May 08, 2017
- which belongs
to the Permian Period
299 to 251
million years ago -
in New Mexico
and features a
left behind -
apparently - nearly 299 million years ago.
weren't any humans on Earth
at that time,
Many authors would agree with the fact that countless discoveries
that have been made in the last couple decades on Earth suggest
history as we have been taught is anything but complete.
Imagine if society finally accepted the fact that our planet has
been inhabited by countless ancient civilizations in the past, and
that life on Earth - advanced life - has existed for millions of
Today, this is only a theory - a wild guess - which seems to be
backed up by several 'controversial' discoveries.
One of them is the so-called 'Zapata Print' or 'Zapata track',
discovered in New Mexico.
The Zapata track features a HUMAN footprint in
analyzed by paleontologist Jerry MacDonald who discovered a few
kilometers from the Zapata track traces of preserved fossil
footprints in Permian strata.
footprint has been researched by Dr.
who claims that the Permian rock from New Mexico contains a genuine
Genesispark.com, Dr. Don Patton attempted to cut this print out
of the rock, but wore out four
carborundum blades trying to make one
having personally seen a photograph of four, virtually identical
tracks in an obvious right left pattern taken about one-quarter mile
from the Zapata track.
part of course, is the AGE of the rock where the footprint was left,
Period which lasted from 299
to 251 million years ago, at a time way before
birds, dinosaurs, and MAN, was supposed to exist...
Permian (along with the
Paleozoic) ended with the Permian-Triassic
extinction event (P-T
extinction), the largest mass extinction in Earth's history, in
which nearly 90% of marine species and 70% of terrestrial species
Recovery from the
Permian-Triassic extinction event was protracted:
ecosystems took 30 million years to recover...
to the curious footprint, there are many who favor it and there are
others who believe it is not real - because it displays several
Don Patton with the so-called
As noted by author
Glen J. Kuban,
the controversial footprint shows some features not typical of
genuine human prints.
The line and
position of the toes are somewhat unnatural, and the ball is
narrower and round compare to most genuine prints. A few individuals
have emphasized that the print shows some mud up-push (a rim of
raised relief around the print).
confirms its authenticity.
"The fossil tracks that MacDonald
has collected include a number of what paleontologists like to
On one trackway, for example, a
three-toed creature apparently took a few steps, then
disappeared - as though it took off and flew.
'We don't know of any
three-toed animals in the Permian,' MacDonald pointed out.
'And there aren't supposed to be any birds.'
He's got several tracks where
creatures appear to be walking on their hind legs, others that
look almost simian.
On one pair of siltstone tablets,
I notice some unusually large, deep and scary-looking
footprints, each with five arched toe marks, like nails.
I comment that they look just like
'Yeah,' MacDonald says
reluctantly, 'they sure do.'
Mammals evolved long after the
Permian period, scientists agree, yet these tracks are clearly
("Petrified Footprints: A Puzzling Parade of Permian Beasts,"
The Smithsonian, Vol. 23, July 1992, p.70. -
In the book "Fossil Facts and
Fantasies" by Joe
Taylor, the footprint,
"appears to be
a female, barefoot print."
Taylor states that
it was found in 1929, and that,
"it is said
that at that time, one half of a second track was visible at the
edge of the ledge bearing both tracks. The edge of this ledge
has since fallen off."
Taylor does not say
where he learned these details, and does not cite any literature,
scientific or popular, regarding it.
Benner stated that,
Creationist community agree that the print is human in origin
and proof that humans existed during the time of the dinosaur."
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