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5 Mysterious Structures With Creepy Unknown Origins

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By N. Christie Archaeologists, for the most part, aren’t the intrepid adventurers Indiana Jones makes them out to be. Most of the time they just sit around, sifting through dirt and praying for something as exciting as a pointy stone. Hats and whips are only deployed when somebody’s been naughty, or if their head is cold. But every now and again, archaeologists stumble upon something that defies normal logic and convention …

#5. Teotihuacan, the Real Temple of Doom

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Just outside of Mexico City sits Teotihuacan, a vast ruined city of pyramids and palaces. Teotihuacan is not its original name, but rather one invented by the Aztecs, who gave it a title that would dislocate the tongue of anybody trying to speak it in order to hide it from the civilized world. You see, the Aztecs did not build Teotihuacan, they discovered it … 500 years after it had been completely abandoned.

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Susana Gonzalez/Getty Images News/Getty Images You don’t want to climb this one without comfortable shoes … also a flare gun.

So who lived there? How did they manage to build something so gargantuan and advanced? Why did they leave? Nobody really knows. The Aztecs couldn’t comprehend how such a vast city had just appeared in the middle of nowhere, so they assumed the gods had built it (Teotihuacan literally means “place of the gods”). No other decent theories exist, since no writings have been discovered that would more realistically explain this incredibly ominous monolithic structure whose origins are shrouded in mystery. But if we had to venture a guess, we’d say Ganon is waiting in there for the Hero of Light to arrive.

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Galev.org UNESCO doesn’t even advise looking at this picture without a blue potion and the Hookshot.

We know that Teotihuacan was a bustling metropolis (at its peak, there may have been up to 250,000 people living there) and that it was built to a strict urban grid system, much like New York City. But that’s it: No writing or art exists to hint at who the citizens were. But judging by all the skeletons showing signs of human sacrifice inside one of the pyramids, you didn’t exactly want to invite them over for a neighborhood barbecue.

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Accordingtothescriptures.org “Can we bring anything? Buns? Coleslaw? A curse as old as time itself?”

This is one of many pits inside of the Feathered Serpent Temple — an ancient artifact that finally lives up to its terrifying name. Archaeologists have discovered over 200 decapitated bodies in there, dating back to the construction of the temple and repeating with each new expansion. That’s right: These poor souls died as part of a building’s opening ceremonies. As for what else the mysterious city full of corpses holds — who knows? Only about 5 percent has been unearthed so far. Or, to put that more ominously, 95 percent of the city still lies buried — waiting, waiting to see the light of day again. To be even more overwrought: No living man knows what is interred there, in the dark … But judging by their 200 headless corpse ribbon cutting ceremony, we’re just going to take a wild guess here and say it’s probably not going to be dried flowers and ancient jump ropes.

#4. The Works of the Old Men

You’re flying across the desert when the pilot gets on the PA: “If you’ll look to your left, you can see an undulating sheet of beige stretching off into eternity. On your right, you can see … the same thing. Sand. Sand. Saaand-” and then he falls asleep and you all die buried in a dune because this is a terrible story. If only your hypothetical pilot had come across these:

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Google Maps A sepia-tone Clearasil ad?

That’s what RAF pilot Percy Maitland stumbled upon during a routine mail delivery flight way back in 1927 — strange wheel-like stone patterns up to 230 feet in diameter. And not just one, but hundreds of them. Thinking there was probably an easy explanation, he spoke to the local Bedouin tribesmen, who had no explanation to give. With hushed tones and fearful glances, they told Maitland the circles were “the works of the old men.” And that’s how you start a horror story, folks. You can see them for yourself on Google Maps. Seriously, click on that link and scroll around for a good long while and try not to get a little freaked out by the scale of the things (they’re not always so tightly spaced — just when you think they’ve ended, you’ll find another 10 screens away).

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Google Maps Apparently “Don’t Be Evil” is a hollow slogan, otherwise Google wouldn’t be showing us this.

