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The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa

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posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 08:52 PM
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The Sliding Rocks of Racetrack Playa


geology.com

"Scientists can't figure out why these rocks - weighing up to several hundred pounds each - slide across a dry lake bed. The leading theory proposes that wind moves the rocks after a rain when the lake bed consists of soft and very slippery mud.
(visit the link for the full news article)




posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 08:52 PM
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Wow,
this is almost as good as the Red Rain from India
as featured with Popular Science.

geology.com
(visit the link for the full news article)



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 09:08 PM
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Interesting post. I looked into this odd event and found the following video that may answer your mystery.




posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 10:19 PM
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Very interesting video, Rhain. I had heard of these for years, and no one seemed to have an answer.

Good find. Worth a star from me.



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 10:23 PM
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Yes, worth a star, good find. All it takes is persistence and the unexplained supernatural becomes something quite simple.



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 10:29 PM
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That sux however. Does this mean that the thread has been killed and the sliding rocks debunked? I kinda miss not having the mystery now.



posted on Nov, 27 2007 @ 10:34 PM
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reply to post by PontiacWarrior
 


I truly am sorry to have your thread cut short. I had run across this video a few months ago and was saddened that the mystery was over. I like the unresolved romance around unknown.



posted on Nov, 28 2007 @ 12:32 AM
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'cuse me... what have this to do with breaking news ??????

I think it must have been 1956 or 7 I first heard about them.



posted on Nov, 29 2007 @ 04:13 AM
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When I first heard about this place, I wondered if it could have been due to a combo of Chandler wobble and water. Some sites I went to discussed it being due to water and wind. Here are some images I came across about a year ago:
Ground Truth Investigations
The Sliding Rocks in Racetrack Playa


Visits to the Racetrack in January of 2005 documented in galleries 2 and 3 reveal the normally dry playa about a third then a sixth or less covered with up to 6 inches of water.

A follow-up investigation twelve days later in February 2005, documented in the 4 pages of gallery 4 reveals an abundance of long new tracks covered by a thin skin of water at the southeastern end of the playa.



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