A single projectile, charged with all the power of the universe; an incandescent column of smoke and fire as bright as 10,000 suns [from] a shaft fatal as the rod of death.
Endowed with the force of thousand-eyed Indra’s thunder: It was destructive to all living creatures….Hostile warriors fell to the earth like trees burnt down in a raging fire….Elephants…fell to earth uttering fierce cries…burnt by the energy of that weapon.
A substance like fire has sprung into existence…blistering hills, rivers and trees. All…are being reduced to ashes….You cruel and evil ones, drunk with pride, through that iron bolt you shall become exterminators of your race.
The Mahabharata, Ancient Hindu poem
Nuclear cruise missiles of antiquity?
Dr. Robert Oppenheimer, chief scientist in the creation of the atomic bomb, believed it possible that a nuclear war was fought in the twilight of prehistory. He was well versed in Hindu legends chronicling the appearance of a new and unknown weapon, used at the climax of an antediluvian world war called the Mahabharata, where whole races were burned beyond recognition and survivors suffered what appears to be radiation sickness: Their hair and nails fell out.
Before 4500 b.c.e.: The Great Flood
I will cause it to rain upon the Earth forty days and forty nights; and every living substance that I have made will I destroy from off the face of the earth.
…Heavy rain fell from the sky by night and day. Men tried to climb the houses but the houses submerged. The sky fell down…
Popul Vuh, Bible of the Mayan Indians
Mankind had gone back to mud.
Babylonian records of the Flood
Ancient peoples of Asia, Europe and the Americas share predictions and accounts of a great flooding of the Earth. When looked at collectively as in Charles Berlitz’s book, Doomsday 1999, a conclusion could be drawn that the legendary island continent of Atlantis was more fact than myth. Its catastrophic plunge beneath the waves in one terrible night may have been the source of Noah’s Flood.
(30 April 2007)