There has been a lot of topics posted here on ATS about possible shifting of the earths magnetic poles. I was on the skeptical side for a while on
that subject. I mean, yeah, I know its happened before and will likely happen again. But I didn't think in my lifetime.
I was digging through some old boxes of junk this morning. And I came across my old compass. One of those good ones that allow you to do line-of-sight
measurements and all. I opened it up, and noticed something really odd. It was showing magnetic north towards what would be dead-east from where I was
standing. At first, I thought maybe it was broke or maybe something in my home was causing the faulty readings. So, I tried it far away from my home,
same results. Later in the day, I told a good friend of mine who lives 2 states south of me and he checked his compass. His was showing magnetic north
in the east too!
Is it possible that the quake in Japan altered the poles? The quake DID mess up earths axis slightly. Or is something else going on here? Two good
compasses over 600 miles apart, acting the same way, is very suspicious to me.
Can anyone locate any information that might help solve this strange phenomenon?
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edit on Sun Mar 20 2011 by DontTreadOnMe because: per OP request