The Hidden History in Old World Maps

•January 20, 2019 • 10 Comments

It started innocently enough, an urge to check out an interesting sounding chap, Egerton Sykes (1894-1983), mentioned on a Dark Journalist’s webcast as a respected British officer who published information about the lost continent of Atlantis. While perusing the index for his publications, The Atlantis (AT) Journal, I came across a Mercator Map of 1569.
My world will never be the same!


1569 map by Mercator showing the North Pole continents

So not to point out the obvious, but there is this land mass around the North Pole that I’m pretty sure no one referenced in my history books!

Also note that clear ocean passage right around Alaska into the Pacific! That certainly must be a mistake, right? We all know the Arctic is covered with miles of ice, right?


Andy Goldsworth 1989 North Pole Sculpture of Stargates

I was so disturbed by this contradiction to accepted geography that I started looking into some other maps of the same time period, beginning with more made by Mercator. Didn’t take long to find a full world map from 1597 by him with both hemispheres — including those mysterious the Arctic continents. Hard to fathom the very different configurations of North and South America! I mean, no Great Lakes, no Mississippi, mountains in the prairies and Antarctica pushing right up against South America — which is missing it’s tail! Now to me, that indicates some catastrophic changes must have happened to these land masses before our conventional map was created. I’m getting that unsettled feeling that something very important was being hidden from us…AGAIN!

mercator 1597 full earth

Both Hemispheres by Mercator 1597

So while checking out hundreds of old maps by various mapmakers I must admit I found some pretty wild things! Seems Mercator was not just being fanciful, all pre-1900 maps show significant shifts in land masses between 1400 to the mid 1700’s, then things start to assume their recognizable shape. But this investigation began to make me wonder — if our geography was that different just 500 years ago, what else might be obscured about our relatively recent past?  Could there be whole civilizations hidden as well? I was willing to consider it thousands of years ago, but just hundreds?



While contemplating this high strangeness, I noticed a new upload from one of the few commentators on the internet that I consistently enjoy, Max Igan of the Crow House. I noticed that the thumbnail for the new podcast entitled “What Happened to History and Where are We Going? was the very Mercator Map that had started my quest! Intrigued, I eagerly listened while he told me his theories about  The Tartary Empire. He explained how this fascinating culture originating in the area we now call Russia and much of China may have had a huge role in shaping our precolonial world.

The Tartarian Empire with Cities

The Tartarian Empire with Cities

Notice on this map there is also an ice-free Arctic Sea? Doesn’t it make that Bering Strait land-bridge story sound less plausible if there was an easy trans-continental marine migration route? Especially when you find out the Tartars were outgoing travelers by nature and had some technology (via atmospheric electricity) that would enable them to set up house wherever they landed!

The clencher for me was this insanely detailed map from 1680 (not available for download but in great resolution online). This mind-bender shows cities existing in the “New World” in areas where Europeans had yet to even explore, much less establish a populated metropolis. Beyond all belief, this map shows an ice-free Antarctica (which still contains most of Australia) and depicts various creatures that inhabit certain regions…while you’ll see recognizable elephants, wolves and lions and such, you’ll also encounter those pesky mythological critters that just keep flitting around our psyche: griffins, unicorns, mermaids and giants!

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Tartary Flag

Needless to say, that funny feeling that we’ve been lied to yet AGAIN is driving me into a research frenzy…and the more I find the more I suspect that it’s even worse than I dreamed.


1590 Jester Map

1590 Jester Map Caption reads”Oh the infinite number of Fools.”

Undoubtedly, it’s going to take some serious effort to tease the truth out of this mess, but I’m gonna give it a try. With the help of those brave souls already forging ahead in this inquest, I’ve compiled some compelling research materials that I am going to start releasing on this blog on a regular basis. If you feel the urge to join in the treasure hunt for the lost Empire of Tartary and it’s role in the New World, please leave me a comment and share what you learn. Let’s face it, we are all being played for fools, now it’s time we wise up!

The Statue of Liberty Riddle

•February 14, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Years ago I examined the strange symbolic elements of the Statue of Liberty in my blog Lady Liberty’s DNA. Since then I’ve kept an eye on her and collected even more juicy tidbits. Recently another blogger examined this issue and linked to my original story, which reminded me just how much I’ve learned much about our Lady Liberty since then!

For example, we are told that it is too dangerous to go into the torch of the statue because it was so badly damaged after the explosion on Black Tom Island in 1916.

Statue of Liberty Bill Gaines

Bill Gaines stuck trying to access Liberty’s Torch

I have since learned that this is not actually true. That gentleman climbing the staircase to the torch is none other than Bill Gaines, the mad genius behind Mad Magazine. He supposedly had the world’s largest collection of Statue of Liberty memorabilia!

Brooke Shields, Bill Gaines and little Lady Liberties

Turns out Bill was such a fanatic about the Lady that his friends wrangled the security officer into letting his gang climb the forbidden Torch staircase! Unfortunately, he was too hefty to make it all the to the torch, but his wife took his picture then she and his buddy made it to the top — but claimed it was so scary she didn’t take any pictures and came right down.

Obviously his love affair with the Lady of the Harbor was reflected in his magazine!

Interesting also to note how our Lady Liberty has found her way onto every major magazine cover (many times repeatedly) reflecting the many moods of our nation:

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To add to the riddle, the Statue of Liberty has been placed on a Star Fort:

Statue of Liberty and Fort Wood Garrison Post | This postcar… | Flickr

Well, since I’ve found dozens of Star Forts in the US all by myself on Google Earth I shouldn’t be surprised…there is even one right across the New York Harbor!

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Governor’s Island Fort Jay

Sure, Star Forts were used by the colonist to fight their wars, but the notion they were designed specifically as defensive fortresses for 18th-19th century warfare just doesn’t add up, their defenders usually get defeated. The argument really loses a lot of viability when they show up on maps that pre-date cannons by centuries!

So what’s with the sculpture on the Governor’s Island Star Fort …looks like they are just bragging about their artillery!


Preservation - Governors Island National Monument (U.S. National Park Service)

Is that a Fasci?


So the story with the Masonic involvement just gets weirder. Gustave Eiffel, the tower guy and high ranking Mason, also designed the frame of Lady Liberty. Interestingly, he is known to construct decorative structures that later turn out to make great antennas! Supposedly the plan was to deconstruct the Eiffel Tower after the 1900’s Expositions but they discovered it would be more practical to leave it up as an antenna. Hmmm…


On my last blog post about Lady Liberty’s DNA, I was rewarded with this intriguing comment:

It may be that Lady Liberty is not just a statue or memorial to peace and liberty.
She may be a radio conductor. If one looks at the times it was closed to the public, supposedly for repairs or modifications, they appear to be times connected to major wars when secret communications were important. The metal staircase could be a two-way transmitter/receiver. The island situation would guarantee it to be free from other radio interference and also private use.

Then we come to the hoopla about raising the money to build the base. Now when she was initially constructed in France, she was happy just resting on a platform:

Liberty in Paris before being dismantled and shipped to US

Before she arrived in the US, however, it became a matter of national pride to have her stand on an elaborate granite base. Because, you know, it’s classy. The guy who designed this expensive granite pedestal was Richard Morris Hunt . Yep, the same architect who supposedly designed all those disposable New York Gilded Age mansions that had to be destroyed for the sake of progress. Sigh.

Erecting the Statue Base – where’s the granite?

