Heard of Carolina Bays? Neither had I until yesterday. What are they? “These shallow, oriented, depressions — some filled with water and many named as lakes, most in a vegetated wetland state — are unlike any other natural feature of the American landscape.”
Because they tend to point NW/SE, there is speculation that they are the result of a meteor impact. Once they’re pointed out in Google Earth imagery, you can’t fail to see them, so lucky for us that there is now a KML file pinpointing many hundreds of them. Adds George Howard, who’s set up the page dedicated to Carolina Bay research:
I have always been convinced that ignorance of the phenomena has led to its status as a “mystery.” In other words, if more people were aware of them, someone smarter and more curious than I am might finally explain it all! Perhaps you can help.