- Many individuals in the Thunderbolts group contend that
our planet's sky once looked vastly different than it does today. The Earth
moved in a more dynamic electrical environment in close interaction with
other celestial bodies, including our neighboring planets.
- If the celestial events suggested in these pages did
indeed occur, they would have left undeniable physical imprints.
- In fact, imprints of the events are visible in many layers
of geologic data. From pole to pole on Earth (and on every rocky body in
space), we see the scars left by electric discharge machining (EDM) --
an effect of electrical arcing when charged bodies interact. We see surfaces
torn by channels that meet every test of electric discharge and defy all
orthodox interpretations. We see giant, circular craters with layered terraces,
concentric rings and shallow flat floors, common traits of electrically
excavated surfaces, but not typical of impact cratering. We see concretions
-- spheroidal masses usually occurring in sedimentary strata -- including
Moqui balls, geodes, thunder eggs, even concretions as large as ten feet
in diameter. These spherical formations lie somewhere between "difficult"
and "impossible" to explain in conventional geologic terms ("mineral
leakage" being the currently most fashionable), but many features
would be expected of electric discharge. As enumerated several times on
these pages, lighting and its many variations in laboratory experiments
produce spherules. Plasma physicist CJ Ransom replicated the small spherules
or "blueberries" seen on Mars through a simple electric discharge
- We also see evidence that just a few thousand years ago,
there was a sudden, dramatic shift in Earth's global climate.
- A recent study published in the current issue of the
journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Science found evidence of
an abrupt climate shift on Earth about 5,000 years ago -- the most dramatic
evidence being the discovery of unfossilized wetland plants around the
margin of the Quelccaya ice cap. This same study found indicators of a
shift to a warmer climate in the last 50 years. While most media have reported
this story only in the context of global warming concerns, for catastrophists
and proponents of the Electric Universe, this is another piece of the puzzle
that is Earth's (and the solar system's) recent catastrophic history.
- This is not the first time scientists have found evidence
of a dramatic, recent climate shift on Earth. In the summer of 2004, the
North Greenland Ice Core Project cut all the way through the ice (over
10,000 feet deep) and brought up a sample of soil from the surface of Greenland.
A bit of "organic matter" described as "plant material"
was embedded in a four-inch diameter sample of Greenland "muck."
The press release on the project stated, "The presence of plant material
under the ice indicates that the Greenland ice sheet formed relatively
fast, as a slowly growing glacier would have flushed or pushed these light
- Scientists constructed a history of climate changes in
Greenland over the last 40,000 years. According to one geology text, the
Ice Cores indicate "the normal pattern of change involves numerous
rapid fluctuations in temperature -- not only during glacial periods, but
throughout interglacial periods as well. The stable warm climate of the
present interglacial period is distinctly abnormal."
- A planetary catastrophist might state this differently:
"The stable warm climate of today represents the present stable solar
system. It is the wild fluctuations of the past that are distinctly abnormal."
- Going back just a bit farther (geologically speaking),
the ice cores "run out." There is no more ice. The Antarctic
ice is a bit deeper than the Greenland ice, but it, too "runs out."
Before this, there is no evidence of glaciers anywhere on Earth. Standard
Ice Age theory places the beginning of the Ice Ages about 2 million years
ago (so far, the ice cores have drilled through 123 thousand layers in
Greenland; 174 thousand layers in Antarctica.) And geology books point
out that glaciation has been a rare event in Earth's history. The last
episode (earlier than our very recent Ice Ages) happened before the first
dinosaurs were born. Over 200 million years of Earth's prehistory passed
- The Greenland Ice Cores emphasize what we are learning
in other fields of geology: the very recent past is not a story of incremental
change. The Ice Cap began suddenly, perhaps engulfing a thriving temperate
forest and all of its inhabitants. Its deepest layers record sudden large
temperature changes, some much colder than today, others much warmer. Then,
at about ten thousand layers before the present, something happened that
stabilized the climate. What could that something have been?
- The "mystery tale" of Earth's recent catastrophic
past is not such a mystery, given the abundance of clues. The data are
multi-tiered and interdisciplinary. Even human testimony reveals essential
details, because human beings meticulously recorded in their myth and folklore
awe-inspiring events that changed the world and altered the heavens. These
stories come from widely separated cultures, yet they are remarkably similar:
heroes battling dragons, gods and goddesses casting fire and stone, a great
deluge of water and flame from the sky. Plasma discharge events in the
sky were recorded in ancient rock art and cave paintings on different continents
around the world. Ancient humans speak of celestial warfare and global
cataclysm. And month by month the common details in their stories find
new support in scientific discoveries on Earth and in space.