Shifting Sands Reveal Ancient Petroglyphs on Hawaii's Coast

August 11, 2016 12:09 AM

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“For some reason, there was a beam of light … just a beam,” said Watson. “It landed right on one of them and for some reason, I just turned my head … it was just a stroke of luck.” They first discovered a large petroglyph etched into the sandstone. Going in for a closer look, they came across at least 10 more figures stretching across about 60 feet of the beach.

While these ancient carvings may have been visible thanks to sand movement in the past, this is the first time they’ve been brought to the attention of state officials.

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