Looking for a good place to go this fall? Well looking back on some of my pictures from last fall and came across a place I fell in love with and hope to return again soon this year. It was September 10, 2011 it was a dark blue sky sunny gorgeous end of summer day. I decided to take the kids to an amazing place: The America's Stonehenge. It is an archaeological site consisting of a number of large rocks and stone structures scattered around roughly 30 acres (120,000 m2) within the town of Salem, New Hampshire. America's Stonehenge is open to the public it was particularly appealing to me because of the New Age feel of it. One of the hypotheses of origin is pre-Columbian origins. Among structures at the site are standing stones that may have been erected to align with astronomical events.
The stones are encased in trees that may have sprouted before the arrival of the first colonists, claim that there are similarities between the ruins and Phoenician architecture, and say that marks on some stones resemble some ancient writing systems of the Old World.
Carbon dating of charcoal pits at the site provided dates from 2000 BC to 173 BC, when the area was populated by ancestors of current Native Americans. In archaeological chronology, this places indigenous use of the site into either the Late Archaic or the Early Woodland time periods.
I highly recommend this special place. I did a few yoga asana postures at the site, unknowingly up on top of a sacrificial table. Let me tell you, the energy was there. Pack a lunch and wear hiking boots for a nice walk around the grounds and have a picnic. I came across a neat YouTube video with great Enya music and a narrative on an idea how this enigmatic place came about.
The site was featured on an episode of the American History Channel TV series Secrets of the Ancient World which aired on January 14, 2002, and in which Boston University archaeology professor Curtis Runnels refuted the theory that the site was built by Celts in ancient history.
In Search Of..., a 1970s show narrated by Leonard Nimoy, did an episode about the site, titled "Strange Visitors". It was referred to as "Mystery Hill".