I plan on posting a thread soon about a very strange area on some land that my relatives own. It's really amazing. I don't know much about the subject
of power spots or sacred spots and I apologize for sounding unscientific, but the place is, for lack of a better or more descriptive word,
While researching the topic , my cousin stumbled upon this story.
I thought it was a very cool story, and from what I've gleaned so far, quite a mystery!
It actually involves a song by the band Fleetwood Mac.
My cousin was online browsing some sites about this stuff, and he saw a discussion board
where people were talking about 'ley lines' which are supposed alignments of
ancient sacred or 'power' spots, monuments, etc. There's a ton of online and youtube info on the stuff
On the discussion board, there was an old post by a guy who said he grew up in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Apparently, the guy had been checking
out the online discussions about strange power spots, vortexes and 'Earth anamolies'.
He said that one day in 1969, he and three friends were riding dirt-bike motorcycles in a large forested area near Winston-Salem. He described it as
thick forest with bike trails worn through the woods. Deep in the middle of the forest was a large clearing. They had ridden their bikes there many
times before, but on this day, when they reached the clearing, they were shocked to see a huge, perfectly round depression in the ground that was
probably 80 - 100 feet in diameter . He said it was as if a giant iron ball had been pressed into the ground, buried halfway, and then lifted out.
The dirt in the indentation was 'smooth as glass'. There was not a bump or a ripple anywhere. Of course they thought that it had somehow been
man-made...dug out with bulldozers or something. But there was no machinery anywhere. There was no way to get any machinery there! There were no
roads, just bike trails. They got really spooked and got the hell out of there. From what the guy said, all four of them were pretty spooked.
They went back to town and told some friends. A couple other guys went there shortly thereafter and they saw it too. The weird depression was gone
within a few days, as if it was never there.
Now this is weird! ....supposedly someone took some photos, but never gave them to any news people, reporters, etc. The story became quite a local
legend. I'm surprised it's not really famous. Maybe because the "mystery circle" was there and gone so quickly?
A couple years later, Fleetwood Mac released their song "Hypnotized". Some of the lyrics definitely sound like the Winston-Salem circle,
although the term "pond" is used.
The lyrics: I remember a talk about North Carolina and a strange, strange pond
You see the sides were like glass
In the thick of a forest, without a road
And if any man's hand ever made that land, then I think it would've showed
It was written by Bob Welch, Fleetwood Mac guitaristsongwriter. He died recently.
I wonder how Bob heard of the 'strange pond'.
edit on 9-9-2012 by ColeYounger because: Additionclarification
My cousin actually got the info from the guy I mentioned in the thread. The guy had posted on a discussion board.
He was relating a story that happened to him way back in 1969.
What I found interesting was that the guy never mentioned the Fleetwood Mac song. He may not be aware of it!
My cousin said "There's a Fleetwood Mac song that talks about a 'weird pond' in North Carolina."
When he played it, I recognized it as "Hypnotized". I love the song, but was never fully aware of the lyrics.
It sounds exactly like what that guy was describing! "sides like glass.. middle of a forest"
I'm sorry I don't know where exactly they saw the 'circle'. He just said a large forested area near Winston-Salem.
I've heard about this from family in Winston-Salem. I don't know of any details other than what you've said. However, you may want to consider a
possible connection to Brown Mountain and the lights people have seen there. Brown Mountain is 30-40 miles north of Winston Salem, and the experiences
people have there are similar to the Hessdalen phenomenon in Norway.
In Hypnotized you talk about a strange pond in North Carolina. What's the story behind it, and where's it supposed to be? A curious North
Carolinian... (Louie Golden, Charlotte, NC, USA)
A guy that I used to work with from Winston-Salem told me the story of he and some friends riding dirt bikes 20 miles or so out in the woods when
they came upon a strange "crater" in the ground with smooth sides like melted glass. It was a "pond" in the sense that there was some rainwater in it
There were no access roads or caterpillar tracks so it wasn't a construction site. I think the location must have been near Winston-Salem. They
all immediately got the feeling they should get out of there. Maybe it was a meteor impact ? I just liked the imagery for the song.
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Your story is quite intriguing. In the mid to late 70's, my sister and I used to walk or ride our bikes with our friends to a pond in Jacksonville,
NC. We always felt this pond had strange, possibly supernatural properties. We even gave the pond a name, Devil's Pond. As a matter of fact, it was
hard to know if the stories we told each other about the pond & surrounding area were our own fabrications or passed down from other sources.
Good memories. Strange pond. Always felt a powerful, somewhat dark energy there. I remember some story about a ghostly "lady in the water" in
Devil's Pond at some point in my youth. Eh...it was probably all kid stuff and spooky stories...or was it??
edit on 9-9-2012 by AnnunakiX
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Originally posted by ColeYounger
they reached the clearing, they were shocked to see a huge, perfectly round depression in the ground that was probably 80 - 100 feet in diameter .
He said it was as if a giant iron ball had been pressed into the ground, buried halfway, and then lifted out. The dirt in the indentation was 'smooth
Underground water, raises and lowers the ground. If you drill a hole there, you'll hit a cave of water underneath.
I live in Brown Summitt. I have never heard of this. Interesting. Just a side note, OP say's just a big wooded area near Winston Salem. Pretty much
outside of Winston Salem it's all wooded area, These cities in this thread sure aint NY City.
You could hide Winston Salem, & Greensboro & High Point in N.Y City. I do know of the Devils Stomping Ground located near Fort Bragg, and the James
Town ghost. Never heard of this pond. It maybe because I just don't like Winston Salem, to be more specific, I don't like the Winston Salem Police
Dept. A couple bad run ins in my youth.
I will check this out. I have a couple of friends that live just outside of Winston Salem & I hunt there on occasion. Would be cool to find that area.
As far as Fleetwood Mac is concerned, Christi McVeigh was the one with the best voice, Stevie Nicks sounds like she's singing into a box fan.
That is some great detective work. You really went over the area with the proverbial fine-tooth comb.
The guy telling the original said the depression was perfectly round and was only there for a few days, then it disappeared.
BUT....maybe you did find the location, and after 40 years, the depression isn't a perfect circle anymore.
Your clues certainly fit the story. The large wooded area near W-S, the clearing, the strange open area.
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