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    A reconstruction of the sabre-toothed tiger in the Denver Museum of Natural History. This one will growl if you put a dollar down its throat!
    Photo: Judy Fairservice




    Fossil feathers "should have people questioning the dogma that birds evolved from dinosaurs."

    Fossil feathers split scientists

    July 22, 2000—Scientists are divided about a set of fossilised feathers (picture above right). Some archaeologists say a birdlike reptile they have discovered is so old that they believe it cripples the theory that birds evolved from dinosaurs. The feathers have been dated at 220 million years, predating archaeopteryx by 100 million years. The findings, reported in Science magazine, were made by a team of American and Russian researchers who studied again this fossil unearthed in Central Asia in 1970. They discovered that this fossil, named Longsiquama insignis, had six to eight pairs of hollow, shafted feathers almost identical to modern bird feathers. They deduced (we believe incorrectly) that the feathers had evolved from scales, and were used for flight rather than warmth. They said that the musculature didn’t allow the wings to flap for sustained flight. The creature had a wishbone, like modern birds. Researchers said that Longsiquama was not a bird and that it couldn’t be proved that it evolved into one, so its place on the evolutionary tree was still largely unknown. One of the study’s authors, Terry Jones, a palaeontologist at Oregon State University said the findings ‘should have people seriously questioning the dogma that birds evolved from dinosaurs.’— from USA Today, June 23, 2000

    Archaeopteryx photo and article


    Chupicuaro Mexicans made clay figurines of dinosaurs

    May 15, 1999—Creationist< researcher Dr Don Patton has recently returned from Acambaro, Mexico where he photographed hundreds of clay figurines of dinosaurs fashioned by the Pre-classical Chupicuaro Culture (800 BC to 200 AD). Carbon 14 and thermoluminescent dating have confirmed the dates, he says./font>

     

     

     

     Figurines of dinosaurs
    from the pre-classical Chipiacuaro culture of Mexico
    (800BC-200AD)

    Photographs by
    Don Patton
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    The story behind the figurines
    Text by Dr Don Patton

    In 1945 German archeologist, Waldemar Julsrud discovered clay figurines buried at the foot of El Toro Mountain on the outskirts of Acambaro, Guanajuato, Mexico. Eventually over 32,000 figurines and artifacts were found. They were similar to artifacts identified with the Pre-classical Chupicuaro Culture (800 BC to 200 AD) found throughout this area.

    The authenticity of the find was challenged because the collection included dinosaurs. This is because many archeologists believe dinosaurs have been extinct for the past 65 million years and man’s knowledge of them has been limited to the past 200 years. If this is true, man could not possibly have seen and modelled them 2500 years ago.

    In 1954 the Mexican government sent four well-known archeologists to investigate. A different but nearby site was selected and a meticulous excavation was begun. They found numerous examples of similar figurines and concluded that the find was authentic. However, three weeks later their report declared the collection to be a fraud because of the ‘fantastic representation of man and dinosaur together.’

    In 1955 Charles Hapgood, respected Professor of Anthropology at the University of New Hampshire, conducted an elaborate investigation including extensive radiometric dating. Interestingly, his work was supported by Earl Stanley Gardner, former District Attorney of the city of Los Angeles, California and the creator of Perry Mason. Hapgood responded to charges that Julsrud manufactured the figurines, by excavating under the house of the Chief of Police, which was built 25 years before Julsrud arrived. Forty three more examples of the same type were found, including dinosaurs. Three radiocarbon tests were performed by Isotopes Incorporated of New Jersey resulting in dates of 1640 BC, 4530 BC and 1110 BC. Eighteen samples were subjected to thermoluminescent testing by the University of Pennsylvania, all of which gave dates of approximately 2500 BC. These results were subsequently withdrawn when it was learned that some of the samples were from dinosaurs.

    In 1990 an investigation was conducted by Neal Steedy, an archeologist whose livelihood depends on contract work from the Mexican government. He arbitrarily selected an excavation site considerably removed from the Julsrud site. Shards were found but no figurines. He commissioned radiocarbon tests for a few samples from the Julsrud collection which produced a range of dates; 4000 years for a human face and 1500 years for a dinosaur. However, he concluded that the laboratory had not given true dates because he felt the samples were too soft to last more than 20 years.

    Note: In the foreword to the book Earth’s Shifting Crust, Albert Einstein said Hapgood’s concept could be of ‘great importance to evverything that is related to Earth’s surface.’
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    No plesiosaur

     It now appears that the carcass hauled out of the ocean east of Christchurch, New Zealand, in April 1977 was probably not a plesiosaur, as had been previously thought. An analysis of the evidence by molecular biologist Pierre Jerlstrom published in the Volume 12, No. 3 Creation Ex Nihilo Technical Journal presents convincingly the view that the remains were of a basking shark. The 10-metre carcass has always been a source of controversy, but creationists have seized on this find to support the view that the Earth is really very young, and that dinosaurs and Man co-existed. The initial analysis of the evidence was ambiguous, says Jerlstrom, which gave the media room to present the find as a dead plesiosaur. He restates numerous similarities with decaying basking sharks, one of the principal ones being that the shark decays in a pattern that looks like a plesiosaur. And there are many structural features that basking sharks have and plesiosaurs do (or did) not have. In 1996 a similar carcass was discovered in the same region of New Zealand by an ardent creationist and nature observer, Mrs Bev Elliott, of Kaikoura. The photograph of this carcass appears in the technical journal. The arcticle by Jerlstrom ends on a positive note, with reference to Australian Aboriginal folklore, and a to picture of a beast in a Darwin (Australia) newspaper. This picture was identified by a Northern Territory Christian Aboriginal as the obvious subject of many of his tribe’s songs. Jerlstrom concludes: ‘It would not surprise me at all if a live plesiosaur were not found today.’


    January 3, 1999— In August 1998 Sweden’s Storsjoen was the subject of intense scrutiny as the GUST98 search team from a number of different countries were unable to produce positive evidence of the existence of a lake monster after a two-and-a-half week investigation. At the same time the monster was investigated by Adrian Shine of Loch Ness fame. A team of Swedish enthusiasts also failed to produce any concrete proof of any anomalous animals dwelling in the lake. Ostersund, the major town on the shores of Storsjoen (meaning ‘Great Lake’) is located at 63.11 N, 14.39 E.

    Similar reports of unknwn animals have come from Ireland, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Scotland, Italy, and North America, but scientists have been fearful of taking them seriously because associating with a non-evolutionary view can cost them their careers.

    A large, unknown creature or creatures have been seen in Storsjoen for over 350 years.

    Since 1987 the Society for Investigating the Great Lake has collected some 400 reports of the animal. One report was given by Fisheries Officer Ragnar Bjorks, aged 73. He was out on the lake checking fishing permits when a huge tail broke the surface near his 12-foot rowboat. The creature appeared to be 6 metres long, including the tail. It was grey- brown on top with a yellow underbelly. Bjorks hit the animal with his oar, and the beast slapped the water with his tail, throwing the rowboat 3-4 metres into the air.

    Other witnesses describe a large neck undulating back and forth that looks like a horse’s mane. The animal is variously estimated at between 3 and 14 metres long.


    Norway has a number of aquatic enigmas and historically the beast of Lake Mjosa has been the best known and most prone to make surface appearances. In 1994 the Winter Olympics were held at Lillehammer on the shores of Mjosa, but none of the athletes reported any strange creatures in the water. The Mjosa beast has been usurped in recent years by the creature of Lake Seljordsvannet which has made surface appearances.

    The snake of Seljordsvannet

     A research team that undertook an underwater search in August 1998 of Norway’s Seljordsvannet in the southen-central Telemark region did not produce any conclusive evidence.

    Many sightings of a ‘sea-snake’ have been reported in that lake. The organiser of the search, Jan Sundberg, reports, however, that he has some video of a strange object on the Lake’s surface.

    The snake of Seljordsvannet is said to have a distinct oblong head and a number of humps that protrude from the water. It is well established in local lore, and is as much a tourist drawcard as the Loch Ness monster. The Global Underwater Search Team belonged to a cryptozoology society which says it is non-religious and strictly scientific. The team consisted of 12 members of world-class experience, three of whom were part of similar epeditions searching for the Loch Ness Monster, ‘Ogopogo’ in Lake Okanagan, in British Columbia, Canada, and ‘Champ’, a monster in Lake Champlain in Vermont, USA. The Seljordsvannet beast has been seen regularly during 80 years prior to 1995. The ideal conditions for a sighting are said to be when the water is flat calm and the weather has been very warm for several days, according to the local newspaper, Dagbladet. The last observation before 1997 was more than a sighting! Two people out on the lake in an inflatable boat suddenly realised that the stern of the boat was being lifted up by something under the boat. Two paleontologists—Michael Caldwell of the Field Museum in Chicago and Michael Lee of the University of Sydney, Australia—have said that such a lake monster could be ‘a relative of sea monsters that died out in the dinosaur era.’ Sources: Fox News Network, Dagbladet, and the Internet. For more information about these and other monsters look at the website of the secular British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club<www.ultranet.ca/bcscc>.


    A large number of aquatic creatures have been reported to be dwelling in more than thirty lakes around the Canadian province of British Columbia, while sightings of Sasquatch and a marine serpent dubbed Cadborosaurus are legion. The club newsletter carries reports on the latest sightings, theories and field work undertaken to identify and classify these animals, as well as reporting on items of interest in the field from all around the world.

     Some Unexplained Sightings of Lake Monsters Around the World

     Lake/Ocean

    Country

      First sighted (as far as we know)

     Loch Ness

     Scotland

     c 530 (River Ness)

     Lake Champlain

     North America

     1883

     Storsjoen

     Sweden

     c1650

     Seljordsvannet

     Norway

     c1750

     Lake Mjoesa

     Norway

      1522

     Many lakes and sea  fjords

     Norway

      1522 and frequently to   the present time.

     Nahuel Huapi

     Patagonia

      1897

     Lake Okanagan

     British Columbia

      1872 (First by a white   settler)

     Sayram Lake

     China

     

     

     Congo

     

     Chesapeake Bay

     USA

      1986

     

     Cameroon

      1999

     Lake Murray

     Papua New Guinea

     

     Ocean

     Australia (Northern  Territory)

     

     Capitol Lake

     USA (Washington  State)

     Hundreds of years of sightings

              Map courtesy of Dr William Gibbons www.creationgeneration.org

    Pterosaur

    In 1934 there were reports of farmers near Syracuse, in Sicily, being menaced by a huge and unusual snake that looked much like a dinosaur. Hunting parties were organised, and it was killed.—Dragons, a Natural History by Dr Karl Shuker, 1995, Aurum Press Ltd, London.

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    The painting, like most others, and even the movie Jurassic Park does not show dermal frills, which are a feature of dragon drawings and sculptures. Dermal frills, not unlike the frills of some lizards and even the common rooster's comb, have been observed by people in Cameroon on Mokele M'bembe.

     

    Left: Inca burial stone
    (cAD 500-1500) by
    Dr Don Patton. Used by permission. Picture shows a human figure astride a triceratops, which has a dermal frill.