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Pole Shifts – History and the Truth

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 9:47
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Pole shifts: What are they, why do they happen, and should we expect one again soon?









Look up “pole shift” online and you will find many opinions ranging from “they are rare magnetic events” to “civilization will be destroyed soon and the evidence is being suppressed!”  Some believe there are merely magnetic pole shifts, in which only the magnetic field rotates far away from the North and South Poles we know now.  In a purely magnetic pole shift, relatively little would be affected.  The sun would still rise in the east and the surface of the earth would remain in the same position.  Rotational pole shifts would be more impressive – in which the axis of rotation changes and the geographical poles change location.  There is also great debate over how long a pole shift takes.  No one would notice if this merely took the form of continental drift over millions of years.  But some believe a major shift could occur in days, or even hours.  Such a rapid geographical pole shift would destroy civilization – and that is the type of pole shift covered in this article, because much evidence suggests this is the type of pole shift that regularly occurs.

Some theories assume that the planet will move as a solid ball, with the various layers of the crust, mantle, and core all remaining in place relative to each other – but not in relation to the heavenly bodies in outer space.  The planets, moon, and sun would appear to us to be wandering off course while the earth remains still.  World mythology has many legends of the sun-god’s chariot veering out of control for a reason.  The new path of the sun’s apparent travels would redefine our notions of east and west, and north and south.  Ice would start accumulating at the new poles, and melt at the old ones.  Changes in sea level, latitude, ocean currents, and wind patterns would radically alter our weather.  Depending on the new angle of inclination (currently our axis is tilted about 23 degrees to the ecliptic) the planet could have seasons which are more (or less) extreme than we know now.

But there is a layer many miles below the crust which could be liquid enough to have minimal friction and allow the crust to move over the core.  Imagine that the surface layers of the Earth’s crust are not permanently attached to the inner core, and that the crust periodically moves over the core as one solid piece like the outside of a chocolate covered cherry.  If the core of the earth maintains its rotation while the surface or crust of the earth detaches and moves on its own, then we would keep our 23 degree tilt and our seasons – but in addition to many of the huge changes described above – we would also experience enormous earthquakes, tidal waves, and volcanic activity.  Just the momentum of entire oceans of water crashing inland for hundreds of miles could exterminate billions of people, and countless species of animals and plants in a single day.  Unfortunately, most evidence indicates this is the form of pole shift we need to worry about.

Huge pressures often build up below the Earth’s crust, especially under the weight of polar ice caps.  Just as earthquakes frequently correct a minor, localized adjustment of imbalances – a crustal displacement (rotational pole shift of the earth’s surface) is the process for a major, global correction.  This type of pole shift – a movement of the entire crust of the earth over the molten interior – is not to be misunderstood as merely a magnetic pole shift.  The idea that the magnetic polarity of the planet can flip or reverse or establish new locations for magnetic north and south is widely accepted.  And it should be – magnetic north has been moving at an accelerating rate in recent years.  Movement of 40 miles per year towards Russia was documented up to about 2010, and since then government data on the presumably accelerating magnetic pole shift has been removed from web sites the public can access.

But magnetic pole shifts may just be a precursor to a crustal displacement, when the surface of the earth rotates as one solid piece over the molten core below.  This is not continental drift, with continents moving slowly apart over hundreds of millions of years.  A rotational pole shift involves all continents moving together in unison, covering a vast distance over the core below in days or hours.

When it happens, the bulk of the Earth’s core will keep rotating west to east just as it had been underneath us, but the surface we live on will suddenly start moving in a new direction that rotates the extra mass of the Antarctic ice cap towards the equator.  Under normal conditions, the friction between layers in the earth’s crust is enough to prevent one layer from sliding over another.  But mass imbalances and a weakening magnetic field contribute to layers in the crust reaching their “plastic limit” and liquefying suddenly and completely, just like when a tree branch finally breaks under pressure. 

Two locations at opposite ends of the earth will act as pivot points.  Near those relatively safe locations, (as Egypt was fortunate to be somewhat near a pivot point last time) latitude and altitude changes will be minimal.  Few species will face extinction there; and human civilizations will probably survive there.  But locations farther from the pivot points will suffer great and drastic changes.  What we now consider the North and South Poles will move towards the new equator.  Old ice caps at new latitudes will begin to melt rapidly, while some equatorial lands will move towards the new Arctic and Antarctic and start an eternal snowfall on lands that may have been 50 to 100 degrees warmer the day before.  Consider the famous “Beresovka Mammoth” that was flash frozen thousands of years ago with summer flowers unchewed in its mouth and undigested in its stomach.

