"Ooparts (Out of Place Artifacts"

From time to time, unusual artifacts are found in strange places.  Some of these items are "problematic" to the accepted teaching of the day that is indoctrinating students that the world is billions and billions of years old and the result of natural phenomenon . . .

For example, how do coal miners find man-made artifacts in coal veins buried deeply below the earth's surface?

Picture of bell found in lump of coal.MAN-MADE BELL FOUND IN LUMP OF COAL.

In 1944, as a ten year old boy, Newton Anderson dropped a lump of coal in his basement and found that it contained this bell inside. The bituminous coal that was mined near his house in Upshur County West Virginia is supposed to be about 300 million years old! What is a brass bell with an iron clapper doing in coal ascribed to the Carboniferous Period? According to Norm Sharbaugh’s book Ammunition (which includes several "coal anecdotes") the bell is an antediluvian artifact (made before the Genesis Flood). The Institute for Creation Research had the bell submitted to the lab at the University of Oklahoma. There a nuclear activation analysis revealed that the bell contains an unusual mix of metals, different from any known modern alloy production (including copper, zinc, tin, arsenic, iodine, and selenium). Genesis 4:22 states that Tubal-Cain was "an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron..." Perhaps when his civilization came to an end in the flood, this bell was buried with a mass of vegetation that became coal and ended up thousands of years later in Newt Anderson’s coal bin. The bell was prominently featured in the 1992 CBS docudrama production called Ancient Secrets of the Bible and is now part of the Genesis Park collection. For more detailed pictures of the bell and the demon-like figure on top.  A handful of other such accounts have been recorded, including the intricate gold chain found in coal (Sanderson, Ivan T., Uninvited Visitors, 1967, pp. 195-196.) and the cast iron pot found in a coal seam at the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas, OK (now archived at Creation Evidence Museum).  CLICK HERE for more information on this remarkable find.


The pot was found in 1912 in Thomas, OK. in a large piece of coal. 

The following text is a letter from Frank Kennard, the man who found an iron pot embedded in a large lump of coal.

Sulphur Springs, Arkansas                                                             November 27, 1948

While I was working in the Municipal Electric Plant in Thomas, Oklahoma in 1912, I came upon a solid chunk of coal which was too large to use.  I broke it with a sledge hammer.  This iron pot fell from the center, leaving the impression, or mould of the pot in a piece of the coal.  Jim Stull (an employee of the company) witnessed the breaking of the coal, and saw the pot fall out.  I traced the source of the coal, and found that it came from the Wilburton, Oklahoma Mines.    (signed) Frank J. Kennard

Sworn to before me, in Sulphur Springs, Arkansas, this 27th day of November, 1948.  Julia L. Eldred N.P.  My commission expires May 21, 1951 - Benton Co.

Note:  The coal from the Wilburton Coal Mines is assigned an evolutionary date of Mid Pennsylvanian (295 million years.)  Either the dating is wrong, or there were men walking on earth 295 million years ago!

One cannot help but ask how man-made artifacts became embedded in coal deposits far under the surface of the ground.  The answer of course is a huge flood of Biblical proportions.  According to the Biblical account, the entire face of the earth was covered with water.  With the exception of those preserved in a huge wooden boat, all the animals perished along with mankind.  Massive mud floods apparently covered the earth creating coal deposits.  Artifacts from men who lived before the flood are turning up in coal veins as a permanent record of the catastrophe that happened in the days of Noah.  CLICK HERE for Noah's Ark articles.


This remarkable artifact was found by a family having an afternoon outing.  In June of 1934, members of the Hahn family discovered this rock with wood protruding from it. They chiseled it open, exposing the hammer head. The artifact was found near London Texas by a waterfall on Red Creek. This site is part of a large geographical zone called the Edwards Plateau and it primarily consists of Cretaceous rock. Several miles upstream, masses of fossils are found that match the fossils in this concretion.. The artifact is now part of the collection at Creation Evidences Museum where it has been extensively analyzed.

The handle is fossilized with a blackened coal tip and the head is made out of a rare iron mixture with chlorine. Could this be a pre-flood tool? Many scientists have expressed skepticism since the artifact was not found in situ by a professional, but the composition (chlorine fabricated with metallic iron) remains a puzzling enigma.

This unique iron hammer with partially coalified wooden handle was found in Lower Cretaceous Limestone, supposedly 140 million years old (the time of the dinosaurs). According to evolutionary theory, this hammer must have been made by dinosaurs. 

The Creation Evidence Museum acquired a fossilized human finger in the mid 1980s. It was found by a landowner where road gravel was being quarried from the Cretaceous Walnut Formation of the Commanche Peak limestone. Recent advances in C.T. scanning techniques have yielded some astounding pictures of the interior of this fossil. These pictures and other studies show that this is indeed the finger of someone who was rapidly buried in a catastrophic event long ago.  CLICK HERE for the full report.



One of the most remarkable finds of a researcher by the name of Ron Wyatt is now on display at the Israel Museum in Jerusalem.  This tiny artifact alone adds credibility to his claims that ancient temple furniture including the lost Ark of the Covenant may be hidden in a cave below the Calvary Escarpment, the site where it is believed that Jesus was crucified just outside the walls of Jerusalem. 

The Israel Museum claims that the Ivory Pomegranate is the only artifact ever found from Solomon’s Temple.  You can see the Ivory Pomegranate and even buy replica jewelry of it at the Israel  Museum.   Wyatt  claimed that he brought the pomegranate out of his diggings below the crucifixion site and gave it to the former Director of the Jerusalem Antiquities.  The point is that Wyatt found something below the Calvary Escarpment!

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