Utah Paranormal and the End of Time Celebration


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The hosts of Utah Paranormal (Cami, Cathy, Brett, and Josh) and I had a great evening on their August 23rd broadcast. If you aren’t familiar with their show, you can find it here. They deal mostly with the ghostly, but … Continue reading

Ica Stones: Dinosaurs and Humans Coexisted?


On Ancient Aliens, holding up an Ica Stone, his hair standing up as if electrified, Giorgio suggested that humans and dinosaurs might have coexisted, as some ancient alien theorists believe. The stones prove it, more or less.
I never heard of Ica Stones before, which shows I’m not keeping up on the plethora of discoveries out there. So I went to Wikipedia.

Ica Stone with Man Riding a Dinosaur

It seems that, Uschuya, a Peruvian farmer gave or sold most of the stones to Doctor Javier Cabrera Darquea, saying that they were artifacts. When the Peruvian government threatened Uschuya with imprisonment for selling artifacts, he recanted and said he had made the engraving on the stones himself using comic books as guidelines (ouch!). He even showed how he baked them in cow dung to give the appearance of an ancient glaze (patina).
We can’t blame him; of course he said they were fakes, selling forgeries to gringo tourists is better than incarceration for the high crime of selling real artifacts.
So what is the truth?
Let’s look at the evidence and see what we make of it.
1. Existing science says dinosaurs died out millions of years ago and that there is no evidence that they survived to cohabitate Earth with man. We know that a bunch of contemporary animals are essentially the same as they were in the Jurassic: sharks, cockroaches, crocodiles—all lived before the dinosaurs and are still here. However, we’re talking T. Rex, Brontosaurus—things that would be difficult to hide in the woods. Thousands of paleontologists from hundreds of universities have examined thousands of dinosaur remains from all over the globe, and they never found one that was contemporary with humans. Do you sincerely believe that, like a secret satanic brotherhood, they would all agree, on fear of death—apparently, to lie about their field, not one of them ever dissenting or going rogue with the truth? We either have to believe that all of those scientists are stupid or they are liars. That’s tough to swallow.
2. All of the Ica Stones come from a narrow source, mostly a few farmers channeling their finds to Darquea. As I said in my Star Skull essay—beware of strange discovery stories from limited sources. It doesn’t make them wrong, but it should increase our scrutiny.
3. All the stones appear to have been made by the same artist, or just a few artists. The feet, hands, and shapes have the same style. An art expert could probably be more definitive, but, in any case, either only a few ancients made these, or only a few modern forgers did. Which is more likely? If ancients made them, wouldn’t we expect to find more, the images spreading throughout the region and being copied by other tribes, the story of the creatures being passed down through the generations, all keeping the legend of the beasts alive in folklore and art?
4. Some of the drawings depict modern steel instruments, a dentist’s drill, being one. If they had steel wouldn’t we see other signs of it, say in dental repair or better rock carving tools?
5. Finally, the patina, if it were truly from cow dung, should be carbon dateable. Surely enough could be scrapped from stones and tested. That would prove it one way or the other.
Given the above, I’m inclined to believe that the stones were faked, which is good because I would like to buy one for its artistic value. The only problem is stones are heavy. It would be nice they would make the engravings on something lighter, like a pot or even a gourd.
Of course the stones’ could suddenly become real: an art expert declare them authentic, or a carbon date announced, all as I’m lugging a bag full of them through Peruvian customs—now that would be a bitch.

Curiosity—What Will Be Found


The Have no doubt about it, we are seeing the science equivalent of a massive battle flotilla forming off the shores of Normandy. NASA is about to claim the field in “Origin of Life” theories. Their Allan Hills foray, the … Continue reading

Are We All Martians?


An ancient Martian riverbed. It may be the birth place of your genetic ancestors.

solar system is a dangerous place with erratic missiles; comets, meteors, and wayward asteroids, flying around, anarchist bombs hell bent on genocidal destruction, like the one that blew the dinosaurs into extinction. It was even theorized that one massive projectile hit Earth, splitting off the Moon, a grand scale version of a subatomic particle targeting a nucleus and blowing it to smithereens, splattering innocent bystanders with fragments.

The public is generally aware of the collision issues. Didn’t they see Armageddon with Bruce Willis saving the world from an asteroid? As a digression, who in their right mind would NOT support a missile to missile defense system given that the incoming may be capable of smashing the entire planet back to microbes, or worse? Are you really interested in a world where life has to spontaneously regenerate from chemicals?
Given the general knowledge of the astro-collision issue, I’m surprised that most people, including scientists never considered the splattering aspect, particularly the epidemic spreading of living organisms. You would think they would have learned that from The Invasion of the Body Snatchers.
In the 1980’s scientists first deduced that we had been splattered by Mars long ago, maybe before there was life on Earth. At first, all the Martian meteorites that were found were just chunks of once molten sterile lifeless stuff. Meteorite ALH84001 changed that. This meteorite has chemical signatures, PAHs (don’t ask), other minerals, and sausage-like objects that are similar to some bacteria.
Of course NASA was delighted and published an interesting paper that came to an earth shaking conclusion:
“Although there are alternative explanations for each of these phenomena taken individually, when they are considered collectively, particularly in view of their spatial association, we conclude that they are evidence for primitive life on early Mars.”
It had long been believed that Mars, being smaller than Earth and also being in the habitable zone of our sun, may have cooled to a life nurturing environment before Earth. It’s a small jump to the idea that Mars splattered Earth with microbes from which all life on Earth evolved. That is, we are all Martian invaders.
This, of course, put NASA in the driver’s seat for further “origins of life” funding, and sent all the other origins researchers, those vested in other theories–the cesspool hit by lightening theory, the deep water volcanic vent percolating life theory, the deep crust pressing out cupcakes of life theory—they all went into berserker rage.
NASA’s report was shredded with criticism, the most damning of which was the age old boogeyman of science, contamination. In this case, not Mars contaminating Earth, but Earth bacteria contaminating the meteorite after it got here. Most scientists now are unconvinced that Mars seeded life on Earth, or even that there is/was life on Mars.
NASA must be laughing up their sleeve. They still hold the strongest hand in the origins of life investigation. Mars still needs to be checked for current and past life. Heck maybe we splattered life to Mars. The more we learn about life in the volcanic vents and the depths of Earth’s crust, the more we need samples of other planets and moons that have liquid water to see if they got splattered, or did the contaminating.
More next time.