I mentioned that I would stop by on my way to see my friend Ryan in northern Ohio, when he told me his wife would love to go too. So we made a day trip of it. I brought my digital recorder and my EMF pump, intent on communication with the ancient aliens' hidden satellite arrays while I was there, or perhaps "accidentally" push the hidden red button that opened up the mound and revealed the UFO runway.
Unfortunately the trip was disappointing. If you like beautiful green mounds, by all means, go visit. But it is much smaller than I imagined. So small that to walk all the way around it is about 1/3 of a mile. Small enough you can see the whole thing from ... well, probably a tree, which is likely what the ancient humans did when they were overseeing its design.
The other fact of the Serpent Mound's design that seems wondrous to some is its alignment with astronomical features. So Ryan, Kendra and I discussed this as we took our brief stroll around the snake. To our GPS and latitude and longitude wary minds, the concept of constructing something to align with astronomical features seems, well, pretty amazing. But ancient cultures had not mapped the globe, nor did they have the benefit of satellites to point them one way or another. What they did have were the stars and seasons. What seems like a mysterious or amazing feat to us was probably logical and commonplace to them. "When the cold weather is coming, find the Serpent Mound and travel in the direction of the first hump." (Or something like that.) "If you want to find buffalo in spring, go to the Serpent Mound and travel in the direction its mouth is pointing." (Perhaps.)
While the Great Serpent Mound is surely a fantastic place for lovers of North American history, archaeology, paleontology, astronomy, short walks on beautiful days or lawn mower art, it just doesn't have much to offer someone interested in the mysteries of otherworldly beings.
That said, we did catch one good EVP while we were there. Credit goes to Kendra, who found this while we were listening to my recordings. The content of this EVP, played 3 times in the video below, doesn't make a lot of sense considering we were there in May.
Do you hear, "I'm home for Christmas?"
Thanks for reading. We've got some new investigations in the Mobile Bay area coming soon.