The torch was put on display in Madison Square Park from 1876-1882. Newspaperman (aka Controller) Joseph Pulitzer pounded the public for donations in the editorial pages of his newspaper “The World.” I’ve read some of those articles and they really try to shame the working class into donating to this cause, claiming that they shouldn’t expect the wealthy to finance this enterprise. He bragged that school children contributed greatly to this fund.

Liberty’s Torch at Madison Square Garden


Another interesting update to Lady Liberty’s story is the controversy over the original design being a black lady!

The Original Statue of Liberty presented to the U.S. was a Statue of a..."Black Woman". | Urban ...

Of course, the mainstream historians are sure this isn’t true, but when you consider that the Freemasons had their hand in this affair from beginning to end, you realize any level of high trickery might ensue! Here is what they put into the “Time Capsule” at the base when they laid the cornerstone:

A copy of the United States Constitution;
George Washington’s Farewell Address;
20 bronze medals of Presidents up through Chester A. Arthur (including Washington, Monroe, Jackson, Polk, Buchanan, Johnson, and Garfield who were proven Freemasons);
copies of New York City newspapers;
a portrait of Bartholdi;
a copy of Poem on Liberty by E.R. Johnes;
and a list on parchment of the Grand Lodge officers.

Sounds more like they were celebrating themselves more than the great American melting pot!

Just to add a little more surrealism to the tale… I discovered by accident what America sent France in homage to their gift of the Statue of Liberty  to celebrate the Battle of the Marne. Really?

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La Liberté Déplorée in Meaux, France, by American sculpture Frederick William MacMonnies

How gruesome! Why would anyone want to contemplate that for a memorial?

There’s a bronze one in Atlantic City?

Too much.

No. Comment.



The Parisian Diapsora of Kcymaerica

•February 12, 2019 • 2 Comments

There are 53 towns or cities named Paris scattered across the planet and over 120 replicas of the Eiffel Tower dotting our landscapes. Ever wonder why? Well, I had a very wise college literature teacher once explain to me on the sly that the best truths are often hidden in fiction.

So when I recently discovered the creative work of Eames Demterios (Geographer-at-large), I was instantly intrigued with how beautifully his vision segues into the “false history” themes of Tartarian buildings, the settlement of the American West and even an explanation the World Line Mysteries that baffle false history researchers like David Wells.

Turns out Eames is more than a great storyteller, he has made it his life’s mission to mark the places in our “Linear World” where events in Kcymaerxthaere  (pronounced `ky-MAR-ex-theere) also have a significant history. This guy and his enthusiastic helpers have physically installed over 140 plaques, carvings, monuments — he even has museum art exhibits — all in our Linear World! His ongoing quest is to make the planet the “pages of his novel” by placing these plaques so that they not only continue the story, but by just reading them the viewer’s perspective of Time and Space will be altered.

London’s West End

Of course, it’s not always easy to find or read his historical markers (some are underwater!) but he doesn’t let public access guide his decision of where to erect his landmarks for the Kymaerica Project.

Gotta Want It!

So what does this have to do with Paris? Well, according to Demtarios’ story line, the name “Paris” was the Cognate (Kymaerican) term for “good ground” and their hero, Amory Frontage, had a special talent for locating this good ground.

Amory Frontage Story

The celebrated capital of the Kymaerican empire was Paris, Illinois. In Demterios’ alternative reality, this now sleepy little town was the scene of a violent revolution that destroyed the city, leaving undamaged only the second floor of the old Woolworth Building (shades of FBAWTFT) where the Kcymaerxthaere Museum is now housed (no kidding, they even have an annual spelling bee of Kcymaerxthaere words!)  Although it was left a burnt out shell, the Linear World residents of Paris rebuilt the Kymaerican Council Chambers and made it into their courthouse. What a beauty!

Edgar County Courthouse, Paris, Illinois

This particular gwome (his name for where the worlds intersect) was once the “Embassy Row” of the Empire but was devastated by the Certification Riots and the remaining population was set adrift. As Amory led his people into the American wilderness, they found suitable spots to build new Parises and erect their gorgeous buildings. They would only stay a few years before leaving half the population behind and moving to the next location. At present count, there are  33 Parises in the Americas linked to Amory Frontage.

In Room 210 in the Woolworth Building is the Exhibit of the Parisian Diaspora Today. The map on display shows the locations of Parises across Kymaerica, settled by Frontage or his descendants.

The 16 Gwomes of the FTLP

At the flag room of the Embassy Row historical site there is a display of the Texture Flags of the 16 Parisian gwomes who had offices in Embassy Row.

The Grid Culture

Among the interesting concepts he introduces about this parallel world (well, symbiotic world might be a better term) is the Grid Culture, which he specifies is not a religion despite the fact they are ruled by Our Lady of the Grid Church. Their capitol city in the Linear World is Exira, Iowa, which is the center of their world. According to the narrative:

The Grid was determined by a careful demarcation of an imagined grid (to call it imaginary could have gotten one executed at certain times) centered at a spot just outside the Our Lady of the Grid Church. Many of the rigid township systems and squarish county lines in that part of the continent are an artifact of this time.

The Grid System

Interesting to note that right after signing America’s Declaration of Independence in 1776, Thomas Jefferson quickly instigated the Rectangular Survey System for mapping out the newly acquired Northwest Territories. In the Linear World, the marker for the start of this survey was Columbiana County, near the town of East Liverpool on the Ohio/Pennsylvania border.  Since the original survey point is currently underwater in the Ohio River, the actual historical marker isn’t on the precise location where the survey was begun. Typical fake history scenario, eh?

No mention that it doesn’t ACTUALLY mark the spot

It gets even more confusing when you inquire as to the center of the United States, seems a lot of places have laid claim to that distinction:

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Geodetic Center of North America – Lebannon, Kansas

Geographical Center of USA – Fort Riley, Kansas

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Geographical Center of North America – Rugby, North Dakota

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Geographic Center of the Nation – Belle Fourche, South Dakota

Fine. Be that way.

Anyway, back to Kyreameria, the wanderings of Emory’s group in America are not the only tales that intersect our geography, Eames has “discovered” gwomes all over the planet. He quite ingeniously begins his quest to place a marker in a location by speaking at nearby schools and youth centers where he explains the area’s significance to the great Kcymaerxthaere history and enlists the kids’ help to create a fitting tribute. Naturally, they love the idea and before you know it the town has agreed and a new landmark is erected.

Admittedly, he presentation at TedX Taipei seemed to have left his audience rather dumbfounded! It’s not an easy concept to explain, but his enthusiasm is infectious!

One last tidbit about this plaque, according to the Atlas Obscura series on Kymaetica:

The story concerns the Sale of Manhattan to the Future Gwome Manhattaan to settle the equivalent of a 24 dollar gambling debt. There was much work that had been done to the land here, indeed, it was one of the most famous of the Monastery Districts, but slowly a more beautiful one arose, hovering above the waters offshore, and myriad creatures made this district their home.

So, who knows how this fantasy story fits into the overall fake history investigations, but it’s an intriguing angle. Just the concept of one man creating (mentally and physically) such a tangible alternative narrative with wisps of explanations about those hidden history subjects like ancient lines in the middle of nowhere, fairy tale buildings and place names that keep repeating over and over are all delicious tidbits for inquiring minds questioning the validity of it all!

