Candelabra on the back side of Paracas Peninsula.


This candelabra is huge and it is drawn in the sand. No one truly knows who drew it or why, but it has been around for about 2000 years. Theories range from extraterrestrials to the fisherman leaving a sign for other fishermen. How has it lasted so long, you ask. Well it does not rain here and the sand has gypsum in it that hardens when it contacts water. So how does it get in contact with water when it does not rain, you ask. Well it is right beside the ocean and water evaporates causing the air to become humid. When the night air cools it drops the moisture in the form of due and, voila, you have wet sand which then hardens. Not even the winds can move the sand after that.

It was not our guide here who explained that. My guide who took me to fly over the Nazca Lines explained that when I mentioned that I had seen the candelabra. She also wanted to know how my guide there had explained the candelabra. She said the most believed theory is that it was a sign for the fishermen.

About Gramma Barbie

I am first and foremost young at heart. I am proud to be a mother and grandmother. I was a registered nurse since graduating from BCIT in 1974 until retirement in 2021. I am now a self employed hypnotherapist.
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