Monday, January 24, 2011

Out of Place Object, Number 214


Not far from the South Pole, in a part of the ocean where few people dare travel and compasses refuse to work, wildlife watchers spotted something rather unusual. A large, rectangular block of wood resting on top of a pristine iceberg.

It doesn't seem that strange--until you start to think about it. Then, without warning, it blows your mind.

(BTW, I saw that reader of the original post was reminded of Frankenstein. If you know why, give yourself a big pat on the back.)

9 comments:

Rachel said...

WOW!!! How did it get there? I am very curious.

Toodles*** said...

Wow. I'm confused now.

Elizabeth said...

Wow, hmm... How interesting. :D
I wonder how that was placed there...

Sally said...

Totally thought of Frankenstein. Is it just a block or is it hollow? I hope there is something inside it.

Jin Ai said...

Wait, is there something specific you had in mind...?

Kitty said...

It's the aliens I tell you /shot

Anonymous said...

Wooden base/floor/foundation box for a canvas cabin? Or even a quanset hut. One really good windstorm would tear off the walls, but a floor slightly embedded in ice might stick.

But what's it doing on the berg?

There are a few records in the age of sail of ships coming across other ships embedded in ice bergs. In one case, it was two ships embedded in an ice berg. See Oddities: A Book of Unexplained Facts by Rupert T. Gould, in the section on "The Ships Seen on Ice." Warning: It's grim.

Robert in San Diego

Robert in San Diego

Anna said...

*pats her back*
Lol! Pretty cool, if I say so myself. Might have been dropped from an overhead plane? Are there even planes flying above icebergs that randomly drop blocks of wood, though?

EQ said...

Whoa. I hope they're searching for survivors / invaders / mysterious, unusually clever creatures.

--EQ