posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 01:46 PM
I came across images of and information about these wonderfully bizarre and naturally occurring stones. Sometimes even when it is "just a rock" it's
still something to marvel at. Prevailing scientific hypothesis is best described by this excerpt from
According to the hypothesis of the congress, the Trovants of Romania represent diagenetic textures reflecting paleodynamic (paleoseismic)
conditions and correspond to specific compactions of the sandy sediments containing locally solutions (especially carbonate) accumulated in the sand,
which during important seismic shocks and under the influence of the internal cohesion forces tended to spherical forms.
It's easy to see how upon viewing this stones, locals could imagine any number of strange origins. A commonly held belief has been that the stones
multiply, possess roots and that after a heavy rain, the stones grow and also form protrusions like a plant.
What additional information I've been able to gather regarding scientific study indicates that the stones do "grow" (increase in size), albeit
imperceptibly, when exposed to water, possibly due to a chemical reaction between different layers of the stones. The layered composition of sand and
minerals forming these concretions also explains why when Trovants with root like protrusions are found and these structures bisected, rings similar
in appearance to a tree's "growth rings" can be found.
It's worth mentioning that the spherical shapes bear striking resemblance to the notable spherical stones of Costa Rica and New Zealand (Moeraki
Boulders) though similar stones are also found in the U.S., Czech Republic, Russia, China, Mexico, and other places.
edit on 7-11-2013 by theantediluvian because: (no reason given)