posted on Feb, 17 2010 @ 10:35 AM
I flagged the thread b/c I have never heard of this place and it is very intriguing.
But there seems to be a contradiction, yes? How are these objects deadly to all living things (with injuries resembling radiation sickness), yet
around each one flora grows in strange abundance? Is there a known mechanism through which plant life is accelerated but mammal life is harmed? How
does this compare with known nuclear sites such as after the Soviet Union's Chernobyl disaster?
I too would love a modern expedition to take up the cause. Heck, maybe even have the Discovery channel underwrite it (they have done far worse....)!
We would need all sorts of measuring gear to figure out if the seeming radiation is ambient or focused on this items, take samples of the plant life,
and a diamond drill to cut off a piece? I'm making my shopping list already
Fascinating, such a mystery waiting to be explored.
As for getting new info and going along with the 6 degrees of separation theory, surely someone knows someone who might know someone else close enough
to take a visit we could send a camera to (assuming they don't already have one)? Are there any colleges in that country that we could potentially
connect with, or anyone using the area for mineral exploration? How closed off are they to western influence these days?
From the totally speculative and w/o any evidence bin, could these be terraforming devices?
Edit to add: what is behind the reported facts that if some people stay even a few nights inside they die, while the Trader and his daughter seemed to
suffer no ill effects? The story seems to indicate he used these spots quite a bit while he travelled....
[edit on 2/17/2010 by DeathTribble]