Debunking the Pyramids of Antarctica Myth

Can't be a mountain! That's too easy...
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Sometimes, the best way to debunk a story is to read it. Case in point: The story about the discovery of ancient pyramids in Antarctica. Recently, this tale of intrepid explorers discovering a series of man-made structures on a continent that has been too harsh to support sustainable human life for millions of years went viral over the Internet.

The story was picked up by many news outlets and blogs throughout the world, and has made its way as a meme on Facebook and other social media sites. By all accounts, this story would sound like the greatest archeological discovery of a lifetime.

However, nearly everything about this article, including the pictures and descriptions of the “explorers” hint that this was merely a hoax. Even the news outlets that ran with the story are suspect. Whatever the case may be, the story is its own undoing.

The Photos

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The only "real" proof of the pyramids comes from a series of photographs supposedly taken during the expedition. Several show mountains with seemingly smooth edges partially covered in snow. Others show a conical shaped mound of snow near the coast. Finally, there appears to be an icy pyramid on a frozen plain.

The photos are not exactly compelling. The giant “pyramids” with clean edges are clearly mountains. In fact, these mountains look like any mountain range existing in extremely cold climates. The smooth edges and sides are more likely the result of two things: natural erosion and the proximity of the photographer from the mountain when the shot was taken.

The icy cone near the coast is impressive and seems like it was made by humans. Then again, it’s near the coast and that portion of its structure appears to be the result of wind, sea, or both (Update: The photo in question was actually cropped from an original photo. It wasn't the subject of the original photo. See caption for the actual person who took it)

The “snow pyramid” on the plain (also near the coast) is the least compelling. It suspiciously looks like it was photo-shopped (then again, looks can be deceiving). Also, it appears small in scale and closely resembles a pile of plowed snow (remember, there are bases with runways that need to be cleared down there).

The Article

There are several clues to the article’s authenticity. Part of the problem is its length. For a story about a new, earth-shattering, history-changing discovery, it is relatively short (at least the one presented by In Serbia News was minuscule). Recently, an article about the discovery of new species in the “lost world” of Australia garnered a very lengthy write-up.

The story is not new, either. It appears that variations of the story have been circulating on the web for nearly a decade. While there are some slight variations, the story hasn’t changed much, either. Most sites have added opinions, rather than updates. In fact, the “new” version of the article has the same lead from its original publication. The original writer --whoever that might be -- claimed in the lead that the search was ongoing and that eight researchers are involved. No names are given to the explorers.

This leads to another flaw in the pyramid story. The websites and blogs that chose to print it didn’t bother to validate the story. It appears nobody involved in the expedition were contacted. Any sense of sourcing done in the article was to mention an obscure website known for printing pseudo-scientific-themed articles (no link available). It’s obvious that many sites merely searched the web, found the story and placed it on their sites. This is not exactly investigative journalism at its finest (that is if you dare to give it that distinction).

The News Outlets

Most of the news outlets are found on the Internet. Many of them have posted questionable stories in the past. One such website reporting on this matter is Before It’s This site was once the darling of citizen journalism. Its platform allowed for anyone to post a newsworthy article.

Over the years, Before It’s News has been taken over by conspiracy theorists, cranks, and ideologists who have written articles about such ground-breaking stuff as secret lunar bases, alien infiltration, and shadowy government activities.

When this story was “reported” on their site in late 2012, it took on a whole new dimension. The result was, shall we say, unique. On top of eight unnamed explorers from America and Europe discovering the pyramids, there were hints of hidden Nazi bases and remnants of the lost continent of Atlantis.

The other sites are not better, either. Many will put a political stance to it, while others will run with pseudo-scientific slants. Many center around the theme of the lost continent of Atlantis. It’s not surprising to see some sites adding the line “the government doesn’t want you to know this…”

Aliens vs. Predator

Interestingly enough, this story’s origin may not have anything to do with Nazis, Atlantis or government cover-ups. Instead, it’s Hollywood. To be precise, a movie that pitted two iconic space monsters against one another.

