The mysterious pyramids discovered in Antarctica
Posted On July 19, 2021
In one of the most important discoveries of the century, a team of American and European scientists has discovered three ancient pyramid-like structures in Antarctica. Two of the pyramids were about 10 miles inland, while the third was very close to shore. The first reports about the pyramids appeared in the western media last year.
Very little is currently known about the pyramids and the team of scientists continues to be silent about the discovery. The only reliable information provided by scientists so far was that they were planning an expedition to the pyramids to investigate them further and determine with certainty whether the structures were man-made or natural.
This discovery has led to many speculations and theories about the origin of the structures. The internet is full of stories about strange structures, some of which are briefly discussed below.
Theory of the existence of an ancient civilization
Antarctica has been one of the most mysterious continents for decades. Many researchers suggest that there is more to Antarctica than snow and ice. About 170 million years ago, the now-frozen continent was part of a supercontinent called Gondwana. And about 45 million years ago, Antarctica was said to have broken away.
During the long history of Antarctica, the continent was said to be located further north with a rich tropical climate. What we now see as ice and snow were in the distant past lush green forests inhabited by various ancient life forms.
Jane Francis from the University of Leeds told the BBC in an interview that “I still find the idea that Antarctica was once forested absolutely mind-blowing”, we take for granted that Antarctica has always been a frozen desert, but only the polar caps appeared relatively recently in geological history. “
So if Antarctica was this completely ‘beautiful’ continent in the distant past, with massive jungles and ancient life forms, is there a possibility that human civilization flourished there? That is an extremely difficult thing to investigate, as expeditions in Antarctica are extremely difficult and generally involve a great deal of money. The terrain is such that without the proper equipment, humans would not last long on the continent and that makes it tremendously challenging for researchers to study the continent.
So far, experts have discovered pollen in samples taken from Antarctica. This means that at some point in history, the temperature hovered around 20 degrees C. In 2012, experts from the Nevada Desert Research Institute found 32 species of bacteria in Lake Vida, in eastern Antarctica. These findings prove that in the distant past, the climate in Antarctica was very different and probably habitable.
This has led to the theory that just as there were ancient civilizations in Asia, Europe, and Africa, similar human civilizations may have advanced in Antarctica, creating fascinating structures and apparently even pyramids.
Some geologists are of the opinion that the steep pyramid-shaped sides are likely the work of hundreds of millions of years of erosion.
“This is just a mountain that looks like a pyramid,” Eric Rignot, professor of earth system science at the University of California, Irvine, told Live Science in an email. “Pyramid shapes are not impossible: many peaks look partially like pyramids, but they only have one or two faces like that, rarely four.”
Freeze-thaw erosion likely led to its pyramidal shape, Pelto said. This happens when snow or water fills crevices within a mountain during the day when the ice melts. When temperatures drop at night, snow freezes and expands, turning into ice. The expanding ice causes the cracks to grow, Pelto said.
This freeze-thaw erosion occurs countless times, creating larger cracks that can eventually cause entire sections of rock to break off, he said. These forces likely formed pyramidal mountains, he said.
Three of the four sides of the mountain appear to have eroded at roughly the same rate. “It suggests, since it came out so smooth, that the rock type is pretty smooth,” Pelto said. “You don’t have layers of rock that are more difficult to erode.”
In other words, the unnamed mountain is probably “all in a layer of rock,” Pelto said. “It’s not a very big mountain, so it’s not that surprising.”
However, the eastern ridge of the mountain instead of descending downward like the other ridges, extends eastward, rising to even higher ground, Pelto said.
“The erosion was probably not as uniform [on the eastern side], “he said.
Pelto added that although some media outlets say the mountain has been discovered recently, it is highly unlikely to be the case. There is a research base for climate scientists south of the mountain in an area known as the Patriot Hills.
“You can probably see this mountain from the top of the Patriot Hills,” Pelto said.
Theory of extraterrestrial presence
Some conspiracy theorists who believe in the existence of aliens or aliens and have been claiming pyramids prove that aliens have at some point visited or inhabited the earth. The pyramids are of great interest to conspiracy theorists who associate them with the alien presence and related mystery.
The author of the UFO Investigations Manual, Nigel Watson, believes that photos of pyramidal structures are usually retouched with Photoshop, where the actual image is often cropped to make the mountains look like pyramids.