In 1851, a circus came to the Berkshires. The star of the show was a 33yo Indian elephant named Columbus. Somewhere up north, maybe near Adams, the elephant stumbled and shattered a forelock or something. He limped 15 miles down into Lenox and collapsed at the bottom of Old Stockbridge Road.
Columbus was old. He'd been around the block a few times and he had some blood on his tusks. When he went down, the circus folks left him where he lay. What does that mean? That means that there is a giant elephant skeleton buried in the woods in Lenox. Some folks think they know where it is. But as of today it remains a mystery.