LIVERMORE FALLS — If you don’t know the particular area of Route 17 as well as Don Simoneau does, you may not have noticed a newly erected, angel monument down a grassy embankment.

The monument, made out of several rocks in various shapes, definitely appears as an image of a small angel, with possibly a larger angel guarding it.

It is near the Moose Hill Pond, about half a mile from Simoneau’s home in Fayette, just over the town line.

Simoneau, 57, had been out in his electric wheelchair recently when he noticed the makeshift monument while walking his dog, Kacey.

He remembered a car parked on the side of the road about a week prior, he said, but never saw anyone building the monument.

“I have lived here for 32 years and never knew of anyone who had been killed in an accident here,” he said. There have been accidents down below his home that claimed a couple of lives, he said, but never in this particular spot. There was also a transient who drowned in the pond about 25 years ago, he said.

The appearance of the monument has left him wondering who would go to the effort to climb down the steep slope and put the rocks in place.

“It’s a baby angel. It’s really weird,” Simoneau said, as he looked down at the monument from the side of the road. “Its like two angels. It’s really strange. Somebody put a lot of work into it. It’s beautiful. Then you get goosebumps and wonder why.”

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Don Simoneau of Fayette discovered a newly erected monument that resembles two stone angels down an embankment on Route 17, near Moose Hill Pond in Livermore Falls.

Don Simoneau of Fayette looks down an embankment on Route 17, near Moose Hill Pond in Livermore Falls, at a newly erected monument that looks like two angels.

Don Simoneau of Fayette looks down an embankment on Route 17, near Moose Hill Pond in Livermore Falls, at a newly erected monument that looks like two angels.

A man-made monument erected out of stones resembling angels was discovered recently by Don Simoneau of Fayette. Simoneau was walking his dog along Route 17 in Livermore Falls when he first saw it.


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