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Mysterious Block of Wood Discovered on Iceberg at Magnetic South Pole

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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:53 AM
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Although very vague, this is an unusual and curious little tidbit that was sent to me.
I wonder why there's no mention of an approximate size?
It's hard to tell whether it's two feet or twenty-five feet. But seeing it was thought to be a seal, I take it, it's not terribly large. And....I wonder if that bridge (where it was first located/spotted....) is made of wood?
Extremely vague but interestingly odd non-the-less.






Begin wildly conspiring: Australian ABC‘s Karen Barlow, who is traveling to Antarctica on the Aurora Australis to study glacial ice, has spotted this rectangular block of wood perched prominently atop an iceberg within the no compass region around the magnetic south pole.

According to Barlow, “Wildlife watchers near Aurora Australis’ bridge first thought it was a relaxing seal but it was soon apparent it was rectangular in shape.” And, some say, startlingly similar to the monolith in 2001 A Space Odyssey...

Naturally, theories from serious to sarcastic have been bursting through the blogosphere.

Said one commenter, “It’s a door – and when you open it there’s a staircase, which leads to a secret passage way to the North Pole. I thought everyone knew about this!”

And another, claiming to be Adolf Hitler, “You vill ALL schtop lookink at ze exit hatch for our Untergroundt UFO-Schnaffenfatzer NOW!” Which was only a matter of time, because we all know it’s notoriously difficult not to slip into a German drawl anytime underground Antarctic bases are involved.

But whether it’s Elvis’s hideaway home or a piece of timber deposited by migrating swallows, one theme in these theories is common to nearly them all. As one commenter, going by the name ‘Peter’ noted “This is the end people.” Like always.
scallywagandvagabond.com...




posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 11:57 AM
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Do many boats or even ice-breakers pass through the south pole I wonder?
I know they're busy looking for Planet X and all...
but is that an area that attracts many passer-byers?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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a disguised USO or sub?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:01 PM
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Could it not be something as simple as a piece of flotsum from an old ship ... that may well have been frozen into the baby berg and now it has been released by the thawing of said baby berg


Not everything is a conspiracy ... and it is only a piece of wood which even by your own validation was mistaken for a reclining seal so that provides some size perspective.

What are your personal thoughts on it purpose and/or origin ?

Woody



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:08 PM
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It looks photo-shopped to me. It just looks too *new* as if it suddenly appeared out of nowhere. It looks completely out of place.


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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:13 PM
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The "bridge" they mention in the article, is the bridge of the ship they are on. I would imagine it's made of steel.


Interesting photo if it's not been p-shopped.

Springer...



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:14 PM
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Sure it could. It could be anything. From anywhere. Who said it was a conspiracy? I just think it's a mystery.

Much to my chagrin as you can well imagine, ATS didn't offer me a 'Mystery Wood-Iceberg' category so I had to stick it under 'conspiracy'.
Sorry Woodwytch for misleading you.
You may want to speak to management about this matter tout de suite.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:15 PM
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Originally posted by Springer
reply to post by Human_Alien
 


The "bridge" they mention in the article, is the bridge of the ship they are on. I would imagine it's made of steel.


Interesting photo if it's not been p-shopped.

Springer...






Of course. What the HELL was I thinking??? If I wasn't laughing so hard right now, I'd be embarrassed.

OMG I gotta get off this site for awhile

edit on 25-1-2011 by Human_Alien because: (no reason given)



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:17 PM
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Very interesting! You always post very thoughtful finds


Be interested to see what this turns out to be ...



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:21 PM
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Lost luggage from craft that disappeared from the Bermuda Triangle.

Box containg GPS tracking to maybe track ice flow / currents / etc?

Ark of the Covenant....

The box that contained the martian meteorite....

Container for Funball.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:22 PM
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It's a piece of wood,
on an ice shelf.
The end is nigh folks.
For certain.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:24 PM
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I am STILL laughing my arse off. What was I thinking????

Here's what I was thinking: I was picturing a bridge...for cars!!!


Despite the fact that the south pole has no known land-mass for said-bridge, what's the population down there? Like, one??

Oh Springer. That's why you're the owner and I'm just a member



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:28 PM
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Originally posted by Liquesence
It looks photo-shopped to me. It just looks too *new* as if it suddenly appeared out of nowhere. It looks completely out of place.


WHY would anyone want to photoshop in a piece of wood?
Why not say.... a car instead? This way my 'bridge-theory' wouldn't have been so ridiculous!

Stop with the photo-shop. This is NOT photo-shopped damnit!


This is far more important than my measly "Yellowstone will Erupt Anyday" thread !!
Now, let's be serious shall we?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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Considering that the ice floes the piece of wood is lying on is flat-topped, it looks like the floes are from an ice shelf and not calved from a glacier meeting the sea. So, what I'm thinking is that it is a piece of wood left on one of the numerous ice shelves by some unknown previous expedition. Considering it snows very little and the wind blows extremely hard and dry in this region, the wood would be preserved for a very long time. This is an interesting find, but I think there are quite a few plausible explanations for these pictures.
edit on 25-1-2011 by tsawyer2 because: spelling correction



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:29 PM
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How very odd it looks,it does look like a door just sitting there in the middle of nowhere,I wonder what it really is???Are they going to try to retrieve it?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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Originally posted by Liquesence
It looks photo-shopped to me. It just looks too *new* as if it suddenly appeared out of nowhere. It looks completely out of place.


If it WASN'T out of place and in a lumber yard instead then, there would be no point to posting this now would there?



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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It's a potential sledge, with a bit of whittling


Although you might be better off with a canoe, which would double up as a sledge if you needed one.

Interesting picture, can't really think why someone would photoshop a bit of wood to a bit of ice, but you do get a few odd people around. (present complany included btw
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posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:30 PM
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I'm thinking it's an activist's artistic statement in the form of a coffin.

If it's already getting coverage then the trick is working. Next thing is someone will release a statement and be all over the news for days regarding global warming / seal/polar bear/penguin issues blah blah.



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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Originally posted by TWILITE22
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I wonder what it really is???



Check back later TWILITE cause I'm sure you'll have a long list to choose from!



posted on Jan, 25 2011 @ 12:33 PM
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i always knew blocky would turn up one day. i hope he makes it home. i've missed him. i still have his collar and toys. poor little guy...no telling what he's been through.




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