"Magnesium In the Heavens As It Is On Earth.. "
The last two postings I had placed here serve as background for this post. The last was on the strange role of magnesium in anomalous atmospheric phenomenon. The other, prior to that post, was on the common characteristics of ghost phenomenon associated with structures and the reported "ghosts" associated with close encounters with this anomalous aerial phenomenon.
On the topic of magnesium in Eureka Springs, Arkanasas, the historic 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa is often noted for the wide range of paranormal phenomenon, among them the observation of "ghost" images that appear to represent quite a wide range of characters that often, observers equate with those who are deeply associated with the history of this edifice.Interestingly, this structure's load bearing walls are the work of masons , who began this project in 1884, utilizing extremely heavy magnesium limestone. Another structure made from this material that has the same effect of producing phantom phenomenon is the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans. Geologically, in the United States, when one looks for deposits of this material, it is interesting to note certain correlations. More on this in a future post. Of course, in the U.K we have more famous examples of this material and variations thereof, associated with what is loosely termed "paranormal experiences."
Further, much of the Magnesian Limestone is dolomite, i.e. calcium magnesium carbonate, and has been for many years the main source of dolomite-rock in Britain. It is used in connection with the production of refractory bricks but also for aggregate for road-building and other construction purposes. It is also used in the production of agricultural lime.
The old term for the mineral is magnesia. Stones from the Magnesia region in ancient Anatolia contained both magnesium oxide and hydrated magnesium carbonate as well as iron oxides (such as magnetite). Thus these stones, called Stones from Magnesia in antiquity, with their unusual magnetic properties were the reason the terms magnet and magnetism were coined. Periclase is usually found in marble produced by metamorphism of dolomitic limestones.
Changing the context of our exploration of magnesium, we turn to Sweden's famous "ghost rockets." wherein magnesium was a speculative element in this phenomenon as well. One thinks of the slag associated with other anomalous aerial phenomenon cases.
"The best known of these crashes occurred on July 19, 1946, into Lake KšlmjŠrv, Sweden. Witnesses reported a gray, rocket-shaped object with wings crashing in the lake. One witness interviewed heard a thunderclap, possibly the object exploding. However, a 3 week military search conducted in intense secrecy again turned up nothing. The Swedish Air Force officer who led the search, Karl-Gšsta Bartoll, was interviewed in 1984.
Immediately after his investigation in 1946, Bartoll submitted a report in which he similarly stated that the bottom of the lake had been disturbed but nothing found and that "there are many indications that the KšlmjŠrv object disintegrated itself...the object was probably manufactured in a lightweight material, possibly a kind of magnesium alloy that would disintegrate easily, and not give indications on our instruments."
Is there a pattern to be followed? I suspect there is.