One of the first researcher to explore the possibility of cosmic events influencing our ancient past was Immanuel Velikovsky. A medical doctor by profession but a curious amateur historian and astronomer who theorized that the myth of the flood described in Genesis could be connected to cosmic events within our solar system . In his book, “Worlds in Collision (1950) proposes that a proto-Saturn type body existed within our solar system where Earth was once a satellite went into a nova state and pushed out Earth and move it into its current orbit around our sun which was the cause of the Deluge (Noah’s Flood). He also connected the ten Plagues of Egypt described during the time of the Exodus of the Hebrews was due to Earth’s interaction with a comet currently known as the planet Venus. While his books were popular most of his science was attacked and discredited by academia.
However, within the past decade new evidence in ice core samples and tree rings have describe dramatic climatic changes in our past which have given scientist evidence to propose that these transitions could be caused by cosmic events. For example, the Younger Dyras period which saw a sharp decline in temperatures in the Northern hemisphere that occurred around 10,900 BC is believed to be due to one or more meteor impacts in North America which suddenly destroyed most of its megafauna that led to the extinction of the large mammals such as the woodly mammoths and the dramatic declined of the Clovis Culture. Other asteroid impacts have been proposed by geologist Alexander Tollman in 1994, that occurred in 7640 BC and 3150 BC.
“Christopher Knight and Robert Lomas in their book, Uriel’s Machine, argue that the 7640 BCE evidence is consistent with the dates of formation of a number of salt flats and lakes still extant in dry areas of North America and Asia. They argue that these lakes are the result remains of multiple-kilometer-high waves that penetrated deeply into continents as the result of oceanic strikes that they proposed occurred.” – Wikipedia.org
Immanuel Velikovsky’s concepts of a proto-Saturn like object in our solar system appeared to be a possibility due to modern astronomer theories that a Brown Dwarf Star the size of Saturn or much larger could exist in our solar system. This is due to astronomers being perplexed by orbitals anomalies in comets, asteroids and in the outer planets of Pluto and Neptune. These anomalies could be explained by a larger planet which some have called Nemesis that is located in the outer region of our solar system.
“Two teams of astronomers, Daniel P. Whitmire and Albert A. Jackson IV, and Marc Davis, Piet Hut, and Richard A. Muller, independently published similar hypotheses to explain Raup and Sepkoski’s extinction periodicity in the same issue of the journal Nature. This hypothesis proposes that the Sun may have an undetected companion star in a highly elliptical orbit that periodically disturbs comets in the Oort cloud, causing a large increase of the number of comets visiting the inner Solar System with a consequential increase of impact events on Earth. This became known as the “Nemesis” or “Death Star” hypothesis.” – Wikipedia.org
Barry Warmkessel has proposed on his website that there is a brown dwarf star that is much closer to our sun than Nemesis which he calls Vulcan that has a 5,000 year orbit. While others have speculated such as, Zecharia Sitchin who believed the Sumerians called it Nibiru but in modern times it’s general name has been Planet X. This planet has a elliptical orbit around the Kuiper Belt of our solar system and according to Warmkessel as Vulcan moves closer to the sun it attracts objects from the Kuiper Belt at mainly two locations within its orbit. This creates swarms of comets that orbit the sun around every 666 – 790 years and are approximately 444 AU from the sun.
The degrees of inclination from the sun’s elliptic approximately follows the type of orbits where most of these large comets enter our solar system known as sungazers such as the comet ISON in 2014. For a much deeper review go to his website: barrywarm.kessel.com
It is interesting when reviewing the climatic changes within the last 20,000 years as seen in the table below, there appears to be two long term cycles emerging. One, a 5,000 year cycle that includes a cooling and warning phrase. For example, at the end of the Older Dryas Stadial around 10,800 BC it is theorized a major asteroid impact occurred in North America which was followed by a cooling period that lasted 1,300 years called the Younger Dryas. This 5,000 cycle could be associated with Dr. Warmkessel’s theory on Planet X’s orbit.