Places called París 

Replicas of the Eiffel Tower



The Mudflood, Queen Califia and the Gold Rush

•February 4, 2019 • 4 Comments

Queen Califia, Griffins and  the Gold Empire

I’ve got a question nagging me after investigating the stories of North America’s Lost Cities of Gold –especially the tales of Queen Califia’s Empire of Gold (published in the California Journal of Mines and Geology, Page 8). Add that speculation to the evidence of a widespread Mudflood culminating in the 1811-1812 New Madrid earthquake and one has to wonder:

Did a series of geological events west of the Mississippi between 1700-1812 destroy and engulf these yet undiscovered (or maybe just undisclosed) “Golden Empires,” leaving their locations known only by a select few who had obtained pre-Mudflood 16th century maps?

Map of 5 California island transformations

When consulting the official timeline for the Gold Rush, the first fact that made me suspicious was that the whole thing began when the Mormon settlers arrived in San Francisco in 1847 before it was a state.

Yerba Buena Landing

The sailing ship Brooklyn, carrying 246 Mormon settlers, arrives in San Francisco, which is at this time a tiny Mexican village known as Yerba Buena. Sep 1847

Well for one thing, Yerba Buena wasn’t really a village, it had a population of 1,000 by 1847. Something else rarely disclosed is that the founder of the Mormon church, Joseph Smith, was originally from a family of “money diggers” who claimed they could locate treasure by looking at a stone in a hat. Really.

Statement of Isaac Hale Affirmed to and subscribed before Chas. Dimon. J. P., March 20, 1834.
“I first became acquainted with Joseph Smith, Jr., in November, 1825. He was at that time in the employ of a set of men who were called ‘money diggers,’ and his occupation was that of seeing, or pretending to see, by means of a stone placed in his hat, and his hat closed over his face. In this way he pretended to discover minerals and hidden treasure. His appearance at this time, was that of a careless young man, not very well educated, and very saucy and insolent to his father. Smith and his father, with several other money-diggers boarded at my house while they were employed in digging for a mine that they supposed had been opened and worked by the Spaniards many years since. Young Smith gave the money-diggers great encouragement at first, but, when they had arrived in digging to near the place where he had stated an immense treasure would be found, he said the enchantment was so powerful that he could not see. They then became discouraged, and soon after dispersed. This took place about the 17th of November, 1825.

So what if the Mormons had a detailed 16th century map that gave them clues to the locations of these ancient buried cities? It would certainly account for Smith’s uncanny ability to find treasure, lead his followers to antiqui-tech structures and even unearth giant bones!

Although Joseph Smith was lynched in Nauvoo in 1844, the future church leaders could certainly have used the information in such a map for their benefit. They did direct Samuel Brannan to take a batch of settlers via ship to California ASAP (they started their voyage in January 1847) and within a year Brannan had opened a general store at Sutter’s Mill near modern-day Sacramento. Just a few weeks later on February 2, 1848 (Groundhog Day!), his foreman James W. Marshall discovered gold on in the American River east of Sacramento.

Right on the Mother Lode


Type of gold nuggets recovered at Sutton’s Mill


Turns out this discovery went unnoticed while the first wave of prospectors swelled to thousands that pulled out massive amounts of gold. Strangely the San Francisco newspaper The Californian ran their story about the strike on April Fools day in 1848 and no one took it seriously at first!

Then on May 12, 1848, Samuel Brannan makes a spectacle of himself running through the streets of San Francisco waving a quinine bottle full of gold while shouting “Gold, gold, gold from the American River!”

That did the trick — the very next day most of the male population of San Francisco abandoned their businesses and families to go stake their claim. But first they had to stop at Brannan’s store, conveniently supplied with everything they needed for their gold panning at sky-high prices. Consequently, Brannan earns more in that first six weeks than any single gold miner  ($36,000—the equivalent of $750,000 today) and becomes California’s first millionaire.

Even more coincidentally, that very same day the San Francisco newspaper the California Star owned by Brannan, distributes a six-page special edition exclusively for the East Coast describing “immensely rich” gold mines in California.  The stage is set.

However, it’s not until November 28, 1848, when winter has squelched any hope of travel, that the New York Herald becomes the first major East Coast newspaper to verify the discovery gold in California. Their story includes the report by investigators sent out by President James Knox Polk to confirm initial reports about the strike in the recently acquired California territory, which he does — and Gold Fever officially sets in.

It is also worth noting that photos show they were not having to mine for gold, it was either just under the surface or washed into the streams.

Apparently those early efforts quickly paid off, because by December 5, 1848 — less that one year after the initial strike — the first gold ship bearing $500,000 set sail from San Francisco bound for the United States Mint in Philadelphia. By the time the settlers were able to cross the thawing muddy Great Plains by wagon, most of the easy pickings were gone but there were still mines to be worked.

The ’49’ers Wagon Trains – Largest Known Voluntary Migration

So let’s return to the tale of Queen Califia and her Golden Empire in California. Her story is that her tribe had control over Griffins. When examining this fascinating headpiece being offered at an auction, I learned about the Arimaspos and the Griffins.

theancientwayoflife:“ ~Kalathos Headdress with Combat between the Arimaspos and the Gryphons. Date: 4th century BC Place of finding: Krasnodar Territory, Taman Peninsula, near the Cossack Village of Vyshestebliyevskaya Archaeological site: Great...

4th Century BC Kalathos Headdress with Combat between the Arimaspos and the Gryphons. Krasnodar Territory, Taman Peninsula, near the Cossack Village of Vyshestebliyevskaya

Herodotus, Histories 3. 116. 1 (trans. Godley) (Greek historian C5th B.C.) :
“But in the north of Europe there is by far the most gold. In this matter again I cannot say with assurance how the gold is produced, but it is said that one-eyed men called Arimaspoi (Arimaspians) steal it from Grypes (Griffins). The most outlying lands, though, as they enclose and wholly surround all the rest of the world, are likely to have those things which we think the finest and the rarest.”Griffin & Arimaspian | Attic red figure vase painting

Many authorities, the most distinguished being Herodotus [Greek historian C5th B.C.] and Aristeas of Proconnesus [Greek poet C7th B.C.], write that these people [Arimaspi] wage continual war with the Grypes (Griffins), a kind of wild beast with wings, as commonly reported, that digs gold out of mines, which the creatures guard and the Arimaspi try to take from them, both with remarkable covetousness.”

Pausanias, Description of Greece 1. 24. 6 (trans. Jones) (Greek travelogue C2nd A.D.) :
“Grypas (Griffins), Aristeas of Prokonnesos [Greek poet C7th B.C.] says in his poem, fight for the gold with the Arimaspoi (Arimaspians) beyond the Issedones. The gold which the Grypas (Griffins) guard, he says, comes out of the earth; the Arimaspoi are men all born with one eye; Grypas are beasts like lions, but with the beak and wings of an eagle.”

A griffin doesn’t breathe fire like a dragon and may not appear as threatening. Nevertheless, the iconic griffin has been characterized as having the intelligence, loyalty, honesty, and strength necessary to guard what is valued—literally, to protect their nest eggs of gold. Symbolically, griffins are used today for the same reason—to “protect” our markers of wealth.
gold griffin
Griffins Protecting Wealth


Yep, Griffins traditionally dig for gold to line their nests  — rather like dragon lore — and protect it fiercely! Now, if Queen Califia’s tribe were using Griffins not only for defense but to collect gold, no wonder they had accumulated so much that they even made their armor from gold and the Spanish could never defeat her!

