Dr. Cedric Leonard pointed out in his book: "A Geological Study of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge" (1979), that Wegeners theory about the shifting of continents, now known as "plate tectonics", does not mean that a large Mid-Atlantic continent was an impossibility, as this is often thought. Leonard shows that even if all continents were once part of one single huge continent 200 million years ago, there would be still sufficient room for another large continent in the northern part of the Atlantic Ocean.
The world's various tectonic plates.
The Mid-Atlantic Ridge is an oceanic ridge, a divergent tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean that extends from the northeast of Greenland southward to the island Bouvet close to Antartica. The discovery of seismic activity at the central cliff would have lead to the theory of the spreading of the ocean and the acceptation of Afred Wegeners' theory of continental drift. According to the theory here we would have, simply said, two enormous tectonic plates that shove from each other where within the ridge is newly formed oceanic crust.
If we examine underwater images (such as we can see with Google Earth) of this ridge, we can see that within the ridge we can see an enormous serrated "crack". These kind of "cracks" are in fact called "fault lines" actually define the borders of a certain tectonic plane. We can see that te fault line of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge exactly crosses the location of where Atlantis would have been situated. This should explain why this continent endured multiple extreme natural disasters for it was situated in a vulnerable area. Could it be that Atlantis sank into the depths of the ocean because of the shifting of the tectonic plates?
The collision of two tectonic plates could actually raise portions of the earth or sea bottom where on the other side portions lower. It is known in this regard that the Himalaya mountains are still rising today. (Source: www.divediscover.whoi.edu) Edgar Cayce once made a prediction that portions of Atlantis could "rise" in the year 1968 or 1969. This had usually been interpet that parts of Atlantis would raise above sea level but this had not been implicated. From reading 958-3:
"...Poseidia will be among the first portions of Atlantis to rise again. Expect it in sixty-eight and sixty-nine ('68 and '69); not so far away!"
Not only the sea level but also
the bottom of the sea is able to raise and fall, and perhaps there
indeed was a raise of the sea bottom around that year, because the
Bimini Road was actually discovered by plane in the year 1968.
The Bimini Road.
The "Bimini Road" is an underwater rock formation near North Bimini island in the Bahamas, off the coast of Florida. It consists of a 0.5 mile (0.8 km) long, northeast-southwest linear feature, composed of roughly rectangular to subrectangular limestone blocks. It looks like a long, artificially created stone wall that once could have been above the sea level. Although many researchers dismiss the Bimini Road as a fully natural formation, any structure that would be affected by a thousand years of water erosion and the growing of sea weed would look naturally, of course. But the curious things are there were found large stones that were piled up onto each other, that certain blocks were cut in a rectangular form, and what seems to be tool marks on numerous blocks, which adds to the evidence that these possibly were artificial, man-made structures. (See the documentary: Search for Edgar Cayce's Atlantis, on Youtube.)
According to the Edgar Cayce readings, records of some sort were kept which would be specific to the methods of construction of the "great crystal", or "firestone" in three places on the earth, including the area near Bimini. These places are: 1) Yucatan and Bimini near the coast of Florida, 2) Atlantis, in the sunken temples of Poseidia (Azores), and 3) in Egypt. It is also noteworthy that these places are roughly equally spaced from each other. From Edgar Cayce's Reading 440-5:
"As indicated [see 996-12], the records of the manners of construction of same are in three places in the earth, as it stands today: In the sunken portions of Atlantis, or Poseidia, where a portion of the temples may yet be discovered, under the slime of ages of sea water - [[and]] near what is known as Bimini, off the coast of Florida. And in the temple records that were in Egypt, where the entity later acted in cooperation with others in preserving the records that came from the land where these had been kept. Also the records that were carried to what is now Yucatan in America, where these stones (that they know so little about) are now - during the last few months - BEING uncovered."
In the past there were numerous claims within the region of the Bahamas about buildings that were found below the sea. In the year 1968 there would have been an American aircraft pilot that saw large buildings under water during a flight above the Bahamas. Also, according to his own story, Dr. Ray Brown would have found a pyramid in the year 1970, when he was diving in the area of the Bahamas that was as the "Tongue of the Ocean", and where he also would have found a large crystal sphere. Brown would have returned many times to this place but he wasn't able to find the pyramid again. In the year 1977 one would have witnessed a pyramid with a length of 650 feet, which lighted up in a green colour in the dark black water. This discovery was photographed by Arl Marshall's expedition off Cay Sal.
expedition of Tony Benik would have witnessed a huge pyramid. In the
magazine "The Planetary Connections", British edition,
issue 6, Winter 1994/5, there was described the discovery of a
pyramid with the area between the island of Bimini and the Cay Sal
Bank, with the aid of sonar technology (See the image right). According
Captian Don Henry this pyramid would have been "three hundred
feet higher than the Pyramid of Cheops". (The Great Pyramid in Egypt.)
During July of the year 2000, deep ocean engineers Paul Weinzweig and Paulina Zelitzky discovered with the aid of sonar technology a large megalithic site which is laying 2310 feet below the sea off the western coast of Cuba. (22 00'N, 85 00'W.) (See a sonar scan in the image left.) The stones that were studied look if they have been cut with tools and seem to be precisely arranged. (See the image right-below.) The structures seem to be part of a large sunken city.
