The inscription reads:
Henry Wilde/ John Wilde
Stone thru which Father would see the
complection and gender of all his
children… He found it about 1860 near
in 1851 (in pencil)
Additional information about the stone states that Hofmann claimed he found it in an antique store just oustide Logan, Utah. The store was visited by Lyn Jacobs and the owner of the store didn’t know anything about the stone. The inscription is supposedly by the son or daughter of her Father’s use of the stone. Hofmann claimed it was owned by a bishop for personal use around the early 1850s in the Logan Area. It was used to determine “the gender and complexion of his children” before they were born.
Hofmann was known to make things look more legitimate with tiny details such as the pencil correction of the date on this inscription. Whether or not this is an actual seer stone or whether the stone itself is also forged and created by Hofmann is unknown.
Stone available for viewing at: Family Pawn, Hurricane Utah. 1271 W. State Street, Hurricane, UT 84737