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Yonaguni monument, Japan. Source: nudiblue / Adobe Stock.

Yonaguni Monument: The Truth Behind Japan's Mysterious 'Atlantis' (Video)


The Yonaguni Monument, often referred to as Japan's mysterious 'Atlantis,' continues to intrigue researchers and spark debate about its true origins. Discovered approximately 35 years ago off the coast of the Japanese island of Yonaguni, this underwater rock formation has captivated the imagination of many. The peculiar symmetrical shapes and structures of the Yonaguni Monument have fueled speculation that they could be the remnants of an ancient lost civilization. Some proponents argue that these formations bear evidence of human craftsmanship, suggesting that they were carved by an advanced civilization that thrived thousands of years ago.

However, skeptics propose an alternative explanation. They attribute the formation of these enigmatic structures to natural geological processes, such as the erosion of sandstone by underwater currents and tectonic activity. According to this viewpoint, the apparent symmetry and alignment of the rocks are coincidental and do not reflect intentional human intervention. Despite numerous investigations and ongoing scientific studies, a definitive conclusion regarding the origins of the Yonaguni Monument remains elusive.

Top image: Yonaguni monument, Japan. Source: nudiblue / Adobe Stock.

By Robbie Mitchell

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I’m a graduate of History and Literature from The University of Manchester in England and a total history geek. Since a young age, I’ve been obsessed with history. The weirder the better. I spend my days working as a freelance... Read More

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