Skip to comments.Carolina bays gouged into the ground at a magnetic reversal
Posted on 07/29/2009 8:28:13 PM PDT by Fred Nerks
Is it just a coincidence that more than two million huge holes were gouged into the ground - all at the same time - about 12,000 years ago at a magnetic reversal?
Usually not more than 20 feet deep - which means that they were probably not formed by meteoric impacts - the holes range in size from one acre to several thousand acres, and measure up seven miles across.
Scientists estimate that there could be more than two million Carolina bays (sometimes under different names) spread across the United States from Florida to New Jersey to Texas.
I sure wouldnt have wanted to be standing at ground zero when one of those holes was punched into the ground.
What created these giant paw prints in the ground?
Today, the general consensus is that these massive elliptical scars were somehow created by a comet or meteorite exploding above the earth.
But I dont think its a coincidence that the Carolina bays were created at about the same time as the Gothenburg magnetic reversal. Besides, almost no meteorites have ever been found in the Carolinas.
I think those holes were blasted into the soil by millions of explosions in the sky, explosions triggered by the reversal (as I explain in Magnetic Reversals and Evolutionary Leaps).
You can see these bays for yourself on Google Earth. If you look at the North Carolina/South Carolina region, then zoom in on an area about 18 miles southeast of Fayetteville, NC youll see more than 20 such depressions in a tiny area a mere 12 miles by 9 miles across.
More than 50,000 overlapping bayssome of them larger than nearby cities!have been identified on the United States Atlantic coast alone. 50,000! Just on the Atlantic coast!
I’d figure very large concentrations of metals in those areas.
Interesting stuff. You certainly won’t find it on DailyKos.
Interesting stuff. You certainly won’t find it on DailyKos.
UFO's using the Earth for a little target practice?
...Ducking for cover
Felix is great. He has helped de-bunk the global warming craze as much as anyone I know. He has pretty decent evidence and theories as to how the earth functions .
Didn’t Algore warn about this? If not, he will (if there’s money and fame in it)...
Aren’t we due for a magnetic reversal in 2012?
Hugh and series. We’re Doooooomed.
This magnetic reversal is supposed to happen around once every 13 000 years so it looks like were are due for another one soon in the next coming decades.
Scully and Mulder figured this out a couple of weeks ago.
What would have been “exploding in the sky”?
Maybe that's one way of getting around the fact there's no actual evidence of impacts?
I agree. The Canadian Magnetic Pole is moving.In the most recent survey, completed in May, 2001, determined an updated position for the Pole and established that it is moving approximately northwest at 40 km per year.
That is the date of the end of the Mayan calendar.
interesting, that suggests the formation of the 'bays' took place within human memory.
We have a similar situation in Australia. For example, an impact crater dated several million years ago, is depicted in aboriginal art as having been created by a 'burning snake' that fell down from the sky...and the world became dark.
They’re the scars from the previous relativistic bombardment which occured shortly after the prior human civilizations radio frequency transmissions passed the approximate 50 light year mark.
That puts us about due for a pounding... ;-)
No, a magnetic reversal does NOT happen around once every 13,000 years. Their interval, in fact, is highly irregular, perhaps even chaotic. The last major reversal was 780,000 years ago, although there were temporary collapses in magnetism since then, which I presume is what this article is calling a reversal. Some reversals were millions of years ago, some happened within several thousand years of each other, if you count these momentary collapses as reversals.
The magnetic field is currently weakening; this in no way suggests a major or minor reversal is coming. At the current rate of collapse, it would take over 1000 years to completely collapse, and such variations are completely normal outside of any long-scale trend.
Inductive resonance? How iron-y is that country and how much iron does the peat contain?
There’s been some stuff on the web, and not the wacko sites, that mention a weakening of the polar magnetic fields which is believed a prelude to a full reversal.As for 2012, I don’t speak Mayan so I can’t say, but weirdly, I do remember as a kid reading a comic strip in the SF Examiner that had a story line of the consequences of a mag shift. That was in 56. I remember cause I was visiting my aunt in Albany Cal that summer and I thought the Examiner’s comics were more interesting than those in my NYC papers. The things that stick in your mind.
Lake Mattamuskeet, the largest natural lake in North Carolina, is a Carolina Bay. Legendarily, it burned for “13 moons,” or a little over a year. I’m not absolutely certain, but I believe Mattamuskeet means something along the lines of “bad place where the ground burns.”
