Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Virgo rising in the east

The constellation Virgo is rising in the east after sunset, and this is an excellent time of year to observe this important celestial figure.  The diagram above shows the stars of Virgo, and I have added a few connecting lines to illustrate the outline devised by H.A. Rey, whose system for envisioning the constellations is much better than the outlines usually drawn in other guide-books for the night sky.  Here is a link to an earlier blog post with a diagram of Virgo, in which I have also added the outlines suggested by H.A. Rey.

Virgo follows closely behind Leo the Lion, and the diagram above shows the very tail-end of Leo in the upper-right corner, where the bright star Denebola of the Lion's tail is visible.  You can see how close the faint stars that make up the head of Virgo are to the tail of Leo.

Virgo's brightest star is Spica, unmistakeable and easily found by following the "arc" of the Big Dipper's handle to Arcturus (shown in the upper-left of the image above and discussed in greater detail in this previous post) and continuing along the same arc through Arcturus to Spica.  If you are not yet familiar with the constellation Virgo, this method is probably your best way to quickly locate Virgo's brightest star, rising in the east (clearing the horizon soon after 7 pm in the upcoming nights, for observers located around thirty-five degrees north latitude, and crossing the meridian not long after midnight).

A distinctive feature of the constellation Virgo is her outstretched arm, marked by the star Vindemiatrix ("The Vine" or "The Branch").  This star is labeled in the above diagram, as well as in this discussion of the star's significance in myth and history from the "Constellation of Words" website.

Another distinctive constellation which you will be able to spot once you find Spica is the bright group of stars that make up the constellation Corvus the Crow, discussed in detail in this previous post.  That post explores some of the ancient myths in which a crow guards a princess, the mother of Asclepius, while she was with child.  

We know that Plato records the last words of Socrates to be "Crito, we ought to offer a cock to Asclepius.  See to it, and don't forget."  The connection between Asclepius and the offering of a rooster is no doubt connected to the myth of the celestial bird which watched over the mother of Asclepius, and which you can see in the night sky still fixated upon the constellation Virgo.

The rising of Virgo out of the east, as she is doing now, is also very likely associated with the birth of Aphrodite or Venus out of the sea.  In Hamlet's Mill, the authors present extended discussions with evidence that ancient sacred traditions used the metaphor of "rising out of the sea" or going "down to the sea" to describe a constellation rising above the horizon in the east or sinking down below the horizon in the west.  

The connection of the constellation Virgo with the sea is evident in the symbol of the astrological sign of Virgo, which is derived from the letter "M" and which is associated with linguistic roots for the sea (mare) and for the feminine qualities of matter, magnetism, and materiality (as well as the "matrix" or womb, where the pattern provided by the DNA takes on its material form).

We have also seen previously that the constellation Virgo is the image of the Great Goddess in many ancient traditions, including Rhea, Cybele, and Ishtar, all of whom were often depicted as riding upon a lion, riding in a chariot pulled by a lion or lions, standing upon the back of a lion, or reclining in a throne flanked by lions.  For further discussion of this subject, see the post entitled "Ever wonder why Ishtar, Cybele, Rhea and other aspects of the Great Goddess ride lions?"

The constellation Virgo clearly has tremendous significance throughout the ancient sacred traditions of the world.  The upcoming days and weeks offer a wonderful opportunity to see Virgo rising in the east with her outstretched arm, as the Beehive passes high overhead, and the glorious constellation of Orion followed by Sirius and Canis Major descend in the west, all taking place in the viewer-friendly hours before midnight.

Monday, April 15, 2013

On April 15, we should take time to reflect on the sinking of Titanic

As April 15 arrives, it is fitting to consider the maritime tragedy that took place on this day in 1912, when the ship known as the Titanic (or was it really the Olympic, as some have alleged here and here?) struck an iceberg and sank to the depth of 12,415 feet below the surface of the ocean, with terrible loss of life: 1,502 souls.

As I write, it is almost 2:20 am on April 15 on the east coast of the United States, the time that the ship finally plunged beneath the sea, after striking an iceberg around 11:40 pm on the night of April 14, 1912.

The ship's final resting place, in a deep abyss at the foot of the steep continental slope of North America, was discovered in 1985.  The map below shows the continental shelf in lighter blue, and the distinct line between the lighter blue and the darker blue indicates the precipitous plunge where the continental shelf drops down to the deep abyssal ocean bottom.  The precipice that marks the edge of the continental shelf is called the continental slope.

