Where Are Ley Lines in the United States?
Ley lines in the United States are rumored to connect points of spiritual significance to Native Americans. Energy points are near or pass through mountains and bodies of water that form a ring around the Grand Tetons. These include Sedona, Mount Shasta, Yellowstone Park, Lake Mojave, Lake Mead and Mount Rainier.
Alfred Watkins, an amateur archaeologist, used the term ley lines to describe the paths that Neolithic Britons traveled to navigate between land marks; these included identifiers like standing stones and small mountains. He referred to astronomy texts, citing the belief that ancient pathways were oriented to sunrise and sunset at solstices.
Modern theories on ley lines from John Mitchell, Paul Deveraux and David Cowan characterize them as energy pathways that link sacred sites and connect vortex spots. Ley lines in the United States are often linked to dowsing and the belief that dowsers can sense these invisible power points. Other theories posit that ley lines run along fault lines, claiming that the lines begin in the Peruvian Mountains and stretch through San Francisco and Alaska.
Dan Shaw claims that American ley lines pass through or connect nineteen significant mountains and bodies of water that form a "nearly perfect" circle around the Grand Tetons.
Skeptical Inquirer Magazine and livescience.com describe the New Age ley line theory as pseudoscience, since ley lines have not been conclusively identified with any scientific devices.