Mysterious, Giant Face Found on Cliff in Canada - Man-Made or Natural?

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.”



The strange face was spotted on Reeks Island in British Columbia, Canada

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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This is obviously a case of paradolia and not some First Nations sacred site. Though it may turn into one eventually.

The question is: how would any ancient sculptor be able to do this? He (or she) would need pitons, rappelling ropes and other modern mountaineering gear to just get to the cliff face (pardon the pun). Then the artist would have to have metal tools of a hardness that could chip away at the rock and leave the sharp edges it has.

Nope, this is one good example of paradolia and nothing more.

It’s pretty asymmetrical.  If it is mad-made, which I doubt, it wasn’t made to a very high standard as far as megaliths go.

Good spot, Patricia.  I couldn’t see the second face at all in the video, but can see it in the still photo.  I couldn’t see the nose and lips you refer to, but will try again later.

As the article and several posters have stated, we all have a tendency to see facial images, but then again, they seem carved.  The comments about technical difficulty don’t change my opinion, as ancient people did lots of things moderns discount.


Tom Carberry

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There seems to be another face below that one, a bearded man in profile facing left. And a female’s nose and lips to the upper right. It’s entirely possible that these were man-made since we do not know everything about ancient people.


Patricia Goodwin

i guess there was only 1 photo taken


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