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« on: February 17, 2007, 04:20:50 pm »

The location of the source of these images is given below in yellow:


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« Reply #1 on: February 17, 2007, 04:24:17 pm »

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The following pictures are high resolution side scan sonar images of large structures a half mile down on the sea floor, made of sand, off the western tip of Cuba. They are made in 2000 by ADC International, Inc., a company directed by Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig.
 
 

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« Reply #2 on: February 17, 2007, 04:26:31 pm »

The Guanacahabibes Peninsula is an anomaly. Its limestone, clay and sand substrata is geologically more similar to the Yucatan Peninsula than the island of Cuba.

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007, 04:28:36 pm »

Besides the sonar images, also some video footage was made by remote camera, from which the following stills originate:



Rounded, megalithic granite-like rock with unidentified line detail.
Video image © 2002 by ADC International, Inc.

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« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007, 04:30:25 pm »



Squared off large block of granite-like stone.
Video image © 2002 by ADC International, Inc.



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« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007, 04:32:20 pm »



Pyramid shape seems "carved out of" massive rectangular stone
that can be seen behind the pyramid glowing in the glare of the ROV's light
(Remote Operated Video). Video image © 2002 by ADC International, Inc.




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« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2007, 04:33:58 pm »



Another mystery - what is the triangular object that in the video seems
to be resting independently on the large, curved stone?
Video image © 2002 by ADC International, Inc.

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« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2007, 04:36:04 pm »



Black arrow points to a "V-shaped" pattern that loops at the bottom.
Video image © 2002 by ADC International, Inc.

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« Reply #8 on: February 17, 2007, 04:38:21 pm »

Analysis

The discoveries near Cuba are one of the most popular subjects on this website, viewed from the number of search hits. However, from the standpoint of reality they are one of the weakest. The sonar data are interesting from the point of view of having found a site that deserves further inspection. Anything beyond that is pure speculation. What is needed are pictures that are more easy to interpret. The ones that have come together with the sonar data are promising, but they are too few and too unclear to draw specific conclusions.

Another reason to be extra careful is caused by the same fact that there is mainly sonar data: the subject lies at a much greater depth than Yonaguni, Bimini, and the others, making it unreachable to divers. The depth of the finds is the standard way to date the finds, through the relation with known sea levels. The much greater depths of the finds near Cuba means they are from a different, much older, age than the others, when one disregards the effect of rise and fall of plate levels themselves (but these effects usually play on much longer time scales).
 
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« Reply #9 on: February 17, 2007, 05:19:01 pm »

In Cuban Depths, Atlantis or Anomaly?
Images of Massive Stones 2,000 Feet Below Surface Fuel Scientific Speculation


Kevin Sullivan Washington Post Foreign Service 

October 10, 2002 - HAVANA -- The images appear slowly on the video screen, like ghosts from the ocean floor. The videotape, made by an unmanned submarine, shows massive stones in oddly symmetrical square and pyramid shapes in the deep-sea darkness. Sonar images taken from a research ship 2,000 feet above are even more puzzling. They show that the smooth, white stones are laid out in a geometric pattern. The images look like fragments of a city, in a place where nothing man-made should exist, spanning nearly eight square miles of a deep-ocean plain off Cuba's western tip.

"What we have here is a mystery," said Paul Weinzweig, of Advanced Digital Communications (ADC), a Canadian company that is mapping the ocean bottom of Cuba's territorial waters under contract with the government of President Fidel Castro.

"Nature couldn't have built anything so symmetrical," Weinzweig said, running his finger over sonar printouts aboard his ship, tied up at a wharf in Havana harbor. "This isn't natural, but we don't know what it is."

The company's main mission is to hunt for shipwrecks filled with gold and jewels, and to locate potentially lucrative oil and natural gas reserves in deep water that Cuba does not have the means to explore.

Treasure hunting has become a growth industry in recent years as technology has improved, allowing more precise exploration and easier recovery from deeper ocean sites. Advanced Digital operates from the Ulises, a 260-foot trawler that was converted to a research vessel for Castro's government by the late French oceanographer Jacques Cousteau.

