Crop Circle Found Near EFFIGY MOUNDS ,
Horicon Marsh, Dodge County Wisconsin

Nitschke Mounds

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The so-called turtle and panther mounds are long-tailed forms that comprise the second largest class of effigy mounds.  The long-tailed mounds were representative of water spirits usually found
in areas with large lakes, swamps and marshes and typically were located near springs.  These springs flow from the earth and have been revered by ancient people as a source of life-giving
water, symbolic of rebirth and renewal.  Springs also represented entrances to the water underworld for the powerful water spirits.

The Nitschke Mounds are located less than 2 miles from the Horicon Marsh and the site has 2 continuously flowing springs.

The largest mound in the group is a Turtle Effigy that measures 200' in length by 57' in width and 4' in height.

Below are the various effigy mounds found near the site
Length-Width-Height  (largest found)

Panther Effigy                     128' 39' 2.1
Turtle Effigy                         200' 57' 4'
Canine (Wolf or Fox) Effigy  102' 47' 1.8'
Tadpole or Gourd Effigy          90' 46' 1.5'
Buffalo or Bear Effigy            89' 35' 3.3'
Flying Goose Effigy    Details not available
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Buffalo Effigies

Buffalo effigies, also found around the Horicon Marsh, are rocks naturally shaped like a buffalo. Some of the rocks have been changed only slightly by Native Americans and may date back to over
5,000 years ago.

Prehistoric shrines with bison effigies are found on hilltops because the people believed that high ground was a reflection of heaven. Located on high points, all key sites are mutually visible. The
effigies all face a cardinal direction or are aligned with a solstice sunrise or sunset.

Native Americans marked the sun's movement because they believed the sun represented the physical presence of God in the sky. Fires represented the presence of God on earth. Their circle of
worship includes naturally occurring, interrelated cycles: prairie, fire, the sun, and buffalos. Buffalo effigies also helped orient people to other geographic destinations, possibly all the way to the
Black Hills of South Dakota.

A "herd" of these bison are scattered throughout Dodge and Fond du Lac Counties. Like the mounds, they are still visited by Native Americans today.

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Rock Effigy found in Michigan

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Effigies were found on this piece of property we researched in Michigan . Many times these effigies are rocks "naturally" shaped prehistoric
shrines found on hilltops because the people believed that high ground was a reflection of heaven. Located on high points, all key sites are
mutually visible. The effigies all face a cardinal direction or are aligned with a solstice sunrise or sunset or are pointing to something of
importance. .Native Americans marked the sun's movement because they believed the sun represented the physical presence of God in the
sky. A fire circle made of rocks were found near by. Fires represented the presence of God on earth. Their circle of worship includes
naturally occurring, interrelated cycles. In this picture you see to the right and behind the tree the face of a man. I suspect that the nose is
pointing to something else of importance. It was located on the high part of the hill at the end of a ridge with a steep drop off or incline on
the opposite side of the effigy. At the bottom of the hill water can be found.

Side profile of a man carved on boulder. This sits at the top of a very high hill. Also at the end of the ridge and off to the side is a stone
circle I believe was used for fire ceremonies. Also a very nice portal opens to another dimension there, marked by several trees.I also found
an ancient symbol marked on this stone
Photo on left: Water Panther Spirit found outside of Burlington Wisconsin, new town of New Munster.

Eye witness accounts and depictions of sea serpents have come down to us from throughout history. In some of these cases, the creature
could well have had a large portion of its body underwater (really a plesiosaur form rather than a serpent form). The very first recorded sea
serpent observation was made by Sargon II on a Mediterranean voyage to Cyprus at about 720 BC – 705 BC. This cryptid sighting seems
to be memorialized by a very interesting frieze made during the Assyrian domination of Phoenicia (late 8th century BC). It shows
Phoenician longboats loading up lumber. Notice the sea serpent with its neck upright in the background up top. Its large size can be judged
by the sea turtle depicted just in front of it.
WARNING: DOGMAN LIVE AND HUNT HERE!

These are effigies found in Wisconsin . I believe they have been misidentified as
Man-Mounds but if you look at the heads of these, they do not look like men with a
headdress of horns...

Being that there has been so many reports , dating from days of antiquity to modern times,
of a man-beast, I believe these effigies are mounds warning people that in these particular
areas, the traveler should take warning that what is popular known as the "Dogmen" hunt
and live there.
Outside of Burlington, in Voree, we found this
effigy rock of a head with nose pointing towards
the tree area that the brass plates  and a giant
had been buried. Mormon Prophet Strang had a
vision to dig in this spot and he would recover the
giant and burial plates. The burial plates
contained the information of the ancient people
that had lived and died there.
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