It’s a little known fact that Aqua Mansion is built on a tiny tectonic plate, within the county of Cheshire in the United Kingdom. The plate generally moves in the same rhythm as the much larger Eurasian Plate it is surrounded by, but at times, it moves completely independently. Renowned scientist, Professor Vloksclog Vobbler of the European Tectonic Studies Institute in Copenhagen, has said that there are many of these miniature sub-secondary plates existing throughout the United Kingdom, and possibly there are others yet to be discovered around the world.
“These plates,” states Vobbler, “are actually a mystery to modern science. We have known for years of the existence of the larger plates, and of the devastating effects that they cause when they shift, but the existence of these sub-secondary plates have only recently come to light in the eyes of the scientific community.
“They appear to be disconnected from the plate they should be connected to, and connected to the adjoining plate; in the case of the Cheshire Plate either the North American Plate or the African Plate. Further studies are needed to establish which plate is the ‘controlling’ one, but we are sure that the Cheshire Plate is independent of the Eurasian Plate.”
Why is Professor Vobbler so sure of these facts? He points out that at times of the occasional earth tremors in the UK, of which there are many over the course of a year, people of Cheshire, and particularly people within Aqua Mansion, do not notice them. It’s as though the Earth steadies itself, and as the surrounding countryside rattles and rolls ever so slightly, the land on the Cheshire sub-secondary plate remains perfectly still and balanced.
He also points out that there may be many other sub-plates waiting to be discovered. Have you ever felt that you have missed out because other people are commenting on the tremor they felt that morning, perhaps at the time you were waiting for a bus as a lorry trundled by, or as you pulled shut your front door as you left to go to work or to go shopping? You too may be living on one of these sub-secondary plates.
“It could be that you aren’t, either,” continues Vobbler, “and you may just be in the right place at the right time. Nobody really wants to feel an earthquake now, do they?”
Vobbler has actually taken his study further, and has claimed that the Cheshire Tectonic Plate and other sub-secondary plates may also be connected to each other. He claims that although they aren’t connected to the main surrounding plate, and appear to be connected to a neighbouring one, the sub-secondary plates may actually be a sort of stabiliser, a support structure that activates when other sub-secondary plates move in opposition to their surrounding plates. They try to keep the balance while the larger plates are going through their geological shift, and all move in the same rhythm simultaneously.
Vobbler admits this is only theory, but is continuing to study the Cheshire Tectonic Plate in greater detail, and hopes to find a connection one day.
He is also looking for a complete Stegosaurus fossil within the county of Cheshire, as he believes this will prove the connection between the county and the North American Plate. The Stegosaurus is believed to have roamed freely in North America some 150 million years ago, long before Cheshire was Cheshire, and when the world really was a different place.