rotation into a position where the rotation axis corresponds again to the inclination of the lunar orbit.

We know that the inclination of the lunar orbit is about six degrees and the inclination of the axis of the Earth's rotation is about twenty-three degrees. So we see that the difference is around seventeen degrees and is thus, roughly, the assumed displacement of the poles. This could mean that this movement should have taken place when these two axes were aligned. Then, these axes are not aligned but during a solar eclipse! We can without too much risk assume that the impact should have taken place either during the months of February-March, or during the months August-September. We know that the impact had not only taken place during an alignment, but also in the same direction. Then by inspecting the angle of inclination of lunar orbit, we can see that it's during the months of August-September that the angle was in the same direction. This means that, taking into account that mid-winter was around beginning July, the impact should have taken place in late winter, early spring. The beginning of spring has since the event almost made an U-turn, ie about one hundred and sixty-five days.

Story of the Cheyennes, Indians of North America.

The Cheyennes, Indians of North America, have us left with the only myth referring to a specific period of the year, by confirming an event that caused a flood during or at the end of winter:

There had been during a particularly harsh winter, large floods, earthquakes and volcanic eruptions. Humanity had to spend the winter in caves.

This story does not only, like other myths, refer to rain, which is the cause of the flooding, but brings a significant accuracy. Alluding to volcanic eruptions and earthquakes, this story might indicate that the event was caused by a collision with a celestial body.


We can ask why to insist on a move in the same direction, ie at a time when the tilt of the Earth was the same as the lunar orbit. Because this is a simple matter of addition. Because in the case of a shift of the poles of seventeen degrees, the addition of seventeen and six is twenty-three, as is the case now. A move to the other direction, on the other hand, would not be an addition but a subtraction and the end result would have been the difference of seventeen and six, in other words eleven. The Earth would have shown an inclination of eleven degrees in this case, instead of twenty-three today. Then in the case of a lateral movement, ie with an angle of ninety degrees in relation to each other, will require the square root of the sum of the squares of seventeen and six. The inclination of the Earth should have been, in this case, eighteen degrees in place of twenty-three.

When was the tilt of the Earth and Moon in the same direction? This is the case when the Moon is in a position for a solar eclipse, ie February-March or August-September. Then because of the inclination of the orbit, it's only during the period August-September that it's positioned in the same direction.

Now we just need to make a simple calculation, since we can estimate, with a slope identical to that of the lunar orbit, the middle of winter, which is now at 22 December, should have been the first July. This positions us the spring equinox on 30 September.

If we then multiply the difference in days, taking a margin, the position between the solar eclipse in the Autumn equinox until the following spring, with seventy-one, we get a date ranging from 9'350 to 10'700 years before Christ.

This date range is entirely consistent with the indications of Plato, who had located the event at about 9'600 years before Christ.

An interesting observation is that the Atlantean population should have seen a solar eclipse, followed by an appearance of a comet or other celestial object, rapidly approaching the Earth, just before the destruction of their country. Ancestral fear for solar eclipses and appearances of comets in the sky, is perhaps not so trivial as they may seem.

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