The Secrets Behind The Great Serpent Mounds Of Ohio
By James Donahue
Adams County, Ohio, offers the site of the Great Serpent Mount, considered by archaeologists
and historians to be the most dynamic and mysterious effigy mount in the United States.
Measuring almost a quarter mile in length, the twisting, winding mound built in the
form of a massive snake swallowing an egg, is believed to be among the largest serpentine earthworks in the world.
It is a surviving earthwork, but it may not have been the only serpentine mound of its
kind that once existed in Ohio. Another similar to it once was said to have sprawled across parts of Warren County, located
in Southwest Ohio between Dayton and Cincinnati. George Frederick Wright, in an article published in 1908, described the mound
as 1,300 feet in length, three feet high and from 10 to 15 feet in width. Even when he saw it, Wright said erosion from a
nearby stream had destroyed the head. Since his article appeared, the remains of the mound have been destroyed by human encroachment.
Also in Warren County, John R. White, professor of Anthropology at Youngstown State
University, wrote that in the 1980s he examined two large stone effigies of rattlesnakes along the Little Miami River. He
said they were made of flat shaped limestone slaps piled about two feet high and two meters wide. One was 86 feet long and
the other measured 152 feet.
It was White’s theory that the snake effigies were made by the Fort Ancient prehistoric
Indian culture that lived in the region around A.D. 1200. Also, because of the remains of a post hole in front of the heads
of the snakes, White believed that posts were used like a sun dial, with a shadow moving down the backs of the snakes, to
mark the summer and winter solstice.
While unique to Ohio, within most of the United States, serpent mounds have been found
elsewhere in the world, including Britain and Mexico. Also the dragon, snake or reptile image has played an important role
in ancient cultural artworks throughout the world.
So why were the serpent images considered so important to the ancient people that they
would build massive earthworks like the ones found in the rural areas of the Midwestern United States?
Like images found in England, South America and in other parts of the world, the serpent
mounds can only be seen and appreciated for their artwork from the air. The people of that prehistoric era did not have the
capability of flight.
But aliens did.
In addition to the serpent mounts, the ancient civilizations in the United States built
large earthen mounds. The remains of these works are nearly all destroyed now, but they existed throughout the Midwest. They
were round in their shape when found by early settlers. I believe they were originally shaped like pyramids.
The pyramids were built in rock all over the world. They remain a mystery to this day.
Is it possible that they too are in some way related to the alien connection?