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Desert Glass maybe formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs

Desert Glass Formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs?


By Leonardo Vintini, Epoch Times

Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds - The Bhagavad Gita

Seven years after the nuclear tests in Alamogordo, New Mexico, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, the father of the atomic bomb, was lecturing at a college when a student asked if it was the first atomic test conducted.

“Yes, in modern times,” he replied.

The sentence, enigmatic and incomprehensible at the time, was actually an allusion to ancient Hindu texts that describe an apocalyptic catastrophe that doesn’t correlate with volcanic eruptions or other known phenomena. Oppenheimer, who avidly studied ancient Sanskrit, was undoubtedly referring to a passage in “The Bhagavad Gita” that describes a global disaster caused by “an unknown weapon, a ray of iron.”

Ancient Hindu texts

Ancient Hindu texts describe great battles taking place and an unknown weapon that causes great destruction. A manuscript illustration of the battle of Kurukshetra, recorded in the Mahabharata.  Image source: Wikipedia

While it may be alarming to the scientific community to speak of the existence of atomic weapons before the present cycle of civilization, evidence of this phenomenon seems to whisper its verses in every corner of the planet.

Desert Glass

This evidence comes not only from the Hindu verses but also from ample extensions of fused glass fragments scattered throughout many deserts of the world. Silicon crystals, curiously cast, resemble remarkably the same fragments found after the nuclear explosions in Alamogordo’s White Sands atomic testing site.

In December 1932, Patrick Clayton, a surveyor from the Egyptian Geological Survey, drove between the dunes of the Great Sand Sea, close to the Saad Plateau in Egypt, when he heard crunching under the wheels. When he examined what was causing the sound, he found great chunks of glass in the sand.

The find caught the attention of geologists around the world and planted the seed for one of the biggest modern scientific enigmas. What phenomenon could be capable of raising the temperature of desert sand to at least 3,300 degrees Fahrenheit, casting it into great sheets of solid yellow-green glass?

While passing through Alamogordo’s White Sands missile range, Albion W. Hart, one of the first engineers to graduate from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, observed that the chunks of glass left by nuclear tests were identical to the formations that he observed in the African desert 50 years earlier. However, the extension of the cast in the desert would require that the explosion be 10,000 times more powerful than that observed in New Mexico.

Many scientists have sought to explain the dispersion of large glass rocks in the deserts of Libya, the Sahara, Mojave, and many other places in the world, as products of gigantic meteorite impacts. However, due to the absence of accompanying craters in the desert, the theory doesn’t hold up. Neither satellite imagery nor sonar has been able to find any holes.

Meteorite on Earth

If meteorites caused the formation of the glass, where are the impact craters? Image source: Wikipedia

Furthermore, the glass rocks found in the Libyan Desert present a grade of transparency and purity (99 percent) that is not typical in the fusions of fallen meteorites, in which iron and other materials are mixed in with the cast silicon after the impact.

Even so, scientists have proposed that the meteorites causing the glass rocks could have exploded several miles above the surface of Earth, similar to the Tunguska Event, or simply rebounded in such a way that they carried with it the evidence of the impact, but leaving the heat from the friction.

However, this doesn’t explain how two of the areas found in close proximity in the Libyan Desert show the same pattern—the probability of two meteorite impacts so close is very low. Nor does it explain the absence of water in the tektite specimens when these areas of impact were thought to be covered in it some 14,000 years ago.

Mohenjo Daro’s Ancient Catastrophe

The city where culture emerged in the present-day Indus Valley is a great enigma. The rocks of the ruins have partially crystallized, along with its hazy inhabitants. Moreover, mysterious local texts speak of a period of seven days of gratitude toward flying cars called Vimana for saving the lives of 30,000 inhabitants from a horrific episode.

In 1927, years after the discovery of the Mohenjo Daro ruins, 44 human skeletons were found on the outskirts of the city. The majority were found face down, lying in the street and holding hands as if a serious catastrophe had suddenly engulfed the town. In addition, some bodies present signs of unexplainable radiation. Many experts believe that Mohenjo Daro is an unequivocal sign of nuclear catastrophe two millennia before Christ.

