Natural Formations that Look Man-Made

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posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 04:39 PM
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I just ran across an article I liked and thought I would share. WebEcoist Link
There has been so much interesting speculation as to what is natural, man made, even alien on these forums, but I haven't seen many of the ones I'm about to present before. At least from a perspective that these are just natural occurrences in nature.
Enjoy!

Rainbow and Cracked Fairy Chimney

Vastly extreme landscapes exist in central Turkey. Magical fairies are said to have created extraordinary scenes. A thick layer of volcanic rock and ash helps to protect these beautiful stone formations. Over eons of time, the basalt cracks and the much softer inner stone begins to erode and wash away. This “Fairy Chimney” appears to have a window overlooking an enchanted land. Nature added a rainbow in this magnificent view.


Dead Man – Sleeping Giant

Off the coast of Ireland, near the Blasket Islands, this rock formation is known as the Dead Man or The Sleeping Giant. With foreboding dark clouds hanging low over the small island, this natural rock structure looks like a man who laid down to sleep on the water. Minard’s Head, the stunning mountainous countryside where The Sleeping Giant waits, has been forgotten by most guides and therefore by most tourists. The Dead Man is surrounded by peace and tranquility with only the low crashing sound of the waves on the rocky shore, as forgotten as the ruins of the castle nearby.


Indian Head, Witch’s Face, Building Blocks, Australian Heart

Nature has been making the most gorgeous art for countless centuries without any help from man’s technology. In the Colorado Rockies, this great red stone face of an Indian chief keeps a watchful eye as man tears up the Earth. His distinct triangular face, large brow, long nose, and mouth stand out in contrast to the mountain. (upper left)

Decorating Laguna Beach, this natural rock formation appears to the human eye as a silhouette of a witch’s face. If viewed from the proper angle, this series of jutting granite ledges gives man another illusion of itself. Face-like stone formations are common around the world. The craggy nose, pointy hair, and elongated chin are easily visible on the witch’s face. (upper right)

In Peru, these stone formations were once thought to be ruins from an ancient “Lost City.” Archaeologists and geological analysis proved these rectangular rocks are a natural design. Each architectural piece is made of sandstone that showed no signs of intervention by the hands of man. Instead of ruins from the Inca people, nature once again created rock formations that look like they were made by man. (bottom left)

Found at Ayers Rock, Australia, this indentation in the rock looks like a red heart. Uluru is a huge sandstone rock formation that is sacred to the Aboriginal people. Uluru National Park is considered an Australian icon. Standing 1140 feet high, most of the red rock is burrowed beneath the ground. The aboriginals believed a turtle-spirit changed into Ayers Rock. The area has many caves and springs where the Aboriginal people survived. It is as if nature carved this heart in an area well-loved by the Australians. (bottom right)


Giant’s Causeway, The Old Man of the Mountain, Footprint, Stone Forest

In Northern Ireland, the Giant’s Causeway stepping stones lead into the sea. Extremely active volcanoes spewed molten lava which solidified into a substantial plateau. Formed at least 50 million years ago, the molten magma cracked and fractured as it quickly cooled into igneous rock. These geometric stepping stones made by nature’s hand have mesmerized humans for an eternity. (top left & bottom right)

This Great Stone Face can be found in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Formed by glaciers millions of years ago, The Old Man in the Mountain resides 1200 feet up with stone shelves that are 25 feet wide and 40 feet tall. A face, a jagged and craggy profile, is visible when seen at the correct angle. The Old Man of the Mountain is made up of a series of five granite cliff ledges. What Mother Nature created, the human eye sees as a face-like stone formation. (top right)

Near Gujarat India, in a breathtaking land of cave temples, this rock formation was found. Gujarat civilization is thought to date back from 3000 to 1500 BC. This ancient natural rock formation has rested, untouched, for untold thousands of years. Brightly colored and carefully sculpted by nature over time, the textures and patterns in this rock appear as if it were a human footprint. (middle left)

