Mathilda’s Weird World Weblog

July 16, 2009

Adam’s Calendar

Filed under: Ancient Technology — Tags: — mathilda37 @ 4:44 pm

Someone sent this to me as ‘proof’ of an ancient civilisation in Africa.

Adams calendar.

 

It is claimed to be a Stonehenge like calendar, 75,000 years old. What a load of bollocks that is.

First of all, I’ve seen no evidence this site was ever dated, or that they are anything other than a natural rock formation (although I’ll concede it is possible the stones come from elsewhere, not enough reliable info).

Secondly, they claim it matches the stars- well after 75,000 years no stone circle will match the stars as the damn thing move from their positions over time, and 75k is certainly enough time for a lot of them to have moved away from any ancient intended alignment.

This is meant to show roads and and a city.

Nothing but natural formations there. I guess the guy has to sell his book somehow.

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June 11, 2008

Ezekiel’s spaceship.

Filed under: Ancient Technology, UFO's, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — mathilda37 @ 10:30 am

Ezekiels spaceship.

As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal. 

 And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,

but each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.

Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot. And they sparkled like burnished bronze.

 Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:

 their wings touched one another. Each one of them went straight forward, without turning as they went.

 10 As for the likeness of their faces, each had a human face. The four had the face of a lion on the right side, the four had the face of an ox on the left side, and the four had the face of an eagle.

11 Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above. Each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.

12 And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.

13 As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

14 And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

15 Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. 

16 As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.

17 When they went, they went in any of their four directions  without turning as they went.

18 And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.

19 And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose.

20 Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures  was in the wheels.

21 When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

22 Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads.

23 And under the expanse their wings were stretched out straight, one toward another. And each creature had two wings covering its body.

24 And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of many waters, like the sound of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

25 And there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

26 And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire;  and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.

27 And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him. 

28 Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.

Such was the appearance of the likeness of the glory of the Lord. And when I saw it, I fell on my face, and I heard the voice of one speaking.

 *                   *                *

So here is my interpretation of all this (not being a Christian, I feel no guilt about dissecting a script like this).

As I looked, behold, a stormy wind came out of the north, and a great cloud, with brightness around it, and fire flashing forth continually, and in the midst of the fire, as it were gleaming metal.

Ezekiel see’s an ‘Independence Day’ style cloud of fire and smoke coming towards him, possibly retro rockets. In one translation of this text, I’ve seen the description of the lights flashing around/circling the metal object in the middle of the fire and smoke.

And from the midst of it came the likeness of four living creatures. And this was their appearance: they had a human likeness,

I find it interesting that the text says ‘the likeness of four living creatures’ and not living creatures. This could just be a quirk of translation, but it does leave the option open for something metal that just resemble a human form a little.

But each had four faces, and each of them had four wings.

The ‘four faces’ could be read as in ‘faces on a cube’, so with a big metal cube at one end, possibly the housing for the ‘wings’.

 ‘Their legs were straight, and the soles of their feet were like the sole of a calf’s foot. And they sparkled like burnished bronze.’

This seems to describe some sort of cushioned landing gear at the base of the ‘beings’.

Under their wings on their four sides they had human hands. And the four had their faces and their wings thus:

 Their wings touched one another. Each one of them went straight forward, without turning as they went.

Such were their faces. And their wings were spread out above. Each creature had two wings, each of which touched the wing of another, while two covered their bodies.

And each went straight forward. Wherever the spirit would go, they went, without turning as they went.

The description of the four wings touching each other and moving as one is an excellent description of helicopter rotor blades. The descriptions of the ox face/human face seem to be decorative effects on the rotor housings.

As for the likeness of the living creatures, their appearance was like burning coals of fire, like the appearance of torches moving to and fro among the living creatures. And the fire was bright, and out of the fire went forth lightning.

 And the living creatures darted to and fro, like the appearance of a flash of lightning.

This is an interesting passage. It suggests to me that the ship was glowing red from the heat of re-entry, and was having electrical discharges sparking across it.

Now as I looked at the living creatures, I saw a wheel on the earth beside the living creatures, one for each of the four of them. 

