No, Ancient Underwater Pyramids Have Not Been Found Near Florida

Not pyramids. Google Earth

Secureteam10 – a rather persistent YouTube-based conspiracy theorist – spends much of his time pointing at circular rock formations on the Red Planet and declaring that he’s found the Martian Stonehenge. He has not.

Now he’s claimed a fellow alien hunter has seen pyramids on the seafloor. He has not.

Nevertheless, it has sparked a round of articles in prominent publications claiming that “mysterious pyramids” and “ancient structures” have been hiding off the coast of the Bahamas for millennia. They even note that several people suggested that an ancient race of aquatic people built them.

Not until at least halfway through several articles is it directly stated that there is no evidence to back up these claims. This is all highly silly, but for the sake of argument, let’s take a look at what the fuss is all about.

Set to spooky music, Secureteam10 explains that “the lines on the pyramids are easy to make out, and are proof that the nearby islands were once inhabited by an ancient Mayan or Aztec-like people,” which, by the way, were two very different societies separated by thousands of years.

“I have to say, these do look like pyramids,” he concludes. That’s it. That’s all the evidence you’re getting.

Putting aside the fact that they are almost certainly sediment deposits, it’s worth pointing out that just because you think something looks a bit like a thing, it doesn’t mean that it is the thing. If you see a kettle that looks a lot like Hitler, it doesn’t mean that kettle is actually Hitler now, does it?

“This is not the first time we’ve discovered pyramid-like structures at the bottom of our ocean,” the video adds. He’s right, it’s not.

You know what they turned out to be every other time? Not pyramids.

“Is this a link to something like Atlantis?” he asks. Nope.

You know, scientific discovery – real science, we mean – is incredible. Just this week, it was announced that we’d seen two neutron stars collide in deep space, that scientists have discovered a functional cure for HIV, and that salmon sex literally moves mountains over time.

We implore you to focus on that stuff. Not the people that say the world is going to end twice in a month, or that there are child slaves on Mars, or that aliens used to live on Mars but now they’re somewhere else.

These are profoundly silly humans. Pay them no heed.

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