posted on Apr, 26 2004 @ 12:33 PM
1. For the oblisks, they erected a wooden structure, almost like scafflding... the point of the tower was afixed to rope, leading upto the top of the
wooden tower, which in turn was afixed to the mega kite... they used two or three people to guide/control the kite. One good breeze, and the stone
oblisk was standing upright, and two others just nodged it into place. This oblisk was 6 1/2 tons. The larger one, 16 tons, got off the ground, but
only in short intervals... the wind was changing direction too much.
2. For the 6 ton bricks, once again, one end was tied to the kite, two guiders on each side... they had wood rollers laid out in front of the
brick... one good breeze later, the stone brick moved right over the rollers. Don't remember the times, but it was quicker than using people.