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Scientists baffled by hundreds of spheres found in hidden tunnels

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 01:55 PM
I was expecting loads of perfectly spherical objects made of some shiny alien material; I got rocks. Aww.

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 02:01 PM
reply to post by AKindChap

I'm sorry you're disappointed.

Can I ask a question though?

Whats not interesting about real deteriorating Clay spheres being found buried deep inside an ancient pyramid from an ancient culture that may or may not have used them in a possible ritual that we haven't figured out yet?

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 02:18 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

WOW! Can i really say this to Slayer69? it was already posted on ATS last year...

And its footballs, you know? Like soccer balls!? When we are frozen over and 4000 years from now its kinda funny that many scientists will wonder about these wonderous artifacts from ancient (US, our cultures) when in all reality it's was in fact our new underwear, anal douches, and TV remotes, which they will plaster all over there media field claiming it had to do with our discovery of universe, or political tyrannies

Please, no disrespect Sir. just might have a bit of truth ehh?

Okay, I read another posting that made me add a little humor to your thread. I love futurama, remember Nibbler? He was a little alien from Vergon 6. He could eat animals whole and poop out a tiny circular sphere that weighed and extreme amount of black matter for fuel due to the digestive system he had.... it just could be poop from a popular animal back then, or alien. hmmmm?

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 02:26 PM
reply to post by Nyiah

Yup it was posted a couple times before.

Still interesting. Not sure what they are though. I didn't really read the original threads but now that there are 3 total I will have to see what each one comes up with.

Robots Find Spheres....
Archaeologists Find Hundreds....

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 02:27 PM
Very interesting discovery.

I think calling them spheres or orbs tends to add unfounded mystique though.
They look like little boulders or rocks that broke free from the earth moving ( earthquakes, landslides)

The gold dust compound could be a type of fungus and not jarosite.

They need a robot with arms to extract a few to examine more closely.

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 02:34 PM

reply to post by haven123

I was going to say maybe its some sort of petrified poop for all they know???? Believe me scientists become baffled over the simplest of things.

Well, they would know if they were dino-droppings, those are called 'Coprolite' and they make jewelry from it.
I realize your point though, I don't know if it's often more of a case of the media adding the 'baffled the scientist' when the scientists merely says "we don't know!"

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:19 PM
They remind me of these, found them while I was searching for information on another topic.
spherical objects in Mokraya Olkhovka, Russia, also found in New Zealand.

The scientific term for these ancinent “eggs” is “concretions” and they are a fairly common, if not captivating, phenomenon. They are formed when mineral cement precipitates in spaces between sediment. They occur within layers of strata that have already deposited and resist erosion so that, as the centuries roll by, these pockets of spherical concretionary cement remain after everything else is washed away.

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:19 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Mind you, I'm looking at the pictures..

Lets say this was a Mars thread. These things.. don't look like orbs - they look like Rocks. Plain dumb rocks.

so now you tell me.. whats the difference?

I say there is No discovery here and these guys are trying to get a grant or some other notice. They can get away with saying these rocks are anything they want because they are hidden in a tunnel humans cannot get to. the lie would be a safe one.

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:21 PM
reply to post by JohnPhoenix

The difference is that the Scientists are right there in the Pyramid looking at and analyzing what they have found vs a pic from another planet.

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:27 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Interesting. More archeological inkblots to spin theories off of.

Of all the new world ancient sites I'm aware of, Teotihuacan is the most beautiful and architecturally profound. It's also darn hard to spell. The idea that it incorporated water features like reflecting pools appeals to me aesthetically.

It has an almost "otherworldly" feel to it. Whoever designed it was truly gifted and I bet the whole complex was even more breathtaking before time did its thing.

The decrepit balls and chemical residue are... intriguing. Star maps, mystical foot/mind paths along the lines of labyrinths or perhaps a tech of sorts? All sorts of fantastical ideas are created.

Edit: As far as an above poster's answer ... ball court, i.e. soccer, balls? Hmmm... As an aside, were ball courts found at Teotihuacan?

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:29 PM
Here is another

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:36 PM
reply to post by Baddogma

I appreciate the feedback. I thought it was a fairly interesting find. I had no idea some would react the way they have simply due to the stories title and or wording.

On a side note: I haven't even begun to get to the weird/bizarre/out of the box stuff yet. That thread is still in the works but..

I gotta tell you with how this thread has been received thus far I may not post the weird/bizarre/out of the box thread and just say forget it.

Skip off into my own little world of Cheetos, hamster wheel called life and hopscotch...

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:36 PM
ohh i just remembered that the location of this is where the pyramid of the sun is
with those strange platforms in front of the pyramid

Robot discovers three unexplored passages in 2,000-year-old tunnel near the Pyramid of the Sun in Mexico
PUBLISHED: 00:54 EST, 23 April 2013 | UPDATED: 03:21 EST, 23 April 2013

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Here some Other Finds

A publication of the Archaeological Institute of America
Under the Pyramid of the Sun Volume 65 Number 2, March/April 2012 by Zach Zorich

The research team, led by Alejandro Sarabia of Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History, expanded a tunnel that was originally excavated in the 1930s and dug additional tunnels out to the sides. The tunnels revealed a small artifact cache near the center of the pyramid and another larger cache about 125 feet away. The excavations also uncovered four sacrificial burials, three of them holding children, in different locations.

