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Lake of the Woods and the Aulnea Peninsula. Credit: Satellite Impressions.

Lake of the Woods
Dec 24, 2008

Located on the border between Canada and the United States, this formation appears to indicate electric scarring.

As has been reported in several previous Picture of the Day articles, the Earth has apparently been the scene of intense bombardment from space. According to the prevailing geological opinion, scars found on every continent and under the waters of every ocean are the result of big rocks impacting the surface and mechanically blasting out the material, leaving craters behind.

The Electric Universe hypothesis offers another perspective on the observations. Several factors come into play that are not available to the consensus theories of geophysics because the lexicon of descriptions available to them does not include electric arcs or traveling subterranean electric discharges.

There are, of course, many possible explanations for craters, canyons, escarpments, mountains and ocean basins, but once the electric force is included in the search for those explanations an entirely new way of seeing the world becomes possible. In this realm, that of deep background and the origination of basic theoretical foundations, the viewpoint expressed in these pages must be considered diametrically opposed to the gradualism that dominates science today.

Rather than basing opinions on the slow, steady, familiar processes of erosion—temperature changes, rain, windblown sand, ice and snow—the proponents of Electric Universe theory are attempting to reclassify geophysical processes as rapid, catastrophic, and world-changing. In many cases, the almost unimaginable must be acknowledged: gigantic formations like the Grand Canyon or Manicouagan Crater were created in a time period that encompasses the historical memory of humankind.

This new paradigm means that words like "crater," for example, must be stripped of all previous assumptions that are stimulated by it. One almost immediately thinks, "volcano," or "meteor," when the word is used.

As previously stated, catastrophism should be part of a new way to see the world, and volcanoes or meteor strikes are indeed catastrophic, but geological theory consigns them to the "rare" or "infrequent" category. When was the last time a volcano blew-out a 100-kilometer-wide crater, for instance?

Considering the presumption of an electric discharge, a better description might be "circular formation" rather than "crater," and Lake of the Woods certainly displays those features that have been described elsewhere as electrical. Concentric rings and radial force patterns are immediately evident, as well as the scalloped edges of the southwestern shoreline.

A primordial characteristic of electric arcs is that they spin. They are composed of multiple independent plasma current filaments in a collimated beam. The independent filaments are attracted to one another in a linear relationship, but are prevented from coalescing because of electrostatic repulsion, which also causes the filaments to form twisted-pairs, or Birkeland currents. Electrical engineers use twisted-pairs of wires because it is the most efficient means of transferring electrical energy with least loss.

A spinning electric arc will machine down through the strata like an auger of fire. In the picture at the top of the page, the spin pattern is preserved in the southern edge of the lake. The three-lobed bays that twist in a northerly direction are intriguing, as are the many islands that follow multiple chords like outwardly expanding waves across a wide area.

Lake of the Woods is 110 kilometers long and up to 95 kilometers wide. It has an area of approximately 4472 square kilometers and more than 14,000 islands, so it is by no means small. Due to its location, it could be considered among one of the lesser cousins to the Great Lakes and could have been formed alongside them in a single cataclysmic event.

In an upcoming Picture of the Day, the Great Lakes and the Saint Lawrence Seaway will be analyzed for their origin in the paradoxical fires of creation and destruction that the thunderbolts of the gods present. In general, the lake basins around the world should be reconsidered and not too readily consigned to faith in 200-year-old theories.

Written by Stephen Smith from an idea submitted by Brad Bensen


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