We start this episode with a recount of a daytrip we took to a nearby extinct volcano that we totally did not know was there even though we've lived here for decades. Usually volcanoes are pretty noticable because mountain, but this volcano is eroded flat, nothing but a small knob of igneous material remains where the volcano once stood. Still, we were excited to see it and do some geololololology.
Turns out it is entirely on private property. So we still haven't seen it. Instead, we went to McKinney Falls nearby, where we discovered an ancient dry-laid stone wall that bisected the park going directly east-west, atop a massive tounge of catastrophically deposited limestone(that in turn rested atop igneous materials, probably deposited by eruptions of the elusive mountainless volcano). Plus, evidence of massive flooding, giant oyster fossils, and creature shadows trapped in clay.
Then we got eaten by fish and started a microcult.
For the rest of the show, we discuss how to hear light and see sound, the almost total rejection of Russ' Yellowstone SuperColliding SuperVolcano Hypothesis by mainstream science, the complete rejection of Russ' Lithophonic Longhouses Low-hanging-fruit hypothesis by mainstream science, and how a steel drum is like an obelisk, but with dents.
|Geological Cross Section of Pilot Knob, the extinct volcano we couldn't find|
|Strange stuff in the igneous boulders we found, these look like.... veins?? |
|Yep. Those look like veins. Note relative-size quarter for scale. |
|Looks like... a tiny footprint.... with teeth stuck in it?? Right after taking this pic, we found an abandoned shoe, so we noped outta there|
|The limestone shows signs of enduring severe erosional flooding at several bottleneck areas at McKinney Falls|
|Erosion damage is clear from overhead images; note the widespread occurrence of "potholes", holes drilled into the stone by whirlpools in torrential floods|
|Screenshot from a video taken in Williams Creek at the back of McKinney Falls park. |
|Williams Creek: The odd layer of gray-blue clay can be clearly seen on the left|
|STEP BACK FROM THE EDGE, TREE!! YOU HAVE TOO MUCH TO LIVE FOR|
|Everything above the gray layer is river sediment deposit: a mix of limestone, caliche, flint, and lots of small rounded stones....river gravel|
|There is naught left of them but Shadows.....SHADOWS IN THE CLAY|
|Weird semi-spiraling bivalve / cephalopods ??|
|Beneath the limestone characteristic of McKinney Falls, we discovered evidence of volcanism....pyroclastic deposit layers|
|Closeup of pyroclastic layers hidden beneath the limestone, note the crystalline structures|
|Some of the layers have a strange latticework structure|
|Graph of human hearing frequency range. Below the wavy line, the sounds are too quiet for us to hear them, above the line are audible sounds. |
|The human visual spectrum and where it lies on the full range of the electromagnetic spectrum. |
|Harmonics. Just picture these as guitar strings. The first one at the top shows the guitar string vibrating all across its length, making the Fundamental note. The next one has been touched lightly in the middle, splitting the vibration in half and silencing the fundamental, bringing out the harmonic. The next has been touched at the 1/3 spot, and so on. |
|This is an absolutely awful image depicting how redshift/blueshift works. |
|Sky view of Malta temples, which are very organic looking, everything is round, no sharp corners anywhere. |
|Malta temple megaliths. Uncut, unworked, unfinished, yet stacked and arranged so skillfully that they still stand, 7,000 years later|
|Interior of one of the Maltese temples. Note the doorway on the right... all temple doors in Malta are made this way, as a hole cut through a large stone, rather than a more conventional approach with just two supports holding up a lintel stone. Haven't the faintest idea why. |
|Interior shots of the Hypogeum on Malta|
|Hauntingly beautiful. Why did they build it? Who built it? |
|Looking through another round dooway piercing a stone slab in the Hypogeum. Remember that every room in this place was found 2/3rds filled with rubble and soil that had no stratigraphy(was not layered, implying it all was deposited at once), and scattered throughout the soil were the bones of upwards of 7,000 people, all of whom had anomalous elongated skulls.|
|Interior diagram of the Pyramid of Khufu/Cheops(The Great Pyramid), to show how far away the subterranean chamber is from the King's Chamber|
|3D diagram of the Great Pyramid. Because why not. |
|The Ringing Rocks of Ringing Rocks Park. Note how tightly clustered they are.... trees don't even grow between them|
|The infamous, slightly foreboding Black Mountain|
|Slopes of Black Mountain, which is obviously not a mountain but an enormous pile of granite boulders that are so similar in size they look like gravel. |
|This is just incredibly strange, very difficult to explain how so many similar sized boulders came to be piled up so high in this one spot|
|And of course....... snakes|
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