The characteristic shape of the continental shelf and continental slope along the edge of all the continents around the world is a strong argument in favor of the hydroplate theory of Dr. Walt Brown.  Dr. Brown points out that the edges of the continents as we see them today do not really fit together, but that the edges of the continental shelves do fit together much more closely.  According to his theory, this is because the eruption of trapped water during the catastrophic flood event actually blasted away the sediments to create the steep continental slopes we see today.

Below is a series of images from Google Maps, showing the region where the wreck of the ship lies not far south of the steep cliff of the continental slope south of Newfoundland:

In the image below, which is a "zoomed-in" image of the map above, the submarine canyons plunging down the sides of the steep continental shelf are clearly visible.  These are found carved into the precipice slopes of the continental shelf at locations around the world, and have been discussed extensively in previous posts as a powerful argument in favor of the hydroplate theory:

Imagine being in a ship sailing across the ocean's surface, knowing that below your feet is water with a depth of over 12, 400 feet.  That is quite a thought.  It is horrible to contemplate the idea that the ship's architectural integrity would fail, sending the it into the deep to plunge through miles of frigid waters to the canyons below.

The human tragedy of the event that night in 1912 is vividly conveyed in the words of the late Eva Hart, a survivor of the sinking of the Titanic.  She was seven years old when she and her parents were offered a passage on the Titanic instead of the Philadelphia, which was delayed due to a coal-miners' strike which left many ships unable to obtain the fuel they needed for the Atlantic crossing.  In the video below, Ms Hart describes the premonition of disaster her mother felt upon learning of the change in vessels.  Eva Hart and her mother were rescued, as described in the interview, but she lost her father and her mother lost her husband in the disaster, as did many other survivors:

Note that in the interview, Ms Hart says that the Californian was clearly in view from the lifeboats, and was not nineteen miles away as shown in the first map above (in that map, miles are labeled as "mil" for some reason, and the distance to the Californian is listed as "19 mil" but with a question mark, to indicate that this figure is disputed).

On this fateful day, it is fitting to pause to reflect upon the tragedy that took place on that cold night in 1912, and to pay our respects to those who lost their lives or who lost loved ones in that awful disaster.

Note: for my most recent thoughts on the Titanic tragedy, see "Titanic conspiracy, due diligence, natural law and mind control," 04/13/2014.  

Friday, April 12, 2013

Nabta Playa, Karnak, George Dodwell, and Antarctica

In the previous post, we saw a video in which archaeoastronomer and physicist Dr. Thomas G. Brophy analyzed the layout of stones at the ancient stone circle located in the Nabta Playa in a desolate corner of southwestern Egypt.  

Among other conclusions (some of them quite startling and all of them completely devastating to the conventional timeline of mankind's ancient past -- as well as to the assertions of conventional plate tectonic theory, as I argued), Dr. Brophy argues that the six stones inside the circle indicate the positions of the three stars of Orion's belt as it appears during the epoch in which Orion is most upright in the sky as he transits the meridian, as well as the three stars of Orion's head and shoulders during the epoch in which Orion is most tilted to the meridian.

One of the startling aspects of Dr. Brophy's analysis is the fact that calculations of the rate of tilt in Orion, caused by precession, means that the stones representing the belt stars are correct for the period from about 6500 BC up until about 4900 BC, while the stones representing the head and shoulders of the constellation are correct for a much older period, centered on 16,500 BC!

While it is certainly possible that the site's ancient designers were able to calculate the precessional tilt for a period around 16,500 BC, and encode that in the site (especially given the other very advanced skills and knowledge of astronomy that the other aspects of Nabta Playa's monuments appear to demonstrate), it is also possible that archaeoastronomers are mistaken in their calculation of the number of years we would have to go back in order to get Orion to tilt as much as is depicted by the head-and-shoulders stones at Nabta Playa.

The reason their calculation may be off is the assumption inherent in their calculation, that the rate of change of tilt has been fairly constant throughout the vast procession of millennia stretching back to 4900 BC and (even further) to 16,500 BC.  If the rate of change was more rapid during some portion of the time between today and those ancient epochs, then calculations based on a fairly steady rate of change would yield an artificially earlier date than calculations that started with assumptions of (for example) an increasing rate of tilt the farther back in history one goes.

