posted on Apr, 26 2012 @ 03:34 AM
For 70 years, academic paleontologists have been assisted by a dedicated corps of amateurs known as the Dry Dredgers. Recently, one amateur found a
very large and very mysterious fossil that has the professionals puzzled.
Around 450 million years ago, shallow seas covered the Cincinnati region and harbored one very large and now very mysterious organism. Despite its
size, no one has ever found a fossil of this "monster" until its discovery by an amateur paleontologist last year.
The fossilized specimen, a roughly elliptical shape with multiple lobes, totaling almost seven feet in length.
It was discovered by an amateur paleontologist in northern Kentucky.The fossil weighs 150 pounds and is more than 6 feet long and 3 feet wide and
believed by Scientists that the fossil is 450 million years old.
Experts are trying to determine whether it was an animal, mineral or a form of plant life from a time when the Cincinnati region was underwater.
As of right now they have determined that it is biological but still remain baffled to what exactly it is.
Here are some Pictures but unfortunately they do not show a lot -
A closer look at the 'unknown' specimens texture -
Sorry it is not a whole lot to go by and the pictures really do not show enough to make an educated guess as to what this thing may of looked like.
If it is a thing,as of right now they are not 100% sure if it was a living creature or some form of ancient kelp/plant life.
If I can find any more pictures or updates I will be sure to post them here.
So,what do you think this thing is?
edit on 26-4-2012 by PerfectPerception because: (no reason given)