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2,800,000,000 BC.


Site. South Africa. Ottosdal, Western Transvaal. Klerksdorp.


Over the past several decades African miners have found hundreds of metallic spheres, at least one of which has three parallel grooves running around its Equator. There are two types of spheres. One is of solid bluish metal with white flecks and another is a hollow ball filled with a white spongy centre. The spheres are only found in pyrophyllite, a quite soft Secondary material, which is mined only near Ottosdal. The globes, which have a fibrous structure on the inside with a shell around it are very hard and cannot even be scratched by steel. Some believe that they are limonite concretions, limonite being a kind of iron ore. The pyrophyllite being 2.8 billion years old, 2,800,000,000 BC. Limonite is much softer than steel.


600,000,000 BC.


600,000,000 BC-1 Site. Germany. Freiburg.


In the “Geology of Coal” by Otto Sutzer there is mention of a human skull in the collection of the Coal Academy in Freiburg that is composed of brown coal and manganiferous and phosphatic limestone. The skull was found in 1842. This was from the Carboniferous period possibly around 600 million years ago, 600,000,000 BC. Other sources state that the poorly preserved skull was in strata only fifty million years old.


600,000,000 BC-2.Site. Massachusetts. Suffolk County. Dorchester.


The Scientific American, 7-298, stated that in June 1851 an explosion revealed a bell shaped jar made of an unknown metal and decorated with floral patterns in silver. The vase came out of solid rock formed in remotest antiquity.


A few days before June 5th, 1851, a powerful blast was made in the rock at Meeting House Hill. The blast threw out an immense mass of rock, some of the pieces weighing several tons and scattered fragments in all directions. Among them was picked up a metallic vase in two parts, rent asunder by the explosion. On putting the parts together it formed a bell shaped vessel 4.5 inches high by 6.5 inches at the base and 2.5 inches at the top and about an eighth of an inch in thickness. The body of the vase resembled zinc in colour or a composition metal in which there is a high content of silver. On the side there are six figures or a flower or bouquet beautifully inlaid with pure silver and around the lower part of the vessel a vine or wreath also inlaid with silver. The vessel was blown out of the solid pudding stone fifteen feet below the surface.


 The pudding stone is the Roxbury conglomerate of Precambrian age over 600 million years old, 600,000,000 BC.


500,000,000 BC


500,000,000 BC-1.Site. Texas. Kimble County. Near London.


In 1934 at an unknown location in Texas a wood-handled metal hammer was discovered encased in sedimentary deposited limestone or Ordovician stone. The metal was analyzed and found to contain 96.6 per cent iron, 0.74 per cent sulphur and 2.6 per cent chlorine. There is no silicone or nickel in it. In order to compound chlorine with metallic iron there had to be complete elimination of ultraviolet radiation.


The hammer handle was protruding from a fragment of rock which when split open revealed the iron hammerhead. Emma Hahn found it. The rock was Ordovician, half a billion years old, 500,000,000 BC. The wood in the interior of the handle has partially turned to coal.


500,000,000 BC-2.Site. England. Cumbria. Lake Windermere.


In 1948 a shoe impression was discovered near Lake Windermere in Cumbria. This was reported in the natural history journal “Nature” which stated that the impression had been made in Ordovician limestone hat was five hundred million years old, 500,000,000 BC. Around the edge of both the heel and the foreshoe are circular impressions that resemble tacking and in the centre of the sole and heel are faint decorations of linear and flowerlike designs. Though the impression is somewhat distorted in shape due to fractures and crevices in the rock surface when measured the show length was eight inches with a width of three and a half inches.





435,000,000 BC to 395,000,000 BC.


435,000,000 BC to 395,000,000 BC. Site. Missouri. Franklin County. Dry Branch.


Dr R. W Booth was engaged in iron mining about three miles from Dry Branch, a station on the Saint Louis and Santa Fe Railroad. At a depth of eighteen feet below the surface the miners found a human skull with portions of the ribs, vertebral column, and collarbone. There were two flint arrowheads of the most primitive type, imperfect in shape and barbed. Also a few pieces of charcoal. The skull crumbled to dust to the touch and some of the other bones broke into small pieces and partly crumbled away. Enough was preserved though to prove that they were human bones. Some fifteen or twenty days later at a depth of twenty-four feet below the surface other bones were found. A thigh bone, a portion of vertebra and several pieces of charred wood, the bones belonging to the first found skeleton. The bones rested in both cases on a fibrous stratum suspected to be a layer of coarse matting. This lay upon a floor of soft but solid iron ore that retained the imprint of the fibres. This indicates that the filled cavity had originally been a sort of cave and that the supposed matting was probably a layer of twig, rushes or weeds that were used as a bed as the fibremarks cross each other irregularly. The ore bed in which the remains were found and part of which seems to have been formed after human occupation lies in the second or Saccharoidal sandstone of the lower Silurian period between 395 and 435 million years ago, 395,000,000 BC to 435,000,000 BC. The remains of the man were found separated by six feet, at levels of eighteen feet and at twenty-four feet. Had the rock shelter been broken in half where the man lay?


