Perhaps, history as we know is not true. Perhaps, intelligent life existed way earlier than what modern man can trace – at least this is what is suggested by the 2.8 billion years old spheres that have been unearthed from South African mines, says Michael Cremo and several other prehistoric culture researchers. The book titled “Forbidden Archaeology: The Hidden History of the Human Race” by Cremo is an information mine that lists all the out of place artifacts (ooparts) that he came across while traveling the world in search of signs for prehistoric intelligence.
Roelf Marx, curator of South African museum named Klerksdorp was contacted by Cremo in 1984 while investigating about the spheres. It was Marx who said that the spheres were 2.8 billion years old. Marx also provided some insights about the structure of the spheres. According to him, the spheres had a fibrous structure inside the hard surface.
Marx explained that the spheres were found in pyrophyllite, which is mined in Western Transvaal’s Ottosdal. According to Marx, pyrophyllite was formed 2.8 billion years ago and has a hardness of 3 on Mohs scale. Marx says that while on pyrophyllite is soft, the spheres on the other hand are very hard. In fact they are so hard that the hard outer surface cannot be scratched even with steel which has a hardness of 6.5 to 7.5 on Mohs scale.
Where did the spheres come from?
The question is, “where did the spheres come from?” There are two theories that attempt to explain these spheres that are often called by the name Klerksdorp spheres (simply because they are preserved in Klerksdorp museum):
1. First theory states that the spheres are an outcome of concretion – a natural process in which mineral matter masses get hardened over time.
2. The second theory states that the spheres were made by intelligent prehistoric beings.
First theory comes from the study of some of the spheres which were elliptical in shape with the central portion having rough ridges. The second theory on the other hand takes shape from the fact that some of the spheres are so well-balanced in proportion and shape and that the central grooves are so perfectly straight that a natural formation is completely ruled out, leaving behind only one possibility – they are hand-carved.
An unverified letter
Klerksdorp museum posted a letter on its website in 2002, which supposedly came from South Africa’s Pietersburg’ John Hund. In the letter Hund stated that some of the spheres were actually tested in California Space Institute and to the utter amazement of the scientists, the spheres turned out to be more perfectly balanced than the measurement technology limits of modern science. According to Hund, the spheres were “within one-hundred thousandths of an inch from absolute perfection.” However, Paul V. Heinrich – a geologist stated that the claims made by the letter of Hund were not at all verified. The letter was later taken down from Klerkdorp’s website. Heinrich himself studied some of the 2.8 billion years old spheres of South Africa and did not find them to be perfectly balanced.
Heinrich tested some of those 2.8 billion years old spheres and concluded that the spheres were made of a mineral form of iron oxide known as hematite. Another sphere turned out to be a composite of hematite, geothite (hydrated iron oxide) and wallastonite.
From University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Dr. Karrie Weber who is currently involved in microbes research states that the spheres were formed from the byproducts of the microbes that lived 2.8 billion years ago.
Dave Corby – a geologist proposed a theory that a meteor impact on earth released molten spheres which were scattered on earth. These spheres according to Corby, eventually condensed to form the hard-shelled spheres. However, Corby later examined the spheres carefully and found that no evidences of meteor impact were found. Thus, he ended up proposing a separate theory in which he says that rainwater dissolved a multitude of minerals along with iron and dragged them to groundwater. The mineral ions then gradually deposited around grains of sand, forming the spheres. Neither Corby’s nor Karrie’s theories seem to be very strong.
Michael Cremo and others who believe that the 2.8 billion years old spheres were works of intelligent prehistoric civilizations say that mainstream scientists really need to open up more accept new theories that can actually contradict dominant views.