Friday, August 5, 2011

Mysterious Prehistoric Square Forts Constructed by a Race of Giants

    A series of square enclosures have been documented from Long Island, New York to the Susquehanna River the lower tier of the Great Lakes in northern Ohio to Michigan.  The reports generally describes the giant human remains near these earthworks. Indian legends reveal that these works were constructed by White Indians. Are these the Nephi?

Nephi remains found in New York earthwork here

History of St. Joseph County Michigan, 1880
Within three hours ride of Colon Village, there are no less than six fortifications of these ancient people. One of them is distinct visible yet, and is in a square form, fronting the St. Joseph River, with an avenue leading to the rear to Bear Creek.

A Place Called the Thumb, Sanilac County Michigan, 1880
In 1931, Wilbert B. Hinsdale in his "Archaeological Atlas of Michigan" located for a record, Indian villages sites, mounds, garden beds, circular and square enclosures, and other remains. In Watertown Township in Sanilac County an unusual construction consisted of a square enclosure with an interior mound. In the southwest corner of Worth Township, Hinsdale located a rectangular enclosure with an opening to the north, and a mound in front of the opening.

Otzinachson: A History of the West Branch Valley of the 

Susquehanna, 1889

That the valley of the West Branch was inhabited by a superior race, of whom we have no account, appears to be evident. Traces of peculiar fortifications, resembling, those found in some of the Western States, are yet to be pointed out. One of these existed on the farm of Mr. Shoemaker, on the north side of Muncy Creek, it was square, and consisted of embankments thrown up in regular order, covering about one fourth of an acre. A simular one existed on the farm of Gov. Shultz, below Williamsport. On the other side of the river, nearly opposite the mouth of Lycoming Creek, was found another, resembling the one on Muncy Creek, traces of which can probably be seen to this day. Mr. Shoemaker of Muncy, now an old man, but with memory bright and mind unimpaired, informs me that years ago he made a personal examination of this latter fortification, and found all the embankments well defined. Large trees were growing upon them, however, the concentric circles of which would indicate many hundred years of growth, and entirely preclude the idea of their having been thrown up by the Anglo Saxon race. Mr. Shoemaker also states that many years ago he made inquiry of an old Seneca Chief concerning them, but all the information the old Indian could give, was that he had it from his ancestors that they were erected by White Indians. Of them we have no definite knowledge whatever.

History of Sandusky County, 1882
There are evidences of another fort of the same kind above the Williams Reserve a short distance, on the high bank of the river, In section thirteen, township five, range fifteen, (Sandusky Township) This work is different in form from those heretofore mentioned, being nearly square, and is supposed to include about three acres of land. It is situated at a place where there was once an Indian village called Muncietown, about three miles below the city of Fremont.

Civil History of Michigan, 1895
Forts of the square or rectangular kind are sometimes found. There is said to be one or two miles below the village of Marshall, one in the township of Prarie Ronde, several on the Kalamazoo, and in other places. In Bruce Township in the county of Macomb, on the north fork of the Clinton, are several...eight miles from Lake St. Clair. In sinking the cellar of a building for a missionary, sixteen baskets full of human bones were found of a remarkable size. Near the mouth of this river, on the east bank, are ancient works representing a fortress, with wall of earth thrown up simular to those in Ohio and Indiana.