PRESS RELEASE – Evidence of Ice Age Civilizations in the Americas

Advanced Planetary Explorations Institute Announces Discovery Of Possible Underwater Ruins In The Bahamas

Evidence of Ice Age Civilization in the Americas?

For Immediate Release

BUENA PARK, Calif./EWORLDWIRE/Feb 14, 2010 — The Advanced Planetary Explorations (APEX) Institute ( today announced the discovery of possible, submerged ruins in the waters near the Bimini Islands of the Bahamas.

William Donato, archeologist and president of APEX, a California based non-profit organization, has investigated this area over a 20-year period. He has directed several side-scan sonar surveys as part of an ongoing archeological investigation seeking evidence of ancient man in the Bahamas.

Donato’s 1998 investigation revealed the presence of structural anomalies on the ocean floor. These side-scan sonar results were verified in subsequent surveys in 1999 and 2006. The existence of these anomalies, that include a series of several dozen rectangles, have been visually confirmed by other researchers within the last two years.

“The side-scan images reveal possible megalithic structures whose depth would place them toward the end of the Pleistocene Era – approximately 10,000 B.C. – when this area was above the surface. These structures are covered in ocean sand, coral, and marine vegetation, and they are of uniform size and oriented to each other, indicating human origin,” said Donato. “We hope to excavate selected targets within the site to verify the existence of these ruins.”

Donato stated that APEX plans to continue further investigations with the National Museum of the Bahamas – the Antiquities, Monuments and Museums Corporation (AMMC).

MEDIA: To interview William Donato or to request additional photos, call 714-527-3979.

CONTACT: William Donato APEX Institute 6599 Via Gancho Circle Buena Park, CA 90620 PHONE. 714-527-3979 EMAIL:

Vanda Osmon 648 Corte Loren San Marcos, CA 92069 PHONE. 1-800-569-5010, 1-760-944-9915 EMAIL:

SOURCE: Advanced Planetary Explorations Institute (APEX)

AVAILABLE MEDIA: Photo: William Donato, archeologist at Bimni. (size: 37.0 k) Photo by Vanda Osmon

Interesting Comments from Dr. Greg Little

In the current online issue of Alternate Preceptions Magazine (Issue #144, January, 2010) Dr. Greg Little makes some very interesting comments about the widely reported claim by a “unknown group” regarding the discovery of a submerged city somewhere in the Caribbean. Little says:

“I have been asked by many people about the recent report regarding an ‘underwater city’ discovered by satellite imagery in the Caribbean. The report certainly generated a lot of publicity and comment. While I suspected that the imagery was an artifact of the imaging process and perhaps a hoax, I still contacted the author of the article who eventually phoned me. After a long discussion about the location and the process used to obtain the images I conclude that there may, in fact, be a lot more behind the announcement than I initially suspected. But a lot has to be done before anything else can be concluded about it. Due to the location and logistical obstacles involved with the site, my hunch is that it’ll be some time before any more details emerge. I have agreed to keep all details about it confidential, so I ask all those interested to not ask me for any more details.”

Dr. Little also talks about the GUE dive team that has been contracted by A.R.E. to explore some of the sites near Bimini. See the entire article at:

Finally, the Race to Atlantis is on!

An article in today’s Miami Herald should be welcome news for all of you who have been waiting for something to happen with the ongoing Bimini research!

After a group of “unidentified archaeologists” leaked a story on December 16th that they had discovered Atlantis in an “undisclosed location” the Virginia-based A.R.E. group apparently decided it was time to call in some help before a group of unknowns steal their thunder. According to the Miami Herald, Gainesville-based Global Underwater Explorers has been hired by A.R.E. to “uncover evidence of the Lost Continent of Atlantis.” Now that’s what I call laying all your cards on the table! You can read the original Miami Herald article HERE

Archaeologists Claim They’ve Found the lost city of Atlantis

( “Undersea archaeologists claim they have found the ruins of an ancient city on the bottom of the Caribbean Sea, and these same researchers claim that it is the fabled and lost city of Atlantis. The satellite photos do show something that could be a city, and the researchers believe that what they’ve found would predate the pyramids of Egypt. Indeed they claim to be able to make out a pyramid and other city-like structures from the satellite photos.

The archaeologists have so far refused to divulge their identities or the location in the Caribbean. They say they are raising money for an expedition to confirm their findings.”

At least one of the photos shown in the video below look to me like a side-scan sonar image (much different than a satellite photo) and several researchers I’ve heard from suspect this is a hoax. One person also points out that the video’s commentator grossly misuses the phrase “20,000 leagues under the sea” since that would be more than 15 times the radius of the earth! However, this same commentator asks a question I’ve been asking here since the beginning of this blog: How can the “science” of archaeology claim to “know” the history of mankind when they’ve only explored a fraction of the planet? You be the judge:

Click here to view Article and Video

Zahi Hawass and the Great Egyptian Cover-Up

This blog does not – and never will – focus on Egyptian archaeology. However, I found the article listed below interesting for two reasons: (a) it’s a classic example of cover-up and corruption within the established academic community relating to the history of civilization and (b) it eludes to yet another culture dating back 10,000 years or more.

The lengthy and well-documented article suggests intrigue, corruption and scandal at the highest levels of Egypt’s Supreme Council of Antiquities and it suggests that politics, not science, determines which Egyptian sites get examined, and who gets to examine them.


History Channel to Feature Bimini Research in “Lost Atlantis” Episode

In recent correspondence to Paul Bader ( Dr. Greg Little released some information about upcoming episodes of the History Channel’s “Mysteryquest” series that will featrure work done this year in Bimini. One episode, showing now, focuses on the numerous crashed airplanes the Little’s have discovered during their travels in the Bermuda Triangle and an October 9th episode will (finally) show closeup video of the “rectangles” we’ve heard so much about.

