UPDATE: Since this story was published on Waking Times and on many other sources, a number of scientists and researchers have made an effort to point out that it is not entirely accurate. The boy in question is real, as is his love for all things Mayan and his theories about their use of constellations. However, it is unclear and unverifiable if his research was used to pinpoint peculiar looking angular features in a low lying jungle area of Mexico, and many are saying that this area is not in fact at all related to the Mayan civilization.
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.
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.
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 is Mayan 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.
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