Gulf of Mexico, Black Sea, North Sea, Mediterranean Sea
Evidence of Polar Axial Displacement

By Robertino Solàrion

Texas, 23 October 2000

(Updated : 20 April 2002)

Transcribed below is an article from The Dallas Morning News in today's weekly science section. It contains a perfect example of the fallacy of trying to explain historical climate changes by traditional methods. The academic scientific establishment is so blind to and afraid of the possibility of catastrophic planetary changes in "recent times" that their entire system of dating these events is flawed from the outset. As Dr. Carl Sagan might have remarked sarcastically to Dr. Immanuel Velikovsky during the course of The Velikovsky Affair, "There is no evidence of such catastrophes in recent geologic time; they occurred MILLIONS and MILLIONS of years ago!" Everybody is free to choose the "school" in which he or she may wish to believe. I chose "Modern Catastrophism" years ago, The Velikovskian School.

This recent evidence below can be explained quite logically if one is aware of the theoretical possibility of a Polar Pivotal Axis reaching from Cairo to Oceania, generating Polar Pivotal Belts where North and South Polar Zones are periodically located, as a result of the recurrent transits of the "custodial" Planet Nibiru, the cyclical "Cosmic Tree".

If as both Dr. Velikovsky and I have suggested the last North Pole was located in the North Atlantic Ocean, then polar ice, other glaciation and permafrost would have extended into northeastern North America, western Europe and Morocco. During such a scenario, Haiti, Cuba and Florida would have been located about the same distance from that North Pole as Anchorage and St. Petersburg are located away from the present North Pole.

The Gulf of Mexico would naturally have been much cooler, since it would have been equivalent geographically to, say, that stretch of the current cold Pacific Ocean from Anchorage to Seattle. Yucatán, Mexico, would have been situated about the same distance from that North Pole as Oregon is from the current pole.

Moreover, if the South Pole were located about 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) off the Pacific coast of Mexico, southwest of modern Acapulco, then the northeastern half of the Gulf of Mexico would have been located just north of that South Polar Zone, Miami and Havana again at about the same latitude away, but in the south, as Anchorage is today in the north; and the southwestern Gulf, southwestern Texas, all of Mexico and Central America, the Galapagos Islands, and west-coastal Colombia and Ecuador would have been within that South Polar Zone (permanent ice to permafrost). Since West Texas was at one time under the ocean, it is logical to assume that when the South Pole is located off Acapulco and/or when the North Pole is located in the North Atlantic Ocean, then Texas is underwater. That's my guess, at least, for what it's worth.

Thus, this "new evidence" is perfectly explainable by The Velikovskian School. As I have stated previously, when a new theory is inherently true, all of the peripheral facts, like this one, that come along the pipeline, will automatically fall into place like clockwork. Except for the standard but flawed establishment dating here, which Sagan would have supported, this is a classic example.

Here is the article from today's Dallas News, written by Science Editor Alexandra Witze. 23 October 2000.


Cold winters may have spelled the end for marine critters living in the Gulf of Mexico 34 million years ago.

More than 90 percent of Gulf mollusks perished at that time. So did many species that lived on land. Scientists now have some of the first evidence that climate change snuffed out these animals.

In last week's issue of "Nature", researchers from the University of Michigan and Syracuse University describe their work on "ear stones" from fossilized fish. These natural structures accumulate layers of calcium carbonate each year the fish lives.

Scientists can deduce the water temperature -- down to seasonal changes -- by analyzing the ratios of chemical elements in the ear stones.

Winter temperatures in the Gulf dropped 7 degrees Fahrenheit 33.7 million years ago --- even though summer temperatures remained roughly the same, the researchers reported. The drop is consistent with other evidence that Earth's climate shifted at this time from a greenhouse into an icehouse. Such a cold spell could have caused the major extinction, they added.


As is mentioned elsewhere, the Flood of Noah coincided with the arrival of the Planet Nibiru in the year 5187 BCE, or approximately 7,200 years ago. Thus, these "remnants of human habitation" found under the Black Sea would correlate with that "cosmic catastrophe", when the North Pole shifted from the Mid-South Atlantic Ocean to the North Atlantic and the Planet Nibiru "docked" as "Hyperborea" until its departure in the year 4287 BCE.


