This intriguing and very fun story was shared by Mr. V.T., and I want to present the article here without any further commentary, as the final blog here for 2017. Enjoy, and to all: our best wishes for every good thing in the coming New Year:

The Sphinx Of Balochistan: Is It A Man-made, Rock-cut, Architectural Marvel?

Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Brian Warren on January 1, 2018 at 3:46 am

    Thanks Dana, and Baz.

  2. Katie B on December 31, 2017 at 5:06 am

    Check out these guys and all of the strange stuff they have found – lots of strange profiles so ancient you can only just about tell it’s a profile depicting some humanoid type figures. They used to have a much better website with all of their pics on but can’t find it, they seem to be commercialising. They even had a pic of an engraving on a large boulder of iapetus, probably still available to look at if you hunt through their sites.

  3. anakephalaiosis on December 30, 2017 at 9:32 pm

    Perfect cliffhanger for banker nosedive, as Gollum Rottenchild goes full ring.
    No tears. Champagne galore.

  4. basta on December 30, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    It sure looks like a weathered sphinx, I’ll grant you that, but considering the surroundings — which look pretty much the same for as far as the eye can see — I’m afraid it’s pareidolia.

    There’s no evidence that there was ever any settlement to support such grand structures, nor could there be among all that tortured rock.

  5. Robert Barricklow on December 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

    The term “man-made” carries an ironic twist within, as man himself was made in God’s image. Or, if one is a subscriber to the Ancient Aliens series, man is an alien construct. Or, if one is in the mafia, perhaps he is a made-man. There sure are a lot players in this game, including those self-made men – those capitalist heroes, pulling themselves waay up by their own boot straps.

    If this were on Mars?

    • Robert Barricklow on December 30, 2017 at 7:52 pm

      Of course, one of “our” innate abilities is the infer patterns. One that is extremely artful and can be used to fool the eye/brain/mind. I truly loved those squiggly-colored-lined posters that when viewed “correctly” turned into a 3D Christ.
      Now, herein, “we” see an ancient artifact that “we’re” engineered to see. Yet, we use our intellect to weed out the chaff and see but a weathered landscape. But, what are we NOT seeing. If engineered to recognize certain patterns; perhaps “we’ve” been engineered to not see or hear certain frequencies that are everything sinister. Thus “we” go along to get along, building the very essence of our own tragic ends. through their engineered means.

  6. Neru on December 30, 2017 at 10:48 am

    The “Gismo” civilization has no interest in history whatsoever. Getting all those “Gismos” inside oneself to become less than a shadow of oneself is way more pressing in achieving for the multitudes. That and destroy whatever could provide answers, like studying old monuments like this.

  7. goshawks on December 30, 2017 at 7:14 am

    “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” Couldn’t figure this one out…
    goshawks – December 30, 2017 at 7:03 am.

  8. goshawks on December 30, 2017 at 7:03 am

    Having traveled through Bryce and Zion National Parks in the US, one has to be careful to not anthropomorphize beautiful & stunning rock formations. That said, the overall site should be the subject of a long and careful dig.

    I tend to doubt the alleged ‘Sphinx’ head. It appears to be a geological remnant, with a weather-worn shape. Of course, it could be a severely-worn ruin of some man-made carving, much like the yardang part of whatever the pre-Khufu Sphinx ‘head’ was – ruined by weathering and then re-carved into what we see today.

    The most interesting part is the location:

    According to Sitchin & Co., the Indus Valley Civilization was founded (or at least organized) by Inanna, the daughter of Enlil. She gained this area as her personal fiefdom after her betrothed husband, Dumuzi, was likely offed by his brother, Marduk. See:

    The Anunnaki liked to build giant ceremonial centers. I could easily see the ‘Temple Platform’ as a monument to Inanna’s need to be regarded as important by other Anunnaki. The location would be at the western end of her domain, marking her territory much like the Abu Simbel temples on the border of ancient Egypt. The key here would be whether the alleged ‘Temple Platform’ adhered to the early Anunnaki style of minimal-to-no wordage or look-at-me pictures.

    The ‘Temple Platform’ would have likely been abandoned after the Anunnaki Civil War. Indeed, nearby Mohenjo-Daro had radioactive skeletons dug-up within city streets, suggesting some form of nuking. This would have broken-up the Indus Valley Civilization, isolating that ceremonial center. Mother Nature could have reduced it to its present state in subsequent millennia. The ‘melted’ look of the complex suggests severe rain-erosion, thus putting its age back into an era where there was substantial local rainfall.

    If the ‘Temple Platform’ is a carved-out ceremonial center or boundary marker, understanding the ancient history of the region may be a prerequisite to deciphering its reason for existence…

  9. DanaThomas on December 30, 2017 at 5:53 am

    This appears to be one of those hypotheses which, like the one regarding certain rock formations on the California coast, we can “neither confirm nor deny”.

    • Anthroposophe on December 30, 2017 at 11:00 am

      • OrigensChild on January 2, 2018 at 9:22 am

        Anthroposophe, I have to say this one does have some striking similarities to the statuary of Inanna. Yet I have to agree its so weathered it’s a toss up. This site should be studied carefully to confirm these suspicions. Though I am in the inconclusive camp I would hate to see an attempt to discover its secrets. If there were recoverable records in niches here…

    • Brian Warren on December 30, 2017 at 11:31 am

      Hi Dana,

      I’m intrigued by your comment, but have no idea what you’re talking about.. Can you please explain further or send a link?

      • DanaThomas on December 30, 2017 at 1:51 pm

        Regrettably I am unable to find the reference now, but a year or two ago there were some yewtubers who speculated that some big rocks near the coast (could have been near Monterrey?) were ancient weathered carvings. As in the case of many formations, photos with the right lighting seemed to suggest this. But I did not pursue the topic after the “researchers” started talking about strange lights, USOs etc. etc.

        • Baz on December 30, 2017 at 4:13 pm

          I have a feeling (or a poor memory) of something in one of Mr.Bosley’s books (Empire of the Wheel) concerning the Templars in America and monuments in that area

        • Jarmstrong1919 on December 30, 2017 at 5:09 pm

          Hi, Everyone! It’s the mountains above Malibu in Southern California that have a number of weathered rock outcroppings that seem to be ancient carved megaliths. Here’s a link to an article, but I know there are whole websites out there devoted to the topic. You can reach these spots by hiking into the wilderness area via Malibu Creek State Park.

          There’s another spot up the LA River above Pasadena where megaliths have been spotted. Like the the Malibu megaliths, academics are hesitant to confirm that these rocks were shaped by humans. In San Diego recently, proof of human habitation about 100k years ago was presented by academics, so hopefully other evidence of ancient peoples up and down the Pacific Coast will be re-visited by mainstream “authorities.”

          • DanaThomas on December 31, 2017 at 7:22 am

            Malibu rocks 🙂

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