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The Ancient Mystery of the Ever Burning Lamps

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RalphTuckerSr's picture

My porch light stays lit in wind and rain and we've seen evidence of electric lights in egyptian carvings. Why couldn't it have been a light bulb?


Or... Radium? So much information has been lost and is yet to be regained.

countrytom's picture

Immense methane deposts are all over the world.  Particularly in some of the temples mention.  It came up through cracks in the land caused by seismic events.



rbflooringinstall's picture

They probably had their own version of a light bulb that was powered off of something like a baghdad battery and it was way better than anything we've come up with lately.

Peace and Love,


This article I must admit is fairly balanced pro versus con. However as it says “given the fact that there is no physical proof for such lamps” isn’t it really a non-mystery and non-story. There are loads of historical fantastical claims and it hasn’t been beyond religions to invent “miracles” for their own benefit. It might as well be about Unicorns there’s loads of unsubstantiated stories about them, e.g. The Bible  However I await the usual “it’s alien technology!” opinions.


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