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Flash525

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#1 11 years ago

So, I was thinking the other day about the past, and the history of Earth and such. Earth has been around for a very long time (unless, alike Jeff & Eddie, you believe the Earth has only existed for a few thousand years) and much has happened in the time of the planets existence. To start with, the Lost City of Atlantis. Is it possible that this city does actually exist, or at one point did exist? Granted it has yet to be found, however it is known, therefore, at some point in history, someone had to have been there, or heard about it, or decided to make it up for us to know about it now. Most places such as that, like Athens, and the Great Pyramids and such are still around for us to see, Atlantis isn't. The only place I can think of that it could still be, is underwater somewhere, in which case, the likelihood of us finding it is slim (much of the ocean is unexplored) and there is the addition that the ocean has broken it down already. And jumping through a hoop here, is it possible that it isn't even on Earth? Yeah, I know this sounds really far-fetched, but one example of this would be from Stargate / Stargate Atlantis. Created by an advanced civilisation prior to ours. I'm not saying that is the case, but, is it likely? Is it even possible? Anyway, moving on... And again, jumping the gun a little - Dragons. So, obviously they don't exist now (unless they're in hibernation or hiding). However is it possible that they (or something similar to what we're made to believe) once did? We know in the older times, with Knights and such, that there were stories and the like of Knights fighting Dragons (Saint George was one of them). These stories had to come from somewhere, right? I know this sounds like I'm in way over my head, but these days, if anyone said 'I saw a Dragon' you'd either think they were nuts, or that they were on about Komodo Dragons, which as history would have it, weren't roaming the UK in the time of the Knights of the Round Table. Before anyone says 'but they're remains would have been found' not necessarily. For all we know, their bones and remains would have been burnt after they'd been slain. I'm not saying that I believe in winged, flying, fire breathing reptiles, though am interested as to how the stories of Dragons came to be. If Knights were suppose to have gone hunting these things, it seems a little strange for them to make up such stories, considering how much Dragons are used these days. We've even got a Saint George's Day, to celebrate his supposed battles. Anyway, jumping ahead here to our century, there is apparently a place in the Ocean called he Bermuda Triangle. Does anyone have any theories on this? The thought of an area of ocean that makes ships disappear without icebergs strikes me as peculiar. There have been many planes, and ships that have gone into that area, and haven't returned. People speculate all sorts in relation to that, giant sea monsters, whirlpools, time distortion fields the works. One would have thought the Royal Navy or whoever would have sent an expedition to find out the truth behind it already, but no, it goes unquestioned & unanswered. Witchcraft, Voodoo & Black Magic. Does this stuff actually exist, or is it all fairy tales? People putting spells on each other, doing stuff to each other, and changing fortunes and suchlike. To me, I would have had it down as a load of complete bollocks (much as I do with Star Signs, as if Venus or Jupiter is going to have any effect of my life what-so-ever). I would have also brought up Area 51, but that isn't a myth nor legend. Even though the US government has denied its existence, yet Google Earth shows otherwise. This would be a topic for another day. Anyway, civilised conversation here folks, lets see what everyone has to say.




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#2 11 years ago

That's a lot of questions, I'll start with my view on Atlantis: I think there are some good points why Atlantis might have existed, but there just as many good points why it didn't. I read a while ago that the description of Atlantis had elements of some cities that Homer visited during his life, so maybe he really made it up. I also think it is unlikely that Atlantis was as technology advanced as he claimed or that it was the size of a continent. On the other hand several "legendary" cities have been found, not only Troy, but also a cities described in the Bible or Koran. Then there are also some submerged cities that have been found off the coast of Egypt, so the idea of a city sinking into the ocean seems plausible.

As for dragons, I don't think they ever existed, otherwise we'd probably have fossils of earlier generations of those animals. In medieval times life was rather hard and there wasn't as much entertainment around, so people liked to invent fantasies about mystical creatures (trolls, fairies, spirits, devils and what not), so maybe some knights discovered fossils of a dinosaur and linked this to a story they heard somewhere.

As for the Bermuda-triangle, the most convincing theory I heard about this one was that volcanic activity creates large gas-bubbles which are able to swallow ships or even planes.




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#3 11 years ago

I never thought atlantis was as described but I do believe that there are many amazing ciites under water yet to be found. One mile off the pyramids of egypt northward into the sea.....




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#4 11 years ago

I think it's highly plausible that dragons were in fact dinosaurs. With all the fossils we have people in the past could easily have created all the legends on these mystic bones.

About Atlantis. I must admit that I don't give much for that. I have heard some theories that Atlantis could be linked with the vulcanic island of Santorini in the Mediterranean or even Create, and I think that could have formed the legend. However I don't believe the thing about a lost continent in the middle of the Atlantic ocean.




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#5 11 years ago

Atlantis was probably some greek island that got hit by a tsunami (spelling? The word means tidal wave). If it existed at all, that is.




