Ask Abby: Mysterious Holes in Destruction Brook Woods
YOU GUYS! Another weird story for me to investigate! This time from Destruction Brook Woods in Dartmouth.
I'm a lifelong Westport resident, so I've been to Destruction Brook more times than I can count. Whether it's for hiking, walking the dogs, or mountain biking, I've been on every trail multiple times. But never in my life have I seen something like the Dartmouth Natural Trust Resource is describing here:
Our second mystery was discovered by Peter Bullard, a long-time DNRT member, and is located on the northern side of the Tea Cup trail...in what was likely the original Russel Homestead property of 90 acres. Not far from the trail is a round area approximately 25-30 feet in diameter that is slightly raised from the forest floor. Around that circle there are multiple four-foot holes that are evenly spaced around the perimeter. The holes are now somewhat filled in with leaves and detritus but are still there. The area is in a small section of raised earth that sticks out into the wetlands that follow Destruction Brook. It is about 300 feet from the actual stream. It is not far from our potential cranberry bog, described in the first installment of this series.
I mentioned this story to Michael Rock and Gazelle - Gazelle thinks it's someone out there with a metal detector but I think I like Michael's answer better: ALIENS.
I reached out to DNTR to see if they had any photos or could provide an explanation, but I thought maybe we could help them figure it out.
What do you think it is?