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Screwing with the Past Another 300 Million Year Old Out Of Place Artefact?

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Screwing with the Past

Another 300 Million Year Old Out Of Place Artefact?

   The 300 million year old screw that has researchers scratching their heads 

by Ivan Petricevic

There are numerous archaeological discoveries that science cannot understand, we have come across countless findings that have ended up as being just that, findings that have caught the attention of researchers, but have yet to be accurately explained.

In this case we have a screw that according to researchers is 300 million years old, and like many awkward discoveries in the past, it was found in  Russia in the ‘90s.

Russian scientists found it by chance actually, as they were performing analysis after the fall of a meteorite in the Kaluga region when they came across a mysterious object that resembled a modern day screw. Scientists were baffled and did not know what to think of it. Did it come from space? Is this screw proof of ancient civilizations that inhabited Earth millions of years ago? What is it?

The fossil surrounding the screw has around 2 cm long. It was discovered in a scientific expedition that was performed by a group called the Kosmopoisk group, which is a scientific research group responsible for conducting UFO related research, cryptozoological research and paranormal science. Initially they suited up and went to search for the remains of the meteorite that impacted the Kaluga region in Russia. Suddenly, they came across the screw, and incredibly, after paleontological analysis, it turned out that the age of the "stone" was somewhere between 300 and 320 million years.  

The artifact was analyzed using X-Ray technology, which provided researchers with another shock; it turned out that another screw was present inside it. Many scientists have tried explaining the origin and details of the "screw", some have proposed that it could be the remains of a Crinoids (Marine animals that make up the class Crinoidea of the echinoderms) This theory was discarded due to the fact that the screw is much larger than the average size of these animals. 

The theories as to what this object is are pillage up. Skeptics are having a field day and they love to debunk discoveries like this one, offering a much simpler answer, suggesting that its nothing, probably the remains of an old factory, vehicle, or anything else that can make you, the reader look elsewhere for answers, without paying much attention to details such as the age, and region where it was found. 

So what is it? A screw that proves that extraterrestrial life was present on Earth millions of years ago? Is this screw the remains of an extraterrestrial vehicle? Or is there a possibility that it might just be evidence of ancient civilizations in the past that possessed very advanced technology? All of these options are still possibilities as we still do not know what this mysterious artifact really is.

How is it possible that a screw could have survived a time lapse of 300 million years? What is its metallic composition? These are several of the questions that still need to be answered in order to get a full picture of what this object really is. 

In the meantime, let us know what you think this one might actually be.

From Earth. We Are One @

Is this a 300 million-year-old screw or just a fossilized sea creature?


A stone dated to around 300 million years, which appears to show a screw embedded inside it. Source:

By April Holloway

A Russian research team known as the Kosmopoisk Group, which investigates UFOs and paranormal activity, claims to have found a one-inch screw embedded inside a rock that is 300 million years old. They say the screw is the remains of an ancient form of technology that proves extra-terrestrials visited Earth millions of years ago. However, scientists say the ‘screw’ is nothing more than a fossilized sea creature called a Crinoid.

The Russian team were investigating the remains of a meteorite in the Kaluga region of Russia in the 1990s, when they came across the strange object. A paleontological analysis was carried out, which revealed the stone was formed between 300 and 320 million years ago.  The team also claim that an x-ray of the stone shows that another screw is present inside it. However, they have not allowed international experts to examine the object, nor have they revealed what the screw is made of.

Since the initial finding, much debate has surrounded the discovery, with scientists scoffing at the suggestion that it reflects an ancient screw and suggesting there is a much less exciting explanation.

Location of Kaluga Oblast in Russia, where researchers claim to have found a 300-million-year-old screw (Wikipedia)

The Mail Online reports that scientists who have examined photographic evidence of the object say that there is a more earthly answer to the phenomenon – the ‘screw’ is actually the fossilized remains of an ancient sea creature known as a crinoid.

Crinoids are a species of marine animal that are believed to have evolved around 350 million years ago. They are characterized by a mouth on the top surface that is surrounded by feeding arms.  Today, there are around 600 crinoid species, but they were much more abundant and diverse in the past.

A stalked crinoid drawn by Ernst Haeckel. (Wikipedia)

Over the years, geologists have found countless fossils representing whole crinoids or their segments, some of which do resemble screws. Scientists have suggested that the screw-like shape seen in fossil samples may be the reversed-shape of the creature, which dissolved while the rock was shaped around it.  


Left: The fossilized remains of a whole crinoid (Wikipedia). Right: Fossilized segments of crinoids (Wikipedia)

“It is thought that the fossilised creature in the mysterious rock is a form of ‘sea lily’ – a type of crinoid that grew a stalk when it became an adult, to tether itself to the seabed,” write the Mail Online. “However, some say that the stalks of crinoids were typically much smaller than the ‘screw’, with slightly different markings, and have discarded the theory.”

Nigel Watson, author of the UFO Investigations Manual told Mail Online: “Lots of out-of-place artefacts have been reported, such as nails or even tools embedded in ancient stone. Some of these reports are…misinterpretations of natural formations.”

“It would be great to think we could find such ancient evidence of a spaceship visiting us so long ago, but we have to consider whether extra-terrestrial spacecraft builders would use screws in the construction of their craft,” he added. “It also seems that this story is probably a hoax that is being spread by the internet, and reflects our desire to believe that extra-terrestrials have visited us in the past and are still visiting us today in what we now call UFOs.”

For now, the controversy surrounding the object remains very much alive, and unless the Kosmopoisk Group releases detailed information regarding the material of the ‘screw’, it is unlikely that consensus will be reached any time soon.

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