How, what, why … we don’t have any answers here. Archaeologists have studied thousands of images over the years and found no conclusive explanation for anything. It’s unlikely that they’re ruins of whole buildings at such scale and distance, although there is evidence of man-made structures here and there, and there doesn’t appear to be any astrological alignment to the wheels’ inner “spokes.” They might be associated with burial rituals, but excavation has yet to take place. All we really know is that they are at least 2,000 years old, they stretch across hundreds of miles from Syria to Jordan to Saudi Arabia and possibly beyond, and some are grouped in large clusters, while others are more isolated. Nests of underground monsters? Alien launchpads? The remains of some sort of crashed space circus? Almost certainly, yes — all of the above. At least until scientists explain that they’re like a stupid erosion pattern or something. But until then!

#3. The Giant Rock Monument Under the Sea of Galilee

In 2003, a team of Israeli archaeologists were conducting a seabed survey upon the Sea of Galilee, probably joking about awakening Cthulhu or something, knowing that it would just be a bunch of murky mud and blurry fish, like always. Then they found this, and the room presumably got real quiet:

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So what? Is that supposed to be Godzilla’s skid mark or something? How are we going to spin a darkish smudge into something ominous this time? Easily! Because this is the zoomed-out version. Up close, you’d see that the harmless smudge up there was actually made up of thousands of meticulously arranged stones. This cone-shaped collection measures 230 feet in diameter, stands 39 feet high, and weighs at least 60,000 tons. This makes it roughly twice as big as Stonehenge and six times heavier than the Eiffel Tower. It’s huge, ancient, on the bottom of the sea … and not a natural formation. It’s hard to pinpoint a possible civilization that could have built this thing, since scientists say it could be anywhere from 2,000 to 12,000 years old — which you may recognize as science-speak for “Hell if we know anything about this sumbitch.” They at least reckon it was built on land and flooded after the fact, which is probably a safe bet until the Mermen inevitably rise up against us. We have no idea what its purpose was, either: One suggestion is that it might have been an artificial fish nursery, another theory notes a similarity with ancient European burial sites, and still a third insists it’s Reverse Atlantis, destined one day to catastrophically rise from beneath the sea (that last one’s ours).

#2. Nan Madol

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This is Nan Madol, a thousand-year-old ruined city near the tiny island of Temwen. Temwen is home to only a few people, all of whom are scared shitless by Nan Madol. They refuse to visit it. To them, the city is taboo, evil, cursed, and, like, really far from any quality restaurants. Just not a good vacation spot, all things considered.

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Arctracer.com “That was the worst B&B I’ve ever stayed at. I’m Yelping this place into oblivion as soon as we get cell service.”

Of course, that doesn’t stop archaeologists, who have to fulfill an annual curse quota or risk losing tenure. They’ve been searching the massive ruins for a while now, taunting its various angry ghosts and trying to discover its origins. And yep, you guessed it: They basically have no clue. We know very little about Nan Madol. It was likely the seat of the Saudeleur dynasty, but why they built this implausible place, and how, remains a mystery. We know that the 200-plus-acre city is comprised of roughly a hundred tiny man-made islands, consisting of about 800,000 tons of building materials. Some of the individual boulders weigh over 50 tons all by themselves. All of this makes precisely zero sense. It’s a bunch of miniscule islands surrounded by water in every direction — what’s with all the friggin’ mammoth stones? Archaeologists believe they came from neighboring islands, but that doesn’t explain how. They’ve tried to replicate a possible method of transport by floating the blocks over on wooden rafts, only to have the rafts promptly sink — because, y’know, 50-ton stones.

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Survincity.com Man, ancient LEGOs were harsh.

The petrified locals, of course, have their own theories: They believe the blocks were levitated there by dark magic that pervades the place to this day … to which Science laughed, and continued sinking boulders in the ocean.

#1. Goseck Circle: The Murder Observatory

Way back in 1991, local surveyors were going through aerial photographs of a sleepy German town called Goseck when they spotted something strange. It appeared to be a gargantuan circular ridge underneath a field:

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Virtual Globetrotting The German version of Signs is somehow even worse than the original.

