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51. Quakes And Ufos [Science Frontiers Website]
... Science Frontiers ONLINE No. 40: Jul-Aug 1985 Issue Contents Other pages Home Page Science Frontiers Online All Issues This Issue Sourcebook Project Sourcebook Subjects Quakes And Ufos "A strong temporal correlation was found between the numbers of reports of UFOs (unidentified flying objects) and nearby seismic activity within the Uinta Basin for the year 1967. The numbers of UFO reports per month during this classic UFO flap were correlated 0.80 with the sum of the earthquake magnitudes per month for events within 150 km of the report area. Numbers of UFO reports were not correlated significantly with earthquake activity at distances greater than 150 km but less than 250 km away. The strongest correlation occurred between UFO reports and nearby seismic activity within the same month but not for previous or consequent months. Close scrutiny of daily shifts of epicenters and reports of UFOs indicated that they occurred when the locus of successive epicenters shifted across the area. These analyses were interpreted as support for the existence of strain fields whose movements generate natural phenomena that are reported as UFOs." (Persinger, M.S., and ...
52. Bronze Age Multi-Site Destructions (A Preliminary Review) [SIS C&C Review $]
... Prophecy of Neferti' [15. Powerful local rulers arose at Heracleopolis and Thebes and eventually Egypt was reunited by the Thebans as the Middle Kingdom. 8. Summary: End of Early Bronze Age Unfortunately Schaeffer's two waves of destructions have now become three. As for the first, too little information is available. The second, including the end of the Old Kingdom, the destruction of Byblos and the end of the Palestinian Early Bronze city states, does not seem to offer any coherent cause. The third may be attributable to earthquake since there seems to be very widespread destruction in Syria at this time [16. These destructions are followed by new types of pottery, presumably representing an invasion. Either these new people caused the destructions or, if the destructions were caused by earthquake, they took advantage of the chaos and fallen walls and just marched in. The invaders, whoever they were, built enormous earth rampart enclosures around some of the rebuilt cities, perhaps using the old population as slave labour. This phenomenon is well documented at Ebla, for ...
53. A Time of Pestilence and a Shaking of the Earth [Catastrophism & Ancient History Journal $]
... coincides with the campaigns of Assurnasirpal II and Shalmaneser III (dynasty XX). If it should emerge, however, that pharaoh Shishak is Ramses III (reducing the revision still further), [3 human agency may have to be discarded completely and a Velikovskian remedy substituted. The biblical narrative is crammed with incidents involving unusual natural phenomena. In the age of Elijah and Elisha (famine, miracles, fire from heaven, the passing by of Yahweh, earthquakes, etc.); the "raash" of Uzziah (an earthquake); [4 the minor rotational disturbance of the earth that might be deduced from the shadow on the sundial in the days of Ahaz; and the "blast" from the heavens that decimated the encampment of Sennacherib's army. Velikovsky assumes-- it seems-- such phenomena came to a conclusion in the days of Isaiah (and Sennacherib) as he quotes, "How art thou fallen, Lucifer... ." Yet plague and environmental distress are specifically associated with the reign of Assurbanipal in roughly the year ...
54. GODS FIRE: [Quantavolution Website]
... Alles." From the scene of the Exodus we can fan out in all directions, finding everywhere in the records and ruins of the time the same elemental fury. We look of course for the same things that we have found in the Biblical setting: the plagues, the years of darkness, floods, earthquakes, wanderings of people, continuous heavenly fire, electrical effects, new frenzied and obsessive forms of worship and gods on the ruins of shattered cities and among groups of survivors. "Plagues of insects, drought, earthquake in the night, the most terrible devastation, clouds sweeping the ground, a tidal flood carrying away entire tribes- these disturbances and upheavals were experienced in Arabia and Egypt alike." [35 Amidst tumult and disorder, the Amalekites-Hyksos managed to reach and conquer Egypt. During the Late Holocene period, which may actually have included the time of Exodus and later catastrophic episodes as well, the Sinai subplate was subjected to heavy uplifting, folding and submerging at its East and West margins. This is the scene of the Exodus ...
55. Enheduanna and the Goddess Inanna [SIS C&C Review $]
... destroying the cattle pen, uprooting the sheepfold. My roots are torn up! My forests denuded! [32 Terrible storms, hurricanes and whirlwinds tear up trees, damage buildings, disrupt agriculture and make people homeless: we would expect, therefore, to see them described in the manner of the above example. That we do not find this kind of description indicates that, although there is a storm, with thunder and violent winds, this is only one small part of the destruction. 4. The 'earthquake hypothesis' The earthquake is a natural disaster which often has a profound effect on man. Usually it comes on without warning, leaving a toll of destruction and death, its survivors shocked and bewildered. Associated electrical effects are well documented- for example, quite bright 'earthquake lights', changes in the colour and turbidity of natural waters and wells, and a marked effect on wildlife. Helmut Tributsch, from his extensive experience and researches into earthquakes and related phenomena, has sought to explain various historical and biblical events (including the Exodus and Sodom ...
