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‘The Deluge’ (1805) by J.M.W. Turner.

The Comet that Sparked a Worldwide Flood ‘Myth’


It seems that Noah’s Great Biblical Flood was caused by comet fragments striking the earth. Isaac Newton was the first one to come up with a theory connecting the flood to a comet strike, in 1680. According to an article at National, Newton declared that a comet had passed close to Earth thousands of years ago and came so close that it doused our world with water from its tail and exerted enough gravitational force to pull forth oceans from beneath our planet’s crust.

Now, a new theory provides evidence that backs up Newton’s idea that a comet was involved. According to this theory, between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago, a comet entered the earth’s atmosphere and broke up into thousands of pieces. Those fragments rained down fire and brimstone on the earth. Some of the fragments landed all over the world, including Europe and the Far East. It is estimated that over 500,000 fragments landed in north America alone. 

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy. This photograph was taken from Tucson, Arizona, using a Sky-Watcher 100mm APO telescope and SBIG STL-11000M camera.

C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) is a long-period comet discovered on 17 August 2014 by Terry Lovejoy. This photograph was taken from Tucson, Arizona, using a Sky-Watcher 100mm APO telescope and SBIG STL-11000M camera. (John Vermette/CC BY SA 4.0)

Carolina Bays

The craters and impressions left behind by the bombardments are now called Carolina Bays. They are found in North America along the Eastern Seaboard. Most of them are within the coastal states of Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Florida, and Nebraska. The people in Maryland refer to them as Maryland Basins.

Fragments also landed in the Gulf of Mexico and in the country of Mexico. This comet strike, which can be called the Carolina Event, left behind evidence that scientists can use to determine when the event took place. This area still needs research! Researchers will have to excavate more of the craters and examine the different layers of sediment. This would be similar to the way we examine the rings of a tree to determine its age.

This is a photo of a dozen or more Carolina bays. This is just north-west of Red Springs, North Carolina, USA.

This is a photo of a dozen or more Carolina bays. This is just north-west of Red Springs, North Carolina, USA. (Public Domain)


Explaining a Worldwide ‘Myth’

The comet fragments that landed in the oceans caused worldwide flooding. This included all the shores and islands of both oceans. Tsunami waves backed up all the rivers, leading to the oceans including those in the Americas, Africa, and Europe, destroying everyone in the area. This would explain why all cultures all over the world have a flood (myth) story to tell.

The most deadly and disruptive floods would be talked about for years to come. Here Aztecs perform a ritual to appease the angry gods who had flooded their capital.

The most deadly and disruptive floods would be talked about for years to come. Here Aztecs perform a ritual to appease the angry gods who had flooded their capital. (Public Domain)

Tsunami waves would have destroyed everything in the low-lying areas. This includes people on shorelines, in marshes, around bays, and in near shore valleys. The fragments that hit the Atlantic Ocean would have created a continuous wall of water going across the ocean. All the islands in the Atlantic Ocean would have been covered with water. Both The Canary Islands and Great Britain would have been under water, except for their mountains.

‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ (c.1830-1833) by Hokusai.

‘The Great Wave off Kanagawa’ (c.1830-1833) by Hokusai. (Public Domain)

Tsunami waves forced their way through the Strait of Gibraltar and flooded the Mediterranean Basin. The water going in filled up the basin because no water had time to come back out through the strait. As the basin overflowed, the water flooded towns, villages, and seaports. Sea-levels in the Mediterranean Basin got higher and higher until the runoff went out into the desert.

The flood covered everything; including Alexandria, Beirut, Cairo, Egypt, Italy, and Jerusalem. When the floodwaters began to recede from the land, tons of trees, boats, ships, lumber, buildings, and bridges were carried back into the sea. This floating debris converged at the strait and clogged the opening with floating ships, boats, lumber, and trees. Floodwaters would have carried dead bodies, grass, mud, and silt to the dam and sealed it to prevent the flow of water back into the ocean. According to an article by ABC News, floodwater overfilled the Basin of the Black Sea. You can also read this in the research of Robert Ballard: “Evidence Noah's Biblical Flood Happened.”

The Great Flood (circa 1450).

The Great Flood (circa 1450). (Public Domain)

Marking the Giza Plateau

When the flood water drained back into the Mediterranean Basin from the desert, it left behind fourteen feet (4.27 meters) of organic sediment around the pyramids on the Giza Plateau. This silt contains seashells and fossils that have been analyzed by scientists. While analyzing the silt, researchers found evidence that helped to determine the age of the event. Radiocarbon-dating found that the silt was 11,600 years old. 

Ballard was able to establish a timeline by carbon dating shells found along the shoreline, while looking for evidence of a catastrophic event. His finding shows that the Biblical Flood happened between 10,000 and 12,000 years ago.

