9 Hidden Locations in Massachusetts

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4) Burnt Hill Stone Circle

Heath, Franklin County is a tiny New England town with not a lot going on. Just outside of the town is Burnt Hill, atop which sits a mysteriously crumbling, Stonehenge-esque circle of stones. 21 of the large stones are assembled in formation on the north side of the hill top, surrounded by field upon field of wild blueberries. It’s possible they were arranged by Native Americans to track the planets, or even simply by a farmer trying to mark his fields. Many of the rocks are hundreds of years older than researchers investigating the phenomena first assumed, which only adds to their mystery. No matter where you think they come from, the stones will certain spark your imagination, as they (reputedly) have for H.P. Lovecraft in his novel ‘The Dunwich Horror’. This tale begins with musings about “great rings of rough-hewn stone columns on the hilltops” and eventually attributes them to the Indians.

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