The Mysterious Otherworldly Sphere of Florida

(Brent Swancer) Every once and a while something is dug up or discovered somewhere that seems to defy all attempts to understand it. These anomalous objects are poked, prodded, and studied, yet refuse to give up their answers, often sparking talk of aliens and extraterrestrial intelligences. One very well-known account of such an object was found by chance in the U.S. State of Florida by an unsuspecting family. A perfect sphere with various unusual properties, it has gone on to fuel talk of all manner of UFO theories and conspiracy rumors, and remains an enigma to this day.

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Viking Age Thor’s Hammer Found in Iceland

Photo: Fornleifastofnun Íslands.

Terran note: I don’t know about you but I pictured it somewhat larger!  ?

Viking Age Thor’s Hammer Found in Iceland
October 17, 2018 13:58
Updated: October 17, 2018 14:02
Thor’s Hammer found in Þjórsárdalur

Photo: Fornleifastofnun Íslands.

A newly-uncovered Viking Age farmstead in the Icelandic highlands has yielded a unique Thor’s hammer pendant, among other artefacts dating back over 900 years. RÚV reported that a Thor’s hammer carved from sandstone was found last week at the farmstead, which is located in Þjórsárdalur valley and archaeologists have named Bergsstaðir. Only one other such hammer has been found in Iceland. No other stone Thor’s hammers like them have been found anywhere else in the world.

Bergur Þór Björnsson, a local resident, is to thank for the discovery. Bergur’s great grandfather discovered the last of 20 known Viking era farms in the area in 1920. “I just thought it was quite far between the ruins here and started to search just for fun,” he said about the discovery.

Bergur Þór, the local resident who discovered the site. Photo: A screenshot from RÚV.

Archaeologists have since uncovered ash and burnt bones at the site, as well as artefacts such as a whetstone and a soapstone pot. The most recent discovery is waste from ironwork, indicating metal forgery was likely carried out on the farmstead.

The found artefacts have been transported to Reykjavík for research, and it seems clear there is much more to be discovered at the site.

Photo: A screenshot from RÚV.