Yonaguni, Japan: a massive complex of stone formations lay hidden a mere 60 feet beneath the ocean surface. There is a debate about whether the site is completely natural or a natural site that has been modified. But by whom? And what was its purpose? Join us in one of the most intriguing and still unexplained places on earth and how it can be connected to one of the oldest legends of Ancient Astronauts visiting earth.
In 1985, Kihachiro Aratake, a diver from Japan, was diving in the waters off the Southern shore of Yonaguni island and discovered something unusual. Upon inspection, it appeared to be a man-made, terraced structure. Believing he had discovered a sunken city, Aratake announced his discovery, but there was not much interest. Later, in 1996, Professor Masaaki Kimura , a professor at the University of the Ryukyus, began to survey the structure. While Kimura maintains that the site is evidence for an advanced prehistoric civilization, others argued that the structure was the result of natural phenomena. Research in the ensuing years has arrived at a consensus that the structure is indeed a man made monolith carved from a natural formation. And a giant one too.
The main feature (the “Monument”) is a rectangular formation measuring about 150 by 40 m (490 by 130 ft) and about 27 m (90 ft) tall.
But besides its unsettling size, there’s something much more impressive…
IT IS NOT A NATURAL FORMATION
Most of the significant Yonaguni formations seem to be carved from one underlying rock mass. The flat parallel faces, sharp edges, the right and precise obtuse angles of the formation would indicate that the monolith was carved.
These features include a trench that has two internal 90° angles as well as the twin megaliths that, according to Kimura, appear to have been placed there. Also, channels that you can walk through with stairwells at the end that are perfectly rectangular in shape.
These megaliths have straight edges and square corners, however many argue that sea currents have been known to move large rocks on a regular basis. Something that has been effectively disproof by Graham Hancock, argues that while many of the features seen at Yonaguni are also seen in natural sandstone formations throughout the world, the concentration of so many peculiar formations in such a small area is highly unlikely.
Kimura believes that he has identified traces of drawings of animals and people engraved on the rocks, including a horse-like sign that he believes resembles a character from the Kaida script. Some have also interpreted a formation on the side of one of the monuments as a crude moai-like “face”.
Kimura first estimated that the monument must be at least 10,000 years old (8,000 BCE), dating it to a period when it would have been above water.
In 2007, he revised this estimate and dated it to 2,000 to 3,000 years ago because the sea level then was close to current levels. He suggests that after construction, tectonic activity caused it to be submerged below sea level.
But it’s not so much the question of could the stone have been chipped away and removed. It’s a question of the vision, of the scale of the complex, of thinking in those kind of terms, of creating a gigantic, seemingly ceremonial complex.
The Monument consists of medium to very fine sandstones and mudstones deposited about 20 million years ago.
As one of the main “debunkers” of the artificial origin of the Monument, Dr. Robert Schoch, said:
“The structure is, as far as I could determine, composed entirely of solid ‘living’ bedrock. No part of the monument is constructed of separate blocks of rock that have been placed into position. This is an important point, for carved and arranged rock blocks would definitively indicate a man-made origin for the structure – yet I could find no such evidence.”
So, if according to scholars, the ancient Japanese people could not have built this monument, who did?
Maybe one can find more strange evidence in its unique location. That’s right, parallel to the infamous Bermuda Triangle. Actually, this site is located in the less known Dragon’s Triangle.
THE DRAGON’S TRIANGLE
Just south of Japan, you have a mysterious area called the Dragon’s Triangle, which is very similar to the Bermuda Triangle, because you have planes that have disappeared from the air, ships that have disappeared from the ocean.
In fact, Japan had declared this a disaster area.
In ancient Japan, and even into the relatively modern era, there are stories about the Dragon Sea, in which objects rise out of the water and sail through the air. These were winged monsters breathing fire… In more modern times, these took on the appearance of actual machines.
Is it coincidence that the Earth’s 25th parallel north cuts through both the Bermuda Triangle and the Dragon’s Triangle?
DID ANCIENT ALIENS VISITED JAPAN?
Known as the legend of the Utsuro Bune, or “hollow ship,” the details of the story have puzzled historians for centuries. Allegedly, a craft that was quite large in size washed up on the shore in Japan.
A strange round ship drifted ashore in this area. The woman did not speak any language they could identify. There were written inscriptions inside her craft that they could not identify, and she’s clutching this box that she did not want anybody to touch it.
In some legends the box was used to carry her lover’s severed head. However, the shape of the box is very different from the traditional boxes used for severed heads in Ancient Japan.
There are five different drawings of this legend that have survived from completely different regions of Japan. As one can clearly see they’re almost identical to modern UFO reports.
Where did the mysterious hollow ship come from? Could it have come from the area of the submerged Yonaguni monument?
Who was the strange woman? And what were the contents of the box she guarded so carefully? Was it a human head? Or was it, as some ancient astronaut theorists believe, a type of brain or other form of extraterrestrial intelligence?
THE DOGU FIGURES
Archaeologists have cataloged the existence of more than 15,000 Dogu figures made during the Jomon period of prehistoric Japan, dating from approximately 14,000 to 300 years B.C.
The story behind those Dogu figures is very clear: in the ancient texts the Dogu descended from the sky and taught the first Japanese people in various disciplines.
The whole Japanese culture, including the kimono, the tea ceremony, the use of wasabi and ginger for eating sushi, the way that they build their architecture, their written language, everything they say, came from these visitors.
A monument underwater that no one can explain. An area that until today is strongly connected to UFO sightings and legends from strange beings that came from the sky. Could the Japanese history be even more interesting? Maybe offering definitive proof of ancient contact from alien visitors? Tell us what you think in the comments bellow!