Painting by Gustave Moreau 1865

I did ask myself if there was any naturally occurring element that would disfigure gold ornamentation:

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Native Gold from California

And the answer was Mercury (Quicksilver) — which coincidentally was also reported in the above article as being mined in the same area as the gold!


Famous Bear Nugget


Native gold nugget


So in summary, I speculate from this kind of evidence that the whole California Gold Rush was manufactured by the Controllers to drive a huge work population across the now dry plains. This strategy would help justify the eradication the survivors of the devastation and settle the newly acquired territory in record time. They could also bring more immigrants into both coasts to further fill the labor force.

I find more damning evidence of this kind of scheme when I researched the Colorado gold mines, which I will cover in a future blog!




Hyperborea -What Happened to the Polar Continents?

•January 30, 2019 • Leave a Comment

Still pondering the quandary of what happened to the Polar Lands after Mercator made his 1569 polar map. According to a letter he wrote John Dee (yep, the court magician) there was plenty of historical evidence that King Arthur had sent emissaries to these lands back in the 14th century. A translation of the Latin on the map reads:

“We have taken [the Arctic geography] from the Itinerium of Jacobus Cnoyen of the Hague, who makes some citations from the Gesta of Arthur of Britain; however, the greater and most important part he learned from a certain priest at the court of the king of Norway in 1364. He was descended in the fifth generation from those whom Arthur had sent to inhabit these lands, and he related that in the year 1360 a certain Minorite,an Englishman from Oxford, a mathematician, went to those islands; and leaving them, advanced still farther by magic arts and mapped out all and measured them by an astrolabe in practically the subjoined figure, as we have learned from Jacobus. The four canals there pictured he said flow with such current to the inner whirlpool, that if vessels once enter they cannot be driven back by wind.”

So, these land masses around the North Pole on Mercator’s map…where did they go? He simply left them out of his next map, how convenient! He did not, however, show the region covered by ice!

Just when did this region flash-freeze? Two of the continents are labeled as inhabited, one by pigmies (the little people) and one by a race of black women (ancestors of Queen Calaifa, I suspect). And what happened to Hy-Brasil?

A good clue came from George William Manby (the chap who invented the flare and the fire extinguisher) who wrote “Journal  of a Voyage to Greenland” published in 1821. This non-seaman joined a whaling ship to test out his harpoon prototypes (he had serious hunting issues, he shot at everything that moved). But the crew didn’t care for his poncy attitude and sabotaged his equipment, so he had plenty of time to write in his diary and sketch the wonders he saw along the way.

And he did see some amazing things in the ice and made the following drawings and notes in his journal:

Ice castle.jpg

Journal of a Voyage to Greenland, in the Year 1821 by George W. Manby


Scarcely had my eye met the “vasty deep,” all dressed in coldest blue, when it was attracted by pieces of ice, of perfect alabaster whiteness, with which the great circle of ocean was studded. As we proceeded, they increased in size, exciting my admiration and surprise, as I had never seen any thing of the kind before: they resembled human busts, towers, slender spires, massy pyramids, and every other form that it is possible to imagine: varying in height from four to ten feet, and in extent from ten to fifty yards. The rays of the brilliant sun on some of the angles, or sides, which presented inclined planes, reflected a glare of light, that perfectly dazzled my eyes, and which I can only compare to that obtained by the chemical process of inflaming carbon or phosphorus in oxygen.

On passing the point near this hummock, the appearance of the ice was curious from the irregularity of the pieces which were lying in all directions, in different forms, and of various sizes, like the ruins of some immense city, which had been overthrown by a convulsion of nature. To the westward of the point, another bay presented itself, of about two miles in depth, and four or five to the more distant points; and in the centre was an island with a hummock, at least thirty feet high, resembling a temple.

Proceeding on our south-west course, we passed through occasional streams of ice, of considerable extent, and a few fragments of ice-bergs, one of which was particularly remarkable, being upwards of one hundred and fifty feet in length, and fifty feet from the surface of the water, having apertures like windows. Another at a distance resembled a tower, seated upon an immense base, of very considerable height, at least seventy feet, of a most beautiful berylline blue, and nearly perpendicular.

[The sea ice] formed extensive pyramids, and a lofty dome, which was observable at some distance. We now entered a bay of ice, about fifteen miles in depth, but the extent of it was beyond the reach of the eye to determine. Its boundary presented an unceasing variety of forms; but those that most arrested my attention, resembled sarcophagi, cromlechs, and that beautiful relic of antiquity on Salisbury plain, Stonehenge.

Journal of a Voyage to Greenland, in the Year 1821, plate 09 (cropped).png



So was Poncy George seeing and describing the actual architectural remnants of the lost civilization back in 1815 still bobbing around in the Arctic? No doubt those drawings of ice burgs bear great resemblance to the kind of Old Empire buildings we find all over the world.

A search for legends of giants in the area around the Arctic was an embarrassment of riches…

Books galore were full of tales of the giants of the North who once co-habitated with the smaller species. Some were gentle and helpful, others ferocious and possessed of insatiable appetites (Wendigos). These same authors collected legends of the little people who befriended the Arctic tribes in another children’s book Ava and the Little Folk.


Okay, how about stories of giant’s bones being found in Canada? Sure, they’ve got lots of giant bones! Mainly newspaper accounts survive, the photos and actual bones have long since been whisked away. This report of the Niagara Giants was only published in French, here is the translation:

Article in “The Daily Telegraph” Ontario, August 23, 1871
Two hundred skeletons of ANAKIN [sic] in Cayuga Township; A singular discovery by a Torontonian and others — A vast Golgotha opened to view — Some remains of the ‘Giants that were in those days.’ From our own correspondents.”
Cayuga, August 21– “On Wednesday last, Rev. Nathaniel Wardell, Messers. Orin Wardell (of Toronto), and Daniel Fredenburg, were digging on the farm of the latter gentleman, which is on the banks of the Grand River, in the township of Cayuga. When they got to five or six feet below the surface, a strange sight met them. Piled in layers, one upon top of the other, some two hundred skeletons of human beings nearly perfect — around the neck of each one being a string of beads.
“There were also deposited in this pit a number of axes and skimmers made of stone. In the jaws of several of the skeletons were large stone pipes — one of which Mr. O. Wardell took with him to Toronto a day or two after this Golgotha was unearthed.
“These skeletons are those of men of gigantic stature, some of them measuring nine feet, very few of them being less than seven feet. Some of the thigh bones were found to be at least a foot longer than those at present known, and one of the skulls being examined completely covered the head of an ordinary person. These skeletons are supposed to belong to those of a race of people anterior to the Indians.’

Yep, Honest Abe himself 

Then in the same part of the world there was the famous lost “Franklin Expedition” that mysteriously disappeared and, despite numerous rescue missions sent, was never found.  Of course the Penguins claim to have “solved the mystery” by finding one of the ships — exactly where the Inuit eye witness who watched it sank told them it was (they didn’t believe him so it took a couple of hundred years). But just finding the boat isn’t going to answer the questions raised in a book called “The Franklin Conspiracy” which claims:

…that there was a scheme at the highest levels of the British Admiralty from 1818 to 1859 to hide the existence in the Canadian Arctic of a race of giants with knowledge of radiation and the power to levitate entire ships.


