Among the Deceived

At the outside chance that the largest bone in this trail of bones is half of a pelvic bone, I returned to hunt the area for the head of the creature.

I returned again to the unique trail of bones to remove the thorns, vines, saplings, dirt, and moss from the largest bone in this line of bones to get a better look at it. This one bone is the only one of its kind that I have found. It is a very distinguishing break from the pattern I have been following in this location and it is unlike any other bone I have found to this point anywhere. After getting this one dug out and cleaned up, I have scrapped my hypotheses that this particular bone could be from a snake and that it could be a vertebra at all.

As I studied its shape yesterday, it appears to bear a resemblance to one side of a human pelvis (the right side of an anterior view) more than anything else I have found to this point, but that is simply an observation. If this is a human pelvis bone, it would be expected that the vertebrae closest to the pelvis would be larger than those at the cervical end of the spine, which appears to be what I am observing on the ground. I have nothing conclusive yet. I am simply making observations.

I am back to square one, trying my best to allow the observations to lead the way to identifying what this creature was.

At this point, I have followed and mapped this trail of bones as best as I can through the very thick vegetation and believe I may have finally located each end of it, but am not entirely certain of that yet. It still appears to me that this trail of bones is a trail of vertebrae measuring roughly 16' in length at the location of this video and roughly 6' in length at the other end where the trail disappears, but that is simply a best guess at the moment. It will take many more visits and likely cleaning some more of them off for a better look at what is what. One end of the trail is around the bone in this video and what I believe to be the other end of it is roughly 2,000 feet away.

I will be uploading more videos on this creature and will include "A Unique Trail of Bones" in the title to make them easier to associate as the same creature in the same area.

While I'm in the realm of crazy, this is also in the throat area of the East Coast Dragon. To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

I will be uploading more videos on this creature and will include "A Unique Trail of Bones" in the title to make them easier to associate as the same creature in the same area.

While I'm in the realm of crazy, this is also in the throat area of the East Coast Dragon. To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

I don't know what this is, but it is large. I believe I may have stumbled into a string of vertebrae, the largest of which is roughly 27' x 20'. I am working to figure out what it is and this is part of my journey to do so.

I will be uploading more videos on this creature and will include "A Unique Trail of Bones" in the title to make them easier to associate as the same creature in the same area.

While I'm in the realm of crazy, this is also in the throat area of the East Coast Dragon. To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

The vultures of death finally moved out of this cave so I could get inside it. Found it a few months back, but every time I climbed into the cave, vultures would come helicoptering out of the narrow passage. After three months, the vultures finally moved on so I was able to get into the cave.

To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

If you are considering divorce, are divorcing, or have custody issues before you, here are a few thoughts I decided to put on video while heading out on a mudfossil hike.

This is an area recently opened up and this video is my first glimpse of an area with strangely similar and symmetric rocks. I had not yet realized there are a bunch of them that form a line. I am adding this part of the description a few weeks later, on 9-1-19. As I have explored this area more, I have been following a line of what looks like the same bones that cover an area, as best as I can put together today, around 1/4 mile long and roughly 50'-80' in width. At the moment, the bones look like the vertebrae of a snake or something similar. I don't know what it is, but as of right now, I believe I have finally figured out its orientation across the landscape and its approximate widths. I will be uploading more videos on this creature and will include "A Unique Trail of Bones" in the title to make them easier to locate and tie together as the same creature in the same area.

While I'm in the realm of crazy, this is also in the throat area of the East Coast Dragon. To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

The shapes and patterns I keep finding in place after place, to me, speak strongly of design, not random chance. This was a cursory look at an area new to me. Forgive the blurry shake at the beginning. I forgot I had changed the settings on my camera.

This is an area recently opened up and this video is my first glimpse of an area with strangely similar and symmetric rocks. I had not yet realized there are a bunch of them that form a line. I am adding this part of the description a few weeks later, on 9-1-19. As I have explored this area more, I have been following a line of what looks like the same bones that cover an area, as best as I can put together today, around 1/4 mile long and roughly 50'-80' in width. At the moment, the bones look like the vertebrae of a snake or something similar. I don't know what it is, but as of right now, I believe I have finally figured out its orientation across the landscape and its approximate widths. I will be uploading more videos on this creature and will include "A Unique Trail of Bones" in the title to make them easier to associate as the same creature in the same area.

