Have enormous megaliths been discovered in Southern Siberia, or are they a rare product of nature?
A series of incredible photographs have been released by Dr Valery Uvarov, Head of the Department of Palaeoscience, Palaeotechnology, and UFO Research of the National Security Academy of Russia, following an expedition to the mountains of Gornaya Shoria in Southern Siberia. The photographs appear to depict a set of enormous megaliths and Dr Uvarov is convinced they are man-made structures. Others, however, have argued that they are simple a rare example of the power and wonder of Mother Nature.
An expedition headed by Georgy Sidorov was undertaken a team of 19 researchers following information about the existence of a large number of strange megalithic objects on Gornaya Shoria, a mountain reaching 1,100 metres above sea level, and situated in a remote part of Russia which had previously been blocked off by checkpoints during the era of the Soviet Union.
The site of the ‘megalith’ stone blocks. Photo credit: Georgy Sidorov
Upon reaching the site described, the research team came across huge blocks of stone, which seem to be granite, with flat surfaces, right angles, and sharp corners. The enormous blocks, some measuring 20 metres in length and 6 metres in height and width, appear to be stacked on top of each other.
The large blocks appear to be stacked on top of each other. Photo credit: Georgy Sidorov
Some stones appear to have been positioned to create shelters. Photo credit: Georgy Sidorov
The research team also observed some other unusual phenomena. Firstly, they noted that many of the stones showed burn marks and that the rock appeared “melted” in some places. Secondly, they found that all compass needles turned away from the megaliths, in the opposite direction to which the compass should have been pointing.
The monolith at Baalbek is considered to be one of the largest single stones used in an ancient megalithic site, but the blocks or stones at Shoria are much, much larger, making some question whether these stones could really reflect a man-made structure. If they were carved by ancient people, the blocks would be the largest megaliths ever worked by human hands.
Some of the stones display clear edges and angles. Photo credit: Georgy Sidorov
Sensational claims are already filtering their way around the internet, for example, that the site is evidence of an ancient lost civilization, a race of giants, or UFO visitations. While the pictures are indeed compelling and it is difficult to come up with a natural explanation, nature is also known to have produced some startling rock formations around the world that defy explanation, such as the Giants Causeway of Northern Ireland and the Waffle Rock of West Virginia.
Therefore, it seems sensible to wait in anticipation for geological research to be undertaken in the area to determine the true nature of these remarkable structures.