How On Earth Did This Get Here…


Image courtesy of Edward from New York City

There’s a mystery lurking underneath the water just off of Hawksnest. A rather large Buddha recently appeared over near the reef, and no one seems to know how it got there.

From what we know, the Buddha appeared within the last few weeks and is located in relatively shallow water to the right side of Hawksnest over toward Gibney beach. We were chatting with Beverly over at Caravan Gallery yesterday, and she said the statue is so large and heavy that it had to be hard to get it here on island, let alone in the water. So you have to wonder – who brought it there and why?

This picture posted on Caravan Gallery’s Facebook page will give you a better idea of its size:

Image courtesy of Caravan Gallery

Image courtesy of Caravan Gallery

Pretty neat, right?

19 comments for “How On Earth Did This Get Here…

  1. NancieM
    June 11, 2016 at 11:08 am

    Ooh, I love a mystery!

  2. Dave
    June 11, 2016 at 11:23 am

    Interesting, but can’t help but question if the snorkeler is sitting on the coral??

    • Ann Pennywitt
      June 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm

      Yep, unfortunately. Even if the coral is bare, it is still alive…

  3. Snorkelr
    June 11, 2016 at 2:09 pm

    Look! an anonymous dohner!

  4. Linda
    June 11, 2016 at 4:34 pm

    Saw it a couple of weeks ago – it was quite the object of attention that particular day. Adds a little mystery and another place for the little fish to gather ’round.

  5. Capt Doug
    June 11, 2016 at 10:41 pm

    I have to wonder if the NPS will allow it to remain there as a possible religious symbol -since they would not let the beautiful Christ of the Caribbean sculpture erected by Lt. Col Wadsworth in 1953 to be rebuilt after Hurricane Marilyn

    • Radha
      June 12, 2016 at 11:26 pm

      Hurricane Marilyn destroyed The Christ of the Caribbean statue in 1995. The National Park Service had no objections, and nothing to do with its demise. It was getting pretty old, and the wind speeds were impressive, just did it in. :-(

  6. BlahBlahBlah
    June 12, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Eh, I guess I’m a party pooper but it kinda seems like littering to me. Just because some people think it’s “neat” doesn’t mean that it should be left in the water in protected park lands.

    • Jay
      June 13, 2016 at 10:41 am

      I agree with BlahBlahBlah. What will be the next “neat” thing that someone puts in the ocean?

      • Marcia
        June 13, 2016 at 11:32 am

        A coke bottle.

      • Crespo
        June 13, 2016 at 3:32 pm

        I agree, too

      • woody
        June 15, 2016 at 6:58 am

        it’s is littering. and I will join the party pooper group on this one. and it is already out of there. it’s called protected water for a reason. It would be like someone with a can of paint drawing on rock at the Grand Canyon. It is defacing of National Park waters.

    • Sharon
      June 14, 2016 at 12:06 am

      Totally. Who knows what material it is, what contaminants might be on its surface or inside of it? No one apparently. If it were found on a Natl Park trail, beach or in a tree, it would be promptly removed. Sheesh.

    • AB2
      June 17, 2016 at 3:19 pm

      it will probably be a good surface for coral to grow

  7. Beth
    June 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

    I must agree, it should be removed. The ocean floor is no place for yard art!

  8. Edward
    June 14, 2016 at 9:07 am

    lots of thumbs down in this one but…..has anyone actually called the national park?

    • woody
      June 15, 2016 at 6:59 am

      Edward, It is gone. the park removed it on Tuesday

      • Edward
        June 15, 2016 at 12:29 pm

        Thanks Woodrow.

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