Underwater stones puzzle archeologists

Underwater stones puzzle archeologists

There are 23 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 7, 2009, titled Underwater stones puzzle archeologists. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Underwater archeologist Mark Holley investigates a circle of stones on the Grand Traverse Bay floor near Traverse City, Mich.

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lake lover

Skokie, IL

#2 Feb 8, 2009
Cool article! Thanks Tribune! I just love a good mystery.
Chuck D of Valpo

Valparaiso, IN

#5 Feb 8, 2009
They might be ballast stones thrown overboard by a sailing vessal many years ago. Or they might be a space aliens eggs getting ready to hatch. Too close to call at this point.
Bruce

Glen Ellyn, IL

#10 Feb 8, 2009
It's not a carving of a mastodon, it's an image of the Virgin Mary. Line up, believers, and bring your SCUBA gear.
pvr

San Diego, CA

#12 Feb 8, 2009
If the logic behind prehistoric artifacts "belonging" to anyone is correct, then the NFL should be lining up to protect Neanderthal sites.
Tom

United States

#15 Feb 8, 2009
I agree it could be an ancient religious site. However, it would be pagan in origin, most likely pre-flood that happened some 5,000 years ago that has turned carbon-dating on its ear.
Globalist Agenda

Chicago, IL

#19 Feb 8, 2009
Well seeing as how life has existed on this planet for the past 300 million years, it is most likely the work of evolution.
Westmont

United States

#22 Feb 8, 2009
"Underwater Stonehenge." Right. Maybe if you're talking about the Stonehenge scene in "This is Spinal Tap."
bravo

Skokie, IL

#24 Feb 8, 2009
Now this is interesting! Enjoyed this article Trib. What a welcomed change from all of the Oblabla gibberish. What enquiring minds really want to know is what designer is Michelle wearing today? OMG who TF cares?
Henry

Schiller Park, IL

#25 Feb 8, 2009
Yesterday my dogs laid 3 of his bones in a geometric pattern in the backyard.

I wonder if this has historical significance?
Gram in Galena

Savage, MN

#29 Feb 8, 2009
Knew it in high school. Archeology is the way to go. Saw myself in the desert sweeping sand off tombs far away from the farm, hay balers and working for a living at the bank. I now realize my diatribe about those who puport to pursue knowledge in order to escape the real world are me as I was.
Scott Free

United States

#35 Feb 9, 2009
I figure about another week before those two guys from England (you know, the ones who made all the crop circles) admit they planted these stones as a gag, to see just how silly people will act.

So far, we're not letting them down...

Since: Feb 09

St. Louis, Chicago current

#39 Feb 9, 2009
Fascinating article. Thank you for some news not related to politics.

Since: Dec 07

DuPage County

#40 Feb 9, 2009
I think it's a map to that island on "Lost"....
John

United States

#41 Feb 9, 2009
I have reached a conclusion, There are some rocks. I have one in my front yard, I hauled it here in a heavy duty trailer. Wait until someone finds it a thousand years from now. It will keep scientists busy for years to figure out how two ton fluorspar (rock) got here. It is all geometric patterns that reflects light like a diamond. On the surface it has every geometrical "design" known. Gonna be funny.

(Incidentally, fluorspar, is used to temper metal)

I am Shawnee Indian. I may put a lead box next to it with my picture in full Indian Headdress.
Albigensian

Morristown, NJ

#42 Feb 9, 2009
It's money. They put it there so it wouldn't get lost.

And when you need to spend it, well, you just tell everyone that that mastodon-rock that you just used to buy something now belongs to the vendor.

Sort of like the U.S. economy-- under water, and backed by little more than our full faith and credit in government's ability and willingness to someday repay its debtors.

Since: Feb 09

St. Louis, Chicago current

#43 Feb 9, 2009
John wrote:
I have reached a conclusion, There are some rocks. I have one in my front yard, I hauled it here in a heavy duty trailer. Wait until someone finds it a thousand years from now. It will keep scientists busy for years to figure out how two ton fluorspar (rock) got here. It is all geometric patterns that reflects light like a diamond. On the surface it has every geometrical "design" known. Gonna be funny.
(Incidentally, fluorspar, is used to temper metal)
I am Shawnee Indian. I may put a lead box next to it with my picture in full Indian Headdress.
Leave a few hairs in the box, perhaps they'll clone you and you can tell them you were a Chieftan.
That guy

Wheeling, IL

#44 Feb 9, 2009
Dick Cheney put the rocks there to deflect attention away from what we really should be reading about: what Michelle Obama is wearing today.
blitherer

Oak Lawn, IL

#45 Feb 9, 2009
Sacred Indian burial site? They must want to turn it into a casino,pay no taxes and charge admission for tours.
Photoman

Naperville, IL

#46 Feb 9, 2009
blitherer wrote:
Sacred Indian burial site? They must want to turn it into a casino,pay no taxes and charge admission for tours.
Absolutely correct. If they can sell this an Native American, there will be a floating casino above it by the end of next summer.
www

Sherman, CT

#47 Feb 9, 2009
Underwater version of crop circles.

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