The Flood (Die Sintflut, Suendflut) by Lesser Ury.

The Flood (Die Sintflut, Suendflut) by Lesser Ury. (The Commons)

The water from the sea left a unique high water mark on the pyramid that stands the highest above sea level. Take a look at the walls of the three pyramids on the Plateau. The outside covering has been washed away from all of the pyramids except for the top part of the highest one above sea-level. That outside covering was washed away by floating flood debris, leaving only a cap. The cap now acts as the only high water mark showing the height of Noah’s Flood. Judging from the cap on the pyramid, the water may have risen as high as 65 feet (19.81 meters) above sea level in the desert.

The Giza-pyramids and Giza Necropolis, Egypt, seen from above.

The Giza-pyramids and Giza Necropolis, Egypt, seen from above. (Public Domain )

Also, when one of the pyramids was first opened, incrustations of salt one inch (2.54 cm) thick were found inside it. When a chemical analysis was conducted on the salt, researchers found that it had a mineral content the same as salt from the ocean. This evidence indicates that the pyramids were swamped by water that came from the ocean. You may find a reference to this information on the website provided by Martin Gray.

Also, according to Dr. Robert M. Schoch, erosion on the Sphinx could have only been caused by water. His research shows that the erosion took place about 11,700 years ago. This puts the timeframe of the Great flood in the same timeframe as the Carolina Event and the sediment around the pyramids. Find this reference at www.robertschoch.

Giza Plateau - Great Sphinx - front view

Giza Plateau - Great Sphinx - front view. (Daniel Mayer/ CC BY SA 3.0 )

Top Image: ‘The Deluge’ (1805) by J.M.W. Turner. Source: Public Domain

By Dennis Brooks

The author of this article is asking other researchers and writers to study this subject and discuss it online. If you know of others who might be interested in Noah’s Flood, please tell them about this article.

Researchers can read the complete story in “Atlantis Pyramids Floods,” a book published by the author of this article.


Brooks, D. “Atlantis Pyramids Floods.”

Strauss, M. “Why Newton Believed a Comet Caused Noah’s Flood.”

Ballard, R. “Evidence Noah's Biblical Flood Happened, Says Robert Ballard”

Gray, M. “The Great Pyramid of Giza.”

Schoch, R. M. “The Official Website of Robert M. Schoch.”  www.robertschoch

Zamora, A. “Origin of the Carolina Bays.”



It seems 2 me that a solid wall of water 60+ feet high and miles n miles wide would not leave a "hi water mark " on a pyramid ,it would obliterate it and push the blocks of stone miles from their supposed location 11k years ago. Likewise with the Sphinx. While i find this great flood theory interesting n worthy of research, it also proves,indirectly,that the pyramids etc were Not there at the time proposed as the flood would have washed any structures above ground far away.

Hi John,
This is because the Pyramids are a great deal older than has been believed.
The only 'evidence' that points to this time period is a misspelled cartouche at the very top of the 'Kings Chamber' in the Great Pyramid. This cartouche is the misspelled name of Kuufu and is believed by many to be a forgery as the knowledge of Hieroglyphs at the time was limited and mistakes like the one here were common.

The high water mark on the GP is exactly the evidence needed to point to an earlier construction date. This water mark is also present in the enclosure of the Sphinx and shows a tremendous amount of water erosion that also points to this time period (10-12K years ago) as the date it occurred.

There is no evidence whatsoever that the Pyramids or the Sphinx are just 4K years old. This is purely speculative on the part of archaeologists since they cannot fathom that man could have been so advanced so long ago. To them I say.... Gobekli Tepi

Pardon my ignorance, but my understanding is that the pyramids are about 4,000 years old, but the story places the flooding at 10 to 12 thousand years ago - how could the pyramids have a 'high water mark' if it happened prior to their being built...?

Another interesting spot is the Channeled Scablands in Washington State. This area is south of the same comet impacts that stuck the ice packs of North America. When the comet hit, it broke away the ice pack which then slid down the landscape literally scrubbing the land down to the lowest layer of rock. There are glacial erratics all over the place here and is also home to the Coulee Dry Falls which was created by the flood and is MANY times larger that Niagara. Theory's state this waterfall and the surrounding areas would have been carved out in a matter of weeks to months.
This event also created the Mississippi River (for what it's worth).

Interesting article but I'm rather confused over the timeline. I've read elsewhere that the massive flooding and the Carolina bays etc occurred at the beginning of the Dalton minimum - surely too early for the pyramids!


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Dennis Brooks is a retired, independent researcher who studies Atlantis and other mysteries as a hobby.

His book, “Atlantis Pyramids Floods” an interactive eBook showing the terrain features of Atlantis.  

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