Monday, July 31, 2017

Gunung Padang




Gunung Padang
               
        This will be a short blog entry.  I wanted to get this posted, because it concerns recent discoveries and the investigations are new and on-going, with more exciting discoveries coming to light all the time.



     When I think of Indonesia, we're talking about an island nation combining Polynesian, Asian and Indian influences in a unique way.  Their culture, their land and their history are unlike any other.


Hilltop of Gunung Padang

      It is, therefore, interesting to find that they have megalithic ruins that have only recently been explored and researched.  In that, they are like the rest of the major land masses in the world.

Slope of Gunung Padang

     The site of Gunung Padang is located on the island of Java.  It is located near Karyamukti village, Cianjur regency, West Java Province of Indonesia, about 35 miles southwest of the city of Cianjur.  At about 2,900 feet above sea level, the site covers a hill, called Punden Berundak.  A series of terraces bordered by retaining walls of stone are accessed by about 400 successive andesite steps rising about 311 feet.  It is also covered with massive rectangular stones of volcanic origin. 

View from the top of the hill of Gunung Padang

The local peoples have known about this site as long as they have been there and have considered it a holy site where many people go for prayer and meditation.

One of the terraces of Gunung Padang
 
     To the casual visitor, it seems to be a steeply inclined hill, like others on the island.  As you get closer to the top, you come across more and more beams of andesite.  Andesite is a type of granite, very dense and hard.  Scattered logs of stone look as though they were strewn from the top of the hill like jackstraws.  

Artist conception of the entire Gunung Padang site
 
While there has been some minimal surveying and research of the area since 1979, a more intensive survey conducted in 2012 showed the following:

  • The site was dated 4,500 years B.C. by carbon dating at about 13 feet below the surface and 12,500 years at 40 feet below the surface).  Artifacts at the surface dated to about 2,800 years B.C.  (Please keep in mind the problems that this author has with current radiometric dating methods.)
  • Based on geoelectric, geo-radar, and geomagnetic testing, at least up to 50 feet from the surface there is construction with large chambers.
  • Unlike the south side with its 5 stone terraces, the east side has 100 stone terraces with width and height of 6.5 x 6.5 feet. The west side also has stone terraces but is still covered by soil and bush, and the north side has, in addition to a 5-foot-wide stair, terraces also.
  • The site area is approximately 25 hectares (2,500 acres).
  • Construction of the terrace walls is similar to that of Machu Picchu in Peru

Another, closer artist's conception of the site
 In 2014, the Education and Culture Ministry cited these facts and recommendations:

  • There is a large structure below the surface.
  • A core zone site area has been confirmed.
  • Many man-made artifacts have been discovered.
  • The construction of the site spans four eras.
  • A recommendation has been made to extend the survey, renovation concept, conservation and management of the site.

 
With these facts, we have the same questions as we did in the case of Teotihuacan and Puma Punku.  What process, other than a massive flood, could account for a structure set on such a high prominence (remember, it’s 311 feet above the surrounding landscape) that is completely buried in soil to a depth of 40 feet?  In addition, no process of erosion or other process other than a massive flood, could account for the random scattering of the massive andesite beams.


I look forward to seeing what is discovered as this undisturbed and highly visible megalithic site is researched and its secrets unveiled.  At least, before the uniformitarians start burying the inconvenient truths that will inevitably be unearthed.


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, May 19, 2017

The Bosnian Pyramids






The Bosnian Pyramids
   
       “Pyramid.”   
      The dictionary definition is a shape, with a square base and four triangular sides that meet at the top.  If you are thinking of a large, monumental structure built in that shape, immediately you think of Egypt.  

        A pyramid is the icon of Egypt.  Despite that stereotype, Egypt is not the only place with pyramids.  Egypt has about 155 known pyramids, discovered so far. Satellite imagery is revealing more and more structures in the desert and there are more pyramids hidden with them.

Nevertheless, there are thousands of other pyramids, world-wide, on all six continents.  There are 43 in Sicily and Sardinia.  There are 16 in Greece.  India has 224.  There are pyramids in the Sudan, in Java, in the biblical Ur of Iraq. 

In the Shaanxi province of China, 250 pyramids of various sizes have been catalogued by aerial and satellite surveillance.  For some reason, they have all been systematically covered with trees and shrubbery by the Chinese government and surrounded by what is called “The Forbidden Zone,” a no-go zone for anyone not living and farming in the area.

