At present, more than 80% of the ocean remains unexplored. In recent years, underwater archaeologists have discovered magnificent, ancient ruins and startling prehistoric artifacts. Scientists are confident more underwater treasures will be found in the future.
Still, some discoveries, like this one, are truly spectacular. George Gelé, an amateur archaeologist claims there is a 12,000-year-old underwater city off the coast of Louisiana. It sounds almost too good to be true, but anything is possible if we keep an open mind.
Gelé has put forward an interesting theory suggesting there are mysterious granite mounds off the coast of the Chandeleur Islands in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles east of New Orleans. Experts have so far not backed his theory, and it’s fair to say the jury is still out there on this one.
This is by no means an ordinary ancient city. According to Gelé, there is a pyramid in the middle of the city, and it emits such a strong energy that sailors’ compass malfunction.
In an interview with WWL-TV, local shrimper Ricky Robin stated the compass on his boat spun completely around when he was in the vicinity of the place where the alleged underwater pyramid is located.
“What’s down there are hundreds of buildings that are covered with sand and silt and that are geographically related to the Great Pyramid at Giza,” Gelé told local CBS affiliate WWL-TV.
Are these ruins natural or ma-made? Credit: WWLTV
“Everything will go out on your boat, all your electronics,” Robin said.
“Like as if you were in the Bermuda Triangle. That’s exactly what we got here.”
Robin said the area has been a point of local discussion as fishermen reported catching strange square rocks in their nets over the years.
“I thought right away it was pieces of the pyramid because it was right around where that compass spun,” Robin said.
“Somebody floated a billion stones down the Mississippi River and assembled them outside what would later become New Orleans.”
“The existence of this site has long intrigued Isleño fishermen and mariners familiar with the area,” The St. Bernard Voice wrote ahead of a lecture by Gelé in January.
“Who could have constructed a solid granite structure roughly the size of the Caesar’s Superdome in these waters, now covered with silt?
“Mr. Gelé has interesting theories about the origin, age, and purpose of this pyramidal structure.”
Gelé, who calls the enigmatic underwater site Crecsentis says scientists should pay attention to the fact granite is not found naturally in Louisiana or Mississippi. If these are granite mounds, who raised them, and where did the builders get the granite?
Where did the granite come from? Credit: WWLTV
According to Gelé, this ancient underwater mystery could be solved with the help of modern sonar technology and satellite imaging.
Gelé’s discovery has made some scientists curious, and though they acknowledge something is “down there,” they have different theories attempting to explain this underwater mystery.
In the 1980s, a Texas A&M study proposed the underwater granite was from shipwrecks or piles of ballast stones thrown from old vessels, WWL-TV reported. It is possible the rocks were dumped from Spanish or French ships to lighten the boats as they entered shallow waters on the way to New Orleans.
LSU archaeology professor Rob Mann has previously suggested that granite stones were placed at this spot in the 1940s when an attempt to build an artificial coral reef was made.
In an interview with The Advocate Mann said:” I think simply searching underwater at this point won’t give us any more answers. When the historical archive work is done, looking at records and newspapers, that’s when we will know what it is.”
Mann stated it is vital to find out why the barge loads of stone were dumped at this particular site.
Gelé is aware his controversial theory has been met with skepticism, but he is still confident “something” is hidden underwater, and in his opinion, it is a structure built by an ancient lost civilization.