Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Ice Age Remnant

The Mystery Rock

On a hillside in a forest in rural Österhaninge you will find this big rock. Or more precisely this cracked glacial erratic. It is five meters high and you can walk right through it. It has a few different names in the local folklore. One is Wolves Rock. It is said that back in the day when we still had wolves here (up until 1860 or thereabouts),this was a place where you on dark nights could hear the wolves howling.

9 comments:

Peter said...

I love wolf stories ... the hairs on the back of my neck stand up. Good choice for B&W

Dave-CostaRicaDailyPhoto.com said...

I would not want to be sitting out there on a dark night with howling wolves.

Sharon said...

It does have a scary look even in daylight.

Rob and Mandy said...

Awesome b and w shot! Brings you into the mood for wolves stories.

Margaret said...

These remarkable ice age remnants are so interesting. Definitely not something we see in lower climes! (I like the sound of howling wolves.)
Margaret

Jack said...

Interesting that the ice age dropped this one huge rock here. No others. Just this one.

Gemma Wiseman said...

This must be a fascinating, eerie place to wander! I would so love the experience!

Steffe said...

For more than one reason Gemma. There's a Viking Era runestone not far from here. And on another hillside there's an old offering stone. And atop this hill there's some remnants left of an ancient fortification...

Dina said...

Amazing rock(s)!
All this--runestones, erratics, Vikings, offering stones--is so wondrously exotic to my ears.
I'd love to wander there and soak up some of what some think is the special energy of such places.