At the beginning of 2001 in Cuba, images of sonar interpreted as symmetrical and geometrical stone structures resembling an urban complex covering an area of 2 km² and at a depth of between 600 and 750 meters were documented for the first time.(Submerged Pyramids of Cuba)
The find was announced by Pauline Zalitzki, a marine engineer, and her husband Paul Weinzweig, owners of a Canadian company called Advanced Digital Communications, which was working on an exploration and survey project in collaboration with the Cuban government.
The team returned to the scene a second time with an underwater robot video that filmed sonar images interpreted as different pyramidal and circular structures made of huge, smooth stone blocks that looked like carved granite. Zalitzki said “It’s really a wonderful structure that looks like it would truly have been a great urban center. However, it would be totally irresponsible to say what it was before we had evidence. “(Submerged Pyramids of Cuba)
After studying the images, National Geographic editor John Echave said “There are interesting anomalies, but that’s the most anyone can say right now, but I’m not an expert at sounding and until we can really go down and see, it will be difficult Characterize them. ”
Oceanography professor Robert Ballard was quoted as saying “That is too deep, I would be surprised if I were human. You have to ask yourself, how did you get there? I have seen many sonar images in my life, and it may be like looking at a blur – people can sometimes see what they want to see. I’ll just wait to have a few more data. “(Submerged Pyramids of Cuba)
Marine geologist Manuel Iturralde asked for more samples before drawing conclusions about the site, saying “We have some figures that are extremely unusual but nature is much richer than we think.” Estimating that it would have taken 50,000 years for such structures to sink To the depth that was said to have been found, he said “50,000 years ago there was no architectural ability in any of the cultures we know to build complex buildings.”(Submerged Pyramids of Cuba)
A specialist in underwater archeology at Florida State University added, “It would be great if they were right, but it would really be advanced for anything we could see in the New World for that period. The structures are out of time and out of place .. What do you think? Leave us your comment!