The UnXplained: Mystery of Devil’s Tower (Season 1) | History

It rises from the earth like a giant fist stretching out to strike the sky a Colossal 900 foot shaft of rugged rock one whose very name conjures notions of both awe and dread Devil’s Tower Devil’s Tower is remarkable because you can drive across these sedimentary Plains see nothing but flat ground for miles and miles and In this tall dark tower emerges as you drive towards it There is nothing like it in the surrounding area. The rock has a greyish even a greenish gray color and so as you approach Devils Tower It’s a distinct stark contrast to the sort of tans and browns of the surrounding sedimentary rocks Located in northeastern Wyoming Devil’s Tower was declared America’s very first National Monument in 1906 by President Theodore Roosevelt who sought to protect it as an object of scientific interest Since then many have asked what could have caused this massive tower to form There are many theories about it, but there’s no agreement on what it was that produced this miracle of nature It is made of volcanic type materials but there’s no other volcanic activity around it. So what caused this thing We don’t know the answer to that question. It’s a really interesting conundrum Is Devil’s Tower really a miracle of nature Something that simply cannot be explained by natural and scientific laws Sorry, but that explanation is simply not good enough As much as we like to walk around with the confidence that we know this planet and we understand the planet we live on There seems to be nothing, but mystery on this planet we don’t understand how to predict earthquakes We don’t understand how lightning travels There’s so many questions that we have about What produces the forces of nature? Some have suggested that the key to understanding Devil’s Tower is to think of it the way many Native Americans do Not as a natural formation But as an unnatural one The native peoples of the area have worshipped this tower as an altar of sorts and Many feel like they can climb to the top of this place and get divine inspiration Become empowered and the question is is there some truth to this native legend that this place is a Sacred place on the planet and it is a sort of altar that allows humans to communicate To the spirits or to the universe or to the gods that they believe in To view Devil’s Tower if you want to call it that motto teepee law is what we call it. It’s a sacred place and When you see it from a certain distance even then you start to feel the wonder of the sacredness of it and as you get closer and closer the positive Sacred energy starts to build and you fill it even more when you get to the base of the tower. I Think in the case of Devil’s Tower it is so unusual It is so Anomalous that it is easy to ascribe a mystical or spiritual attribute to it We are going to find things as we continue to Observe and search and study the earth that we had no idea how they got there What type of physical process created them and we’re gonna learn new things all the time Is it Devils Tower that is unnatural Or is it our own limited understanding of nature that produces the confusion? Perhaps Devils Tower exists to keep mankind Humble as a reminder that we still have a lot to learn You

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