Skip to comments.Stonehenge in Lake Michigan?(Potentially pre-historic stone formation discovered deep underwater)
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 ...
There are too sharks in the Great Lakes! Special ones.
How does this line up with the one in England?
When I saw the photos earlier I couldn’t see a circle at all.
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.
hey! This is my neck of the woods!
Pics and more here:
Almost as shocking is the discovery that there is a Northwestern Michigan College.
Thanks. My new background.
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........
“There are too sharks in the Great Lakes! Special ones.”
Dose are Sturgeons, ya hoser. ;)
Midwest Ping, Ya!
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.
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
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:
Lake Michigan’s Stonehenge probably knew too much about Obama’s ties to Daly, terrorists.
Whattus anyuff this hafta do with dem folks down dare in St. Jo County?
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.
It's really not all that impressive.
But this one goes to 11.
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.
‘This Is Spinal Tap?’ If I’m correct, it’s sad that I know that, LOL1
Thanks martin_fierro. There is a Stonehenge in Michigan, not even 25 miles from here...
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That's plenty of time for human beings to have built all sorts of things.
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]
Note: this topic is from 01/13/2009. Thanks Free ThinkerNY.
It must have been after the ice left and the lake filled.
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