“Can you believe it!” shouted my fellow traveler.  “Look,
look!  There’s a water-skiier!”

“Can’t be!” I retorted.

“Yes, yes, look!”

The very word “water-skiier” was enough to awaken a
stampede.  Everyone crammed against the starboardantar5
windows.  Our plane dipped down to a thousand feet.
Sure enough, behind a powerboat, on a small stretch of water
skimmed some guy in a wet suit.

“It’s minus sixty out there!” someone exclaimed.

There was good reason for the fuss.   This was Antarctica,
you see.  Just down the coast a 200 mile-per-hour blizzard
was raging, whipping up a deadly ice cloud.  But here, in
frozen sunshine, skiied a Frenchman.

I recalled with amusement that some years ago the French
government had passed a law for its Adelie Land territory in
Antarctica, exempting its inhabitants from military service –
when its only inhabitants were penguins!

Now Antarctica had a French research base.  And we knew,antar2
dropping out of the sky unannounced, that we were their
first visual contact with the outside world in six months.

Antarctica…  Between the stark white ice cliffs and the
black of the ocean below us appeared a ribbon of milky
blue, where the ice plunged under the water.  It was so
beautiful, I just gasped.

Yet it is a bleak and deadly land.  That water-skiier could
not dry off under a tropical palm.

Not any more.


There is definite evidence that our planet once presented a
warm subtropical climate from pole to pole.

Corals, which grow only in warm waters (of at least 20
degrees Centigrade) once grew near the poles.  Canada,
Alaska, Newfoundland, Greenland and Spitzbergen containantar3
fossil coral.

Coal seams are also found near the poles.  The vast coal beds
are simply fossilised remains of trees and plants.

The remains of animals now confined to warm regions are
found all over the earth.


Antarctica:  In 1976, an Italian expedition discovered away
below the ice – a petrified forest!

Antarctica:  The Admiral Byrd expedition found and
photographed a mountain composed totally of coal,
indicating former lush growth here. They also found ancient
palm trees under the ice.

Antarctica:  In 1968, in the mountains of central Antarctica,
an American expedition came upon the jaw bone of a
crocodile-like amphibian (called a labyrinthodont), as
well as skeletons of other animals – creatures that could have
survived only in a warm to hot climate.  Similar finds were
made again in 1986.

Northern polar regions:  Abundant remains of tropical
animals have been uncovered in icy Greenland, Alaska andantar4

In these same northern polar regions are numerous fossil
trees:  beech, myrtle, laurel, breadfruit, cinnamen, oak,
walnut, banana, grape vines, and so on.  And from a line
north of Labrador across to Alaska:  giant sequoias.

Spitzbergen and Greenland now shiver in darkness for half
of the year and lie almost continuously under snow and ice.
Yet a rich, temperate flora once covered these icy wastes in
the Arctic Ocean.  Fossil remains of magnolias, fig trees,
palms, arborescent ferns (which are typically tropical)
and animals from warm climates have been discovered…
also pines, firs, spruces, cypresses, elms, hazels and water

South polar region:  Redwood forests are found buried
under massive ice deposits.  These towering giants (now
typically found in the north-west of the U.S.A.) once
flourished in many diverse parts of the world, as evidenced
by many coal and fossil finds.

Back to the Arctic Circle:  Here are two very interesting
island groups – the  New Siberian Islands and the
Spitzbergen Islands.  Remarkable things have been
reported by explorers who have been there.

Immense frozen gravel mounts were discovered to have
entombed within them entire fruit trees with the fruit still
on them.  In the New Siberian Islands, whole palm trees
have been found, with their leaves and fruit.

You know, tropical animals cannot live in icy water.
Neither can sub-tropical plants ripen seeds and sow
themselves in arctic conditions.

“If we listen to the unequivocal testimony of tropical plants
and animals found away to the north and even within the
arctic regions, we must declare that geology knows only one
climate until this sudden change came;  and this astonishing
climate seems to have been practically uniform over the entire
globe.” (George McCready Price, The New Geology, p.654)

“There is but one climate known to the ancient fossil world
as revealed by the plants and animals entombed in the rocks,
and the climate was a mantle of springlike loveliness which
seems to have prevailed continuously over the whole globe.
(Alfred Russell Wallace, The Geographical Distribution of
Animals, Vol 1, p. 277)

“When nearly the same plants are found in Greenland and
Guinea;  when the same species, now extinct, are met with
of equal development at the equator as at the pole, we cannot
but admit that at this period the temperature of the globe was
nearly alike everywhere.

“There seems to have been then only one climate over
the whole globe.”  (Sir William Dawson, geologist)

Overall, the climate of Planet Earth was mild and springlike,
perfect from pole to pole.


There is good reason to believe that this world of perfect
climate existed within the memory of the human race.

The traditions of ancient humanity preserve the recollection
of it.

The ancient Chinese say that before the great Catastrophe,
“There were no impetuous winds, nor excessive rains.  The
sun and moon, without ever being clouded, furnished a light
purer and brighter than now.”

Numerous ancient traditions contain details of the world
“before the Flood”, details which seem to stem from a
common origin:  the original perfect state;  a glorious land;
long age spans;  but growing disobedience to spiritual laws –
and eventual destruction.

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International explorer, archaeologist and author Jonathan Gray has travelled the world to gather data on ancient mysteries. Jonathan has published more than 100 books and videos, written several hundred papers, and hosted newspaper columns. He writes in a popular, conversational style, but with a keen eye for evidence to support his findings. The documentation sometimes includes certificates, private letters and facts that others refuse to publish. A controversial, highly sought after speaker, Jonathan has appeared on numerous television and radio shows worldwide, and lectures to audiences on every continent. He is a hands-on archaeologist. Over the past 47 years, he has penetrated some largely unexplored areas, including parts of the Amazon headwaters. He has also led expeditions to the bottom of the sea and to remote mountain and desert regions of the world. His findings include evidence of ancient Egyptians in the Americas, remains of ancient giants on a remote Pacific island and of Egyptian chariot parts and skeletal remains scattered over the seabed. As distinct from the general archaeologist who specialises in a particular locality or theme of interest, Jonathan Gray’s research is into global patterns. This unique approach has propelled him to the forefront of little-known discoveries that shake traditional theories of our past. Archaeology first grabbed Jonathan at the age of ten – when he read a magazine article telling how British explorer Percy Fawcett had found a dead, vine choked city in the wilds of the Amazon. The ruins were guarded by savages wielding clubs and poison darts. As it turned out, Jonathan’s first expedition was into that same unexplored region… where natives shrank human heads to the size of an orange. In the course of his explorations in more than 30 countries, Jonathan began to uncover evidence of surprising “out of place” artefacts. According to what he was taught at school, these were impossible! They simply should not exist! And these were not just isolated anomalies. There was a global pattern to them, suggesting an ancient worldwide civilization of astonishing proportions. That’s when he knew that someone had to speak up. He realised that this information was of tremendous value. WEBSITES, BOOKS, DVDs WEBSITE BOOKS Dead Men's Secrets: * * * * * * * 
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