08 May 2012
In the years 1991-1993, gold prospectors on the small river Narada,
on the eastern side of the Ural mountains, have found unusual,
mostly spiral-shaped objects.
The size of these things ranges from a
maximum of 3 cm (1.2 in.) down to an incredible 0.003 mm, about
1/10,000th of an inch!
To date, these inexplicable artifacts
have been found in their thousands at various sites near the rivers
Narada, Kozhim, and Balbanyu, and also by two smaller streams named
Vtvisty and Lapkhevozh, mostly at depths between 3 and 12 meters (10
and 40 ft.)
The spiral-form objects are composed of various metals:
the larger ones are of copper, while the small and very small ones
are of the rare metals tungsten and molybdenum.
Tungsten has a high atomic weight, and
is also very dense, with a melting point of 3410 deg. C (6100 deg.
F). It is used principally for the hardening of special steels, and
in unalloyed form for the filaments of light bulbs.
Molybdenum also has a high density, and
a respectable melting point of 2650 deg. C (4740 deg. F). This metal
too is used for hardening steels and giving them corrosion-resistant
properties, these being used principally for highly-stressed weapon
parts and vehicle armor.
All tests carried out to date these
objects to around 20,000 years old.
All over the world,
enigmatic artifacts have been found that
do not fit the
accepted geologic or historical timeline.
Do they offer a
radically different view of our world?
Metallic vase found inside solid rock.
Of all the many unexplained phenomena,
experiences, and objects in the world, ones that hold a great deal
of fascination for me are what I categorize as "ancient anomalies."
Also called "ooparts," these are objects
that by scientific measure are very old, but in form or construction
appear to be quite modern. They are impossible fossils, out-of-time
technology, anachronistic artifacts. In other words, if our history
of the world is correct, they just should not exist.
And there are many examples - many more
than geologists, archaeologists, and other scientists care to admit.
Why are they so fascinating? Many reasons.
First of all, most of them are real and
tangible. Unlike ghosts, mysterious creatures like Bigfoot and the
Loch Ness Monster, and phenomena like telekinesis, these unexplained
artifacts have been seen, touched, and examined. There they are
before our eyes, with nothing in our current experience or knowledge
to explain them.
Second, because they do exist and do not
fit the standard scientific timeline or geologic and anthropologic
chronology, they suggest, in their own baffling way, that either our
dating techniques are wrong, geology does not progress the way we
suppose it does, or there is far more to the history of life on this
planet than we currently know about.
In any case, these bothersome ooparts upset established, orthodox thinking.
Here are a few, for your consideration:
These are the best kind of ooparts because they have been
documented, often photographed, and examined by experts:
"Spark plug" in a geode
1961, the owners of a gift shop in Olancha, Calif. found a
fossil-encrusted geode in the Coso Mountains. When one of
the owners cut the geode in half with a diamond saw,
however, he found an object inside that was obviously
artificial. The object had a metal core surrounded by layers
of a ceramic-like material and a hexagonal wooden sleeve.
When X-rayed, the object seemed to resemble a modern spark
plug or some other electronic component. Yet it had been
completely encased in a geode that was covered with fossils
estimated to be 500,000 years old.
Very old nail
In 1851, The
Illinois Springfield Republican reported that a businessman
named Hiram de Witt found a fist-sized chunk of auriferous
quartz while on a trip to California. When it accidentally
slipped from his hands, it split open, and out fell a
cut-iron nail. The quartz was about 1 million years old.
Gold thread among the rock
Times of London reported in 1844 that workmen quarrying
stone near the River Tweed in Scotland found a piece of gold
thread embedded in the rock eight feet below ground level.
Chain in coal
In 1891, Mrs. S.
W. Culp, of Morrisonville, Ill. was fragmenting coal into
smaller pieces for her kitchen stove when she noticed a
chain stuck in the coal. The chain measured about 10 inches
long and was later found to be made of eight-carat gold, and
described as being "of antique and quaint workmanship."
According to the Morrisonville Times of June 11,
investigators concluded that the chain had not simply been
accidentally dropped in with the coal, since some of the
coal still clung to the chain, while the part that had
separated from it still bore the impression of where the
chain had been encased.
