Velikovsky studied the reports in the Bible of the Sun coming to a halt in the sky. Many people dismiss this story as completely absurd.
But yet again a scientist should investigate every possible solution, not only those which fit in his current worldview.
So Velikovsky thought cleverly: If people in a point on Earth reported of a “long day” due to Sun stopping in the Sky, in the OPPOSITE side of the Earth there would be people reporting a “long night”!
Imagine what happened next: Velikovsky indeed discovered that people at America indeed had ancient traditions which spoke of a large night!
And no, the fact that we do not know HOW this happened does not mean that it did not happen…