Associated Press, 13 September 2000

WASHINGTON -- Artifacts found at the bottom of the Black Sea provide new evidence that humans faced a great flood, perhaps that of the biblical Noah, thousands of years ago, the discoverers say.

Remnants of human habitation were found in more than 300 feet of water about 12 miles off the coast of Turkey, undersea explorer Robert Ballard said Tuesday.

"There's no doubt about it, it's an exciting discovery," Mr. Ballard said from his research ship. "We realize the broad significance the discovery has, and we're going to do our best to learn more."

Fredrik Hiebert of the University of Pennsylvania, chief archaeologist for the Black Sea project, said, "This find represents the first concrete evidence for the occupation of the Black Sea coast prior to its flooding."

Many ancient Middle Eastern cultures have legends of a great flood, including the Bible story of Noah.

Columbia University researchers William Ryan and Walter Pittman speculated in their 1997 book "Noah's Flood" that when the European glaciers melted about 7,000 years ago, the Mediterranean Sea overflowed into what was then a smaller freshwater lake to create the Black Sea.

Last year Mr. Ballard found indications of an ancient coastline miles out from the current Black Sea coast. His discovery provides evidence that people once lived in that now inundated region.

Mr. Ballard, a National Geographic Society explorer in residence, said he had studied shells found along the ancient coastline and found two types. One group is an extinct type of freshwater shell, and the second is from saltwater shellfish.

The saltwater shells date back 6,500 years, while the freshwater shells all date to 7,000 years ago and more.

"So we know that there was a sudden and dramatic change from a freshwater lake to a saltwater sea 7,000 years ago. And we know that as a result of that flood a vast amount of land went underwater. And we now know that that land was inhabited. What we don't know is who these people are, we don't know how broad their settlements were ... but we're expanding our studies to try to determine that," he said.

Mr. Ballard said his team, using remote-controlled underwater vessels with cameras, found a former river valley beneath the sea. In that valley was a collapsed structure, including some preserved wooden beams that had been worked by hand.

The structure was "clearly built by humans" and was characteristic of stone-age structures built 7,000 years ago in the interior of Turkey, Mr. Ballard said.

It contained a stone chisel and two other stone tools with holes drilled through them, he said.

The group is now mapping the site and looking for other structures.

"This is a work in progress," Mr. Ballard said. "It is critical to know the exact era of the people who lived there, and to that end we hope to recover artifacts and wood for carbon dating so we can figure out what sort of people lived there and the nature of their tools."

The discovery occurred within Turkey's coastal waters. Turkey has a representative on the research vessel.

Mr. Ballard, best known for finding the remains of the ships Titanic, Bismarck and Yorktown, among other discoveries, operates the Institute for Exploration in Mystic, Connecticut.


And here is a third recent news article about a discovery off the coast of northern England. Undoubtedly this submerged land used to be above sea-level during a previous Polar Axial Alignment. This article was found on the Web and posted to the Forteana Mailing List. The dates provided below are close enough in "estimated time" to indicate that this catastrophe was probably contemporaneous with the Black Sea evidence cited above.


Scientists say Britain has its own version of Atlantis under the North Sea.

Ancient stone age communities were wiped out by a series of floods which scientists say should act as a warning about the dangers of global warming and rising sea levels.

Dr Ben Horton of Durham University's Sea Level Research Unit said: "As our climate and oceans respond to global warming , there will be potential for global sea level rise on a massive scale."

He added: "Our investigations have revealed for the first time that large areas of land can be flooded very quickly."

After the last ice age, melting ice caused the southern half of the North Sea to rise by about 65ft over 2,000 years, leaving an area the size of Britain underwater.

The research team at Durham University has discovered that Britain also suffered a series of shorter-term floods which had disastrous effects on the human population.

Between 2,000 and 3,000 people at a time died in the floods, with hunter-gatherer tribes more likely to live near coastal and estuarine areas where food was more easily found.

