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Aztalan, WI.

Website: Aztalan State Park

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Directions: The park is on the east side of Jefferson County Highway Q, just south of County Highway B. Coming from the west on Interstate Highway 94, reach County B by going south on State Highway 89 to Lake Mills. Coming from the east on I-94, take State Highway 26 south to Johnson Creek to Highway B.

On the banks of the Crawfish River, sits 172 acres of land known as Aztalan State Park.

From 900AD-1200AD, Aztalan was a thriving community of what experts believe, were a "middle Mississippian" tribe of Native-Americans.

When it was dicovered in 1836, very little, if anything was known about the early residents of Aztalan. The only clues to who these people were, was what they left behind. Man-made mounds (platform & conical), farm fields, stockade walls, pottery, and bones.

Today, we know that the early people of Aztalan were primarily farmers, hunters, and fishermen (There have been claims that the people of Aztalan practiced canibalism. While that is more than possible, I haven't read anything that states this as a fact).

However, with answers, come more questions. The main one. What happened to them?

By all accounts, the early residents of Aztalan, "just packed up", and left the area. Why? There are many theories (disease, warring neighbor tribe, loss of a food supply, etc.), but no conclusive answers.

Aztalan was designated a National Landmark in 1964, and placed on the National
Register Of Historic Places, in 1966.

  • An intense feeling of being stalked, or "hunted".

  • Photo anomalies.

  • Indians consider Aztalan as sacred ground. A large number of human remains were discovered on site, and it is believed are still buried there.

    Some wonder if the young woman who was discovered buried hundreds of feet from the Aztalan settlement, in the "Princess Mound" (as it is now called--behind the Aztalan Museum), has anything to do with the hauntings.

    Again, many questions, not so many answers.