Stonehenge in Southern Indiana




Southern Indian is not flat and full of corn like the rest of the state. The glaciers that flattened the top two thirds of the state and dug out the Great Lakes stopped about an hour south of Indianapolis leaving the gently rolling hills of Brown County and the Hooseir National Forest. On top of one of the hills, Browning Mountain it’s called, although I wouldn’t say it much resembles a mountain, are dozens of enormous rectangular stones arranged in patterns.


Scientists say that the type of rock comprizing these stones is not from the region. There are plenty of quarries in southern Indiana where it could have originated, but it didn’t. So the question is – what is it? Is it man made or naturally occuring?

Having seen the stones myself, they are so precisely rectangular, even given the effects of time, and arranged in such regular patterns, that I can’t imagine they are anything but man made.



Could the indiginous people of the area from thousands of years ago have erected a stone circle of the likes of Stonehenge in southern Indiana? I think the answer is yes. The other question, though, is how did the stones get on top of the mountain? It is a pretty tough two hour climb to the top going steadily up hill. Did they have some kind of technolgy that has been lost over the ages? I think it would be easy to simply say that the stones are naturally occuring since we don’t have the answers to these questions, but I’m not sure that we would be correct.

Ancient cultures may not have been as advanced as we are technologically, but they may have had a wisdom about the energies of the earth and the Universe that we have lost. It is definitely food for thought. What do you think?



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