Breaking Sacred Ground: The Confluence, and Disruption of the Balance of Origin Sites

 The Four Corners region of the United States is too mediocre a name to describe so vast an expanse of the Southwest, representing the corners of Colorado, Utah, Arizona, and New Mexico. The extraordinary canyons and red-rock landscapes took millions of years to create; for spectacular beauty and grandeur, the Southwest’s stunning scenery defies categorization, and is unlike any other place on the planet. Four Corners is a broadly-defined region within a 500-mile (805 km) radius of where theses four states intersect. When travelers speak of the “Four Corners,” they may be driving from Zion National Park into Arizona towards the Grand Canyon, or through New Mexico, Colorado, and Monument Valley, passing near numerous national parks, historical monuments, popular cities, and unnamed, remote vistas which traverse the region; but it’s impossible to visit, appreciate and see everything during a single journey. One of the planet’s greatest natural treasures is […] Read More

Cascadia: The Other “Lost Continent”

It was said that the end came without warning… Once, long ago, as the people slept, the sun came out at night. It shot a flaming arrow across the heavens which burst into thousands of fragments, which then fell to the earth. The people were startled out of their sleep by a rumbling and quaking of the earth. The skies above them were on fire. The waters of the lakes and oceans rose. Soon the waves became mountains of water that rose against the shores. The sun was blotted out and darkness covered the great green land and water. Terrified, the people ran to the hills to get away from the pounding water. For days the earth rumbled and quaked. Torrents of rain began coming down so fiercely that water sprouted up out of the ground everywhere, overflowing the creeks and rivers. The people who knew where there was […] Read More

The Dubious Mystery of Mystery Hill and America’s Stonehenge.

Now dubbed “America’s Stonehenge” in Salem, New Hampshire, the location once known as Mystery Hill continues to draw tourists to what is touted as being evidence of pre-Columbian contact. Evidence of who is still up for debate. The site itself is about 30 acres of land just off route 111 in Salem. It’s a sprawling complex of stone structures, walls, natural caves, and some would say Megaliths that are no taller than tree saplings (Wright 1998). It’s a well known tourist destination that is open to the public for a fee, and hosts hiking trails, llama pins, and an interpretive museum. The site itself is supposedly shrouded in mystery as to it’s origins and purpose. It has multiple claims to it’s origins, all of which appear to be pre-Columbian in nature. Few even acknowledge the possibly that prehistoric Native peoples lived in the area before White settlers came. All of them ignore the documented history of the site, or the damage done to it by it’s prior inhabitants. So what is this mysterious hill all about? The Known History of Mystery Hill. […] Read More

Be Wary of the Wendigo: A Terrifying Beast of Native American Legend with an Insatiable Hunger to Devour Mankind

The Wendigo (spelt also as Windigo and Windego) (the plural form being Wendigoag) is a creature that can be found in the legends of the Native Americans, most notably amongst the Algonquian peoples. These peoples are some of the most extensive and numerous of the Native American groups in North America, and they once lived all along the Atlantic Coast and the Great Lakes Region. However, Wendigo-like creatures are also found in the legends of other Native American tribes, including the neighbors of the Algonquians, the Iroquois. Amongst these peoples, a creature known as the Stonecoat bears some similarities to the Wendigo. A Wendigo’s Insatiable Hunger Roughly translated, the word ‘Wendigo’ means ‘the evil spirit that devours mankind’. Another translation, said to be made by a German explorer around 1860, equates the word ‘Wendigo’ with ‘cannibal’. Wendigoag are said to have an insatiable hunger for human flesh – no […] Read More

The Carolina Bays and the Destruction of North America

This is an ancient and enduring mystery from prehistoric North America, involving geology, astronomy, climatology and zoology. And unravelling this mystery will tell us a great deal about our world, its history, its climate, its vulnerability, and possibly even our future. This mystery centers on the enigmatic Carolina Bays, which are scattered over not just Carolina, but also Maryland, Virginia, Georgia, Kansas and Nebraska. In fact, the latest population survey suggests there are more than 500,000 bays dotted across these states. And readers might be excused for asking “Carolina what?” because they are not exactly well known, despite their pivotal role in the formation of North America. And the reason for these bays flying under the popular education and media radar is that even to this day nobody seems to know what they are. But I do…. Carolina Bays are elliptical depressions in sandy, sedimentary lands, which range from […] Read More

Unknown North American Artifact Unearthed in Pennsylvania

An artifact recovered from a hilltop site overlooking the Delaware River in Eastern Pennsylvania, along with other artifacts recovered during a ten-year investigation reveals there is much to be learned about the history of the region. The white Kaolin clay vessel serendipitously appeared one day in 2013 outside the entrance of a ground hog hole according to the property owner and researcher. With a professional background in art restoration, pottery and pigments, the type of clay and unique design features caught her attention as something atypical for the region. As she explained, “Kaolin clay is quartz based and void of impurities, while Native American earthenware pottery used natural muds and pigments from their geographic vicinity” and that “pottery of the Delaware Indians produced a darker ceramic that was filled with natural impurities, such as grass and stones.” Also, the vessel’s symmetrical shape may have been created in a mold, […] Read More

