The spheres are thought to be about 150 million years old.
The Torysh Valley in Kazakhstan has one-of-a-kind scenery. Numerous stone spheres of various sizes are scattered around the surface.
It’s as though gigantic spheres fell from the skies in the ancient past.
The unusual Kazakhstani spheres may be found in the country’s southwestern region, amidst mountains, valleys, deserts, and tundra.
The spheres are thought to be more than 150 million years old, and they are exceptional not just because of their age, but also because of their shape and size. Some Spheres are the size of a vehicle, while others are only a few millimeters in diameter.
The story of how they came to be is equally fascinating, as it combines scientific truths with folklore or even tales.
According to scientists, the region is home to a geological wonder, and the spheres date back between 180 and 120 million years, from the Jurassic to the early Cretaceous periods.
Furthermore, the stone spheres are supposed to be made of silicate or carbon cement.
The spheres, according to the academics who flew to Kazakhstan to analyze them, are the product of huge concretions. However, some scientists believe that these gigantic stone spheres are the “ancestors” of more recent spheres unearthed in Costa Rica and Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Those who believe the gigantic stone spheres of Kazakhstan are not naturally formed contend that they are the result of long-lost civilizations that lived on Earth before written history.
However, the valley of spheres is difficult to approach.
Nonetheless, geological theories range from megaspherulites – crystalline balls formed in volcanic ash and subsequently revealed by weathering – to cannonball concretions – a process in which sediment tends to build around a more solid core. Furthermore, others claim that the talks are the product of a process known as spheroidal weathering, in which the circumstances are ideal for eroding rocks and giving them a spherical shape.
However, because not all of the spheres in the mysterious valley are the same size, scientists believe the stone ‘balls’ are most likely the consequence of megaspherulites.