Which makes the mystery of why, even though they weren’t mentioned in the ship’s records, that 4 of the sailor’s remains turned out to be European women!

So, with no shortage of ancient and contemporary high strangeness hovering around the North Pole, the narrative that claims its been locked in ice for centuries gets pretty damn thin.

Of course, as the research deepens into the Polar regions, places like Baffin Island (5th largest island in the world) come into focus and deserves further examination.

Turn out there is no shortage of phenomenon occurring on Baffin Island, with all the UFO sightings, the recent unidentified sounds coming from the sea near Baffin Island or that bizarre 1930’s report about Lake Anijikuni where an entire village vanished while leaving food cooking and without even taking their gear! But I think I’ll start with some of the jaw-dropping rock formations that are still being discovered, like this “Pair of Pants” off the northern coast of Nunavut.

This formation wasn’t even known except by natives until recently and is only accessible a few weeks of the year. At first the tourist office thought it was a joke! Especially since nearby is the Sirmilik Park full of hoodoos, which they explain away with glaciers.

Hoodoo Valley at Sirmilik Park, Nunavut

According to the Park narrative, the word “Sirmilik” means “place of glaciers” in Nunavut. Yeah, glaciers made those delicate little spires!


Also in the Sirmilik Park…how did a glacier leave that behind?

Even NASA is scratching their heads over the new “extrusions” from the Arctic ice fields:
nasa arctic ice

Of course, this very region was a hotspot during WWII since it contained the island of Thule which loomed very large in the Nazi mystique. strangely enough they didn’t send expeditions to the North Pole, but instead concentrated on the South Pole.  Thule was referenced by Greek geographer as a land in the furthest north and the term “Ultima Thule” is also mentioned by the Roman poet Virgil in his epic poem Aeneid (and is the “highly appropriate nickname” of NASA’s newest PR sensation).

Russian Mystic Nicholas Roerich’s Pyramid Peaks


This brings us to the root races that occupied Hyperborea

According to theosophical literature, there were two stages in the development of the first two root races of our earth. The first stage, the Polarean, were essentially etheric creatures in nature and resided solely on Mount Meru at the North Pole, the first mountain to rise from the cooling earth. They were in charge of creating the mineral formations of the earth. The second Hyperborean race achieved the physical form (supposedly giants with a single eye) and seeded their offspring through “budding” instead of birth. They were responsible for creating the vegetation of the earth. Their culture spread through Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Scandinavia, Northern Asia and Kamchatka.

The Hyperborean period on Gaia was stylized as a Golden Age of Civilization, never yet reached by humans. Esoteric researchers also consider the Hyperboreans as the Ancient Builder Races and the original engineers of the planetary grid networks of stone megaliths, dolmens, obelisks and other geoengineering structures. Then this race was scattered by “the electric wars” and lost their higher spiritual connection to Polaris. Some were trapped in earth’s reincarnational cycle and became mythological figures like the Norse Gods and the Titans from Greek mythology who live in the land where the sun never sets. Others retreated to parallel dimensions to wait until the world was mended.

Also around the Arctic Circle the Sami tribes have a sacred lake where they say the cliffs hide an entrance to the ancient Hyperborea, which is guarded over by a giant (not willingly, according to legend).

Lake Seydozero, Finland

It is protected by Kuiva the Giant, “old man, giant, wizard” – a gigantic figure impressed on a rock. The figure is visible as a 100-meter silhouette on the cliff of the mountain Kuivchorr.

There is a legend that a long time ago giant Kuiva attacked the local Sami. The Sami bravely fought with a wicked sorcerer, but could not defeat him. So they appealed for help to their gods.

The latter just glanced at Kuiva’s outrages and threw a ray of lightening towards him furiously. The sorcerer was incinerated.

The imprint of his body remaines on the rock Angvundaschorr, the highest peak of the Lovozerskaya tundra (curiously, the rock is blown away and crumbles but the imprint of the giant does not destroy).

Its origins are still unknown. Sami legends say that the Gods punished the mean giant by striking him with lightning and turning him into a rock.

Fantasy literature has many references to great civilizations in the North. In Doris Lessing’s cosmic novel Shikasta the benevolent giants are sent by the Galactic Council to help “lock” earth into the SOWF, the “source-of-WE-feeling” by constructing harmonic cities that reflect sacred geometry. Of course, that story doesn’t end well but the impression it left of my young mind of divine giants who made beautiful buildings for mankind has lingered.

Canopus Rescues the Giants

Of course, His Dark Materials by Philip Pullman use the mystique of the North as the setting for Lyra’s adventures through parallel worlds when her father Lord Asriel manipulates the Northern Lights to help pierce the veil. The fascinating Land of the Ice Bears, the great Witch clans of the North and even the fierce Tartars who guard the Magisterium’s child-cutting experiments in Bolvanger all hint at lost civilizations that reside near the pole.

Even Anne Rice places her race of Taltos in the great tropic island kingdom in the far north where they live happily until natural cataclysms destroy their homeland. They are forced into Scotland and England where they become the Picts, build the Giant’s dance and were hunted by the natives almost to extinction.

One has to wonder if the North was the home of the Old Empire? Has it lingered for eons with just a few survivors continuing to assist mankind whenever possible? It would nicely tie in the Tartatarian idea since they, too, would have received the benefits of living near this advanced civilization and integrated much of their technology and building techniques into their culture.

Mud Flood in Iowa

•January 25, 2019 • Leave a Comment

So much fake history evidence piling up! Especially when you consider how many western states in North America have lavish State Capitol Buildings that seem to have stood there for eons, yet conventional history tells us they were built not that long by the settlers who arrived in wagon trains and eventually by rail.

Wagon train on Court Avenue, Des Moines, Civil War era / via Lost Des Moines, from Iowa Historical Society

Civil War Era Settlers arrive on muddy Court Avenue in Des Moines

Then they had to either import these lavish materials or set up mining and forging facilities from scratch.  It is hard to imagine fresh settlers focusing so much money and labor on such extravagant palaces just for their legislators to conduct business!

Des Moines Capitol Building construction – 1886

Of course, the construction pictures typically show only minor modifications (usually needs a new dome) and general refurbishing — the masonry is already in place and the Fiddly Bits are already attached.

Here’s the official history:

The cornerstone of the Iowa State Capitol, more commonly called the Statehouse, was laid on Nov. 23, 1871. It was dedicated on Jan. 17, 1884, and completed around 1886. This is the fifth building to house the state government. The almost palatial decoration, inside and out, contrasts sharply with its function as the seat of a rural, republican government. However, such a structure was in keeping not only with contemporary architectural enthusiasms, but with people’s pride in their system of government and a belief that its workings should be respectfully housed.

So the official history already has contradictions, the date on the cornerstone is two years later. Just to give you an idea of the scope of this project given the history of Des Moines up to this point, here is their official time line for this city…they had a major flood in 1851:

The winter of 1850-51 was extremely wet, leaving the town of Fort Des Moines a muddy mess, and the ground completely saturated prior to the Spring rains. On January 14, 1851, a few months before the great flood, Arozina Perkins noted “This is the greatest place for mud I ever saw– I have waded thro’ it for several days.”

In May to July 1851 much of the town was flooded. “It was during the month of May in this year [1851], that occurred the greatest freshet. The Des Moines and Raccoon rivers rose to an unprecedented height, inundating the entire country east of the Des Moines river. Crops were utterly destroyed, houses and fences swept away. Farms were covered with drift-wood and other debris, so that the entire work of the season was lost”.

