6 Round Balls of Chechnya

Round Balls of Chechnya

Posted on June 5, 2014 by tim

These strange stone balls were discovered in the mountains of Chechnya. What are they? Chechen scientists hypothesized that these large stone balls are the ancient fossilized eggs of dinosaurs that died out millions of years ago. When they are cut they are really similar to an egg – with a visible pronounced “yolk” in the center  and “whites” on the periphery, and then a “shell” in the outermost layer of the ball.

On rocky outcrops near the mountain road there were found spherical rock formations with matching holes where these stone balls fell out of their seats and rolled down on to the road. They might really remind us of huge fossilized eggs.

Some Chechen scientists suggested that the eggs might be of herbivorous dinosaurs, that had been around about 60 million years ago. The accumulation of stone balls in one place reminds us of one species laying the eggs.

A small rocky outcrop in the mountains in Chechnya, with huge stone balls sticking out. Some of them were stuck in the rocky wall, and some had rolled out on the road and into the river.

The size of the stone balls is impressive: most are between 50 and 70 cm in diameter, and some reach a size of about one meter in diameter! Some of the stone balls are almost of a perfectly spherical shape, and some are like an elongated egg.

However, officers of the Paleontological Institute are not so optimistic with the find. In the Caucasus mountains there are no geological layers discovered dating back to the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods when dinosaurs existed. According to the materials that paleontologists found in Chechnya, it is not of a biological but a geological origin.


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6 Responses to “Round Balls of Chechnya”

  1. Jewels Vern says:

    Stone balls are actually fairly common all over the world. Hollow balls are called geodes. Sometimes they contain petroleum, sometimes under high pressure! Stone balls were found on Mars, called “blueberries” because of their color. There are several ideas about how they formed, but none of them make sense. It seems to be extremely painful for a scientist to say “I don’t know.”

  2. spinok says:

    These things are simple concretions and are found all over the world. Only retards think they are unexplained or mysterious.

    Best observed at low tide, the so-called bowling balls are actually a geological phenomena known as “concretion”, sedimentary rock formed by a natural process wherein mineral cements bind grains of sand or stone into larger formations. These boulders are the result of millions of years of concretion and erosion, exposing the hard spheres as the mudstone of the cliffs receded around them.

    Although rare, this same phenomenon is what created the extraordinary Moeraki Boulders and Koutu Boulders in New Zealand, and Cannonball River in North Dakota, as well as elsewhere in the world.

  3. Jim Beam says:

    The aftermath of Game of Thrones is that if you make a bonfire and “cook” these stones overnight, the dinosaurs will reappear on Earth!

  4. Dan says:

    These creations have been part of our teams studies for the past 17 years.

    These balls were actually formed by hand circa 12th century by “Masros” which translates to the modern name “Mason” (stone mason)as a means of defense in chiefly remote “Chikurum” (Dwellings / towns upon hills or an elevation).

    The balls were known to have deep engravings symbolising the townsfolk who used them as a bowling device to fend off the “Shilwakki” (Dwellers / attackers in the lower lands).

    The Chikurum were regarded places are greath wealth, hence the attacks and the balls themselves were regarded as great worth, so an attack, “successful” or not, always delivered a wealth of the stone balls.

    In modern day language, when it is said a man “has balls” it refers to the wealth of stones a Shilwakkia (singular) has attained is a result of bravado in attacking the Chikurae (singular).

    The sport of ten pin bowling derives from this and the arrangement of the 10 pins epresents the formation of the Shilwakkia as they advanced in attack.

  5. izu says:

    The following is perfect sphere rock, pot holl, in Japan – Izu.


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