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« on: July 04, 2009, 10:11:28 pm »
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Terrain: Flat land beside a river.
Field condition: very overgrown with vegetation.
History: Land-owner is in his mid-50's and says the earth mounds have been there before he was born.

Shape of mounds: circles, rectangles and triangles. All have a roughly uniform current height of about 9cm or 10cm.
Spacing between mounds: NE direction: 2m-3m. NW direction: 1.75m
Detection results: many lengths of rusted ferrous cables approx 4mm in diameter, depth ranges from 5cm to 15cm. The whole place is full of those things. The majority of the cables ran from SW to NE. Shorter cable lengths did not have a specific consistent direction. After removal of cables, no other targets were detected.

Apex of triangles all point to the north-east.
Attached is a photo of the least-eroded triangle.

This is a mystery to me. Why would anyone make such shapes??

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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009, 12:52:47 am »
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How many mounds were there? How far apart were they from each other? Could you draw a pic of all of them, their shapes, and direction pointing as say seen from looking down on them from a hundred feet up?

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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009, 02:35:04 am »
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Farmdigger, you read my mind. I had scrawled down the mounds' placements on a scrap of paper in-field and taken directional readings from my GPS's compass. The approximate distance between the mounds are as per my first posting. Here's a neater version attached. Those are all the mounds that have been revealed when the vegetation was slashed away About half the area was slashed. The landowner said the remainder of the area used to have similar mounds too, but those had been removed to grow some crops.

I'm really boggled by these mounds. Hope you can shed some light onto this mystery. I'm guessing it may have been some wierd experiment to harness the power of ley lines...why else run metal cables from mound to mound? BY the way, I did not find any trace of insulation on those metal cables.

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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009, 10:45:44 am »
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Question:  Can the mounds be dated?

The first thought that occurred to me was prison compound, hence the iron, and wood buildings would disappear rapidly. You need an object that can be dated and its not old enough for carbon 14. How many years does -before the present owners time- consist of?

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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009, 07:19:51 pm »
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I'll keep thinking but as of now am really unsure as to what they may be. One thing I would do which you probably have already thought of would be to do more detective work on previous owners, use of the land and digging into historical documents that would perhaps have info on it if it was an old structure or what not. Best of luck! Keep us informed on what you find out!

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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009, 08:32:10 pm »
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Golddigger and Farmdigger, thanks for your replies.
The land-owner's family has had that property since before WW2. Unfortunately his parents are no longer around. I shall be heading up there again sometime this week when the weather clears up, and will see if he has any old relatives who may know something about the mounds. There's no precious metals to be had on that property, but solving this mystery would be a treasure itself.

The area was a hive of Japanese activity for 3 years during WW2, and I was told there were about 10,000 troops stationed there with approx 2,000 Aussie POWs and an unknown number of Javanese (not a typo of "Japanese". Javanese are people from Java) POWs. I have gotten word of a native who was charged with delivering non-sensitive mail between 4 Japanese army camps in the area. He is into his 90's and I will try to interview him when I can.

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« Reply #6 on: July 15, 2009, 06:38:01 pm »
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may be combat mounts?

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« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2009, 05:13:53 pm »
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Where is this in Java

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« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2009, 07:33:45 pm »
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Am not at liberty to say where it is, for the time being. Undecided

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