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David's Lair Caverns Analysis

David's Lair Caverns Analysis

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FacehuggerMember247 XPOct-10-2017 5:30 PM

I wrote a lot of stuff but everything got deleted for some reason. What a waste of time :(

But basically i compared the tunnels connected to the "hall of heads" to Fingal's Cave.

From Wikip:

Fingal's Cave is a sea cave on the uninhabited island of Staffa, in the Inner Hebrides of Scotland, known for its natural acoustics. The National Trust for Scotland owns the cave as part of a National Nature Reserve.[1] It became known as Fingal's Cave after the eponymous hero of an epic poem by 18th-century Scots poet-historian James Macpherson.

What's interesting:

Fingal's Cave is formed entirely from hexagonally jointed basalt columns within a Paleocene lava flow,[2] similar in structure to the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland and those of nearby Ulva.

In all these cases, cooling on the upper and lower surfaces of the solidified lava resulted in contraction and fracturing, starting in a blocky tetragonal pattern and transitioning to a regular hexagonal fracture pattern with fractures perpendicular to the cooling surfaces.[3] As cooling continued these cracks gradually extended toward the centre of the flow, forming the long hexagonal columns we see in the wave-eroded cross-section today. Similar hexagonal fracture patterns are found in desiccation cracks in mud where contraction is due to loss of water instead of cooling.[4]

Now look at the screenshot from the movie, see the floor?

Look at this image:

Large masses must cool slowly to form a polygonal joint pattern, as here at the Giant's Causeway in Northern Ireland

If I asked Fifield about this whole thing, he'd be telling me this place is volcanic.

4 Responses to David's Lair Caverns Analysis


TrilobiteMember8212 XPOct-10-2017 5:33 PM

With all due respect- As Ash asked, "What is the point"?


Your content did not post with the initial post. I see it now. Thanks.


PraetorianMember3381 XPOct-10-2017 6:11 PM

Yes, that is a real close match to the patterns seen in the rock formation the temple seems to be cut into on Paradise MU/TH/UR.

I concur (volcanic rock) and I believe Sean Fifield would as well.

Capt Torgo

FacehuggerMember176 XPOct-10-2017 8:16 PM

Hey that's some good work. I'd have never thought something like that existed on earth. Kinda wish his cave/lair was lit better as its so hard to see the detail. 

I Moon Girl

ChestbursterMember611 XPOct-10-2017 8:23 PM

Very cool!

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