Out of Place Skeletal Remains

Discussions of the unexplained and related items ...

Out of Place Skeletal Remains

Post Number:#1  Postby Newsman » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:01 pm

Lin Ottinger, a rock collector, was searching in 1973 over an area which had just been bulldozed fo mining exploration about 35 miles southwest of Moab, Utah. As he picked through the rock Ottinger found pieces of bone and teeth. He finally traced these to an area of brown-stained sand, a sign of decaying organic matter. Carefully removing the sand, he discovered a portion of a large intact bone. Recognizing the importance of this find, he decided to get an expert to do the digging so that everything would be scientifically acceptable.

A week later he returned with Dr. J. P. Msrwitt, professor of anthropology at the University of Utah, several photographers, a reporter, and a number of observers. As the cameras rolled Dr. Marwitt carefully removed the lower halves of two human skeletons. The bones were laid out naturally in the rock, showing that they had not fallen or washed into the stratum in which they were found. Other factors also showed that they were indeed as old as the rock formations in which they were found. But the amazing thing is that the Lower Dakota and Upper Morrison layers in which they were found are over one hundred million years old, according to evolutionary dating! Yet Dr. Marwitt admitted that the skeletons were fully human and modern looking.

Marwitt took the skeletons back to the University with him to run laboratory dating on them. From here on, all we know is that Marwitt became “disinterested” in the skeletons. Not too long after, he left Utah to take a teaching position elsewhere. There was never any confirmation of anything from the University, and after a year’s waiting. Ottinger finally recovered the bones.
User avatar
Newsman
 
Posts: 267
Joined: Sun Dec 04, 2011 10:59 pm

Skeletons Found in Cretaceous Sandstone in Utah

Post Number:#2  Postby Quinda » Fri Mar 23, 2012 7:17 pm

I think this might be the same story :




Anthropologist J. P. Marwit extracted the bones of two individuals from Cretaceous sandstone in Utah. Fifteen feet of rock above the bones had been bulldozed off in a mining operation. It was reported as continuous and unbroken with six feet being solid rock, which appeared to rule out the possibility of a prospector being buried by a cave-in. The skeletons were definitely human, and were not introduced into the rock, for the bones were stained green by the copper salts from surrounding rocks, and in turn, the surrounding rocks were discolered by the decay of organic material. The rocks were dated by Marwit to be 100 million years in the Cretaceous.

( Mysteries of the Unexplained , Readers Digest Books, 1982, p. 41 )
Quinda
Site Admin
 
Posts: 238
Joined: Sat Mar 30, 2002 6:00 pm


Return to Unexplained, Other

  • Who is online

    Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest