bimini road investigated with sidescan sonar

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  1. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    reveals archetectural structures buried in the sand if this is not a hoax its a major discovery
    http://www.mysterious-america.net/bimini2007.html

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    Donato's Underwater Rectangles: Building Foundations?
    Using the gps obtained from Donato's side scan sonar image, we arrived at the area of the underwater rectangles. We then utilized our own side-scan sonar and found them within 5 minutes. We used a setting that yields a bottom image 700-feet wide and could see that there were numerous rectangular formations on the bottom lying in what looked like a nearly straight line. The rectangular forms sat at the top of a 10-foot drop-off, which led to a narrow flat area. Then it descended quickly toward the deep Gulf Stream. Intrigued, we dropped a lead weight buoy as we passed over one of the larger rectangular forms. We later found that the weight fell directly into the rectangle and, surprisingly, the boat's anchor fell into another one nearby.
    The sizes of the rectangular formations vary somewhat with the largest about 15 x 30 feet, however, most of them are smaller, 8 x 10-feet, about the size of small buildings. Their depth (100-feet) is actually just above the sea level at 10,000 B.C. It is known that in 10,000 B.C. the sea levels were about 110-feet lower than today, meaning that these structures were once elevated just above the ancient shoreline.
    Eslie and Krista Brown, both of whom are Master Divers, dived the site and took a series of photographs in the cloudy water near the Gulf Stream. When they reached the surface, they reported that the structures were formed out of coral encrusted stone. The photos revealed that the sides of some of the formations seemed to be made from small stone blocks, some of which sat squarely on top of each other. Several square or rectangular stones appeared to be embedded into the bottom, especially at the corners of the rectangular structures. In addition, several photos show intriguing artifacts, which could be pots or amphorae. However, only a more detailed investigation can prove the actual identity of the artifacts and the structures. In sum, the preliminary investigation of these rectangular forms shows that they may well be building foundations, perhaps as old as 12,000-years. Plans are now being made for a more thorough investigation of this site.
    Note: Drs. Greg & Lora Little will be presenting the full results of the 2006-2007 Bimini and Andros expeditions at the Annual Ancient Mysteries Conference in Virginia Beach, VA on October 6, 2007. Film and photos of all the finds will be shown. For more information, visit the ARE (Edgar Cayce) website.
    The next article, scheduled for September 1, will detail the discovery of an underwater stone wall on a small island off Andros. In addition, the article will detail more finds made on the Great Bahama Bank.


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    </td><td colspan="11">Above: Double & triple tiers of blocks at the Bimini Road.
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    </td><td colspan="11">Above: Underneath a large block of the Bimini Road, this photo shows how rectangular slabs were used to level the large blocks and provide support.
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    </td><td colspan="11">Above: Wedge stone removed from underneath a large block of the Bimini Road.
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    </td><td colspan="11">Above: Rectangular support stone removed from underneath a large block of the Bimini Road.
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    </td><td colspan="11">Above: Portion of Bill Donato's side-scan sonar image showing rectangular forms at 100 feet.
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    </td><td colspan="11">Above: Column or stone cylinder lying on the top of the Paradise Point Pier breakwater.
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  3. QuietOne

    QuietOne Monkey++

    Civilizations develop in low lying fertile river valleys. All those valleys from 10,000 years ago are now under water. Atlantis, anyone?
     
  4. Tango3

    Tango3 Aimless wanderer

    thelast two are not sonar pictures and the most "startling" of all in the article. Hope they aren't from disney world...or that hotel in the bahamas (atlantis?)
     
  5. gunbunny

    gunbunny Never Trust A Bunny

    I got so close to diving the Bimini Road a couple of times without joy. Every time I get my stuff together and make a plan, there is either: bush fires in the Everglades closing both routs to the Keys (Where I know people with a boat) or Hurricane blah blah blah comes by out of the blue. I guess I should just give it up.

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