There is independent evidence, however, that the tilt of earth's axis relative to the plane of the ecliptic was once violently disturbed, after which its tilt recovered, and that the rate of recovery was faster immediately after the violent ancient disturbance, and has slowed down since then.  If this scenario is correct, then Nabta Playa, while still of extreme antiquity, might represent time periods slightly more recent than those calculated using formulas that do not take into account the more-extreme axial tilt of the earth in ancient times.

In his book presenting the hydroplate theory (the 9th edition of which is now available in its entirety for viewing online here), Dr. Walt Brown discusses the evidence compiled by professional astronomer George F. Dodwell over the course of his career.  In the chapter of his book entitled "The Hydroplate Theory: An Overview," Dr. Brown has a subsection entitled "Changing Axis Tilt" (located near the bottom of this page on his website) which explains:
George F. Dodwell served as the Government Astronomer for South Australia from 1909 to 1952. In the mid-1930s, he became interested in past changes in the tilt of the earth’s axis. He collected almost 100 astronomical measurements made over a 4,000-year period. Those measurements show that the tilt of the earth’s axis smoothly decayed from 25°10' to its present value of 23°27'. Based on the shape of the decay curve, Dodwell estimated that this axis shift began in about 2345 B.C.28 
George Dodwell's own manuscript discussing the extensive evidence he collected from history documenting this conclusion can be found online here, on the website of  Barry and Helen Setterfield.  It is fascinating reading, full of details from ancient records of the obliquity of earth's tilt with respect to the ecliptic plane, including records and monuments from ancient China, ancient Egypt, and from classical astronomers from ancient Greece up through the Middle Ages and into the modern period.  

One example given by Mr. Dodwell is the famous Temple at Karnak in the ancient Egyptian city of Thebes (a portion of which is pictured in the image above), where the rays of the rising sun would enter the long Hypostele Hall of the Temple of Amun-Ra once per year at the summer solstice.  The sun does not go far enough north in its annual migration between the solstice rising points to shine along the original axis of this hall today, and calculations based on a constant rate of change due to precession yield a date of initial design and construction that appears to be earlier than the epoch in which archaeologists believe the temple was designed and built.  Mr. Dodwell explains, however, that calculations which take into account the more extreme tilt and the rate of decay he found from ancient records and monument around the globe would yield a more consistent date.

The upshot of all his careful examination is the irresistible conclusion that the earth's tilt was much greater the further back in time one looks, such that the line of the tropics (the Tropic of Cancer and of Capricorn) came further north and further south of the equator in ancient times, and the northernmost and southernmost risings of the sun on the summer and winter solstices were further north and south along the eastern horizon than they are today.  A curve drawn through a graphing of the obliquity measurements throughout the centuries shows a decay curve indicating a massive force imparted an unusual and excessive tilt to earth's axis, which has been correcting since that time, with the rate of correction much faster in the centuries immediately after the catastrophe (whatever it was) and the rate of correction slowly and asymptotically approaching the current angle of tilt.  

In other words, if we project back in time without taking this curve into account, we will be unaware of the much more rapid rates of change that took place in ancient times, and our calculations will be in error.  This possibility is something that analysts of Nabta Playa should consider.  Nevertheless, Dr. Brophy is certainly to be commended for his incredible analysis of this relatively recently-discovered archaeological site, and the possibility that the site encodes knowledge of axial tilt that may have been made more severe and may have changed more rapidly due to an ancient catastrophe does nothing to take away from the amazing implications of the monuments in the desert at Nabta Playa.  In fact, the possibility only adds to its significance, in my opinion.

While George Dodwell believes that an ancient asteroid impact with earth might have been the violent force that knocked earth's axis out of kilter and from which the axis has been recovering ever since, Dr. Brown provides cogent arguments to reach a different conclusion.  Among Dr. Brown's arguments are problems with the asteroid theory, and the argument that if the hydroplate theory is correct, then the events surrounding the flood would have rapidly altered the balance of the earth (principally through the rapid pushing up of the earth's major mountain ranges, and especially the Himalayas).  

The rapid formation of the Himalayas, according to the principles of physics, would have led to "Earth's Big Roll," an event for which there appears to be extensive evidence around the world, including in the continent of Antarctica, in certain features under the Indian Ocean, and in areas of the far north in the Canadian Arctic Archipelago (among other places on earth).  To review some of this amazing evidence please visit some of the previous posts on that topic, including:

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

The Nabta Playa circle demolishes conventional theories

The ancient monument at Nabta Playa, in the desolate Sahara desert of southwestern Egypt, has been called one of the earliest aligned structures of mankind's ancient past.  Consensus opinion currently indicates that usage of the site may have begun around 4500 BC (based on carbon dating analysis described in this 2007 article), although some analysts have provided arguments which suggest that the site may have been designed even earlier than that.