According to a trailer of Alien vs. Predator (which is based on the movie, as well as the Dark Horse Comic series), a group of explorers uncovers an ancient pyramid in Antarctica. To make a long story short, the aliens and predator battle one another inside it while the humans try to stay out of harm’s way.

Is it a coincidence? The answer is most likely no. The story is just a myth kept alive by the nature of sensationalistic websites on the Internet. Yet, its flaws are so glaring that nearly anyone reading it can spot them. There are websites that have debunked it; however, as long as there are those that use it as affirmation for their beliefs in “alternative news” of the paranormal, conspiracies, or other bizarre matters, this story will not meet the cold and frozen death that it deserves.

Update 2016: Possible Explanation from Nature

It appears the pyramids are not a mystery, after all. For years, climbers heading to Antarctica's largest peak, Vinsen Massif, have passed by one of these supposed pyramids. Even a National Geographic photographer snapped a few pictures of it from the peak of Vinsen Massif.

There are other photos and videos on the Internet showing climbers ascending this peak, while the pyramid can be seen in the background. And, by all appearance, no one is really paying much attention to it. There's a reason.

The "pyramid" may well be a natural formation known as nunatak. These are mountain peaks that jut up above massive glaciers. They are found throughout Antarctica and Greenland. It is believed that these formations were formed by years of erosion caused by the shifting glaciers.

Below is a video that examines the photos and explains what these "pyramids" are. Warning: the grammar can be confusing, but the creator(s) behind the video are spot on in their analysis.

Ancient Pyramids in Antarctica (2013)?

Update: Another Viral Article Claims Google Earth Has the Definitive Images

From Google Earth (not cropped)
From Google Earth (not cropped)
From Vicente Fuentes' video (cropped)
From Vicente Fuentes' video (cropped)

Just when the Antarctica Pyramid was starting to fade into obscurity, another article on the matter has gone viral. This time, a name – as well as coordinates – was given. Vicente Fuentes, a Spanish paranormal investigator who writes for, posted an image of a supposed pyramid and a Spanish language documentary on the topic in mid-March 2016. Nearly every paranormal blog and internet fringe publication -- such as -- published duplicate articles.

Fuentes (who was described as a “vivid researcher”) made the claim that Google Earth captured evidence of a pyramid in Antarctica. And, for good measure, he placed the satellite image side-by-side with another satellite image of a pyramid in Egypt. Also, he gave the coordinates that anyone could plug in for Google Earth (79°58'39.25"S 81°57'32.21"W)

Many true believers have touted this as being the best evidence to date. They claimed that it was impossible for mountain ridges and peaks to be nearly perfect in symmetry.

However, a closer look reveals that the Antarctic pyramid -- possibly a mountain peak known as Schatz Ridge (a better view is the lead photo used for this article) – is not as perfect as many pyramid believers suggests. There appears to be a canyon on one side. Also, as mentioned, this particular ridge is located near a popular mountain routinely used by mountain climbers (who probably didn’t give it much thought about it being anything more than a glacier horn or nunatak).

Additionally, the photo from Fuentes appears to be cropped. The side-by-side image of a real pyramid may trick some viewers into believing they’re seeing two similar structures – when in fact, one is a huge mountain that’s mostly buried under ice (and clearly connected to a half-buried ridge with two other peaks) and the other is a man-made structure that’s less than a thousand feet high.

And what’s the story with Fuentes? He claims to have a degree in Industrial Engineering (with emphasis in chemicals) and mathematics who has an interest in things “that nobody dares to talk about.” He has written numerous articles on the paranormal including one about a “portal” he claimed to have uncovered in Antarctica (which sounds like the centuries-old debunked Symmes Hole).

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Just wondering... 7 months ago

I'm not saying whether you're right or wrong but nothing was debunked here...this is your opinion, your source links are from ufo and conspiracy theory style pages. Did you go there and ACTUALLY debunk this yourself or are you stating other people's opinions and statements from your own beliefs?

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Dean Traylor 7 months ago from Southern California Author

And how was this not debunked?

