A Russian geologist, Alexander Koltypin, has made the startling claim that a technological non-human civilization drove giant wheeled vehicles on the Earth's surface about 14 million years ago, and the tracks of the vehicles have been preserved in bedrock formations in central Turkey.
Dr. Alexander Koltypin, a graduate of the Russian State Geological Prospecting University and director of the Natural Science Research Center at the Independent University of Ecological-Political University in Moscow, claims that deep grooves in the rock fields of the Phrygian Valley of Anatolia in central Turkey have no logical or scientific explanation besides the assumption that they were made by giant all-terrain vehicles driven by a technological non-human race millions of years ago.
The mysterious tracks have baffled geologists for long but local folklore claims they were made by carts in the mythical past.
Koltypin, however, suggests that the features of the grooves show they were not created by natural geological processes but artificially by heavy all-terrain vehicles.
The depth of the grooves, according to Koltypin, indicates that the vehicles were much larger and heavier than modern cars.
"We can suppose that ancient vehicles on wheels were driven on soft soil, maybe a wet surface. Because of their weight the ruts were so deep. And later these ruts - and the entire surface around - just petrified and secured all the evidence."Koltypin, who made the claims after a field trip to the enigmatic rock fields, characterized the markings as "petrified tracking ruts in rocky tuffaceous deposits," or compacted volcanic ash deposits.
"Such cases are well known to geologists, for example, the footprints of dinosaurs were 'naturally preserved' in a similar way."
According to Koltypin, the tracks could not have been made by vehicles driven by humans because humans were not on Earth between 12 million and 14 million years ago when the ruts were made.
"All these rocky fields were covered with the ruts left some millions of years ago... we are not talking about human beings. We are dealing with some kind of cars or all-terrain vehicles."The geologist emphasized that the dating of the fossilized tracks at between 12 and 14 million years was accurate because the scientific methodology for determining the age of rocks is reliable.
"The methodology of specifying the age of volcanic rocks is very well studied and worked out. As a geologist, I can certainly tell you that unknown antediluvian all-terrain vehicles drove around Central Turkey some 12-to-14 million years ago."
Insisting that the ruts are ancient "car tracks," that provide proof of ancient civilizations unknown to researchers, Koltypin accused scholars of deliberately refusing to consider the evidence of ancient civilization in the Phrygian Valley tracks because it will "ruin all their classic theories."
"I think we are seeing the signs of the civilization which existed before the classic creation of this world. Maybe the creatures of that pre-civilization were not like modern human beings.Koltypin argued that part of the evidence that the ruts are "car tracks" comes from the fact that the distance between pairs of tracks is constant and comparable with the distance between the wheels of modern cars. But Koltypin said they were too deep -- some up to one meter -- to have been made by modern cars. The observation led Koltypin to the conclusion that they were made by giant vehicles belonging to a non-human civilization that existed millions of years before modern humans.
"On the sides of ruts there can be seen horizontal scratches; it looks like they were left by the ends of the axles used for ancient wheels."
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