What was the truth about the mysterious Pyramids discovered in Antarctica

What makes a story based on no real fact go viral? Time and again we have been witness ot many a hoax and debunked theories of miraculous or mysterious natural phenomena only to lean later on that it was nothing more than a common natural phenomenon blown out of portion.

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The latest theory to be debunked where a logical explanation has been provided is the truth about the Antarctic pyramids. The discovery of pyramids in the Antarctic by explorers in 1913 became hot news worldwide. Since then it was always referred to as the pyramid even among geologist.

1 Discovered by explorers in 1913

In 1913 explorers in Antarctica claimed to have discovered manmade structures which they regarded as pyramids. What was suspect is the fact that how could pyramids exist in a place that would not sustain life for millions of years. The tale of the pyramids continued till the internet made it viral. But what was the truth about the Antarctica pyramids.

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However it is common for such hoaxes to grow viral as there as several sites who peddle such stories for profit. The only proof that supported the pyramids were photographs that were taken during the expedition. The photos showed what appeared to be pyramids with smooth edges; the structures were partially covered in snow. One photo seems to show an icy pyramid on what looks like a frozen plain.

Discovered by explorers

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2 The truth and the hoax finally debunked

Thanks to Google earth, one can clearly see images of these so called pyramids located in the vicinity of the Ellsworth Mountains a range almost 400 km long. The peaks are nothing but rock and the shape of a pyramid is purely coincidental. None of these are pyramids purported to have been made by alien civilizations or highly evolved humans. They were just rock formations.

According to geologist Dr Mith Darcy of the German research center for Geosciences in Potsdam, “he peaks are clearly composed of rock, and it’s a coincidence that this particular peak has that shape,” Dr Darcy defined these as Nuntaks which are rock peaks sticking out above a sheet of ice. The snow pyramid which was made out to be the most intriguing appeared to be photoshopped. So that’s another debunked theory where the truth about the Antarctic pyramids was nothing but normal peaks.

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The truth and the hoax finally debunked

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