Two comet impacts altered North America’s history

March 2, 2014

A thousand years ago the coasts of North America and Western Europe were devastated by the impact of an object or objects from space. Hundreds of thousands of people were killed by a combination of superheated steam and supersonic particles in North America, followed by sudden wall of water that came crashing down on communities in North America and Europe a few hours later.

A recent computer simulation, which created the image above, was carried out by the scientists of the Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico. It calculated the impact of a comet striking the North Atlantic Ocean at a speed up to 150,000 mph (241,401 km/h). All humans living near the coast from Newfoundland to Florida would have been exterminated.

In present day Georgia, the tidal surge would have pushed 160 miles up the Altamaha River to the Fall Line. The large lakes near the Fall Line, seen by early explorers of South Carolina and Georgia, probably were 500 year old vestiges of a massive comet strike in 1014.

Geologists have recently discovered evidence that an earlier comet strike and tsunami in 539 AD, combined with volcanic eruptions, probably had an even more catastrophic impact on the world. The natural disaster brought down several civilizations in the Americas and triggered the Dark Ages in Europe.

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[I am questioning everything I have learned, especially history and who told it. What about giants, the Mounds, the very existence of Native people who quite possibly were the First People on the entire planet…We know so little but I will share what I find that challenges what we were taught… and perhaps why they lied… Lara/Trace]

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4 thoughts on “Two comet impacts altered North America’s history

  1. Nice exercise. One problem: not part of our history. Course, the time could be way off, like 30,000 to 50,000 years.
    We did not start from scratch a thousand years ago. We have way too much history, a lot of it shared with other nations living here, as well as significant communication with people living on other continents.

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