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Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?(Potentially pre-historic stone formation discovered deep underwater)
nbcchicago.com ^ | January 8, 2009 | MATT BARTOSIK

Posted on 01/13/2009 5:24:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY

The iconic Stonehenge in the UK is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, but it is not the only stone formation of its kind. Similar stone alignments have been found throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales… and now, it seems, in Lake Michigan.

According to BLDGBLOG, in 2007, Mark Holley, professor of underwater archeology at Northwestern Michigan College, discovered a series of stones arranged in a circle 40 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan. One stone outside the circle seems to have carvings that resemble a mastodon—an elephant-like animal that went extinct about 10,000 years ago.

Archaeologists had been hired to survey the Lake's floor near Traverse City, Michigan, and examine old boat wrecks with a sonar device. They discovered sunken boats and cars and even a Civil War-era pier. But among these expected finds was a potentially-prehistoric surprise.

"When you see it in the water, you're tempted to say this is absolutely real," Holley told reporters at the time. "But that's what we need the experts to come in and verify."

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcchicago.com ...


TOPICS: History; Science
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1 posted on 01/13/2009 5:24:22 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY; SunkenCiv

There are too sharks in the Great Lakes! Special ones.

2 posted on 01/13/2009 5:27:37 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Wow. Interesting.

How does this line up with the one in England?


3 posted on 01/13/2009 5:27:45 PM PST by JSteff (It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and may have doomed us for a generation or more.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

When I saw the photos earlier I couldn’t see a circle at all.


4 posted on 01/13/2009 5:29:45 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

seems like a civilization would have a pretty limited time frame to build something like that. It’s been under ice or under water for the better part of the last 50 or 60 thousand years.


5 posted on 01/13/2009 5:32:52 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

hey! This is my neck of the woods!


6 posted on 01/13/2009 5:33:46 PM PST by annelizly
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To: Straight Vermonter

Pics and more here:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2161114/posts


7 posted on 01/13/2009 5:34:11 PM PST by Straight Vermonter (Posting from deep behind the Maple Curtain)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Almost as shocking is the discovery that there is a Northwestern Michigan College.


8 posted on 01/13/2009 5:37:15 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: martin_fierro

Thanks. My new background.


9 posted on 01/13/2009 5:38:28 PM PST by randomhero97 ("First you want to kill me, now you want to kiss me. Blow!" - Ash)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

As I’ve said before, the cave paintings all over the world are not celebrations of the hunt or anything like that.

They are shopping lists and INSTRUCTIONS from Mrs. Caveman to Mr. Cave man........


10 posted on 01/13/2009 5:38:34 PM PST by Red Badger (I was sad because I had no shoes to throw, until I met a reporter who had no feet.....)
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To: martin_fierro

“There are too sharks in the Great Lakes! Special ones.”

Dose are Sturgeons, ya hoser. ;)


11 posted on 01/13/2009 5:41:09 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Hmmmm. I thought the Great Lakes were carved out by a glacier during the last ice age? If so, how does a human built circle of stones manage to either wind up on the bottom of a lake, or magically become moved & deposited there by the retreating glacier? Doesn't seem to make much sense. Maybe it's near the edge, which used to be above water after the lake was originally formed?
12 posted on 01/13/2009 5:41:41 PM PST by MCH
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To: SJackson

Midwest Ping, Ya!


13 posted on 01/13/2009 5:42:08 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

In acient times, hundreds of years before history, lived a strange race of people, the Druids.

Nobody knows who they were, or what they were doing, but their legacy remains, hewn into the living rock of Stone’enge.


14 posted on 01/13/2009 5:42:56 PM PST by correctthought (Hippies, want to change the world, but all they ever do is smoke pot and smell bad)
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To: JSteff
How does this line up with the one in England?

What is most significant about this find and not even mentioned in the article is that this site was created when the great Lake Michigan was at least 45 feet shallower than it is today.

