- Similar stories of unknown archeological
sites have appeared over the years here in the U.S.
- In 1946 a man calling himself Dr. F.
Bruce Russell, and claiming to be a retired physician, told a similar story
about finding strange underground rooms in the Death Valley area in 1931.
- He told of a large room with several
tunnels leading off in different directions. One of these tunnels led to
another large room that contained three mummies. Artifacts found in the
room appeared to be a combination of Egyptian and American Indian design.
The most amazing thing about the mummies though was the fact that they
were more than eight feet tall.
- Dr. Russell and a group of investors
formed "Amazing Explorations, Inc" to handle the release, and
profit, from this remarkable find. But, as stories of this type usually
go, Russell disappeared, and the investigators were never able to find
the caverns and tunnels again, even though Russell had personally taken
them there. The desert can be very deceiving to anyone not used to traveling
it. Month's later, Russell's car was found abandoned, with a burst radiator,
in a remote area of Death Valley. His suitcase was still in the car.
- The old TV series Death Valley Days once
ran a short story about western pioneers also finding mummies in the desert.
Since one of the script writers stated that "there had never been
a script without a solid basis in fact", it would be interesting to
find out what their source had been.
- For now, these stories will have to be
shrouded in mystery, along with the 21,000 year old bones found in California's
Imperial Valley, also rumored to have been spirited off by the Smithsonian.
- Next up is the 1909 PHOENIX GAZETTE article
mentioned in part 1, and then we'll take a look at how all of this relates
to the "face on Mars."
- THE PHOENIX GAZETTE April
- EXPLORATIONS IN GRAND CANYON
- Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern being
brought to light Jordan is enthused Remarkable finds indicate ancient people
migrated from Orient
- The latest news of the progress of the
explorations of what is now regarded by scientists as not only the oldest
archeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable
in the world, which was mentioned some time ago in the Gazette, was brought
to the city yesterday by G.E. Kinkaid, the explorer who found the great
underground citadel of the Grand Canyon during a trip from Green River,
Wyoming, down the Colorado, in a wooden boat, to Yuma, several months ago.
- According to the story related to the
Gazette by Mr. Kinkaid, the archaelogists of the Smithsonian Institute,
which is financing the expeditions, have made discoveries which almost
conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious cavern,
hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental origin, possibly from
Egypt, tracing back to Ramses. If their theories are borne out by the translation
of the tablets engraved with heiroglyphics, the mystery of the prehistoric
peoples of North America, their ancient arts, who they were and whence
they came, will be solved. Egypt and the Nile, and Arizona and the Colorado
will be linked by a historical chain running back to ages which staggers
the wildest fancy of the fictionist.
- A Thorough Examination
- Under the direction of Prof. S. A. Jordan,
the Smithsonian Institute is now prosecuting the most thorough explorations,
which will be continued until the last link in the chain is forged. Nearly
a mile underground, about 1480 feet below the surface, the long main passage
has been delved into, to find another mammoth chamber from which radiates
scores of passageways, like the spokes of a wheel.
- Several hundred rooms have been discovered,
reached by passageways running from the main passage, one of them having
been explored for 854 feet and another 634 feet. The recent finds include
articles which have never been known as native to this country, and doubtless
they had their origin in the orient. War weapons, copper instruments, sharp-edged
and hard as steel, indicate the high state of civilization reached by these
strange people. So interested have the scientists become that preparations
are being made to equip the camp for extensive studies, and the force will
be increased to thirty or forty persons.
- Mr. Kinkaid's Report
- Mr. Kinkaid was the first white child
born in Idaho and has been an explorer and hunter all his life, thirty
years having been in the service of the Smithsonian Institute. Even briefly
recounted, his history sounds fabulous, almost grotesque.
- "First, I would impress that the
cavern is nearly inaccessible. The entrance is 1,486 feet down the sheer
canyon wall. It is located on government land and no visitor will be allowed
there under penalty of trespass. The scientists wish to work unmolested,
without fear of archeological discoveries being disturbed by curio or relic
- A trip there would be fruitless, and
the visitor would be sent on his way. The story of how I found the cavern
has been related, but in a paragraph: I was journeying down the Colorado
river in a boat, alone, looking for mineral. Some forty-two miles up the
river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall, stains
in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed. There
was no trail to this point, but I finally reached it with great difficulty.
- Above a shelf which hid it from view
from the river, was the mouth of the cave. There are steps leading from
this entrance some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was
inhabited, the level of the river. When I saw the chisel marks on the wall
inside the entrance, I became interested, securing my gun and went in.
