It was British author James Churchward (1851-1936) who popularized the idea of a "Pacific Atlantis" with his entertaining - and almost entirely misplaced - books on that lost continent, a continent he called "Mu", and which he located in the vast Pacific basin between Hawaii and the Australian shelf and Easter Island. Churchward was roundly opposed by most geologists, archaeologists, and scientists of his day, though like many more credible "Pacific Atlantisologists", he argued in part from a comparison of the writing systems and linguistic resemblances of language. More recently, Polish author Igor Witkowski authored a book arguing a strong and similarly linguistically-based case that the actual population migration from Asia to the New world was not via the "land bridge" through what is now the Bering Strait, and down the coast from North to South America, but the reverse, from India, through Polynesia-Austraila, across the southern Pacific, to South America, and up that continent to North America. Others, like author-publisher David Hatcher Childress, have pointed out that the ruins in the whole Malay peninsula through the archipelago of islands from the Philippines to Indonesia, Borneo, Sumatra and to Australia point to a civilization that existed there, and that much of this was now under water. Author and researcher Graham Hancock has noted that massive underwater megalithic sites have been discovered off the coast of Japan.

Now there's this fascinating article that appeared at the UK's Daily Mail, complete with very suggestive maps, that the idea of a vast region from Indochina, the Malay peninsula and through the archipelago, was once an interconnected land mass, making Witkowski's hypothesis even more intriguing, and suggesting that Churchward has simply entirely botched his attempt to locate the lost continent (story shared courtesy of V.T., with our thanks):

Long lost continent is FOUND off the coast of Australia: Landmass nearly twice the size of the UK was home to half a million humans 70,000 years ago, scientists say

Now there's much of interest in this article, particularly if one has read Childress', Witkowski's, or ever Churchward's books. Consider only the opening statement of the article vis-a-vis Witkowski's hypothesis of a southern migration across the Pacific, rather than a northern one:

The archipelagos were so large they could have acted as 'stepping stones' for migration from Indonesia into Australia, the experts say.

There is, however, something that caught my eye about this recent corroboration of the idea of a lost "continent" in the Pacific, and it's an idea that makes much more sense than Churchward's claims, namely, that it is really part of a continent that is lost:

The new study was led by Kasih Norman, an archaeologist at Griffith University in Queensland.

'We reveal details of the complex landscape that existed on the North West Shelf of Australia,' Norman and colleagues say.

'It was unlike any landscape found on our continent today.'

Around 18,000 years ago, the last ice age came to an end.

Subsequent warming caused sea levels to rise and drown huge areas of the world's continents, including a huge landmass that went around Australia.

This landmass connected the Australian mainland with New Guinea and Tasmania – collectively now known as Sahul – but when the rise in sea levels occurred, parts flooded.

This process split the supercontinent of Sahul into New Guinea and Australia, and cut Tasmania off from the mainland.

Sahul's North West Shelf in particular was a 'vast, habitable realm' and a 'single cultural zone' with similarities in ground stone-axe technology, styles of rock art and languages, the experts say.

You'll note that one of the arguments being advanced is the linguistic similarities in the languages of the region.  In any case, the article produces a map of what was once a much larger Malaya-Indochina region of southeast Asia, and a much larger Australia that was connected by land to what is now New Guinea.

There's also a strong chronological corroboration for those who follow the dating of the Flood to the end of the last ice age and to the roughly 10,500 years BC date favored by the climatic and geological dating:

Rapid global sea level rises between 14,500 to 14,100 years ago and 12,000 to 9,000 years ago resulted in the rapid inundation of about half of the North West Shelf with seawater, they reveal.

What all this means is something I've stressed before: the Atlantis myth as recorded by Plato is precisely that, a myth.  But contrary to modern notions, "myth" does not mean something literally untrue, but rather, something true but true in a kind of paradigmatic, universal way. In this case, it means that there are several good candidates on the surface of this planet for the "lost continent" of Atlantis, from Antarctica which literally is a lost continent under water, and lots of it, frozen as it is beneath a layer of perpetual ice, to areas where part of a continent disappeared beneath the waves.

What remains to be seen  is how the other part of that myth may eventually be acknowledged by science, namely, that that "lost continent" perished because of its own pride, arrogance, us misuse in war of its very advanced technology.

See you on the flip side...


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".

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  1. Nidster - on January 28, 2024 at 1:47 am

    A hypothesis has it that Siberian whalers crossed the Bering Strait, via island hopping, then down the coast from Alaska all the way to the Baja Península, but not as far South as the continent of South America. Then there was the Kon-Tiki expedition in 1947, A journey by raft across the Pacific Ocean from South America to the Polynesian islands, led by Norwegian explorer and writer Thor Heyerdahl. The raft was named Kon-Tiki after the Inca god Viracocha, for whom “Kon-Tiki” was said to be an old name. So yes, it is entirely possible that a long, long time ago the stories about other explorers who traveled across vast oceans are correct. Also given the fact the Earth’s tectonic plates have shifted over a long time period, and some of the dry land became submerged is entirely feasible. Voila! The lost continent of Atlantis may very well have been true and is now located under the sea.

