When Ancient Masters Ruled the Earth: The Mysterious Depths of the Saint Croix Basin

When Ancient Masters Ruled the Earth: The Mysterious Depths of the Saint Croix Basin

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In my previous two-part article titled " The Exceptional Cuban Underwater City ," I argued that the existence of a city at a depth of over 2,000 feet (609 meters) below sea level off the coast of Cuba could be explained by the Caribbean Basin having been dry and habitable when the city was built. 

Toward the end of the second part of the article, I suggested that the Taino flood myth describing "how the sea was created" was referring to not the creation of the world's oceans, but the Caribbean Sea in particular, and the land Zuania that the storytellers said was flooded was not South America but was instead the Caribbean Basin.

My theory posited that the Caribbean Basin had plausibly been dry during the existence of behaviorally modern man—an intriguing possibility that could not be ruled out. In this article, I will attempt to provide hard evidence to demonstrate it. 

The First Steps Towards Discovery

In the early 17th century, the first telescopes were invented. Like many useful inventions, they were initially regarded as either mere toys or novelties. Later on, the militaries of the time realized that the telescope could be used to detect the coming of ships over the horizon before they could be noticed by the naked eye. But it was not until Galileo Galilei pointed this new invention at the heavens above that the telescope was actually used for what we today most associate it with—observational astronomy.

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636

Portrait of Galileo Galilei, 1636 ( Public Domain)

Telescopes from the Museo Galileo.

Telescopes from the Museo Galileo. (Flickr/ CC BY NC SA 2.0 )

Though in the long run the new findings that the telescope unveiled came to revolutionize astronomy, awakening it from its Ptolemaic slumber, the astronomers and scholars contemporary with Galileo viewed his discoveries with a hard-headed skepticism at best and hostility at worst. Most surprisingly, some scholars of his day rejected his conclusions not by arguing that Galileo's interpretations of the evidence he had collected were faulty, but rather that the images formed by the telescopes he used were themselves flawed. In other words, the craters on the moon and the blemishes on the sun that he observed were not really there, but were image artifacts produced by the telescope itself.

Over time, such views were discarded as the telescope repeatedly demonstrated its capacity to generate accurate images, and both the scientific community and the average person take for granted that when one peers into the eyepiece of a telescope, “what you see is what you get.” Perhaps our faith in this instrument has gone too far in the opposite extreme, for it is commonplace for scientists to speculate on such profound questions as the creation and ultimate fate of our universe using only the images that appear on an instrument even though the objects that are being viewed appear as they did eons ago and can never be inspected up close due to their distance. 

Advancing Technology Unveils Mysteries

It is a common aphorism that we know less about the seafloor than the surface of the moon, and even the other planets in our solar system for that matter. As recently as a decade ago, detailed seafloor maps were expensive and time-consuming to access for the average person. Worse yet, even though the information was there, it was difficult to interpret, as the information was represented in the form of two-dimensional contour maps, whereas we naturally perceive the world through three dimensions. So an interesting feature that was found on the seafloor would only appear as a rather unusual arrangement of contour lines on a map, and such an arrangement could easily be overlooked even by the trained observer let alone an average person.

However, one may fairly say that all of this has changed with Google Earth. Using Google Earth (a virtual globe, map, and geographical information program), anyone with an internet connection and a computer can view the surface of the Earth's land and sea like never before. This is not to say that Google Earth is an infallible instrument, as every instrument has its flaws; for instance, the refracting telescopes used by Galileo to study the heavens law produce a distortion called ‘chromatic aberration’, which is caused by the different wavelengths that make up light being refracted by different angles. In this article, I will assume that the objects and features displayed by the images generated by Google Earth of the earth's seafloor accurately represent them, much as the craters of the moon and the sunspots on the sun, as those seen with Galileo's telescope were actually there. 


Using Google Earth to prove this theory is like using Wikipedia as a source for a doctoral thesis...

Your first article on this subject was much better.

Hello again, Any thing on the bottom of the Gulf that is exposed is not millions of years old. Sediments over millions of years would bury things so deep we would never find them. But If the were human dwellings built in the last 10 to 20 thousand years there, they could still be exposed to be found. During the time of ice the oceans were nearly 400 feet lower that today for thousands of years. Man has always lived near water because of the food found there. The Caribbean was once like a large lake like Superior and you can bet people were living all around its shores. The discovery of large stone structures down there is no surprise to me. Plato talks of Atlantis sinking in a day and a night, a subsidence event. Well about 11,600 years ago one of the largest subsidence events ever occurred in the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean. This event is reported as happening by geologists all over the world.

Archaeology shows us that civilization developed at the end of the last ice age, about 10,000 B.C. Anatomically modern humans have been around for only 40,000 years, out of Africa hypothesis. Homo sapiens, different species, have fossil record dating back 100-200,000 years in Isreal and Europe. Evolution of humans occurred over a period of 5 million years from Australopithecus, South African ape fossil with human like teeth and feet?

Well that is the view that is generally accepted today. My opinion, and those of many others here is that civilization wasn't born 10,000 years ago but rather reborn after some almost unimaginably violent catastrophe that affected the whole world.

I agree , it seems that the out of place artifacts found so far point to man destroy-ing himself over and over again. Humanity today may be in the path of destruction again, look at the insanity and fighting going on. It could end badly. Ten thousand years from now they may be digging up our ancient remains and scratching their heads. What were these people thinking??


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