Saturday, April 16, 2011

Mimetoliths

There's a name for them: mimetoliths. They're rock formations that look like faces or other living things.

 
The Grey Man of Merrick sits at the base of Merrick mountain in Scotland's Galloway Forest Park.
 See more examples at Wired Science

Related post on Gurney Journey: Pareidolia and Apophenia
 Thanks, Darren R.

4 comments:

Scorchfield said...

We have the Sphinx, in the large mountain of Bucegi, in high altitudine, about 6500 feet!

http://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sfinxul_din_Bucegi

poggy said...

I raise you mount Circeo, a promontory about 100 km south of Rome, where the legend says Ulysses met Circe: http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Circeo.JPG
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mount_Circeo

Greg Newbold said...

If you have ever been to Goblin Valley in Utah, you'll imagine all kinds of faces and creatures. Very cool. Here's one I found: http://www.panoramio.com/photo/37420639 and another: http://www.flickr.com/photos/molas/128647404/

Tracy Rhodes said...

My team and I have been documenting Mimetoliths in Va similar to those found in Markawasi, Peru. They have not been made public yet. Please contact me at mountainsofmystery@gmail.com for more details. Thank you