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    Living Stones (not Lithops)

    I found this while noodling around on Wikipedia:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sailing_stones

    Why do the stones march? Where are they going?

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    Every time I go to Death Valley, I wish I could go to the racetrack. Unfortunately, it's supposed to be rather difficult to get there without 4WD. Still, I'll make it out there one of these days. Simply too cool to miss out. That panorama in the wiki entry is amazing!

    Aaaaand enter crackpot theories on how the rocks move...
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    Has anyone picked them up and moved them about to see if they'll change trajectory or do they go back to the same path they initially were following?

    I'm surprised the winds which can move the rocks doesn't blow the rocks trail away... that's the "supernatural" or weird part of it to me. I like to say weird since it doesn't imply anything but uncommon.

    Do the Native Americans from that area have any folklore about them?

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    I guess the tracks are left because supposedly the movement only happens on wet earth. I want to hear some kooky theories though.
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    Wind? Ice? Pfffh.

    Clearly they are the result of extra planetary visitors who millennia ago installed a grid of subterranean magnetic fields under the “racetrack” and then using an unknown material which only APPEARS to be dolomite (but is actually extraterrestrial in nature) were made to appear like normal rocks which run on this grid as signaling markers. These signaling markers are attuned to the unique magnetic fields generated by the grid so that the movement and positioning of the rocks is actually the result of a controller diverting the field polarity of different areas of the grid to make the markers move in a particular pattern used as a complex coordinating system whose message is only perceived by aerial visitors with the equipment to detect the very narrow wavelength emitted frequency from the rocks and use it like echolocation to function as a rudimentary landing system to coordinate landings and takeoffs, kinda like traffic control and the guys with the yellow flags at the airports...only with rocks...and UFOS...

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    Does the ground ever vibrate? I think that would move rocks... Any way, I would think that there would be more study on why they move instead of some guys saying that wind blows rocks around and not the sand and clay or whatever it is to hide the trails.

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    So then it's a giant extraterrestrial etch-a-sketch!

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    Wind? Ice? Pfffh.

    Clearly they are the result of extra planetary visitors who millennia ago installed a grid of subterranean magnetic fields under the “racetrack” and then using an unknown material which only APPEARS to be dolomite (but is actually extraterrestrial in nature) were made to appear like normal rocks which run on this grid as signaling markers. These signaling markers are attuned to the unique magnetic fields generated by the grid so that the movement and positioning of the rocks is actually the result of a controller diverting the field polarity of different areas of the grid to make the markers move in a particular pattern used as a complex coordinating system whose message is only perceived by aerial visitors with the equipment to detect the very narrow wavelength emitted frequency from the rocks and use it like echolocation to function as a rudimentary landing system to coordinate landings and takeoffs, kinda like traffic control and the guys with the yellow flags at the airports...only with rocks...and UFOS...
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    I want to know what happened to the big heavy rock that didn't move at all and then disappeared. Scandalous!
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