“The damage done to the farms in the river bottoms was immense. Some were stripped utterly of their fences; fields under cultivation were washed into ruts by the violence of the water; all hope of a crop for one season being destroyed, not only by what was carried away, but by the debris which was left by the subsiding of the river. It was almost impossible to estimate the losses. Roads were rendered impassable-bridges swept away-the mails stopped, and traveling by land to any distance utterly vetoed. Houses were carried away, mills damaged, timber floated off, and all manner of mischief done by the flood.” J.M. Dixon blamed the flood for a temporary decrease in the population of the town.

Des Moines 1868 – Note the mud flood areas

Des Moines State Capitol completed 1887

It is also interesting to note the vegetation around these supposed construction sites, it is not uncommon to see mature trees close enough to the building to have hindered construction. After the building is completed these large trees usually disappear and are replaced with smaller trees. Also, as landscaping progresses, plazas and stairways are added (or uncovered) that already look quite weathered with age.

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Postcard of Des Moines Capitol 1905

Note the writing on the postcard states that the Des Moines State Courthouse was built at the cost of $3,000,000 and was one of the first State buildings in the US. Really?

That spurred me to check out the historical record and the results were quite astonishing. Just selecting the US State Capitol Buildings from the list that resemble the grand architecture in Des Moines, this is what I find:

Number State City Construction Completion Date
1 Virginia Richmond 1790
2 New Jersey Trenton 1792
3 Maryland Annapolis 1797
4 Massachusetts Boston 1798
5 New Hampshire Concord 1818
6 Maine Augusta 1832
7 Vermont Montpelier 1836
8 Alabama Montgomery 1851
9 Tennessee Nashville 1854
10 Ohio Columbus 1861
11 Kansas Topeka 1873
12 California Sacramento 1874
13 Michigan Lansing 1878
14 Connecticut Hartford 1879
15 Iowa Des Moines 1886
16 Illinois Springfield 1887
17 Indiana Indianapolis 1888
18 Texas Austin 1888
19 Georgia Atlanta 1889
20 Wyoming Cheyenne 1890
21 Montana Helena 1902
22 Rhode Island Providence 1904
23 Minnesota St. Paul 1905
24 Pennsylvania Harrisburg 1906
25 Colorado Denver 1907
26 Kentucky Frankfort 1910
27 South Carolina Pierre 1911
28 Idaho Boise 1913
29 Arkansas Little Rock 1915
30 Utah Salt Lake City 1916
31 Missouri Jefferson City 1917
32 Oklahoma Oklahoma City 1917
33 Wisconsin Madison 1917
34 Washington Olympia 1928
35 West Virginia Charleston 1932

Obviously, the person who wrote the postcard was being told a lie, the Des Moines State Capitol was the 15th of its kind to be erected. And how impressive is it that Americans managed to construct all those classical buildings in just 147 years? Did they all cost millions? And how did Sacramento get a Capitol Building before Des Moines?

Here’s the color picture postcard painting of the completed Des Moines Capitol:

Des Moines State Capitol Front 1900’s

What can I say…the audacity!

The next area of focus is evidence of a mud flood. This includes “basement” windows underneath ground level and steps leading up to the main entrance of what could have originally been a second story level. Obviously this building was on a high hill, but it still has some of these features. If my mud flood theory is correct, this area would have been flooded in mud before the settlers arrived in 1850 and the fields around it would need to be stabilized.

Landscaping South of the Des Moines Capitol

Des Moines Capitol landscaping from South complete 1907

Aerial photos of Des Moines Capitol in 1940’s revealing additional ceremonial plazas

Des Moines Capitol with level plaza

Des Moines Capital front in 1940

Exterior view of the Iowa State Capitol Building. Photo courtesy of Pat Furrie. General image retouching by H.J.P.

Is that a cannon?

Des Moines State Capitol from back Present Day

Des Moines Capitol from Front Present Day

An architect who recently posted about his visit to the Des Moines State Capitol on a forum about skyscrapers  regarding American State Capitols remarked that the original entrance is now sealed shut and you must use other doors. He also commented that:

The building is a gem, but it’s also in a rather crappy location with regards to the rest of the city: a mile east of downtown amongst a huge park surrounded by government buildings and then the rather gritty, industrial southeast side.

Just in case you were wondering, here is what it looks like on the inside:

Capitol Rotunda sporting flag with 13 stars, spread eagle with fasci and 5 pointed star, dates read 1861 on top, 1865 on bottom

Des Moines State Capitol Library

Oh, and while we are in Des Moines, must give a nod of appreciation to this Old Empire beauty, the Victoria Hotel, with all the mud flood features!

Rare photo. Completed in 1899, demolished in 1962

This is her post card look:

Very interesting street slant!

But she seems to have lost a whole back section now!

The quest continues!


Mudflood Reset

•January 24, 2019 • 1 Comment
mudflood statue for maury in richmond

Statue dedicated to  the “Father of the Seas”Matthew Fontaine Maury on Monument Avenue, Richmond, VA

Is it possible that many parts of the earth have been inundated with floods of mud that destroyed populations but left the Old Empire buildings in place? Specifically, was the landscape of America significantly altered in recent history?

After seeing this video on Raised Dendrites by YouTube wizard Mr2tuff2, I developed a whole new attitude about the land formations I’ve seen in the Desert Southwest region of the US.

Remember those fascinating lessons in American History about the New Madrid earthquake of 1811-12? Those enthralling tales about how the newly formed Great Lakes overflowed and flooded the Mississippi, how the river banks erupted with sand volcanoes and huge chasms opened in the middle of the channel?

new madrid earthquake map 2

Map of New Madrid fault showing years of activity

Yeah, me neither, I think they may have been mentioned the quake in college geology, but certainly never elaborated on all the land-changing events that accompanied it, and NO mention of how it may affected the rest of the continent.

geology of mississippi

Mississippi Geology showing sediment layers

I found out about the magnitude of the event in a (very good) historical novel I read about Sacajawea that relayed a personal account of the devastation and horror that was unleashed on the Americas. Then I started digging for first-hand stories, but was frustrated to find that the Library of Congress newspapers of that time had very few articles about the quake and seemed determined to divert public attention to the War of 1812 (what was THAT about anyway?). About 1840 they published some short accounts of how the Mississippi ran backwards and trees were devastated, but they underplayed the effect it must have had on the psyche of the nation-at-large. In the papers before the New Madrid earthquake, starting in the late 1700’s, I found lots of stories about devastating earthquakes around the world  right before the BIG ONE hit the US.

1783 Mud Volcanoes destroy Mesima River Valley in Italy

Another interesting phenomenon occurring around the 1800’s was the emergence of sand that covered New England properties.


The Desert of Maine

Besides the earthquakes, there were some pretty wild atmospheric phenomenon going on around that time, as the Handbook of Unusual Natural Phenomenon clearly points out. For instance on May 19, 1790, New England experienced a “Day of Darkness.”

