Carpet bombing the Carolinas

Carpet bombing the Carolinas

New NASA video bolsters my contention as to what created the Carolina Bays.

In my book Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps, I proposed that the Carolina Bays were formed by millions of gigantic explosions in the sky, explosions triggered by a magnetic reversal. (Chapter 13, “Dinosaur Tombstones.”)

The Carolina Bays, a host of huge elliptical depressions gouged into the ground about 12,000 years ago, were formed at about the same time, if not exactly the same time, as the Gothenburg magnetic excursion.

Fireworks start – NASA

Varying in size from one to several thousand acres, and measuring from 164 feet (50 m) to 6.8 miles (11 km) across, as many as 2½ million of these oval depressions scar the landscape from Florida to New York to Texas.

In Maryland, the bays are called Maryland basins. In Mississippi and Alabama they’re called Grady ponds. In Kansas and Nebraska they’re called Rainwater basins. In Texas they’re called Salinas (because they often contain salty water). The bays, aligned with one another with their long axes pointing generally north, all appear to have formed at the same time, from the same cause.

The bays all have raised rims and frequently intersect other bays. More than 50,000 overlapping bays—some larger than nearby cities (yes, larger than nearby cities!)—have been identified on the U.S. Atlantic coast alone.

Carolina bays in Hoke and Scotland County, NC – From George Howard’s website (see link below)

Most of the bays are very shallow, 50 feet at most, but usually not more than 20 feet. (That’s if you consider a body of water as deep as a five-story building to be shallow.)

Some of the larger Carolina Bays are (or once were) lakes. However, because most of them were so shallow that they became swamps or marshland, that’s what people thought they were. But in 1930, aerial photography exposed their unusual shapes and orientations.

The image above is of an area measuring about twelve miles by ninemiles (20 km by 15 km) approximately eighteen miles (30 km) southeast of Fayetteville, North Carolina. This one tiny corner of the world contains 20 such oval depressions. (Also see note 1.)

Yet another peculiarity is that the sandy rims are white. This, in spite of the fact that white sand is rare in the Carolinas; it’s usually tan or reddish.

What could have turned the sand white? Very high temperature, usually higher than 1,500 degrees F, could have burned off the reddish iron impurities from the surface of the quartz, says Richard Firestone, co-author of the book Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes.

But where did that heat originate? And what could possibly gouge more than two million huge holes into the ground, all at the same time?

At first, scientists thought the depressions had been formed by a comet or meteor exploding above the earth. However, almost no meteorites have ever been found in the Carolinas.

A newer theory holds that the Carolina Bays were formed by secondary impacts after a meteor had crashed into the ice somewhere near Michigan. That collision threw millions of chunks of ice – massive chunks of ice – into the sky, which then flew hundreds of miles away from the original point of impact at low angles. That (supposedly) explains the elliptical bays: They were formed by oblique impacts as the airborne ice hurtled back to earth.

Wow! It must take one hellishly big chunk of ice to create a crater bigger than an entire city.

No, I simply cannot buy the flying-ice theory.

One reason I don’t buy into the flying-ice theory is that there would have been no ice there to begin with.

Look at the dates: The last major ice age commenced about 23,000 years ago coincident with the Mono Lake magnetic excursion. The ice sheets then grew for about 5,000 years, reaching their full extent about 18,000 years ago. They should have been long gone from the Michigan area by 12,000 years ago when the Carolina Bays were formed.

Instead, I think the Carolina Bays were formed by millions of gigantic explosions in the sky; carpet bombed by the gods.

This video from NASA helps reinforce that view.

Entitled “Earth’s Magnetosphere,” the video describes our magnetosphere as a giant bubble of magnetism that envelopes our planet and protects it from the sun, including protecting if from the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. “It’s clear that this magnetic bubble was key to helping earth develop into a habitable planet,” the video asserts.

The magnetosphere – NASA

The magnetosphere is a permeable shield, the video tells us. The solar wind will periodically connect to the magnetosphere, forcing it to reconfigure. This can create a rift, which allows energy to pour into our formerly safe haven. These rifts open and close many times daily, or even many times hourly. Most of them are small and short-lived. Others are vast and sustained. When the sun’s magnetic field connects to the earth’s in this way, the fireworks start.

Squashed magnetosphere – NASA

Explosive release

The magnetosphere absorbs the incoming energy from the solar wind and “explosively” releases that energy in the form of geomagnetic storms and sub-storms, according to Dr. Eftyhia Zesta, Chief of the Geospace Physics Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Magnetic lines of force converge and reconfigure, resulting in magnetic energy and charged particles flying off at an intense speeds.

Violent explosions

Scientists have been trying to learn why this crisscrossing of magnetic field lines – called magnetic reconnection – triggers such “violent” explosions.

