While most of the USSA is freezing from record cold temperatures (one wonders how cold it is in Canada!), it seems appropriate to blog about this story which came into my inbox during the holidays from Mr. V.T., a regular article contributor here.  As one might imagine, this prompt some really high octane speculation:

Mysterious Fossilized Antarctic Forest May Offer Evidence Of The Great Flood – But Some Facts Speak Against This Theory

As one might imagine, there are those taking this fossilized Antarctic forest as evidence of the Flood. But there's a teensy weensy "catch":

The fossilized trees in Antarctica, discovered by a team of scientists led by Erik Gulbranson, a paleoecologist at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee raise a number of unanswered questions.


Scientists say the prehistoric forest on Antarctica existed long before the dinosaurs roamed the Earth. About 280 million years ago it was rapidly buried in volcanic ash, which preserved it down to the cellular level. The age of the forest alone speaks against the Great Flood theory because it is highly unlikely the Deluge happened so long ago.

Now, as one can imagine, that date of 280 million years ago sparked my interest, because if one adds "fossilized forest" to the small but growing amount of indicators that there may be very old and ancient artificial and perhaps even human structures on that polar continent, then clearly at one time in the distant path the world's geography was vastly different, and Antarctica-Atlantis - if I may be so bold - was a part of it. The problem, as the article points out, is the chronology: either one has to assume a very old date for such things, which raises the question of how the Atlantis mythology could be preserved to Plato's articulation of it.

One answer might be my "cosmic war" scenario which I outlined in my book of that name. In that book I hypothesized that the explosion of the planet that used to orbit in the asteroid might have been the cause of the flood myths, if that planet was a large water-bearing body. Shockwaves of water would have scoured Mars and concussed the Earth, perhaps burying Antarctica in water (ice) and altering the planet's continental disposition radically. The problem, once again, is the chronology: in my scenario, that event occurred either at 3.2 million years ago, or at 65 million years ago. Again, the datasets of chronological benchmarks are all messed up.

But one thing does emerge from this discovery and its implications: the history of Antarctica, and of our planet, is in need of some drastic revision. The problem is, do we yet have enough chronological information to compile a comprehensive history that does justice to such scenarios?

My intuition tells me, not yet.

But... we're fast approaching the point that the effort will have to be made.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Tony on January 9, 2018 at 7:17 am

    Probably behind the pack on this, but perhaps an earlier deluge, well before the Great Flood (of relatively recent history), from the breakdown of a satellite?

  2. Bill M on January 8, 2018 at 5:26 pm

    I have a theory that explains this – the “Isaiah Shift Theory. Every 6XXX years, Our Solar System passes through the Milky Way’s Galactic Plane. This plane has an incredible gravitational force that spins around the center of the Galaxy. That is why Galaxy’s are shaped like disks. When the earth passes through this plane, the gravitational forces bring all of the water towards the North Pole, and leaves the earth rotating on a slightly different axis after it passes through (the polar “Shift”). This explains why the Mammoth suddenly found themselves in an arctic environment after the pole shift. It also explains a “Great flood” in the Northern Hemisphere. It also explains how trees could have lived on Antarctica when it was located farther North, then froze when the Pole shifted and left Antarctica in a more Southerly location. Also explains how the Grand Canyon was formed, and other Scientific “Mysteries”….
    And No, I do not know when the next shift will occur, but it could be at anytime….\

  3. Robert Barricklow on January 7, 2018 at 11:56 am

    I just recently had a conversation w/a “man in the know” who had a surprising rumor: There is a living world under the ice. Know that’s the strangest thing I’ve heard in sometime[in the context that/an intelligent source that gave it some credence?].

  4. Dag from Ringerike on January 6, 2018 at 3:47 pm

    Some years ago I stumbled over the Electic Universe webside and of course I bought their DVD´s. Their arguments are very compeling or convincing. On that trail I went further on my internet search

    I then stumbled over Peter Mungo Jupp, an Australian out of the box presenter over the ancient issues, and of course bought several of his DVDs.

    If I remember correct, I have to go back to my library if so, in one of his DVDs he showed petrified wood from Antarctica. But he also showed in the same DVD examples of petrified wood that have been covered for several years around high voltage ground power lines.

    His interpretation was that the petrified wood pieces in Antarctica could have been a result of high electrical charges from space – in the realm of the Electric Universe interpretation of big events – and that could have been a not so far from now.

    So there you have it.
    All the Best, Dag.

  5. goshawks on January 6, 2018 at 5:05 am

    The circa 280 million years age of the fossilized forest is within reasonable-agreement with the massive Permian extinction event of around 250 million years ago. The vast ‘Siberian Traps’ lava flows are seen by most earth-bound geologists as triggering this catastrophe (much worse than the dinosaur extinction event).

    However, more-celestial geologists have noted that massive asteroid/comet strikes cause additional havoc at their exact-opposite point on the globe due to shockwaves expanding-out and then converging at that point. On our Moon, the exact-opposite points of Mare basins are labeled as chaotic terrain. (Noteworthy is that the dinosaur-extinction asteroid crater has an exact-opposite point on the globe – at 65mya – where the vast ‘Deccan Traps’ lava flows began at about the same time.)

    So, some scientists have extrapolated-out where the exact-opposite point of the ‘Siberian Traps’ lava flows was at 280mya. It is an ocean area somewhat west of Australia. There is a quasi-circular form on the ocean bed in that area, but it has been mangled by time and continental drift to where there is still controversy over it being a ‘hit’. (Curiously, little time and money has been allocated to proving-out this important site.)

