In episode 6 of season three, Fringe "6955 kHz". A secret code from a civilization millions of years old (before dinosaurs means more then 230 million years ago), is decoded and leads to the coordinates of items hidden million of years ago. Continental drift should have moved these all over the world, This would have been during or before Pangaea. (not to mention geological changes like the rise and fall of mountain ranges)

So how is that the latitude and longitude are so accurate the it only takes a couple hours to dig up the first piece they look for?

*I just watched this, and am watching in order so please hide any future spoilers in answers. *

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The answer is a huge spoiler for the end of the season, but

The "ancient civilization" is actual Peter Bishop, using the Central Park wormhole to hide the Machine, scattering it across the Earth during the time of the dinosaurs, and thus, he would know the correct coordinates in the present time.

The wormhole itself is a massive vortex, similar to what Over There had been experiencing for years.

  • Myeerp, about 90% correct. The method used isn't that. I mean what they used was caused by something that happened because of that, but... ~is trying not to void the use of spoiler markup~
    – Izkata
    Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 3:24
  • Thank you, I will not look until I have watched the full season. Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 9:21
  • @Izkata I was working from memory so I may have some of the details wrong. feel free to fix it :)
    – KutuluMike
    Commented Apr 27, 2013 at 14:25
  • Glad I didn't peak, did not see that coming. I missed the clue(s) that was/where a clue in the final episode and it did not come together for me until the revial, then it all made sense. Commented May 29, 2013 at 11:27
  • @MichaelEdenfield Re: "correct coordinates", I still don't get how the "ancient civilization" (maintaining spoiler block) could possibly have known, or been able to predict with much certainty, that placing the machine's parts in XYZ locations millions of years ago would assure they would be found using ABC coordinates in the early 21st century? I assume what you're saying is they would have been able to work out where all those locations would have ended up, but as intelligent as they seem to be, I doubt they had the advanced geological and geophysical knowledge that would have been required.
    – RuthP27
    Commented Oct 29, 2013 at 4:01

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