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Top Eleven Mysterious Mysteries of the Pre-Columbian Americas That We Decided to Cram Into One Article....Page 54

by s8int.com

In this brief article we cover a number of our favorite mysteries from the pre-Columbian Americas. It's not really a "top" eleven. We had various bits of info or pictures lying around that we decided to put out there.

Some of them have been covered previously within these pages and some of them are new “mysteries”.

Among them are; giants, an ancient gold yeti or sasquatch(?), a south American airplane, some say an ancient earthmover, a mountaintop seaport with evidence of ocean going creatures, possible dinosaur and human interaction, differential gears and megalithic structures.

Apparently there was quite a bit going on in the Americas before Columbus named the indigenous inhabitants; Indians. Most of these “mysteries” are either ignored by conventional science or given very conventional explanations which no serious scientist would question. We however, intend to speculate freely.

It would seem to us that if our society and technology is truly superior to that of the past, remnants of ancient “technologies” should be relatively easy to explain and easy to duplicate using low technology methods. Such does not seem to be the case.

1) Megalithic Construction in South America

According to conventional science, neither the Inca’s nor the Maya or any other pre-Columbian society had the wheel. Everyone marvels at the huge blocks used to build the pyramids of Egypt and the tight tolerances between them.

The megalithic structure at Sacsayhuaman in Peru has equaled those tolerances with huge multi-sided blocks which are all completely irregular in a kind of three dimensional jigsaw puzzle.

According to Graham Hancock, archaeologist, one of those stones is 29 feet high and weighs more than 360 tons; the equivalent of 500 passenger automobiles. That stone is not even at the base of the wall. Yet, the quarry from which the granite blocks were cut was more than 10 miles away.

"Sacsayhuamán (also known as Saksaq Waman) is a walled complex near the old city of Cusco. Some believe the walls were a form of fortification, while others believe it was only used to form the head of the Puma that Sacsayhuamán along with Cuzco form when seen from above.

Like all Inca stonework there is still mystery surrounding how they were constructed. Thanks to an as yet unexplained precision in stone-cutting, the structure is built in such a way that a single piece of paper will not fit between two stones.

This precision, combined with the rounded corners of the limestone blocks, the variety of their interlocking shapes, and the way the walls lean inward (ubiquitous in Inca architecture), is thought to increase the ruins' incredible durability--devastating earthquakes in Cuzco have left it undamaged.

The Spanish harvested a large quantity of rock from the walls of the structure to build churches in Cuzco, which is why the walls are in perfect condition up to a certain height, and missing above that point.

Sacsayhuamán is also noted for an extensive system of underground passages known as chincanas which connect the fortress to other Inca ruins within Cuzco. Several people have died after becoming lost while seeking a supposed treasure buried along the passages.

This has led the city of Cuzco to block off the main entrance to the chincanas in Sacsayhuamán"……From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

2) Ollantaytambo Fortress

Big rocks. Man sitting on one of the giant andesite blocks on top of the wall.

"Ollantaytambo is a massive citadel located at the confluence of three valleys, a scant 50 kilometers from Machu Picchu.

The citadel served as both a temple and a fortress, the latter becoming of most importance upon the arrival of the Spanish. In 1536 Hernando Pizarro and his cavalry of 70 men attacked the citadel. Manco Inca, who had holed up his army at Ollantaytambo after the fall of Cusco and Sacsayhuaman, successfully halted Pizarro's initial siege as the Spanish horses were easily repelled by Inca warriors pelting them with rocks and arrows high atop the citadel's stone terraces.

Pizarro retreated in humiliated defeat but Manco Inca's victory did not last; Spanish reinforcements eventually arrived and forced the Inca to retreat with his men further into the mountains, initiating the beginning of the end of Quechua rule in the valley.

We climbed further up towards the massive stone walls. Huge granite blocks of 30 or 40 tons each were interlocked perfectly with no mortar or glue holding them together.

