Birmingham, AL

Look At What This Construction Crew Just Uncovered in Birmingham, Alabama

Ashleigh Nicole

With all the construction going on in the world, it's a wonder there aren't even more things like this to be found on the internet. Yesterday, a mysterious find in Birmingham, AL was posted on Reddit, and it has Redditors all debating what it could be.
Photo of rocks and one particularly round RockPhoto byReddit

The original post was made yesterday by u/forester_au_93. The post was created in r/whatisthisrock, and it said,

"Anybody have a clue? Birmingham, Alabama off the side of a very rocky soils, mostly undisturbed mountainside. It was pretty deep, not sure how deep though."

He later added,

"Update: it was first spotted/pulled out of the excavation at around 6 to 8 ft deep in the ground."

And again,

"2.5 - 3 ft just got word back from the field."

There have been responses to this question posted ranging from cannonball to fossil to meteorite. Speculation has run rampant.

The most popular and plausible explanation for the mysterious find has been concretion, similar to Moeraki Boulders. A concretion is a sandstone that is rare and naturally formed by swirling water over a long period of time.

There are several other examples given of similar finds around the world. No definitive explanation has been given yet; however, the user who made the original post agreed to keep fellow Redditors updated once it is identified officially.

What do you think it is? Have you ever seen anything like it before? If so, let us know in the comments. You could even join the discussion on Reddit and have fun joking back and forth with the group about the various possibilities surrounding its origin.

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Ashleigh Nicole is an Alabama-based writer and freelancer, bringing a unique blend of culinary expertise and creative storytelling to the world of writing. The former executive chef at a prominent French bistro was forced to rethink career choice after COVID-19. She is now a truth seeker and news junkie sharing what she finds with her audience. Drawing from her diverse experiences, Ashleigh now uses her storytelling abilities to captivate readers and offer a fresh perspective.

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