Researchers discover a 2 billion year old Nuclear Reactor in Africa

  • Two billion years ago parts of an African uranium deposit spontaneously underwent nuclear fission

In 1972, a worker at a nuclear fuel processing plant noticed something suspicious in a routine analysis of uranium obtained from a mineral source from Africa. As is the case with all natural uranium, the material under study contained three isotopes-  three forms with different atomic masses: uranium 238, the most abundant variety; uranium 234, the rarest; and uranium 235, the isotope that can sustain a nuclear chain reaction. For weeks, specialists at the French Atomic Energy Commission (CEA) remained perplexed

Elsewhere in the earth’s crust, on the moon and even in meteorites, we can find uranium 235 atoms that make up only 0.720 percent of the total. But in the samples that were analyzed, which came from the Oklo deposit in Gabon, a former French colony in West Africa, the uranium 235 constituted only 0.717 percent. That small difference was enough to alert French scientists that there was something very strange going on with the minerals. These little details led to further investigations which showed that at least a part of the mine was well below the standard amount of uranium 235: some 200 kilograms appeared to have been extracted in the distant past, today, that amount is enough to make half a dozen nuclear bombs. Soon, researchers and scientists from all over the world gathered in Gabon to explore what was going on with the Uranium from Oklo.


What was fund in Oklo surprised everyone gathered there, the site where the uranium originated from is an advanced subterranean nuclear reactor that goes well beyond the capabilities of our present scientific knowledge? Researchers believe that this ancient nuclear reactor is around 1.8 billion years old and operated for at least 500,000 years in the distant past. Scientists performed several other investigation at the uranium mine, and the results were made public at a conference of the International Atomic Energy Agency. According to News agencies from Africa, researchers had found traces of fission products and fuel wastes at various locations within the mine.

Incredibly, compared with this massive nuclear reactor, our modern-day nuclear reactors are not comparable both in design and functionality. According to studies, this ancient nuclear reactor was several kilometers long. Interestingly, for a large nuclear reactor like this, thermal impact towards the environment was limited to just 40 meters on the sides. What researchers found even more astonishing, are the radioactive wastes that have still not moved outside the boundaries of the site, as they have still held in place thanks to the geology of the area.


What is surprising is that a nuclear reaction had occurred in a way that the plutonium, the by-product, was created, and the nuclear reaction itself had been moderated. This is something considered as a “holy grail” of atomic science. The ability to moderate the reaction means that once the reaction was initiated, it was possible to leverage the output power in a controlled way, with the capacity to prevent catastrophic explosions or the release of the energy at a single time.

Researchers have dubbed the Nuclear Reactor at Oklo a “natural Nuclear Reactor”, but the truth about it goes far beyond our normal understanding. Some of the researchers that participated in the testing of the Nuclear reactor concluded that the minerals had been enriched in the distant past, around 1.8 billion years ago to spontaneously produce a chain reaction. They also found that water had been used to moderate the reaction in the same way that modern nuclear reactors cool down using graphite-cadium shafts preventing the reactor from going into critical state and exploding. All of this, “in nature”.


However, Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, former head of the United States Atomic Energy Commission and Nobel Prize winner for his work in the synthesis of heavy elements, pointed out that for uranium to “burn” in a reaction, conditions must be exactly right. For example, the water involved in the nuclear reaction must be extremely pure. Even a few parts per million of contaminant will “poison” the reaction, bringing it to a halt. The problem is that, no water that pure exists naturally anywhere in the world.


Several specialists talked about the incredible Nuclear Reactor at Oklo, stating that at no time in the geologically estimated history of the Oklo deposits was the uranium sufficiently abundant Uranium 235 for a natural nuclear reaction to occur. When these deposits were formed in the distant past, due to the slowness of the radioactive decay of U-235, the fissionable material would have constituted only 3 percent of the total deposits – something too low mathematically speaking for a nuclear reaction to take place. However, a reaction took place mysteriously, suggesting that the original uranium was far richer in Uranium 235 than that in a natural formation.

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  • yes of course. how could we have missed this.

  • JudgeX X

    This is so much bullshit it blew my flesh off while I was reading it. Congratulations.