400,000,000 BC.


400,000,000 BC.Site. Pennsylvania. Allegheny County. Pittsburgh.


Among the oldest human habitations East of the Mississippi were uncovered South of the city dating back 14,000 to 15000years,  12,000 BC to 13,000  BC.


The first edition of the American Journal of Science, volume one, Number one, page 155, describes a discovery by a naturalist named Isaac Lee in a stretch of sandstone a quarter of a mile north of Pittsburgh on the same side of the Monongahela river. There was an unusually flat rectangular surface that was three feet long and varying from five to six inches wide. One end was cut off by a break in the rock and the other end terminated in the middle of the rock face in a straight square line as if a roll of paper had been torn off clean. On this flat surface were inscribe row after row of evenly spaced perfect diamond shapes each with an oblique raised band across its centre. Lee measured the carvings and made drawings of them and when he came back to study them again a quarry man had already removed them. Lee also took meticulous notes of the position of the rock surface in relation to the geology of the surrounding area. In fragments of the impressed rock Lee found fossils of primitive jointed plants, which appeared in the Devonian Era, 400 million years ago, 400,000,000 BC.


387,000,000 BC.


387,000,000 BC.Site. Scotland. Kingoodie, near Dundee.


Quarrymen in the Kingoodie Quarry near Dundee had found an iron nail in the middle of a block of sandstone. After it had been split open the head of the nail together with an inch of its shaft was still firmly embedded in the rock. The sandstone in the area is Lower Devonian and 387 million years old, 387,000,000 BC.


The sandstone is lower old red Sandstone, Devonian, between 360 and 408 million years old. Sir David Brewster made the report on the nail to the British Association for the Advancement of Science in 1844. The block of stone was nine inches thick. The point of the nail quite eaten with rust projecting half an inch into the till overlay. The rest of the nail lying along the surface of the stone to within an inch of the head, which went right down into the body of the stone. The head of the nail was buried in the sandstone block and could not have been hammered into it.


Also found at Kingoodie in a cave was a bucket handle shaped object contained in a block of stone formed during the Pleistocene Era, up to seven hundred thousand years ago, 700,000 BC. It was contained in a block of sandstone 23 centimetres long.


360,000,000 BC.


360,000,000 BC.Site. Scotland. Scottish Borders. Rutherford Mills.


Shortly before June 22, 1844, some workers in a quarry found a gold thread in a piece of rock. The age of the sandstone in the area is 360 million years, 360,000,000 BC.


Shortly before June 22nd, 1844, some workmen employed in quarrying a rock close to the Tweed about a quarter of a mile below Rutherford Mill discovered a gold thread embedded in the stone at a depth of eight feet. The stone was early Carboniferous between 320 and 360 million years old, 320,000,000 BC to 360,000,000 BC.


345,000,000 BC.


345,000,000 BC.Site. Missouri. Saint Louis, Saint Louis County.


Human footprints were found in a greyish-blue crinoidal limestone slab about two hundred feet wide and extending along the west bank of the Mississippi for three miles just south of Saint Louis, Missouri. The mass of limestone was tubular in shape and contained encrinites, echinites and other fossils. They seem to have been left by a man standing erect in a natural position and were clearly visible in the nineteenth century when the river was low. They exhibited every muscular expression including the swell of the heels and the toes. The feet are quite flattened but the muscular marks are delineated with great precision. Immediately before the feet lies what appears to be the impression of a scroll or roll of parchment two feet long by one foot in width that was originally impressed into the soft clay many millions of years ago. Some say 345 million years ago during the Mississippian age, 345,000,000 BC.


In a quarry Northwest of Saint Louis and just across the Mississippi river from Alton, Illinois, is an amazingly clear pair of side-by-side footprints.


340,000,000 to 260,000,000 BC.


340,000,000 to 260,000,000 BC.Site. Russia. Odintsovo, Odincovo, Odinsovo.


