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Compasses going crazy...Theories and Research

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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:24 AM
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reply to post by vampira309
 


Have him bring a compass on board to see if it spins differently over different places.
Then we could see if it lines up with our maps




posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:25 AM
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Originally posted by AwesomeOverload
I think if the magnetic fields are influenced, I think pilots would definitely point it out, and aviation would be greatly influenced.



Yes your right, this could be a very very big issue and definitely goes msm, but what if this only happens in some anomalous regions?



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:27 AM
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I think MSM is too indulged with events in Libya right now, to care about covering something as miniscule (in their eyes) as a magnetic anomaly in part of the US. Unless of course, it causes an airline accident or something horrid unfortunately.
edit on 3/20/2011 by MadDogtheHunter because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:29 AM
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Tennessee reporting here. North is North. I'm less than 10 miles from the geographic center of Tn.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:30 AM
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Casper, Wyoming - North is North. Somebody mentioned that a digitiatl compass cannot be trusted. Why not? They use the magnetic poles for their readings.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:35 AM
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This post peaked my interest, so I pulled out my compass and it wasn't pointing east but it was reading NE when it was surely North. Furthermore, I pulled out my EVO and opened my compass...it was definitely off...and along with that it came up with an error message "Abnormal Magnetic Field Detected Please calibrate your device"
I re-calibrated it quite a few times and it still would not read right. So I reinstalled it but I keep getting that error message. Also, when I sat it down on the table the compass keeps shifting from North towards North West by maybe 20 degrees. I guess it could be the interface but I have never had this happen before and I use it regularly.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:37 AM
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since the 13th the realtime magnetic field simulation and update sight hasn't updated and it normally updates every 2mins. www2.nict.go.jp...



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:38 AM
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Originally posted by shikori
since the 13th the realtime magnetic field simulation and update sight hasn't updated and it normally updates every 2mins. www2.nict.go.jp...

Great contribution. Gave you a star for that.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:40 AM
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Originally posted by shikori
since the 13th the realtime magnetic field simulation and update sight hasn't updated and it normally updates every 2mins. www2.nict.go.jp...


The site ends in .jp .. Japan. Maybe that's why?



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:41 AM
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I wonder if everyone is aware of the influence the electric wires could have on the compass. My compass is showing different directions as I move in the house, pointing towards electrical wires within the wall. I had to go outside the house for a proper reading, and the values where finally correct.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:42 AM
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could this have anything to do with LARGE HADRON COLLIDER running pretty steady atm?
edit on 20-3-2011 by reef75 because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Originally posted by rubbertramp
does anyone know how a gps compass works?
i'm assuming it's built in and not a satellite signal.


A true GPS unit like in-car navigation systems uses satellites to determine true position and altitude which makes it independant of magnetic pole variations. Compass and GPS apps for mobile phones determine position by triangulation of cell tower signals so they're not as precise or reliable as true GPS units as it relies on strong enough signals from multiple towers. Not sure if any phones have true satellite GPS modules built in but it's possible in up-market units. The thing is, all these GPS methods are not affected by magnetic changes. Even the compass apps for cell-phones do not use magnetic methods to determine bearing so they'll read the same regardless of pole shifts - they just determine your location on the globe and adjust for the known standard variation of magnetic north from true north for that location.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:43 AM
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Originally posted by MurrayTORONTO

Originally posted by shikori
since the 13th the realtime magnetic field simulation and update sight hasn't updated and it normally updates every 2mins. www2.nict.go.jp...


The site ends in .jp .. Japan. Maybe that's why?

I was thinking the same. You just beat me to the reply


Yeah, that would explain the halt in updates. No power, no ability to update.



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:44 AM
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This does seem to be an obvious anomoly that is getting very little mention by the media.
I have taken the time to toss together a page where each person who has noticed this can log their general location, compass type, and date. Hopefully we can review changes as they occur and have some reference as to the degree of changes. Also this should give us an idea of what equipment we can now consider reliable.
It is truly interesting that very little information is available on the internet regarding this.

Variations In Compass Readings

Also with the origional article
Ordinary Compasses Thrown Off By Changes In Earths Magnetic Field
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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:49 AM
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I live in Oklahoma and have been following this stuff for quite a while, I still was blown away to see my compass pointing obviously NE. I was upset because it is a very disorienting feeling for me to see what I know as instictual N to be NE now. What a strange act. I have been using a compass most my live and have always been able to figure north by my physical surroundings. I guess I am now instinctively looking NW though. haha. What a mad house. I am excited to see what interesting events come in the near future. For me this comes right on schedule .



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:50 AM
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Hey everyone, I have been coming to this website for quite some time now. This is a great website for thought and idea that cover a great deal of topics that I am interested in, so I decided to join and try to make a contrubtion.

Now I haven't read this entire thread yet so if any of the information I'm about to give is just a repeat then I am truely sorry.

Since 1831 scientist have been tracking the north pole and have notices for the last 180 years the north pole have moved at an average speed of 10km per year, and picking up speed and the last few decades. The faster the poles move greater the chances of a complete poler shift. The really interested thing is the poler shift won't just happen over night, it take years, possibly thousands of years to make a complete shift. During that time the earth will actually have multiple norths and souths poles all over the world. I really believe that is where we are now. The begining of poler shifts.

There are a few website I have gathered most of my information from but the best one to look at is this

www.nasa.gov...

I hope I have contributed some new information
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posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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Your post is as far as I've got into this thread so far but I figured I should post right now anyway.

I'm in Prague, central Europe, and I checked on the NOAA site (previously posted by a member). Declination here should be 3° 2' E. My compass reads pretty well dead on what's expected. So, nothing much to report by way of odd variations from here.

However, it is known that geomagnetic fluctuations can occur in regions where there is either ( a ) active seismicity or ( b ) a seismic event is imminent. So, I think having this thread to collate data (especially within the US) is valid and well worthwhile.

I am particularly concerned by the fact that already, there appears to be a positive correlation between "odd readings" in regions within or near to the New Madrid zone; the fact that some people within this region are not getting such odd readings does not negate this observation, though, because geomagnetic variations are also to some degree dependent on the localized geomorphology. People within just a few miles of each other could obtain quite different readings if there is (for example) a variation in the strata or fault zones where they respectively live.

If it's not already been suggested, I'd also recommend that members who are participating keep notes of their compass readings and post updates whenever there is any change. This will help greatly in identifying any regions where the geomagnetic variance seems greatest and could therefore be the main foci.

Mike

edit on 20/3/11 by JustMike because: typos



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:51 AM
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mine is doing the same, what was once North is now East. Weird!



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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Really interesting thread, over in northern Ireland compasses are fine lol,
Geographic properties can greatly affect compass bearings and directions, magnetic anomalies in rocks can send them wayyyy off; I know from hiking experiences
Maybe there's something along the east coast of the US changing underground, New Madrid? I'm not sure where exactly it runs...



posted on Mar, 20 2011 @ 09:54 AM
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I think I have all the reports thus far on the map. Don't forget to save the changes.

Edit your location with the type of compass, degrees off, etc. by editing the balloon associated with your location. Time of reading would be helpful.

Maybe we can figure this out with some clever comparisons. Either that or some over the road truckin' clown is using a real big linear on his CB.
edit on 20-3-2011 by billxam because: added content




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