Off the shore of St. Bernard Parish, an amateur archeologist claims to have uncovered the remnants of an ancient civilisation.
He argues that in the Chandeleur Islands, there are massive submerged granite mounds that might have formerly been the location of the lost metropolis.
The Chandeleur Islands are a collection of deserted barrier islands located 50 miles east of New Orleans in the Gulf of Mexico.
This location may have been dry ground 12 thousand years ago, before a major sea-level increase at the conclusion of the last Ice Age.
The site, which is currently submerged, was once a significant metropolis, according to retired architect George Gelé, and predates the Maya, Inca, and Aztec civilizations in Mexico and Central and South America. The city was given the name “Crecsentis” by him.
“There are hundreds of buildings down there that are hidden in sand and silt and are physically tied to the Great Pyramid at Giza,” Gelé explained.
Giza is a city in northern Egypt where the Sphinx and ancient pyramids may be found.
Under Chandeleur Sound, Gelé claims to have discovered enigmatic granite boulders.
Louisiana and Mississippi are not home to granite.
“Someone floated a billion stones down the Mississippi River and stacked them outside of what would become New Orleans,” Gelé explained.
Gelé has been investigating the location for over 50 years.
He used underwater sonar to capture photos of what he believes are the remains of massive structures, including a big pyramid.
“Which generates an extraordinary electromagnetic energy,” Gelé explained. “It appears to be 280 feet tall.”
Shrimper from St. Bernard Parish Ricky Robin claims to have felt the energy firsthand. He states that his boat’s compass swung entirely around the location where Gelé located the pyramid’s tip, and that’s not all.
“Everything on your yacht, even your electronics, will go out,” Robin said. “It’s like being in the Bermuda Triangle.” That is precisely what we have here.”
Gelé was taken to the place four times by Robin.
Local fishermen have been talking for years about finding unusual square pebbles in their nets near the Chandeleur Islands, he added.
“I immediately assumed it was pyramid parts because it was just about where that compass rotated,” Robin explained.
Other ideas regarding the rocks exist.
According to a research conducted by Texas A&M University in the late 1980s, the masses might be from shipwrecks or heaps of ballast stones from Spanish or French ships.
The stones might have been thrown overboard to help ships trapped on sandbars or approaching shallower waters on their way to New Orleans.
Some of the objects found at the site, according to Gelé, convey a different tale.
He pointed to one of the objects and stated, “This is architecture.” “This isn’t ballast,” says the narrator. Here is the outside of the building, and this is a rain gutter.”
Those who believe in the granite mounds argue that there is sufficient proof that something is lurking beneath the surface of the sea. However, they are unable to explain how, by whom, or why it was constructed.
“We’ve seen a lot of things as elderly folks,” Robin added. “There’s a chance it may be God only knows what.”
“All I know is that someone built a city 12,000 years ago in Chandeleur,” Gelé explained. “I’m not sure whether they had someone on their shoulder that flew in with a UFO.” “All I know is that there are a lot of granite rocks out there,” says the narrator.
Gelé has made 44 visits to the site.
Future dives, contemporary sonar equipment, and satellite imagery, he thinks, may help him unravel some of the mysteries presently hidden beneath 300 feet of silt, sand, and water off St. Bernard Parish’s shore.