56. 'Worlds in Collision' After Heinsohn [SIS C&C Review $]
... previously. Locusts bring together the problems of both the metaphorical and the local: they are compared to armies and nations (Joel 1:6, 2:5-9, 2:25) and vice versa (Isaiah 3 3:3, Amos 7: 1-3, Nahum 3:15-16), a topos found also in the Sumerian 'Curse of Agade', which for Heinsohn is a Chaldean text of the early -6th century [38. An invasion of locusts can be described as a local event, accompanied by drought or earthquake (Joel 1: 4-20, Amos 4:7-9) but the same event, in the same prophet, can activate memories of the times of the Exodus or Sodom and Gomorrah (Amos 4:10-11) or escalate to include the celestial signs of the coming 'day of the Lord' (Joel 2:10-11) [39. Conventional dating assigns two of these prophets- Isaiah and Amos- to times which are still catastrophic for Velikovsky and two of them- Nahum and Joel- to post-catastrophic times; the issue ...
57. Jupiter - God of Abraham (Part III) [Kronos $]
... implied? While some aspects of the Biblical narrative have for long been doubted, the actual destruction of the cities seems always to have been vouched for. Thus, long before the recovery of the cities, Robertson could feel safe in stating that "a scientific explanation of the catastrophe is not excluded".(249) Even Vitaliano, at a time when no physical evidence was yet at hand, had no qualms in assuring her readers that"... there is another tradition which possibly is based in part on an earthquake and which is indubitably authentic- the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah."(250) In 1936, Frederick G. Clapp proposed an explanation that is not entirely without merit.(251) It is well known that bitumen seeps from under the water of the Dead Sea. The region abounds in bituminous rock. Oil seepages also abound. Noxious gases were often reported by ancient travellers. The lightning that Philo described could easily have set fire to these seepages. As Vitaliano pointed out:"... it does ...
58. Chapter II: The Events [The Age of Velikovsky] [The Age of Velikovsky] [Books]
... commentary about the Papyrus Ipuwer, commented that "overturned" was used in the sense of overthrowing a wall. The Hebrews also talked of a tenth plague wherein the Egyptians and their houses were destroyed, but according to some sources, many of the houses of the Hebrews were not ruined. This can be understood by the ruler-slave relationship of the Egyptians and Hebrews. The Egyptian overlords lived in more massive, larger homes made of rock and brick; whereas the Hebrews lived in smaller dwellings made of clay and reeds. When the earthquake struck, the Egyptian abodes were the most likely to be destroyed in a manner which would do bodily harm to the occupants. Velikovsky also cited a description in the Mexican annals which mentions a catastrophe accompanied by a hurricane and earthquake. Again, people living in small log cabins survived while the tenants of larger dwellings were annihilated. In Exodus it says that "the Lord smote all the firstborn of the land of Egypt, 11 Critics have said that Velikovsky cannot explain how a natural catastrophe could kill the first born of a ...
59. GODS FIRE: CHAPTER ONE: PLAGUES AND COMETS [Quantavolution Website]
... observed closely by this same Yahweh, who calls them his chosen people, despite their giving every indication of not behaving as chosen people should, and indeed not wanting to behave as his chosen ones. I doubt that we can make sense out of these or other events of the Exodus if we insist upon examining them as separate and distinct bits. If it were only a question of a man being addressed by a bush, we might reach into the mental asylums and locate thousands of hallucinators. And if it were only an earthquake that was shaking down the houses of Egypt, we could assert that hundreds of earthquakes occur annually. Of slave rebellions, there are a great many in history. Of stubborn pharaohs, how very many world leaders are stubborn. And so on, until every event is identified with its own kind, but the kinds do not mesh together. There is, in every episode of this whole history, a mysterious factor "X", something that is common to all of the behavior and events. Rather than let a ...
60. Venus Before Exodus [SIS C&C Workshop $]
... was both sudden and simultaneous (we have given it a rough date of 2000 BC [4, but that's not to be taken rigidly). Claude Schaeffer's work is probably known to many of you following Geoffrey Gammon's talk on his Stratigraphie Comparee.... In academic circles, Schaeffer's work has been studiously ignored, yet it is of momentous significance. Schaeffer found that the break at the end of the Early Bronze Age had occurred simultaneously, and he declared it the work of natural forces and, in particular, of earthquake. There was, of course, evidence of destruction by fire in many places, but this was supposed to have been man-made. I think we should examine this supposition further. I'll cite Troy and Alalakh as examples. At Troy, Schliemann described his Second City (the end Early Bronze, or IIg as it is now known) as having been destroyed in an intense conflagration. He did not disguise his wonder when he wrote of "calcined ruins", of the "colossal masses of debris of burnt bricks" ...
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