Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Lost city of Atlantis found?

To wrap up the day, here's a bit of news to bring out my skeptic side. HuffPo is passing along word that undersea archaeologists say they've found proof of the sunken city of Atlantis in the Caribbean Sea. These mysterious scientists released a batch of grainy satellite photos showing what they say is evidence of buildings and a pre-Egyptian pyramid.

(Man, Aquaman must be sooo pissed his 'hood is going to show up on Google Earth now.)

OK, sounds great, right?  Yeah, but then you read this line in the report: "The archaeologists have so far refused to divulge their identities or the location in the Caribbean. They say they are raising money for an expedition to confirm their findings."

Oh, so shell out some cash and then we'll find out who these scientists are and where the city is.

I might be wrong here but I'm calling B.S.- as is SCI FI Wire, which points out that, even if the city, mentioned as far back as Plato, is legit, "it's been speculated that the accounts refer to the 'lost civilizations' on the Mediterranean islands of Sicily, Crete or Sardinia, not to something in the Caribbean or the middle of the Atlantic."

View Dylan Ratigan's report on the "discovery" below, along with the archaeologists' images: