Atlantis is the name of a mythical island mentioned and described in the dialogues Timeo and Critias, texts written by the Greek philosopher Plato.
According to everything we know, Atlantis is said to have been a military power that existed nine thousand years before the time of the Athenian legislator Solon, who, according to Plato, is the source of the story.
Atlantis was said to have been located beyond the Pillars of Hercules and is described as larger than Libya and Asia Minor together.
It was a massive island/continent, and according to Plato’s accounts, a catastrophe not described in Timeo and Critias, made Atlantis disappear “in a single day and night.”
The sea where Atlantis was once located soon became unnavigable because of the shallows, while Athens and the people of Greece forgot the event, since only a few survived, in Egypt, on the other hand, the memory that, thousands of years later, came to Solon’s knowledge and, from his stories and a manuscript to Critias, the narrator, was preserved.
A thin line divides myths from facts
During Antiquity and the Middle Ages the interpretation of the story prevailed as an allegory, but from the Modern Age and, especially since the second half of the 19th century, during Romanticism, the hypothesis about Atlantis became very popular, which led many researchers and authors to identify Atlantis in different cultures.
Modern research, however, suggests that there are no supposed Egyptian sources of the story and that the narrative presents anachronisms and impossible data, which leads to dismissing Atlantis as a historical fact.
Despite this, some researchers, however, admit the possibility that the myth has been inspired by a background of historical reality linked to a natural disaster.
But what if all of this was wrong? What if Atlantis did exist? And what if it never sank?
If we take a look at ancient times, we can notice a sheer number of events that have been recorded around the globe which could, in fact, be what many authors today say are UFO sightings.
The idea that thousands of years ago, ancient civilizations were contacted by civilizations not from Earth has become ever popular, and ancient astronaut theorists have offered ample evidence supporting this idea, throughout the years.
Atlanteans are actually displayed on many occasions as a bloodthirsty civilization. Their goal, according to some scholars was global domination. Thanks to their advanced technology in weaponry, sailing, and warfare, they were capable of winning great battles with ease. They subjected the people of the conquered lands to slavery.
Atlantis was protected by Poseidon, brother of Zeus. Poseidon had five male children and he named his eldest son Atlas, the king of this great civilization and the oceans. The Atlantic Ocean is named in his honor.
Ancient Aliens and Atlantis
If we take a look at ancient Egyptian History, we will come across a document titled The Tulli Papyrus.’
However, rather than being a Papyrus, the Tulli Papyrus is, in fact, a translation of a modern transcription of an ancient Egyptian document that records what is interpreted as fiery ufos. The Tulli Papyrus has cited by many as the most important ancient Egyptian texts which document the visitation of Ancient Astronauts to Egypt thousands of years ago.
This is the translation by Prince Boris de Rachewiltz:
In the year 22 third month of winter, sixth hour of the day (…2…) the scribas of the House of Life found it was a circle of fire that was coming in the sky (Though) it had no head, the breadth of its mouth (had) a foul odour. Its body 1 rod long (about 150 feet) and 1 rod large, It had no voice… They hearts become confused through it; then they laid themselves on the bellies (…3…) They went to the King ..?) to report it. His Majesty ordered (…4…) has been examined (…5…) as to all which is written in the papyrus-rolls of the House Of Life His Majesty was meditating upon what happened. Now, after some days had passed over these things, Lo! they were more numerous than anything. They were shining in the sky more than the sun to the limits of the four supports of heaven. (…6…) Powerful was the position of the fire circles. The army of the king looked on and His Majesty was in the midst of it. It was after supper. Thereupon, they (i.e. the fire circles) went up higher directed to South. Fishes and volatiles fell down from the sky. (It was) a marvel never occurred since the foundation of this Land! Caused His Majesty to be brought incense to pacify the hearth (…9… to write?) what happened in the book of the House of Life (…10… to be remembered?) for the Eternity. (Source: de Rachewiltz, Boris, Doubt Magazine, No. 41, the official magazine of the Fortean Society, pp. 214-15, Arlington, 1953.)
The above translation is just one of the many ancient documents that offer ‘evidence’ of ancient alien contact, thousands of years ago.
If we take a look at Mesopotamia, we will find the Ancient Sumerian King List, another historical document which offers more evidence of what many refer to as alien contact:
“…Alulim became king; he ruled for 28800 years. Alaljar ruled for 36000 years. 2 kings; they ruled for 64800 years. Then Eridug fell and the kingship was taken to Bad-tibira. In Bad-tibira, En-men-lu-ana ruled for 43200 years…
According to the accounts written down on the Sumerian King List, Eight ancient kings ruled over ancient Mesopotamia for a period of 241,200 years, before the Great Flood.
So, if there is historical evidence that suggests how thousands of years ago, people witnessed something extraordinary on Earth, isn’t it possible that Atlantis, the mythical continent was not of Earth, but from somewhere else in space?
What if thousands of years ago, before the time of Plato, an advanced ancient alien civilization existed on Earth, and what if that civilization was Atlantis?
Is it really possible that an entire continent/island disappears in one day and one night? Perhaps not, but a massive, hypothetical spaceship may have disappeared, only it may not have sunk, but rather lifted off to the stars.
Ivan is editor-in-chief at ancient-code.com, he also writes for Universe Explorers.
You may have seen him appear on the Discovery and History Channel.