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    From the same archaeological site as the last one.

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    24 MARCH, 2018 - 01:02 ANCIENT-ORIGINS
    Enigmatic Carvings on Underwater Ruins in China Mystify Investigators
    On some other stones were carved signs looking like Roman numeral “1” and the English letter “y” arranged in a row. The symbol on the stone is believed to be even older than the Spring and Autumn Period (722-481BC) far more than 1,800 years old.
    https://www.ancient-origins.net/unex...igators-009794
    I do wonder if the rock was not displaced when the hillside was blasted for the road project or that there are not more carvings that were part of a larger statement. Or is this a modern fake? The stone does not appear to be very far into the ground. My Granddad had a stone sharpening wheel that has now sunk out of sight in his yard after 60 years.
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  3. #168

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    I'm still leaning towards quick, simple, and with power tools. Good tools, limited in number, but the person was experienced with using those tools.
    The situation mentioned in the 1960's, that would make this pretty easy.
    You pull a work truck up to this, with a compressor and 110 volts ... maybe camp there while working a job ... a weekend off ... ?
    It's nothing more than unrolling an extension cord ... roll out a 1/2" air hose ........ hold my beer and don't let the dust get in it.

    Considering native and primitive origin, it's not matching the design I'm looking at, it's the cuts made ... These cuts are too deep and too square cut ... too "blatant", if that makes sense. I wouldn't think they could matched up well with primitive cuts from that area.

    But those cuts sure look like they would match up perfectly with modern power tools.
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    Thanks for the comments. I don't think the rock was carved by Native Americans, but I do think its possible that whoever did carve it might have been influenced by a Native American design. And what better design to use than that of the local indigenous people, the Kumeyaay? In other words, possibly someone with a power tool who either was a present day Native American or knew enough about them to use some of their symbolism in his creation with a slightly modernistic look to it. This might turn out to be the rabbit hole I mentioned earlier, but for the time being I'm heading down it and see where it leads.

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    This will be the last one for a while. I just wanted to show some of the Kumeyaay designs I've found so far before I take the plunge down that rabbit hole I keep talking about.

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    well,i worked for the railroad for 38yrs,and I know a spike is way to soft to be used for a chisel! other than that haven't got a clue! good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by goober View Post
    well,i worked for the railroad for 38yrs,and I know a spike is way to soft to be used for a chisel! other than that haven't got a clue! good luck!
    goober

    Thanks for stopping by. I agree because I tried it with a railroad spike like the one I found under the Mystery Rock. I'm still of the opinion it was done with some type of power tool. But whether that power tool was pneumatic or electric, I do not know.

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    I'm still down that rabbit hole and while having tea with the Mad Hatter he pointed me in the direction of this Native American petroglyph that's within easy driving distance of the Mystery Rock. I'll tell you more about it after I have thoroughly researched it.

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    Air x 2 ... electric would work, ... air would be much faster, smoother, and efficient.
    Tire shops have air ... personal uses, electric is very common.

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    Small truck ... large air lines ... this set-up would deliver industrial strength power anywhere you needed it.

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    It will be interesting to see what you find out. Its abeautiful stone.
    everyday there is a new adventure!!!

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    Coincidence or Connection?

    I explored an approximately five acre area around the Mystery Rock yesterday and found these Native American grinding holes about 200 yards away from the rock. Two of the holes were filled with water from our recent rain and the hole in the foreground was filled with sand and debris such as twigs. I didn't clean out the holes but by probing them with a screwdriver was able to determine they averaged about 5" inches deep. But what really captured my attention is that there were three of them and they formed a somewhat triangular shape. I wonder if the person who carved the Mystery Rock was influenced by these grinding holes?

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    There were also pottery shards in the area as well as chips of various types of stone for making arrowheads. The shard shown here is about the size of the palm of my hand and is typical of others I saw scattered around the area.

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    This next attachment is for those who requested a pic of the carving from directly over it. Triple click and you will see a quarter I placed on the rock for size. You can also see the tips of my shoes in the shadows at the bottom.

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    Here's a couple of more pics I took yesterday ...

    This is the highway gap I have been talking about that I recall hearing the explosions from during its construction while I was a student at the nearby High School in 1966-67. I'm still researching this project to see if there might be a connection between it and the Mystery Rock.

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    In this pic the Mystery Rock is the one in the lower left with a large oak tree and rock cliff behind it.

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    Speaking of my research regarding the highway project, I contacted the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and they sent me 26 images of the original plans for the survey that was conducted in 1963-64. I'm still working on this but can say with a measure of confidence if the Mystery Rock was carved prior to the survey that they would surely have seen it. According to the plans they sent me, they surveyed every inch of that area between the project site itself and the railroad tracks. I believe there is no way they could not have seen the rock if it had carvings on it at the time (1963-64). And if they did see it, you'd think they would have mentioned it to someone? This attachment is just one of the 26 plans they sent me. The Caltrans individual I'm working with is supposed to send me some more information about the highway project and I will do a follow-up when I hear from them.


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