posted on Apr, 11 2013 @ 01:08 PM
Interesting. My tinfoil hat is buzzing, and tells me this could have been an attempt to bury 'something' that was never to see the light of day
again, given the size of the cairn. If you were an ancient community living off the land/ hunting, and you came across a Roswell-style UFO crashed
into the ground, perhaps with 'demon-like' dead alien beings, or giving off strange lights & sounds - mightn't your chief ordain that the
monstrosity be buried so completely that it could never be revealed ever again? I'd love to see if they have any radar penetration of the interior.
If that's a bit outlandish, perhaps an habitation that was considered accursed/ haunted..?
More likely, it could have been an early attempt at island building. If they had free-divers that could reach the bottom, maybe they realised it was
shallow enough to start building an island. For what purpose, it can only be guessed at I suppose, but it might have been a self-laudatory attempt to
raise a 'status symbol' for one of the local chieftains, or a practical facility such as a fishing depot/ storage point.
Also likely, considering the area, it could have been a primitive altar, albeit of giant size. In the OT, the altars of YHWH were always to be made
of unhewn rocks - that was a specific stipulation of the ritual practice of the patriarchs. Jericho was inhabited very early on, can't remember
exactly how far back, but the figure of 8000 years ago rings a bell (Jericho's like a city-sized 'oopart', too old to fit the paradigm) - so other
primitive societies could well have been extant in the area. Some of the oldest cohabitations of neanderthal & cro-magnon are in Israel, the area is
rich in anthropological gemstones.
Does anyone else remember the folktale where a king asks his people to build him a tower that reaches to the moon, so he can pop up and have a look?
Could this cairn represent an attempt to reach up to something that once hovered over that location?