A man created an extraterrestrial place on Earth

A man created an extraterrestrial place on Earth

The brightly painted mountain is hard to miss on the way to the small city of Niland and painted-by-hand signs will show you the path to the mountain. The mountain is actually at the edge of Slab City, an unofficial community in California desert.

One man turned the lifeless place in the desert into a dreamy world.

The brightly painted mountain is hard to miss on the way to the small city of Niland and painted-by-hand signs will show you the path to the mountain. The mountain is actually at the edge of Slab City, an unofficial community in California desert.

The Salvation Mountain

The Salvation Mountain

One of the travelers said that once he was driving near a brimming canal when he stopped to chat with two men on the roadside. On his question, why the men decided to come to Slab City, he received the answer that in the desert one can do whatever he wants. And a while later, he saw the Salvation Mountain which astonished him.

The hill is very pretty, and there even is a special road for those who wish to climb the Salvation Mountain and all the way up is surrounded by painted flowers and waterfalls

– the traveler shared his experience

The Salvation Mountain and it's creator, Leonard Knight

The Salvation Mountain and it’s creator, Leonard Knight

You’d be surprised upon hearing that this mountain was built by one man, Leonard Knight who came to the place in 1986. At first he wanted to build and set off a balloon to send the message of God’s love to the rest of the world, but later he decided to build this mountain. He continued his work for nearly 30 years, building the hill from hay, adobe and a huge amount of paint. Witnesses of his work stated that Leonard spent nearly half a million gallons of paint on the mountain. Unfortunately, the aged Leonard died in 2014, but people in Slab City still keep an eye on the mountain as the memory of the artist.

Knight used to say that people have to make their love to God bigger and there wouldn’t be wars in the world.

God is the biggest and most powerful power in the whole world and he can destroy hate

– said Leonard.

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