Monday, January 16, 2012

Big Canoe Again

Another image and the statement "Don Wells (president of Mountain Stewards)...  was able to determine that the cairns on the ridge actually form a snake pattern.
He used a compass to measure the angle that is formed from the last cairn to the first. This angle is approximately 137 degrees. If you follow the line of the angle it points directly at the island in the middle of Lake Petit. A Native American Cherokee told Wells the island was the probable location of the small Indian village that existed in Big Canoe hundreds of years ago. According to Wells, villages such as this often had a high place of special honor where a sacred fire would burn."

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pwax said...

I cannot let the mention of the false god of "alignment" go unchallenged. There is a special fallacy associated to thinking archeological sites are rare. Another few degrees on that angle would give another "probable" result.

Tim MacSweeney said...

I have to admit I checked the Stupid Sheet.

TommyH said...

Indian Rocks Park is just a few miles north of where I live. There is a definate serpentine pattern to the piles. As I mentioned in a recent post at this blog, this is one of several north Georgia sites that is located at a "amphitheater" or bowl shaped location. Springs emanate from the area and the row of stone piles crosses the stream as if to cut off access to the spring heads or bowl shaped area itself. I would be most happy if these things had astronomical alighments, so far, the evidence is lacking. I believe they primarily resemble serpents, with a secondary explanation being that they may resemble star patterns such as Pleiades or others.

TommyH said...

On second thought, they could be Mayan