Since they began exploration three years ago with sophisticated side-scan sonar and computerized global-positioning equipment, Weinzweig said they have mapped several large oil and gas deposits and about 20 shipwrecks sitting beneath ancient shipping lanes where hundreds of old wrecks are believed to be resting. The most historically important so far has been the USS Maine, which exploded and sank in Havana harbor in 1898, an event that ignited the Spanish-American War.

In 1912, the ship was raised from the harbor floor by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and towed out into deeper water four miles from the Cuban shore, where it was scuttled. Strong currents carried the Maine away from the site, and its precise location remained unknown until Ulises's sonar spotted it two years ago.

Then, by sheer serendipity, on a summer day in 2000, as the Ulises was towing its sonar back and forth across the ocean like someone mowing a lawn, the unexpected rock formations appeared on the sonar readouts. That startled Weinzweig and his partner and wife, Paulina Zelitsky, a Russian-born engineer who has designed submarine bases for the Soviet military.

"We have looked at enormous amounts of ocean bottom, and we have never seen anything like this," Weinzweig said.

The discovery immediately sparked speculation about Atlantis, the fabled lost city first described by Plato in 360 B.C.. Weinzweig and Zelitsky were careful not to use the A word and said that much more study was needed before such a conclusion could be reached.

But that has not stopped a boomlet of speculation, most of it on the Internet. Atlantis-hunters have long argued their competing theories that the lost city was off Cuba, off the Greek island of Crete, off Gibraltar or elsewhere. Several Web sites have touted the ADC images as a possible first sighting.

Among those who suspect the site may be Atlantis is George Erikson, a Prescott, Arizona, anthropologist who co-authored a book in which he predicted that the lost city would be found offshore in the tropical Americas.

"I have always disagreed with all the archaeologists who dismiss myth," said Erikson, who said he had been shunned by many scientists since publishing his book about Atlantis. He said the story has too many historical roots to be dismissed as sheer fantasy and that if the Cuban site proves to be Atlantis, he hopes "to be the first to say, 'I told you so.' "

Manuel Iturralde, one of Cuba's leading geologists, said it was too soon to know what the images prove. He has examined the evidence and concluded that, "It's strange, it's weird; we've never seen something like this before, and we don't have an explanation for it."

Iturralde said volcanic rocks recovered at the site strongly suggest that the undersea plain was once above water, despite its extreme depth. He said the existence of those rocks was difficult to explain, especially because there are no volcanoes in Cuba.

He also said that if the symmetrical stones are determined to be the ruins of buildings, it could have taken 50,000 years or more for tectonic shifting to carry them so deep into the ocean. The ancient Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt is only about 5,000 years old, which means the Cuba site "wouldn't fit with what we know about human architectural evolution," he said.

"It's an amazing question that we would like to solve," he said.

But Iturralde stressed that the evidence is inconclusive. He said that no first-hand exploration in a mini-submarine had been conducted, which would provide a much more comprehensive assessment. He said a remote-operated video camera provides only a limited perspective, like someone looking at a close-up image of an elephant's toe and trying to describe the whole animal.

The National Geographic Society has expressed interest and is considering an expedition in manned submarines next summer, according to Sylvia Earl, a famed American oceanographer and explorer-in-residence at the society.

"It's intriguing," Earl said in an interview from her Oakland, Calif., home. "It is so compelling that I think we need to go check it out."

Earl said a planned expedition this past summer was canceled because of funding problems. But she said National Geographic hopes to explore the site next summer as part of its Sustainable Seas research program.

Earl has visited Cuba and described the preliminary evidence as "fantastic" and "extraordinary." But she stressed that as a "skeptical scientist," she would assume that the unusual stones were formed naturally until scientific evidence proved otherwise.

"There is so much speculation about ancient civilizations," she said. "I'm in tune with the reality and the science, not the myths or stories or fantasies."

As they search for answers, Weinzweig and Zelitsky have suddenly become involved in a new mystery -- the discovery of a potential blockbuster shipwreck. They said that on Aug. 15, their remotely operated vehicle came across what appears to be a 500-year-old Spanish galleon that they had been searching for.

