Sunday, April 28, 2013

Heavener monolith?

I make these posts for the amusement of the news, weather and sports program production unit, and anyone who likes a story. Curiosity and a passion for good stories have taught me more than anything else.

You don't have to believe it; indeed, what can you believe about any event you didn't see but reconstructed from others' accounts? I'm skeptical of everything, and like to consider anything people say is a deliberate lie.

Neither is that always true, nor does story specificity equal factuality. This one is fascinating, and has the Oklahoma angle. But is it true, or better still, is it even possible to know for certain?

In a radio interview pitching his book, "Hidden History of the Human Race," Michael Cremo says coal miners in Heavener, OK came upon a polished marble wall while excavating a seam at a depth of two miles dating to an age of 300 million years. Wow man.

He says it's a prime example of many that advanced civilizations inhabited the whole world long before the 150,000 years mainstream archeology claims to be the whole history of modern humans. He asserts this inconvenient detail is "filtered" from the official, legitimate story of human archeology.

Others make such claims, including Jonathan Gray, who tells of discoveries of eight to ten foot tall human skeletons with six toes and fingers. The remains were seized by the feds, and their discoverers were ordered to keep quiet.

Cremo and Gray want to sell their books, of course. But what of the story of Heavener? I've heard people talking about an archeological discovery there, but never heard anyone hazard a guess, or divulge the slightest detail. That doesn't prove anything, and I'm put off by such stories. I get smart and say, "That ain't what I heard."

Is this story about something one could photograph, or could one get lucky enough to record someone threatening harm if he didn't get lost? That's what I call amusing.