THE ANTIPODAL FOCUSING
THEORY WAS RIGHT ALL ALONG
by Ben Fishler
I propose a radical revision to an old theory that has been
long abandoned by modern geologists. The theory is the antipodal focusing
theory. This theory postulates that the earthquake and pressure forces of a
very large cosmic impact will focus at the exact opposite side of the Earth,
which is called the antipode. In light of modern objections, the theory may
but the evidence overwhelmingly supports it. I want to drill
a hole in southern Georgia to prove that this theory is valid.
This revised theory would
imply that the huge volcanic eruptions that created the Deccan traps in India
66 MYA were caused by the dinosaur-killing asteroid impact of 66 MYA. However,
the antipodal focusing theory was abandoned for three seemingly powerful
believe that the asteroid that killed the dinosaurs 66 MYA impacted and
penetrated the Earth's crust in southern Georgia
and it left evidence of
the impact and evidence of the Earth's mantle's response to this penetration. I
want to investigate this evidence. I want to examine and date the drill cores
at the site.
Now if you are knowledgeable about the dinosaur-killing impact
66 MYA, I can hear your immediate question: "Hey, wait a minute Ben. There's a
crater of approximately 120 miles in diameter that dates to 66 MYA that's
located in Chicxulub, Mexico. Scientists say that Chicxulub is the location of
the asteroid impact."
The scientists are right about the Chicxulub crater being
related to the asteroid impact. But they're wrong about the impact site. The
Chicxulub crater is the top part of the impact remnant. The actual impact
occurred in southern Georgia, where there is a 120 mile-in-diameter, buried,
"ancient volcano complex."
This "ancient volcano complex" supposedly dates to the Triassic
period (201 - 252 MYA) and, supposedly, may have something to do with the
Central Atlantic Magmatic Provinces (CAMP), according to the current scientific
theory. This theory is wrong. When we eventually get the chance to drill and
date the volcanism, it will weigh in at 66 MYA or younger. It will turn out
that the crater in Chicxulub is only the remnant of the top part of the impact.
It was pushed to its current location (along with millions of tons of Georgia
and Florida limestone) in an impact landslide by the horizontal component of
the force of this gigantic angled impact as it opened up the Gulf of Mexico
(which did not exist previously).
How can I be so assertive in these statements? What makes me
think that I am right and so many geologists are wrong about this?
The evidence backs me up in so many ways that it is statistically inconceivable
that my theory will lose this battle. I feel very confident in these assertions
because I'm not just looking at the dinosaur-killing asteroid. I'm looking at
ALL the large impacts and their effects on the Earth. My research has led me to
believe that the original antipodal focusing theory (that was considered and
then discarded when the Chicxulub crater was found) was right all along. The
scientists just gave up on it too soon!
The antipodal focusing theory
is built around the idea that, when an impact occurs, the earthquake waves
radiate around the globe and meet, significantly diminished, at the antipode
(the exact opposite side of the Earth) of the impact. This focusing effect
would pulverize the Earth's crust at this point. The pressure waves and shear
waves could cause antipodal volcanism. The theory gets vague from that point on
because of the theoretical roadblocks that it runs into. I deal with these
roadblocks in my version of the theory.
There were three main reasons
why scientists gave up on the antipodal focusing theory. These reasons are:
1. India and
the large amounts of contemporaneous volcanism of the Deccan traps were more
than 4,000 miles from being antipodal to the asteroid impact 66 MYA. WRONG
They were antipodal (see the essay "Six Erroneous Geological Assertions
That Argue Against My Theory").
2. Nothing can move through
the Earth's mantle at a speed faster than one inch per year. Therefore, an
antipodal mantle plume couldn't be contemporaneous with an impact. It would
take 100 million years to get through the mantle. WRONG The extreme
vibration from a huge impact (estimated at 12.4 on the Richter scale) would
temporarily loosen the hold of friction (see the essay "Six Erroneous
Geological Assertions That Argue Against My Theory").
