Pentagram In Kazakhstan, A mysterious pentagram discovered by satellites etched into a remote corner of northern Kazakhstan, baffling and mystifying viewers around the world has been explained – and it couldn’t be further from the Gates of Hell.
The massive 1,200 feet in diameter pentagram just 12 miles west of the city of Lisakovsk has been identified as the remnants of a former Soviet-era summer camp whose grounds are said to have never been completed.
“It is the outline of a park made in the form of a star,” archaeologist Emma Usmanova, who has years of experience working in the Lisakovsk area, told NBC’s LiveScience.
Though the star’s lines are dotted in for Google viewers to clearly see from a far, the circle surrounding it appears preserved by a well-worn road and trees.
Such a design may sound utterly baffling but stars were widely used to decorate Kazakhstan and other parts during the Soviet Union’s rule.
Historians say the star-shaped park located 12 miles from the northern city of Lisakovsk is in no way Satanic.
That hasn’t stopped some conspiracy theorists from ruling out explanations like devil-worshipping, however – a popular misconception for the symbol used by Mesopotamians, Greek Pythagoreans, Christians, Freemasons and Wiccans, according to historians of religion.