A fossilized human brain was found in 260,000,000 to 340,000,000 years old strata in 1925, 260,000,000 BC to 340,000,000 BC.


345,000,000 BC to 280,000,000 BC.


345,000,000 BC to 280,000,000 BC.Site. Kentucky. Jackson County, Big Hill, near Berea.


Sixteen miles East of Berea, prior to 1885, Professor J. F. Brown after the removal of debris on an ancient trail saw very distinctly marked tracks in the stone of human feet with the toes well spread and very distinctly marked. Two tracks also resembled a Horse of large size.


Humanlike fossilized footprints in what was beach sand from the Carboniferous period, the age of amphibians, were found to 280,000,000 BC.


320,000,000 BC to 260,000,000 BC.


320,000,000 BC to 260,000,000 BC.Site. Illinois. Christian County. Morrisonville.


On the morning of Tuesday, June 9th, 1891, Mrs. W. W Culp was filling her coalscuttle. As one of the lumps was too large she began to break it up. It broke in two, splitting almost down the middle. Mrs. Culp saw a delicate gold chain perhaps ten inches long of antique and quaint workmanship. She thought that the chain had been dropped into the coal by one of the miners but was proved wrong. When she went to lift the chain out she discovered that while the middle of the chain had become loosened, the two ends were still embedded in the coal and where it had come loose a circular indentation remained in the piece of coal. She took the chain to an expert who analyzed it as eight-carat gold weighing twelve grams. The coal was between 260 and 320 million years old, 260,000,000 BC to 320,000,000 BC.


The coal had come from either the Pana or Taylorville mines in southern Illinois.


This was reported from “ The Times”, June 11th, 1891.


312,000,000 BC.


312,000,000 BC-1.Site. Oklahoma. Latimer County. Wilburton.


While Frank J. Kenwood was working in the Municipal Electric plant in Thomas, Oklahoma, in 1912, he came across a solid lump of coal, which was too large to use. He broke it with a sledgehammer and suddenly this iron pot fell from the centre leaving the impression or mould of the pot in the piece of coal. Jim Stall, another employee witnessed the event. The source of the coal was the Wilburton mine in which the coal is 312 million years old, 312,000,000 BC. The two men signed an affidavit attesting to their discovery and the pot was photographed as well as examined by thousands of curious men and women.


312,000,000 BC-2.Site. Oklahoma. Latimer County. Wilburton.


A report from the Wilburton mine told of a solid block of silver in the shape of a barrel with the prints of the staves in it being found inside the coal.


Another report stated that as well as the block of silver there was also a bone about the size of an Elephant’s that had knuckles on each end. This was discovered in 1926 in mine 24.


300,000,000 BC.


300,000,000 BC.Site. Iowa. Hamilton County. Webster City.


On April 2, 1897, a very peculiar piece of rock was removed from the Lehigh coalmine. The slab was found just under sandstone, 130 feet below the surface. The tablet was two feet long by one foot wide by four inches thick. The surface was carved in diamond square shapes with the face of an old man in each square. Of the faces, all but two are looking to the right, each of the features being identical in each portrait. Each bore a strange mark like a dent in the forehead. The stratum is 300 million years old, 300,000,000 BC.


286,000,000 BC.


286,000,000 BC.Site. Illinois. Macoupin County.


In 1862 bones judged to be human were found by coalminers working ninety feet underground. The bones were first seen with a shiny hard coat the same colour as the coal. This could be scraped off leaving white bones. They were 286 million years old, 286,000,000 BC.


The bones were of a man found on a coal bed capped with two feet of slate rock, ninety feet below the surface of the Earth. The coal stratum that the body was encrusted in literally was of the Pennsylvanian period of the Carboniferous, The coal being Herrin coal of the late Desmoinesian. This period is 286 million to 320 million years old.


268,000,000 BC.


268,000,000 BC.Site. Oklahoma. Le Flore County. Heavener.


In 1928 in coalmine number five, two miles North of Heavener, in a mineshaft two miles deep Mr Atlas Almon Mathis was blasting coal loose by explosives in room 24. The next morning there were several concrete blocks lying in the room. They were twelve-inch cubes and were so smooth and polished on the outside that all six of them could be used as mirrors. Yet they were full of gravel as Mr Mathis chipped one of them open with his pick and it was plain concrete inside. As he started to timber the room up it caved in. He barely escaped. When he came back after the cave-in a solid wall of the same blocks was left exposed. About 100 to 150 yards further down the air core another miner struck the same wall. The coal in the mine was Carboniferous, at least 286 million years old, 268,000,000 BC. The company officers immediately pulled the men out of the mine and forbade them to speak of what they had seen. The mine was closed in 1928.


