Is it possible that the underwater complex of Yonaguni is one of the many ‘ancient sites’ on our planet that was left behind by Pre-flood civilizations? Many people around the world believe these incredible underwater ruins are work of ancient mankind.
Like many other ancient sites around the globe that have been omitted by mainstream researchers, the incredible underwater ruins of Yonaguni, located off the coast of Yonaguni, the southernmost of the Ryukyu Islands, in Japan, are considered by many as proof that I the distant past, before history as we know it, incredible civilizations inhabited our planet. (Check out our 10 facts about the Yonaguni Monument)
These incredible underwater ruins have been a subject of debate between archeologists and researchers ever since it discovery in 1985 by Dive Tour operator Kihachiro Aratake.
Ever since the mysterious structures were found, people have discussed whether they are manmade or natural formations. Some researchers and historians believe that the structures at Yonaguni could be the ancient remains of Mu, a fabled Pacific civilization rumored to have vanished beneath the Ocean.
While mainstream researchers believe these structures are not the work of ancient mankind, research on the underwater complex tells a different story. The main “monument” at the underwater complex of Yonaguni consists of medium to very fine sandstone and mudstone blocks that belong to the Lower Miocene Yaeyama Group which researchers believe, were deposited about 20 million years ago.
This means that if the Yonaguni monument was, in fact, a man-made structure as many suggest, it was constructed/carved during the last ice age (about 10,000 years ago) when Yonaguni was part of a land bridge that connected the site to Taiwan.
The mains reason why archaeologists and geologists remain skeptical about the underwater complex is due to the fact that most of the underwater formations at Yonaguni are connected to the underlying mass, opposing the possibility that the Yonaguni monument was assembled out of freestanding rocks and firmly deny that these structures were in fact carved by ancient mankind in the distant past.
However, videos and images of the underwater complex tell a different story. The main feature discovered at the Yonaguni complex is the “Monument” is a rectangular formation that approx. measures 150 by 40 m and is about 27 m tall. But what makes the underwater ruins of Yonaguni stand out? Well, according to many people, one of the best examples found at the underwater complex are the staircase-like terraces and the amazing flat sides with extremely sharp corners, something that according to many cannot be overlooked and considered as a natural formation.
Interestingly statue-like features have also been identified near the underwater complex. According to divers, there is a giant head, located approximately two kilometers from the main complex that could have been a giant statue in the distant past.
Prof. Masaaki Kimura, a marine geologist at the University of the Ryukyus in Okinawa has spent several years studying the Yonaguni monument. Kimura suggests that these are monuments are made by man and that they are proof of an ancient civilization that vanished beneath the ocean. According to Prof. Kimura, if someone claims that the five layers on the Yonaguni site had been carved by nature, you would find debris from the erosion accumulated around the site, but until today, no rock fragments have yet been found. According to Kimura’s research, remains of that appears to be a road are present around the Yonaguni complex, which offers “tangible” proof” that the construction of this complex can be attributed to ancient man’s ingenuity and advanced methods of construction.