spiritofatlantis.com | Duane K. McCullough

By Duane McCullough

The story of Atlantis is history's greatest mystery

Most of the following Press Release was first written by me in 1988 -- and at the time, I thought
it would be used as reference material by the mainstream media news services in announcing the
possible discovery of the lost prehistoric seaport of Atlantis in Central America.

As the years went by, it became obvious to me that the mainstream media news services were not particularly
interested in speculative discovery stories about mythical places such as the lost prehistoric seaport
of Atlantis without solid evidence of its location.

And without the marketing powers of these news services, my SPIRIT OF ATLANTIS book project
has apparently lingered in the backwaters of the Internet while inspiring only the occasional email reply from
some who have found the time to realize the value of my research.

So, until solid scientific evidence is found regarding the true location of the prehistoric seaport of Atlantis,
I have spent my time studying the story about what happened to the seaport and when it was destroyed.

More important than the discovery of the lost seaport of Atlantis to me has been the realization of who were
the Atlanteans that created the powerful Trans-continental Maritime Kingdom in prehistoric times.

Well -- in the Spring of 2017, while using the Google Earth program to study the area in question, I have found
solid scientific mapping evidence that can prove that the lost seaport really does exist in Central America.

These maps show the location of history's greatest mystery -- the site area of Atlantis.
Also shown are certain quotes by Plato regarding his description of where Atlantis
once existed in the western Atlantic.

Visual proof of the canal system that was once part of the Atlantean seaport area can now be verified
on Google Earth. The primary clue can be seen in the 10 Nautical Mile line on the western side of the
ancient canal system that once supported the Capital Seaport of Atlantis in the "lost continent" of what
is now America.


MIAMI FL 1988 / ROSMAN NC 2020 - According to research data first published in a local history book project, there should exist the buried remnants of a prehistoric seaport in Central America that fits Plato's description regarding the capital city of Atlantis.

The book project, entitled SPIRIT OF ATLANTIS / The Treasure Adventure by Duane K. McCullough -- and his spiritofatlantis.com website, explains and illustrates new theories of how a highly developed maritime culture once flourished in the New World long before the birth of Christ -- and why Plato's Old World legend of Atlantis became the literary legacy of this lost seafaring society.

Identified in 1988 on certain maps about halfway between two of the largest Mayan cities in the southern Yucatan realm, the 1.25 nautical mile diameter site is very remote and will be difficult to excavate because of its underwater muddy location near the western shore of Lake Izabal in Guatemala. The reason why the ancient seaport has not been found before now is because new data suggest the antediluvian city was built upon a major earthquake fault-line in Central America -- which has caused the recurring burial of the site over the centuries.

However, in 2017, conclusive mapping evidence of the supporting canal network that supported the lost Atlantean Seaport was discovered using the Google Earth program. This discovery was revealed at the spiritofatlantis.com website -- but has not been mentioned in any mainstream media news services for reasons unknown to date.

Although the discovery of this lost seaport is a major step toward solving history's greatest mystery, it is only part of many new revelations regarding the Atlantean phenomenon.

Another major new concept from within this history book project is the simple geographical idea that the "lost continent" of Atlantis is in fact now the collective continents of North and South America.

Revealed within this project is how Plato acquired the legendary sea-story of Atlantis and why its remarkable capital seaport city disappeared in the western Atlantean realm during the Biblical Flood event. Also revealed is a new anthropological concept in which the area natives of the New World did not originate in Eurasia -- and did not migrate to the New World continent across the "Bering Sea ice bridge" during the last Ice Age event as theorized in conventional history textbooks, but are, in fact, the local survivors of the Atlantean Maritime Kingdom.

Moreover, the book project uncovers the prehistoric binary alphabet of the Atlanteans and traces its mathematical origins to both the Olmec natives of Middle America and the Britanic Armorican seafaring culture of the North Atlantic. But perhaps the most important and significant discovery about the Atlantean phenomenon is the realization of when the Atlantean civilization existed in time.

However, before the complex subject of ancient calendars and new timeline theories regarding the Atlantean Phenomenon is explored in detail later in this story -- some views about several lost treasure items from our ancient Atlantean ancestors are revealed in the following concepts.

When Plato documented the details of a large Atlantean culture from the western realm and how it was engulfed by a great flood long ago -- he was not writing fiction.

Atlantis is more than a lost continent or a misplaced seaport -- Atlantis is a forgotten global civilization.

