You can probably recall the lies your teacher told you pretty well, when you asked, “So where did humans come from?”
If you went to a religious school, you may have heard the theory of the man in the sky who waved a magic wand and created everything.
For others, your scholarly teachers used what your science textbooks said, offering answers in Darwin’s theory of an electrical storm and of evolution. They may have told you about the fossils of Lucy, a 3.5- to 4-foot (1.1 to 1.2 m) tall woman who lived about 3.2 million years ago.
In physics class, you were never taught about antimatter.
In history class you were told that there was no Flintstones era, and that dinosaurs and humans never co-existed (and that Christopher Columbus indeed was the one who had discovered America).
You didn’t hear about the paleontologist Stan Tyler, who in 1968, began excavations of fossilized dinosaur footprints and what he found shocked the scientific community. Near the bed of the Paluxy River In Glen Rose, Texas, he found preserved human footprints alongside dinosaur tracks, in the exact same cretaceous fossilized strata.
Since then, there have been hundreds of more discoveries of human footprints around the globe. But they remain hushed, the scientific community is not apt to change, and history textbooks stay the same.
And then there’s Africa.
Over the past few decades, miners in the Western Transvaal of South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. They are not that large, measuring only 25 to 100 mm in diameter, but are etched with parallel grooves running around the center. Their composition is what’s wacky. Scientists have called them Klerksdorp spheres and said that their delicate balance and location dates them to be Precambrian 2.8 billion years old.
So what do we know is for sure about man’s history?
We don’t. We don’t know if we definitely roamed beside T-Rex, we don’t know if we existed before what’s currently recorded, but there sure is a heck a lot of evidence coming up saying that it might be true.
See, coal has a bad rap for being well…just a lump.
But in 1944, a ten-year-old boy named Newton Anderson dropped what was a regular piece of coal on the ground and when it broke, a hand crafted brass alloy bell emerged with an iron clapper and sculptured handle. The analysis on the bell was a mix of metals that modern techniques are not familiar with.
What’s even more is the seam from where the coal was taken from was 300,000,000 years old.
Then there’s the story that was reported in the Morrisonville Illinois Times on June 11th, 1891, were a woman named S.W Culp found a circular 8 karat gold chain that was 10 inches long embedded in the coal she was putting in her scuttle.
Even before that, in 1885, The Salzburg Cube was discovered. The iron, detailed and man-made cube was found in a lump of coal from a worker in Austria and analyzed to be a millions of years old.
The unique thing about coal is that it’s a by-product of decaying vegetation. The vegetation becomes buried over time then is covered with sediment, which eventually fossilizes and forms a rock. This natural process could take up to 400 million years to accomplish. That means that anything that is found embedded in coal was dropped in the vegetation itself before it is buried into sediment.
Was there a group of people more advanced than humans that existed? Another race? Should we dare say the “A” word…. aliens?!
In the film, “Dwarka: Atlantis of the East”, Amish Shah states that Dwarka, the submerged city of India, was referenced in the Mahabharata and was described as the site of a massive battle between the legendary figure of Krishna and one of his greatest enemies. The epic poem tells of flying chariots and explosive blasts that could kill millions of people in days.
The city of Dwarka was said to have been built as Krishna’s fortress by the sea. Archaeologists have even gathered forensic evidence in the form of artifacts around the dig site dating back to 2,000 BC and modern scholars are even considering it be around 1,000 BC!
Then there’s the astounding evidence by an astronomical expert by the name of Dr. Narahari Achar, who used specific references from the Mahabharata and advanced astronomy software, to posit that events in the epic battle may have actually taken place around 3067 BC. The authors were very precise referencing planetary alignments and movements that could only have taken place once in the last few thousand years leaving further future studies of Dwarka to possibly reveal it as the oldest civilization on Earth, and what’s more, with ancient technology. (For more information in this documentary, click here)
So…how old are humans really? It seems we just have to keep digging… for truth.