An interesting thread. I am always fascinated by the way that the minerals in the crust of the Earth and below, affect the structure and behaviour of
localised areas of the Earths magnetic field. However, to those suggesting a star gate is opening, or some such thing, I would refer you all to the
following examples of other magnetic anomalies .
It seems that some would have you believe that the region of the Gulf of Aden is not rich in accessible mineral deposits. However, if these anomalies
are anything to go by, the one in the G.O.A might well be an indicator to the contrary.
Some would also say, that regular anomalies , like the ones I linked to do not grow at alarming or unusual rates, or behave the same way as this
anomaly. Thats very true, but we do not know what is happening below the crust at this location. For all we know, some major geophysical change may be
occuring in the area, say large amounts of iron or some similar substance boiling up from the depths . That would increase the size of any magnetic
fluctuation by quite some margin, but with out quakes, volcanos, and seismic data to observe this change with, it would be quite easy to assume from
above the crust, that something odd must be happening.
Now, dont get me wrong, the examples I have used, and the suggestion I made about a massive iron deposit being formed faster and in larger
amounts than usual, may turn out to be utter bunk, and nothing to do with it, but what I must stress with all possible force, is that this planet has,
is, and always will suprise us , if only because of the sheer amount we DONT know about it. When a child stands up for the first time, the child will
be suprised by thier achievement, and by the change in perspective that walking upright provides. When a newborn foal runs, it does so as if unsure of
how it is being done. As those newborns are to themselves, so is mankind to his cradle. Unsure, in a constant state of wonderment, which only grows
deeper the more we understand.
I can empathise with those who see this anomaly and boggle at it in awe and confusion. It is new data for me as well! But new and fresh as this
information is, and as seemingly bizzare and strange as it may be, we cannot jump to outrageous conclusions based on the meagre sum of information
that we actualy have on this incident. Specificaly , we cannot in all good faith say without a shadow of doubt that this anomaly is infact a stargate
(as some particularly eager people have suggested, without a hint of proof). For a start, no one knows what energy readings would be given off by an
interdimensional portal of that nature, so no one can say from looking at readouts and so on, "Oh Christy! Its a stargate !" without looking like
just a bit of what we in England call, a plonker. Furthermore, we certainly cannot say that this anomaly has never happened before, we can only say
that it has never been recorded before, and those two are so different as to be no kind of kin to one another! There is far more un recorded history
than recorded history. Therefore one CAN assume with some logical support that many things that have only happened once in recorded history , have
happened before, some of them before mankind even walked the Earth, before his blood sires hung from branches, and before even the great great great
great great grandfathers of those proto humans even left the primordial ooze for the very first time.
Our perspective is very limited in terms of time. Geophysical process has been a going concern since the planet first came to be, since it was
nothing more than a collection of random elements twisted together from the dust of the cosmos. Billions of years of activity, some of it extremely
violent and persistant have come and gone since then, and we have been around, and crucialy , taking notes, for much less than a percent of that time.
It stands to reason that we missed plenty of strange events , that you had to be there to witness, to record, or else have no idea what they are , or
why they happen. In the years between now and the creation of the planet , every single thing about the surface of the earth has changed! The
distribution of minerals, the depth at which radiological ores may be found within the crust, and a whole massive uncountable host of changes have
been at work, and those are just the ones we can record and the ones we can discover through our current knowlege. God knows how many other amazing
and utterly befuddling things have happened to this planet, that we can barely even guess at?
We like to think we are masters of the world, that we are owners of it, some think us stewards of its wealth of beauty and its ruggedness. I
believe that we have not learned enough about this planet to be any of these things, rather that we are as paracites upon its skin, ignorant largely
speaking, of how it opperates on all but the most basic of levels.