Drako Petra, Overlook Mountain, Glenn Christ Berg discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Welcome back Glenn Christ Berg with? Us of course we're talking about his book spirits and 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 them to order it Like to promote local buy local and local bookstore Did you, have fun writing the book Oh I had a blast because I got to spend a lot of time, out in the, woods and wandering around and you know keeps me out of. Trouble and some 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 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 specialist 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 GIF survey of the site on. Overlook mountain and documented about forty six small Karen's and sixth grade Cairns into, circuit 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 Karen 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, you know to me that was that was what struck me is something that. Was interesting and listen to a about a year later that I looked and one of my friends Dave, holding had, 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 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 giant or great Karen to the two serpent, effigy was all of these structures are between sixty, one hundred, feet in length so we decided to just those and connect the dots and. The only possible matter possible and and when when I did I compared it to chart 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 you know I started researching it and found out that it was one of the most important constellations in ancient mythology it was recognized by. The ancient Chinese ancient Greece ancient Persians ancient Kelsey and should Norris all ancient cultures most recognized Drako as a serpent or snake in the sky so having made this, connection this 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's sitting, in the. Sky always above there was overlook mountain. And that's because as I mentioned Drako is marking celestial north and I, believe overlook, mountain and this Petra petrified that was? Built on it was also more beacon marking celestial north for anybody in abuse of this mountain which is extensive you can see the for. 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 it. How can this be in what's this and since, then I've, only really, had one similar kind of a. Tiffany discover Nets the association I made with dance camera point on the Hudson river Mountain creek across the river slightly to the north 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 Gummer point was actually named by the crew of Henry Hudson ship As she was sailing, up the Hudson on his third boy age of discovery in sixteen nine his crew, witnessed the ceremony taking place on, a point of, land on, the Hudson about. Forty miles north of Manhattan and you know natives statement their bodies painted Dancing and chanting and, around the ring affiars recorded in the log of Half Moon and since crew immediately, called his devil worship and named, advanced camera point, which means, devil's dance chambers And but why why was this point so important and when I found that that aligned summer solstice alignment with the mouth of the, creek right across the river I understood why. This was such? An important spiritual place where they? Would have held their ceremonies were 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 to be a transition between worlds So there's a lot of symbolism there Yes in this strong. Connection to the to the sky world Yeah and the underworld and there are many symbolic relationships. Around around many ancient cultures that have to do with You know elements of the sky elements of. The obey subterranean worlds coming together and being joined in the in the plane of living here on? 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 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 and many of these large stones and. Even large boulders that documents are not. Just what we would call calendar stones. And that they allied with the solstices but they're also compass does in that there were entered into the cardinal directions they'll have no noses or. Prominent faces and points that, have been oriented to north south, east and west usually north south east and west south some not so much documented but a few instances, of that, but knowing the direction 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 they did it more through you know to. Understanding the movements of the sky and. The sun was condition on certain. Days of the year. At the sunrise sunset That that allowed them. To understand pretty accurately where, north east south west will these, different orientations were and they they left these markers scattered across the land and acting book has calendars and, this compass, so doesn't get more practical the now let's go, to, the phones now west of, the Rockies, Arnie is in granite bay California go ahead Arnie yeah hi I'm from California now but I grew up in that area My father had a farm in, Hyde Park my bike under ten I lived on and my grandparents had a hotel and pine. Plains I'm sure these names, are. All familiar. Hyde. Park. Is, where Roosevelt was right, Dr yeah right on the Hudson Yup In. Fact And I can attest to the stone structures that were built by their LA people because like my, for example my father. Is fine the by, wire fences followed all the stonewalls and a lot of. The stonework that was their way before that in, colonial times but. The com the comment I wanna make 'cause I did a lot of research on the air Indian and they're in the mohawk with 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 photography. Of Eric why 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 couldn't understand that how that was and why. Was different and I really mused about the culture and also their stature with a little. Bit different, they were they were not, really short. Better Europe And it. The questionnaire on the culture and where they do, the allergy 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 and I'd like, to go to some of those sites and see but the problem that I would think I would. Encounter 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 the land public land where you can walk walk all over the Feis. Are those are those sites visible can person just go and visit them and also do. You 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..