Skip to comments.North Oregon Coast Beach Reveals Ancient Ghost Forest Again
Posted on 05/29/2007 3:32:10 AM PDT by Renfield
Arch Cape, Oregon) – The mysterious chunks of wood have shown up periodically over the last few decades, sticking out of the sand like doomed creatures trying to make their last, desperate escape from a dreadful fate beneath the rest of the world. They make momentary impressions on passersby, who have no clue to the real meaning of these muted witnesses to an age practically before Mankind. They are unintentional memorials to the grandiose forest that once stood here, now reduced to twisted, tortured shapes that scream silently from another epoch.
He says these stumps are almost 4,000 years old.
Don't see too many journalists with a YEC viewpoint. Interesting.
Sounds like one of the Cascadia events.
I saw the best trees of my generation destroyed by
madness, starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at
dawn looking for an angry fix,
angelheaded saplings burning for the ancient
heavenly connection to the starry dynamo in the
machinery of night ...
The article can’t be correct. Now that global warming has raised sea levels, exposure wouldn’t be possible.
Actually, I think the line goes more like, "Global warming WILL raise sea levels unless we (you, not I) do something about it -- NOW!"
I will be up that away this September and try to see for myself.
Roger Hart... says these stumps are almost 4,000 years old... "Curt Peterson and I published a radiocarbon on a sample taken from the Arch Cape stumps in 1998," Hart said. "The age is 3,660 with an error of 70. This means these trees died at that time, were buried in sand, and have been preserved under a cover of sand until now. From the photos it appears that the stumps are more extensively exposed now than in 1998."So now they're 3,669 years old. [rimshot!] The RC age is *not* a reference to when the trees died, but rather to the age of the ring (or rings) which were tested. The catastrophe which buried all this stuff is less than that -- perchance 3,450 years? ;')
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Noah with his SUV-like Ark and caused Globall Warming and the trees all died?...........
It was a dark and stormy night . . .
Yeah, that must have been the problem, although Noah lived a while before this. :’)
Saruman lied, trees died.
remnnants of Noah’s flood.
I have read a serious article that speculates that Noah’s Flood was due, in part, to to ancient Globull Warming.........
Ah, I miss the Oregon Coast! Bring me back a growler of Pelican Pub Riptide Red Ale!
Heh... the bursting of ice dams holding back inland glacial meltwater lakes (at least two such events have been documented) could have raised world sealevel in fairly short order, since the thaw was going on all over the place simultaneously. (’:
COOL!! Oregon and Washington Beaches are the GREATEST!
Thanx for the pic.Nice to get a visual:)
That’s possible, but don’t forget that Oregon lies along the “Ring of Fire”; I think tectonism is probably the more likely candidate here, given the proposed dates of the ghost-forest.
and would the title of that article been “Bark!” instead of “Howl!”?
Dunarobba fossil forest
The peculiarity of these impressive archaeological finds is that the fossil trunks have kept their erect position and their woody structure. They date back to 3 million years ago and they reach 5 feet in diameter.
(3 million YO and NOT fossilized?)
The Petrified Forest of Argentina is located in the patagonian steppe, without practically any visible vegetation. It has an extension of 14000 hectares (34000 acres).
Meanwhile, in the Alps:
Radical new theory
The tree trunk in the ice is part of a huge climatic puzzle that Joerin is analyzing for his doctoral thesis for the Institute for Geological Science at the University of Bern. And he is coming to an astonishing conclusion. The fact that the Alpine glaciers are melting right now appears to be part of regular cycle in which snow and ice have been coming and going for thousands of years...
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“...(3 million YO and NOT fossilized?)....”
In Hill County, Montana, in 1989, I pulled a mussel shell out of the wall of a coulee. The sediments in which I found the shell were of late Cretaceous age, somewhere around 65-70 million years. The shell wasn’t fossilized at all...it looked like I had just plucked it right out of a creek. The mother-of-pearl was clear and beautiful.
An example of a fossilized shell.
Personally, I think if I found this, I would not know if the shell was a fossil or not...
In the distance a dog barked.
India Pelican Ale
Another great beer! I’ve been getting into the IPA’s that are available on this coast, and I had my first four-pack of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, wow! 9% alcohol, and more hops per bottle than a truckload of Coors!
Thanks! I’ve never gone seeking petrified wood, but once touched some petrified stumps in the courtyard of a hotel I stayed at in Tucumcari NM.
Petrified wood can be found in MISSISSIPPI, too, of all places! When I was a kid, I coud dig pieces of it from the clay pits on my grandfather’s farm..........
I agree — the Lake Missoula event was much earlier. Looking just at terrestrial causes, an offshore quake and/or subsidence event looks like the culprit here.
Finally, half-way through the article, some meat. Thought he'd never get around to telling us.
What killed them, anyhoo? The author never did get around to that.
believe it or not...
Finally a picture! Thanks.
Wind Mountain and Submerged Forest, Columbia River.
I’ll say, he must have had the Guinea pig for dinner.
“Another great beer! Ive been getting into the IPAs that are available on this coast, and I had my first four-pack of Dogfish Head 90 Minute IPA, wow! 9% alcohol, and more hops per bottle than a truckload of Coors!”
i think dogfish head is one of the best overall breweries in the US (or at least with any sort of distribution reach). i also really like their burton baton wood-aged ipa that recently came out, among other things.
have you tried anything from three floyds?
Not yet! Where is it made?
indiana, major distribution in chicago area, you can get some of their products online at some chicago stores (binny’s, for example).
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