Legends of the Verde Valley
Published by Verde Valley Vortex News.
FIRST PRESS MEDIA RICH EDITION
July 07, 2017
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Copyright © 2017 by Mike Davis
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- Where the Verde Valley Begins
- The Anasazi Legend: Where did they go?
- The Legends of Jerome
- Ghosts of the Verde Valley
- Anton LaVey
- The Very Mysterious Montezuma Well
- Camp Verde Historic Vortex
- Montezuma Castle National Monument
- V Bar V Ranch
- The Legend of Kokopelli
- New Age Capital of the World
- Israel Regardie
- Going Deeper
- Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex
- Saint Francis of Assisi
- Chapel of the Holy Cross, Saint Francis, Pope Francis Connections
- Stains in the Sediment
- Verde Valley Giant
- Verde Valley Bigfoot
- Highest UFO Activity
- UFO Orb Sightings
- Sedona Cults
- Verde Valley D.U.M.B.s
- Bradshaw Ranch: Portal Location
- Sedona Skinwalker: Ancient Wolf Pack
- The Shamanic Journey: Open the Gate
- Yavapai: People of the Sun
- The Risqué Detachable Penis Vortex
- The MJK Tool Vortex
- Finale Analysis
First of all, thank you for taking the time to read this material which has been quite a sacrifice to present sense it has taken some time to discover, research, ponder, and put together. First let there be given a disclaimer the material presented is not endorsing anybody quoted, or saying that it necessarily agrees with everything given herein, but is presented to simply attempt to lay out some information for consideration because there are indeed a lot of possibilities. Remaining informed is a good thing, informed people are armed, whereas ignorance is often very costly and expensive, for people are destroyed when lacking knowledge. Next, I need to just come right out from the get being as honest as possible and say that I am by no means a writing guru at all. That being said you may find some issues here and there with spelling etc., but nothing to stop anyone from understanding the meaning of material presented or issues at hand.
Second, since these are the book notes of personally running down the local legends first presented in the book “Legends of the Verde Valley” there’s no real way of knowing where the path will lead. The legends may be true or a myth, each person is going to have to do some research and decide for themselves.
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The Verde Valley, “Verde” referring to and meaning “Green” in Spanish, as a whole is a very remarkable place. To begin to explore the region one must surely start where life-giving waters of the Verde river start to flow which is remarkably from a series of springs in the remote and rugged upper canyons below Sullivan Lake.
Today Sullivan Lake is mostly dry except for a small area where somehow water manages to rise from a hole in the ground just outside Paulden, Arizona. The name Sullivan comes from an early miner, Matthew Sullivan, who had a mining claim in the area.
The region is part of what is known as the Upper Verde region. The Big Chino Wash is dammed at the location to form Sullivan Lake and downstream from this lake bed and flowing under the bridges is considered the headwaters of the Verde River.
The region is characterized by a high plateau grasslands and junipers, and shrubs. Records indicate there’s a long history of human occupancy. Early documented use of the area is called the “Archaic Period,” when ancient peoples followed a seasonal round of hunting and gathering and many of those “Archaic” sites are indeed common here. The Verde River is significant to the region for its cultural and biological values, recreational opportunities, scenery, and history today just as much as it was in the past.
In the Verde Valley itself, cliff ruins at Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle National Monuments provide evidence of the Sinagua culture dating from 1000 A.D. Some historians have asserted earlier cultures may have lived in the valley as much as 10,000 years ago.  Additional history of the area reveals Spanish explorers in the late 1500’s found the region occupied by Yavapai and Tonto Apaches. With the “Euro-American settlement” mutual conflicts broke out and the Native peoples we are told “removed” by force by the US Government to reservations by the 1870’s. 
Hell Canyon, a steep‐walled gorge, has been one of the most formidable obstacles to travel in this region throughout history. Judge Joseph P. Allyn first crossed Hell Canyon in 1863 and referred to it as “the most infernal canon for wagons I have seen yet. It was about 300 feet deep and the sides were nearly perpendicular and covered with rolling stones. I doubt that wagons can get down except by letting them down with ropes. However, we led our horses down and up, and from there in we had a good road to the post.”
Most of the first 22 miles of the Verde rivers base flow is dependent on these springs, fed by interconnected aquifers in the Big Chino basin. Below Perkinsville, the Verde river is joined by additional springs and the ephemeral tributaries of Granite Creek, Big Chino Wash, and Sycamore Canyon. Above Perkinsville are the season's waters of Hell Canyon. It is said the running waters out of Hell Canyon during the heavy rains merge into the Verde River. These additional waters are what some relate are the biggest contributing forces to the flooding occasionally occurring in the Verde Valley.
Several rail and automobile bridges were built over the canyon in the first half of the twentieth century. In 1901 the Santa Fe Railroad built a 676 foot long and 170-foot high bridge over Hell Canyon at Drake, Arizona. The first highway bridge was constructed in 1922. During both World Wars guards were stationed at the Hell Canyon bridges which are still being used. 
The Verde Canyon Railroad is a wilderness adventure featuring an abundance of native flora, high-desert rock faces, and remarkable vistas. The approximately four-hour journey by rail – between two national forests and adjacent to a national wilderness area – follows the upper Verde River, takes you from the old mining town of Clarkdale to the Perkinsville ghost ranch and back blessed with astonishing beauty.
Pulled by vintage locomotives through stunning canyon walls, sightseers will marvel at Indian ruins, the Verde River, and the majestic wildlife all seen through the slow-moving train which offers view after view of spectacular sights right in the heart of the state. The exclusive view of the Canyon is only accessible by rail.
The railway is recorded to of first began making trips sometime in 1912. It was apparently built to support area copper mines like those found in Jerome which was booming at the time along with gold production. The Sante Fe Railway operated the Verde Canyon line from 1912 to 1989. The line was then purchased by the Durbano Family in 1989 who began to offer scenic excursions in 1990. Today, it has become an Arizona treasure that hosts as many as fifty thousand plus people a year. While on location at the depot of the Verde Canyon Railroad there is a small area set aside where people can take a stroll down the sidewalk bordering the outdoor dining area to the John Bell Museum, a renovated boxcar housing Verde Canyon Railroad history and artifacts which spans more than a century. The depot and museum are open daily.  Take a short rail ride on Verde Canyon Railroad. 
Mysteriously somehow out of a hole in the ground once called Sullivan Lake water makes its way to the surface giving birth to the Verde River. The river picks up additional force to ultimately become a body of water bringing life-giving nourishment to the Sedona/Verde Valley region itself. Without these headwaters there very possibly wouldn’t be a whole lot of “Verde” in the Verde Valley.
Today mostly all the waters of Sullivan Lake have all but dried up leaving a small hole in the ground where a small pool is found slowly feeding the Verde River. Indeed the Verde River is the vital pulse that created the Verde Valley. Right now the water is getting less and less all the time. Where has all the water gone? Will the Verde Valley be threatened by this lack of vital substance in the future?
The lake and now the river has dried up in some sections, then came back up which was a real wake-up call. Seems someone should step up soon to stop this from happening or soon there won’t be a river. Recently there was appointed the first executive director of Friends of the Verde River to help address this issue.
The Anasazi Legend: Where did they go?
Why did the Anasazi move into the Cliff?
It has in the past been one of the Archaeologists most fascinating and greatest mysteries “Why did the Anasazi spend so much time building such incredible cliff dwellings only to abandon the entire area decades later?”
For most of their history the Anasazi lived in small scattered villages on the mesas and in the valleys but in the of the 13th century something took place causing the Anasazi to start to cluster together and soon afterwards they began to build high walls around their settlements or took the precarious step of moving whole villages onto the cliff sides until fewer than 50 years later they abandoned such places leaving behind most of their possessions as if they were in a hurry planning never to return. These ancient people who lived right here in the Verde Valley built elaborate 5 story cliff dwellings almost 100 feet up in the air up areas most people today would not dare go yet the ancient peoples of the time including women, children, and elderly made the trip daily at places like Montezuma Castle. Of special feature is a well-documented study of multi-regional assessment of episodic human bones assemblages (scattered floor deposits or charnel pits) by taphonomic analysis, which considers what happens to bones from the time of death to the time of recovery. During the past thirty years, researchers have identified a minimal perimortem taphonomic signature of burning, pot polishing, anvil abrasions, bone breakage, cut marks, and missing vertebrae that closely match the signatures of animal butchering and is frequently associated with cannibalism. Cut marks, fractures, and other stone-tool scars were present on the bones, and the light color of some suggests stewing. Patterns of burning indicate that many were exposed to flame while still covered with flesh, which is what would be expected after cooking over a fire.
Archaeologists over the years have argued bitterly over whether the ancient Anasazi routinely killed and ate each other. From one point of view, the evidence seems overwhelming: piles of butchered human bones, some of which were apparently roasted or boiled. In some instances, ancient human feces even seem to contain traces of digested human tissue. At sites spread across the Four Corners region, researcher and author Christy Turner have amassed more than 30 examples of brutalized human remains. In a series of academic papers, and in his book “Man Corn,” Turner paints a picture in which humans were systematically butchered and eaten, their remains tossed casually aside. But from another standpoint, Anasazi cannibalism doesn’t make sense. Eating people obviously isn’t part of modern Pueblo culture, and local American Indian tribes are deeply offended by the suggestion that their Anasazi ancestors may have been cannibals. As a result, a scientific battle has developed which has polarized into two separate camps: “the bleeding hearts vs. the rip-their-hearts-out” factions. Those who argue for cannibalism note that the evidence drops off after about A.D. 1200, around the time the Anasazi moved out of their main strongholds and scattered across the countryside. Archaeologists don’t know what caused this massive migration, although a major drought may have played a role; nor do they know what caused the great social upheavals that apparently brought an end to the violence. Archaeologists theorize that the Anasazi moved away or were just absorbed into the Navajo and Hopi Tribes. But information has come forth from Dr. Done Mose, a third-generation medicine man for the Navajo Nation who stated, “The tribes looked for them and could not find them. They tracked them to the Chaco valley but they were gone. The tribes mourned them and cried. Chaco we are told means “to cry.”
The ancient Anasazi people who were a highly intelligent and sophisticated tribe for some mysterious reason abandoned great cities in Arizona and surrounding region at locations in the Four Corners region called Chaco Canyon in New Mexico to go live in steep mountainous locations than just up and mysteriously vanished leaving their possessions behind. Furthermore, experts have not found any additional evidence that a natural disaster or cultural event caused the society to vanish.
Chaco Canyon was inhabited for roughly 400 years then the residents vanished without a trace. The people built enormous, elaborate stone buildings housing approximately 700 rooms and numerous underground ceremonial halls (known as “kivas.”) To this day, no burial grounds or graveyards have been discovered in this isolated canyon. Remarkably, in the 1970s, NASA began researching Chaco Canyon when the organization discovered some 300 kilometers of sophisticated roadways and underground kivas through multispectral scanning technology which aren’t visible to the naked eye or even through aerial photography.
Looking to other Tribes for Answers
In the fifth broadcast entry of “On the Path of the Immortals” two field investigators (Allie Anderson and Carl Olafsen) talk to Derek Gilbert about their trip to the four corners area where the ancient Anasazi disappeared and their visit with Dr. Done Mose, a third-generation medicine man for the Navajo Nation. On the show, Allie Anderson, a researcher and investigator mention specifically how after going into the field she learns what the Indians refer to the meaning of the word “Anasazi” as being “ancient enemy and ancient alien enemy.” In addition, Dalton Taylor, a Hopi Elder, also claims the meaning of the word Anasazi means “ancient enemy.” Why would other tribes in the region, especially elders from the Navajo and Hopi nation, say the true meaning of the name Anasazi means ancient alien enemy? What an interesting statement which under closer examination becomes a great revelation once some of the other beliefs tribes in the region maintain become known.
Creation stories of Natives Americans and the Bible
Such striking similarities between creation stories from numerous cultures worldwide and the Genesis account have been hard to explain for evolutionists. They typically dismiss them as resulting from ‘Christian influence.’ However, despite the fact that this may have occurred in some instances, this has been flatly denied from many indigenous people, many of whom are hostile to a biblical view. Furthermore, the deviations in the stories from the biblical account support their originality. In his book, Red Earth, White Lies, Vine Deloria, (no friend of Christianity) makes some interesting statements regarding flood tales which show up in virtually all native American creation stories.
Flood stories are almost always linked with the concerns of fundamentalist Christians, who believe that Indian accounts of a great flood will provide additional proof of the accuracy of the Old Testament. With their cultural blinders in place, it never occurs to them that the Old Testament may very well provide evidence of the basic accuracy of the Indian story.
Thomas Horn, author of “On the Path of the Immortals,” and his team did a great job of researching some of the native Indian myths, legends, and traditions in the region establishing what they found to be a common theme.
1. In the beginning, the creator made everything.
2. Powerful reptilians then came down from Heaven through portals (the spiral, halo, and reptilian symbols) to deceive the world, and the world fell into darkness. This is also hinted in one of the meanings of the word Anasazi (“an alien enemy”).
3. Portals (represented in ancient spiral symbolism beside giant, six-toed footprints and horned, humanoid figures) opened at this time and alien “gods,” monsters, and giants came through them. Some of these giants had six fingers and six toes (just as described in the Old Testament).
4. The creator destroyed the monsters and giants in a great flood.
5. Yet the giants and reptilian deceivers returned, though not in the same numbers as had been before the flood. They turned the people to sorcery, cannibalism, and human sacrifice (as did the plumed serpents of the Mesoamerican Maya and Aztec).
On one hand, we have the local native Americans speaking about events in history taking place roughly at the same time as what has been recorded in Bible. Coincidence? Perhaps at this point in the quest but not when other factors are taken into account.
Note: When the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy, the first five books of the Bible) was written around BC 1300, this would have been the same time when archaeologists believe the Anasazi, across the world from those Bible lands, were drawing giant, six-toed footprints on a slab wall in Utah and facing “an alien enemy” as the name “Anasazi” implies.
Chronicles 20:6: “And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.”
On the other side of the world in the Middle East the Hebrews as we know ultimately presented to the world a history of its people through the publication of the Holy Bible. Unfortunately, there are no such written detailed records for the American Native Indians unless of course you take into account and consider petroglyphs a form of communication. Although there are no known methods of dating rock art or interpreting the figures on the rock, almost all scholars are undecided as to their meaning or have yet to decipher them. However, as the old saying goes, “A picture can often portray 1,000 words.”
There is also accounts in the bible where several hundred fallen Angels descended to Earth on Mount Harmon. Genesis 6:1-4 says: “When men began to multiply on the face of the Earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and took them wives of all which they chose.”
Traditionally speaking two hundred of the ‘fallen angels’ descended from the heavenly realm on to the summit of Mount Hermon and they were so smitten by the beauty of human women that, using their new material bodies, legend says they had sex with them through trickery. This further incurred the Creators wrath and, according to the Bible, the consequence of this miscegenation between the Fallen Ones and mortals led to the creation of half-angelic, half-human offspring (Genesis 6:4). These children were called the Nephilim and they were the giant race that once inhabited Old Earth.  The history of the Fallen Angels is sewn tightly together using such books as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, The Book of Giants, The War Scrolls, and many others. It has been recorded most of the Nephilim were cannibalistic which may help explain what happened to the Anasazi sense these beings were vicious and greatly feared for their size and strength.
The children of the Fallen Angels became the giants of old who also consumed human flesh which then started teaching man all sorts of forbidden arts like how to open portals and gateways using sorcery and other methods. The Fallen Angels produced flesh-eating giants that inhabited and roamed the earth, the Nephilim even occupied the Promised land. In the Old Testament, they were called Anakims, Raphaims, Zamzumims. Many ancient Jewish sources tell us about the fall of the Angels in heaven.
Rock art from all around the 4 corners area reveals some very compelling characteristics which without a doubt seem to tell tales about what was actually taking place in the region. The Anasazi, who ironically disappeared when the habit of writing also suddenly ceased, used images and symbols similar to those found globally that connect to a first, and second, an incursion of giants and the mountainous gateways their creators came through. What is amazing is how the ancient images show some of the same qualities as the information mentioned in the Bible. The similarities are astonishing and by no means can or should be dismissed as simple ancient graffiti or something else like doodling as some have suggested. For there to be symbols of spirals which are almost always associated with portals, giant 6 toed footprints next to smaller 5 toed footprints, and giant beings recorded as being in the area all form sets of coincidences which can’t be ignored. If you take the images that the Anasazi left behind and compare them to similar universal symbols found elsewhere around the world where the stories and meanings of the images have been made clear it is more likely than not these universal stories agree with the record of every major culture of the ancient world in which the legends of “gods” were recorded. These legends depict beings descending from Heaven and/or coming through spiral portals and vortexes to the earth.
Choctaw legends say that after their people crossed the Mississippi River, they met a powerful race of cannibal giants who came from the east. The Sioux say that the earth was originally peopled by giants, who were three times the size of modern man. They too say that the giants were wiped out by a great flood. Navaho legends also tell of great giants that used to wander the land. They also say that giants used to live in the Grand Canyon and they were 10 to 18 feet tall. In the 1890’s in Crittenden, Arizona, men uncovered a granite coffin 12 feet in length. But the only remaining evidence was a six-toed foot. According to an article published in The Arizona Gazette on April 5, 1909, the Grand Canyon was once home to a civilization that most likely consisted of individuals of giant proportions. The article mentions the discovery of an enormous underground citadel by an explorer named G.E. Kinkaid, who stumbled upon it while rafting on the Colorado River. It is worth mentioning that Kinkaid was an established archaeologist and had financial backing from the Smithsonian Institute.
The Grand Canyon Escalade Casino Vortex
Not far from the Verde Valley Council Delegate Ben Bennett sponsored a bill to get the Navajo Nation to approve and fork over $65 million to help build the Grand Canyon Escalade Casina/Resort a proposed entertainment complex on the eastern rim of the Grand Canyon within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. The Grand Canyon Escalade — opposed by tens of thousands of people worldwide — would take 420 acres of land away from Navajos on the western side of the Navajo Nation to build a resort and gondola tram down into Grand Canyon National Park at the confluence of Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. The proposed development is opposed by the federal government, conservationists, and more than 18 American Indian tribes, who say there are many sacred spaces that would be desecrated. The Memorandum of Understanding to develop this 200 million dollar project in such an odd breathtaking area that would have a 1.6-mile gondola tram ride that would drop 3,200 feet into the Canyon, taking visitors from rim to river in about 10 minutes down into to what was once called a gate to the underground in the ancient past is questionable to say the very least. This project gives rise to the very distinct possibility the gates to the underworld very well may be opening up for admission to the general public for this location is where an underground city was discovered G. E. Kincaid. It is also the location where several tribes say their people emerged from. The Hopi believe humans emerged from a place near the confluence called the Sipapu. The Navajo, too, has historic ties to Grand Canyon who also have similar beliefs.
The Verde Valley has a Sipapu, Montezuma Well. It is on tribal land protected by the US Forest Service. There is also Cliff Castle Casino close by Montezuma Castle where people of the past risked their lives going up and down primitive ladders every day 100 feet in an area having no natural predators to warrant the risk yet for some odd reason they did just to apparently kick it at a castle in the cliffs way back in the day.
The ancient ruins of the Anasazi date to megalithic ruins elsewhere in the world and all seem to have the same fingerprints and six-toed footprints of the giants all over them. The legends and tales handed down by ancestors from numerous American Indian tribes along with the rock art created in the regions at the time all seem to closely match what has been outlined in Bible of when beings descended to earth and began to mingle with humanity resulting in giants who ironically were said to be cannibals. That being said it doesn’t take a whole lot to come to the conclusion as to why some Anasazi went to great lengths to build homes hundreds of feet up onto cliff walls. Since it is found on record giants were themselves cannibalistic, a city of giants was reportedly found in the Grand Canyon, along with petroglyphs depicting giants with six toes, and the accounts of giants mentioned in the Bible with the same characteristics, it becomes very clear what must have been possibly happening in the region and what possibly happened to the Anasazi.
