BELIEVE IT OR NOT! FOSSILIZED JELLYFISH

BELIEVE IT OR NOT! FOSSILIZED JELLYFISH
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BELIEVE IT OR NOT! FOSSILIZED JELLYFISH
BELIEVE IT OR NOT? THIS IS A FOSSILIZED JELLYFISH THAT FIRST EXISTED OVER 500,000,000 YEARS AGO. BEFORE YOU STOP LAUGHING I WANT TO RELATE THIS CREATURE TO INDIAN USE. I FOUND A FEW OF THESE OVER THE YEARS AND ALWAYS WHERE I FIND INDIAN ARTIFACTS. BESIDES BEING EYE CATCHING TO THE INDIAN THEY HAD A USE FOR THEM. THEY HAD A NATURALLY FLAT ROUND END WITH THE OPPOSITE END EITHER A FLAT OR ROUND SHAPE. THE SMALLER FLAT END THEY USED AS A STAND AND AT TIMES DRILLED A CUP INTO THE FLAT LARGER END AND USED IT AS A PEYOTE OR HAPPY WEED BOWL. I HAVE SEEN LARGER AND SOME SMALLER THEN THIS ONE. IF THE SMALL END HAPPENED TO BE ROUND THEY ADMIRED IT BECAUSE THE INDIAN WAS FASCINATED WITH THE SHAPE OF LADIES NIPPLES.

I HAVE ALWAYS MARVELED AT THIS FOSSIL NOT KNOWING WHAT IT WAS BUT THINKING TO MUST BE SOME TYPE OF PLANT HEAD OR BUD. SCIENCE HAS NOW RECOGNIZED IT IS REALLY A JELLYFISH. YOU CAN READ A LOT ABOUT THEM IN GOOGLE. DID YOU KNOW A BUNCH OF JELLY FISH ARE CALLED A "SMACK".

SINCE JELLYFISH ARE BLOBS WITH NO BONES OR SCALES IT WOULD BE HARD OR THEM TO FOSSILIZE. WHEN DEAD THEY WOULD FLOAT ON TOP OF THE WATER THEN FINALLY SINK TO THE SANDS AT THE BOTTOM. SINCE THERE WERE NO SCAVENGERS EXISTED OR BIRDS IN THE SKY IF WASHED TO SHORE THEY WOULD DECAY IN THE SUN.

THERE ARE SEVERAL THEORIES HOW THE JELLYFISH FOSSILIZED. ONE THEORY IS THAT THEY INGESTED FINE GRAINES OF SAND THEN COMPACTED BY MORE LAYERS AND FILLED WITH MINERALS IN THE WATER AND SAND AND FOSSILIZED OVER TIME.

ANOTHER THEORY IS THAT DURING A VIOLENT STORM THEY WOULD HEAD FOR SHALLOW BAYS AND FLOAT TO THE BOTTOM TO BE FILLED AND COVERED WITH FINE SAND AND MINERALS.

THERE ARE OTHER THEORIES BUT I LIKE THE TWO ABOVE THE BEST.

NOW TO THE QUESTION OF HOW THEY COULD HAVE BEEN DEPOSITED IN PLACES AWAY FROM THE PRESENT SHORELINES. THE EARTH WAS COVERED WITH MOSTLY WATER 500,000,000 YEARS AGO AND TODAY YOU MAY FIND A FOSSILIZED JELLYFISH EVEN ON A MOUNTAIN TOP. SOME SCIENTIST GIVE NOAH'S FLOOD THE HONOR OF WORLDWIDE DISTRIBUTION. ALSO THE UPHEAVAL OF THE EARTH BY VOLCANIC ACTIVITY FORMING MOUNTAINS AND VALLEYS.

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