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Items Found On Earth That Still Can’t Be Explained

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    The Atacama Skeleton



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    This little guys name is Ata, and his remains were found in Chile’s Atacama Desert in 2003. It was found to contain high quality DNA, suitable for scientific analysis. The body is just six inches in length, with only 10 ribs, which is fewer than normal and an elongated skull.

    Dogu

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    18,000 dogu, clay figurines of all shapes and sizes, have been unearthed in almost every corner of Japan. They tend to be between 2,000 and 10,000 years old, and while some look sinister, others look almost playful. What do they mean? Nobody knows for sure.

    The Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone

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    Laborers digging a fence post close to Lake Winnipesaukee in 1872 discovered something that to this day is still unexplainable. The smooth, egg-shaped Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone is marked with a number of strange symbols and patterns including ear of corn, a moon, some stars, a spiral, strange dots and a face. To add to the mystery, the small holes found at each end could have only been made using advanced power tools from the 19th or 20th century.

    The Ubaid Lizardmen

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    Few archeological finds in the Middle East match these for mystery. These figurines dating back 7,000 years appear to have reptilian features. Many of the objects, were found at various sites across what is now Iraq. Each figurine has a different pose but the strangest of all is that some female figurines hold babies suckling milk, with the child also represented as a lizard-type creature. The figurines are presented with long heads, almond shaped eyes, long tapered faces and a lizard-type nose. What exactly they represent is completely unknown.

    20 Items Found On Earth That Still Can’t Be Explained
     
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    The Quimbaya Airplanes


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    The Quimbaya artifacts are several dozen golden objects, found in Colombia, made by the Quimbaya civilization culture, dated around 1000 CE. Although they may not be as famous as those of the Mayans or the Incas, the treasures it left behind after it disappeared from Colombia around 1,000 years ago are very intriguing. In particular, these small golden figures. The Quimbaya Airplanes. Some wonder if this is proof that the Quimbaya mastered flight. When scaled-up, the models of the figurines have been found to be highly capable of flying. But whether this is just a coincidence, or proof the Quimbayas had knowledge of flight, is up for debate.
     
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    The Antikythera Mechanism

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    Rescued from its watery resting place near the island of Antikythera in 1901, this curious artifact, dates back to the second century BCE, has been called an “ancient computer.” Its complicated system of gears and levers wouldn’t be rivaled in terms of complexity for at least another 1,000 years. In 2006 researchers in the U.K. used X-rays to help solve the mystery of the device’s purpose. Their work suggested that the Antikythera mechanism was used to predict astronomical positions and eclipses for calendrical and astrological purposes, as well as the Olympiads, the cycles of the ancient Olympic Games.
     
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    The Voynich Manuscript


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    The Yale University library is home to what is believed to be the most mysterious book on the planet. Even the world’s best code breakers haven’t managed to cracked it over the years. Believed to have been penned in the north of Italy during the Renaissance times, the Voynich Manuscript is written in a completely unknown script and language, with the text accompanied by mysterious pictures. Some of the pages are missing, with around 240 still remaining. The text is written from left to right, and most of the pages have illustrations or diagrams.
     
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    The Rongorongo Tablets


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    Easter Island is famous for its giant standing figures, with their huge heads staring out over the Pacific. But the islanders left behind something else even more mysterious. During the 19th century, explorers found the Rongorongo tablets. But while most anthropologists agree that these are examples of the lost Rongorongo language, nobody has yet been able to decipher the strange texts. If Rongorongo does prove to be writing and proves to be an independent invention, it would be one of very few independent inventions of writing in human history.
     
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    The Williams Connector


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    Is this really a 100,000 year old electrical device? While out hiking in rural North America one day in 1998, John Williams claimed that he found a rock with what looks very much like a triple plug jutting out of it. Williams claimed that the rock would have taken 100,000 years to form. While it may hurt the credibility of his discovery, Williams refuses to give the exact location of his find, for fear that the site might be plundered of other mysterious relics. This only adds weight to such skepticism.
     
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    The Coso Artifact


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    In 1961 Virginia Maxey and Mike Mikesell were out in search of minerals in the Californian hills when one rock caught their eye. Upon cracking their discovery open the pair then found with what looked like a spark plug. Later they claimed that a geologist dated the rock to be 500,000 years old. If a spark plug is encased in a 500,000-year-old “geode,” this finding would represent a substantial scientific and historical anomaly, as spark plugs were only invented in the 19th century.
     
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    The Codex Gigas

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    Housed in the National Library of Sweden is a book that some believe is the work of the devil himself. This giant 13th-century tome, called the Codex Gigas, or the “Devil’s Bible,” is a staggering 9 inches thick and weighs in at 165 pounds. It has rich leather bindings and metallic trim. It’s one page in particular though that stands out. Staring out from one leaf is a color image of the devil. The story goes that the scribe made a pact with the devil in order to complete the work.
     
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    The London Hammer


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    In 1936 an iron-headed hammer was found encrusted in rock in a cave in Texas. Carl Baugh, a leading figure in the creationist movement, bought the so-called London hammer during the 1980s, claiming that, since it takes centuries for rock to encase an object like this, our conventional understanding of history has to be incorrect. Skeptics, however, say that the probably 19th-century hammer is more likely encrusted in deposits left by mineral-rich water.
     
