Christopher Hale, author of Himmler’s Crusade: The Nazi Expedition To Find The Origins Of The Aryan Race, too casually dismisses nineteenth-century author Ignatius Donnelly (image above) as a “fraudster.” But Ignatius Donnelly was by no means a fraudster, although you might not agree with his theories. (Background: Nazis In Tibet, Ersjdamoo’s Blog entry of July 1, 2014.)
Ignatius Donnelly served as a lieutenant governor and as a U.S. congressman from 1863 through 1869. He was a pioneering thinker who actually utilized the Library of Congress while he was in Washington, DC. Among other things, Donnelly championed the beliefs that there really had been a lost continent of Atlantis and that Francis Bacon, not William Shakespeare, wrote “Shakespeare’s plays.”
Donnelly followed the publication of his book, Atlantis (1882) with another book, Ragnarok: The Age of Fire and Gravel, in 1883. In Ragnarok, Donnelly “attempted to relate certain gravel and till deposits to an ancient near-collision of the Earth and a huge comet.”  In this, he anticipated a later book by Immanuel Velikovsky, Worlds in Collision.
In an article published seven years ago on the Internet, the late Joe Vialls, who claimed to have worked on “the sharp end of two ultra-deep drilling operations”, declared that “unlimited oil reserves do exist inside planet earth, and the Russians long ago developed the advanced technology necessary to recover these unlimited oil reserves in an efficient and timely manner.” The unlimited oil, claimed Vialls, is many thousands of feet below the earth’s surface and can be brought to the surface by a special type of drill. Apparently, if Vialls is correct, the notion of “Peak Oil,” that we are running out of petroleum, is just an oil company scam used to unfairly raise prices and boost profits. (See Vialls article, “Russia Proves ‘Peak Oil’ is a Misleading Zionist Scam,” http://www.rense.com/general75/zoil.htm)
Whence Came The Oil?
How did oil originate? How could oil have been formed so far beneath the earth’s surface? Vialls says this question is “not central” to his report and refers interested readers to “the archives, where there are more than two hundred Russian papers on the subject.”
Whatever these presumed archival Russian papers may say, the generally accepted theory on oil formation is that it required single-celled planktonic plants. “Rapid burial of the remains of the single-celled planktonic plants and animals within fine-grained sediments effectively preserved them. This provided the organic materials, the so-called protopetroleum, for later diagenesis (i.e., the series of processes involving biological, chemical, and physical changes) into true petroleum.” 
The necessity of single-celled planktonic plants for the process of oil formation argues against Vialls assertion that there could be “ultra deep oil.” Plants do not flourish many thousands of feet below the surface of the earth. Plants need sunlight.
But what if the generally accepted theory for the origin of petroleum is wrong? What if oil did not originate courtesy of decayed plants? In Ragnarok, Ignatius Donnelly offered evidence for a theory that the earth had, long ago, collided with a comet. Subsequently, Immanuel Velikovsky developed that theme into a theory of the origin of petroleum.
Naphtha and Venus
“When we remember that meteors are now  generally believed to be the droppings of comets,” writes Donnelly, “we come very near to proof of the supposition that comets are the debris of exploded planets.”
An ancient collision between the earth and a comet is discernable in various oral traditions handed down through thousands of years. These ancient tales had changed with the language over time. The original story becomes “dressed in a new suit of linguistic clothes.”  Donnelly finds common patterns in folklore he unravels from Arabian myths, Scandinavian legends, Genesis, and the Book of Job.
The proposed comet struck the earth glancingly, or even head-on. The ice age did not develop in a glacial manner, argues Donnelly, but arrived suddenly, a consequence of the impact. Donnelly’s theory is supported by professor Torbjorn Tornqvist of the University of Illinois at Chicago. Circa 2004, Tornqvist had discovered new evidence of a sudden, dramatic climate change, based on earth core samples. About 8,200 years ago, according to Tornqvist, the average temperature abruptly plunged 43 degrees Fahrenheit. Tornqvist and his team call what happened the “8.2 Event,”  suggesting massive earthquake or collision between planetary bodies.
Animals “seem to have perished suddenly; enveloped in ice at the moment of their death.” At the same moment these animals perished, “the country they inhabited was rendered glacial.” How did the ice come? What caused it? First, there must have been great heat, leading to evaporation and clouds. The clouds were followed by rain, leading to ice. What was the source for the great heat? It was a comet. Comets consist of carbureted hydrogen (carbon and hydrogen), says Donnelly. This, mixed with the atmosphere of our planet, caused a huge explosion and great heat. The heat dissipated and there was condensation. Add to the clouds debris from the comet lingering in the atmosphere and the result was that the sun’s rays were blotted out. Rain from the cooling condensation turned to snow, then ice. 
Immanuel Velikovsky enlarged on Donnelly’s pioneering theory in his book, Worlds In Collision. What became the planet Venus was expelled from Jupiter due to gravitational potencies connected with kali-yuga: Hinduism’s “great year,” an infrequent planetary conjunction. Which “gods” (planets) did not exist from the beginning? Only the birth of Venus is described in mythology, says Velikovsky. 
Venus is the “goddess who ‘comes’ [venire] to all things.” (Cicero, De natura deorum, ii, 69. qtd. in Velikovsky.) In Latin, Venus is called “Lucifer” when it precedes the sun, “Hesperos” when it follows the sun. (Cicero, De natura deorum, ii, 53. qtd. in Velikovsky) Azazel was a fallen star, a “Lucifer.” Azazel is a.k.a. Azza, Uzza, and the Arabic name for Venus is al-Uzza. Lucifer, “the light bringer,” is, in other words, Venus, in Velikovsky’s system. 
Lucifer (Venus) brought with it debris and carbureted hydrogen. The carbureted hydrogen, upon mixture with the oxygen in earth’s atmosphere, produced “flaming fire” (Psalms 105), the “fire of the Lord” (Numbers 11:1) and “strange fire” (Numbers 26:61). It was a “strange fire” because its substance, Naphtha, the residue remaining after oxygen had been consumed, had never been seen before. 
This substance, Naphtha, came “special delivery” from Jupiter. Recent astrobiological research suggests that Jupiter is “a big ball of tar.” Katherine Lodders, Ph.D., Washington University in St. Louis associate professor, studied data from the Galileo probe. Her tentative conclusion is that Jupiter’s core is mainly tar, with a “carbon inventory” approximately “1.7 times larger than that in the Sun.” 
The Midrashim are composed of Jewish theological and cosmological speculations. A portion of the Midrashim (plural of Midrash), the Sefer Yetzira (“Book of Creation”), speculates on ancient themes.  According to Velikovsky, the Midrashim, in several places, tells how the Egyptians would not let the Israelites leave Egypt and so “God” rained “naphtha” on the Egyptians. In Aramaic and Hebrew, “naphtha” means petroleum.  Velikovsky discusses numerous historical traditions. Like Ignatius Donnelly, he develops a common pattern, in this case pointing to petroleum as having originated from Jupiter, via a Venus/Earth collision.
Ragnarok vs. Unlimited Oil
Venus, the morning star, the light bringer, Lucifer, gave earth its oil, if what is here designated The Ragnarok Theory is correct. Hence, the oil we use is Luciferian in origin. Moreover, this Luciferian Oil would not be abundant many thousands of feet below the earth’s surface. So, if the Ragnarok Theory is correct, then Joe Vialls’ claim of “unlimited oil” is erroneous.
If the Ragnarok Theory and/or the Peak Oil claim is/are correct, we are indeed in a transitional energy phase. (Peak Oil is the designation for the claim, advocated by the late Michael Ruppert and others, that oil production has peaked and demand for petroleum will henceforth intensify, in tandem with decreasing supply.) Michael Ruppert and his “From The Wilderness” “family” foresaw a dire situation consequent to the decline in oil availability. Ersjdamoo is not so pessimistic, though admitting that transitional periods can be difficult. It is the opinion of Ersjdamoo that suppressed, alternative energy and energy technologies are waiting off-stage, until the “stage manager” signals their entrance concurrent with the gradual expiration of Luciferian Oil.
(A version of the above first appeared at my old Conspiracy Nation web site on March 14, 2005.)
——- Sources ——-
 “Donnelly, Ignatius”, Encyclopedia Britannica online, 2005
 “Petroleum” Encyclopedia Britannica library, electronic edition
 Donnelly, Ignatius. Ragnarok. Reprint of 1887 edition, by Kessinger Publishing. ISBN: 0-7661-0017-0
 “Meltdown blamed for big freeze,” by Gary Wisby. Chicago Sun-Times newspaper, Dec. 13, 2004
 Velikovsky, Immanuel. Worlds In Collision. New York: Doubleday & Company, Inc. 1950
 “Jupiter: Big Ball of Tar?” Astrobiology Magazine, Dec. 17, 2004
 “Midrashim” Encyclopedia Britannica library, electronic edition