Spotted via satellite in Varna, Bulgaria, this unique geological formation looks like a Stone Forest. The Bulgarian name for these rocks is “Pobitite Kamani” which means stones beaten into the ground. These white rock formations, a fabulous natural phenomena, may date back some 270 million years. The stones are clustered together in some places and spread apart in others as if the forest were seeded eons ago. Tall rocks look like trees made of stone, broken and fallen with age. Once again, to the eyes of man it appears as if man-made, but nature created an illusion of a forest made of stone. (bottom left)


Moeraki Boulders

Along the coast of New Zealand, overly large and spherical boulders lie scattered on Koekohe Beach. Exhumed by coastal erosion, these boulders were created by the cementation of Paleocene. Nature formed these huge round rocks similar to how an oyster makes a pearl. Instead of a grain of sand, these beautiful boulders began as a fossil shell or perhaps small pieces of wood. Lime and minerals from the sea accumulated over time and grew up to perfect spherical shapes, some up to 9 feet in diameter. Local legend spins a tale of how these massive gray rocks came to rest on the shore, another example of man attempting to explain away how nature could form something so spectacular.


Troll

Nature chiseled this ancient rock near Nas, located on the Greek Island of Icaria. Alongside the spectacular beaches, ruins of an ancient temple dedicated to the Goddess Artemis remain. People have lived in Icaria since at least 7000 BC. Nas was a sacred spot and the Temple of Artemis was considered a last stop before sailing the treacherous seas. Sailors made sacrifices to the Goddess Artemis, the patron of sea-farers. Like a fierce stone creature, this natural formation looks like a hideous troll perched on the rocky outcropping over the exquisite aquamarine sea.


Fairy Chimneys

In Cappadocia, Turkey, eons of time have eroded jutting volcanic rock formations to create mystical Fairy Chimneys for as far as the human eye can see. The outer hard layer of stone is less easily-eroded than the inner soft sedimentary rock. Primitive people carved out homes, chapels, and tombs in the stone. This territory in Turkey is epically strange yet enchanting. This mystical and peculiar landscape continues below ground where the rocks have been tunneled out to create underground and otherworldly cities.


Natural Sphinx

Located In Pakistan, Hingol National Park is both extensive and exquisite. It ranges from a natural habitat for wildlife where a river runs through it to a dry and desolate desert. Hingol National Park contains four ecosystems: desert, Arabian Sea, open plains, and rugged mountains. Numerous birds, crocodiles, turtles, gazelles and marine life flourish in the diverse environment. It is a land where nature rules. This rock formation resembles the Great Sphinx of Giza. This Sphinx, however, is a natural one that was sculpted by coastal semi-desert winds for millions of years.


End of Part 1 - (Ran out of room)




posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 04:44 PM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

Inserting generic comment about hidden history being kept from us, advanced ancient technology, and some stuff about you being a disinfo working for the powers that be and posting from your island lair paid for by your shillery on ATS.

Really cool thread btw



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 04:46 PM
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a reply to: AnteBellum
These are fantastic. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait for part 2.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 04:52 PM
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Ancient Walls and Building Blocks

In Scotland, near the eastern coastline of the Caithness district, these magnificent rocks look like ancient building blocks and man-made walls. Instead, ravaging winds and the turbulent sea have carved out the rocks over many centuries. A human’s visual perception mistakes natural forces for complex right-angled blocks and walls. Nature, not technology, molded and carved these millions of colored stone layers.


Underwater Arena

When diving in Japan, this ancient underwater treasure awaits to tickle or to trick the visual senses. Yonajuni Monument has long been debated as either made by nature or made by man. This popular diving location boasts stone terraces, stone circles, and perhaps even a stone arena that are buried deep underwater off the coast of Japan. Have these massive natural structures been chiseled by strong currents or by an ancient alien civilization long gone from the land? Mankind sees underwater ruins, angles and walls. It may be nature simply looking like it is man-made. The arguments rage on of whether Yonajuni Monument was artificially or naturally formed.


Strange Natural Formations

Although this mossy rock appears to have man-made rectangular patterns on top, this phenomena is actually nature fooling the eyes of man yet again. Patterns like a fishing net weave across the rock, making the stone appear to be man-made. Nature coated the angular lines with layers of green and yellow moss. The squared shapes embedded in the rock came about during the formation of a huge boulder. These patterns formed naturally over hundreds of years, not a trick to confound, but a gift from Mother Nature.