They declined to name the ship, fearful of other treasure hunters, but they said it carried a priceless cargo of emeralds, diamonds and ancient artifacts. By contract, they said they can keep 40 percent of the value of whatever they recover. They said the value of findings at the newly discovered wreck could far exceed the nearly $4 million that their private backers have so far invested in their operations.

Weinzweig said a closer examination is needed to prove the ship's identity. He said that in treasure hunting, as in the search for Atlantis, there is no substitute for science.

"One thing is legend," he said, sitting on Ulises's bridge. "Another is the hard evidence you find on the ocean floor."

Contact:  George Erikson,   Coauthor of  Atlantis In America: Navigators of the Ancient World

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« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2007, 05:27:32 pm »

Hi George, it's good to see you again. 

I've heard that Zelitsky was planning another expedition down to the Cuban site last year.  Did that ever occur and did it ever produce anymore imgaes?
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2007, 11:14:24 pm »

Nice work, Artemis, the blocks sure look like something artificial to me...
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2007, 06:14:04 am »

Scientists probe 'sunken city,' civilization in Cuba

March 29, 2002 Posted: 9:58 PM EST (0258 GMT)

HAVANA, Cuba (Reuters) -- Scientific investigators said
Friday they hope to better determine later this year if an
unusual rock formation deep off Cuba's coast could be a
sunken city from a previously unknown ancient civilization.

"These are extremely peculiar structures ... They have
captured all our imagination," Cuban geologist Manuel
Iturralde said at a conference after a week on a boat over
the site.

"If I had to explain this geologically, I would have a hard
time," he told reporters later, saying examination of rock
samples due to be collected in a few months should shed
further light on the formation off the Guanahacabibes
Peninsula on Cuba's western tip.

Iturralde, research director of Cuba's Natural History
Museum, has joined Canadian exploration company Advanced
Digital Communications (ADC) in efforts to solve the mystery
of the smooth, geometrically shaped, granite-like rocks.
They are laid out in structures resembling pyramids, roads
and other structures at more than 600 meters deep (2,000
feet) in a 20 km-square (7-3/4 mile-square) area.

ADC has suggested they might belong to a civilization that
colonized the American continent thousands of years ago,
possibly sitting on an island that was sunk to great depths
by cataclysmic earth movement such as an earthquake.

That theory, and its inevitable parallel with the myth of
the lost city of Atlantis, has provoked skepticism from some
scientists around the world who say the depth and age -- ADC
has spoken of at least 6,000 years' old -- were not
credible.

Some European archaeologists said the stones, stumbled upon
in July 2000 while ADC was hunting with sonar equipment for
treasure and sunken Spanish galleons, could be formed by
natural limestone.

But Iturralde's conclusion that there is no immediately
apparent natural explanation for the rocks has lent credence
to ADC's theory.

'Need for an open mind'

"It appears like there is some kind of intelligent design in
the structure's configuration and planning," ADC's
Soviet-born Canadian ocean engineer, Paulina Zelitsky, said
on the sidelines of the geophysical conference in Havana.

"I have worked in this field over 30 years and I have never
before seen natural structures shaped with such intelligent
symmetry and plan. From the very first moment, I was
suspecting that these structures were not natural."

While Iturralde gave evidence in his paper Friday for
seismic movement at the site, and possible submerging of the
land, he drew short of definitively concluding the rocks
were not shaped by nature. If, however, that theory was
proven, it would revolutionize understanding of the history
of the Americas, he told reporters.

"It would change a lot our knowledge of humans and the
evolution of the Americas," Iturralde said.

"Recently, a French archaeologist found some evidence of
people being here in South America 40,000 years ago,
something we never expect, so you need to be always open to
things that you are not expecting, that are not in the
framework of present-day knowledge ... We may have found
something that nobody has thought about."

ADC plans to take a specially designed robot to the site in
a few months to take samples of the rocks and the sediment
they are embedded in to try to date them and seek signs they
may have once been on dry land. They will also be searching
for any sign of human life such as drawings, sculptures or
artifacts.

"To drill samples from these structures is not easy because
they look like granite. And to drill granite at a depth of
600 meters is very difficult," Zelitsky said.

She said their discoveries could make history. "I think we
are talking about the origins of the American continent.
There are many hypotheses about how the continent was
colonized ... There is quite a controversy, and I think our
discovery will be the first physical evidence of the true
origins of developed civilization in the Americas."

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Update on Cuban Underwater City
02-Apr-2002




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Cuban geologist Manuel Iturralde says that an examination of rock samples that will be collected in a few months should shed further light on what could be an ancient sunken city deep off Cuba’s coast.“These are extremely peculiar structures ... They have captured all our imagination,” says Iturralde. “If I had to explain this geologically, I would have a hard time.”
Iturralde, research director of Cuba’s Natural History Museum, is working with Canadian exploration company Advanced Digital Communications (ADC) in efforts to solve the mystery of the smooth, geometrically shaped, granite- like rocks that have been discovered deep on the ocean floor. They are laid out in structures resembling pyramids, roads and other structures more than 2,000 feet deep in a 7-3/4 mile-square area.

ADC thinks the structures might belong to a 6,000 year old civilization that colonized the American continent thousands of years ago and existed on an island that was sunk to great depths by an earthquake. This fits the myth of the lost city of Atlantis, and has provoked skepticism from scientists around the world who say the depth and age are not credible.

Some European archaeologists says the stones, which ADC discovered in July 2000 while hunting with sonar equipment for treasure and sunken Spanish galleons, could be formed by natural limestone. But ADC disagrees. “It appears like there is some kind of intelligent design in the structure’s configuration and planning,” says ADC’s Soviet-born Canadian ocean engineer, Paulina Zelitsky. “I have worked in this field over 30 years and I have never before seen natural structures shaped with such intelligent symmetry and plan. From the very first moment, I was suspecting that these structures were not natural.”

Iturralde has evidence for seismic movement at the site, and the possible submerging of the land, but he cannot prove the rocks were not shaped by nature. If that theory is proven, it will revolutionize our understanding of the history of the Americas. “It would change a lot our knowledge of humans and the evolution of the Americas,” he says. “Recently, a French archaeologist found some evidence of people being here in South America 40,000 years ago, something we never expect, so you need to be always open to things that you are not expecting, that are not in the framework of present-day knowledge ...We may have found something that nobody has thought about.”

ADC plans to take a specially designed robot to the site in a few months to take samples of the rocks and the sediment they are embedded in to try to date them and find evidence they may have once been on dry land. They will also be searching for any signs of human life such as drawings, sculptures or artifacts. “To drill samples from these structures is not easy because they look like granite. And to drill granite at a depth of 600 meters is very difficult,” Zelitsky says.

“I think we are talking about the origins of the American continent. There are many hypotheses about how the continent was colonized ...There is quite a controversy, and I think our discovery will be the first physical evidence of the true origins of developed civilization in the Americas.”

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« Reply #14 on: February 18, 2007, 06:20:40 am »

Update About Cuba Underwater Megalithic Research
© 2002 by Linda Moulton Howe




A half mile down in the waters of Cabo de San Antonio off the western tip of Cuba's Guanahacabibes marked by red X is a 20-kilometer square area of clean, white sand punctuated by tall, megalithic stones or structures first reported in May 2001 by Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Havana, Cuba.

"They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process."
— Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist,
National Museum of Natural History, Havana, Cuba

July 10, 2002 Havana, Cuba ­ A year ago in May 2001, I first reported at Earthfiles.com the startling comments made by ocean engineer, Paulina Zelitsky in Havana, Cuba about her finding earlier in 2000 "possibly a sunken city built in the pre-classic period and populated by an advanced civilization similar to the early Teotihuacan culture of Yucatan. ...Researchers using sonar equipment have discovered at a depth of about 2,200 feet (700-800 meters) a huge land plateau with clear images of what appears to be urban development partly covered by sand. From above, the shapes resemble pyramids, roads and buildings."



Original high resolution sidescan sonar
received by the EXPLORAMAR expedition
in 2000 directed by Paulina Zelitsky and
Paul Weinzweig, Owners, Advanced Digital
Communications (ADC) of Victoria, British
Columbia and Havana, Cuba. Image © 2000
by ADC and used with permission.

