March 21, 2015

Living Underground

continued from Hollow Earth ..

It's theoretically possible, though unlikely by modern science, given the porous nature of the Earth's crust that an unknown or alien civilization could inhabit the safe zone or below with specialized high tech equipment. There are a substantial number of known access points by cavern systems and likely a greater number of undiscovered caves which could permit hollowed underground areas for living. Exploring these areas has only become feasible due to recent advances in technology and due to that fact it might be too early to tell until further evidence is uncovered.

We have legends and structural evidence suggesting people may have lived underground at one point in Earth's history. Consider the huge underground ancient city of Derinkuyu in Turkey with enough room to safely accommodate 2,000 to 3,000 people along with food stores and livestock. Even though archaeologists believe the city dates to around the 8th century BCE, it features advanced engineering techniques including ventilation shafts reaching to the Earth's surface (55 meters) for fresh air. It has been suggested the city was build in such a way to prevent attacks from both the ground and air above.

Suppose Derinkuyu is much older, only once adopted by the Phrygians, and truly acted as an effective means to prevent airborne attacks on our great ancient ancestors living in an earlier period when very large birds roamed the skies above. Now, Paleontology distinctly says dinosaurs went extinct 65 million years ago before the evolution of man took place from mammals of the period based on fossil findings, so perhaps pterodactyls aren't the culprit. Teratornis Woodburnensis? Teratorns had wingspans average up to 12.5 foot across, and date to the late Pleistocene, between 10,000 to 12,000 years ago, and evidence suggests they were predators, which is more reason to live underground if these giants roamed above looking for easy meals.

Living underground as a practical means for survival does make sense in a time when aerial threats were commonplace, and if this consideration was explored further, it may help archaeologists locate additional ancient sites preserved in the depths of Earth's underground by means of cavern systems. Hopi Indians, for example, believe their ancient ancestors (the Ant People) came up from the ground rather than descending from the heavens, which is similar to beliefs of the Atsabe, Chickasaw Indians, and several other native groups. Aboriginals of Australia believe in totemic ancestors rising from the ground to walk and fly the Earth such as the Walbiri's brother spirits, Mamandabari, who rose from the ground to roam the Walbiri territory. Native tribes and aboriginals pride a close relationship with the planet, nature, and maintaining balance between the environment and their lives. The Earth is as alive as any human or animal living on its surface and requires the same respect given to ancestors.