I had a mystery to solve yesterday. Traffic on this website exploded, and I wasn’t sure why. I did see that people who had googled “Judaculla Rock” were coming here in droves.
To find out, I added a note to the particular post that was attracting attention – The Stories on the Rock - and in response, one kind reader explained that the Caney Fork petroglyph had been featured on the website for Coast to Coast AM with George Noory.
I remember listening to that radio show several years ago when I was burning up the roads at night. If you don’t want to hear about Area 51, tin foil hats and black helicopters, then you’d be better off tuning into political talk radio from Sean Hannity or the even more toxic Michael Savage.
Although I’d listen with a skeptical ear, I could always count on George Noory for something unusual and different.
Anyhow, this week, Coast to Coast posted a picture of our favorite rock, along with this caption:
Joshua P. Warren sent us this 1930s photo of a boulder in Western North Carolina covered with strange, ancient carvings. According to legend, they were made by a terrible, slant-eyed giant. However, Warren thinks they might represent ancient depictions of microscopic life. For detailed comparisons, and other pics related to his investigation, visit JoshuaPWarren.com.
As it turns out, I posted the story of Warren's theory three years ago in Judaculla's Microscope.
Side-by-side images support the idea that the carvings on Judaculla Rock (left) depict microscopic critters (right). See more of these at http://shadowboxent.brinkster.net/judacullatheory.html
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