It’s even easier to understand that, because humans have been in constant conflict throughout history, war played a decisive part in destroying or covering up all the former achievements of humanity. However, using the latest laser scanning technology, bits from timeworn and unknown civilizations are being found.
One such mysterious artifact, or better said a collection of artifacts, have been discovered inside the mines of South Africa in a pyrophylite deposit and are believed to be remnants of an ancient intelligent race who walked on Earth about 3 billion years ago.
Also known as out-of-place-artifacts, the Klerksdorp Spheres are proof of advanced technological abilities of pre-historic cultures. They are depicted as small metallic spheres, smooth and about an inch in diameter, also with concentric grooves around their circumference.
In other words, these bizarre relics are considered perfect spheres, and if we think at how hard it is for a sculptor to create a perfect sphere without the proper technological means, we will understand that creating such objects would be an almost if not impossible task.
The Museum of Klerksdorp in South Africa is where a part of these otherworldly spheres are kept. When the curator of the museum, Roelf Marx, was asked about the artifacts, he replied that:
THE SPHERES ARE A COMPLETE MYSTERY. THEY LOOK MAN-MADE, YET AT THE TIME IN EARTH’S HISTORY WHEN THEY CAME TO REST IN THIS ROCK, NO INTELLIGENT LIFE EXISTED. THEY’RE NOTHING LIKE I’VE EVER SEEN BEFORE.
THEY ARE FOUND IN PHYROPHYLITE, WHICH IS MINED IN SOUTH AFRICA. THIS PHYROPHYLITE IS A QUITE SOFT SECONDARY MINERAL WITH A COUNT OF ONLY 3 ON THE MOHS’ SCALE AND WAS FORMED BY SEDIMENTATION ABOUT 2.8 BILLION YEARS AGO. ON THE OTHER HAND, THE GLOBES WHICH HAVE A FIBROUS STRUCTURE ON THE INSIDE WITH A SHELL AROUND IT, ARE VERY HARD AND CANNOT BE SCRATCHED, EVEN WITH STEEL.
Since the Klerksdorp spheres consist of a different material than the pyrophylite, some researchers assume that they cannot be natural formations, and since nature wasn’t responsible for this, the hypothesis of them being manufactured has arisen.
With an intriguing design and colors varying between a dark blue and a hazel, chestnut color, these peculiar artifacts seem to hold more questions than answers. Is it possible that they were used in some kind of ritual? Or does their small size and somehow flawless design indicate that these could have been used as ornament pieces or even jewelry for a former 2.8 billion year old civilization?