America's Stonehenge (Mystery Hill) Pt. 8- The Oracle Chamber (Main Site Pt V)
The Oracle Chamber is perhaps the largest feature of the main site; and certainly the largest and most significant Chamber on site. It is within proximity of the Table Dolmen. There is a "speaking tube" hidden within the Oracle Chamber (thus the name) which could have had a shamanic/ and/or acoustic effect on ceremonies being performed by the Table Dolmen.
Entrance of the Oracle Chamber:
Close-up of entrance:
Stone wall outside the entrance:
Inside the main hall of the Chamber:
Looking out from the Chamber:
Niche in the stone:
Stonework inside the Chamber. Also the 2nd hall-way:
Petro-glyph stone within the Oracle Chamber. Has been interpreted as either a running deer or as a view of the Merrimack River watershed as viewed from nearby Haverhill, MA. The topography maps show an identical shape to the river as this:
Nearby to the petroglyph is this niche-spot in the Oracle Chamber:
A drain worked into the Chamber (I have seen drains in Native stone walls, etc before):
The exit of the Oracle Chamber. Note the stone steps:
The back exit/entrance:
Back exit from a distance:
This wraps up my notes and 8-part series posting on America's Stonehenge (Mystery Hill) in Salem, NH.