Sunday, November 1, 2020

Amazing Sculpture Found in Mountains: Ancient Artist?



Life-long explorer, adventurer and researcher, Don Monroe, has a million stories to tell, only he's been on the road nonstop, busy hiking the back country in dozens of countries, climbing the highest peaks and crawling in the deepest caves to understand this natural world we live in. He has hunted, tracked, trapped, cast footprints, talked to Native people, continued several-decade long ongoing research projects, devoured tons of research books, and ultimately sought answers about every aspect of nature and all the mysteries within. During those travels, he came across many unusual things. What I am presenting now is one of them - 

Don Monroe and a researcher friend named Massey, were up at about 8000 feet on Anaconda-Pintler Range in Montana. They were tracking a bear when Don noted something sticking out of the ground, just a bit of something, but didn't look like a regular rock. 

It measured 

In this remote area at that elevation, the idea of running across something man-made was unlikely. He stooped down and dug at it and pulled it of the ground. Only the nose area had been exposed.

As he removed the dirt, Don discovered it was a carving made of stone. The back side of it appeared be unfinished and there was some kind of odd lettering carved into it.

Up close, the carving shows a snake is wrapped around the figure. For this reason, it came to be called Naja Man.

It measured 5 inches wide x 6-1/2 inches high and weighing 11 pounds (a heavy stone!) It also appeared to be broken off of a body or other part beneath the hard cold earth. The back of it was unfinished and rough with writing. 


My enhancement to see writing

He took it around to the tribes in the region and they agreed it was not their work or their style. The rock it was carved from appeared to be from rock found about 10 miles away. So, the local native rock and a carving shows it was likely someone there had carved it. But when and who? Given the extremely remote location and burial in the earth, it had been there quite some time, perhaps many snows and thaws had passed. It also looked as if it had broken off of something larger.

Looking at the facial style, it is different than most native styles. I compare it below to a moundbuilder figure -


Cahokia Mound

Bat Creek, TN            NAJA MAN BACK

Grave Creek, WV       NAJA MAN BACK

Heavener Stone, OK   NAJA MAN BACK

Los Lunas Decoulage   NAJA MAN BACK

This unusual find is really a mystery and continues to be. It is Don's hope to find out how it was made, where it was made, why it was made, and by whom.

Update:  Joe Taylor of Mount Blanco Fossil Museum in Crosbyton, Texas has been such a HUGE contribution to research. He personally created a mold to be able to replicate the Naja Man. 

Be sure to give his show a listen on KGRA - Forbidden Paleontology, Thursdays at 7 pm EST/6 pm CST/4 pm PST. Joe also has many exciting published books on a variety of subjects. 

You can also find his expert replicas of exciting fossils and finds. 

Naja Man replicas are for sale! $200 in plaster white or gray, $225 in plastic, light or dark gray. Shipping $25 in the US. Call 806-675-777 or check out his website for Mt. Blanco Fossil Museum. Let Joe know that I sent you! He is always pleased to see curious minds coming from my Ghost Hunting Theories site. 

God bless awesome minds and talents like Joe. We need more folks pushing interest in ancient finds and preserving our history.


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