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Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt
Several years ago,(1998) Zelitsky reached certain notoriety in the mass media when she located the resting place of the Battleship Maine, whose sinking ignited the Spanish-American War. The ship was located about five kilometers off the Coast of Havana at almost a thousand meters of depth. Zelitsky’s equipment was able to capture impressive video of the shipwreck location.
Ballard said he has heard of the formations in the Yucatan Channel but is not convinced they are the work of humans.
"That's too deep," he said of the 2,000-foot site. "I'd be surprised if it was human. You have to ask yourself, how did it get there?
"I've looked at a lot of sonar images in my life," Ballard said, "and it can be sort of like looking at an an ink blot -- people can sometimes see what they want to see. I'll just wait for a bit more data."
Everyone should keep an open mind, said geologist Iturralde.
"These are extremely peculiar structures, and they have captured our imagination," he said. "If I had to explain this geologically, I would have a hard time."
But, he added, just because no natural explanation for the so-called ruins is immediately apparent, it doesn't mean there isn't one. "Nature is able to create some really unimaginable structures," he said.
And per Iturralde, that's just what they did:
Five or six months after this news and the beginning of the investigations I was called to join the group as a geologist, because in the group everyone else was an archaeologist.
As to getting a 'GPS fix on it', there is no question that they know exactly whre the site is:
to the west of Cuba, in the Guanacabibes peninsula. Two kilometers towards the Yucatan channel near San Antonio. In the vicinity of San Antonio there is a mountain that arises from the bottom of the sea.
What we don't know is who else was involved becuase the whole thing has been SILIENCED. I did email Iturralde and asked him to clairify who the video data was sent to.
You keep going ahead, jumping from thread to thread and spreading the "there are no secrets and special interests" stuff.
I choose to believe that there are hidden interests at work in your field of interest, and there is not anything that will change that since Ive seen "it" at work in first-hand experience.
I could see that Cuban politics and the embargo could be effecting this.
Please note the stones are all WHITE. Anyway, they could not do more with the limtied technology and were somewhat thwarted by strong currents and visibilty.
Images sent back by the ROV confirmed the presence of large blocks of stone -- about 8 feet by 10 feet -- some circular, some rectangular, some in the shape of pyramids. Some blocks appeared deliberately stacked atop one another, others appeared isolated from the rest.
The mission failed due to technical problems with the submarine and faults in the illumination system, that was "six teams weaker than expected", the scientist said. "Because the apparatus could not move, it took photographs from pyramids from a distance of one to three meters, without being able to take photos from a distance from those structures so that one could have the perspective of the buildings", she explained. We were only able to make superficial dives . We did not remove what we waited for by lack of properly adapted equipment", she said, thus in the next attempt we will use a robotic unmanned submarine.
A submerged lost city need have nothing to do with "Atlantis", much less with the stories of a Greek historian.
The OP uses the word "Atlantis" metaphorically, as we all do when we say "Atlantis discovered in Bolivia!" or "Atlantis discovered in Cyprus!" etc.
Originally posted by TheWayISeeIt
No, no, no, no. This thread really has nothing to do with a fascination with Plato, Solon or Atlantis. Atlantis was used 'metaphorically' as it is the nomenclature commonly used when referrring to evidence of pre-historical, submerged civilizations.