There is nothing quite like making amazing and unique discoveries in the world, whether new or old. Archeologists find a wide variety of different things in the earth that give us insights into past civilizations, how people used to live, what creatures used to roam here, and more. However, there are some artifacts that are found that simply produce more questions than they answer. Some items are found that simply no one can explain where they came from, even what they are and more. Here are 18 items that have been found on earth that simply can’t be explained, and number 15 is particularly interesting.
#18 The Ata Skeleton
This little guy was found in the Chilean Desert back in 2003. The body was found to have significant DNA, which was testable. The body is very tiny, with fewer ribs than most humans and a long head. It is believed that Ata is a premature fetus with some form of dwarfism, though no gene for that was ever found.
#17 The Winnipesaukee Mystery Stone
Even though this stone was found next to a lake in 1872, people still have no idea what it is to this day. It is an egg-shaped, smooth item that is adorned with a number of strange and seemingly random symbols on it. Also, the small holes found in the bottom and top of this egg could only have been created with advanced power tools, which weren’t around when it was likely made.
Throughout recent years, 18,000 of these little Dogu sculpture were found all across Japan. They are between 2 and 10 thousand years old and all look just a little bit different than the next. As to what they meant or represented, no one knows. For a look at another set of sculptures that can be found in droves in various different places, check out number 10.
#15 The Quimbaya Airplanes
The Quimbaya artifacts are some of the most famous artifacts ever found in Colombia and are dozens of little gold items. These were left by the Quimbaya people but the most mysterious part of it all is that these are little mini airplanes. Many believe these little figurines are proof that the tribe had mastered flight or at least knew of how it could be done.