Catastrophism news

A Blunter view of Muck deposits

At ... this appears to be a site that does not much favour the mainstream view on mammoths in the tundra. It begins thus, 'there is no way animals that size could survive in a frozen wasteland ...'. It seems they have not caught up with recent research as it is quite clear Beringia was far from a frozen wasteland. If it had been written 20 years ago the statement of intent would have been correct and one would have to agree with it.

Klondike and Beringia

At ... (or alternatively, ... published in GSA Today, 19:8 August 2009. This is a remarkable piece of research which opens up all sorts of possibilities that contradict the mainstream position - up to this moment. The authors are four Canadians and one guy from the Univeristy of Aberystwyth in Wales.

Meteor over Florida

William sent this one in. As we await the pubication of the Tall el-Hammam destruction event we might get some idea of what it might have entailed by going to ... from Tallahassee in Florida - in fact, from a backyard. The sky suddenly lit up as if someone had flicked a switch on floodlights. A blueish green flash lit the sky up almost like daylight - lasting for a few short seconds.

Soft Tissue Fossils

Robert sent in the link to ... which provides the Creationsit view of the latest discoveries. As expected they look sceptically at uniformitarian interpretations which is useful from a catastrophist point of view. After four years of research at the Chinese trove the first images are reproduced by Science magazine ...

Alaskan Tunnel

Keeping to the theme of tunnels, William forwarded a link but see ... a frozen tunnel in central Alaska was dug out by the US Army Corp of Engineers in the 1960s. It is 360 feet long and 6 to 8 feet hight and 15 feet wide. It is rich with frozen animal and plant remains, fossils of all kinds, and layers of fronzen silt, sand, and of course, bedrock. It is as if the Army had dug up some aspects of Velikovsky's 'Earth in Upheaval' - tunnelling into the Alaskan muck.

War and Disaster

Sent in by William - see ... is a guest post by Peter Mungo Jupp who runs the Ancient Origins web site. Around AD1348 there began the Hundred Years War, a series of skirmishes and full blooded battles that broke out between the kings of England and their former lands in France (as part of the Norman expansion several centuries earlier). It included the famous battles of Agincourt, Crecy, and Poitiers - which have gone down deep into the national psyche of both sides.

The One Nobody Saw

At ... a space rock exploded into a ball of fire above the Bering Sea without anybody actually seeing or reporting it. Not many people live up that way of course - and it was out at sea. The surprisng point is that it was not immediately picked up by scientists. It was discovered on March 8th by a Canadian scientist looking at data used by the Test Ban Treaty Organisation (nuclear tests and big bangs in general).

Red in Tooth and Claw

The Younger Dryas Boundary Event Hypothesis isn't going to bed any time soon. I'm sure this will to the disappointment of mainstream. James Kennett et al have another paper - in Scientific Reports (March, 2019), which provides more evidence of an impact (or shatter) and landscape burning - in Chile. See ... The discovery comes from Patagonia in southern South America where Chilean paleontologists have been looking at sedimentary deposits at Pilauco Bajo.


At ... we learn that the Hiawatha Crater recently found in NW Greenland, has organic carbon in the glacio fluvial sand seeping from the crater. It originates from the bedrock - gneiss. Some of the sand contains impact grains such as shocked quartz, impure mineral glasses and micro breccias. There are grains (in the breccia) that contain organic carbons (and can be read in full at the above link). The article was read at the 50th Lunar and Planetary science conference in 2019.

Cuban Meteor

Sent in by Gary. I didn't take much notice as I thought it was a run of the mill meteor in a tourist hotspot. Seems not. At ... on February 1st 2019 a bright meteor crossed the sky over the Caribbean Sea and was especially bright over Cuba. This was during the middle of the day so lots of people with video cameras aimed their gadjets at what was left of it - a smoke trail (a cloud left behind by the burn in the atmosphere). There was also a sonic boom to wake people up and make them look upstairs.