 As for the appearance of the wheels and their construction: their appearance was like the gleaming of beryl. And the four had the same likeness, their appearance and construction being as it were a wheel within a wheel.

When they went, they went in any of their four directions  without turning as they went.

And their rims were tall and awesome, and the rims of all four were full of eyes all around.

And when the living creatures went, the wheels went beside them; and when the living creatures rose from the earth, the wheels rose.

Wherever the spirit wanted to go, they went, and the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures  was in the wheels.

When those went, these went; and when those stood, these stood; and when those rose from the earth, the wheels rose along with them, for the spirit of the living creatures was in the wheels.

And these are the wheels the come out out the landing gear. Beryl translates as bronze, I believe. The eyes around the rims could be interpreted as as bolts or screws.

Over the heads of the living creatures there was the likeness of an expanse, shining like awe-inspiring crystal, spread out above their heads.

This could be the metallic body of the craft, or a description of the cockpit (it’s described as a crystal dome in some translations).

And when they went, I heard the sound of their wings like the sound of many waters, like the sound of the Almighty, a sound of tumult like the sound of an army. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

So when the wings moved it made a loud noise (again, I’m thinking helicopter).

And there came a voice from above the expanse over their heads. When they stood still, they let down their wings.

And above the expanse over their heads there was the likeness of a throne, in appearance like sapphire;  and seated above the likeness of a throne was a likeness with a human appearance.

Someone speaks to Ezekiel from the craft, after turning of the engines. Ezekiel can see a man seated inside through the glass, on a blue pilots seat.

And upward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were gleaming metal, like the appearance of fire enclosed all around. And downward from what had the appearance of his waist I saw as it were the appearance of fire, and there was brightness around him. 

Like the appearance of the bow that is in the cloud on the day of rain, so was the appearance of the brightness all around.

The pilot seem to be wearing some kind of metallic space armour, and it’s reflecting the lights from the cockpit instrument array, in all different colours.

I have to say, this doesn’t sound like a technology any more in advance of what we could muster up today. I suppose if a bronze age goat herder saw a modern Chinook helicopter the description might well read something like this.

Probability, a pretty low 1%.

Very odd though.

June 10, 2008

An ice age sphinx? Probably not.

Filed under: Ancient Technology, Uncategorized — Tags: , , — mathilda37 @ 11:31 am

The greatest monumental sculpture in the ancient world, the Sphinx is carved out of a single ridge of stone 240 feet (73 meters) long and 66 feet (20 meters) high. The head, which has a markedly different texture from the body, and shows far less severe erosion, is a naturally occurring outcrop of harder stone. To form the lower body of the Sphinx, enormous blocks of stone were quarried from the base rock (and these blocks were then used in the core masonry of the temples directly in front and to the south of the Sphinx). While a few stubborn Egyptologists still maintain that the Sphnix was constructed in the 4th Dynasty by the Pharaoh Chephren (Khafre), an accumulating body of evidence, both archaeological and geological, indicates that the Sphinx is far older than the 4th Dynasty, and was only restored by Chephren during his reign. There are no inscriptions on the Sphinx, or on any of the temples connected to it that, that offer evidence of construction by Chepren, yet the so-called ‘Inventory Stele’ (uncovered on the Giza plateau in the 19th century) tells that the Pharaoh Cheops – Chephren’s predecessor – ordered a temple built alongside the Sphinx, meaning of course that the Sphinx was already there, and thus could not have been constructed by Chephren.

A much greater age for the Sphinx has been suggested by R.A. Schwaller de Lubicz, based upon geological considerations. Schwaller de Lubicz observed, and recent geologists (such as Robert Schoch, Professor of Geology at Boston University) have confirmed, that the extreme erosion on the body of the Sphinx could not be the result of wind and sand, as has been universally assumed, but rather was the result of water. Geologists agree that in the distant past Egypt was subjected to severe flooding. Wind erosion cannot take place when the body of the Sphinx is covered by sand, and the Sphinx has been in this condition for nearly all of the last five thousand years – since the alleged time of its 4th Dynasty construction. Furthermore, if wind-blown sand had indeed caused the deep erosion of the Sphinx, we would expect to find evidence of such erosion on other Egyptian monuments built of similar materials and exposed to the wind for a similar length of time. Yet the fact of the matter is, that even on structures that have had more exposure to the wind-blown sand, there are minimal effects of erosion, the sand having done little more than scour clean the surface of the dressed stones.

