Above: “Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight” by Jeffrey Veregge
Excerpts below are from “The Great Quake and the Great Drowning” article by Ann Finkbeiner
Along the coast of the Pacific Northwest, massive earthquakes and tsunamis are remembered in the distant past. There is geological evidence from disasters as recent as the 9.0 quake on January 26, 1700 A.D. going back to other larger events at least 10,000 years ago. “The evidence is massive: subsided marshes, drowned forests, sediment layers showing enormous landslides that flowed out on the ocean floor, seismic profiles of the Juan de Fuca plate, and satellite measurements of a coast deforming from the stress of a plate that’s once again locked.”
Local tribes remember such events in stories like this: “In what is now northern California, Earthquake was running up and down the coast. His feet were heavy and when he ran he shook the ground so much it sank down and the ocean poured in. “The earth would quake and quake again and quake again,” said the Yurok people. “And the water was flowing all over.” The people went to the top of a hill, wearing headbands of woodpecker feathers, so they could dance a jumping dance that would keep the earthquake away and return them to their normal lives. But then they looked down and saw the water covering their village and the whole coast; they knew they could never make the world right again.
That same night, farther up the coast in what is now Washington, Thunderbird and Whale had a terrible fight, making the mountains shake and uprooting the trees, said the Quileute and the Hoh people; they said the ocean rose up and covered the whole land. Farther north still, on Vancouver Island, dwarfs who lived in a mountain invited a person to dance around their drum; the person accidentally kicked the drum and got earthquake-foot, said the Nuu-chah-nulth people, and after that every step he took caused an earthquake. The land shook and the ocean flooded in, said the Huu-ay-aht people who are part of the Nuu-chah-nulth, and people didn’t even have time to wake up and get into their canoes, and “everything then drifted away, everything was lost and gone.”
Is there any benefit to passing such stories on to the next generation? Yes there is – if it teaches them that such events periodically occur, and that you must know what do if such an event happens in your lifetime.
My research concludes that civilizations are repeatedly, periodically, and predictably (read: End Times and 2019) ended by catastrophic Pole Shifts in a regular cycle. I believe that ancient civilizations have all described the details and given us many clues. In the Bible, Isaiah 24:1 warns us: “Behold, the Lord lays the earth waste, devastates it, distorts its surface and scatters its inhabitants.” Job 9:5-6 says “It is God who removes the mountains, they know not how, When He overturns them in His anger; Who shakes the earth out of its place, And its pillars tremble.” Matthew 24:16-18 may be warning us that when these horrible events occur we must run from the coast to the mountains immediately – spare no time for gathering possessions just get to high ground to save your life: “then those who are in Judea must flee to the mountains. Whoever is on the housetop must not go down to get the things out that are in his house. Whoever is in the field must not turn back to get his cloak.”
Going back to the stories told by tribal elders from California to British Columbia – “the stories explain how to be resilient, how to outsmart disaster. Maybe they warn the children to warn their own children.” “Jason Younker is an anthropologist at the University of Oregon and a member of the Coquille tribe…. Younker thinks his uncle told him that story [of earthquake and tsunami legends] partly so that Younker could tell even younger people how to prepare.”
An example of how important it can be to understand such things shows in an analysis of the deaths in Indonesia from the tsunami on December 26, 2004. “The 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake that killed 200,000 people in the Indonesian province of Aceh, killed only seven of the 78,000 people living on the island of Simeulue because the Simeulueans had been telling stories for generations of what to do during tsunamis.” How many thousands of people lived because their traditions taught them how to react to the signs of an impending tsunami?
So many ancient stories from around the world are misunderstood and ignored. Even Chicken Little warning that “the sky is falling” is a description of an ancient Pole Shift – for if the crust moves over the interior of the Earth by about 30 degrees – you will be able to see the stars move in a direction they have never moved before – with entire constellations “falling out of the sky” as your latitude and longitude change. Or if it occurs in the daytime, the movement of the sun and moon may be obvious. Most people live near a coastline, and will be killed when the oceans are jostled out of their basins. If you learn anything from the ancient warnings: run for the mountains at the first sign of trouble!