10 Of the Most Mysterious Discoveries Made By Scientists In 2016
There have been several mysteries throughout the ages and while early man was not equipped with scientific advancements and technology to understand them today is another story. Although not fully explained, scientists have managed to explore and arrive at points where studies and research is possible. What is most amazing is that mysterious discoveries are continuously occurring around the globe even today. Archaeologists have unearthed some amazing things as recent as 2016 among which some are bizarre, some controversial and some downright fantastic. Listed here are the top ten amazing discoveries of 2016.
10 Norwegian Scientists find a theory on the Bermuda Triangle
When scientists discovered huge craters in the Barrents Sea, research ultimately led to an association with the Bermuda Triangle. The craters were believd to have been created by exploding natural gas that could have become dangerous for passing ships. The theory was picked up by the media and unleashed on the internet. Although the scientists never really made such claims, the possibilities of methane gas endangering ships and aircraft made sense in relation to the Triangle. Even national Geographic reported how methane gas released at sea could cause air turbulence and bring planes crashing down.
9 300-Year-Old Child Mummy reported to have opened her eyes in Mexican Cathedral
Paranormal events were in Guadalajara, Mexico concerning a young Catholic saint Inocencia. The deceased mummified remains was reported to have opened her eyes and looked into the camera of a tourist filming her where she lay in the Guadalajara Cathedral. The incident had occurred also in December 12th 2012 when a tourist filmed the incident on his cell phone. Although it was not observed while filming the corpse was seen opening her eyes in the video. Cardinal Juan Francisco Robles commented to a daily “This beatified saint is known for making miracles and this is just one of the many.”
8 The Giant Stone Sphere discovered in Bosnia
A huge stone sphere was unexpectedly discovered in Bosnia in March 2016 and could possibly be the world’s largest object of its kind. Debates range from it being a man made item to a natural occurrence formed through sedimentation. The stone ball was discovered in the podubralje forest and measures 3.9 -4.9 feet. Tests found that it weighed 30 tons which made it the largest stone sphere in Europe. Some scientists believe the stone was formed from natural sedimentation taking thousands of years.
7 Evidence that Ancient Romans Made It to Oak Island, Canada
An ancient Roman sword was discovered off the east coast of Canada which is a clear indication that Romans were indeed around in the 2nd century or before that. The era was 800 years before the first Vikings arrived. The sword found on Oak Island, Nova Scotia while an investigation on local treasure was going on as part of a History Channel called ‘The Curse of Oak Island’. Even though it may not mean the presence of Romans at the time, what cannot be refuted is various other artifacts discovered at the site such as a stone inscribed with ancient language linked to the Roman Empire ancient Roman style burial mounds, crossbow bolts and Coins that came from ancient Iberia associated with the Roman Empire.
6 Father Crespi and His Missing Artifacts Finally Revealed
The Mysterious Father Crespi was a controversial Ecuadorian priest who was the subject of a dramatic story that over the years became a bit falsified in a bid to create a sensation. However what remained genuine was the subject of his mysterious artifacts. In Father Crespi’s possession which is now the property of the Central bank Museum were ceremonial seats stone carvings, figurines, weapons. Jewelry, ancient calculation systems, elongated skulls, shrunken human heads ceramics and religious icons. It was a huge mystery how such items came into the possession of Father Crespi who died in 1982 and his burial was attended by 2000 people.
5 Iraqi Transport Minister claims Sumerians Launched Spaceships 7,000 Years Ago
The Iraqi Transport minister became a sensation with his dramatic speech in which he claimed that the ancient Sumerians built the world’s first airports 7000 years ago and even launched spaceships from them to explore other planets in the solar system. He made a reference to the Russian professor Samuel Kramer who had once highlighted the advancements of the Sumerians and their knowledge of the cosmos. While many on social media rubbished his claims, some scientists and UFO theorists supported him with arguments that Earth could have been visited by extra terrestrial beings thousands of years ago and made contact with humans of those periods, the Sumerians being one of them.
4 New Telescope Observes Terrestrial Entities with Intelligent Movement
A startling report in the American Journal of Modern Physics revealed that a newly developed telescope built with concave lenses has discovered terrestrial entities which till today were invisible to conventional Galileo telescopes. The entities have been observed to move throughout the night sky in an intelligent manner which was suggestive of surveillance movement in the area.
It was Doctor Santilli who discovered the first known evidence of the existence of antimatter galaxies, asteroids and cosmic rays in the universe. He even carried out tests and observations to correctly identify ITE’s or invisible terrestrial Entities which were even verified by his colleagues.
3 1,600-Year-Old Elongated Skull with Stone-Encrusted Teeth Found in Mexico
In July 2016 Archaeologists discovered a fantastic burial ground in the ancient ruins of Teotihuacan in which they found an incredible 1600-year-old skull. The elongated skull was found to be of a woman with stone encrusted teeth and a green prosthetic tooth made from serpentine, a greenish stone. The woman was also buried with 19 jars that were offering to the gods. Research pegged her at 40 years old and a foreigner of the area. Her cranium was elongated having being compressed in an unusual manner associated with techniques of Mesoamerica and practiced among nobility of the period.
2 Dead Seas Scrolls reveal that Noah’s Ark was shaped like a Pyramid
This could well be one of the most fantastic discoveries of 2016 where one particular fragment found on digitized versions of the Dead Sea Scrolls suggested that Noah’s Ark was shaped like a pyramid. The text now 2000 years has finally revealed more material after digital studies in a lab. Sophisticated technology enabled researchers to read previously illegible words and letters that provided major insight into biblical history and stories. The fragment that spoke of Noah’s ark described the a structure as having its top shaped like a pointed pyramid.
1 DNA Testing on 2,000-Year-Old Elongated Paracas Skulls Changes History
Among the most amazing discoveries of 2016, the elongated skulls discovered in Paracas Peru in 2014 created a huge sensation among the archaeological world. Genetic testing revealed their mitochondrial DNA to have mutations unknown to any primate or human in history. A second round of testing on the skulls that date back 2000 years ago revealed them to be of European and Middle Eastern origin which changed the common historical perception of how man came to the Americas.
Some samples revealed maternal DNA associated with populations in Eastern Europe while bone powder revealed its originations in Mesopotamia. A confirmation of the results will now reveal that people from Europe and the Middle East migrated to the Americas much before the common belief.