The story of Atlantis has always fascinated us. The Greek philosopher Plato from around 350 BC, tells the story of an ancient civilisation that had incredible knowledge and technology but which disappeared off the face of the earth due to some sort of global catastrophe. He wrote that Atlantis sank into the ocean “in a single day and night of misfortune”. The question we inevitably have to ask is, what happened? Was this a natural catastrophe or was it caused by something else?

The clip below is from ‘Atlantis: The Lost Empire’ (2001) and presents a version of this ancient story via animated film (via Walt Disney no less), but it’s the subtext of the film that’s more interesting.  The sequence that illustrates and initiates the disaster, shows a 45 degree beam of light striking the surface of the ocean, followed by the arrival of what appears to be a fleet of ‘starships’, then a tsunami, an earthquake, lavaflows, lightening storms and then finally, a vertical laser beam eminating from the sky that we assume polishes off whatever else is left.

Shifting gears we can turn to Michael Tsarion who presents us with his related research, via his talk entitled: ‘The Distruction of Atlantis’. If you truly have an interest in this ancient story, you should find this presentation riviting as he outlines a forgotten history of humandkind that radiacally alters our perception of the world we live in today.

Here are a few other links to Atlantis related media:

Raiders of Atlantis (1983)

Atlantis, The Lost Continent (1961)