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Articles

Psych-henge: 5 American Stonehenge Knock-Offs

by Eric Grundhauser / 05 May 2015

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Prehistoric stone builders, eat your heart out. (Photo: Samir Luthor on Flickr)

Stonehenge is one of the most iconic wonders of the world (although it is not one of the official seven wonders), so it's no surprise that it has its imitators. In fact the United States have at least five replicas of the famous standing stones. Made of junky old cars, giant foam bricks, or even just stone, these off-brand attractions attempt to bring a bit of that old druidic mystery to American soil, with varied levels of success.


STONEHENGE II
Ingram, Texas

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Fraud-henge. (Photo: Joshua Bousel on Flickr)

The sequel to Stonehenge in Ingram, Texas (a state which has another version of Stonehenge elsewhere), was built by farmer Al Sheppard. The attraction is a 60-percent scale replica of the English monument, although it is notably lighter. The majority of the "stones" in the ring are actually made of plaster covering a wire mesh frame making them a great deal lighter the actual stones. However there are two very real stone plinths in the center of the formation that are likely about as permanent as the originals. As a bonus bit of monumental fakery, a pair of Moai heads, like the famous ones on Easter Island, were also created on the site.   

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I'm pretty sure this is an art installation and not druid magic. Pretty sure. (Photo: Andrew Nourse on Flickr)

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And an Easter Island head too. Sure. (Photo: Jeremy Sternberg on Flickr)

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