Due to extremely high security, including the fabled roving patrols and guard dogs, this was the only image of the grassy compound that could be obtained. Disappointing? Yes. But it turns out that the key to this mystery may not lie within the grassy compound itself anyway. It may lie nearby, perhaps at the end of this strange path.
There is a cave. Easy to get through and not very deep, the cave exits into an alder bottom area on the far side of a rocky knoll.
At the cave exit begins a small road, or footpath, built out of stones. Where these stones came from and who or what piled them like this is a good question. There are no signs of digging, quarrying, or machinery being used to make these extensive rockworks anywhere nearby.
The narrow stone road continues on for quite some distance as it winds through the forest.
The stones appear to be carefully placed on the vegetation of the forest floor, over top of fallen logs, branches and moss. The stone road is about 6 feet wide and 3 feet high.
Eventually the stone road turns into a wooden road. The wooden road continues on, sometimes up a steep hill, for an estimated 4 kilometers. Who built this wooden road? And why? Once again, the labor to build it must have been a lot.
The wooden road is raised off of the forest floor and is covered with moss, needles and other forest debris in most places. However, some of the structure is so intact that it can still be walked on. It does not look strong enough to have ever accepted machinery. I would estimate its age to be about 80 years old. Made from split cedar planks, poles and beams.
More images of the wooden road tommorow. Also, images of what could be described as "The Lost City", complete with ancient massive stoneworks. Believe it or not...