There are three in Korea.  There is one in Maráe, Tahiti.  There are seven in Mauritius, an island of the Indian Ocean.  In the Canary Islands, there are dozens.  They exist in the waters off of Cuba, a half a mile below the surface of the current ocean, on the sea floor.  There are 300 in Peru and several at Montevecchia, in Milan, Italy.  

The grand prize for overachieving has to go to Central America, however, which has 10,000 (with more being discovered in the jungle all the time).  These were built by the Maya in what are now Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras.

With all these examples, certain commonalities can be deduced.  There are seven elements to the oldest pyramids, all over the world:

1.  Geometry – they all have a rectangular or square base and four triangular or trapezoidal sides.

2.  Orientation - The sides of the very oldest pyramids are always aligned either to cosmic or magnetic north.  Cosmic north is determined by the stars, the Pole Star (Polaris) especially, and is slightly different from magnetic north, by a few degrees.  The magnetic compass is supposed to be a fairly recent invention (1,000 A.D.).  So how did the ancients know that magnetic north even existed?

3.  Artificially shaped construction materials.  If the pyramid is made of stone, for instance, the stones are shaped and fitted - not just natural rocks stacked up.

4.  There are inner passages within the pyramid.

5.  There are one or more water sources nearby.

6.  There is an underground waterway.

7.  They are made with extraordinary precision.  The mathematical and engineering exactitude is always of the highest caliber and would be a great challenge even for today’s builders and engineers, with their modern instruments and equipment.  

        This brings us to the Bosnian pyramids.  In 2005, Semir Osmanagich (Ŏz-mahn-áh-gitch), a Bosnian born, Houston based professor of anthropology, was traveling through the small town of Visoko, Bosnia, 20 miles northwest of the capital city of Sarajevo..  He had been doing extensive research on pyramids around the world and as he cast his eyes upward to the hills surrounding the village, he noticed one that clearly had straight lines, angled edges and a pyramidal shape.
 




        Traveling around the hill, he could see that all four sides had regular faces that formed a pyramid.  Checking his compass, he saw that the sides were oriented to the cardinal points.  
View of the largest and most defined anomaly, the "Pyramid of the Sun."
         
      Excited about his discovery, he first tried to get Bosnian government involvement in researching this strange site.  When they showed no interest, he formed the "Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun," a non-profit organization, which proceeded to mount attempts to examine the strange geologic feature.

        This was, to my mind, a very good thing.  Instead of the usual governmental or academic compartmentalization and suppression of whatever information they didn’t like, this organization has invited scientists from all over the world, and from all disciplines, to contribute.  They only ask that the researchers don’t destroy anything and that they share their findings with the organization, which publishes them to the world.

        These are the things that have been ascertained so far:

1.   One theory is that these formations are natural results of the up pushing of tectonic plates.  Geologists ruled that the geo-morphological shape does not coincide with the known plate movement in the area.  The direction that the plates are moving would not have pushed up these shapes at this angle.

2.  Five pyramidal shapes have been identified in the vicinity, so far.  Research has focused primarily around the largest and most clearly defined feature, which has been designated “The Pyramid of the Sun.”  If you zoom in to the Visoko area on Google maps, you can clearly see that the shadow of the mountain is a perfect equilateral triangle.

View of the five separate pyramids so far identified







 3.  All of the pyramids have regular geometry – four triangular faces and sharp lines.  The sides are precisely aligned to the cardinal points.  The angles are all exactly 35 or 45 degrees – not 42 degrees or 46.5, but exactly 35 or 45 degrees.

4.  The Pyramid of the Sun measures 722 feet square by 450 feet high, twice the size of the great pyramid of Giza.  The slope of the sides of the buried side surfaces of the pyramid are constant, from bottom to top.

5.  Civil engineers used surface based ground penetrating radar that reached 55 feet deep.  They located 49 unnatural anomalies – blocks, tunnels and passages. The scans showed a paved entrance way leading up to the edge of the pyramid, underground tunnels and chambers.

6.  Thermal scans show that the pyramids cool faster at night than the surrounding terrain, because the structures are hollow, due to the passages and chambers. 

7.  Biologists report that the surface of the pyramid is 10 degrees warmer than the surrounding countryside.  Because of this, the vegetation growing on the pyramid is usually found in the Mediterranean, rather than in Bosnia.

8.  Satellite based and military ground penetrating radar both identified large, straight tunnels stretching for miles, both under the pyramid and beyond it, in three levels.


