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|Posted by: free2Bme 07-Jun-2003, 08:32 AM|
| Okay, here is a mystery for you :
We don't know who built it, why it was built, or what it was used for, except for the fact that it bears a startling resemblance to the same structures found in the British Isles. It may even be celtic for all that we know!
I will bet that most people here in America did not know of it, so that is why I have posted it here. If anyone has ever visited this place and would like to share their views or make any comments, please feel free. I am intensly curious about all things celtic!
|Posted by: free2Bme 07-Jun-2003, 08:49 AM|
| Yet another Stonehenge, or merely the remants of an ancient septic tank? You decide:
|Posted by: free2Bme 07-Jun-2003, 09:04 AM|
| A rather convincing article from The Mysterious Megaliths of New England can be found at:
|Posted by: free2Bme 07-Jun-2003, 09:37 AM|
| Okay, curiousity is getting the better of me, I know - but it is a rainy day...I am broke...I am bored...and I have already run out of things to do at WalMart...
I was surfing the net, and lo and behold I found this amazing photo that looks identical to the Miami Stonhenge site, except for the fact that it is clear across the Atlantic in Great Britain!
I have stumbled across a couple of truly wierd psychotic delusional sites, that I decided not to post links here - one was using these archaelogical discoveries to promote the idea of a Master White Race (uuugh!) , and another which insisted that these sites are proof positive of ancient Alien Visitiations from UFOs. Okay, I will believe the UFO theory waaaaaaaaaay before I believe the Master Race Theory...(insert UFO emoticon)
the septic tank theory was sort of amusing, but I think a bit irrational...
Now I will pose my theory - #1 I think that ancient men and women were a whole LOT smarter than we ever give them credit for (how many lost arts have we lost through the centuries?) #2 I think ancient men knew how to build really strong boats that could sail any where in the world that they wanted to go (think of Thor Heirdahl and his Kon Tiki expedition) and #3 Once the people got to where they wanted to go, they built these Megalith things because there were somehow important to their culture. Either is was very important for them to have a calendar for planting crops and such, or it was important to their basic spiritual beliefs, or important to their government, or because they were dilithium traders with members of the Federation
What do you think?
|Posted by: MDF3530 07-Jun-2003, 10:29 AM|
|Actually, I like that Carhenge that's in either the Dakotas or Nebraska .|
|Posted by: Gaelic Bread 07-Jun-2003, 10:52 AM|
That's the very kind of day that usually gets me in trouble on eBay!
As for the American Stonehenge, it's merely the remnants of the first Native American trailer park.
They found stone carvings of "Squaws Gone Wild" and empty bottles of fermented corn cider.
|Posted by: free2Bme 07-Jun-2003, 10:57 AM|
| Okay, perhaps these Monoliths were built merely as Artistic Sculptures and their purposes were merely decorative, as in the Stonehenges on this website (includes photos of Car Henge):
But I was wondering why ancient Celts would sail all the way to America and then build these structures 4,000 years ago? Why would they go through all of the trouble it takes to do that?
|Posted by: free2Bme 07-Jun-2003, 10:59 AM|
Ah HAH! I KNEW someone would be able to solve this mystery if we just thought about it long enough...
|Posted by: MDF3530 08-Jun-2003, 10:39 PM|
Must've been while they were on spring break from BHU-Bison Hunting University .
|Posted by: free2Bme 09-Jun-2003, 12:12 PM|
| Okay so now we have the Stonehenge Trailor Park Theory which happens to coincide with Spring Break - Mystery Solved! (Sure beats the heck out of the Ancient Septic Tank Theory, doesn't it?)
Now can you explain this Stonehenge Watch to me? It is sort of like a Fred Flinstone Sundial Wrist Watch....
|Posted by: Gaelic Bread 09-Jun-2003, 03:57 PM|
If it wasn't for the real watch on the back I would get one!!!!!!
"Honey, I had NO IDEA what time it was at the pub since it's a freakin' sundial!"
|Posted by: free2Bme 11-Jun-2003, 08:41 AM|
| Guess what GB? I found the website of a fellow in the UK who has a wonderful theory which solves the Mystery of Stonehenge - check it out! It isn't the remains of a prehistoric trailor park after all!
|Posted by: free2Bme 11-Jun-2003, 09:16 AM|
| Okay, still reading theories about Stonehenge, I just had to post this one. It has to be highly regarded, after all it comes from the Discovery Channel. right? Imagine if you will Mother Earth greeting Father Sun at only certain times of the year...
|Posted by: ranger 11-Sep-2003, 09:34 PM|
|I still like the trailer park theory. it could kind of coincide with the septic system. But if you truly want to know, I think they built it because they knew that 4,000 years later some one would want to start a discussion about them on a message board. Just a cruel, cruel joke.|
|Posted by: Celeste 30-Oct-2003, 01:54 AM|
|It can't be the whole sex thing. How many men do you know that can even know what the clitoris is let alone find it?!|
|Posted by: oldraven 30-Oct-2003, 09:05 AM|
You must know some sad, sad men.
|Posted by: Celeste of the Stars 31-Oct-2003, 05:40 PM|
I have met some VERY sad men. thankfully my husband is very well educated!!
|Posted by: Celeste of the Stars 31-Oct-2003, 05:43 PM|
|one day I'll figure out how to use the whole quote thing!!|
|Posted by: valpal 59 02-Nov-2003, 11:10 PM|
I have to agree with oldraven... ...I'm so glad you found your husband...
|Posted by: Celeste of the Stars1 05-Nov-2003, 02:21 AM|
|Posted by: CelticRose 05-Dec-2003, 06:19 PM|
|Well very interesting Free2Bme! What I would like to know is did you find any articles on anybody actually going through those stones and being sent back in time. Seems like there is a lot of fiction books out there and now a movie about being able to be sent back in time. Sounds cool to be able to do so, but I don't think I would do so good. I like the modern conveniences too much! I mean they didn't have CDs and DVDs back then!|
|Posted by: A Shrule Egan 06-Dec-2003, 09:01 PM|
|We were supposed to stop at the American Stonehenge in Oct. during a wine weekend at a B&B in Sanbornton but it was raining when we landed in Manchester. Having already viewed the web page before, we knew it would be very muddy and passed on it for that trip. If the weather is good next Oct. when we go up for wine weekend, we'll make the quick trip from the airport. Looks rather interesting.|