Since then, I have interviewed Paulina and her husband, Paul Weinzweig, several times about the evolution of their research and goal to get a specially built robot down to the megalithic site which could have lights for videotaping and drilling equipment to sample from the megalithic stone structures. The couple operates the Advanced Digital Communications known as ADC in Canada and Havana which contracts to perform deep ocean research.

Originally, ADC had hoped to have a robot on the ocean floor by the summer of 2002, but its cost of $2 million has been an obstacle. So far, the National Geographic Society continues to express interest in adding its resources and media production efforts to the exploration, but to date no official contract has been signed. So, Paulina and Paul have taken on other assignments to pay bills while periodically sending remote operated vehicles known as ROVs down to pick up small rocks that lay on thick sand around the large megalithic stone "structures."

Some of those samples have gone to geologist Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., who works for Cuba's National Museum of Natural History in Havana. Since early spring 2002, Dr. Iturralde-Vinent has studied side-scan sonar images and videotape from the half-mile-deep site and has concluded that he cannot assign a completely natural geological explanation for the large, rectangular-shaped rocks that stand up on a vast, white field of deep sand spread over 20 square kilometers. However, he is waiting for the first analyses of rock samples expected around July 19th. Until then, he is reserving opinion about the composition of the megalithic structures. However, Paulina Zelitsky describes the structures are polished granite not indigenous to either Cuba or the Yucatan.

This week I talked with both Paulina Zelitsky and Dr. Iturralde-Vinent about their current research and theories about what might have happened off the extreme northwestern Cuba peninsula known as Guanahacabibes.


Interviews:



Paulina Zelitsky at her computer in Havana
studying a pyramidal-shaped stone videotaped
at the half mile deep site in July 2001 by her
ADC remote operated vehicle (ROV).
Photograph © 2001 by ADC with permission.

Paulina Zelitsky, Ocean Engineer, Advanced Digital Communications, Havana, Cuba: "Samples that we recovered from the ocean bottom have justified our structures that we call megalithic structures. The samples are granite stone, completely polished, with some incrustations of fossils. Fossils of organic creatures that normally live on the surface, not on the ocean bottom. This is very interesting because this is evidence that the whole surface sank to the depth of 700 meters (2,297 feet, or about a half mile down).

The area has been seismically active for thousands of years. And what we find on the ocean bottom are fractures from which the magma and volcanic ash came out. From these structures we were able to delineate a configuration of the land that sank because you can see them clearly. The land that sank is very obvious from our image of the ocean bottom. And you can see bays, like harbors, and it's all at the depths of 900 and 700 meters.

Geologically, does Dr. Iturralde-Vinent and others have any idea what happened volcanically? Was it one large eruption or series of eruptions?

Series of eruptions and as he is saying, it is still active. A series of eruptions that created major tectonic movement to such a degree that land is sinking. For example, Cuba has sank and re-emerged a couple of times! But that was long ago, geologically. Now, what happened more recently geologically is that land sank that joined to Yucatan ­ islands between Yucatan and Cuba, they sank.

Also, geologically and botanically in terms of organic life, Yucatan and Cuba ­ the extreme northwestern part of Cuba which is Peninsula Guanahacabibes (Gwan-uh-cah-BEE-buh) are completely identical. Completely identical. It's the same limestone and the same organic life and the same botanic and animal represented. It's very obvious that land that was joining that is now on ocean bottom is land that was joining Yucatan and Cuba. But this land was sinking because of tectonic movement which were occurring. Of course, earthquakes and volcanoes were accompanying the tectonic movements. Tectonic movement is not something that moves softly. It is always accompanied by dramatic volcano and earthquake activity.

But we saw on ocean bottom where the bays and coastal lines of the island that sank. We think there was a series of islands between Cuba and the Yucatan. There could have been sinking 15,000 years ago.

One area between the fractures. Not on the fractures. It is between the fractures that was left undisturbed and just sank flat without fractures. On this area, we can observe those megalithic structures, or constructions. And they have completely different and independent delineation from geological faults, from our geology of the sunken land, or the geology of island Cuba. Completely independent delineation of their own.

As if they came from some place else?