The Inca Empire possessed a lost art of stonemasonry in which they could maneuver multi-ton blocks, carve them into precise jigsaw-like pieces and fit them together, all without metal tools or even the wheel, let alone modern technology.

Perhaps even more incredibly, all of these giant blocks were somehow transported from the mountainside ten kilometers away, across the valley and beyond the Urubamba River.

...Because the Inca left no written records of their techniques scientists have hypothesized how the process might have worked. In terms of transporting the stones the Inca laid down an extended zigzag path from the quarry down the mountainside, allowing hundreds of men to drag the rocks with ropes, perhaps with the assistance of wood rollers or sled-like sliding beams.

Some people have even suggested they may have diverted the Urubamba around the boulders, allowing them to drag the stones across the river without getting them stuck in the water.

The masonry process might have worked like this: after carving the desired shape out of the first boulder and fitting it in place, the masons would somehow suspend the second boulder on scaffolding next to the first one.

They would then have to trace out a pattern on the second boulder in order to plan the appropriate jigsaw shape that would fit the two together.

In order to make a precise copy of the first boulder's edges, the masons might have used a straight stick with a hanging plum bob to trace its edges and mark off exact points for carving on the second boulder.

After tracing out the pattern, they would sculpt the stone into shape, pounding it with hand-sized stones to get the general shape before using finger-size stones for precision sanding.

Admittedly, this entire technique is merely scientific speculation. The method might have worked in practice but that doesn't mean this is how the ancient Quechua stonemasons did it. To me, though, our lack of knowing the truth only adds to my respect for this lost art.” Source:EdwebProject.org

3)Tihuanaco, a Seaport 2.5 miles Above Sea Level

Mysterious Tihuanaco may be the world’s oldest city. "The City of Tiahuanaco is also full of mystery. Lying at a height of some 13,000 feet, it lies on a plateau that looks like the surface of a foreign planet.

The atmospheric pressure is nearly half as low as at sea level and the oxygen content of the air is similarly small. This isolation and altitude makes the very construction of the city all the more remarkable.

There is evidence that the city was once a port, having extensive docks positioned right on the earlier shoreline of the now inland waterbed. One of these wharves is big enough to accommodate hundreds of ships."

“According to Incan legends, Tihuanaco was built by a race of giants whose fatherland had been destroyed in a great deluge that had lasted for two months.”

Many of Tihuanaco’s buildings were constructed of massive finished stones, many tons in weight, that were placed in such a manner that only a people with advanced engineering methods could have designed and transported them. …

“The particular andesite used in much of the Tihuanacos construction can only be found in a quarry 50 miles away in the mountains.”

The closest body of water to this seaport City is Lake Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. “The mystery starts with an ancient waterbed that covers an area of 3200 square miles, being 70 miles wide and 138 miles long.

The inland waterway is ..littered with millions of fossilised seashells. The lake also features a range of oceanic types, as opposed to freshwater marine life. Creatures brought to the surface in fishermen’s nets have included examples of seahorses.

During the 19th Century Professor P. M. Duncan, studying the lake, noted the existence of siluroid, cyprinoid and other marine fishes in the lake.”

“Legends have persisted over the centuries that there are stone structures beneath the waters of Lake Titicaca, much the same kind as can be found on the lake's shore. The Indians of that legion have frequently recounted this tradition, but until recently there has been no proof of such structures.

In 1968 Jacques Cousteau, the French underwater explorer, took his crew and equipment there to explore the lake and search for evidence of underwater construction. Although severely hampered in their activities by the extreme altitude, the divers spent many days searching the lake bottom, in the vicinity of the islands of the Sun and Moon, but found nothing man-made.

Cousteau concluded the legends were a myth.”

Sources: Violations, Atlantis Rising, by Brad Steiger ,Thule.org UPDATE: Ancient Temple Ruins Found Under Lake Titicaca

LA PAZ, Bolivia (Reuters) - The remains of what is thought to be a 1,000- to 1,500-year-old temple have been found below the waters of South America's lake Titicaca, a scientific expedition said Tuesday.