    • JS353535

      ROFL!!! No shit…my god.

  • Denver Goddess

    Reminds me of the therapeutic Afrocentrist propaganda I used to read in my 20s. 100% manure and simply to feel good about being black, truth be damned.

    • You are a white dude pretending to be a black woman? WTF?

    • me

      how so?

    • Kenneth McRae

      Sort of like Christopher Columbus discovering America???

      • Likatitsoftlee

        So quick to mock history.. But leaves out such important details. He was the first EUROPEAN to discover America. Thought it was India, hense the politically incorrect use of “indians” for the Native Americans. This is middle school history. They didnt teach us wrong, you didnt pay attention then filled in your blanks 12 years later….

        • robert

          Actually, it was Amerigo Vespucci.

        • Archangel

          You must have missed the day in class when they explained Columbus didn’t actually discover nor set foot on North America – he made it only to the Caribbean – there’s also archeological evidence Vikings (who were European) reached North America hundreds of years before Columbus was even born and that Chinese and/or Polynesians reached South America also hundreds of years before Columbus

          • Hoss Inphepher

            Not to mention The Aboriginals (in various waves) where already here for 70 000 years.

        • curtis wingfield

          Christopher Columbus ain’t discover shit, The native land been here. If it wasn’t for the Moors, White Devils wouldn’t know shit, but fucking animals and eating each other, oh and Jesus its not your God, Yakub is!!!!

        • capnamerca

          He was not the first European to discover the new world either. The Vikings beat him to it by a long ways, and there is evidence they weren’t the first.

          • Virgisil

            Actually, the Basques, Irish and Welsh may have beat them to it also.

        • johnarcher

          Umm… Basque cod fishermen discovered North America about 500 years before Columbus claimed the Caribbean for Spain. Cod was valuable in Europe in the Middle Ages because it could be preserved by drying and salting. Consequently the Basques kept their source of supply very quiet. When Jacques Cartier arrived at the mouth of the St Lawrence to claim Canada for France a few years after Columbus, he discovered hundred of Basque fishing boats there. (Mark Kurlansky, 1997, “Cod: a biography of the fish that changed the world” pages 21 to 28)

      • YouSaidItRight

        Columbus the scammer freemason crony of the King of Spain…

    • Dimitri Goryenko

      To be fair this is more of a reptilian/annunaki theory since 1.8 billions years ago 0 of any kind of humans existed.

      • ava

        well, to have such an opinion is bold but if you want to be bolder read the “Forbidden archeology” by Cremo.

    • Wa Seti

      Damn that Afrocentric propaganda trying to make you feel good with lies. I am like you, I would never trade Western propaganda for something else.

  • Mike De Fleuriot

    Just looking at the article headlines and the pop-ups, this is a woo site of note. Going to scan my pc now for viruses.

    • Lol… you are kidding right? You are pathetic with comments like this. Have a great day.

      • Sun Wukong

        He’s joking, but he doesn’t come off as the pathetic one in this exchange.. This article is complete bull shit & I’m frankly surprised Facebook is letting them advertise with these crazy misleading headlines

  • Donald Thomas
    • Hoss Inphepher

      More likely some one just sold the sheet to N Korea.

  • James

    Driving home yesterday before pulling on the On Ramp to the interstate the AIR Had a Strange Feel and even a taste about it . Something felt bad wrong I floored it . Last week I had a test on my Heart a Nuclear Med test and there was that same taste in my mouth. About a mile up the road I passed a truck hauling a large container with the Radioactive Tag on the back.
    Once I passed that truck the Air felt clean again and that taste disappeared.

    • Sun Wukong

      really weird place to post this

    • annajrc

      Nice. Have you checked your eye color for changes due to ionized radiation? Just sayin..

  • Trav Elf

    If you take the time to read the source articles, you’ll see that much has been copied, word for word, while other parts have been changed or omitted, either as the result of an involuntary tendency to bend the facts to fit a preconceived theory, or as intentional manipulation.

    There is nothing in either of the sources to sustain the theory implicit in this article; it’s pure conjecture and its sole source is the author of the article, who, judging from his spelling, isn’t a particularly reliable source or trustworthy/knowledgeable authority.

