The Stone Ball – Las Bolas Grandes

The stone ball located near the regional road Vareš – Olovo was not created by the action of natural ironing, it is the work of man’s hands. The composition of the unusual ball is a granite massif – a monolith, and a conglomerate formed by the sedimentation of various gravel materials. Nevertheless, at least for a moment, the attention of the passers-by turns away, although it has never sparked greater interest from any geologist, archaeologist or any other expert.

When it was in the delta of the Dikvisa River (Costa Rica) once upon a time, the US company UNITED FRUIT COMP began to crush a dense jungle to plant banana plantations, workers came across dozens of stone balls, some of which were perfect balls, called them “Las Bolas Grandes”. Dr Samuel Lotrop from Harvard University in the village of Palmar del Sol saw huge stone balls that decorated the parks and lawns of some houses. He calculated that for a giant ball of a diameter of 2.4 m, the stone mason had to have a monolith cube of 2.7 m. Finding the key to their meaning is almost impossible because they do not give a clear cause of human behaviour. The hardest thing to answer is what they have been doing. Trying to bring some balls into relation to the Solar System has not yielded results.

Such balls also exist in BiH, and the bowl in Ponikva was transported in the 70’s from a place in a creek where it was then found, at a distance of about 3 km. Her weight is 4 tonnes.