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A German historian/scuba diver has recorded the exact location and value of
deviations in magnetic fields off the Bahamas coast. Scientists to whom he
has shown the figures do not dismiss the possibility that they are caused by
micro-wormholes. His researches have also led him to wonder whether the
American AUTEC naval base on Andros Island is not-perhaps on account of
these same wormholes - an "Underwater
Area 51 of the Caribbean." And he has
reached some new conclusions concerning
Atlantis and the Bahamas.
Oceans of ink have been spilt over the subject of the Bermuda Triangle, that
apparent paranormal grab-bag of missing vessels (hundreds of ships and
scores of planes), deviations in the magnetic field, abrupt outpourings of
fog, UFO sightings far above the national average-and much, much more. A
vast amount of pure speculation has accompanied these reports, the most
controversial being that the Bahamas archipelago is comprised of the
mountaintops and higher areas of the lost continent of Atlantis, sunk
beneath these waters millennia ago.
As a practicing historian, with a doctorate in history and sociology from
the German Sports University in Cologne - and therefore with a vigorous
training in avoiding speculation - I certainly never expected to have anything
to contribute to this controversy, which I tended to entirely dismiss.
Pure happenstance changed all that. I am also a trained scuba diving
instructor; and, in 1995, I was sent by my company on a six-month stint to
Nassau, Bahamas, with my wife and children. My German customers were the
travel companies Inter Airlines and Aeroplane. My task was to develop
tourist programs for scuba divers and help customers who were already there.
In the course of my work, I heard persistent reports of persons on boats who
had experienced sudden deviations in their compass readings which had put
them right off course. My curiosity as a historian got the better of me
(and, besides, it would make for an unusual diving experience): I decided to
look for magnetic field anomalies in the places where the deviations had
been noted, and try to bring back exact figures for those deviations.
Based on the stories I'd heard, I chose more than half-a-dozen points at
which to dive:
Fish Hotel, Lyford Cay, and White Hole, near Nassau
Blue Hole, about an hour by boat from Nassau
Dogleg Reef, an hour by boat
from Marathon, in the Florida Keys
the "Atlantis Wall," near Bimini
Sunken Train, near Eluthera
Fellow scuba divers Al Miller, an American, and Joel Green, a Jamaican,
accompanied me on these expeditions. Over the course of several weeks, we
carried out one to seven dives a week, depending on the time we had
Dressed in our scuba gear, and singly or in pairs, we dove at each location
several times, usually descending to a depth of no more than a few dozen
feet. The dives lasted 60 to 75 minutes; sometimes we made them from cheap
inflatables, other times from rented boats.
We found clear evidence of deviations at four locations:
Fish Hotel, Lyford
Cay, White Hole, near Nassau
Dogleg Reef, near Marathon, in South
In the course of our dives, we recorded precise figures for what the compass
readings were as compared to what they normally should have been.
Over the next few months, I communicated these figures to a number of
physicists around the world. To a one, they told me that such magnetic field
anomalies could be caused by briefly-appearing micro-wormholes. They could
think of no other explanation for the deviations. Prof. John Wheeler, of
Princeton University, in Princeton, NJ, has given the name of "wormhole" to
what he believes may be "transit tunnels" between different dimensions of
reality. According to Wheeler, these wormholes may be only a giga-fraction
of a square inch in size-the number one preceded by 33 zeroes, preceded by a
decimal point. Wheeler says these mini-black holes, constantly blinking in
and out of the geometry of space, are thought to be bits of "virtual
matter;" that is, they can exist for a limited time only. Their
counterparts-so-called mini-white holes - are virtual anti-matter. Whenever
these two kinds of virtual matter build up to any extent, they immediately
destroy themselves. Wheeler can offer no explanation as to why mini-holes
appear, disappear, then reappear.
Regarding my magnetic field anomaly readings, here are some typical
responses, from some of the scientists-usually quantum physicists - to whom I
Dr. Werner Muller, physicist, Karlruhe, Germany, in a 1995 phone interview:
"According to the figures you provided and the fact that no natural source
was found in the bottom of the sea, there are just the quantum physical
theories left to explain the phenomenon."
Professor Tsung-Min Gung, physicist, Tokyo, Japan, 1995; phone interviews:
"If the theories of inter-dimensional connections are not completely wrong
and can develop in the way I am expecting them to, the strong
interdependencies with gravitation and the earth's magnetic field may be a
way to track them down."
