Overlook Mountain, Drako, Karen discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Welcome back. When 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 estimate it Alison. Local buy local and you know Did, you, have fun, writing the book Oh I had a blast because I got to spend a lot times out in the woods and wandering around and keeps me out of trouble. And he's an exercise and fresh air When you started looking at these structures for. The very first time were you in Aw 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 specialists from the. New York state, museum Susan Sweeney She came out again probably almost ten, years ago now wanna say it was two thousand eight and she did a survey of, the site on overlook mountain, and documented about, forty six small Karen's and sixth grade Karen into, 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 Karen these are the ones that are probably 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 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 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 giant great Karen to the two circuit effigy wall so all of. These structures are between sixty and one hundred feet and late, so I, decided to just 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 you know enticed started 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 ancient state 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 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 form that was built on it, was also, Mark as a beacon marking celestial north for anybody abuse of this mountain which was extensive You can, see this for thirty miles in all directions so so yeah I was I was certainly in that and and it just kind of scratching my. Head for half a day say it how. Can this be many, of this and since then I've, only really had one similar kind of a Tiffany or discovery next the association I made with dance. Camera the point the Hudson river at, the mouth of the 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 camera point was 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 hunting, about forty miles north, of Manhattan and you. Know natives pay their bodies painted dancing and chanting and around the ring affiars reported in the log, of Half Moon and crew. Immediately called this devil named dance camera point which means devil's dance chamber And but why Why why was this? Point so important and when I found it that aligned summer solstice alignment with the mouth, of the creek right, across the river I understood why this is 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 element of the ABI subterranean world coming together and being joined. In the in the plane of living here on the earth's 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 the chambers they certainly had a right a shelter sure many of these, large stones and even large. Boulders that documents are not just what. We call calendar stones and that they. Allied with solstices but, they're also compass does Reenter into the cardinal directions they'll have no noses 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 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 did it more through to understanding, the movements of the, sky And condition on certain days of the year at the sunrise sunset. That allowed them to understand pretty accurately where north east south west will, these different patients where and they, they let these markers scattered across the land and acting book 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 When I 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 And I can attest to the stone structures that were built by their. LA people because I got my epoch, novel my father's farm 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 on common I, wanna make us. I did a lot of research on the air Indian and they're the. Mohawk what's 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 photographers of Eric who I was they didn't look like the other American. Indian mahogany. And the air co I don't know which tribes there was. But they have very similar features to Europeans and 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 a really short better the, Europeans and it it's a question there 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, public land where you can walk all over the place. Are those are those sites visible person just go and visit, them and also do you have a tour that you would offer, somebody Yes and yes The view right most of these sites are, on private property and 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 and.