Guardian of the Badlands

Posted by on April 23rd, 2009


We know what you’re thinking. Is that a massive Native American wearing headphones or a natural geographic feature created by soil erosion? investigated, and after a little plinking around on the internet, we were gravely disappointed to find that it was the latter. Located near appropriately titled ‘Medicine Hat’, Canada, this large physical depression is called the Badlands Guardian.

For years it was famous to locals for appearing to be a Native American from the air. Then an oil well and road were built and made the Badlands Guardian a modern man with the gift of nifty iPod headphones. Lynn Hickox originally discovered the site, then local radio broadcasters had the community vote on what the apparent figure would be called. I think the people of Alberta chose right. Badlands guardian is a bad ass name.

We’d like to think that the aliens got bored with crop circles and decided to get a little more artistic.

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