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Dean Traylor 7 months ago from Southern California Author

Just wondering. I realize you're a guest on this and will probably be long gone. Still, I feel the need to respond to your post. I am baffled that somebody who read this article would come to the type of conclusion you did by dismissing it as opinion. I can only surmise that you firmly believe in the pyramids and is using "opinion" in an attempt to discredit my own research. If you read the first paragraph, you know I was examining the SOURCE of the original story. That's why linked to those sites. These sites were notorious for posting false stories. Also I used them to point out certain key items (such as generalization and vague titles such intrepid explorers). Is that an opinion?

Also, implying that I didn't debunk it because I didn't pay a five-figure round trip to Antarctica is silly (then again there's no need for that). As mentioned the source of the claim was incredibly sketchy, and photographic evidence was highly misleading. They were clearly natural formations that were eroded into particular shape. And one photo was taken from afar.

I came to this conclusion and later found others that did the same. Is that aproblem? Finally, for the record a good opinion is usually supported by facts. Which happened here.

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Angell Iman 6 months ago

You didn't share any Facts nor supporting facts to your "Belief".

It's just "Words"! AND In Your Profile you "Claim" to BE :

"Dean Traylor is a freelance writer and teacher. He was a former journalist who had worked on various community and college publications."

ALL journalist have sources(People/Person) can refer to "If'" and when they need to Prove something...Your sources are "Websites"

You calim that photos of these Pyramids are adobe photo shopped...

What facts do you have to support this?

Show us a real photo of the Pyramids and a FAKE photo....

or refer to something similar...

Better Yet!...Like REAL Journalist they go to the AREA take pictures and video themselves...EVEN tape the EVENT...with witness...Film it as a Documentary..

The show to the people as "PROOF".

What you just did is not Journalism...It's SCAM....hoping some dumb people would agree with your words..because you CLAIM to be a Journalist..

Your no different then the same People your CLAIMING are Scam Artist...

How you gonna point a finger at somebody when there's 3 fingers pointing at you.


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Dean Traylor 6 months ago from Southern California Author

Trolling I see. So as a true believer of the Antarctica pyramid how are going to support your claim? You've already misread my bio. So tell me how are going to support your claim? Also what is your rationale? You can't stand that I refer to your beloved pyramids are SCAMS? As far as it goes I was writing about the curious sources that the story came from. And primarily they came from websites that have inconsistancies and flaws that are easily identifiable. Also did you bother to read the first paragraph? Probably not, considering you didn't take a carefu look at the grammar in your comment. Well, I have to stop here. I'm not going a troll any more attention than he desrves. Btw, what three fingers are you talking about anyway?

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Dean Traylor 6 months ago from Southern California Author

To readers: It appears a troll is having a hard time reading this article. So, I'd like to take this time to explain that the article is not debunking pyramids possibly existing in Antarctica, it's taking aim at a story generated on the Internet about the topic. This article has gone viral several times. The article was questionable in many respects and appeared to have had a few additions added to it over the years. Most likely, it was click-bait article. However, there are several naive people out there that bought into it and are now trying to take me to task on it.

For those who insist on critiquing this article, please do a thorough read of it. Much of it deals with the history and story behind the article and how it could be easily debunked by reading a few clues. For some of you (or shall I say one knuckle-head), this may not sit well with you. But, if you don't agree, you don't have take personal swipes. I bite back... hard, in case you haven't figured that out.

Also, for those critics, who believe that I should mount an expedition: Yeah, right. Why do that when the original claim's validity was questionable? The article had all the hallmark of a bogus story (vague team - with no names, subjective captions for photos of natural formations, and the ever popular "government doesn't want you to know..."

Incidentally, true believers tend to ignore such clues. In all due respects, the comments I've received are a bit ironic. They (or he - a possible sock puppet) want to me to go the end of the Earth to prove it's myth, didn't bother to investigate the matter or read my article carefully to prove me wrong. I guess that means they'll have to look at sources such as..."websites"... something a commentator claims real Journalist don't do...uh huh.

Take it or leave it. The original viral article had a lot of flaws, but it doesn't mean that they're not there. Next time (critics) peruse the article instead of scanning it.

