Grooved Spheres of Africa

Say you found a limonite (an iron ore) ball, very neatly round, with three grooves around the center. It looks like it would be used in some sort of sporting match. It’s about 2.8 billion years old. Such are the grooved spheres that have been turning up in Africa. Apparently made by an intelligence, but before any intelligence existed on the planet.

The spheres are of two types–“one of solid bluish metal with white flecks, and another which is a hollow ball filled with a white spongy center” (Jimison 1982). Roelf Marx, curator of the museum of Klerksdorp, South Africa, where some of the spheres are housed, said: “The spheres are a complete mystery. They look man-made, yet at the time in Earth’s history when they came to rest in this rock no intelligent life existed. They’re nothing like I have ever seen before” (Jimison 1982).

1 Responses to Grooved Spheres of Africa

  1. Zel says:

    Dropping by to make sure you are still awake! Trying to keep myself awake in the process. Blog on… and on… and on..
    this is going to end – right?