I received an interesting email with a collection of pictures from a gentleman named Lee in California, who writes: “I have over a hundred effigies and they were all collected within 3 or 4 acres, clearing all rocks from a job site. Mine differ greatly from the ones pictured on the other Artsology blog post that I saw, in that mine have mostly been flaked/chipped and are mostly chert type rocks.I have spent the last 6 years studying them and found many patterns that should prove these are man made, as archaeologists do not recognize them as anything but ‘pareidolia.’ I have eliminated ‘coincidence,’ because finding this many would make the word lose it’s meaning.”
Lee has provided pictures of both the original view of the found rock art, as well as his own drawings on top to help show what he is seeing … let’s take a look at some of what he has shared:
Lee adds: “Out of all the ones that I have, besides most of them being flaked or chipped, they are on rocks to be well known as material that Native Americans would have used. They are very clear and easy to see, with no lighting effects or shadows needed to see them. There are patterns and similarities there, such as: 99% of these are just the head; 99% are only a profile/side view; more than 50% have a flat side,” among other things. Here’s a couple more, again with Lee’s drawings on the second paired image:
As I tell everyone who sends me their rock art finds, I’m not a rock art expert myself, so I don’t have a formal opinion or any true expertise, but I do agree with Lee that the similarities between these, and the fact that they were all found in the same area, would surely give a strong indication that they are man-made (or rather, manipulated or modified by man) and not just coincidence. Lee also mentions: “This many similarities/patterns should wake up archaeologists, but it has been tough getting their attention, so far, with pictures, or the mention of faces on rocks, all you get is ‘no, not possible,’ and they block me, or ignore my emails.” I hear this same sentiment from many people who share rock art and face effigies here.
Here’s one more pair of pictures sent by Lee, but this one (or are they two separate ones? I’m not sure …) is quite different, as far as the type of rock and the clear carving-out of eyes and a mouth. It’s a pretty interesting find, don’t you think? If anyone out there has info and knowledge about these finds that they would like to share, please add your thoughts in the comments section below.