The Murder Mystery Company loves a good mystery, and the very strange case of the Bimini Road is one that has captured the attention and imagination of geologists, archaeologists, anthropologists, marine engineers, and innumerable divers across the globe. This underwater ruin, located in the off the northwest coast of North Bimini island in the Bahamas, is the fabled path to Plato’s infamous Atlantis, the lost city sunk under the waves as punishment for the greed and arrogance of its people.
Some people believe the Bimini Road was the connecting path from Bimini Island to the outer islands of Atlantis, while others believe it is actually a wall or water dock. Still others believe that it is a natural beach rock formation created by sediment and water erosion, an example of tessellated pavement, a natural phenomenon.
Many archeological teams have evaluated the Bimini Road as a prospective link to the lost city of Atlantis, and have dismissed it due to lack of evidence. However, there is more than a science side to this mythological mystery. Famed American Mystic Edgar Cayce made a prediction in 1938 concerning : “A portion of the temples may yet be discovered under the slime of ages and sea water near Bimini… Expect it in ‘68 or ‘69 – not so far away.”
Cayce made many predictions through his life that were unerringly accurate, and the discovery of Bimini Road in 1968 is certainly on his list of spot on predictions. However, he made many other claims about Atlantis, including his belief that Atlantis and it’s citizens were aliens, that were debunked after his death. This has lead skeptics with a less than favorable opinion of his actual ability, and discredits his correct prediction about the discovery of the Bimini Road altogether.
With so many differing points of view and a myriad of conflicting evidence surrounding this intriguing underwater mystery, it’s hard to say which is right and which is wrong. Will we ever know if Plato’s words were a work of fiction or the first written record of Atlantis after being passed down orally for three generations? Is the Bimini Road truly a path to the lost city? Is it even a road?
Take a look at all the clues for yourself and see if you can’t crack the very strange case of the Bimini Road. Or, you can try your hand at solving a crime with our mystery experts at a crime scene near you with The Murder Mystery Company! Happy sleuthing!