Science and Mystery

The Bimini Road.

Some discoveries shed some light on the events of the past, while some others have left scientists scratching their heads about new questions pertaining to human history and mankind. The mystery of The Bimini Road belongs to the latter category.

In September 1968, while diving in three fathoms (5.5 meters) of water off the northwest coast of North Bimini island, Bahamas, J. Manson Valentine, Jacques Mayol and Robert Angove encountered an extensive “pavement” of what later was found to be noticeably rounded stones of varying size and thickness. This stone pavement was found to form a northeast-southwest linear feature, which is most commonly known as either the “Bimini Road” or “Bimini Wall”. At first glance, there was nothing surprising. However, scientists were troubled because these stones formed a perfectly straight boulevard around 800 meters long that appeared unlikely to be created by nature.

Many said that those were the ruins of an ancient world civilization, others were convinced that it was a unique natural phenomenon. There were others who claimed to have seen pyramids and ruins of buildings on the sea floor near Bimini, but the only confirmed discovery is the Bimini Road.

TV channel Sci Fi’s show “Quest for Atlantis: Startling New Secrets followed several different groups researching possible locations for the legendary Atlantis, one of which focused on the Bimini Road. Greg Little led a team of researchers on a dive to recover objects at Bimini Bay. Little and his team reported the discovery of an entire second layer of square-cut rocks with similar dimensions beneath the stones of the Bimini Road. However, they have yet to formally publish in any detail the evidence and observations that demonstrate the presence of this underlying layer and the square-cut nature of its blocks. As a result, its existence remains unproven.

However, none of them can ignore a prophecy made in the early decades of the twentieth century. A famous prophet and healer of that time, Edgar Cayce, made the following prediction in 1938: “A part of the ruins of the Lost Atlantis will be discovered in the sea around the islands of Bimini.” The origin is still a mystery.

Siddharth Ranadive

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