The ooparts have become a puzzle for scientists who believe that modern man arose roughly 6 million years ago, and they are a fantastic treat for bold researchers and followers of unconventional ideas. The spheres of Klerksdorp are an example of this.
Out of Place Artifact (Oopart in English) or out of place artifacts in Spanish is the name given to dozens of prehistoric objects discovered in various parts of the world over the last century that are considered earth, completely, the age estimated by physical, chemical, and/or geological studies, based on their technological level.
The mysterious spheres of Klerksdorp.
Miners in the little hamlet of Ottosdal, in the heart of South Africa’s westernmost province, discovered odd metal spheres known as “Klerksdorp spheres” while working in pyrophyllite mines.
These slightly flattened dark reddish-brown spheres range in diameter from less than a centimeter to ten centimeters, with three parallel grooves running around the equator on some of them.
The most spectacular instances of these spheres have an uncanny appearance of being manufactured. However, there is a catch: these metal spheres date back approximately 3 billion years when the Earth was still too young to host intelligent creatures capable of producing them. It’s not surprising that these products have caught the interest and spurred curiosity among a number of groups, not simply scientists.
Given their disputed antiquity, mainstream scholars, on the other hand, think they are a creation of Mother Nature.
Klerksdorp’s spheres, remains of an ancient civilization?
Although many specialists attribute the amazing anatomy of the specimens on show in the Klerksdorp Museum to a natural origin, their unusual external look leads us to conclude that they are made.
Several miners working on Precambrian strata going back to around 2,800 million years ago unearthed these metallic spheres throughout time.
They’re all perfectly spherical, with a straight line around the largest diameter and two extra parallel lines to one side and the other of the centerline, with a polished surface.
Due to their appearance buried in a geological layer whose apparent age causes great disappointment among official science, many experts believe the spheres belonged to a technologically advanced civilization that went extinct more than 2,800 million years ago when the rock that contained them began to solidify.
According to this ideological movement, the Klerksdorp spheres would be part of the proof that intelligent life existed on Earth long before a traditional understanding of history placed it here.
Because the mystery spheres exhibit unusual ‘design’ traits on their surface, some writers have suggested that they are the result of clever design.
Isn’t it the work of Mother Nature?
According to skeptics of the concept, the stones are assumed to be the consequence of metamorphic pyrite and goethite nodules. The cutting of the lines, however, has no plausible rationale, both for their capricious appearance and the hardness of the substance with which they should have been carved.
Other specialists, such as A. Bissehoff, a geology professor at the University of Potchefstroom, believe the spheres are limonite agglomerates. Individual niches were identified in the Klerksdorp artifacts, which is the reverse of how limonite agglomerates are generally found.
Surprisingly, the spheres have a fibrous internal structure that is encased in a shell. According to the experts, they’re also extremely robust, and scratching them is nearly impossible. According to Roelf Marx, curator of the Klerksdorp museum in South Africa, the spheres are harder than steel.
The perplexing origin of the Klerksdorp spheres is likely to remain a mystery, like that of many other ooparts, awaiting explanation behind a museum display case.