Ryan Pitterson claims remains in the Middle East match up with incredible tales of mythical beings in the Bible.
According to Pitterson, the tale of Atlantis tallies with the incredible stories of superhuman giants known as the Nephilim.
The Nephilim were a race of half-human, half-angelic creatures created by fallen angels.
Atlantis, first described by ancient Greek philosopher Plato in around 350BC, was rumoured to be a mythical island city.
It was said to have suffered a catastrophic natural disaster and was permanently sunk beneath the waves somewhere in the Mediterranean Sea or the Atlantic Ocean.
“”It’s almost remarkable how similar it is to Ezekiel 31”
Ryan Pitterson, author, Judgement of the Nephalim
In November, Daily Star Online reported researchers’ claims the ruins of Atlantis had been found off the Spanish coast.
But Pitterson is convinced Plato’s description of Atlantis matches biblical records of the Israeli city of Gilgal Refaim.
Speaking on US radio, Pitterson said the story of the Nephalim matches the tale of the Greek god Poseidon, who was said to have fathered children with a human woman in Atlantis.
Pitterson, author of the book Judgement of the Nephalim, said: “One example that really stood out for me is Plato’s description of Atlantis.
“It’s almost remarkable how similar it is to Ezekiel 31, which describes the rise of this fallen angel spawning many children and having a kingdom with an abundance of resources and rivers as well as a military power and then having it crumble.”
He went on: “In Plato’s account, it was the Greek god Poseidon who fell in love with a human woman and impregnated her.
“So right from the onset, it was a god coming to an Earthly realm and conceiving a child with a human woman in the same fashion of Genesis 6.
“Atlantis is described as having all sorts of great minerals — gold, precious minerals — and in a biblical account in Genesis 2, we’re told the rivers that ran out of the Garden of Eden encompassed the whole line of Avila.”
Today, the ancient remains of Gilgal lie near Argaman in the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights.
Atlantis was said to have been built outwards in concentric circles with water running through it.
Similarly, Gilgal features five concentric circles of stones, built using 40,000 tonnes of rock.
Believed to date from around 3,000 years before Jesus‘s birth, it has earned the nickname “The Stonehenge of the Middle East”.