I continue to receive inquiries and pictures about rocks and stones found throughout the United States (and sometimes in Europe), many of which resemble face effigies, but also ones that sometimes look like animals or possibly even tools. Let’s take a look at some that were sent to me by Steve in Kentucky, who writes: “I own a farm in Kentucky and it has a large creek in it, and anyone I show this stuff to don’t see anything and think I’m losing my mind.” I don’t know about you, but these don’t just look like regular rocks to me …
Look at the one above left; when have you ever seen a naturally formed stone with something that seems like a pronounced nose with an eye above and a mouth below? The bottom part of the mouth appears to be carved or hand-altered in some way. And Steve’s collection above right has some other unusual shapes, several of which look like tools to me, as they are shaped in a way that could have been used for digging … do you see it? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section at the bottom of this post.
Check out this next one below (both pictures are of the same stone, seen from a “profile” view and straight-on): this looks like a pretty pronounced nose as well, and a mouth/chin that seem like they could have been altered by hand … or even the nose … that just doesn’t seem like a “natural” shape to me!
Most people who send me these types of pictures routinely tell me of others discounting what they see and say these are “just rocks.” But in this case, let’s check out this educated viewpoint written by W. D. and William S. Webb Funkhouser titled “Ancient Life in Kentucky” and published by the University of Kentucky as part of a Kentucky Geological Survey from 1928. They write: “Investigation has shown that quarrying with very primitive tools was carried on quite extensively in certain areas in Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia, and elsewhere.” Read more here, or see more about the book here.