Grazyna Fosar, physicist, Berlin, Germany, in a radio discussion together
with myself, in 1997: "From the physicist's point of view, gates to
hyperspace can be the only reasonable explanation for these mysterious
These startling results led me to investigate, tentatively at first, then
with growing interest, some of the other "Bermuda Triangle" phenomena
associated with the Bahamas area. I knew that the theory of compass
deviations as being caused by "stargates" went back some way (though, as far
as I knew, I was the first to come up with any figures); I was now told that
the extremely high incidence of UFO sightings in the Bahamas archipelago had
been associated by some researchers with these stargates.
I was further told that many of the sightings took place near the Atlantic
Undersea Test and Evaluation Center (AUTEC), the American naval base on the
Bahamas island of Andros, and that some researchers believed
AUTEC might be
an underwater "Area 51"- a place where secret research was being carried out
on UFOs by the American government, and which, from time to time, was even
visited by UFOs.
I decided, as a historian, to try to get to the bottom of these
extraordinary speculations. The Atlantic Undersea Test and Evaluation Center
(AUTEC) possesses unique resources, including an underwater range for
testing and research on acoustic equipment. It is located 177 miles
southeast of West Palm Beach, Florida, at Andros Island and the Tongue of
the Ocean, in Bahamas. The Andros Island AUTEC test facility-access to which
must be obtained beforehand - covers only one square mile on land, but
actually comprises 1,670 square miles of the surrounding Caribbean. This
ocean area is a steep-sided deep-water embayment 100 miles long and 20 miles
wide, with depths varying from 700 fathoms at the "rim" to 1,100 fathoms
(more than a mile) at the northern end. By any reckoning, this is a huge
amount of underwater space.
I learned from more than one source that the Andros base has an ultra-top
secret caliber of security. Here is an illustration. In 1997, a group of
duck-hunters - who, admittedly, had walked right by a PROHIBITED AREA sign
less than a mile from the base - suddenly found themselves confronting an
unusually thick wall of foliage. At that very moment, they were knocked off
their feet and their faces thrust into the ground.
The hapless duck-hunters quickly discovered that the foliage contained
sailors in heavy camouflage, and that other sailors, leaping out of the
foliage behind them, had hurled them to the ground. Taken to a nearby tent,
they were grilled by a colonel for hours, until they were certain they would
be thrown into prison. Then, abruptly, the officer released them, declaring,
"I believe your story."
In the waters off Andros island, strange craft have been seen from time to
time which not only resemble UFOs, but which display the same unbelievable
swiftness of motion and execute the same incredibly sharp turns. A Viennese
businessman told me that, once, when he was yachting off the coast of Andros,
he glimpsed, two miles away (it was a very clear day), in waters over a
mile-and-a-half deep, a motionless object he thought was a whale. Coming to
within almost half-a-mile of the object-which was now gleaming oddly-the
yachter observed that it was some kind of man-made craft of ultramodern
Suddenly, the craft took off in a southerly direction at what my informant
described as a "lunatic speed." It sped along the surface of the water.
Then, abruptly, it disappeared beneath the waves, not to be seen again.
I have been told of conspiracy and suppression
theories of a very dark
nature which have been burgeoning around the subject of AUTEC as an
"underwater Area 51," just as they have been around the subject of the real
Here is an example, passed along to me by an informant whom I interviewed in
November, 1998, at NASA headquarters at Cape Kennedy, Florida.
I was told that highly respected and world-class British scuba diver Rob
Palmer, who had been director of a "blue holes" research center in
for a number of years, had failed to surface after a dive in the Red Sea, in
Israel, in mid-July, 1997, and was presumed dead. Blue holes are small
underwater caves, apparently formed from within, which are found
predominately in the area of the Bahamas archipelago. I think it possible
that blue holes may, perhaps, have been formed by the popping in and out of
existence of micro-wormholes.
Rob Palmer, apparently, had entertained a roughly analogous theory. In
addition, he believed blue holes might be the transit points for
arriving here from other dimensions, and his investigations were taking him
closer and closer to the AUTEC base on Andros Island, where there is a very
great proliferation of blue holes. My informant told me there was a rumor
that Palmer might have been murdered by officials at AUTEC, probably because
he knew too much, and possibly by a post-hypnotic suggestion which caused
him to take his own life while he was under the waters of the Red Sea.
