Mystery totem pole seems from nowhere on clifftop in a single day

A coastal city has been left baffled after a mysterious totem pole appeared on a clifftop in a single day, sparking wild speculations over the way it acquired there.

The 8ft sculpture, inscribed with the identify of the Baltic god of thunder Perkūnas, appeared on the clifftops on the Capel-Le-Ferne nature reserve in Kent.

Speculation has been rife over the totem because it appeared, with theories on-line starting from aliens to artwork pranksters, with one individual suggesting it’s a “camo phone mast”.

Kent Wildlife Trust is searching for retrospective planning permission to permit “Perkūnas the Pole” to remain on the cliff completely after it appeared on the 27 July and has appealed for the artist to come back ahead.

A spokesman for the belief mentioned: “The local council has given us eight weeks to submit planning permission and it would be great to track down the person behind Perkūnas to get a bit more detail so we can keep it.”

A wildlife belief has declared the random look of a sculpture on a well-liked clifftop path a “totem mystery”

(Kent Wildlife Trust)

It added on Twitter: “It is not quite a Banksy, but perhaps the totem pole artist equivalent?”

The god of lightning, thunder and storms, Perkūnas was thought-about the second most essential deity within the Baltic pantheon, with each Lithuanian and Latvian mythology additional documenting him because the god of conflict, regulation, order, fertility, mountains and oak timber.

The Capel-Le-Ferne nature reserve was acquired by Kent Wildlife Trust to guard a bit of the well-known White Cliffs of Dover, used as nesting factors by seabirds and populated by peregrine falcons.

Kent Wildlife Trust’s space supervisor Ian Rickards mentioned: “The artist behind this would have spent hours painstakingly carving out the details and we are keen to keep it on our reserve.

“The artwork seems to be a hit with the walkers who have taken selfies and congratulated us on the installation, but we had no idea how it came to be there.”

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