Stone disc

More than a dozen mysterious carved discs found near Volgograd, Russia

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A team of investigators in Russia have found more than a dozen stone discs in the Volgograd region of Russia. The team claims that the discs contain tungsten, a high density metal that has applications in military technology.  The nature of the discs remain a mystery.

Russian news site Bloknot Volgograd reports that the finding was made by the Russian UFOlogy and Crytozoology group Kosmopoisk, led by Vadim Chernobrov, during excavations in the Zhirnovsky district of the Volgograd region. The UFO hunters were investigating in the region due its fame for the occurrence of ‘mystical phenomena’.  

While the team had previously discovered more than a dozen disc-shaped stones, they recenly found a particularly large one.

“We already found a dozen of these discs of not more than one meter in diameter and in Kuzbass a disc of about two meters in diameter,” Chernobrov told Bloknot Volgograd, adding that the newest one is unique because it is larger than all the others. 

“The shape..., which resembles the popular image of a flying saucer, has let the imagination of the conspiracy theorists fly,” reports International Business Times . “Scott Waring of UFO Sightings Daily thinks this is proof that aliens exist and claims the disc is made of tungsten. Tungsten is also known as wolfram, and is used in special military technology.”

Four-meter stone disc being lifted by a crane in Volgograd, Russia

Large stone disc being lifted by a crane in Volgograd, Russia (Credit: Bloknot-Volgograd)

The UFO investigation team has made lavish claims about the stone discs, stating that they could be about a million years old, and maintaining that they are most probably military drones that were damaged in an attack on Mars before falling to Earth.

Fortunately, scientists at the Zhirnovsky museum are taking a more rational approach and are studying the largest stone disc to determine its age and material.  Some skeptics also believe that the rocks were not even man-made but are simply the result of ordinary rocks shaped by erosion.

Earlier this year, another disc-shaped stone object was discovered in Russia by a coal mining company, this time in Siberia’s Kuznetsk Basin. The strange relic was found 40 meters underground, which suggests it is quite old. Archaeologists who examined the stone disc, which is perfectly circular with a diameter of 1.2 meters, stated that it was man-made.

The disc-shaped object dug up in Russia by a coal mining company

The disc-shaped object dug up in Russia by a coal mining company (ufo2day/twitter)

The recently discovered large stone disc is currently on display at the Zhirnovsky museum, where it is undergoing further testing.

Featured image: Large stone disc recently discovered in Russia. (Credit:  Bloknot-Volgograd)

By April Holloway


Sometimes I wonder if nothing else is there to explore any more besides alien life. Why are people quick to assign everything to aliens? It clearly states in the article that the object is 'manmade' then what's the hype about? I would have preferred a neatly written article stating the purpose of these massive objects rather than being childish about it.

Hear hear !!!

The author of the article gives mention to the alien hypothesis due to the stones having been discovered by “UFO hunters”.  Nonetheless, it also states, “Fortunately, scientists at the Zhirnovsky museum are taking a more rational approach..”

Certainly nothing to get worked up about.  Also, I don’t see how the article could state a purpose for the creation these stones that isn’t wildly speculative.

They're natural believe it or not. Volcanic "bombs" (lumps of molten lava) will form a disc when hurtling through the air if enough rotation is applied. Many are rich in metallic compounds, molybdenum, copper, tungsten. Never consult a Ufologist or Archeologist on Geology, they're too excitable.

Looks more like a disc of accreted material to me. Vastly more like to be a natural phenomenon than something man-made.

Correct. They're natural believe it or not. Volcanic "bombs" (lumps of molten lava) will form a disc when hurtling through the air if enough rotation is applied. Many are rich in metallic compounds, molybdenum, copper, tungsten. Never consult a Ufologist or Archeologist on Geology, they're too excitable.

