Located near the northeastern edge of Argentina, in the swampy marshes of Parana Delta, is an enigmatic floating island that allegedly rotates on its own axis. Nicknamed “The Eye”, the nearly perfect circular island has become the subject of an upcoming documentary that will try to unravel the mystery of its existence.
The Eye was discovered six months ago by Argentine film director & producer Sergio Neuspillerm, who was looking for filming locations for a film about paranormal occurrences, like ghost and alien sightings, in the area. After spotting the unusually round island surrounded by an equally round body of water on Google Earth, Neuspillerm and his crew knew they had stumbled upon something truly special, so they abandoned their original film project and decided to focus on this mystery instead.
“When locating this reference in the map we discovered something unexpected that left the film project in the background, we call it ‘The Eye’,” Neuspillerm said in a video. “The Eye is a circle of land surrounded by a thin channel of water with a diameter of 130 yards. Both circles [the water and land] are so perfect that it is hard to believe that this is a natural formation.”
Neuspillerm soon teamed up with Richard Petroni, a hydraulic and civil engineer from New York, and tech expert Pablo Martinez and together journeyed to Parana Delta to see The Eye first hand. “The place was amazing and extremely strange. We discovered that the water is incredibly clear and cold, something totally unusual in the area,” the filmmaker said. “The bottom is hard in contrast to the swampy marshes surrounding it and the center part floats. We don’t know over what, but it floats.”
Their expedition brought up more questions than answers, so the trio of explorers recently set up a Kickstarter campaign to crowdfund a second expedition to The Eye and hopefully learn more about its origins and purpose. They’re asking for $50,000, of which they have raised $8,800, with 28 days to go. For a pledge of $25, backers will be invited to watch the upcoming documentary on The Eye online and see all the white papers from the analysis and tests conducted during the investigation. However, for a $10,000 contribution, you get to accompany the team on their historical expedition, while $5,000 guarantees you a spot on a subsequent visit to the enigmatic island.
“We want to return with a complete scientific expedition having scuba gear, geologists, biologists, ufologists, specialized drones and more, and take samples of the water, soil, plants an all other objects we may find,” Neuspillerm said about their project, called ‘Elojo’ (The Eye). “We want to understand The Eye’s relation with supernatural stories told by the locals.”
The Eye has apparently been visible on Google Maps – at coordinates 34°15’07.8’S 58°49’47.4″W – for the last decade, but until the Elojo project went public, no one ever paid it any mind. Now, the internet is buzzing with theories about its existence. Most are associating it with UFO activity and go as far as to claim that the rotating island is concealing an alien base, while the locals believe that its circle-within-a-circle shape represents the presence of God on Earth.
However, the same website recently received a message from someone named Daniel Roy Finkley who claims that The Eye is no mystery. It is apparently one of dozens of formations with more or less irregular edges. He claims that they are actually a characteristic natural environment of the coast. There’s also a YouTube video that shows several similar formations around Argentina.