While I'm in the realm of crazy, this is also in the throat area of the East Coast Dragon. To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

I have been unable to go mudfossil hunting for about the past six weeks. I had a little bit of time this past weekend so I made a quick trip to a river bottom that has been a mudfossil treasure trove for me. I did not shoot much video because I was showing someone new to this rabbit hole a sample of the many different things I have found in that river bottom, which was time well spent. I shot this all in one area that is full of bones and what I believe at this point to be tendonous material, more as a record for me to revisit. I am posting it, as always, as a means of hopefully providing more observations for anyone interested to be able to further the investigation into mudfossils on a smaller scale and the history of our world on a larger scale. The person with me turned out to have quite an eye for mudfossils and brought to me what I believe is possibly a a finger or toe bone. I expect to be able to return to mudfossil hunting with diligence within a couple weeks.

To find out about the East Coast Dragon, search for it on the Mudfossil University channel on youtube. I'm not stating I believe the ECD is or is not a dragon. I reference it in the title because if the ECD really is a fossilized, decomposing dragon, then the fact that this video location is along the neck of the ECD may help identify the geology/biology in this video at a later date.

This is from our fourth day of mudfossil hunting in Arizona. We were on our way from one area of the state to another and noticed a sudden change in geology near a little pullover along the road so we whipped off the road into the pullover and jumped out to take a quick look. We did not have time to explore much of it at all. Just a quick run through it. The area was full of standing columns and features that, at first glance, I thought were man-made structures, but were not man-made. I have no doubt we could have spent the day in that area and, in the future, we may be able to return to it.

One of my friends had located in his spotting scope a cave hidden in a cliff face in a remote area so we headed out to find it. What we thought would be a fairly simple and quick hike turned out to be just a bit more than we expected. Along the way, we noticed that we were walking through sections of petrified or fossilized tree stumps, ranging in diameters from roughly 3' to about 12'.. We walked through some areas conspicuously littered with large numbers of round stone balls, ranging in diameters from roughly 8" to about 5'. The largest of the round stone balls we found are around the 13 minute mark of the video and the smaller ones are before that. All I could see was an ancient forest of junipers or cedars, some with, by today's standards, absolutely enormous trunks. To me, the round stone balls looked like fossilized juniper berries. The friend who was with me saw it as one gigantic tree, just like the one we had discovered on Day 3, and that the "stumps" we were looking at were simply branches. After reviewing the video to edit it, I lean in the direction of my friend's theory that it was, indeed, one gigantic tree, over which we hiked. We first stumbled into the petrified "stumps" about 1/2-mile into our hike and those "stumps" continued for about another mile. There was a brief section after that, during which we got out of the petrified wood. But as we got closer to where we had to descend to the cave, we climbed down into what appeared very strongly to be another gigantic tree lying almost parallel to the one above, pointed in the opposite direction (back in the direction from which we had come), underneath the one over which we had walked hiking in. It is difficult to explain without a drawing, but based on what we saw, it appeared to be two gigantic trees that were roughly 2 to 2-1/2 miles apart at the bases and they either fell or were felled directly at each other, the tops of each overlapping the other a little. As difficult as it is to type this, based on what we observed, the trees would have been over a mile tall. I can't explain it. I'm only stating what we observed. Such thoughts stagger the mind, but based on at least our initial observations, that appears to be what we were hiking over. The two caves we found would have been cavities in the tree that was on the bottom.

We found this while hiking out from looking at the object in the previous video. One of us will be returning to the area to retrieve this object soon so I am hoping to have a better look at it on video. I forgot about our fourth day out. That, too, proved interesting. We got well off the beaten path and stumbled upon a petrified forest of trees, some of which are quite large, even by today's redwood standards.

This is a head. There are suture lines along the skull plates and places where it looks like horns once were in various locations around the head. We have returned to retrieve this skull and have cleaned it up. More detailed video of it will be posted soon.

Because we covered so much ground on our third day, I sorted the footage into three sections. My background is natural sciences. The object in this video has turned my understanding on its head. We had two incredible finds on day 3. That we found both on the same day made it the most remarkable day of mudfossil hunting we have had to this point. Out of respect for the privacy of those in our party, I have edited out much of my footage, but one of us will soon be returning to look further at this object and shoot more extensive footage of it. Our second big find on day 3 will be the subject of my next video.

