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Giant stone sphere found in Bosnian forest

By T.K. Randall
April 12, 2016 · Comment icon 308 comments

What ancient secrets lie within Bosnia's forests ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Snezana Trifunovic
The huge sphere, which measures around 5ft across, is thought to be evidence of an ancient civilization.
Discovered near the Bosnian town of Zavidovici, the peculiar object has caught the attention of archaeologist Semir Osmanagic whose previous efforts to uncover pyramids in Bosnia's Visoko Valley back in 2005 have earned him something of a reputation as a real-life Indiana Jones.

The newly unearthed sphere, far from being a unique specimen, is actually believed to be one of a large collection of similar artifacts found scattered throughout the region over the centuries.

Sadly though most of the others ended up being destroyed by amateur treasure hunters in the 1970s due to a rumor suggesting that there was a cache of gold hidden inside them.

Osmanagic maintains that the spheres are what's left of an ancient civilization that existed over 1,500 years ago however there remains some doubt over whether they are even man-made.

Mandy Edwards of the University of Manchester's School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences for instance believes that the spheres are a naturally occurring phenomenon caused by the "precipitation of natural mineral cement within the spaces between sediment grains."

Further analysis will likely be needed however before it will be possible to know for sure.

Source: Telegraph | Comments (308)




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Comment icon #299 Posted by back to earth 8 years ago
I will only answer PrisonerX, because he has been to the site. Not only a guy that is sitting in his chair and writing negative stuff about other places, just because they have read it on the internet. Ohhh ... this is a new ploy ! Not answering anyone that has not been there ! Maybe its the effect it has on one ... from the tunnels ,,, that tingly electric healing feeling ?
Comment icon #300 Posted by back to earth 8 years ago
You cannot claim to go the way of science and push esotericism blabla like "people have felt the energy" at the same time. And as for the alleged "energy" and the alleged "feelings" of the ppl in the tunnel it would be of interest to know about the quality of the breathable air there and the concentration of the radioactive gas Radon in the tunnel first. I can feel 'an energy' when I come to this thread
Comment icon #301 Posted by back to earth 8 years ago
which entirely supports the fact they are sedimentary layers of stones. yeah ..... you dig through it, cart out the small stuff and use the stones to shore up the tunnel ... seems a simple solution ? Whats the roof of the tunnel look like ? There is your clue !
Comment icon #302 Posted by socrates.junior 8 years ago
Re the tingly electric feeling, it all makes sense now. Semir Osmanagic is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human being I've ever known in my life.
Comment icon #303 Posted by seeder 8 years ago
http://geologycafe.com/class/chapter9.html
Comment icon #304 Posted by Merc14 8 years ago
Prido, there is a reason that real research sites use real specialists from various fields to determine what is what. Your problem is that when real specialists inspect your "pyramid" they always come up with the answer you don't want to read, it is a natural formation with some medieval artifacts in and around the site. Your unwillingness to not only not consider these findings but to claim some vast conspiracy dooms your credibility in any future scientific endeavors.
Comment icon #305 Posted by kmt_sesh 8 years ago
I will only answer PrisonerX, because he has been to the site. Not only a guy that is sitting in his chair and writing negative stuff about other places, just because they have read it on the internet. Then you really have no reason to participate in this discussion, do you? After all, it is a discussion. But it's quite apparent you're willing to engage with Prisoner X mainly because he's more favorable toward the Bosnian site than any of the other posters. How convenient. It's also quite apparent that there are no real specialists or archaeologists at the site, and, as with you, no one there ... [More]
Comment icon #306 Posted by DieChecker 8 years ago
Well, it would not have been gold, more likely silver or coal, both of which occur in the Zenica-Doboj Canton. And just another point to make: those rocks do not necessarily have to come from a river. In an earthquacke rich region they could have been polished by seismic activity and sand. I'd not seen such from earthquakes. Is there examples online? The link posted before my post was where I got the idea of it being a gold mine. The suggestion was from local geologists, I think, not my un-geology trained self.
Comment icon #307 Posted by jaylemurph 8 years ago
I will only answer PrisonerX, because he has been to the site. Not only a guy that is sitting in his chair and writing negative stuff about other places, just because they have read it on the internet. Good heavens. I guess we can all ignore physicists, since they've never seen subatomic particles or gravity. Or historians, since they've never seen the past. And I can reasonably assume the entire continents of South America, Antarctica, Africa, Australia and Asia don't exist, since I've never seen them. And since physics can't exist, there'll be no problem when I strut out this fifth-floor win... [More]
Comment icon #308 Posted by questionmark 8 years ago
I'd not seen such from earthquakes. Is there examples online? The link posted before my post was where I got the idea of it being a gold mine. The suggestion was from local geologists, I think, not my un-geology trained self. http://www.livescience.com/30837-boulder-erosion-mystery-atacama-desert.html


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