Professor James Shertz, of the University of Wisconsin, is trying to get
to the bottom of the reputed stone pyramids submerged in Rock Lake, near
Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Fishermen have hit the pyramids with their oars when
the lake is very low; and others have spotted structures (perhaps as many
as four) from the air. In 1937, a diver reported seeing a 29-foot-high pyramid
in the murky waters. Recent divers have found boul-der alignments; but the
visibility is so poor that organized structures cannot be identified.
Truncated earthen pyramids exist at nearby precolumbian Aztalan; and strange
rock piles exist elsewhere in Wisconsin. Consequently, one cannot brush off
the idea that some edifices were built at Rock Lake when the water was much
(Smith, Susan Lampert; "Lake Mills' Lost Pyramids," Wisconsin State Journal,
June 26, 1983. Cr. R. Heiden via L. Farish.) Comment. The 1937 dives are
described in our Handbook Ancient Man. Perhaps it is relevant that sonar-imaging
equip-ment has detailed obviously human-built rock structures on the floor
of Loch Ness.