——————————— Kinky Stone ———————————

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The stone is located east of Hettstedt in the middle of the field, 500 meters from the nearest dirt road. It is a slightly elevated, sloping southeastern terrain. The stone rests in a pile of earth, in which two smaller stones are stuck. In the vicinity there are two more menhirs: 2.5 km east-southeast is the field preacher stone and 4.5 km southeast of the menhir Hoyerstein.

The menhir is made of quartz. Its height is 120 cm, width 300 cm and depth 40 cm. It has the shape of an irregular plate and is oriented north-south. On the top a deep cut can be seen. The east side has several driven nails. Whether the tangled stone is actually a menhir is a matter of debate among researchers. Waldtraut Schrickel did not classify him as such, but Olaf Kürbis and Ralf Schwarz did.

Finds from the environment of the stone include ceramics of the Rössen culture, string ceramics culture, the Iron Age and the Middle Ages.

According to a legend, bluish flames are to be seen on the stone during thunderstorms.

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