Wednesday, April 26, 2017

The Longyou Caverns



The Longyou Caverns
        (I want to apologize for the long hiatus from this blog.  I’ve had some health issues that kept me occupied, but I’m hoping that those are resolved and that I can continue to add to your knowledge of the facts and realities of God’s world.)

         
      In China, in the province of Zhejiang, Quzhou prefecture, Longyou County, close to Shiyan Beicun Village lies a place called Phoenix Hill (see the map of China).  In the area lie many very deep pools that have been called “bottomless ponds” by the locals for as long as they can remember.  The residents use the pools to supply water for crop irrigation, drinking water and large numbers of fish, which are easily caught.

 
        In 1992, a local villager named Wu Anai, became unsatisfied with the legendary description of the ponds as bottomless.  He somehow talked some of his neighbors into helping him rent an industrial pump.  They pumped all of the water out of the nearest “bottomless pond.”  They noticed that there were no fish or any other forms of life, unlike the other “bottomless ponds” that they knew.  When the water stopped flowing from the pump, they went inside the gap in the rock.  What they found was not what they expected.
 
They found a massive cavern, carved out of the native sandstone, measuring some 98 feet deep (that’s the height of a 10-story building), expanding at the bottom to cover some 11,000 square feet.  The roof was supported by massive pillars and the pillars, walls and roof were all carved out using a unique series of parallel bands, or courses, about 24 inches (a cubit and a span) in width.  The chisel marks on the bands were consistently set at an angle of about 60° to the axis of the course.

 
Finely crafted stairs and hallways led from the surface to the bottom of the grotto.  Ornate, masterful carvings and symbols (none of which have been translated or interpreted) decorated the walls and pillars.  The total area that is covered by the grotto is in excess of 11,000 square feet.  

Government authorities and university experts were called in.  Nearby areas were searched with the discovery of a total of 24 caves so far (one of them has been developed as a tourist attraction).  After much study and examination, these are the things that stand out:


1.  The total area covered by the known caverns is in excess of 320,000 square feet.  That equals more than six and a half times the size of a football field. 

 

2.  None of the overburden, the rock that was cut out to make these huge excavations, has been found.  None.  That’s a minimum of 6,400,000 cubic feet of rock.  With sandstone weighing in at 150 lbs. per cubic foot, that’s at least 480,000 TONS (the equivalent weight of 240 medium sized American passenger cars) of rock that has simply disappeared.

 

3.  The precision and skill of the builders is unfathomable.  Using modern surveying and scanning equipment, the Chinese experts determined that, although many of the caves lay right beside each other, they were not interconnected, even though the walls between them were extremely thin.  A single misplaced chisel stroke would have breached them and yet they never did so.  The walls are all extremely regular and square and are of the same thickness in different sections. Yang Hongxun, of the Archaeological Institute of the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences reported, "At the bottom of each cave, the ancient [builders] wouldn't be able to see what the others were doing in the next grotto. But the inside of each cave had to be parallel with that of the other, or else the wall would be holed through. Thus, the measure apparatus should have been very advanced. There must have been some layout about the sizes, locations, and the distances between the caves beforehand."


4.  There is no discernible evidence of what these Brobdingnagian grottos were used for.  They have no indication of being living spaces or arenas or storage spaces.  What purpose could they possibly have had?

 

5.  There is NO record of the building of these titanic works, or even of their existence, although the experts are claiming that they were built around 200 B.C.  How they are determining this is beyond me, since you can’t date stone carvings except in very rare circumstances.  

 

6.  All of the caves are similarly carved and designed, obviously built by the same people.  The fact that the carvings and symbols on the walls are unknown is significant in the light of the extensive historical information available about Chinese history.

 

This is a significant fact because, as we’ve discussed before, Chinese written history is the most extensive and meticulously complete in the world.  The Chinese have obsessively recorded everything that has happened to them in the last 6,000 years.  

