Overlook Mountain, Drako, Henry Hudson discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Welcome back clump Christ Berg? With us of course we're talking about. His book spirits in stone Glenn where do you get the book You get the book well of course Amazon. But if you have. A good local. Bookstore you, go in there and see if they have it. Or asked him to order it To promote, local buy local and you know local bookstore or did you have fun writing the book Oh I had a blast because I got to spend a lotta time out in the, woods and, wandering around and, keeps me out of trouble and exercise and fresh air When you started looking at these structures for the very first time were you in all I was and I and I I I have, to say when when I made this connection with the. Drako Petra for my overlook mountain I was I was in disbelief for half, a day. So we had we had a GPS specialists from the New York, state museum Susan Sweeney She came out again probably almost ten years ago now want to say it was two, thousand eight and she did a survey of the site. Overlook mountain and documented about forty six small Cairns and sixth grade Karen to, serpent laws Excuse. Me And a couple. Of springs so she plotted all this on a topographical map and sent it. To me and when I first, saw it what struck me really were the the rows of. Smaller carrots these are the ones that are probably Forty four to five, feet high and about the same wide and they, were in, crested rose just lined up and to me that was that was what struck. Me is something that was interesting about a year later that the plot and one of my friends Dave, holding head, suggested that maybe it was a you know some of these stone constructions connected to. Make a star map of the constellation I was so much skeptical, of this because there are so many of them up there that. You could you know kind of bum cherry picking and create all kinds of. Designs by connecting the dots so, I decided just to just to focus on the large constructions. There were eight large constructions up there The six giants were great. Karen to the two serpent effigy was all of, these structures, are between, sixty and, one hundred feet and legs so decided to just plot those and connect the dots and, the only possible matter possible and, and when when. I did I compared it to a charter of the northern hemisphere star chart and only one came anywhere close and that was Drako and it matched, very closely I was just blown away by how, close this, configuration on the mountain of these stone constructions connected in a way that mirrored. This constellation in the sky so I got a and I didn't know anything about Drako enticed under researching, it and, found out that it was one of the most important constellations in ancient apology it. Was recognized by the ancient Chinese ancient Greece ancient Persians Incheon Kelsey, ancient Norse all ancient cultures most recognized Drako as a serpent or snake in the sky so having made this connection is correlation on overlook mountain I got some astronomy software and I put. In the coordinates of overlook mountain to see what was in the sky above it and sure enough there was Drako sitting in the sky always above there was overlook. Mountain and that's because as I mentioned Drako is, marking celestial, north and, I believed. Overlook mountain and this petrified That was built. On it was also a beacon, marking celestial north for anybody, that abuse of this mountain which is extensive You can see the snap thirty miles in all directions so so yeah, I, was I was certainly in all of that? And and it just kind of scratching my head for half a day say how. Can this be the meaning of this and since then I believe we had one similar kind of a Tiffany or discovery that's the association I made with. Dance camera the point on the Hudson river at the mouth of the creek across, the river slightly And that's also a very important celestial relationship between that point of land on the river and and the mouth of the creek Dan camera pointless actually named by the crew of Henry Hudson ship As she was sailing up, the Hudson on his third voyage of discovery in sixteen o nine his crew witnessed, a ceremony taking place on a point of land on the, Hudson about twenty miles, north of Manhattan and. Natives paint their bodies painted dancing and chanting and around the ring affiars reported in the log of the Half Moon and Crew, immediately called his devil-worshipping. Named it dance camera point which needs devil's dance chambers But why why was this point so important and when I found it that, it aligned, summer solstice alignment with the mouth of the creek right across the river you know I understood why this was such an important spiritual place where they would have held their ceremonies where some of these structures Glenn built to keep things in or keep things out Well it depends, on what, those things are I think they in many cases they were a they were built in a way it can be a transition between worlds so there's a lot of symbolism there Yes in a strong. Connection to the to the sky world And the underworld and there are many symbolic relationships, around around many ancient cultures that have to do with You know elements of this guy elements of the ABI subterranean worlds coming together and being You. Know you joined in the in, the plane of the living here on the earth surface did they? Have any, practical purpose or was, it more as you've just mentioned this more esoteric reason I think they did. Have practical purposes I think they, they were multi purpose as I mentioned earlier I think they were In the case of the chambers they certainly had a right a shelter sure many of these large stones. And even large boulders and. Documents are not just what we would. Call calendar stones and that they align. With the solstices but, they're also compass does Oriented to the cardinal directions they'll have no noses or prominent faces and coins that have, been oriented, to north south east and west usually north south. North east and west south sounds not so much documented but a. Few instances of that but knowing the, directions of north south east west to. Ancient. Cultures was extremely important and they didn't have you know the kind of compasses we had today magnetic needles they did it more through to understanding the. Movements of the sky, and And condition on certain days of the year at the. Sunrise sunset that allowed them to understand pretty accurately where north east south, west with these different orientations work, and they they let these markers scattered across the land and acting has calendars and this compasses so doesn't, get more, practical than now let's go to the phones now. West of the Rockies Arnie is in granite bay California go ahead Ernie Yeah hi I'm from. California now but I grew, up. In that area My, father had a farm in Hyde Park Island Like under ten I lived on and my grandparents had a hotel and pine. Plains I'm sure these names are all familiar at Hyde Park is were Roosevelt was? Right, yeah right on the Hudson Yup In. Fact Man I can attest to the stone structures that were built by their LA people because For example my father. Is fine the vibe wire fences followed all the. Stonewalls and a lot of the stonework that was their way before that in colonial times but the the com- other comment I wanna make 'cause I did a. Lot of research on the air Koi Indian, and they're the mohawk lived in that area and one of the striking things I've found I'm. Looking at pictures that I could pull up on the very earliest camera pictures of. Eric I was they didn't look like, the other American Indians mahogany and the air co I, don't know which tribe there was but. They have very. Similar features to Europeans and I I couldn't understand that how that was why was different. And I. Really mused about the culture. And also the statue was a little, bit different, they were they were not really short you've heard of the Europeans. And I it's a it's a questionnaire on the culture and where they do the Where they came from. But the question I had was regarding I would like to go to some of those sites 'cause I'm going back to my high school. Reunion this October not like to go to some of those sites to see but. The problem that I would think I, would account because having grown up there no the area, most of all the land is private. You know it's. Not like out here in the west where we have public land where you can walk. All over. The place are those are. Those sites visible can person just go, and visit, them and also have a tour that you would offer somebody Yes and yes the, you're right most of these sites are on private property and. I I take pains in my book not to disclose their location to protect them, from, being disturbed but there are a few sites that. Are on, DC land New York State Department of environmental conservation and and they are easily accessed and a cat.