The papers these days are full of stories about the fall of civilisation and the end of the world as we know it but is this the first time the world’s been destroyed?
Well according to renowned archaeologist and author, Graham Hancock, we may not have been the first highly evolved human culture and these forerunners were most likely destroyed in 10,950 BC by an asteroid from the Taurid meteor stream.
Best of all he believes that another giant meteorite could be on a collision course with the Earth and will most likely hit us in 2030 and wipe out human life once again, The Mirror reports.
Unlike other random theories that people come up with Hancock claims he’s got proof and as an added bonus it’s not an annotated YouTube video, it’s something real and peer reviewed.
Hancock has a huge carved pillar, which was found at Göbekli Tepe in Southern Turkey, that he claims is twice as old as Stonehenge and depicts a meteor flying through the sky and destroying the human race.
He adds that only an advanced society could have carved a pillar like this.
Experts at the University of Edinburgh have analysed the symbols carved into pillar and discovered a link between them and the way the constellations would have looked back in 10,950 BC suggesting that those who carved it were extremely sophisticated.
They add that this date coincides with an event known as the Younger Dryas, a mini ice-age which anthropologists believe may have been responsible for humanity abandoning their nomadic roots for more established farms following food shortages.
These farms eventually developed into full blown communities and developed into towns and villages, The Telegraph reports.
Dr Martin Sweatman who led the research, said:
Our work serves to reinforce that physical evidence. What is happening here is the process of paradigm change.
It appears Göbekli Tepe was, among other things, an observatory for monitoring the night sky.
One of its pillars seems to have served as a memorial to this devastating event – probably the worst day in history since the end of the ice age.
Edinburgh University also support the idea that when Earth passes through the Taurid meteor stream in the next two decades the chances of a cataclysmic collision increase.