``We've found what appears to have been a 200-meter (660 feet) long, 50-meter (160 feet) wide holy temple, a terrace for crops, a pre-Incan road and an 800-meter (2,600 feet) long containing wall,'' said Lorenzo Apis, the Italian scientist leading the expedition in a region of the lake around 90 miles northeast of the Bolivian capital La Paz.

4) The Acambaro, Mexico, Figurines Authenticated?

Back in 1925 Waldemar Julsrud discovered the first of what would become known as the Acambaro figurines. Many of them depicted dinosaurs. Obviously, they have never been accepted by conventional archaeology. Their authenticity is generally only supported by “creationists”.

In 1993, Stephen Czerkas, writing in geology magazine noted that sauropods may have had spikes on their backs extending from their heads to their tails. Science had previously drawn sauropods as smooth skinned.

The artists who made the Acambaro figures may have been a step ahead of science and of Czerkas; but they are supposed to b ancient and had been known in modern times since 1925.

A brief refresher on the Acambaro Figurines:

“Another intriguing discovery was made near Acambaro in the Mexican state of Guanajuato. In 1925 Waldemar Jusrud, a Danish storekeeper, was on an inspection tour of his ranch, when he noticed a small ceramic figurine projecting from the side of a rut in the rain-washed road.

The artifact was unlike any he had ever seen, and probing further, "he began to uncover additional models of people and animals resembling those portrayed on the Ica stones, the GIANT SUARIANS of the Jurassic period of millions of years ago" . .

Julsrud eventually was able to amass 33,000 of them. "The human figures and the animals were frequently portrayed together. Some of the DINOSAUR-LIKE REPTILES appear with women in nonviolent or nonhunting situations, as though they were domestic animals or pets.

The human figures show details of dress somewhat resembling those of the ancient Middle East: laced sandals, chain mail, shields, and a variety of weapons " (Berlitz, p.195-196). Acambaro Figurines”

Geology Magazine, 1993 on Sauropod Skin

“While collecting in a Wyoming quarry in 1990, Czerkas uncovered fossilized skin impressions belonging to a new species of dinosaur related to the well-known Diplodocus. The impressions clearly show that the skin was pebbled with large bumps about 3 centimeters in diameter.

Czerkas also found impressions of many cone-shaped fossils, some of which were connected to the tail. The smallest "spines" appear at the end of the tail, whereas larger ones occur farther up the tail.

The largest of the spines would have measured around 18 centimeters high, Czerkas reports in the December GEOLOGY.

The fossils indicate that this animal had spiny growths along its tail and possibly along its entire length, says Czerkas, who proposes that other types of sauropods may have sported similar spines.”

For More Info on the Figurines, See: www.bible.ca

5. Evidence of Pre-Columbian Man and Dinosaur Interaction at the Museo del Oro? (Museum of Gold)

Identifying this piece that appeared on the cover of the Museo Del Oro, Bulletin 42 in 1997 as a lizard is a fair identification and one that many might agree with. There are elements of this more than 1,000 year old piece however that makes us speculate that it is in fact a depiction of a “terrible lizard”, i.e. a dinosaur, one of several small dinosaur types common to the Americas.

Here we compare the piece to several of those dinosaur species which allegedly became extinct more than 40 million years ago. Readers can certainly make up their own minds.

The next photo from the Museo del Oro shows several creatures that the museum describes as reptiles. The creature with the man in his mouth is described variously as a reptile, a dragon and a crocodile.

It may in fact depict a crocodile though in our little layman eyes the central spines of the creature is more a feature of “dinosaurs” than of crocodiles or gators.

Certainly the scale suggests something much larger than a crocodile.

Virtual Online Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

Virtual Online Pre-Columbian Gold Museum

In any case, the other reptiles depicted alongside are certainly not crocodiles.

See Also: Dinosaurs in Literature, History and Art

6) Giants in the Americas (There were giants in the earth in those days..Gen 6:4

Many early explorers reported encountering natives of extraordinary height in the Americas in the 15th and 16th centuries.

