SmokinJoe wrote:NP WarAngel..it could all be related. Isn't that Von Daniken's theory?
Yes. Erich von Daniken is largely responsible for starting the Ancient Astronaut Theory with his book Chariots of The Gods. Ever since then evidence has been found in many sources by other proponents. Some easier to claim as evidence than others.
There's one I heard about extraterrestrials wanting to conduct population control so they caused the flood. Allthough I think it was due to global temperatures rising and with it sea levels. The theory also claims that the story of Noah's Ark is more of a DNA Bank for the animal life on Earth to be preserved. Similar to how we can freeze human embryos and use them later.
Another more main stream flood theory and one that doesn't require aliens is the Garden of Eden. Satilite imagery has found all four rivers mention in the bible. The Tigris and Euphrates are still active. While the Pishon ("Kuwait River") and the Gihon (Karun River) have dried up. Placing the Garden's location under what we now call The Persian Gulf. The idea being that a sudden flood caused humans to leave the area. This in turn became the Biblical story of Adam and Eve's exile. "Scientific Adam" and "Mitocodrial Eve" have been identified. They lived in Eastern Africa, but generations apart.
I heard the Mediterranean Sea also came into being from the flood. A natural barrier held out the waters at lower levels but once they rose high enough it was like a damn breaking and it all came rushing in. Makes sense since we know the Earth has undergone many high and low temperature periods in it's history. Some even recorded in human times.
Australia also used to be larger and closer to South Asia. The people of the time are said to have explored the area without knowing it was there. I saw in a documentary that even with lower sea levels they couldn't have seen it visually.
Then of course there's the Bearing Sea land bridge between Alaska and Russia. Gone because of a flood.
I don't know by memory the different stories of a flood told by cultures around the world. Only that they exist and more or less tell the same story.