Texas Stonehenge 2 and Bob
Stonehenge II - Ingram, Texas
Stoneheng II Arch
Currently, the Texas Stonehenge in Hunt, Texas has been moved to Ingram, Texas. The nephew, Al Shepperd, of the original builder, also named Al Shepperd, decided to sell the land upon which his uncle had built the famous Texas landmark.
When the news of the land sale got out, the folks at the arts foundation, which runs the Point Theater on the banks of the Guadalupe in Ingram, immediately started a Save Stonehenge Facebook page (which I cannot find). According to the Austin American Statesman, they have been collecting funds to move the limestone and stucco monument to be re-created more like the original Stonehenge in Salisbury, England.
The city council in Ingram wants to help fund the move, but some of the silly Texans around the hill country town think Stonehenge is tied to Paganism and human sacrifice (just conjecture), and they don't want city funds used to re-create the demonic monument. What a bunch of horse hockey! I'm donating some money to help the Ingram council complete the task.
Hill Country Arts Foundation - The Current Location as of 3/12/2015
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About Stonehenge, Texas (the original construction):
Not too far from Austin or San Antonio Texas, there is a little spot on the road that just sort of takes your breath away.
It's lonely, barren, and way off the beaten track. Don't go there. Just read this article and look at the pretty pictures. We never want to spoil this place.
I have never been to the real Stonehenge in England, but if it's like this, I will need to go there once in my lifetime. The one in Texas is stunning and surreal.
The arch at the gateway
Stonehenge, TX is a copy of the real thing, just 60% of the size of the one at Salisbury, England.
It was built by a couple of Texas Cowboys named Doug Hill and Al Shepperd. Guess they had nothing better to do with this plot of land in Kerrville. The price of admission to this little slice of heaven is about the cost of the tank of gas to get there.
Oh, you'll have to buy your own picnic too. They don't serve food here. Or drinks. There's no public bathroom either, so it's probably a bad place to take the kids. In fact, there's really nothing to see, so don't waste that tank of gas. Go to the Alamo instead.
Strange Shadow Beings
I walked all over the place and even though I had my camera out and ready, all I saw were strange shadow beings. No famous celebrities were anywhere in sight.
It's an eerie place. As you can see, there is some sort of strange alien being in the background between the columns. I had to get closer and take a few more shots to figure it out.
What I found confused the pure-d heck out of me. It's an Easter Island statue! What the heck? I was so disoriented as to time and place that I forgot where I was! So, it's safe to say, you too will get lost if you try to visit this crazy place.
Tricks of Time and Place
Stonehenge, England was built, oh about 5,000 years ago. Stonehenge, Texas was built about 20 years ago.
The Easter Island statues (Mo'ai) were put in place in the years between 1250 and 1500. They are full bodied, but most people think of them as *heads*. They even have hats!
I'm not at all sure about how the Mo'ai and Stonehenge, Tx came to be in the same place at the same time. I do know it kinda blows my mind.
There's some other strange things going on in this desolate field where nobody goes. It's alien, other worldly and just plain frightening. Seriously, don't take the kids there! They might get abducted by little green men.