The True Story of Pocahontas as NOT told by Disney

Most people are familiar with the story of Pocahontas – the Native American princess who fell in love with Englishman John Smith during the height of conflict between the English settlers and the indigenous people of the Americas. In 1995, Disney released an artistically beautiful animated film showing the supposed events that unfolded between John Smith and Pocahontas. Although Disney is known for creating fictional tales, many people believed that Disney’s account of the life of Pocahontas was a true reflection of past events: the love between Pocahontas and John Smith, the bravery Pocahontas showed when saving John Smith’s life, and the tragic ending when John Smith returned to England for medical treatment. However, this depiction is a far departure from the actual events that occurred, and from the real life of Pocahontas. It is believed that Pocahontas was born around 1595 to a Powhatan chief. Her given name […] Read More

Monks Mound at Cahokia built in decades, not 250 years as previously thought

By studying plant seeds and spores in the soil used to construct Monk’s Mound, the largest prehistoric earthen structure in North America, archaeologists have determined that it was not built over the course of 250 years, as previously thought, but in a fraction of that time. Monk’s Mound is in the ruins of the ancient Native American city of Cahokia in the U.S. state of Illinois. At its height, about 1,000 years ago, Cahokia was home to as many as 15,000 people. The mound was a series of rectangular terraces that reached 10 stories or 30 meters (100 feet) in height, and the area of its base was larger than the Empire State Building in New York City. The structure had a large public building at is apex, perhaps a temple. There are many other mounds at the site, but Monk’s Mount towers over them. It was named after […] Read More

Sacrifice victims at Cahokia were locals not foreign captives

Researchers had speculated that victims of human sacrifice found at the Native American site Cahokia in Illinois were brought in from outside the area, perhaps as tribute. But a new analysis of the element strontium in the victims’ teeth shows they were mainly local—especially the 39 people brutally killed and unceremoniously dumped in a mass grave. From about 700 to 1400 AD, Cahokia was apparently one of the biggest cities in the world. At its height it had 15,000 residents. The complex society at Cahokia, part of the Native American Mississippian Culture, prospered in the fertile lands off of the Mississippi River across the river from modern St. Louis, Missouri. One mystery the city presents is a burial mound called Mound 72 found in the 1960s that contained more than 270 bodies, almost all women, almost all victims of human sacrifice, says an article at Western Digs. “It is the significant site in […] Read More

Claim: Ancient Chinese Dagger Found in Georgia

The object as it appears on the IPRA website. I’m not sure what to make of a claim circulating this week of a Chinese connection to the prehistoric lands of what is now the U.S. state of Georgia. According to an article published on Ancient Origins, written by Jon R. Haskill of the Indigenous Peoples Research Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to exploring Old World contact with pre-Columbian North America, a Chinese votive sword was discovered in Georgia last year. The object, measuring about 30 cm (12 inches) in length, was allegedly uncovered in a creek bed, and it is now being promoted by Siu-Leung Lee, the Chinese man who appeared on America Unearthed to argue for a Chinese presence in prehistoric North America based on another Chinese artifact allegedly found in America under mysterious circumstances, as well as a misreading of an old map. Lee now claims that […] Read More

Pennsylvania Man Claims Lost Ancient Native American Civilization in His Backyard

In Berks County, Pennsylvania, the forces of pseudoscience are descending on Richland Township as a result of one man’s deep-seated belief that he has discovered a lost civilization in his backyard. Last month, Rick Zimmerman, 55, told the Morning Call newspaper that he made this momentous discovery while exploring a new property he had purchased in 2013. When he asked for help in analyzing what he uncovered, it opened a window into the popular understanding of the past. While exploring his 74 acre property, Zimmerman, who has been permanently disabled since losing his leg in a horrific accident in 2005, says that he found earthen mounds, stone tools, and stone buildings that he attributes to a lost ancient Native American civilization. Photographs published in the Morning Call show what seem to be natural stones and colonial-era drystone constructions. Zimmerman calls the stone structures “cairns,” which can refer to any […] Read More

The Los Lunas Hebrew Inscription

By Jeff A. Benner The above inscription is very unique for several reasons. First, it is written in an ancient Hebrew script. Second it is located near the small town of Los Lunas in the State of New Mexico, USA. Third, the inscription is of the “Ten Commandments”. Is this inscription an original or a fake. If it is original, this proves that a Semitic people, probably Hebrews, arrived in the Americas long before Columbus or the Vikings. The above inscription cannot be a fake for the following reasons. The actual time of discovery of the inscription is not known but was known by the locals as far back as the 1850’s. At that time, the script of the text was unknown and therefore undecipherable. It was not until this last century that the ancient Hebrew (paleo-Hebrew) script was discovered in the Near East. Once this ancient script was […] Read More

Sacred Amulets

These two Sacred Amulets were found in an ancient burial tomb in close proximity to an ancient pyramid located in the Mississippi River Valley. According to Legend, this was the burial tomb of a High Priest and Priestess who inhabited that ancient city well over 30,000 years ago.  They were laid to rest together so they might share the same union in the after world that they shared on the earth plane. The strength of their union and concurrent time of death was indicated by the symbolic placement of their hands, one holding the other’s. The Sacred Amulet shown bears the image of a bird headed being. This being could be interpreted as Horace or Riegel, or perhaps the Winged Beings that are described in Ken Carey’s book – Return of the Bird Tribes. The Sacred Amulet, which adorned the High Priestess, bears the image of a winged being with a birds head, or helmet? You will notice that both […] Read More