On a hike recently, at a state park in southeast Michigan.
Prior to the hike, we decided to try out gps waypoint markings of a high point hill peak. We found the hill peak with no problem near a hiking trail. The waypoint appeared to be 100 foot off the trail.
So, we decided to find the actual waypoint and bushwhacked it. Found a large pile of rocks in the middle of thick trees right off of the trail, thought must of been a landowner or the state clearing things out.
50 feet further, another set of stone structres. One was a ‘fence or wall’ structure. Had to been 3 foot high, 3 foot wide by at least 150 foot in length. The strange thing is, this on a steep hill! Someone put in a tremendous amount of work and effort on constructing this, had to been very important. Weird.
Appears had been there for a while, how trees and moss grew on the stones.
Made it down to the valley floor, noticed more rock mounds, plus what can only be describe as stone “platforms” on the hill side. Mound are both small and large.
Have to keep in mind we hiked during the winter where the vegetation is cleared. This is in some pretty thick stuff, no farmable land or water nearby. Odd place for a settlement?
In the small area we were, discovered at least 8 very unusual structures plus an additional wall. So going back for a revisit soon.
Our guess is a Native American ground. Another plausible idea, 100+ years ago someone wanted to ranch the land when there were less trees and vegetation. Or, perhaps the area surveyed for mining or settlers marking land.
Anyway, the entire site is totally out of place and makes no logical sense.
Ideas of what this could be?