Celebrate Quirk of Cosmic Geometry at Serpent Mound

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Strikingly little is known about the origins of the many prehistoric earthworks in Southeastern Ohio.

Perhaps you remember learning about them in the fourth grade during your Ohio History class – odd depictions of animals and patterns rendered in thousands of pounds of soil – presented to you with the caviat that their beginnings are truly unknown.

On Monday, August 21 at 2:31 p.m. one will have the opportunity to witness a true quirk of cosmic geometry, a total solar eclipse, right alongside the largest prehistoric serpent effigy mound in the world – located along the Ohio Brush Creek near Peebles, OH in Adams County.

Over the weekend hundreds of people are planning on attending the completely free Serpent Mound Solar Eclipse New Moon Music and Peace Summit right there on the site of the Serpent Mound and nearby campsite Woodland Altars.

“The whole event takes place inside of an asteroid crater that is 256 million years old,” said Thomas Johnson, one of the coordinators of the summit and a lifetime paleontologist. “It’s the only asteroid crater in Ohio; Woodland Altars is in the eastern rim and the Serpent Mound is in the western rim. It’s the only place where an asteroid hit a fault in the Earth, and because of that there is a lot of strange energy there.”

Johnson said the area is plagued with magnetic abnormalities that effect everything from the weather within the crater (which receives significantly less precipitation than the surrounding region,) to cars that try to drive through the crater.

An overhead shot of the Serpent Mound. (
An overhead shot of the Serpent Mound. (

Johnson and his wife, Terri Rivera, are organizing the sprawling, three-day, life-affirming and energy-exploring festival, which will include everything from some local experimental music (Zack Kouns) to metaphysical artist Shakara Tosha to presentations given by people like Michael Lee Hill, a musician, filmographer and UFO experiencer.

Hill has been featured on the History Channel’s UFO Hunters for his prolific documentation of UFO sightings and other abnormal phenomena over Lake Erie.

For the Cleveland area native, it all started in 2005 when he was practicing music with one of his friends one evening and they decided to step outside for a break. It was then that Hill first saw incredible lights over Lake Erie, a phenomena that he would continue to spot again and again over the course of the past 12 years.

“Eastlake Ohio is ground zero for all of this,” said Hill. “The mound builders are not who we think they are, they are not the Native Americans – they were here long before the Native Americans. Thousands of years before. Now they are intermixed into the Native Americans.”

Hill explained that many of the names of the cultures who are often attributed with the construction of the earthworks, such as the Hopewell or the Adena, are actually just derived from the names of the farmers who eventually bought the land that the works were erected on thousands of years prior or the surveyors who originally chronicled the works in the past couple of hundred of years.

As a part of the filming of UFO Hunters Hill’s blood was tested, as well as the blood of another UFO experiencer from Washington D.C. The results showed that Hill had an incredibly rare blood anomaly, with strikingly high levels of creatine kinase. Creatine kinase is an enzyme found primarily in the brain, skeletal muscles, and heart, which leaks from damaged parts of the human body when they are in distress. The normal level is 25 parts per liter of blood; Hill’s levels were 2,100 parts per liter of blood.

It was shortly after the test that Hill discovered his Native American heritage after strenuously researching his biological parents. Hill said that he was then visited by beings that revealed themselves to be the Anunnaki; years before the term was relatively well known among ufologists.

“When the blood test revealed that I didn’t have normal human blood – and I know that this sounds crazy – but it is what it is – I didn’t know what to think, I was scared. I was visited in the summer of 2008 by beings who revealed themselves to be the Anunnaki, and they told me that I had the hybrid blood line that they have on Earth,” said Hill, who connects the Anunnaki directly to the creation of the earthworks throughout the country, including the Serpent Mound. “It was then that I found out about my mound builder heritage, and it has been a real whirlwind, everything that has unfolded over the past eight years.”

The Serpent Mound Solar Eclipse New Moon Music and Peace Summit kicks off on Friday, August 18 at 4:40 p.m. and will continue throughout the weekend and until after the solar eclipse on Monday, August 21. Camping is available at Woodland Altars.