Elder Clifford Mahooty is a member of the Zuni Pueblo Indian Tribe of New Mexico who is a retired civil/environmental engineer and worked in many projects with Shell Oil Company, US Federal Government in Environmental justice for Indian tribes, Tribal housing projects in the as a commissioned officer in water, wastewater, and EPA enforcement in environmental compliance. Mahooty is active in the Zuni orders of the Kachina, Galaxy Medicine Society, Sun Clan leadership, and is a wisdom keeper of the Zuni history. Mahooty is considered to be an expert on many levels which is why he has appeared on many television shows like Ancient Aliens and others. Recently Mahooty did a presentation where he specifically says there is a portal in the Grand Canyon to the underworld and there was indeed something removed from the caves by the Smithsonian Institute. If the Smithsonian Institute admits to the find then indeed giants did roam the land to which people had to build battlements to survive like we find at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.
 Kolb, C.C., (1999). Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest. Christy G. Turner and Jacqueline A. Turner. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1999. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 9(2), pp.12–19. DOI:
 Thomas R. Horn, On the Path of the Immortals
 Allie Anderson, Sky Watch TV, Part 5 On the Path of the Immortals, 9:00-10:00
 Dawa Taylor, Outreach Coordinator, Hopilavayi Program, Mystery of the Anasazi (SECRET ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY).
 Creation.com, Indian creation myths, Calvin Smith.
 Thomas R. Horn, On the Path of the Immortals.
The Legends of Jerome
Jerome is a small town in the Black Hills of Yavapai County approximately 35 miles from Sedona. Founded in the late 19th century on Cleopatra Hill overlooking the Verde Valley, it is more than 5,000 feet (1,500 m) above sea level. Jerome got its name from Eugene Jerome, one of the major financier of the United Verde Copper Company in the late 19th Century. Eugene was cousins with Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill.
Supported in its heyday by rich copper mines, it was home to more than 10,000 people in the 1920s. In 1920, a nationality report compiled by the United Verde Copper Company showed Jerome’s workforce was represented by 2,200 nationalities. In time these immigrants started out as laborers saved their money and became landlords, tradesmen, saloon keepers, and various trades. At one time Jerome was the fourth largest city in Arizona Territory. As of a 2010 census, its population dropped below 500. Before Jerome became called Jerome, AZ it was the site of a small dig mined by the local American Indian tribes. The Spanish were the first Europeans to explore the Verde River area in the 16th century. Captain Marcos Farfán de los Godos, hired by Juan de Oñate to explore the land, staked out claims of copper mines. Next on record is mention of Antonio de Espejo and a troop of Conquistadors who came through the area looking for El Cibola (the mystic Seven Cities of Gold). Local natives showed them a spot on what later became known as Cleopatra Hill where they mined copper for their jewelry. Legend has it that the Conquistadors found a large vein of gold, mined it, and hid it somewhere in nearby Sycamore Canyon.
In the late 19th century, the United Verde Mine, developed by William A. Clark, extracted ore-bearing copper, gold, silver, and other metals from the mine. The copper deposits discovered in the vicinity of Jerome were among the richest ever found in any time or place. When gold was discovered in Jerome, miners, gamblers and bad boys of the old west flocked here. Saloons and bawdy houses were the entertainment after a hard days work. During its rough and tough days, Jerome was given the distinction of “Wickedest Town in the West”. Saloons and brothels lined the streets. Jennie Bauters became dubbed the “richest woman in northern Arizona territory” was a “principal” madam in the area known as “the tenderloin district” which housed girls and bordellos.
Jerome, Arizona produced over a billion dollars worth of gold, copper, silver, and zinc during a period of over 70 years until the last mine closed in 1953. Total gold production from 1883 through 1959 was about 1.6 million ounces. However, all the riches came at a price for the small town has over 100 miles of tunnels beneath the surface adding to its depths and the legends therein. Depending on who you talk to some claim when Jerome was a mining community there were over 4,000 people who perished yet the Jerome Hogback Cemetary only has a few hundred grave sites. Somewhat hard to locate, Hogback Cemetery is very unkempt, with many broken headstones, overgrown graves, and unknown burials. Research has revealed some tragic stories of deaths among the miners and people living in Jerome. There were terrible mine accidents, individual tragedies, and murders. A mystery remains, what happened to all the burials?
Production at the Jerome mines boomed during World War I, fell thereafter, only to rise again, then fell again during and after the Great Depression. As the ore deposits became exhausted, the mines would close resulting in population dwindling to fewer than 100 people by the mid-1950 making the town veritable ghost town. Efforts to save the town from oblivion succeeded when residents turned to tourism and retail sales. In 1953, Phelps Dodge closed the mines prompting local citizens to form the Jerome Historical Society in the hopes of saving the town through tourism. They advertised Jerome as the “World’s Largest Ghost City.” Soon more than half a million tourists visited Jerome within the first ten years of the Society’s existence. In 1967, the U.S. Department of the Interior designated Jerome as a National Historic Landmark. During the 60’s and 70’s artists discovered the decaying ghost town community of Jerome where it blossomed into a mecca of artists. The old buildings, mining sites, and stately ruins provide rich materials for a variety of art forms. As people began trickling back to Jerome, an eclectic mix of artists, craftspersons, writers, and musicians have made Jerome their home. Today Jerome has wineries, art galleries, restaurants, coffee houses, and a State Park and local museum devoted to its mining history.
UFO’s ARE KNOWN TO VISIT MINES
In an interview conducted by local newspaper The Verde Independent in 2015 of Preston Dennet, a paranormal researcher for History Channel’s UFO Hunters and Deep Sea UFOs as well as author of 16 books and 100 articles, Dennet was asked, “Why do you believe that Arizona is such a hotspot for UFO sightings?” Preston Dennet answered:
“Arizona is definitely more active than most states in the U.S. The reasons remain a mystery. One reason might be the large number of copper mines. UFOs are known to hover over mines. A good example is the sighting that occurred over the Morenci copper plant on October 23, 1980. Several employees observed a black boomerang-shaped object hover low over the smokestacks. There are several other cases, such as a sighting over the Pima mine on July 22, 1971; a sighting in the summer of 1980 over the Lavender Pit copper mine in Bisbee; a case from June 1947 of a landed UFO at the Bisbee copper mine and more.
UFOs are also attracted to power stations, dams, reservoirs and military bases of which Arizona has plenty. For example, in the 1950s there were repeated sightings over Davis Dam, sightings and landings in the 1970s near the Child’s Hydroelectric Plant; sightings near the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station, and sightings over the San Carlos Reservoir. As far as military bases: it’s a long list, including Luke AFB, Williams AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB, Fort Huachuca, Yuma Test station and more.
Then of course there is Sedona, which is arguably Arizona’s most active hotspot. The reason is unknown, but the main theory is that there is some sort of vortex of energy which acts as a portal for the UFOs, or somehow allows them to become visible. And of course, there are the many rumors (and a few firsthand accounts) of underground UFO bases.” 
GOLD AND THE ANUNNAKI
On Earth, gold is one of the most important resources society knows of. We use it in a lot of things. It is used in electrical components and in almost everything that has to do with electricity, gold is really one of the top conductors, and its malleability and ability to transform it into wires, the ability to use it in really small forms as nanoparticles is going to make it an incredible technological resource for any sort of intelligent life form, so you would believe that an alien race with the ability to travel through space uses gold in more than one form. Gold can also be used as an energy source through properties called thermoelectric effects, where it can take heat and turn it directly into electricity, this means obtaining clean and efficient energy. Gold is truly the only metal that is proven to last the test of time, we can say that Gold is indestructible. Ancient civilizations used it thousands of years ago in figures and some of them in buildings, anything that was made out of gold– thousands of years ago still exists today. Not only in ancient Sumeria, but ancient civilization across the globe had a very special place for gold in their society.
According to Zecharia Sitchin, a Russian-born American author of books proposing an explanation for human origins involving ancient astronauts, Nibiru was the home of a technologically advanced human-like extraterrestrial race called the Anunnaki found recorded in Sumerian myth, who Sitchin states are called the Nephilim in Genesis. He wrote that they evolved after Nibiru entered the solar system, and they first arrived on Earth an estimated 450,000 years ago, looking for minerals, especially gold, which they found and mined.  Similar to earlier authors such as Immanuel Velikovsky and Erich von Däniken, Sitchin advocated hypotheses in which extraterrestrial events supposedly played a significant role in ancient human history. Sitchin theorized that “the Anunnaki” came from another planet in our solar system that has an 3,600-year elliptical orbit. The planets minerals and resources were depleting, specifically Gold. The Anunnaki’s home planet needed gold in the atmosphere which was disappearing so they basically came to Earth to mine gold and take it back to their home planet. According to the Ancient Alien theory, the Anunnaki genetically altered primitive mankind (Apes) and created a labor force which allowed them to mine gold faster.
Can’t help but notice how Zecharia Sitchin states the Anunnaki are called the Nephilim in Genesis. On record, there are many references to the Nephilim as being the “Sons of God” in the Bible, Torah, Koran, Apocrypha, the Dead Sea Scrolls, and in the legends of the Babylonians and Sumerians. The story of the Nephilim is chronicled more fully in the Book of Enoch (part of Ethiopian biblical canon). There are also allusions to these descendants in the Deuterocanonical books of Judith, Sirach, Baruch, and Wisdom of Solomon. In the Legendary Depths of Montezuma Well, a place just a short distance from Jerome in the Verde Valley, it is mentioned the local natives specifically state the “Plumed Serpent” resides within its mysterious depths. The Plumbed Serpent has been identified and called a Seraphim.
The Grand Hotel
The mysterious and legendary Jerome Grand Hotel was built on the very top of Cleopatra Hill. The huge, 5 story Spanish Mission-style, building is the highest public building in the entire Verde Valley. The building had a reputation for being haunted even during the time that The United Verde Hospital was still up and running. A variety of manifestations became evident to the patients, visitors and the personnel working there, which still occur today. Is the Jerome Grand Hotel still haunted today? Oh yes indeed! The hotel has been investigated by ghost hunters and paranormal activity has been recorded on film. This very haunted hotel is home to entities willing to share the building with the living, who come to visit Jerome as tourists. About half of the guests of The Grand Hotel come to hopefully experience the ghosts as well, though it isn’t guaranteed.
Ghost City Inn
A female ghost haunts the Cleopatra Room of this hotel. A male ghost has also been seen on the veranda. Ghostly voices and doors slamming shut have also been reported.
Surgeon’s House Bed and Breakfast
The 1917 residence of the former town surgeon is now a quaint bed and breakfast, and is rumored to be haunted by a plethora of ghosts. The house was the scene of many extravagant parties held by the owner and his wife, and to this day guests staying at the Inn have reported hearing phantom music, while others have seen a ghostly couple dancing. Other apparitions seen here include a friendly woman in a blue dress and a man carrying a leather doctor’s bag.
United Verde/Phelps Dodge Mine
Once upon a time in Jerome mining jobs were lucrative and extremely dangerous. While death rarely occurred inside the mine, it wasn’t uncommon for miners to die from injuries sustained during the job. According to some people, miners still haunt their old workplace, including the spirit of Headless Charlie. You can probably guess that Charlie lost a certain body part during a mining accident and a tale is told that he wanders the old mine in search of it. The mine is currently closed and off-limits, so you’re unlikely to run into him.
There are plenty of other haunted places in Jerome as well for it seems to be a common theme. Jerome is also famous for having more gold come out of its mines than anywhere else around which legend says is the true source of all the hauntings relating them to the miners having dug too deep in the mines.
The history of Jerome has some depths. Now, in a new millennium, Jerome is still clinging precariously to the steep slopes below Cleopatra Hill. It’s resurgent population has brought the town back to life, which features artists, interesting shops, musicians, wonderful bistros, hotels, art galleries, fresh air and one of the best views in Arizona! With all of the documented paranormal activity in Jerome especially the haunting of ghosts this is one of the places to visit while staying in the Verde Valley. There have been rumors of a few lesser vortexes in the Jerome area but we could only find mention of the Jerome Art Vortex, an alternative art space where local artists create and show their work in what used to be the old Jerome high school. Nevertheless; sense the small town once held over 10,000 residents and was called the “Wickedest Town in the West” it’s no wonder there are so many reported sightings the likes of “Headless Charlie” for example which would, by all means, make the area a veritable ghost town for who could withstand seeing a “Headless miner!” (One can’t help but make the connection to another headless tale, Sleepy Hollow’s “Headless horseman!”)
In 1939 Sabino Gonzales reportedly had the vision to build a non-segregated church after having been victim of racial prejudice so he constructed using blasting powder boxes covered with wire mesh and stucco The Powder Box Church. The congregation of the church aided in the building. Families of the Powder Box Church were Mexican American mining families that were victims of racial prejudice from the Anglo Methodists. Apparently, it seems the Methodists would not allow the Mexicans to enter their church so Gonzalez built one from wooden blasting powder boxes from the mines. The congregation of the church aided in the building. The church was completed during 1941 and invited anyone to attend. Unfortunately, the mines immediately afterward shut down resulting in there being only 1 mass.
In 1983 Kate Wolf wrote a famous song called, “Old Jerome”, while she was visiting folk singer Katie Lee in Arizona. In 1987 Jerome town council adopted the song as the “official town song.” One line of this 8 verse ballad states: “And they say that once you live here you never really go.”
Ghosts of the Verde Valley
Sedona’s Legendary Ghost Stories
The Sedona/Verde Valley area is a place that is considered mystical and magical. People from all walks of life have made claims that they have seen angels, UFO’s, Ghosts, Portals, etc. Many people with New Age beliefs flock to Sedona giving rise to the name “New Age Capital of the World” seeking out spiritual growth and enlightenment.
There are many mystical centers on Earth. These powerful places are all connected by ley lines. These high energy places can manifest vortexes and dimensional rifts into other out-worldly domains. Healers, psychics, artists, and spiritualists find Sedona as a spiritual Mecca. Not only is Sedona a spiritual Mecca, but it’s absolutely breathtakingly gorgeous. People believe they can be empowered at Sedona. They feel they can be healed and rejuvenated by being stimulated with their senses. They feel that they will become in tune to their sixth sense. Some have even gone as far as stating Sedona opens the third eye of awareness.
The Miller House Ghost
Ghosts aside, a visit to Sedona can be a breathtaking journey. The natural beauty of the red rock mountains can literally transport a person to a desert wonderland. It has been called one of the most beautiful places on earth and in recent years, has become a pilgrimage region for the New Age movement.
The most famous haunting to ever reportedly occur in Sedona was at a private residence that is still known as the Miller House today. This house was once owned by the famous Hollywood dancer and star Ann Miller. According to Ann Miller, the place was haunted by the ghost of a fierce Native American Indian warrior.
After a while of being scared out of her wits for some time, Ann Miller then asked a Hopi Shaman for assistance with the house in which she learned that it had once been owned by an early Arizonian whose son had somehow died during the construction of the place. The original owner then had the house blessed by a local tribal Chief because of the strange activity that he was reporting there.
However, despite the blessing, this did not get rid of the ghosts, as the accounts of Ann have reportedly attested to. According to the Hopi shaman, the house had been built on land where an ancient and sacred Indian kiva had been located. The Shaman believed that some of the ceremonies that took place at the location activated the spirit of a guardian warrior who was supposed to protect the land. After having the home exorcised, the warrior spirit seemed to go away and not come back.
The Haunted Relics Restaurant
The Relics Restaurant is Sedona’s oldest operating restaurant dating back almost seventy years. Adding to the history of this place the foundation of the restaurant itself dates back to the 1800’s and was a stagecoach stop and a Military Recruiting Center during WWI.
The restaurant staff and visitors claim that there are “ghostly inhabitants,” as there have been reported numerous sightings of floating orbs, misty specters, as well as pictures of strange paranormal events taken within the restaurant’s old walls. If you were to visit the restaurant, there is even a table set for their ghostly visitors.
Cottonwood’s Legendary Ghost Stories
Cottonwood Arizona also has its share of ghost stories. Some readers will believe these stories are all nonsense while others will be convinced that some of the stories must be true. But for most, it seems, curiosity and the occasional and unexpected chill in the bloodstream keeps people walking the line between admittedly not knowing, and tending to believe.
The Cottonwood Hotel
The Cottonwood Hotel was first built in 1916 and was called the OK Hotel. In 1917, the new owner Samuel Steinberg changed the name to the Cottonwood Hotel. In 1922 the hotel changed owners again to the Giordano’s ironically passed away on the exact same day in December of 1933.
The legend surrounding the Cottonwood Hotel begins in 1925 when Reverend George Brooks, a psychic and spiritual lecturer that frequented Cottonwood and the Red Rocks of Sedona, predicted his own death at a psychic reading get together in a neighborhood home, just a few hours before a big town fire of the bootlegging still blowing up a couple of doors down took his life.
Reverend Brooks, said to be one of the greatest platform lecturers’s in the United States on the subject of metaphysics, reportedly couldn’t escape the small town’s most devastating fire which destroyed the whole west side of town including 10 homes and numerous warehouses. First-hand accounts of the predicted blaze state it was the stairway which gave way trapping the Reverend Brooks inside as the townspeople watched him run down the hallway on fire, back to his blazing room where he fell back unto the burning bed and was burned alive. Nobody could, unfortunately, get close enough to save him with the rip-roaring fire and reported 45 mile an hour winds.
Rev. Brooks had been frequenting the Cottonwood Hotel, monthly, as he would hold spiritual seminars and lecture in Cottonwood and the red rocks of Sedona during the 1920’s movement. He had been in Cottonwood for several days when the fire broke out. Some believe the minister still walks the upper hallway of the hotel, perhaps trying to escape the flames that trapped and killed him.
The fact Rev. Brooks reportedly predicted his own death just hours beforehand is a little “Spooky” making this the most famous haunted place in old town Cottonwood Arizona.
The Little Daisy Motel
This family-owned motel located on Main Street in Cottonwood Arizona is rumored to be haunted by a ghostly prostitute who by accounts roams around scaring people who visit the place. A certain room is rumored to have a few additional hauntings for the paranormal seeker, with guests reportedly smelling perfume and hearing ghostly laughter.
Camp Verde Legendary Ghost Stories
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Montezuma Castle was built into the side of a cliff face because the people in the area were “Man Corn” to Anasazi Indians who ate people. These people left their ground-level homes at places like Chaco in the Arizona badlands and moved to the cliffs for a good reason risking the lives of the elderly, woman, and children scaling up 100 feet of primitive rope ladders to protect themselves in an area with no natural predators. Learn more by reading the book, “Legends of the Verde Valley” available at Amazon.
Clear Creek Church and Cemetery
The historic Clear Creek church was built in 1898 and was the scene of an infamous shootout. The builders placed in the cornerstone of the building a bible and a $5 gold piece (which was chiseled away in the 1920s). It was Camp Verde’s only church until 1913 when it was transformed into the city’s one-room schoolhouse. In 1946, the church was abandoned. Today the Clear Creek Church is looked after by the Camp Verde Historical Society. It was listed in the National Register of Historic Places on August 6, 1975.
Visitors to the graveyard and church after dark claim to have seen a misty apparition moving quickly among the headstones as if looking for someone.
Clarkdale’s Legendary Ghost Stories
Clarkdale Historical Museum
The Clarkdale Historical Museum was once a private residence before it became a ward for ailing people in the area.
Sometime during the mid-twentieth century, the former residence was converted from a ward to a police station which had a cell built into its basement. The people who have occupied the building over the years claim to have heard strange noises reportedly emanated from its lower floor, but upon investigation found nothing.