I’d heard that the Barringer [sp?] crater in Arizona has a similar Hopi Indian legend surrounding it, that a god came down there on a pillar of fire. Very interesting in as much as the commonly accepted dates for humans in N. America is about 25,000 years to late for that to have been observed. Either there WERE people there to observe it, or the Hopi were a lot more intuitive in noodling out what it was from observation several thousand years ago while we were still debating it being a “crypto volcanic structure” into, I believe, the 60’s...
The coastal plain of NC is essentially a huge delta east of the “fall line,” which runs NNE to SSW in the vicinity of Raleigh, roughly parallel to the general coastline over 100 miles away. The only known deposits of note that I’m aware would be phosphate ore, and there’s a great deal of it in the areas in question. There are phosphate mining operations in many coastal NC counties.
Yes, and the time for the ~.75-.9C projectiles to make it back here puts it just abou
Wasn’t it more like every 200,000 years?
Is there any chance this is related to the article the other day about “Comet Causes North American Die-Off”? It was saying that perhaps a comet hit 13,000 years ago, resulting in shock diamonds found on one of the Channel Islands in CA, and a layer of black soil that is found over broad swaths of the continent, and the die-off of large mammals like mastodons. Any chance it was the same event?
So that kills the theory of inductive resonance.
How would fire, phosphates, and peat bogs leave great big holes in the ground? Across half a state?
It'll take me a few minutes to cogitate around that one, but I'm sure I will. Mama always said I could tear up an iron anvil with a rubber mallet.
The day I got ahold of LOX and liquid nitrogen, I proved her right.
I don't know...too many theories, make my head hurt. My kitchen-physics suggests a magnetic disturbance, liquifaction, resonance effect.
The only thing I knows is: it’s all George W. Bush’s fault! Oh, yes, and we must institute a new tax to counteract our role in producing this effect. (/sarcasm)
Ping to Mr. Mercat.
A snake came from the west, traveling high, and fell down into Wolfe Creek Crater. It made its home in the hole in the crater. This hole is not shallow it goes down deep into the earth, all the way through to Red Rock on Sturt Creek. When rain falls the water rises up in the middle of the crater and you might sink down. Then the whole ground is soft and dangerous. One Kartiya already sank there. In the dry time it is safe to go down, the ground is hard there.
Makes one question the dating, doesn’t it?
That’s beautiful as midcentury modern art. Very Jackson Pollock, but with a more evident structure.
People have been living in this area from long, long time ago. They didn't come from Africa , like Kartiyas (Whites) say. We bin already here. We started here. The land was flat first. Some people were living all around the area. They saw a big bright light come down from the sky, coming down like a ball of fire. It shook the ground. The people hid in a cave, because the ground shook real strong.
They saw dust coming up from the ground. When that settled down they were talking to each other. They didn't want to go closer where that thing fell. They never touched that area. The star that fell down was evil. It was an evil thing.
The flies came out of the hole and the snakes made their home at the crater. The flies were formed by the rain coming down to cool down the ball of fire. Then things started to change and there was plenty of bush meat to hunt.
(I never cease to wonder when I read that...we just don't take enough notice of the legends.)
thanks for the link, I enjoyed reading that previous article:
I loved this one -
“After all, the collective memory of Neanderthals (ugly, hulking brutes, some larger than humans, found in caves, underground and backwoods resembles the ogres, dwarfs and giants of mythology.
“Also: Dinosaur bones, dinosaur tracks, and T Rex and raptor skulls certainly explain the worldwide similarly and descriptions of dragons in all cultures.”
26 posted on Sunday, June 03, 2007 9:43:08 AM by Robert A. Cook, PE
(We’re just not listening.)
I haven’t run the numbers, but if I remember correctly, even projectiles the size of a grain of sand moving at .7 to .9 C hit with the impact of multi megaton nukes. Destruction a little more dramatic than discussed in this article.
Very cool. I’ll also send it to Mercat, Jr. aka Charlie.
If I was a betting man my money would be on the one most recent global legendary cataclysmic event known as:
See www.creationscience.com for more on the hydroplate theory and all that is implied w/ it. Course you also must be willing to realize old age dating methods are highly called into question.
The Cycle of Cosmic Catastrophes:
Flood, Fire, and Famine
in the History of Civilization
by Richard Firestone,
Allen West, and
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