Rare geologic formations known as goblins draw visitors to Utah's Goblin Valley State Park. While natural erosion and time do change the formations, park visitors are asked to do no damage. Just yesterday, October 17, 2013, Park officials learned of the incident involving toppling a goblin. Three men, reported to be Boy Scout leaders by the Huffington Post, filmed themselves gleefully pushing over a sandstone goblin. And they posted the video on the internet. They quickly removed the video, but not before it caught the attention of a more environmentally aware and aghast public.
While, according to the Salt Lake Tribune, the visitors said the stone was loose, the film video shows that the stone was not a pushover. Glenn Taylor, the man filmed pushing the rock over, appears as a hearty man who took several attempts to topple the head of the goblin. Now that vandalism charges are being considered, Taylor has relented that he should have notified authorities that he believed the rock could topple and injure someone, but he still claims he believes his actions were a civic duty. The Boy Scouts of America are also expected to review the matter.