Believe it or not, our oceans are the least explored places on Earth, which makes them the most mysterious places as well. The recent boom in development of technology helps us discover loads of new underwater creatures every single day.
However, that same technology gave regular people an opportunity to explore the depths on their own. Random divers unexpectedly found things that are extremely hard to explain, such as underwater cities and skeletons. Here’s a list of the most bizarre things people found underwater.
Underwater Structures of Zakynthos
If you like traveling, you can find doughnut-shaped structures were found underwater by divers near Zakynthos Islands, Greece. These structures were thought to be the ruins of a long-lost city, considerably a port which then submerged in the water as a result of natural disaster.
Despite this, there were still no signs of humans living in it – such as the lack of pottery, according to the researchers.
With extensive researches on the site of these structures at Zakynthos, it was later found that these disc-like structures were not ruins of any city but the result of a geological phenomenon which occurred nearly 5 million years ago.
Japan’s Underwater Monument
Otherwise known as the Yonaguni Monument, this underwater rock-formation deep inside with Coast of Yonaguni, Ryukyu Islands, Japan. This structure was found by divers who were looking for a suitable place to observe hammerhead sharks in that spot.
A team of scientists was directed by Professor Masaaki Kimura to observe the structure, in order to find out if these had significance to man-made structures lost in the sea.
According to the same professor, this structure is a man-made artifact and the claim is disputed by many sides throughout the years.
This site still has been considered as a cultural artifact by the government and observed as a popular diving spot despite many challenges being faced while reaching it.
Baltic Sea Anomaly
This is a sonar image captured by a group of divers who were in an endeavor to find historic treasures under the ocean. The image result is a blurred structure but claimed to be a sunken UFO by the divers.
Despite these astonishing features of the image, the experts say that the image seems to be a result of natural geological formation deep down in the ocean and have no importance in considering it to be a sunken object.
Galilee Sea Mystery
The recently discovered gigantic monuments along with other structures like a stone wheel and crescent-shaped structure near Galilee Sea, Israel have astonished scientists. The structures are man-made and were built about 12,000 years ago.
Nothing can be said about the purpose of these structures but researchers say that they could most probably be sites for ceremonial occasions or sky burial sites for vultures to nosh on the dead bodies.
There are several more structures found is even the disputed regions of Israel which are even older than Pyramid of Giza and scientists cannot figure out how or why they were built by the ancient inhabitants of that area.
Picture this: you’re diving deep into the ocean, hoping to find some small artifacts and you come across this gigantic stone structure deep below the North Bimini Island, Bahamas. It was discovered by divers who thought it to be a road, wall or other man-made structure, standing tall underwater.
The structures seem to be a pavement when seen from the satellites above. What do you think it could be? A man-made road which submerged deep in the ocean or just another naturally formed structure, confusing the hell out of scientists?
A couple of divers, exploring in the depth of waters, found not just one but several skeletons lying on the seafloor. What’s strange about these skeletons is that they were placed on chairs, giving an impression that they got there as a result of some air crash several decades ago.
Such incidents may be astonishing to know about from behind your screen but I think the divers might have lost their appetite or couldn’t stop themselves to think about the ones who faced those tragedies.
A couple of Polish divers once went deep in the ocean in hope of an exploratory diving time when they suddenly found a plane on the seabed, standing tall but wrecked on several sides.
This might not be that amusing to find out since there are several planes crashes in so many years and anyone can expect them to be found deep inside. But guess what?
The divers found two dead pilots fixed on their seats with their helmets on. This is traumatizing as we can imagine it could be, and who knows what happened there.
Google Earth Circular Anomalies
These so-called anomalies are strange circular structures that can be seen above the coast of Florida, North Carolina. There are similar structures being found in different parts of the world, like stone structures in Saudi Arabia and their purpose is still unknown.
They date back to 8000BC, and they’re considered to be burial grounds for the citizens living there in the past. There are similar structures in different parts of the world, which makes it a bizarre thing to ponder about.
Lake Macdonald Structure
A stone structure was found by a group divers on a submarine project beneath Lake Macdonald in Ontario, Canada, which looked like it was a naturally formed rock structure commonly known as “Perched Erratic” around the globe.
They noticed that the structure was actually made up of 7 rocks and if it was an ordinary Perched Erratic then 7 rocks would fall into each other at the same time, forming a perfect rock structure but this is virtually impossible as a natural rock structure is made up of only 4 rocks.
This led to the conclusion that there were civilizations before the last ice age which left signs for us to wonder about the fact that humans were here more often than we can imagine.
Lake Michigan’s Stonehenge
Imagine being an archeologist with a team who were directed to find some shipwrecks under Lake Michigan. Suddenly, you find a rock with a Mastodon carved into it. This is exactly what happened to the group of archeologist on a different mission when they found a rock underneath this lake.
Moreover, they found a series of tall rocks standing in a circular alignment, resembling the Stonehenge in Great Britain. This led to several pieces of research to conclude that the stones were more than 10,000 years old and can actually give evidence to the presence of human life and mastodon just at around the last ice age. Astonishing, isn’t it?