“A Message from Mars” – An outer space stone inscribed with strange hieroglyphs :
In 1908, a meteorite approximately 10 inches in diameter was hurled outer space stone and buried in the ground of the Cowichan Valley in British Columbia. The marble-sized meteorite was inscribed with an unknown hieroglyph.
In the summer of 1908, a strange phenomenon occurred in the vicinity of the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. When Willie McKinnon, the 14-year-old son of Mr. Angus McKinnon, was working in his father’s garden at about 11:30 a.m., a meteor about 10 inches in diameter was thrown into space and buried about eight feet into the ground. from where he was standing.
Luckily, Willie was not injured by the meteorite impact. He immediately called his father to see what had happened and when Mr. McKinnon arrived on the spot, he was shocked to see that the meteorite was almost as round as a marble; And the hot surface was deeply scored, similar to some kind of strange hieroglyphs.
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This startling story was published as a front page newspaper article on September 5, 1908, entitled “A Message from Mars”
Since this strange incident happened, Mr. McKinnon has spent much of his life trying to decipher the strange markings on the mysterious stone. However, it seems that the strange outer space stone has never been properly investigated, as no research papers have been found yet.
At the present time, its exact location is unknown, and the ‘Miracle Stone of Cowichan’ remains an unexplored mystery that remains untouched till date.
This fascinating story was recently published in the Citizen of the Cowichan Valley in January 2015, by Do Patterson who has been writing about British Colombian history for more than 50 years.
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