This is something new to me and certainly had me scratching my head in an attempt to come up with a reasonable explanation for it's existence.
I located this "anomaly" unintentionally whilst using Google Earth for another, unrelated research project and it simply just jumped out of the
screen at me because of it's unusualness. Now, many of you will, as I did initially, simply write it of as nothing more than fissures, cracks,
ravines, etc in the ocean floor that give the illusion of artificiality. However, the more I looked at it the less certain that such a simple
explanation would suffice.
If I had to be pushed to an answer, I'd certainly entertain the possibility that it was an artificial creation of human origin. There certainly
haven't been a shortage of underwater "discoveries" over the decades that seem to exhibit "artificiality" in their appearance ... the latest
being the discovery of what could be a long wall submerged in the ocean of the coast of India.
However, if this is of human origin, then we have a major problem in explaining how it ended up on the ocean floor beneath 5 kms of water !
Ok, here's a GE overview of it's location:
Now for a closer view:
Whatever the anomaly contained within the yellow highlight box, I'm 100% certain that it is NOT
an unintentional Google Earth processing
artifact. All indications are that it's real and actually down there on the ocean floor.
And an even closer look shows that it highly ordered and appears to contain many elements suggesting artificiality such as numerous straight lines and
The 1st thing that is immediately apparent is that the anomaly has 4 very well defined corners that together, form a perfect rectangle. I've
indicated these 4 obvious corner locations as points A thru D. These 4 points are all connected by lines that are completely parallel and as a result,
we can measure the two side lengths as being exactly
136 kms and the two side widths as being exactly
121 kms. We're talking accuracy
here in the region of just a 100 metres or so ... an effect which is hard to explain as the result of just a purely random geological feature.
Length A-B and length C-D = 136 kms
Length A-D and length B-C = 121 kms
The following image accentuates the corner locations and clearly shows the anomaly's perfect rectangular outline.
Having established the uniqueness of the anomaly's outline, we'll turn our attention to the interior of the rectangle that exhibits a multitude of
repetitive smaller rectangular shapes. Note that these repetitive shapes exist only inside
the larger main rectangle and nowhere outside of the
main rectangle. Again, an explanation to account for this "containment" is difficult to come up with. If the anomaly is entirely natural, then what
sort of a geological process could generate many smaller rectangular shapes in a confined area and then create a perfect rectangular border around
Here's an image highlighting just a few of the many right angles associated with the interior shapes. Again, the question is how were so many 90
degree angles formed within the main rectangle ?
Ok, in the following 4 images, in an attempt to bring out as much detail as possible, I've tried adjusting brightness, contrast, levels, saturation,
Well, thats it ...I'm still baffled by what this anomaly sitting on the ocean floor under more than 5kms of water could possibly be ... yet alone how
it was created. It's quite obvious that it's located on a flat and relatively featureless part of the ocean floor and that it's isolated from
I'll leave you with the following quotes from two of Plato's dialogues, "Timaeus and Critias" which are the only existing written records which
specifically refer to Atlantis ... and no, I'm in no way stating that this is, or that I believe it to be Atlantis or even evidence for such. Just
additional "food for thought"
This power came forth out of the Atlantic Ocean, for in those days the Atlantic was navigable; and there was an island situated in
front of the straits which you call the Columns of Heracles (the Strait of Gibraltar, known as the Pillars of Hercules)
from "Critias" by Plato
I will now describe the plain, which had been cultivated during many ages by many generations of kings.
It was rectangular, and for the most part straight and oblong ...
from "Timaeus" by Plato