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CI: South African Mystery Spheres And The Iapetus

From: Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>
Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 10:57:35 -0700 (PDT)
Fwd Date: Wed, 11 May 2005 16:26:14 -0400
Subject: CI: South African Mystery Spheres And The Iapetus


Cydonian Imperative
5-11-05

South African Mystery Spheres And The Iapetus Enigma
by Mac Tonnies

See: http://posthumanblues.blogspot.com


This is quite interesting:

"Over the past several decades, South African miners have found
hundreds of metallic spheres, at least one of which has three
parallel grooves running around its equator. The spheres are of
two types - "...one of solid bluish metal with white flecks, and
another which is a hollow ball filled with a white spongy
center." (Jimison 1982). Roelf Marx, curator of the museum of
Klerksdorp, South Africa, where some of the spheres are housed,
said: "The spheres are a complete mystery. They look man-made,
yet at the time in Earth's history when they came to rest in
this rock no intelligent life existed. They're nothing like I
have ever seen before' (Jimison 1982)."

Even more interesting is the discovery that Iapetus' conspicuous
equatorial bulge, seen up close, appears to be composed of three
distinct 'layers' - remarkably like the grooved rings encircling
the enigmatic spheres described above. As the ever-controversial
Richard Hoagland notes regarding Saturn's unlikely moon: "It is
a well-known cliche that 'Nature doesn't usually create straight
lines.' If that is true, then it certainly doesn't create three
of them (close-up-below) - all running parallel, not only to
each other, but to the literal equator of the planet."

Given their strange similarity to Iapetus, could the South
African spheres be manufactured representations of Saturn's moon
(assuming a non-natural origin for the unexplained bulge)?

Recently, the prospect of alien intelligences choosing to
communicate via physical 'messages-in-a-bottle' has gained
notoriety, as tangible artifacts wafted into space are immune to
the signal degradation that invariably afflicts electromagnetic
transmissions. Extraterrestrials might choose to communicate
long-distance (and over vast spans of time) by 'broadcasting'
large numbers of tangible artifacts. Ideally, such artifacts
could communicate a message, however simple - perhaps even
referencing their place of origin. Additionally, dating such ET
artifacts might help scientists determine when they were
crafted; ultimately, they might serve as calling cards for any
species advanced and fortunate enough to find them and recognize
their potential significance.

If the grooved spheres are indeed ET artifacts, buried for
millennia, what might they be trying to say? If they're
representations of Iapetus, it's conceivable Iapetus itself is a
message or beacon of some kind. Inexplicably oblate and adorned
with a shallow ring, Iapetus might be a massive, simplified
depiction of Saturn itself... in which case there might be
something wholly unexpected waiting for us if and when we muster
the foresight to go there.

-end-

Mac Tonnies <macbot.nul>

Website: http://www.mactonnies.com
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