There have also been reports of visitors who also claim to have seen a menacing looking shadowy figure appearing and disappearing in various parts of the building. The actual identity of the apparition is mysteriously unknown.
Su Casa Mexican Restaurant
One of the best restaurant in town serving up traditional food in a great atmosphere with an abundance of ghost stories. It is reported the building of the place was allegedly constructed over the top of an ancient American Indian burial ground which led to staff and diners seeing shadowy figures running through the restaurant.
The Verde Valley is full of ghost stories. Some of the most popular spots of activity from the spirit world are located in Jerome, Arizona like those reported at the Grand Hotel, Connor Hotel, Ghost City Inn, Surgeon’s House Bed and Breakfast, United Verde/Phelps Dodge Mine, just to name a few.
Howard Stanton Levey was born, on April 11th, 1930, in Chicago and raised in San Francisco in a non-mystical family who would become an American author, musician and occultist. His father was a liquor salesman. They soon moved to the San Francisco, California area. The name LaVey came from an immigrant ancestor who in passing through Ellis Island was given the name of his place of origin, Levey, France. Known as Tony, showed early musical talent, and received musical training. He was always an outsider.
Levey was also the founder of the Church of Satan and the religion of LaVeyan Satanism. He authored several books including The Satanic Bible, The Satanic Rituals, The Satanic Witch, The Devil’s Notebook, and Satan Speaks!  Some have even claimed Mr. Lavey was “the founder of modern Satanism.” Leading up to his duties as Satan’s front man, Mr. LaVey expansively reported he had prepared for the role by being a lion trainer for the Clyde Beatty Circus, a professional organist, artist, oboeist, crime photographer, psychic investigator, and hypnotist. Mr. LaVey’s reputation as an incarnate Devil or Satan himself began with his establishment of the Church of Satan, in 1966 in California, which was enlarged through his writings - most notably The Satanic Bible. Mr. LaVey gained wider notoriety in 1967 when he performed what he said was the very first Satanic wedding. Two years later, Avon Books published Mr. LaVey’s “Satanic Bible.” The book was published in 1969 and has sold over one million copies since its initial release through over thirty printings. It was this book-a romantic celebration of indulgence, vengeance and existential doubt-that earned him the reputation among many religious believers as the “evilest man in the world” right up there next to the famous occultist Aleister Crowley. Some have even called Mr. LaVey “the world’s most dangerous man; because he was not afraid of the consequences of being considered the world’s most evil.” Nevertheless; ironically if you were to do a Google search on the term “evilest man in the world” you won’t find the name of Anton Lavey on any of the lists at all but instead you find people like Mao Zedong, Pol Pot, Saddam Hussein, Osama Bin Laden, Vlad Dracula, Joseph Stalin, and Adolf Hitler to name just a few.
Described by some to be the most iconic figure in the satanic milieu Lavey was soon labeled the “Black Pope” this it seems made him a dark hero to the alienated and disaffected marginal personalities, for whom his philosophy rang chords of recognition and identity.  The Los Angeles Times and San Francisco Chronicle were among the newspapers that printed articles dubbing him “The Black Pope.” Anton Levay wrote four other books, made hundreds of personal and television appearances, and consulted on films involving devils. LaVey was the subject of numerous articles in the news media throughout the world, including popular magazines such as Look, McCall’s, Newsweek, TIME, and numerous men’s magazines. Mr. Lavey associated with many famous and accomplished people, particularly circus people, writers, and actors. Among them were Sammy Davis Jr., Jayne Mansfield, Forrest J. Ackerman, Kenneth Anger, Joseph Cotten, Barbara McNair, Elke Sommer, Keenan Wynn, and directors Milo O. Frank Jr. and Robert Fuest to name a few.
It’s not easy being evil in a world that’s gone to hell
Unlike the famous occultist Aleister Crowley who apparently had a wild side which ultimately led to the strange and bizarre rituals, some of which were sexual in nature, it was reported Mr. Lavey was less than “evil” being way more subtle than the “Great Beast.”
The Rolling Stones Reporter Lawrence Wright stated:
“Where was all the sin? Where was the ribaldry? Where was the dangerous action? From my two weeks of observation, Anton LaVey lived a life more circumscribed and reflective than the Benedictine monk’s.”
Today Satanic cults are springing up, it seems, in every city and little town throughout the crossroads in America. Rock groups openly worship the Devil and it would seem the culture of today in the country is more accepting than ever even going as far as having “Sympathy for the Devil.”
“The whole concept of Satan’s tempting man is wrong,” Mr. LaVey said. “On the contrary, he motivates humanity. We just think it’s time the Devil was given his due. The devil is the guy who’s kept all the churches in business.”
Adding to the mystery of this figure is how he moved to the Sedona/Verde Valley region in Jerome Arizona. Is it just a coincidence Mr. Lavey would move to an area and perhaps join the New Age Movement and capital of the world with others of the occult like Dr. Israel Regardie or just another soul attracted to the energies found here? Israel Regardie was said to be one of the fathers of the New Age movement. At the age of 67, Mr. Anton LaVey died on October 29, 1997, at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco of pulmonary edema. He was ironically taken to St. Mary’s, a Catholic hospital because it was the closest available. A secret Satanic funeral, attended by invitation only, was held in Colma after which LaVey’s body was cremated.
After researching this very enigmatic person it was clear Anton Lavey was a vessel relating a message which was done through writing and Hollywood. The shadow archetype of this clever circus performer who dressed up in what appears to be a black Batman costume looking for attention pretending to be the high priest of Satan was without question a sign and perhaps need for the time. It was perhaps the first time a glimpse of the character of both (Satan and Lavey) could perhaps begin to be comprehended. Nevertheless, it seems Lavey had some clever ideas like invoking the negative aspect of the Catholic Mass among others.
In the videos that exist of Lavey, a person finds someone who is very personable and not what one would expect from the prince of darkness. There has been real evil in the world (Hitler) and the Hollywood version of it as is the case of Anton Lavey. (Hitler’s Obsession with the occult is no secret. The mystical practices took center stage in Hitler’s life and were the focal point of Hitler’s ambitions to conquer the world.) Nevertheless; there are great similarities between the rituals LeVay practiced and that of Isreal Regardie and Aleister Crowley. The fact LaVey and Regardie were both here in the Verde Valley who are well known for using a system specifically designed to summons forth UFO/beings is very telling of why the area soon became a hot spot for paranormal activity.
Today the influence of LaVey, Crowley, Regardie, and other occultists can be found thriving out in the open and behind the scenes rumored within the US government. The fact these seemingly shadowy undertones are spoken of at all in the media says the movement is not only alive and well but it has also made it to be with and around those at the top of the pyramid. Case in point, Marina Abramovic’s Spirit Cooking. “Spirit Cooking,” refers to “a sacrament in the religion of Thelema,” which was founded by alleged satanist Aleister Crowley.
Another recent rumor is according to the Internet, Aleister Crowley was George W. Bush’s Grandfather. The notion that Crowley could somehow be the grandfather of one of the two or three presidents of the 21st century has gone beyond the internet—a cursory search finds this idea in a number of books, including a recent Chuck Klosterman volume. Nevertheless; having so many people make these accounts public at all has to make a person wonder at and recognize the possibilities there’s no actual proof that Crowley had sex with Pierce, but apparently she may have been one of four people who helped Crowley explore sex magick, in a ritual called the rite of Eroto-Comotose Lucidity.
After digging for a bit into this vortex, a person soon discovers that the “Crowley is Barbara Bush’s biological father” rumor comes from a single source: an article on the website Cannonfire, whose author claims to have access to Crowley’s diaries published on notable April Fool’s Day. But does that necessarily mean we must dismiss this idea out of hand? The fact Crowley recorded all his sex acts in his diary as part of his mystical practice, and Pierce isn’t in there, is probably kind of a sign worthy of notice. But just because there’s no evidence that it happened, and plenty of evidence that it didn’t, doesn’t mean we no one should go on not spreading it on the internet, right? Remember: “Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the law.”
 Spirit Cooking
The Very Mysterious Montezuma Well
Located approximately 25 miles from Sedona Arizona, Montezuma Well, a National Monument, is truly a place like no other in the world for various reasons with lots of beauty and mystery hidden in its mysterious depths as shall be presented.
It was Capt. Warren Day of Fort Verde who has been recorded as the first person to officially explore the unusual surroundings and depths of the well built amidst the remains of a lost civilization as well as call the well “bottomless” after performing a few experiments from a raft. Looking back, one can’t but wonder why someone would go to any length at all back in the late 1800’s to verify the depths of any body of water little lone explore one possible known for being bottomless unless of course a person was perhaps following up on some of the local legends or lead about the well being the gateway to “Other Worlds.” (There are still places on earth today all over and even more back in the late 1800’s of which the depths are not known but for some reason, someone wanted to know the depths of this unique world.)
It wasn’t until sometime in 1948, just shortly after Montezuma Well became a National Monument a person actually had the interest and courage to dive into the mysterious abyss to have a look around. The report of diver H.J. Charbonneau seemed to verify a conclusion drawn by the famous newspaper reporter and adventurer, Charles Lummis, some 60 years earlier, that the well was a “creepy place.” Upon surfacing, Charbonneau reported the bottom was at 55 feet and composed of fine silt. He also noted the pond was thick with leeches from about 30 feet on down. And according to a report from the park’s custodian at the time, Charbonneau also said: “he stepped on something soft, slimy and large, which caused him concern.” 
The well is a unique ecosystem with several plants and animals found nowhere else on earth. There are leeches, water scorpions, amphipods, and turtles that live in this closed off ecosystem. The remarkable habitat is perhaps due to the receiving and the discharging of large quantities of warm water entering through underground springs that keep the environment within the well remarkably stable. Due to the high concentration of carbon dioxide, 600 times higher than most natural aquatic environments. This rich supply of dissolved CO2, hence lack of oxygen, has precluded many aquatic animals from living in these waters, especially fish. Since fish cannot survive within the Well due to high levels of arsenic, a leech, called Motobdella Montezuma, has somehow evolved to become a pelagic hunter. In fact, this is the only known species of leech that is said to be an open water hunter! Motobdella Montezuma spends much of its day at the bottom of the Well, safely hidden from its predators while at the same time, its primary prey, the amphipod Hyalella Montezuma, wait higher up in the water column at around 4 meters in depth. At sunset, the amphipods move to the surface to feed on algae and at the same time, the well leeches move up from the depths within to begin feeding on the amphipods. Researchers say this is the only place in the world where they see a migration pattern like this and it involves two endemic species that are not found “anywhere else in the world!” Surprisingly, the leeches contain the highest level of arsenic ever recorded in a living organism. It is one of the best-studied springs ecosystems in the world. The Well’s water is relatively constant in temperature, varying from 64 degrees to 77 degrees F, with relatively little-dissolved oxygen but a high concentration of dissolved carbon dioxide and relatively high concentration of arsenic. Despite its harsh chemistry, it provides a stable, highly productive environment for the life within it.
THE LEGENDARY DEPTHS OF MONTEZUMA WELL
The well is a detached unit of Montezuma Castle National Monument, is a natural limestone sinkhole near the town of Rimrock, Arizona through which some 1,500,000 US gallons of water emerge each day from an underground spring. The constant supply of warm, 74-degree water was the life-blood of the people who made their home here. Over 1.5 million gallons of water flows into the Well every day, a rate that has not fluctuated measurably despite recent droughts throughout the state of Arizona. This water enters a “swallet” near the end of the trail into the Well and flows through over 150 feet of limestone before re-emerging from the outlet into an irrigation ditch on the other side. Sections of this ditch date back over 1,000 years. The value of this water is recognized still today, as many residents of nearby Rimrock, AZ, rely on water flowing through the irrigation ditch for their gardens and livestock.
Probably the most fascinating part of the well is the fact it has a “False bottom!” The well may look somewhat shallow, as it’s only covering the bottom of the sinkhole, but it’s actually quite deep. There’s a false bottom at 55 feet, formed from suspended, fluidized sand. The actual solid bottom varies: at the west spring, it’s 124 feet down, while at the east it’s only 74 feet below the pond’s surface. The water is typically between 70-80° F, which makes for an ideal swimming temperature in this hot climate.
G.J. Murray became the first diver to report that the mysterious bottom was perhaps not the bottom in 1962. Murray reported of the eeriness of swimming “in a ‘bottomless pit’ with thousands of free swimming leeches” and labeled it a bottomless pit after observing that the bottom of the well appeared as “an irregular boiling surface, like that of thin mush cooking.” Numerous other divers have taken place since most of which also reported the very strange layer of what appears to be sandy sediments, describing the “false bottom” as “quicksand” or even “boiling oatmeal.”
In 2006, a team of divers from the National Park Service Submerged Resources Center was invited to the well to study the “false bottom” phenomenon who lowered a camera some 40-50 feet into the west vent area of the well and discovered it was a continual column of fluidized sand for the entire depth. (A significant point to make would be how the dive camera’s visibility could only be a foot or so ahead of it in a 40-50 foot high continual chamber of liquid sand leaving a whole lot of area to have something potentially hidden out of sight.)
Look around the rim, and you’ll see little stone houses and storerooms built into the overhang of the cliffs. It wasn’t just the cave that made this an ideal spot for a home. Why the people in the distant past left this great place is a mystery. There is some information available online and in books from the local tribes who knew of the well long ago and made note of such which is worthy of note.
GATEWAY TO THE UNDERWORLD
Taken from “A History of Montezuma Well.”
“They reminded me of a legend that had formerly been related to me of how the Snake arose from a great cavity or depression in the ground, and how, they had heard, water boiled out of that hole into a neighboring river. The Hopi have personal knowledge of the Well, for many of their number have visited Verde Valley, and they claim the ruins there as the home of their ancestors. It would not be strange, therefore, if this marvelous crater was regarded by them as a house of Paluluken, their mythic Plumed Serpent.” 
In a video we have made of Chris Putnam speaking he mentions and possibly identifying Quetzalcoatl the “Green Plumbed Serpent” as a fallen Seraphim Angel mentioned in the Holy Bible who is rumored to have a house inside the “Montezuma Well” by local tribal priests and elders. 
In the book “Sedona: City of the Star People” author Mark Amaru Pinkham reveals an esoteric history of Sedona, Arizona, which he says was known in very ancient times as Palatkwapi, the “Red House.” According to Hopi legend, Extraterrestrial Star People built Palatkwapi as a glorious city of sacred wisdom. It was here that the migrating Hopis learned their sacred rites and dances, as well as many mysteries of the universe. Nevertheless; of particular interest in an interview done about the book the author mentions in detail how Montezuma Well is according to the Yavapai tribe a “Doorway to the Underworld.” 
Vincent Randall, the former Chairman of the Yavapai-Apache Nation, gives a first-hand account of the existence of gateways specifically talking about the Montezuma Well as being a “doorway to the underworld.” The evidence is getting deep indeed thus far about this “Legend of the Verde Valley.” 
In another account we discovered from the former Chairman of the Hopi Nation Ferrel Secakuku, member of the snake clan, specifically talking about the Montezuma Well as being home to a serpent who lives in the waters which depths are said to be endless almost like a portal would be.  (Can’t help but notice the connection to the green plumbed serpent and the snake clan.)
Just a few miles away you have spirals on the wall of V Bar V Ranch alongside a “Giant” looking figure who some have said is the “Green Plumbed Serpent” spoken to have a house inside the Montezuma Well.
The MONTEZUMA WELL is indeed the hidden “Gate” or “Portal” of the Verde Valley the depths of which have yet to be fully understood or explored because so far they have only been accessible to by the gods. Legend says the god Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Green Plumbed Serpent whose mouth is viewed as a wormhole, a place for arrival and departure of spirit beings, is portrayed as having a ladder descend from the sky by the Mayas.
ZUNI TRADITION: PORTALS EXIST TO THE ABOVE AND BELOW
According to the Zuni who also like the Hopi speak of the Kachina’s as “keepers of the upper world” who are able to open special portals from above and below specifically mentioning the entrance of the 4th world the “underworld.” 
HOPI TRADITION: DOORWAYS TO THE UNDERWORLD EXIST
Hopi Indians claim that their ancestors emerged from the underworld an enchanted opening from the mysterious recesses of the earth. Author and anthropologist, Robert Sepehr, explores these questions and attempts to unlock their riddles, which have eluded any serious consideration in mainstream academia in a book called Gods with Amnesia: Subterranean Worlds of Inner Earth. A video we got a segment from gives credit to the claims heard about the Montezuma Well being a doorway to the underworld as well as brings to light the underground city built in the Grand Canyon. 
The Smithsonian Institute may have discovered artifacts inside a massive cavern with intricate passages and rooms, including tablets bearing hieroglyphics. An article published in The Arizona Gazette on April 5, 1909, that the Grand Canyon was once home to a lost civilization, consisting of people of “gigantic proportions.” Even the History Channel television program Ancient Aliens mentioned the City of giants. 
“Into the depths of the Montezuma Well Videos” The very mysterious Montezuma Well a place unlike anywhere else in the world for various reasons has what some are calling a floating false bottom.  
Various sources have verified the legend of the god Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Green Plumbed Serpent, resides in the depths of the Montezuma Well. Connected to this god is how the serpent’s mouth is viewed as a wormhole, a place for arrival and departure of spirit beings.  Isn’t it a little odd and strange there is a false bottom to the well the depths of which have yet to be explored and we have this extraordinary legend of a being who can descend from the heavens straight on into the depths of the underworld. Even more perplexing is how the local tribal elders of the distant past knew about the mysterious depths of the Montezuma Well long before the dives were done discovering the hidden or false bottom. Now that is spooky! Talk about a “LEGEND OF THE VERDE VALLEY!”
THE BIBLE MENTIONS GATEWAYS
What does the bible tell us about this question of there being doorways?
Saint Paul teaches us in Ephesians 4:9 that Christ our Lord descended into Hell after He offered His life on the cross. “Now that He ascended, what is it, but because He also descended first into the lower parts of the earth?” Note here that Hell is described as having “parts” that are the four parts of Hell.
Psalm 23:7: “Lift up your gates, O ye princes,” which the medieval Gloss interprets: “that is–Ye princes of hell, take away your power, whereby hitherto you held men fast in hell”. In Ecclesiasticus 24:45, Siracides (author of Sirach) prophecies: “I will penetrate to all the lower parts of the earth.”
The Greeks themselves built mystical gateways into the bottom of Mt. Hermon which was dedicated to the horned god Pan. The same spot happens to be where Jesus says “and on this rock, I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.”
As he rested his head upon a covenant stone, a portal opened. Jacob saw a vision of a ladder with angels ascending and descending on it. When he awoke from sleep, he said, “Surely the Lord is in this place, and I did not know it... How awesome is this place! This is none other than the house of God, and this is the gate of Heaven!” Genesis 28:16-17
Throughout Scripture, we see the existence of doorways or portals:
“Lift up your heads, O you gates! And be lifted up, you everlasting doors! And the King of glory shall come in”--Psalm 24:7. “He commanded the clouds above and opened the doors of heaven”--Psalm 78:23.
“Blessed is the man who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting at the posts of my doors”--Proverbs 8:34.
“Most assuredly, I say to you, hereafter you shall see heaven open, and the angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of Man”--John 1:51.
“After these things I looked, and behold, a door standing open in heaven. And the first voice which I heard was like a trumpet speaking with me, saying “Come up here, and I will show you things which must take place after this. Immediately, I was in the spirit”--Revelation 4:1-2a.
The “door” in Revelation suggests God’s invitation for us to have access to His heavenly realm. As His friends, the Lord wants to open the portals of Heaven and release an unparalleled visitation of heavenly hosts. Jacob Discovered a Heavenly Portal Jacob spent the night in a place where his forefather Abraham had “called upon the name of the Lord”--Genesis 12:8.
