posted on Feb, 7 2013 @ 05:01 AM
Some fantastic thoughts and theories being offered from you good people, thanks.
To answer a question about what material these objects are made from, mainly stone of all kinds...some are made from sandstone, easy to carve, but
probably wouldn't have been hard or resilient enough for weapons, or Bolos.
Others are made from Granites, including the extremely hard and difficult to carve Diorite.
It's also possible some were made from wood, although unless preserved would have rotted away. Others may have been carved from bone or ivory, and
could possibly survive the passing of time...still waiting to be found somewhere in Scotland or elsewhere.
Wooden and bone spheres, carved in the same manner as these stone examples, would probably go some way to excluding them as weapons too, as they would
be too light and brittle.
It's still entirely possible that there are many more yet to be found..only something like 390 have been found, plenty more could be laying around to
It's also possible that the Celts or Picts didn't actually carve these things in their entirety...they may have found them already carved, and then
further refined the designs on them, adding spirals, whirls and pictograms, maybe even thousands of years after they were originally made by persons
unknown. The evidence of this is yet to be found, but would come from finding more examples of these stones in layers of strata much older than those
occupied by the Celts or the Picts.
The posters speaking about platonic solids could be onto something...what though, eludes me to be honest..but perhaps there is a connection with
I love the idea of the water drop magnification...perhaps the 'laser' element could simply have been a guided shaft of light from the Sun? Plenty of
Neolithic monuments are focused on rising and setting of the Sun, perhaps the lightpaths were constructed to focus and concentrate beams of light for
the purpose of making the unseen...seen. It's as valid a reason for these precise constructions as any, and i'd imagine would have had a profound
effect, being able to see essentially invisible objects, like grains of pollen projected onto a wall at certain times of the year.
The effect would be like magic and very spiritual i'd imagine.
You guys are great, keep the theories coming!