In the course of research into Sanatana Dharma,Hinduism, I stumble into things related to Hinduism which are mind-boggling and turns the History as we know it turn on its head.
I was researching into Trishanku, Sothern Cross connection.
I came across information that a Brass Lamp was found in a lump of Coal and it had a Brass Bell with Hindu God Garuda, the Mount of Lord Vishnu .
The Brass Lamp was analysed and found to be Three Hundred Million(300,000,000 years) years Old!
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.
The Institute for Creation Research had the bell submitted to the lab at the University of Oklahoma. According to the Institute, the bell was delivered for analysis by the nuclear activation method.The nuclear activation analysis revealed that the bell contains a strange mix of metals, different from any known modern alloy, with an unusual mixture including copper, zinc, tin, arsenic, iodine, and selenium. While it is brass, it is not the brass alloy that has been used by our civilization since at least the rise of the Sumerian culture some six thousand years ago…..
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. Later on, Newton Anderson spent a great deal of time researching the demon atop the bell. He discovered similarities to the Babylonian Southwest Wind Demon and the Hindu deity Garuda. Garuda is sometimes depicted on top of bells, as is the Egyptian Isis. Demonic worship seems to take on similar forms in various cultures (like the Venus figurines from disparate lost cultures and the ancient fascination with pyramids), which doesn’t necessitate that they were culturally related. At our request, Mr. Anderson was examined by an expert polygraph specialist to further validate his claims.
Man vs. Archaeology has examined & studied these artifacts first hand; the London Artifact, the iron cup in coal, and the brass bell in coal. These scattered remains totally demolish the Rough Stone Age, Polished Stone Age, Bronze and Iron Age classifications. But a large part of these findings, after appearing in many scientific publications, have either been ignored by evolutionist scientists or else hidden away in museum basements.’
Deatils of the examiantion of the Bell.
n the 1963–1964 timeframe, a man named Boris Bilas took the bell to the geology department at the University of Delaware at Wilmington, where it was studied and then returned. They confirmed that the bell was handmade. Anderson eventually moved to Florida and became a chemistry teacher. In 1973 he attended a presentation by Dr. John Morris of the Institute for Creation Research and brought the bell to John’s attention. Morris analyzed the artifact in the lab at the University of Oklahoma. He subsequently wrote (Morris, 2010), “Nuclear Activation Analysis determined it to be primarily of bronze with a curious admixture of zinc. A micro probe showed no residual traces of coal.”
The fact that the bell’s metallurgical fingerprint is odd should not be surprising if, indeed, the bell is from pre-Flood times. It would not necessarily be expected to match any mix of known, post-Flood metal workings. The clapper inside the bell is composed of iron and it still rings beautifully. Genesis 4:22 states that Tubal-Cainwas “an instructor of every artificer in brass and iron…” These then were two of the metals with which craftsmen worked in the pre-Flood economy.
As a creationist speaker I became intrigued by the story of the bell and managed to track down Newton Anderson in Greenville, SC. After some discussions I agreed to acquire the fascinating artifact from Anderson, but requested that he take a lie detector test to further validate his story. In 2007 I hired Stan Fulmer, an expert polygraph specialist who worked on death row cases. Anderson was found to be credible and he clearly passed the test. The polygraph examination report can be viewed online (Fulmer, 2007).
The figure atop the bell
Anderson spent a great deal of time researching the demon-like figure positioned atop the bell (Figure 2), sending inquiries to multiple universities. He discovered similarities to Pazuzu, the Babylonian Demon of the Southwest Wind, and the Hindu deity Garuda. Both the Babylonian Demon and the bell figurine have a telltale horn on their heads (partially broken off on the bell). Their narrow faces are eerily alike. Garuda (a beaked, flying god) is sometimes depicted on top of bells, as is the Egyptian winged goddess Isis.
The wings and kneeling posture of the bell figurine are typical of the Garuda. Certain worship seems to take on similar forms in various cultures (like the Venus figures from disparate lost cultures and the ancient fascination with pyramids), which doesn’t necessitate that they were culturally related. Perhaps a spirit being (maybe even named “Pazuzu” or “Garuda”) was worshiped by a pre-Flood cult. After the earth’s populations began to grow again, this same spirit could have inspired similar religious worship in the Orient during more recent times. Critics of the bell artifact have seized on the similarity to Garuda bells (Figure 3) to suggest that the Anderson bell is of modern origin. A typical argument along these lines is presented by Hudson (2010). He argues that the bell is a Garuda bell, made of brass that could have come from pieces of scrap metal remanufactured by an artisan in India or elsewhere in Asia. He goes on to say: “All we have is the testimony of one person who says he found the bell when he was ten years old (over 60 years before he took the polygraph test). Polygraph tests are unreliable because they only tell us if someone thinks they are lying and there is no doubt that Mr [sic] Anderson believes he is telling the truth. Another intriguing possibility is that the bell appeared to be in coal but was actually in a concretion of coal slurry and coal lumps hardened over time so that it appeared to be inside a contiguous lump of coal.”
Hudson presents a far-fetched scenario in which someone carried a Garuda bell from the Far East up into the mountains of West Virginia. Then it was accidentally dropped onto an exposed vein of coal, such that a coal slurry would quickly gather around it (before it could be contaminated with dirt, leaves, and such). A coal slurry consists of coal dust, particles, and water that is typically a by-product of coal mining. The slurry then completely buried the bell and eventually dried, hardening into a pure coal concretion that appeared to be a solid lump of coal when it was later mined!
Anderson responded to this hypothesis by reminding me that the bell was not found in lignite (soft, brown coal), but came from a block of hard, black coal. Moreover, he was unaware of anyone in his community that was Hindu, of Indian descent, or had traveled to the Far East and returned with any artifacts.
The bell is reported to be with the finder who has moved to Florida and was working as a Chemistry teacher.