    If this was indeed a massive ‘hit’, there would have been both devastating tsunamis down at Antarctica and an increase in worldwide volcanism. That forest may have been doomed from space – whether as a random event or as ‘collateral damage’ from a “cosmic war” scenario…

    • goshawks on January 6, 2018 at 5:08 am

      Oops, should be “where the exact-opposite point of the ‘Siberian Traps’ lava flows was at 250mya.”

  6. zendogbreath on January 5, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    how exactly does one date a fossilized forest?

    in the last few years, we’ve seen that there is no constant for gravity, the speed of light,…

    everything changes and fluxes depending on a number of variables. the decay rate of carbon 14 changes with at least one variable stimuli: solar ejecta.

    on top of that, electric universe theorists have posited plausible explanations for instant fossilization during plasma discharges. as well as plasma and earthquakes and weather and volcanic eruptions all be tied together in cause and even more so effect.

    how exactly does one date all of recorded and especially unrecorded history to such detailed data points?

    • zendogbreath on January 5, 2018 at 10:24 pm

      for anyone doubting that changes over the ages can happen in a heartbeat instead of over zillions of years, please take a look at a number of phenomena that have recently been noted has happening instantly. didn’t some recent nova or super nova or brown dwarf flare out in days instead of millions of years? oh yeh, and how exactly are all those wooly mammoths buried under siberian ice with mouths filled with fresh clover splained?

      amazing what we might learn when we cop to more of what we don’t know. graham hancock, are you reading any of this? care to comment?

    • zendogbreath on January 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm

      hmm modded. let’s see….

      for anyone doubting that changes over the ages can happen in a heartbeat instead of over zillions of years, please take a look at a number of phenomena that have recently been noted that happened instantly instead. didn’t some recent nova or super nova or brown dwarf flare out in days instead of millions of years? oh yeh, and how exactly are all those wooly mammoths buried under siberian ice with mouths filled with fresh clover splained?

      amazing what we might learn when we admit to more of what we don’t know. graham hanc ock, are you reading any of this? care to comment?

      • zendogbreath on January 5, 2018 at 10:27 pm

        it worked. apparently the mod doesn’t like graham’s last name

    • DanaThomas on January 6, 2018 at 2:29 am

      Petrified forests and other geological wonders. To paraphrase, “the devil is in the dating”.

  7. OrigensChild on January 5, 2018 at 12:38 pm

    Hhmm… The estimate for this forest does seem to collaborate with Dr. Brandenburg’s thesis of the destruction of the Mars surface based on his estimates from the noble gas signatures. His time frame was somewhere between 250 million and 500 million years ago. (I’m going off Dr. Brandenburg’s estimates given at the Secret Space Conference in 2015. These may have been updated or fine-tuned.) I recently reviewed this material again and am somewhat struck by his statements regarding the reason for receiving approval to publish his findings. If one factors the possibility of variability in dating methods the overlap could change–or, converge further…

  8. DanaThomas on January 5, 2018 at 9:01 am

    Serendipity: in a local paper I was just reading about funding for a nature reserve in the Umbria area of Italy, containing a petrified forest.

    • Sandygirl on January 5, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      I sure wish I could go there and hunt for this wood. Utah has the most beautiful petrified wood (and dinosaur bone) in the world called Yellow Cat wood, found in the Morrison Formation about 150 million years old. It’s a magical place to Be.

  9. Sophia on January 5, 2018 at 8:26 am

    How cold is it in Canada? This a.m., a balmy -24 deg C / -39 deg C with windchill in the nation’s capital. (-40 is where Fahrenheit and Celsius cross and are the same temp.) My face and head ached after the 50 m / 54.6807 yard walk from the car to work.

    It would, however, have been a sign of weakness to have worn a toque or hood for a mere 50M stroll. 😉

    If TPTB would be so kind as to lay a little global warming on the northern hemisphere–not looking forward to the upcoming solar double dynamo minimum period circa 2030–we up here would appreciate it.

  10. Baz on January 5, 2018 at 7:21 am

    Just a bit of wild speculation from Baz; when Enki (or whomever) measured “the Deep” after the War maybe time was re-calibrated, its rate of flow may have been altered, maybe the cosmological constant was manipulated ?

  11. anakephalaiosis on January 5, 2018 at 7:11 am

    Planets do not really rotate around the sun, they FALL, and like a group of rubber ducks in maelstrom, they align in attraction to each other. Fundamentally, every rotation is an accelerator.

    Zero time is a point. Timeline is perpetuity of points. Closing circle is to return to zero time. That is lifespan. In the end there is a new beginning. (Hell is Old Norse nadir of sun’s path.)

    Point is, that there must be a way to retrieve information from the axis of rotation being a “doorway”. Death Star is precisely that. Quantum computer is a time machine.

    • DanaThomas on January 5, 2018 at 9:02 am

      Very good points Anakephalaiosis.

    • Coin Toss on January 5, 2018 at 9:07 pm

      That’s really interesting, Anakephalaiosis. Could you elaborate a little more? I have never looked at it that way.

      • anakephalaiosis on January 6, 2018 at 10:38 am

        When angels show their feathers, they create maelstrom of rubber ducks. To rise and transcend is always to become an axis in an accelerator. Let us call it spiritual gravity.

        Hakenkreuz is blueprint of Pyramid. Four sides unite in perpendicular axis. Five points are fixed. Axis itself is a parameter “spear”, to be tuned as a string in an angel harp. Pyramid is a music instrument.

        Music of the spheres ought to ring a bell. Man against time is crucified in Pyramid capstone. Yahweh.

  12. LGL on January 5, 2018 at 6:26 am

    I’m VERY disappointed.
    Dr. Farrell’ s neologism, paleo-ancient , is nowhere to be found in this blog article .

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