By 10 AM the sky went dark and Savage noted that “Fowles retired to their Roosts, or collected in clusters”. Crickets began chirping and cows returned to their stalls. The preternatural night had fallen. All over New England, every farmer, schoolboy, fisherman, maiden, cordwainer, blacksmith, clergyman and laborer gawked upward for the missing sun and gasped at the remarkable and sudden elimination of light. A deep shadow had fallen and “every thing bore the appearance and gloom of night.” The noonday meal was served by candlelight and a single candle “cast a shade so well defined…that profiles were taken with as much ease as they could have been in the night.” The newspaper known as the Massachusetts Spy reported that one “could scarcely see to read common print, [and] it was the judgment of many that at about 12 o’clock…the day light was not greater, if so great, as that of bright moon-light” and “no object was discernable but by the help of some artificial light.” Samuel Savage of Weston could not even read his watch, even as he stood by his window. His neighbor was forced to quit spreading manure in his field as he was longer “able to discern the difference between the ground and the Dung.” Savage noted that “the birds of the Night were abroad and by their melancholy notes added to the Solemnity of the Scene.”

So, they tried to pass that off as a fluke, but then it happened again 29 years later in Montreal! This time there was a helluva electricity discharge from their cathedral. This account from Scientific American, 1881 Issue is a long-winded but riveting account of “The Dark Day in Canada” 

On the morning of Sunday, November 8, 1819, the sun rose upon a cloudy sky, which assumed, as the light grew upon it, a strange greenish tinge, varying in places to an inky blackness. After a short time the whole sky became terribly dark, dense black clouds filling the atmosphere, and there followed a heavy shower of rain, which appeared to be something of the nature of soapsuds, and was found to have deposited after settling a substance in all its qualities resembling soot. Late in the afternoon the sky cleared to its natural aspect, and the next day was fine and frost. On the morning of Tuesday, the 19th, heavy clouds again covered the sky, and changed rapidly from a deep green to a pitchy black, and the sun, when occasionally seen through the, was sometimes of a dark brown or an un-earthy yellow color, and again bright orange, and even blood red. The clouds constant deepened in color and density, and later on a heavy vapor seemed to descend to earth, and the day became almost as dark as night, the gloom increasing and diminishing most fitfully. At noon lights had to be burned in the court house, the banks, and the public offices in the city. Everybody was more or less alarmed, and many were the conjectures as to the cause of the remarkable occurrence. The more sensible thought that immense woods or prairies were on fire somewhere to the west; others said that a great volcano must have broken out in the Province; still others asserted that our mountain was an extinct crater about to resume operations and to make the city a second Pompeii; the superstitious quoted an old Indian prophecy that one day the Island of Montreal was to be destroyed by an earthquake, and some even cried that the world was about to come to an end.

About the middle of the afternoon a great body of clouds seemed to rush suddenly over the city, and the darkness became that of night. A pause and hush for a moment or two succeeded, and then one of the most glaring flashes of lightning ever beheld flamed over the country, accompanied by a clap of thunder which seemed to shake the city to its foundations. Another pause followed, and then came a light shower of rain of the same soapy and sooty nature as that of two days before. After that it appeared to grow brighter, but an hour later it was as dark as ever. Another rush of clouds came, and another vivid flash of lightning, which was seen to strike the spire of the old French parish church and to play curiously about the large iron cross at its summit before descending to the ground.


Place d’Armes Montreal 1775

A moment later came the climax of the day. Every bell in the city suddenly rang out the alarm of fire, and the affrighted citizens rushed out from their houses into the streets and made their way in the gloom toward the church, until Place d’Armes was crowded with people, their nerves all unstrung by the awful events of the day, gazing at, but scarcely daring to approach the strange sight before them. The sky above and around was as black as ink, but right in one spot in mid-air above them was the summit of the spire, with the lightning playing about it shining like the sun. Directly the great iron cross, together with the ball at its foot, fell to the ground with a crash, and was shivered to pieces. But the darkest hour comes just before the dawn. The glow above gradually subsided and died out, the people grew less fearful and returned to their homes, the real night came on, and when next morning dawned everything was bright and clear, and the world was as natural as before. The phenomenon was noticed in a greater or less degree from Quebec to Kingston, and far into the States, but Montreal seemed its center. It has never yet been explained.

Even modern geologist are stumped about what activated the New Madrid fault zone (NMFZ). Will Levandowski, a geophysicist with the United States Geological Survey (USGS) in Golden, Colorado, explains:

The NMSZ has been difficult to study. The region doesn’t generate large earthquakes often enough for seismologists to have a detailed historical record, and there is no obvious mechanism driving the seismic activity. Elsewhere in the world, earthquakes tend to occur along active faults, like the San Andreas Fault in California, where two tectonic plates meet and push, pull, or slide against one another. But the NMSZ is smack in the middle of the quiet, solid North American plate.
“Here, in the center of a plate, we don’t have a theory that we can attribute the earthquakes to,” says Christine Powell, a seismologist at the University of Memphis in Tennessee. “So in order to understand why they’re occurring, you have to think outside the box.”

So my nagging thought is, could all this electrical/seismic activity have been triggered by the Controllers? Could they have created these disturbances by messing with the Antiqui-tech of the US as they had commandeered monuments, buildings and Star Forts (another piece of the Antiqui-Tech puzzle to be examined)? Did the event cause a Mud Flood that created the Great Plains, previously shown as mountainous and forested in old maps?  Does this explain why settlers were not encouraged to “Go West, young man” until they announced the Gold Rush (more about THAT fiasco later!) in 1848 because new maps had to be drawn once the land had reformed? After seeing places like Gold Butte Nevada it doesn’t take a big stretch of the imagination to think a big flood of mud roared through here recently –and its certainly a hotbed of controversy for such an isolated spot!

Small and large sandstone hollows at Little Finland, NV - January 2016

gold_butte sinkhole

Next I will examine the evidence of the Mud Flood on Old Empire buildings  in the US!

The Lost Civilizations of North America -Were they Tartarian Cities?

•January 22, 2019 • 2 Comments

Despite the narrative we have been taught about how North America was peopled with primitive tribal cultures that had rudimentary dwellings, there are hints of great cities founded by a world-wide empire that were brimming with treasures, pleasures and fountains of eternal youth.

Hotel Ponce de Leon St. Augustine

Ponce de Leon Hotel opened in 1888 by Henry Morrison Flagler, Standard Oil co-founder (with John D. Rockefeller)

Of course, we’re told all such tales were just fantasies concocted by the natives to lure the colonizers on fruitless missions. But now that we’ve been introduced to the concept of the traveling Empire of Tartars  (or Tatars, the original spelling) and their propensity to leave beautiful cities in their wake, perhaps these legends can be re-examined.

We have all heard the one about the Seven Cities of Gold


The Elusive City of Gold

Supposedly the Invaders were told by the natives that if they set out from Florida and traveled west beyond the Great River (eventually the Mississippi) they would discover elegant cities with refined citizens and so much wealth that even their most basic objects were formed with gold and jewels.

solid gold rattler cup with inlaid turquoise

Solid Gold Rattler Cup with Turquoise and Crosses

Just refer to one of those great old maps that predate the Invasion to identify the cities of Cibola and Quivra, both specifically named in the reports that the Spanish explorers sent to Spain to justify their expeditions.