Eager to mark the specific location where he had encountered the stairway to heaven, Jacob erected a monument and named the place, “Bethel” or “dwelling place of God.” Several times after this, the Lord told Jacob to return to Bethel, where He would speak to him. Have you ever wondered why the Lord, who could speak to you anywhere, would instruct you to go somewhere else so that He could talk with you? While God was talking to Elijah, He instructed the prophet to go to Mount Horeb, also known as Mount Sinai, where the Lord would talk to him further--1 Kings 19:11-18.
Divine portals into the heavenly realm exist around the Earth today. The city of Jerusalem is a portal. In fact, it is the major portal on the face of the Earth. That’s why both David and Isaiah said that Jerusalem is the center of the earth. Why do you suppose the enemy is trying to capture Jerusalem? He is trying to block or close off this portal.
Of all the mysterious places in the Verde Valley, the Montezuma Well has to be the most fascinating since it is a physical reality with depths unlike anywhere else in the world. The fact the Native American Indians knew and spoke of the place as being the home of a god featured in another segment in this series called “Legend of the Plumber Serpent” long before any dives or other tests were done to determine the false bottom is astonishing! It gives some credit to the people who lived in ancient times who showed their knowledge was correct and insightful before science could even dream to prove it.
Lastly, other religions in the Middle East believe powerful beings are bound in the earth specifically within “Wells” where they await an appointed time to be released.  The fact there are beliefs in Islam through prophecies which state there are subterranean personalities that will emerge from a “Well” who one of their leading personalities went down into centuries ago and is scheduled to come back up through the same well to lead an Islamic revolution to victory at a particular time in the future gives some credit the legends found here in the Verde Valley at Montezuma Well. The idea that such a being could live in and come up out of the well is biblical in scope since the bible itself speaks of these gateways existing on earth.
Indeed, the Montezuma Well is the Verde Valley’s most “legendary vortex the depths of which have yet to be explored by any man.” Finally, in Islam, there is located behind the Jamkaran mosque a well. According to many Shiite Muslims, legend says out of this well will emerge one day their version of an Islamic ‘savior.’  They call him the Mahdi and say he is a personage that is expected to come on the scene, by Islam, as a Messiah figure. Legends say he will emerge from the well in the end of time, according to their writings, very much like how we think of the return of Jesus. Shiite Muslims believe the Mahdi is a descendant of the Prophet Mohammed who vanished in the middle of the 9th century. One can only ponder the implications here. If this supernatural being is going to come out of the well then it stands to good reason that’s where he went and currently is.
Camp Verde Historic Vortex
Nestled away out in the open right across from the Camp Verde Detention facility is the Conoco gas station in Camp Verde, Arizona. As you walk into the spacious Market Place building, you’ll find the “The Great Seal of the Yavapai-Apache Nation” posted for all to see when they enter the building.
For the last 6 months, I would stop by the place to refresh my thirst and hunger while helping a person who lived down the road. Never did I take the time to sit down at the location until recently where to my surprise there before me on the wall was an interesting tale of something which had happened in the area in the 1800’s.
The Yavapai-Apache Exodus of 1875
According to the Yavapai-Apache nation:
“Indian hostilities resulted from the establishment of mining camps on their ancestral lands and due to the active murder, deceit, and poisoning of Apaches, in particular, by the Confederate deserter, King Woolsey. These hostilities continued without interruption until General Crook rounded up the surviving Yavapai and Apache and took them to the Rio Verde Reservation in 1872. This usurpation of their Homelands and sequestering on the Rio Verde Reserve is referred to as the “conquest” by the Yavapai-Apache Nation. They remained there until March 1875, when an estimated 1,500 Yavapai and Apache were moved from the Rio Verde Indian Reserve 180 miles away to the Indian Agency at San Carlos. The forced removal, now known as Exodus Day, of the indigenous people of the Verde Valley, resulted in scores of lives lost and the loss of nine hundred square miles of Executive Order lands promised to the Yavapai-Apache by the United States government. When they were finally allowed to leave San Carlos in 1900, only about 200 Yavapai and Apache actually made it back to their homeland in the Verde Valley.”
Further research has shown according to the local newspaper The Verde Independent:
“Not only were the Yavapai and Apache peoples incarcerated, but for the next 25 years their lives were irrevocably changed, as they experienced great hunger and disease.
By the start of the 20th Century, the two nations had become one. Their captors also finally released about 200 Yavapai and Apache – and sent them back home. But many years away had changed what had once been their home, as Anglo settlers set up homesteads and ranches.
Then, a much smaller portion of land in the Verde Valley was set aside for the Yavapai-Apache Nation, which in 1934 under the Indian Reorganization Act was federally recognized as a Native American tribe.
Today, the Yavapai-Apache Nation has its own tribal council, focused on business development, education, and infrastructure.”
Another local newspaper reported:
“In 1863, gold was discovered on Lynx Creek in nearby Prescott and that event changed the ways of the Yavapai and Apache in Verde Valley. Within two years of the gold discovery, the Yavapai and Apache were pursued by soldiers under the direction of then-President Grant who served as president from 1869 to 1877.
From 1863 to 1873, the Yavapai and Apache were subjected to brutal wars in the area. President Andrew Jackson had just completed the removal of the Cherokees with the Trail of Tears march from North Carolina to Oklahoma territory prior to Grant taking office.
Historical military records stored at the Nation’s culture center denotes physical encounters between the U.S. Calvary and the Yavapai and Apache. The U.S Government wanted to subdue the tribes in Verde Valley. Ironically, on Oct. 3, 1871, the Rio Verde Reserve was set aside through an Executive Order in Verde Valley under President Grant for the Yavapai and Apache and four years later, on April 23, 1875, the Rio Verde Reserve was withdrawn.”
Remarkable and worth mentioning is the lighting above the mural and how it was surely designed to direct the attention of whoever may happen to look upon it out of curiosity only then to become pulled back in history painted specifically to remember. Indeed this is a type of vortex opening a doorway into the past and is a reminder that something happened in these lands worth remembering.
The Native American people in the Sedona/Verde Valley area were driven out by the United States Army by force, many died in the processed, from their Teepee’s and marched away with only what they could carry for good. It’s on record those people of that time were indeed practicing their religious beliefs which were then outlawed to practice inside “kivas” in the area. These places according to legend were “Gateways” and “Portals” the likes of which were said to be like nuclear spiritual power plants of twirling vortex like psychic energy.
In closing, looking at the mural there’s no question a spell is being cast through a few forms taking one from this moment back in time through to a shady center in the apparent effort to evoke what it must have been like to live then and the tragedies which followed. There is much to be learned from history for there are many who claim its always repeating itself.
Montezuma Castle National Monument
Leftover from the Native American culture is a remarkable place created by the ancient Anasazi, or the Ancestral Puebloans, that emerged at the Four Corners area in the United States. The Four Corners is where Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico meet. It is believed this civilization emerged around 1200 BC. The earliest Anasazi were hunters and gatherers who constructed shallow pit houses. Some other items found at Anasazi archeological sites include bows and arrows, grinding stones, rabbit fur robes, reed sandals, elaborate baskets, and greyware pottery. During the Pueblo II and III eras, the people began to carve entire towns out of the nearby cliffs, similar to those at Montezuma Castle National Monument or construct buildings and homes out of adobe mud or stone, like Tuzigoot National Monument.
The towns hosted a number of civic events and connected to one another primitive roads. In approximately 1300 AD, the Ancestral Puebloans left their cliff homes and began to scatter. There are some scholars who believe that after a population surge occurred, and regional drought and poor farming methods were present, there was no longer enough food for everyone. This lack of food some say resulted in the Anasazi moving to the Hopi mesas or the Rio Grande, which is why many of the modern Pueblo Indians believe they are actually ancestors of the Anasazi. Located just a few miles from the legendary Montezuma Well is one of the area’s most well-known attractions Montezuma Castle which is a National Monument protecting a set of well-preserved Ancestral Anasazi cliff dwellings located in the Verde Valley in the town of Camp Verde, Arizona. This ancient castle’s main structure comprises five stories and twenty rooms of living quarters inside an impressive display of forethought and was built between approximately 1100 and 1425 AD. 
There are several clans, for instance, the Hopi, Zuni, and other Yavapai communities who trace their ancestries to early immigrants who lived in the area of the Montezuma Castle. Clan members periodically return to these ancestral homes for religious ceremonies because the area has so many spiritual centers, gateways to the above and below, and waters said to contain magical healing powers. Montezuma Castle was misnamed for Emperor Montezuma, the last ruler of the Aztec Indians in Mexico. The first American settlers chose that name because they thought that the Aztecs had built the great cliff dwelling.
THE LEGENDARY DEPTHS OF MONTEZUMA WELL
Numerous local tribal leaders ranging from Apache, Hopi, and Zuni elders specifically mention their belief the Montezuma Well just a short walking distance away is a gateway to the underworld. Some have even mentioned the name of the beings who are said to reside within its mystical depths as the legendary “Plumbed Serpent” who has been called by many other names throughout cultures in history. The tales and legends surrounding these mystical beings are mixed in nature ranging from good to bad. Some legend says most of these beings are here to bring glory to God by doing his will through service by guiding humanity along its destined course while others desire to be worshiped as gods demanding human blood and sacrifice.
Jack Beckman described in his book, A History of Montezuma Well, the tales, and legends he was hearing from the local tribes reminded him of a legend that had formerly been told of how the Snake arose from a great cavity or depression in the ground, and water boiled out of that hole into a neighboring river. The Hopi have personal knowledge of the Well, for many of their number have visited Verde Valley, and they claim the ruins there as the home of their ancestors. Beckman went on to say, “It would not be strange, therefore, if this marvelous crater was regarded by them as a house of Paluluken, their mythic Plumed Serpent.” A part of the religious Aztec legends is the belief in a hierarchy of gods. According to Aztec mythology, the top three gods were Huitzilopochtili (or “hummingbird wizard), Tezcatlipoca (“smoking mirror”) and Quetzalcoatl (“sovereign plumed serpent”). Below these three gods, those who practiced the Aztec religion believed there were four sub-gods and an infinite number of gods were below these four.
There is a legend of a god called Quetzalcoatl who from upon high descends to Mictlan, the Land of the Dead. Mictlan is the underworld of the Aztec People portrayed as a gloomy place, reached by the dead only after wandering for four years beneath the earth, accompanied by a “soul-companion,” a dog which was customarily cremated with the corpse. The Aztec myth tells how Quetzalcoatl, who in the Nahuatl language and means “feathered plumbed serpent,” journeyed to Mictlan at the dawning of the Fifth Sun (the present world era), in order to restore humankind to life from the bones of those who had lived in previous eras. In this legend, we specifically find out one of the characteristics associated with this legendary figure is his ability to travel into the underworld and back which is a good indication the local natives are referring to the same being found on record elsewhere.
Aztec sacrifices were an important aspect of the Aztec religion. At the root of these Aztec rituals was the belief that the gods who were worshiped needed to be nourished by human beings. This was accomplished through human blood and sacrifice.
THE LEGENDARY TUZIGOOT PYRAMID
Nestled high in the Verde Valley is Tuzigoot National Monument which some say reminds people of a pyramid that preserves a 3-story pueblo ruin on the summit of a limestone and sandstone ridge just east of Clarkdale, Arizona, 120 feet above the Verde River floodplain. This is no small structure for it consists of 110 rooms. The dynamic nature of Earth’s geologic processes is evident in the landforms surrounding the monument: the mineral-rich Black Hills, the sandstone country of Sedona, the palisades of the limestone hills of the Verde Valley.
Both Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle were like war ready apartments. They had thick stone walls. The floors were separated by huge logs. To get the logs, the people cut down trees from nearby forests with stone axes. Door openings were small so that rooms were warmer in the winter. Also, an enemy had to bend over to enter headfirst giving the occupants inside a chance to defend themselves. People inside could knock the person down before they could hurt them. Tuzigoot National Monument much like its nearby cousin Montezuma Castle National Monument is a popular Sedona area attraction. The remains of several pit houses are visible, as well as petroglyphs, although the area with the petroglyphs is only open to the public on certain days of the week. When President Theodore Roosevelt passed the Antiquities Act in 1906 he selected Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle as one of four sites of historic and cultural significance to be our nation’s first National Monuments.
LEGENDS OF V BAR V RANCH
The V Bar V Ranch petroglyph site is ironically located 1-2 miles from the Montezuma Well. Local Indian legend from several tribes on record says the god Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Green Plumbed Serpent whose mouth is viewed as a wormhole, a place for arrival and departure of spirit beings, is portrayed as having a ladder from the sky to the underworld in some cultures resides within the wells mysterious depths.
It’s interesting how coincidences occur.
These sites are all short walking distances from each other making the Verde Valley in ancient times a thriving community. With the evidence presented in the segment, “The Anasazi legend: Where did the Anasazi go?” of this series it becomes pretty evident Montezuma Castle was more than a prehistoric high rise apartment complex but was more of a much needed protective battlement in order to protect its people from something troubling them enough to cause all young and old to risk climbing almost 100 feet straight up and down daily using primitive ladders made of rope and sticks. Tuzigoot also resembles another form of Battlement in an area where there are no natural predators to warrant such elaborate strongholds equipped with trap doors when human life could be defended from the ground in the same way it is today.
Several Hopi clans and Yavapai communities trace their ancestries to early immigrants from the Montezuma Castle/Beaver Creek area. Some of these clan members are the spiritual guides for their people who periodically return to the area in order to perform religious ceremonies. These American Indian Medicine men have gone on record and provided information about the area that is very enlightening as to what the evidence suggests really happened to the people in this valley in ancient times.
It’s one of Archaeologists most fascinating and greatest mysteries “Why did the Anasazi spend so much time building such incredible cliff dwellings only to abandon the entire area decades later?” The ancient ruins of the Anasazi date to megalithic ruins elsewhere in the world and all seem to have the same fingerprints and six-toed footprints of the giants all over them. The legends and tales handed down by ancestors from numerous American Indian tribes along with the rock art created in the regions at the time all seem to closely match what has been outlined in Holy Bible. In the bible, it is found mentioned in the Middle East of when beings descended to earth and began to mingle with humanity resulting in giants who ironically were said to be cannibals.
That being said it doesn’t take a whole lot to come to the conclusion as to why some Anasazi went to great lengths to build homes hundreds of feet up onto cliff walls as is demonstrated in places like Montezuma Castle. Since it is found on record giants were themselves cannibalistic, and a city of giants was reportedly found in the Grand Canyon, along with petroglyphs depicting giants with six toes, and the accounts of giants as is mentioned in the Bible with the same characteristics, it becomes very clear what must have been happening in the region and what possibly happened to the Anasazi. Research has shown exactly what happened to the Anasazi who lived elsewhere in multiple areas throughout the Four Corners area to those who lived on ground level. Legend of past and science of today says they became “Man Corn.” 
V Bar V Ranch
Nestled away in the Verde Valley just a short drive from Sedona Arizona is the V-Bar-V Heritage Site which is the largest known petroglyph site in the area of central Arizona, and one of the best-preserved. The rock art site consists of 1,032 petroglyphs in 13 panels.  The site was acquired by the Coconino National Forest in 1994 and is
protected. The site was reopened in 1996 is now ran by the US Forest Service kept open to the visiting public for their enjoyment and opportunity to learn more about our national cultural heritage. There is a fence around the property and a guide located within the petroglyph site during business hours. As partners in this effort, both the Verde Valley Archaeological Society and the Friends of the Forest provide interpretive tours and on-site management.
V-Bar-V, by the way, (See above image) reflects the ranches brand, that would have been burned onto the hide of its cattle. Branding helped identify the ranch’s cattle when they got mixed up with the neighbors. It also discouraged cattle wrestling, which was a popular way of supplementing your income in the Old West.
The Beaver Creek Rock Art Style has been identified and formally described through studies of rock art sites in the Beaver Creek area, especially at V-Bar-V. The Beaver Creek Style, found throughout the eastern half of the Verde Valley is diagnostic of the Southern Sinagua culture. The Sinagua are the best known regional group of a tradition anthropologists refer to as the Western Anasazi.
Like some Puebloan neighbors, the Sinagua/Anasazi developed an organized and stratified social system. According to National Forest archaeologist Piter Pilles (writing in Ekkehart Malotki’s and Michael Lomatuway’ma’s Earth-Fire), the Sinagua/Anasazi built upscale villages at prominent locations in the area like Tuzigoot and Montezuma Castle, incorporating prestige features such as community ceremonial chambers, courtyards, and ball courts. They buried high-status individuals, for instance, the well-known “Magician” at the Sinagua/Anasazi site called “Ridge Ruin.” 
Clues to the ancients who peopled this area centuries ago can be found in the abundance of petroglyphs at this site. Petroglyphs are scratching/carving on rock walls as opposed to pictographs which are painting on rock walls.
There are seemingly hundreds of different things going on V-Bar-V Heritage Site from calendar to almanac to sundial to shaman dreams - the myths and legends handed down through oral tradition and rock art... These petroglyphs have been well protected over the years by the former owners of the ranch and, if you can visit when the Rangers or docents are doing live interpretation, you will be in for a treat.
Archaeoastronomy is defined in “Sinagua Sunwatchers” as the study of the diverse ways in which cultures perceived and integrated objects in the sky into their worldview. Calendar evidence at the site indicates that this was an agrarian culture. These folks needed to know when the warming and the cooling of the sun as the seasons changed would impact their planting patterns. With nothing but their hands and primitive tools to chip away rock walls, these folks were able to create a dependable planting guide a prehistoric Old Farmers’ Almanac out of the rock. Marking the passage of time across what is now believed to be a solar calendar—one of very few existing worldwide—shadow stones naturally wedged in a rock crevice play light and shadow across the cliff face. The precise times of the vernal equinox and summer solstice, important events for planting and harvesting, are tracked by light and the sun’s transition across the sky.
The V Bar V Ranch in its modern metamorphosis eventually has became part of the University of Arizona. Ken Zoll, author of “Sinagua Sunwatchers,” and “Understanding the Rock Art of Sedona,” has discovered that at around 1:42 pm on each March 21st, the rock art wall at the V-Bar-V site displays a shaft of light that marks the first day of spring, known as the spring equinox. At each equinox, the sun crosses the Earth’s equator, making night and day of approximately equal length on most of the planet. At the equator, the sun is directly overhead at noon. Apparently, Zoll decided to see if the circles on the panel wall could be elements of a system for determining the seasons and setting planting schedules. In 2005, after some tests made a preliminary determination that they were. This information purposes the petroglyphs that are highlighted in the middle of the shadows will tell the farmer whether to plant or harvest among other seasonal conditions like a monsoon.
LEGENDARY TALKING ROCK
Some of the interesting facts to come from the V Bar V Ranch site is how some researchers have determined a curtain spiral appears to be associated with seasons and another is we are led to believe is a sundial to tell time with. If we are to accept these academic explanations saying the ancient people who carved these images knew exactly what they were doing then it would also stand to good reason to conclude these same people also could also tell what giants were as well.
On the walls of the site are indeed some very interesting figures who loom over others as if the artists were trying to convey something important. Of particular interest is how one such giant figure ironically found next to 2 spirals has a head the shape of a spacecraft. Clearly, the artist was trying to convey something. Found in the Apache creation story of the Arizona badlands there is mention of a legend of a portal opening through which a disk shape spacecraft descends and a bearded man emerges who begins to create everything that is good upon the earth. Then just a short time later, however, another portal opens in the Mt Graham area and a man-like being come through who is not a man but a “Serpentine shapeshifting reptilian deceiver” who begins to mislead all the people in all kinds of ways like teaching them witchcraft and sorcery. The people then go into their kivas start to practice this new occult power who then start to call forth evil spirits who in turn taught them how to open magical doorways into the bowels of the earth through up which it is said giants come through and immediately begin to eat the people. These giants start sweeping through the nation devouring the American Indians until the cry is so great God floods the earth. After the flood for a time the Apache report peace in the land unto once more again they say the giants came back but not in as big of numbers as before the flood.