Later, early settlers in South, Central and North America would report finding huge skeletons in mounds and other burial grounds. These reports were memorialized in the voyage accounts and in scientific literature of the day. Here we reproduce briefly some of those reports.

Explorer Sebald de Weert's “Unusual” Natives"

During De Weert’s time in the Magellan Straits there were some anthropologically noteworthy events that are associated with him. One instance of which is that De Weert and several crew claimed to have seen members of a “race of giants” while there.

De Weert described a particular incident when he was with his men in boats rowing to an island in the Magellan Strait. The Dutch claimed to have seen seven odd-looking boats approaching with were full of naked giants.

These giants supposedly had long hair and reddish-brown skin. The Dutch claim to have shot three of the giants dead with their muskets before the giants finally retreated to the shore.

On the shore the giants were apparently able to uproot trees from the ground to protect themselves from the musket fire and they waited with spears and stones so they could attack the Dutch intruders should they make a beach head. In fear of the giants, the Dutch dared not land.

De Weert’s claims to sightings of giants were not totally unusual for this region as Magellan also first recorded sighting in 1520 in the straits at San Julian.

It was also claimed that Magellan captured two male giants as specimens to return to Europe, but the giants died en route. These creatures were supposedly over three meters (10 feet) tall.

Many others including Francis Drake, Pedro Sarmiento, Tome Hernandez, and Anthony Knyvet claimed to have seen giants in the Straits of Magellan with the last sighting have been at Cabo Virgines in 1764 by Commodore John “Foul Weather Jack” Byron.

De Weert’s expedition is the only one to have claimed to have witnessed aggressive behavior on behalf of the giants.

Also according to Theodore de Bry (1528–98) in Part IX of his landmark Historia Americae Sive Novi Orbis (History of American Grand Voyages), Sebald de Weert reported how his crew had captured and imprisoned a Tierra del Fuegan mother with two children on the south side of the Magellan route heading eastward.

While they released the mother and the younger child, they carried the older daughter forward to Europe, where she soon died.

De Weert noted that the mother had fed the children on raw birds, which was an oddity well noted in de Bry’s work…....Wikepedia

Amerigo Vespucci’s Sighting

Amerigo Vespucci (March 9, 1454 -February 22, 1512) was an Italian merchant, explorer and cartographer. He played a senior role in two voyages which explored the east coast of South America between 1499 and 1502.

On the second of these voyages he discovered that South America extended much further south than before known by the Europeans. This convinced him that this land he was part of a new continent, a bold contention at a time when other European explorers crossing the Atlantic thought they were reaching Asia (the "Indies")…Wikipeda

"After we were cured we recommenced our navigation; and through the same cause we were often obliged to fight with a great many people, and always had the victory over them.

Thus continuing our voyage, we came to an island fifteen leagues distant from the main-land. As at our arrival we saw no collection of people, eleven of us landed.

Finding a path inland, we walked nearly two leagues and came to a village of about twelve houses, in which were seven women who were so large that there was not one among them who was not a span and a half taller than myself.

When they saw us they were very much frightened, and the principal one among them, who seemed certainly a discreet woman, led us by signs into a house and had refreshments prepared for us.

They were such large women that we were about determining to carry off two of the younger ones as a present to our king; but while we were debating this subject, thirty-six men entered the hut where we were drinking.

They were of such great stature that each one was taller when upon his knees than I when standing erect. In fact, they were giants; each of the women appeared a Penthesilia, and the men Antei.

When they came in, some of our number were so frightened that they did not consider themselves safe, for they were armed with very large bows and arrows, besides immense clubs made in the form of swords.

Seeing that we were small of stature they began to converse with us, in order to learn who we were and from what parts we came.

We gave them fair words, and answered them, by signs, that we were men of peace and intent only upon seeing the world.

