Romanian Trovants - The "Living" Stones of Costesti

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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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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 hoaxorfact.com.


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.








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posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 01:52 PM
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SnF - How cool are these stones? I've never seen anything like these. They are cool and kinda creepy all at the same time! They kind of give me the heebeejeebees, to be honest.

Now I have to go look at more photos of them...lol!



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 01:57 PM
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A real pet rock.
Why have these not been marketted yet?



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 02:09 PM
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Thanks!

Here are a few more images including an impressive sphere that reminds me of Jupiter, a sort of flying saucer shaped stone and a broken stone that shows the layer reminiscent of trees' growth rings:






posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 03:31 PM
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I know, right?

I think one of these would look beautiful in one of my flowerbeds or in my back yard... I think I will have to see if there are any near me or if the rock collector/seller the next town over has any of these or any means of procuring them.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 03:50 PM
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Wow! Nice collection. The second one from the bottom looks carved, and I wonder if the third from the bottom was not a carved coiled snake that was tipped over. Fascinating stuff. Thanks for sharing this.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 07:04 PM
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Amazing how much these NATURALLY occurring stones look like the rocks some members claim are PROOF of life and/or intelligence on Mars...

Makes one think, doesn't it?



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:21 PM
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How do you know they are naturally occuring? The last pic looks like a fossil tree.



posted on Nov, 7 2013 @ 08:44 PM
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symptomoftheuniverse
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How do you know they are naturally occuring? The last pic looks like a fossil tree.


You're joking, right?



posted on Nov, 8 2013 @ 06:42 AM
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stalagmites and stalagtites are natural,however no one can garantee that these shapes are not caused by human hands or ancient life forms.



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 01:46 PM
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not stones but alien poop from ancient gigantic mineral based lifeforms



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 03:06 PM
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These are really neat. I would love a huge one in my garden too.

There are similar but much smaller rocks found up here in Alaska. They call them spirit rocks. Most of them are very symmetrical . It is thought that a mosquito or some other small object landed in the mud and slowly the layers covered the seed object with the help of the tides.

I have actually found some small examples and brought them home to my gardens.

I have some photos , but I can't seem to get the photo box to cooperate. I'll try again soon.
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Ok, figured it out. In the last photo, they are frozen in the ground so I couldn't get the best picture, but they are pretty symmetrical.

edit on 9-11-2013 by woodsmom because: Figured it out



posted on Nov, 9 2013 @ 03:14 PM
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They remind me of Moqui Balls that we would collect in Utah but on a larger scale. Moqui has similar character of having a sandstone core with an Iron type shell. many theories on how they formed.

Moqui Balls





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