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This desert mineral puts forth the possibility of ancient nuclear warfare, and science is incapable of overthrowing this hypothesis.

When asked if he had been the first man to conduct an atomic test, Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, father of the atomic bomb, offered a curious answer: “Yes, in modern times.”

It happened seven years after the nuclear detonations in New Mexico and it may have meant nothing much at that time, but the cryptic message prevailed and was eventually given meaning in more modern times.

Dr. Oppenheimer’s message made reference to an ensemble of ancient Hindu texts depicting large-scale cataclysmic events that remain unrecorded and do not correspond to any known natural disasters.  He spoke of Bhagavad Gita, a timeworn Sanskrit manuscript that mentioned of a powerful weapon of unknown origins and its devastating effects upon detonation.

This subject is attentively dodged by the scientific community, although proof of such events exists. We’re talking here about fused glass fragments present in various deserts across the globe. These raw glass fragments are formed when temperatures exceed 3,300 degrees Fahrenheit (1,800 Celsius) and the grains of sand start melting and fusing together. The glass has the same characteristics and design as the pieces of glass which formed at Alamogordo atomic test site, the place where first nuclear devices were detonated.

Desert glass

This “atomic glass” had first been depicted by Patrick Clayton who came across such areas in 1932. Massive chunks of yellow-green glass were jutting out of the sand, and upon their inaugural investigation, scientists were unable to come up with any reasonable explanations.

The case remained on hold for almost 50 years when one engineer that had participated in the creation of the atomic bomb was visiting the testing grounds in New Mexico. He remarked that fragments of glass that formed after the detonation bore a striking resemblance to what was discovered in the desert, just that considerably smaller.

Clayton’s tenacity and his background in engineering helped him make connections that further led to an astounding conclusion: If the chunks of glass discovered in the desert were the product of a nuclear explosion, the blast had to have been 10,000 more powerful than the one from New Mexico.

Nuclear glass formed at the test site in New Mexico

This hypothesis had soon blazed the spirits inside the scientific community, so the first contradictory argument was released: the glass had formed due to comet or a hefty meteorite collision. This idea seemed plausible at first, since it could provide the required heat to convert the sand grains into nuclear glass, but it had a major flaw.

An impact that large would surely leave behind a sizeable crater, but no such traces were discovered at or near the desert sites. Nuclear glass was subsequently found in the Sahara, the Mojave and the Libyan Desert, and no crater traces were found on both sonar and satellite imagery.

Tests performed on the glass discovered in Libya yielded impressive results – composition had over 99 percent purity, particularity that could not result from a meteorite impact due to the high iron concentration that would be mixed with silicon and other impurities upon impact.

Glass from the Libyan desert

In lack of another convincing point of view, we can track the nuclear glass to an era where long-forgotten ancestors possessed and possibly even used powerful weapons of mass destruction similar to our own modern-day nukes.

This idea might not be far off from the truth since diverse depictions of terrible weapons capable of erasing large areas are found both in texts and legends of various cultures.

Were these rumors simple fictional representations, or had they a truth at their core transmitted from one generation to the next since time immemorial? And how about the physical evidence? Where does it stand in this equation?

Whatever the case, it’s irresponsible to assume that we were the first species on Earth to have split the atom, or at least to possess weapons that could blow the landscape to bits in a glimpse of an eye.

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