Finally, we held it our wisest course to part from them without questioning in our turn; so we returned by the same path in which we had come—they accompanying us quite to the sea-shore, till we went aboard the ships.

Enormous Serpents

Going inland one day with twenty men, we saw a serpent all of twenty-four feet in length and as large in girth as myself. We were very much afraid, and the sight of it caused us to return immediately to the sea.

Ofttimes, indeed, I saw many ferocious animals and enormous serpents..... HEROES OF AMERICAN HISTORY, by FREDERICK A. OBER

Magellan meets the Patagonian Giants!!

Magellan carefully followed John Cabot's maps down the coast of Brazil to the country we call Argentina today. While he was wintering in a harbor he had his first encounter with the Patagonian giants.

Encountering these giants was like a trip back in time thousands of years to the days of the Tower of Babel.

Here is an excerpt from the diary of Pigafetta:

"Leaving that place, we finally reached 49 and one-half degrees toward the Antarctic Pole. As it was winter, the ships entered a safe port to winter. We passed two months in that place without seeing anyone.

One day we suddenly saw a naked man of giant stature on the shore of the port, dancing, singing, and throwing dust on his head.

The captain general sent one of our men to the giant so that he might perform the same actions as a sign of peace.

Having done that, the man led the giant to an islet into the presence of the captain-general. When the giant was in the captain-general's and our presence, he marveled greatly, and made signs with one finger raised upward, believing that we had come from the sky.

He was so tall that we reached only to his waist, and he was well proportioned. His face was large and painted red all over, while about his eyes he was painted yellow; and he had two hearts painted on the middle of his cheeks.

His scanty hair was painted white. He was dressed in the skins of animals skillfully sewn together.

That animal has a head and ears as large as those of a mule, a neck and body like those of a camel, the legs of a deer, and the tail of a horse, like which it neighs, and that land has very many of them.

His feet were shod with the same kind of skins which covered his feet in the manner of shoes. In his hand he carried a short, heavy bow, with a cord somewhat thicker than those of the lute, and made from the intestines of the same animal, and a bundle of rather short cane arrows feathered like ours, and with points of white and black flint stones in the manner of Turkish arrows, instead of iron.

Those points were fashioned by means of another stone." (Diary of Pigafetta, pp. 51-52).

Other Witnesses

An excerpt from Charles Debrosses’ Historie des navigations aux terres australes, published in 1756, contributed to the giant saga:

"The coast of Port Desire is inhabited by giants fifteen to sixteen palms high. I have myself measured the footprint of one of them on the riverbank, which was four times longer than one of ours.

I have also measured the corpses of two men recently buried by the river, which were fourteen spans long. Three of our men, who were later taken by the Spanish on the coast of Brazil, assured me that one day on the other side of the coast they had to sail out to sea because the giants started throwing great blocks of stone of astonishing size from the beach right at their boat.

In Brazil I saw one of these giants which Alonso Díaz had captured at Port Saint Julien: he was just a boy but was already thirteen spans tall.

These people go about naked and have long hair; the one I saw in Brazil was healthy-looking and well proportioned for his height.

I can say nothing about his habits, not having spent any time with him, but the Portuguese tell me that he is no better than the other cannibals along the coast of La Plata."

Captain Cooke also wrote in his ship's logs of a race of giants that inhabited Patagonia. He even claimed to have captured one of the giants , Unfortunately, the giant escaped by breaking the ropes that bound him to the mast and jumped off the ship, overboard into the sea.

In an additional excerpt, Capt. Cooke wrote in his log that he himself was 6 feet 3 inches tall, which was unusual for a time when a mans average height was about 5 feet 4 inches, and that he could easily stand under the arm of one of these giants.

In 1767 Captain John Byron and the H.M.S. Dolphin returned to port and published "Voyage Round the World in His Majesty’s Ship the Dolphin" in his book he hailed the voyage as "...putting an end to the dispute, which for two centuries and a half has subsisted between geographers, in relation to the reality of there being a nation of people of such an amazing stature, of which the concurrent testimony of all on board the Dolphin and Tamer can now leave no room for doubt. "

A subsequent publication under his name , Voyage, includes the following tale. Captain Byron is credited with having had the precaution to take ashore with him a number of trinkets, such as beads and ribbons ,in order to convince the Patagonians of their peaceful and amicable disposition.