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

Hey Angell, What's up with all those UFO and the New or Orginal Allah postings you have on your Facebook page? We see who accepts things at face value around here (By the way, I found your page because you were smart enough to post your picture and real know, a little journalistic work?)

Glenn Swart 5 months ago

Type in the following coordinates in google earth 79°58'39.25"S 81°57'32.21"W The Structures are interesting whether they are remarkable natural formations or man made structures.

Wes 5 months ago

Hey thanks for the work you did making sense of all this rubish!Heres my 2 cents i do think its concievably possible beings from other worlds could have visited the earth eans ago and traded knowledge for gold with our ancesters and it is concievable that hiding evidencevof this visit was somthing they may have been able to plan for without a great deal of difuculty because if they made it here and i do mean if not leaving us advanced technology would be day one training ! ITS ALSO QUITE POSSIBLE that all that radio silence etc that guys like Niel Degrass Tyson are allways on about means were all alone out here. I HOWEVER dont want anyone to think im the sort of wingnut that thinks every Mountain is a prymid built by extra terrestrails.

Robert 5 months ago

I guess we should discount the Bosnian pyramids as they were debunked as well...Oh wait a minute, Oh yeah I forgot that the Egyptologists have declared the Bosnian pyramid to be real! Wow maybe we should wait for ACTUAL tests before listening to debunkers like this poor schmuck.

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

Robert what does the Bosnian pyramid have to do with this? It sounds like you're reaching. And yes I know about the Bosnian pyramid nonsense too.

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

BTW, Robert, that Egyptologist recanted his claim. It helps to do further reading on the subject rather conducting a classic case of confirmation bias.

dan 5 months ago

just wanted to say i enjoyed your research on this but more does need to be done looking into these so called pyramids. I mean just cause it look like one doesnt make it one

Mike 5 months ago

Funny, this article is as devoid of hard fact as the cranks that it pokes fun at. Fight fire with fire I guess. We'll never know until the ice melts, and if that happens, we'll probably be dead anyways.

However, I will say that I live in the land of mountains (Alaska), and nature isn't prone to creating Geometry. Just saying....

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

Uh - huh mike. You keep telling yourself that. Damn I really need to invest in tinfoil companies. There a lot being used here.

Adam 5 months ago

I try not to jump to conclusions, look at all sides and keep an open mind. And I'm as interested in anyone who would like to know facts on any controversial subject. But after reading this article, I find the headline misleading on the statement of "Debunked". I guess that means I need a tinfoil hat.. or someone could do a little more effort in research. Thanks for bringing this subject to my attention. Best wishes on future endeavors.

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

Adam (or Mike, depending who you want to call yourself today) I can tell you didn't read the article, closely, if at all. First off, the title states "Debunking" (meaning it was an ongoing process) not Debunked (stating a conclusion)". That might be a little thing, but it tells me that you weren't paying attention to details.

If you bothered to read any further you'd realize I was referring to the Internet article that went viral on social media and was copy-and-pasted on nearly every fringe publication on the Net (with or without the same name of the writer and title). Somehow and some way you and others who have commented on this article seem to conveniently forget that and jump to the conclusion (oh my, did I just burst your "I-don't-jump-to-conclusion" bubble?) that I somehow didn't insert "facts", as if you're some expert on the matter. Rubbish, pure and simple. They are there and you chose to ignore it.

There's something I have to ask about people like you. Just a few questions such as (1) what ulterior motives do you have trying to debase me? One critic here was a firm believer of this because it affirmed his bizarre offshoot of Nation of Islam beliefs. What's your story? (2) what's your confirmation bias? and (3) why do you believe in weird things when all the evidence of its denial is in front of you?

As the old saying goes: It's good to have an open mind, just as long as it doesn't spill out of your head. Maybe you can use that tinfoil hat to keep it in.

Bohicah 5 months ago

So I get that they might not be man made and just natural phenomena. However they are real. Look on Google Earth or even Google maps. You can see them from the Google satellite images. Unless you think there is a conspiracy army of people going over antartica with a fine tooth photoshop comb, you can't deny they exist and in damn near perfect pyramidal topography albeit eroded.

