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reply to post by isyeye
It is only within the last few years that most people have stopped thinking of the West as a new land. I suppose the idea gained ground because our own especial civilisation happens to be new there; but nowadays explorers are digging beneath the surface and bringing up whole chapters of life that rose and fell among these plains and mountains before recorded history began. We think nothing of a Pueblo village 2500 years old, and it hardly jolts us when archaeologists put the sub-pedregal culture of Mexico back to 17,000 or 18,000 B. C. We hear rumours of still older things, too—of primitive man contemporaneous with extinct animals and known today only through a few fragmentary bones and artifacts—so that the idea of newness is fading out pretty rapidly. Europeans usually catch the sense of immemorial ancientness and deep deposits from successive life-streams better than we do.
But it was not from the tales of these sane, observant seekers that the chief terror of the ghost-mound sprang; indeed, had their experience been typical, the phenomenon would have bulked far less prominently in the local legendry. The most evil thing was the fact that many other seekers had come back strangely impaired in mind and body, or had not come back at all. The first of these cases had occurred in 1891, when a young man named Heaton had gone with a shovel to see what hidden secrets he could unearth. He had heard curious tales from the Indians, and had laughed at the barren report of another youth who had been out to the mound and had found nothing. Heaton had watched the mound with a spy glass from the village while the other youth made his trip; and as the explorer neared the spot, he saw the sentinel Indian walk deliberately down into the tumulus as if a trap-door and staircase existed on the top. The other youth had not noticed how the Indian disappeared, but had merely found him gone upon arriving at the mound.
Originally posted by observe50
Didn't think missing the H on Arc would cause a stir but I think if you look it can be either way ARC-ARCH of St. Louis stop being so petty.....why is it when people make a spelling error around here a member has to correct them and make them feel stupid could always just U2U them you know........really makes the corrector look small if you know what I mean.
As I see it sometimes you need to look outside the box.
Ancient Aliens is actually a very good show Giorgio is right on in his thinking and interpretations.
I suggest you open your field of vision over the lands in that area and see if any connections can be made even if it stretches to other interesting points of interest on this Planet.
Originally posted by jestikal
reply to post by edaced4
I live between Springfield and Rolla, and would really like to check this place out too! Shall we organize an amateur expedition? The more people that could attend, the better for an increase in safety, credibility, and likelihood we actually find the place.
Originally posted by crimsongod21
reply to post by claireaudient
if a group gets together and im available to go i will give play by play of the trek through the back woods. just for all you people back here wanting to know.