    I’m not saying there can’t be phenomena that escape our current world views and paradigms, but if you’re unable to back up your hypotheses with credible facts, at least be transparent about the fact that what you’re presenting is speculative. Otherwise you lose all credibility and people won’t trust anything you write.

  • JS353535

    WHAT THE FUCK ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT?!?! I actually feel dumber for having read this. It’s so far beyond bullshit, it’s astonishing.

    • tonymengela


      • Hoss Inphepher


  • jim

    I bet the Jews stole it.

  • Lucifer Light

    you have too much code running on your stupid web page

  • ava

    In Bosnia people did not find any telephone wires under 300 meters of the earths surface so they concluded that before 5000 years ago people used mobile phones.

    • ChangeNow4aa

      People didn’t need “cell phones” 5000 years ago. They were able to use the rest of their brains to communicate telepathically. At least Black people could. we could defy so called “modern man’s” theory on gravity. But who asked me? LOL

      • Jerry Mcgill

        How do you know? Were you there? If you were as smart as you say, you would know the stupidity of that statement!

        • Jerry Mcgill

          The only way there is the diff. skin colors now is back in history the main skin color was one that had all the colors, not just one! If all people were black there would not be any white because the ability to lighten would not be there!

  • Dennis Finley

    we all love these stories and they have to stimulate imagination

  • Bret Spangler

    terrible editing, or no one proofed this

    who ever wrote this, take some pride and proof your work before you publish

  • Archangel

    This was regurgitated from a 2005 Scientific American article – conveniently leaving out that the geology of the area was found to be Goldilocks capable of producing non-critical state, self-regulating, accelerated fission – the term “reactor” in the original article is mostly euphemistic and definitely does not insinuate that anyone was running electricity producing nuclear reactors (vis a vis modern power plants) – only that natural sub-critical nuclear reactions occurred WITHIN the geology

  • Tom C

    I hope the dinosaurs were better at building reactors than Russians at Chernoble!

  • I have been shown that this reactor is closer to and between 100,000 and 200,000 years old and a fusion reactor.

    Extraterrestrials are well experienced in nuclear fusion and are employing it here on a regular basis.

    They use it to dismantle crafts that arrive here. As you can see in the imàges I’ll post.

    The first was taken October 31, 2112 and was the first craft I saw arrive here. I had seen two prior to that that were outbound.

    The first one of silent, and so large that I couldn’t tell if it was a hundred feet up or a thousand feet up. It bobbed like a moored boat, and had a Delta wing and canted nose section like the SST. It had an upright tail, with a round intake that appeared to be a round dish when I saw it.

    It was shrouded by a cloud that was hundreds of smaller “clouds”. The gusty winds that evening blew the cloud away from it exposing the craft.

    I picked up my night vision monocular and could see the craft well enough to describe it.

    It did not make a sound. It disappeared instantly, after I watched it back out and turn around like you’d pull a car out of a driveway.

    I’ve been shown that many of these crafts are nuclear powered. There are known uranium deposits in the area this happened.

    • Menno

      Nice sunset photos. Are you an amateur photographer?

    • where is the proof

    • BankyMons

      Extraterrestrial??? Holy Moley conspiracy again! There is nothing like aliens we know what you are talking about and they are called demons simple.

      • Callen Fields

        Yeah, maybe it’s time travel.

        • phobliv

          U got it. No body ever thinks that far. Future humans probably played God a few times on this planet. Ehmm Jesus.

      • Rahomnisiel Nightshade

        There’s no such thing as demons or angels. There are more space faring species out there than just stupid Earthbound humans.

        • BankyMons

          Oh really? And you are so sure of this because? And you apparently happen to be a part of the ”stupid earthbound humans”?

  • dennis baker

    Radiolysis Hydrogen produces “pure water” exhaust, when burned.

  • dratomic888

    Actually was exposed to information about this, Okla Natural Reactor, while an enlisted student in US Navy Nuclear Power Program in 1979-1980. I believe it was used to show information about natural circulation reactor types and prompt critical events. No secrets and no aliens required. Don’t forget at that time the news was flooded with bad information about that other ALIEN Conspiracy the failure of Three Mile Island.

