The bell was made of brass with an iron clapper, and was adorned with a figure on it’s top. Scientists became interested and testing dated it to be an antediluvian artifact, a big word that means before the Great Flood associated with Noah. Anderson later researched the figure on the bell’s top and believes it to be similar to depictions of a Babylonian Wind Demon and the Hindu god Garuda, who is sometimes depicted atop bells. The question is, how did such a relic find it’s way into the coal?
The lump of coal in which the bell was found was bituminous, mined just a few miles down the road from his house in Upshur County. Coal is formed over millions of years as dead vegetation decays and hardens. Could it be an artifact of an ancient race, perhaps carried by a flood that covered the Earth and came to rest in the hills of West Virginia? Of course skeptics would wonder if the bell was indeed found inside the coal as stated, or somewhere else. Either way, the dating is puzzling. The bell is now in possession of the Genesis Park, a group who’s goal is to show evidence that man and dinosaurs coexisted.
A chunk of metal believed to be part of a cog was found inside a piece of coal in Russia. Komsomolskaya Pravda of Vladivosto, near the Chinese and North Korean borders, found the object and had scientists take a look. The piece of metal, believed to be 300 million years old, is composed of 98% aluminum and 2% magnesuim. How'd it get there??? To read the article, hit the jump.