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Posted 4 years ago


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I found these negatives in an early Kodak Asia envelope. The first one shows a man standing near what appears to be a large boulder. The second one shows a man about waist deep in a hole where the object came from. There are other negatives including one of a man pointing at or touching the object with a stick, even though he could easily reach out his arm and touch it. Any help with what the object may be is appreciated.

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  1. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    These were found in NH but in a Kodak Asia envelope.
  2. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    I am not sure but the negatives seemed to have been in the envelope for a while and a can't see any state on the license plate of the car in one of the negatives.
  3. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    Thanks, I never considered the meteorite idea but it is plausible. It almost seems as though the item was completely buried and found because there is one negative of a field that appears to have been plowed and then another one that appears to be an old horse drawn plow that was being used to remove the object.
  4. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    I actually just took another look at the negatives and the plow is actually a wheelbarrow. Also, I don't think them area that looks like it was plowed was actually plowed. Rather, I think it was tracks from wheelbarrows. It also appears that in one negative they set up some sort of tent near their car.
  5. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    I just "inverted" (made positive) your negatives in a photo editing program.
    I will post them post haste. You can copy them if you want and let me know when to take them off CW.
  6. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    Thank you very much Bootson. If it is not too much to ask, I have one other negative with a license plate that may be easier to read if inverted.
  7. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    Ok - Glad to help. Post away.
  8. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    I also like paper and pictures and a mystery.

    If that were a meteorite found today you could sell it and buy a small country.
  9. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    Thanks, I am surprised by how much meteorites go for. I heard Mars is more expensive than gold gram per gram. Do you think it is a meteorite?
  10. Bootson Bootson, 4 years ago
    I am not a rock expert but I would guess no.
  11. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    I had inverted these images when you first posted them, it doesn't look like a meteorite to me. It's to rough, the heat of reentry makes them smooth.
    A meteorite that measured apx. 4' across landed in Egypt & left a crater 150' wide & 50' deep.
  12. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    Thanks, what do you think it is? In other negatives there is a man holding small pieces of rock or something similar to rock. It appears that it was significant enough for them to set up a tent because there is a large tent setup near their car.
  13. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Those trees in the background look like gum trees.
    Australia? Is it a termite hill? Did they destroy it?
    Are the pieces there in the second photo?
    Just alternative thoughts.
    The surface looks different to a meteorite in Bootson's positive pix.
  14. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    The envelope does have names of Kodak locations in Australia so it may be Australia. The pieces are not there in the second photo. However, I posted some other negatives that includes what appears to be a wheelbarrow filled with pieces, but the wheelbarrow appears to be about at least 10 feet below ground level. There is also some type of wood beam in a negative so I am not sure if this location was some kind of mine.
  15. vetraio50 vetraio50, 4 years ago
    Termite hills are a mound above ground and the colony goes underground too.
    You can see the extent of it here:
  16. walksoftly walksoftly, 4 years ago
    You should consider building a light box to view & photograph the negatives.
  17. PaperHoarder, 4 years ago
    Thanks, I don't think these are of termite holes though. I may see of scanning them makes the negatives easier to view.
  18. peteeone peteeone, 4 years ago
    I don't know if it's the same meteor featured in a segment of 'Mysteries at the Museum' on the Travel Channel.....

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