  • Nathan Togain

    There is nothing new under the sun you skeptics out there. Everything we’ve done has been done before and it’ll all happen again. And I like cats.?

  • dkmeller

    It is good to know that the nuclear material was manufactured, processed and stored more safely 1.8 billion years ago then was the case in contemporary nuclear reactors, most notably Fukushima and Chernobyl.

    Maybe after another 1.8 billion years of diligent research and development, humans will learn to build and store nuclear materials safely.

    One can dream…can’t one?

  • ChangeNow4aa

    I think the biggest problem with men today is that any thing they cannot wrap their pea brains around… they dub “impossible.”

    • David Demikhov

      Don’t you mean “man” as in mankind instead of “men”?

      • ChangeNow4aa


        • Dave

          Oh, just checking.. So you’re a feminazi then? Jw Because I’ve heard those radical pigs squeal similar things

          • Tom Chun

            PIss on femmies, I don’t obey thenm, and you shood not hae to either

          • James Silk


        • Bede Amarasekara

          So, then, what is the “biggest problem with Women today”????

    • Ang Ro Del

      The biggest problem with this generation of mankind is pride on what they believe on. Even though they don’t believe on anything. They are just proud of been on the state they are on and this makes mankind completely incomprehensible in their behavior.

    • Aset Nicole

      So many men and women do. Its sad the way people have dumbed themselves down and have chosen stupidity! They know or have seen & have understanding but ignore it completely! Walking around awake and functioning but like someone/s hypnotized them. All to fit in, to not rock the boat! To scared of things that are different, scared to think outside the box… SCARED to even love without judgment or hate! They hide in negative energies + (plus) and they attract more and more negativity into their reality and lifes!

  • I clicked on this article to read the messages 🙂

  • Lindsay Gough

    4 billion years of evolution wasted…

  • Robert Thomas

    what I see being said is, “ITS 1.8 BILLION YEARS OLD IT MUST BE NATURAL”

    If you don’t dismiss the probability that This planet was inhabited prior to 300 Million Years ago by intelligent creatures of any origin, you can then look for feasible proof that an intelligent species did in-fact live on Earth 1.8 Billion years ago or earlier. It is NOT Impossible if you look at Asteroids being proven carriers of Living Bacteria inside the vacuum of space to theorize the possibility that this reaction was “Man” Made.

    • Hoss Inphepher

      Dude EVERY other comment you have EVER made is about frikken Yugio or some Idiot friggen video game, now you chime in with info like the dribble above…? You do seem able to spell check though, good on ya!

      • Robert Thomas

        So what if I like video games and other entertainment?
        Just because I have what some would consider immature or childish hobbies doesn’t mean that I am an unintelligent adult who comprehends science on an experts scale.

        Don’t judge a book by its cover.

        • Maximus Max

          I love gaming too. Always will.
          But I’m not that smart, just enough to get by. ?

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  • Is is possible out time line is incorrect?

  • John Walker

    maybe someone used the planet as a final disposal and now we find this gifts in Africa

  • K.G.W.Abeytunge

    This form of natural nuclear reaction was explained by professor James Lovelock in his book as due to a species of bacteria using the radio active materials to get energy (like we use carbohydrates). I don’t think it is a mystery any more.

    • bamboodread

      Ye like white scientists don’t lie

      • Dan Frost

        People lie… this isn’t a race thing until you make it one…

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  • Kongfish

    Bacteria? Those are some badass bacteria, I never knew that was who ran nuclear reactor stations, are they union? I guess the bacteria used tiny cups to purify the water also. The one thing that is to pure to exist in nature? I guess the bacteria knew to pick the only location possible on earth to take their uranium after they purified it to eat it? Those were some smart bacteria. Has anywhere heard what their upto these days? I heard those bacteria were living out in L.A. Now selling bottled water

  • Kongfish

    Bacteria,?.. Really?, dude, think about just how stupid that sounds from all angles

  • Kongfish

    Besides, they had all the smartest minds in the world gather at the site to study the reactor, and your buying into Dr. who”s theory’s? Dr. Lovelock? Isn’t that a KISS song?