Here are some recent comments onto the objects reported in the Yucatan Channel.
I would like to point out a few things happing in the summer of 2004:
1. Edgar Cayce's predition of Hall of Records being found under the right paw of the Sphinx, having some relationship to Atlantis.
2. Pilot series of Stargate Atlantis beginning.
3. National Geographic partaking in uncovering these lost ruins, with high tech equipment and good funding.
Paul Weinzweig, Partner with Paulina Zelitsky, Advanced Digital Communications International, Inc., Havana, Cuba: "We're still very interested and
excited about the initial finds that we made in cooperation with Dr. Iturralde. He's taken a respectable conservative, but intelligent, approach:
'We don't know what it is, but it doesn't look like geology to us.'
Where we stand really is that we have the sonar images which show architectural types of structures with geometry, perpendicular lines, symmetries,
that one does not tend to find in nature and are not repeated anywhere else in the region. They are extensive and large and we have video, but is
suggestive because the stones that we have videotaped are very large, very smooth. They do not belong to the local geology at all, according to our
ocean bottom survey work and to Dr. Iturralde. And the stones appear to have some aspects of cut and polished features.
Paulina and I do feel that we have found something remarkable. Our intuition tells us in addition to the data that we have that there is a good chance
that there was some remarkable civilization on an island many thousands of years ago to the west of present day Cuba.
AND THE SIZES OF WHAT DR. ITURRALDE CALLS MEGALITHIC STRUCTURES DO YOU HAVE BETTER ESTIMATES ON WHAT THE LENGTH, WIDTH AND HEIGHT OF THOSE
RECTANGULAR STRUCTURES WOULD BE?
According to our estimates, the sonar images are up to 150 to 200 meters (492 to 656 feet) in length and maybe up to 50 to 100 meters (164 to 328
feet) in width. So they are very large structures.
ABOUT HOW HIGH?
Well, it's difficult to say because what we see is only above the sandy soil of the ocean bottom. That could be up to 15 to 20 meters, but there
could be extensive structures below the loose sand, white sand on the ocean bottom.
WHEN PAULINA WAS DESCRIBING ONE OF THE CROSSED OVALS AT LEAST ONE OF THE INVESTIGATORS THOUGHT MIGHT BE ON ONE OF THOSE, WAS IT ON ONE OF THE
MEGALITHIC STRUCTURES OR WAS IT ON A SINGLE, SEPARATED STONE?
It was on what we call the word 'megalith' is used to describe both the structures and the individual stones that are part of the structures. The
stones are also very large.
WHAT'S THE SIZE OF THEM?
They could be 10 to 15 feet high.
BY ABOUT WHAT WIDTH?
5 to 10 feet wide. We did not videotape many of these stones, so we have a few samples. But they are very large and some of them appear to be fitted
that is, one on top of the other in a comfortable position.
AND IN FITTINGS, WOULD IT LOOK SORT OF LIKE STONEHENGE KIND OF CONSTRUCTION OR?
That's right. Not so long, but certainly more square, more rounded, more perpendicular. As I say, the entire ocean bottom in that region is simply
white sand with a few outcroppings of blackened limestone. By the way, when limestone is blackened, it's because of contact with oxygen. So, that
also suggests the area was once above sea water. These things (megalithic structures) just appear out of nowhere that look like granite. Because there
is no granite on Cuba. Cuba is a limestone similar to the Yucatan. It's mostly limestone, the whole area is limestone.
WHAT ABOUT THAT PYRAMIDAL SHAPE THAT WAS IN THE IMAGE OF PAULINA LOOKING AT THE COMPUTER MONITOR?
That's a stone. It's one of the stones.
AND IT DOES SEEM TO BE PYRAMIDAL SHAPED?
Yes. Yeah, it has a shape that doesn't appear often in nature. It's not a shape one would expect to see in nature.
IN TERMS OF THE ROBOT YOU HAD HOPED YOU COULD GET DOWN THERE WITH MAYBE ONE OF THE ADVANCED SPACE ROBOTS THAT COULD GO AND DRILL INTO SOME OF THESE
STRUCTURES AND FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE?
We are discussing a proposal with National Geographic right now to do a preliminary survey using our own technology, but a more extensive survey than
we've done before and on the basis of those findings, to decide whether to go forward or not. If we do go forward, of course, it would be with more
ARE YOU NOW CLOSER FOR NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC TO HELP WITH SOME FUNDING AND EQUIPMENT HERE?
They would like to send their own camera, their own person down, on our ship to validate what we've found and to get a little more information that
would support a more strongly the hypothesis that there was a civilization there. And then they would, of course, take the next step which would be a
more serious financial and logistical effort.
Then it's a matter of timing their people have to be ready, we have to be ready. We have to have all permits and approvals in place. The weather
has to be right. The season has to be right. It's a complex scenario, you know?
WOULD YOU THINK THE SPRING OR SUMMER OF 2004 MIGHT BE AN OPPORTUNE TIME?
Yes, that sounds very possible.
HAS THERE BEEN ANY OTHER DATA THAT HAS SUPPORTED THE POSSIBLE HYPOTHESIS THAT THERE MIGHT BE METAL COATINGS ON SOME OF THE MEGALITHIC STRUCTURES?
It's possible from our sonar images that there could be metal because the darker the image, the more dense the material. So we do have but again,
this is only hypothetical and would need to be verified by visual probes, by an ROV and cameras and good lighting. The area is quite extensive, spread
out over several kilometers and really we've barely touched it in terms of video probes.
IS IT TRUE THAT THE MEGALITHIC STRUCTURES COVER ABOUT 10 SQUARE KILOMETERS?
Could be more.
THAT'S A BIG AREA.
It is very extensive. We don't know the full extent of it because we haven't analyzed all of the data from the region. We have a great deal of side
scan sonar data and this is just one area that we've done in-depth analysis."
For a review of some of the video shots taken down at those depths goto this link: