......a granddaughter from the family that discovered the famous Glen Rose Trackway of fossilized dinosaur footprints says to hold the sermons: It’s probably a fake.
"My grandfather was a very good sculptor," said Zana Douglas, from the Adams family that found many of Glen Rose’s real dinosaur tracks about a century ago.
During the 1930s and the Depression, Glen Rose residents made money by distilling moonshine and selling dinosaur fossils. Each fossil brought $15 to $30. When the supply ran low, George Adams just carved more, some with human footprints thrown in....
"My dad [Weldon Eakin] and my grandfather decided one day — I don’t know if it was to make money, or what — to start carving man tracks alongside the dinosaur tracks," said Douglas, 67 and now living near Houston.
They poured acid to make the fossils look like aged limestone, she said. They showed one "all over town" until they heard that a researcher from the Smithsonian Institution wanted to see the track.
"That worried my grandfather because he didn’t want anybody ever passing it off as real," she said. "So he and Daddy took it out and buried it."
Bud Kennedy says he bets he knows what happened to it.
But that's not the funniest part of the article. David Lines of some christian school in Fannin County is the one that did the photographs.
"My feeling right now is that it’s genuine," he said Friday. But he also said that he has never seen a footprint that looked fake.
He said that he believes that scientists aren’t rushing to see the fossil because of a "wall of silence" in the academic community: "They can’t argue against it, so they just hope it’ll go away."
Right. And I've got some moonshine to sell you, too. As I said initially, running a rock through a catscan at the local Glen Rose Medical Center is NOT taking it to an accredited scientific lab and having it fully examined. Pony up! Surely, for example, the National Science Foundation would love to examine the rock (Just like the Smithsonian wanted to examine that rock long ago before the Adams family got scared and buried it!) . Or perhaps a national science lab that examines fossils like the one at Berkeley. Does it occur to Mr. Lines that the *wall of silence* might be due to polite laughing behind one's hand? It's up to Mr. Baugh to offer to the fossil to an accredited science lab (and a second one, too, for a second opinion) that is nationally recognized for examining fossils, because HE is the one with the burden of proof, particularly since we kNOW there were fakes made during the time of moonshining in Glen Rose. He's the one that has been taking the rock to a dang cat scan machine in Glen Rose INSTEAD OF an accredited lab and trying to pass that off as science. Oh, please.
I am going to write ONE MORE blog post about all this because the issue of this perhaps making it into textbooks deserves a post all of its own.
I agree that the Delk print is a fake. However, I need to correct some inadvertent information in an early draft of my critique of the specimen. Zana D was is not Alvis Delk's granddaughter, but the granddaugher of a different man believed to have carved tracks in Glen Rose decades ago (George Adams). I apologize for this error and my own misreading of a newspaper story that mentioned Ms Douglas. Please remove or correct this mistake from the blog. A new, corrected and expanded version of my Delk print essay is at:
For more information about the Paluxy "man track" controversy in general (which involves other alleged human tracks and out of place fossils) please see my Paluxy website at:
In the blog posting I did, above, I did put that Zana Douglas is granddaughter of the George Adam's family. If you made a mistake in your posting on your website, you've corrected that, but it's never been erroneous here. Glad you corrected your mistake and I still highly recommend that viewers go to the website in Kuban's posting, above, and read the article.
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