Explosive release – NASA

Whatever the cause, whether it was a giant chunk of ice flying through the sky, or a violent explosion triggered by the Gothenburg magnetic excursion, I sure wouldn’t want to have been standing at ground zero.
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On a more personal note, I was lucky enough to visit a Carolina Bay a couple of years ago near the town of Olanta, South Carolina, in the Woods Bay State Park. (If you look for Olanta on Google maps (satellite view) and then zoom out just slightly, you will see Woods Bay. It is far bigger than the town itself.)

Does it look like a bay? No. It looks like a swamp. In fact, it is a swamp.

Woods Bay State Park – Courtesy Robert Felix

There were no park employees on duty on the day I toured the park (actually both my wife and I toured the park), and we wondered if we would see any alligators.

Woods Bay State Park – Courtesy Robert Felix

The answer came very quickly, because we soon spied several alligators basking in the sun, soaking up the heat. Perhaps you can spot them in my photos. Since we were the only people in the entire park, and we had no idea how many alligators might be lying in wait, we didn’t stick around too long.

Woods Bay State Park – Courtesy Robert Felix

We both made it back safely, so I guess the alligators weren’t all that hungry.
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Note 1:
If you go to Google maps (satellite view) and peruse the North Carolina/South Carolina region, you’ll be astounded at how many of these giant paw prints you can find, even today. Literally hundreds of such bays surround Lumberton, North Carolina, alone.

More info on the Carolina Bays:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carolina_bay

Info on flying-ice theory:
http://www.scientificpsychic.com/etc/carolina-bays/carolina-bays.html

More aerial photos:
http://abob.libs.uga.edu/bobk/cbaymbsc.html

George Howard in Raleigh, North Carolina has done a tremendous amount of research on the Carolina bays. View his website here:
http://www.georgehoward.net/surf%20the%20carolina%20bays.htm

For even more info,
see my book Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps.


13 thoughts on “Carpet bombing the Carolinas”

  1. Nice alternate theory on these formations. However, I tend to agree with Graham Hancock and Randall Carlson on how these were formed at the beginning of the Younger Dryas due to an impact event. Just saw a recent video from Hancock explaining this.

  2. My geuss is that the Carolina Bays were created by the same process as the Yamal B1 and B3 craters.

    Electrical discharge events.

    Where the outer VAB reconnects with earth in the high arctic permafrost they look like this. The water in the permafrost is assumed to have broken down into hydrogen and oxygen at high temp and current flow.

    http://siberiantimes.com/PICTURES/SCIENCE/Yamal-craters-July-2015/inside%20b1%202014%203.jpg

    Sometimes they just drill out funnel shaped holes like the Yamal B3. The mouth is 4 meters wide and it is 60 meters deep.

    http://csglobe.com/two-mysterious-black-holes-open/

    A recent one in Yakutia was described as a “pillar of fire”.

  3. If those elliptical features were a result of ‘magnetic explosions’ why would they be such small, local features relative to the distance from Earth where the explosions had taken place. What I can believe is possible would be some kind of physical feature relating to electrical explosions and charged particles travelling through magnetic lines of flux. I believe at some point the poles changing positions happens very rapidly and this rapid movement results in lightning bolts grounding to Earth like we have never imagined is possible.

  4. mentioned it before Victoria Aus has similar, we call em lunettes, and many are also swamps when wet the soils sand with NO calcium or seashells to be found to a depth of around 3ft most of the area then under that is buckshot iron pellets that attract a lot of lightning, then under that is nasty heavy iron rich clays mostly red but some yellowish? (dunno what mineral )as well

  5. I have seen similar ‘bays’ in the South West of Australia. From a plane they are clear and align North/South forming salt lakes. I believe ice fields were still common 12000 years ago around the time of the Younger Dryas period which may have begun with a hail of fragments from a comet striking the Earth causing sudden melting of ice fields and causing the scorching of the Americas about 11000 years ago. See Graham Hancock’s ‘ Magicians of The Gods’ for concise info.

  6. Very interesting and really weird. It would seem those explosions had to take place at nearly ground-level to cause those pits.
    We live on a ranch on the Yellowstone, and we’ve never seen this much snow. Just from memory, the winters of ’49 and ’78 were much colder and windier. It only was in the minus twenties a couple of times in the last two years. It did get to minus thirty one night last year. I expect to see the minus fifties again in the near future.

  7. The concept of magnetic reconnection is completely at odds with the well known and tested physics of electromagnetism. What these astronomers call a magnetic reconnection can be explained by the inductance of a plasma facilitated electrical circuit.

