Moai Statues
The Moai Statues Of Easter Island

Just as we are vaguely familiar with some of the mysteries of the world, as popular as they may be there are still unanswered
questions about their origins or the purpose why they were created. The moai statues in Easter island are one of the most popular wonders on earth but there are some facts about them which people still can't wrap their heads around.

Easter 1722, Dutch explorers discovered a very remote island called Rapa Nui while they were searching for a hypothetical land, Terra Australis but found Easter island instead. Rapa Nui was renamed Easter Island by the explorers because of the day it was discovered, they were surprised to find at least 2000 to 3000 people inhabiting the island because it was isolated from any other inhabited land about 1,200 miles from the nearest inhabited area and 2,300 miles from the coast of Chile. The most interesting thing about Easter island are the Moai statues, these statues (887 of them, Wow! ) are so massive weighing up to 75 tons and about 40 feet(12 meters) tall. The statues had a red soft stone shaped like a hat called Pukao . Another interesting thing about these statues is how they were transported, from research the people of Rapa Nui used hand built sleds, rollers and ropes to move these huge statues around but attempts to recreate these methods resulted in damaging the statues but according to Hunt and Lipo's book "The Statues That Walked" provided more concrete evidence that the statues were moved vertically.

Radiocarbon analysis indicates that the island was first inhabited around A.D 1200 by the Polynesians who voyaged to the east Pacific which according to legends were led by a chief Hotu Matu'a, their main place of origin is still unknown. According to ancient stories, the moai statues walked from the creation place to their platforms called Ahu. The statues was built ringing the whole island and had all the statues facing inwards the island which also led to the belief that the moai was created to honor deities and the people of Rapa Nui, the construction of the moai statues stopped around the time the European explorers discovered the island, the reason why they stopped is still unclear but stories were that the people of Easter island were infected by a disease contacted from the explorers. Weird!

Wider View Of The Statues

Today, the Moai statues has grown very popular amongst historians and many other statues has been erected on their initial ahu base but its main purpose and why its construction was ceased is still a mystery. Let me know your thoughts on this incredible artifacts.

Oak Island
The Oak Island Pit

Still on the archaeological aspects of mystery. As the saying goes there's nothing hidden under the sun or with time we shall know the truth but most times, Time itself doesn't always shed light on some certain things that happen around us. They just remain unexplained forever. So here i'll be talking about a mystery location that was the main target for treasure hunters, still is for some but majority of them gave up as they were convinced that there was nothing there or that whatever treasure was buried there, its now long gone.

Oak island map
Oak Island

Coast of Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada. Many treasure Hunter and archaeologists travel from far and wide to visit Oak Island formally known as Smith's island, a name it got from one of the early settlers, Edward Smith. Oak Island is famous because of its mystery money pit, a formation of nolan's cross, triangle shaped swamp and the beach at smith's cove. The money pit has been an area of interest for a lot of people according to researches, excavation and investigation on the area started as early as 1850. From Analysis, the construction of the money pit was around 1795 and after almost two centuries of excavation no treasure was found only fascinating mechanisms, wooden platforms, multiple underground canals with leads to water. According to the story told by the locals, earlier excavation of the area at about 90 foot below there was a stone tablet which was inscribed with words "forty feet below, two million pounds lies beneath" but if something like that existed in the pit it means that there was some sort of riches there but then again, early excavators might have grabbed it all.

The money pit is still been repeatedly excavated in search for riches in abundant. Even former president Franklin Delano Roosevelt once joined few Harvard graduates in excavating the area. Critics argue that there are no treasure buried down there, saying the pit was a natural occurrence, there may not be any treasure in the pit but from the looks of it that pit definitely didn't occur naturally. So, till today people still don't know any facts about its creation or its real purpose. Do you really think it was actually created for storing treasures or something else entirely? Let me know in the comments section.
The Mystery Stone
The Mystery Stone


Mysteries: another archaeological aspect of it though. I don't know why this particular unusual item reminds me of the historic Stonehenge.

Anyways, 1872 while construction for a fence post was going on at lake winnipesaukee, New hempshire. Seneca ladd, a Meredith businessman discovered the out-of-place Artifact(OOPart), although the artifact was actually discovered by the workers he hired but he was given the credits for discovering it. A mysterious black stone of about 4 inches (100 mm) long and 2.5 inches (64 mm) thick, dark and egg-shaped, with some symbols carved around it. The stone's purpose, age or origin is still unknown. It was described as remarkable and a wonder of the scientific world. Nothing similar has ever been found anywhere in the United States to this day. It’s known as the “Mystery Stone.”

In 1892, upon Ladd's death, the stone was passed to Frances Ladd Coe of Center Harbor, one of his daughters. In 1927, she donated the stone to the New Hampshire Historical Society. The stone is currently on exhibit at the Museum of New Hampshire History. The carvings offered few clues as to the stone’s origins. The front of the egg shows a face. There’s an ear of corn on the side, a circle containing depictions of animal parts, a spiral, a crescent moon, and various patterns made of lines and dots with holes drilled into the top and bottom, In 1994, a borescope analysis of the stone's holes was performed by State archaeologist Richard Boisvert later suggested that the holes had the appearance of having been drilled by power tools from the 19th or 20th century but are too regular to have been created by pre–19th century technology, meaning the stone was crafted not long before it was discovered.

Reasons to the Mystery... You say? 
Some theory suggested that the stone "commemorates a treaty between two tribes". A writer later suggested that it is a
thunderstone, With the somewhat limited understanding of the day, the letter said that thunderstones "always present the appearance of having been machined or hand-worked: frequently they come from deep in the earth, embedded in lumps of clay, or even surrounded by solid rock or coral. The actual details of the stone’s discovery was not actually recorded and its still not clear about the exact site where it was found or how deep in the ground it lay before the discovery. The type of rock it’s made from isn’t usually found in New Hampshire. After close to 150 years of investigation, it's just clear that at some point in time someone created it for some reason or the other and it later ended up buried.
I would really love to hear your thoughts on this!