Hooch wrote:A triangle 10 could also be a joint effort between Izhmash and Bulgaria. Can't wait to see the mags
gollum wrote:Hey Harry,
I haven't been on here for some time. Glad to see you here. I tried getting ahold of you through Feldman's LDM Forum, but never got a reply. Shame that site died out. Too much BS and conflict.
I am very glad to see y'all are still at it.
I don't know if you have seen it or not, but in 2010, Greg and the Museum had an Open House kind of thing for the Stone Maps. I drove out from L.A. and got there waaaay early. I got to spend some time with Greg and Phil. Greg allowed me to do some very up close and personal time with the Stone Maps (see my avatar). I got to examine them under a digital microscope (I didn't want to drag out the old Ken-A-Vision or B&L). I lit them up under black light from every side and photographed the surfaces. I also lit them and photographed them from all sides under Blue-White LED Light. I spent more time with them than the nice folks at DAE (Desert Archaeology Inc). I found nothing on them that couldn't also be explained by manual cutting and grinding. I wrote them, and asked a couple of questions that they never bothered to answer. They responded to me, but they didn't answer the questions;
1. DAE: Stones surfaces were machined smooth. Same effect by using ancient Egyptian methods of using progressively finer sand rubbed between two large stones. Not too difficult considering they are sandstone (except the heart insert).
2. DAE: Dimples made by electric drills to start holes. Why do they have to be electric? A hand drill would have been used for the same purpose two hundred years earlier.
3. DAE: Not enough wear/ageing on the stones for them to have been buried for 100 or more years. Really? Did they even look at the "DON" Side? I also emailed them pics of some of the sandstone carvings at Angkor Wat. Beautifully detailed. Crisp and sharp, and they are over 800 years old, and in a MUCH HARSHER climate than the Stone Maps were exposed to. Crickets chirping for an answer. lulz
If you want to hear MUCH more about the Stone Maps in the last few years, talk to Frank Augustine. He was working with Ryan Gordon running back and forth to Texas, and dealing with the family, and seeing the other stuff of Travis Tumlinson they still had. He was privy to a lot of stuff, and he and Ryan had a bad falling out. He will talk about a good bit of it. He says fake.
I even got in touch with Janie Tumlinson (Travis' Daughter), and she told me pointedly "My dad had nothing to do with any kind of hoax". She also confirmed "Daddy never drove anything but a Buick" (Stone Map Bumper Pic).
Anyway, glad to see yall are still at it, and posting. Take Care -
Oh yeah, I am Mike McChesney from Feldman's Forum
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