Monday, July 26, 2021
You are viewing:
> News story
Welcome Guest (
This news story is
which means that, while it is still available to view, the information contained within may be outdated and the original source site/link may no longer be viewable.
For the most recent stories, please visit either the site's home page or main news section.
Archaeology from the dark side
Posted on Saturday, 3 September, 2005 |
Image credit: CC 3.0 Hitcher
In February of 1961, three amateur gem collectors dug a mechanical gizmo encased in fossil-encrusted rock out of a mountainside in the Southern California desert.
View comments (16)
<< Previous story
Battle of LA UFO
Next story >>
Clever whale uses fish to catch seagulls
Recent comments on this story
#7 Posted by
on 3 September, 2005, 20:28
^heh appariently the discoverers of this item died, and they were the last to have hold of it. they wouldn't let anyone study it as they were selling it for 25,000 dollars. but before they sold it, they died and the object is now persumed 'missing'. EDIT heres a link to further info on the coso artifact . http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/coso.html 824565[/snapback] So the only excisted proof of human history let alone acient world history is missing? Have the scientist even tried to search o0n eBay
#8 Posted by
on 3 September, 2005, 20:45
^heh appariently the discoverers of this item died, and they were the last to have hold of it. they wouldn't let anyone study it as they were selling it for 25,000 dollars. but before they sold it, they died and the object is now persumed 'missing'. EDIT heres a link to further info on the coso artifact . http://www.talkorigins.org/faqs/coso.html 824565[/snapback] So the only excisted proof of human history let alone acient world history is missing? Have the scientist even tried to search o0n eBay 825165[/snapback] doesn't look like its being sold on ebay.co.uk OR .com ...no... I didn't look...
#9 Posted by
on 3 September, 2005, 21:02
seems like i read somewhere else on the net that that thing was actually a spark-plug from about 1912?
#10 Posted by
on 3 September, 2005, 21:03
why is it that these finds always go missing?
#11 Posted by
on 3 September, 2005, 22:34
why is it that these finds always go missing? 825225[/snapback] ah, but this one was actually studied by scientists. which you know, is better than it missing before its been studied
#12 Posted by
on 4 September, 2005, 5:11
Could of been left by time travelers. I just saw the movie "A Sound of Thunder" which was about this same theme. Cool movie by the way.
#13 Posted by
on 4 September, 2005, 9:27
There will alwyas be another find that predates this or that. Nothing to cry over.
#14 Posted by
on 4 September, 2005, 13:45
What I find amusing is that the technology of just a few years ago was not recognized by the younger generations. I grew up around old farm machines that, like the F-20 Farmall tractor, had a Magneto instead of a generator. And with no battery YOU had to crank it over to start it. The spark plugs of these tractors were huge. Some times 4 to 6 times larger than today's. I have read in different posts that some members find it hard to believe that an advanced civilization could lose all its accumulated knowlege, and resort back to primitive living. But recent Disasters in the World have prov en ...
#15 Posted by
on 5 September, 2005, 1:51
What I find amusing is that the technology of just a few years ago was not recognized by the younger generations. I grew up around old farm machines that, like the F-20 Farmall tractor, had a Magneto instead of a generator. And with no battery YOU had to crank it over to start it. The spark plugs of these tractors were huge. Some times 4 to 6 times larger than today's. I have read in different posts that some members find it hard to believe that an advanced civilization could lose all its accumulated knowlege, and resort back to primitive living. But recent Disasters in the World have prov en...
#16 Posted by
on 5 September, 2005, 3:41
Hmm, this was a curious find, wasn't it? Having had a look at the x-ray of it, it does remind me of something other than a sparkplug. The 2mm shaft of metal that ran all the way through it, surrounded by a porcelain-like material (is it conductive?), and the spring-like item at one end, actually makes me think of it as a fuse or switch for a piece of machinery. Perhaps, when the shaft of metal became heated and expanded it turned something off, and as it cooled, the spring helped to return it to the 'on' position. Rather like the safety mechanism of a kettle's element? Just a thought! Regards ...
