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What Killed this GIGANTIC Mastodon and When?

Friday, May 22nd, 2020

The Lone Star Mastodon  is not just a big elephant, he’s actually a huge reminder of our not too distant past.  Estimated to be between 13-14ft at the shoulder, this behemoth took up a lot of space and ate a ton of food. A conventional elephant can put away 300 lbs of vegetation a day. Since Lone Star weighted upwards of 12 tons that’s 24,000 lbs., it means his daily intake must have been almost twice that.

Found in a Texas gravel bed in 2004. Only the head and lower jaw survived, the two massive tusks were missing. What means ended this huge animals life is the mystery we are attempting to unravel. 

From our “forensic eyeglasses”, we begin with establishing what incontrovertible evidences first that help us understand the circumstances of this pachyderms demise?

The Evidence:

#1  Buried in soil that later became a mineable source of gravel.

#2  Skull in a fossilized condition

Let’s explore what a gravel bed is first:
Gravel Bed – Wikipedia states: “Gravel is often produced by quarrying and crushing hard-wearing rocks, such as sandstone, limestone, or basalt.” 2 are sedimentary (water based) or and 1 is volcanic.

Fossilization – These 3 atop aforementioned types of rocks provide one of the perfect conditions for fossilization.

Therefore this beast was encased in silt or volcanic ash, under extreme pressure, trapping its remains so quickly that oxygen could not begin normal tissue process decay. Time passed and voila a fossil. 

Question?
But what knocks down a 16,000 lbs mammal and then encases it in dirt so fast, so complete that fossilization conditions can be met?  To me it’s hard to imagine our big tusked friend getting stuck in a watering hole, die and then somehow get covered in the manner required for fossilization to occur. It had to be fast and furious. Catastrophic.

Interpretation: Experts beliefs on cause of death and the age of the fossil.

Evolutionists claim that the last North American mastodon survived till approximately 8,000 B.C.  and was killed off due to hunting. That’s 10,000 years ago.

Creationists believe 2 events could have killed and fossilized Lone Star.
#1 – Caught in the worldwide flood 4,500 years ago.
#2 – After Noah’s flood subsided many lakes and dams holding back the post-flood residual waters, burst and sent a secondary wave of catastrophic water inland and buried many animals, fossilizing them.

Let’s sum this up:

Either way the time-line here is in question. Is it the evolutionists 10,000 years or the creationists 4,500 year age of the fossil?

Evolutionist's state every fossil is between 10,000 to 3.48 billion years old. 

Creationist’s believe most fossils are 4,500 years old resulting from a massive flood which caused the perfect conditions of rapid fossilization to occur.

Which then brings us back to the main question…
“How did our big buddy die? and when?”
Was it 10,000 years or 4,500 years ago?

Bomb Shell Evidence….in 2003, buried in a sand pit 50 ft away, from a fossilized Mammoth, in Clute Texas was found a wooden bowl, carbon dated at…4,200 years!  The significance of this apparently anomalous find challenges the Mammoth and or Mastodon extinctions of 10,000 years ago.

4,200 year old Bowl next to Mammoth vs. Scientists dating of Mammoth no earlier than 10,000 years ago.(This particular fossil WAS determined to be 38,000 Yeats old)  Which is it? Are the creationists correct in their 4,500 year dating?

To understand the further significance of this wooden artifact, go to our VIDEO which explains the Clute bowl in detail. Then ask yourself Apes, Aliens, or Adam?…You decide.

4,200 Year Old Wood Clute Bowl


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The Lone Star Mastodon

at the Lost World Museum
75 State St. Phoenix, NY 13135
And can be viewed 24/7 at the Museum’s
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Bone Digger Joe Taylor 15 minute Audio Interview CLICK HERE

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World Famous Cy Kitten Finds a New Home

Saturday, April 13th, 2019

When the world was first shocked

On December 2005 an API national news story splashed on the Internet and newspapers with a photo of a one-eyed cat affectionally named Cy. Short for cyclops because Cy was a baby kitten born with one centrally located eye. The world ’s reaction to the cute yet repulsive image was mixed with affection, amazement and  unbelief.  Many could not buy that the shocking photo was real. “Photo-shop” they claimed!

The Lost World Museum realized the poor kitty would allow our 1 year old web site on the Internet  to piggy back the international recognition she had received but more importantly the cute one-eye mutant would exemplify a major talking point in the evolution vs. creation debate…Mutations.

Creation vs. Evolution debate

Cy was a product of genetic mutation.  Evolution’s main tenant of belief is that “Positive mutations” are vital to morph a rodent to a monkey to a human.