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

Bohich, you're viewing from far above the Earth in the Google maps. Of course it looks smooth and "straight" also these were formed by the slow but powerful eroding power of glaciers. It's not uncommon that the erosion carves nearly perfect shapes.

Nancy 5 months ago

Well, I didn't come across this on the internet, but on the discovery channel. And on the discovery channel they also mentioned about the US looking into it, even as far as sending massive amounts of people there; scientists and army personnel. So I just went to google earth to try to get a close up. And of course that particular area (AND ONLY THAT AREA) is not as visible as the surrounding areas. Hmmmm, wonder why that is???

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Dean Traylor 5 months ago from Southern California Author

Nancy, you've touched upon something that's been a problem for years. When there's a documentary aired on the Discovery Channel or History Channel these days, one has be careful about what they are watching. Often they've had programs that favored conspiracy theories or bizarre mysteries involving government cover-ups, UFOs, or some form of pseudo-science and give little or no credence to objective criticism on the matter. They're looking for ratings and they know many people will pay attention (as well as want to believe this stuff) if there is some kind of "manufactured" mystery reel in the audience. As far as it goes, there's a lot of people telling me about the Google Earth maps. Sometimes, the coordinates that are given don't show up. There's also possibility that that may have been for a base camp (since there are several of them on Antarctica ) or there's really nothing photographed in that region, at all. Who knows? I just adds to a mystery that was started by an article that went viral (which was what this article was focusing on in the first place.

Shermik 4 months ago

Dean, you're a bit too defensive ...and your tone in these comments makes me think you have a vested interest in not wanting people to keep an open mind on the topic.

Why didn't you reply to Glenn Swart's comment above with the Google Earth coordinates (79°58'39.25"S 81°57'32.21"W)? Sure as %#*& looks like a pyramid to me....and EVERYONE with two eyes.

Admit it, you DON'T have any FACTS to debunk this "myth"....not one shred.

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

And you folks have been jerks in these comments. I only respond in kind. And so what if I didn't respond to the report to glenn's post? I know how images work and the power of suggestion. It's like that Martin face that turned out to be blurred. Also this is about the viral article about the subject. Why does this fact escape of you who are convinced I had no facts?

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

BTW shermik, where's your facts?everything including Google Earth turned out br natural phenomenon. In fact what you see is high school physics.

Shermik 4 months ago

Dean, until you can provide an official report from a reputable agency "debunking" them as pyramids then you must allow for ALL potential theories...stop being a flat earther.

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

FLAT Earther? That sounds like something youd believe in. Do you even know what you are talking about? Are you done trolling? You're reaching.

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

To Readers: some updates have been added to this article. Please read them before commenting....thanks!

Shermik 4 months ago

Your added "updates" still do not debunk the pyramid theory...get us the official report from a reputable agency.

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

I'm just going to call BS on your accusations. I have a feeling if I had the "official reputable agency" or hard evidence to debunk the pyramid "theory", you'd still believe in the pyramid ' s existance. When somebody states what you've stated, several thoughts come to mind such as 1. You don't have the hard evidence to support your belief 2. You don't want real facts to get in your way and 3. You have an ulterior motive for these attacks. You probably want to believe in this stuff because you hope it makes you unique or intellectually superior above everyone else. No, I don't think you're an open-minded person (so don't bother me with that when you respond). I'd worry about your beliefs. I get the impression that every snake oil men will be knocking at your door. Whether you like it or not I checked all the claims for this and found them unimpressive. Also, you may want to Google antarctic pyramid hoax. There you may find others that were not impressed either (especially Skeptics website). Finally if you can't come up with anything concrete, then don't come back with the atracks.

Lena 4 months ago

Thanks for your article. It's on the first page of Google results when looking for answers re the myth of these pyramids. Be careful of the trolls on this site, by the way. I believe Hubpages encourages them to stoke up page views and revenue...much of the benefits the writer is unlikely to see. They are a waste of energy.

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

Lena, thanks for the comments....and some food for thought. I was wondering where all the trolls came from. My next move is to probably break away from these sites and form my own blog; however, I'm only doing this part time and it's tough to find ample time to put something together.

