Ooparts (Out of Place Artifacts)
I came across some intriguing pictures of ooparts (out of place artifacts) and have been toying with explanations for them.
Some of them could be relatively modern objects that were caught in flowstone, silt, or other soluble mineral flows and concreted within. Some of these concretions would have resulted in agates. How would you go about dating something like that? I don’t think carbon 14 dating would be accurate enough for the stone. What about the artifact?
In one case, it was a hamer identical to those used by Californian miners in the 1900s. Carbon 14 dating put its age as somewhere between present and 700 years old. Very useful. NOT.
Some of the objects were caught in quartz crystal formations. Could the crystal have formed around them in a relatively short time?
This one I’d like to experiment with. The local Michael’s craft store has crystal growing kits.
About 25 years ago, I had a series of dreams about a small crystal sphere, colorless, that had a ruby heart embedded in it and special properties having to do with the recording of certain knowledge. I asked a jeweler friend if he could replicate it and he told me it would require a nuclear oven, which was his polite way of saying, “Oh hell no!”
But what if I had a cut glass/crystal/ruby heart and just grew the crystal around it? I wonder if I could do that? And what’s a nuclear oven other than the heart of star? Is there such a thing on earth?
The objects found in coal strata is less easy to explain away. Coal strata was once-upon a time, lake bottoms or flooded forests. Coal is formed when peat is pressurized over a long period of time, sinking and heating as more of the sedimentary materials that formed the peat pile on top of it. Some of these coal strata where ooparts are found are Cretaceous (100 million years ago) or Permian (298 to 252 million years ago) period formations. This predates the so-called age of humankind yet includes such things as beautifully made bells and vases of unknown metal alloys, miscellaneous tools, cog-wheel machine parts, human bare foot and shoe prints beside those of dinosaurs, the mysterious bones of human species other than those we know, and, my favorite, a delicate gold chain.
Same for limestone and sandstone.
I’m no mineralogist, as I’m sure is obvious to anyone who is, but stuff like this makes me wonder, among other things, if there are some really big things we don’t know about geology; like maybe we’ve all been misled to some degree. It is, after all, a verifiable fact that when science officially adopts a theory for something and it’s provable MOST of the time, that scientists dislike looking too carefully at anything that upsets their apple cart so to speak. So contradictory evidence is ignored. For instance, what if rock types thought to take millions, even billions, of years to form really took a LOT less, but only under certain circumstances we don’t really know about?
This 100-year-old Swiss watch ring that was found in a theretofore sealed 400-year-old chinese tomb is a little more baffling. See picture. When the tomb was opened and the coffin was being moved, it fell out of the wrapping around the coffin, crusted with dirt and crime. General consensus, by others, not just me, is that it must have been left by a time traveller in the funeral party 400 years ago.
Side note on this one: I purposely tried to find a debunking of the Swiss watch find this morning. My husband Jeb pointed out that if it was a Swiss watch and likely a limited edition since watch rings are rare, it would surely have a serial number on it linking it to who originally purchased it. Finding the owner would mean finding with the time-traveller or the hoaxter. Good point. I hoped someone had thought of and did that. Apparently, no one had. Yet all the debunkers of the story had to say about the story was that no one had ever verified it was real.
Bah. I’ve come across many incidents of people in possession of ooparts they’d found offering them up for examination by any scientist that wanted to but had no takers. No one wanted to even consider something that when against their science as they knew it.
Meh. Religions tend not to like considering ideas that contest them either. That’s what it has in common with established science. Both can change over time, but only through the insistence of the bold, brave, and slightly crazy.
Ha. Time again. Even when I’m bad at it, often unaware even, nearly everything in my life is still organized according to time.
I believe time travel is possible. They did stuff like that at Fort Hero in Montauk, NY back in the 70s. Even if I didn’t know anything about what happened at Montauk and, of course, the WWII era Project Rainbow (aka The Philadelphia Experiment), I’d still believe it just because I want to, I think the mind really has very few limits, and because I also believe that where there’s a will, there’s a way. Much of what we accomplish starts with our imagining of it and me? I’m kind of imaginative.
Also, a lot of the ethereal contacts I’ve read of over the years have insisted that time as we know it is an illusion. That everything really happens at once. It’s only our focus that makes it appear chronological and separates so-called “time periods” from one another in our perception. Okay, I got that message loud and clear, but I’m not so sure I understand it. I accept this is probably true in some form or another, but just don’t know how to sort it into my reality. Could one time line or period possibly bleed over into another, not just what our perception would call “forwards” but “backwards” as well? Is there such a thing as time storms, as I once say this idea referred to in a book, where electro-magnetic anomalies cause such to happen?
Some of the tools found embedded and/or fossilized in strata millions of years old appears identical to those used in our own recent past. Again, maybe our understanding of rock formation is faulty, or maybe human kind is MUCH older than scientists think it is (something they’ve begun acknowledging as possible in recent years) and that other humans have arisen and fallen long before our particular era of mankind came into being.
Since I’ve been a kid, I’ve always believed that time has currents and cycles to it such that the same circumstances arise over and over again on a clockwork basis and only our reaction to it sometimes changes. Are we possibly treading a path that has already been well trodden millions of years before our ken?
I’m not going to go Georgio Tsoukalos here and suggest that modern finds in ancient strata can only be the result of ancient aliens. I love his enthusiasm and I do agree with him that we’ve probably been much visited over the centuries, but I also think the earth is old enough for many human civilizations to have arisen to our level and even far above many times over the history of our planet. Aliens may have had a impact in that, but they don’t get all the credit.
“There are more things in heaven earth, Horatio, than are dreamt of in your philosophy.” — Hamlet (1.5.167-8), Hamlet to Horatio, from the works of William Shakespeare.
Never rule out the impossible. It may only seem so at the moment and later prove otherwise.