Legend has it that a Giant Native American, named Judaculla, lived in the surrounding mountainside and creek area of Cullowhee, NC. There lies a giant rock filled with petroglyphs and experts still cannot agree on the purpose and meaning of the rock and petroglyphs. Have you been there?
Here is a video that shows more of the rock and the petroglyphs that I personally took the photographs for some years ago…
Scott Wolter, TV Host of ‘America Unearthed’, came to take pictures and video for a TV show about Judaculla Rock. To his surprise and others, he received unwelcome sabotage from a local archeologist, also named Scott.
Read about it here on Scott Wolter’s own blog…be sure to scroll down for the nighttime photograph of the Rock.
The local newspaper, The Sylva Herald, wrote an article about this filming controversy. Sadly it looks like most of that article is unreadable due to the article being part of a subscription based system. The link does explain the sentiment of the state archeologist, Scott Ashcraft.
Sadly in April 2016, some deranged individual removed a sign at Judaculla Rock Historical site and is thought to also be the one who did vandalize the rock itself. Walker Chace Wadkins was subsequently caught and his bail was set at $10,000. Last I knew they were still looking for some witnesses and information. Can you help out?
Here is the Citizen-Times article detailing a little bit more about this vandalism…
Judaculla Rock is a local treasured historical site. If you ever have the chance to see this special rock, I urge you to! And check out the history or from what they can surmise about it. A great mystery surrounds this Judaculla Rock.
What do you think? What have you heard about this rock?
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