An image of a ‘dome’ in Antarctica has sparked claims there was once a civilisation living in the frozen continent.
The picture, which is said to be from Google Earth, shows an oval-shaped structure that is believed be 400 foot (121 metres) across.
Some have claimed the structure is ‘evidence’ that a human civilisation once lived in the South Pole, while others say it may be a natural phenomenon.
‘What if, in the distant past, when Earth –and Antarctica— was much different then today, an ancient civilization developed there, creating fascinating structures, monuments and temples there?’ a post on Ancient Code says.
The post says scientists initially thought the discovery could be a sastrugi – a natural phenomenon formed by years of battering by strong, freezing winds and heavy snowfall.
But sastrugi are not known to form in oval shapes, as shown in the picture.
This is not the first time people have suggested there was a lost civilisation in Antarctica.
Pictures released by Nasa from its IceBridge ice-mapping mission triggered a few people to claim evidence for this lost civilisation had been found.
Ashoka Tripathi, of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Calcutta said the images showed clear evidence of an ancient human settlement beneath the ice sheet, according to World News Daily.
‘These are clearly features of some sort of human-made structure, resembling some sort of pyramidal structure,’ he said.
‘The patterns clearly show nothing we should expect from natural geomorphological formations found in nature.
‘We clearly have here evidence of human engineering. The only problem is that these photographs were taken in Antarctica under 2 kilometers of ice. That is clearly the puzzling part, we do not have any explanation for this at the moment.’
Another strange theory surfaced last year, claiming that there is a mysterious pyramid in the Antarctic had emerged.
The video suggests that the images have been taken from Google Earth, but it is unclear whether they have been edited.
The video was posted by Third Phase of the Moon, a YouTube channel that regularly posts conspiracy theories on aliens.
It showed a pyramid-like structure in the snow, with a Google Earth-type label and pin.
The label reads ‘Antartica Pyramid’ – a misspelling of Antarctica, which suggests that image might have been doctored.
Responses to the video were varied, with some users backing-up the claims, such as James Jason, who commented: ‘Excellent report Third Phase, I also believe things are about to get very dramatic, and that is for everyone on our planet.’
But others dismissed it, such as Gordon Anderson, who said: ‘I have spent a LOT of time on snow covered mountains- skiing down, and this looks natural to me – not man made anyway!’ [….]