Monday, January 8, 2018

Ancient Stone Balls For Monday Mystery...!

Here is yet another mystery that Mother Nature is keeping mum about. Who made them, how were they made, and why were they made?

Prehistoric Stone Balls




Photo credit: atoda.com

Hundreds of these large stone spheres are scattered across the Costa Rican jungle and are thought to have been constructed by prehistoric humans. For years, they have baffled scientists and archaeologists as to why they are there and how they were built. The spheres range up to 2.4 meters (8 ft) in diameter and are almost perfectly round.

It has been suggested that they were built for religious purposes, but there isn’t enough evidence to confirm this. To this day, it remains a mystery as to why the stones are there and how prehistoric humans managed to shape them with the most basic of tools. It is also a mystery as to how the stones were moved up hills and through the jungle, thick with trees. The resources required for making them cannot be found for miles around their locations, making the mystery even more confusing.

I found this article over on Listverse, but I've seen it before other places. Just thought I'd mention that little fact.

Coffee out on the patio again today. Gotta love it!

8 comments:

linda m said...

Maybe the "giants" from prehistoric time made them for their catapults. And who is to say that back then the jungle was there. Just guessing you know. Coffee on the patio sounds delightful. Temps have warmed up into the low 30's here. I have some banana bread I can bring to share.

Momlady said...

You have to love a good mystery. I go with Linda's thought that perhaps the jungle wasn't there when they were made. Or it's aliens. Send some warmer weather this way please.

HermitJim said...

Hey Linda...
You may be right about the jungle may have grown up later. One of those things we may never know.
Thanks for stopping by today!


Hey Momlady...
That would make the most sense, for sure. Do what I can about the weather...
Thanks for coming by this morning!

JO said...

Maybe they used other stones to make the shapes of course that may have taken a very long time.

Nice to sit out again for coffee. Yesterday my daughter and I went to the Desert Museum a perfect day for outdoor activity

Dizzy-Dick said...

Interesting post. My guess is that aliens from another solar system were responsible. Their huge flying saucers had really huge cannons (grin). I love a good mystery and that sure is one!!

neal said...

Need flood control or an irrigation channel in a lowland? Start a big marble on high ground, then wait for the monsoons.
Easy rolling/floating. Lots of insects use that technique.

HermitJim said...

Hey Jo...
There is just no way to know, I reckon. I'm glad you and your daughter got a chance to go out for a while.
Thanks for dropping by today, sweetie!


Hey Dizzy...
They couldn't carry too many extra back-up shots, though. Too much weight.
Thanks for the visit today, Dizzy!


Hey Neal...
Sort of a portable dam? Guess it might work.
Thanks for stopping by today!

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