Nabta Playa is an extremely arid basin just south of the Tropic of Cancer (see map below).  In 1973, a team of archaeologists led by Fred Wendorf discovered pottery fragments in the remote region and began excavation of what they learned was a site of incredible antiquity.  In 1990, they discovered a stone circle monument, publishing an article about this site for the first time in 1998.  Thus, the site is still somewhat recently revealed to the wider public, and discussion and analysis of its implications are ongoing.

Some of the most intriguing analysis of the site has come from physicist and archaeoastronomer Dr. Thomas G. Brophy, who in 2002 published The Origin Map: Discovery of a Prehistoric, Megalithic, Astrophysical Map and Sculpture of the Universe.  In the video segment above, he discusses his analysis of the site, analysis which if correct has stunning implications which completely upend the conventional timeline of mankind's ancient past.

Dr. Brophy begins by noting that the structure consists of an outer ring which contains clear "gate" features forming two pathways or alignments through the circle, one along a line running northeast to southwest and indicating the summer solstice sunrise, and one running north-south through the circle (the "meridian sightline").  Inside the circle are six stones, which Dr. Brophy believes should be seen as two sets of three.  On pages 9 and 10 of his 2002 book, Dr. Brophy explains his insight into the northern set of three of these inner stones in the Nabta Playa Calendar Circle:
A user of the calendar circle diagram, standing at the north end of the meridian sightline window, would look down on the stone diagram and see a representation of the stars of Orion's Belt just as they appear on the meridian in the sky when the user looked up.

More than just matching the appearance of the stars of Orion's Belt at that time, the ground stones indicate the sky stars at the special time of summer solstice as identified by the solstice sightline window in the calendar circle.
As Dr. Brophy explains in the book, and in the video above, the motion of precession not only "delays the sky" through the ages such that a different zodiac sign is in the position above the rising sun before sunrise on the March equinox (creating the different precessional ages such as the Age of Pisces or the Age of Aquarius), but it also changes the angle that the constellations such as Orion will appear to a viewer at the same location on our planet throughout the different ages.

The angle of the stones representing the belt stars appears to be correct for the period between 6400 BC and 4900 BC -- an archaeoastronomical dating of incredible antiquity.  This was the period of least tilt of the constellation Orion with respect to the meridian (when the constellation is most vertical and the belt stars are the most horizontal).

Dr. Brophy then goes on to an even more significant hypothesis, which is that the southern three stones represent the head and shoulders of Orion, but that they are at an angle when Orion is at his greatest tilt from the motion of precession.  The implications of this proposal, however, are revolutionary.  Due to the very slow motion of precession, the time period indicated by the stones representing the head and shoulders of the constellation would center around 16,500 BC!

Even if these stones were not erected at such an unbelievably early date, it is not inconceivable that they were erected around the first set of dates (those indicated by the tilt of the belt-star stones), and indeed conventional archaeologists currently date the site to a time quite close to Dr. Brophy's astronomically-derived date.

If so, and if Dr. Brophy is also correct about the southern set of stones indicating the head and shoulders of Orion at the period of greatest tilt of the constellation (caused by precession), then this would mean that the ancient designers of the Nabta Playa circle were aware of precession (something conventional historians believe was unknown until about 125 BC), and further that they understood precession to an astonishing level of sophistication, such that they could calculate and diagram the maximum tilt that precession would cause to the familiar stars of Orion!

Either that, or the designers of Nabta Playa were in touch with someone who could (or that the information was handed down from someone who knew these things, pushing the antiquity of this sophisticated understanding even further back in time).  

This proposition clearly has enormous implications.  The evidence that the ancients understood precession to a degree far more precise than that achieved by Hipparchus or Ptolemy (the first astronomers that conventional scholars say were able to detect and understand the phenomenon) is quite extensive, and fills a good portion of the discussion in Hamlet's Mill, by Giorgio de Santillana and Hertha von Dechend (as John Anthony West points out in the video above).