As a professional historian, I don't care to indulge in such lurid
speculations. But their existence suggests there might well be significant
clandestine activity taking place at the Andros island AUTEC facility.
Since so much of the far-fetched material I had investigated had turned out
to have some basis in reality, however indirect, I now decided to
investigate the story that the area of the Bahamas is the site of the (not
completely sunken) continent of
Many have long believed that Bimini is a remnant of Atlantis. The idea was
first mooted by trance-medium
Edgar Cayce, who claimed that many of the
people to whom he gave readings had lived past lives on Atlantis. Using the
latest technology, scientists from the British Government's Building
Research Establishment have even discovered tiny amounts of coal and gold in
apparently man-made stone found on the seabed at Bimini.
As a historian interested in primary rather than secondary sources, I
decided to read the single text upon which all of the thousands of books on
Atlantis are based: the dialogue called the Critias, by the Greek
Moreover, I decided to read the dialogue, not, as so many have, as myth or
metaphor, but as historical fact. And I bypassed most of
account of the splendors of this ancient kingdom, concentrating instead on
its dimensions as reported by Plato: What shape did Atlantis have? How long
and wide was it?
I learned something intriguing: that if you were to take the present-day
Bahamas archipelago and raise the entire land-mass by 300 feet - or, to put it
another way, lower the water level surrounding Bahamas by 300 feet (its
level during the last Ice Age) - you would end up with a country that closely
matched, in shape and size, the ancient Atlantis of Plato: The philosopher
wrote in the Critias that the continent was larger than Egypt (as it was
then known); that the center of the island, not far from the sea, was formed
by a plain surrounded by shallow mountains to a distance of six miles; and
that these mountains themselves were located in a large plain, surrounded by
high mountains to a distance of 200 miles.
My conclusions regarding the so-called Bimini Wall, thought by many to be a
remnant of Atlantis, were not nearly so "New Age." I believe that some of
the stones making up the wall appear to be man-made, not because they came
from Atlantis, but because they were left there during the American Civil
In those days, a great many ships ran the Union blockade to bring trade to
Confederate harbors. Pursued by Union ships, these vessels often escaped
into the shallow Bahamas waters where the big man-o-wars
To navigate over the reefs that filled these waters, they frequently had to
jettison weight so as to ride higher in the water. What easier way to do
this than by dumping granite stones from the ship's ballast? That, I think,
may account for a good many of the granite stones now found at such places
I pursued my investigations in a number of other areas. I found out, for
instance, that Bahamas has its own legends of mysterious little monkey-like
creatures that are almost never seen: the "chickcharnies". I discovered
there are numerous "ghost stories" associated with Bahamas, and that the
shamans of the area are reputed to have almost godlike-powers. I came away
with the impression - one that can scarcely be proven scientifically - that
there is high degree of psychic, even "interdimensional," energy in the
My attention, though, keeps returning to the "underwater stargates of the
Caribbean," which I discovered with my friends Al Miller and Joel Green. I
continue to wonder what might be the next step in researching these "stargates."
I have a proposal. It would be interesting to actually try to enter one of
these "stargates", except that they are usually microscopic to an extreme
degree, and they tend to fluctuate in and out of existence.
Therefore, I would like to suggest that one or a number of psychics descend
to the sites of some of these underwater anomalies, perhaps those near
Nassau, which are shallow, and not far from shore, and not far from the
Bahamas capitol, which could make an excellent host to a world press tempted
to attend this unusual "Underwater Splashdown to the Stargates of the
Caribbean." Jeanne Dixon may be too old for such a venture; but there must
be many youngish, athletic and gifted psychics who could be persuaded to don
scuba diving gear and venture to the bottom of the ocean to see what
telepathic feelings and messages they might be able to pick up, filtering
ever so briefly through these on-again, off-again, underwater
My proposal may seem outlandish. But I and my scuba diving colleagues would
be glad to train as divers any prospective psychics, and descend with them
to the ocean bottom off Bahamas. We could do it during the coolest month of
the year in Bahamas-January. January 1, 2000, seems like a propitious date.
Do I have any takers?