1720 Map of North America showing Quivra by the Mississippi and Cibola in New Mexico

Not to mention the elaborate earthen structures left by the Mound Builders that seemed to stretch from Ohio through Mississippi into to Florida. Sadly, we’ll never know the extent of this network since so many mounds were destroyed in the name of progress.

poverty point, ouachita river mound city

Artist’s rendition of Ouachita River Mound, the oldest discovered in North America located at Poverty Point, Louisiana

Then we have the story of the Kingdom of Saguenay reluctantly relayed to French Explorer Jacques Cartier by natives he had tricked into going to France (from which they never returned). He searched fruitlessly around modern-day Montreal for the city he was told contained great riches and had white inhabitants that wore European style dress.

lost city

There is also mounting evidence of a long forgotten civilization encompassing the entire West Coast that was ruled by Queen Calaifa and her band of Amazon warriors that rode Griffins into battle!

queen califaa

Queen Calaifa Empress of California

The following is the forward to the California Journal of Mines and Geology written by Henry G. Hanks, State Mineralogist – June 1886:


In preparing a history of the geological surveys and explorations of California, I frequently met with the statement that the name of our State was derived from a Spanish romance, published first in 1521. This was ignored or contradicted by other authors. I became very much interested in this subject, and wrote to the Librarian of the British Museum, asking him if there was such a work in his library. In due time a reply came from G. K. Fortescue, the Librarian, informing me that there was, and that in Chapter 157 the name California appears. Mr. Fortescue kindly offered to have the chapter copied for me, which I accepted, and received the chapter in Spanish, which follows this. I then applied to Mr. Camilo Martin, Consul for Spain, who made for me a literal translation, in which he aimed to reproduce in English the quaint idiom of the original. In his first letter, Mr. Fortescue gave me certain references, which led to my finding in the Proceedings of the American Antiquarian Society, April 30, 1862, a paper on this same subject, by Edward Everett Hale, in which he quotes a few lines from the romance. As the commander of the expedition sent out by Cortez did not discover Lower California until 1534, and as the romance was so popular that it passed rapidly through a number of editions, it is reasonable to infer that the name California had its origin in the fertile brain of the author. Mr. Hale seems to have been the first to discover and publish these facts.

The Exploits of the very valiant Knight Esplandian, son of the excellent Kind Amadis of Gaul – [Madrid, 1521]

queen califa story esplandian

Cover of 15th century book featuring Queen Calaifa

I wish you now to know a thing the most strange which ever either in writing or in people’s memory could be found, by which the city was the following day on the point of being lost, and how from there where the danger came, salvation came to it. Know then that to the right hand of the Indies, there was an island called California, very near the part of the terrestrial Paradise, and which was inhabited by black women, without there being among them even one man, that their style of living was almost like that of the Amazons. They were of robust bodies and valiant and ardent hearts and of great strength; the island itself was the strongest that  could be found in the world through its steep and wild rocks, their arms were all of gold and also the harness of the wild beasts on which they rode after taming them, as there was no other metal in the whole island; they dwelled in well-finished caves, they had many ships in which they went to other parts to obtain booty, and the men whom they made prisoners they took along, killing them in the way you shall hear further on. And sometimes, when they were at peace with their adversaries, they used to mingle with them with entire confidence; if any of them gave birth to a son, he was put to death at once. The reason for it, as it was known, was because in their thoughts they were resolved to lessen the men to so small a number that they would be able to master them without much trouble, with all their lands, and preserve those who would understand that it was convenient to do so that the race might not perish.

In this island, called California, there were a great many griffins, the like, on account of the ruggedness of the land and the very many wild beasts therein contained, were not found in any other part of the world; and when they had little ones, these women would go covered with thick skins to catch them by tricks, and they would bring them to their caves and rear them; and when there were accustomed to them, they would feed them with those men and with the male children they bore, so often and with such cunning that they very well learned to know them, and never did them any harm. Any man who landed on the island was at once killed and eaten by them; and though they might be glutted, they would not the less take them and lift them up, flying through the air, and when tired of carrying them, they would let them fall, where they would be killed at once. Well, at the time when those great men of the pagans departed with those large fleets, as history has already told you, there reigned in said Island California a Queen very tall of stature, very handsome for one of them, of blooming age, desiring in her thoughts to do great deeds, valiant in spirit, and in cunning of her fearless hear, more so than any of the others that before her reigned in that seigniory. And having heard how the greatest part of the world was moving in that expedition against the Christians, she, not knowing what beings were the Christians, nor having any knowledge of other countries except those which were next to hers, wishing to see the world and its different races, thinking that with her great valor and that of her adherents all that would be gained she would have, by force or by cunning, the largest share of, she spoke with all those that were skillful in war, telling them that it would be well that, going in their great fleets, they should follow the same road that those great princes and eminent men were taking, inciting and encouraging them by laying before them the very great honor and gain that might result to them from that undertaking; above all, the great fame that would resound in the whole world about them; that remaining in the island as they were, doing nothing but what their ancestors had done, would be only to be buried in life, like living dead, passing their days without fame and without glory, like wild animals.

So many things said to them by that very valiant Queen Calafia, that she not only moved her people to consent to the undertaking, but they, with their great desire that their fame should be published in many parts, hurried her to put to sea at once, so as to happen to be in the danger jointly with those great men.

The Queen, who saw the determination of her people, ordered her great fleet to be supplied with provisions, and with arms all of gold and with all other necessaries; and she ordered the repairing of her largest vessel, made like a grate of thick timbers, and she had put into her up to five hundred griffins, which, as you have been told, she had raised from tender age and fed with the flesh of men, and having therein also put the animals on which they rode, and which were different kinds; also, the best chosen and best armed women which were in the fleet, and, leaving such garrison in the island as to be secure, she put to sea with the others, and she hurried so much that she joined the fleets of the pagans the night of the combat, of which you have been told, which caused them all very great pleasure, and then she was visited by those great lords, who showed her great reverence. She wanted to know in what state was their enterprise, begging them to relate it to her minutely; and having heard the report from them, she said: “You have fought this city with your many people and could not take it; well, I with mine, if it is agreeable to you, will, on the following day, try the reach of my power, if you will accept my advice.” All those great lords answered her, that whatever was by her indicated, they would order it executed. “Then notify at once all the other commanders that tomorrow, on no account, they nor theirs leave their quarters, until it is so ordered by me, and you shall see a fight the most strange never seen before this day, and of which you never have heard spoken.”

This was then made known to the great Sultan of Liquia and the Sultan of Halapa, who had charge of all the armies which were on land and who thus ordered their people, wondering much what could be the thought and deed of that Queen.

(That story plus more in this Atlantic Monthly article from March of 1864, so one must wonder why Mr. Hanks had to send for an interpretation?)

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Gold “nugget” from Calvaras County


Keep in mind that the older maps show California as an Island as recently as 1606:

1606 by the dutch cartographer willem janszoon blaeu

Dutch World Map of 1606 showing California separate from Mainland

And the earlier maps make it clear that not only was California an island, what we now call the Desert Southwest was once prime coast land!

california as island no great lakes old-world-map no date

And last, but certainly not least, are the “Cliff Palaces” of the Hopi and Anasazi Nation:

mindeleff cliff dwellings

Mindeleff Cliff Dwellings, AZ

Abandoned centuries ago, these stunning “villages” remind us what wonders might be buried in the desert Southwest under the layers of sediment deposited by the mud floods, earthquakes and electrical electrical events that re-formed this area of America before the Invaders began their frenzied rush to the West.

Which leads us to the investigation of the great Mudfloods and Atmospheric Disturbances that came in waves starting in the 1700s, peaking with the great New Madrid Earthquake of 1811-12 and culminating in the San Francisco plague/earthquake/fire/explosions of 1906.

To be continued!