Here’s the text of Dr. Little’s post on the Yahoo Group:

On Wednesday Oct. 7 at 9 pm (Eastern time) on the History Channel the 4th show of the new series “Mysteryquest” will be on “Lost Atlantis.” The show will show side-scan sonar from the “rectangles” area in deep water off Bimini as well as closeup high definition video of some of the formations. They also did some Cayce reading recreations for the show, but we don’t know how this will come off or what it’ll say or show. This area was first found by Bill Donato and APEX in 2006, but had been previously seen in an earlier Donato project. We took the first photos of it in 2008 and the first film in 2009. But this should be of interest to anyone interested in Cayce.

The 2nd episode, which aired last Wed and has shown repeatedly since then showed underwater planes in that general area as we shot two episiodes while there. It was called the “Devils Triangle.” On December 9 at 1 pm on Nat Geo another show, which concerns the Bermuda Triangle, will be shown and another plane, about 5 miles off Bimini was investigated. We think it turned out to be one of the more important Bermuda Triangle disappearaces, but haven’t been told for certain.

History Channel Photographs 12,000-Year-Old Stone Walls

In a series of recent posts to an online forum, Dr. Greg Little describes some of the objects recently videotaped and photographed by a History Channel film crew that accompanied the Littles on a seven-day trip to the Bahamas in early August. In one response, Little states:

“We filmed and photographed much more at the rectangles site. What was revealed in the higher color resolution film/photos is that many of the structures on the 10,000 BC shoreline are covered with dense coral, but some were not as covered. The structures that were not totally covered show definite stone block walls. It appears to be what we previously said: remains of buildings/walls/structures laying along the 10,000 BC shoreline. It is a huge area, a long line of square and rectangular formations, which we mapped simultaneously via gps and video to identify the most promising ones for future investigation.”

And in another post:

“The blocks that were visible in the underwater formations’ walls off Bimini look identical to a photo of an ancient Mediterranean port and what is described as “rubble and pier construction” in the 2000 book “Phoenicians.” In fact, I showed that book and photo to the History Channel crew while we were there. The info in that book matching the Bimini structures leads me to conclude that what we are looking at is a series of interconnected walls, buildings, and structures used for a large seaside port. The blocks are a lot smaller than what people typically think of when they see South American stone structures. The Bimini blocks, and keep in mind that there are only 2-3 of all the 35+ structures where they are very visible, are perhaps 2-3x the size of a standard brick. There are, though, quite a few stone slabs, much, much larger, occasionally visible. These are found in the base, sides, and tops of a few structures.”

According to Little, the rectangle site is about two miles west of Bimini Road, into deeper water. Little believes the Bimini Road breakwater once protected a harbor that was in use circa 3,000 BC but he suggests that the larger area may have been continuously inhabited for the entire 7,000 year period and perhaps longer. He speculates that as the sea level raised the maritime culture simply receded inland and rebuilt until there wasn’t enough usable land left. When the rectangles were in use, the entire Grand Bahama Bank was exposed and formed a huge island that extended 150 miles east to west and as much as 200 miles north to south.

See,16827 for additional information.

The “Lost City of Cuba” Makes an Appearance on YouTube

These “videos” are made from some pretty dated material, but they’re relatively new to YouTube, so I thought I’d share them with those of you who haven’t studied all the background information available on the Internet. MEGA, as the site is known, is also described on this site in some of my earlier posts and I even have a map of its general location elsewhere on this site.

As I’ve said here before, my email contact with Paul Weinzweig has convinced me that the ADC team is absolutely positive they saw and recorded ancient underwater ruins – the “Lost City of Cuba!”

“Underwater City Off of Cuba” posted by “JoeldeLawton”
Part 1
Part 2

Another Group Searches for 12,000-Year-Old Americans

Much is written here about the work taking place near Bimini but there’s another group of researchers working a couple of hundred miles to the west, off Florida’s coast in the Gulf of Mexico. Their first expedition, funded by NOAA, took place last summer and it was promising enough to earn a second year’s funding. The 2009 expedition is currently underway and the researchers are due back on August 7. For more information, see this link:


Bimini’s Maritime Culture May Have Lasted 7,900 Years

If you’ve read the posts on this site and followed the links to the work being done in the Bahamas by Drs. Greg and Lora Little and the A.R.E. group, you know that there is now strong evidence that man-made structures exist on the sea floor west of Bimini Island in the Bahamas. Further, these structures have been located at two distinct depths: about 92 feet and about 300 feet. In a recent email, William M. Donato (who is mentioned frequently in the material found on this site) made a very interesting observation which is paraphrased here with his permission.

According to Donato, the features at 92 feet should date to about 9,600 B.C. based on accepted sea level data. That is, the rising ocean would have submerged these features about 9,600 B.C. Using the same sea level data, the features at 300 feet would have been submerged about 17,500 B.C. If the structures all belonged to the same culture, then this culture not only existed long before our current civilization emerged around 3,500 B.C. but it also lasted at least 7,900 years – several thousand years longer than our culture has been around.

The significance of the discoveries being made in the Bahamas is HUGE. If the current evidence stands the test of scientific investigation, it would imply that the “new” world was inhabited by a complex maritime culture long before the rise of the Sumerians in Mesopotamia – the land between the Tigris and the Euphrates in present-day Iraq. Anthropology and archaeology would be forced to start over with a whole new set of assumptions and rewrite ancient history.