Stonehenge In Your Backyard!

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 01:04 PM
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Check this guy out!


Wally Wallington is a retired construction worker from Lapeer County, Michigan who has revived forgotten technology and demonstrated a method for a person to construct a Stonehenge-like structure using only materials and techniques that do not rely on any modern technology.

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This is awesome, he is moving very heavy blocks into place with a variety of primitive techniques. I would love to have a go at this. If only i had some few hundred pound blocks lying around... and i didnt mind possibly loosing my toes.



Although these methods may explain blocks up to a cartain size, could they be used to move blocks up to 1000 tonnes?

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posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 01:08 PM
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Super duper cool thread!
That's awesome ! Thank you so much!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 01:55 PM
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Edward Lee Scanlon did something similar that or learned some ancient forgotten secret!



posted on Mar, 1 2013 @ 03:08 PM
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Cheers Sealing!

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Yes he did, Coral Castle is an unbelievable achievement!



posted on Mar, 2 2013 @ 03:07 AM
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Anybody have any thoughts on this? Could these methods have been used to build some of the ancient megaliths we see around the world today?



posted on Mar, 5 2013 @ 03:02 PM
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Yes it could certainly be used to lift and place basic shapes....but you certinaly are not building any pyramids like this....



Here is a list of wood strengths:Wood Strengths

You're looking for the Maximum crushing strength.

Maximum crushing strength is the maximum stress sustained by a board when pressure is applied parallel to the grain.

3cm or 1-1/4 thick granite weighs about 18+- pounds per square ft.

2cm or 3/4 thick granite weighs about 12+- pounds per square ft.

The issue will be with the torsion effect but in ancient times they wouldn't be using mass produced 2x4s they would be using full strength wood, more like railroad ties which would be even stronger.


As long as the object had enough surface area and was not extremely dense this method would certinaly work, and be practical.

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As for coral castle, that is supposedly constructed in a very different manner. See Cymatics and organic crystal structures as well as The Tablet of Shamash as a starting grounds for that head trip.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:06 AM
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I sort of agree with you on that. I do think these methods could be used to move pretty heavy blocks, but i'm not sure if they could be used to move giant stones and interlock them with each other. That would take some kind of 'fine tuning' which i'm not sure could be done with these techniques. They seem too heavy handed.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:20 AM
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Originally posted by iksose7
Anybody have any thoughts on this? Could these methods have been used to build some of the ancient megaliths we see around the world today?
I recently saw the National Geographic film "Stonehenge Decoded". Quite well done, and seemed to lay out the techniques used quite well. Also dealt with the societal requirements for such a project...plus a few surprises. Worth the watch.

Oh...no aliens.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:32 AM
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I think this would totally work. Stonehenge and other monoliths were not built by just one person. There were whole villages helping. With that many hands to gather supplies, muscle and heads, they did it. This guy is amazing to use his knowledge of building to figure this out. We think of ancient man as primitive and simple minded. Their minds were just as bright and sharp as ours. They just had to invent their own technology to get the job done. We have the advantage of people inventing it before us. Someone had to come up with the ideas and put them into practice. We are arrogant in thinking we are the most knowledgeable "age". No we just have more technology and toys.
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posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:42 AM
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Not really too far away, I'll have to go check it out someday.
Ask an old mason or construction worker how to do something if you want to find an answer, not a scientist. If this would have been a scientist explaining this, very few of us would comprehend how easy it is.



posted on Mar, 6 2013 @ 10:33 PM
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But, how do you get that first pivot-stone underneath the blocks? I watched that part closely five times, and he just places to small rocks next to some wood. And there is no wood on thelower part of the stone that he demonstrates with.. Cutting error, or intentional missleading?

Abd, even though he raises a capstone, it is not explained how he moves it, or the two support-stones in place.
I.e.how does he slide it over, when its raised on a stationary scaffold?

I shall have to purchase his plans and check it out, because to me, it seems like debunking..

Any insights would be much appreciated.

Thanks for posting!



posted on Mar, 9 2013 @ 09:52 AM
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Hmm, sounds worthy of a watch. Youtube here i come.

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We are arrogant in thinking we are the most knowledgeable "age".
Yes i agree, there is enough evidence out there that suggests that previous civilisations were very advanced in alot of ways. So i disagree with you when you say "we think of ancient man as primitive and simple minded"
most of the population do, that much is obvious just by talking to people about the past. Even i thought that at one point because that is what we are taught in school. But boy are my eyes open to the truth now!

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Agreed, they like to throw around the technichal jargon. Angles and calculations ect, of which i can handle only up to a certain level


reply to post by Fjernt
 
Good questions. I will have to have another look at the video and see if i can see how its done.





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