Between 7,600BC and 5,900BC, around 1,000 square miles of land in the North Sea region would have been flooded by 15ft high tidal and storm surges, the scientists have found. These natural disasters occurred on average four times each century.

Britain's land link to the continent was also flooded, leaving the British Isles lagging thousands of years behind in the rest of Europe in the development of weapons technology, agriculture and architecture, the National Geographic reports.


Since first preparing this essay, I have run across a couple of other news articles with additional information, though not necessarily sea-evidence per se. I am including them here for the record.

This first is a message that came in on the Forteana List. In my theory of Polar Axial Displacement, if the North Pole is located in the central Indian Ocean and the South Pole is located off the coast of southwestern Mexico, as I propose that it was from 15,987-12,387 BCE, then the Equator would have gone right through Wales and southern England. It all falls into place. But, of course, like Dr. Velikovsky, we have to "shun" these "geological" dates to make "history" seem "logical". One simply cannot straddle the fence on these chronological issues.


A 300 million-year-old petrified forest has been discovered at an open cast coal mining site.

Experts say the condition of the fossilised forest, preserved in mud stone, makes it an extremely rare discovery.

Fragments of more than 40 trees and bushes were uncovered at the Darrell opencast site in the Dulais Valley, Nant-y-Cefn, South Wales.

Now experts are working against time to preserve the find, which last saw daylight when South Wales was sited on the equator and basked in a tropical climate.

They believe the forgotten tropical forest was laid down at a time when the area was swampland which gradually silted over.

Cliff Patten, principal planning officer at Neath and Port Talbot County Council, say the priority is to ensure the forest is preserved before it can decompose.

"It was discovered about one month ago and we have been looking at the best way preserve it since then. This is an extremely rare find," he said.

"One idea is to encase it in resin so it's protected from the elements. But at the moment the fossils are exposed in part of a large open pit.

"The opencast site was given planning permission on the condition that when all work is finished the land is restored to its former use.

"It is a working mining operation which does make things difficult. It cannot be left out in the open indefinitely but there is no danger of immediate decomposition. "




Evening Standard (London, England) by way of the Forteana Mailing List -- 15 February 2001

Pyramid Of Gold Guarded By Giants

Huge amounts of gold and silver treasure have been found in a pyramid in northern Peru left by the long-vanished Moche civilisation.

Archaeologists also discovered remains of three of the tallest people yet excavated in South America. They were six feet rather than the average 4 ft 9ins and may have suffered from a growth disorder.

A three-year excavation by US scientists found three tombs in the 105-foot high pyramid. Inside were ceramics, gold, silver, textiles and murals.

One tomb contained the body of a young woman, believed to have been sacrificed. The Moche were expert farmers who flourished in the desert plain between the Andes and the Pacific from 100 to 800 AD.




Associated Press, Via The Dallas Morning News, 22 March 2002

ROME -- Near the ruins of Pompeii, archaeologists have found another, far-older abandoned settlement, unearthing the remains of buildings, canals and ornate tools from more than 2,500 years ago.

Italian scientists and the Culture Ministry at a news conference Thursday announced details of excavations at the ancient riverside port at Poggiomarino, six miles northeast of Pompeii in southern Italy.

The site was discovered two years ago during the construction of a water purification plant.

Like ancient Pompeii -- a Roman city destroyed in 79 by an eruption of Mount Vesuvius -- this town was also abandoned because of natural disaster: a flood in the 6th century B.C.

The 17-acre settlement was founded in about 1500 B.C. on the River Sarno, and as many as 1,000 people lived there.

Archaeologists described it as a "Bronze Age Venice". Like that northeastern, canal-based lagoon city, this too was constructed on marshy islands -- perhaps to prevent invaders from storming their city.

"In that period, all the important ports sprang up along rivers a little distance from the sea, to avoid pirate attacks," prehistorian professor Renato Peroni said at the news conference.

Excavations have yielded traces of horseshoe-shaped stone and wood foundations, part of a canoe carved from a tree trunk, and ornate amber broaches and bronze and iron tools.


The above dates fit quite nicely into the Velikovskian Reconstruction. Further explanation would be redundant.