  2. InfiniteRUs on January 25, 2024 at 1:50 pm

    Don’t doubt there was a larger land mass in the region but the people of that neck of the woods are more primitive than most and metal detectorists are not finding advance bronze or copper artifacts in those regions that would survive to this day to be found. They are not being found in the Southern US either. It is interesting that many primitive populations saw the Bronze Age Aryans as godlike when they were conquered by them such as in India and elsewhere. The Aryans changed their way of life and they have many myths concerning that past event. Angels were likely Comets or shooting stars and since the priest class often used mushrooms and other mind altering herbs in their ritual communion with God there is no telling what visions and ideas they came up with and claimed were from God or what the Angel/comet revealed to them and portended.

  3. rohat77 on January 25, 2024 at 1:49 pm

    I’m quite certain that the U.S. Navy has mapped the ocean floors quite accurately. If anyone knows what landforms are beneath the waves, it would be the Navy. Which means they also would have known about this “newly discovered” continent. I remember years ago a top Naval officer saying that they could find a golf ball at the bottom of the ocean. So… there’s no telling what secrets Naval Intelligence guards.

    I want to know more about the submerged city off the coast of Cuba. There should be swarms of researchers down there. Wtf?!

  4. Robert Barricklow on January 25, 2024 at 11:29 am

    What are the transition conditions, for a military; that is going “private”?
    And what will this private military’s masters’ missions, look like and accomplish?
    Are the USSA militaries being shaped for an international order, that will “own” it?
    Will that international military; be a close brother to an International Nazi Party, a nonstate actor?
    Is this all prelude, due to the hidden mission of Space’s real future – privatized?
    In that privatized realm; is: Public, Enemy #1?

  5. Bruce A Hamilton on January 25, 2024 at 11:02 am

    See Ben Davidson for the science on the every-12,000-year pole and crustal shifting. @Suspicious0bservers on YouTube. suspicious0bservers dot org. SunWeatherMan on Twitter / X.

    • InfiniteRUs on January 26, 2024 at 8:53 am

      I’m skeptical of a lot of what Ben claims. North pole is moving closer to true North and not further away as of yet and magnetic pole strength fluctuates but never goes away completely. And it doesn’t take much to do it’s job. But that said, if the Sun begins to grow dark or if the North magnetic pole ever gets close to Europe I’m heading to the high mountains. But I don’t see that happening in my lifetime nor do I see the magnetic north pole being anywhere near Europe or Africa in the next few decades. Plus I’ve seen him wrong on a few things and I disagree on many of his assumptions and proofs. He’s got too many financial motives behind what he claims.

  6. anakephalaiosis on January 25, 2024 at 10:34 am

    High antiquity, with its sunken continents, and lost technology, is beyond the rim of written history, and resides only, in echoing memories of myths and fables.

    Nevertheless, dirt beetles and crocodiles don’t belong in the pantheon, when a man makes a stand, inside the compass idea (ᛥ), inducing an Olam swastika (ᛤ).

    The Grail runes are pure geometry, with coordinates (ᛢᛣ) and a vertical vector (ᚸ), which produces an epistemology, that towers above backwater superstition.

    The pyramid is simply a byproduct of a certain creational cosmology, which is standard angelic, and is today known in the Grail runes.

    • anakephalaiosis on January 25, 2024 at 11:38 am

      BTW, according to tradition, breaking the 7th seal (on the sundial), opens the scroll, that contains the Grail runes. They are five: ᛢᛣᚸᛤᛥ.

      1. The first is the source of a “boiling cauldron” (kver+ord), which is a metaphor for bonfire.

      2. The second is the “bottom” of the dome of heaven, the celestial chalice, which makes the Northstar.

      3. The third is a perpendicular, which is represented by “spear”, used, to point at the Northstar.

      4. The fourth is the “brim” of the dome of heaven, the celestial chalice, which makes the zodiac circle.

      5. The fifth is a “seeded gravestone”, which is man himself, making a stand inside the compass idea.

      When ancient man sanctified land, he made a bonfire (ᛢ), looked upon the Northstar (ᛣ), headed in opposite direction, and, by using a spear (ᚸ), as perpendicular, he constructed a pure north-south line, and then, by simple geometry, he constructed a normal, and divided the world corners, into an 8-point compass (ᛤ), which is a standard sundial, known in the Psalms (119:62-164), and in the Icelandic settlers’ sagas.

      The seeded gravestone (ᛥ) is an omphalos, in creational cosmology, which marks the centre of Midgard (ie mid farm), which is the ninth world, whereas the other eight worlds are the radiating directions, emanating, as the 8-point compass.

      The seeded gravestone (ᛥ) becomes a world tree axis, which is pivotal to the Olam time cycle, rotating around man, standing inside the compass idea, which is a parallel to Black Elk’s Six Grandfathers.

      Of course, the Vatican doesn’t want any of this known, because Doctor Who is a troublesome time browser.