For what it's worth, I've recently started experiencing difficulties uploading footage and my computer, which never crashes, has started crashing, but only when I try to upload a video. Maybe it's nothing, but wanted to mention it in case I suddenly stop uploading videos. I have every intention to keep exploring and to keep adding to the discussion of mudfossils.

We found a lot of interesting mudfossils during our exploration of Arizona. I'm bummed that I'm having to severely edit my footage because in those cuts are a whole lot of the really cool ones we found. Anything cool will attract a crowd. All of us who were hunting for them swarmed on the cool ones we found and I did not think to shoot a separate video without everyone in our party gathered around them. Part of the learning curve, I suppose. We're headed out to a different region soon and I will remember to do that so I can show more of what we find. I have at least four more to edit and post, the last three of which are some of the most interesting fossils or mudfossils I have found to date. I'm working on those, but time is a bit sparse right now.

These are some clips of mudfossils that we found in a riverbed at the base of a ridge that would become, in my world, a monumental mudfossil discovery. I'll get to that find in the next video. Like the previous vids, we found a lot, but because of editing, this is a tiny sample of some of the stuff we found.

We decided it was time to load up and go look at mudfossils in a different part of the country. We chose to check out some areas of Arizona to see what we could find. We covered a lot of ground and hiked a lot of miles. My footage has a lot of hard edits in it out of respect for the privacy of people who helped us get access to and help us narrow down the areas in which we will most likely find the things for which we are looking. Because of the edits, I will be able to show only a small sample of what we found. We found a lot of interesting stuff. Some of it is very similar to mudfossils in other regions of the country and some of it is distinct from other regions. I am weeding through and editing footage as time permits, but I will post the videos as I finish them. One find in particular stands as a stark challenge to everything I thought I knew about the natural world of the United States long before it was the United States, but the evidence is what it is and I am still trying to sort it out. I will make a note on that video when I upload it.

I drove the road that winds its way through the abdomen and up through the neck of what may or may not be a gigantic mudfossil creature. I tried to find a way to get over to what I believe is the only exposed eye, but there was no public access to it. I hope to get permission from whoever owns the land to one day walk to the eye and see if there is anything geologically distinctive about it. I apologize that some of the footage is herky jerky, but I am unaccustomed to carrying the camera in my hand as I walk around. Plus, I left the image stabilization on, thinking it would be better, but I'm guessing I should have turned it off. Anyway, if you are into mudfossils you may find a few of the things I found interesting. Or you may think this is like watching grass grow in real time. I'm fine with either.

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I have, for as long as I can remember, been disposed to questioning the "facts" around me. With age, I have realized how strongly we tend to force the truth to fit between the parking spaces of our particular worldview. Most of us view as hostile the notion that we can be deceived. I am unabashedly a follower of Jesus because I have questioned and challenged the Bible and Jesus to show me that they are both real and accurate for nearly 40 years now and I have found them to both be real and accurate. My formal background is in the natural sciences and theology. My passion since the age of 11 has been the cultures of ancient Mesopotamia, particularly the religion of those areas and, more precisely, the giants mentioned not only in the Christian Bible, but also throughout the world's cultures. The subject of giants is greeted with hostility and cognitive dissonance throughout most Christian circles in the United States so I have kept my investigations moving along but below the radar unless someone broaches the subject. The subject of giants in the secular scientific and historical circles is one that experience has shown me to be a taboo. I do not view other people's positions along their particular journeys through this life as a personal threat and have never stayed away from examining a large host of subjects, many of which those around me viewed as hostile to my faith in Jesus. I'm not afraid to ask questions or to question what I believe. Three decades ago, I was praying and told God the most liberating words that have yet left my mouth - "Jesus, I am among the deceived." People know I have spent much of my life examining the obscure so they mention things to me once in a while that they would like my take on. Someone mentioned a youtube channel titled "Mudfossil University" to me several months ago so I started coursing through Roger's videos and, as much as I wanted to dismiss the subject and return to the routine of my life, the more I watched and listened to what he was presenting on mudfossils the more I wanted to make my own observations, which I have been doing. I started this channel to have a place to dump some of the video that I have been shooting while investigating the subject. I am not a tech guy or videographer by any stretch of the imagination, but perhaps my observations help further someone else's journey into the subject. If not, there is nothing lost.