Stone Spheres around the world
Further research has shown the presence of identical artifacts to those in Costa Rica in almost all regions of the world. And everywhere, without exception, the spheres aroused some awe among the local population as traces of the presence of forces incomprehensible to the man who inhabited their lands. So in relation to the “Chariots of the Gods” found in New Zealand, there is a Maori legend that tells that the artifacts were thrown ashore from a huge divine canoe.
Similar stories can be found in other cultures. Huge spheres have been found in almost all regions of the world: in the already mentioned Central and North America, New Zealand, South America, Easter Island, in Europe, Asia, and Africa. They were found even in the far north of Russia.
Such a proliferation of artifacts could finally put an end to the debate about the existence of a planetary-scale civilization in antiquity. Since the stone spheres are identical, then the culture that created them must be common. And the huge size and solid weight may indicate the non-trivial possibilities of the sought civilization.
Trying to explain the origin and purpose of these mysterious artifacts
Trying to explain the origin and purpose of the artifacts, the researchers put forward hypotheses according to which the balls could be:
- a calendar
- a reflection of constellations
- a planetary-scale navigation system
- huge nuclei indicating a grand military confrontation in the past
- dinosaur eggs
- fossilized capsules of flying vehicles, thanks to which aliens from outer space were on our planet
As you can tell, people really used their imagination for the majority of these theories. The arguments in favor of the latest version were put forward on the basis that sometimes huge balls inside turned out to be hollow. Looking ahead, it is worth noting that it was the split balls that helped to establish the real reason for the appearance of the stone spheres.
The scientific community was in no hurry to accept exotic versions of independent researchers, but at the same time, homogeneous in the explanation of the stone spheres. Some American archaeologists have long adhered to the version of the artificial appearance of the artifacts.
A number of features of human perception of information can act as a filter tuned to the desired setting. The situation was similar to the stone balls. Trying to find coincidences of artifacts in the most distant corners of the planet from each other, some researchers did not pay attention to a considerable number of objects similar in structure, but different in shape. For example, their flat cousins.
Now such formations are known to geologists as concretions (from the Latin word concretio – accretion, thickening). Concretions are mineral formations of various shapes in sedimentary rocks. The nuclei of concretions can be grains of minerals, parts of rocks, shells, remains of animals or plants. It is these cores that are found in fractured stone spheres. In fact, the process of concretion formation resembles the formation of pearls around a foreign particle trapped in a shell.
Most often, these are formed in porous sedimentary rocks, sand, and clay. Usually, there are concentrically layered, that is, composed of several shells. With a different chemical composition, the concretions are united by the similarity of formation: when the growths appearing on the walls grow towards each other and, closing, form different geometric shapes: spherical, ellipsoidal, cylindrical, disc-shaped, and others.
The shape is determined by diffusion. For example, if the diffusion process in a homogeneous medium corresponds to the symmetry of a sphere, then the shape of the nodules is also spherical.
Previously, it was thought that concretions formed over millions of years, but now geologists are talking about a much faster process of formation. From several months to several years. And for giant concretions – several decades. This is where we find the current explanation for the existence of stone spheres around the world.
No matter how attractive the hypothesis of the artificial origin of stone spheres around the world is, we once again find confirmation that nature is capable of the most unusual and, at first glance, fantastic phenomena, the essence of which is not immediately revealed to us.
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