Monday, May 30, 2016
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Did the Great Flood actually happen ?


Posted on Wednesday, 12 December, 2012 | Comment icon 97 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Französischer Meister

 
An acclaimed underwater archaeologist has uncovered new evidence to suggest that it did.

Robert Ballard and his team have been exploring the depths of the Black Sea off the coast of Turkey in an effort to locate traces of an ancient civilization that has been hidden since the time of Noah. Ballard maintains that the melt water from glaciers around 12,000 years ago would have caused a huge flood in the region, washing away everything in its path. It is thought that such an event could have been the inspiration behind the story of Noah in the Bible.

"Where I live in Connecticut was ice a mile above my house, all the way back to the North Pole, about 15 million kilometers, that's a big ice cube," said Ballard. "But then it started to melt. The question is, was there a mother of all floods ?"

"The story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood is one of the most famous from the Bible, and now an acclaimed underwater archaeologist thinks he has found proof that the biblical flood was actually based on real events."

  View: Full article |  Source: ABC News

  Discuss: View comments (97)

   


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #88 Posted by Abramelin on 18 December, 2012, 21:38
I have posted this like a dozen times already. At the end of the last ice age there were many giant ice lakes, in North America and Siberia/Altai, barricaded by an ice dam. The dams melted, breached and giant flash flows occurred. All that could explain the myths around the world, and even the solid frozen mammoths with daffodils still in their mouths.
Comment icon #89 Posted by Abramelin on 18 December, 2012, 21:40
The Mayan Calendar is supposed to have started at 3113 BCE.
Comment icon #90 Posted by Harte on 18 December, 2012, 21:52
That's Buttercups. [u]Arctic[/u] Buttercups. Harte
Comment icon #91 Posted by tubermier on 6 January, 2013, 2:26
In 1934 Frederick Haberman wrote a book called Tracing Our White Roots,later changed to Tracing our Ancestors. In it he claimed the Garden of Eden was somewhere on the Pamir Plateau in The Kashmir or Tajikistan. If so Adam and Eve went eastward after the fall,which would have been down into the GREAT TARIM BASIN of western China.He states the great flood of Noah was a regional event contained within the confines of this amazing bowl in the earth. 250.000 sq. miles of lowlands 1,100 feet below sea level. Surrounded by 3 mountain ranges to the west,south and north. To the east it more gradually ... [More]
Comment icon #92 Posted by TheSearcher on 7 January, 2013, 9:48
This made me cringe......quite a bit actually..... Norm, if you have any images, please post them here in the forum, it's the most secure way of showing them to people. And saying, "a sender of worms or viruses which I have no idea how to do anyway.", well, not really inspiring confidence there mate.
Comment icon #93 Posted by Peter Cox on 7 January, 2013, 10:04
- a fun read dont really believe it but still a good read.
Comment icon #94 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 8 January, 2013, 10:42
This makes it sound a lot like a huge dam giving way and flash flooding the whole plain. I don't know if you have considered this scenario. With a dam scenario,a flood could have been created by Human/Godly intervention.
Comment icon #95 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 8 January, 2013, 10:50
Or maybe something like a huge artificial water resevoir could have been intentionally destroyed and the natural draining channels may have been blocked to artificially create a destructive flood. There is a similar flood myth in Indian Mythology where the Protagonist is Manu (equivalent of noah or vicaversa).The flooding again taking place near a confluence of rivers. If this the scenario then it can also explain how some favoured individuals were pre warned by powers that be/ human rulers/etc and could have escaped the devastating flood.The timing of the flood could have been coincided with ... [More]
Comment icon #96 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 8 January, 2013, 10:53
According to Sitchin's interpretations...Ninurta son of Enlil and others like Ningaziddha were great builders and went around the world building huge Dams and Water resevoirs. The huge lake in the mountains in South America can be an example. And strategic destruction of these dams and water resevoirs could have been a causative of the flash floods talked about in different regions of the world as myths.
Comment icon #97 Posted by Harsh86_Patel on 8 January, 2013, 10:56
Also this scenario gives credibility to the idea of the floods beinf predicted or designed and takes a lot of the divine/mysticism out of the picture. (sorry for multiple posts was typing my thoughts)


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Russian family dines with a 7ft brown bear
5-30-2016
The Panteleenkos adopted their bear Stepan when he was just a cub and now they do everything together.
Building blocks of life found on comet 67P
5-29-2016
ESA's Rosetta spacecraft has made a significant new discovery within the atmosphere of its new home.
Huge sea sponge thought to be world's largest
5-29-2016
Divers have discovered an ancient, minivan-sized sea sponge in an ocean ridge off the coast of Hawaii.
NASA reveals new close-up images of Pluto
5-28-2016
The fascinating pictures are the most detailed views of Pluto we are going to get for a very long time.
Other news in this category
Aristotle's lost tomb has finally been found
Posted 5-26-2016 | 9 comments
The long-sought final resting place of the Greek philosopher has been unearthed at a site in Macedonia....
 
Ancient 'nilometer' discovered in Egypt
Posted 5-19-2016 | 1 comment
Archaeologists have unearthed a rare structure used by the ancient Egyptians to predict their harvests....
 
15-year-old discovers a forgotten Mayan city
Posted 5-11-2016 | 52 comments
Teenager William Gadoury has become a social media sensation after locating a city in the Yucatan jungle....
 
Doubts raised over King Tut hidden chambers
Posted 5-10-2016 | 289 comments
Egyptian authorities have stated that better technology will be needed to investigate the tomb further....
 
Was King Tut's tomb intended for a woman ?
Posted 5-6-2016 | 5 comments
New research has revealed evidence that King Tut's tomb may have been intended for someone else....
 
Mystery of ancient Nazca spiral wells solved
Posted 5-5-2016 | 12 comments
Researchers have managed to solve two mysteries pertaining to Peru's enigmatic Nazca civilization....
 
Ancient horse racing rules found in Turkey
Posted 5-3-2016 | 12 comments
Archaeologists have deciphered a 2,000-year-old tablet inscribed with the rules of a horse racing event....
 
Giant stone sphere found in Bosnian forest
Posted 4-12-2016 | 308 comments
The huge sphere, which measures around 5ft across, is thought to be evidence of an ancient civilization....
 
Why did the Knights Templar live so long ?
Posted 4-10-2016 | 21 comments
Researchers have revealed the most likely reason why the enigmatic order had such a high life expectancy....
 
How did Hannibal's army get across the Alps ?
Posted 4-6-2016 | 8 comments
Samples of horse dung have helped to solve one of the most enduring mysteries of classical warfare....
 
Ancient curses found in 2,400-year-old grave
Posted 4-6-2016 | 10 comments
Lead tablets inscribed with powerful curses have been unearthed at a grave site in Athens, Greece....
 

 View: More news in this category
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com © 2001-2015
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