Carolina Bays in Alaska!

23 Oct 10 – Reader Robert Bixler found these oval depressions in the ground just south of the city of Barrow, Alaska, and realized that they look very similar to the Carolina Bays.

Notice how huge these depressions are! Far, far bigger than the city of Barrow itself.

Does anyone know about these formations? (I’m going to call them the Barrow Bays for now.)

  • Are they geologically similar to the Carolina Bays?
  • Are they relatively shallow, as are the Carolina Bays?
  • Were the Barrow Bays “just by coincidence” formed at a magnetic reversal?

So what do we have here? Not only have we identified what appear to be Carolina Bays in Australia and Russia, now we find them in Alaska.

The old Native American stories about ancient explosions and fire in the sky, and petroleum raining from the sky, are beginning to look more and more believable.

But were those explosions caused by a meteor? Sure must have been a big sucker to have blasted so many giant holes into the ground all over the globe. (Scientists estimate that there are more than two million Carolina Bays in the United States alone.)

No, I’ll stick to my magnetic reversal theory.

Whatever the cause, I sure wouldn’t have been standing at ground zero when those gigantic explosions went off.

Naturally created tundra lakes

Hi:The ” Carolina Bays in Alaska” shown in the photo are naturally created tundra lakes.  They are formed by the periodic freezing and thawing of the top ‘active layer’ of the permafrost, and can be seen in many areas of Arctic Alaska and Canada.  Note that they appear to be aligned – this is due to the prevailing winds in the area during the summer when lake water is blown in one direction causing increased thawing in that direction.  Then lakes are relatively shallow, and the summer thaw lasts only from about June until late August in this area.                                        — Mike Angelo

Having never been there, I (Robert) wonder if these tundra lakes have a higher than normal amount of radioactivity around them. I wonder if they have white sand at their edges, as do the “real” Carolina Bays. The Carolina Bays are also relatively shallow, but no one has suggested that they might be tundra lakes.

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