Painting of the skeletons found at Mohenjo Daro

Painting of the skeletons found at Mohenjo Daro. Image source: Wikimedia

Nevertheless, the city is the not the only ancient locale suspected to have gone nuclear. Dozens of buildings from the ancient world present bricks with fused rocks, like the heat test that modern scientists cannot explain:

  • Ancient forts and towers in Scotland, Ireland, and England
  • The city of Catal Huyuk in Turkey
  • Alalakh in northern Syria
  • The ruins of the Seven Cities, near Ecuador
  • Cities between the Ganges River in India and the Hills of Rajmahal
  • Areas of the Mojave Desert in the United States

In whatever place of the world, the presence of an abysmal temperature and vivid descriptions of a terrible cataclysm suggest that there may have been an earlier epoch in which possibly nuclear technology was already known—an epoch in which atomic technology was turned against man.

Featured image: Desert Glass found in the Great Sand Sea of the Libyan-Egyptian Libyan Desert. Image source: Wikipedia

The article ‘Desert Glass Formed by Ancient Atomic Bombs?’ was originally published on The Epoch Times and has been republished with permission.



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The Mohenjo Daro’s story is a myth without any evidence at all to back up ( The Sorry do see that ancient-origins does check their sources better, especially when it in this case was so easy to do.  It does lower the credibility overall.

umm… so “evidence” for this consists of fields of fused glass from ~14,000 years ago…
unusual skeletal remais from ~4000 years ago
and a strange off hand quip by Oppenheimer ~75 years ago

why do you waste our time with this?

Why not just focus on the nuclear glass from 14,000 years ago – that’s pretty interesting in itself and the impact hypothesis that would explain it is already controversial enough to be considered fairly “alternative”…

BTW, it easily could have been a larger body that broke into two and burst in the air as you describe – that would explain the close proximity of two similarly patterned fields of fused glass in the same region. 



Hello Leonardo,

Thank you for sharing most intriguing article they say there's nothing new under the Sun.

I think this lesson from Time in The Ancient World has just answered The War of the Worlds; from the Ancient Stories regarding the gods Many War's.

An abundance of weapons that these deities used were said to be quite destructive.

I guess we hadn't thought of an Atomic Weapon know wonder God sent Raphael to capture Azazel and bound him first.

As my favorite Bible Verse from The Epistle of Hebrews 11, it says Now Faith is the Substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen verse 3 By Faith we understand that the World's were framed by the Word of God, so that the things which are seen were not made of things Visible.

That's my take on the Ancient Atomic bomb that Created the Desert Glass.

For now Leonardo I'll say Goodbye!

What is vital is to know if the glass is still radioactive.

I knew what this was when I seen it in dynastic jewelry, and it predates the Dynastic by a minimum if a few thousand years. There was far higher technology 14,000 years ago in some locations. While others were hunting with rocks, just as we can see today with our primitive societies.

What gets me is the people going on about Atlantis, as from what I understand the name was made up to explain what could happen when people are evil... Much the same as the stories of the great flood, Sodom and Gomorrah, and now days with Santa Claus, Heaven and hell etc. Needless to say the last great destruction world wide was 65 million years ago approximately, and there have been floods over the world at various times that have caused localized destruction. Last flood that I seen is when Long Beach was under 12 ft water in some places.

Our biggest problem is that we forget about the real things in the past and remember the tales and lies that are spread instead. There were more places that have been hit with atomic weapons than listed in this article in times of the past, and even on other planets such as Mars millions of years ago.

Our biggest problem is the same as it was many thousands of years ago, we develop technology that we do not have the wisdom and spiritual development to handle properly. Also we do not treat others as equals, but look to ways to subvert and make slaves of others of our own kind and even more so others that are not exactly like us.

I think that it would be very stupid for any group to let beings that are threatening to destroy the planet and those around them to proceed with their destructive path without offering guidance. We do this currently to other countries, and the interesting part is that there are others doing this to us and as proof of this we and other nations have had our nukes disabled in the silos because we were acting as a threat by saying we are going to blow each other up. Along with the fact that we have a policy called mutual assured destruction (MAD) in place and the Russians and Chinese do as well.

Our mistake is thinking that we are the best of all, and not equals to the others out there. I have not seen any et's, but if we keep acting as harmful and destructive to each other it is just a matter of time and that will change for all of us.

The choice is ours, as the saying goes there are those that are good, and very few that are evil, but the only reason evil exists in this world is because of people that are indifferent and allow it to exist and grow. All of the worlds tyrants have started off powerless, but because of so many letting them get away with ALL of their plans, their actions resulted in the death of many millions each time. People such as pol pot (and many others), and so forth are the problem along with those that do nothing about them when they are weak enough to do something about them with little suffering and loss of life if caught in time. I am sure that all out there can think if times when those that caused the death of many millions could have been stopped by one police officer or other official if they did their job properly.


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