John Vonderlin [click here for more of John’s writing about the South Coast] collector of the Coastside’s natural wonders, asks: Was Pescadero home to the “mythic Atlanteans?”
Read more of his email:
“Being a skeptic, I was subsequently more excited to find out there were star-shaped bits for rock borers. But, how a rotating bit could make anything other then a circular hole was beyond me.
“In fact, I have a beautiful piece of granite, of a type that I call “Explosivite,” because of the smooth three inch hole bored in it for placement of explosives in making the pass down from Yosemite to Highway 395.
“Strangely it was an Atlantean researcher who wrote a paper about his expedition to analyze these ocean floor oddities that solved the mystery as far as I was concerned.
“He was able to trace the shipment of huge blocks on barges from the island quarry they were mined from to an early reef building project. Several barges had overturned losing their cargo. The mysterious holes are merely the product of the concussive impact drill getting its drill bit stuck. Instead of turning and forming a round hole it merely pounds its way through the rock, leaving a star-shaped hole.
” I’ll include a few pictures to illustrate this phenomena and a few other NotRocks. The last picture is of a 5K to 7K Jomon artifact a friend from Japan sent me. This ocean rounded stone was found 50 kilometers from the ocean in the same yam field from which he has gathered thousands of artifacts.
“The Jomon, an extremely sophisticated early culture are the genetic ancestors of the Ainu, the aboriginial settlers of Japan. While there are only a few thousand Ainu (badly treated by the homogenous, conquering culture)left in Northern Japan, there is good evidence that they were the genetic stock that first settled the New World. They share more with the earliest skeletons found in America (Kennewick Man, Spirit Cave Man, etc.) then the later Native Americans.
“Note the amulet? talisman? has a groove worn where it must have swung from a thong. My point being my love for NotRocks is well founded historically. Enjoy John”
[Images below, courtesy John Vonderlin]
June: What is “Atlantean super science?”
John Vonderlin: Atlantean Super Science, is the fanciful belief that the supposed civilization of Atlantis had scientific and technological powers far beyond our present civilization. This general belief of lost technological or paranormal powers once possessed and used by ancient civilizations is very common. The insistence by some, that the Egyptians couldn’t have built the Pyramids or raised hundred ton obelisks without anti-gravity machines is another example. The Ica Stones with their etchings of beings hunting dinosaurs from the backs of pterodactyls with laser rifles is another interesting if totally fraudulent example.
Even the Bible gets involved In Ezekial 1, (4 to 28) there seems to be a description by Ezekial of him watching a spaceship landing and meeting Space Aliens displaying what people of that time would have considered Super Science. Or at least that was what a former N.A.S.A. scientist in a pulp paperback I once read maintained. Some of Scientology’s core beliefs include this kind of concept as have endless issues of D.C. and Marvel Comics.