No One Knows How This Rocking Horse Graveyard Started in Massachusetts
Creepy or cool? Yes, there really is a rocking horse graveyard in Massachusetts nicknamed Ponyhenge. I found this peculiar yet mesmerizing story on one of my most favorite sites, Mental Floss, so of course I had to look into this oddity a bit more. Essentially, this land has become a dumping ground for rocking horses.
So, here we go on a bizarre, eccentric ride complete with videos and photos that just add to this puzzling tourist attraction next to a farm in rural Massachusetts. Obviously, dubbing it "Ponyhenge" is a reference to the bewildering Stonehenge in England.
However, Ponyhenge is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, about 30 minutes south of Nashua and 30 minutes northwest of Boston.
This graveyard, or rocking horse farm, is an ever-growing collection of vintage rocking horses and hobby horses of all shapes, sizes, colors, and materials, according to Mental Floss. These toy horses often appear in different formations.
According to Mental Floss, these horses are sitting on Old Sudbury Road off of Route 117 West in Lincoln, and have been for around 12 years. And the mystery deepens, as not a single soul ever witnesses someone drop off one of these toy horses or move them around. They just appear out of nowhere.
Jason Allard's YouTube Channel, Abandoned From Above, says the graveyard is believed to have started with one toy horse discarded in this field in 2010.
The next thing the property owners Jimmy Pingeon and Elizabeth Graver knew, more horses appeared one by one, and it hasn't stopped. According to Jason, they don't want to know how or when the horses appear in their pasture, because the mystery is more enticing.
And at this point, they think of their pasture as an organic art installation, which includes in-memoriam notes on a couple of the horses.
Below, I've included a quick drone video filled with creepy music, as well as Jason's more in-depth video about Ponyhenge.
Are you going to add this to your to-do list of adventures? If so, Mental Floss says to plug in the address of 38 Old Sudbury Road, Lincoln, Massachusetts.