Image: Strange lines on the landscape near the Flint River
They are not quite as visible on satellite imagery because of the dense tree foliage. However, the region immediately south of the Pine Mountain Range in West Georgia, near the Flint River, contains several straight lines, extending for many miles. Most are perpendicular or parallel to each other, but a few are diagonal. This could well be a natural phenomenon, but in my decades of professional work with satellite imagery and topographic maps around many areas of the Southeastern United States, I have never seen such a pattern on the landscape. I have seen the same pattern on satellite images of another region . . . the Nazca Plain in western Peru.
The region is immediately north of the Fall Line and east of Columbus, Georgia. This region contains hundreds of Pre-European stone cairns, stone mounds and stone-walled terrace complexes. In fact, the first terrace complex I ever saw was not in Mexico, but just north of Pine Mountain, when I was 19. The lines are about 100 miles south of the southern tip of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Cherokee County, GA.
What do you think they are?
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