A best-selling author has made the audacious and uncomfortable claim that a comet crash will bring life to an end on earth within the next 20 years.
Graham Hancock, whose 1995 magnum opus Fingerprints of the Gods sold more than 3 million copies, has been noted as saying that the comet crash will result in an explosion stronger than the detonation of every nuclear weapon on earth.
According to HNGN, Hancock believes there is enough archaeological evidence to suggest that several advanced civilizations in the past feared the death of earth because of its collision with the remnants of a comet. Tales of this impending doomsday have not only been recorded in biblical and other religious tales, claims Hancock, but that orally preserved stories within several communities have also hinted at earth’s demise through a similar fate.
His statements come just after the release of his new book, Magicians of Gods, where Hancock delves into the secret meanings behind his prophecy.
“These Magicians [soothsayers] left a message for us – not a metaphorical, spiritual message, but a direct and urgent warning. What happened before can happen again. What destroyed their world can destroy ours.”
While Hancock’s outlandish statements have taken many by surprise, some scientists have thrown their weight behind the claim. According to Yahoo News, astrophysicist Victor Clube and astronomer Bill Napier also believe that a giant unseen comet is now careering towards our planet through space. It cannot be spotted by space-gazers because it is concealed within a cloud of cosmic debris, known to astronomers as the Taurid meteor stream.
Hancock is well-known for standing by his claims. Speaking to BBC, he confessed that his view of history has not found an overwhelming number of admirers because it does not project a happy future for our planet. Scientists understand that the first civilizations started around 5,000 years ago, but Hancock has consistently been adamant that earth witnessed the dawn of civilization as far back as the Ice Age. According to him, a similar cataclysm brought about the end of life on earth around 12,800 years ago, when a comet hit the north American ice-cap, resulting in oceanic disruptions which completely submerged the earth’s surface in the following decades.
Recent archaeological evidences have gone some way in proving Hancock’s claims. Göbekli Tepe, a site in Turkey excavated by the German archaeologist Klaus Schmidt until his death last year, has been dated back to 10th millenium BC, meaning civilizations could have started much earlier than it is commonly believed in mainstream science.
But cynics doubting Graham Hancock’s version of history abound, but it does not concern the author himself. “My job is to present a thoroughly argued alternative view of history,” he says.
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