What we countered or rather what Cy said was, a mutation is either negative or at best neutral never “positive”. Mutations usually kill organisms or reduce any kind of positive forward momentum in the evolutionary. That there are not any examples of  “positive” mutations casts doubt that RNA  3 billion years could morph that RNA to us humans today.

2019 Cy Moves to a New Home

Joe Caltabiano from Oddities Bizarre contacted us through eBay and was very enthusiastic in becoming  Cy’s new owner. We decided to let Cy go to Joe and I’ll tell you why.  When we first launched the Lost World Museum with Cy, the media branded us as an oddity museum. This is far from our mission. And Cy, even though she fits so well with our evolutionary mutation discussion and mission had one problem. To see this specimen floating in her alcohol bottle environment, people found her as an oddity more so than the spokes kitten for creationism.

It was a tough decision, but Cy marched on to a better home with a new context with Joe Caltabiano as the new owner. To learn more about Cy.  First visit Joe’s web site at www.odditiesbizarre.com and read his cool story of the Cy-clops kitten by Clicking Here

Also visit our Lost World Store. Cy still has an amazing story to tell. On the back of this 3-part photo card set, Cy goes into detail about her short life, the media reaction plus she challenges the evolutionary position of “positive” mutations as a building block for evolution’s amoeba to man hypothesis.

We wish Joe Caltabiano at Oddities Bizarre all the best…and fair well Cy.

Chupacabra Mystery(( SOLVED)) 2017 Update

Wednesday, June 16th, 2010

Our involvement with the so-called Chupacabra went back to 2006 at a corn roast in southern N.Y Where I first heard about a weird creature captured in the local area and the story then told by host’s son. This lead to interviewing the kids who captured, purchasing a set of the juvenile bones, more investigation in other sightings and encounters throughout the US.  Then in 2009 owning the first whole body taxidermy specimen called the Blanco Texas Chupacabra.

The Chupacabra is a queer-looking hairless dog-like critter was roaming the backyards of America but as time went on and data collected, this was to become less of a mystery, at least at the Lost World Museum.

One of the main characteristics of a “Chupacabra” is its hairless condition, wrinkled grey skin.
 I recently came across a few pieces of the puzzle about the hair-loss and I’ll try to shed some light on what the cause might be. As of this writing, scientists seem to attribute the bald appearance to a condition known as mange.

The few scientists who weighed in on the issue, believe the creatures look and skin condition is strictly due to mange.  Their “It’s mange” conclusion has limited their ability to solve this mystery and here’s why.

Every non-science person I’ve personally interviewed, 8 in all, told me they know the animals indigenous to their area and they know what mange looks like and ALL have emphatically stated to me “This is not mange!” I believe them.  So you have professionals on one said saying “Mange” and locals who say “No mange”  What does all mean?

After 4 years of puzzlement, in the summer of 2010,  we received more pieces to the cryptozoological puzzle. The focus was on the particular style of hair-loss that the local folks anecdotal opinions now were making more sense (Not Mange).

Side Note: Something you may not know is that a half a dozen scientist’s over the last 4 years have explained away any mystery to this mammal by attributing this unique hair-loss as, “Oh, it’s mange.” These statements are in response from their personal observation of photos or a film we provided. That’s it.  There were no animals to examine. No real evidence. No laboratory testing, just images. Recently a few carcasses did make it into the labs and have been tested. (3 deceased “Chupas”). Testing was conducted and  tests came back…are you ready?  Of the 3 Chupas “Mange” was the condition of 2X’s and “Not Mange” – 1X.  Is this conclusive enough? How do we reconcile the testimonies of the locals and their “Street Smart” knowledge that it isn’t mange?

The problem was scientists had a mild interest and the least amount of evidence to work from. The;r opinion was without real hard evidence to examine. The locals swear it’s not mange and I sided with the locals and here’s why.

Since Jan. 2010 there has been other different species of animals with a similar skin and hairless condition. Including a Chula-Fox and Chupa-Coon (bald raccoon).  Then we discovered a Chupa-Bear at a German Zoo.  As the video here shows, a bald (Chupa) bear. All these none dog-like mammals exhibited the same condition as our gray hairless chicken eating canines dis. As you watch the video you can see the grey color and folded skin on the back of the neck similar to our Blanco Texas Chupacabra.

The german zoo does not know what type of disease is causing this disorder. They are eager to find out. If it was mange there is a simple easy test to determine it.

