The volkswagon-sized Mastodon skull, which the museum named “Lone Star,” is thought to be the largest four-tusk mastodon skull ever found. It was discovered near La Grange, Texas, and was sold in 2004 to Joe Taylor, owner and curator of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum.
A creationist “museum” in Crosbyton, Texas is in dire financial straits so they are going to put a mastodon skull up for auction tomorrow. The skull is estimated to be worth $160,000 or more, and should help the “museum” to keep its doors open a little longer so they can promulgate more lies onto the public. This museum claims that humans and dinosaurs co-existed and that the universe, the earth and everything on it were created ten thousand years ago.
“If it sells, well, then we can come another day,” said Joe Taylor, founder and curator of the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum. “This is very important to our continuing.”
Apparently, Taylor lost a legal dispute over finders’ rights to an Allosaurus skeleton and was ordered to pay $136,000. An additional $141,000 was used to restore the mastodon skull, which they are now offering for sale. Taylor admitted that the local authorities will seize his museum and sell its contents in February if he doesn’t pay up.
“We’ve struggled so long here just to keep this thing going,” Taylor said. “We’re kind of losing interest. You can just tread water for so long.”
If you look at the Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum‘s web site, you will find that they claim that Noah took dinosaurs aboard his ark. But how’s this for irony: even though the museum says the everything was created 6,000 years ago, the Mastodon skull is described as being 40,000 years old by the Heritage Auction Galleries. Hrm. I smell irony, and it stinks.
Mt Blanco Fossil Museum (image).
Heritage Auction Galleries (image).