Overlook Mountain, Drako Petra, Karen discussed on Coast to Coast AM with George Noory
Kiss the gray Retirement opportunity in history goodbye Welcome. Back 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 at least. Like to promote locals 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 exercising 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 specialists from the. New York state, museum Susan Sweeney She came out again probably almost ten years ago, now I want to 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 to. 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 what struck me really were the the rows of. Smaller carrots 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 lesson to about a year later that I looked the plot 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 great Karen to the two serpent effigy was, so I'll be, structures are, between sixty one hundred feet and legs so he 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 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 was. Recognized by the ancient Chinese ancient Greece ancient cushions the ancient Kelsey, ancient Norris all ancient cultures most recognized Drako as a serpent or. Snake in the sky, so having made this connection this. Correlation overlook, that I got some astronomy software and then 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 overlooked And that's because as I mentioned Drako. Was marking celestial north and I believe overlook mountain and this petrified That, was built on. It was also Martha's a beacon, marking celestial north for anybody at abuse of, this mountain which is extensive 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 this and since then I believe we have one similar kind of a Tiffany discovery that's the association I made. With dance camera point on the Hudson river and the mouth of the creek across the, river slightly to 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 governor point was actually named by the crew of Henry Hudson ship As, she was, sailing up the Hudson on his third voyage of discovery sixteen o nine his crew witnessed the ceremony taking place on, a point of, land on, the hunching about twenty miles north, of Manhattan and you, know natives pavement their bodies painted dancing and chanting and around the ring affiars reported in the log of Half Moon and since crew immediately called his. Devil worship and named it dance camera point which needs devil's dance chamber But, 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 And the underworld and there are many symbolic relationships around, around many ancient cultures that have to do with you know elements of of the sky, element of, the of the subterranean worlds coming together and being you know you joined in the. In the plane of the 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 Well 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 allied with the solstices but they're also compass does in that they're 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, 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. With 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, northeast southwest, will be different patients were and they they let these markers scattered across the land and acting both as 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, California now but I grew up in that area I. Got my father had a, farm. In Hyde. Park When I on my bike under ten I lived? On, and my grandparents had. A. Hotel, and pine plains I'm, sure these names are also at Hyde. Park has Roosevelt was right yeah right on the Hudson How I can attest to the stone structures that were built by their LA people because like 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 com- other comment I wanna make 'cause I did a lot of research on the air quay, Indian and they're the mohawk up lived in that. Area and one of the striking things I found I'm looking at pictures that I could pull up on the very earliest Cama pictures photographers of. Eric why was they didn't look like the other American Indians mahogany and the air? Corps I don't know which tribe there, was but they have very similar features Europeans and and, I I couldn't understand that how that was and why it 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 it it's a question there 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 not like to go to some of those sites to see but the problem that. I was thinking 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 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 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.