Click here to view all 16 comments on this story
to post a comment.
On the forums
Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic
Almost all new Covid cases among unvacci...
LA man who mocked Covid-19 vaccines dies...
COVID-19: Woman given 'empty vaccination...
Spirituality, Religion and Beliefs
Praying to Other beings Besides God
Separation of Church and State
Why Are We Here?
United States and the Americas
Trump's Big Lie about 2020 results suffe...
Pelosi Rejects Republicans from Jan 6 Co...
Apartment building near Miami partially ...
Modern Mysteries, New Age and Prophecies
Australian wartime aviation mystery is f...
Book written in 1953, mentions Elon lead...
Havana Syndrome reported among US diplom...
Conspiracies and Secret Societies
Biden admin want a war
Positive esoteric messages in music
Tucker Carlson Claims the NSA Is Spying ...
Science & Technology
Can quantum physics explain consciousness ?
Some scientists have speculated that consciousness could be the product of quantum processes.
Space & Astronomy
Branson and Bezos are not astronauts, US says
Following the two billionaires' historic flights, the FAA has decided to tighten the definition of the term 'astronaut'.
Deep-sea 'Eye of Sauron' volcano discovered
Researchers have discovered an undersea volcano that looks like something out of 'The Lord of the Rings'.
Uri Geller claims that he saw aliens at NASA
Celebrity spoon-bender Uri Geller claims that he saw 'refrigerated aliens' during his time working with NASA.
Trending news stories
Dubai creates its own rain to beat the heat
Uri Geller claims that he saw aliens at NASA
Moon 'wobble' will cause flooding in 2030s
Tiny 20-inch cow is born on farm in Bangladesh
USAF report references 'defensive force fields'
World governments are embracing AI big time
Woman says she was 'attacked by angry ghost'
Mars InSight mission unveils surprising secrets
Havana syndrome hits US diplomats in Vienna
Man has spent 30 years hunting for Nessie
Family sleeps on balcony to avoid angry ghost
Jeff Bezos successfully reaches edge of space
Other news in this category
Coronavirus hit East Asia 20,000 years ago
Posted 6-26-2021 |
New research has shown that the current coronavirus pandemic is by no means the first to hit humanity....
Ancient deep-sea creature is covered in teeth
Posted 6-18-2021 |
A bizarre deep-sea species of brittle star is the sole survivor of 180 million years of time and evolution....
'Magic' jar bore deadly curse in ancient Athens
Posted 5-31-2021 |
Archaeologists have discovered a jar that was once used to bestow a deadly curse on 55 people....
World's largest geoglyphs discovered in India
Posted 5-30-2021 |
Researchers have identified what are now believed to be giant geoglyphs etched into India's Thar Desert....
250 ancient rock-cut tombs unearthed in Egypt
Posted 5-25-2021 |
Archaeologists discovered the tombs at the Al-Hamidiyah cemetery in the desert 240 miles southeast of Cairo....
5,000-year-old fingerprint found on Orkney
Posted 4-23-2021 |
Archaeologists have unearthed a pottery shard that still bears the fingerprint of the person who made it....
Dead Sea Scroll had two authors, not one
Posted 4-22-2021 |
A new study has revealed that one of the famous historical scrolls was written by more than one person....
Egypt's lost 'Golden City' unearthed at Luxor
Posted 4-11-2021 |
Archaeologists have announced the discovery of a 3000-year-old city situated beneath the ancient capital....
Revealed: the face of King Tut's father
Posted 3-26-2021 |
Scientists have reconstructed the face of an ancient Egyptian pharaoh who died over 3,000 years ago....
2,000-year-old biblical texts found in Israel
Posted 3-16-2021 |
The discovery - the first of its kind in decades - was announced this week by the Israel Antiquities Authority....
Scientists to recreate 2,000-year-old 'computer'
Posted 3-13-2021 |
3D computer modelling has enabled researchers to build up an image of the enigmatic Antikythera Mechanism....
More news in this category
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2021