Stuff in Coal and Rock
Odd Things in Wrong
Every once in a while archaeologists (and sometimes
regular Joes) make some remarkable discoveries. Stunned, they are often unable
to explain what it is they’ve found, how it came into existence, or ascertain
its value. This is a comprehensive list of such artifacts; artifacts that many
believe should have never existed given the discerned age/period of their
In June 1936 (or 1934 according to some accounts),
Max Hahn and his wife Emma were on a walk when they noticed a rock with wood
protruding from its core. They decided to take the oddity home and later cracked
it open with a hammer and a chisel. Ironically, what they found within seemed to
be an archaic hammer of sorts. A team of archaeologists checked it, and as it
turns out, the rock encasing the hammer was dated back more than 400 million
year; the hammer itself turned out to be more than 500 million years old.
Additionally, a section of the handle has begun the transformation to coal.
The hammer’s head, made of more than 96% iron, is far more pure than anything
nature could have achieved without an assist from modern technology.
digs and scrapes and drills into the mysterious earth, many surprising finds are
made. It follows that mining and farming have been fruitful sources of curious
finds in the past. We can feel strong regrets that as both occupations have
become more and more mechanized, fewer and fewer finds of value for scientific
study will occur. The following interesting items make two important points. If
conventional dating is followed, ancient man seems to be far more ancient than
he should be. In fact, he must have been thriving before he is supposed to have
evolved. Second, ancient man was a very sophisticated person. There is no
indication that his brain gradually evolved. Both of these conclusions,
obviously, are completely opposite to evolutionary theory.
One of the most prodigious lava flow in the history of the world occurred in the
Pacific Northwest. The lava spread over an estimated 200,000 square miles in
depths up to 5,000 feet. In 1972, a competent geologist stated that the
eruptions took place a mere fifteen million years ago. Much of Washington,
Oregon, Idaho and portions of neighbouring states was covered. The immense age
of the deposit "can easily be imagined by the fact that the Snake River has cut
canyons through the deposit to depths of up to 3000 feet".
Still, there are several curious things about this
lava flow. Many competent observers have commented on the remarkable freshness
of the deposit, as though the eruptions took place in very recent times. A
startling find was made in 1889 near Nampa, Idaho. While workers were boring an
artesian well, a small figurine of baked clay was extracted from a depth of 320
feet. Above the figurine, the drill, inside a 6-inch tubing, had cut through
fifteen feet of basalt lava and many other strata. The find has never been
challenged except to say that it was impossible. The conclusion is unmistakable.
Before the basalt flowed, sophisticated humans lived in the area (Velikovsky,
1955, p.87; Pensee , May 1972, 2:2, p.18). Ancient men lived in
California. They worked the hardest stones, fabricated perfect granite mortars
and dishes, used a circular, skillet-like vessel made of lava, hard as iron,
which had three legs and a spout, made polished stone axes with perfect holes
drilled in them for a handle, and fashioned ladles, disks or quoits. They were
able to bore into the bowels of mountains for gold and silver
One ancient shaft was drilled 210 feet down into
solid rock. An altar for worship was found there. Other finds include the
following: a mortar for grinding gold ore at a depth of 300 feet in a mining
tunnel, a mortar and pestle weighing 30 pounds, beads, perforated stones, a
40-pound oval granite dish. One human skull was found at a depth of 130 feet
under five beds of lava and tufa separated by layers of gravel. Man came before
the lava flowed, and deep canyons have been cut by rivers since the lava spread.
An amazing number of stone relics have been found. The finding are almost always
in gold-bearing rock or gravels (Victoria Institute , 1879,
A California newspaper reported the find of an
elaborately carved rock and other worked stones weighing up to 800 pounds which
had been found in hydraulic operations hundreds of feet underground. The
original site was an ancient river bed dated long before the last Ice Age
(Edward, 1964, p.109). Nothing describes what has been discovered in
California quite as well as Job 28 (TEV). Similar locations have been studied in
many parts of the world. Read this detailed and sophisticated memory of what
mining in ancient times was like.
Far from where anyone lives or
human feet ever travel, men dig the shafts of mines. There they work in
loneliness, clinging to ropes in the pits. There are mines where silver is
dug. There are places where gold is refined. Men dig iron out of the ground
and melt copper out of the stones. Men explore the deepest darkness. They
search the depths of the earth and dig for rocks in the darkness. Food grows
out of the earth, but underneath the same earth all is torn up and crushed.
