Al-Ahsa is home to beautiful rock formations shaped by the forces of nature, and social media is filled with photos and videos of a rock in Al-Ahsa with claims that it is levitating. It has even earned the name “Floating Rock” for its supposed nature. Yes, there is a tock in Saudi that’s surprisingly still standing, but it definitely is not floating.
The purported photos of the rock are photoshopped. Some of the claims go way back; this tweet is from 2012.
You know that floating rock in Saudi Arabia?….. pic.twitter.com/G876A5Yo
— Daniel Holland🎗🏴 ॐ (@DannyDutch) September 1, 2012
Yup, even verified accounts posted about it.
Floating Rock “Miracle” – Surprising Rock in Saudi Arabia https://t.co/PsqCV4zMy2 #phishing pic.twitter.com/BbT8oNmyJA
— Eric Vanderburg (@evanderburg) January 27, 2017
Take a look at it without Photoshop now. There are three pillar-like bases that protrude from the rock, and that’s what it stands on.
#Amazing #sughtseeing in #saudi rocks almost floating on air #tourism #travel #photooftheday #photo #saudi pic.twitter.com/801w9LJssE
— serious 🇸🇦 (@s1d2) November 7, 2016
Here’s a video for further proof.