reply to post by Kryties
While the first group of artifacts have some verification, possibly, I haven't hard of thm before myself. Over all they sound interesting.
The second and third groups of artifacts in your quote are not, however.
The Baghdad batteries were not batteries, the people who reconstructed them did so in a way as to make them work. There are to many flaws in the
original jars for them to actually work.
The Baijong pipes are a natural structure, they are similar in form to the Navajo pipes in the Colorado desert.
The Coso artifact is a regular, 1920's era sparkplug.
Here's a similar, but more recent spark plug:
It's conglomeration. It happens when metal rusts, things near it tend to clump to it. Tends to form a sandstone like material, which is what
happened with the coso artifact.
Most very crystal skull that i know of off hand was proved to be of a recent construction. The cultures they supposed came from also make no mention
of the crystal skulls.
Havn't done any serious research into some of the other artifacts, like the Dorchester pot, though what I can find about it has no trace of it's
actual existences, only descriptions of it appearing after a blasting of coal.
I see no reason why the Dendra lamps should not be exactly as they appear, inscriptions of louts flowers.
Why a iron post is called an Iron man is a little weird, makes it a pain to look up. It would probably be similar to the Iron Pillar of Delhi.
The pillar of delhi was a accidental manufacturing of a common item, in this case, a temple pillar, that came out different for some reason or
another, and more resistant to erosion.
I've remarked before about working in a metal working facility, and how we'd get metal left outside after a rain, and how even in the mass produced
metal, there could be significant differences on how they'd rust.
Analysis of the Lake Winnipesaukee stone seems to indicate a modern hoax.
Whether it is or not, however, is not definite.
The Wolfsegg Iron could possibly be a iron meteor, I've seen examples of them and several seem to have a general shape to them. it is definitely a
oddity, and on that probably won't be resolved to anyone's satisfaction.
The Kingoodie hammer (which is a nail, actually. Weird.) has a very confused history. Going off of similar discoveries, it's probably the same as the
Coso artifact above, a rusting iron object that formed a conglomerate as it rusted.
There is an actual hammer found, that was on here a few months ago, that was in a similar state.
The Klerpsdorff spheres are some of my favorite artifacts.
They were mentioned in Forbidden Archaeology, which featured an article from the Weekly World News in regards to them, one of my favorite tabloids.
They are formed from a type of metamorphic stone, and generally appear pretty much to be normal, unique shaped rocks.
Again, there are similar types of stones.
Not exactly similar, of course, as the Klerpsdorff (which were found in Ottosdal, actually) and unique things tend to shaped by local process'.
As for the dinosaur stones... Byrd did a expansive debunking of them a bit ago in another thread. They found a fellow who was producing them with the
aid of his family.