Also in the Heavener Runestone State Park on Poteau Mountain two miles East of town there is a twelve-foot tall monolith with what appears to be a runic inscription of eight characters. There were also several other runestones in the area but lunatic treasure hunters dynamited them in the 1920s in the belief that they concealed gold hordes. One inscription stone that survived is in the Kerr Museum near Heavener. Is the Heavener monolith related to the underground discovery or is it merely one of those dang coincidences?




250,000,000 BC


250,000,000 BC-1.Site. Utah. Millard County. Antelope Springs, near Delta.


Twenty-three miles North of Milford.


In 1968 Geologists discovered a fossilized sandal print. William Meister found a rock with two tiny Trilobites embedded in the print. The Trilobites date back to the earliest geologic breakdown of the Paleozoic period, 250 million years ago, 250,000,000 BC. Dr H. Deolling of the Utah Geological Survey stated that Trilobites were not contemporaneous with human beings.


On June 3rd, 1968, William Meister, his wife and two daughters and the Francis Shapes and their two daughters were staying 43 miles from Delta. Mr Meister’s two girls shouted to him to come and dig out a fossil from the cliff. He hammered away at the spot and suddenly a layer of rock unfolded like an open book and there were two prints of two human feet that had been wearing shoes. There were no heels, toes or arches, but instead the clear outlines of pointed shoes, which were 32.5 cm long, 11.25 cm wide and 7.5 cm at the heels. The heel had made a deeper impression than the toes. Mr Meister was an expert collector of Trilobites. The heel of the left foot had trodden on a Trilobite the remains of which were fossilized along with the footprints. Two other footprints were found later in the same area but without any Trilobites. The strata dated to the Cambrian Era, 540 million years old, 540,000,000 BC.


Crushed into the mud by the weight of the front of the sandal by the weight put on it was a small fossil Trilobite, an extinct shellfish. The indentation it left is clearly visible. On the heel was another small Trilobite that had evidently crawled or dropped onto the sandal’s flat impression after it had been made.


Something was strolling about the Earth on two legs 500 million years ago and wearing shoes when the only forms of life on this Planet at the time were marine invertebrates like the Trilobite.


Dr Clifford Burdick, a consulting Geologist, claimed that he had discovered the barefoot print of a human child in the same area whilst investigating the previous find.


The footprint was set into the Wheeler shale in rock hundreds of feet below the present surface of the ground along with many other forms of life that were all mixed together, including some marine and some non-marine. It appears as if there was a catastrophic earthshaking event here that buried many forms of life all together.




250,000,000-2.Site. Kentucky. Rockcastle County. Mount Vernon.


In 1931 Dr Wilbur Greely Burroughs of the Berea College, Kentucky, reported finds of ten human footprints over 250 million years old a few miles North-East of Mount Vernon, 250,000,000 BC. Burroughs’s microscopic photographs showed where the sand was more compressed where the soles of the feet exert greater pressure. The prints had five toes and corresponded exactly with human feet. The prints were 23.75 cm long and 10.25 cm wide.


The footprints were from the Upper Carboniferous Era around 250 million years old at a site on a sand beach in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. Burroughs was a widely published professional Geologist. Creatures that walked on their hind legs and had humanlike feet had made the tracks. The beach was now an outcrop of hard sandstone and showed both left and right feet with five toes and a distinct arch. The length of each track was about nine and a half inches and the width across the toes six inches. The grains of sand inside the track were more compacted than outside. The sandstone around it was slightly raised as would be normal around footprints.


The footprints were found on the O’Finnell farm. They are sunk into a horizontal surface of an outcrop of hard, massive sandstone. There are three pairs of tracks showing left and right footprints. Each footprint has five toes and a distinct arch. The toes are spread apart like those of a human being who has never worn shoes. The length of the foot from heel to the end of the longest toe is 9.5 inches long though the length varies slightly in different tracks. The width across the ball of the foot is 4.1 inches whilst the width including the spread of the toes is about six inches. The foot curves back like a Human foot to a human appearing heel. The tracks are quite distinct. The feet were not carved, as the sand grains within the tracks are closer together than the sand grains of the rock just outside the tracks due to the pressure of the creature’s feet under microscopic analysis. The compactness is where one would expect it. The sandstone adjacent to many of the tracks is uprolled due to the damp loose sand being pushed up around the foot. The entire series are covered by solid Pottsville sandstone from 300,000,000 years ago.


