Strange stone sculpture found in Sampson County


Banking. A STRANGE STONE SCULPTURE HAS NORTH CAROLINA ARCHAEOLOGISTS STUMPED. KELLY KENNEDY GIVES US A CLOSER LOOK AT THE ARTIFACT AND MORE AND WHAT YOU COULD DO TO HELP SOLVE THIS MYSTERY. Reporter: MARYBETH FITZ HAS SPENT THE PAST 20 YEARS WORKING AS A ARCHAEOLOGIST. SOMETIMES, DISCOVERIES STILL SURPRISE HER. IT’S ACTUALLY THE FIRST TIME WE EVER ENCOUNTERED THIS, WE DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THIS. WE’VE NEVER SEEN ANYTHING LIKE THIS BEFORE. FOR THIS CULTURE WAS FOUND BY A MAN NAMED TOM GIDDENS. IT WAS NOT UNTIL THE WORKER OUT PLOWING HIS FIELD, HIT IT, AND HE DISCOVERED THIS MYSTERIOUS ARTIFACTS. THE PLAN AT THE STONE AND HE PUT IT AT THE EDGE OF THE FIELD, MR. GIDDENS FLIPPED THE STONE OVER AND SAW IT WAS A FACE. Reporter: FITZ CREATED THIS MODEL OF THE STONE SCULPTURE THEN PUT IT ON SOCIAL MEDIA. ALL IN THE HOPES THAT SOMEONE, SOMEWHERE, WITH NO SOMETHING ABOUT THE ORIGINS. SHE NO LONGER HAS HER HANDS ON THE SCULPTURE BECAUSE GIDDENS WANTS TO KEEP THE BUT SHE SAID 3-D MODELS LIKE THIS OF THE NEXT BREAKFAST BEST THING FOR HAVING THIS IN FRONT OF YOU. THIS COULD BE A PIECE OF FOLK ART OR SANDSTONE, THIS IS A SOFT STONE SO YOU DON’T NEED SPECIAL STOOLS. THIS COULD HAVE REALLY BEEN CARVED AT ANY TIME. Reporter: FITZ ENCOURAGES ANYONE WHO RECOGNIZES THE SCULPTURE TO CONTACT HER OFFICE AND SAYS THEY HAVE CITIZEN

3 comments

  • Mr Anonymous

    I made that stone 8 yrs ago. In high school art class

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  • John Alvarado

    It''s mistaken identity. A natural rock formation. It's pereidolia, just like the face on Mars.

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  • Nancy Desch

    Well if it's sandstone it can't be thousands of years old because it would've eroded by now. Who knows how old this is but I don't think it is an ancient artifact.

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