Cataclysm! 9500 BC
by David Lewis
In recent prehistory, possibly as late as 9,500 B.C. (the date ascribed by Plato to the sinking of Atlantis), a profoundly traumatic phenomenon plagued the earth. This event, the result of a distant cosmic explosion, caused severe volcanic eruptions, massive earthquakes, catastrophic flooding, and the upheaval of the world's mountain ranges. The earth's axis may have tilted, or its crust been violently displaced. Continents rose and sank. Mass extinctions of plants and animals followed, and a period of eerie global darkness.
The catastrophe struck suddenly, researchers report. Those that survived sought refuge in caves and high mountains, the record of their plight preserved to this day in hundreds of ancient deluge/conflagration myths from virtually every cultural tradition. Scientists gathered the evidence for such a catastrophe in the last century, and more recently, but explained away parts of it through ice age theory, now known to be fundamentally flawed. The rest of the evidence, until now, science has been unable to explain. No, this is not the synopsis of Hollywood's next disaster extravaganza, nor a rehashing of Immanual Velikovsky's catastrophe theory, but the product of serious research and the subject of two soon-to-be released books written by independent experts in the field of recent prehistory. The compelling evidence assembled by these authors reveals the existence of a prehistoric reality that casts orthodox notions about early man into the realm of mere guess work.