Saturday, August 24, 2019
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help    |   Cookie Policy    |   Privacy Policy    RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Dalhousie Mountain carvings mystery endures


Posted on Sunday, 19 November, 2017 | Comment icon 3 comments

Did tourists carve the names during the 19th century ? Image Credit: CC BY-SA 3.0 Donar Reiskoffer
A series of names carved in to the rocks of Dalhousie Mountain are thought to date back over 100 years.
Discovered by workers in the 80s or 90s during construction of the New Brunswick trail, the Dalhousie Mountain carvings remain one of Canada's most enduring mysteries.

The names were found nestled beneath moss and grass in the middle of nowhere and appear to date back at least as far as 1880 judging by the inclusion of timestamps on some of the carvings.

"We found [them] by accident," said Gary Archibald, one of the workers who discovered the names.

"We didn't want to open up too much of the mountain to see how many names was there because we didn't want to deteriorate it. The moss had been protecting them."

One theory suggests that the names were left by tourists visiting Dalhousie back when it was a summer resort during the late 19th and early 20th century.

A local hotel, Inch Arran House, opened in 1884.

"It predated the Algonquin by a number of years," said Bill Clarke, the director of the Restigouche Regional Museum. "I suspect some of the people who were vacationing at Inch Arran House would hike up there and add their names to the rocks."

Source: CBC.ca | Comments (3)

Tags: Dalhousie Mountain

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by evalha on 20 November, 2017, 1:09
carvings of name 100 years old?? MIND BLOWN MYSTERY OF THE AGES
Comment icon #2 Posted by seanjo on 20 November, 2017, 10:06
"One theory suggests that the names were left by tourists visiting Dalhousie back when it was a summer resort during the late 19th and early 20th century." Mystery solved I would say...
Comment icon #3 Posted by Noxasa on 20 November, 2017, 10:39
I think the point is not the age of the carvings, but the fact that, under moss and grass, they were even found at all. They could have easily been lost forever with only those who had carved them, and long in the grave, ever knowing they existed. There's a quite beauty to that concept, I think. Maybe if some of us carve our names on a rock in the back woods somewhere, that someday in the distant future, maybe thousands of years, someone may find it and wonder. :-)


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
8-year-old steals parents' car twice in one week
8-24-2019
A young driving fan from Germany ended up crashing after repeatedly taking his parents' car out on a joyride.
NASA is investigating 'first crime in space'
8-24-2019
The case is believed to be the first time that someone has been accused of committing a crime aboard the ISS.
Homeowner films 'ghost' on security camera
8-24-2019
Footage recorded inside a Long Island home earlier this month shows a ghostly shape entering through the door.
City offers $1.1M for proof that it doesn't exist
8-23-2019
A group in Bielefeld, Germany is offering a hefty cash prize to anyone who can prove that the city doesn't exist.
Stories & Experiences
A visit from beyond
8-20-2019 | Australia
 
A strange voice
8-5-2019 | St. Catharines Ontario.
 
House vibrates
7-20-2019 | Northern part of lower Michigan
 
Sudden writing on hand
7-20-2019 | England
 
 
Spontaneous exorcisms
7-5-2019 | Ontario
 
A call from 'The Lobster'
7-5-2019 | Russia
 
Witnessing tree spirits
6-25-2019 | Ontario
 
I didn't move my blankets
6-25-2019 | Spring, TX
 
Bitten by a spirit?...true story
6-15-2019 | Dallas, Tx
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.712 Unexplained-Mysteries.com (c) 2001-2019
Terms   |   Privacy Policy   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