Mysterious, Giant Face Found on Cliff in Canada—Man-Made or Natural?
By Tara MacIsaac , Epoch Times
Parks Canada is trying to figure out how a face, estimated to be about 7 feet tall, appeared on a cliff in a remote region of Canada. It was discovered a few weeks ago by Hank Gus of the Tseshaht First Nation. He’d been searching for it for two years.
In 2008, a kayaker had reported seeing it and sent a photo of it to Parks Canada, but could not identify the precise location. Parks Canada had contacted the Tseshaht administration office to ask about it and Gus eventually began his search.
The debate now is whether it is man-made or a natural formation.
It is difficult to get to. Gus estimated it’s about 40 feet up from the bottom of the cliff face and about 25 feet from the top. A rugged coastline and rough waters have prevented further investigation these past few weeks, reported CTV News . It is located on Reeks Island, part of the Broken Group Islands, in British Columbia.
Parks Canada First Nation’s program manager Matthew Payne told ABC News : “The Tseshaht has lived in area for thousands of years, so we working with the First Nations to find out if there are any oral histories the face could link back to.”
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The strange face was spotted on Reeks Island in British Columbia, Canada ( Wikimedia Commons )
Discovery News noted that, “There are psychological reasons why people see faces where they don’t exist: It’s a phenomenon called pareidolia, in which the brain sees faces in ambiguous stimuli such as clouds, coffee stains, and rocks. The human brain is hard-wired to recognize faces; in fact faces are the first things that babies learn to recognize, and parts of the brain are specialized for finding and recognizing faces.”
Is this a case of pareidolia or is it the handiwork of someone who scaled the difficult landscape long ago?
Gus told CTV it reminds him of a carving on the door of the Tseshaht administration offices of “Ugi,” a symbol of the wind.
Featured image: A face found on a cliff face in Pacific Rim National Park Reserve's Broken Group Islands in British Columbia, Canada. (Parks Canada/Tanya Dowdall)
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I wonder if this could be a trick of light (as NASA claims is the “face on Mars”). Perhaps that’s why it took two years to find it as the sun had to be in the correct position
is it just me or doe's the face have Asian feature's ?
No ones got close enough to see chisel marks or other fine details that need to get close to see them.
I believe it is man made, yet why there ? I again bet it is a marker for a burial or treasure. What else would its purpose be ? Ancients always did things for reasons, unlike us today who do all kinds of things for the hell of it. Someone could be lowered in with a helicopter to at least get up close once...
As usual the video ( of a photo ) only shows this from a distance, in soft focus. There is no way to get a good look at it. Which tells me, it is probably a natural formation that just looks like a face. Like the old man of the mountains. It would be easy enough for experts to determine if it were man made or not. If it were, there would be chisel marks. After googling " cliff face found in British Columbia" a much better photo was obtainable. It is simply broken chunks of rock, not a carving not even a resemblance!
It just could be a marker for a grave site. a king ? or a treasure. Go in and investigate !
Sonar beneath the surface couldn't hurt.. metal detector at least.
What other ruins are near it, though it is remote, that don't mean no one has ever been there, i know kings search for places to place their tombs, with what they know they desire to take with them, treasure trinkets ! :)