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Anurag Sharan 4 months ago from India

A really well written article. I like the way you state facts :)

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

Thanks anurag

Amanda 4 months ago

to me it has to be a hoax.. if not why hasn't any one tried to go inside of it, or at least attempt to knock some of the snow off and let us see if it is actually man made or a natural phenomena. Another thing with all of the technology we have and all of the thrill seekers out there, not a single person has tried to venture inside of it? Also, I went on google earth and looked at the images. You will notice a whole ridge like structure around the so called pyramid, its almost like years of wind may have made it seem like the perfect pyramid structure. However, I wont believe its a true pyramid till someone actually ventures inside...

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Dean Traylor 4 months ago from Southern California Author

Amanda, from what I've gathered, the "pyramid" in question is close to a popular mountain that climbers will venture to. Many of these climbers seemingly don't give it much thought, in part, because these types of ridges (known as glacier horns) are extremely common in very cold climates such as Antarctica and Greenland. Also, the original article that started this, was very vague and didn't give any real names for the explorers or the expedition, itself. Since writing this a second article about the topic came out (where the Google Earth stuff came from). Although the name of the writer was given and a source, the evidence presented is questionable, at best.

James Duncan 3 months ago

If anyone has heard of the super continent theory Pangaea... The Pyramids could have been built in an certain area and then the land was broken apart and floated away from each other and created what the world looks like today and the Pyramids were frozen under the ice from billions of years and were finally discover in current day Antarctica.

shawn 3 months ago

all I can see here is people who don't know, none of us can actually know unless we have first hand knowledge, and most of us do not.

"facts" are missing from both perspectives and if the author fails to realize that he is equal to the tin hat wearing fools he has commented on.

remember it is the mystery and unknown that is important and the believers are in just a strong ground as the debunkers when articulate points are made without real facts. unfortunately the author lost all credibility and dignity by insulting readers and other thoughts opposed to or open to other ideas. I will overlook his other articles as opinionated and emotional rhetoric.

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Dean Traylor 3 months ago from Southern California Author

Shawn, after further review of your comments, I've come to a conclusion: You skimmed the article and didn't read it. But, unsurprisingly you perused the comments section (and not very well, I can see). And, you most likely are a firm believer in the pyramids and don't want anyone to get in the way of that.

If there's one thing I've learned about some of you is that (1) you think that discrediting the article by stating there's no facts (which are there is in many facets) and that's it's nothing but an opinion is somehow going to alter the findings in this article; and (2) you purposely ignored that this was an article targeting the viral ones (with no facts) on the Antarctic pyramids. Finally (3) you ignored the updates in order to support your own beliefs in the pyramids.

Also, you seem to fail to grasp the notion that I responded to those that personally attacked me.

There's one thing I ask those that question this article as being an opinion: where's your facts? You made the claim I didn't have it, and expressed that you may hold something of value. Do you have facts of your own?

In your case, I have one other thing to ask: Do you believe you're taking a high road in this by stating "both sides don't have the facts" and continue on by running me down? or that I "insult readers and other thoughts opposed to open to other ideas?" when in fact, you're doing the same thing to me.

As I said to another rude commentator, I'm calling BS on your statement. And I believe it's time to drop the "open mind". It's obvious that commentators like you are far from being open minded and will follow anyone who affirms your belief.

Nuff Said.

Troll 2 months ago

You are the completely extreme of a tinfoil hat conspiracy theorist. Just skeptic to a fault.

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Dean Traylor 2 months ago from Southern California Author

Troll, I see you chose an appropriate name. But here's the problem:you need to rewrite your response in proper English. It makes no sense. Also, if you don't have anything constructive to say, then don't bother to write anything.

karadog 2 months ago

Mr Dean traylor, i have the Admiral Byrds expedition pics of these "pyramids" ca. 30's and 40's if you want to see them from OP HG.

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Dean Traylor 2 months ago from Southern California Author

I'm aware of admiral Byrds expedition. He never mentioned anything about pyramids in antarctica. But he mentioned symmes hole of the hollow earth theory (No he didn't find any proof of that). Theres a lot of false reports about the pyramids ( which is a fairly new phenomenon).

