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May21-07, 11:53 PM
Here are some sound bites from a Reuters report on the
"Mystery of Cabo San Antonio, a possible underwater city off Cuba"
"'Its a new frontier', enthused Soviet-born Canadian ocean engineer Pauline Zelitsky, from British Columbia-based Advanced Digital Communications, poring over video images of hitherto unseen seafloor taken by underwater robots.
'We are the first people ever to see the bottom of Cuban waters over 50 metres... its so exciting. We are discovering the influence of currents on global climate, volcanoes, the history of formation of the Caribbean islands, numerous historic wrecks and even possibly a sunken city built in the pre-classic period and populated by an advanced civilization similar to the early Teotihuacan culture of Yucatan' she said.
Advanced Digitial Communications has been exploring a string of underwater volcanos about 5000 feet deep off Cubas western tip, where millions of years ago a strip of land once joined the island (of Cuba) to Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula.
Most intriguingly, researchers using sonar equipment have discovered, at a depth of about 2200 feet, a huge land plateau with clear images of what appears to be urban development partly covered by sand. From above, the shapes resemble pyramids, roads and buildings.
'Its stunning. What we see in our high resolution sonar images are limitless, rolling, white sand plains and, in the middle of this beautiful white sand, there are clear man made large size architectural designs. It looks like when you fly over an urban development in a plane and you see highways, tunnels and buildings.' Zelitsky said.
'We don't know what it is and we don't have the videotaped evidence of this yet, but we do not believe that nature is capable of producing planned symmetrical architecture, unless it is a miracle.' she added in an interveiw in her office at Tarara along the coast east of Havana."