When conspiracy nuts attack: Historic site defaced, but the reasons are stupid - 2019-10-09
We're huge fans of Jason Colavito, an Albany-based writer and professional bullshit debunker who heroically takes on all of the garbage being slung at us from cable TV shows about ancient "aliens" or pre-Columbian American hoo-hah and the like.
Few people take the time not only to get ancient and more recent history right, but to amass deep knowledge about the fakers and frauds throughout recorded time who have passed off bogus stories about Atlantis and the like, and how those stories end up being passed off on television today.
Anyway, we are marveling at the maelstrom of shit that Jason has waded into now, involving an overhyped roadside attraction in New Hampshire that went by the name "Mystery Hill" for decades before its owners realized alternative history was hot and changed the name to "America's Stonehenge." As Jason explains in a short video he made in 2013, as a teenager he visited Mystery Hill genuinely hoping to see a mighty megalithic structure like its namesake, and was shocked and disappointed to find just "tiny stones" that rocked his youthful interest in cryptohistory. (He also admits to taking a photo of himself lying on the "sacrificial slab," which is a pretty fun detail.)