Rock Lake lies 20 miles east of the city of Madison in US state of Wisconsin. The length of the lake is eight, and width – about four kilometers. In 1836, Nathaniel Heyer accidentally discovered a small stone pyramid in Lake Rock with The flat discoverer called his find Atzalan and suggested that the monumental building is no less than a thousand years old. A photo from open sources, Heyer did not see anything special in Atzalan. After all, the indigenous inhabitants of the continent built unique pyramids, “cult hills”, barrows. But already in 1862 in sensational notes about the lake pyramid appeared in some magazines Rock, which said that Atzalan is much older than others the pyramids. If this pyramid was built by the ancestors of the American Indians, then why she was at the bottom of the lake, formed by many millennia ago? Build must be much older than everyone Native American tribes!
In 1900, there was a terrible drought in the area of Lake Rock. Mayor of town Lake Mills Lee Wilson and his brother Claude Wilson fished heavily a shallow lake and right under their boat they saw stone in the water communities. This unexpected discovery is not especially anyone interested, and about the “stones in the lake” again forgotten for a long time.
In the spring of 1936, a certain Victor S. Taylor announced that he had discovered on the bottom of Lake Rock there are four pyramids apparently Native American origin, probably built by the Aztecs. “To this note drew the publisher of the US travel guide, Dr. B.W. Saunders, who was interested in various sights of the country and organized expeditions to the mysterious ruins. Saunders conceived to find any inscriptions on the underwater pyramids by which he expected to date unknown buildings. He knew the Aztecs lived in Mexico, very far from Wisconsin, which is located next to the Great Lakes on the border with Canada.
Dr. Saunders vigorously touted his upcoming underwater research, but for some reason no one wanted to give him money for expedition. Geologist Professor E.F. Bean and historian Dr. Charles E. Brown also wanted, after waiting for suitable weather, to explore the ruins in muddy waters of Lake Rock, but they were not lucky – they did not find anything.
Diving Record Holder, Scuba Diver Max Jin Knowle, also became interested in the secret of Lake Rock. In 1937 he crossed the lake in different places in a small boat and dragged by itself on the bottom on a strong cable a metal blank. Via such a makeshift “device” Knowle located underwater objects and made many dives to look at the stones that his “device” came across. Knowle, by his According to him, he found one pyramid in the middle of the lake. He did entry in his diary: “The construction is truncated the pyramids. Upstairs is a small square platform with 1.4 meter side. The side of the square base is 5.43 meters, and the height of the pyramid is 8.83 meters. The design obviously consists of smooth stones connected by a building compound. Stones are covered a thick greenish coating that easily scrapes off, and then the plain gray surface of the stones opens. ”
Although the giant pyramids in Egypt, Central America and China far exceed the size of a modest “lake pyramid”, which so carefully measured Knowle, a find in Rock Lake concealed in itself unresolved riddle. The public again “missed” sensational discovery, and the pyramid was forgotten.
July 30, 1967, after a good thirty years, on Lake Rock a group of seven scuba divers settled. One of them was Diving instructor Lambard. He was the most experienced in group and the longest remained under water. When he already has running out of oxygen, the diver suddenly saw a protruding one and a half meters above the bottom of the lake area of approximately 6×12 meters. Lambard urgently surfaced, triumphantly lifting three pieces of stone hastily broken from this site. Lambard could not prove that stones are raised from underwater ruins and many colleagues declared him a fraud. At a diving symposium in In 1968, a fellow diver insisted with confidence: “Where we searched, there is no pyramid! “And yet many swimmers and fishermen saw there are some ruins in the lake.
For example, diving team chairman Craig Scott examined the bottom of Lake Rock with instruments and found buildings there. Scuba diver John Shuliak also managed to get to them. He told: “I searched the Rock Lake for six years to no avail, then I applied sonar, electronics, and pyramids appeared before me one after other. I especially remember two of them, both in the middle of the lake. One has a width of almost four and a length of 30 meters. This pyramid rises above the silty bottom at 2.43 meters. It is made of stones of different sizes, with the largest laid at the base, and the largest small ones make up the top. The stones are carefully matched to each other. to a friend, and then bonded with a compound like concrete. “Dr. James Scherz, an engineer at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, responded the Rock Lake pyramid as a “fantastic find.” is he suggested that from its top priests and stargazers “observed the Sun, The moon, planets and stars in their perpetual motion “and that” underwater the pyramid is oriented exactly north. ”
Skin Diver Magazine’s Diving Magazine in January Issue 1970 years wrote about the mystery of Rock Lake: “These pyramids are completely incredible, impossible – they are too old and are on such a place where no one could build them. In terms of logic, they are not may exist, but history rarely obeys the correct logic. Why the pyramids of Lake Rock were called “incredible”, it is easy to understand: because someone built all 13 pyramids, in addition, not under water, not on bottom of the lake, and on land. So, the pyramids were built when the lakes this place has not yet been, that is, at least 12 thousand years old back at the end of the ice age.
Other dating methods are even more stunning. The results are about 16 thousand years ago! Glaciers at this time gradually receded, melted and left behind numerous lakes and rivers, and part of the American continent was still under the ice. Great lakes on the border between the USA and Canada arose precisely in this period. Since then, the hollow in which the quiet Rock Lake is located, It was always filled with water. If this area is in the ice age was covered with a thick layer of ice, it is not clear how the pyramids could withstand the pressure of the ice masses?
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