    The power of inductance in human sized circuits can be seen most spectacularly when high tension wires are switched. The current suddenly being prevented from flowing down its accustomed path is urged onward by the massive energy contained in the magnetic field that its prior flow had created in the wires and air surrounding the wires. The magnetic field now acting through the inductance of the air and wires causes a massive voltage (back EMF) across the switching mechanism. This voltage can rise to the point where the air ionizes and a highly conductive plasma reestablishes a connection between switch contacts. The resumption of the electrical flow reconfigures the magnetic field in the region surrounding the switch.

    The energizing and heating of the plasma can cause the release of sonic energy in hypersonic winds, occasionally plasmoids (high energy balls of plasma) are released. Plasmoids are the most energy dense form of matter that we have experimented with. Their interaction with ordinary matter can range from mundane dispersal (as can be seen in ball lightning) to spectacular displays of explosive power and even can result in the sorting of materials by density and at the highest energy densities, the transmutation of elements.

    Geologists and astronomers have a lot to learn from the plasma scientists.

  8. In the same time frame:
    https://wattsupwiththat.com/2018/03/27/study-ancient-britons-thrived-despite-rapid-climate-swings/
    Extract:
    Some studies have suggested that events like the Younger Dryas, an abrupt thousand year return to ice age conditions with a temperature drop between 2C – 6C, might have struck with full force in just a few months.

    Mini Ice Age Took Hold Of Europe In Just Months

    Kate Ravilious
    Thu, 12 Nov 2009 11:29 UTC

    Just months – that’s how long it took for Europe to be engulfed by an ice age. The scenario, which comes straight out of Hollywood blockbuster The Day After Tomorrow, was revealed by the most precise record of the climate from palaeohistory ever generated.

    Around 12,800 years ago the northern hemisphere was hit by the Younger Dryas mini ice age, or “Big Freeze”. It was triggered by the slowdown of the Gulf Stream, led to the decline of the Clovis culture in North America, and lasted around 1300 years.

    Carbon isotopes in each slice revealed how productive the lake was and oxygen isotopes gave a picture of temperature and rainfall. They show that at the start of the Big Freeze, temperatures plummeted and lake productivity stopped within months, or a year at most. “It would be like taking Ireland today and moving it up to Svalbard” in the Arctic, says Patterson, who presented the findings at the BOREAS conference in Rovaniemi, Finland, on 31 October.

    “This is significantly shorter than what has been suggested before, but it is plausible,” says Derek Vance of the University of Bristol, UK. Hans Renssen, a climate researcher at Vrije University in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, says recent findings from Greenland ice cores indicate the Younger Dryas event may have happened in one to three years. Patterson’s results confirm this was a very sudden change, he says.

  9. In his book “Secrets of Atlantis” published in 1977, the author, German scientist, Otto Heinrich Muck, postulated that around 9000B.C. or 11,000 years ago a substantial Asteroid penetrated Earth’s atmosphere and began shedding it’s outer layers in the form of smaller meteors as it flew over the East Coast of the US with the main body crashing into the Atlantic near the Mid Atlantic Ridge. The resulting impact of the main body pierced the Earths crust triggering the massive volcanic eruptions along the Mid Atlantic Ridge that, among other things, resulted in the Volcanic island of Atlantis, described by Plato and Solon as being beyond the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), being wiped out in the process. The debris of meteors falling off the main body of the Asteroid, hypothesized Muck, crashed into the Carolinas forming those bays, all of which align with the trajectory of the main body of the Asteroid. That also seems another plausible theory for what happened around that time. Muck maintained that ancient Mayan stone sculptures depict a fiery serpent with a large flaming head flew overhead around that same time further buttressing Muck’s hypothesis.

  10. In his book “Secrets of Atlantis” published in 1977, the author, German scientist, Otto Heinrich Muck, postulated that around 9000B.C. or 11,000 years ago a substantial Asteroid penetrated Earth’s atmosphere and began shedding it’s outer layers in the form of smaller meteors as it flew over the East Coast of the US with the main body crashing into the Atlantic near the Mid Atlantic Ridge. The resulting impact of the main body pierced the Earths crust triggering the massive volcanic eruptions along the Mid Atlantic Ridge that, among other things, resulted in the Volcanic island of Atlantis, described by Plato and Solon as being beyond the Pillars of Hercules (Gibraltar), being wiped out in the process. The debris of meteors falling off the main body of the Asteroid, hypothesized Muck, crashed into the Carolinas forming those bays, all of which align with the trajectory of the main body of the Asteroid. That also seems another plausible theory for what happened around that time. Muck maintained that ancient Mayan stone sculptures depict a fiery serpent with a large flaming head flew overhead around that same time further buttressing Muck’s hypothesis. This is somewhat repetitive of what I posted a decade ago but relevant to the present discussion.

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