Ancient modern tools
quarrying limestone in 1786, workers came to a bed of sand
about 50 feet below ground level. In the layer of sand,
however, they found the stumps of stone pillars and
fragments of half-worked rock. Digging further, they found
coins, the petrified wooden handles of hammers, and pieces
of other petrified wooden tools. The sand in which the
discovery was made was beneath a layer of limestone dated at
300 million years old.
In June, 1851,
Scientific American reprinted a report from the Boston
Transcript about how a metallic vase, found in two parts,
was dynamited out of solid rock 15 feet below the surface in
Dorchester, Mass. The bell-shaped vase (see photo),
measuring 4-1/2 inches high and 6-1/2 inches at the base,
was composed of a zinc and silver alloy. On the sides were
figures of flowers in bouquet arrangements, inlaid with pure
silver. The estimated age of the rock out of which it came:
In 1865, a
two-inch metal screw was discovered in a piece of feldspar
unearthed from the Abbey Mine in Treasure City, Nev. The
screw had long ago oxidized, but its form - particularly the
shape of its threads - could be clearly seen in the
feldspar. The stone was calculated to be 21 million years in
1991-1993, gold prospectors on the Narada river on the
eastern side of the Ural mountains in Russia found unusual,
mostly spiral-shaped objects, the smallest measuring about
1/10,000th of an inch! The objects are composed of copper
and the rare metals tungsten and molybdenum. Tests showed
the objects to be between 20,000 and 318,000 years old.
Although mysterious, these findings are not quite as compelling
because they could have been either forged or misinterpreted:
Piri Reis map
Piri Reis, a
Turkish admiral and avid collector of old maps, compiled
information he had gathered into a map of his own in 1513.
his map depicts the coastal outlines of North
and South America - and Antarctica, which was not officially
discovered until 1818.
aren't sure what to make of the maps etched on a rock. Do
they crudely depict the continents of Earth as they appeared
long ago - including the lands of Mu and Atlantis? Or, as
some have suggested, do they show the lands of some other
planet? To be impartial, however, they also could merely
depict divisions of much smaller tracts of land.
In 1966, Dr. Javier Cabrera, a
Peruvian physician and professor of biology, was given a
rock for his birthday from a local peasant. On it was a
picture of a fish, allegedly carved thousands of years ago.
Upon further study, Cabrera realized the fish depicted was
of a species that has been extinct for millions of years.
Cabrera hunted down the source of the mysterious rock and
found many others like it in Ica, Peru - thousands of them.
On them were carved impossible ancient scenes: telescopes,
open heart surgery, and even men battling dinosaurs (below photo)!
One of the mysterious
Dr. Javier Cabrera
on the walls of a temple in Abydos, Egypt, are hieroglyphics
that closely resemble modern aircraft in profile: a
helicopter, an airplane, and some kind of hovercraft or
Although intriguing and remarkable if true, these examples are
mostly the stuff of legend and folklore, and therefore largely
with horns were discovered in a burial mound at Sayre,
Bradford County, Pa., in the 1880s. Horny projections
extended two inches above the eye-brows, and the skeletons
were seven feet tall, but other than that were anatomically
normal. It was estimated they were buried around AD 1200.
In 1888, seven skeletons
were found in a burial mound near Clearwater Minn. They were
anatomically correct, except that the skulls featured double
rows of teeth in the upper and lower jaws and had been
buried in a sitting position, facing the lake. The foreheads
were unusually low and sloping, with prominent brows.
Grand Canyon mystery
Dr. F. Bruce Russell claimed to have found strange
underground tunnels in the Death Valley area. According to
his story, he discovered winding tunnels containing
artifacts that appeared to be a combination of Egyptian and
American Indian. There were also mummies there, he said,
that were over eight feet tall. As far as we know, no one
has ever rediscovered Russell's mysterious tunnels.
Bones in rock
Ed Conrad has
found impossibly old fossilized human bones embedded in
solid shale rock in Pennsylvania. The bones look human, but
the rock in which they were trapped is between 280 and 300
million years old.
There are dozens and dozens of examples
of such anomalies - enough to give the traditional scientific
disciplines a shake-up, I would think.
But because they don't fit conventional
theories, these exceptions to the rules are almost always rejected
out of hand. Yet, it doesn't take dozens and dozens of exceptions to
challenge established thinking.
All it takes is one thoroughly examined,
completely verifiable anomaly to say,
"The world isn't quite what we think