If you’re an archeologist, then you’re probably not a fan of Graham Hancock, author, journalist, and host of the new wildly popular Netflix series, “Ancient Apocalypse”. Just ask archeologist Flint Dibble of phys.org, who calls the show “an all-out attack on archeologists”.
What does Graham Hancock believe?
Graham Hancock’s theory is that an advanced ancient ice-age civilization was nearly wiped out after a cataclysmic event. The survivors of this advanced civilization then passed on their knowledge to the “hunter-gathers” who remained. Hancock asks, “what if everything we know about prehistoric humans is wrong?”
"There is fierce disagreement amongst mainstream scientists – a disagreement that also divides alternative researchers – around what happened to the Earth, and to humanity, in the closing millennia of the last Ice Age between 12,800 and 11,600 years ago. Marked by intense cold, global floods, and extinctions of animal species, this 1200-year interval is known to geologists as the Younger Dryas. Many of the leading investigators are convinced the agent of the mysterious earth changes, and of the extinctions, was a comet that struck the North American ice cap with globally cataclysmic effects."
Graham Hancock Highlights eastern Washington including the Scablands, Wallula Gap, and Twin Sisters in his hit Netflix Series.
Even though his theories are widely disputed by the scientific community (and he admits this in the show) the series sucks you into a wild ride around the globe from Turkey, to Malta, to Indonesia, to the underwater road of Bimini in the Bahamas, and into North America – including the state of Ohio’s Serpent Snake Mound, and the eastern Washington Scablands, Wallula Gap, and Twin Sisters.
Graham Hancock believes the Scablands and the Wallula Gap were formed over a 10-day period by one cataclysmic event – a comet that impacted the North American ice cap sending a flood of water so massive that it’s hard to comprehend. This contradicts the common belief that the scablands and Wallula Gap were formed over time by the Missoula floods – an ice dam that repeatedly formed and burst many times.
The series on Netflix is absolutely fascinating and invites you to open your mind to an alternate version of beliefs. It's recommended that you watch the episodes in order – this will give you the complete picture of Graham Hancock’s theory and of course, be on the lookout for the local mention of Wallula Gap, Twin Sisters Park, and the Scablands of eastern Washington. The official Trailer is below.