The Sphinx

We have recently discovered for ourselves a well known rock formation. Its known for the large stone balancing on the top. What is clear to me is the distinct features of a large mountain cat.

In the coming weeks we will have artist renditions of the Animals in Stone.

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Turner Falls Megalith

I recently acquired this photo of a stone called “Balance Rock” in Turner Falls. The problem is knowing if it is Turner Falls , OK or Turners Falls, MA. The stone is being noted as 37′ tall. You can see the base of the stone has been positioned or propped.

What are your thoughts on this boulder? Do you know where it is?

 

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A Reason.

Having spent years walking this hill I, with the help of many friends, have discovered a wonder of megalithic proportion. Stones that have stood atop this hill for thousands of years, a testament to our ancestors ancient knowledge of their surroundings.

The site I have discovered sits on key ley lines important to the ancient cultures when determining sacred places and dwellings along with ceremonial and burial grounds. Written town history describes many of the dwellings and key strategic points for the natives discovered by early colonialist inhabitants. Where these stones discovered ten thousand years ago by nomadic tribes coming over from Europe and Asia? Built my Mayan builders centuries before or are these examples of Native American stonework , tributes to their ancestors and to the Creator?  Or does this story go deeper into civilizations since wiped away, giant mound builders who’s archeological record has been snuffed out by the powers that be?

I believe what I have found is the largest collection of native stonework in New England. Currently I have discovered over 60 individual examples of stones I presume to have been worked. It is my estimation that there are hundreds. Much of the evidence to support this is compared to other documented examples of native stone work in North America. Specifically this site sits directly between many of the most documented sites in this field of archeology.

It is my greatest concern that this site be protected. Local development will certainly hinder the serenity but much of this site is on state protected land. Unfortunately dozens of these stones are on private land that could potentially be developed in years to come. It is my hope that the further discovery and documentation will help lead to the ultimate protection and respect for these one of a kind masterpieces. It is for those reasons that I will with hold the location of these stones .