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Stray Boulder (Bludný Kámen)
Locals say the stone that marks the spot where the gallows once stood can lead you astray.
Added by Sebastian Wortys
Parshall, North Dakota
Paul Broste Rock Museum
One North Dakota man's vast collection of rare rocks, polished orbs, and geological wonders.
Added by Ashawnta
Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Fluorescent Rocks of Sterling Hill Mine
Hundreds of glow-in-the-dark objects light up a museum in a historic zinc mine.
Added by Ashawnta
San Martín, Peru
Petroglyphs of Polish
This set of mysterious petroglyphs in the Peruvian jungle could shed light on centuries-old activities in the region.
Added by Tony Dunnell
The Merry Maidens
Perhaps the only prehistoric monument with its very own public bus stop.
Added by DrMV and ProfPR
The Mountain Sphinx
Conspiracy theories and occult legends surround this mysterious natural rock formation.
Added by patriciaoprea
Spittal Pond Nature Reserve
Where a rare geological phenomenon created a section of rock that resembles a checkerboard.
Added by dannakaplan
A mysterious phallic rock on the grounds of a Buddhist monastery.
Added by lewblank
The cluster of boulders near Fort Irwin is covered in military insignia.
Added by josephwbeck
The Crazy Pinnacle
There's a strange stone hoodoo towering atop a wooded hillside and no one is quite sure how it got there.
Added by Dr Alan P Newman
How Nature Creates Uncannily Spherical Boulders
There's a geological phenomenon behind exceptionally round rocks.
October 02, 2017
This boulder with a 200-word legal dedication to God has remained hidden in the woods for over 150 years.
Added by drondinone
Graffiti Has Long Had a Place in the Art World, But Probably Not the Natural One
An incident on Malta has locals angry about cliffside art.
September 28, 2017
Felsenkirche (Crag Church)
A tiny chapel clings to a precipice above Germany’s gemstone capital.
Added by Capemarsh
What's Causing These Egg-Shaped Rocks to Form on a Cliff in China?
Locals collect them for good luck.
September 13, 2017
Icelandic folklore says this giant boulder was ripped from the mountains and placed at its current location, where it became home to elves.
Added by matty
Lordsburg, New Mexico
The outcropping is graffitied with the name of the beloved musical Muppet television series.
Added by Welby
Found: A Diamond, Where Gold Was Supposed to Be
Since the 1850s, gold miners have found about 600 diamonds in California.
August 18, 2017
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