A vast underwater city with huge pyramid structures has been discovered off the coast of Cuba, amid claims that the sunken metropolis could, in fact, be the lost city of Atlantis.
The submerged complex is thought to be around 200,000 years old, with the granite structured pyramid city being located eerily close to the Bermuda Triangle, also known as the “Devil’s Triangle”.
Marine geologist Manuel Iturralde analyzed samples from the site and concluded that the results were “very unusual”, and estimates that it would’ve taken around 50,000 years for the city to have sunk to the depth that it was discovered at.
Iturralde, aspecialist in underwater archaeology at Florida State University, stated that none of the known cultures living that far ago had the ability to build such structures, adding;
“It would be cool if they were right, but it would be real advanced for anything we would see in the New World for that time frame. The structures are out of time and out of place.”
National Geographic Senior Editor, John Echave, said after studying the images of the underwater city,
“They are interesting anomalies, but that’s as much as anyone can say right now, but I’m no expert on sonar and until we are able to actually go down there and see, it will be difficult to characterize them.
“Professor of oceanography, Dr. Robert Ballard, believes that the structures are from an extraterrestrial civilization, and was quoted as saying,
“That’s too deep, I’d be surprised if it was human. You have to ask yourself, how did it get there?”
The discovery was made by marine engineer, Pauline Zalitzki, and her husband Paul Weinzweig who own the Canadian company, Advanced Digital Communications, who were working with the Cuban Governernment on an exploration and survey mission.
The team used underwater video robots to capture footage of the sunked city The team returned to the site with video robots that filmed sonar footage of the city and revealed various pyramids as well as circular structures that appeared to be formed out of smooth stone resembling hewn granite.
Zalitzki said of the findings, “It’s a really wonderful structure which really looks like it could have been a large urban center.”