"...giving to each of them some, as far as they went. The method he made use of to facilitate the distribution of them, was by making the Indians sit down on the ground, that he might put the strings of beads &c. round their necks; and such was their extraordinary size, that in this situation they were almost as high as the Commodore when standing."

The initial photo of this section depicts an English sailor giving a biscuit to one of the nine-foot Patagonian women.

Find Prehistoric Giant

Feb 3, 1909; New York Tribune
Skeleton 15 Feet High Unearthed in Mexico

News was received here Monday from Mexico that at Ixtapalapa, a town 10 miles southeast of Mexico City , there had been discovered what was believed to be the skeleton of a prehistoric giant of extraordinary size.

A peon while excavating for the foundation of a house on the estate of Augustin Juarez found the skeleton of a human being that is estimated to have been about 15 feet high, and who must have lived ages ago, judging from the ossified state of the bones.

Romulo Luna, judge of the District , has taken possession of the skeleton which is complete with the exception of the skull.

Judge Luna says that as soon as the search for the skull is finished the skeleton will be forwarded to the national museum ,of Mexico, which has an almost priceless collection of Aztec antiquities.

The National museum, it is said , has made arrangements to investigate this “find”.

The discovery of the skeleton has revived the old Aztec legend that in a prehistoric age a race of giants lived valley of Anahuac, a name given by the aboriginal Mexicans to that part of the Mexican plateau nearly corresponding to the modern valley of Mexico City.

These giants, known as Quinatzins, the story goes, were afterwards destroyed by the Ulmecas, also of great stature , who in turn, perished by earthquake, interpreted as an expression of the wrath of God.

See Also: Giants in the Earth in Those Days

7. A JET FROM ANCIENT SOUTH AMERICA

Photos in this section show the “airplanes” and the very airworthy mockup of the artifacts constructed by two aeronautical engineers and flown with remote control. The story:

"In 1954 the government of Colombia sent part of its collection of ancient gold artifacts on a U. S. tour.

Emmanuel Staubs, one of America's leading jewelers, was commissioned to cast reproductions of six of the objects.

Fifteen years later one was given to biologist-zoologist Ivan T. Sanderson for analysis. After a thorough examination and consulting a number of experts, Sanderson's mind-boggling conclusion was that the object is a model of a high-speed aircraft at least a thousand years old.

Approximately 2 inches long the object was worn as a pend ant on a neck chain. It was classified as Sinu, a pre-Inca culture from A.D. 500 to 800.

Both Sanderson and Dr. Arthur Poyslee of the Aeronautical Institute of New York concluded it did not represent any known winged animal.

In fact, the little artifact appears more mechanical than biological. For example, the front wings are delta-shaped and rigidly straight edged, very un-animal-like.

The rudder is perhaps the most un-animal but airplane-like item. It is right-triangle, flat-surfaced, and rigidly perpendicular to the wings. Only fish have upright tail fins, but none have exclusively an upright flange without a counter-balancing lower one.

Adding to the mystery, an insignia appears on the left face of the rudder, precisely where ID marks appear on many airplanes today.

The insignia is perhaps as out-of place as the gold model itself, for it has been identified as the Aramaic or early Hebrew letter beth or B.

This may indicate that the original plane did not come from Colombia, but was the product of a very early people inhabiting the Middle East who knew the secret of flying.

Subjecting the Objects to Flight Tests

In 1997, two Germans, Algund Eenboom and Peter Belting, put the theory to the test. (pictured)

Eenboom centered his research on historical evidence and concluded the "wings" of all insects are attached at the top of the corpus, not at the bottom, and that all Incan artifacts except these few suspected "planes" were made correctly.

