UFO Conjecture(s)

Friday, August 15, 2014

And now it's the Roswell Rock

The History2 Channel, Friday, 8/15/14, presented an hour long airing about a rock found near Roswell in 2004 that is ostensibly connected to the 1947 Roswell incident.

The show was, hosted by Giorgio Tsoukalos, the Ancient Astronaut theorist:
The show wasn't about AAs, but about a rock that has a mysterious symbol or drawing on its surface and magnetic qualities.

I won't go into the various elements of the show or the show's conjectures, but I will say that the idea of a rock with a Roswell connection is not unlike the Roswell slide saga, interesting but not relevant.

That is, neither a Roswell rock nor Roswell slides will explain what happened near Roswell in July 1947.

Roswell has developed a mythos, a mythical patina. That patina has to be wiped away by absolute, scientific investigation or research.

But the the Roswell story is considered, by normal people, to be a convoluted mishmash of hysteria and lies that continues to draw in irrational believers, liars, and con men.

No decent academic, scientist, or media person wants to touch Roswell or even have a transitory involvment with the topic (or event).

The Roswell Rock was interesting for those enamored of fringe topics and quirky, anomalous artifacts that sometime show up and gain an audience for a brief time.

The Roswell slides will follow that scenario: a brief spurt of interest with a following diminishment that places the photos in a Roswell footnote that only die-hard Roswellians and UFO addicts will seek out when someone brings up Roswell as a moment in time when a small segment of society was intrigued by a bizarre example of military and public hysteria.

RR

17 Comments:

  • That's a several years old hoax, I think. If memory serves, an artist came forward and admitted making it. Is this a re-run or is Giorgio selling it as the latest snake oil?

    By Blogger vimanaboy, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • I agree. Nothing in this proves a connection with the Roswell mythos.
    But still, high strangeness seem to gravitate around such places...

    By Blogger Blodbrok, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • V...

    It was a new -- non-repeat -- show (2014).

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • The rock is a hoax, simply put. Nothing demonstrates that it couldn't have been made by human beings applying run-of-the-mill techniques. The crop circle design and Linda Moulton Howe's hand-waving are just more pseudo-scientific nonsense. I wouldn't ask Giorgio about magnetic phenomena: he referred to "magnetic charge" (there's no such thing) after speaking to an "electrical engineer." LOL!

    By Blogger Joan Wilner, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • Yeah, I did a post on this sideshow hokum back in July 2008 http://strangestate.blogspot.com/2008/07/weirdness-is-only-stones-throw-away-in.html

    By Blogger Cullan Hudson, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • Has the Roswell Dream Team picked up on this? If not, I wonder why. If even the RDT considers this poison, that's saying a lot.

    By Blogger Mark OC, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • It has all the cheap charisma of an ashtray on sale at the Dollar Store or a tawdry sideshow mannequin.

    PT Barnum is smirking beyond the grave.

    By Blogger Bruce Duensing, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • Why should anyone get excited about a rock found near Roswell? Isn't this part of NM an area of considerable archaeological interest, without needing to connect the rock to an 'incident' that took place over 50 years earlier?

    By Blogger cda, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • That's my point CDA...

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • Tsoukalos never had credibility, and Howe has none left, but they're perfect for these TV sideshows since they 1) show up; and 2) know how to sell the empty magician's top hat.

    So very tired of their c***.

    By Blogger Ron, at Saturday, August 16, 2014  

  • according to my research, Roswell rock is a gentle triangular shaped, made of Iron Ferrite. It has two sided poles, each with different magnetic properties where the one side is "dead" and the other is "alive". It is considered to be a "One Of A Kind Miracle" by our technology.
    The crop circles on the Roswell rock represents the crop circles found in UK in the year 1996. Furthermore, UK is referred to as the remnant of Atlantis.

    By Blogger manish patni, at Sunday, December 07, 2014  

  • The latest in New Age Nutcasism

    By Blogger G Michael Leonard, at Friday, March 27, 2015  

  • I think I know what the picture on the rock really is!!!

    By Blogger ashtonlucius, at Monday, December 28, 2015  

  • A little late to the party, Ashton?

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, December 28, 2015  

  • How can I talk to Giorgio Tspikalos??? About Roswell stone...

    By Blogger ashtonlucius, at Monday, December 28, 2015  

  • Go to History Channel online and leave a message for him there.

    (And get his name right.)

    RR

    By Blogger RRRGroup, at Monday, December 28, 2015  

  • 2 guys with a slab of wood did not make the crop circle with that same formation.

    By Blogger Dave Earles, at Sunday, January 03, 2016  

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