Author Topic: Wilpena Pound Australia-impact, upheaval or Electrically driven event?  (Read 11926 times)


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Wilpena pound

Wilpena pound in Australia's Flinders ranges is an incredible geological structure of sandstone and quartzite. Traditional geology poses it as an eroded uplift of oceanic sediment that has taken millions of years to form it's present shape. Viewed from above Wilpena Pound resembles some sort of crater with a high plateau surrounded by a ring of rugged  hills. The entire area covered is some 83 square kilometers . Some observers see the structure as a meteor impact site but the stratigraphic nature of the site seems to preclude this.

On the thunderbolts website Stephen Smith has argued for electrical machining as the agent of formation and certainly C.J.Ransom's laboratory experiments show that these types of formations can be replicated with the use of high voltage electrical discharges. The thoughts here are that a massive auroral from a coronal mass ejection, comet or planet in disturbed motion would induce huge electrical discharges. The  Birkeland currents produced would spin around an axis machining out a vast central plateau and building up high rimmed perimeters.

But if this is the case can we point to other evidence that supports this theory. Yes we can. Scaleability holds the key. Wal Thornhill believes that many facets of the electrical universe are scaleable. From the formation of galaxies to the surface of the Sun electromagnetic images can be magnified millions of times to reveal similar patterns.

On a recent filming expedition to Malta we were surprised by the similarity between small meter size rock formations and Wilpena Pound. The structures seem to mimic the central plateaus and high eratic rims of Australia's most curious formation. But the size difference was enormous.The same building agent at work but on a smaller scale? Look for yourself and compare.
Peter Mungo Jupp