The subject of Atlantis has always been interpreted by serious historians as merely a fable or parable -- designed to teach and inspire readers about how grand things can go very wrong if not enough care is given.

But after extensive review of Plato's writings -- and other mythical stories of Greek, Roman, Norse and Arabian cultures, the subject of Atlantis is more aligned with a true account of ancient antediluvian history than some writers of conventional history would have us believe.

Although Plato mentions little about a device capable of creating a bright beam of energy, he does describe in great detail how the city of Atlantis was created when it was carved out of a rock hill by what seemed to be some sort of cutting torch -- in fact, he said the city was created using "a lathe" device.

Theoritical evidence of cutting torch design technology can be found in Central America by comparing certain cup-like parabolic iron lenses -- once used by Olmec shaman as "head-lamp" devices or "smoking mirrors", with the knowledge that, if filled with specific chemical crystalloid substances -- such as ilmenite sand -- which has electromagnetic, piezo-electric and gyromagnetic properties, the "lamp lens" could release a caustic zone of spinning plasma-like energy, capable of scoring through stone. Perhaps popular mythical legends -- such as the Holy Grail and the Magic Lamp of Arabian fame, are actually elaborate stories of a cup-like parabolic "lamp lens" device that once gave enormous power to its operator.

Examples of incredible stone cutting technology that was once used to build prehistoric temples are found throughout the world -- and reveal evidence of a lost civilization that only the Maritime Kingdom of Atlantis could explain.

Imagine what kind of spin-off technologies would have been developed if, for example, our ancestors once created some sort of "particle beam device" capable of alchemically beaming gyromagnetic energy from a parabolic lens!

Imagine if this whirling column of gyromagnetic energy produced a piezo-electric static field capable of broadcasting binary wireless amplitude modulation information from a nearby vibrating crystal microphone -- what a treasure it would be to find one and display it in some museum!

Perhaps the original "Ark of the Covenant" was in reality a transportable crystal-radio station device that beamed a fiery pillar of whirling energy into the sky and performed as an "electrostatic antenna" like the fiery tabernacle device that Moses used when he communicated with "the Lord".

Perhaps the "Tower of Babel" was once a very large parabolic crater -- lined with ceramic bricks, that when fired up -- or "turned on", the "radio tower" exploded somehow resulting in the "bottomless pit" story as referenced in the Holy Bible.

Perhaps letting the genie out of his lamp can be dangerous!

While Plato does not specifically mention that the Atlantean civilization used any form of air transportation vehicles, he does describes in great detail how an elaborate "chariot" once stood in the main temple -- near the city center and next to the "altar of Atlantis", and that it was drawn by several "winged" horses.

Perhaps Plato was describing a highly decorated flying machine powered by a steam motor device that used gyroscopic wheels for stability and "particle beam blades" for its helicopter-like performance.

Could the mythical chariots of Helios, Apollo and Auriga be of the same design that once flew across our ancient skies? According to the Old Testament, the biblical prophet Ezekiel saw one of these remarkable "flying chariots" and was even given a ride by God himself!

Is it possible that the aeronuatical technology which was once used in these lost flying machines was based on a forgotten aviation science created by the Atlanteans in antediluvian times? Perhaps these remarkable mythical airborne vehicles of the ancient past have nothing to do with alien technology or interplanetary spaceships -- but were, in fact, amazing and highly decorated steam powered flying "quad-copter" platform vehicle designs -- which looked somewhat like the famous drawing found on the sarcophagus lid in a Mayan temple at Palenque.

The idea that heavy metal steam power motors could ever be used in a helicopter-like ship design seems hard to believe -- but light-weight ceramic materials used to contain and redirect steam energy -- together with "particle-beam props", are technological concepts that could help explain how our Atlantean ancestors were once able to pilot "flying chariots" long ago.

If our Atlantean ancestors once used elaborate and highly decorated flying machines to mesmerize the masses in antediluvian times -- and no conventional history book ever mentions that possibility, its no wonder that many mythical stories are misunderstood and thought as fictional reading material.

The Spirit of Atlantis book project and website also describes how the Atlantean culture once employed another flying device to herald the presence of a royal representative.

Kites -- elaborate and highly decorative with spiraling snake-like tails, were once used to psychologically heal observers by entertaining them. In fact, the medical "caduceus symbol" of the "winged staff and snake" logo is a pictorial rendering of that same ancient kite design identified with the famous "feathered serpent" shaman called Quetzalcoatl from Central America. It did not take long to apply the aerodynamic principles of this simple flying device to carry human payloads and soar much like a modern day hang-glider.

