Located in the northwest of the State of New Mexico, the mysterious Shiprok is the result of a volcanic eruption that occurred approximately 30-40 million years ago. The main part has a height of 600 m, a diameter of 500 m, and is located 2,300 meters above sea level. His name is obliged to place resemblance to the nose of the ship. Mysterious Shiprok known as a inspired by the stone, a name given to him by the Navajo Indians.
Many native tribes in the region believe that the mysterious rock sacred. She also was a significant landmark in the path to American settlers in the Wild West, and subsequently played a variety of roles in different movies about the Wild West. For the first time this mountain was conquered in 1939 by members of the California Sierra Club. The ascent was extremely negatively perceived by people of the Navajo, and now climbing is prohibited. Indian legend says that once the tribe was attacked by enemies and he had nothing left except prayer.
The gods have heard people at the ground beneath their feet were the wings and it flew up into the air, moving all standing on it in a safe place. Inspired by the stone and has remained ever since in the desert. Saved by the Navajo began to live in it, down only for water and for planting crops. One day, when men worked in the fields, lightning split Tse bit, leaving in its place only inaccessible cliffs. The men could not return, and the women and children were not able to go down and died of starvation.
It is believed that their remains are still resting on top of the Navajo and did not want to disturb the remains of their ancestors. Mysterious Shiprok also not deprived of the Navajo legends. On one of them on this mountain inhabited by birds Monsters, meat-eating people. And from the people they saved two warriors twin. I assume that they are no longer there: the mountain is popular with rock climbers in spite of the fact that the ascent to it illegally.
Navajo climbing permits are not issued for them on the sacred mountain .Unfortunately many climbers do not reckon with the feelings and beliefs of Indians and strive to climb the mystical rock. Many of them died, and the memorial plaque installed on the road to Shiprok, warns of the dangers of their possible successors. It can be reached by the highway number 666, which is often called the devil in association with the number of the beast.
His other nickname speedway Satan or the way of the devil the area around the most mysterious Shiprok also shrouded in mystery frightening: it is often seen UFOs. It is a type of lonely island of rocks encountered by the erosion of the weaker sections of the plateau rose up millions of years ago by the collision of plates. Rock or more tight destroyed slowly and therefore remains as it is. These rocks are only possible on the high plateau, and they are on all continents.
Due to the fact that they are of a different breed, they are often given a sacred or mystical significance as an example of a known Uluru in central Australia.