Are There Ancient Ruins
By James Donahue
As the great ice cap over
Antarctica goes into slow melt-down, stories are beginning to emerge on the Internet about amazing things that are appearing.
The stories suggest that the Antarctic continent was once inhabited by an advanced ancient civilization that built great cities
and even pyramids. But are the stories true?
We take a look at some of the more spectacular stories and note that, as far as we know, none
of them have been reported by the mainstream media.
The Doubleday Stadium
The remains of a large stone building and other artifacts were
reportedly uncovered in February by geologist Scott Amundsen and a team of students from Wyoming State University.
Amundsen said one of the students
literally tripped over a block of cut stone while the team was hiking near Doubleday Glacier. This led to the discovery of
rubble of what was once a stone structure he believes may have been about the size of Rome’s ancient amphitheater.
He said the university team
worked well into March, chipping into the ice as more and more pieces of the ancient structure were found. February and March
are the summer months in that part of the world. The story said Doubleday Glacier has been receding at an estimated three
meters per year as the world slowly warms.
Among the things uncovered: the foundation of a massive
columned structure that may have stood 30 meters high, coins with the image of penguins and an unknown reptile, sticks that
look like ball bats and seal-hide balls, suggesting that the auditorium may have been used for athletic events. The team has
nick-named the site “Doubleday Stadium.”
Sounds like an amazing discovery, but why didn’t it make the conventional news? Notice that Amundsen is
the same last name of Norwegian Roald Amundsen, the first man to reach the South Pole in 1911. A check of Wyoming State University
shows nobody by this name on the faculty staff. And there is no glacier bearing the name Doubleday on Antarctica.
Our conclusion: The whole
story was made up.
The Three Pyramids
There are numerous blog reports of three Antarctic pyramids, complete with photographs of the tops of what appear
to be great pyramids jutting up out of a range of ice and snow.
The stories, which appear to copy one another, say the pyramids were discovered
"by a team of American and European scientists." The members of the team are not named.
The story says two pyramids are located
about 16 kilometers inland while a third one is located close to the coastline. It suggests that an expedition is planned
to learn more about these structures and determine if they were man-made or simply natural rock formations.
One story says: "Little is
known about the pyramids and the team continues to keep silent about the discovery."
One of the pyramid articles quoted from a story we
published in 2006, drawn from The Twelve Pyramids of Thoth, a piece that appeared in the Crystal Links website. Thoth,
identified as an Egyptian moon god, claims to be the overseer of the great pyramid of Egypt. In the story he said the Egyptian
pyramids were the last of 12 great pyramids to exist in the world. One of them, the story said, is located under the ice in
Without knowing the names
of the "scientists" who found the pyramids, when the discovery was made, or where the photographs were taken, we have to question
the existence of the Antarctica pyramids. With all of the research flights now
being made over Antarctica on NASA's DC-8 flying science laboratory, mapping ice surfaces, one would think unusual pyramid
shapes protruding out of the ice would have been easily spotted by now.
The Controversial Video
A video allegedly shot by a crew for Atlantis
TV Production was found in an abandoned supply dump 100 miles west of Vokstok Station by a team of U.S. Navy SEALS searching
for the television crew that went missing in November, 2002.
According to Jonathan Gray, author, archaeologist and adventurer who appeared
on Coast-to-Coast Radio, the video appears to show evidence of an archaeological dig going on about two miles under the Antarctic
There has been a reported
debate over whether the contents of the video will be made public. The television station claims ownership but the video is
allegedly in the hands of the military.
According to Gray, two Navy officers reviewed the tape when they arrived at the Amundsen-Scott
Station, an elaborate research facility recently opened on Antarctica. "They said it showed spectacular ruins and other things
they couldn't go into," one story said.
Officials at the U.S. Naval Support Task Force in Antarctica have denied the story. They say
they are not in possession of a video shot by the missing television crew.
Gray maintains a website crammed with stories about shocking
archaeological discoveries all over the world that have been carefully kept secret because they defy the established historical
record accepted by religious belief systems. He also has written several books.
The Hoagland Report
Richard C. Hoagland, author of Monuments
Of Mars and other controversial books suggesting that humans have not only been on Mars but the Moon in the ancient past,
and left evidence to prove it, now writes on his website, Enterprise Mission, that a huge magnetic anomaly under the frozen
Lake Vostok on Antarctica suggests the ruins of an ancient city lies there.
Hoagland writes that the low-altitude aerial surveys were
made in 2001 by scientists from Columbia University.
While he admits that an anomaly like this could be caused by various natural things,
it also could be caused "by an accumulation of metals -- the kind you would get if you found the ruins of an ancient buried
"An 'ancient city under the
ice?' Such a discovery would be absolutely dazzling, sending shock waves through our world as profound as the discovery of
'artifacts on Mars' or 'ruins on the Moon.' And the notion is not as improbable as you may think," Hoagland wrote.