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Undersea pyramid discovered off the Azores


Posted on Wednesday, 25 September, 2013 | Comment icon 80 comments

The structure is located off the coast of Terceira Island. Image Credit: José Luís Ávila Silveira
Reports are emerging of a pyramid shaped structure located off the coast of Terceira Island.
Portuguese news sites are reporting on the alleged discovery of a large man-made pyramid located at a depth of approximately 40m. It was said to have been discovered by Diocleciano Silva, a private yacht owner who had picked up the structure on sonar while sailing in the area.

"The pyramid is perfectly shaped and apparently oriented by the cardinal directions," Silva told a local newspaper. The structure is thought to be approximately 60m tall and has a base of around 8,000 square meters.

Details are scarce at this point however it is thought that this could be evidence that the islands were inhabited long before the arrival of the Portuguese. Archaeological evidence on Pico island is said to date back several thousand years. Rock art, megalithic structures and other signs of human activity have also been discovered across all nine islands of the Azorean archipelago.

Source: Portuguese American Journal | Comments (80)

Tags: Pyramid, Azores


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #71 Posted by godnodog on 29 September, 2013, 10:59
Despite Portugal's nominal neutrality, the Azores served as an important Allied base in WW2, especially for anti-submarine warfare. So is it really credible that a shallow sea mount or structure nearby wouldn't have been charted by ASW forces then or in the seventy years since then? Not exacly correct, Portugal was never "neutral", it had to do with protecting the colonial empire from either side, against the Axis mainly because there were reasons the government feared an invasion from Spain wich apparently Hitler did not allowed due to the fear the Azores would than been used as a base, and t... [More]
Comment icon #72 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 30 September, 2013, 23:03
Not exacly correct, Portugal was never "neutral", it had to do with protecting the colonial empire from either side, against the Axis mainly because.... Thanks for the information.
Comment icon #73 Posted by hollistrum on 2 October, 2013, 23:23
where did all the coverage go on this topic?
Comment icon #74 Posted by Harte on 3 October, 2013, 15:34
It evaporated into the the aether from which the pyramid was made. Harte
Comment icon #75 Posted by dvd22 on 5 October, 2013, 17:16
Yesterday there was an update in this subject in the portuguese newspaper Expresso. It turns out that the Portuguese Navy did made an investigation on the subject and released the results. They also released a video with the site maps. I translated the text so that everyone could read it, here it is: Navy denies underwater pyramid in Azores An opinion of the Hydrographic Institute does not confirm the existence of an underwater pyramid off the island of Terceira, supposedly discovered by a local sailor. It is not possible to "confirm the existence of such a geometric figure with the shape and ... [More]
Comment icon #76 Posted by FLOMBIE on 5 October, 2013, 17:23
Thank you, nice service with the translation. It's very much appreciated.
Comment icon #77 Posted by PersonFromPorlock on 5 October, 2013, 21:48
Yesterday there was an update in this subject in the portuguese newspaper Expresso. It turns out that the Portuguese Navy did made an investigation on the subject and released the results. They also released a video with the site maps. I translated the text so that everyone could read it, here it is: Original source: http://expresso.sapo...-acores=f834027 Video: https://www.dropbox..../IH_BDJC_V0.wmv For better understanding of the video, "Ilha" means "Island", "Localização reportada" means "Reported location" and "Profundidade" means "Depth". A-HA! Clear proof that the fix is in and the Illum... [More]
Comment icon #78 Posted by Mr. Smith on 8 October, 2013, 2:23
I think they got dvd22 too. Scary stuff. Giant underwater pyramid here one day gone the next. How'd they do it?
Comment icon #79 Posted by DieChecker on 8 October, 2013, 2:40
I think they got dvd22 too. Scary stuff. Giant underwater pyramid here one day gone the next. How'd they do it? Must have been a UFO!!! Except... you know... underwater.......
Comment icon #80 Posted by dvd22 on 8 October, 2013, 5:46
I think they got dvd22 too. Scary stuff. Giant underwater pyramid here one day gone the next. How'd they do it? Just reporting, I'm not part of "the system"


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