The world is filled with awe, mystery and wondrous things. Sometimes so awesome and mysterious that they leave us totally perplexed. We’ve discovered the most puzzling earthly discoveries that our brightest scientists are not totally sure about. Maybe you have a better idea what’s going on here.
Stone Spheres Of Costa Rica
Travel through South America and you’ll come across these granodiorite stone spheres. Yet, scientists and geologists have no idea where they come from and are left scratching their heads.
The Moa Claw From Mount Owen
Deep in the caves of Mount Owen in New Zealand something large and freaky died. Dating back 3000 years it is believed this claw belonged to a now extinct flightless bird known as a “Moa.”
The Gate of the Sun
We all know about Stonhenge in England, but just as mysterious is The Gate Of The Sun. Situated at over 12,500 feet above sea level in Bolivia, scientists believe that this is where the first forms of human civilization started.
European Stone Age Tunnels
There have been many tunnels built, but nothing quite like this one dated 12,000 years ago. Dr. Heinrich Kusch has labelled this an “Ancient European Highway.” They are thought to have interworked from Scotland to as far as Turkey. Most baffling is how they were constructed without modern technology.
Here’s an impressive find. Discovered in the 1920s, this 490 acre settlement in Pakistan is probably one of the world’s first towns to have a drainage system. Not bad for a place over 2500 years old!
The Yonaguni Monument
Just off the coast of Yonaguni which is part of the Ryukyu Islands lies a mysterious underwater site. Scientist are at a loss to determine if it is man-made or a natural formation since the Japanese government will not allow research teams to survey the area.
Left unfinished, this northern Egyptian obelisk is the largest of its kind. Carved from bedrock cracks began to appear in the granite and it was abandoned. That was thousands of years ago. Today it draws people worldwide to marvel at it.
The Antikythera Mechanism
Designed to predict astronomical positions and astrological eclipses, scientists believe it to be the first of its kind. Dating back to 100BC, it contains gears and structures suggesting that this may well be one of the first analog computers.
The Baigong Pipes
Found in Mount Baigong China, these pipes date back over 150,000 years. Hard to believe this was built without modern tools.
The Baghdad Batteries
Baghdad has a rich history as the birthplace of modern mathematics and at one time called the cultural capital of the world. These 2000 year old vase-like relics were found to have acid erosion from a liquid that interacted with the copper vase to produce an electrical charge. If deemed true, it may be the world’s first battery.
There are over 15,000 geoglyphs in Southern Peru’s Nazca desert. Dating back to 500BCE and only visible from the air, scientists remain baffled as to how these desert etchings were made when there was no form of aviation.
The London Hammer
Discovered in 1936 in London Texas, scientists first determined this hammer was crafted over 400 million years ago! Made of 96% iron, it is a marvel as no natural object can achieve that degree of purity. Scientists however, have dismissed the initial theory and believe it was simply molded in concrete. No really knows for sure.