Overlook Mountain, Drako Petra, Karen discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Welcome back clump Chris 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 by local and local bookstore or 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 to say it was two thousand eight, and she did a survey of the site on overlook. Mountain and documented about past forty six small Karen 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 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 supply 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 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 or great Karen to, the two serpent effigy was so I'll be structures are between. Sixty and one hundred feet in length So, 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 charts 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 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 counts ancient Norse 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 this guy 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 form that was built on it was also. More beacon marking celestial north for anybody in abuse abuse of this mountain which. Is extensive you can see the snappy for thirty miles 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 believe we had one similar kind. Of a Tiffany discovery nets the association I made this dance camera point on 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 the ceremony taking place on a point of land on the, Hudson about forty miles, north of Manhattan and. Natives pay with their bodies painted dancing and chanting and around the ring affiars recorded in the log of the Half Moon and crew immediately. Called this devil named the dance camera point which names 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 it could be a transition between worlds so there's a lot of symbolism there Yes and 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 obey subterranean worlds. Coming together and being you know you joined in the in the plane of living here on the? Road, 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 The case the chambers they certainly had a right a shelter and many of these large. Stones and even large boulders documents are not just what. We would call calendar stones and that they allied 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 some not so much documented but a few, instances of, that but knowing the direction of north south east west, two inch cultures was extremely important. And they didn't have you know the. Kind of compasses we had today with. Magnetic needles they they, did it more through You know 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 will be different orientations where and they they let these markers scattered across the land and acting both 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 Arnie yeah hi I'm. From Cal, now but I grew up in that area My father had a farm in Hyde Park on island I my my bike 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. 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 I got my African number my father. Is fine the Vishwa fences followed all stonewalls and a lot of the stonework that was. Their, way before that in. Colonial. Times but The common common I wanna make because. I did a lot of research on the air Koi Indian and they're in the? Mohawk it'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 photography of Eric why was they didn't look like the other American Indians. Mahogany and. The air co I don't, know which tribes it 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 their stature was a little bit different they. Were they were not really short you'd better the Europeans and. I it's a it's a questionnaire on the culture, and where they do the OSCE 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 I'd like to go to some of those. Sites 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 can person just go and visit them and also do. You have a tour that you would offer somebody Yes and yes The 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.