Thursday, February 24, 2011


Before we get off the subject of curiosity, I need your help on this. I've Googled any number of times. I've asked those who might know and there's never been a satisfactory answer as to what caused this:

The scene appears on the west side of Hwy 5, a bit north of Crow's Landing and before one goes over Altamont Pass.

Mr. Bob has guessed everything from molehills to dump truck loads. I don't buy any of it.

Any thoughts?


  1. In the first photo...there is one small tree.Do you think it's brothers and sisters of that tree whom rested where the piles are?
    Guessing is good!Right or wrong!

  2. I'm a Native Californian----I love your scientific approach, Jane, but I have to guess we can blame it on earthquakes!

    Here's hoping we have a good detective in our midst!!!

  3. This could definitely be one for Huell Howser.

  4. Wow--I don't know--maybe anonymous is right--would earthquakes cause that to happen?? Maybe someone just went out and dug up a lot of mounds to confuse folks. Interesting!

  5. Training ground for pyramid builders?

  6. I think it is moles trying to make mountains out of their mole hills. T.O. Joanne

  7. I found some info here:

    "The plant was dismantled in 1916, and the site reverted to its natural state with the exception of the foundations, dredging mounds..."

  8. I asked our resident genius Ph.D. science teacher, and he had more questions:
    What are the wind velocities? Soil or sand?
    He said it looks like natural patterns caused by sound frequencies- which I think would be connected to earthquakes, as well. He said you can look up sound frequencies on youtube.