If you take whole seconds to look up volcanic bombs, you can see instantly that this is NOT what they are. Fascinating things, themselves, but these disks are too symmetrical to be purely natural. Not to say they are alien at all, the fact is that ancient civilisations were far more advanced that people are conditioned to believe. Like the pyramids, as if people took 100 years to build a building... never has that ever happened in any civilisation. Doesn't mean they're alien, just that more advanced technology was used than people presume these people had 10,000 years ago.

What happens when Russians try to make tires while on vodka.

Well, they probably aren't very old; but, interesting nevertheless.

malisa wright

Can't let the naysayers rule this one. Those are discs, and look like UFO's that's the truth. But were they used in ancient times as technology in pre flood times? maybe.

What "pre flood times"?

These stones look more like mill stones. Long time ago I have seen 2 oxen tied to a yoke which in turn would be tethered to a mill stone in a round stone walled groove. The oxen would be walking around in a circle with the round stone being pulled along in the stone walled groove where lime stone mortar would be made into a fine paste and used in construction. In another case similar method was used to extract oil from oil seeds. Over a period of time I believe the stone would wear down to the present look it has got. The oxen were blind folded to avoid them getting dizzy while walking around in a circle continuously !!! I think these stones did similar work in antiquity. Also look at the location where they were found, The first picture with the crane shows an old mined surface, and the second picture says coal mine area. I think the gentlemen researchers should be looking for where the end product was used to understand why these stones have the almost perfect round shape. Its just my opinion. Every one is welcome to comment on it.

usually (at least for the ones I've seen event the 1300 years old ones) have a hole in the center where a wooden axle was fixed.

You are absolutely right on that. Even the ones I saw had a hole in the center for a wooden or metal shaft axle. But if you continue looking at the second picture for some time it gives you the feeling that it was rolling in a groove for quite some time to get the almost perfect taper to the edge from a flat center.The depth of the groove would be equal to the distance from the edge to the starting of the taper.
So how it was rolled around in the groove ? what purpose did it serve ? and why was it found in a mining area ? we can only speculate until somebody finds more clues around the place where these discs were found. Hope they do so soon!!

I´m not sure, but maybe there are some socalled Rock Art round cupmarks on the first image? In this case it could show an ancient star map of stars and other celestial images? (I´m not able to reckognize any star constellations from the actual image angle)

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Hi Guys
I found long time ago a disk like it, but smaller (as my hand) within the rock in the top of mountain of Queen Valley, near Hatshepsut Temple Queen. Then I saw a similar formation of this disk inside of some Russian tunnel of mines very similar (like UFO shaped). Can be residues of a drill machine that carve rock ? My Photo is unable to download in your comments space. If you want, ask me to send a part. Cheers.

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Very interesting article I have heard about similar discs found in north in South America       Can't help but wonder why this is not all over the news 

The small town ne the coal miners found certainly looks natural, the lump is not even centered. The big ones looks interesting though, but could still be natural... Seen small ones before that were. This is probably just st like the megalithic wall they found in Russia, which was also apparently just fractured granite!

Sorry for the dodgy typing, iPad does not seem to like comment boxes!

Spoiler alert - Volcanic "bombs" (lumps of molten lava) will form a disc when hurtling through the air if enough rotation is applied. Many are rich in metallic compounds, molybdenum, copper, tungsten.

These "discs" look like fossilized stromatolites. Saw one recently in a natural history museum and it looked just like this.

Scott Waring again... Is there nothing that that guy will not claim to be of extra-terrestrial origin? I bet that if I lose my watch outside, after a heavy rainstorm and have it turn up 30 years later to be found entombed in mud, concrete and stone on a beach in Australia hundreds of kilometers from where I lost it, he would say that is 'proof' E.T. had deposited it there millions of years ago or that they had abducted me, stolen my watch for experimenting on human technology (who knows how E. T's minds work?) then discarded it when they lost interest in such a primitive device.
As soon as he is mentioned in ANY these days, I tend to skip reading the article. His name alone is enough to discount any story.

A machinist could have sculpted titanium with a diamond based tool. 

Troy Mobley

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