Ancient Underwater Structures in the Bahamas

Dr. Greg Little has posted what he says will be his last update of 2010 on the research taking place in the waters near the Bimini Islands in the Bahamas. Ignoring speculation about the legendary Atlantis, Little instead describes what he has personally seen and sums it up by stating that “research in the last few years has found some intriguing things—things that show an unrecognized maritime culture was active there thousands of years ago.”

In his article ( Little describes three distinct areas of interest: the Rectangles Area, Pino Turolla’s Columns and an unnamed area 10 miles south of Bimini that contains granite slabs, stone steps and cut rooms. Each is uniquely interesting and together they seem to provide the “smoking gun” that proves the existence of an ancient maritime culture which flourished in the area more than 10,000 years ago – long before the Egyptian pyramids rose above of the desert sands in the Middle East.

The Rectangle Area: This area has been “under suspicion” for some time and was first identified by William M. (Bill) Donato using side-scan sonar back in 2006. According to Little, who has conducted several on-site explorations, the site includes about “50 square and rectangular formations ranging in sizes from 10 to 45-feet or so. They have a striking appearance because they are regular in shape (most are square or rectangular), areas of white sand are spaced between them, and they are arranged into three parallel rows on a straight line running for about 1.5 miles. Most of them have outer walls, many vertical, that are from 2 to 6-feet high.” The Rectangle Area is a flat, sandy area some 4 to 5 miles off West Bimini and 100 to 110 feet below the surface. The area is adjacent to an ancient shoreline that experts believe slipped below the surface of the rising ocean more than 12,000 years ago!

Pino Turolla’s Columns: This area off South Bimini was uncovered by the storms of 2010 an is definitely a submerged structure. In his article, Dr. Little suggests that this site was probably first reported by Count Pino Turolla in the 1970s but that the ever shifting sands in the area covered it up until just recently. Little’s recent visit to the site revealed the presence of at least three long stone beams, each between 20 and 25 feet in length and arranged perfectly parallel to each other. Additional investigations have shown that these “outer beams” are quite probably the outer stonewalls of a building. “It was a rectangular structure, 45-feet in length and 30 feet wide. It was divided into two rooms with one about twice the size of the other. Examination of the walls shows that they extend down at least 4-feet into sand and more sand conceals the actual extent of the vertical outer walls. All who have seen the structure agree that it is the ruins of a building,” relates Little. This structure was probably in use about the same time as the “Bimini Road” feature – some 5,000 years ago.

Granite Slabs, Stone Steps and Cut Rooms: Some 10 miles south of lies an area containing numerous flat granite slabs arranged in what appear to be rooms. A multilayed stone wall runs along the back of the “rooms” and stone steps lead down into a cut passageway. These features are in about 20 feet of water. Nearby there is another stone formation that appears to be very similar to the Bimini Road formation.

Coincidence or Evidence? Skeptics might try to brush off any one of these locations as “simple beach rock” but three such outstanding locations in such close proximity to each other seem to provide undeniable proof that a sophisticated culture inhabited the “new” world much earlier than originally thought.

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