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Moeraki Boulders came to us from another planet

Moeraki Boulders came to us from another planet, Koekohe Beach, Otago coast of New Zealand.

The Koekohe Beach, Otago coast of New Zealand. According to legend, Moeraki Boulders came to us from another planet

Moeraki Boulders came to us from another planet
Undoubtedly, this is an amazing natural phenomenon, so-called Moeraki boulders, also known as “Elijah’s watermelon.” According to some opinions, they are dinosaur eggs, while others see in them fruits of ancient marine plants. However, some even suggest the possibility that they are the remains of an UFO. Unusually large and spherical boulders, The Moeraki Boulders are lying along a stretch of Koekohe Beach on the wave cut Otago coast of New Zealand between Moeraki and Hampden.

The Moeraki Boulders, Koekohe Beach, Otago coast of New Zealand.

Mysterious Moeraki Boulders, Koekohe Beach, Otago coast of New Zealand.

According to Local Maori legends, the boulders are the remains of eel baskets, calabashes, and kumara washed ashore from the wreck of an Arai-te-uru, a large sailing canoe. This legend, in particular, tells of the rocky shoals that extend seaward from Shag Point as being the petrified hull of this wreck and a nearby rocky promontory as being the body of the canoe’s captain.

Meanwhile, in 1848 W.B.D. Mantell sketched the beach and its boulders, more numerous than now. And the picture is now in the Alexander Turnbull Library in Wellington. In 1850 colonial reports and numerous popular articles published articles describing the boulders, which have become a popular tourist attraction since then.

Moeraki Boulders came to us from another planet

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