Which means that there had to be such a substantial change in natural climate temperature as to affect the melting of glacial ice masses that were in existance at that time in order to raise not only Lake Michigan but all the other great lakes to the level they are at today...........No SUV's

15 posted on 01/13/2009 5:52:18 PM PST by Hot Tabasco (Today is just a little more special than yesterday.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I don’t know if this has anything to do with the topic other than to say that a million years ago the water bodies in the midwest were different than they are
today. This is what was in our area a million years ago:
http://www.dnr.state.oh.us/parks/magazinehome/magazine/sprsum04/teaysriver/tabid/364/Default.aspx


16 posted on 01/13/2009 5:54:01 PM PST by chris_bdba
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Lake Michigan’s Stonehenge probably knew too much about Obama’s ties to Daly, terrorists.


17 posted on 01/13/2009 5:55:35 PM PST by exist
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To: Diana in Wisconsin

Sturgeons?

Huh?

Whattus anyuff this hafta do with dem folks down dare in St. Jo County?


18 posted on 01/13/2009 5:56:58 PM PST by shoutingandpointing (Just say, "nn-nn-NO!" to Campbell's soup.)
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To: MCH

That’s my problem with it to. It’s also not about how long ot took to build them but the ammount of time it would take for a civilization to begin to see a place as sacred.


19 posted on 01/13/2009 5:57:18 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY; Diana in Wisconsin; SunkenCiv
Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?(Potentially pre-historic stone formation discovered deep underwater)

It's really not all that impressive.

20 posted on 01/13/2009 6:00:51 PM PST by martin_fierro (< |:)~)
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To: martin_fierro

But this one goes to 11.


21 posted on 01/13/2009 6:04:20 PM PST by cripplecreek (The poor bastards have us surrounded.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Oh BS! There are examples of Viking explorers all over the US yet a junk pile in Traverse City Mich. under 40 feet of water makes headlines. Next we will hear about how ancient American Indian explorers actually built Stonehenge.....and need a casino on the site.


22 posted on 01/13/2009 6:04:58 PM PST by ScreamingFist (Annihilation - The result of underestimating your enemies. NRA)
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To: martin_fierro

‘This Is Spinal Tap?’ If I’m correct, it’s sad that I know that, LOL1


23 posted on 01/13/2009 6:05:22 PM PST by Diana in Wisconsin (Save The Earth. It's The Only Planet With Chocolate.)
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To: MCH
I no longer believe the Great Lakes were carved out by a glacier during the last ice age. That makes no sense when viewing the bathymetric maps of the regions.
24 posted on 01/13/2009 6:17:29 PM PST by Carilisa (In the Heart of Big Snow Country)
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To: martin_fierro

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Thanks martin_fierro. There is a Stonehenge in Michigan, not even 25 miles from here...
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25 posted on 01/14/2009 4:06:06 PM PST by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/____________________ Profile updated Monday, January 12, 2009)
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To: cripplecreek
The ice was pretty much out of the area 14,000 years ago. Then it came back, kind of, with the Younger Dryas, 3,000 years later.

That's plenty of time for human beings to have built all sorts of things.

26 posted on 01/25/2009 5:09:36 PM PST by muawiyah
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Lake Michigan's Stonehenge You never know what you might find when you go for a dive, especially if you keep your eyes open for something unusual. In 2007, the archaeologists were studying the Lake Michigan's floor, and they were surprised to find a Stonehenge-like stone formations on the bottom. The stones are aligned in a circle 40 feet below the surface of the lake. One of the stones features a picture of an animal that was extinct for over 10,000 years. [Image source: www.scubaq.ca]

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27 posted on 02/15/2015 10:52:47 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Imagine an imaginary menagerie manager imagining managing an imaginary men)
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Note: this topic is from 01/13/2009. Thanks Free ThinkerNY.

28 posted on 12/07/2015 3:57:03 PM PST by SunkenCiv (Here's to the day the forensics people scrape what's left of Putin off the ceiling of his limo.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

It must have been after the ice left and the lake filled.


29 posted on 12/07/2015 11:01:26 PM PST by Mike Darancette (CA the sanctuary state for stupid.)
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