We don't know yet. But it obviously didn't come from Cuba. That's one thing. The stone we recovered from ocean bottom is very polished granite. All of the peninsula of northwest part of Cuba, all of this peninsula is limestone, very fractured limestone. So, geologically, it (megalithic granite structures) is totally foreign to Cuba. But it's also not known in Yucatan because Yucatan is also limestone, not granite. Granite is found only in the center of Mexico.

It covers approximately a beautiful, beautiful, flat, clean area. Nothing else in this area. And it covers approximately 20 square kilometers of this area. It's flat, completely flat. Huge white silicon field. In the middle of all of that are these megalithic structures surfacing out of it.

What is the scientific consensus so far about how 20 square kilometers could get down a half mile?

The whole island sank. Probably what we think happened is that Cuba and Yucatan at one historical time were both joined. But little by little, this land was fractured into islands and sank to the ocean bottom. So, the land on which we discovered megalithic structures sank somewhere between 15,000 and maybe 50,000 years ago, which is quite recent geologically.

What for you is the next most important step you can take to collect one or more samples directly from the megalithic structures?

I wouldn't be able to do any serious work without a robot that is working on the ocean floor because I need stability in order to be able to make an opening in the megalithic structures. We need to make an opening to enter. National Geographic is interested in investigating the site with submersibles. So that might be another opportunity.

Do the submersibles have the ability to drill into stone?

No. Submersibles don't. They just have the ability to observe with human eyes.

Or videotape.

Or video camera, yeah. But it must be operated by humans.

If you can get the special robot constructed and down there that costs $2 million, you would be able to photograph with good light and be able to drill into a megalithic structure?

Oh, yes. I would be able to make opening and enter inside the structures. What I am the most interested in doing is to enter inside because if there are some artifacts, they should be inside the structures and not outside.

Then if National Geographic, or other interested organization, can get funding together, you might be able to go forward full time on research and get the robot down to both photograph and drill into the structures?

Yes, that's right. And discover a completely new page in our history."

Manuel Iturralde-Vinent, Ph.D., Geologist, National Museum of Natural History, Havana, Cuba, who presented a scientific paper about the deep water megalithic structures in March 2002 at an International Geophysical meeting in Havana: "I do not yet know if the megalithic structures are granite. I have been working with the data provided by Paulina for three months and I have been observing the side-scan sonar images, the video images with some samples recovered from different places within the area with the megalithic stones and also from an area located to the south of this region.

My impression is first that the structures that are in the megalithic area at the 600 to 700 meter depths, I cannot explain these structures by any geological means right now. So, I am not sure that I can find a geological explanation for the origin of these structures.

So I'm clear ­ the structures don't fit into any natural explanation currently?

Yeah, we think that in natural geological terms, I cannot give a logical explanation now. So, I am not telling that they are artificial, but what I say is right now I don't have a good explanation as to the origin by natural cause of these structures. They might have an artificial origin. But in this case, we are opening into a very interesting situation because given the depth of this structures and if we calculate the timing when these might have been uplifted, it will take us up to 50,000 years ago. (Meaning, when the land mass now down a half mile might have been above sea level.)

This is if we follow the rules of the normal tectonic movement as we have been recording them in the past 100 years in Cuba. But these figures are well known in the world. More or less, the sea floor can move down as quickly as 16 millimeters a year. That's one of the very interesting issues that are related to this discovery.

Meaning that the area is still active seismically and you are seeing that parts of Cuba are still sinking.

Current geological knowledge and data indicates that the area is still very active and sinking even now. We are not done with this research. We need to still do more research, collect more samples, provide more observation to be sure about what we are talking about. But something is very safe to say now is that we are not dealing with blocks that have been falling down from the slope. They (megalithic stones) are very unique structures. They really are not easy to understand and I do not have any easy explanation for them in a natural geological process. That's my conclusion now. I need more time and more data before going forward."


More Information:

If any organizations or individuals are interested in helping fund the several million dollars needed to accomplish the deep underwater research of the Cuban megalithic site, Paulina Zelitsky and Paul Weinzweig suggest writing to:

Sylvia Earle,
Explorer-In-Resident
National Geographic Society
1145 17th Street N. W.
Washington, D.C. 20036

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