More tunnels











9.  Military ground penetrating radar mapped tunnels within the pyramid forming spirals up into the structure. The tunnels run 280 feet below the top of the pyramid.
Tunnel excavations













10.      Polycontrast Interference Photography (PIP), a technology that takes visual images of the electromagnetic field over a landscape, shows field layers that are horizontal over the rest of the countryside, but form vertical lines over the pyramids.

11.      There is NO radioactivity in the area of the pyramid.  The levels read are 10 times below the norm.

12.      Multiple physicists have confirmed that there is an ultrasonic wave being emitted from a 13-foot-wide circle on the top of the pyramid and grows stronger the higher above the pyramid that the readings are taken.  The wave form is completely regular, always at 28 kHz, like a machine, totally unlike any other natural emission, either nearby or anywhere else.

13.      Geophysicists from varying agencies used seismic refraction (setting off explosions and reading the echoes from the subsurface features).  All of the different scans corroborated each other and the radar images. Seismic readings match the readings taken from the Great Pyramids of Egypt.

14.      Core samples showed that the material of the pyramids is non-compact, not a natural result of ordinary sedimentation.
Causeway on the north side of the Pyramid of the Sun










 15.      Excavations show that there is a causeway a meter below the surface that is a meter thick.  The pavement is 800 feet long by 250 feet wide.  It is constructed of sandstone plates, 7 inches thick, smoothed and flattened on all 6 surfaces
Section of unearthed pavement












16.      So far, 47 archaeological trenches have been dug.  They have found equidistant and regular steps, pavement, walls, terraces.
Three different levels of pavement.













17.      The sandstone and concrete that compose these features are arranged in layers.  Clay is used as mortar between the blocks, which binds it with a flexible bond and acts as an insulation.
Another section of pavement, of completely different style and construction













     18.      The rectangular blocks that have been excavated on the sides of the pyramid hill measure, on the average, 5 feet x 30 feet x 1.5 feet.  They weigh about 1,600 lbs., which is around .7 tons.  If the entire Pyramid of the Sun is all covered, it would take 18 million tons of concrete to cover it. Concrete blocks up to 80 tons have been located, so far.












     19.      Six different construction material labs analyzed samples of the concrete.  They all concluded that the concrete was definitely artificial and was three times the hardness and durability of any other known form of concrete.
More pavement













     20.      The durability and hardness of the concrete comes from the fact that the stone and gravel used in the concrete is bound together by the local clay.  This clay must have been heated to 500 degrees or more, to set and harden it.  In other words, the pavement and sides of the structures are made of 3/4 ton bricks.  Who has a kiln that can produce that number of 1,600 lb. bricks?  Who builds with things that big?
Another paved causeway section










21.      The tunnel excavations have yielded artifacts.  Megaliths weighing 18,000 lbs (that’s 9 tons, or 9 times the weight of a car) formed of artificial ceramics, have runes impressed (not carved) into their surfaces.  


One of the rune covered monoliths.  Color has been added digitally to highlight the different runes.

   






  







    Let me emphasize that the writing (similar to ancient Hungarian runic scripts developed in the Carpathian Basin) were impressed into the stones, not chiseled



Another view of the same stone













     That is, someone took a wet, soft piece of ceramic (like pottery) that weighed 9 tons and pressed runic letters into it before firing it and then moving it into the tunnel.  Nature could not have made these stones.



Monolith with runic inscriptions
Ceramic monolith








22.      Containers, tools and molds made to cast metal objects have also been found.
Molds to make a knife blade and a cleaver.













23.      Many of the passages conduct water, which tests exceptionally pure.

 










     What are we to conclude from this information?
An oddly carved stone from the tunnels.  Red stone with gray stone inserts.













1.   A great deal more research is needed.

2.  The feature designated as The Pyramid of the Sun has all seven features of pyramids from around the world, mentioned on the list above.









3.  Once again, artifices and artifacts have been found, of a style and an expertise level that has never been previously seen, made by an unknown people previously unsuspected.
A ceramic pyramid found in the tunnels.  Perhaps the world's first souvenir?  Or a model of what the entire pyramid may look like?















4.  The constructions, both the individual components and in total, are enormous in size. 
 
5.  No historical evidence of these structures has previously existed.

6.  A swarm of little guys in loin cloths, using ropes and stone axes, absolutely did not manufacture these features and then assemble them into place.


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.