300 Million-Year-Old Screw Found in Rock

By on March 25, 2013

300 million-year-old screw found in rockWhile investigating the remains of a meteorite outside of Moscow in 1998, Russian scientists discovered a rock with a screw firmly fixed inside.

Geologist estimate the age of the rock to be 300-320 million years old. Evidence shows that the iron atoms of the screw and the silicon atoms of the rock have in fact spread and fused, suggesting the screw is by no means a recent addition to the rock.

Experts agree the screw was artificially constructed, rather than being the result of a natural process.

Reports of evidence of intelligent life existing on Earth in prehistoric times pop up from time to time. These reports include machined parts such as spheres, screws and toothed wheels, as well as more bizarre discoveries such as manufactured boot, sandal and foot prints embedded in billion-year-old stone.

Researchers claim most of the evidence is now gathering dust in the basements of the world’s most prestigious institutions.


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    December 5, 2016 at 4:34 am

    If it was a crinoid fossil inside a meteor, that would be a really neat trick. If it really was a meteor they found it in, that would indeed be very interesting.

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    November 15, 2014 at 5:59 pm

    Hey guys, I broke open a rock back in the summer and found this weird thing inside. Have you got any ideas as to what it could be?

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      Jeffrey Walls

      January 10, 2016 at 4:36 am

      Email me @ 15muttwalls@gmail.com if you would like to see the on I found in Missouri this past September 16

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    July 24, 2014 at 3:16 am

    well geniuses it’s not a screw take a closer look and you’ll see it wouldnt function as a screw

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    July 26, 2013 at 4:12 pm

    That’s a fossilized crinoid stem. I own several of them myself. Whoever these anonymous “researchers” are should have consulted with a paleontologist before they claimed it was a screw.

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      October 28, 2013 at 7:08 pm

      Except it is supposedly made from Iron…

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      April 29, 2014 at 2:52 pm

      are you a scientist??? fred?—no

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      Joe Shmoe

      October 26, 2014 at 11:49 pm

      Thank you Frederick! I couldn’t find a skeptical viewpoint of this anywhere. A simple Google search of “crinoid stem” shows the truth of the matter.

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        August 14, 2015 at 6:03 am

        Maybe early man built their car engines using crinoid stems before they invented the screw proper (and the wheel)? Maybe the experts were right after all?

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