The entire Maya Long Count / 2012 phenomenon is based upon clear evidence that the Maya had sophisticated understanding of the effects of precession and could predict with a high degree of accuracy its effect upon the angle and rising times of celestial bodies -- in their case, a special part of the Milky Way galaxy, as discussed in several previous posts, such as this one.  The extreme antiquity of the dating of the  Nabta Playa site, however, pulls back the curtain on a whole new corridor of time stretching into a distant past during which mankind apparently knew far more than modern academics will acknowledge.

However, this revelation is only the beginning of the incredible aspects of the Nabta Playa site which physicist Dr. Brophy finds evidence for.  The circle discussed above is actually part of a three-dimensional structure that continues below the level of the surface of the earth, and includes bedrock many feet below which has apparently been worked by tools into some sort of art form -- but where conventional archaeologists see a "cow" that might have been a stand-in to represent the sacrifice of an actual cow, Dr. Brophy sees a representation of the Galactic Center encoding more precise knowledge that ancient people simply should not have possessed, according to the conventional timeline of history.  Dr. Joseph Farrell explores these aspects of Dr. Brophy's analysis of Nabta Playa in his book Grid of the Gods, a text discussed in this previous post.

Further, the Calendar Circle site is also located within a larger context of other stone monuments in the Nabta Playa basin, and Dr. Brophy believes that the distance and direction relationships among these sites also encodes extremely precise astronomical information (see the continuation of the above-linked video here).

As Dr. Robert Schoch explains on pages xxii - xxiii of his foreword to Dr. Brophy's book:
The megaliths are arranged at various distances from a central point, known as "Complex Structure A."  As you can read in detail below, Brophy interprets these distances from the central point as recording a) the actual distances of the stars in question from our solar system, and b) the speeds that the stars are moving away from us.  The information and interpretations that Brophy extracts from the Nabta megaliths correspond to a high degree with modern knowledge of these parameters for these specific stars.  Further, analyzing smaller companion stones associated with the primary "star" megaliths, Brophy suggests that the builders of the Nabta site may have had information about planetary systems or companion stars associated with the six stars in question -- information that we do not have today!  And then there is the "Cosmological cow stone."  Does this stone encode information about the origin of the universe, the age of the solar system or universe, the structure of the galaxy and universe, and / or the fundamental constants of nature?  Read Brophy's analysis and see what you think.
These possibilities are even more staggering, clearly, than the possibility that the designers of Nabta Playa knew about precession to a degree far beyond that attained by Hipparchus or Ptolemy thousands of years later.  We are accustomed to thinking of Planck's constant, for example, as a discovery of quantum physicists working in AD 1900 and after -- not 1900 BC and certainly not 4900 BC!  And yet this constant is one of those "fundamental constants of nature" that Dr. Schoch refers to above that Dr. Brophy sees in evidence among the dimensions of the monuments in Nabta Playa in Egypt.

Whether or not you agree with his conclusions, it would be prudent to examine Dr. Brophy's discussion and analysis of the evidence and to keep an open mind while doing so.

Moving back a bit from possibilities such as awareness of quantum physics, it is fairly clear that the designers of the Nabta Playa circle created a summer solstice alignment, as well as a meridian alignment which may well line up with the belt stars of Orion (which Dr. Brophy's analysis shows were along that meridian around the summer solstice during that epoch).  Setting aside even the evidence that these ancients might have understood precession, one huge question still remains for proponents of the conventional theories, and that is: how are archaeologists and archaeoastronomers even able to make calculations about the location of Orion in reference to this site, if the site is over 6000 years old and if continental drift has been going on for all these years the way proponents of plate tectonics believe?

At the very least, Nabta Playa should blow the theory of plate tectonics wide open.  Unless, of course, we want to argue that Nabta Playa is a big hoax, and that the stones were actually set out there in the 1970s by clever archaeologists and physicists who threw in references to the Planck constant and precession just to fool people (but who forgot about the motion of plate tectonics, or didn't take it into account, since plate tectonics was still something of a novel theory even in the 1970s).

There are many other sites whose ongoing alignments also argue strongly against plate tectonics, among them the Great Pyramid of Giza, the Sphinx, and the ancient megalithic temples on the islands of Malta.  No one can argue that those sites were secretly constructed in the 1970s. However, the extreme antiquity of Nabta Playa (if it is an authentic ancient site, that is) should set a new record in sites unaffected by tectonic motion.  (Of course, it is quite possible that the Sphinx and the Great Pyramid are much older than conventional academics think that they are -- perhaps even older than Nabta Playa).

