The Unofficial
I-26 Construction
Madison County
North Carolina


These mysterious towers of rock have been appearing around the southernmost major cut on the project for over a year now. No one at first knew who was constructing them, or why. New ones would appear overnight on top of rock cuts, on boulders, and in this photo, on top of earth cuts. Each tower is about two feet high and consists of medium and small rocks carefully stacked on top of each other. I've finally found out who is building them; it's a local citizen who lives near the area. From what I was told he's building them to help ward off evil and harmful spirits. Something is working in our favor; so far there have been very few accidents on the project.



 John Lansford
28 November 1998