Saturday, April 16, 2011


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.


Scorchfield said...

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

poggy said...

I raise you mount Circeo, a promontory about 100 km south of Rome, where the legend says Ulysses met Circe:

Unknown 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: and another:

Unknown 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 for more details. Thank you