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Old 12-07-2017, 09:54 PM
 
Location: China
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A pyramid structure, three caves with triangle shaped openings, and iron pipes of different diameters were first discovered in the region in 1996. The iron pipes went from the pyramid to a salt water lake. The pipes are mostly found in one of the pyramid shaped caves on the front of the 180 ft high pyramid. The 2 other pyramid shaped caves have collapsed, and have not been explored. Other pipes have been found on the shore of the salt water lake with some pipes running into the lake. So does that mean the stone age people were using iron? Not exactly. You see, these pipes have been dated to be 150,000 years old.
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In 2002, the Chinese government sent scientists to investigate the site. Qin Jianwen, the head of publicity for the local Delingha government, told reporters that the pipes were analyzed at a local smeltery and 8 percent of the material could not be identified. The remaining material was a combination of ferric oxide, silicon dioxide, and calcium oxide, which are byproducts of a long interaction between iron and the surrounding sandstone. Samples brought back to the Beijing Institute of Geology were examined by thermoluminescence dating, a technique that can determine how long itís been since a crystalline mineral was either heated or exposed to sunlight. The result came back that if these were indeed iron pipes that had been smelted, they were made 140-150,000 years ago. In 2007, some of the pipes where determined to also be radioactive.
So, what is happening here? Lets hear from the skeptics.
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Old 12-09-2017, 11:26 PM
 
Location: Heart of Dixie
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Those structures were identified as fossilized trees and tree roots. They even found plant matter and tree rings in the structures.
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Old 12-10-2017, 11:38 PM
 
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Those structures were identified as fossilized trees and tree roots. They even found plant matter and tree rings in the structures.
I just read this the other day. Like most "mysteries," there is no mystery here at all once someone actually takes a look.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/baigong-pipes

The most recent researchers to examine the pipes believe that the metallic phenomena are in fact fossilized tree root casts, the rusted tubes being the result of tree roots that underwent the processes of pedogenesis (the process that forms soils) and diagenesis (transformation of soil into rock). Further experiments confirmed that the pipes contain organic plant material and even microscopic tree rings. Overflow from an extinct lake once carried these roots to where they stand now.

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So, what is happening here? Lets hear from the skeptics.
Any topic you hear about, just put the subject in the search box and add "debunk" or "explanation." Literally about 99 times out of a hundred someone has explained it, and very often, someone can debunk a thing just by looking at it in the internet, no expert needed.
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Old 12-12-2017, 08:31 AM
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I just read this the other day. Like most "mysteries," there is no mystery here at all once someone actually takes a look.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/baigong-pipes

The most recent researchers to examine the pipes believe that the metallic phenomena are in fact fossilized tree root casts, the rusted tubes being the result of tree roots that underwent the processes of pedogenesis (the process that forms soils) and diagenesis (transformation of soil into rock). Further experiments confirmed that the pipes contain organic plant material and even microscopic tree rings. Overflow from an extinct lake once carried these roots to where they stand now.



Any topic you hear about, just put the subject in the search box and add "debunk" or "explanation." Literally about 99 times out of a hundred someone has explained it, and very often, someone can debunk a thing just by looking at it in the internet, no expert needed.


Be mindful, most people coming here do not want an actual explanation. Its more of a fantasy thing.
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Old 12-12-2017, 03:43 PM
 
Location: Cape Cod
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I wonder what the guys on the TV show "Ancient Aliens" would say about this ?
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Old Yesterday, 07:08 AM
 
Location: Brooklyn,NY
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I wonder what the guys on the TV show "Ancient Aliens" would say about this ?
They would say...Its Aliens!

There are numerous mysteries and strange artifacts on Earth, most are explained. It's fascinating to think about and kind of a downer when each one turns out to not be Aliens or some groundbreaking find.
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Old Yesterday, 12:18 PM
 
Location: State of Transition
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I just read this the other day. Like most "mysteries," there is no mystery here at all once someone actually takes a look.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/baigong-pipes

The most recent researchers to examine the pipes believe that the metallic phenomena are in fact fossilized tree root casts, the rusted tubes being the result of tree roots that underwent the processes of pedogenesis (the process that forms soils) and diagenesis (transformation of soil into rock). Further experiments confirmed that the pipes contain organic plant material and even microscopic tree rings. Overflow from an extinct lake once carried these roots to where they stand now.



Any topic you hear about, just put the subject in the search box and add "debunk" or "explanation." Literally about 99 times out of a hundred someone has explained it, and very often, someone can debunk a thing just by looking at it in the internet, no expert needed.
Fascinating! They're in the process of petrification! Very cool.


See, sometimes the truth can be more interesting than fiction!
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Old Today, 03:24 PM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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Fascinating! They're in the process of petrification! Very cool.


See, sometimes the truth can be more interesting than fiction!
In these days of mass spectroscopy and gas chromatography there are no unknown materials, just the normal stuff from the Periodic Table.

Fossilized (petrified) wood is interesting. Have you ever heard of Wyoming's Blue Forest? Here are some nice views.

https://www.mindat.org/loc-216297.html

Here are some specimens.

Petrified Wood Wyoming, Blue Forest Petirfied Wood, Eden Valley Petrified Wood Wyoming
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