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#6 11 years ago
SupaStarAsh;3550930So, I was thinking the other day about the past, and the history of Earth and such. Earth has been around for a very long time (unless, alike Jeff & Eddie, you believe the Earth has only existed for a few thousand years) and much has happened in the time of the planets existence. To start with, the Lost City of Atlantis. Is it possible that this city does actually exist, or at one point did exist? Granted it has yet to be found, however it is known, therefore, at some point in history, someone had to have been there, or heard about it, or decided to make it up for us to know about it now. Most places such as that, like Athens, and the Great Pyramids and such are still around for us to see, Atlantis isn't. The only place I can think of that it could still be, is underwater somewhere, in which case, the likelihood of us finding it is slim (much of the ocean is unexplored) and there is the addition that the ocean has broken it down already. And jumping through a hoop here, is it possible that it isn't even on Earth? Yeah, I know this sounds really far-fetched, but one example of this would be from Stargate / Stargate Atlantis. Created by an advanced civilisation prior to ours. I'm not saying that is the case, but, is it likely? Is it even possible? Anyway, moving on... And again, jumping the gun a little - Dragons. So, obviously they don't exist now (unless they're in hibernation or hiding). However is it possible that they (or something similar to what we're made to believe) once did? We know in the older times, with Knights and such, that there were stories and the like of Knights fighting Dragons (Saint George was one of them). These stories had to come from somewhere, right? I know this sounds like I'm in way over my head, but these days, if anyone said 'I saw a Dragon' you'd either think they were nuts, or that they were on about Komodo Dragons, which as history would have it, weren't roaming the UK in the time of the Knights of the Round Table. Before anyone says 'but they're remains would have been found' not necessarily. For all we know, their bones and remains would have been burnt after they'd been slain. I'm not saying that I believe in winged, flying, fire breathing reptiles, though am interested as to how the stories of Dragons came to be. If Knights were suppose to have gone hunting these things, it seems a little strange for them to make up such stories, considering how much Dragons are used these days. We've even got a Saint George's Day, to celebrate his supposed battles. Anyway, jumping ahead here to our century, there is apparently a place in the Ocean called he Bermuda Triangle. Does anyone have any theories on this? The thought of an area of ocean that makes ships disappear without icebergs strikes me as peculiar. There have been many planes, and ships that have gone into that area, and haven't returned. People speculate all sorts in relation to that, giant sea monsters, whirlpools, time distortion fields the works. One would have thought the Royal Navy or whoever would have sent an expedition to find out the truth behind it already, but no, it goes unquestioned & unanswered. Witchcraft, Voodoo & Black Magic. Does this stuff actually exist, or is it all fairy tales? People putting spells on each other, doing stuff to each other, and changing fortunes and suchlike. To me, I would have had it down as a load of complete bollocks (much as I do with Star Signs, as if Venus or Jupiter is going to have any effect of my life what-so-ever). I would have also brought up Area 51, but that isn't a myth nor legend. Even though the US government has denied its existence, yet Google Earth shows otherwise. This would be a topic for another day. Anyway, civilised conversation here folks, lets see what everyone has to say.

I have a huge passion for mysteries, yet i like just to know them, i don't want to discover the truth behind them. Mysteries are fascinating because they are mysteries, and when people unlock their secrets, the fascination is gone...

For example: The bermuda triangle: Boats and ships kept disappearing and soon investigation started and it was found that under the sea level there were great underground caves. When the ground above them would crack, those football field sized bubbles came up and when they hit the surface it creates a huge, sudden gap in which the ships fell and the gap closed in. mystery ruined, while we can't even 'cure' it...




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#7 11 years ago
rich19;3551105Atlantis was probably some greek island that got hit by a tsunami (spelling? The word means tidal wave). If it existed at all, that is.

I believe Atlantis is an imaginary legend, a metaphor for paradise. Tsunamis and tidal waves are two different things, a tidal wave is just what the name implies. A tsunami is the large wave or series of large waves you are talking about.




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#8 11 years ago

If Atlantis is real, I bet it's in the Bermuda Triangle, or the Triangle east of Japan.




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#9 11 years ago

If you're interested in Atlantis, I would recommend doing some research of Edgar Cayce, he was a psychic who went into a sort of trance and answered questions with remarkable accuracy, finding oil, gold, even predicting WW2 some years before.

I don't know if Atlantis existed, but if it did- they got the royal flush, seriously.

Aliens? I'm still not convinced, some alien would have made contact.

The Bermuda triangle I do believe in, too much has disappeared in that little area for it to be coincidence, though there are other Triangles with similar properties, such as one near Alaska.

Back on Atlantis, I don't believe Atlantis was on some crappy island in the Mediterranean sea, it just don't fit.

Atlantis was supposed to be some twice the size of Asia (which is basically what we consider Eurasia today), that would be something roughly the size of... Algeria? well, point is- it would be larger than any "tiny" little island in the mediterranean, even assuming the rest is in the sea itself, not large enough.




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#10 11 years ago

Aliens probabally have made contact. These stories may not be true but they are not fake and their are plently of alien conspiracies and goverment secrets that you are unaware of.




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