The stones of the earth contain sapphires, and the dust contains gold. No
hawk sees the roads to the mines, and no vulture ever flies over them. No
lion or other fierce beast ever travels those lonely roads. Men dig the
hardest rocks, dig mountains away at their base. As they tunnel through the
rock, they discover precious stones. They dig to the sources of rivers and
bring to light what is hidden. The value of wisdom is more than coral, or
crystal, or rubies, or the finest topaz and the purest gold.
-- From the book of Job, chapter 28
the museum at Moses Lake, Washington, are some very crude scrapers on exhibit
which were found under a glacial morain. This would appear to date man in
Washington to a time before the Pleistocene epoch, which scientists are
reluctant to do. A similar discovery was made near Sudbury, Ontario, Canada.
Crude choppers and scrapers of quartzite were found deep in the earth and had
been tumbled and mixed in glacial till. Again this is evidence that man lived
there before the glacial advance. Scientists do not want to put man in America
that long ago (Folsom, 1971, p.70; p.184). Such finds are no problem for
creationists who see no conflict for such finds within a biblical time
A strange account comes from the little village of
Plateau City, Colorado, a short distance east of Grand Junction. A resident was
digging a cellar in 1936. At a depth of ten feet he found paved tile laid in
some kind of mortar, different from any other construction in the valley. While
the tiles are dated anywhere from 20,000 to 80,000 years old, they lie in a
Miocene formation, which could make it up to 25,000,000 years old by
conventional dating (Edward, 1962, p.100-101).
In 1871 near Chillicothe, Illinois, well drillers brought up a bronze coin from
a depth of 114 feet. This remarkable discovery was described in the
Proceedings of the American Philosophic Society . This is additional
evidence that man had been present there. Rapid change of the terrain is also
indicated (Edwards, 1962, p.101).
Heizer notes a number of impossibilities according
to commonly accepted geological dating: a hyena tooth sawed by a flint before it
became fossilized, cutting operations on the fossilized bone of an extinct
rhinoceros and on other animals at a site near Paris, and evidence of the use of
a sharp tool on the horn of fossilized rhino remains in Ireland. Under the
surface of the North Sea the trunk of an oak was removed from a long submerged
forest. The trunk showed the marks of a hatchet on it. (Heizer, 1962,
||Conventional theory has early hunters migrating from Asia to
America. One of the best known early projectile points is the Folsom
point, and the identical pattern is found both in China and over
much of America. It is of particular interest that this point is
dated as early as 10,000 B.C. in America, but no earlier than 2000
B.C. in China (Mertz, 1972, p.99). Theory, however, requires the
points in China to be older.
|Should "age" depend on where
you find it?
Stuff found in the Coal Deposits
It is said that coal is a by-product of decaying vegetation and that it takes
from 30 to 300 million years for its natural production. Thus when "impossible"
items like jewellery, a spoon, a metallic cube and other man-made objects are
found in lumps of coal, we are inclined to perceive human history in a
dramatically new light.
From time to time, unusual artifacts are found in
strange places. Some of these items are "problematic" to the accepted teaching
of the day for those who are indoctrinating students that the world is billions
and billions of years old and the result of natural phenomenon . . .
For example, how do coal miners find man-made artifacts in coal veins buried
deeply below the earth's surface?
There is a growing list of these items that made the news in their day, but then
were put aside as unexplainable anomalies by those that is indoctrinating
students that the world is billions and billions of years old. When we put them all together,
however, their existence challenges everything we thought we knew about the
world and human history. There are many hard-line evolutionary fundamentalists
who would like to sweep such things under the rug so they don't confuse their
archaic belief systems.
Nevertheless, these things exist. We offer a list of the ones we presently know
about. We are sure there are many others which we don't know about or have gone
The Morrisonville, Illinois Times, on June 11, 1891, said Mrs. S. W. Culp found
a circular shaped eight-carat gold chain, about 10 inches long, embedded in a
lump of coal after she broke it apart to put in her scuttle. The chain was
described as "antique" and of "quaint workmanship." The story said only part of
the chain was revealed when she first broke open the coal, and that the rest of
the chain remained buried within the coal. The coal came from one of the
southern Illinois mines.
Within the Creation Evidence Museum at Glen Rose, Texas, can be found a cast
iron pot reportedly found in a large lump of coal in 1912 by a worker feeding
coal into a local electric power plant. When he split open the coal the worker
said the pot fell out, leaving its impression in the coal. The coal had been
mined at Wilburton, Oklahoma. The bell and pot are strong evidence of the Genesis story of Tubal Cain, who forged metals prior to the
Yet another story found in Epoch Times told of a Colorado rancher who in the
1800s broke open a lump of coal, dug from a vein some 300 feet in the earth, and
found a "strange-looking iron thimble." The item was dubbed the "Thimble of Eve"
by the media. Since its discovery, however, and due to mishandling by its
owners, the iron corroded and disintegrated.