Happening at the same time on the other side of the world in the Middle East we find similar accounts with David and Goliath, Moses and the Israelites, as well as others specifically mentioning giants in those days. Furthermore, to back up the Apache Indian legend of what was taking place in Arizona at the time is a newspaper article ran in the Arizona Gazette of a city of giants found in the Grand Canyon. Many believe the account is accurate including the History Channel who did a story about the event in the Television series, Ancient Aliens.
Just a few miles away is the very, very, very mysterious waters of the Montezuma Well, a place indeed like nowhere else on earth, which is according to legend a “Gateway to the Underworld.”
Extensive study’s over the years done by many researchers has produced some pretty amazing information about the symbols and purposes of them found at sites like V Bar V. With nothing but their hands and primitive tools to chip away rock walls these folks were able to create a dependable way to tell time and have a planting guide using this prehistoric Old Farmers’ Almanac. It’s amazing to see first hand how not so primitive ancient people knew exactly what time it was with elaborate sundials that were in fact very precise and deliberate in what they were doing and the messages they wished to convey. You have to wonder why out of all the things in life at the time why would such people spend so much time chipping away at what is being portrayed knowing not only would the people their time see the carvings but of those to come as well. What were they trying to convey? There are of course other drawings in the region which depict some of the same scenery found at V Bar V of giant beings next to spirals and so forth. Some even have giant footprints of 6 next to much smaller 5 toed ones.
Sedona is simply “unbelievable.” Located in northern Arizona along the Colorado Plateau, in the canyon created by Oak Creek along the Mogollon Rim in the Upper Sonoran Desert at an elevation of 4500 feet a couple hours north of Phoenix, and just 30 miles south of the Flagstaff, the mild four-season climate and high desert terrain assures good year-round weather for vacationers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Oak Creek Canyon, a spectacular 16-mile gorge with streams and waterfalls between sheer rock walls, beckons hikers, campers and fishermen. It has been termed by Rand McNally as one of the eight most scenic drives in America. 
The History of Sedona
Visitors to Sedona, Arizona have a tendency to look up at the Red Rock scenery but usually don’t take a look back to the unique history of the region. Pioneers, prospectors, and trappers began to arrive in the early 1800s. In 1876 John “Jim” Thompson built his cabin in Oak Creek Canyon and became the first permanent white settler among the red sandstone formations which some say appears to glow in brilliant orange and red when illuminated by the rising or setting sun. When Thompson took his land, he found the Indian’s deserted gardens and a healthy spring, which encouraged him to build a log cabin. He called his home Indian Gardens Ranch, but later he shortened it to Indian Gardens. After Thompson homesteaded in the canyon, more settlers must have heard the call, and they came to raise horses and cattle. In 1902, the town once called “Oak Creek Crossing” by its few European American settlers, officially changed its name to Sedona. Sedona is named after Sedona Arabella Miller Schnebly (1877–1950), who was the wife of Theodore Carlton Schnebly, the city’s first postmaster, who was celebrated for her hospitality and industriousness. Her mother, Amanda Miller, claimed to have made the name up because “it sounded pretty.”  The name change is said to of of taken place because “Oak Creek Crossing” would not fit on a postage stamp (Ivakhiv, Claiming 147-155; Dannelly100-101; Sedona: The Spirit of Wonder).
Sedona is relatively a small town of approximately 10,000-15,000 population. Add another 5,000-7,000 for the nearby Village of Oak Creek. The red rocks mountains have formed places that have become a popular backdrop for many activities, ranging from spiritual pursuits to the many hiking and mountain biking trails. A work of art in nature itself, Sedona, is a land of majestic beauty. Every sunrise and sunset inspires a new drama. The rocks are painted by the light into breathtaking hues of red and gold. Ancient etchings in the rocks near ancient Indian ruins seem to mark the beginning of Sedona’s Art History. The petroglyphs and pictographs (paintings) in the area are relished today as timeless art forms. They can still be viewed in the many Indian ruins that are in the area.
The first spurt of development came during the 1940’s and 50’s when Hollywood began filming western movies amidst the red rocks, such as the classics Billy the Kid, Apache and Broken Arrow. Many of Hollywood’s classic westerns were filmed in or near Sedona in places like the famous Bradshaw Ranch. The red rock buttes and desert landscape provided a striking setting for these films, most notably Broken Arrow (1950), starring James Stewart. Other famous actors who have appeared in movies filmed in Sedona include John Wayne, Barbara Stanwyck, Burt Lancaster, Robert Mitchum, James Stewart, Glenn Ford, Rock Hudson, Gene Autry, Joan Crawford, Henry Fonda, Ryan O’Neal, Elvis Presley and Robert De Niro.  Stretching as far back as 1923, Sedona’s signature red rocks were a fixture in major Hollywood productions. Sedona hosted more than sixty Hollywood productions from the first years of movies into the 1970s. The small town, it seems served as a kind of microcosm of Hollywood history nestled between thousand-foot-high walls of stone in lushly forested Oak Creek Canyon and the wide open space of the Verde Valley, and it was the diversity of this unspoiled landscape that made it such an ideal location to shoot outdoor scenes.
The Sedona International Film Festival celebrates more than 20 years of screenings and educational workshops. The festival was founded in the 90’s which screens feature films, documentary films, short films, animated films, and student films. Each year, the Sedona International Film Festival recognizes some shining stars in the movie industry. In that history, the Festival has achieved recognition as a world-class film festival. Each year, audiences and the next generation of filmmakers come together from all over the world to participate in this inspiring celebration of the power of independent film. Audiences and filmmakers herald the Sedona International Film Festival as one of their favorites.
The New Age Movement
What is the New the Age Movement? “The New Age Movement it is said espouses evolution, both of body and spirit. Humanity they say in Sedona is developing and will soon leap forward into new spiritual horizons. Many New Age practices are designed to push one ahead into that horizon. Some of them are astral projection which is training your soul to leave your body and travel around; contacting spirits so they may speak through you or guide you; using crystals to purify your body’s and mind’s energy systems; visualization where you use mental imagery to imagine yourself as an animal, in the presence of a divine being, or being healed of sickness, etc.” Many people of the new age movement visit Sedona to find their personal truths in the area’s Metaphysical Mysteries. Following this spiritual path visitors are soon captivated into a Mecca for people of all ages, on quests of all kinds. It promises a special kind of nourishment for of the body, mind, and spirit. What is the principle Sedona attraction? Beauty, Serenity, psychic readings, aura photos, past life regressions, UFO sighting tours, and Vortexes. Sedona is and has a strong metaphysical area and community which is advertised widely in many metaphysical and occult circles as being one of the few relatively strong “Vortex” areas in the United States. (A “Vortex” is an area some say where the veil between this world and the spiritual world is allegedly very thin, so to speak. New Agers believe there is a higher concentration of psychic or cosmic energy in such areas.) Sedona is actually world famous for its vortex sites, spots where the earth’s energy is supposedly increased, leading to self-awareness and various kinds of healing.
There are is 5 major vortex locations in the Sedona area among the crystal-tarot-angels shops and gurus on every street corner who promise to open up your third eye. These are some of the most popular spots in the area and one of its largest attractions. On a vortex site, it is said that the earth’s unseen lines of power intersect to form an energy field. The vortex locations are Airport Mesa, Bell Rock, Boynton Canyon, Cathedral Rock, and the Chapel of the Holy Cross which has been called by some to be the premier location in the area to Soul Travel / Astral Projection. 
A few years ago, USA Today called Sedona the most beautiful place in America. At sundown, that doesn’t begin to cover it. And it’s not just the views. There’s a vibe in the air, something not quite audible, a kind of metaphysical soul whistle calling people out to have a look around and to try to feel something that, if you’re not a committed New-Age pilgrim, is hard to put into words. Nowhere else in this country does a natural setting feel so much like the inside of a soaring pantheistic cathedral.
Highest UFO Activity
Arizonans are hardly the only folks in America who believe that we aren’t alone in the universe. According to a 2012 National Geographic poll, 36 percent of Americans believe aliens have visited earth and about 80 million people, believe UFOs exist, and a tenth believe they have spotted one, a new National Geographic poll shows.
Arizona is definitely more active than most states in the U.S. Arizona has had some very high profile cases such as the Travis Walton abduction and the Phoenix Lights. As a result, Arizonans are more aware of UFOs than the average person in the U.S. The reasons remain a mystery. One reason according to researchers is perhaps UFOs are attracted to mines, power stations, dams, reservoirs and military bases of which Arizona has plenty. For example, in the 1950s there were repeated sightings over Davis Dam, sightings, and landings in the 1970s near the Child’s Hydroelectric Plant; sightings near the Palo Verde Nuclear Power Station, and sightings over the San Carlos Reservoir. As far as military bases: it’s a long list, including Luke AFB, Williams AFB, Davis-Monthan AFB, Fort Huachuca, Yuma Test station and more. Then, of course, there is Sedona, which is arguably Arizona’s most active hot spot. The History Channel has called the Sedona area a place having the highest UFO activity in the northern hemisphere. Why so much UFO activity has occurred in the region is unknown, however, the main theory is that there is some sort of vortex of energy which acts as a portal for the UFOs or somehow allows them to become visible. And of course, there are the many rumors (and a few firsthand accounts) of underground UFO bases. There are some additional theories some of which will be presented further.
A UFO doesn’t always necessarily mean alien spacecraft for there are many things that are unexplained like “flying balls of light.” They’re interesting because they’re unknown. People love a mystery. All things given, Arizona with it’s now nearly mainstream ‘Phoenix Lights’ phenomenon, comes in a close second to its neighboring State of New Mexico’s ‘Roswell’ incident as being a hotbed of UFO and paranormal activity and Oregon. But tipping the odds in Arizona’s favor is one site where you can expect the unexpected. Known as the Bradshaw Ranch, this place has seen more paranormal activity in recent years than perhaps any other US location. So much so, it appears to have attracted the attention of the US Federal Government who recently purchased the area. The purchase could be considered good news, one would think, as the ranch should be considered public land… But no, the entrance gates to the Bradshaw Ranch remain securely chained by three different padlocks and two large signs which prominently announce: “Property of the US Government — Trespassers will be prosecuted to the furthest extent of the law!” And they are serious about that, trust me...
The land of Sedona is brimming with history having a build-up of residual energy from times passed. Dating back to archaic times, various native tribes have made the land their home where they say the veil is very thin between the mundane and the spiritual. Then came settlers and modernization. Beginning sometime in the 1940s, due to the dominant landscape in Hollywood movies attempting to capture the spirit of the West, more people throughout the United States started to recognized Sedona. That reputation only grew throughout the 1960s and 1970s which led to migration from individuals who were seeking a getaway from the capitalist “rat race” of life seeking instead beauty and enlightenment. Sedona is truly one of the wonders of the world. Almost all who visit or live in the area attest to the spirit found here calling the experience magical and mystical. Once a person opens up to the spiritual energies it’s not hard to understand why Sedona has been called the New Age Capital of the world. From majestic mountains to discovering the self, God, UFO’s and Vortexes, the Verde Valley/Sedona area is a must see. In 1997, the New York Times stated:
“God created the Grand Canyon, but he lives in Sedona.”
New Age Capital of the World
Birth of the New Age Movement
Anyone who has ever taken a close look at the New Age Movement can attest to it being a very complex religious philosophy of many sources. It’s best known as the movement that spread through the occult and metaphysical religious communities in the 1970s and ʾ80s. The New Age Movement professes a broad-minded openness to all religions, but its basic underlying philosophy represents a carefully calculated undermining of Judeo-Christian beliefs with various combinations of gnosticism and occultism. The New Age philosophy is basically a synthesis, in varying degrees, of Hinduism, Buddhism and Western materialism. It is known by terms like Eastern Mysticism, New Thought, Higher Consciousness, Occultism, and the Human Potential Movement. The New Age also encompasses a wide array of notions: spiritualism, astrology, bioenergy, Chi energy, chakras, nirvana, Christ-consciousness, Native American Spirituality, Prajna, out-of-body/near-death experiences, reincarnation, and other occult disciplines. Traditional occult practices (e.g., tarot reading, astrology, yoga, meditation techniques, and mediumship) were integrated into the movement as tools to assist personal transformation.
The Fathers of the Modern New Age Movement
The New Age Movement was in its infancy, referred to not as the New Age but the New Consciousness. The New Age movement is not a unified, traditional cult system of beliefs and practices, even though its roots derive from Eastern religions and the occult. The contemporary roots of the New Age movement can be found in the counterculture movement, led by, among others, Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary.  Do a Google search on the New Age Movement and you’ll find the name “Timothy Leary.” In fact, Timothy Leary is considered to be by some, “The Father of The Modern New Age Movement.”  Journalist Don Lattin writes in his new book, The Harvard Psychedelic Club, the hallowed quads of Cambridge, Mass., are where the New Age movement began referring specifically to Timothy Leary and Richard Alpert.
The Esalen Institute, founded in 1962, in California, is a Human Potential Movement think-tank and center. They were central to the development of the Human Potential Movement of the 1960s and 1970s, and are sometimes cited as a direct forerunner of the New Age movement. Esalen alumni included psychologist B.F. Skinner and Carl Rogers, R.D. Laing, Werner Erhard, LSD gurus Richard Alpert and Timothy Leary. Some have even gone as far as saying the key New Age spokesperson who first promoted and popularized the term “New Age” was Richard Alpert who worked closely with Timothy Leary at Harvard University.  Others have even stated Timothy Leary’s most important book, High Priest, redefined the psychedelic experience and was an empowering spiritual development and thereby spawned the enduring New Age movement. 
Why is the New Age so Seductive, Widespread and Destructive?
The New Age basic beliefs are exactly the same temptation Satan used to cause the destructive fall and alienation of man in the beginning. The temptation appeals to the primordial nature of man. In essence, with the Self at the Center, the psychology of the movement attempts to replace religion using methods of the “New Age” gurus who encourage people to make themselves into a “God” instead of realizing what Christ said in John 10:34 stating, “Ye are gods.” In Dark Secrets of the New Age, Texe Marrs wrote:
The New Age is a universal open-arms religion that excludes from its ranks only those who believe in Jesus Christ and a Personal God. Buddhists, Shintoist, Satanists, Secular Humanists, witches, witch doctors and shamans — All who reject Christianity are invited to become trusted members of the New Age family. Worshipers of separate faiths and denominations are to be unified in a common purpose: THE GLORIFICATION OF MAN.
The relationship of the “New Age” Movement is quite clear; they seek a magical relationship with pre-Christian Pagan gods, as do many “New Age” practitioners, including Wicca (the so-called ‘white witches’). Like the “New Age” people, they seek personal spiritual power separate from God. With the Self at the Center, psychology attempts to replace religion using methods of the “New Age” gurus who encourage people to make themselves into a God. Nonetheless; the “New Age” is hardly new. In fact, it is very old. A better term would be the “Old Occult.” The New Age, it seems, is just the old paganism repackaged in modern terms. Remarkably it appears the movement is still very active and alive perhaps undergoing a significant revival even today with news reporting Hilary Clinton’s Campaign Director, John Podesta, who was invited to a “spirit cooking dinner” by performance artist Marina Abramovic, to take part in an occult ritual founded by Satanist Aleister Crowley. 
Aleister Crowley Timothy Leary, Israel Regardie, and The Golden Dawn
Aleister Crowley is generally considered to be the most important and influential occultists of the 20th century. Cleaver, well educated, and a prolific writer, Crowley was a walking encyclopedia of occult thought and practice. Dubbed the “Wickedest Man in the World” by the British Press, Crowley preferred his own synonym, “The Great Beast 666.” Ironically sometime in 1971, Timothy Leary revealed after a Tarrot Card reading designed by none other than Crowley himself that he was in fact “Aleister Crowley reborn and was to complete the work Crowley began preparing humanity for cosmic consciousness.” Leary publicly acknowledged his common destiny and powerful connection to the great Beast. 
Having the “Father of the New Age Movement” calling himself “The Great Beast 666” indeed makes the connection between the New Age Movement and the occult very clear. There’s just no way of denying the agenda of this movement that ultimately made its way to Sedona, Arizona, which in time would come to be known as “The New Age Capital of the World.”
Israel Regardie was also an occultist, writer, and the legendary Aleister Crowley’s personal secretary, aid, and transcriptionist, widely known for his books and commentaries on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. As an adept of the now defunct secret order of the Golden Dawn, he became famous among the occultists of his day for breaking his oath of secrecy and publishing the order’s complete rituals in his book “The Golden Dawn.” Today this book is a classic best seller and has been revised and re-issued several times.
Almost every contemporary occult writer and modern group has been influenced, directly or indirectly, by the Order or its members, making The Golden Dawn one of the most influential occult books of the past 100 years.
For some time Regardie was the personal aid of the world famous even now to this day Aleister Crowley who was perhaps the most famous practicing occult Magician to date. During such time Regardie would take notes and was said to of taken vows of secrecy to keep the magical working and discoveries of Aleister Crowley secret. Years later for whatever reason Regardie broke those vows and wrote a book called “The Golden Dawn.” This book on ceremonial magic, specifically works on Soul Traveling or Astral Projection is considered by many to be the book that started the modern occult movement. 
Beginning in 1928 Israel Regardie traveled through Europe as Crowley’s secretary and student. Although he later parted company with Crowley, he defended him from those who disliked his exploits in magic and sexual liberties, and spoke of his “real genius and grandeur.” Regardie was well aware of Crowley’s more controversial exploits, but was willing to overlook much that might be objectionable because of what he recognized as Crowley’s true magical genius. After reading Part I of Book 4 by the Crowley, Regardie initiated a correspondence which led to his return at 21 to the U.K. at Crowley’s 1928 invitation to become his secretary. When the two parted company four years later, in 1932, Regardie distanced himself from Crowley personally, but still retained a great deal of respect for his writings. In 1931 he wrote A Garden of Pomegranates, a primer on Qabalah based on notes he had taken while working for Crowley. However, overshadowed by his association with Crowley, much of his work has been left unappreciated by those outside of the realms of high magic and occultism. Israel Regardie’s writings and the students he taught or influenced provide much of the foundation for modern Western occultism. In addition to preserving the knowledge, Regardie also preserved a valid branch of the initiatory lineage of the Golden Dawn in America the alchemical melting pot where the New Age was incubating which ironically really took off in places like Sedona. Regardie later became a chiropractor and, following the outbreak of war with Japan, served in the U.S. Army. After the war, he settled in California, where he practiced chiropractic and psychoanalysis until moving to Sedona Arizona in the 1980’s where he stayed until passing away in 1985.
The New Age reached the forefront of Western culture in the 1960’s. This period was called the Counterculture. Its effects have been felt even today in 2017 from the language we use to the clothing we dress. The Hippies seemed to love it, but many of the lower level Hippies didn’t realize that the leadership of the Hippies had ties to the military-industrial complex. One of the Hippie leaders was Professor Timothy Leary. He was a drug guru that promoted LSD. He was also a trained Jesuit who attended the College of Holy Cross in Worchester, Massachusetts.
One of the most famous large, New Age communes on record was run by none other than Dr. Timothy Leary who ultimately called himself “The Great Beast 666 Reborn.”
There’s a lot of evidence to support the claims the Aleister Crowley movement was evil and served Satan. The Satanist Crowley readily admitted this was the case, but was equally adamant that New Age adherents are serving the same god, Lord Satan, but they are too chicken to realize it or admit it. Of course, this claim is exactly what Anton LaVey, another famous occultist who ironically lived in the Sedona/Verde Valley region for some time, made in his book, “The Satanic Bible.” It has been reported Antone LaVey laughed at the New Agers who believe they are serving the god of Light and Love. LaVey says they just do not have the courage to believe the truth, i.e., that their god is also Satan. 
