Monday, April 24, 2017

The Eye On Monday Mystery...!

Here's another little mystery given to us by Mother Nature, just maybe with a little outside help.

If this island didn't invoke some sense of mystery about how and why it was formed, I don't know what will. I've always heard that circles don't form naturally in nature. I don't know if that's true or not, but either way, this island is there and no one seems to have a good explanation as to how it was formed.

The Eye

In a swampy area of the Parana Delta near northeastern Argentina, lies an island with a difference. Named The Eye, the island is a near-perfect round circle of land surrounded by an equally round thin circle of water. The water is very clear and very cold in comparison to the other bodies of water in the area. The diameter of the island is said to be 130 yards (119 meters) across the outer circle. On top of all this strangeness, the island also seems to rotate (or float) slowly around its own axis. Comparing first images taken of it in 2003 and using the slider tool on Google Earth, clearly shows that the circle of land has moved around within the hole it is located in.

Most people share the opinion that the island is too perfectly shaped to be a natural formation, but if it was indeed man-made, what is the purpose of it? Conspiracy theories are rife, with the most popular of the lot being that the island is concealing an alien base below its surface.

A filmmaker is now working on a crowd-funding project to allow scientists and other experts to research the phenomenon and hopefully come up with an answer to the mystery.

This will be an interesting story to follow. You can read more about it right here!

Let's have coffee out on the patio. It's a little cool, but as they say "ain't no hill for a stepper", right?


linda m said...

I definitely go along with the "alien" theory. I'll bet there is a secret base below and this is the "saucer" floating on the water. :) Cool here this AM also but what the heck. The sun is shining. Mr Hermit's patio, here I come

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
I would sure like to know what is down there...or maybe I wouldn't! Really strange, don't you think?
Thanks for stopping by this morning!

JO said...

Very interesting. Hope they get to do this filming and see what it's all about. Of course it will be on the NG channel and I cut off my Direct.

Nice weather on the patio I'll be there.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
Don't worry, I'll fill ya in if they get to go explore under the eye.
Thanks for dropping by today!

Beth Bailey said...

very interesting.As you say we can follow the story on your blog. I for one will depend on you to keep me informed. Do you ever run out of amazing information? I hope not as I love reading about it here.

Dizzy-Dick said...

There are a lot of circles on Earth, like rain drops hitting dust or water, Doodle bug cone shaped holes, my tracks when I run in circles (grin), and yes, flying saucers. Sometimes it is more fun if the mystery is never solved.

Momlady said...

One of these days I'm going to take the time to explore sites like Listverse. Meantime I'll let you do the exploring. Which I appreciate.