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Hoodoo: A pillar of stone created when a hard caprock protects soft underlying rock from erosion. The word was originally associated with voodoo culture, and meant "bad luck." Because hoodoos sometimes occur in large numbers in eroded valleys and canyons, to European minds the resulting forest of otherworldly formations seemed sinister and magical. Many examples of hoodoos can be seen around the Drumheller area in southern Alberta.

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Hoodoos, southern Alberta.

Hoodoos, southern Alberta.