3.11 – ALIENS & THE FOUNDING FATHERS (10.5.11)

HEAVENLY DESIGN [12e]

Alexandria, Virginia. 1791. In a full Masonic ceremony on the edge of the Potomac River, George Washington lays the first cornerstone marking the southern boundary for what will become the District of Columbia.

“What happens in the laying of the cornerstone? Washington scattered corn. You pour wine and pour oil. Now, corn stands for prosperity, oil stands for peace, and wine stands for happiness.”

– Akram Elias (Past Grand Master,
The Grand Lodge of Washington DC)

“You have Masons chanting in response to it. You have an oration afterwards in which artillery is fire during the oration. So, it’s an extraordinary ceremony.”

– Steven C. Bullock
(Prof. of American History, Worcester Polytechnic Inst.)

According to scholars, the nation’s capital has been steeped in ancient symbolism since its inception. And Ancient Astronaut Theorists point to the city’s tallest structure, the Washington Monument, as proof that the American capital was built with a deliberate eye to the stars. Although construction began in 1848, nearly 50 years after George Washington’s death, the Freemasons built the Egyptian-style monument so that the constellation Pleiades would be visible directly over the giant obelisk.

“The Pleiades is a group of seven bright stars. For the Egyptians, they would use these stars as a way to figure out all sorts of judgments that needed to be made in many different things.”

Derrick Pitts (Chief Astronomer, The Franklin Inst.)

“I find it fascinating that in the ancient world in places of great power and great influence they built monuments aligned with the Pleiades. So, the fact that we find the Washington Monument also aligning with the Pleiades…is that coincidence?”

– Giorgio A. Tsoukalos
(Publisher, Legendary Times Magazine)

In a city largely built to evoke ancient cities like Athens and Rome, is the dominant architectural structure based on an icon of ancient Egypt?

“It is the largest obelisk in the world, 555 feet high. It draws the eye and it draws the eye up. We have to ask, what did the Founding Fathers want us to see?”

– Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D.
(Author, Freemasonry: An Introduction)

“The idea of the obelisk is that it’s frozen sunlight. They believed that the energy of the God Ra literally came through that antenna. The same concept is shown here in Washington D.C, with the Obelisk, sitting in the center of Washington or near the center of Washington, bring in that energy from the stars and radiating it out to the sacred precinct.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“They have a reflecting pool – why? To reflect the obelisk. Washington’s Monument points to the Heavens. With the reflecting pool, it points below. There is a direct correlation between what happens here below and what’s happening up there.”

– Akram Elias (Past Grand Master,
The Grand Lodge of Washington DC)

For Ancient Astronaut Theorists, it’s not just the placement of the Washington Monument and the Capitol Building that point to the stars, but the layout of the entire city, which harkens back to ancient places like Egypt, Greece and Rome.

“Washington D.C. is laid out in perfectly straight lines, radiating from different little hubs around the city. They converge on places like the Capitol Building, the White House. It is a revelation of clarity that highlights the cornerstones of American democracy.”

– Mark Koltko-Rivera, Ph.D.
(Author, Freemasonry: An Introduction)

“Washington D.C. was conceived from the very beginning as a sacred space. In fact, it is a ten-by-ten square-mile diamond matrix into which the Founding Fathers believed they could pour all their Enlightenment teachings and bring them to life within its Capitols and its other buildings.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

Another Freemason, Pierre Charles L’Enfant, was selected by President Washington to create a layout of the city within the ten-mile diamond of the District of Columbia. He began by aligning the corners of the square with the four cardinal directions: north, south, east and west.

“It is not by coincidence. There is a scientific rational way of developing the city of Washington with geometric shapes – circles, rectangles, triangles – and this is to emphasize that this new form of government was not going to rely on religion but we’re going to rely on reason and scientific discovery. And the design of the city reflects that. And there is absolutely no other capital city in the world that was designed like this. There is no question that the main triangle at the heart of the city was very key, and connecting the Capitol to the White House, and then to the Washington Monument.”

– Akram Elias (Past Grand Master,
The Grand Lodge of Washington DC)

Some historians believe the triangle found in the center of Washington D.C. represent the Masonic symbol of the square and compass, symbolizing the Founding Fathers’ search for enlightenment from above. But Ancient Astronaut Theorists claim beyond this triangle lies an even more significant geometric shape – the shape of pentagram.

“The interesting thing about Jefferson’s influence on the designs of Washington D.C., was the star. With rows emanating in all directions from the star that seemed to be a mirror of the heavens, because Jefferson did believe that the heavens were inhabited, and he wanted Washington D.C., not just to be the capital of the United States of America, but the capital of the Universe.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

George Washington and Thomas Jefferson were both expert surveyors and mapmakers, and were hands on in the layout and design of the new capital.

“George Washington and Thomas Jefferson, who was an architect that built Monticello, laid out Washington D.C. with the expectation that somehow, if there were extraterrestrials, they would see the image of the star at the center of the city, and know this was a sign that we respected extraterrestrial life.”

– Bill Birnes, J.D., Ph.D.
(Author / Publisher, UFO Magazine)

Did the design and placement of the Washington Monument, Capitol Hill and the National Mall really reflect the Founding Fathers’ belief in extraterrestrial forces? Perhaps the answer can be found by a close examination of the Capitol Building itself, and the strange connection to other worlds that can be found inside.

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