Strange how I just became of aware of this recently; and strangely in tandem with my reading Salman Rushdie's Midnight's Children (set in and largely about India): There's a 3-square-miles area of highly radioactive ash 10 miles west of Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It appears to verify the ancient Mahabharata; a forerunner of Vedic (Hindu) scripture. (Oldest is the Rig Veda). Here's the relevant (alleged?) quote:
"A single projectile charged with all the power in the Universe...An incandescent column of smoke and flame as bright as 10,000 suns, rose in all its splendor...it was an unknown weapon, an iron thunderbolt, a gigantic messenger of death which reduced to ashes an entire race.
"The corpses were so burned as to be unrecognizable. Their hair and nails fell out, pottery broke without any apparent cause, and the birds turned white.
"After a few hours, all foodstuffs were infected. To escape from this fire, the soldiers threw themselves into the river."
The account purportedly or apparently describes the genocide/extinction of the Vrishni and Andakha "races."
The implication of this unprecedented find (if true) is astronomically bigger than virtually everyone (globally) is aware of now: We have, for the first time ever, hard evidence to verify a significant component of truth (of a staggeringly powerfully unexplained event) in an ancient writing of an organized religion! Of course it makes most sense that the oldest religion would most qualify... There are similar enough Vedic accounts of atomic devastation! Even if the Mahabharata has been or will be (convincingly) debunked, the radiation evidence still applies to Hindus; therefore humanity.
[That's not putting Hinduism as we know it on a pedestal. The godawfully oppressive caste system (that's supposed to be illegal) and other horrors like female infanticide can safely prevent any notions of Gandhi-like "godliness" having major influence among Hindu Indians... Any scientific breakthrough the magnitude of formally Contacting a nonhuman intelligence (at least eventually) will far transcend any organized/named religion].
The obvious 2, entirely scientific/normal possibilities of the Jodhpur find are: time travel (by someone decidedly evil/amoral in this case) from our nuclear age to their time or, even more incredibly (to me), a similarly-evolved civilization as ours (that apparently existed alongside primitive people) of which, somehow, there is almost zero evidence (at least as yet) of its existence!
Could I possibly be making a fool of myself? Is this too good to be true? If the radiation is as it appears, and it doesn't bolster the overall anti-nuclear position, I don't know what else would. (6/29)
Per discussion on the usual 2 sites (UM and ATS), I've learned I've barely scratched the surface of the (very apparent) ancient nuclear war scenario. Of greatest interest are the Harrapa (discovered in the late '50s, finished excavating in '69) and Mohenjo-Daro (discovered in 1922) sites. Both have plenty of evidence of mass deaths by either a nuke or other unknown weapon... If nukes, folks, we have proof that the ones who ruled in antiquity weren't "gods;" but mere nuke-firing scum as today (at least in terms of will to use them).
And the Mahabharata wasn't a forerunner of the Vedas; but still written when specifically atomic destruction was inconceivable. (7/5)
OK, I confess to having a hugely anti-Abrahamic/monotheistic bias, and I'll concede that the (near) Jodhpur site as well as the aforementioned 2 excavations could be hoaxes, but I've yet to see anything definitive one way or the other. The legitimate questions are, if the (west of) Jodhpur radiation exists, one, how many times stronger is it than the highest readings of areas of naturally higher radioactivity, and two, what shape (circular or nearly so?) is the area in question? Anyone know anyone in or near Jodhpur who can investigate? (7/7)