Around winter solstice this year, a few of us here at The Spiritual Sun visited the Catskill Mountains area in NY, USA, both to celebrate the solstice and to explore some of the mysterious stone structures in the region.
While there, we met up with Glenn Kreisberg, author of Spirits in Stone: The Secrets of Megalithic America. Glenn is a radio frequency engineer, as well as a researcher of the ancient sites in the region. He is chairperson for the Overlook Mountain Center and formerly served two terms as the president of the New England Antiquities Research Association (NEARA) — two organizations dedicated to the study and preservation of these sites in the area. He also guides free public tours to some of these sites.
Glenn, along with Geoff Baer, a friend and also an officer of the Overlook Mountain Center, took us to see some of the enigmatic stone sites in the Woodstock area.
The stone structures that dot the mountains and forests in this region are definitely mysterious and intriguing. Interestingly the very first site Glenn took us to see turned out to be just a short forest hike away behind the lodge we happened to have been staying in, where a series of various stone cairns can be seen sprawled out along a stream and throughout the forest.
Other sites in the region consist of more stone cairns of different shapes and sizes, stone walls, stone serpents, turtle effigies, dolmen, a sun carving, and stone chambers. When plotted on a map and viewed aerially, some of these sites appear to have been set up as markers that align to one another over vast distances in an orientation that marks the solstices and equinoxes,1 and some appear to mark various stars and constellations.2
Lewis Hollow, for instance, (one of the sites on the tour) contains a collection of significant cairns (some up to 100 feet long) and stone walls and boulders shaped into snake effigies. Glenn has determined that the great cairns and two snake effigies appear to map the stars in the constellation Draco upon the landscape.3 Other significant monuments around the world are also aligned to this constellation, including Angkor Wat in Cambodia.
Below is a photo of another serpantine cairn from the area, made up of a wall of smaller stones (the snake’s body) and a megalithic serpent head:
It was wonderful to have had the opportunity to meet and chat with Glenn, and to see and experience some of these interesting stone structures first hand on his tours.
For more information on the ancient sites in this area:
- See Glenn’s website for future tour announcements.
- He was also featured author of the month on the Graham Hancock website recently, where he shared a lot of interesting information about his research in the area, including maps of the interesting alignments of some of these sites.
- His book Spirits in Stone: The Secrets of Megalithic America can be found on amazon here.
Vida Narovski contributed writing to this article.
- Kreisberg, Glenn. “Spirits In Stone: The Secrets Of Megalithic America – Graham Hancock Official Website.” The Official Graham Hancock Website. November 1, 2018. Accessed January 10, 2019. https://grahamhancock.com/kreisbergg8/.
- Kreisberg, Glenn. Spirits in Stone: The Secrets of Megalithic America. (Bear & Company,) 2018. Chapter Four, p. 37-58.
- Ibid. Chapter Four, p. 37-58.