Unusual Rock Carving Discovered in West Virginia

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PostTue Mar 30, 2010 7:47 pm » by Savwafair2012


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A few days ago, a gentleman was walking in the woods, in an undisclosed location in WV, when he happened upon a curiously carved rock. This particular gent has been all over this ground, for years, and had never noticed this rock carving before.

He came back and reported the find, and so far no one else has ever noticed it before either. Keep in mind these gents have been all over this territory hunting and such, and are keen observers due to that pursuit. No much gets by them, but no one has noticed this rock before.

I went out this morning in the company of one of them to see this rock for myself, as I was not a little dubious.

The rock itself is embedded in the bed of a small mountain stream, around 200 meters or so away from the nearest road, up a small hollow. The stream I think is mostly dry, but has had some water running in it lately due to heavy rains. The area it's in is little frequented, and mostly uninhabited.

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The circle is 22 inches wide at the inside edge of the circle, and 21 1/2 inches tall at the inside edge of the circle. The depth that the circle is cut to is between 5/8 and 3/4 of an inch. The orientation of the stem of the central "tree" is east by north-east.

I did a cursory search of Google images (just the first 20 pages) and found similar, but not identical, figures. They were the Norse "World tree" (Yggdrasil), the Celtic "Tree of Life", and a Buddhist figure somewhat resembling the carving. None of these explains how THIS carving would be found in the middle of nowhere in West Virginia, with this obvious patina of age.

The "branches" of the central "tree" vaguely resemble the layout of the surrounding hollows. There has been some lively discussion today of whether or not this could be some sort of "map" of the surrounding one or two square miles. Some say it most likely IS, others are equally certain that it ISN'T. So far, no theory has been advanced as to why anyone would take the time to rock-cut a map of such a small area.

An idea has been advanced that it is some sort of Indian carving, but no purpose for it has been suggested.

Why the "tree"? Why the circle? Why in the middle of nowhere, off the beaten path, in an uninhabited area? Why in the middle of a stream bed? Who would take the time to carve it, and for what purpose?

Any ideas? Explanations? suggestions for further research? I have to admit my perplexity in the matter once again.



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PostTue Mar 30, 2010 11:00 pm » by Kingz


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A few days ago, a gentleman was walking in the woods, in an undisclosed location in WV, when he happened upon a curiously carved rock. This particular gent has been all over this ground, for years, and had never noticed this rock carving before.

He came back and reported the find, and so far no one else has ever noticed it before either. Keep in mind these gents have been all over this territory hunting and such, and are keen observers due to that pursuit. No much gets by them, but no one has noticed this rock before.

I went out this morning in the company of one of them to see this rock for myself, as I was not a little dubious.

The rock itself is embedded in the bed of a small mountain stream, around 200 meters or so away from the nearest road, up a small hollow. The stream I think is mostly dry, but has had some water running in it lately due to heavy rains. The area it's in is little frequented, and mostly uninhabited.

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The circle is 22 inches wide at the inside edge of the circle, and 21 1/2 inches tall at the inside edge of the circle. The depth that the circle is cut to is between 5/8 and 3/4 of an inch. The orientation of the stem of the central "tree" is east by north-east.

I did a cursory search of Google images (just the first 20 pages) and found similar, but not identical, figures. They were the Norse "World tree" (Yggdrasil), the Celtic "Tree of Life", and a Buddhist figure somewhat resembling the carving. None of these explains how THIS carving would be found in the middle of nowhere in West Virginia, with this obvious patina of age.

The "branches" of the central "tree" vaguely resemble the layout of the surrounding hollows. There has been some lively discussion today of whether or not this could be some sort of "map" of the surrounding one or two square miles. Some say it most likely IS, others are equally certain that it ISN'T. So far, no theory has been advanced as to why anyone would take the time to rock-cut a map of such a small area.

An idea has been advanced that it is some sort of Indian carving, but no purpose for it has been suggested.

Why the "tree"? Why the circle? Why in the middle of nowhere, off the beaten path, in an uninhabited area? Why in the middle of a stream bed? Who would take the time to carve it, and for what purpose?

Any ideas? Explanations? suggestions for further research?
I have to admit my perplexity in the matter once again.


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I find these matters always very interesting, although a bit strange story since the guys never saw it before.... :think: Maybe it was from more recently... but then it has to be either fake... or non man made :peep:

Anyway, I also did some googling searches and came up with some "similair" pictures also of rock carvings / engravings in Ku-ring-gai Chase, it is a national park in New South Wales (Australia).

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20 metre long petroglyph at Ku-Ring-Gai_Chase_National_Park, West Head

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Petroglyph near Waratah Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park

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Petroglyph near Waratah Track, Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park


But as far for meaning.... I have no idea, I wrote it down and have put it in my pile of "research" subjects :flop:

Also worth mentioning maybe, there is a giant Sphinx Memorial.... made by 5756 Pte. W. T. Shirley as a memorial to fallen A.I.F. comrades. The Sphinx is approximately 1/8th the size of the Great Sphinx
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PostSat Jul 17, 2010 12:39 pm » by Mordarlar


I know this is an older thread but i thought the info at these links may interest you. There are old Celtic Ogham hieroglyphs in WV which some are suggesting predate Columbus' arrival. Controversial of course but interesting. Really intriguing is the the fact that David H. Kelley (of Maya glyph fame) agrees that the WV glyphs are in fact likely Celtic Ogham.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Virginia_glyphs

http://www.irishcultureandcustoms.com/A ... anNav.html

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PostTue Oct 18, 2011 6:03 am » by Trpwire2


Most likely Ancient Welsh.

Read about King Arthur and Prince Madoc in America.

google Alan Wilson and Blackett..................very convincing video's

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PostTue Oct 18, 2011 11:51 am » by Harbin


There it is !
I was wondering where I left that.
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PostTue Oct 18, 2011 12:15 pm » by Coolwes105


just what we need ,, another mystery

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PostTue Oct 18, 2011 12:56 pm » by Zmonkey


Dats teh Tree of Life...
Its not just Kabalah, Wicca, Pantheism, and Celtic, but many other ancient religions used the
symbol of a tree to symbolize immortal life. Quite analogous to a a Christmas Tree...
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