The Legend of the Black Knight Part I

The Discovery of the U-1226 On 5 June 1993 commercial diver Edward Michaud allegedly discovered the wreck of a World War II German Submarine in 41 feet of water, 4 miles off Cape Cod, Massachusetts. He had identified the wreck as that of the U-1226; the problem was history had stated that the U-1226 was sunk thousands of … Continue reading The Legend of the Black Knight Part I

The Enigma In The Lake: A Critical Inquiry into the Rock Lake Pyramids

I Used To Believe The story that the following two blogs are going to relate is one of intrigue, archaeology and a miscarriage of history. Like the image above this tale includes archaeology, Nazis, and Atlantis in Wisconsin. The first part is going to be a history of the Rock Lake Pyramids and the second part … Continue reading The Enigma In The Lake: A Critical Inquiry into the Rock Lake Pyramids

Sunken Cities in Mysterious Michigan Lakes.

ArchyFantasies discusses Chapter 9 in Frank Joseph’s most recent book The Lost History of Ancient America titled Drowned Village of The Copper Miners.  This book is an update on the research that Frank Joseph and longtime collaborator Wayne May regarding the purported “Rock Lake Pyramids”, a pseudoarchaeological site located on the bottom of Rock Lake just outside the southern Wisconsin town of Lake Mills. The “pyramids” are stone mounds located at the bottom of the lake that appear manmade but, have been discounted as glacial features.  Frank Joseph has researched and written extensively on this site since the late 1980’s and early 1990’s with his book The Lost Pyramids of Rock Lake and Atlantis in Wisconsin respectively. This latest mention is underwhelming as it has not provided any further evidence to support his claims in the 20 years its been since his first book regarding Rock Lake and its Pyramids, it’s more a reiteration of his past works on the topic.  I want readers to consider this article a prequel (even though it’s modern). Myself, as an archaeologist and a diver I was curious about Rock Lake and it’s “pyramids”.  Stay tuned for The Enigma at the Bottom of The Lake.

Archaeological Fantasies

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Chapter 9 of the Lost History of Ancient America, is titled, Drowned Village of the Ancient Copper Miners, by Wayne N. May. It may as well be presented as a report of an article May read once.
This article is simply a retelling of a 2012 article from Ancient America, about a 2011 discovery by Scott Mitchim, where he claims to have found evidence of a now underwater copper workshop. One he somehow dates to about 4100 to 3200 years ago. Where these dates come from is not revealed to us in this article, so we’re just supposed to take it on faith that this is correct. Sadly, these are the least of the problems here.
May tells us that Mitchim claims the workshop is littered with artifacts both stone and copper. May tells us that these dates connect the artifacts to the elusive Ancient Copper Barons, who May believes were busily…

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The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History

Introduction This post is a little late as its subject has since run its course on social media and has been discounted (or at least forgotten, hopefully). This post is regarding a fake news story that made waves on social media a year ago and its implications. On February 18, of 2016 came this headline: "USA: … Continue reading The Shipwreck That Never Was: The “UX-791” and Great Lakes Maritime History

Halloween on the Great Lakes: The Ghost Ship S.S. Bannockburn

The S.S. Bannockburn underway Historical Collections of the Great Lakes, Bowling Green University. Introduction  How does a legend develop? Where do the stories come from? The story of the S.S. Bannockburn remains an infamous tale of great lakes history blending both historical fact and paranormal legend. It’s a story that has been told and retold … Continue reading Halloween on the Great Lakes: The Ghost Ship S.S. Bannockburn