A one-ton underwater observatory that had been installed off the northern coast of Germany has mysteriously disappeared without a trace, leaving behind nothing but the tattered end of the data cable that allowed the unit to communicate with the mainland. On August 21 at 8:15 p.m. local time, the GEOMAR
The mainstream scientific theory that North and South America’s indigenous cultures came across the Bering land bridge from Asia at the end of the last ice age appears to be in jeopardy, with the growing acceptance of archaeological finds across the two continents that point to a much earlier period of habitation. A recent paper published regarding an underwater sinkhole in Florida that contains human-made artifacts dating back to 14,550 years ago — over a thousand years before humans were even supposed to be in Alaska — is one such example, although the acceptance of these ideas has been slow.
Google Earth spots a lot of unusual things and now two researchers say it has found El Dorado, the legendary “city of gold” that sent Spanish explorers on expeditions to South America for 200 years, starting in the 16th century. The Spanish destroyed several indigenous civilizations in their quest for gold.
Off the coast of Cuba – French underwater archaeologists have told a Paris newspaper that they have discovered submerged ruins off the coast of Cuba while examining satellite imagery. In 2001 French/Russian explorer Pauline Zelitsky, operating in the Caribbean near Cuba, announced the discovery of ruins at a depth of 2,300 feet. In 2005 the National Geographic Society was supposed to fund exploration of the site, this was not followed up. There has been little new information published about the Cuba site, except the suggestion that it might be a sonar imaging artifact and not actually present on the sea floor. Now new satellite images appear to show extensive ruins at a much shallower depth, visible beneath the ocean.