Super Solar Flare Recorded in Ancient Rock Art?

Rock art designs in the Americas are often identical to those in locations around the world. Does this suggest ancient peoples were in direct contact with one another or could there be another explanation? Physicist Anthony Peratt has a bold new theory that argues the similarities are not based on contact but the result of witnessing and recording the same high energy auroral activity taking place in the sky. These auroras were the result of a massive solar flare which was intense enough to not only produce designs in the sky but also to literally cause bodies of water to boil. Native American legends appear to record just such an event sometime in the past. Is this also the origin of the Mesoamerican and Hopi belief in a series of world ages called Suns that each ended in massive destruction of human civilization? Read the research report below and decide for yourself:

Characteristics for the Occurrence of a High-Current,Z-Pinch Aurora as Recorded in Antiquity


The discovery that objects from the Neolithic or Early Bronze Age carry patterns associated with high-current Z-pinches provides a possible insight into the origin and meaning of these ancient symbols produced by man. This paper directly compares the graphical and radiation data from high-current Z-pinches to these patterns. The paper focuses primarily, but not exclusively, on petroglyphs. It is found that a great many archaic petroglyphs can be classified according to plasma stability and instability data. As the same morphological types are found worldwide, the comparisons suggest the occurrence of an intense aurora, as might be produced if the solar wind had increased between one and two orders of magnitude, millennia ago.

Index Terms—

Aurora, high-energy-density plasma, magnetohy-drodynamics (MHD) instabilities, petroglyphs, pictographs, stone-henge, Z-pinch


Fig. 1. Starfish thermonuclear detonation July 9, 1962, 400 km above Johnston Island. The photograph was taken from a Los Alamos KC-135 aircraft three minutes after initiation time. An artificial striated aurora has already formed from the plasma particles, spreading along the earth’s magnetic field.The brightest background object (mark) at the top, left-hand corner, is the star Antares, while the right-most object is ? -Centauri. The burst point is two-thirds of the way up from the lowest plasma striation.

On July 9,1962,theUnited States detonated a 1.4-megaton thermonuclear device in the atmosphere 400 km above Johnston Island. The event produced a plasma whose initial spherical shape striated within a few minutes as the plasma electrons and ions streamed along the Earth’s magnetic field to produce an artificial aurora. Fig. 1 shows a photograph of the artificial aurora three minutes after detonation as recorded from aKC-135 aircraft.

Concomitant with the artificial aurora was a degradation of radio communications over wide areas of the Pacific, lightning discharges, destruction of electronics in monitoring satellites, and an electromagnetic pulse that affected some power circuitry as far away as Hawaii.

The event was recorded worldwide as the plasma formed at least two intense equatorial tubes, artificial Van Allen belts,around the Earth [1], [2]. These tubes, or plasma toroids,contained relativistic electrons bound by magnetic fields; the source of intense amounts of synchrotron radiation. The radiation lasted far longer than expected; the decay constant was of the order of 100 days. (Mankind, unknowing, has viewed synchrotron radiation from the Crab nebula for centuries. The only known mechanism that produces synchrotron radiation are electrons spiraling about a magnetic field at nearly the speed of light).

Thus, the shape of the phenomena as recorded at radio, visible, and high frequencies was that of plasma “donuts” encircling the Earth, which mimicked the Van Allen belts.

The artificial aurora shown in Fig. 1 also shows plasma striations that arise from instabilities. This paper describescharacteristic features of laboratory plasma experiments andsimulations, especially for high-current Z-pinch conditions,and compares these features with petroglyphs and other an-cient writings, which may have been associated with auroralobservations.

Read the full report here.

Forty New Rock Art Sites in Mexico

Many of the rock art designs in this report, especially the ‘dancing human’ designs,  are not just similar but identical to rock art motifs from around the world. Physicist and plasma researcher Anthony Peratt has argued that the reason for these similarities is the fact that all of these cultures were witnessing the same event, a high energy aurora, taking place in the sky produced by a super solar flare. Peratt has shown that many of these designs are identical to designs created by high energy plasma events which can be replicated in the laboratory. Peratt has documented and mapped thousands of examples of this rock art and has shown they always reflect the precise angle of view the artist would have had of this event based on his/her particular viewing location. Peratt argues that this proves the sun had a massive outburst in the past. Multiple Native American legends seem to record an event when the sun had such an enormous outburst. Other physicists have shown such a solar outburst likely led to the extinction of the megafauna at the end of the last Ice Age. Read the story below of these new finds in Mexico:

Example of the rock-art found at 40 sites in northeastern Guanajuato, Mexico. Image: Carlos Viramontes / INAH

Rock-art has been discovered and recorded in forty sites in northeastern Guanajuato, Mexico, as part of an ongoing project carried out by researchers from the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

The majority of the images were created by hunter-gatherers who occupied the area during the 1-5 centuries AD, but religious iconography and inscriptions were also discovered dating to the colonial era, as well as the 19th and early 20th centuries.

