The Mound Builders of Burlington Wisconsin
By Mary Sutherland Copyright 2004
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"Mop-up operations are what engage most scientists throughout their careers. This paradigm-based research is "an attempt to
force nature into the pre-formed and relatively inflexible box that the paradigm supplies. No effort is made to call forth new sorts of
phenomena, no effort to discover anomalies. When anomalies pop up, they are usually discarded or ignored. Anomalies are usually
not even noticed and no effort is made to invent a new theory - and there is no tolerance for those who try." The Structure of
Scientific Revolutions, by Thomas S. Kuhn

Wisconsin Earthen Mounds

There were more mounds in Wisconsin than in any other region of North America.  At one time, Wisconsin had between 15,000 and 20,000 mounds. Now only approximately 4,000 remain and
with the amount of highway and new home construction going on the remaining mounds are being drastically reduced. The effigy mounds in Wisconsin were sometimes over a thousand feet
long, and were found in the forms of birds, dogs, snakes, bears, panthers, buffalo, men, fish, turtles and --- the elephant and  horse.

Portals to the Underworld

In Celtic mythology, the ancient mounds or sidhe were portals to the other world, accessed by astral flight or perhaps  - in the case of TIME TRAVEL ..actual travel
within an electromagnetic field  where  the ley lines converge creating powerful vortices. The mound builders placed monoliths, dolmens and henges (gateways) at
locations that form interlocking grids.

Chambered mounds, comprised of alternating rock (inorganic) and soil, (organic) are ‘orgone’ accumulators and concentrate energy, some emit sound waves,
while others blank them out. These frequencies may have a positive effect on the bio-rhythms of someone within the chamber or enhance altered states of
consciousness. The key energy meridians, were employed by ancient priest-scientists as a musical system to stabilize the tectonic plates of the planet... From the
mother earth "the way of the Word" or "the power of the Word", the ancient priests used the language of Light to tune the planet like a giant harmonic bell.

Nikola Tesla stated, "All matter comes from a primary substance, the luminiferous ether." He sensed the universe was composed of a symphony of alternating currents
with the harmonies played on a vast range of octaves. To explore the whole range of electrical vibration , he believed, would bring one closer to an understanding of
the cosmic symphony. The bible gives us a cl
ue to Tesla's theory in Genesis , In the beginning was the Word   Sages are very aware of the cosmic symphony and
meditate on the universal sound.

Inner Earth and the Tuatha De Danaan
The Mound People

When the Tuatha De Dannan were defeated by the Gaels and exiled beneath the mounds the Good God, the Daghda, assigned each one a sidhe. (pronounced
'She')  These sidhe, barrows or hillocks, were each a doorway to an underground realm of inexhaustible splendour and delight. Beneath lay fairy palaces and Dagda's
was Brugh na Boyne, (Newgrange) Llyr was given, sidh Fionnachaidh, Bodb Derg received Sidh Bodb, south of Galway and so on, the spots are still known to the
Irish. It was from this time that the Gaelic gods received the name Aes Sidhe, the 'People of the Hills' . Every god, or fairy is a Fer-Sidhe, a 'man of the hill,' and every
goddess a Bean-Sidhe, a 'woman of the hills.'

Admiral Richard E. Byrd, famous for his legendary flight to the 'Land beyond the Pole" claimed that the higher beings (Arianni) reside in the Inner-Earth and are
capable of interstellar flight and must be in communication with others of their kind on hollow planets in the solar system. He believed that the ones we now call 'gods'  
the ancient ones, are in fact the highly technically advanced and civilized race living within our earth today.

An Extinct Race

History of Wisconsin, by C.W. Butterfield, Wisconsin Antiquities Copyright 1879 , The Western Historical Company, Office of the Librarian of Congress,
Washington D.C.

The first explorers of the valleys of the Great Lakes and the Mississippi and its tributaries seem not to have noticed, to any considerable extent, the existence within
these vast areas of monuments of an extinct race.  Gradually, however, as the tide of emigration broke through the barriers of the Alleghanies and spread in a widely
extended flow over what are now the states of the Northwest, these prehistoric vestiges attracted more and more the attention of the curious and the learned, until, at
the present time, almost every person is presumed to have some general knowledge, not only of their existence, but of some of their striking peculiarities.
Unfortunately, these signs of a long since departed people are fast disappearing by the never ceasing operations of the elements, and the constant encroachments
of civilization. The earliest notices of the animal and vegetable kingdom of this region are to be found in its rocks; but Wisconsin's earliest records of men can only be
traced in here and there a crumbing earth-work, in the fragment of a skeleton, or in a few stone and copper implements - dim and shadowy relics of their handicraft.

The ancient dwellers in these valleys, whose history is lost in the lapse of ages, are designated, usually, as the MOUND BUILDERS; not that building mounds was
probably their distinctive employment, but that such artificial elevations of the earth are, to a great extent, the only evidences remaining of their actually occupation of
the country. As to the origin of these people, all knowledge must, possibly, continue to rest upon conjecture alone. Nor were the habitations of this race confined to
the territory of which Wisconsin now forms a part. At one time, they must have been located in many ulterior regions. The earth-works , tumuli, or ˜mounds', as they
are generally designated, are usually symmetrically raised and often enclosed in mathematical figures, such as the square, the octagon, and the circle, with long lines
of circumvalation.

