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Easter Island How and Why?

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posted on Feb, 9 2006 @ 07:39 AM
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Easter Island is one of the oldest mysteries known to man next to Stone Hendge. How did the rocks get there? Why were they put there? And who used to live there? The island is located in the South Pacific. They main question is how were the rocks moved to where they are.
 



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I believe that they left the heads there as some weird ancient tribal symbol. Or to scare off travlers. Those seem like the only logical answers to me.

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posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 04:29 AM
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ET. There's your answer.



posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 01:28 PM
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There are a lot of ways they could have been moved. I have read numerous sites showing how they can be rolled atop lumber, counterbalanced with something else, etc...
It seems impossible to us today but the fact of the matter is these people had lots and lots of time on their hands and learned to craft huge stone heads and position them around the island. The details are lost in history friends.


Have you seen the pics of the partially created heads? They have quite a few of these that are half-chiseled into the rock.



posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 10:27 PM
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The Atlanteans built them. Transported them via UFO's.




posted on Feb, 10 2006 @ 11:10 PM
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Nobody knows how or why the easter island statues were built, or even who built them. I strongly suspect they were built for some type of religious reason, but that's just an opinion, and I doubt we'll ever know. The statues look really cool, though...



posted on Feb, 11 2006 @ 03:01 AM
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I saw some show on the discovery channel a few months ago that said that people traveled from south america on cannoes to Easter Island and set up village there, the tv show also said something about the statues being made in a quarry on the island and that the statues had to do something about dead people and spirits, and according to the show the settlers eventually killed themselves.



posted on Feb, 11 2006 @ 03:25 AM
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I saw a movie named Rapa Nui - or something like that. It basically said the heads were build by local people as a part of some cult, but during the proces they deforested the island and destroyed the ecology. After the resulting famine and tribal wars the inhabitants of island degenerated so when English came they couldn't imagine so few not civilised people could build such statues.



posted on Feb, 11 2006 @ 08:55 AM
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I think Horizon or Timewatch did a show about this on the BBC a little while ago.

The statues were carved on the island (there are some incomplete statues in the quarry, where the rock had fractured) - initially, the island was said to have been heaviliy forested, but when the settlers started building the statues, they chopped the trees down. With resources getting short, warfare broke out among the sects on the island, and eventually, the environment couldn't cope. With the trees gone, the land was blown bare by the winds coming off the Pacific, and so crop yields fell, leading to more warfare...

The settlers came from New Zealand - they were of Polynesian descent, rather than South American.



posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 02:36 PM
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I'm too closed minded and I believe that men who live on islands are all mentally retarded to build elaborate structures so that obviusly means that some aliens got stuck on earth couldnt reuse it so they buried it most likely 'in plain sight' then to summon their alien friends they built huge stone heads and laid waste to he natives in their spare time using lazers whihc they could have used to power their space ships but were in league with the illuminati and were too evil to.



posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 02:45 PM
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Saw on a PBS special that the natives were told from long ago ancestors that the statues used to be in the village, but they walked? to the shore to keep guard.
This has to be proof of intelligence beyond human,,IMO



posted on Feb, 26 2006 @ 03:21 PM
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Yeah i just thougt i'd eloborate on one litle thing..
I'm sure the stones were for a religious cause.

And i've also been told the story of how they used all there resorces and desroyed themselves....whats ironic is this is a perfect example of we are doing on a worldwide scale..
The natives relied heavily on trees for survival.. when resorce got low, they formed tribes and fought for what was left...until there was nothing left and they perished.....
How much oil do you think we have left??? War for oil... War for resorce.
It's happening as we speak



posted on Feb, 27 2006 @ 05:35 AM
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Exactly, Apoplectic, I've heard the same thing. Experts now believe that the story told in "Rapa-nui" is pretty much what happened on Easter Island. They used up their resourrces and died, killilng each other over the last few remaining trees and resources.
There is a lesson to be learned here.
BTW, Rapa-nui is an excellent movie, a must see.

-Forestlady



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:39 AM
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the statues were carved right there on the islands three craters. There are over 300+ half carved statues still there waist deep in the dirt at Rano Roku crater. They were carved by the islands origanal inhabitants the "long-ear" tribe who were white men who migrated via peru a long time ago.


more interesting then the statues are the islands first epoch of stonework, ie the "stadium" and interlocking walls that parallel the ruins of the shores of lake Tititcaca. All from the islands first epoch.

the island had three distinct epochs of statues and many originally had red stone "topknots" and many had beards and tatoos and rainbow belts. The statues stopped when the "long-ears" were warred upon by the "short-ears" (newcomer Polynesian aggressors who were cannibals) and all but one "long ear" were killed at the ditch there.

for anyone interested in this read "aku-aku" and "the art of easter island" by thor heyerdahl (hope is spelt that right)

these same white men also built the wells on the plains of Nasca, the Nasca drawings, and wells in africa. They were all over Polynesia as well....
Easter Island was part of a rainbow reed boat seafaring network that ran shortly after the flood and was from Peru, to Polynesia, to Japan.

there are moais carvings in South America, Hawaii, Australia, and Japan to name a few....

there are also stonehenges in the Amazon... menhirs and dolmens there and in Africa as well...

as to why all but four were faced inland to protect the island from the ocean from catyclysm and were part of harnessing the Earths energy (part of the world grid)....
[edit on 8-3-2006 by mosca]

[edit on 8-3-2006 by mosca]



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 11:50 AM
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Every time I see something about Easter Island, I always see quite a few of the large "statues" lying on their sides. When I see that, I frequently get the urge to travel to this mysterious island to devote my time and energy to raise these statues to an upright position. I hate seeing a job left unfinished.

