Sunday, July 29, 2012


Three sunken pyramids off Florida’s Atlantic coast
By Mary Joyce,
“The underwater pyramids found along the Florida coast
represent one of the greatest discoveries of the 20th Century.
 The structures represent a culture that preceded
those in the Near East and Mexico.”
- Thomas Chisholm, archaeologist

There are at least three ancient underwater pyramids off the Atlantic Coast of Florida which few people know exist.  Multiple sources of information about the pyramids are available, but for simplicity most of the following information is from Bill Hanson’s book “The Atlantis Triangle.”
Hanson notes that the three pyramids are equally spaced – about 35 miles apart – on the west side of the Gulf Stream.  To add to the mystery, three other underwater pyramids have been seen on the east side of the Gulf Stream.  Those are 25 to 30 miles apart and located near Walker’s Cay, Great Sale Cay and the Berry Islands of the Bahamas.  Typically, the underwater pyramids have been seen after violent storms have temporarily swept away some of the sand covering the ancient structures.
  Aerial photo shows dark blue Gulf Stream between Florida and the Bahamas
“Ed Wilson of Orange County is another Floridian who has observed an underwater pyramid,” writes Bill Hanson.  “Piloting his own plane from Fort Lauderdale, he was leisurely flying north, following the Gulf Stream.  Not far from the Jupiter Inlet, Wilson saw something large looming under the water.  Circling the object, he observed a large pyramidal construction.  Several yards away there were three smaller structures.  Wilson, who once campaigned to become mayor of Orlando, viewed the constructions for several minutes.  Unfortunately he didn’t have a camera to record his find.”
240 HP Con
Wilson flew a 240 HP Continental like this.

The website provides additional information about Wilson’s find:  “On June 7, 1948 Ed Wilson, while doing shallow bottom treasure hunting by air was smashed by an updraft that lifted him about 1,000 feet, 45 miles northeast of Miami while flying at 250 feet above sea level. When he brought his craft back to the normal position, he noticed a huge building (100 – 250 feet high) down in the ‘bright and silvery’ water.  In his words:
I started to time myself of the leg out to get readings of the location when out of this blue clear day, another strange incident occurred:  all my magnetics had gone to zero.  Then a strange hue occurred all around me. At about 600 feet above water in the air that bright crimson hue simply baffled me.
The 240 HP Continental began to be the most crazily running engine I have ever had the experience to feel.  It became motionless no matter what I did with the throttle and pumps.  It glided and floated smoothly for at least two miles.  Then the engine simply started itself.  I could not dive because I was already on top of the water.  Then I realized that some force was pulling toward a westerly direction. . . After landing and getting inspection of Radio Communication and units, every last unit was blown, shorted out by some high frequency electronic shock, or mysterious high voltage in the air.”

Alfred Conway is another treasure hunter who claimed to have seen an ancient underwater pyramid.  He saw one off the coast of Vero Beach, Florida. 
Unlike some treasure hunters, Conway had good credentials.  According to Hanson, Conway was an associate of Mel Fisher whose team found the gold-laden Atocha treasure ship near Key West.  He was a friend of Henry Link who designed the Link Trainer submersible.  He also had close ties with staff members of the National Geographic Society.
One of the earliest reports of Conway’s pyramid was in the March 16, 1987 edition of The Orlando Sentinel.  Later, Hanson provided this summary of Conway’s find:
“In the late 1980s, Alfred “Buster” Conway of Vero Beach discovered another underwater pyramid.  During a conversation with Conway, he hinted the structure was only 11-12 miles directly off Vero Beach.  Conway, a professional treasure hunter and an associate were flying low over the area looking for telltale signs of sunken Spanish galleons. . .
“Conway told me that a couple of days before he sighted the pyramid, there had been a fierce storm.  He explained it is after such storms the outline of sunken ships might be seen from the air.  It was late in the afternoon and the water was crystal clear when Conway and his pilot spotted a flat-topped pyramid on the ocean bottom.  Conway has said there was no way they could have missed it.  The structure almost glowed in the afternoon sunlight.  Circling the structure several times, the two men agreed the base of the structure was about a thousand feet square.”
 “In the late 1980s, Phil and June Westoffer of Denver, Colorado discovered an underwater pyramid about 12 miles off the Florida coast,” says Hanson.  “I became even more interested when I learned Mrs. Westoffer used a large screwdriver to pry a crystal sphere from the top of the structure.  In two lengthy telephone interviews with the couple, I learned they discovered the pyramid several miles off Melbourne Beach, south of Cape Canaveral.”
Hanson explained that the couple no longer acknowledges they took the crystal sphere because of accusations of looting in Florida or federal waters.  Florida waters extend three miles from the coast; federal waters extend 14 miles or 12 nautical miles.