Belting made a model plane, first with a propeller, afterwards with a jet engine. Whereas the first has to be launched by hand, the jet engine one was also equipped with landing gear.

At the recent Ancient Astronaut Society World Conference in Orlando, Florida, the two researchers showed extensive footage of their model planes.

The propeller-powered plane flew perfectly stable. But the crowd almost gave a standing ovation for the jet-engine model plane. With an impeccable take-off, flight and landing -- and an exact match to the model found in the Inca grave -- the model is truly an airplane.

Eenboom and Belting gave a live demonstration in a parking lot of the Florida Mall in Orlando, in case anyone would still doubt it after the videos...... Michael Lindemann, Editor, CNI News

8. South American Earthmoving Machine?

Ivan Sanderson, the same Zoologist who initially evaluated the “Pre-Columbian Jet” suggested after his study of this artifact that the pre-Columbians had zoomorphicized some earthmoving machine that they had somehow encountered.

We’re not at all ready to go there. However, this piece seems to be completely out of place and time. First, the wheel was virtually unknown in the pre-Columbian”World; the Maya Olmecs and Inca’s are reported by mainstream archaeology not to have utilized or known of it.

This artifact utilizes the wheel and gears to the befuddlement of archaeology. According to the Tom MacGuinness’s Website;

“This cryptoarchaeological artifact, which is exquisite in design and construction, represents one of the very few examples of wheels used in Pre-columbian Mesoamerica.

It is unclear what the wheel's purpose is in this design - it is similar to a tool used in leather working, but clearly this piece it too well crafted for such a purpose…

Source:Online Museum of Pre-Columbian Gold”.

Backstory: From 1920 to 1952 the Peabody Museum of the University of Harvard made a series of excavations near the town of Penonomé, to the Southwest of Panama.

In 1940 doctor J. Alden Mason found a singular piece pertaining to the Coclé culture, like the others. One was a medallón of gold of about 11 centimeters in length, with a green stone.

Coclé is the name of the Panamanian province. At the moment the piece is in an exhibition at The University Museum of Archeology and Anthropology of the University of Pennsylvania.

It was there that Ivan it T. Sanderson, the famous UFOlogist and American cryptozoologist came across the piece.

To Sanderson it looked like backhoe or a mechanical dredge. Sanderson thought that the claws of the animal looked like wheels; the teeth of their snout would be the "teeth" of the mechanical dredge; in the later part it would have two gears that would serve to elevate the "bucket".

The back of the animal, according to Sanderson, is the cover of the motor. Both sides lights, and other two in the eyes of the animal can be seen.

9)Differential Gears In Pre-Columbian Peru

Professor Rafael Larco Hoyle, owner and Proprietor of the Larco Pre-Columbian Museum in Peru and the writer of numerous archaeological books describes bronze differential gears and wheels in Pre-Columbian Peru in his book “Peru”.

Conventional archeaeology refers to them as “ritual objects”.

10)

Pre-Columbian Yeti/Sasquatch/Wildman?

San Agustín Culture
2.6 x 1.7 cm
San José de Isnos, Huila.
100 A.D. to 800 A.D.
Made of gold it's difficult not to interpret this thousands of years old piece as anything but a representation of an immodest "wildman", yeti or sasquatch.

11)Submerged Statues in Lultun Cave

We wish that there was more data and better photos available for this alledged archaeological mystery, but it is intriguing so here it is:

Huge limestone statue eroded by water in Lultùn Caves, in Yucatan (Mexico), today submerged at a deep of hundredths of meters under the sea level. These enormous caves, still not completely explored, contain gigantic statues of primeval age which haven't any correlation with the cultural schemes of the other indoamerican civilizations.

The oceanic fauna wedged among the folds of these statues shows that they were carved above the sea level, then they remained submerged for a great period of time, and maybe they went up again to the surface when the Bahama Banks and other islands of the Atlantic sank under the sea.

Source:Elviro Mirko, mmmgroup.altervista.org

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