”Those that can make you believe in absurdities can make you commit atrocities.” Voltaire Dangerous Pseudoarchaeology At long last, this blog post is the second part to The Enigma in the Lake: a Critical Inquiry into the Rock Lake Pyramids. This writing is timely in that we find ourselves overwhelmed by science denialism and fake … Continue reading The Enigma in the Lake: a Critical Inquiry into the Rock Lake Pyramids Part II
The Discovery of the U-1226 On 5 June 1993 commercial diver Edward Michaud allegedly discovered the wreck of a World War II German Submarine in 41 feet of water, 4 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He had identified the wreck as that of the U-1226; the problem was history had stated that the U-1226 was sunk thousands of … Continue reading The Legend of the Black Knight Part I
I Used To Believe The story that the following two blogs are going to relate is one of intrigue, archaeology and a miscarriage of history. Like the image above this tale includes archaeology, Nazis, and Atlantis in Wisconsin. The first part is going to be a history of the Rock Lake Pyramids and the second part … Continue reading The Enigma In The Lake: A Critical Inquiry into the Rock Lake Pyramids
ArchyFantasies discusses Chapter 9 in Frank Joseph’s most recent book The Lost History of Ancient America titled Drowned Village of The Copper Miners. This book is an update on the research that Frank Joseph and longtime collaborator Wayne May regarding the purported “Rock Lake Pyramids”, a pseudoarchaeological site located on the bottom of Rock Lake just outside the southern Wisconsin town of Lake Mills. The “pyramids” are stone mounds located at the bottom of the lake that appear manmade but, have been discounted as glacial features. Frank Joseph has researched and written extensively on this site since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with his book The Lost Pyramids of Rock Lake and Atlantis in Wisconsin respectively. This latest mention is underwhelming as it has not provided any further evidence to support his claims in the 20 years its been since his first book regarding Rock Lake and its Pyramids, it’s more a reiteration of his past works on the topic. I want readers to consider this article a prequel (even though it’s modern). Myself, as an archaeologist and a diver I was curious about Rock Lake and it’s “pyramids”. Stay tuned for The Enigma at the Bottom of The Lake.
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Introduction This post is a little late as its subject has since run its course on social media and has been discounted (or at least forgotten, hopefully). This post is regarding a fake news story that made waves on social media a year ago and its implications. On February 18, of 2016 came this headline: "USA: … Continue reading The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History