When Columbus arrived in the Bahamas in 1492 he encountered the native inhabitants, the Lukku-Cairi (now called “Lucayans”). They were handsome, polite, skillful and happy people who built artful canoes and houses that could withstand strong winds. Their history was passed down orally from generation to generation. Lucayan society was matrilineal (based on descent through the mothers line). Archaeological findings revealed that their ancestors produced ceramics. And that they practiced “cranial deformation” or “head flattening”. When Columbus and his people arrived, the Lucayans first mistook them as “the returning Gods”. Just like many other ancient peoples, their oral history told them that one time, long ago, the “Gods” had flown away into the sky and would some day return. Columbus noted that they look like the Guanche. And just like the Guanche, the Lucayans are now, unfortunately, extinct.
As previously mentioned, it is my view that so-called “cranial deformation” may either be an attempt to imitate the head-shape of those “gods” (who were possibly extraterrestrials) or the unearthed skulls may be those of the “gods” themselves. A sample of such a skull (these are found all over the world):
This is a bust of the Egyptian Nefertiti. She and her husband Akhenaton were responsible for bringing monotheistic “sun-god” worship to Egypt (see my book for context):
The Lucayans share a lot of cultural and linguistic similarities with the Taino people of the Carribean, the Antilles and Bahamas, indicating that they were probably one and the same. The Taino and Lucayans are part of the large group of people called the Arawak of the Carribean and South America.
Our modern word “Hurricane” comes from the Taino language word “Juracan” which refers to the “God of Chaos”. He is associated with the Goddess of storms, floods and destruction “Guabencex”. Perhaps it won’t surprise readers of this site to learn that their origins myth begins with a gigantic flood that occurred long ago when “a father murdered his son because the son was about to murder the father”. Another origins myth relates that the Taino originally lived in caves and subterranean dwellings to shield from the sun. Prior to destroying the world with a flood, Guabencex ruled over a mystical land called Aumatex.
With the discovery of the Pomier Caves in the Dominican Republic, it was found that the Taino have been around for thousands of years. The Pomier Caves are a thousand feet below sea level and contain more than 6000 pictographs and drawings of animals and humans (the image below shows one of them).
What follows are a few Taino artifacts that look interesting in our context:
For more pictures of Taino artifacts see here: Smithsonian Magazine
Over the years, claims of underwater ruins in the Bahamas keep coming up, especially in the western most parts of the Bahamas around the Bimini Islands. One of the primary researchers in this regard is Greg Little and this article of his gives you an introduction to the topic.
Most press releases regarding the Bimini structures, refer to the so-called “Bimini Road”, which is a street of square and rectangular stone slabs at the bottom of the ocean:
I did not mention the Bimini Road in my book because I am skeptical of whether it’s truly artificial. To my eyes the stone slabs are either natural or so ancient and eroded that it’s difficult to tell. What does speak for the stones being an artificial “road” is that they are lined up in this manner for almost one kilometer. Whether nature can line up roads like this is contested. You can get an introduction to the Road and it’s research history here.
I am however much less skeptical of the artificial nature of the “marble ruins” and rectangular blocks also found at Bimini:
Before you get excited about these marble ruins: Researchers have concluded that these are from a shipwreck rather than from Atlantis. I tend to agree with this explanation because 12 000 year old structures would have to be more weathered than this. That is to say that not all ruins found under water are prehistoric or even ancient.
There are however other stone blocks and even entire walls in the area that are not connected to or near shipwrecks. They cannot be explained as more recent objects. This is one of them (courtesy of Greg Little):
An interesting find in this regard is what is called “Joulters Wall”. The wall is so eroded that, if artificial, it must be many thousands of years old. Quoting from the article linked above:
Joulter’s Wall The most important archaeological find of the 2007 Andros expeditions was a stonewall found in shallow water off an island north of Andros. Numerous interviews with local residents of Andros were made during our trips. One resident told us about a huge, underwater wall that was located in shallow water on the small chain of islands known as Joulters Cays, about 7-miles North of Andros.
Joulters is completely uninhabited, and data obtained during the past 20 years has shown that numerous hurricane driven tsunamis, 30-feet and higher walls of water, have swept across the islands. In the 1950s, an attempt was made to form a small community on the southern Joulters island, but it was soon abandoned when a hurricane destroyed the few small, wood-framed homes that had been built.
All of Joulters is extremely shallow and boats with a draft of more than two feet simply cannot reach it. However, the approach to the area where the wall is located is even shallower.
From directions given by the local, we found the underwater wall with Eslie and Krista Brown. During the two trips to Andros, we spent four full days at this site, not only filming and photographing the entire “wall,” but also exploring the islands from one end to the other. We had to enter the area during high tide as we sped over a mile of water only one-foot deep.
We found the wall exactly as described by the Andros resident. She related that she had seen it twice. The first time, in the early 1990’s, a large portion of the wall was intact and partially above water. She saw it the second time after a severe 1990’s hurricane and said that the eye of the hurricane hit that area and destroyed most of the wall and shoreline.
The wall itself is actually located in a small, narrow bay between what appears to be two islands. The bay is 3-7-feet deep, depending on the tide, and has sharks coming in at high tide. From the bay, the wall extends diagonally away from the two islands into water that is one-to-four feet deep ending where sandbars are located and the bottom is barely covered by water.
About two miles further, through this shallow water, is the deep Tongue of the Ocean.
The wall is primarily made from square and rectangular limestone blocks (above images) that range in length from 3-6-feet, a width of 2-3-feet, and a thickness of 6-inches to 3-feet—with some blocks far larger.
The blocks are obviously cut and roughly dressed and rough tool marks are clearly visible on many. There are some smaller, cube-like stones, about a foot square, occasionally found in portions of the intact wall and in places on the bottom.
One area of the wall remains fairly intact (above images) and is found in water about 6-feet deep. Brushing the sandy bottom underneath the lowest tier of stones revealed more limestone blocks under the visible portion (below image).
(For more photos and information see the article)
With all this in mind it is important to note that in prehistory, when the sea levels were lower (the pre-flood days of Atlantis), the Bahamas must have been above water. This can be seen with the following map that emphasizes the more shallow waters:
From a larger perspective:
In summary: Many of the “tell-tale signs of Atlantis”, described in my book are present with the original natives of the Bahamas: Being thousands of years old, Flood Myths, Myths about Gods, Matrilineal Society, Cranial “Deformation” and possible underwater structures.The tell-tale sign of an accurate theory (as opposed to falsehood) is that evidence for it can be found consistently and universally.