 
This is great for historians, if misery for school children.  I once had a Chinese friend tell me that, with 6,000 years of Chinese history, there is very little time for any other history to be learned. 
These massive grottos must have required epic time, effort and resources.  That they are nowhere even mentioned in the extensive Chinese historical record is beyond credulity. 
Where does all this leave us and how does it apply to our own studies? 
Remember what our premises are.  The superior environment that existed pre-Flood produced superior people with superior capabilities.   These people lived for about 1,400 years before the Flood, developing a global, unified culture with advanced language, artistry and architecture.  While they had certain advanced technologies, they did not need as many of them as we do because of their own maximized abilities.  Most of the remains of these advanced cultural aspects were destroyed by the year long, world-wide Flood, but some traces still remain, if you are looking for them.
With those premises in mind, what can we note about the example of the Longyou Caverns?
1.  An unknown people left evidence that they existed before the recorded history of the oldest culture currently existing on the planet.  Their engraved symbiology is outside anything that current historical science knows.
2.  Those people were able to produce extensive and massive monumental works of profound and unreproducible technical skill and precision, nearly machine-like in nature (like the caverns of Derinkuyu, Turkey).
3.  The same people were able to excavate and dispose of massive amounts of stone, leaving no trace whatsoever.  Reference not only Derinkuyu, but the mountaintops that have been leveled off in the region of Nazca in Peru, also with no trace of the stone that was removed to produce the flattened surface.
In summary, once again we are finding irrefutable evidence of an unknown people, with capabilities that can’t be explained, who carried out huge projects in the unrecorded past.  These projects share marked similarities with sites located in various places around the world.
None of this can be explained by the evolutionary, uniformitarian model of the post-truth academics.  To the contrary, they are jarring refutations. 
In true science, if you have a theory that doesn’t cover all the available facts, you look for another theory that does.  You don’t tailor the facts to suit your theory.
Perhaps the real truth seekers among us should throw out the evolutionary model and look for something more utilitarian and fact based.  Biblical creation science does that for me.

WARNING!!
     The truth is there.  You just have to see it.
     This blog has been written with the sole purpose of using the ample evidence available to verify and support the biblical record, while refuting the copious propaganda that is shoved down our throats daily by materialistic uniformitarians. 
     It is my contention that the Bible describes God's original creation of people with extraordinary capabilities who subsequently created an advanced civilization that exceeds our own.  It was destroyed in the Great Flood and we have spent the last 4,500 years trying to preserve or re-build that civilization.  I contend that science supports all this in multiple disciplines, but this information is ignored, discredited or suppressed by people who have an opposing agenda.
     Nothing that you see on this blog is original.  Any fact that you see here is obtainable on a dozen different websites and books.  I use these facts and photos, without violating their copyrights, under the legal principle of fair use practice.  That is, I use them one time, for educational purposes only.
     The point is, nothing here is made up.  The only thing that I do (or need to do) is assemble this information in its readily discernible pattern. 
      You might want to read through the first entry posted on this blog (Past Remembering: Thoughts toward a coherent view of our ancient past, our present and our future) in order to understand my theoretical and theological underpinnings more clearly.
Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (NASB)
That which has been is that which will be,
And that which has been done is that which will be done.
So, there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there anything of which one might say,
“See this, it is new”?
Already it has existed for ages
Which were before us.





Friday, June 20, 2014

Nan Madol






     In the middle of the Pacific Ocean, about 2,500 miles southwest of Hawaii, and 1,300 miles northeast of New Guinea, within the Federated States of Micronesia, lies the island of Pohnpei (or Pohnape.  Yeah, it sounds like Pompey, the Roman city buried under the volcanic ash.  Weird, huh?)



      The current population numbers around 35,000 and consists mostly of farmers and fisherman.





     On the southeast corner of the island is the abandoned city of Nan Madol (or Nanmitol).   Lying within the protective coral reef of the island and covering around 200 acres, the site consists of 92 man-made islands within a rectangular perimeter, separated by deep channels or canals.



         Called the "Venice of the Pacific," the materialists say that this was the home of the Saudeleur dynasty, rulers of the island from 500 to 1628 A. D.  Among the structures are houses, 
  
 feasting areas, 
  
tombs and various other chambers, all constructed of columnar basalt, a volcanic rock that cools into six or eight sided crystals, also well known in such formations as Ireland's Giant's Causeway

Giant's Causeway, Ireland
 
and The Devil's Tower in the United States.

