Originally posted by apecar
Maybe it's just me, but this rock circle just smells strange. The pictures/video seem to show a much narrower formation, nothing that remotely recalls
the sonar signal. Don't know, and the "just add strangeness" of the final outcome seems there just for the sci-fi fans to remember something.
I think it's confusing because the images that have been released show the reported smaller rings of stones, made up of stones about a foot or so in
size (that appear to have been scorched or burnt) that sit atop the main circular structure, which is apparently a single, huge mushroom or dare i say
'saucer' shaped rock structure with rounded edges.
For seasoned, lifetime divers to be 'amazed' at what they've found, i'm going with possible ancient human made structure, built at or before 13,000
years ago...what it was for, and why it was built is anyones guess, but religion and / or astronomy are my intuitive feeling for why.
Gobleki Tepe in Turkey, is looking like an astronomical / religious complex too, and that too has been tentatively dated to around the 10th or 11th
millennium BC, so corresponds quite nicely with the 13,000 year timeframe, a time that also sees the ending of the last ice age (when this structure
would have last been on dry land), together with strong evidence of global cataclysm from space in the form of comet / meteorite impacts that must
have destroyed civilisations around at the time or actually spurred the survivors to begin watching the stars 'religiously' for fear of a repeat
performance and becoming the driving force for all the curious ancient astronomical complexes from around this timeframe found all over the world and
their builders general obsession with watching the skies and keeping track of time...perhaps all these monuments keeping track of celestial bodies
wasn't just about when to plant crops as suggested by academia after all, and more to do with being forewarned of another possible catastrophe from
Speculating about the smaller rings of reportedly burnt or scorched stones atop of the larger circular structure, could it be possible that this was
indeed an astronomical representation or observatory, a kind of huge star chart?
I can easily imagine the smaller stone rings having fires lit inside them to represent prominent stars in the night sky, perhaps even the stars that
were in the general area where the meteorite or comets appeared to come from. The large mushroom shaped circle could have represented the view of
space from Earth with the 'stars' burning brightly in their relative positions on it's surface....
We need more information.
eta: Thinking along these lines further, the wide and sloping track or road leading down to the circular object would have given a great view of the
'stars' burning on top of it to anyone standing at the high end looking down...a viewing position for the astronomer?
edit on 15-6-2012 by MysterX because: more text added