During that trip I went back several hundred feet along the main passage
till I came to the crypt in which I discovered the mummies. One of these
I stood up and photographed by flashlight. I gathered a number of relics,
which I carried down the Colorado to Yuma, from whence I shipped them to
Washington with details of the discovery. Following this, the explorations
- The Passages
- "The main passageway is about 12
feet wide, narrowing to nine feet toward the farther end. About 57 feet
from the entrance, the first side-passages branch off to the right and
left, along which, on both sides, are a number of rooms about the size
of ordinary living rooms of today, though some are 30 by 40 feet square.
These are entered by oval-shaped doors and are ventilated by round air
spaces through the walls into the passages. The walls are about three feet
six inches in thickness.
- The passages are chiseled or hewn as
straight as could be laid out by an engineer. The ceilings of many of the
rooms converge to a center. The side-passages near the entrance run at
a sharp angle from the main hall, but toward the rear they gradually reach
a right angle in direction.
- The Shrine
- "Over a hundred feet from the entrance
is the cross-hall, several hundred feet long, in which are found the idol,
or image, of the people's god, sitting cross-legged, with a lotus flower
or lily in each hand. The cast of the face is oriental, and the carving
this cavern. The idol almost resembles Buddha, though the scientists are
not certain as to what religious worship it represents. Taking into consideration
everything found thus far, it is possible that this worship most resembles
the ancient people of Tibet.
- Surrounding this idol are smaller images,
some very beautiful in form; others crooked-necked and distorted shapes,
symbolical, probably, of good and evil. There are two large cactus with
protruding arms, one on each side of the dais on which the god squats.
All this is carved out of hard rock resembling marble. In the opposite
corner of this cross-hall were found tools of all descriptions, made of
copper. These people undoubtedly knew the lost art of hardening this metal,
which has been sought by chemicals for centureis without result. On a bench
running around the workroom was some charcoal and other material probably
used in the process. There is also slag and stuff similar to matte, showing
that these ancients smelted ores, but so far no trace of where or how this
was done has been discovered, nor the origin of the ore.
- "Among the other finds are vases
or urns and cups of copper and gold, made very artistic in design. The
pottery work includes enameled ware and glazed vessels. Another passageway
leads to granaries such as are found in the oriental temples. They contain
seeds of varous kinds. One very large storehouse has not yet been entered,
as it is twelve feet high and can be reached only from above. Two copper
hooks extend on the edge, which indicates that some sort of ladder was
attached. These granaries are rounded, as the materials of which they are
constructed, I think, is a very hard cement. A gray metal is also found
in this cavern, which puzzles the scientists, for its identity has not
been established. It resembles platinum. Strewn promiscuously over the
floor everywhere are what people call "cats eyse', a yellow stone
of no great value. Each one is engraved with the head of the Malay type.
- The Hieroglyphics
- "On all the urns, or walls over
doorways, and tablets of stone which were found by the image are the mysterious
hieroglyphics, the key to which the Smithsonian Institute hopes yet to
discover. The engraving on the tables probably has something to do with
the religion of the people. Similar hieroglyphics have been found in southern
Arizona. Among the pictorial writings, only two animals are found. One
is of prehistoric type.
- The Crypt
- "The tomb or crypt in which the
mummies were found is one of the largest of the chambers, the walls slanting
back at an angle of about 35 degrees. On these are tiers of mummies, each
one occupying a separate hewn shelf. At the head of each is a small bench,
on which is found copper cups and pieces of broken swords. Some of the
mummies are covered with clay, and all are wrapped in a bark fabric.
- The urns or cups on the lower tiers are
crude, while as the higher shelves are reached, the urns are finer in design,
showing a later stage of civilization. It is worthy of note that all the
mummies examined so far have proved to be male, no children or females
being buried here. This leads to the belief that this exterior section
was the warriors' barracks.
- "Among the discoveries no bones
of animals have been found, no skins, no clothing, no bedding.Many of the
rooms are bare but for water vessels. One room, about 40 by 700 feet, was
probably the main dining hall, for cooking utensils are found here. What
these people lived on is a problem, though it is presumed that they came
south in the winter and farmed in the valleys, going back north in the
- Upwards of 50,000 people could have lived
in the caverns comfortably. One theory is that the present Indian tribes
found in Arizona are descendants of the serfs or slaves of the people which
inhabited the cave. Undoubtedly a good many thousands of years before the
Christian era, a people lived here which reached a high stage of civilization.
