Saturday, March 21, 2020

Underwater Mysteries


Note: This article was first printed in the July, 2011 Issue of UNX News Magazine 

By Debbie Ziegelmeyer
UFO/Paranormal Investigator
PADI Dive Instructor

he Lost Kingdom of MU, Yonaguni, Japan
photo taken by jpatokal
  
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I received my May issue of Sport Diver and noticed an article on the front cover that seemed unusual for a scuba magazine. Listed as being on page 46 was an article entitled “Did Aliens Build Japan’s Coolest Dive?”

    
I decided this needed further investigation and in light of the recent earthquakes and the tsunami that followed, the first step was to determine if this sight had survived the devastation.
    
Yonaguni is part of a chain of islands known as the Ryuku Islands located south of Japan just off the northeastern coast of Taiwan in the Pacific Ocean. Most of the earthquake and tsunami damage to Japan occurred off the northeastern coast of Japan extending south only as far as mid-country. I check several Scuba diving websites offering trips to Yonaguni and found no reported damage to the dive site or canceled area diving due to earthquake or tsunami damage.

     These underwater Yonaguni monuments were discovered by diver Kihachiro Aratake in 1985. The formations are 100 feet deep with a 250-foot base rising 80 feet tall to just 20 feet below the surface. The smoky blue underwater structures have sharp edges, angles, an arch, possible steps, and several passageways with the largest structure in the group resembling a stepped pyramid that rises from about 82 feet deep. Said to resemble the Sacsayhuaman and Qenko structures located in the Andes Mountains of Peru, the sight was thought by some to be over 8,000 years old. Others who have explored the site believe these ruins could be the missing continent of MU, fabled Pacific civilization rumored to have vanished beneath the waves possibly due to an ancient earthquake and the tsunami which followed.
  
   
The first scientist to do an extensive investigation of the underwater structures was Masaki Kimura, a marine geologist, and professor at Ryukyu University in Okinawa. The professor has been diving at the underwater site measuring and mapping for over 15 years and has come to the conclusion that the ruins are most likely an ancient Japanese city sunk by an earthquake about 2,000 years ago. Kimura has discovered quarry marks in the stone, characters etched onto carved faces, and rocks sculpted into animal likenesses. One example is described as an underwater sphinx that resembles a Chinese or ancient Okinawan king. Professor Kimura has identified ten structures off Yonaguni and five related structures off the mainland of Okinawa. The ruins cover an area spanning 984 feet by 492 feet and include the ruins of a castle, a triumphal arch, five temples, and at least one large stadium. These massive underwater structures are connected by what seems to be roads and water channels protected by what could be huge retaining walls.
     Professor Kimura has concluded that the mysterious five-layer structure was man-made and not manufactured by nature.
     If occurring naturally according to Professor Kimura, “the structure would have debris from erosion collected around the site.” The professor is convinced that the remains are that of a 5,000-year-old city.
     Toru Ouchi supports the findings of Professor Masaki Kimura. Ouchi is an associate professor of seismology at Kobe University and has been to the dive site documenting the possibility of past tectonic activity.
     Professor Ouchi has touched the pyramid and states that Professor Kimura’s findings are “not exaggerated at all.” Since March of 1995, divers have located eight separate similar sites in the waters around Okinawa and beyond to the small island of Yonaguni. They have discovered what appears to be a road surrounding the structures which would be further evidence that these were man-made.

Pyramids can be found in several parts of the world including Peru, Mexico, and Egypt. As of 2008, there were 138 pyramids discovered across Egypt with the oldest being the Pyramid of Djoser in Saqqara thought to be from the 3rd dynasty dating between 2650-2575 BC approximately. Mexico and the Mayan Peninsula are also well-known sites for pyramids and ancient cities dating back to the Pre-Classic Era of 1800 BCE-200CE. According to Wikipedia, the shape of pyramids by definition is thought to represent the primordial mound from which the Egyptians believed the Earth was created representative of the descending rays of the sun.
     The idea of alien influence in the construction of these underwater structures could stem from the theory that the ancient pyramids of Egypt were built with otherworldly assistance. The Yonaguni site’s estimated construction dates are around the same estimated era as the building of the Egyptian pyramids.
    
So the age-old question is still, who influenced the building of pyramids, why were they constructed in different parts of the world, how can it be that similar structures were being built on different continents by different civilizations which had no recorded contact or influence on each other, and how was the construction of these structures possible with the limited tools of the eras?
     If that long question doesn’t boggle your mind, visit Richard Hoagland’s website
“Enterprise Mission” and take a look at the pictures of the pyramids on Mars. If this truly million-dollar question is ever legitimately answered, it could, in fact, change history turning the questions into millions of dollars worth of answers in the form of books, documentaries, and TV deals.

Websites of interest related to this article with underwater pictures of the site, artifacts, and a detailed map of the structures are following:.
· The Mysterious Underwater Ruins of the Lost World in Yonaguni
· Bibliotecapleyades.net Yonaguni
· Japan’s Ancient Underwater “Pyramid” Mystifies Scholars National Geographic
· The Ancients: Yonaguni Monument Underwater Ruins off Yonaguni Island in Japan
Wikipedia: Japan’s Underwater Pyramid     
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