Did The Vikings Use a Solar Stone Crystal to Navigate Cloudy Seas?

Did The Vikings Use a Solar Stone Crystal to Navigate Cloudy Seas?

Vikings dominated the North Atlantic seas for at least 300 years, but how did they sail across great distances with incredible accuracy, without a magnetic compass? A long-held theory about Vikings using crystals for navigation may have been proven true with modern science.

The Vikings, the great north seamen, sailed from Norway to Greenland and many parts in between. They were known to have amazing maritime navigation skills, by using the sun to plot their position on the globe. But scientists have wondered for years how they could navigate when they couldn’t see the Sun. Enter the sunstone, or solar sign, a crystal that when held up to a cloudy sky, can help to locate the Sun.

For years the use of Sunstones has been nothing but a theory based on a legend. Such as this mention in the tale Rauðúlfs þáttr:

“The king made people look out and they could nowhere see a clear sky. Then he asked Sigurður to tell where the sun was at that time. He gave a clear assertion. Then the king made them fetch the solar stone and held it up and saw where the light radiated from the stone and thus directly verified Sigurður’s prediction.”

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Is Ezekiel's Vision of the Wheel Evidence of UFOs in the Bible?

Is Ezekiel’s Vision of the Wheel Evidence of UFOs in the Bible?

Of the many accounts in the Bible of strange happenings and otherworldly occurrences, the story of the prophet Ezekiel is one of the more fascinating, especially when looked at through the lens of modern technology. When biblical texts are interpreted through this perspective in general, an interesting picture emerges of the possibility that our ancient ancestors were actually visited by an advanced race, rather than gods.

This idea, known as the ancient astronaut theory, interprets Ezekiel’s “vision” of the Merkabah, or wheeled chariot, as more likely to be a spaceship used by an advanced species to traverse outer space and make contact.

Erich von Däniken is one of the biggest proponents of this theory, providing a very compelling argument for an alternative interpretation of the Book of Ezekiel. So, compelling that his theory even reversed the entire thesis of a NASA scientist’s book aimed at disproving his claim.

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