17 STRANGE Things Found Underwater Nobody Can Explain!

17 Strange Things Found Underwater Nobody
Can Explain 17. 7500 Year Old Village
In 2014, an underwater expedition near Haifa, Israel uncovered the remains of an extremely
old village. The ruins, which turned out to be more than
7500 years in age, date back to the neolithic era of human development. The civilization which built the structures
had not yet gained the use of metal or pottery. Tools found within the site were made of stone
and bone, and used other materials such as plant fibers. Interestingly, the ruined village is possibly
the oldest discovered location used for the production and refinement of olive oil – thousands
of crushed olive stones and other similar early olive oil production technology was
found in areas within the site. 16. Ancient Greek Computer
Perhaps one of the most well known but nevertheless also one of the most mysterious things ever
found underwater is the Antikythera Mechanism. The Antikythera Mechanism has been described
as a sort of ancient computer, and for good reason. The complex combination of gears and clockwork-like
machinery was likely used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses, and was used to guide
the creation of calendars as well as to provide astrological information. It was discovered in about 150 feet of water
in a shipwreck off of a Greek island after which the device was named – Antikythera. The discovery took place in July of 1900,
but the device is believed to be more than 2000 years old. Dating methods put the creation of the ancient
Greek device at or around 87 BC. 15. Bimini Road
Just off the northwest coast of North Bimini Island in the Bahamas, there is a very strange
and mysterious configuration of limestone blocks which has many experts baffled. The formation, which lies approximately 18
feet beneath the water, very closely resembles a manmade cobblestone road. The blocks forming the “road” are as small
as 3 – 7 feet horizontally to as large as 10 – 13 feet, and seem to have rounded corners. Even more strangely, the structure is perhaps
3500 years old. The shape and age of these blocks have led
many researchers to conclude that the Bimini Road is indeed man made, but others aren’t
so sure. The location and depth underwater are unusual
for that time period – as it is unclear if that area could have been dry at that time. IN a book called 1421: The Year China Discovered
America, author and amateur historian Gavin Menzies claims that the road could have been
built by Chinese Admiral Zheng He as his fleet circumnavigated the globe. 14. Google Earth Anomalies
Perhaps one of the strangest things to come out of our current technological age is the
ability for anyone in a first-world country to access satellite imagery of our planet’s
entire surface. Just by sitting at your computer and firing
up Google Earth, you can see everything from your own house to aerial views of Area 51. But one of the weirdest things to come out
of that ability are lots of strange markings and formations in our planet’s oceans. Amatuer enthusiasts have found everything
from what appear to be huge vehicle tracks to potential secret military installations,
UFO crash sites, and lost cities. While it’s difficult to tell which of these
could be real and which of these are just the human brain’s attempt to find a pattern
in anything, the fact remains that they are very interesting to look at, and statistically
speaking, at least some of them have to be real. 13. Ancient Japanese Monument
In 1987, a recreational diver named Kihachiro Aratake made a fairly astounding discovery
when he was diving to observe sharks in the Yonaguni sea on Japan’s east coast. The find turned out to be a vast monument,
now called the Yonaguni Monument. The monument consists mainly of sandstones
and mudstones as well as rectangular formations and pillars. Oddly, many believe that the formations are
natural, and were not created by any ancient people. There are also those, however, who believe
that the sharp edges and flat surfaces can only point to the involvement of humans. 12. Lake Michigan Stonehenge
A very strange discovery was made in Lake Michigan in 2007, though the story went largely
unnoticed for most of the last decade. 40 feet below the surface of the Great Lake
lies what many have compared to Stonehenge – a formation of stone columns which does
not appear to be natural in origin. Petroglyphs and stone monuments of the kind
are exceedingly rare in North America, leading many researchers to remain skeptical about
the authenticity of the site, but nevertheless research continues to determine if the site
is truly ancient in origin. 11. Apollo 11 Rocket Engines
Though they’re not quite ancient by most standards, the remains of the colossal rocket
engines used on the Apollo 11 missions were recently recovered from the Atlantic Ocean
after being underwater for more than 40 years since their use. The person responsible for the discovery and
recovery is none other than Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon as well as Blue Origin, the commercial
spaceflight competitor to Elon Musk’s effort in the same arena, Space-X. Bezos set out
to find and recover the engines, and was successful in hauling enough parts for two engines to
the surface. These parts included thrust chambers, turbines,
nozzles, and a part of the Saturn V rocket’s initial stage. Bezos and NASA then worked together to find
a suitable home for the pieces, which were technically still NASA property when they
were pulled out of the ocean. These components are now on display in the
Museum of Flight, which is located just south of Seattle, Washington. 10. 1800s Train Graveyard
Two large locomotives which were originally built in the 1850s were recently discovered
off the coast of New Jersey under nearly 100 feet of water. Although it is currently believed that the
engines were lost in a storm during transport by ship from Boston, there is not a definitive
date or knowledge as to exactly when or how the trains were lost. These are steam locomotives, and as a result
the pictures are quite eerie. They show clearly defined smokestacks and
huge wheels covered in the rust of more than a century and a half under the ocean waters. 9. Weird UFO Thing
You know when something has “Anomaly” in the name, it’s bound to be interesting. This is definitely the case for the Baltic
Sea Anomaly, which is a strange object found under the waters of the northern Baltic Sea,
more specifically at the center of the Bothnian Sea. At about 200 feet in diameter, the circular
rock-like formation is no small artifact, and it appears to be resting on top of a pillar. The structure is even complete with a staircase
leading to a dark hole, and its strange appearance has led some to believe that it is in fact
the remnants of an alien spacecraft. More conventional explanations range from
