A leading Russian geologist recently made the bizarre claim that the mysterious groove like markings found in the Phrygian Valley of central Turkey were made by giant, pre-historic cars, millions of years ago.
Dr Alexander Koltypin, director of the Natural Science Scientific Research Centre at Moscow’s International Independent University of Ecology and Politology, made his statement after returning from a field trip to the site along with three of his colleagues. He revealed that the fields were completely covered in ruts that are millions of years old. “As a geologist, I can certainly tell you that unknown antediluvian all-terrain vehicles drove around Central Turkey some 12-to-14 million years ago,” he said.
Koltypin points out that it’s pretty obvious from the tracks that they were made by vehicles. The distance between each pair of tracks is always the same, and he says that this distance “fits that between the wheels of modern cars” even though they’re too deep. “The maximum depth of a rut is about one metre,” he explained. “On the sides of ruts there can be seen horizontal scratches, it looks like they were left by the ends of the axles used for ancient wheels. We found many ruts with such scratches.”
“We can suppose that ancient vehicles on wheels were drove on soft soil, maybe a wet surface,” he explained. “Because of their weight, the ruts were so deep. And later, these ruts – and all the surface around – just petrified and secured all the evidence. Such cases are well known to geologists, for example, the footprints of dinosaurs were ‘naturally preserved’ in a similar way.”
Time for somebody to retire, methinks…