reply to post by muzzleflash
I honestly don't think anyone smart enough to build these statues would also at the same time, be dumb enough to think that putting a hat on it would
help others rescue them, considering there are thousands of miles of ocean in every direction. It seems totally unrealistic. There had to be other
reasons, perhaps simple ones. But 'sending a S.O.S' doesn't seem to be a viable solution.
Ok, well the point being the people that put the hats on were separated by hundreds, perhaps thousands of years from the ones the build the original
statues. One would also argue as how smart one would be to build them in the first place, since they most likely represent a religious belief that
certainly has no precedence for being smart. The 'smart' ones would be those in charge that convinced the populace that they should be built.
For hundreds of years those statues stood there, on the shoreline , and nobody noticed them or came. It is know that in the later years of the
culture that existed there, things turned very ugly and tribunal wars broke out. It was not safe for anyone to traverse the island. Who knows what
people would do if they could not get off this place, since they had exhausted all of its natural resources, no where to go. I say they built hats
for the statues for that reason, whether they thought they would appease the gods and someone would come to save them, or they would be physically
as something new added to an age old relic, and become cause for a new investigation.
Who knows what they really believed, however they did have a horrible end game, when they could no longer sustain the human populaton on that island
with the resouces it had left to offer. I think that the hats had a connection with this, and were placed on those statues as a last resort in