Canadian Teenager Discovers Lost Mayan City by Studying the Stars

Posted by on May 12, 2016 in Sci-Tech, Science with 14 Comments
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Mayan Temple-compressed

By Buck Rogers | Waking Times

At just 15 years old, William Gadoury has blown the minds of some of Canada’s top astronomers, scientists and researchers by locating an ancient Mayan city that had never before been found. Satellite images have thus far confirmed his findings, showing unnatural geometric shapes precisely where the teenager said they would be, and now serious explorers are preparing for land expeditions to physically verify his incredible findings.

Intrigued by the ancient Mayans and their culture for many years, William, a Saint-Jean-de-Matha student in Lanaudière, Quebec, was stumped by one particular aspect of his research, and so he tried something that apparently no other Mayan investigator has before considered.


“I didn’t understand why the Maya built their cities far away from rivers, in remote areas, or in the mountains,”  told the Journal de Montreal [Source]

While poring information on Mayan constellations, he developed the theory that Mayan maps of the stars were also maps to the great cities and outposts of their ancient civilization. He was, remarkably, the first person to correlate Mayan constellations with the physical locations of these developments, and once he projected these constellations onto a map he found that the shapes perfectly corresponded with the precise locations of 117 Mayan cities.

Furthermore, he noticed that an additional constellation, the 23rd he had reviewed, contained three stars, but when overlaid onto a map of Mexico, only two of the stars were superimposed over Mayan cities that had already been discovered. The missing city led him to the hypothesis that there had to be a third development that was as yet still undiscovered.

Seeking confirmation of his findings, the intrepid teenager made contact with the Canadian space agency and other scientists who were able to provide him with satellite imagery that, to the surprise of many, indicated the presence of pyramid like structures and other geometrically organized buildings or structures, precisely where Gadoury predicted they would be.

Kid Mayan Ruins

Once these findings are verified by researchers on the ground, this city appears that it will be the fourth largest Mayan city known to be in existence.

“What makes William’s project fascinating is the depth of his research,” said Canadian Space Agency liaison officer Daniel de Lisle. “Linking the positions of stars to the location of a lost city along with the use of satellite images on a tiny territory to identify the remains buried under dense vegetation is quite exceptional.” [Source]

Once his discovery is official he will get to choose a name, and he has decided on ‘K’ÀAK ‘CHI,’ which isMayan for ‘fire mouth.’ It’s now up to Mexican archaeologists to venture into the jungle and uncover whatever ruins may still remain there, and William has already been invited to join an expedition. It appears he has a bright future in helping to uncover the many remaining secrets of antiquity.


About the Author

Buck Rogers is the earth bound incarnation of that familiar part of our timeless cosmic selves, the rebel within. He is a surfer of ideals and meditates often on the promise of happiness in a world battered by the angry seas of human thoughtlessness. He is a staff writer for WakingTimes.com.

Sources:
https://ca.news.yahoo.com/blogs/daily-buzz/quebec-teen-discovers-ancient-mayan-ruins-by-170620746.html
https://www.journaldemontreal.com/2016/05/07/un-ado-decouvre-une-cite-maya

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  1. 241315232895221@facebook.com' Mike Ewald says:

    Congratulations ! You are a great inspiration for people of all ages to keep exploring and investigating !

  2. 10206154246309485@facebook.com' Mark Montanez says:

    Vanessa M. Pino

  3. 10153871233552604@facebook.com' Fabiola Lazarus says:

    I heard some Scientists ego were hurt by doubting that lil smart kid, such a cute kid!

  4. 1595002777488395@facebook.com' Josephine Farrugia says:

    Wow what a clever young man!

  5. 10207402259472910@facebook.com' Laetitia De Nys says:

    Let’s rewrite the history books tomorrow and include all what was forgotten <3

  6. 1141745739209485@facebook.com' Ana Lou says:

    Interesting…

  7. 10209398991714995@facebook.com' Paula Brown Ferreira says:

    This is a lie

  8. 10154141769338838@facebook.com' Iain Whyley says:

    Linda Thackray

  9. 1027805220633011@facebook.com' Soprano Sandy says:

    Congratulations!

  10. 994907080531563@facebook.com' Daniel Young says:

    This story turned out to be wrong. The kid did his thing, but what he found was not a Mayan city or anything significant, and the method of finding such sites by star positions doesn’t really work. The original story is still circulating, but it has been debunked.

  11. 561165150713075@facebook.com' J Solomon Martin says:

    Bummer, maybe? I think if they explore the other areas something of significance will be found though >>https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/speaking-of-science/wp/2016/05/11/did-a-teen-discover-a-lost-mayan-city-not-exactly/

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