Catastrophism Archive

The Tunguska explosion: an unexpected loud bang and explosion

Feature Articles –   The Tunguska explosion: an unexpected loud bang and explosion Few events were as catastrophic, and mysterious, as the Tunguska explosion. The explosion occurred near the Tunguska River – hence the name – at around 7.17 am on June 30, 1908. But that is about all that is known about it! by Philip Coppens The Tunguska explosion is notorious as being the largest …

Massive impact

Feature Articles –   Massive impact The possibility that our civilisation can be wiped out by a sudden meteor strike is a reality we have only slowly and recently come to embrace. And it is at Meteor Crater, just outside of Flagstaff (Arizona), that we can see some of the best visual evidence of one such an event. by Philip Coppens In the late 1990s, “Deep …

Crop Circles: Messages From the TimeWave?

Feature Articles –   Crop Circles: Messages From the TimeWave? As 2012 approaches, the expectation of a global paradigm shift grows. Modern anomalous phenomena like UFOs and crop circles are seen as precursors of this change, which is said to be forecast not only in the end of the Mayan calendar, but also in Terence McKenna’s TimeWave Zero – the end of time itself. by Philip …

Best Evidence?

Feature Articles –   Best Evidence? Are the Indian remains of Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, their sudden abandonment and the apparent discovery of an ancient site with a layer of radioactive ash the best available evidence for the possibility that our ancient ancestors possessed a highly advanced technology – which might have included atomic warfare? by Philip Coppens Did an ancient advanced – if not extra-terrestrial …

10,000 BC

Feature Articles –   10,000 BC Catastrophism is a dirty word in archaeology. But despite not being liked, it remains a fact that civilisations have abruptly ended. And the biggest of all catastrophes seems to have occurred ca. 12,000 years ago. New research, however, might argue in favour of Velikovskian – if not Atlantean? – ideas. by Philip Coppens For centuries, the greatest catastrophe known to …