Why is the New Age so seductive, widespread and destructive? The New Age basic beliefs are exactly the same temptation Satan used to cause the destructive fall and alienation of man in the beginning where the temptation presented appealed to the primordial nature of man. This can be demonstrated by looking in the Bible itself in Genesis 3:1-7. Here we find that Satan is far more crafty than all. We are also reminded in the New Testament that he can even appear as an “angel of light” in his disguises and seductions (2 Corinthians 11:14).
Satan ultimately came to Eve and subtly began to question the character of God, specifically His goodness, benevolence and wise rule (Genesis 3:1). Satan also tempts Eve to question the validity of God’s Word (Genesis 3:1,4). Satan has continued this pattern in many of the seminaries and churches today, causing the obvious death of liberal churches.
Satan’s third ploy was to declare that there is no death, no consequences to sin or disobedience (Genesis 3:4). And finally, Satan proclaims that if Eve partakes of this hidden and secret wisdom (Gnosticism), man will be as God (Genesis 3:5). In other words, Satan attacks the essence of God’s revelation and relationship to us. Satan wants to destroy the nature of faith - man’s total dependence upon the Eternal God as the Way, the Truth, and the Life. Instead, Satan beguiles man to believe that he doesn’t need God but he himself can “sit in the seat of God” (Ezekiel 28:2).
Finally, it must be asked, “Why are all the top famous occultists and even the Vatican itself (Chapel of the Holy Cross) drawn to the Sedona/Verde Valley area?” Were they drawn to Sedona’s fledgling New Age Movement to assist in its development to become the New Age Capital of the World or were they compelled for other reasons? What is it about the Sedona/Verde Valley area that attracts so many people of all walks of life?
We all know there is always a going to be a question of who the real father is of every child born including the New Age Movement. French Jesuit Pierre Teilhard De Chardin was another interesting person who people also considered another “Father Of The New Age Movement.” This man has a few connections between the Vatican, the New Age movement, the United Nations and the wider New World Order. Gary Kah, in his book ‘En Route to Global Occupation’ (p. 41), said of Chardin:
“[He] is one of the most frequently quoted writers by leading New Age occultists.”
A claim further supported by Dave Hunt and T.A. McMahon, in their book ‘The Seduction of Christianity: Spiritual Discernment in the Last Days’ (p. 80) when they said:
“Teilhard dreamed of humanity merging into ‘God’ and each realizing his own godhood at the Omega point. This belief has inspired many of today’s New Age leaders.”
With the Vatican at the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross, famous occult residents like Antone Lavey and Isreal Regardie, plus over 4+ million visitors a year, there’s really no question about it, “Sedona is the New Age Capital of the World.” As the reigning champion of the movement, Sedona soon became a place where the Shaman, Magicians, Wizards, Witches, etc, come together to not only be together but more importantly be able to openly show their powers and ultimate worth to the growing collective.
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The Legendary Israel Regardie
Israel Regardie was is widely known for his books and commentaries on the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. As an adept of the now defunct secret order of the Golden Dawn, he became famous among the occultists of his day for breaking his oath of secrecy and publishing the order’s complete rituals in his book “The Golden Dawn.” Today this book is a classic bestseller and has been revised and re-issued several times.
Regardie was well aware of Crowley’s more controversial exploits but was willing to overlook much that might be objectionable because of what he recognized as Crowley’s true magical genius. After reading Part I of Book 4 by the occultist Aleister Crowley, Regardie initiated a correspondence which led to his return at 21 to the U.K. at Crowley’s 1928 invitation to become his secretary. When the two parted company four years later, in 1932, Regardie distanced himself from Crowley personally, but still retained a great deal of respect for his writings. In 1931 he wrote A Garden of Pomegranates, a primer on Qabalah based on notes he had taken while working for Crowley. Yet overshadowed by his association with Crowley, much of his work has been left unappreciated by those outside of the realms of high magic and occultism. Israel Regardie’s writings and the students he taught or influenced provide much of the foundation for modern Western occultism. In addition to preserving the knowledge, Regardie also preserved a valid branch of the initiatory lineage of the Golden Dawn in America the alchemical melting pot where the New Age was incubating which ironically really took off in places like Sedona, Arizona, along with the Harmonic Convergence.
The Legacy of Israel Regardie
The legacy of Israel Regardie is one of magic and mystery leading to mysterious levels of Soul or Astral Travel which was ironically a working part of the magical system he wrote so much about in several books. Israel Regardie lived in Sedona and was said to visit the Chapel of the Holy Cross on a regular basis until his passing in 1985. What is fascinating is the fact Dr. Israel Regardie in 1930’s adopted and took on the name “Francis” a name given to Regardie by Winifred Burke (wife of the famous novelist Thomas Burke), who thought that his spiritual direction was reminiscent of St. Francis of Assisi for his faith, humility, and love.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is in fact called by some the “premier” location in Sedona to Soul Travel or otherwise termed Astral Projection in an astral body. The astral body is a subtle body posited by many philosophers, intermediate between the intelligent soul and the mental body, composed of a subtle material. The concept ultimately derives from the philosophy of Plato: it is related to an astral plane, which consists of the planetary heavens of astrology. The astral plane, also called the astral world, is a plane of existence postulated by classical (particularly neo-Platonic), medieval, oriental and esoteric philosophies and mystery religions
To travel in the astral body is one of the most useful, interesting and misunderstood tools in the toolbox of the magician, mystic, and psychonaut. Many authors on the subject have discussed the theory and practice of astral projection including Dr. Regardie extensively in terms of their own system or Order, and countless others have misapplied the term in various ways. However, astral projection is, in fact, a very natural process, and many people do it involuntarily during sleep. The two primary uses of astral projection to an occult magician are pathworking and astral temple work. Pathworking is a system developed primarily by members of the original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. The most common aspect of pathworking utilizes the 22 paths of the Qabalistic Tree of Life.  (Isn’t it a little odd Dr. Regardie wrote two books called, “The Tree of Life and The Golden Dawn?”)
Is it just a coincidence, on one hand, the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross is on record as being one of the best places there is to astral project and on the other, we have one of the most famous experts on the subject visiting the place regularly? What is it about the Chapel of the Holy Cross that has attracted the new age movement including famous occultists like Dr. Francis Israel Regardie who is named after a Saint who has a shrine dedicated to him at the same location?
The Occult Connection
Edward Aleister Crowley, former instructor to Israel Regardie, magus, poet, yogi, great beast, call him what thou wilt was many, many things, but could he have also been an extraterrestrial contactee?
Throughout Crowley’s years as a magician performing magical experiments derived from some of the same systems as Dr. Regardie, it seems Crowley also often attempted to contact non-human intelligence including what we call today “Aliens.” Through the uttering of ‘barbarous’ names, incantations and the regurgitation of ancient inscriptions and veiled verses, Crowley called forward all manner of spirits, demons and invisible masters from which he sought counsel. One entity in particular that has drawn an intense amount of interest over the years is the character known as “LAM.” Around 1917, in New York, Crowley drew the image of this ‘praeter-human intelligence’, after performing a ritual now known as the ‘Alamantrah’ working. During this magical experiment, an entity urged Crowley to “find the egg”, and it seems, at some point, Crowley experienced contact with this large egg headed entity known as LAM, who some say looks like very much like a grey alien.
The Amalantrah Workings
Sometime in January through March of 1918, Aleister Crowley started a series of magical workings called the Amalantrah Workings. These were a performed via Sexual & Ceremonial Magick (his spelling) with the intent to invoke certain “intelligences” to appear as physical manifestations. In actuality, the operation typically manifested as a series of visions and communications received through the mediumship. Be that as it may, at least one such “intelligence” was brought into physical manifestation via the Magical Portal they created. It seems the entity that came through is the one pictured below next to a grey alien. Crowley maintained the picture is actually a portrait and drawn from real life. This entity either called itself “Lam,” or was named “Lam” by Crowley. Either way, he considered it to be of interdimensional origin, which was the term then for extraterrestrial at the time.
It is generally agreed within occult circles that Crowley intentionally opened a portal of entry via magic ritual in the Amalantrah Workings which allowed the likes of Lam and other similar entities a passageway onto the earth-world. The rift “in-between the spaces of the stars,” created by the Amalantrah Working, created a gateway through which Lam and other extra-cosmic influences could enter the known universe, and most particularly, our earth-world. According to occultists involved in such things, the Portal has since widened.
After examining the evidence presented herein it would seem likely that perhaps one of the reasons why the reason as to why Sedona has become one of the main intergalactic doorways in the United States since 1980 is because there are people who for whatever reason are attempting to summons forth beings of unknown character. Today the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn openly speaks of the ability to call forth these beings:
Since scores of centuries, Slaver Magicians using Dark Magick have opened Interdimensional portals for evil creatures to invade our Astral Plane. These foul creatures from the dark realms seek to enslave and enchant mankind.
If Dr. Regardie performed some of the same rituals as the famous Aleister Crowley had then perhaps some of the false spirituality and theological error coming from the region can be accounted for. While it’s far from an exact science, the magnetic anomalies, coupled with so much documented vortex and portal lore, leads one to suspect an open preternatural portal area. No other region in the continental United States compares when it comes to identified vortexes. Another point to consider is the fact Aleister Crowley, Isreal Regardie, Antone Levay, and other occultists have as a part of there system of rites presented in the Golden Dawn and other publications the ability to summons forth beings/angels/gods, UFO’s, particularly “Orbs” which some consider to be angels ironically the most common UFO seen in the Verde Valley.
The information contained herein presupposes two very important factors: that there are aliens, angels/gods, and that some people (occultists) have “magical powers” which enable them to summons and call such forth onto this plane of existence. It is not the point here to prove whether or not there are such beings, existences, or powers. What is known is that there are people who believe that there are such beings and believe that they have such powers. The crux of the information presented is based on what people believe, which may be very different from the way things really are. Please bear this in mind. However, the fact there are so many UFO sightings captured on video of when they have been summoned makes it pretty easy to believe.
Additionally, the information contained herein also recounts some very curious behavior on the part of a number of people. These behaviors and events actually did take place and are fact. However, the supposed results of these events are entirely subjective and entirely in the realm of belief.
It is not the purpose herein to try to prove or disprove the beliefs of the people involved. It’s what they did (and do) because of these beliefs that are of interest. Nevertheless; isn’t it a little odd on one hand the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross is on record as being one of the top places in the area to astral project and then on the other hand we have one of the most famous experts in the field who wrote perhaps the most famous books to date on the subject ironically living in Sedona who some have related visited the place regularly? What is it about the Chapel of the Holy Cross that has attracted the new age movement including famous people like occultists Dr. Francis Israel Regardie who is named after a Saint who has dedicated to him an “alien-looking shrine” at the same location? What about the fact the church is also owned by the Vatican who ironically looks towards the heavens with a device called L.U.C.I.F.E.R. on top of Mt. Graham a short distance away awaiting an “Alien Savior” much in the same fashion the chapel itself points a cross straight up into the sky as if it too were sending a clear message of awaiting the arrival of something, is this too just another odd coincidence?
Israel Regardie was the personal aid of the world famous even now to this day Aleister Crowley who was a practicing occult Magician. During such time Regardie would take notes and was said to of taken vows of secrecy to keep the magical working and discoveries of Aleister Crowley secret. Years later for whatever reason Regardie broke those vows and wrote a book called “The Golden Dawn.” This book on ceremonial magic specifically works on Soul Traveling or Astral Projection is considered by many to be the book that started the modern occult movement.
The original Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn, which started in the late 1800s, borrowed from a wide variety of occult traditions from such sources like the Astrology, Enochian Magic, Kabalah, Tarot, Geomancy, Theosophy, Freemasonry, Paganism, and many more which ultimately created a unique and viable system of magic that is still being practiced today. Dictated through a series of Angelic communications delivered directly by various angels Enochian magic is a system of ceremonial magic based on the evocation and commanding of various spirits. These enchanting Keys of Enoch reemerged in the 20th century with the help of Regardie and Aleister Crowley the preeminent magician/sorcerer undisputed as a key person advancing occult knowledge. Crowley teaching pushed ceremonial magic along with being a big proponent of the ritual use of drugs as a way to bridge the gap in order to make contact with the spirit world. By using entheogens, the best term to describe drugs which does something to a person’s psychosis/spirit enabling the ability to overcome any barriers to make direct contact with spirits in the spirit world. Indeed throughout history humanity has used types of various potions/drugs ceremonially and recreationally to create realistic psychic events that have been used by witches/sorcerers to communicate with and see their gods. Angels taught mankind how to use key roots and plants to make spiritual contact. Ironically many of these substances are illegal. One has to wonder why someone would want to make it illegal to experience the spirit world and communicate with and see gods?
Almost every contemporary occult writer has been influenced, directly or indirectly, by the Order or its members, making The Golden Dawn one of the most influential occult books of the past 100 years. Therefore it seems there is a connection with the new age movement which ironically was said not hit the Verde Valley Area until right after none other than Dr. Francis Israel Regardie moved to Sedona perhaps like many others after being called to the Harmonic Convergence where he stayed until passing away in 1985.
Where did the portal come from that delivered Alice to her wonderland in 1865? Exactly how did Dorothy get transported to Oz in 1900? Dorothy’s tornado and Alice’s doorway to Wonderland are both considered by some to be a type of magical enchanting vortice/portal/gateway capable of transporting fictional characters on a journey between realms. However, in a world of facts and proof, a vortice is defined as a swirling mass such as air, water, or fire. Examples of these Vortices could be cited as tornadoes or whirlpools. These vortices are based on fact and science. But since the 1920s, another definition of the vortices had swirled to the surface of modern consciousness although descriptions of these mysterious places go back further.
There are reportedly positive and negative vortex sites throughout the world. Disappearances, weird UFO sightings, strange feelings and more occur in these mysterious places of paranormal. According to many well-known legends and myths, there are 12 vortex sites of mysterious disappearances on the Earth. Five lies along lines of latitude north of the Equator, five south of the Equator, and one at the each of the magnetic poles. In 1972, Ivan T. Sanderson, a noted naturalist and paranormal investigator, first coined the term, “Vile Vortices” in his article “The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World” for Saga magazine. The theory attempted to explain why 12 areas of the world seemed to have higher incidents of paranormal phenomenon than others. These vortices sites are said to have many mysterious paranormal events, generally involving the unexplained lack of function of cell phones, radars, radios, & compasses, to the disappearance of ships, airplanes, and people.
Coincidently, it must be pointed out ancient texts also mention 12 areas on the earth where there are gates to the heavens and to the underworld. TheBible describes 12 gates of heaven and the Book of Enoch mentions 12 places where portals between heaven and earth are open:
“And at the ends of the earth, I saw twelve portals open to all the quarters (of the heaven), from which the winds go forth and blow over the earth.”
There is also something to be said about an interesting correlation between the 12 gates of Enoch, Sanderson’s 12 Vile Vortices, and the 12 gates of the underworld. Remarkably there is further explanation given in the ancient texts perhaps showing the people of olden times knew of these vortex/portals specifically when they talked about the openings having “evil effects” or “beneficial effects” describing these mysterious gates between dimensions. Perhaps Enoch was speaking about the effects of portal/vortexes stating:
“Thus the twelve openings of the four heavenly directions are completed; all their orders, all their evil effects, and all their beneficial effects have I revealed to you!”
There is a lot to be said about Enoch, whose flesh was turned to flame, his veins to fire, his eye-lashes to flashes of lightning, eye-balls to flaming torches, and whom the Hebrew God placed on a throne next to the throne of glory, received after this heavenly transformation the name Metatron. As Metatron, Enoch becomes the “Angel in the Whirlwind” and master over other angels. Sparks, storms, whirlwinds, and thunder encircled him which emanated from his form in a vortex-like manner. The angels were said to of dressed Enoch/Metatron in magnificent garments which included a crown. A heavenly herald proclaimed the man’s name would no longer be Enoch, but Metatron, and that all angels must obey him second only to God. Metatron is also the angel connected with Abraham and Isaac’s test on Mt. Moriah. The “Angel in the whirlwind” is a metaphor that is used in the bible to describe the “winds of Moriah,” often a wind known to bring death and destruction. The whirlwind was a vehicle of terror for the God of the winds and the angel riding upon the whirlwinds was none other than Enoch/Metatron. Metatron became the foremost intermediary between the divine and the human possessing experiences both of the Earthly and the Heavenly.
Ivan T. Sanderson it seems was avidly interested in investigating the gateway legends between heaven and earth. Truly discovering the legends of doorways between heaven, hell, and earth would cause someone to want to investigate. However, there appeared to be a downside to some of these places. Ship and plane disappearances linked to paranormal events in the late 60’s captured peoples attention and is where Sanderson focused specifically on a dozen areas that were approximately equidistant and were the subjects of reported unexplained disappearance incidents and/or electromagnetic distortions. After being pulled into the mystery Sanderson did his best to attempt to explain the vortex phenomena in scientific terms stating:
“The vortex as a structure lies at the very core of existence, as in the atom and apparently beyond down to the behavior of the quanta.”
In 1973 three Soviet scientists (Nikolai Goncharov, Vyacheslav Morochov, and Valery Makarov) extended Sanderson’s theory in an article titled “Is the Earth a Large Crystal?” The article postulated that “a matrix of cosmic energy” made up of twelve pentagonal plates covers the earth. The work of the Russian scientists outlined a planetary grid that built on Sanderson’s original twelve Vile Vortices possessing unusual properties and other mysterious phenomena. Nevertheless; the research into the phenomena brought about the realization not only do historical records verify the possibility of the existence of these gateways but it seems the strange doorways were created by advanced civilizations/God thousands of years ago. The fact there are dozens of other ancient sites around the globe displaying fascinating similarities according to the legends is pretty compelling evidence there very well could be something to the information found in the Book of Enoch about the 12 gates between heaven, earth, and the underworld. Legends states in the distant past, great heroes crossed into the land of the gods by passing through the “Gate of the Gods” where they were said to of enjoyed a prosperous and glorious immortal life. Of course, modern science believes such travel is impossible, however, legends from all around the globe speak of travel through mysterious ‘gates’ thousands of years ago.
Why is it positive and negative energy vortices are situated where they are on the earth remains a mystery. Nonetheless; strange documented events, good and bad, appear to be happening at these locations. Often there are legends surrounding odd activity at these places going back in recorded history along with UFO activity. The amount of mysterious activity reported almost makes it seem as if these doorways are being accessed by all types of paranormal manifestations who are not always benevolent.
Some claim the Earth is mapped out as an icosahedron (or dodecahedron) Grid, therefore, these areas are all equidistant geometric points (Vortices) of intersecting (Ley) lines. The phenomenon is addressed as geometric patterns by Plato, in the book Anti-gravity and the World Grid.
Sometime in 1979, those locations were nicknamed “Vortexes” and that shortened label has stuck. Normally, the plural of vortex is vortices, but people in Sedona have a different view of what a vortex is. Accordingly, they refer to them in the plural as vortexes. Although most vortex believers are genuine, a huge tourism industry has been built up around these mystical places in the Sedona area. Sedona, for the most part, has few major churches, no relics, no established holy sites except for perhaps the Chapel of the Holy Cross. But what it does have are “vortexes.” The actual number of vortexes in Sedona, which varies from guide to guide– is subject to debate. Vortexes are geographical/topographical sites which according to legend can enhance meditation, prayer, vitalization, reduce stress, heal the past, and create thinking and problem-solving.
