Mine workers in Donetsk, Ukraine, discovered a bizarre item that looked like a 300 million-year-old wheel in 2008.
The miners were astounded at how closely it resembled a modern wheel, which was embedded in sandstone. The mystery, on the other hand, would deepen.
Workers encountered a wheel track while drilling the J3 “Sukhodolsky” coal coking layer, which is 900 meters below the surface.
Deputy Chief VV Kruzhilin photographed the footprint and sent it to the mine’s head, S. Kasatkin, who was in charge of spreading the word. The mine could not be further investigated, and the photographs were the only evidence left.
Although the strata in which the wheel trace was discovered could not be dated, the Rostov area, which borders Donetsk, is thought to be 300 to 360 million years old.
A wheel that is 300 million years old
This indicates that the wheel became trapped in that location millions of years ago and disintegrated over time owing to a diagenesis process. As a result, sediments lithify into sedimentary rocks, similar to how fossils do.
S. Kasatkin wrote a letter in which he describes the peculiar wheel’s discovery:
“This discovery is not a public relations stunt.” We, as a group of engineers and employees, approached the mine manager in 2008 and requested that scientists be invited to examine the object in depth. However, on the orders of the mine’s then-owner, the director prevented such discussions and instead directed that the passage through this part of lava be expedited, as well as the ‘loading’ of the area with mining equipment.
As a result, this item, along with the tiniest one discovered during following operations, were discovered in a tunnel obstruction and were unable to be retrieved and investigated. It’s great that individuals shot this item against the director’s prohibition.
I have ties to both the persons who discovered the footprints and the photographers who captured them on film. There are almost a dozen witnesses. As you are aware, access to the mine is tightly limited (because to the risk of abrupt releases), and acquiring a permit is quite tough.
The “wheel” was engraved into the ceiling’s sandstone. The crew attempted to “cut” the discovery and pull it to the surface using pick hammers, but the sandstone was so robust (hard) that they left it in place for fear of harming the print. The mine is currently closed (legally since 2009), making access to the ‘item’ impossible: the machinery has been destroyed, and the specified layers have been flooded.”
Other ancient “wheels” evidence?
The sole proof of the unusual footprint is this written account, along with witnesses and photos. However, it was taken into consideration because of the challenges in examining the footprint.
How did a man-made wheel become lodged in 300 million-year-old strata, if the photographic evidence is reliable?
The presence of wheeled vehicles in ancient times has been brought to light on multiple occasions and in different regions of the globe.
France, Spain, Italy, Malta, Kazakhstan, Ukraine, and even North America have all discovered petrified wheel traces.
The ” Maltese Footprints ” at the Dingli Cliffs are one of the most well-known instances. In recent years, the grooves have gained notoriety, attracting the attention of numerous theorists and scholars.
Other unusual and well-known footprints have also been discovered throughout Turkey. There are several in Sofca that occupy an area of up to 73 16 kilometers. The same thing happens in Cappadocia, where footprints may be seen in pockets.
Although there is debate over the antiquity of these tracks, many academics believe they are exceedingly old because of their relationship and vicinity to megalithic monuments, particularly in Malta.
The sheer presence of a petrified wheel in Ukraine strongly shows that ancient civilizations had access to technology that was beyond their pre-existing understanding of history.
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