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Zhytomyrshchyna: whose it is the hardened traces?

At the village Zamyslovichi of Olevsky district of the Zhytomyr region are fancifully scattered blocks of granite and the sandstone which hardened to granite hardness.

It is supposed that it is the remains of the ancient ocean coast. On one of blocks of ancient sandstone the trace literally of the bare human foot pressed into a stone which still so nobody thoroughly studied is clearly visible. Locals have a legend that the mark was left by Jesus Christ, davny - long ago been in an image of the wanderer to residents of the village. Allegedly villagers refused to Christ some request, and he, having been angry, turned the settlement to stone.

At villages Levkovichi and Norinsk of Ovruchsky district of the Zhytomyr region find a set of ancient stones - sandstones with similar human traces. Total number of such finds passed for one hundred long ago.

Several such stones with traces of bare human feet are also found in the village Big Fosnya of Ovruchsky district of the Zhytomyr region. On the place of a find of several such stones with traces of bare human feet even put a chapel - according to a legend, marks were allegedly left in the 15th century by the Virgin who unexpectedly was to residents of the village.

Here one of the most known sources with healing water is located. History of a stone and source was told by the local resident Zinaida Nikolaychuk: at the beginning of the XX century to such herself Korney, whose daughter recovered water from a source, dug out it, made an oak felling, began to build a churchlet. New public authority destroyed a churchlet, and the source was thrown.

But shortly the herdboy beheld fire in a well. Near stones with the Virgin`s traces five times secretly put an end at night. Five times the power cut off it. Last time, before World War II, the figure was pulled out a tractor and dug on a cemetery.

Sacred stones were going to destroy dynamite, but when there arrived “commission“ from Kiev, there was a daredevil who approached the chief of aggressive atheists and suggested “to try on“ a trace on a stone. Then declared to the stout woman: if something happens to a shrine, violent death not only she will die, but her children and grandsons.

Since then the Soviet power began to treat a source and stones if not yours faithfully, then with vigilance. All who took part in defilement of a cross over a source did not live till 35 years.

There is a hypothesis that traces in stones were left by people of the Mesozoic Era 100-150 million years ago. To harden to a present state and almost not to concede in hardness to granite, river silt needs not less than 200 million years - a little less, than the tree is capable to turn into coal.

At all desire of people is not able to leave a leg print in a firm stone. It is possible only in soft sand.

Possibly, people of an era of dinosaurs, walking on an ocean coast, left the marks in coastal sand or a layer of coastal silt. Subsequently these traces were flooded with water and safely lived already in a stone even up to now.

Modern geological cards show that the Zhytomyr region, more precisely, its northern border, was the continental coast. The border of this coast passed across the line of present Olevsky district (from the village Zamyslovichi), villages of Biegun, Levkovichi, Norinsk of Ovruchsky district and to the most Narodichy.

Ocean waves fought to rocks on which there is a settlement May Day Ovruchsky district now. On geological cards it is visible that the territory of present Zhytomyrshchyna was located on the coast of the extensive gulf in Hugo - the western part of the small continent occupying the space of almost all present Eastern Europe and Scandinavia.