Images made by hunter gatherers and believed to be around two thousand years old. (Note the sun design to the left of the uppermost ‘dancing man’ design.) Image: Carlos Viramontes / INAH

The findings were announced by lead archaeologist Carlos Viramontes after four seasons of research in the area of Queretaro and Guanajuato semi-desert.

“We have found more than three thousand pictorial motifs in 40 locations, distributed in the municipalities of Tierra Blanca, San Luis de la Paz, San Diego Union, Xichú and Victoria, in Guanajuato.

Altogether, since the late eighties over 70 rock-art sites have been recorded, with those falling into the two thousand year old hunter-gatherer category being preliminarily classified into two groups:

  • public – involving large numbers of people creating iconography as part of a ritual in easy to access sites located near the foothills and in the valleys.
  • private – where it is believed that a small select group attended ceremonies in hard to access ravines and canyons.

Public and private ritual spaces

The sites known as Manitas, in the community of Tierra Blanca and Cerro Redondo represent good examples of the two classifications explains Viramontes. Tierra Blanca feels like a private ritual space, located near a 3,400 m high mountain peak in a difficult to access ravine. Depicted here are human figures, plants and animals – some of them fantastical creatures – as well as some geometric lines along with red and black painted hands.

On the other hand, Cerro Redondo appears to be a place where public rituals have taken place, involving large numbers of people. It is located on an easily accessible hillock in the middle of a plain.

Characteristic paint colours favoured by the hunter gatherers were yellow, red and black and used to paint human figures adorned with headdresses, skirts and cloaks, sometimes depicted carrying as yet unidentified objects and sometimes carrying bows and arrows in scenes of hunting and war.

“There is a great diversity of animals represented – mainly deer, but also dogs and insects resembling centipedes and spiders and many birds ” explained Viramontes.

The archaeologist theorises that for these hunter gatherers, the act of creating images on rock surfaces went beyond just recording daily life events and rituals; he contends that the rock face itself was a point of contact between the material and the spiritual worlds.

Religious iconography

Apart from the two thousand year old rock-art recorded during the project, other types discovered relate to the colonial era and comprise crosses, shrines, altars and dated inscriptions. These were drawn with white pigmentation, typical of the Otomi people who settled in Guanajuato and Queretaro semi-desert, from the sixteenth century.

“As for the nineteenth century images, these are crudely produced by local ranchers using a red pigment and consist of crosses and altars along with human figures wearing hats and the baggy trousers of that period.

“And the twentieth century, we only found paintings of cups and crosses, probably made during the Cristero War in the 1920s. The local community were able to explain that during this time religious rites were performed under cover of the rock-shelters ” said Viramontes, who is currently producing a detailed report on all forty of the sites.

“We will continue working on location, research and protection of this rich heritage of northeastern Guanajuato rock-art,” concluded the researcher.

Source: INAH press release

Did A Massive Solar Proton Event Fry The Earth

Close to the end of the last ice age there was a sudden disappearance of many mammalian species which some paleontologists say was the most severe since the disappearance of the dinosaurs 65 million years ago. In North America 95 percent of the megafauna became extinct, these being predominantly mammals having body weights greater than 25 to 50 kilograms. But even small animals were affected, as in the disappearance of 10 genera of birds.

Although North America was most affected, it had a severe impact also in Europe, Siberia, and South America. The cause of the extinction has long remained a mystery. Theories that have been put forth have ranged from overkill by North American paleolithic hunters to the impact of a large comet or swarm of meteors. But all have been shown to have serious flaws.

Now, Starburst Foundation researcher Dr. Paul LaViolette has found evidence that this mysterious die-off may have had a solar flare cause. In his paper published this week in the journal Radiocarbon, LaViolette concludes that a super sized solar proton event (SPE) impacted the earth about 12,900 years ago (12,837+/- 10 calendar years BP).*

He notes that this date roughly coincides with that of the Rancholabrean termination, a time boundary beyond which the numbers of extinct megafaunal remains are found to sharply decline. Read the full story here.