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« on: January 29, 2008, 11:13:37 pm »

POSTED BY ECLECTA MAY 12, 2006

In a wooded area in western Chatham County, ten miles east of Siler City, is a well-worn path that forms a ring forty feet in diameter.  It is a perfect enigma for which many explanations have been attempted.   It is in a wooded grove near the small town where the Devil is said to have come and walked the earth, creating a perfect circle that is exactly forty feet in diameter.   The path itself is a foot wide.  The center of the circle and the ground outside the path are lush with grass and other plant life, but nothing grows in the foot-wide track.    The surrounding brush only grows up to its edges and then no further.   At sunset, when rocks or similar heavy objects are placed in the pathway, they are found the next morning to have been brushed aside.  In fall and winter, when rabbit hunters roam the surrounding countryside, their dogs perform joyously until the chase nears the barren circle.  Then the dogs tuck their tail between their legs and slink away. They will not go near the spot.     

One exciting explanation for the circle is that ancient Celtic Druids who had come to this land back in the 1100's had used this location as a ritual power point, to raise energy from the earth in magickal rites.

It has been shown that the Tramping Ground is not a recent addition to North Carolina lore.  The area has apparently existed for many, many years. The first settlers who came here attributed the strange spot to the Indians holding their tribal ceremonies here.... and yet the circle has remained long after the Indians departed.

Some have suggested that perhaps the ground may be sterile because of everything from UFO landings to ancient crop circles. Others have suggested more mundane solutions. A few years ago, testing on the ground revealed a high level of salt in the soil. This would certainly cause the land to be barren.  We believe the story of the Welsh Celtic Druids who visited North America and specifically the Southeast including Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina and Tennessee.  (SEE FORT MOUNTAIN)

One Myth states that  "...although no one ever saw him stalking there, it was believed to be the haunt of the Foul Fiend, who came at night to tramp around and around and around in a circle, his head lowered, his expression intense. It was during these hours that Satan planned his evil schemes to undo mankind. At the first light of morning he was gone, winging his way like a bat across the world to carry out his nefarious purposes. Yet so scorching had been his footprints on the ground of his circular pathway that the soil became infertile, and the nocturnal retreat of the hellish Prince of Darkness was shunned and avoided."

But the question remains... what could have caused this? And why does the area exist in a perfect circle? We may never know.

The Devilís Tramping Ground can be found just outside of Siler City, in central North
Carolina. Take Highway 421 south, nine miles to County Road 902. Go six miles west to
Harperís Crossroads, then turn north on County Road 1100. In two miles, a signpost indicates the area.

Soon after the first settlers came to Chatham County, they discovered the strange site, which soon became known as the Devil's Tramping Ground. This was before 1800.
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