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    Roman Dodecahedrons


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    A Roman Dodecahedron is a small hollow object made of bronze or stone, with a dodecahedral shape: twelve flat pentagonal faces, each face having a circular hole of varying diameter in the middle, the holes connecting to the hollowed-out center. Roman dodecahedra date from the 2nd or 3rd centuries CE. These Roman dodecahedrons, have puzzled archaeologists. More than 100 of them have been discovered across Europe, and no one has yet found conclusive proof of what they were actually meant for. According to some, they were used as dice or lucky charms; other theories, meanwhile, suggest that they were utilized to measure the trajectory of projectiles or even as devices to help with the weaving of gloves.
     
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    Baghdad battery
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    Clay jars with asphalt stoppers and iron rods made some 2,000 years ago have been proven capable of generating more than a volt of electricity. These ancient “batteries” were found by German archaeologist Wilhelm Konig in 1938 just outside of Baghdad, Iraq.
     
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    Ancient Egyptian Light Bulb

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    A relief beneath the Temple of Hathor at Dendera, Egypt, depicts figures standing around a large light-bulb-like object. Erich Von Däniken who wrote “Chariot of the Gods,”created a model of the bulb which works when connected to a power source, emitting an eerie, purplish light.
     
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    Great Wall of Texas

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    In 1852, in what is now known as Rockwall Co., Texas, farmers digging a well discovered what appeared to be an ancient rock wall. Estimated to be some 200,000 to 400,000 years old, some say it’s a natural formation while others say it’s clearly man-made.

    Dr. John Geissman at the University of Texas in Dallas tested the rocks as part of a History Channel documentary. He found they were all magnetized the same way, suggesting they formed where they are and were not moved to that site from elsewhere. But some remain unconvinced by this single TV-show test and ask for further studies.
    Geologist James Shelton and Harvard-trained architect John Lindsey have noted elements that seem to be of architectural design, including archways, linteled portals, and square openings that resemble windows.
     
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    1.8-Billion-Year-Old Nuclear Reactor

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    In 1972, a French factory imported uranium ore from Oklo, in Africa’s Gabon Republic. The uranium had already been extracted. They found the site of origin to have apparently functioned as a large-scale nuclear reactor that came into being 1.8 billion years ago and was in operation for some 500,000 years.

    Dr. Glenn T. Seaborg, former head of the United States Atomic Energy Commission and Nobel Prize winner for his work in the synthesis of heavy elements, explained why he believes it wasn’t a natural phenomenon, and thus must be a man-made nuclear reactor. For uranium to “burn” in a reaction, very precise conditions are needed.

    The water must be extremely pure, for one. Much purer than exists naturally. The material U-235 is necessary for nuclear fission to occur. It is one of the isotopes found naturally in uranium. Several specialists in reactor engineering have said they believe the uranium in Oklo could not have been rich enough in U-235 for a reaction to take place naturally.
     
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    Sea-Faring Map Makers Before Antarctica Was Covered in Ice

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    A map created by Turkish admiral and cartographer Piri Reis in 1513, but sourced from various earlier maps, is thought by some to depict Antarctica as it was in a very remote age before it was covered with ice.
     
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    I find this one truly amazing. The Greeks were really just on the verge of entering what we would call the modern world. By the time the Romans invaded, Greek culture had greatly declined from its zenith and the Romans copied an inferior model.
     
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    2,000-Year-Old Earthquake Detector

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    In 132 A.D., Zhang Heng created the world’s first seismoscope. How exactly it works remains a mystery, but replicas have worked with a precision comparable to modern instruments.
    In 138 A.D., it correctly indicated that an earthquake occurred about 300 miles west of Luoyang, the capital city. No one had felt the quake in Luoyang and dismissed the warning until a messenger arrived days later requesting aid.
     
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    150,000-Year-Old Pipes

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    Caves near Mount Baigong in China contain pipes leading to a nearby lake. They were dated by the Beijing Institute of Geology to about 150,000 years ago, according to Brian Dunning of Skeptoid.com.
    State-run media Xinhua reported that the pipes were analyzed at a local smeltery and 8 percent of the material could not be identified. Zheng Jiandong, a geology research fellow from the China Earthquake Administration told state-run newspaper People’s Daily in 2007 that some of the pipes were found to be highly radioactive.
    Jiandong said iron-rich magma may have risen from deep in the Earth, bringing the iron into fissures where it may have solidified into tubes. Though he admitted, “There is indeed something mysterious about these pipes.” He cited the radioactivity as an example of the strange qualities of the pipes.
     
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    2.8-Billion-Year-Old Spheres

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    Spheres with fine grooves around them found in mines in South Africa have been said by some to be naturally formed masses of mineral matter. Others have said they were precisely shaped by a prehistoric human hand.
    “The globes, which have a fibrous structure on the inside with a shell around it, are very hard and cannot be scratched, even by steel,” said Roelf Marx, curator of the museum of Klerksdorp, South Africa, according to Michael Cremo’s book “Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race.” Marx said the spheres are about 2.8 billion years old.
     
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    Some of the strangest things I have heard off, please add your own. I love good mysteries and I think there is far more to this planet than we know or are told.
     
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