Giant Rock

Friday, 19th May 2006 by

This is Giant Rock in the Mojave desert, California, which is (wait for it)... the largest free-standing rock in the world.

Er, right.

But wait, there's more! George Van Tassel (the dude that built the Integratron) carved a small room into the bottom of the rock, where he carried out weekly meditation sessions to communicate with space people.


I wonder if the hole in it had anything to do with the rock splitting into two pieces in February 2000? You can see the gleaming white interior of the piece that fell off of it in our thumbnail, and here are before and after shots.

This must be something to do with aliens of course, because in the postcard it's basking in a strange purple light. Case closed.

Thanks to Jeff Alu and Kirk Hayhurst.

P.S. This very strange page has this fantastic paragraph about Van Tassel which I just can't resist quoting πŸ˜€

He was awoken by a man in a one-piece blue suit standing beside his bed who said "My name is Sylvanon, I'd be pleased to show you my craft". He tried to wake his wife but was unable to do so. The ship was standing about a hundred yards away, and on being taken aboard found it was very like the one in the film The Day the Earth Stood Still