Exploding Asteroid Hypothesis Strengthens

Ohio Diamonds linked to Arctic Diamond Fields

We observe that there is a straight line between this Ohio site described in the attached article, the Arctic diamonds fields and the impact craters in the Carolinas. We can reasonably assume that the primary impact took place on the diamond fields and obviously penetrating the ice and causing a great amount of debris to be hurled into the Ohio Valley. Additional parts of the asteroid obviously impacted in the Carolinas. Little of the evidence for this extreme event is terribly obvious today, but now that we know that it is likely to be there and also to be very extensive, we can start looking.

It seems very unlikely that any argument for glacial transport can hold up as an alternative.

I would like to see a more extensive search for the 12900 horizon and the related charcoal. The extraordinary burn off surely succeeded in leaving an uncommon charcoal zone throughout the eastern USA and the event obviously sent a shock wave that likely killed of the majority of the mega fauna both in North America and also Siberia. Survivors needed to be in the lee of a natural obstruction and then they had to survive the heat wave also.

The initial explosions likely took place over Siberia culminating with the primary impact in the ice shielded diamond field area. Other parts of the incoming object likely exploded over the Carolinas as they neared the surface. It is worth observing that the Mammoth evidence in Siberia strongly supported just such an abrupt extinction and has been commented on decades ago by others. Animals died with food in their mouths.

This impact event was almost ideally placed to promote a shift of the crust thirty degrees south, taking the northern ice cap centered in Hudson Bay out of the polar region. Had I ordered it up to do exactly this job, I hardly could have done better. So all you enthusiasts for divine intervention now have something to chew on. This put the Caribbean into the tropics and turned the Gulf Stream into a powered up deicing machine.

When I laid out the arguments for the Pleistocene Nonconformity, I was hardly going to argue for a silver bullet. I tried to work around something far uglier. And now we have a silver bullet that also damaged the one continent that was clearly both barely populated and home to the saber toothed tiger. It needed to wipe out the mega fauna to make it as hospitable as it is today.

I do not like amazing coincidences. This has the signature of a planned human Terraforming project. Otherwise, it is simply too good to be true. And to paraphrase Sherlock Holmes, when all other explanations are eliminated, one must consider the unthinkable. Humanity had the time on Earth to do this in spades. They certainly had several convenient tropical homelands to develop an advanced civilization in.

And once the resources and knowledge existed, it was a simple step to execute this crustal shift program. The crust may even have shifted in the past to demonstrate the feasibility. All that was needed was the knowledge to be able to send a large mass into the appropriate orbit. And then to get everyone well out of the way. That means that our predecessors became space faring and have spent the last twelve thousand years elsewhere, but obviously not too far away if the UFO phenomenon means anything at all. In fact this provides us with a very believable and satisfying UFO paradigm to work with.

We can assume that these hypothetical humans have genetically modified themselves to prosper in space and may not be in any rush to live here. And they have allowed the recovering earth to be an interesting experiment in natural human development.

I have sketched out an unusual paradigm for us to contemplate. It is vastly more real and possible to me than is can ever be to you. It resolves a whole range of unspoken questions that have been hanging over our heads and studiously ignored. Like what was modern man doing for fifty thousand years before the abrupt end of the ice age? Particularly in view of what we have done in the 12,900 years since.

Exploding Asteroid Theory Strengthened by New Evidence Located in Ohio, Indiana

Was the course of life on the planet altered 12,900 years ago by a giant comet exploding over Canada? New evidence found by UC Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ken Tankersley and colleagues suggests the answer is affirmative.

Date: 7/2/2008

By: Carey Hoffman

Geological evidence found in Ohio and Indiana in recent weeks is strengthening the case to attribute what happened 12,900 years ago in North America -- when the end of the last Ice Age unexpectedly turned into a phase of extinction for animals and humans – to a cataclysmic comet or asteroid explosion over top of Canada.