The chart below list major climate changes since the last glacial maximum at around 19,000 BC, including possible catastrophic events and and significant points in human developments especially within Anatolia and the Levant regions of the Middle East. For example, toward the ending of every 5,000 year cycle major human events seem to occur such as, the building of Gobekli Tepe over 12,000 years ago, the Copper Age and the invention of the wheel around 6,200 BC and the collapse of the Bronze Age around 1200 BC. These 5,000 years cycles represent Planet X as it’s path crosses the orbital plane of our solar system.
(Note: The Thera Eruption has been updated to 1600 BC by another source.)
At the beginning of the Younger Dryas a warming period began around 10,000 BC and for the next 3,400 years created a stable climate for humans which helped the Neolithic Revolution to take place around 8,000 BC. However, during the latter part and the end of these 5,000 year cycles it coincides with possible asteroid impacts that are accompanied by increased earthquake activity, warming temperatures, drought and volcano activity. Up until 6200 BC the climate was moving through cool and warm-wet climates but another dramatic climate change occurred which increased temperatures that lowered the humidity of the planet. These increased temperatures were even higher than the present era including a series of cooling events which could have been caused by periodic asteroid impacts. The effects of this maximum warming event could have been caused by Velikovsky’s theory of when Earth was thrown out of the orbit around the Brown Dwarf Star (Planet X) which initiated the aridification of our climate which eventually created the major dessert regions on our planet such as the Sahara and the Gobi desert.
According to Barry Warmkessel these asteroid impacts occur every 666 – 790 years. In the table above, in the column label #1, these asteroid events average out every 1600 years and appear before major climate changes. One of the reason these swarm of asteroids vary in time periods is because this material is randomly being pulled out of the Kuiper Belt as Planet X orbits around our sun.
In 2008, a 150 year mystery was decoded from a 2700 year old Assyrian cuneiform tablet that was translated by researchers Mark Hempsell. The tablet documents and described an object in the sky that appears to be an asteroid that is speculated by researchers to have impacted in Kofels, Austria and could be the event which caused the destruction of the mythical Sodom and Gomorrah. The event was decoded to have occurred in 3123 BC. If climate change could be used as reference points of these asteroid swarm then Warmkessel prediction could be possible because this event occurred 777 years after the 5.9 Kiloyear event that began around 3900 BC.
A book called “The Saturn Myth” by David Talbot expands on Immanuel Velikovsky book, “Worlds in Collision (1950) and theorizes this cosmic event could have began around 6,000 BC which corresponds with rising sea levels and higher temperatures that could have been due to Earth being pulled into the inner solar system from Planet X. The ancients who witnessed these strange and perplexing cosmic events in the sky recorded them in similar configurations which some call the Cosmic Wheel as seen below.
These bright celestial objects appeared as two objects where Planet X had a dark mass in the middle which David Talbot speculates were the planets Venus and Mars. This strange appearance in the sky was due to these planets were in a much closer orbit to earth and in a polar position as seen in picture below.
Talbot theorizes that this configuration of planets and its brightness in the sky was due to Planet X being a Brown Dwarf Star. According to Talbot, Planet X heliosphere would have been opaque, thus Earth’s sky would have appeared as a eerie dark purplish color which could be linked to what the Aborigines of Australia called the Dreamtime in which no stars in the sky could be seen except the Cosmic Wheel at the north pole 24 hours a day, thus, there would have been no way of telling time.
In Talbot’s theory, Planet X was slowly being captured by our current Sun which created havoc in the Earth’s sky. When Planet X approached our solar system, Venus and Mars would have started to interact with our current sun according to the Electric Universe theory by creating large electrical discharges in the dark purplish sky of Earth which generated the recording of the cosmic wheel symbols by our ancient cultures. Talbot even speculates that the deep channels on Mars and even the Colorado’s river gorge were created by these cosmic thunderbolts or electrical discharges between the planets, Venus, Mars and the Earth.
