Geological Oddity: The Mysterious Musical Stones of Ringing Rocks Park in Pennsylvania
What is the sound of a rock? What’s the rock sound? Can you imagine playing music with rocks? Have you ever heard stones ringing? Well listen to this ROCK CONCERT!
Incredible, no? Yes I find pretty amazing that such clear and bell-like tones emanate from the stones when they are struck by a hammer.
So what is the mystery behind these stones?
Singing boulders are found in different places around the world (UK: Musical Stones of Skiddaw; USA: Pennsylvania, Montana; Australia: Bell Rock Range). The best known is probably the Ringing Rocks Park in Upper Black Eddy, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, which is 7 acres large and over 10 feet deep. It is secluded within a forest, thus adding to this mysterious sound a mystic taste.
The exact mechanism responsible for the ringing tones remains a mystery.
But one is sure, these rocks lose their musical ability once taken away from the other stones.