The chronology of human history is full of gaps. Professor Jordan is much
enthused over the discoveries and believes that the find will prove of
incalculable value in archeological work.
- "One thing I have not spoken of,
may be of interest. There is one chamber of the passageway to which is
not ventilated, and when we approached it a deadly, snaky smell struck
us. Our light would not penetrate the gloom, and until stronger ones are
available we will not know what the chamber contains. Some say snakes,
but other boo-hoo this idea and think it may contain a deadly gas or chemicals
used by the ancients. No sounds are heard, but it smells snaky just the
same. The whole underground installation gives one of shaky nerves the
creeps. The gloom is like a weight on one's shoulders, and our flashlights
and candles only make the darkness blacker. Imagination can revel in conjectures
and ungodly daydreams back through the ages that have elapsed till the
mind reels dizzily in space."
- An Indian Legend
- In connection with this story, it is
notable that among the Hopi Indians the tradition is told that their ancestors
once lived in an underworld in the Grand Canyon till dissension arose between
the good and the bad, the people of one heart and the people of two hearts.
Machetto, who was their chief, counseled them to leave the underworld,
but there was no way out. The chief then caused a tree to grow up and pierce
the roof of the underworld, and then the people of one heart climbed out.
They tarried by Paisisvai (Red River), which is the Colorado, and grew
grain and corn.
- They sent out a message to the Temple
of the Sun, asking the blessing of peace, good will and rain for people
of one heart. That messenger never returned, but today at the Hopi villages
at sundown can be seen the old men of the tribe out on the housetops gazing
toward the sun, looking for the messenger. When he returns, their lands
and ancient dwelling place will be restored to them. That is the tradition.
- Among the engravings of animals in the
cave is seen the image of a heart over the spot where it is located. The
legend was learned by W.E. Rollins, the artist, during a year spent with
the Hopi Indians.
- There are two theories of the origin
of the Egyptians. One is that they came from Asia; another that the racial
cradle was in the upper Nile region. Heeren, an Egyptologist, believed
in the Indian origin of the Egyptians. The discoveries in the Grand Canyon
may throw further light on human evolution and prehistoric ages.
- The Structures on Mars
- IF the preceding articles concerning
the Smithsonian Institute's coverup of archeological evidence here in the
U.S. are true, then how could we possibly trust any other branch of the
U.S. Government to give us the true facts concerning artificial structures
- Before anyone jumps to any major conclusions
after viewing only one NASA image, let's carry this out to a logical conclusion.
- The reason for all of the attention in
the first place, is that two separate photos taken by the Viking Orbiter
in 1976 tend to show a face-like structure on the planet's surface. Frame
35A72 shows this "face" with a low sun angle, and frame 70A13
also gives the appearance of a "face", this time with a higher
sun angle. Further analysis also revealed other nearby structures that
appeared to have certain artificial charactics.
- With the Global Surveyor probe, we were
promised higher resolution photos of the surface of Mars, that could prove
or disprove any of these theories. Remember though, this is the same Government
that has hidden the real truth concerning Roswell for over 50 years. It's
amazing that one government agency can present us with weather balloons
and dummies, and look idiotic. But, another agency of the same government
can give us a few unanalyzed photos, supposedly taken on another planet
millions of miles away, and we accept it without question.
- These photos now have to be analyzed,
and, in order to keeps things on an even keel, all possibilities have to
be considered, even those that sound farfetched as to what we may currently
- With the first "face" image
now received from Surveyor, I am already seeing responses ranging from,
"it's been destroyed by some secret super power", to, "doesn't
look like a face to me either." All that we have at this point are
several images that haven't yet been properly analyzed. Remember that the
"face" resemblance appeared on both Viking shots of this area
with different lighting angles. Reconstructing the "face" appearance
from the Surveyor image (by someone other than NASA or Hoagland) matching
the Viking angles, to see if the "face" reappears, would be a
good place to start. Until this is done, how can any of us be sure that
we are seeing the truth on this matter? (Or that we will ever know the
truth) If this reconstruction can't be done properly, then we can start
- Also, the rest of the Cydonia region
awaits to be fully imaged, so lets not "throw out the baby with the
- For those that still have the impression
that NASA is not a part of any type of coverup, the next issue of PHENOMENON
will look at the possibility that NASA HAS been involved in UFO deceptions,
and will disclose for the first time, a secret project that may shed some
light on the recent Mexico video footage.
- (C) Bob Tidwell, 1998