Temperatures will not be the only change that accompanies the shift in latitude.  The Earth has an equatorial bulge, and most of it is seawater.  Lands moving away from the equator will tend to rise higher as they depart this bulge of seawater, and lands approaching the equator may quickly submerge below sea level – like the “myth” of Atlantis sinking beneath the waves.  Around the world, stories like Noah’s flood are told by many cultures for a reason.  Off-the-charts earthquakes, tsunamis, and volcanoes will also bring death to entire regions long before changes in temperature.  And for perhaps the first time, the people who do survive the natural disasters will also be poisoned by all of the world’s damaged oil refineries, chemical plants, and nuclear reactors.  Assume that no government or military will be left intact to help clean up or rebuild.  America, and great achievements like landing on the moon, could be reduced to myths and legends.

Hugh A. Brown and Charles Hapgood attributed the cause of pole shifts to the imbalances from ice that is not centered at the rotational poles.  Antarctica’s ice cap is about 19 quadrillion tons, and is centered over 300 miles from the pole.  This causes a tangential centripetal force which pushes the ice cap away from the pole and towards the equator.   Similar issues are known to have caused pole shifts on other planets and moons.

The biggest gravity anomaly in the solar system is the Tharsis volcano on Mars.  Now sitting on the Martian equator, it is believed to have migrated there due to rotation torque on its extra mass.  Just like high objects fall down when given an opportunity to reach a lower potential energy state, a rotating planet will “fall” to a slightly lower-energy axis if too much mass accumulates far from its equator.   Jupiter’s moon Europa also shows evidence of a pole shift of almost 90 degrees, and scientists tell us the cause was probably due to an accumulation of ice at the former poles.  If the mass imbalance of a huge volcano or ice cap can cause pole shifts on Mars and Europa, why not on Earth?

Even Albert Einstein endorsed these concepts.  In a forward to Hapgood’s book “Earth’s Shifting Crust,” Einstein wrote that “In a polar region there is continual deposition of ice, which is not symmetrically distributed about the pole…  The constantly increasing centrifugal momentum produced this way will, when it reaches a certain point, produce a movement of the earth’s crust over the rest of the earth’s body, and this will displace the polar regions towards the equator.”  Einstein also said “One can hardly doubt that significant shifts of the crust of the earth have taken place repeatedly and within a short time.”

There are comments on this at “This concept is not accepted by orthodox science, although it has had some distinguished fans, including Albert Einstein. While there is evidence for displacements in relatively recent geological times, the sticking point is a lack of internal mechanism.”  The author of that site agrees that even Einstein said the pole shift idea makes sense, but that mainstream science does not accept or promote the theory because the imbalance of ice is not viewed by most as a sufficient cause – leaving nothing on earth to clearly explain why a pole shift happens.

Other scientists suggest additional trigger mechanisms may be necessary which are not internal – not on earth – because the ice caps may not (yet) be large enough to initiate a pole shift on their own.  Dr. Robert Schoch’s “Forgotten Civilization” emphasizes the role of periodic solar outbursts in destroying a previous civilization.  Dr. Paul LaViolette’s “Earth Under Fire” discusses explosive phases of our galactic core, radiating outwards as “galactic superwaves” that trigger both extreme solar activity and pole shifts.  These theories point out that the sun and the galactic center have been quiet and stable for thousands of years, but that it is normal for them to have periodic “hiccups” when outbursts of gravity waves and intense radiation hit the earth hard enough to be the last straw that initiates a pole shift.

Analysis of several major supernova indicate they were triggered by the same outburst from the galactic center that would have reached us approximately 12,500 – 13,000 years ago when the Pleistocene extinction occurred and “the ice age ended.”  Perhaps it ended in some places like eastern Canada – which moved away from the North Pole that had been centered in Hudson Bay – but it started a new “ice age” in places like western Antarctica and northern Greenland.  Some believe this was the time of the last pole shift, and that they occur every twice in every cycle of precession (approximately every 12,900 years.)  Others think smaller disasters come every quarter precession cycle, with the last one creating our present world a little over 6,000 years ago.

The evidence for such disasters in our past comes from many different fields of science.  Coral reefs circle the earth in a band around the equator – but older “equators” of coral reefs can be found criss-crossing the earth everywhere – even through what is now the arctic.  There is evidence of “ice ages” in India and Africa – yet tropical species survived, so the entire planet could not have iced over.  Magnetized ions in lava rock indicate where magnetic north was located when the lava solidified – but some lava fields show north itself was moving up to six degrees per day while the lava cooled.  Sediments off the coast of western Antarctica indicate flowing rivers and a temperate climate as recently as 4,000 B.C. – right about the time the Bible indicates our present world was created.


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— contributed by David Montaigne, author of End Times and 2019 – and – Antichrist 2016-2019


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  • friends2you

    Good information. Thank you for sharing. Anomalies are occurring throughout our solar system at an alarming rate. Reports of Mars anomalies within its atmosphere are changing as well, posted today for the general audience to read. Several scientists theorize by past volcanic ash studies that the pole shift will occur within one century and those around age 20 or younger will experience a climatic disaster.
    Other scientists from NASA Godard space center claim its an object in space effecting the entire solar system and a pole shift will occur, no date was given as to the expected shift taking place.

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