According to journalist Luis Mariano Ferández, this "city" already had been discovered decennia ago by the U.S. government utilizing nuclear submarines during the Cuban missile crisis in the sixties, but all access to this particular area was restricted to prevent it from falling into Russian hands. On May 28 2002, National Geographic officially reported the discovery of these megalithic ruins. The question is of course if these ruins could be somehow related to the lost civilization of Atlantis. (Source of the images: www.luismarianofernandez.com.)
The grid pattertn is located right above the questionmarks.
In the beginning of 2009, a grid pattern existing of what looks like a grid of neatly organized "lines" had been spotted by aeronautical engineer Bernie Bamford, while browsing the digital ocean maps with Google Earth (seen in the images above). This grid can be found near the Cruiser Tablemount at the Canary Basin, located in the neighbouring of the west coast of Morocco (31 20'N, 24 19'W). There had been some speculation whether or not this pattern could be related to Atlantis, until a spokesman from Google explained a few days later that these lines where actually "boat mapping lines":
"What users are seeing is an artifact of the data collection process," a Google spokesperson said in an e-mailed statement. "Bathymetric (or sea-floor terrain) data is often collected from boats using sonar to take measurements of the sea floor. The lines reflect the path of the boat as it gathers the data. The fact that there are blank spots between each of these lines is a sign of how little we really know about the world's oceans."
"The area reflects a mixture of bathymetric data from sonar and satellite altimetry, which provides an estimate of the ocean floor topography based on wave height. The intersection of these two data sets, which don't align perfectly, is what produces the appearance of a street grid. Similar grid lines can be found in other parts of the ocean where the sea floor has yet to be completely mapped, such as near Hawaii."
(Source: InformationWeek, February 20, 2009)
However, this exact grid pattern was still clearly visible on the later image data from 2010 and 2011. If these were boat lines, would this mean that these boats followed the exact pattern and were repeating the very same mistakes? It is more likely that these later images only recaptured the satellite data and the same sonar data would have been reused from previous years.
(Click the image for a larger version)
Curiously, when the image data from 2012 went online, it showed a lot less detail in this particular area compared to the image data from previous years. In an article dated from February 2th, 2012, Scripps News actually made a reference to this data:
original version of Google Ocean was a newly developed prototype map
that had high resolution but also contained thousands of blunders
related to the original archived ship data," said David
Sandwell, a Scripps geophysicist. "UCSD undergraduate students
spent the past three years identifying and correcting the blunders as
well as adding all the multibeam echosounder data archived at the
National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colorado."The
Google map now matches the map used in the research community, which
makes the Google Earth program much more useful as a tool for
planning cruises to uncharted areas," Sandwell added. For
example, the updated, more precise data corrects a grid-like artifact
on the seafloor that was misinterpreted in the popular press as
evidence of the lost city of Atlantis off the coast of North
(Source: SCRIPPS Institution of Oceanography)
Actually, although certainly not as clear as on the images from previous years, if one looks close enough, the same rectangular grid still can be seen on the image data from 2012. The images are actually less detailled compared to the previous ones, probably because of the application of higher image compression - which serves to reduce load times, though at the expense of a loss in detail. When the grid is zoomed out in Google Earth/Maps we also see light blue patternless rectangles, which differentiates the grid from the nearby surrounding area and before this did not. This, and the absence of certain bumps at the bottom of the seabed - which had been there before - suggests that a lot of detail had been wiped out in that particular area because, according to Google spokesmen, they were merely just image errors and were going to be fixed. Well, today the grid pattern is still visible with Google Earth - although not as clear as before. So if these lines are not errors what could it be?
If these really would be the remnants of a sunken civilization, these rectangular forms reasonably could not be the tops of buildings or megalithic blocks, otherwise some of these would be over eight miles long (about fifty times the size of a city block in New York City). However, if one looks really close, the lines seem to exist of many small seperate blocks, possibly buildings. But then these buildings must be huge, and the layout of the city would be extremely organized in near straight lines of many miles long.
Another discovery was made during the first quarter of the year 2012, when mainly American and French scientists did find two remarkable pyramids on the seabed within the region of the so-called "Bermuda Triangle" where each of them would be bigger than the largest pyramids of Egypt. Because of the perfect smoothness and the translucent property, these scientists think that these pyramids are possible made from crystal or glass. According to research there would be two large holes at the top of the pyramid where water would pass through at such a high speed that it would create a huge vortex. This discovery could possibly explain the mystery of the ships that went missing in this area if this vortex could have gained such a force under certain conditions that it would be able to drag even ships into the depths of the water.
In the year 2013, yet another pyramidal structure had been discovered on the seabed near the Bank De João de Castro, between the islands of Terceirra and São Miguel (part of the Azores) with the aid of bathymetry readings and it does not seem to be of natural origin. According to its researchers it would 60 meters high and 8000 meters square base - bigger than a football stadium - and its vertexes are aligned with north and south, like the pyramids of Giza. The coordinates of the location were given to Portugese officials for further study. (Source: "Before it's news", and the video: Underwater Pyramid Discovered in Azores " (Youtube).)