Imagine the strangest thing you’ve heard today. Prepare to have that topped by this story!
On Tuesday, in Loughcrew, Ireland on the grounds of an ancient church that belonged to St. Oliver Plunkett, and beside a series of 6,000-year-old passage grave tombs, an ancient Claptone tomb was discovered. Yes… THE Claptone! Check out the video of the finding below if you don’t believe us!
That video went super viral in Ireland with Journalists from the local area and further afield rushing to the scene of the dig to hear more about this incredible find. After picking up on the massive discovery, Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ, drove directly to the scene to interview the guys who uncovered the Claptone Tomb for the biggest televised news programme in the country.
“The Department Of The Environment” arrived to excavate the scene and quickly ushered the workers away from the dig site. According to several sources, the department apparently erected tents and lights and excavated overnight. After a bit of research, it was revealed that there was no such thing as “The Department Of The Environment” leading to some incredible conspiracy theories being thrown around about potential government cover-ups.
Among the media circus, “The Department Of Heritage, Culture and The Gaeltacht”, the department who would have been in charge of such a find, released a statement saying they had not been contacted and would not be investigating the find. “While this video is certainly intriguing and very entertaining, the archaeologists of The National Monuments Service of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have not been contacted and have no intention of investigating the ‘find.’”
The Irish media don’t know what way to turn or who to believe, conspiracy theorists were worked into a frenzy and the public were beginning to get frustrated at the lack of information provided by the relevant authorities.
That wasn’t the end of this crazy saga however as the missing tomb then reappeared on Dollymount Strand in Dublin having apparently washed up on the beach. The piece was discovered by Oliver Andrew who was out jogging on the popular beach. Oliver posted this video on his facebook page after the discovery.
We’re still trying to wrap our heads around this fiasco. Ibiza Club News were first to break the news of the second discovery and they received extra images and videos from Oliver Andrew. There was one image which peaked the interest of the Irish Cultural Artefact Museum which you can check out below.
The Museum wrote, “Those symbols (in the image) are ancient Ogham symbols. Ogham was the alphabet used in ancient Ireland, circa 4000BC. When translated, the symbols above read 16118 from what we can decipher”.
So we have a 6,000 year old Claptone dug up out of the ground on an ancient burial ground only for it to go missing and then wash up on a popular Dublin beach with rumours of a cover-up from the Irish government with Tuesdays date of 16/1/18 etched into the back of the piece?
There’s a lot going on here for us to process!