A Fortean Discomforture

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A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:40 am

This seems to be more nearly "the proper place" to post this than the alternate headings are.

Knock yourselves out.

http://zen-haven.dk/controversial-artif ... o-examine/
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby Minimalist » Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:04 pm

Looks like a hoax.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Coso_artifact

An investigation carried out by Pierre Stromberg and Paul Heinrich, with the help of members of the Spark Plug Collectors of America, suggested that the artifact is a 1920s Champion spark plug. Chad Windham, President of the Spark Plug Collectors of America, identified the Coso Artifact as a 1920s-era Champion spark plug, which was widely used in the Ford Model T and Model A engines. Other spark plug collectors concurred with his assessment.[1]



Erich Von Daniken made a big deal out of it in Chariots of the Gods....proving he is just as much of a clown as the ones who "found" it.
Something is wrong here. War, disease, death, destruction, hunger, filth, poverty, torture, crime, corruption, and the Ice Capades. Something is definitely wrong. This is not good work. If this is the best God can do, I am not impressed.

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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:38 pm

For the benefit of those of us to whom reading simple material with ordinary comprehension is a bit of a "challenge" :

It shows a weak magnetic attraction, and ohm meter readings reveal that it has a strength approaching that of an open circuit.


As do other spark plugs (modern or antique) ?

The 0.3-inch diameter piece . . .


Get your dial calipres out, open the jaws to 7.62 mm., get a good look at that size, and tell us if any spark plug ever made is that small in diameter.
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:17 am

The 2.5 + year silence continues to be deafening :lol:
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Fri May 29, 2015 1:29 pm

Still waiting . . .
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby kbs2244 » Sat May 30, 2015 4:27 pm

"Get your dial calipres out, open the jaws to 7.62 mm., get a good look at that size, and tell us if any spark plug ever made is that small in diameter."

Look under the hood of any recent Chevy.
(Or other auto of your choice.)
Mechanics tend to call them "peanut plugs."

However I do not know what that has to do with archaeology.
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:38 pm

And these are presumably magnetic as well ?

The archaeological relevance light comes on when noting that it is encased in stone.

Just saying it reminds you of something modern doesn't cut it.
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby kbs2244 » Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:17 pm

All it proves is that ancient, visiting alien mechanics, when working on an advanced ICE
(Internal Combustion Engine) did what most current day mechanics do.
They threw away the junked spark plugs.
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:45 pm

Aliens would be a gratuitous assumption. Locals would cover the same base without multiplying suppositions.

Unless, that is, you're softening your insistence that all oral history previous to 1500 is the wild imaginings of primitive delusionals. :D
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:11 pm

This is what always happens. The very people who are most intransigently insistent on "proof" disappear when presented with something that rubbishes their conception of the past they can't dismiss out of hand or explain away.
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby Tiompan » Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:43 pm

uniface wrote:This is what always happens. The very people who are most intransigently insistent on "proof" disappear when presented with something that rubbishes their conception of the past they can't dismiss out of hand or explain away.


No , what always happens is that when investiagted the proof proves to the most likley explanation ,as shown in the link from the link in the first response posted 2 and hallf years ago .
It wasn't ignored it was dealt with a long time ago .
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:10 pm

Au contraire, mon ami.

Explain, if you can, how a magnetic looks-like-a-sparkplug encased in solid rock came to be.

Take your time.
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:12 pm

P.s. : chucking rubbish at an idea is not "dealing with it."
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby Tiompan » Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:54 am

uniface wrote:Au contraire, mon ami.

Explain, if you can, how a magnetic looks-like-a-sparkplug encased in solid rock came to be.

Take your time.


It's explained inthe original post .
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Re: A Fortean Discomforture

Postby uniface » Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:07 am

Try reading the follow-ups. :wink:

"Looks like" ? ! ? There are dogs that "look like" ponies, and insects that "look like" twigs. Heck, there are psychopathic politicians who "look like" normal human beings.

"Looks like" is no refutiation. Especially in light of the glaring sparkplug-anomalies cited.
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