The continent of Antarctica on our Earth’s bottom has attracted a lot of conspiracy theories and interest over the last few decades. But what is fact, and what is fiction?
It’s difficult to properly research this topic in a short space of time, but basically there is so much intrigue and conjecture that it’s time for some cold hard facts. Researchers say that Antarctica developed its ice sheets some 34 million years ago, but between 16.4 and 15.7 million years ago there was a quite a pleasant warm period that thawed out the outer layers of the continent, revealing a pretty lush and habitable environment.
This vast tundra was abundant in plant life and maybe even possible animal life as the temperatures rose 3-7 degree Celsius. Life was most likely small, maybe just in the form of plants and bacteria, but there was some aspect of life there, just like there is now, only now it’s mainly in the sea.
This has been proven due to plant sediment beneath the ice sheets that was evident of a productive era a long long time ago during the Miocene epoch. A dead plant goes through a fossilised stage after it dies, trapping in essential pollen and wax that perfectly preserves itself for researchers to one day find and analyse.
As far as I could find, there weren’t any civilisations that once roamed the plains of Antarctica, but we know so little about the continent that I’m game to keep an open-mind about the whole subject.
Some of the conspiracy theories that surround Antarctica include aliens, pyramids, UFOs and Hitler.
Some people believe the Nazis had a fortress on Antarctica and a place for Hitler to hide out in, as well as meet some aliens. Apparently the Germans did send a ship to this region during WWII, but to find out more about the whaling industry than create a ice kingdom.
We all know Ancient Aliens and the pictures and the videos, but how much of it is really true. To me it’s only real if you want it to be because it just seems to far-fetched, but that’s me, and I’m still trying to keep an open-mind over here. Mountains the shapes of pyramids have been found along with a massive spaceships under the ice.
“What’s with the creepy X-File music in the video?”
Whether you believe in the fact that aliens or Nazis visited Antarctica, or no one visited it and it’s just an isolated place that has the misfortune of being far away from the sun, in the end it’s all up to you, just don’t go overboard…