© spurensucher - 22.04.2021

Stable: Monoliths in the Northern Black Forest



Amazing discoveries along a hiking trail, parallel to the country road.


No one can tell me that random geology sets the tone for certain formations. Especially with such a conspicuous accumulation of cuboidal rocks as in the northern Black Forest near Oberreichenbach.


What is the probability that after tectonic movements of the earth's crust, glacial processes, etc., such cubic bodies as this one (first illustration) could have been formed in a "natural" way?


In addition, this almost 5-metre-high monolith is located on a rather steep mountain flank. Proudly erect and completely unaffected in harmony with its immediate surroundings. Supported by adjacent stones as if by magic. (In the picture: discoverer Bernd).




You can see it quite well from behind - on the back the monolith is loaded rather than supported.




Or do the stones behind it "push" without effect? This monolith could just as well have been pushed completely forward and tilted by the rock mass behind it on the slope side - so that it fell "upside down" down the slope. But that did not happen.  


A few metres in front of the standing monolith is a cuboid-like rock object that appears similarly "constructed" or "shaped", but is much flatter.






It is also a little on the edge of the slope, but has obviously been stable for a long time: the "perforated" cheese stone, with the country road in the background.




The cuboid-shaped object has marks on the back that partly resemble footprints. However, they could also be protohistoric processing marks.



Almost perfect in form: Cuboids and stacked goods in close proximity

The tall monolith and the squat "cheese stone" at its side are not the only attraction of geological "coincidences" in the immediate vicinity (about 50-100 metres around).


When the mood tilts, many a cuboid probably tilts as well. Assuming that we are (could be) dealing with a megalithic building complex, a cataclysmic event must have taken place.




Always striking are the geometric structures that appear there in a hodgepodge of rocks. Machining marks are hardly to be doubted at this point. Some rocks seem literally stacked.




Here, too, there are indentations in rocks like punctured blisters. A natural phenomenon or symbolic remnants of a lost time?




All the remains of the past are scattered over a limited area, to the side of a hiking trail. As suddenly as they appear at the side, the accumulation of these rocks is quickly left behind after a manageable walk. There is much to suggest that there may once have been a complex of buildings on this site, of which only rudiments remain today.










In any case, the one or other resting place also invites you to linger.