Plato on Atlantis

The theory of Atlantis was told to Plato by his grandfather Solon the Lawgiver. Solon was told the story by Egyptians. Plato's Critias contains the following:

"O Solon, Solon, you Hellenes are never anything but children, and there is not an old man among you. Solon in return asked him what he meant. I mean to say, he replied, that in mind you are all young; there is no old opinion handed down among you by ancient tradition, nor any science which is hoary with age.
And I will tell you why. There have been, and will be again, many destructions of mankind arising out of many causes; the greatest have been brought about by the agencies of fire and water, and other lesser ones by innumerable other causes. There is a story, which even you have preserved, that once upon a time Paethon, the son of Helios, having yoked the steeds in his father's chariot, because he was not able to drive them in the path of his father, burnt up all that was upon the earth, and was himself destroyed by a thunderbolt."  (

The destruction of Atlantis may have been caused by human activity. The continent of Atlantis, what today is the mid-Atlantic Ridge, was submerged by the oceans. The oceans also rose significantly 10,000 - 11,000 years ago due to the end of the last ice age and the melting of polar and glacial ice.

Human beings today could suffer the same cataclysmic destruction the Atlanteans did 10,500 years ago. Plato's cautionary tale of global destruction is more relevant today than ever. Although Plato insists the destruction of Atlantis is not a myth, it is still taken as such.

There exist today underground bunkers to house "elite" military and government survivors of a nuclear winter or other global destruction. The theory proposed here, that aliens are from Atlantis, is based on the idea that Atlanteans made similar plans 10,500 years ago. That is, UFO/USO activity today indicates some Atleanteans survived. Their civilization exists to this day. Their interest in us is based on our ability to destroy the planet we share by engaging in a thermonuclear war and other destructive behavior.

There exists in Turkey an underground shelter complex thousands of years old. It may predate the Hittites by thousands of years. Click HERE for documentary on ancient underground bunker complex. Click HERE for a documentary about currently existing underground UFO bases of human "aliens" in Italy known as friends.

Ufologist Stanton Friedman suggests destructive human activities like nuclear explosions may be attracting the attention of aliens across the galaxy. While it is true human activity may radically alter the earth, why would beings light years away care? If there are intelligent beings in other solar systems, they likely have more immediate concerns. The theory that human activities would inspire alien beings to travel light years to earth assumes much. However, our activities do pose an immediate threat to human beings with whom we share this earth. Indeed, UFO interest in our nuclear activity may have been proven by the Soviets intentionally summoning UFOs through military exercises. (See "Alien Nuclear Interventions" section.)

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