Do you remember the eyes being so realistic? Did George Washington always have a collar? What are those step like carvings that appear to the left of Abraham Lincoln?
Has Mount Rushmore changed for you or does it look the same as always? Many online are reporting that they’ve noticed many changes in the monument over the last year. The most major being the coat collar on George Washington. Mount Rushmore National Memorial is a sculpture carved into Mount Rushmore displaying the heads of George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln. It is located in the beautiful Black Hills of South Dakota and was finished on October 31, 1941. According to present day “history” the initial plan was to carve out the full torso of each featured president. However, due to funding conditions they were unable to complete the project. There is no way to know for sure if that story has always existed or if these incomplete carvings are in fact quite new.
If you are familiar with the Mandela Effect, you may have heard about Rodin’s The Thinker statue changing several times since 2016. After recording these changes online it is difficult to dismiss the claims that a monument, as important to our history as Mount Rushmore, has in fact changed. Let’s look at a few areas up for debate:
Many do not remember the eyes on the monument having as much detail as they do now. They are carved so precisely, as to appear almost glass-like depending on the angle you view them from. The pupils are sharper and distinct now.
The coat collar that appears under George Washington’s head was never there according to many observers. The memory seems to be that the entire monument only displayed the heads and necks of the past presidents with nothing else.
Stairs near Lincoln
On the left side of Lincoln’s face there appears to be what looks like some squared off stone, very stair-like in appearance. Many do not remember this area looking so edgy and unfinished.
What do you think? Do you notice any other changes? Has nothing changed at all?