News of the Strange
A strange design found in a soybean
field across from the entrance to the Serpent Mound on State Route 73 near
Locust Grove remains under investigation. The design was found on the
property of Molly Williams, a resident of Dayton.
Douglas McIlwain, president of the American Society of
Dowsers, reported abnormality in the field. "I believe the design is
pointing towards Serpent Mound, either to the head or tail of the effigy,"
Wilson, McIlwain and Roger Sugden, of Ft. Wayne, Ind., analyzed the field,
taking with them crop and soil samples.
The findings have not been returned.
However, they did note that there were no tracks leading to the marking.
The design consists of several markings. The smaller circles on the sides of
the design measure 12' in diameter with the larger bottom circle measuring
16'. The total design measures 300' in diameter.
This isn't the first questionable event in the county.
It was reported in The People's Defender that on the evening of Oct. 17,
1973, three Adams County deputies and one West Union Police officer
encountered an unusual object in the sky on Chaparral Road in West Union and
later hovering between State Route 41 and 125 near
Panhandle. The men described the object as having pulsating red, green, blue
and white lights and claimed it would "zig-zag in a very tight circle"
throughout the sky. Highland, Ross and Scioto County deputies also reported
seeing the object.
In relation to the most recent happening, McIlwain reported that
eye-witnesses have encountered "earth lights" since the design was found.
These orange, glowing spheres measure five feet in diameter and are common
after crop circles have been formed. - Troy Jolly
and Caleb Grooms The People's Defender: West
"Another curiosity is that the crop circle is also situated between an
earthen fault line on one side and a compression fault on the other. The
crop circle is aligned so that the axis of the eye points directly at the
Great Serpent Mound, located 3,000 feet away, up on the plateau."
- Ted Robertson