Besides these earth-works, there are pits dug in the solid rock; rubbish heaps formed in the prosecution of mining operations; and a variety of implements and
utensils, wrought in copper or stone, or molded in clay. Whence came the inhabitants who left these evidences to succeeding generations? In other words, who were
the Mound Builders? Did they migrate from the Old World, or is their origin to be sought for elsewhere? And as to their manners and customs and civilizations - what
of these things? Was the race finally swept from the New World to give place to the Red men, or was it the one from which the latter descended? These momentous
questions are left for the ethnologist, the archaeologist and the antiquarian of the future to answer - if they can.

In closures and mounds of the prehistoric people, it is generally believed, constituted but parts of one system; the former being , in the main, intended for purposes of
defense or religion; the latter, for sacrifice, for temple sites, for burial places, or for observatories. In selecting sites for many of these earth-works, the Mound Builders
appear to have been influenced by motives which prompt civilized men to choose localities for their great marts; hence, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Chicago, Milwaukee and
other cities of the West are founded on the ruins of pre-existing structures.

River terraces and river bottoms seem to have been the favorite places for these earth works. In such localities the natural advantages of the country could be made
available with much less trouble than in portions of the country lying at a distance from water courses.  In Wisconsin, therefore, as in other parts, the same general
idea of selecting points contiguous to the principal natural thoroughfares is found to have prevailed with the Mound Builders; for their works are seen in the basin of
the Fox River of the Illinois, in that of Rock River and its branches, in the valley of Fox River of Green Bay , in that of Wisconsin, as well as near the waters of the

While a few circumvallations and immense mounds, such as are common to certain other portions of the United States, are discoverable in Wisconsin, yet by far the
largest number of earthworks have one peculiarity not observable, except in a few instances, outside the State. This characteristic is a very striking one. The fact is
revealed that they are imitative in form - under the general name of animal mounds although some are in the similitude of trees, some of war clubs, others of tobacco
pipes. Generally, these figures are in groups, though sometimes they are seen alone. For what purpose these earth works were heaped up - they rise above the
surface two, four and sometimes six feet - or what particular uses they were intended to serve, is unknown. It is, however, safe to affirm that they had some
significance. A number resemble the bear; a few, the buffalo; others, the raccoon. Lizards, turtles and even tadpoles, are outlined in the forms of some. The war
eagle, and the war club has each its representative. All this, of course, could not have been a mere happening - the work of chance.  The sizes of these mounds are
as various as their forms. One near
Cassville, in Grant County, very complete in its representation of an animal, supposed to be of the elephant species, was
found, upon measurement, to have a total length of one hundred and thirty-five feet.
Another in Sauk County, quite perfect in its resemblance to the form of a
, was of equal length, a veritable colossus; prone, it is true, and soon to disappear, if it has not already been destroyed, by ravages of a superior civilization.

In portions of Wisconsin, as well as in a few places outside the State, are found earth works of another kind, but quite as remarkable as the animal mounds which, for
their supposed use, have been styled garden beds  They are ridges, or beds, about six inches in height and four feet in width, ranged, with much apparent method, in
parallel rows, sometimes rectangular in shape, sometimes of various but regular and symmetrical curves, and occupying fields of tent to a hundred acres.

The Mound Builders have left many relics, besides their earthworks, to attest their presence in Wisconsin in the ages past. Scattered widely are found stone and
copper axes, spear-heads, and arrow-heads, also various other implements - evidently their handiwork. As these articles are frequently discovered many feet beneath
the surface, it argues a high antiquity for the artificers.  Whether they had the skill to mold their copper implements is doubtful. Such as plainly show the work of
hammering, indicate an art beyond that possessed by the Red men who peopled America upon its first discovery by the Europeans. In a few instances, fragments of
human skulls have been found so well preserved as to enable a comparison to be drawn between the crania of the ancient race and those of modern ones; the
results, however, of these comparisons throw little, if any, light upon the dark backward and abys of mound building times.

The evidences of an extinct people of superior intelligence is very strikingly exhibited in the ancient copper mines of the Lake Superior region. Here are to be found
excavations in the solid rock; heaps of rubble and dirt; copper utensils fashioned into knives, chisels, and spear and arrow-heads; stone hammers; wooden bowls and
shovels; props and levers for raising and supporting the mass copper; and ladders for ascending and descending the pits. These mines were probably worked by
people not only inhabiting what is now the State of Wisconsin, but found in many places, even as far away as the north shore of the Gulf of Mexico, wrought into
various implements and utensils.

The Menomonie Indian tradition also speaks of fair skinned mariners who had come in the past to dig out the shiny bones of the Earth Mother.

Wisconsin author and editor-in-chief  of Ancient American Magazine , Frank Joseph, in his book, Survivors of Atlantis proposes that these people were Atlanteans,
which would fit with my theory..if you take into consideration that these same Atlanteans were the ones that brought the technology and knowledge to the Egyptians.

In Survivors of Atlantis Frank Joseph provides an in-depth study of the Atlantean war and the intimate connections it had with the last of four great cosmic
catastrophes generated by the cyclical return of a comet and its debris. This quartet of natural disasters was followed by mass migrations recorded in the histories of
such diverse peoples as the Incas of Peru, the Celtic Irish, the Classical Greeks, and the Aztecs of Mexico. These cosmic catastrophes could be the reason for the
underground tunnels and cities that are found around the world. It only makes sense to me that to protect ourselves from these type of disasters, going underground
would be the logical measures taken for safety.

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  • Revelations: Truths Revealed
  • In Search of Ancient Man: Lost in Time
  • The Red Haired Giants
  • Haunted Burlington Wisconsin

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