The theories behind Stonehenge have been speculated since the 1600s—everything from the Devil himself arranging the rocks to Druids using it for ritual sacrifices has been tossed around. But this new one is our personal favorite: One archeologist believes Stonehenge is actually an elaborate dedication to penises. More specifically, shadow-penises penetrating shadow-vaginas.
This new theory is based on the work of professor Terence Meaden, an archeologist from the University of Oxford. Meaden studied almost 20 other Neolithic stone circles in the United Kingdom, and published a study in the Journal of Lithic Studies concluding the structures were essentially designed to look like a penis penetrating a vagina under the right sun circumstances.
Of course, some scientists aren’t so quick to agree with the newest theory. According to Whimn, University College London’s Professor Mike Paker-Pearson takes issue with the fact that Stonehenge stones don’t quite resemble penises. “Why would phalli have lintels on top? It’s just bonkers,” he said.
Nonetheless, this is still the most exciting Stonehenge theory ever since it was speculated that Merlin ordered a giant to stack the rocks on his behalf. An elaborate formation of penis rocks seems much more likely.