In case you didn’t know already, the archipelago of Nippon is fragmented into 6,800 different islands that are quite the mystery, to say the least for most explorers out there. To many, this is where the Sun originally came from, although there are plenty of people that disagree with this there is a certain group here that wholeheartedly believes in this theory.
In order to see what the fuss was all about, the US Naval Commodore Mathew Perry ventured out into the Japanese waters to see what could be the cause for this strange set of beliefs.
He dove down into the waters around 1853 and what he discovered was definitely not what he was looking for, to begin with.
You’d think the Japanese government would be against an American coming over and inspecting their monuments but for the most part, these monuments are protected by the locals instead. So, as long as they’re okay with it there’s nothing the Japanese government can do unless he is intently messing with them.
So, he’s come across several monuments down here which were obviously constructed using lasers in ancient times. The first of them is known as the Yonaguni, and as you can tell it is too symmetrical to be anything but that.
It is around 400 meters wide and 150 meters long and as far as we know, it was originally discovered by Kihachiro Aratake back in 1987.
The second is the 500-ton monument known as the Ishi-no-Hoden. It is 11 kilometers away from the southeast of the Himeji Castle, near the town of Takasago, and it is by far the most popular of the bunch as you might know it from its other nickname, the Stone Sanctuary.