posted on Oct, 11 2009 @ 08:22 AM
I recently spent a few days in Alice and tried to find out as much as I could. It was very frustrating to say the least. No view from the plane flying
in or out from Alice Springs. Everything is fenced up and so flat. I tried to visit several sites mentioned and it was a complete failure. I tried
using a back road getting to the spirals near the race track and the airport, took some photos then realised later that I was slightly in the wrong
location and pointing the camera in the wrong direction. I did however do regular 360's with the bino's.
Not a trace, now that I am back and re looking at GE I can understand why no one else knows about this. in Alice.
I went to visit a popular museum and arrive 1/2 hour early. I met two elderly Pitjantjatjara artists that came to see their paintings for sale. I
asked about spirals and they could not understand. For them circles within circles had definite meanings such as small community or camp.
I did notice some paintings with spirals but they were all contemporary. It seems that in central Australian "creation time (dreamtime)" does not
include this symbol. Of all the contemporary paintings I saw of spirals only one really got my attention because the spirals were anti-clockwise. The
description of the painting was "dusty dry wind".
Off topic, I did see some great paintings of the story of the seven sisters
Anyway the next part was the aviation museum, I left the beautiful artistic elderly woman to then check out the history of Alice Springs Aviation
history. As soon as I walked in to the first hanger, an old chap in park uniform see's me and hastily walks into his back office and reads the paper.
I started checking out the museum.. old planes, motors..comms tech equipment etc.. and after half an hour decided I will just go in and ask him some
I did, and he was a little startled.
I asked him if he knew of any planting to prevent dust at the old airstrips from the 60's and he said he had never heard of this. He directed me to
the fella at hanger 2 but I waited for almost an hour and no one was there. So no good news for now.
The problem I noticed the most was that I did not know anyone anymore... people dont hang around too much in the NT. They come usually for a
reason...stay a year or two or five and then move on. Maybe another factor to the reason locals have no idea of these spirals. Sad really.
Anyway I got another possible lead on the spiral planting so will update the thread if I find anything interesting. Otherwise it may just be nazca
lines of oz.