Stranger than fiction. Pyura chilensis--the living rock. This animal looks just like a rock, but is a sea creature found off the coast of Chile and Peru. It is immobile, always born male, and secretes the rare mineral vanadium. Locals eat it in stews.
Take a look at the picture to the right. This was a picture taken of a dead creature that washed up on the coast of California. The thing had a neck 20 feet long and four flippers. Several people were eyewitnesses.
Sigiriya, (Lion’s rock) is an ancient rock fortress and castle/palace ruin situated in the central Matale District of Sri Lanka, surrounded by the remains of an extensive network of gardens, reservoirs, and other structures.