While scientists may remain perplexed by the evidence of alien presence on Earth or the world may remain perplexed by the discovery of unidentified flying objects in the sky, it is time to pay attention to one of the many out-of-the-world mysteries this planet has to offer — the ‘living stones’ in Romania that grow over 10 meters tall and are able to move, breathe and reproduce.
The mysterious stones, referred to as ‘trovants’, have had puzzled experts and scientists scratching their heads ever since they were first discovered.
These trovants, named after a Romanian geological term which means cemented sand, are located near Costesti, a small Romanian village. The strange stones can grow from a few inches to well over 25 feet and move 2.5 mm within two weeks on their own.
Some scientists claim the stones are capable of breathing, but the process is very slow, with a single breath lasting them for up to two weeks. It is also claimed the unique stones have their own pulse, which can be detected with advanced scientific equipment.
Scientists are yet to explain how on Earth such a strange phenomenon is possible, but WhenOnEarth seems to have found the answer:
“Any form of water rich in calcium carbonate is essential in forming a Trovant, and that is also the key to make the rock grow in the presence of rainwater. After every heavy rain shower, Trovants absorb the rain’s minerals. The minerals are combined with the chemicals already present in the stone that later creates a reaction and pressure inside. The pressure spontaneously makes the rock grow from the center to its margins and multiply, with a deposition rate of about 4-5 cm in 1000 years.”
According to the reasoning above, after heavy rainfall, the surface of the stone begins to develop lumps and bumps. When the lumps grow to a certain size, they break off from the ‘mother stones and start to grow even faster. In other words, the enigmatic dormant stones come to life and mysteriously start growing every time it rains.
Some scientists also say the stones not only grow, but move from one place to another. When they cut the stones in half they labeled these mysterious stones as ‘inorganic form of life’ as they discovered circular rings extremely similar to those found on tree stumps. The Ancient Code adds:
“Some explanations for the stones’ movement lean towards alternative explanations like weird magnetism, alien intervention, and strange energy vortexes in the region. Many believe that the mysterious living rocks came into existence due to earthquakes which rocked the region some six million years ago.”
Although no one is sure how these stones grow and move, the trovants have become a huge tourist attraction in Romania. To protect these unusual geological creations, the Romanian government opened the “Muzeul Trovantilor” or Trovants Museum Natural Reserve in Valcea County in 2004.
Today, the Trovants Museum is protected by UNESCO. In fact, people are allowed to get the trovants, put them in their backyard and wait for them to grow.
While the puzzled scientists may be a long way from proving the trovants are silicon forms of life with a conscious of their own, there’s no denial of the bizarre features these mysterious stones possess — and a cryptic message that’s waiting to be cracked.