Steve Garrett UK 2 months ago

If the Antarctic has been covered in ice for millions of years as claimed, how does one explain the Piri Reis map of 1513, which shows the Antarctica land mass with mountains and rivers. It has also been claimed that the only way for the accuracy of Antarctica on the map is if it was photographed from 80 miles above its land mass.

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Dean Traylor 2 months ago from Southern California Author

Interesting you brought that up. I wrote an article on the subject. Although it looks like Antarctica at the bottom, it's actually a continuation and an assumption of South America's continent. Map makers of the time assumed that there were land masses on four corners of the world because they believed it would balance out the world. The map is fairly accurate in terms of what cartographers knew of the world at the time. Still it doesn't contain certain Caribbean Islands while showing a mythical island. Also some of the coastlines don't match up with modern maps and satellite lmages as some ufologists and ancient alien believers claim. There are more details mentioned in the Hubpages article I wrote on the subject. Feel free to check it out.

craig 8 weeks ago

First, I should disclose that I did read the full article as well as most of the comments, and the author's reply to those comments. While there may not be significant evidence to suggest that these are in fact pyramids, the author in turn does not provide much fact-based evidence to provide that they are not pyramids. There is, however, an awful lot of speculation and opinion (I'm sure the author will fight that back) for both arguments. We should not forget to distinguish the difference between facts, possibilities, and opinions.

Being in such a treacherous location that is rarely explored or traversed, we may never truly know if these are or not pyramids. It would take a multi-million dollar exploration team, and even then, there will be those who disagree with their findings.

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Although I doubt you will answer me on these, I would like to ask a few questions.

1. How many fact-based evidence do I have to provide to prove the original article was a fake?

2. Why do you not mention the stuff from that viral article or ignore it entirely?

3. Why do you think that finding the "middle ground" by claiming there's no real evidence to prove either side is going to validate your argument (that is if you have one)?

4. Are you a genuine person, or are you one of several pseudo persona of a troll? Your writing looks very familiar. And you seem to try use the same tactic as another commentator who claimed that he (or she) read this thoroughly, despite missing the most glaring topic that this antarctic pyramid came from a heavily flawed viral article (you'll have to excuse me if I'm repeating that, but it seems it needs to be driven into your head at what I'm trying to point out).

5. Why did you write that statement: "We should not forget to distinguish the difference between facts, possibilities and opinions?" Something didn't sound genuine when I read it. And I'm getting the feeling that it may reveal your ulterior motives that you actually believe in the pyramids (even if you say "well there may not be significant evidence to suggest that these are in fact pyramids.")

I'm not an expert on philosophy or logical fallacies (but I'm learning), but the first thing that came to mind was that you were guilty of using one. Well, here's a starting point:

Since you claim you read my article in full, then it shouldn't be a problem for you to read that link and possibly read more since there's links to other fallacies. Maybe you'll discover that it's a totally different fallacy...then again if you are a troll....well I won't feed the troll, anymore.

jojo 7 weeks ago

king inang ito

Dexilicious 7 weeks ago

Intriguing shapes! But not pyramids.

IF these were actual pyramids, the hikers/climbers would have seen features that show it's a pyramid.

Stone is hard but WILL erode over time. So in the case this IS a pyramid, and a egyptian style (smooth surface) to boot (all other style pyramids have had steps and weren't as smooth as the Giza ones), even then erosion would have been evident. Wind swept snow and ice is killing!

No visual cues have been seen by the hikers/climbers who actually came close to this mountain range. So clearly no clear erosion on man-handled surfaces.

Erosion on natural formations is a lot harder to see than erosion on mand-made structures.

It's a shame they aren't pyramids, cause that would be REALLY cool.

Dean, have to per chance looked into LiDAR imaging from this region?

That would give the trolls and nay-sayers a (figurative) run for their money :)

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Dean Traylor 7 weeks ago from Southern California Author

Don't follow, Jojo, please this a complement, condemnation, or a troll act?

