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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #15 on: September 10, 2018, 09:43:32 AM »
I caught James Cameron's Search for Atlantis "documentary" on a plane. Ugh. What a piece o crap.

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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #16 on: September 11, 2018, 04:33:39 PM »
This makes me wonder if in 10,000 years people will be looking for Lilliput.
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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #17 on: September 11, 2018, 04:38:37 PM »
This makes me wonder if in 10,000 years people will be looking for Lilliput.

Or the Shire.
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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #18 on: September 11, 2018, 07:40:26 PM »
This makes me wonder if in 10,000 years people will be looking for Lilliput.

Or the Shire.
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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2018, 01:48:31 PM »

Just off the coast of Bimini Island, in some 15 or 20 feet of water, are some huge concrete blocks. The place is sometimes called Bimini Road because of a very superficial resemblance to a short stretch of highway. It's a very nice place for snorkeling because it's shallow enough that you don't need to be able to dive down to enjoy it. The bat-shit-crazy wackaloon woo-woo crowd on Bimini will tell you that Bimini Road is the lost Continent of Atlantis, risen again. In the Caribbean, for fuck's sake! There is absolutely nothing there to suggest that it's anything but some huge concrete blocks.

I think the consensus is that it's naturally occurring beachrock, not concrete. Given the rest of your post, I think this is just a point of semantics.

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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #20 on: November 29, 2018, 04:09:05 PM »
Steve said he would discuss this on the next episode.  Hopefully he's going to confirm it is in fact Atlantis.
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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #21 on: November 29, 2018, 04:24:48 PM »
Yeah Atlantis was just fiction/allegory/myth. Lemuria was the real deal!!

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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #22 on: November 30, 2018, 10:37:36 AM »

Just off the coast of Bimini Island, in some 15 or 20 feet of water, are some huge concrete blocks. The place is sometimes called Bimini Road because of a very superficial resemblance to a short stretch of highway. It's a very nice place for snorkeling because it's shallow enough that you don't need to be able to dive down to enjoy it. The bat-shit-crazy wackaloon woo-woo crowd on Bimini will tell you that Bimini Road is the lost Continent of Atlantis, risen again. In the Caribbean, for fuck's sake! There is absolutely nothing there to suggest that it's anything but some huge concrete blocks.

I think the consensus is that it's naturally occurring beachrock, not concrete. Given the rest of your post, I think this is just a point of semantics.

I seem to remember some rebar protruding, as well as the blocks (or rocks) being extremely flat. However, it's been nearly a decade since I was there, and my memory of the details is vague, so less reliable even than normal memories. What I remember more clearly about it is just that it was a very nice snorkel spot due to being fairly shallow and having lots of fishes. What is abundantly clear to anyone who visits it and has more than two functioning brain cells is that it's not a "lost" civilization "risen again" after disappearing from the other side of the world. You could well be right that it's naturally occurring rocks that just happen to resemble concrete. (One of the lines recited by the woo-woo crowd is that "Nobody can explain how they got there.")
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Re: Trending suspect for Atlantis, The Richat structure in Mauritania
« Reply #23 on: November 30, 2018, 01:47:00 PM »
It is neat looking. I have never heard of it. We should fill it with garbage.
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