Odd concrete arrows have been reported all over the United States and they have left travelers and history buffs wondering about what these arrows mean. These gigantic arrows were seen sitting around the desert of American Southwest.
The length of the arrows are up to 70-foot in diameter. Each one is found in an isolated area, which obviously served a purpose in the past.
Understanding what these signs are has been an adventure for many history enthusiasts.
They traced the arrows, and they discovered that they form a line around the country and have a definite direction. You can only see the path of the arrows in an aerial view, so each of the mysterious arrows in isolation can leave travelers puzzled on what it really is.
These arrows were accidentally discovered by a Canadian couple.
Brian and Charlotte Smith, a couple from Canada, found these arrows while driving around the deserts of the United States. As a former genealogy researcher, Charlotte was intrigued that she had no idea about the existence of the arrows. It got her attention that she started researching on the internet but she found no information available about it.
To share their discovery worldwide, photographs of the arrows were featured on the couple’s website.
History buffs who have stumbled across the site started their own quest of finding other arrows in their areas. Photographers showed interest and sought to collaborate with the couple once they discovered similar arrows.
The giant arrows were made up of combined cement, limestone, and sand.
The arrows have faint color which looks like it was painted with yellow before. The distance of each arrow apart from one another were as far as 25 miles. They can be spotted on Google Maps if the right coordinates are keyed in.
According to the Journal of Air Traffic Control, these arrows were built around 1920s.
With no existing satellites and GPS, these arrows served as a navigation guide for the US airmail system. However, other sources stated that the arrows have no association with the US Post office. With these contradicting beliefs, its existence will remain a mystery until more details and proofs start to surface.
Currently, the public recognizes the need to preserve the remaining arrows.
The authorities are planning to maintain the remaining arrows as historical artifacts for the years to come.
The Surprising History Of The Peace Symbol
It’s more than just a sign for hippies in the 1960s!
It is one of the most recognizable symbols in the world yet only a few are aware of how the peace symbol came to be. The sign, which consists of a circle and three lines, has been connected to hippies and the Summer of Love back in the 1960s. However, its origin comes from a darker side of history.
Gerald Holtom had created the design for a specific event in 1958. The artist and pacifist introduced the symbol in signs and banners carried by people who were protesting nuclear weapons at Aldermaston in London. It was a simple design that was immediately adopted by the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND). The symbol borrowed its design from the semaphore alphabet which is used by sailors to communicate with flags.
Holtom's symbol combines the letters "N" and "D" for "nuclear disarmament."
Researchers Identify Chile’s Own Stonehenge in the Atacama Desert
The cairn-like pillars called saywas and the Stonehenge have similar purposes.
In the Atacama desert close to the ancient pathways of the Qhapaq Ñan, an Inca road network that stretches from southern Colombia to central Chile, the mysterious saywas can be found. These cairn-like pillars mark different spots in the desert and have been a mystery to many for centuries.
Experts have wondered what their real purpose was. They were in the middle of the desert and didn't make sense as milestones and signposts. Dr. Cecilia Sanhueza of Chile’s Pre-Columbian Art Museum, who has been studying the saywas for some 20 years, thought there must be another function for the mesmerizing stonework.
A monumental research project has brought together experts different disciplines - from archaeologists to historians and astronomers - to help solve the 500-year-old mystery of the saywas.
King Arthur’s Legendary Castle Reveals Surprising Secrets From The Dark Ages
The new findings reveal that the scenic castle was once home to traders from thousands of miles away.
The Dark Ages might not be so somber after all. Archaeologists have just discovered fascinating relics from the seventh century at North Cornwall's Tintagel Castle. The interesting find could potentially shine a light on what happened in King Arthur's legendary castle.
Tintagel has long been associated with the legend of King Arthur. Although it is still unclear whether the mighty king actually existed, the castle is a true testament to how people lived back in the Dark Ages. Archaeologists found a seventh-century window ledge scribbled with Celtic, Greek, and Latin words as well as Iberian glass. In addition to that, the scientists have uncovered numerous ceramic bowls from Turkey. Not surprisingly, the discoveries could confirm that most of the castle's inhabitants had traveled thousands of miles to the Cornish lands.
The scenic view from Tintagel Castle may have inspired an ancient scholar to practice their writing on a window ledge thousands of years ago.