So at this point, my thought was that the “Chupacabras” in the U.S. are a coyote or some type of canine mammal that has a, yet to be determined, known or unknown disease. But it is not mange. This sickness, whatever it is, colors the skin grey and the hair-loss is mostly complete with some hair remaining on the face and tail. It affects our dogs/foxes/coyote which we are now affectionately calling Chupacabra.

Leading  researchers at U.C. Davis conducted an extensive genetic testing of 3-4 “Chupa” specimens including the Blanco Texas Chupa and we will be sharing their conclusions as they ready to publish their results in some type of esoteric scientific technical journal in about a year.

UPDATE: 11/17/2017 – Mystery solved…  U.C. Davis shared with us their genetic test results. And concluded the Blanco Texas Chupa was a mix of Mexican wolf and coyote.

Museum’s Conclusion: Based on U.C. Davis’s analysis, and the mentioned other animal types of “Chupas”, the “Chupacabra” is not a mysterious yet to be discovered new species of mammal as some have suggested. It’s a diseased mammal.

Mange or not mange: Regarding its blue/gray bald skin… apparently it’s NOT mange… It’s mange-like. Locals who know mange and seen these critters in the wild, denied over and over that it was not mange and even the scientists are 50/50 on whether it’s really mange. So it’s Mange-like, but not the typical mange the local people see in diseased animals in the wilderness normally. They know and the know what they know.

To conclude, Chupacabra’s are not the devil, it’s a predatory mammal…with a mange-like disease.  We at the museum are satisfied,  based on the best evidence thus far, the eye-witness reports, YouTube videos and other animal species mentioned above affected by this same skin condition. Along with the  scientific analysis, this mystery is solved. There is no such thing as a Chupacabra. We are going to move on as sensational as this has and will continue to be.

Do Aliens Walk Among us? Well do they?

Wednesday, April 14th, 2010

23,000 U.S. adults surveyed asking “Do believe aliens walk among us?” 20% said “Yes” aliens do walk among us dressed as humans. The Chinese poll responded double with 40% polled saying “I believe!”

Wow, if that is true, how do you tell who is my real brother and who is from another planet?  Do they hide their looks with a homo-sapien rubber mask or perhaps technology to morphs their looks? If you ask an alien if they are an alien, are they compelled to tell you the truth? I’m confused, but apparently these people are not.

One popular 40 year old theory stated emphaticaly this Earth was visited by aliens tens of thousands of years ago and the aliens genetically altered and advanced the caveman’s human development. Check out the 1970’s classic documentary, Chariots of the gods.

In the book Secrets of the Lost Races, author Rene Noorbergen does a tremendous job answering this alien question by postulating that 4,000 years ago, in the wake of a world wide flood, an intelligent giant human race were left to rebuild the devastation and responsible for all the impossibly built ancient technological mega-structures and anomalous inventions. Not Aliens.

Alien flying saucer sightings, reported in the news and on video are compelling. The physically impossible flight trajectories documented on video and sworn testimony by credible people are compelling. But what are they? If there is no such things as aliens, then this is either man-made or it’s a super-natural. If super-natural, this it’s an elaborate hoax Satan and his angels are orchastrating. I believe it’s a set-up for something in the near future. Word is, be careful how you process sensory information. Because if we live through the days preceding the 2nd coming of Christ, seeing will not be believing.

Shroud of Turin – Burial Cloth of Jesus?

Saturday, April 3rd, 2010

Apparently those who believe in its authenticity are going to great lengths to map out digitally and recreate this human image, graphically embedded in cloth, into a 3D equivalent which is going on display in Turin, Italy April 10th-May 23rd 2010.

Yes that’s right in order to see every nuance this supposed image of Christ the curator’s will be passing out 3D glasses to attendees and giving an opportunity to study this one-of-a-kind artifact themselves in the third dimension.

Is the Shroud of Turin a hoax? Can the image really be the energy of a Devine being, being released at death, like an x-ray, captured in fabric? Is it really the burial cloth of Christ?

Here’s the problem, the New Testament records that the grave cloths were in 2 pieces: 1.) Head cloth 2.) Body cloth, wrapped around the deceased person’s body. The Shroud of Turin however is one long piece that begins at the feet, travels up and around the head and back down the back side to the feet again as one complete covering.

Also carbon dating suggests an age of around 1260-1390A.D.  Christ died around 34 A.D.

So as much as one may want to believe it’s evidence of God, we believe it’s a hoax.  Whether it was created to fool people or to honor God cannot be determined, the artist never recorded his or her intensions for us to consider.