Other sources state that the tracks were impressed upon a sandy beach in the Pennsylvanian Period of the Paleozoic Era, around 250,000,000 years ago. This was an age of giant amphibians.


248,000,000 BC to 213,000,000 BC.


248,000,000 BC to 213,000,000 BC.Sites. Nevada.


In 1922 a mining engineer and Geologist named John Reid was looking for fossils. He was astonished to find the rear half of a human shoe. The shoe’s sole was clearly outlined in the rock. There was visible stitching and around the edge of the sole ran a well-defined sewn thread which had attached the welt to the sole. Inside this another line of stitches was evident and in the centre of the heel was an indentation just as would be caused by wear. A Geologist from Columbia University in New York and three professors from the American Museum of Natural History attested that the fossil was from the Triassic period of 213 to 248 million years ago, 213,000,000 BC to 248,000,000 BC. They all agreed that it was the most remarkable imitation of a shoe. Microscopic examination by the Rockefeller Institute discovered by virtue of the intricate twists and warps of the thread used in the stitching that it appeared conclusive that this was a fossil of a manmade object.


The object was found prior to 1922.1922 was when the photo was published. There was even an indentation exactly as such would have been made by the bone of the heel rubbing upon and wearing down the material of which the sole was made. The Triassic period of strata in which it was found is 213 to 248 million years old.


225,000,000 BC to 70,000,000 BC.


225,000,000 BC to 70,000,000 BC.Site. Oregon. Deschutes County. Fossil Lake.


The remains of a very ancient civilization have been discovered here. Fossil Lake is the dried out bed of what was once an ancient sheet of water. From the remains of prehistoric animals found there it is proved that the lake existed in the Mesozoic Era. The lake is in the midst of the Great Oregon Desert, once a fertile plain that became waterless by the raising of the mountains that diverted the surface water. There are bones here ranging from Dinosaurs to Mastodons which all existed at different times. Among the bones of the Mastodons and other Paleolithic animals were arrow and spearheads made of volcanic glass. The Mesozoic Era lasted from 225 million years ago to 70 million years ago, 225,000,000 BC to 70,000,000 BC.


225,000,000 BC to 195,000,000 BC.


225,000,000 BC to 195,000,000 BC.Sites. Nevada. Pershing County. Fisher Canyon.


 Albert E. Knapp found the imprint of a fossilized shoeprint on January 25, 1927 in limestone of the Triassic period. The fossil was lying amongst some loose rocks and on later examination appeared to be a layer of a heel of a shoe, which had been pulled from the balance of the heel by suction.


The print of a shoe was found in a coal seam. The impression of the sole was so clear that even traces of strong thread are visible. Faint traces of stitches are still visible.


The limestone is calcareous of the Triassic period of 195,000,000 BC to 225,000,000 BC.


There is clear evidence of finely wrought double stitching and in places the twist of the thread could be clearly seen. The thread is also much smaller than any used by modern shoemakers. Incidentally there are minute crystals of sulphide of mercury throughout the spaces of the shoe sole that could have only been deposited there by waters that carried them in solution when the rock was still plastic.


220,000,000 BC.


220,000,000 BC.Site. Australia. New South Wales, Kempsey.


In 1976 Noel Reeves found huge footprints in sandstone beds on the Upper Macleay River. One print shows a toe four inches long, ten centimetres, and the toe span is ten inches or 25 centimetres. A giant had apparently walked across a sandy beach that was now a bed of sanstone and had been sandstone for 220 million years, 220,000,000 BC.


200,000,000 BC


200,000,000 BC-1.Site. Wyoming. Pedro Mountains.


In 1932 the perfectly mummified body of a man was found in a completely sealed airpocket in rock strata two hundred million years old, 200,000,000 BC. The man appeared to be sixty-five years of age. What was really surprising was that the fully formed man was only fourteen inches long from head to toe.


200,000,000 BC-2.Site. Ohio. Jefferson County. Hammondsville, or Hammondville.


Fourteen miles Northwest of Steubenville. A large slate wall covered in untranslatable hieroglyphics was discovered in a coal strip mine owned by a Captain Lacey.


In the autumn of 1868 a miner in a coalmine named James Parson was working relatively close to the surface. Suddenly a large amount of coal fell into the shaft unmasking a slate wall covered with inscriptions. A crowd soon gathered and noted a resemblance between the inscriptions and Egyptian hieroglyphics. Given the age of the coal seam the inscriptions had to date back at least two hundred million years, 200,000,000 BC. The inscriptions oxidized before the experts arrived to decipher them.


