By: Dr. Sam Osmanagich, Ph.D.
I’ve been researching prehistoric stone ball phenomenon for 15 years. I’ve visited several times shaped granite stone balls in southern Costa Rica, volcanic stone spheres in western Mexico, “cocina” stone balls in the small island in Pacific - Isla del Cano, volcanic stone balls on Easter Island, some of them in Tunisia, and Tenerife on Canary Islands. They are also present on Antarctica, New Zealand, Russia, Egypt, USA, Argentina… I wrote about stone balls found in Balkan region: northern Albania, province of Dalmatia in Croatia, western Serbia.
When I established non-profit “Archaeological Park: Bosnian Pyramid of the Sun” Foundation, our team has started investigation of this phenomenon in Bosnia. We have discovered them in twenty different locations, either shaped or, in some instances, made from different materials. We found granite stone balls in the Teocak village in northeastern Bosnia, volcanic stone ball near town of Konjic in middle Bosnia and sandstone stone spheres in many locations in western and middle Bosnia.
Most of the stone balls were located near small town of Zavidovici. It used to be 80 of them in 1930s. In the meantime, some were taken by the river further down to the river Bosna, most of them have been destroyed in 1970s after rumors of gold being hidden in the middle of them, some were taken by locals and moved to their backyards. Only eight stone balls remained in what we established as Archaeological Park: Bosnian Stone Balls”. We’ve started promoting this location and it’s been visited by thousands of tourists every year.
With the winter months over, again near the town of Zavidovici, excavation of the enormous stone ball has started. By the mid of March 2016, it became obvious that the most massive stone ball in Europe has been discovered. Name of the location is village Podubravlje.
So far, less than half of the ball has been uncovered. Preliminary results show the radius to be between 1.2 – 1.5 meters. Materials have not been analyzed yet. However, brown and red color of the ball point to very high content of the iron. So, the density has to be very high, close to the iron which is 7,8 kg/c.c. If we take value of only 5 kg/c.c. we have all the elements for the preliminary calculation of the mass.
Mass comes to be over 30 tons !
It makes this Bosnian stone ball the most massive in Europe. However, if further lab testing shows higher content of iron, than this will be the biggest stone ball in the World surpassing those in Costa Rica (35 tons) and Mexico (40 tons).
Over stone balls we see signs of natural sedimentation: layer of sandstone plates, then clay, soil and vegetation. It takes tens, even hundreds of thousands of years for this sediment to form.
What would be the significance of this discovery?
First, it would be another proof that Southern Europe, Balkan and Bosnia in particular, were home for advanced civilizations from distant past and we have no written records about them. Secondly, they had high technology, different than ours. Finally, they new the power of geometrical shapes, because the sphere is one of the most powerful shapes along with pyramidal and conical shapes. No wonder, that pyramids and tumulus phenomena can also be found in Bosnia.
While visiting the site group of dowsers were recorded that aura field improve and grow when exposed to the vicinity of stone ball. It seems that ancient did one more thing better than us. They new Planetary energies better, living in the harmony with our Mother Earth.
So, we’re creating one more site in Bosnia which would be of global importance for researchers and visitors.