Hurricane, West Virginia: Water Monster's Daughter

A boulder with an indecipherable carving: some say it's of a deformed girl carved by Indians, or a hoax. Some say it's just a rock. It might be more rewarding to admire the murals on nearby buildings.
Address:
2716 Main St., Hurricane, WV
Directions:
I-64 (in between Huntington and Charleston) take the Hurricane Exit. Head South to Rt 34. Turn Right and go two lights and make a right on Main Street. Go about 1/4 mile and the boulder is beside the Fire Department.
Hours:
24 Hours
Admission:
Free
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Hurricane, West Virginia - Has Water Monster's Daughter Fallen From Grace?
Water Monster's Daughter: An article in the Charleston Daily Mail hints at current dissatisfaction with one of West Virginia's more enigmatic attractions, "Water Monster's Daughter" -- a big rock covered with a mysterious carving, sometimes described as a deformed girl. [05/02/2008] Complete Story...

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Water Monster's Daughter. Water Monster's Daughter

Not much to see.

[Russ, 07/23/2011]

Just as Water Monster's Daughter would like it.

Water Monster's Daughter

The boulder beside the fire department is exactly that -- a boulder. My fiance and I spent over twenty minutes one day trying very hard to figure out exactly what was supposed to resemble a deformed girl (even a deformed frog!) and just didn't get it. It's a rock, folks.

The mural on the side of the building is much, much more interesting. Maybe you should update the interesting sites for Hurricane to be the murals on the fire department and the building across the street on the A-Z grocery lot. It's certainly not the rock or the former Paul Bunyan truck stop.

[Tonya, 02/25/2009]
Water Monster's Daughter

On Main Street in Hurricane, West Virginia there is a large boulder with a carving of a young, slightly deformed, girl. Locals call it "Water Monster's Daughter." I was told that it was found nearby when some property was being cleared for a car dealership. Some people say it was carved by local Indians but others say it was a hoax that started in the 1940's.

[Carl Joyner, 04/23/2006]

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