Yesterday's Myths & Mysteries

Mysterious Stone Found In Kupang, NTT, Indonesia

In 1992, a strange artifact was discovered in a cave on the Devil Hills (or Mount of Satan) in Kupang, East Nus Tenggara, Indonesia.

The artifact was a stone, which possessed strange carvings on its surface.

The mysterious stone (photographs can be seen here) belonged to a geologist who lived in Kupang and died of illness in 1994. He’d been exploring a cave at the Devil Hills at night, and came upon a strange pile of rocks, where he found the stone.

It appeared like two pieces of rock bound together, but its most curious characteristic were the drawings upon its surface: stars, the Sun, and arrows pointing in every direction.

You can also see humanoid figures and what looks like a diagram of the solar system. These carvings on the rock may be compared to the Pioneer plaques. These were plaques sent into space aboard Pioneer 10 and Pioneer 11 in 1972 and 1973, respectively, meant to give any intelligent life in the universe information on the crafts’ origins.

On the strange stone, the images (if they are similar) appear reversed.

The artifact also had other qualities (translated from original article):

“According to Willy [Soeharly] who is now a field investigation team coordinator BETA-UFO Kupang and surrounding areas, the rock contains a magnet and is thought to contain radioactive elements.”

The stone is now kept by the geologist’s family.

In the area of the Devil Hills, there have also been reports of UFOs, including “three black dots” that had formed a triangle, which some claimed had been the markings of a UFO landing. These markings eventually vanished due to erosion. Neons lights had also been reported descending toward the hills.

Is this a legitimate artifact? It’s possible this could actually be a septarian concretion, a kind of rock formation where cracks or separations occur and fill in with minerals. The carvings could very well be man-made. But let your mind wander…

What could these carvings mean? Why are they there?


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. For nearly 10 years, he's managed Stranger Dimensions, providing a unique perspective on all matters involving time travel, parallel universes, and whether or not robots might one day take over the world.

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  1. saw videos of klaus dona’s documentary on secret history of the human race, this stone just shows that the ancients, knew more than we do… wish that some race from that time would come back and tell us more…

    1. Have you ever noticed all this happened before JB was born? Since then our planet is a place where the aliens hate to visit back…. 🙂

  2. I’ve got a geode I found in California that looks a heck of a lot like that. Minus the surface carvings-markings of course…

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