In 1997-98 I noticed a round circular feature on this world atlas cover as round as a dime. It shows a large impact crater from long ago, plus several smaller ones. The satellite images speak for themselves and everyone can reach their own conclusions. From experience not everyone can see it, but interestingly most children can.
This feature includes Mt.Whitney located near the circle rim (bottom arrow). It is the highest mountain in the continental United States, and next to it death valley as the lowest point. The great salt basin is in the center.
Several anomalies are visible, like the yellow pointed feathery shapes common in streams as sand bars. It suggests that nearly the entire North American landmass became engulfed with water due to a world-wide catastrophic shakeup. It seems to indicate that an enormous wall of water moved from right to left, removing loose material from the Canadian shield, pushing it up against the Rockies and throughout, and distributing it as well-worn sand, silt and gravel deposits. For those familiar with Yukon geology this concept is very plausible.
In the case of gold, this implies that gold was pushed westward and deposited as placer gold.
My prediction is that east of Dawson city, Yukon territory (a well-known placer gold area), is the "motherlode" and source of all that Klondike placer gold waiting to be discovered!
There are various theories concerning the earth and our distant past, and here are several more ideas to add to the mix. The red circle indicates the site of very large meteorite or asteroid impact that was partly responsible for the destruction of the so-called dinosaur age millions of years ago.
Just southeast of this location there is another large impact site. Called the Chicxulub crater, it is located on the northern tip of the Yucatan peninsula in Mexico, and possibly a chunk from the same meteorite/asteroid. Whether from the same chunk or a different one, the evidence shows that the Yucatan rock hit after the large one in the USA. Notice that the blue dotted ring is missing a sizable chunk washed out after the Yucatan impact.
The object that caused the main impact crater shown in the image, I estimate to have had a diameter of approximately 17 miles, because the rim is around 300 miles across. It was so large that it cracked the earth’s crust, which is clearly visible from space and may explain the earthquake activity in this area, the Grand Canyon, and the Yellowstone area phenomena.
A meteoric event of this scale would certainly explain the extinction of many plants and animal species on earth, but some survived it. For example, the Coelacanth is a prehistoric fish thought to have been extinct for 80 million years but re-discovered in 1938. Then there was the recent find of a Wollemi pine tree in 1994 in Australia’s outback, also thought to have been extinct around 80 million years. Many other species came through that extinction period, survived it, and all are completely unchanged. They look and act as they did 80 million years ago!
Similar events since then but on smaller scale destroyed more species old and new, like birds, plants and certain mammals such as mastodons, mammoths, until the time of the "Noah flood story" where possibly even more species perished. However, prior to life on Earth an even larger event took place called the gap theory by some.
Continuing now with that major destruction ending the age of the dinosaurs. Imagining those impacts, the heat, pressures, displacement of land mass (like entire mountain ranges), water (unimaginable tidal waves) and the lack of oxygen, could explain the coal beds, the many beautifully preserved fossils found everywhere even on the poles.
It would not surprise me if large oil and gas deposits were located underneath the splash out material that surrounds this huge crater. The material is concentrated mostly eastward and could be hundreds and perhaps thousands of feet deep covering those oil and gas deposits.
Prior to the dinosaur age destruction the earth may have rotated at 7° perpendicular to the sun (no seasons), had a greenhouse like environment, and was a perfect place for growing living things. It seems also plausible that gravity was less than it is now because there is no way such enormous dinosaur physiology, (bones, muscles, heart etc.) would have been able to support all that mass in today’s kind of gravity, let alone walk. Then one day that perfect environment came to a sudden end.
Genesis 1:1 In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. 'Perfect' 2 And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters." kjv
Verse 2, in the Hebrew, the words "was without form, and void ", in reality mean laid waste and a ruin. The word was means became; the phrase without form (tohuw) means to lie waste, a desolation; and void (bohuw) means an undistinguishable ruin.
God did not create the earth in this desolate state as written in Isaiah 45:18, for the same Hebrew word tohuw is written there. (Using King James Version Bible with a Strong's Concordance) Isaiah 45:18 "For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain (tohuw), he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else."KJV
The earth was not created without form and void, but became that way at some point in time after it was created! The Bible describes three earth ages in 2 Peter 3:5-13, “The world that then was" 2 Peter 3-6, "heavens and the earth, which are now" and "look for new heavens and a new earth." This is the third age yet to come, and commonly referred to as Heaven. Heaven is where God is, and He is returning to earth. (Acts 1:11, Zechariah 14:4)
The world that is now starts with the second part of verse 2, "And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters". Here is the start of the renewal, still the same earth, planets, sun, and stars as created in the beginning. They become visible again after the dust settles so to speak. The atmosphere clears, the waters settle and plants, animals, and mankind begin this part of His-story and are told to "replenish" the Earth. (Genesis 1:28)
Genesis 1:27 "So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and female created he them." Mankind (man and woman), all races, not "the" man Adam of Gen 2:7 who was "formed" after God rested on the seventh day.
From Adam 4000 years later would be born Jesus Christ from an unbroken lineage, umbilical cord to umbilical cord.
Isaiah 9:6 "For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace." 5X
Gen 1:28 "And God blessed them, and God said unto them, be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth."KJV
Noah’s flood was on a much smaller scale, more localized and was part of the “heavens and the earth, which are now”. There are legends in various countries mentioning this flood event. People survived this one, not just the eight Adamic souls that were on the Ark.
Why did this major first day destruction have to happen? God created all souls in the beginning (spiritual bodies), and it was the time, “When the morning stars sang together, and all the sons of God shouted for joy." Job 38:7
Satan's rebellion caused this overthrow and one third of the “sons of God” rebelled against God. One clue is found in Rev 12:4 "And his tail (the dragon, .i.e. satan) drew the third part of the stars of heaven, and did cast them to the earth". Therefore, God destroyed that first earth age. The sin of Satan caused God to begin this now present flesh age, in order to give all a chance to come to the Father (A time of choosing, except for satan and his host.)
From spiritual bodies during the first earth age, to flesh bodies in this age (flesh only one time, read Hebrews 9:27), and back to spiritual bodies after the last and final cleansing of this planet, and eternity with God.
"Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."John 14:6