And here are a few others:





But what is my favorite natural object that looks man-made you ask?
Well I have only one answer to that!



Hope you liked them, AB!



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 05:00 PM
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a reply to: skalla

That's the nicest compliment anyone has ever given me on here!

I think I'm in love.....



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 05:08 PM
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Very good thread, but I do question some of these not being partly man made. There is no evidence that shows man is involved, but would there be any evidence after a couple thousand years. Not everything created long ago would be completely recognized today. Also, man started a lot of projects and died before completing them. Then add weathering and you may not be able to prove anything.

Until proof is unearthed, these will all remain nature made. They could be even older than modern man, made by some other species who liked to carve rocks.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 05:28 PM
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Awesome thread. I am, however, not so sure that the moon is "natural". And that rock that looks like a fish looks like a fossil. If it looks like a fish and acts like a fish.....lol


S&F



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 05:55 PM
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a reply to: rickymouse

I didn't want to put a disclaimer at the top of the post that read:
"This thread has deliberately been made ambiguous by the OP on purpose - Proceed with caution!"

I never said I agreed with all that the original website created, just that I found it of interest. Now I have my own take on a few of these 'natural objects', but before I get into it I wanted to see just what everyone else read into these.
I've been very interested in the concepts of perception and the media, as posted by me on other threads.
Sometimes all it takes is a word or two. . .

Regardless, they all are none the less beautiful to me!
edit on 8/17/2014 by AnteBellum because: I thought I hit reply



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 06:08 PM
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originally posted by: AnteBellum
a reply to: rickymouse

I didn't want to put a disclaimer at the top of the post that read:
"This thread has deliberately been made ambiguous by the OP on purpose - Proceed with caution!"

I never said I agreed with all that the original website created, just that I found it of interest. Now I have my own take on a few of these 'natural objects', but before I get into it I wanted to see just what everyone else read into these.
I've been very interested in the concepts of perception and the media, as posted by me on other threads.
Sometimes all it takes is a word or two. . .

Regardless, they all are none the less beautiful to me!


Yes after part 2 it became clear there may be a little tongue in cheek. Nice thread, some of those pictures are fascinating.



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 06:11 PM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

What a great thread !!

Nature is always there, all around us, in all its magnificence, a creation of art, free and refreshing to see but we never take the time to stop and look...we're just too busy being...busy. Go figure.

Thanks for the share! S&F!



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 06:25 PM
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Here are a few more:












posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 06:33 PM
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Natural mountain range in Russia.



Kondyor Massif, Russia | Flickr - This is neither an impact crater nor a volcano. It is a perfect circular intrusion, about 10 km in diameter with a topographic ridge up to 600 m high. The Kondyor Massif is located in Eastern Siberia, Russia, north of the city of Khabarovsk.


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posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 07:01 PM
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a reply to: Mianeye

That's an interesting find I haven't seen before either, thank you.
I always compared volcanoes to human 'pimples', eventually from heat and pressure they 'pop'! (Disgusting, I know)
But what you presented is neither volcano or impact crater, so we are left to conclude the mountains just decided to form that way. Given all the surface area on the planet it's was bound to happen somewhere, right!
And this location is also a source rich in platinum, one of the rarest metals on Earth. I read meteorites are an abundant source of platinum, but if it isn't an impact crater, then that can't be it. . .
Awesome find!



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 08:13 PM
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Everyone that posted interesting pics rox. Tyty!!



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 11:05 PM
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Awesome images, some are hard to imagine humans not having a hand in....WOW!



posted on Aug, 17 2014 @ 11:07 PM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

WOW! Right now I can't think of anything More Awesome than These Images you have posted!!
Thanx a Ton for the Share!

Later, Syx.



posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 08:45 AM
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Here are a couple more I found:














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posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 09:57 AM
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a reply to: AnteBellum

What's this last photo?



posted on Aug, 18 2014 @ 10:13 AM
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a reply to: DaRAGE

I always called it the Nazca Plateau, but there are other references to it being a landing strip or a mountain with a leveled top. It is a highly speculative place that has been documented widely everywhere from the web, TV to ATS.





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