Dating russians in california

In that it had a curved prow with a carved dragons head, circular marks along its sides that looked like where shields had once been, and deep furrows of overlapping of the bow, the Botts considered it could be nothing else than a Viking longship.Mike Marinacci in his book MYSTERIOUS CALIFORNIA (1988) in a section called "Lost Viking Ship" offers a scenario on just how such a ship could have found its way into California's Anza-Borrego Desert: "The idea of a Viking ship stranded in the Borrego Desert may not be quite as preposterous as it sounds.The person most responsible for bringing the Lost Viking Ship to the public eye was a woman by the name of Myrtle Botts.

By the time they reached the site it was getting late and in that the ship was so high up on the cliffside to see firsthand without special equipment of somekind they made a notation of where it was located and went back to camp, planning to return the next day with ropes and such.

That evening at PM the 1933 Long Beach earthquake hit, destroying a great deal around them including their campsite.

He told them that a few days before he had seen what looked like a wooden ship with a snake or dragon's head carved on the bow poking out of the canyon wall nearby.

After getting directions, the next day the couple hiked to the canyon and sure enough, just as the old prospector said, the bow of a wooden ship was sticking out of the cliff.

So off we we went in search of some of the ancient river channels that flooded the Salton Sea over the centuries to see how a ship, Viking or otherwise, could end up stranded in the desert so many miles inland.

Any of you who are familiar with my works knows that my uncle was what I call a biosearcher, even to the point of having several plant species named after him.

"A curious Indian legend implies that Vikings may have strayed as far south as Mexico.

The Seri Indians of the Gulf of California's Tiburon Island still tell of the 'Come-From-Afar-Men' who landed on the island in a 'long boat with a head like a snake.' They say the strange men had yellow hair and beards, and a woman with red hair was among them.

During the great Norse expeditionary period from 900-1100 AD, high temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere melted away much of the Arctic ice north of Canada.

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