New Hampshire Mystery Stone

mystery stone

Construction workers came across an interesting find during construction of a building in Winnipesaukee, USA in 1872. They found a strangely ornamented black stone egg.

The find was immediately declared a wonder in the world of science, due to the fact that nothing similar had ever been discovered in the USA until then. This object is now known as the New Hampshire mystery stone.

There are numerous carvings on the egg, including a face, teepee, ear of corn and starlike circles. There are holes at the top and bottom sides.

Some researchers believe that the openings were made with technology from the recent past, so they don’t think the artifact is old at all.

For example, archeologist Richard Boisvert, gives the following conclusion about the rock: “I saw several openings in the rock, which fit with technology dating back to prehistoric South America.” According to him, the given irregularity of the openings could have been logical at that time.”


Other strange factors provoked suspicion as well. For example, no one recorded the details around the discovery of this object – the exact place and depth at which it resided. Besides that, rocks of the sort (from which the object consists of) are not frequent in New Hampshire.

Geologists conducted an analysis and the results showed that the rock consists of quartz, yielded from sandstone or monolith – close-grained, laminar rocks. Such material is formed as a result of mixing layers of rock at the faults. But such rocks could not have formed in that region.

And what’s most interesting – for nearly 150 years of research, scientists still do not know who created the stone egg and why it ended up in the ground. Some believe that the secret of this stone can be figured out with a search for a similar symbolism found in ancient scrolls.

Still, the features of the face illustrated on the object, as well as some other drawings (the corn, wigwam) allow us to suggest that the mysterious rock most likely refers back to Native American culture, which existed before the colonization of America.

The Olmecs, for example, had a “God of Corn” – Centeotl, who is usually illustrated as a young man with a satchel full of corn on his back.

But maybe this object was left behind as inheritance by the surviving progeny of the legendary Atlantis? One hypothesis suggests that the openings in the rock were made with tools, not likely owned by the Native Americans.

It is possible that the Native Americans used this object as a cult idol – a God of corn, which had to be hidden from white colonizers. The enigma around the mysterious rock of New Hampshire continues still waiting for a resolution.