Brief: Three shoreline circles were discovered in Ireland in 1984 after an UFO sighting. 32 years later they are still there!
First published 17. March 2016
A Shamrock of Mysteries for St. Patricks Day
This is a St. Patricks Day Present to the city I love: the Galway Circles.
The three circles can be seen only during low tide off the shoreline from Salthill, Galway.
I first discovered them during a stay in Galway about 1984.
I went back to Galway Bay in the year 2000, when I took the close-up picture of the western circle on the beach.
I was astonished to see that they were still there.
Imagine my astonishment when I looked at Google Earth to discover that they are still there.
During high tide the circles are covered by water.
How they withstood the pounding of the Atlantic waves during storms for 32 years is anyone's guess.
The origin of the circles is unknown. In fact, the circles are not known. When you go to Google maps you will see that no-one has ever photographed
them before, nor made any mention of them.
So, this is a genuine discovery.
The largest circle has a diameter of about 50 meters and is shaped like a giant spoked wheel.
The appearance of the circles up close is that of raised sand. On the raised sand seaweed accumulates, which makes them visible.
Coarse gravel also settles in the distinctive shape of those three circles.
Because there are actually three different shapes to the formation I cant' think of any particular function that could be given to them.
"Circle in Circle"
"The spoked wheel" has a very technical appearance.
Would it be possible that something is buried under the sand? Maybe some old dwellings?
Digging up the Miami Circle
There is a certain resemblance to the famous Miami Circle, but it isn't anything like it, really.
I have no data on the existence of rock underneath the beach in Galway, Ireland (where stilted huts might have been built).
The general area came to my attention because of the sighting of a cigar-shaped UFO, during the annual Salthill Festival (ca. 1983-84).
Two weeks later a string of sightings had been reported along the Irish coast in a tabloid newspaper (it was something like the National Enquirer, not
Because of these dubious circumstances I didn't investigate the matter further until now.
If it turns out that there were no septic tanks buried on the beach, novel fishing methods employed or a park of abandoned merry-go-rounds sat around,
then an interested party could examine the area with metal detectors, geiger counters or do exploratory digging / drilling.
Inform the authorities beforehand you enter the site!
PS: I first featured the photograph of the western "Circle in Circles" on my website:
I've contacted the Galway Archeology Department and the Northern Ireland Ufological Society for corroboration.
It is entirely possible that the circles were there before 1984! I only discovered them in '84.
Would love to hear your opinion, this is posted on my Facebook page, but my friends don't know what hit them...
edit on 20-3-2016 by osaitax
because: Feedback, please :-)
edit on 20-3-2016 by osaitax because: Clarify date of first discovery and possible age