Perhaps the mythical hero story of how the Greek messenger of the gods named Hermes piloted his "wondrous ram" near the sea cliffs and rescued two children from certain death was based on a true event! Maybe the earliest treasure story in Western History was a misunderstood legend about an elaborate ram-like kite design -- perhaps the "Golden Fleece" design can be built again and future aircraft designs will use the simple foil-wing shape to carry people and payloads great distances again.

The ram-like kite-foil wing design of the "Golden Fleece" aircraft is based on the Lateen sail design -- which was used by the Phoenicians as a "power plant" to sail around the world long ago. Not only did this famous "A-shaped wing" design give "lifting power" to Phoenican sailboats into the wind -- it became the very first symbol sign in the Latin Alphabet -- in fact, the modern day arrow "Star-Trek" logo represents the wing design of a Phoenican sailboat!

So -- after revealing some important treasure items from the antediluvian age of Atlantis, the discovery of when Atlantis existed in time -- with respect to the conventional A.D. timeline -- and the true timeline of human history on Earth, can now be exploried.

After decades of extensive historical research into ancient lunar and solar calendars, new compelling mathematical data now suggests a new radical timekeeping revelation theory in which the event dates of conventional ancient history -- specifically Biblical, Greco-Roman and Medieval history, were incorrectly formulated and compiled by certain influential scholars and publishers during the early Renaissance.

This new radical timekeeping revelation theory implies that because these newfound errors fundamentally and substantially exaggerated the annual truth of ancient history, a much smaller version of the present day conventional A.D. time-line should be adopted by modern historians. Why no historian since the Renaissance bothered to recognized and attempt to correct these large calendrical errors is also theorized.

Modern historians are going to have a challenging time in recounting the true event dates of ancient history and how the subject of Atlantis relates to a new world timetable.

It is important to note that this new timeline theory does not challenge the event sequence of recorded Biblical, Greco-Roman and Medieval history -- however, it does recount and "compresses" the annual event dates of conventional history from before the Renaissance into a smaller timeline formula. This new timeline theory also explains that because the A.D. timeline was created by Old World scholars who failed to include New World cultural history -- or the antediluvian age of the Atlantean civilization, a new time-line is needed to truthfully understand global human history

By carefully presenting the calendrical evolution of specific timetables from both Old and New World cultural histories, use of this new timeline theory would significantly change the event dates of all of Western History and reveal the real age of Atlantis.

To better explain this new radical timeline revelation theory so modern historians can better understand the true dates of our ancient past and how the Atlantean Age relates to it, the following historical views of how Biblical, Greco-Roman and Medieval timeline periods were incorrectly compiled and formulated during the early Renaissance, should help correct and consolidate these annual timeline values that makeup Western History.

There now exist a novel historical concept that, because certain Biblical scholars confused annual time count value records with lunar time count value records during early Biblical translations, the conventional timeline of Biblical history needs a major historical review and update by modern historians.

For example, the Biblical patriarch named Methuselah was said to have lived 969 "years" -- however, since 969 months equals approximately 80 solar years, the idea that the true age of the patriarch -- and perhaps several other important Biblical time count summations, have been greatly overestimated since the first versions of the Holy Bible were published in print only about 500 years ago.

The Jubilee count value was another way for historians to "measure" Biblical History -- and because new historical data now suggest several types of Jubilees were once used by biblical time-keepers -- such as a 1-year, a 4-year, a 7-year, and a 50-year Jubilee time period, some Biblical History has been miscalculated to the wrong Jubilee value during the early printing age -- which resulted in a larger annual time-line value than the truth.

Therefore -- the conventional dates of Biblical history are incorrect -- and the following timeline counts of other important periods within Western History -- prior to the Renaissance, will need correction as well.

The second calendrical error concept published by scholars during the early Renaissance is founded on a new historical viewpoint that the original 292 Olympiad ceremonies used to date historical events of the Greek and Roman empires were actually annual ceremonies -- and not 4-year events as recorded in the conventional A.D. time-line.