The following are excerpts from Hanson’s interview with the Westoffers:
JUNE:  “Phil and I had borrowed our friend’s boat and scuba gear. . . . The water was calm and we were slowly drifting north. I was in a rope seat, hanging about 30 feet below the surface, when I saw what looked like a big building below me. . . . I dove down quite a way and saw it looked like a stone pyramid.”
PHIL:  “The top of the pyramid was at the 130 foot depth.  I’d guess the thing was about 65 feet high. . . . the sides were smooth.  I don’t know what the stone blocks were made of, maybe granite or marble.  They were big, at least two feet square and three to four feet long.  They were staggered, like the way bricks are laid.  The building doesn’t look anything like the Egyptian pyramids.  It was taller than it was wide, more like some kind of tower.”
JUNE:  “We were surprised how perfectly clean it looked, almost no barnacles or algae on it.”

When I was living on Cocoa Beach in Florida in the mid 1980s, I met a couple who were serious scuba divers.  As we talked at an ocean side eatery, they told me about their most exciting find - a pyramid protruding from the Atlantic Ocean floor.  They said the top of it was sometimes visible when ocean storms whisked away some of the sand around it.  At other times, they said the sand would shift and cover it up.  They said the pyramid was located east of
Vero Beach, Florida.

This memory came back to me when the website Before It’s News posted a story on June 25, 2012 about a crystal pyramid on the ocean floor within the Bermuda Triangle.  That inspired me to track down an out of print book by Charles Berlitz who may have been the first to write about a crystal pyramid near the Berry Islands of the Bahamas.  By the way, Berlitz is known around the world for his books on travel, languages, ancient history and archaeology.  It might be worth mentioning that he also served in the U.S. Army for 13 years, mostly in intelligence.
   Images of pyramids can be seen within the crystal ball Dr. Ray Brown says he
 found inside an undersea pyramid near the Berry Islands of the Bahamas.
In Berlitz’s 1984 book “Atlantis – The Eighth Continent,” he includes the following about a crystal pyramid within the Bermuda Triangle:
A diving experience in Bahama waters, related by Dr. Ray Brown, a diver and lecturer of Mesa, Arizona, indicates how the sea bottom can change as a result of a violent storm.  Within the Bermuda Triangle such a storm can sometimes uncover ruins for a short time only before they are buried again under the seafloor.
Dr. Brown, who was familiar with the Berry Islands of the Bahamas, where he had previously searched for Spanish treasure galleons, returned there in 1970.  He detailed his experience in an interview with the author.
When we returned to where we had been before, looking for the sunken galleons, a violent squall came up.  We had to hang on to mangroves on the island, it was so violent.  Six- to eight-foot waves broke over us and we lost most of our equipment.
In the morning we saw that our compasses were spinning and our magnometers were not giving readings.  We took off northeast from the island.  It was murky but suddenly we could see outlines of buildings under the water.  It seemed to be a large exposed area of an underwater city.  We were five divers and we all jumped in and dove down, looking for anything we could find.
As we swam on, the water became clearer.  I was close to the bottom at 135 feet and was trying to keep up with the diver ahead of me.  I turned to look toward the sun through the murky water and saw a pyramid shape shining like a mirror.  About thirty-five to forty feet from the top was an opening.  I was reluctant to go inside . . . but I swam in anyway.  The opening was like a shaft debouching into an inner room.  I saw something shining.  It was a crystal, held by two metallic hands.  I had on my gloves and I tried to loosen it.  It became loose.  As soon as I grabbed it I felt this was the time to get out and not come back.
I’m not the only person who has seen these ruins – others have seen them from the air and say they are five miles wide and more than that in length.”
Reports from the other divers who were with Dr. Brown at the time are unavailable since three of them have died or disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle while diving.  Dr. Brown still has the crystal, which he sometimes shows to lecture audiences.  Inside the round crystal can be seen a series of pyramidial forms.  When one holds the crystal, a throbbing sensation is felt in the hand of the holder, whether by auto-suggestion or some quality inherent in the object.
Dr. Brown does not express an opinion as to the identity of the place that he visited except to say that it was an underwater pyramid surrounded by ruined buildings.  He believes that the pyramid and the other buildings extended farther down under the seafloor, with only the upper portions visible.

Thank you Mary Joyce

Thank you Mary Joyce

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