A year or so ago, I heard that the
We spent a lot of
time at this location for documentation, it was clear of the antiquity of the
strange monument due to the size of, the hard to ignore Crustose Lichen. This
lichen growth cannot be replicated unless of course someone made sure the
monument was watered 3 times a week an hour at a time, point being, there was
and is no doubt of its antiquity. It was and is one of the greatest finds
concerning Spanish explorations into the Uinta Mountains from the
So what happened to it? Well a tornado could have swept through there… highly unlikely. Perhaps a strong wing blew it over or even a deer, a cow or elk knocked it over, but this isn’t the case either. Perhaps someone was so dismayed or jealous that I used the photo for my book the Treasures of Utah and out of pure hatred towards me they destroyed it? possible, plausible and believable but I don’t think so….
Whoever it was that destroyed this monument did it beyond malice, destroyed is not to strong of a word as the rocks used to build it have been scattered from hell to breakfast.
A friend of mine, Chris Davis "Basinite" who shoots some very good videos for documentary purposes, asked if he could visit the site to video it to assess the damage to see if it is possible to rebuild. Well, watch the video, there is nothing left except the base of one side.
Who ever did this, although possible kids or just some dumb asses, it would seem they did it under direction with instructions to destroy and scatter it with no possibility of rebuilding it. If it was someone who was just pissed off or some dumb ass that thought it would be cool to knock it over, why would they go to the trouble of throwing the rocks over the side and down the steep slopes in all directions to make it impossible to rebuild? I have my theories on why and who… but I will keep that to myself for now.
Tornado…. Ya that’s it, it was a Tornado.