See David Talbot’s video called “Symbols of an Alien Sky“
Zecharin Sitchin book the 12th planet theorizes there was a planet called Nibiru beyond Neptune that had a 3,600 elliptical orbit around our sun. In our ancient past, one of the moons of Nibiru while passing close to our sun hit a planet between Mars and Jupiter which Sitchin said was called Tiamat spilt in two and in a second past, another one of Nibiru’s moon struck one of these pieces which became the asteroid belt while the second piece became Earth.
This theory would have taken 100 of million of years to reform our current Earth while Velikovsky and Talbot’s theory could explain why our ancient climate was much more cooler when Earth was orbiting Planet X and drastically changed when it was taken into our current solar system.
If you look at the chart above based upon ice core samples shows a drastic rise in Earth’s temperature beginning around 11,600 BP which began a period of increased temperatures reaching a plateau sometime after 10,000 BP. A minor cooling period occurs and another jump in temperatures occurs after 8,000 BP which some estimate to be when the initial phrases of the Saturn Myth became visible in Earth’s sky.
If we take this date and calculate the period between the fall of Adam out of the Garden of Eden and the Flood which some Biblical scholars estimate to be around 1600 years and subtract that from 10,000 BP you get 8,400 BP. This period began the sharpest rise in recorded temperatures on Earth for the last 125,000 years which began a dramatic melting of the glaciers and in the middle of this period at around 7,800 BP a small gradually cooling trend is recorded which could have signaled a large flooding event on Earth as described in the Bible due to sea level rising. This was also around the same time when the Earth changed from a warm and wet climate called the Atlantic period to the Subboreal which included a series of aridification events that lowered Earths humidity and temperature into its current climate.
“During the Subboreal the climate was generally dryer and slightly cooler (by about 0.1 °C) than in the preceding Atlantic, but still was warmer than today. The temperatures were 0.7 °C higher than during the following Subatlantic. Consequently in Scandinavia the lower limit of the glaciers was a 100 to 200 metres higher than during the Subatlantic. On the whole the oscillating temperatures slightly receded in the course of the Subboreal by about 0.3 °C.
In the Aegean the beginning of the Subboreal was marked by a pronounced drought centered around 5600 years BP. Yet of far greater importance at this time was the coming to an end of the African Humid Period, which is reflected in lakes of subtropical Africa (like Lake Chad for example) experiencing a rapid fall in their water levels. During the interval 6200 to 5000 years BP more arid conditions were also on the fore in southern Mesopotamia causing great demographic changes and probably instigating the end of Uruk”. – Wikipedia.org
According to the chart above, the last close orbit of Planet X was 1200 BC which coincided with the mysterious “Collapse of the Bronze Age” that is part of a cyclical pattern of climatic changes occurring every 1700 years on the average that breakdown Planet X orbit into three parts causing possible asteroid impacts on earth. The last cycle based upon a starting point of 1200 BC could be the cause of a extreme weather patterns that occurred around 535 AD which is 1735 years later after Planet X last return.
“The extreme weather events of 535–536 were the most severe and protracted short-term episodes of cooling in the Northern Hemisphere in the last 2000 years. The event is thought to have been caused by an extensive atmospheric dust veil, possibly resulting from a large volcanic eruption in the tropics, and/or debris from space impacting the Earth. Its effects were widespread, causing unseasonal weather, crop failures and famines worldwide. – Wikipedia.org
If this is true, the next cycle might occur between 2235-2270 AD and another leading up to Planet X return around 3800 AD or several years afterwards. However, a thousand years (2800 AD) before its return it will bring dramatic climate change, increased volcanic activity and earthquakes similar to what happened leading up to the “Collapse of the Bronze Age”. (see blog – Emergence of the Prophets)
Earth appears to be a hostile environment for life and it was more than fortuitous that the last 12,000 years was a period of time where man mysteriously had gain enough skills in its beginning to survive the mythical flood around 6200 BC and later emerged from the “Collapse of Bronze Age” (1200 BC) with enough surviving technology to form the Greek civilization (800 BC). Our future seems strangely prearranged in a chaotic universe.