And upon further inspection, it turns out that’s exactly what it was. Not exactly helpful information, we know. It took German archaeologists 11 more years to conclude that the circle was the remains of an ancient observatory, roughly 250 feet in diameter, and with gateways pointed toward sunset, sunrise, and the north. Slightly more informative! Other than that, though? Not a goddamned thing. We have no clue who built this thing, or how (because “Steve” and “carefully” don’t make the history books). The structure is at least 7,000 years old — older than, well, pretty much anything else around, really. Our ancestors back then weren’t even supposed to know how wheels worked, never mind how to build something so huge, elaborate, and purposeful. They were supposed to be a bunch of murderous savages bashing each other to pieces. And hey, would you look at that? They totally were! This wasn’t just an elaborate clock, after all — archaeologists also found the remains of ritual fires and human bones with cut marks on them. This indicates that this circle was not just great for stargazing, but also for human sacrifice.

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Anthropology-resources.net Ancient Germans did not kid around when it came to timeouts.

It makes sense: When you get bored gazing at the majestic stars, you can just do a 180 and take in a nice leisurely murder. So no, we don’t know very much at all about the culture that built the circle; we do, however, know a bit about the people who revived it. In 2005, the Goseck people rebuilt the entire circle from scratch.

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Karmapanda.com There’s always room for more astrology-themed slaughter, apparently.

We’re not saying that the Gosecks are still engaging in brutal and bloody death rituals in an attempt to raise some horrible and ruthless Space God; we just think it’s a little weird that no Goseck tourism pamphlet denies it either.

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Extraterrestrial life forms could have settled in Antarctica 13 thousand years ago

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Japanese scientists examined a Martian meteorite found 35 years ago in Antarctica and came to an incredible conclusion. The bacteria found in the stone can grow to enormous sizes. Some researchers believe that this could already have happened millennia ago.

In 2020, Japanese scientists were able to establish the age of bacteria found in a Martian meteorite. The alien bacteria were 4 billion years old, while isotope analysis showed that the meteorite ended up on Earth about 13 thousand years ago. Researchers believe that it was then that the meteorite brought an extraterrestrial life form to our planet.

The fact is that previously none of the scientists tried to look for fragments of life in the fallen meteorites. No one just had such a thought. The first to tackle this business were Japanese researchers from the University of Hiroshima, who developed a special technology for this. The meteorite was irradiated with X-rays, after which the energy with which the radiation was absorbed was measured. Scientists have discovered nitrogen in the stone, which, in fact, indicates the presence of organic matter in the meteorite, that is, biological life.

Scientists have suggested that this piece of stone could have formed as a result of the collision of a large celestial body with Mars. A fragment of the Martian rock drifted in space for a while, and then captured by the Earth’s gravity fell in the Antarctic region. According to researchers, this celestial object brought alien life to Earth.

Some researchers suggest that microorganisms that came to our planet 13 thousand years ago adapted to the harsh conditions of Antarctica and continued their development.

Scientists have come to such unexpected conclusions for a reason. In December 1959, six polar explorers from the 4th Soviet Transantarctic Expedition set off for the South Magnetic Pole. There they encountered a strange phenomenon. While resting, they were attacked by incomprehensible formations resembling ball lightning, which could stretch into a long “sausage”, and holes opened at their end. Only two members of the expedition returned home alive, the rest died. 

Fact:  “After a thorough examination, doctors have established that the cause of the death of the polar explorers was the strongest electromagnetic discharge, like a lightning strike.”

The truth that no one should have known

In 1962, a US expedition of 17 people went to the South Magnetic Pole. They returned without loss, but everyone was immediately sent to the mainland, where they were treated for a long time in psycho-neurological clinics. Officially, it was declared that the expedition took place without any extraordinary events. Nobody was supposed to know the truth.

Extraterrestrial life forms could have settled in Antarctica 13 thousand years ago

30 years later, one of the surviving members of that tragic campaign, Yuri Korshunov, broke his vow of silence. The reason for this was the third encounter with the “aborigines of Antarctica.” In 1991, the French met with them.

