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Case of the Grooved Spheres

The Klerksdorp Spheres

Grooved Spheres

Over the last few decades, miners in South Africa have been digging up mysterious metal spheres. Origin unknown, these spheres measure approximately an inch or so in diameter, and some are etched with three parallel grooves running around the equator. Two types of spheres have been found: one is composed of a solid bluish metal with flecks of white; the other is hollowed out and filled with a spongy white substance. The kicker is that the rock in which they where found is Precambrian - and dated to 2.8 billion years old! Who made them and for what purpose is unknown.

Roelf Marx: "There is nothing scientific published about the globes, but the facts are: They are found in pyrophyllite, which is mined near the little town of Ottosdal in the Western Transvaal. This pyrophyllite (Al2Si4O10(OH)2) is a quite soft secondary mineral with a count of only 3 on the Mohs' scale and was formed by sedimentation about 2.8 billion years ago. On the other hand the globes, which have a fibrous structure on the inside with a shell around it, are very hard and cannot be scratched, even by steel."

"It also seems that the spheres are so delicately balanced that, even with modern technology, they would need to have been made in zero gravity. The story goes that scientists at NASA were totally flawed when they examined them, and were unable to come up with any explanation." However some of the photographs do not seem to support this.

Here is a detailed analysis by a sceptic:

Unexplained Spheres found in Africa

If the Spheres were artificially created and are of extreme ancient origin then what could be their purpose?


Could they be examples of an ancient currency? It is known that some ancient cultures used other objects rather than coins and paper as money.

A Signal from Outer Space?

Could the spheres be a "signal" from outer space? "Pysical Signals" may be more reliable over the vast distances of space than electromagnetic or other energy based signals.

Sphere resembles Iapetus
There is some speculation that they are connected in some way to Iapetus a moon of Saturn which has unusual rings on it's surface:


Pehaps they are examples of ancient ammunition, which had either been stored or fired at their present location.


Could they have been created for some magickal purpose? Have they been viewed by someone with the ability to see auras or someone skilled in psychometry?


Could they be an example of ancient art?


Could they be a form of ancient records, information storage devices?

Relay Boosters for Surveillance?

Could they be a kind of extraterestrial sureveillance? Perhaps by having particular physical artifacts on a distant planet their surveillance technology can function better.

Protective carriers for biological materials?

They could have been produced by the billions as part of an extraterrestrial program to “seed” life across the Milky Way.

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