This novel calendrical revelation advocates the seemingly impossible concept that the conventional historical events of the Greek and Roman empires lasted not over a thousand years together -- but, in reality, less than three centuries together. Since Greco-Roman history is also dated to a "rulers list" of important leaders, and because such a dated list is "geared" to the Olympiad time count, this new timeline theory suggest that the birth of Christ took place at the 194 th Olympiad -- or only 776 seasons after the first Olympiad.

The reason why this new annual Olympiad theory exist is founded on new chronological data as to how our agrarian ancestors kept a "seasonal log of annual time" for planting and harvesting reasons -- long before any 4-year "leap-day" event ceremony associated with the modern sporting Olympic games.

Therefore -- the conventional dates of Greco-Roman history are incorrect and need to be updated to truthfully understand the annual dates of Western History.

The third, and perhaps most difficult to believe calendrical period in question, is the approximate 1100-year time value called the Middle Ages. Basically, the time period between the last Olympiad of 392 A.D. -- wherein the Roman Empire was divided into the western and eastern halves, and the beginning of the Renaissance -- or about some five and half centuries ago, lies the Middle Ages.

Some books give the approximate beginning of the Middle Ages at the time Rome was "sacked" by the "barbarian invasions" in 476 A.D., while other theories suggest that the last Olympiad of 392 A.D. was the end of ancient history, but whatever the case, according to the conventional A.D. time-line of Western History, there exist at least a thousand year time period that fell "in the middle" between ancient and modern history.

This book project suggest that the true annual time-line value of the Middle Ages is a much, much smaller time value than the conventional A.D. time-line would have us believe. New historical data suggest the idea that it was not until the discovery of the New World by seafaring explorers did Old World timekeepers -- which included influential Judeo-Christian scholars and new printing press technology, did the "official version" of Western History make its way to the book shelves for teching reasons.

In other words, all the conventional dates of Western History -- prior to the discovery of the New World -- which include Biblical, Greco-Roman and the Middle Ages, were "created and packaged" for public reading by influential publishers roughly about five centuries ago.

Some of this research is based on coin dating data -- such as no A.D. dates can be found on any coins beyond about six centuries ago, and also on the possibility that the very few literate scholars of the Middle Ages, while numerically dating history, may have misunderstood certain numerical symbol values from early number systems which were developing at the time.

Moreover, this research book project has located an important Renaissance document that may have been the very source of why the conventional A.D. timeline is incorrect. THE NUREMBERG CHRONICLE by a German publisher named Hartmann Schedel illustrates a time-line formula of Western History from Adam to the Renaissance that weaves Biblical, Greco-Roman and Medieval history.

The idea that any one document could establish the foundation of Western History seems impossible until certain facts are understood as to how the early printing era and the power of religious doctrine can influence official timekeeping.

The conventional chronology of Western History is also about to be challenged by two new theoretical solar calendars recently discovered. Both are mathematically accurate and suggest the use of "leap" days to balance the annual count of time was once used by "time managers" in the New World long before the Roman Empire. The first theoretical calendar is what Plato alludes to as the antediluvian "Atlantean Calendar".

Because Plato writes that the Atlanteans would meet every alternate fourth and fifth year at their capital seaport, and because there could have once existed a 50-year ceremonial Jubilee event used by ancient agrarian cultures, the mathematical and calendrical formula of adding leap days at these year counts, together with a 365-day year count, equals the true tropical solar year value of 365.2422 days a year.

The basic math is simple. If 100 years were divided by 4.5 years (fourth and fifth year), the answer is 22.22+. So if 22.22+ leap days were added to 100 years of 365 days each, the answer is 36522.22+ days. Add to this one leap day every 50-years (Jubilee count) and you have 36524.22+ days every 100 years - or 365.2422 days a year! This calendrical revelation suggest the idea that our Atlantean ancestors used a solar calendar as accurate than even today's conventional Gregorian calendar.

For nearly a century, conventional Middle American historians who study Mayan history have focused on a popular 360-day count theory -- wherein 5 extra days were added at the end of the year to a count of 18 "months" at 20 days per month to equal 365 days per year.

This popular time-count theory suggest that 260 days were added every 52-years to a "parallel" calendar count known as the "Tzolkin calendar" to account for an average of 365 days a year -- however, the theory does not explain how the time count formula would help an agrarian culture like the Maya keep a seasonal marker announcement system so that planting and harvesting could be on time -- therefore, the true use of it by the Maya is questionable.

