posted on Jul, 23 2009 @ 09:40 AM
There have been over 2 dozen megalith moving experiments done to explain how ancient megaliths were moved and installed. Most of them were just for
moving the megaliths but some were also for erecting them. These have been reported mostly as isolated incidents without an effort to organize
information gathered from them. There is a list of
these experiments here.
Most of these
experiments were under 10 tons but a couple of them were over 10 tons. This includes one of an effort to moved a 12 tone megalith that failed due to
bad planing and a couple more efforts to move a 25 ton megalith and a 40 ton megalith that had some degree of sucess. However at a close look it may
not be as good as it appears since they neglected to mention how they got the megalith on the sledge in the first place. Most of the experiments
simply ignore this inconvenient fact, there are a couple exceptions including some for the ones 10 tons or below that did use levers to lift them onto
sledges or erect them. Most of these were actualy done in the 19th century when they weren't thinking about doing this as an experiment. One of them
organized by Jo Anne Van Tilburg actualy shows them lifting the megalith onto the sledge with a crane if you go directly to the video. Which means
they cheated. The 25 ton experiment neglects to say anything about how they got it on the sledge which almost certainly means they cheated. Why else
would they omit it since it would have involved an enormous effort. The 25 ton experiment only moved the megalith 10 to 20 feet with an enormous
effort and many problems with broken ropes. This implies that if it was done this way they would have to have had an enormous rope building system to
constantly replace ropes. I didn't look at the video just the web site of the 40 ton effort but I think they only barely budged it.
Additional experiments were done to erect obelisks with limited sucess when they tried with anything over 10 tons. They succeeded in erecting one in
Massachusetts after several failed attempts. It is important to note that most of the prep work involved using modern equipment. most of it could be
erected with ancient technology with enough time and determination but I'm not so sure about towing the 25 ton obelisk up the ramp. They didn't lift
the obelisk they lowered it by removing sand under it. Similar experiments have been done sucessfully under 10 tons and an effort was made with the 40
ton megalith at Stonehenge. Once again I just read the text but it doesn't sound convincing.
One thing that is mostly over looked is the megalithic burial vaults. It is unclear whether they had much clearence to install these vaults or how
they lowered them. the subject is mostly ignored so it is hard to check facts. I think one of them had a clearence of less than an inch and I'm not
sure how they were able to lower them with ancient technology. This may have involved sliding it in straight in order to get it in place which would
be extremely difficult with a vault that may have weighed over 100 ton.
This seems to imply a major unexplained mystery. The skeptics how tried to prove that it could be done with ancient technology seem to have provided
evidence of the oposite. In order to move anything over 10 tons they needed an enormous effort and they had to cheat to. Moving anything over 40 tons
wasn't done at all. Yet the biggest ones moved in ancient times were over 700 tons including the colossi of Memnon which were moved over 400 miles.
Dozens of them over 100 tons in over a dozen countries around the world. Some of these are
This implies a major unsolved mystery but I wouldn't rush on the ancient astronaut theory bandwagon without a lot of fact checking. They seem to have
made even more mistakes than the skeptics.