The hieroglyphics were arranged in horizontal rows at a distance of 7.6 metres from each other and each sign was three quarters of an inch in size and arranged in rows precisely placed three inches apart. Many local witnesses saw the wall before it disintegrated completely on exposure to the air.


Another report states that James Parsons and his two sons exhumed the wall. The wall was large and smooth with the hieroglyphics carved into it.


200,000 BC-3. Site. Russia.


 Around two hundred thousand years ago, 200,000 BC, a herd of wild oxen or Aurochs, now extinct, were grazing on the lush steppes of Russia. Out of the blue someone shot one of these great beasts right thoruhg the centre of the forehead, the force of the projectile going cleanly through the front of the head and completely shattering the back of the head. No arrow could do this  and spearsa nd arrows were not supposed to be invented for quite a time yet. Only a high calibre projectile like a bullet could do this! Either it is a recently shot auroch, which we doubt, or someone was using a gun in the distant past.


200,000 BC-4. Site. Germany. Elbe River, near Hamburg.


Five hundred stone figurines of men and animals were discovered on the banks of the Elbe River. They are at least two hundred thousand years old, 200,000 BC. The features of the human faces are of Homo sapiens, not Neanderthal man. The carvings were discovered by Professor Walter Matthes, head of the College for Prehistorical and Early History Study in Hamburg.


The carvings are no larger than matchboxes and they depict human heads and Ice Age animals. There are few if any Neanderthal or apelike characteristics.



180,000,000 BC 


180,000,000 BC-1.Site. Kentucky. Fayette County. Lexington.


Hunters from Boonesboro discovered a sizeable complex of tunnels here in 1776. They discovered rocks of peculiar workmanship with a tunnel behind them. Small at first the portal eventually expanded to a sort of gallery, four feet wide and seven high that inclined sharply down into the rock. The ramp led after a few hundred feet to a chamber 300 feet long, 100 feet wide and 18 feet high. Inside this lay idols, altars and about 2,000 mummies. There are limestone caves and spring water passages under Lexington. The Irish travel writer Thomas Ashe who wrote of them in 1806 last visited the caves.


          In 1886 a party of workmen in a quarry near Lexington came across a massive cut stone wall under forty feet of undisturbed limestone. The strata was 180 million years old, 180,000,000 BC.





180,000,000 BC to 64,000,000 BC.


180,000,000 BC to 64,000,000 BC.Site. Nicaragua. Acahualinca, Lake Gilva, or Giloa or Jiloa, near Lake Managua.


Earl Flint, a Geologist working for the Peabody Museum and Harvard University found fossilized human footprints in a quarry in a layer of rock 16 to 24 feet below the surface. The footprints are from 1.5 to 3 inches deep and none exceeded 18 inches. There were barefoot and sandal foot impressions and were dated at 200,000 years old, 200,000 BC. The human footprints are preserved in volcanic tufa as well as animal prints from the same period.


The footprints were investigated in 1884. There are six rows of impressions breaking through a layer of rock seven inches thick over a space of six yards by two.


In various caves on the southwest slopes of the volcanic range there were found numerous extinct species of shells that had been opened and eaten by man in the Cretaceous period. The shells in the caves pertain to the Eocene Tertiary Period that merged into the Meiocene. There is no doubt that the shellfish were used as food. The Cretaceous Period lasted from 136 million years ago to 64 million years ago, 136,000,000 BC to 64,000,000 BC.


In the same caves there are inscriptions of sea monsters that are depicted with uncommon accuracy and in partial relief in the roofs of now shallow caves. This was before major volcanic eruptions buried the area in the Eocene Era. One vertebra was found and removed to the Smithsonian Institute prior to 1888. This vertebra of an unknown monster had a diameter of ten inches. The Eocene Era was between 54 million and 38 million years ago, 54,000,000 BC to 38,000,000 BC.


Some of the footprints appear to be wearing sandals or moccasins.


Other reports have it that the footprints are 180 million years old and have dinosaur tracks crossing over them. The dinosaur tracks actually crossed and slightly obliterated some of the human tracks.


There are also reports from here of rock carvings of incredibly great age  high up on rock walls that depict plesiosaurs and other saurian creatures cavorting in the lake. The local Indians have no idea who made the drawings but state that they are incredibly old and the lake is still inhabited by the same sorts of creatures as depicted in the drawings.