February 20, 2018

Massive Ancient Underwater Caves Reveal Ancient Mayan Relics

Archaeologists who have been exploring the world's largest underwater cave, recently discovered in Mexico, presented their findings Monday, including fossils of giant sloths and an elaborate shrine to the Mayan god of commerce, reports phys.org.

Credit Image: The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

Researchers discovered last month that two large networks of underwater caves in Mexico's Yucatan peninsula, the cave system known as Sac Actun, once measured at 263 km (163 miles), and in fact connected with the 83 km- (52 km-) Dos Ojos system forming the largest such structure on Earth.

Diving with SCUBA gear, they have been exploring the ancient relics left in the caves over the millennia, in a project sponsored by Mexico's National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH).

Researchers believe the water level in the caves has fluctuated over time, and that they were a source of water in times of severe drought, a sometimes perilous one.

Some of the animals and humans who ventured inside never made it out alive. Today, their remains are a treasure trove for scientists, enabling them to piece together bits of the cave's history dating all the way back to the Pleistocene epoch (2.6 million to 11,700 years ago).

The animal remains include gomphotheres, an extinct elephant-like animal, as well as giant sloths and bears.

Credit Images: The National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH). 

Then there are the artifacts left inside by humans: burnt human bones, ceramics, wall etchings and more. Many others of the hundreds of sink-holes that connect to the cave have elaborate signs of ritual activity around them.

The ancient Mayans viewed caves, and especially ones that led to water, as extremely sacred places.

 
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February 19, 2018

Astronaut caught trying to hide UFO near ISS on Live Stream

This footage was captured during the ISS live stream on February 18, 2018 at approximately 8.20 pm.


It shows a mysterious UFO fly into shot from the left hand side of the screen and change direction before emitting a white glow and shooting off at high speed before the astronaut tries to hide the UFO.

 

February 18, 2018

Bright Flaming Object Flies Over Belarus

This video was captured on February 17, 2018 in Belarus between Minsk and Soligorsk, with a iPhone X.


The people in the car had no explanation of the event, if it was a fighter-plane, it would have been to low and the flame-size is too big for a fighter.

 

Huge Anomaly blazes trail past the Sun!

NASA’s SOHO Lasco C3 spacecraft captured a strange anomaly behind the Sun on February 15, 2018.


The anomaly appears only in one frame. Could it be a cosmic ray or there is another explanation for this anomaly.

Anyway a unique observation.