Additional evidence for the great age of the Sphinx may perhaps be indicated by the astronomical significance of its shape, being that of a lion. Roughly every two thousand years (2160 to be exact), and because of the precession of the equinoxes, the sun on the vernal equinox rises against the stellar background of a different constellation. For the past two thousand years that constellation has been Pisces the Fish, symbol of the Christian age. Prior to the age of Pisces it was the age of Aries the Ram, and before that it was the age of Taurus the Bull. It is interesting to note that during the first and second millennia BC, approximately the Age of Aries, ram-oriented iconography was common in Dynastic Egypt, while during the Age of Taurus the Bull-cult arose in Minoan Crete. Perhaps the builders of the Sphinx likewise used astrological symbolism in designing their monumental sculpture. The geological findings discussed above indicate that the Sphinx seems to have been sculpted sometime before 10,000 BC, and this period coincides with the Age of Leo the Lion, which lasted from 10,970 to 8810 BC.

Further support for this vast age of the sphinx comes from a surprising sky-ground correlation proven by sophisticated computer programs such as Skyglobe 3.6. These computer programs are able to generate precise pictures of any portion of the night sky as seen from different places on earth at any time in the distant past or future. Graham Hancock explains in Heaven’s Mirror that, “computer simulations show that in 10,500 BC the constellation of Leo housed the sun on the spring equinox – i.e. an hour before dawn in that epoch Leo would have reclined due east along the horizon in the place where the sun would soon rise. This means that the lion-bodied Sphinx, with its due-east orientation, would have gazed directly on that morning at the one constellation in the sky that might reasonably be regarded as its own celestial counterpart.”

The foregoing discussion means that the monumental sculpture of the Sphinx may have existed at a time when (according to prevailing archaeological theory) there were no civilizations on earth and humans had not yet evolved beyond hunter-gatherer lifestyles. This matter is so radical that scholarly reticence in acknowledging it is understandable. If the Sphinx is indeed this old then contemporary assumptions regarding the development of civilization must be entirely reworked and the mystifying question of Plato’s Atlantis should be given very serious consideration.

 

This is an article I’ve borrowed from somewhere on the internet. Firstly, I’d like to point out that the Sphinx is a naturally occurring huge lump of stone sitting on the sand, so attributing an astrological configuration to it is dubious at best, as it wasn’t placed in that position. The builders had to work with what they had, where it was.

Also, recent surveys of the Sphinx have shown that it’s eroding at a frighteningly quick rate, and some of the information I’ve seen suggest that the fissures aren’t caused by water at all, by various other causes, with the main culprit simply being the poor quality of the stone that the Sphinx is carved from.

Then there’s the issue of getting together a workforce to construct such a large object. You’d need sedentary skilled labourers, and for that you need agriculture for many generations prior to build up the skills and numbers necessary.

Agriculture arrived in the Nile Delta  from the near East about 5,500 BC, so this certainly allows for some form of earlier construction , (hunter gatherers don’t seem to go in for building large monuments). The Sphinx is built in the North, near the Nile Delta, so this allows an earlier construction too. So, a very earliest construction date of 5,000 BC then, but probably closer to the orthodox 2,500 BC, bearing in mind the rate of observed erosion on it.

Probability of being 10,500 years old, a pretty unlikely 5%

 Sorry Graham.

May 17, 2008

A nuclear bomb in the ancient Hindu text, the Mahabharata?

Filed under: Ancient Technology, Uncategorized — Tags: , , , — mathilda37 @ 12:29 pm

No, I’m not totally  mad. Oppenheimer thought it may have happened. He was very familiar with the ancient Hindu texts. When asked if his was the first ever detonation of of a nuclear bomb, he said. ‘Yes, in modern times’.

A more haunted human will never be seen.

