We are pleased to announce that Dr. Robert Schoch of Boston University will give a major presentation at our upcoming conference, ELECTRIC UNIVERSE 2012—THE HUMAN STORY, January 6-8 in Las Vegas. Plasma scientist Anthony Peratt's work, well known to the Thunderbolts group, suggests intense electrical events in the terrestrial sky at the end of the last ice age. Inspired by this work and by our own DVD, Symbols of an Alien Sky, Dr.Schoch has undertaken an extensive investigation of his own. This conference presentation will highlight his findings:
The Catastrophic Termination of the Last Ice Age
Robert M. Schoch, Ph.D.
At the end of the last ice age, some 12,000 years ago according to standard dating, Earth underwent dramatic catastrophic changes. During this remote period there existed a stunningly sophisticated civilization, known from the archaeological site of Göbekli Tepe (in southeastern Turkey), which inexplicably disappeared. How? Why? The earliest origins of the Great Sphinx of Egypt may date back to this remote period as well. Based on a number of lines of new scientific evidence, at that time Earth was affected by major outbursts from our Sun, recorded in ice and sediment cores, in petroglyphs (ancient engravings on rocks) found around the globe, and in the mysterious (and previously un-interpreted) rongorongo texts of Easter Island.
Our unstable Sun erupting at the end of the last ice age melted glaciers that covered much of the land, evaporated tremendous amounts of water, and warmed the climate. In places the surface of the planet was incinerated as a huge plasma ball (electrically charged particles) hit and tremendous electrical storms filled the atmosphere, touching down to set conflagrations. To escape the terror, the few survivors may have been forced to seek shelter underground and in caves. Only megalithic rock structures could withstand the onslaught. Is this why there is such a paucity of physical remains from this early period? The atmosphere could only hold so much water before it precipitated out as tremendous and protracted rains. This, combined with the melting of the glaciers, created huge floods. Deluges are a part of myth and legend among virtually every ancient culture around the world; the Judeo-Christian Biblical Noachian flood is but one example. Recollections of cataclysmic events
destroying an advanced civilization that flourished thousands of years before the civilizations of ancient Egypt, Sumeria, or Greece are also nearly universal.
Since those ancient catastrophic times, our Sun has been relatively quiescent, but it is now entering an active period once again. We are at the beginning of a new cycle; major changes for Earth are on the horizon. The ramifications and reverberations of the coming changes will be much more extensive than most people dare imagine. Now is the time for a realistic assessment, stripped of ideological blinders, of some of our most cherished scientific assumptions, our past, and our potential future.
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Robert M. Schoch, a full-time faculty member at the College of General Studies at Boston University since 1984, earned his Ph.D. in Geology and Geophysics at Yale University. Dr. Schoch’s work has been instrumental in spurring renewed attention to the interrelationships between geological and astronomical phenomena, natural catastrophes, and the early history of civilization. Among other contributions, his geological analyses of the Great Sphinx demonstrated that the statue is thousands of years older than the conventional dating of 2500 BCE. Dr. Schoch is featured in the Emmy-winning documentary The Mystery of the Sphinx, which first aired on NBC and has been subsequently broadcast on numerous channels both in America and abroad. Besides The Mystery of the Sphinx, he has appeared on many radio and television shows. Dr. Schoch has contributed to numerous magazines, journals, and reviews, and he is the author and coauthor of a number of books, both technical and popular, inc
luding Phylogeny Reconstruction in Paleontology, Stratigraphy: Principles and Methods, Voices of the Rocks, Voyages of the Pyramid Builders, Pyramid Quest, and the university text book Environmental Science: Systems and Solutions.