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Shoe Print in Granite

Shoe Print in Granite

This shoe print fossil was discovered in a seam of coal in Fisher Canyon, Pershing County, Nevada. It is estimated that the age of this coal is a whopping 15 million years old! And lest you think that this is the fossil of some kind of animal whose shape merely resembles a modern shoe, close-up examination of the fossil reveals that traces of a double line of sewed stitches around the perimeter of the shape are clearly visible. It's about a size 13, and the right side of the heel appears to be more worn down than the left.

How does a modern shoe print become impressed in material that would later become coal 15 million years ago? Either:

  • The imprint was made recently and coal does not really take millions of years to form (which science does not support), or...
  • There were people (or something like people) walking around in shoes 15 million years ago (of which we have no historical record), or...
  • Time travelers went back in time and carelessly left this show print, or...
  • It is an elaborate, highly detailed hoax.
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