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‘Light warriors’ bury orgonites at Serpent Mound

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Officials with an Ohio historical organization expect to file charges soon against three to five people accused of vandalizing and desecrating a 1,000-year-old site listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

The suspects allegedly acknowledged in an online video that they buried small shiny objects called orgonites at the 63-acre American Indian Serpent Mound. Three of the objects, made of resin and embedded with quartz crystals and aluminum foil, have been found so far. But authorities and officials with the nonprofit Ohio Historical Society say there may be hundreds more, The Columbus Dispatch reported.

Those responsible face misdemeanors charges, punishable by up to 90 days in jail and a $5,000 fine.

“Adding things to the property is just not acceptable,” said George Kane, director of historic sites and facilities for the Ohio Historical Society.

Orgonites are crafted from metal filings, such as aluminum, and quartz crystals, cast in a resin base, often in a muffin tin, the newspaper reported. Websites that discuss making and using such devices claim they draw in negative energy and exude positive energy.

The people who apparently buried the objects showcased their actions in a YouTube video, acknowledging they “did some work” in September at the site in Peebles to help “lift the vibration of the Earth so we can all rise together,” the newspaper reported.

The video, which has since been removed from the site, included comments from people who described themselves as “light warriors” and say they took several days planting the orgonites at the snake-shaped Serpent Mound to “reactivate it.”

The video showed people running and leaping across the earthwork.

Volunteers will go over the site to find the devices, Kane said.

The historical society said on its website that Serpent Mound is a prehistoric effigy mound. Effigy mounds are raised piles of earth built in the shape of an animal or other symbol. They were constructed in some American Indian cultures.