The terrifying genocide pit in Sacred Ridge, Colorado


“Mutilated and processed” is not a phrase that you ever hope to read in any context whatsoever.

But it fits good to Sacred Ridge in Colorado, an ancient Native American settlement consisting of 22 pit houses.

Genocide at Sacred Ridge: Excavations at an ancient Pueblo site uncovered crushed skulls (one shown) and other bones from at least 35 victims. via Science News

One day, as archeologists were cataloging the usual pots and tools and petrified turds and such, they stumbled straight into a problem: scientists didn’t have enough room on their checklist for the huge amount of two-headed axes spattered in human blood that they were finding.

And the pit homes were absolutely filthy with “mutilated and processed” human bodies.

So what happened here?

Attackers with a deadly plan climbed a knoll to a Pueblo village called Sacred Ridge around 1,200 years ago. What happened next was anything but sacred.

The bloody conquerers indeed diced approximately 35 people into nearly 15,000 horror nuggets and scattered them all over Sacred Ridge. In other words, each person had been divided 430 times with an ax.

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This pit home was absolutely filthy with “mutilated and processed” human bodies. via Science News

There’s also evidence that, before being butchered, burned, and pulverized, the victims were hobbled and generally beaten about the feet and ankles, most probably because that hurts!

And even with the astounding number of human bits scattered all around, some were conspicuously missing, because the killers took heads, hands and feet as souvenirs.

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Evidence of hobbling and torture discovered at ancient massacre site in Sacred Ridge, Colorado. via WesternDigs

By analyzing the teeth and whatever other parts of the victims could be pieced back together, researchers discovered that they were of a different ethnic group than the other residents at Sacred Ridge, meaning that what we have here is a case of good old-fashioned genocide.

It seems that such Middle Ages’ actions are always trendy, especially in Mexico, right now.

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