MIMA MOUNDS (pronounced My-muh) are unique geologic formations found in arid locales in Eastern Texas and Louisiana on up into MIssouri, in central eastern US, as well as being found in Eastern Washington State, Eastern Oregon, parts of Idaho and Northern California.
They are characterized as low, flattened, oval shaped mounds composed of loose, un-stratified earth consisting of large to small gravel and range in size from 3 meters to 50 meters wide with heights from 30cm to 2 meters.
For years people have speculated to their origin. Some have proposed that they are a result of glacial retreat, while others have proposed they are earthquake driven, vibrational accretions similar to how sand reacts to sound to form chladni patterns.
Still others have contended that these are oversized egg nests of nocturnal, bipedal, haired ape-birds known by the Mikkopahoopi tribe of western Missouri as Kabongo's, or "Night-cloppers", for the "clip-clop" sounds they are alleged to make while building the nests and ovapositioning.
(artistic rendition of Kabongo)
It's said that under the third moon following the vernal equinox the Kabongo's come out to harvest their unhatched eggs and take them into the forests where a 12 day ritual takes place that includes music, hors-duerfves, charades and the careful excising of their fetal offspring from the shells of their scaled eggs with their primitive cutting devices which they fashion from the bones of discarded children.
Their favorite food is Abalone
but through a cruel ecological twist, they have become isolated from this food source and subsist mainly on oat groats, horse parsnip and land eels.
Scientists, as usual, remain totally baffled, with their single contribution to the phenomenon being a possible causal relationship to small mammalian burrowing rodents and the overburden of their digging habits, PSSH, yeah right. Whatever.