a sunken battleship gun turret to an anti-submarine device or even a natural formation. 8. WWII Ghost Fleet
Remnants from the various wars mankind has fought litter the surface of the Earth. But what many don’t realize is that just
as many – if not more – such relics can be found in the planet’s oceans as well. For instance, in 1944 bombers from the Allied
fleets laid waste to a lagoon in which was situated a large detachment of the Japanese
Imperial navy. This attack was so intense that many historians
still refer to it as the “Japanese Pearl Harbor”. The resulting destruction saw hundreds of
Japanese soldiers killed and many more craft – both of the air and the sea – sent to the
bottom of the lagoon. The final count was 5 fleet carriers and 4
light carriers, along with their accompanying support ships and as many as 500 individual
aircraft. On board those ships were many dozens of land
vehicles as well. In the cargo hold of one ship alone were nearly
400 soldiers, all of whom were killed in the attack. Today the ships, trucks, and even tanks still
rest there at the bottom, and the skeletons of the dead Japanese soldiers can still be
found inside of the vehicles. 7. The Palace of Cleopatra
The history of Alexandria is long and complicated, but it is also steeped in historical significance. It was originally founded by Alexander the
Great in approximately 331 BC, and was later the site where Cleopatra would go on to make
a play for the heart of Julius Caesar. It was a city which rivaled even the fabled
Rome in terms of size and prosperity, and it was the seat of power for the Ptolemaic
dynasty. In the 1990s, the European Institute of Underwater
Archaeology was given access to parts of the Eastern Harbour, where the royal leadership
of the dynasty held their quarters. It was there, in 1998, that Franck Goddio
made the discovery of Cleopatra’s royal palace. Inside were many wondrous relics of all shape
and size, including a black granite sphinx thought to represent Cleopatra’s father,
Ptolemy XII. 6. Underwater River
It may seem strange to try to imagine an underwater river, but they do exist. One famous example of this phenomenon is in
the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The river, called the Cenote Angelita, is
comprised of a thin layer of hydrogen sulfate which separates the freshwater above from
the salt water which makes up the river. The effect is quite striking – a foggy-looking
river complete with banks and tree trunks sticking out of it, located some 60 feet beneath
the surface of the water. This river is seen as just one example of
the fact that we still have quite a bit to learn about what is possible right here on
our own planet – especially since much of the planet’s oceans remain unexplored beneath
the surface. 5. Giant Ancient Structure
Under about 30 feet of water in the Sea of Galilee in Israel lies a very strange and
mysterious structure, the size of which is difficult to imagine. Larger in diameter than the length of an airliner
jet, the man made structure resembles a large mound. Researchers made the discovery with sonar
and originally didn’t realize that it was in fact a creation of man, but further investigation
revealed that it was in fact a relic of the Bronze Age – estimated to be between 2000
and 12000 years in age. The exact dimensions of the cone-like structure
are 230 feet wide at the base, 32 feet tall, and about 60,000 tons in weight. The purpose of the structure is unknown at
this time. 4. Manganese Balls
In January of 2015, German scientists located in the tropical region of the Atlantic ocean
made a strange discovery. While looking for deep sea organisms on the
floor of the ocean, they came upon a field of strange, dense, old metal balls. There are thousands of the balls, and they
are made of a rare earth metal called manganese. In fact, this field is the largest deposit
of such manganese orbs to ever be discovered in the Atlantic ocean. These types of balls have been found before,
but it’s exceedingly rare to find such a large cluster in the Atlantic. The balls range in size from a golf ball to
a bowling ball, and the scale on which they’ve been discovered has tech companies watering
at the mouth, since manganese is a highly sought after substance for gadget manufacturers. It’s believed that the balls form bit by
bit over the course of millions of years – which means that their layers could hold interesting
clues about the ocean’s composition in the past. 3. Ancient Egyptian City
Archaeologist Franck Goddio, who we mentioned earlier, apparently didn’t want to stop
at discovering relics from Cleopatra’s palace. He also uncovered the lost Egyptian city of
Heracleion, which was completely submerged underwater for more than 1000 years when Goddio
discovered it in 1996. He additionally made discoveries in a neighboring
sunken city called Canopus, which was originally spotted by a British RAF pilot during WWII,
who noticed formations under the waves while flying overhead. Discoveries within the sunken cities include
a vast array of statues, many of which seem to depict ancient Egyptian gods, including
one statue which is more than 16 feet tall and weighs approximately 12000 pounds. 2. Gulf of Khambhat Ruins
An ancient city discovered beneath the waters of the Gulf of Khambhat was heralded as “history
changing” when it was first uncovered in 2002. Ocean scientists made the discovery by chance
while conducting a pollution survey, finding an entire city more than five miles long and
two miles wide. The ruins are believed to be older than the
previous oldest ruins in the region by a whopping 5000 years or more, meaning that scientists
have had to rethink their picture of how civilization formed in the India region. Estimates put the site at an astounding 9500
years old, and the city can be found at a depth of approximately 120 feet. 1. Living Jurassic Era Microbes
Jurassic Park may be famous for its depiction of creatures from a long-gone era brought
back to life, but we don’t have to turn to fiction for a story like that. In 2012, a community of microbes was discovered
buried within the Pacific Ocean’s muddy floor, after core samples were drilled out
from a depth of 92 feet into the ground. The samples contained organisms which dated
back more than 80 million years and were, amazingly, still alive. The microbes appear to have doubled their
biomass every 1000 years, a rate exceedingly slow due to their lack of exposure to fresh
oxygen, but the slow usage of energy reserves meant that the organisms were able to survive
for millions of years. These so-called “extremophiles” give us
hope of discovering similar hearty life forms on distant worlds, and also teach us quite
a bit about how life can thrive in different conditions right here on our own planet.

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