- Source: Lucy Guzmán and Orlando Pla
- A small group of professional researchers spearheaded
by Andrew Alvarez and Aldo Acosta are currently taking the first steps
toward identifying a mysterious underwater formation on the shores of Puerto
Rico which are reminiscent of the "Bimini Road" in the Bahamas,
which were associated in the 1970's with the possible existence of the
lost continent of Atlantis.
- The new formation in Puerto Rico was identified through
the use of reconnaissance flights and aerial photography. The group has
investigated and located certain anomalies on the surface of the Caribbean
island, visiting the site to evaluate if whether the anomalies are natural,
produced by some optical illusion, or manmade. Although the vast majority
of the identified anomalies have been satisfactorily explained, it has
not been possible until now -- and following repeated visits to the new
point of study -- to ascertain if the mysterious underwater formation located
near the La Parguera tourist complex and ecological preserve is a natural
or artificial phenomenon.
- Dr. Alvarez has gathered experts in underwater geology
and archaeology in an effort to identify if this discovery could be possibly
valuable for Puerto Rico's archaeological history. The apparent structure
measures over 250 feet long and is located a depth of less than 20 feet.
A nearby hill contains other structures that appear to be the ruins of
an ancient stone wall. Although this discovery is not being associated
with another trace of the existence of lost Atlantis, the imagination of
many will eventually make such a connection.
- Translation (c) 2005, S. Corrales, IHU. Special Thanks
to Orlando Pla.