Oh sure, there would be those who would say that we should just leave things as they are but..... Maybe it's because I have a "touch of O.C.D." but I just want to "make things right", or in this case "upright".



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 03:39 PM
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Originally posted by Galeoti06
Easter Island is one of the oldest mysteries known to man next to Stone Hendge. How did the rocks get there? Why were they put there? And who used to live there? The island is located in the South Pacific. They main question is how were the rocks moved to where they are.
 



www.mysteriousplaces.com
mysteriousplaces.com...


Please visit the link provided for the complete story.


I believe that they left the heads there as some weird ancient tribal symbol. Or to scare off travlers. Those seem like the only logical answers to me.

Related News Links:
mysteriousplaces.com
www.pbs.org
www.sacredsites.com



[edit on 10-2-2006 by sanctum]


Umm they already know how they were built and who built them; there were about 3,000 islanders left by the time the Portuguese or Spanish or whichever got there.

There was a much higher population but they used up the island's resources and turned on eachother into civil war...gangs of islanders went around destroying other gang's "big heads" that were built before their society collapsed.



posted on Mar, 8 2006 @ 03:40 PM
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Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
Every time I see something about Easter Island, I always see quite a few of the large "statues" lying on their sides. When I see that, I frequently get the urge to travel to this mysterious island to devote my time and energy to raise these statues to an upright position. I hate seeing a job left unfinished.

Oh sure, there would be those who would say that we should just leave things as they are but..... Maybe it's because I have a "touch of O.C.D." but I just want to "make things right", or in this case "upright".


They were left unfinished because the work-men were killed on the spot during the erruption of their civil war.

You would be disturbing a graveyard.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 10:12 AM
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not only that but Portuequese slave raiding and Peruvian slave raiding dwindled the islands population.

many of the statues were toppled in the islands Civil War, but many have been replaced on the ahus and right now (as per natl geographic) the Japanese are trying to save many of the statues.

the long ear graveyard (the ditch on eastern end) is not near the crater at all... so it would be okay to go to the crater as do many tourists.

there is also the interlocking (fingerprint) masonary in many places in Peru, Easter island (rapu nui), and in the island of Bahrain which is the Sumerian island of Dilmun. This is the island where all the legends of epic of gilgamesh and the watered down Noah's ark flood deluge tales sprang from. The island of Bahrain (Dilmun) also has over 100,000 burial mounds on it. And the ancient city that contains the interlocking masonary is made of adobe...



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 07:22 PM
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Originally posted by longbow
I saw a movie named Rapa Nui - or something like that. It basically said the heads were build by local people as a part of some cult, but during the proces they deforested the island and destroyed the ecology. After the resulting famine and tribal wars the inhabitants of island degenerated so when English came they couldn't imagine so few not civilised people could build such statues.


Yes!!!

Someone who actually read what was going on!!!!

This has been well known for over 50 years. Thor Heyderdahl ("Kon Tiki" author) was among the earliest researchers to collect the evidence and work out for the English-speaking world what had happened (it was no mystery to the locals, of course.)

I'm appalled, though, that his work and the work of the others who studied this and got the language translated has been supplanted by the airheads pushing the "Aliens/Atlanteans/MYStEEEReus Peopplez did it!" agenda.

We need a Deny Garbage slogan.

Thanks, Statrf, for Denying Garbage!



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 08:45 PM
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Originally posted by benevolent tyrant
Every time I see something about Easter Island, I always see quite a few of the large "statues" lying on their sides. When I see that, I frequently get the urge to travel to this mysterious island to devote my time and energy to raise these statues to an upright position. I hate seeing a job left unfinished.


Actually (and I can't remember where) I read that this was being done by some people who feel as you do. It turned out to be quite the job, taking months and months but I think they have got all the statues righted in their places by now.

I always felt the same way as you, though--it's like seeing cabinet doors hanging a bit ajar or something....just unrestful.



posted on Mar, 9 2006 @ 08:54 PM
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Theres always been one thing that bothered me about the rolling of the Moai's. I seen people demostrate how it could be down with logs under the back of the Moai.

The things that weird is most of the Moai abandoned during movement are face down


If you were going to move them with rollers the obvious thing to do would be to roll them on their smooth backs and most ones abandoned along the road should be face up.

Local legend says that the statues arrived at their current locations by themselves - that they actually "walked
I have seen one method were people thought they could have been moved standing up with a rocking motion.

I dont know about that though seems impractical compared to rollers

[edit on 9-3-2006 by ShadowXIX]



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