The cache at the center of the pyramid contained a pyrite and slate disk with a human figure made of obsidian placed on top of it. Projectile points as well as seashells and a few stone blades surrounded the figure. The larger cache comprised 11 clay pots dedicated to a rain god, obsidian and stone blades, projectile points, the bones of an eagle, and fragments of feline and canine skeletons. Among the most intriguing artifacts were three carved greenstone figurines that depict human beings and a greenstone mask similar to those found in the tombs of some especially wealthy Maya rulers. It was the first such mask to be found in a ritual setting at the site and does not appear to have been part of a grave.


and there are other Tunnels around what is claimed to be Pyramids like

The Bosnian Pyramids which im on the fence on if it is a Pyramid !

Tunnels Under the Pyramid of the Sun

Deep in the tunnels under the Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun, expert miners from the nearby Tuzla mine, who were the first to explore these underground areas, found ventilation holes.

The oxygen level all throughout the tunnels is around 20%, which is more or less the optimal percentage for unobstructed continuation of the tunnel explorations. It shows a great deal of planning that went into this project and also the engineering skills that the builders of this structure had.

Two large (approx 5 tons in weight), man made, round sand-blocks were found in the tunnels. The team is working on digging out these pieces after which they will take photos and send for analysis. These sand-blocks could be the first related archeological artifacts found.

Stalactites, the icicle-shaped mineral deposits are found hanging from the roof of some parts of the tunnel. These stalactites will help the researches get a better idea of the age of the tunnels.

In the tunnels there are several 90 degree intersections which are parallel to the sides of the world: east -west, north-south. It is evident that the construction of this object was a large engineering challenge.

Tunnel Drawings
Drawing of tunnel under the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. Current research
indicates that the tunnel and chamber were constructed by the Teotihuacanos.

Fuel to the FIRE!!

Teotihuacan: Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon

Excavations in 1971 directly under the Pyramid of the Sun revealed a tunnel-like cave, ending in a cloverleaf-shaped set of chambers, apparently the scene of numerous ancient fire and water rituals. This cave may have been a "place of emergence"—the "womb" from which the first humans came into the world in central Mexican thought. Caves are a key part of symbolic imagery associated with creation myths and the underworld throughout Mesoamerican history. The location and orientation of this cave may have been the impetus for the Pyramid of the Sun's alignment and construction.


Mysterious Tunnel found under Mexican ruins see video

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 03:48 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Aww, post it!

Points: A) This is anonymous... don't let your decent anon rep on this site keep you from posting far out musings.

B) For every numbskull who doesn't read the OP carefully and throws the residue of their own cogitations at you, trying to be "smarter than thou," there are several who quietly enjoy the brain stretch and know it's simply possibilities being discussed.

So post the fantastical musings... degenerating minds gots ta know.

Edit: and as far as Cheetos... they ARE yummy but really, something like salsa and blue corn tortilla chips are better for ya.

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posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 04:06 PM
reply to post by SLAYER69

Please post the weird and bizarre stuff, who cares what people think.

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 04:15 PM
reply to post by wulff

Well I'll be darn I need a coprolite cabochon.

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 04:17 PM

Lets see if the eggs hatch soon...


I'd do the 100 yard dash in 1.7s LOL.. just say'n .. insects / face huggers I DO NOT DO !!!

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 04:48 PM

I'm baffled at how they were able to dig the tunnels without artificial light....meaning only using fire.. which produces smoke...logically, they would have to had one only 1 maybe 2 torches otherwise, smoke inhalation would have killed them...

I don't see any of the caves in there covered in soot.. or am I stretching a bit ??

posted on Dec, 28 2013 @ 04:54 PM
It takes 'Clay Balls' to cook like a Mayan...
(This could explain the clay "orbs")...part of a ritual.
The clay balls then collected pyrite dust and precipitate from the cavern's ceiling and walls...oxidizing over the centuries.
(See article for photo)

Mayans Cooked Food With Clay Balls

About 1-2 inches in diameter and more than 1,000 years old, these clay balls contained microscopic pieces of maize, beans and squash. Click to enlarge this image.

These are approx. the same size as those found in the excavation.

Rounded clay balls found in Mexico reveal an ancient Mayan cooking technique.

Planning a last supper party on December 21? To celebrate the Mayan way, you might need several clay balls.

That's one way the Maya cooked their food, according to U.S. archaeologists who have unearthed dozens of rounded clay pieces from a site in Mexico.

Conducted with the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) and Millsaps College's financial support, the excavation of a kitchen at Escalera al Cielo in Yucatán revealed 77 complete balls and 912 smaller fragments.

About 1-2 inches in diameter and more than 1,000 years old, the clay balls contained microscopic pieces of maize, beans, squash and other root crops.

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