Authorities: vandals buried objects at Ohio mound

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Authorities are seeking people they say vandalized an ancient snake-shaped Serpent Mound by burying what may be hundreds of small muffin-like resin objects at the southern Ohio earthworks.

The Columbus Dispatch (http://bit.ly/SvOA25) reports that the objects buried at the 63-acre Native American site in Peebles were embedded with aluminum foil and quartz crystal. Three have been found so far.

The Ohio Historical Society says a YouTube video posted by a group calling itself Unite the Collective shows people running across the earthworks. It includes comments by individuals describing themselves as "light warriors" who say they planted the objects to "help lift the vibration of the earth so we can all rise together."

Authorities say those responsible face misdemeanors punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

___

Information from: The Columbus Dispatch, http://www.dispatch.com

©2014 by The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.