The encounter took place again in the area of ​​the South Magnetic Pole. The French tragedy was exactly the same as the Soviet one. The expedition operator Jacques Valence, who saw the glowing ball, rushed to shoot the mysterious object. The ball transformed into a cylinder, then into a “snake” and coiled around Valence. When he fell, the “snake” took the shape of a ball and flew into the sky. The blackened body of the operator and the melted camera remained in the snow.

The French did not make a secret out of the tragedy and told about it in the press. The secret ceased to be a secret and then Korshunov decided to unveil the truth.

According to him, a peculiar form of life in the earth’s radiation belts could have originated much earlier than organic life on the planet’s surface. This is quite a sufficient period for the development of the most sophisticated forms of “living” beings. They are too rarefied to be seen. When approaching the surface of the Earth, these extraterrestrial life forms find themselves in a very dense environment and they become so dense that they become visible.

Live plasma

Scientists are trying to find an explanation for this phenomenon. Some expressed the idea that in addition to the protein form of life we ​​are used to, there can also exist an energy life in the form of a plasma-type substance. Scientists call them plasmoids, although it would be more accurate to call them plasmosaurs. According to the American physicist Roy Christopher, the energetic form of life originated on Earth much earlier than the protein one and its weapon is directed electrical discharges.

The researchers suggested that plasmosaurs could be the very evolved microorganisms that came to us on Earth 13 thousand years ago along with a Martian meteorite.

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A “mysterious explosion” in Sasovo in 1991 from the newly declassified CIA documents on UFO reports

A "mysterious explosion" in Sasovo in 1991 from the newly declassified CIA documents on UFO reports 139

Recently, 700 classified CIA documents were published simultaneously, which describe cases of observation of strange objects in the sky only observation (!). In them, among other things, they write about a strange case with a UFO in Russia that seems to be related to the explosion in Beirut a few months ago, and they allegedly said that the explosion was caused by large amounts of ammonia nitrate, ie fertilizers stored in port while nowhere in history has such an explosion been allegedly caused by fertilizers.

Black Vault site owner John Greenwald Jr. He said it took a lot of effort to persuade the CIA to declassify the UFO documents by sending thousands of requests to the agency under the Freedom of Information Act.

A case in Russia mentioned in these documents is related to the mysterious explosion in Sasovo, Russia in 1991. The strange explosion occurred in this city at night, shaking even large buildings.

The small town of Sasovo is located about 300 kilometers southeast of Moscow. At 1.34 a.m. on April 12, 1991, half a mile from the southwestern outskirts of the city, a huge explosion was heard. Many government buildings and private homes were blown up by the shockwave, windows were shattered and fragments were thrown as far as thirty kilometers away, reaching the town of Chuykovo.

At the site of the explosion, a huge crater was created with a diameter of about 28 meters and a depth of 3 to 4 meters. In the middle of the crater there was a large bulge of soil 3.5 meters in diameter. Huge chunks of icy soil were scattered around the crater up to two hundred meters away. 

The magnitude of the explosion was so strong that the frozen pieces were thrown to a huge height in the air, and fell and were nailed deep into the ground. According to experts who carefully examined the incident, they pointed out that 25 tons of explosives would be needed to create this effect.

Military experts, such as Colonel Prodan and fire chief Matveyev, with extensive experience in similar incidents, said that in their view, the explosion in Sasovo was unusual. They used it as an argument for this view, that there was a total absence of chemicals that are always found after an ordinary explosion. Also the earthen lump in the middle of the crater is not something that is found in such cases. Even the way the shockwave propagated did not match a “standard” explosion.

The newspaper Komsomolskaia Pravda, proceeded to cite some testimonies about the incident but without commenting and drawing conclusions. From the testimonies it emerged:

  • Immediately after the explosion, a sound was heard like that of a fighter plane flying away from the area, but without noticing it.
  • An eyewitness said two explosions were actually heard, followed by a flash of light, followed by the sound of a jet fighter. And he claimed that he did not see any aircraft.
  • Another witness said that just above the power lines, 100 meters from the crater, a bluish, arc-like glow was visible.

