Lake Michigan may house American Stonehenge

January 9th, 2009 - 2:01 pm ICT by ANI  

Washington, Jan 9 (ANI): A team of archaeologists has discovered stones in a circular formation along with possible ancient carvings deep below the surface of Lake Michigan, similar to the Stonehenge site in England.

The iconic Stonehenge in the UK is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world, but it has been found that it is not the only stone formation of its kind.

Similar stone alignments have been found throughout England, Ireland, Scotland, and Wales, and now, it seems, in Lake Michigan.

According to a report by NBC (National Broadcasting Corporation), in 2007, Mark Holley, professor of underwater archeology at Northwestern Michigan College, discovered a series of stones arranged in a circle 40 feet below the surface of Lake Michigan.

One stone outside the circle seems to have carvings that resemble a mastodonan elephant-like animal that went extinct about 10,000 years ago.

Archaeologists had been hired to survey the Lakes floor near Traverse City, Michigan, and examine old boat wrecks with a sonar device.

They discovered sunken boats and cars and even a Civil War-era pier. But among these expected finds was a potentially prehistoric surprise.

When you see it in the water, youre tempted to say this is absolutely real, said Holley. But thats what we need the experts to come in and verify, he added.

The formation, if authenticated, wouldnt be completely out of place. Stone circles and other petroglyph sites are located in the area.

While Chicago has an interesting and colorful history of its own, its exciting to think that a North American version of Stonehenge could be sitting just over 200 miles away. (ANI)

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