Vandalized petroglyph story from Alberta a HOAX

In a surprising followup to THIS story, the petroglyph story was a hoax!

RCMP say no wilful damage done to ancient rock in Alberta, no old carvings.

It appears a report of vandals damaging a giant rock in southern Alberta covered with historic aboriginal carvings was nothing but a hoax.

The rock, named the Glenwood Erratic, is located in a field near the village of Glenwood, about 100 kilometres southwest of Lethbridge.

A media report said old pictographs and petroglyphs had been destroyed, possibly with acid, a pressure-washer and an electric hammer drill.

Inspector Joe McGeough said Friday there was no wilful damage to the rock and there is no record of there being any native pictographs or petraglyphs at the site.

Tip: Roberta Franchuk

Police say they don’t know what prompted the report. Color me confused!

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  3 comments for “Vandalized petroglyph story from Alberta a HOAX

  1. Rich
    September 26, 2012 at 4:53 AM

    How very odd.

  2. Ryuthrowsstuff
    September 26, 2012 at 12:59 PM

    Didn’t the original article mention similar vandalism at other sites? Here’s hoping that part was BS as well.

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