Devil's Tower

       The outcrops where the basalt was mined on Pohnpei are located sixteen miles away on the other side of the island.  Each "log" weighs between five and fifty tons.  (Remember, a ton is about the weight of a medium sized car.) These logs were cut and stacked into walls that were twenty-five feet tall and seventeen feet thick.  
 

 

    Basalt is pretty hard (6 on the Moh scale.  Granite is 8 and diamond is 10.).  Each of the "logs" has been cut to an exacting length.  Modern technology would use diamond edged saws to cut such lengths, but the islanders had no diamonds.   What did they use to cut the thousands and thousands of columns, smoothly, evenly and to the exact length needed?
 



     The materialists contend that the island inhabitants constructed this city using massive man-power, rafts, ropes and rollers.  They can't prove this, because numerous attempts to reproduce such efforts have failed.  Nevertheless, like similar theories about the building of the Great Pyramids or Stonehenge which also cannot be re-created, the theories are still touted as truth, because, after all, there is no other explanation allowable in these scientists' mythology.
 






 
     Physics, math and engineering don't support the materialists....as usual.  The still-existing structures have been calculated to measure 750,000 metric tons.  If the total population of 35,000 were used 24/7/365 (which would preclude any other activities like getting food, shelter and raising children), they might have been able to move 2,000 tons in a year (an optimistic assessment).  At such a rate, it would have required three centuries to complete Nan Madol.
 

    
     Such a feat rivals the building of the Great Pyramid.


      In addition, despite the insistence of the materialistic archaeologists that it was the current native population that built these structures, the people themselves are adamant that they did not build this city.  They contend that Nan Madol was in existence when they came to the island of Pohnpei.  

 
 
    The islanders also will not approach the ancient city.  They say that anyone who disturbs Nan Madol or trespasses on it will die.  In April, 1907, a man named Victor Berg, the German governor of the island at the time, disdained such foolish superstition.  Confident in his Western European Industrial Age belief that there was nothing about Nan Madol that he did not understand, he explored the ruins, opened some of the tombs and even spent the night there.

 

 
      The next morning, he died.  The death certificate cited sunstroke and heat exhaustion as the cause of death.   That's odd, considering subsequent explorers have reported becoming violently ill after spending time in the area.  Clearly something toxic is located at that site.   


 
    In addition, divers in the area say that the ruins continue out into the ocean, to depths farther than the divers can reach.  The local fishermen contend that there is another city there, like Nan Madol and called "Kanemwesa," which they have seen at very low tides lying in that deeper water.

      It's also worth noting that the islanders' traditional stories tell that their people came from a large continent to the west that was peopled by a civilization with advanced technology.  We'll look at that more later.

       To sum up, once again we have found clear indications of a technologically advanced civilization, capable of astounding feats of construction, who existed before living or recorded memory, long ago.  Many of these peoples' edifices were clearly built on what was then dry ground, but is now hundreds of feet, maybe thousands of feet, underwater. 

     The Flood happened dear reader.  Let the hunt for the truth continue.


WARNING!!

     The truth is there.  You just have to see it.

     This blog has been written with the sole purpose of using the ample evidence available to verify and support the biblical record, while refuting the copious propaganda that is shoved down our throats daily by materialistic uniformitarians. 
     It is my contention that the Bible describes God's original creation of people with extraordinary capabilities who subsequently created an advanced civilization that exceeds our own.  It was destroyed in the Great Flood and we have spent the last 4,500 years trying to preserve or re-build that civilization.  I contend that truly accurate, objective science supports all this in multiple disciplines, but this information is ignored, discredited or suppressed by people who have an opposing agenda.
     Nothing that you see on this blog is original.  Any fact that you see here is obtainable on a dozen different websites and books.  I use these facts and photos, without violating their copyrights, under the legal principle of fair use practice.  That is, I use them one time, for educational purposes only.
     The point is, nothing here is made up.  The only thing that I do (or need to do) is assemble this information in its readily discernible pattern.
      You might want to read through the first entry posted on this blog (Past Remembering: Thoughts toward a coherent view of our ancient past, our present and our future) in order to understand my theoretical and theological underpinnings more clearly.


Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (NASB)

That which has been is that which will be,

And that which has been done is that which will be done.

So there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which one might say,

“See this, it is new”?

Already it has existed for ages

Which were before us.











Thursday, October 17, 2013

The Stone Spheres





     I've thought that I would really enjoy traveling to Costa Rica sometime.  Located in Central America, between Nicaragua and Panama, it is tropical, politically and socially stable, with a good economy and a healthy tourist trade.  It has most of the things that attract people to a Latin American country and none of the problems usually associated with such.

 

     It also has something relevant to our discussions - the stone spheres of Costa Rica, locally known as "Las Bolas." 


Costa Rican spheres

     First discovered by Westerners in the 1930's by the United Fruit Company, while they were clearing jungle for banana plantations, there are some 390 spheres scattered all over the Diquis River delta, as far away as Panama, but particularly around Palmar Sur and Canos Island.  They range in size from eight feet in diameter and sixteen tons, down to the size of a basketball and everything in between.  Remember in the first Indiana Jones movie, where the giant stone ball was rolling down on him?  Like that.


Costa Rican sphere

     They are most often composed of certain varieties of basalt, but there are examples made of sandstone or limestone.  People who have examined them say that the original finish seems highly polished.


Costa Rican spheres

     The interesting thing (other than their very existence and the question of their purpose), is the fact that they are geometrically within 95% of being a perfect sphere.  I would guess that the 5% variation comes from the fact that these balls were subject to erosion for perhaps thousands of years and were moved by water, surely colliding with other objects and causing them damage.     


Costa Rican spheres

     I don't know if you've ever tried to make a perfect sphere.  Perhaps when you were a kid, you tried to roll some clay between your hands to form a ball.  If you have, you know that making a perfect sphere is very difficult, even with such a malleable substance as clay.
     In the environment of the earth's surface, a perfect sphere is only formed by gases and liquids.  Think of soap bubbles in the air or air bubbles in the water.  Even the planet earth itself is not a perfectly round sphere.  The effects of the earth's spin cause it to be slightly bigger in diameter in the equator than it is from pole to pole.  Think of a ball that has been slightly squashed.
     These stone balls are made of very hard materials.  The idea that you could bash these stones with other rocks until you made it round, then smoothing the surface by rubbing it with sand is ludicrous.



Costa Rican spheres


     An interesting sidelight, although not relevant to our discussion, is the story that the native peoples of this area tell about the stone balls.  They say that the spheres are the cannon balls used by their thunder god to drive off the gods of wind and hurricanes.

Costa Rican spheres





The spheres are heavier than they look!







     While the native peoples didn't know anything about cannons until the coming of the Spanish in the 1500's, it is interesting to note that historians had located some stone cannonballs used on the ships of Henry the Eighth.  Having recreated a cannon fashioned after cannons from the period that had been found on shipwrecks, they tried out some of the stone cannonballs.
      
     They found that, not only did the stone cannonballs strike their targets with tremendous force, but the stone then shattered, flinging fragments everywhere, much like a modern day shrapnel grenade and with equally devastating consequences.  The first anti-personnel cannon ball!
     Just for argument's sake, if the stone balls were indeed cannonballs, they would far exceed anything we could do.  The largest cannon on record, the Nazi's Gustav gun, could only fire a round three feet in diameter weighing 16,540 lb.  The largest of the Costa Rican Las Bolas is eight to ten feet in diameter and weighs between 50,000 and 62,000 lbs. That's 31 tons.
     If they were fired from some Brobdingnagian cannon,  they would no longer be a true sphere, or even close, from the damage incurred upon impact.  No stones with such damage have been found.  Even if they are in pieces, the reassembled pieces form true spheres.
     The other theory is that they were formed in space.  Since a liquified stone released into a zero gravity environment would form a perfect sphere (we talked about that in the blog entry about the Klerksdorp Spheres), perhaps they were formed in space and fell out of orbit?
      That scenario would produce an effect like a meteor and the atmospheric friction would cause significant burn marks on the spheres.  Such marks have not been found.