Conventional Mayan historians have numerically assigned time values to five glyph symbols of the "initial series" found on temple monuments throughout the Mayan realm -- wherein a "cascading day count" formula places the start of Mayan calendar to over five-thousand years ago. However, this less than century old calendrical theory is now being challenged by a new time counting formula theory recently discovered.

The newfound time counting formula theory -- discovered by Duane McCullough, advocates the Maya civilization once counted the annual time value of 365.25 days by using a 7-day weekly system count to measure the four seasons -- plus one extra "year" day and another extra leap day every 4 years -- much like the 7-day count system of the Julian Calendar used by the Roman Empire.

For example, together with the step pyramid layout at Chichen Itza in the Yucatan, wherein four "seasonal" stairways at 91 "day" steps each equals a year count of 364 "days", this new time count formula theory suggest the use of a 7-day weekly count system and leap day formula was used by "time managers" in the New World long before Columbus "reintroduced" the 7-day weekly count system and leap day count formula from Europe.

By closely studying these Mayan time counting glyph symbols and assigning them different calendrical values, a new time-line of the Mayan civilization reveals a radical historical view that places their "golden age" within the Greco-Roman Era. This newly understood time count formula system of sequentially "marking time" suggest the Maya counted time from a managerial perspective -- that is, they only counted the five work days of a 7-day week. Much like how time is counted by managers today, the Maya counted time like it was a business.

If productivity was the driving force behind keeping time, then, according to this new time counting formula theory, the Maya only counted the total 260 working days of a 52-week year. Also, to account for a time unit between a week and a season, only count the total 20 working days of a 28-day month -- or 4 working weeks per month at 13 months a year.

Because the main introductory glyph symbol used by Mayan timekeepers to introduce the annual count of time is also used in two of the five numerical time counting symbols, translation of this particular glyph symbol is paramount in understanding how the Maya truly counted the seasons and years within their calendar. And because this glyph symbol looks like a steam powered "whistle box" that would be placed atop a pyramid to announce a seasonal count or an extra day count, Mayan time managers could have "synchronize their calendar" throughout their realm every season and year by using sound.

The primary name given to this glyph symbol is "tun". The conventional value of it represents the year count -- however, new data suggest that the "tun" represents both the seasonal count and the year count. The "tun" whistle would sound at the beginning of every season and at the "year" day ceremony -- or 5 times every year. Add this count 4 times -- or 4 years, and the total value of 20 "tuns" would equal 1 "katun" -- wherein the whistle would sound again for the extra leap day. Mayan farmers would know when 4 years had elapsed when their local temple sounded for the "year" day, followed by the second day sound of the leap day -- and then followed again on the third day sound of the new season.

Since the Maya counted in the 20-base system, 20 "katuns" would total 80 years -- or the largest glyph symbol count called the "baktun". According to all the recorded calendrical count data currently found throughout the temples of Central America, the "baktun" count spans only between the value of 7 and 10 -- or about 3 "baktuns".

So, after adding this data together, the Maya recorded annual time for only about 3 "baktuns" -- or about 240 years. How this new calendrical and cultural view fits into the true account of Western History is found later in this historical research book project.

The existence of Atlantis has always been difficult to prove because of the lack of hard evidence, but with the proper numerical and chronological evidence just stated, this lost civilization -- and its cultural identity in time, should become evident to those who are looking for it.

Also explained within this book project are the ideas that a rogue comet caused the destruction of the Atlantean capital seaport in Biblical times and that the ancient Atlantean Maritime Kingdom of King Atlas is related to the modern United States of America and N.A.T.O. alliance system of government. Perhaps this alliance system -- together with other related governments of Western Civilization, represents the new federal Republic of Atlantis.

Readers of this book will have access to important information that can usher in a new age of scientific rediscovery that should make any historian wonder about how a forgotten common culture once governed much of the globe in ancient times. This new age of scientific rediscovery should also introduce a new understanding of ancient history and the many amazing technologies that were lost during the destruction of Atlantis.

From the agrarian knowledge behind the farming of the "Golden Apples" in the western Hesperian heavens of the Caribbean -- to a revived aeronautical design program that should invent new and simpler aircraft capable of reforming human travel as we now know it, SPIRIT OF ATLANTIS / The Treasure Adventure, is a fascinating feast for the imaginative mind.

Even if the Capital Seaport of Atlantis cannot be fully excavated for whatever the reason, this book project and the spiritofatlantis.com website will continue to grow and hopefully inspire readers about the greatest treasure adventure in human history!

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