The Russian government attributed the explosion to a large amount of ammonia nitrate in a report, military experts categorically ruled out this version.

The official version spoke of an accidental explosion of ammonium nitrate fertilizers, but many people insisted that before the explosion, they saw a strange “moving fireball” in the sky and were sure it was a UFO.

It’s a similar story to the explosion in Beirut: The FBI did not officially determine the cause – It is estimated that it was caused by an accident .. Two US government sources, who have learned about the official report and analysis of the circumstances of the explosion, said that the US services are also very convinced that the explosion caused by large quantities of ammonium nitrate, which was stored in a port building for years, was due to an accident.

Another incident of declassified records is a story that took place in January 1985, when the crew of a passenger plane en route from Rostov to Tallinn saw a strange object in the sky. The pilot who first spotted him at the beginning looked like an unusual star.

But suddenly a thin ray of light came out of this “star” and fell perpendicular to the ground, the ray of light splitting in two. All four people in the cockpit watched in surprise as two cones of light from the object fell on a white spot in the sky. While one pilot was wondering if he would report what they see in the control tower, at the risk of being considered insane. Suddenly, the white spot turned into a huge green cloud and then the pilot was forced to deviate from the course of the plane, because this object began to approach the plane at high speed at an angle.

After that, the crew contacted the air traffic controller at the nearest airport, it was Minsk Airport, and told them that they did not see anything unusual on their radars. However, the green cloud, meanwhile, began to follow the plane, “as if it were attached to it.” From inside the cloud, small lights shone, “like the lights of a Christmas tree.” 

The green cloud flew around the plane and one pilot shouted “Look, he’s imitating us!” as the “cloud” took the shape of a wingless plane. The cloud began to shine with yellow and green light. When the passengers of the plane were worried, the pilot told them that it was North Sela. It is reported that this cloud was seen by a pilot of another Tu-134 plane that flew in the same area,

In November 1955, one of the passengers on a train suddenly announced that he had seen a UFO in the sky. When he told the other passengers the lights went out and then they could see a “shadow” on the horizon in the sky. The shape of the object was not clear in the dark sky, but it looked like a half balloon with a small canopy at the top. 

The object was slowly rising vertically from the ground. At the top of its dome, a bright white light could be seen, and a pinkish-white glow along the perimeter of the “sphere”. The object was “like a small plane” in size and was about 3 km from the train. Suddenly, the passengers saw that the UFO stopped going up and suddenly moved in their direction, flying at high speed over the train and disappeared.

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The mystery of the Nazca geoglyphs: they can be a spaceship landing pad or a water delivery complex

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The Nazca Lines are mysterious blueprints and signs that are found in the desert in southern Peru. They are about two thousand years old. Symbols in the form of signs, some of which resemble animal figures, have no analogues in the world. Scientists have been trying for years to figure out what meanings they have. It looks like a key has been found to the secret.

For many years, researchers have adhered to two versions. The Nazca Lines can represent either an alien spacecraft landing pad or a complex system of irrigation canals. Both versions one and the second have their advantages, but there was more evidence in favor of the irrigation system.

They were first discovered in 1940 by UFO hunters. From a bird’s eye view, the beauty of complex and simple patterns is mesmerizing. They traverse the barren desert south of Lima.

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Ufologists believe that these geoglyphs serve as a kind of reference point for aliens. Archaeologists claim that the lines were created by the pre-Columbian civilization but their exact purpose is not clear. A group of engineers led by Carlos Hermida from Spain came to the conclusion that there is nothing mysterious about the lines. The Nazca Lines are nothing more than a complex system of irrigation canals.

Hermida believes that the mystery of the drawings was solved with the help of numerous convincing evidence. These lines, in his opinion, were created using a pre-Inca technique known as water harvesting.

The satellites have created a mosaic of nearly 4,000 photographs that can be used for detailed analysis of geoglyphs. The mosaic has 75 rows and 50 columns of images. In total, it covers an area of ​​about 2500 square kilometers in the desert. Engineers are confident that this complex system served for irrigation – water through canals filled dry areas to the desired moisture level.

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