Because of its unexplained nature, shape, and other wonderful beliefs surrounding them, the Philippines’ Chocolate Hills are one of the country’s most popular tourist destinations.
Bohol’s Chocolate Hills are massive molehills covered in green grass that turn dark during the dry season. They’re made of limestone that’s been eroded by rainwater over time, and researchers have classified them as a geological formation, but they concede they’re not sure how they came to be.
Because a comprehensive study has not yet been conducted, their numbers range from 1,269 to 1,776. The cone-shaped hills range in height from 98 feet (30 meters) to 160 feet (50 meters), with the highest creation standing at 390 feet (120 meters).
Experts believe that a succession of underground rivers and caves exist beneath these cone-shaped hills since precipitation is thought to be the main shaping agent. Because the limestone dissolves as precipitation falls, the subsurface system grows each year.
The Chocolate Hills are one of Asia’s seven natural wonders, and they are even depicted on the Bohol province flag. Authorities are taking great care of them because they are such a popular tourist attraction, complicating the issue for any archaeologist ready to dig deeper than the so-called experts’ handy explanations.
On the internet, there have been a number of conspiracy theories about the Chocolate Hills. The most crucial of them focuses on their dome or pyramid shape, which further suggests that they are man-made.
People have speculated that the hills are not the work of humans or other mythological beings because no relevant investigations have been carried out.
When we look at Philippine stories, we see giants who either started a large boulder duel and forgot to clean up the debris, or another giant who wept after his mortal sweetheart died, and his tears dried up and formed the Chocolate Hills.
Despite the fact that these are simply legendary stories, they consistently mention giants as the cause of these strange formations. So, what may be living beneath these massive anthills?
According to one theory, they could be the burial mounds of the region’s long-deceased ancient kings. Asia is a land of pyramids, burial mounds, and towering funeral art, such as the Terracotta Warriors, who were buried alongside China’s first Emperor, Qin Shi Huang.
But, if this is the truth, why wouldn’t the Philippines seek to unearth such an opulent past?
One probable explanation is that what lies beneath these mounds would be difficult to define using our current understanding, at least not without rewriting a significant section of history.
If the Chocolate Hills are proven to exist, the contents might include anything from extraterrestrial relics to ancient unknown kings or even superior technology.
If such a discovery were to be made beneath the Chocolate Hills, the powers that be would not want the general public to learn of it. Given the size of the site and the large number of people that visit it on a daily basis, such a find would not go ignored.
A second, more reasonable idea characterizes the Chocolate Hills as natural formations, but not as a result of rains, but rather as a result of heightened geothermal activity elicited by the area’s active volcanoes. After all, the Philippines are part of the world’s most seismically active zone, the “Ring of Fire.”
We may not know their exact origins until more excavations are carried out. We can only speculate on this till that day comes. So, what do you think the situation is? Man-made? A work of art created by a giant? Or perhaps the volcanoes have created a masterpiece that the unripe human mind has yet to comprehend?