     Enough of that.    
     Let's go half way around the world to a fishing village in New Zealand called Moeraki in the Maori tongue.  In that region, mainly on the beach, are similar perfectly spherical boulders that are composed of various materials and are hardened by calcite mixed in with the material.  The strange thing is that the centers of the spheres are either soft mudstone or hollow altogether.  As you move to the outer shell, it becomes harder and harder.


The New Zealand stone spheres, or Moeraki boulders

     The materialists, of course, try desperately to show how this could come about naturally through the action of water on ancient mud, forming balls that harden and are then were polished by further water erosion.  Hmmm.

Moeraki boulders

Moeraki boulders

     Let us then go up to Europe, in the country of Bosnia-Herzegovina, in the area around the small villages of Trn, Zavidovici, Banja Luca and Teocak.





     Here, again in stream beds and water cut ravines, are stone spheres.  These are somewhat different.  They are made of granites and diorites - very hard material, very difficult to work.  Some of them have holes drilled in them.

Bosnian spheres

     The most interesting part is that they are heavier than they should be.  A chemist performed an analysis of the stone composing the balls and the native stone still in the ground in the area.  His analysis concluded that the stone material had been melted, additional chemicals added to them and then most probably poured into a mold that formed it into the spherical shape.  
     We've discussed this before.  Granite doesn't melt until it reaches about 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit.  That's blast furnace temperature!  Our current Western civilization didn't develop that kind of industrial technology until the late 1800's. 
      Iron cauldrons heated by wood fires would certainly never do it!  Yet that is what evolutionary historians would have us believe was the height of technology in the earliest periods of man's history!

Bosnian spheres

     So, let's look at the salient facts for our discussion:

Bosnian spheres

1.  Artifacts (the spheres) exist that could have been produced by nothing other than advanced technology and heavy industry.  Although there are many of them and probably many more yet to be found (which means that they were very important to the people that made them), their purpose cannot be discerned.

Bosnian spheres
2.  Said artifacts are spread throughout the world.

Bosnian spheres
3.  The fact that they are found in stream beds, rivers and beaches indicates that they are deeply buried and are being washed out of deep strata.  A heavy, dense stone ball would necessarily sink to the bottom of whatever strata it might be in - if not in the beginning, then over time.

     I really hope that you're starting to see a pattern here.  It looks to me like more evidence of the Pre-flood people.  The Biblical record makes far more sense here than all the airy-fairy tales that the materialistic, evolutionary scientists try to propagandize - as usual.



WARNING!!

     The truth is there.  You just have to see it.

     
     This blog has been written with the sole purpose of using the ample evidence available to verify and support the biblical record, while refuting the copious propaganda that is shoved down our throats daily by materialistic uniformitarians. 


     It is my contention that the Bible describes God's original creation of people with extraordinary capabilities who subsequently created an advanced civilization that exceeds our own.  It was destroyed in the Great Flood and we have spent the last 4,500 years trying to preserve or re-build that civilization.  I contend that science supports all this in multiple disciplines, but this information is ignored, discredited or suppressed by people who have an opposing agenda.


     Nothing that you see on this blog is original.  Any fact that you see here is obtainable on a dozen different websites and books.  I use these facts and photos, without violating their copyrights, under the legal principle of fair use practice.  That is, I use them one time, for educational purposes only.


     The point is, nothing here is made up.  The only thing that I do (or need to do) is assemble this information in its readily discernible pattern. 


      You might want to read through the first entry posted on this blog (Past Remembering: Thoughts toward a coherent view of our ancient past, our present and our future) in order to understand my theoretical and theological underpinnings more clearly.



Ecclesiastes 1:9-10 (NASB)

That which has been is that which will be,

And that which has been done is that which will be done.

So there is nothing new under the sun.

Is there anything of which one might say,

See this, it is new”?

Already it has existed for ages

Which were before us.