Tony Hopkins 5 weeks ago

Mr. Taylor – Your condescending replies to these people are hilarious and even more entertaining than the subject of the article. You have so much energy to defend this stupid article which has little to no substance, and filled with opinion after opinion. I don't know which is more embarrassing to witness, the article itself or the one who desperately defends it.

You mention questionable claims which are followed by only opinions – almost all of them are YOUR opinions. So who cares about your opinion. Some are from hikers. Hikers! My science teacher didn’t include “Dean Taylor’s opinion” or passerby hiker's opinions as evidence for science.

You should do yourself a favor and stick to the facts. You would find that you would be much more respected. That’s the point though – right? If you did, then there wouldn’t be any content for this article.

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Dean Traylor 5 weeks ago from Southern California Author

Tony, I'll stick to my facts while you stick to your opinion. If you can't read the first paragraph to realize what I was examininging or ignore the updates I placed on it and dismiss it because it goes against yoir beliefs, then there's no point of evplaining it. Also I have a right to defend it. Just as you have a right to keep your opinion to yourself. If you have nothing to add to this, then please go away.

Vicky Nair 4 weeks ago

Just one question , Pyramids are never created in isolation but as a unit . Whether the Giza plateau , whether Kailasha mountain , whether the South American pyramids , whether in China , Whether Bosnia and we can keep naming them ? So the idea of being photoshopped and removing the rest as pointed out in your article , is something I would like to hear from you about ?

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Dean Traylor 4 weeks ago from Southern California Author

Vicky, that's right! The pyramids of the world never stand alone. They are placed in groups. Anyway, I mentioned that one photo suspiciously looked photo-shopped. That was the pyramid near the coast. Back when I wrote this three years ago, the lines, shapes, and shading appeared to be muted. However, what I discovered was the photo (most likely lifted --unknowingly -- from someone's Flicker account) had been cropped. It had been taken from afar and it was not the subject of the original photo. In fact, when one looks at it in the un-cropped photo it appears almost to blend in with the background. Also, it appears to be small and possibly windswept (which is very common in frozen and windy places). The cropped photo was most likely expanded, thus giving the appearance that it's bigger than what it appears to be. I am old school when it comes to Photoshop. When I used the program, I used to crop the photos or enhance the colors. I rarely used computer-generated illustrations of lines on them. So, my definition of the term may differ from others.

Gabriel Trammell 3 weeks ago

We have radar satellites that could be used to solve this phenomenon. I just think if they did find signs of a civilization in Antarctica it would be smashed under millions of tons of ice in a valley not in a mountain range poking out of the ice. I am not a expert tho. Something people should check out tho if they like shows about mystery's. Is a old show called In Search Of with Leonard Nimoy. Its a mix of facts and fiction but done right in my option.

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Dean Traylor 3 weeks ago from Southern California Author

Gabriel, I used to watch that show when I was a kid. A lot of the stuff scared the bejesus out of me; however, during one episode my father (who was teaching science), uttered the words that would change my perspective on the type of psuedoscience stuff...."B*** Sh**! This stuff doesn't help science, it hurts it!"

These days, I catch the show on's still entertaining, but I know better.

Gabriel Trammell 3 weeks ago

Ya you can not take "In Search Of" seriously Its mostly just myth and legend. I would not expect a science teacher would refer to it as a good source for facts.Although I used to watch old NOVA documentary's that where far more useful for facts. At least "In Search Of " Is not as bad as that Ancient Aliens show it makes me laugh. I better be quite I might offend the trolls lol. The search for truth will always have its haters and other odd ones. Have a good night Dean and watch out for those lizard people :)

PHIPHER 3 days ago

I don't see any debunking in your post... but the pyramid shape mountains are real, just google earth them in Antartica the exact coordinates are....

72°16'00.58"S 165°35'40.00"E

and the almost having similar positions to Giza is at....

79°58'40.00"S 81°57'49.00"W

just visit the pictures in Panoramio while they are still available.


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Dean Traylor 2 days ago from Southern California Author

PHIPHER - the Google Earth coordinates you mentioned in your post was discussed in the last update I wrote for this article. I suggest you go back and read it.

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