The Salzburg Cube is yet another ancient puzzle found by a worker named Reidl in
an Austrian foundry in 1885. Like the others, this man broke open a block of
coal and found a metal cube embedded inside. The mining engineer wrote off the
item as a meteorite, but more recent analysis shows that the object was a forged
iron and obviously hand crafted. The item is not perfectly square, with slightly
rounded sides on two ends. It measures only two and a half by one and four-fifth
of an inch. There is an incision that runs around it horizontally, suggesting it
may have been a machine part.
MAN-MADE BELL FOUND IN LUMP OF COAL
In 1944, as a ten
year old boy, Newton Anderson dropped a lump of coal in his basement and found
that it contained this bell inside. The bituminous coal that was mined near his
house in Upshur County West Virginia is supposed to be about 300 million years
old! What is a brass bell with an iron clapper doing in coal ascribed to the
Carboniferous Period? According to Norm Sharbaugh’s book Ammunition
(which includes several "coal anecdotes") the bell is an antediluvian artifact
(made before the Genesis Flood). The Institute for Creation Research had the
bell submitted to the lab at the University of Oklahoma. There a nuclear
activation analysis revealed that the bell contains an unusual mix of metals,
different from any known modern alloy production (including copper, zinc, tin,
arsenic, iodine, and selenium). Genesis 4:22 states that Tubal-Cain was "an
instructor of every artificer in brass and iron..." Perhaps when his
civilization came to an end in the flood, this bell was buried with a mass of
vegetation that became coal and ended up thousands of years later in Newt
Anderson’s coal bin. The bell was prominently featured in the 1992 CBS docudrama
production called Ancient Secrets of the Bible and is now part of the
Genesis Park collection. For more detailed pictures of the bell and the
demon-like figure on top. A handful of other such accounts have been recorded,
including the intricate gold chain found in coal (Sanderson, Ivan T.,
Uninvited Visitors, 1967, pp. 195-196.) and the cast iron pot found in a
coal seam at the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas, OK (now archived at
Creation Evidence Museum).
HERE for more information on this remarkable find.
A large ceramic spoon or ladle was found in the ashes of a coal stove by a woman
in Pennsylvania in 1937. The item was sent to The Smithsonian Institute for
examination, and remained buried in the volumes of artifacts stored there until
its existence was made public in 1976.
Workers in stone quarries also have found impossible objects.
It is said that in 1844, quarry workers at Rutherford Mills, England, found a
piece of gold thread embedded in rock about eight feet in the ground.
The London Times in 1851 reported that Hiram DeWitt,
of Springfield, Mass, brought a piece of quartz home from a trip to California.
When the stone was accidentally dropped it split open and inside was a cut-iron
six-penny nail. The nail was described as perfectly straight and with its head
A British publication of 1845-51 contained a report by Sir David Brewster that a
nail was found in a block of stone from the Kingoodie Quarry, North Britain. The
head of the nail was exposed but an inch of it was embedded in the stone.
The oxidized remains of a tapered, threaded iron screw was found in a piece of
feldspar removed from a mine near Treasure City, Nevada, in 1869.
Then there was a "mystery object of exquisite workmanship" found by workers in
solid pudding stone, about 15 feet in the ground, at Dorchester, Mass. A story
in the June, 1851 edition of Scientific American said the artifact was a
"bell-shaped vessel" four and a half inches high, six and a half inches wide at
the base, and two and a half inches wide at the top. The sides are inlaid with
images of flowers, fines or a wreath. The object appears to be a composition of
metals, and inlaid with silver.
It seems that everywhere we look, we find things
that contradict the "scientific orthodoxy" of today. But the scientific
establishment will never, ever acknowledge or admit to these artefacts as being
authentic. To do so would be to admit that they are completely wrong about
our origins and thus all of the text books used to indoctrinate our children
with. This is unacceptable to them, so we will never expect them to do so.
Only the return of the Lord Jesus Christ will cause them to admit to the truth.
But the Bible says they will mourn when this happens:
"At that time the sign of the Son of Man will
appear in the sky, and all the nations of the earth will mourn. They
will see the Son of Man coming on the clouds of the sky, with power and
great glory." --Matthew 24:30