On an uninhabited inhospitable island in Russian waters only 900 km from the North Pole, are some very strange huge round spheres of stone. Josef Franz Land Island is a very curious place. Eighty five percent of the island is glacial year-round.
These, however, are not the only ones found around the world - petrospheres are everywhere!
The stone spheres or petrospheres are some of the most talked about because of the amount. They have been attributed to the Diquis Culture, dating back to 300-600 CE (Common Era). The size of the ones found in the Diquis Delta are anywhere from a few centimeters to 6.6 feet! They are made from everything from a basalt-like stone to limestone and sandstone. These were found also in mound areas meaning they were likely a cultural intended construction for some memorial or religious purpose.
So, how did those stone spheres show up on the most remote island in the icy seas where only walruses call it home?
One desperate geologist tried to explain something about a pool of water and a soft rock and being rolled around until it smoothed. It was not well received when one considers that those conditions are all around the world and yet these spheres are not found in those similar conditions. They are found in jungles, far inland, and other locations. This island has no signs that any humans ever tried to live there, it is unbelievably had to get to and dangerous and horrible conditions.
These are not small spheres. They are 6-10 feet in diameter!
The largest sphere in Europe ever found was just discovered in Bosnia (LINK).
The appearance of the wheels and their workmanship was like sparkling beryl, and all four of them had the same form, their appearance and workmanship being as if one wheel were within another. Whenever they moved, they moved in any of their four directions without turning as they moved.…
Interesting - sounds like a stone sphere that can roll in any direction without needing to turn, eh??
For fun, consider making your own decorative ones -
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