New Discovery in Vermont
Earlier this week, I returned to a spot in northern Vermont I’d partially explored back in the Spring, Indian Brook Reservoir Park in Essex, and made some surprising new discoveries.
Although still called a reservoir, Indian Brook Reservoir was abandoned for other water sources, the town of Essex Junction switching away from its waters in 1973. Making a complex tale short and simpler, the reservoir and surrounding lands switched hands a couple of times after that before the Town of Essex and friends bought it in 1986 to eventually create the park as it is today.
A Serpent Effigy in the Vermont Woods?
Back in April, I’d found likely stone effigy rows and even possible large-scale, Great Serpent stone work on the ridges on the eastern and northeastern sides of the reservoir.
Returning last weekend to explore parts of the park I’d missed in the Spring, I found more stone effigy rows on the western side. And to the north, discovered what may possibly be a stone row Serpent Effigy with a large boulder for its head.
This is pretty exciting, as finds go! Already inspired me to make my YouTube Video on the Experience: https://youtu.be/2cK-dUuO_kY.
Thought I’d share my excitement with you , too, and give you an early look at this brand-new, though possibly ancient, discovery.
The Frog at the Spring
A boulder at the head of a spring initially drew me over to investigate. Seemed unusual, a boulder marking a spring. It also struck me. With the stones on its sides, the stone kind of looked like a frog.
Wasn’t looking at the stone and spring for too long when the stone row next to them grabbed my attention.