The Newton stone is a small, rather unassuming pillar in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. On one side is faded, ancient writing, on the other a curling snake and cylindrical patterning. Many would say that it is a typical example of a Scottish standing stone.
Yet one man claims that this is no ordinary stone, that instead it holds the secret of our missing pre-history. That it shows the birth of Jupiter from Saturn and more explosively, that it proves that someone was around to witness this planetary catastrophe and that this someone may not be human.
Stan Hall was drawn to South America by tales of a fantastic mythical gold and crystal library, said to be hidden in subterranean tunnels somewhere in Ecuador. In 1976 he organised an expedition to try and locate the position of these extraordinary caves â€“ even managing to entice the astronaut Neil Armstrong into coming along for the ride.
During his time there he failed to find the library. Instead he is convinced that he has located the lost city of Atlantis: “The word comes from Atal and antis. Antis is the name for the Andes and Atal means old, or of the time of the mother waters â€“ or deluge.”
“I recognised that on the Newton Stone it shows two planets breaking away from each otherâ€¦The double disc and z-rod pictographsâ€¦record for posterity the actual birth of Jupiter from Saturn.”
Hall believes that this break-up of Saturn â€“ which must have been an extraordinary cosmic moment â€“ has been recorded in the myths of all ancient people…