posted on Mar, 19 2012 @ 09:08 AM
Originally posted by oghamxx
With respect to the smooth surfaces and tight seams found in many sites, I vote for the 'universal solvent'. A plant extract which only affects non
organic material, turning the surface temporarily (until it evaporates ?) to mush. Treat 2 surfaces and shove them together.
Yes, South American explorer Colonel Fawcett described exactly such a thing in his journal, thread
. Here's the pertinent quote:
.. Talking of birds, all through the Peruvian and Bolivian Montana is to be found a small bird like a kingfisher, which makes its nest in neat
round holes in the rocky escarpment above the river. These holes can plainly be seen, but are not usually accessible, and strangely enough they are
found only where the birds are present. I once expressed surprise that they were lucky enough to find nesting-holes conveniently placed for them, and
so neatly hollowed out - as though with a drill.
"They make the holes themselves." The words were spoken by a man who had spent a quarter of a century in the forests. "I've seen how they do it,
many a time. I've watched, I have, and seen the birds come to the cliff with leaves of some sort in their beaks, and cling to the rock like
woodpeckers to a tree while they rubbed the leaves in a circular motion over the surface. Then they would fly off, and come back with more leaves, and
carry on with the rubbing process. After three or four repetitions they dropped the leaves and started pecking at the place with their sharp beaks,
and - here's the marvellous part - they would soon open out a round hole in the stone. Then off they'd go again, and go through the rubbing process
with leaves several times before continuing to peck. It took several days, but finally they had opened out holes deep enough to contain their nests.
I've climbed up and taken a look at them, and, believe me, a man couldn't drill a neater hole!"
"Do you mean to say that the bird's beak can penetrate solid rock?"
"A woodpecker's beak penetrates solid wood, doesn't it? ...No, I don't think the bird can get through solid rock. I believe, as everyone who has
watched them believes, that those birds know of a leaf with juice that can soften up rock till it's like wet clay."
Originally posted by babybunnies
In order to get the sort of precision stone cutting needed for blocks that have been dated to 17,000 BC, very advanced, very precise tools would have
Early man simply didn't have the wherewithal to make such tools.
Not at all, the whole point to these theories is that precision tools would NOT be needed. If it's possible to soften stone with some kind of solvent
(or through other means such as localized heat, vibration, etc.), then you would simply need to rough out a piece of stone to approximate size with
hand tools, align it where you want it, apply the softening technique and let it "slump" against the other stones. The result would be joints that
appear to be carved with laser-like precision which is exactly what we see in these ancient structures. Glass bowls are made today by heating glass up
and slumping it over a wood form. It doesn't require any special tools, just a heat source.
This thread isn't to definitively prove how these things were done so much as make it clear that there are reasonable possibilities that are very
compelling as to how the ancients built megalithic structures, and those possibilities don't require alien intervention. Personally I believe that
there is alien intelligent life out there because the odds are for it when you consider how many stars and planets there are out there. But I don't
think aliens have ever been to earth or intervened in our activities. They wouldn't make such a long trip just to show us better techniques for
stacking blocks of stone. I believe the ancients built these megalithic structures through a combination of brute manpower and lost, relatively simple
technologies for making moving and fitting of stones a bit easier.