Linda Moulton Howe, an American investigative journalist and award-winning documentary filmmaker best known for her work as a ufologist and advocate of a variety of conspiracy theories, stated Sedona is the location of some type of portal. Howe reported sometime in 1982 a man approached her stating he was involved with construction planning stages somewhere in Sedona where the goal of the US government was to build and place a machine in order to alter the magnetic fields of the earth in the area that were said to be naturally opening and collapsing periodically on cyclic intervals. (Indeed one of the secrets of Sedona is most paranormal and UFO sightings are on specific cyclical days.) In order to control these gateways, it appears the answer was to build a large all brick building withholding a secret machine within the enclosure in order to prevent the collapse of the magnetitic fields of a specific targeted area. The US Military and the Vatican have shown an interested in controlling these gateways. Retired U.S. Army Colonel Philip J. Corso, author of The Day After Roswell reportedly showed Howe a handful of specific places in the world like Sedona that have had recorded paranormal active interactions throughout history.
Vortex sites are also said to be where according to legend one is able to enter into and be transported instantly to any other vortex location while in the astral body.
The vortexes in the Sedona/Verde Valley region were first discovered locally by mystical methods in the 1950s by a New Age adherent Page Bryant through channeling and a vision. Bryant gave a clear description of the phenomena:
“A vortex is a mass of energy that moves in a rotary or whirling motion, causing a depression or vacuum at the center.... These powerful eddies of pure Earth power manifest as spiral-like coagulations of energy that are either electric, magnetic, or electromagnetic qualities of life force.”
Bryant identified four power vortexes that coincide with spectacular rock formations in and around Sedona: Bell Rock, Airport Mesa, Cathedral Rock, and Boynton Canyon. The Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex was added later and is known for being one of the strongest and most easily felt premier vortexes in all of Sedona. Many sacred temples and churches have been built near or on powerful vortexes throughout the world. Sedona’s vortexes have become so popular that the town has become the capital center of New Age movement and spirituality. According to the local newspaper Sedona Red Rock News, “Starting in the 1960’s word spread in the United States among spiritual seekers to visit Sedona’s high energy meditation sites.” Sedona soon became world-famous for its energy vortexes and is considered one of the strongest energetic places in the world. Millions of people travel to Sedona every year to experience the energy of the healing vortices. But many nonbelievers are attracted to Sedona as well, thanks to the area’s spectacular red rock formations - four of which happen to ironically coincide with vortexes.
Some researchers contend Sedona’s spiritual heritage actually goes back for millennia. The Spring 2015 Edition of the Visitor’s Guide published by the Sedona Red Rock News, states that archeologists believe the ancient Sinagua/Anasazi people may have held Sedona as sacred ground in the same way people do today since ancient ruins ring Sedona in the Verde Valley area. It is thought these people of the distant past lived on the outskirts and traveled into the red rock area to be part of sacred ceremonies. The area has many kivas where an assortment of ceremonial rites would be performed to enter the spirit world.
Now having said that, what is a Sedona Vortex? A vortex is a place of especially high mystical power or energy, located where hypothetical alignments called “ley lines” intersect with one another. It appears Sedona’s New Age movement eventually took up the idea of ley lines, interpreting them as some kind of magnetically-charged sources of cosmic energy. Some people also associate these lines with UFO landing sites and/or the “spirit lines” of ancient flights. Of course, there are other theories circling vortexes and ley lines as well, including some who claim perhaps ley lines are what UFOs travel along in the same way people drive cars along highways. For the most part, vortexes are areas of high energy concentrations, originating from magnetic, spiritual, or sometimes unknown sources considered to be gateways or portals to other realms, both spiritual and dimensional.
Often overlooked or not known, but equally as powerful and fully interrelated in the overall scheme of things, are Personal Body Vortexes.People have gone as far as assert vortexes are analogous to the chakras in the human body acting as gateways between the higher planes of existence and the physical plane that we perceive. From these ‘gates’ energy is distributed throughout the body in a system of pathways called Nadis in Sanskrit. The Chakras fall or have been created, like Ley Lines, at the points where these lines cross and meet. There are 9 major chakras in the body, counting two above the head within the etheric field, which are not normally referred to. There are several minor chakras throughout the body. The arteries in the human body are analogous to the rivers and waterways of Planet Earth. Ley Lines are analogous to the nervous/energy system in the human body. It has been stated by several sources including channelings from Edgar Cayce, that crystals were directed during Atlantean times at balancing the ley lines of the Earth’s plane, and maintaining the stability of Earth.
The vortexes in Sedona are said to be swirling centers of subtle energy coming out from the surface of the earth. The vortex energy found in the Verde Valley is not exactly electricity or magnetism, although it does leave a slight measurable residual magnetism in the places where it is strongest. A US Geological team did a survey of the area and created a map (See image below) showing the strength of magnetic fields in the Verde Valley area. Notice the strength of the magnetic fields in the Sedona Mountains is over 500 times greater than the surrounding area.
There have been a few who have gone to great lengths to analyze US Geological Survey magnetometer readings of the red rock mountains of the region. A 2002 USGS report stated Volcanic rocks are the most prevalent magnetic lithology of this region when tectonic processes disrupt the placement and orientation of rock a magnetic anomaly results in the local magnetic field.
Though some people feel absolutely nothing at vortex locations, others, on the other hand, usually the women, report:
“Standing in one is somewhat like the sensation Marilyn Monroe might have felt with her dress swirling up.”
Most of all the vortex people experience an awakening to wonder as they stand in such beauty for in Sedona not only do they feel the wonder and indescribable beauty of their surroundings but even more significantly they are able to feel the mystery of themselves. Indeed if a person desires to experience the energy that whirls and lifts people to heavenly heights, the pathway is to go within the self. To some, the vortex is a Kundalini or electrical energy that is inside the body which travels up the spine in a serpentine vortex motion. It has also been suggested this electrical vortex energy can be portals into other realms, much like Alice’s Wonderland or Dorothy’s Oz. Then, of course, there’s the electromagnetic field factor an area which the science and metaphysical communities can and do agree. Electromagnetic fields are real. Nevertheless; vortexes will always be magical places to many, regardless of what science is able to prove or disprove. It is true vortexes may not whisk people away on the yellow brick roads to sing and dance with the lollipop guild, or to Wonderlands, but they certainly offer a chance to cross over into spiritual dimensions once the secret to exploring them becomes known since they are not generally given away. According to Richard Dannelley and Pete A. Sanders Jr. in their works Scientific Vortex Information and Sedona Power Spot Vortex respectively, vortexes have been labeled according to the direction of their energy flow. Up-flow, where energy is flowing upward out of the earth; and Inflow, where energy is flowing inward, toward the earth.
Main Vortex Locations
The Verde Valley area has 5 major known vortex locations with smaller lesser energy centers found throughout the area. The energy from these vortexes saturates the whole area in and around Sedona, and can be noticed in a subtle but general way anywhere around town. Sedona is world-famous for its energy vortexes and is considered one of the strongest energetic places in the world. Legend says millions of people travel to Sedona every year to experience the energy of the healing found here.
1: Airport Mesa Vortex
The Airport Mesa vortex is an Upflow area (also called Electric or Masculine) said to aid the spirit to soar high for a gaining perspective and/or greater oneness and serenity. The location is also the one places in Sedona where a person can get a 360 degree panorama of the whole town which makes it one of the more popular vortex sites in the area. Walk up the trail to the saddle between the hills, to find the legendary twisted Juniper trees.
2: Bell Rock Vortex
Bell Rock is one of the area’s most known vortex meditation sites. It is an Upflow area (also referred to as Electric or Masculine) Bell Rock, reputed to have strong vortex energy all around it, is on the Byway and unmistakable. It’s huge bell shape towers over Village of Oak Creek making it easy to spot. For decades seekers from around the world have used Bell Rock for contemplative reflection and inspiration. Bell Rock has lots of history, starting with the Yavapai Indians, whose ancestors are said to of roamed the area believing the red rocks were the bodies and blood of huge monsters. Legend says a Shaman hero Skatakaamcha slew the monsters, including a giant bird that lived on a mountaintop (some say Bell Rock).
3: Boynton Canyon Vortex
The Boynton Canyon vortex located is just past Enchantment Resort and is very popular with visitors to Sedona. (Combination site of Upflow/Masculine and Inflow/Feminine- also called Electromagnetic) Upflow Vortexes are said to be associated with mountains, and mesa tops. They help your spirit soar for a higher perspective and greater oneness. Inflow Vortexes are associated with valleys, canyons, and caves. They are said to help a person go inward for introspective prayer/meditation and healing hurts from your past. This vortex location is said to be a place where people go to find balance. Having a good masculine/feminine balance also helps relationships by strengthening the things that make relationships work well, such as intimacy, commitment, honesty and openness. Some say this is the most powerful vortex with energy very powerful in all three parts: the masculine side, the feminine side, and the balance.
4: Cathedral Rock / Red Rock Crossing Vortex
Oak Creek, where it runs next to Cathedral Rock, is called “Red Rock Crossing” and considered a strong Vortex as well as a sacred area in Native American history. Majestically overlooking the land and Oak Creek, Cathedral Rock is revered by Native Americans as a home of the gods. It is also the most photographed Red Rock Formation, often found on postcards and calendars. The Cathedral Rock vortex is said to be an Inflow area (also referred to as Magnetic or Feminine).
5: Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex
Known as the premier location in the area for “Soul Travel,” The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel built into the mesas of Sedona, Arizona, which was inspired and commissioned by sculptor Marguerite Brunswig Staude. The chapel was completed in 1956. The American Institute of Architects gave the Chapel its Award of Honor in 1957. In the sculptor’s words, “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men and be a living reality.” In 2007, Arizonans voted the Chapel to be one of the Seven Man-Made Wonders of Arizona, and it is also the site of one of the so-called Sedona vortices. The Chapel is one of the main tourist attractions in the Sedona area.
Vortex Energy in Juniper Trees
Actual evidence for the existence of the vortexes—apart from all the footprints left by tourists—is hard to come. The twisted juniper trees, which are indeed quite unusual, are the only physical indication of invisible forces, and only a very few of the trees have this feature. You’ll see a twisted tree right next to a perfectly ordinary one. It seems strange that a vortex would produce such a highly localized effect. Juniper trees are said to respond to the vortex energy in a physical way which seems to reveal where this sacred energy is strongest. It appears the stronger the energy, the more of an axial twist the Juniper trees exhibit in their branches. Instead of going straight down the branch, the lines of growth follow a slow helical spiral along the length of the branch resembling a vortex pattern. This spiraling effect can sometimes even bend the branch itself.
What is said to happen when people visit these vortexes according to the new age community in Sedona is that one can be healed spiritually and even physically. Vortexes are areas of energy that are reported to rise up from the earth’s surface, supposedly spiritually thus physically affecting any spiritually sensitive person who travels within the vicinity. Of course, it must be duly noted the vortex phenomena isn’t experienced or understood by everyone. In 2012 Peter Gersten, a retired lawyer who lived in Sedona for some time was reportedly left perplexed after a vortex failed to open at the base of Bell Rock. Apparently, after becoming involved with the UFO phenomenon, Gersten made his decision to somehow take flight by planning to leap into a “portal” once it opened stating:
“At exactly 11:11 a cosmic portal will open in Sedona Arizona and a leap of faith - from the top of Bell Rock - will propel me through its opening.”
Gersten climbed on the top of Bell Rock awaiting manifestation of the extraordinary event which he publically wrote about stating:
“I believe that some type of cosmic portal will be opening at that time and place and that an opportunity will present itself.”
Peter Gersten came down off Bell Rock a totally new man when the mountain didn’t give up her secrets so easily.
Systems of ley lines vortexes/portals is not a new idea. Sacred temples of the ancient world around the Mediterranean are located at powerful vortexes, and drawing lines between them will bring out patterns of triangles. The Indians in the American Southwest, as well as those in Peru and other parts of South America, located their cities and the roads between them on vortexes and ley lines. Many sacred temples and churches have been built near or on powerful vortexes. Many people report feeling the local vortex energy on some level within themselves, whether it is simply on a physical level, of increased energy and aliveness, increased mental clarity or understanding of things may come to them that was not there before. Some report obtaining new directions to take in life, solutions to problems, or new creative endeavors. The energies of vortexes some say can affect people on an emotional or spiritual level of feeling the presence of God/Source or having spiritual experiences. Many people report feeling the release of old emotions and sufferings that have been carried for a long time only to replace them with new awareness and understanding of things allowing them to begin anew.
The beauty of Sedona is such that many people can only compare it to a powerful spiritual experience. People from all over the world come to the area to experience the vortexes. You could say Sedona is the “Vortex Capital” of the world since so many people visit each year. To visit Sedona you either have to recalibrate your sense of awe, or your brain interprets the experience as literally supernatural. If you’re inclined to believe in the supernatural, then it’s normal and expected for human psychology to determine that a higher power is in effect in Sedona. The concept of the “energy vortex” is, for whatever reason, the popular explanation that took the strongest hold here. The magnitude of the experience is palpable enough that many of us tend to accept the vortex explanation as plausible. The feeling is strong, thus the evidence seems to support the suggested explanation. However, one question remains to be answered. Is it possible —as legends suggest— these ancient sites were designed by intelligent forces going beyond rational understanding and that they are in fact ‘ancient portals’ leading towards distant places elsewhere? If there is an intelligent design behind vortexes, then who put them there and for what intended purpose? Or are legends that speak of such portals nothing but ancient myths? Nevertheless; vortexes or not, Sedona is a marvelous place where locals consider the ancient sites in the area to be powerful places with mystical powers.
The Maya held the “cenotes” - giant sinkholes - of their region in high esteem, regarding them as holy sites and portals to communication with the gods. The Montezuma Well measures 386 feet across and 70 feet down until the floating sand “false bottom” and has a reported 1,500,000 gallons of water emerge each day from a mysterious underground spring emptying into Beaver Creek giving life to the region. The well is thought to be is a naturally occurring collapsed underground limestone sinkhole filling with water.
Located at the site itself overlooking the well is a story of how the waters bubbling into Montezuma Well today fell as rain and snow atop Mogollon Rim over 10,000 years ago. The story presented by the Park Service by the Ranger Station informs visitors about the ancient waters stating:
“Between 10,000 and 13, 000 years ago, precipitation atop the Mogollon Rim began percolating down through hundreds of yards of rock-basalt flows, Coconino Sandstone, Supai Group, Hermit Shale and others-until it reaches the relatively permeable Redwall Limestone. Once there, it trickled slowly toward Montezuma Well. Here the water reaches an underground dike of volcanic basalt that forces it back to the surface after its ten-millennium journey.”
The information provided by the National Park Service shows an image of what appears to be the source of where the water emptying out from the well comes from displaying a rather large basalt shaft almost the width of the well itself almost 400 feet wide. The mysteries surrounding the well are not hard to find:
“Locating the source of the well’s water has researchers baffled. Tests using gas and dye have been performed, but so far, no connection has been established between the well’s water and any other water source in the area.”
To date, the public has been told scientists have only been able to penetrate a few miles inside the earth, and what lies further down they know nothing about forced to depend only on conjectures, guesses, and suppositions. There have been lots of theories about what lies beneath our feet for some time. The first one to present the theory of the earth being hollow with openings at its poles was William Reed who authored the book, “Phantom of the Poles,” published in 1906. Reed summarizes his revolutionary theory as follows:
“The earth is hollow. The Poles, so long sought, are phantoms. There are openings at the northern and southern extremities. In the interior are vast continents, oceans, mountains and rivers.”
The Hollow Earth concept proposes that the planet is entirely hollow or contains substantial interior spaces some of which contain water. The idea of a subterranean realm found within the earth has recured many times in folklore. There are actually many ancient stories, oral traditions and religious beliefs surrounding the belief in a hollow earth. Some of these tales spotlight a realm of immortals, who have hybrid creatures like giants and other strange entities inhabiting these mysterious chambers.
Filmmaker Justen Faull produced the Hollow Earth Chronicles a set of documentaries some claim clearly established and shed new light on some of these vast voids of substantial interior spaces in the earth. While researching Justen Faull, a younger person clearly not a geologist, there was one particular person who reported having a friend whose son was in the Marines aboard a submarine that reportedly somehow went into some kind of cavernous system traveling clear under Arizona. The person’s remarkable and surely classified story was backed up by someone who has done a considerable amount of research into the matter Justen Faull.
Hearing the remarkable tale about a submarine under Arizona sparked an immediate memory connecting a dot with something reported in another section specifically about the possible location of a secret USO base (unidentified submerged object) just off the coast of Point Dume in Malibu, California. Jimmy Church, host of Fade to Black on the Dark Matter Radio Network was the first to really talk about the Malibu underwater anomaly openly after one of his listeners contacted him with information where it appeared some kind of base existed on the sea floor some thought was “alien” after strange underwater images surfaced taken by none other than Google Earth. These photos showed what appeared to be some sort of dark opening measuring nearly 3 miles wide going into the earth at approximately 2,000 feet below the surface, about 6 miles off the coast.(See image below.)
Is this where the submarines and other vessels are able to travel through some kind of passage reaching under Arizona?
Not long after the story broke weighing in on the Malibu mystery the Huffington Post secured a former FBI Special Agent Ben Hansen with an extensive background investigating and analyzing questionable pictures and videos to put such depths to the test. Hansen does his best to explain the odd underwater images then cautions about how people should interpret things seen on Google Earth stating:
“Google obtains their underwater data from several different sources, including satellite radar and echo sonar from the Navy, NOAA, NASA and other agencies. Because they often use very different technologies, the derived information isn’t always going to agree. When it doesn’t, Google relies on its automatic 3D auto-generation programs to make sense of it.”
The fact the Huffington Post wanted to bring in an FBI agent to disprove the original story is something to ponder. The result of the investigation did unmask a few telling details like how AI Google Earth came up with its data in the first place specifically through the use of “satellite radar and echo sonar from the Navy.”
Miles-long Object on Ocean Seen Moving
Diving into the deeper mysteries of the ocean is hard when in fact the seas remain 90% undiscovered. This uncharted domain on earth is in a sense alien to us common folk, however, there is remarkably just as much UFO activity as in space or anywhere else. Recently a discovery just off the coast of southern California of what appears to be a miles-long object crawling on the sea floor leaving behind massive trenches has raised more than a few questions.
There are notable places on the ocean floor which have been blurred out by Google for some mysterious reason. Nonetheless; it appears there are areas the powers that be do not want people to see. What is being seen in the images is enough to make anyone wonder. Not only is there clearly some kind of massive straight miles-wide lines underwater but also some kind of round object zig-zagging across the region in a peculiar fashion as well.
What is almost 3 miles wide and moves hundreds of miles on the bottom of the ocean floor? The mysterious object can actually be seen to of traveled all over. Just one stretch of the sea the craft/being traveled before being blurred out is at least 40+ miles.
Of course, there are no rational explanations for these discoveries to date since nothing known publically can explain the odd phenomena. Each person has to make their own decisions as to what is being seen. Couldn’t help make a connection with Job 26:5 which states:
“Dead things are formed from under the waters, and the inhabitants thereof.”
The “Rephaim” were made by creatures underneath the waters and the inhabitants thereof. The name of these people literally means “terrible ones.” When you look in the scriptures you find some interesting connections where gods are found to be inside the earth. 1 Samuel 28:13 states:
“And the king said to her, Be not afraid: for what saw you? And the woman said to Saul, I saw gods (Elôhîm) ascending out of the earth.”
Sistema Sac Actun “White Cave System”
If the US submarine didn’t go underwater somehow under Arizona in through the Malibu, California route than perhaps it was through another subterranean cavernous system. The Sistema Sac Actun underwater cave system spans an astonishing 347 kilometers (216 miles) and is reportedly full of lost secrets of the ancient Maya civilization. One underwater archeologist Guillermo de Anda, of Mexico’s National Institute of Anthropology and History, stated:
“This immense cave represents the most important submerged archaeological site in the world. It has more than a hundred archaeological contexts, among which are evidence of the first settlers of America, as well as extinct fauna and, of course, the Maya culture.”