A comet/asteroid theory advanced by Arizona-based geophysicist Allen West in the past two years says that an object from space exploded just above the earth’s surface at that time over modern-day Canada, sparking a massive shock wave and heat-generating event that set large parts of the northern hemisphere ablaze, setting the stage for the extinctions.

Ken Tankersley

Now University of Cincinnati Assistant Professor of Anthropology Ken Tankersley, working in conjunction with Allen West and Indiana Geological Society Research Scientist Nelson R. Schaffer, has verified evidence from sites in Ohio and Indiana – including, locally, Hamilton and Clermont counties in Ohio and Brown County in Indiana – that offers the strongest support yet for the exploding comet/asteroid theory.

Samples of diamonds, gold and silver that have been found in the region have been conclusively sourced through X-ray diffractometry in the lab of UC Professor of Geology Warren Huff back to the diamond fields region of Canada.

The only plausible scenario available now for explaining their presence this far south is the kind of cataclysmic explosive event described by West’s theory. "We believe this is the strongest evidence yet indicating a comet impact in that time period," says Tankersley.

Ironically, Tankersley had gone into the field with West believing he might be able to disprove West’s theory.

Tankersley was familiar through years of work in this area with the diamonds, gold and silver deposits, which at one point could be found in such abundance in this region that the Hopewell Indians who lived here about 2,000 years ago engaged in trade in these items.

Prevailing thought said that these deposits, which are found at a soil depth consistent with the time frame of the comet/asteroid event, had been brought south from the Great Lakes region by glaciers.

"My smoking gun to disprove (West) was going to be the gold, silver and diamonds," Tankersley says. "But what I didn’t know at that point was a conclusion he had reached that he had not yet made public – that the likely point of impact for the comet wasn’t just anywhere over Canada, but located over Canada’s diamond-bearing fields. Instead of becoming the basis for rejecting his hypothesis, these items became the very best evidence to support it."

Additional sourcing work is being done at the sites looking for iridium, micro-meteorites and nano-diamonds that bear the markers of the diamond-field region, which also should have been blasted by the impact into this region. Ken Tankersley in the field Ken Tankersley seen working in the field in a cave in this publicity photo from the National Geographic Channel.

Much of the work is being done in Sheriden Cave in north-central Ohio’s Wyandot County, a rich repository of material dating back to the Ice Age.

Tankersley first came into contact with West and Schaffer when they were invited guests for interdisciplinary colloquia presented by UC’s Department of Geology this spring.

West presented on his theory that a large comet or asteroid, believed to be more than a mile in diameter, exploded just above the earth at a time when the last Ice Age appeared to be drawing to a close.

The timing attached to this theory of about 12,900 years ago is consistent with the known disappearances in North America of the wooly mammoth population and the first distinct human society to inhabit the continent, known as the Clovis civilization. At that time, climatic history suggests the Ice Age should have been drawing to a close, but a rapid change known as the Younger Dryas event, instead ushered in another 1,300 years of glacial conditions. A cataclysmic explosion consistent with West’s theory would have the potential to create the kind of atmospheric turmoil necessary to produce such conditions.

"The kind of evidence we are finding does suggest that climate change at the end of the last Ice Age was the result of a catastrophic event," Tankersley says.

Currently, Tankersley can be seen in a new documentary airing on the National Geographic channel. The film "Asteroids" is part of that network’s "Naked Science" series.

The new discoveries made working with West and Schaffer will be incorporated into two more specials that Tankersley is currently involved with – one for the PBS series "Nova" and a second for the History Channel that will be filming Tankersley and his UC students in the field this summer. Another documentary, this one being produced by the Discovery Channel and the British public television network Channel 4, will also be following Tankersley and his students later this summer.

As more data continues to be compiled, Tankersley, West and Schaffer will be publishing about this newest twist in the search to explain the history of our planet and its climate.

Climate change is a favorite topic for Tankersley. "The ultimate importance of this kind of work is showing that we can’t control everything," he says. "Our planet has been hit by asteroids many times throughout its history, and when that happens, it does produce climate change."

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