Add to that the possibility that Nabta Playa encodes the knowledge that Dr. Brophy demonstrates that it does, and the site completely demolishes most of the foundations of the history departments and the geology departments of most modern universities.  None of this should be surprising to readers of this blog or those who are familiar with the hydroplate theory of Dr. Walt Brown.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Rock Lake, Wisconsin and The Code of Carl P. Munck

Above is a link to some of the incredible work of Carl P. Munck, whose analysis of the locations of ancient monuments around the world led him to the astonishing discovery of a system whereby aspects of each monument act as a language to tell those who can understand it where that monument is, as well as where to look for other monuments in an inter-connected grid of monuments spanning the entire globe.

One of the reasons that Mr. Munck was able to "hear" what the monuments were telling him was his paradigm-shifting realization, demonstrated in the above video, that the monuments often tell us their precise longitude, but in longitude measured from the apex of the Great Pyramid at Giza, rather than from the current  convention which uses the prime meridian running through Greenwich as a starting reference.

In The Grid of the Gods, by Joseph P. Farrell and Scott D. de Hart, the authors examine some of the reasons that someone might have gone to the trouble of building so many massive projects with such intricate and precise encoded detail in the specific locations on the planet that they chose to build them, and the conclusions they reach are extremely important.  Their book should be the next one you read, if you haven't read it yet.

The authors of that book cite Mr. Munck, who wrote:
Nobody sets out to build 50,000-plus pyramids and mounds around a planet just for the hell of it, or want of something to do.  History teaches that these primitive people were hunter-gatherers who spent their waking hours running down their next meals.  If that's true, then who built these monuments?  These people didn't have the time [. . .].  There was enormous global planning behind it all.  Munck, Whispers from Time: the Pyramid Bible, vol. 1, page 26; cited in Farrell and de Hart, 106.
Previous posts on this site have examined the overwhelming evidence that the designers of this world-wide system of locations did so according to a deliberate overarching plan and with an extremely sophisticated understanding of the size and shape of our planet earth.  See for example this post from June of 2012.

As you will see in the video above, Mr. Munck demonstrates the way various aspects of monuments in one part of the globe use "the Code" or language of numbers to refer to the longitude of other monuments in totally different parts of the globe.  In Dr. Farrell's book, he notes that Munck demonstrates that each monument tells longitude, latitude, longitude and latitude, or some significant mathematical or geometrical formula (often incorporating or embodying pi).  He has found connections between the largest North American mound at Grave Creek, WV and Silbury Hill in England, and between Teotihuacan in Mexico and Giza in Egypt.

Another site that Mr. Munck's analysis indicated is in the middle of a lake in Wisconsin: Rock Lake, where locals and visitors through the years (going back, in fact, to the first accounts from early settlers and to the sacred traditions of the Native Americans in the area) have described seeing structures submerged beneath the waters.

Here is a link to a video from the 1997 television series Beyond Bizarre, hosted by Jay Robinson, which describes the structures.  In the clip, a researcher describes how the analysis of Hugh Harleston (another researcher who has spent years decoding the ancient sites in Central America and whose work is briefly mentioned in this previous post and explored in greater depth in the Mathisen Corollary book itself) pointed to the precise location of the structures.  The video also shows footage of standing stone sites in the area which are extremely similar in appearance to those in the New England region further east, especially those found at Mystery Hill, New Hampshire (see here, here and here for discussion and links to other sites about Mystery Hill).

In their book, Dr. Farrell and Dr. de Hart explain that Rock Lake, like many other megalithic sites around the world, has accumulated a body of lore recounting unusual phenomena centered around the site:
For example, local residents report seeing huge rocks floating on the surface of the lake, or outboard motors on boats that will not work at certain times, or how divers attempting to approach and film the submerged pyramid with their underwater cameras suddenly find they have malfunctioned.  Munck even notes that some divers report a strange sense of dread as they prepared to dive to photograph the pyramid.  100.
The analysis in The Grid of the Gods explores many reasons to be very cautious about dismissing such reports out of hand.

Regardless of one's opinion on that subject, the implications of the research of Carl Munck and the discovery that the ancient monuments around our planet are part of a deliberate, sophisticated, and self-referential grid system has profound implications for our understanding of human history.  As Jay Robinson says at the beginning of the Rock Lake video, the evidence should "compel archaeologists to completely rework their understanding of the entire ancient world."