The Epics

The Mahabharata and Ramayana are the national epics of India. They are probably the longest poems in any language. The Mahabharata, attributed to the sage Vyasa, was written down from 540 to 300 B.C. The Mahabharata tells the legends of the Bharatas, a Vedic Aryan group. The Ramayana, attributed to the poet Valmiki, was written down during the first century A.D., although it is based on oral traditions that go back six or seven centuries earlier. The Ramayana is a moving love story with moral and spiritual themes that has deep appeal in India to this day.

This is from the ancient Hindu text the Mahabharata.

“Gurkha, flying a swift and powerful vimana [fast aircraft],
hurled a single projectile [rocket]
charged with the power of the Universe [nuclear device].

An incandescent column of smoke and flame,
as bright as ten thousand suns,
rose with all its splendour.

It was an unknown weapon,
an iron thunderbolt,
a gigantic messenger of death,
which reduced to ashes
the entire race of the Vrishnis and the Andhakas.

The corpses were so burned
as to be unrecognizable.

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.”

 A second passage.

“Dense arrows of flame,
like a great shower,
issued forth upon creation,
encompassing the enemy.
A thick gloom swiftly settled upon the Pandava hosts.
All points of the compass were lost in darkness.
Fierce wind began to blow
Clouds roared upward,
showering dust and gravel.

Birds croaked madly…
the very elements seemed disturbed.
The sun seemed to waver in the heavens
The earth shook,
scorched by the terrible violent heat of this weapon.

Elephants burst into flame
and ran to and fro in a frenzy…
over a vast area,
other animals crumpled to the ground and died.
From all points of the compass
the arrows of flame rained continuously and fiercely.” — The Mahabharata

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 it sits death…” . — The Ramayana

For something written before the first nuke was detonated, it does a stand up job of describing deaths from radiation poisoning, and the blast itself.

Other reading seems to place the site as being in Rajasthan, West of Jodhpur, where there is a very radioactive piece of land. There’s a high rate of birth defects in the area.

Of course, this could also be a damned great comet or asteroid impact of the ‘Tunguska’ variety, with some heavy metal poisoning thrown in, and plenty of myth involved.

Chances of being real, 1% (never say never).

May 14, 2008

Sunken city off the coast of cuba.

Filed under: Ancient Technology, Atlantis, Drowned cities — Tags: , , , , — mathilda37 @ 9:35 am

 cuba-city.gif

 ‘Lost city’ found beneath Cuban waters

A team of explorers working off the western coast of Cuba say they have discovered what they think are the ruins of a submerged city built thousands of years ago.
Researchers from a Canadian company used sophisticated sonar equipment to find and film stone structures more than 2,000 feet (650 metres) below the sea’s surface.

aerial-cuba-florida.jpg

 

They say they still do not understand the exact nature of their discovery, and plan to start a thorough analysis of the site – off the tip of the Guanahacabibes Peninsula – in January.

Advanced Digital Communications is one of four firms working in a joint venture with President Fidel Castro’s government to explore Cuban waters, which hold hundreds of treasure-laden ships from the Spanish colonial era.

The explorers first spotted the underwater city last year, when scanning equipment started to produce images of symmetrically organized stone structures reminiscent of an urban development.

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 It’s a really wonderful structure which really looks like it could have been a large urban centre
 
In July, the researchers returned to the site with an explorative robot device capable of highly advanced underwater filming work.

The images the robot brought back confirmed the presence of huge, smooth blocks with the appearance of cut granite.

Some of the blocks were built in pyramid shapes, others were circular, researchers said.

They believe these formations could have been built more than 6,000 years ago, a date which precedes the great pyramids of Egypt by 1,500 years.

“It’s a really wonderful structure which really looks like it could have been a large urban centre,” ADC explorer Paulina Zelitsky told the Reuters news agency.

“However, it would be totally irresponsible to say what it was before we have evidence.”

The thing in this news item from the BBC that worries me is the figure of 650m depth. When would that ever have been at the surface? The sea levels are only supposed to have risen 140m maximum. There would have to have been some subsidence on an Atlantean scale for that to have been possible.

Chance of being real… 5%

 

 

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