Measuring 1,200 feet (366 meters) in diameter, I had to ask myself: “What in the goddamned hell is a giant pentagram doing in an isolated area of Kazakhstan?”
Pretty much only viewable on Google Maps, archaeologist Emma Usmanova gets down to the nitty gritty and explains why this inexplicable pentagram isn’t really all that inexplicable after all. Via LiveScience:
It is the outline of a park made in the form of a star,” Usmanova told LiveScience. The star was a popular symbol during the Soviet era (Kazakhstan was a part of the former Soviet Union until its dissolution in 1991). Stars were often used throughout the Soviet Union to decorate building facades, flags and monuments. (Indeed, several online comments had suggested the site is an abandoned Soviet-era campground.)
The star in the lakeside park is marked by roadways that are now lined with trees, Usmanova explained, which make the star shape even more distinct in aerial photos. Additional images of the site, now abandoned and overgrown with weeds, can be seen at englishrussia.com.
Boo hoo! I was really hoping for a super crazy Kazakhstani devil worshipping story!
Via Zee News