      • anakephalaiosis on January 25, 2024 at 12:14 pm

        BTW, for a deeper dive, confirmation is found in similar looking runes, where ᛏ explains ᛣ, and ᛇ explains ᛢ, which gives bonfire and Northstar.

        The traditional Old English rune poem has 29 verses, containing clues, on how to explain the Grail runes, that have no verses attached, only a quest for the Holy Grail, which is creational cosmology.

        This type of cosmology is inseparably from transformation of man, which means, that, unless metamorphosis occurs, knowledge is unobtainable, guarded by flaming sword.

        Creational cosmology is source of ancient technology.

  7. marcos toledo on January 24, 2024 at 6:00 pm

    I have thought of mythology as distorted and compressed history since a German amateur archeologist found that the poem The Ilyid was based on something real. There is another lost continent in the Pacific they call it Zenlandia.

    • marcos toledo on January 24, 2024 at 6:04 pm

      By the way, what is the title of Igor Watkowski book on this subject?

  8. Timo Beil on January 24, 2024 at 4:02 pm

    Gordon White has a fine hypothesis about the Sunda Land, some stretch of dry land from India to Malaysia, all the way to New Guinea. Certainly a good read:


  9. GrasshopperPilot on January 24, 2024 at 10:00 am

    Dr. Farrell, you should really watch this interesting bit of research being done on native American migrations…


  10. Eddie Worthington on January 24, 2024 at 9:41 am

    Dr. Farrell – doesn’t the destruction of Tiamat as described in your Giza Death Star books also fit the myth of Atlantis? Do you elaborate on this topic in your books? I have read them and am currently re-reading them, but with all the different things I read it tends to run together in my mind…

  11. anakephalaiosis on January 24, 2024 at 6:37 am

    When discovering the geopolitically tectonic mystery of ancient Crimea – the long forgotten headquarters of mounted archery – then explorer Scott Ritter travels, to the Scythian heartland, rallying Russki redskins and buffalos, in Crimean teepees, against Big Chief Swampington.


    In future, Americans will travel to Crimea, with a pilgrim’s heart, from a different direction, crossing the Bering Strait miracle, into the heartland of Scythian origin, which also is the origin of Christianity, linked to the British tin trade, being swapped up north, in the 7th century BC.

    Yesterday, Constantine seeks, to build a new Troy, in Bosporus Byzantium, because he recognises the former British sea route, into the Black Sea, as the turning point, in the Scythio-Assyrian war, which defeats the Assyrian forerunner of the Praetorian Guard, whom he seeks to dismantle.

    Today, Assyro-Zionism is ideologically bankrupt in Palestine, and desperately needs to control the Scythian heartland of Crimea, and the Gospel hero slips out of Caiaphas’ clutches, when a Scythian skull cup is brought forth, as a victory toast, at the Last Supper, then as now.

    When a position is highly logical, it automatically attracts candid reason, in support, which is Elohim attracting Yahweh – like lightning attracts thunder, in Bronze Age politics.

    • anakephalaiosis on January 24, 2024 at 7:08 am

      BTW, Toto is not in Kansas anymore, and there is a yellow brick road, across the Bering Strait, with a bone, at the end of the rainbow.

    • Bizantura on January 24, 2024 at 10:02 am

      Yes, Scott Ritter’s theme of new found Russian Nationalism sounds fantastic, until you realise they are run by the same bankers with the same endgame of slavory! Until I see signs to the contrary, those Scythians will end up thru order at the same point the Western world will thru chaos.

      • anakephalaiosis on January 24, 2024 at 11:45 am

        Heading for the land of Moo, pilgrims of the skull cup toast have alcoholism in common. Scythians are all married to the bottle, most faithfully. Winos united are impregnable, against any influence, except delirium tremens, which is the hell of our own makings.



        ᚪᚫ Druid King

        In toasting chant of psalm,
        I drunk heavenly hymn,
        and by blood kin
        as cyning,
        I wisely ruled my realm.

        ᚣ Fall in Fall

        I recall, that I gave up ghost,
        beerless in empty toast,
        and in my last call
        before fall,
        I hung thirsty uttermost.

        ᛠ Winter Death

        Then I fell rock bottom clash,
        like rotten apple trash,
        and my wild rover
        in hangover,
        was dead drunk backlash.

        ᛡ Spring Sprout

        When I woke into resurrection,
        I needed my reparation,
        and angel schnaps
        lifted caps,
        and boosted my levitation.

        ᛢᛣ Summerland

        When I departed land of living,
        I journeyed into heaven,
        and walked above
        as below,
        in pastures of star singing.

        ᚸ Crossroads

        While drinking the most fine,
        bottle of starlight wine,
        I spilled on floor
        rivers four,
        and made compass lines.

        ᛤ Merry-Go-Round

        While walking world corners,
        roundabout all hours,
        I made divide
        into tides,
        of sundial timekeeper.

        ᛥ Gravestone Avalon

        When done was final deed,
        I stood off my steed,
        and dug deep
        into sleep,
        my forever spring seed.

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