The following report came from our long time friend Mary Sutherland at Burlingtonnews.net
She writes “RIVER FALLS- On the farm of Mr. Johnson, four miles north of River Falls, is one of the most peculiar pyramids to be found in the state, if not in the United States. It is a huge monument 45 feet across at the base, and 65 feet high, and looks as though it has been formed and fashioned by the hand of man. There is no other stone or rock formation in the immediate neighborhood.
“The first forty feet is composed of sand stone, but the cap is of hard granite, which has protected it from the storms through all the ages.”
from Unexplained Research
Monumental mystery: Old story prompts a new interest in local landmark
by Debbie Griffin
Chad Lewis started compiling his book, “Hidden Headlines of Wisconsin: Strange, Unusual and Bizarre Newspaper Stories 1860-1910,” almost by accident. He dug through the Eau Claire newspaper’s archives, looking for a date and noticed lots of “weird” news stories.
He said to himself, “I really gotta start looking for these.” So he did. Out of the 108 Wisconsin cities in Chad Lewis’ “bizarre” headlines book, “Hidden Headlines of Wisconsin: Strange, Unusual and Bizarre Newspaper Stories 1860-1910,” River Falls made it in because of a story from the March 25, 1902, Milwaukee Journal. Read Complete report