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#1 of 27 OFFLINE   Jean D

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Posted March 28 2007 - 07:24 AM

I saw a show years ago about mysteries. and I want to know what these stones are called.

Apparently there are these stones that were found are thousands of years old. supposedly there are like 7 rumored to exist, but only 5 have ever been found. These stones were perfect, (meaning that even with laser cutting technology of today we still couldn't create such a perfectly shaped stone). allegedly these "stones" have enormous amounts of information (silicon based memory), I think the rumor was that it contained the history of the world but the couple who possessed one of the stones said they consulted a computer guy at the time and they said that the world was tens of years away from developing that kind of storage capacity let alone seeing if they could get anything out of it. I think the stones were of an Aztec background. I wanted to read up on them more. its been several years since I saw it so my facts could be wrong. Google didn't pull anything up either. Any ideas?
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#2 of 27 OFFLINE   Chris Lockwood

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Posted March 28 2007 - 09:30 AM

I think that was on an episode of Stargate.

#3 of 27 OFFLINE   Garrett Lundy

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Posted March 28 2007 - 10:10 AM

I'm more interested in the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull
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The Mitchell-Hedges family loaned the skull to Hewlett-Packard Laboratories for extensive study in 1970. Art restorer Frank Dorland oversaw the testing at the Santa Clara, California, computer equipment manufacturer, a leading facility for crystal research. The HP examinations yielded some startling results.

Researchers found that the skull had been carved against the natural axis of the crystal. Modern crystal sculptors always take into account the axis, or orientation of the crystal's molecular symmetry, because if they carve "against the grain," the piece is bound to shatter -- even with the use of lasers and other high-tech cutting methods.

To compound the strangeness, HP could find no microscopic scratches on the crystal which would indicate it had been carved with metal instruments. Dorland's best hypothesis for the skull's construction is that it was roughly hewn out with diamonds, and then the detail work was meticulously done with a gentle solution of silicon sand and water. The exhausting job -- assuming it could possibly be done in this way -- would have required man-hours adding up to 300 years to complete.

Under these circumstances, experts believe that successfully crafting a shape as complex as the Mitchell-Hedges skull is impossible; as one HP researcher is said to have remarked, "The damned thing simply shouldn't be."

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#4 of 27 OFFLINE   Greg_R

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Posted March 28 2007 - 01:27 PM

http://en.wikipedia....._of_Costa_Rica

I remember seeing a Discovery channel show where they tried to recreate these using traditional techniques. IIRC they were successful.

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Posted March 28 2007 - 01:29 PM

More info: http://www.world-mys....com/sar_12.htm

#6 of 27 OFFLINE   Jean D

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Posted March 29 2007 - 01:25 AM

Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull

Yes, I think that is what it is. Ill have to Wiki it and see if anything else triggers my memory. I could've sworn that one was green though.
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#7 of 27 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted March 29 2007 - 02:57 AM

What!?!? Not even one reference to the Sankara Stones!?!?

What kind of home theater forum is this?

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Posted March 29 2007 - 03:22 AM

Assuming of course that the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull was really found there and not bought and placed. It's not easy getting good skull.

#9 of 27 OFFLINE   Jean D

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Posted March 29 2007 - 05:23 AM

after reading the Wiki on the skills, I do not think those were the ones in the show I had watched. Perhaps I was right and they were just stones not skulls. As I said, I think they were silicon based in nature which is why it was rumored that it contained data, and Im pretty sure the couple that possessed one of the stones had a green one.
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#10 of 27 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted March 29 2007 - 06:31 AM

Do you know what channel you were watching?

All I can find is a RPG reference that sounds like what you're looking for.

I'm more fascinated with the Antikythera Mechanism. I saw a Discovery Channel show on this recently. Pretty fascinating.

#11 of 27 OFFLINE   Jean D

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Posted March 29 2007 - 06:45 AM

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Do you know what channel you were watching?

All I can find is a RPG reference that sounds like what you're looking for.

I'm more fascinated with the Antikythera Mechanism. I saw a Discovery Channel show on this recently. Pretty fascinating.
Seriously I couldn't even remember, I must have been about 18 at the time, so thats at least 8 years ago. Whatever it was it was on Standard Cable, so chances are it would've been either TLC, or Discovery. I really wish I could remember more. I would've liked to see that special you mentioned. Was it on the Discovery HD?
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Posted March 29 2007 - 07:15 AM

I like when I put my crystal skull next to my Costa Rica sphere, and they glow, and then I use the Antikythera mechanism to levitate stones to build the great pyramids.

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#13 of 27 OFFLINE   Dave Poehlman

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Posted March 29 2007 - 07:16 AM

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I would've liked to see that special you mentioned. Was it on the Discovery HD?

I saw it about a year ago.. and saw it was just on again recently. I'm not exactly sure, it might even have been on the History Channel.. I think the show is called "Ancient Mysteries"... or "Ancient Technologies". It's a series, I believe.

There was another one about the Greek inventor Heron who invented automatic doors and even a steam engine. Pretty amazing.

[EDIT:] I found it.. it's called "Ancient Discoveries" on the History Channel. They have several episodes on machines.

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Posted March 29 2007 - 07:44 AM

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I like when I put my crystal skull next to my Costa Rica sphere, and they glow, and then I use the Antikythera mechanism to levitate stones to build the great pyramids.

The Sphinx told me how.
But did the Sphinx tell you why we have to enter the #'s 4, 8, 15, 16, 23, 42 into the computer?
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Posted March 29 2007 - 10:12 AM

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Posted March 29 2007 - 10:25 AM

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Assuming of course that the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull was really found there and not bought and placed. It's not easy getting good skull.

Most people believe Mitchell-Hedges purchased the skull at auction in the 1940s. The "ancient mayan curse" is only there to impress the people who aren't impressed with the overall engineering and mysterious construction of the thing. (cause its really a pretty boring thing otherwise... just kinda sits there).
"Did you know that more people are murdered at 92 degrees Fahrenheit than any other temperature? I read an article once. Lower temperatures, people are easy-going, over 92 and it's too hot to move, but just 92, people get irritable."

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Posted March 29 2007 - 02:42 PM

Ancient Mayan curse, huh?

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Posted March 29 2007 - 11:05 PM

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I'm more interested in the Mitchell-Hedges crystal skull
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Posted April 22 2007 - 04:42 PM

Along the lines of the original post, I saw a print article a few years back about a burial cavern found in South America, I believe, that contained crystalized skeletons. I can't seem to find anything about that online. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and have a link or specifics?

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Posted April 23 2007 - 01:26 PM

I wish, that sounds interesting.
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