Mystery of moving Death Valley stones solved, study says

September 2, 2014 7:40 PM

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Mystery of moving Death Valley stones solved, study says

DEATH VALLEY — The moving stones and accompanying trails of the Racetrack Playa have puzzled onlookers for decades, but researchers say they solved the mystery using GPS devices and weather equipment.

Numerous theories have circulated about how the sliding stones in Death Valley move, ranging from hurricane-force winds to supernatural causes. Some of the stones weigh as much as 700 pounds and while movement has been documented, no one had observed the phenomenon in action to pinpoint its cause un...

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