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A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 8:40 am
by uniface
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/

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 12:04 pm
by Minimalist
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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Jun 19, 2012 7:38 pm
by uniface
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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2015 1:17 am
by uniface
The 2.5 + year silence continues to be deafening :lol:

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Fri May 29, 2015 1:29 pm
by uniface
Still waiting . . .

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Sat May 30, 2015 4:27 pm
by kbs2244
"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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Jun 02, 2015 10:38 pm
by uniface
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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Sun Jun 07, 2015 6:17 pm
by kbs2244
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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 6:45 pm
by uniface
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

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Mon Feb 08, 2016 6:11 pm
by uniface
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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 1:43 pm
by Tiompan
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 .

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:10 pm
by uniface
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.

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Tue Feb 09, 2016 6:12 pm
by uniface
P.s. : chucking rubbish at an idea is not "dealing with it."

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 12:54 am
by Tiompan
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 .

Re: A Fortean Discomforture

PostPosted: Wed Feb 10, 2016 9:07 am
by uniface
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.