posted on Apr, 20 2011 @ 07:06 AM
Originally posted by Mercurio
"Modified by humans"? what do you think that means?
It's like looking at Stonehenge and saying "This is a natural structure but it could have been possibly utilized, enhanced and modified by humans".
Well duh, the rocks were quarried, moved and set in place. The rocks are "natural" in that they are rocks. But it is not a "natural rock
The Yonaguni formation does not consist of loose stones.
No stones are stacked, there are no openings, there are no design features.
Stonehenge, on the other hand, consists of loose stones, the stones are standing in a circle (both of which could not happen without design,) stones
are stacked on top of standing stones, and the stones are aligned with significant seasonal events.
Hardly the same thing.
Originally posted by VonDoomen
well if you look at the pictures... these rocks are part of a natural outcropping. as far as i can tell. The part that gets me is some of the angles
and some of the "pathways"
I agree that it looks weird, but right-angles are commonly created in sedimentary stone, as well as in stones with crystalline structure. In
sedimentary stone, horizontal planes are part of the makeup of the stone because of the way it is formed. Vertical fissures happen in these stones
when earthquakes strike. The combination causes the angles you see.
You could be right that the site has been "worked." But the right angles in the stones aren't the result of that. Such stone could have been
taken advantage of by locals, however.
If you look at exposed bedrock on the nearby island (Yonaguni Jima,) you'll find the same sorts of shapes. That is the kicker.