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Costa Rican Stone Spheres
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Comment icon #29 Posted by Damian Bâthory on 9 November, 2011, 8:29
All the explanations here does not give an answer as why some of these balls were found in deep jungles and on high hills....as for the wheels explenation....why would they need a 8+ feet ciconference ball as a wheel....??? This is a genuine mystery....
Comment icon #28 Posted by mr rainbow on 15 April, 2011, 1:14
these were soccer balls for the giants
Comment icon #27 Posted by Professor Buzzkill on 5 May, 2009, 1:29
I heard a theory about these being ballast (i think thats spelt right) for the anceint chinese exploration ships, some of which were huge and supposedly discovered america (pre 1400's).
Comment icon #26 Posted by iseedeadppl! on 12 May, 2008, 20:59
it couldn't be natural because nature doesn't make big balls out of the blue
Comment icon #25 Posted by offamychain on 13 August, 2007, 12:03
The most accepted theory is that they were formed naturally....which has been proven that it can be done....then the natives simply polished them down some to make them more round. Half natural/half man-made.
Comment icon #24 Posted by ribba on 5 February, 2007, 22:48
...i think its natrual. if someone had the time and pationce to carve a perfect sphear out of rock, they wouldnt bother.
Comment icon #23 Posted by zimbob on 6 January, 2007, 4:19
They found these Stone Ball things is Bosnia as well, I like the idea that they were somehow used to transport large heavy items like stone slabs etc. There was a rumour that there was a nugget of gold in the middle and in the 1920's morons used to crack them open in search of the Gold, now all they have is a handful of complete stone spheres left and lots of half spheres.
Comment icon #22 Posted by CandyBlo0d on 29 July, 2006, 22:46
randomly found huge balls?!! must be sum sort of pattern in there location... or signs.. BAH prolly mystical ballsssssss
Comment icon #21 Posted by griffon on 15 March, 2006, 4:28
Looks more like a gaint dung beetle's breakfast to me....
Comment icon #20 Posted by shorti on 16 January, 2006, 23:25
It reminds me of "Indiana Jones: Raiders of the Lost Ark". Who could forget him being chased by that big ball?
Comment icon #19 Posted by rudy522 on 27 October, 2005, 7:17
Could be the work of giant prehistoric dung beetles, who knows?
Comment icon #18 Posted by sabertooth tiger on 6 October, 2005, 4:24
Its a sphere "stone" means inside it is nothing but stone, but god who created them?
Comment icon #17 Posted by eternal light on 1 October, 2005, 4:37
So funny eygd, lol. yitzi99, I thought your comment was very insightful and plausible. I've seens these before; I know they come in different sizes, some weighing many tonnes; dammit, I just can't remember the statistics and information of them.
Comment icon #16 Posted by mgblueyes on 28 August, 2005, 23:22
kinda like a 10,000 year game of pass the parcel. i bet there is only 1 out of the whole thats got anything in it.they b man made for sure.
Comment icon #15 Posted by unknown ghost on 27 August, 2005, 5:47
wow atlantis must have had some serious bowling going on there...ha ha j/k kewl anyways....but i still want to know whats in the middle of them!!!
Comment icon #14 Posted by yetibuckeye on 26 August, 2005, 12:12
i seen a show about this on the discovery channel they think its linked to atlantis/
Comment icon #13 Posted by raeviper777 on 11 August, 2005, 8:40
haha. i do agree with unknown ghost...there are thousands right? what have we got to lose if we cut it in half. Have they taken chips of them and tested the chemical substance...stc. or whatever?
Comment icon #12 Posted by cow666 on 7 August, 2005, 23:17
Blody big balls anyway
Comment icon #11 Posted by hiddenrace on 4 August, 2005, 9:48
I have Costa Rican blood and part of my family still lives in Costa Rica. Hortensia, my grandmama, is one those people and being high class citizen of Costa Rica, she has one in front of her house. She says that ancient people burnt trees then used the ash to make a concrete type substance and then it was used to make this.
Comment icon #10 Posted by unknown ghost on 18 July, 2005, 5:56
hmmm.. what i really want to know is what will you find if you break the rock in half? could be something. could be nothing but worth a shot.anyone have the same views as me?
Comment icon #9 Posted by nou on 12 June, 2005, 7:35
lol looks too sperical to be nature
Comment icon #8 Posted by eygd on 23 May, 2005, 17:19
While touring Costa Rica a few years ago we were at a place where they had some of these huge spheres and our guide went over to one, turned to explain to the group of us; "Costa Rica has no army since dissbanding it back in (and he gave the date). But we do have balls!" Of course that got a roar of laughter from us all.
Comment icon #7 Posted by floatingmail7 on 1 May, 2005, 5:43
you could get crushed by that thing
Comment icon #6 Posted by zandore on 8 January, 2005, 1:27
I kind of like the marble theory.
Comment icon #5 Posted by mosadni on 10 December, 2004, 4:55
you can see similar, but smaller, spheres at Holes state park in MN on the St. Croix river north of Stillwater. The spheres were formed when receding flood waters swirled boulders around. creating holes in the rock and leaving a perfect sphere in each hole.
Comment icon #4 Posted by captainzaggis on 3 December, 2004, 23:44
The big guy lost his marbles.
Comment icon #3 Posted by yitzie99 on 22 November, 2004, 3:17
maybe they were used under huge planks, and rolled- like ballbearings, in order to move huge boulders or perhaps even buildings or statues.
Comment icon #2 Posted by ladygrim on 20 November, 2004, 22:32
bloody hell.
Comment icon #1 Posted by sirec on 16 October, 2004, 20:41
i heard a while back from the discovery channel that huge stones were used as money but i think they were wheel like but who knows
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