3. Impacts do not penetrate
the Earth's crust. WRONG Extremely large impacts can and do penetrate the
Earth's crust. There is convincing evidence that the six documented very large
impacts of the past 150 million years have penetrated the Earth's crust and
produced mantle plumes with directed motion at or near the antipode of the
impact (see the essay "Six Erroneous Geological Assertions That Argue Against
Most geologists are unwilling to consider this evidence against
the factual framework that they were taught. To them, it seems like
an open and shut case. They see three significant reasons why the antipodal
focusing theory won't work. Why should they consider antipodal focusing as an
alternative that is worth pursuing?
AND MORE EVIDENCE
The evidence for an updated, radically revised version of the
antipodal focusing theory is not limited to the last six documented very large
impacts of the last 150 million years. The evidence includes a whole host of
physical evidence that has not been considered in this light. This new theory
provides a whole new lens through which to view impacts, antipodal volcanism
A comparison of the evidence for the current theory compared to
this new look at an updated antipodal focusing theory is extensively summarized
in the essays entitled "Why This New Theory Fits The Evidence Better Than the
Current Theory" and "More Evidence After We Drill."
The updated antipodal focusing
theory also hypothesizes that there will be a "mascon" (a concentration of
volcanic mass) at the entry point of the penetration of the Earth's crust by
the impacting asteroid 66 MYA (as the mantle rebounds to fill the void).
However, this volcanism will be significantly blocked by ocean floor debris
brought in by huge tsunamis triggered by the impact. Since the volcanism at the
Deccan traps occurred at approximately 30° south latitude (per Dr. Hetu
Sheth), the mascon should be found at approximately 30° north latitude, if
it was truly antipodal.
EVEN MORE EVIDENCE YET TO
Because the updated antipodal focusing theory predicted a
mascon at 30° north latitude, I had been on the lookout for something
anomalous and volcanic in the northern Florida or southern Alabama or Georgia
area. But I wasn't having much success. The geological maps of Georgia and
Florida indicated that there was a huge amount of basement limestone missing.
But they didn't show any crater or any volcanism. And then the report on an
expedition to the Chicxulub crater reported that there was no sulfur to be
found in the crater. It had all been vaporized by the impact. I realized that
if the top of the crater was pushed to Chicxulub in an impact landslide and
that if the crater top had no sulfur remaining in it, then the bottom of the
crater back in Georgia might be in the same condition. Furthermore, if the
crater in Georgia were filled with ocean floor debris by the inevitable huge
tsunamis that the impact would produce, then the sand in the crater would have
and this could explain the mystery of the eat-like-an-apple
sulfurless Vidalia onions.
Imagine my surprise when I found that magnetic and
gravitational surveys over southern Georgia showed a mysterious "ancient
volcano complex" of approximately 120 miles in diameter that had no business
being there (see the essay "The Volcano That Shouldn't Exist"). The discoverer
(correctly according to the current theory) attributed this volcanism to
ancient activity in the Triassic period (201 - 252 MYA). When we drill this
site, I am certain that we will find that the volcanism will date to 66 MYA or
younger, while the sandstone above it will date to 66 MYA or older. This
volcanism was a mascon, not a volcano.
Carl Sagan was fond of saying
that extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof. The drilling evidence
will certainly provide the extraordinary proof. Then geologists can realize
that the extraordinary claims really weren't all that extraordinary after all
it was just that they were ambushed by being taught "facts" that weren't
It was antipodal focusing right from the beginning. The scientists just weren't
ready to understand it.
An interesting sidelight is
the fact that Vidalia onions don't actually grow in the area over the mascon,
because the sand and sandstone were resulfurized by the volcanism there.
Instead, the sulfurless Vidalia onions grow in the area to the northeast of
this impact area. The area northeast of the impact site is a zone where
significant amounts of limestone would have been vaporized by the angled impact
and immediately later filled with ocean floor debris
but it would not
have been resulfurized by the mascon, making it ideal for growing Vidalia
full, unabridged, updated antipodal focusing theory can be read at