Charlton Heston, The Ten Commandments, Moses

Research scientists have proven that the miracles described in The Bible and in films like The Ten Commandments really DID occur, The ENQUIRER has learned!

 Research using computer simulations at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., found that an event called a "wind setdown" likely suddenly opened a path in the shallow Nile Delta waters in biblical times.

"People have always been fascinated by this Exodus story," said study leader Carl Drews. "What this study shows is that the description of the waters parting indeed has a basis in physical laws."

In the 19th century, there was a documented case in the Nile Delta where a powerful wind pushed away about five feet of water and exposed dry land.

Drews says a similar strong overnight wind from the east – as recounted in the Bible – would have
been the answer to the prayers of the Israelites 3,500 years ago.

His study proved a wind of 60 mph lasting for 12 hours would have pushed back waters  estimated to be six feet deep – creating a land bridge for at least four hours. This would
have exposed a dry passage about two miles long and three miles wide.

Archaeologists and researchers now believe the Mount Sinai on which Moses trod was alive with volcanic activity – and that's how a bush could ignite.

"In volcanic territory, hot gases  spring out of the ground – I've observed this myself at Mount Etna
in Sicily," says eminent Cambridge University professor Colin Humphreys.

"If a bush happens to be above a volcanic fissure which opens up, hot gases burst out, and the bush catches fire."

 A massive volcanic eruption seems the likely cause of the infamous plagues: total darkness, the Nile turning to blood, fiery hailstorms, a fatal cattle plague, plagues of boils, frogs, lice, flies, locusts and finally, the death of all of Egypt's firstborn children.

A similar event on a smaller scale occurred after Mount St. Helens erupted in 1980, and a massive cloud of ash obscured the sun for hours for 500 miles around.

Hot volcanic debris fell from the Washington sky, flattening crops and killing cattle.

Fish were found floating dead in the local waters, which had to be purified before it could be consumed – just like the Bible's description of ancient Egypt: "the fish died, the river stank and the Egyptians could not drink of the river."