posted on Nov, 30 2010 @ 06:52 PM
This guy's a fraud.
This is taken from his FAQ:
Q: Why do the big channels in Louisiana have two lanes, and why are the turns or curves so wide?
A: The larger channels that predominately are 'double' lanes must have been constructed for use that required that specific design. An example is
the type of vessel, and another is locomotion. How were the vessels powered? It makes sense that a civilization that could build these channels, must
have had some kind of large or industrial mechanical capabilities. It seems to suggest that their transport units were very long 'barge' type
vessels, either with steering or power concerns, or both. The center line must be related to convenience of use.
The picture he is using in reference to the above FAQ is of a navigation canal cutting through the Louisiana bayou (depicted in above posts).
And this is where he loses all credibility. This is not an ancient mysterious canal - it's the handiwork of the Army Corps of Engineers
He's not even giving the proper credit to the author of the photograph
, Mr. Tim Carruthers
Carruthers is a "climber and linguist providing a range of multilingual services to the outdoor and adventure publishing trades."
Most of his
works involve outdoor topics as seen under his portfolio.
See link to Straight Canals and Meandering Bayous
The proper credit for this photograph then is "Navigation Canal and Meandering Bayous in Louisiana Marshes", and is NOT, as grossly misrepresented
by AncientCanalBuilders.com, an ancient channel or canal. It's built and maintained by the Army Corps of Engineers.
The photograph he's showing of "symbols" is, in fact, a salt marsh in New Jersey. They are not symbols or writing. It's what happens when water
seeps through a salt marsh. Sometimes strange natural phenomena do occur (case in point the Giant's Causeway). Spend a minute and think rationally
about this salt marsh - would it be possible for ancient peoples to write symbols into a marshy region and have them last thousands of years? These
things probably change and shift constantly. You can't compare this to the Nazca lines because those are in a very arid region.
This guy took these photographs and purposely misrepresented them, the cynic in me wants to think that his agenda is to create some mystery around
them, drive traffic to his site, where visitors will click on his Paypal donation button. Even a cursory bit of research reveals the source and/or
"mystery" behind the photos, the fact that this guy hasn't
acknowledged them while pushing his "ancient canals" agenda is telling enough.