Quetzalcoatl was to the Aztecs, a god who had access to the heavens above and to the underworld below whose name indicates, a feathered serpent, a flying reptile (much like a dragon) or Seraphim Angel, who was known to be a boundary-maker as well as transgressor between the worlds. This god has long been rumored to have a house inside the Montezuma Well by the local tribal people. To find the largest cavernous system in the world containing artifacts of this god is perhaps a clue which may indeed flow like veins in caves within the body of earth. Cavernous systems of this size make it possible to consider there being others which very well could travel clear up under Arizona as well as connect to other places.
There are of course other people who have made some of the similar claims of underwater caverns. One person has stated:
“We ended up entering this large rift system that is the second West Antartica rift system and we went very deep underground traveling to this rift system that had been tunneled out by some sort of ancient alien race allowing you to travel from Antartica all the way up Central America and southern and southwestern parts of the United States all completely underwater.”
Of course, often there really is no way to really verify all these legends and rumors. Additionally, most people are stuck in the box of what they have been spoon fed to think and believe never questioning the narrative and going deeper. The Montezuma Well, on the other hand, indeed has depths that have yet to be fully explored by anyone to date. This legendary vortex of spinning mystery is rumored to be a house of a god who is able to travel from the heavens above or down to the underworld. The fact Shiite Muslims have the same legends stating out of a well will emerge one day their god a version of an Islamic ‘savior.’ Perhaps these places are literal ancient doorways that were once used to travel underground to what literally was to people of the past and still known today as the underworld.
When it comes to the Montezuma Well, the depths of which were claimed to be endless by the Native Americans long before divers discovered the false bottom, nobody could have imagined the possibility these legends could have any real depth or lead to possible other discoveries. Is there a secret underwater passage going under Arizona from the ocean? Could this passage connect somehow to Montezuma Well? Most likely not, however, there can only be so many ways to get under Arizona or to enter the underworld.
Underground military bases are an integral part of the U.S. military defense. For decades rumors have swirled around the small Verde Valley communities that an underground base exists somewhere in the mountains nearby since Area 51 can’t be our government’s only top secret base. While there is no hard evidence of the existence of any kind of facility, there are certainly enough stories along with oddly related phenomena in the region to warrant further study.
After researching the subject first hand if such a base does exist, it is completely hidden underground far from view. There are no outposts, guard towers, fences or other outward signs in the region visible at all. It’s possible there may be an entrance to a D.U.M.B. (Deep Underground Military Base) which must be highly camouflaged since no physical evidence has ever been found that we know of. However, within a specific geographic region of about 7 square miles, in the Secret Mountain Wilderness, reports of “paranormal strangeness” have occurred over the decades. Much of the reported activity appears to have taken place in the vicinity of the Bradshaw Ranch and Enchantment Resort.
Over the years there have been more than a few locals who have testified repeatedly that they were forbidden to enter certain remote sections of the area and have described being turned back at gunpoint by men in military fatigues stating they had orders to “shoot to kill” anyone who crossed onto private government territory. One person reported:
“I used to think that the stories of the government guarding this property were bunk, more Sedona woo-woo if you will, but while interviewing a good friend of mine for this article she confirmed that they were very real indeed. She states that in 1997 she had been riding out in the Bradshaw Ranch area before she knew anything about Bradshaw Ranch when she was stopped by two uniformed men armed with automatic rifles. They told her she couldn’t go any further and to turn around. She didn’t see any fences at that time but wasn’t about to argue with two armed guys in the desert.”
Another person reported:
“One of my investigators hiked to Secret Canyon late one night and was stopped by a voice on a loudspeaker and a laser-targeting light on his chest. He was told he had entered a restricted area and to turn around and leave.”
It does seem a little odd only a few out of 1000’s of hikers in Secret Mountain Wilderness have reported having been run out of the area. If someone pulls a gun on you no doubt you get out of the area, but more importantly, you make a report of the incident or at least attempt to get help.
Other people have apparently reported other strange things making someone want to believe in the legends by stating:
“A native American who lives not far from Enchantment Resort reported in early 2009 that that she observed fleets of military 8 wheeler trucks backing up to the door of an abandoned cabin on a remote piece of land near the resort. She watched with binoculars as men in military fatigues unloaded these trucks day and night for three days, disappearing into the cabin, and later emerging for another load. She figured out quickly that the cabin was obviously sitting atop the location of some sort of underground tunnels or shaft.”
Then one would think the Federal Government’s purchase of Bradshaw Ranch would mean the land would be opened to the public as is most all other federal lands in the United States (with the exception of military, and sensitive sites) but no. It is this strange behavior on the part of the US government which has spurred the multitudes of speculation and conspiracy theories over the years. However, Congress does not normally purchase ranches plus there are thousands of archaeological sites in Arizona which the Government/Forest service doesn’t protect on a daily basis. Nevertheless; when a person takes into account the unusually high UFO activity and electromagnetic vortex phenomena in the region its no wonder why some conspiracy theorists have associated these unusual clandestine activities with an underground base where it has even been rumored members of an alien race work with their human or part-human puppets. One person reported:
“Sedona - Famous for it’s massive vortexes, is claimed to be an ancient colony of the Lemurians. According to Commander X, there are reports of a joint-operational underground city and facility under the Enchantment Resort in Boyton Canyon, where clone-like men in black have been seen, along with unusual electromagnetic vortex phenomena.”
This wonderful place is famous for its vortex sites and it has long been known as the location of an inter-dimensional portal. According to local folklore, there are tunnels leading from Sedona to another space-time dimension. Although the idea that there are secret possibly military/alien bases in or near the fortuitously christened Secret Mountain area is labeled a conspiracy theory, it is not without some anecdotal evidence. Many people have reportedly “personally witnessed black helicopters flying in formation regularly” as well as other activity leading some to believe there is a military presence somewhere in the region. Some have theorized there are ‘portals’ above, under, or around, Sedona that can be used to jump between space/time which the military, “may be attempting to control.”
There are some people who believe an area close by in Boyton Canyon where air is mysteriously found coming through a blowhole could possibly serve as an air vent for an underground Alien or Military Base in Sedona.
Prehistoric Native Americans were the first miners, most likely seeking colored rocks. Then settlers produced financiers who brought billions of dollars in copper, gold, and silver from its depths. The mines of Jerome, Arizona over the years become long and deep. Workings throughout the property of just one mine, United Verde Mine, totaled 81 miles of underground workings. For whatever reason, some of the tailings from the mines of Jerome were transported 8 miles to Cottonwood, Arizona where they were dumped and have remained until recently where a cleanup and removal process has begun recycling the old smelting tailings into roofing, abrasives, and asphalt material.
Another part of Jerome’s mining history is the Josephine Tunnel. This now-abandoned tunnel entrance was once part of a 2.5-mile underground passageway that allowed for the transport of mining materials underground to Clarkdale, Arizona’s western border. The tunnel is now locked and welded shut.
“How the workmen broke through the last barrier between the ‘portal’ and the mine and completed the new 12,000 foot haulage tunnel for the United Verde Extension, was described by D. J. O’Rourke, who, with J. D. Campbell, a member of the firm, was in Prescott yesterday. The actual break through occurred last Thursday.”
To deliver mining ore from Jerome, James Douglas built the Arizona-Extension Railway. The western branch ran between what was once called the town of “Verde” and the eastern portal of the 2.5-mile Josephine Tunnel. One has to wonder why a company would want to go through all the trouble of digging and constructing miles upon miles of underground tunnels to transport material when it seems transporting above ground would have been more safer as well as efficient. Today the concrete portal entrance now sits locked up prohibiting entry to the public. Who knows what could be lurking in the depths of this abandoned part of history left untouched for almost a century.
“The original contract required the completion of the tunnel in October, 1918, but many unforeseen difficulties hampered and delayed the work. However, despite such difficulties as heavy flows of water, soft and running ground etc., consistent progress was made, so that the breaking through was delayed but five months. When it is considered that the flow of water at the ‘portal’ at the onset reached 2,000 gallons per minute and the pumping plant at the Texas shaft was constantly added to, until a final capacity of more than 500 gallons a minute was pumped from that point, the progress was very satisfactory. Very little water was encountered in the mine end, but other conditions made progress at this point a slow and laborious proposition.”
The most vertical ghost town in the United States (Jerome) looks down upon the Pheonix cement factory where people report seeing very few trucks leaving an area restricted to the general public. This plant is the highest manmade structure in the Verde Valley, some surmise is the entrance to an underground base which expands clear underneath into the Sedona area and beyond.
Local paranormal researcher and author Tom Dongo expanded on this idea in seminars as well as other possible connections in his book “Mysterious Sedona” in one of the more interesting chapters, called “The Alien Tunnel System.” Dongo admitted early in the chapter he was hesitant when it came to writing about alleged secret tunnels inhabited by alien beings who are working with the U.S. government. Nevertheless; Dongo believed this is a deep tunnel system that probably starts at (or is connected to) the Navajo Army Depot near Flagstaff, Arizona 30 miles northwest of Sedona. The tunnel system somehow connects to Clarkdale then continues to go deeper into the over 80 miles of Jerome’s depths.
During a time when having an alcoholic drink was illegal bootlegging tunnels connected businesses underground in Cottonwood, Arizona to hide their stock from police raids. Many stores, restaurants, auto dealers, pool halls, etc., were fronts to backroom gambling houses known locally for dispensing illicit brewed whiskey said to be the best in the state of Arizona. Soon the desert region gained a certain reputation for lawlessness and for its alcohol production remarkably attracting gangsters like Al Capone as well as other bandits and criminals. A sheriff soon after was commissioned to take out the illegal bootlegging businesses and tunnels. No one really knows how extensive the underground passages were or how far they went.
The beauty of the red rocks of Sedona bring throngs of tourists to the region each year. The small city has roughly ten thousand residents and remarkably attracts more than four million tourists annually. The rest of the people flocking to this region of Arizona are coming to the desert for a far less tranquil reason. Paranormal phenomena. The history of humanity is laced with stories about secret underground facilities going back to the beginning highlighted with catacombs of cities and caves that lead to underground chambers.
Through a little research, it turns out there really is a few entrances to D.U.M.B.s (Deep Underground “Mining” Bases) in the region found in history. The fact there is plenty of recorded evidence outlining a massive network of tunnels found throughout the region clearly indicates there are some depths to all the rumors. Finding mention of a portal location hidden deep inside a 2.5-mile long mine where the public can’t go is mysterious. Of course, Jerome’s mining portals clearly are not the same as Sedona’s interdimensional.
Going a little deeper and back even further in time groundwater is said to be the cause of Devils Kitchen Sinkhole on Soldier’s Pass leading to the Seven Sacred Pools just outside of Sedona. Clearly, this expanding cavity is evidence of a large and deep underground cavern carved out by something. Each collapse event of the 225 feet in diameter by 100 feet deep sinkhole reveals it was formed by a series of catastrophic geological events causing the hole to continue to grow over time. The most common cause of sinkhole formation is from the collapse of caves in limestone bedrock. The AZ Geological Survey considers the area unstable and hazardous.
This site is evidence the Sedona/Verde Valley region has massive underground caves and tunnels. Take into account the mysterious depths of Montezuma Well and it becomes clear there are passageways going underground.
The fact there are massive underground tunnels going from one small town to the next is indeed worthy of notice perhaps giving rise and credit to some of the rumors and legends.
 United Verde Mine (The Big Hole; Big Hole property; Hull Mine; Hopewell tunnel; Patented claim 3480; Patented claim 2812; Patented claims 3348), Jerome, Verde District, Black Hills (Black Hill Range),Yavapai Co., Arizona, USA
Called one of the seven man-made wonders of Arizona, the Chapel of the Holy Cross sits on the edge of Sedona and is a site that attracts millions of visitors from around the world. From its earliest beginnings, the Chapel has been recognized internationally. Within a year of its opening in 1956, it appeared in Life Magazine, The Washington Post and The New York Times.
This amazing historical site was built directly into the red rocks and has become a staple of “Must See” sights in Sedona. One of Sedona’s earliest landmarks is also one of its most endearing — the Chapel of the Holy Cross, where people of all denominations come to offer their prayers, supplications, and praises--and to marvel at the building’s distinctive architecture and the panoramic vistas from its site. The Chapel of the Holy Cross is a Roman Catholic chapel built on Coconino National Forest land into the buttes of Sedona, Arizona, run by the Diocese of Phoenix, as a part of St. John Vianney Parish in Sedona. The chapel was built in 18 months at a cost of $300,000 and was completed in 1956 which sits atop a pinnacle 250 feet above the valley floor. The American Institute of Architects gave the Chapel an Award of Honor shortly after completion in 1957. In the sculptor’s words, “Though Catholic in faith, as a work of art the Chapel has a universal appeal. Its doors will ever be open to one and all, regardless of creed, that God may come to life in the souls of all men (and women) and be a living reality.” 
In 2007 the chapel was voted one of the 7 Wonders of Arizona by the Arizona Republic, reflecting the culture and history of the state, from cliff dwellings built in the steep sandstone walls to the chapel built into Sedona’s red rocks blending in with its surroundings, looking almost as if it was a natural formation. 
The Chapel of the Holy Cross was a gift from Marguerite Brunswig Staude, a sculptress, philanthropist, and devout Catholic, who believed art should be in service of spirit and considered the chapel to be her greatest artistic achievement and the fulfillment of her life’s mission. While gazing at the newly completed Empire State Building in 1932, Staude had an epiphany which she saw a cross superimposed on the structure, and thought, “What an idea for a church!” This idea, which seemed to affirmed her belief that churches should speak to the people, would go on to haunt and inspire Staude. “God can be worshipped as a contemporary--bringing him closer to earth and every one of us,” she said.
Initially, Staude envisioned the chapel as a modern skyscraper cathedral that would encircle one whole city block. Apparently, early sketches impressed Lloyd Wright, son of the famous American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, but the drawings were not approved by the archbishop of Los Angeles, her home at the time. A nunnery in Budapest became excited about the design and planned to place the church above the Danube River. World War II aborted those plans. Then both of Staude’s parents died in the 1940s. It was her mother’s last wish that she leave behind a living spiritual trust. This is when Staude decided to resurrect her idea for a chapel, but this time she envisioned it in Sedona, a place she had come to love. “Our monument would become a chapel dedicated to finding God through art,” she said. 
In the initial stages of the chapel dream, there was one major glitch in securing the land, “It belonged to the National Forest Service.” After several unsuccessful attempts to obtain the land locally through various means, Staude flew to Washington, DC, and met with Senator Barry Goldwater, who records indicate was a personal friend. Staude showed Senator Goldwater her ideas and he caught her enthusiasm, marching Staude to the office of the Secretary of the Interior who granted the necessary permit in 1955.
Mrs. Staude being a good Roman Catholic gave the Chapel of the Holy Cross to the Diocese of Gallup, whose Bishop was Bernard T. Espelage, who then assigned Father John Driscoll as the priest to the then new mission church. The chapel was built during the “hot times” of the Cold War, during which there was a television series called “I Led Three Lives.” The main character of the weekly program was a man named Herbert Philbrick, who began each week’s episode by saying something like, “My name is Herbert Philbrick, and for 20 years I led three lives. During that time, I was a husband, an American Citizen, and a counterintelligence spy for the FBI.”
In a peculiar sort of way, some have said: “Herbert Philbrick’s multiple identities is a bit like the Chapel of the Holy Cross, for as it too, has had three very distinct lives.”
THE LIVES OF THE CHAPEL OF THE HOLY CROSS
At the start, for a number of years, the chapel was the parish church for the local Roman Catholic people in the Verde Valley. News stories were written about the chapel in places like Life Magazine, the New York Times, Washington Post, even Arizona Highways did a piece on the chapel in 1957. For the most part, it appears things went along well for a few years at the chapel where priests came and went, the locals attended Mass regularly, tourists visited, so it seemed for a while everything at the site was just fine. Or was it?
A House of Prayer and Worship
In the first year, there were some interesting quotations found in the guest book of the chapel which helps give some insight into what people of the day thought of the chapel. The Christus (See image above) hung in the chapel from 1955 until sometime in the late 1970’s. Because of its odd and slim design people in the area began to speak on the impressions the Christus left on them so the very odd looking figure on a cross soon became known as the “Christ of the Atomic Age.”
The following are some of those remarks left in the guest book.
- “The Chapel is beautiful. I also think the Crucifix is beautiful as it gives me the feeling of the terrific agony our Lord went through for us.”
- “The Corpus denies the resurrection of Our Redeemer. Christ’s body was never in such a state of decay.”
- “Magnificent in concept and execution. A shrine to live in the heart of the wayfarer as long as the memory of this superb setting lives.”
- “The view around is beautiful but not the Chapel. The Cross is atrocious.”
In time things began to change at the chapel until one day the chapel stood empty, after the congregation built a new church in town, instead of being “way out there” on the side of a mountain. And so, they did, and the chapel stood empty and for a period of time.
A House of Learning and Leisure
In 1963 a second life for the chapel began to flourish through the work of a Carmelite priest, Father William McNamara. Records indicate Father McNamara spent much of his time on the road giving lectures and conducting retreats until he came across Mrs. Staude during a California lecture who must have taken a liking to the man for soon after the encounter the chapel would be open once again under the banner of “The Spiritual Life Institute.”
It appears things went well at the chapel for some time. In 1965 CBS did a television program at the Chapel on Christmas Eve, which was termed a unique Christmas Eve all-color TV program called “Tell It On the Mountain”, starring folk singers Chad Mitchell and Judy Collins. By 1968 the chapel became less and less a place where the faithful gathered for worship, and more and more a place where other things happened, instead.
Father McCarthy subsequently later would become the pastor at Saint John Vianny Catholic Church when the end of the second era/life of the chapel took place: then the odd-looking Christ of the Atomic Age was taken down and spirited away one day, never to be seen again.
A House of God Through Art and Gifts
Just before the Christus was destroyed, rumored to of been cut up into pieces, the arms, legs, and head were cut off, put into a vehicle, and the body, legs and arms disposed of somewhere in the desert between Sedona and Los Angeles, someone got the idea to build a gift shop downstairs in the basement. And so, the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross stands today - sanitized and devoid of that odd and to some offensive Christus.
Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex
Many sacred temples and churches have been built near or on top of powerful vortexes. In fact, it has been a common practice of the Vatican in the past throughout the world to build its churches of Rome directly on top of ancient sites in the attempt to plant its flag on conquest. By building directly on top of sacred locations some of which are considered to be “Gateways to the underworld” the church would then show its dominance and attempt to convert the people in that area.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross Vortex is known for being one of the strongest and most easily felt premier vortexes in all of Sedona. People travel from all over the world to visit the site for various reasons.
Christ of the Holy Cross
In 2016, James Muir, an internationally renowned Sedona sculptor, was commissioned to create a monumental piece for the Chapel of the Holy Cross as part of the 60th Anniversary Celebration and the Jubilee Year of Mercy called for by Pope Francis. The resulting 33-foot tall sculpture called “Christ of the Holy Cross” was installed in the Chapel and opened to the public in April of 2018 at the altar. James Muir remarked:
“It’s about doing something that is going to outlast and outlive all of us, and so I strive to that attitude.”
The monumental bronze sculpture coming to rest within the Chapels sacred space is sure to attract the attention this remarkable piece deserves. Allegorical is a term Muir uses to describe his art as being filled with symbolic meaning. His sculptures speak eloquently of Duty, Honor, Courage, and Justice, but above all, of Truth and the ultimate triumph of the Human Spirit. Each element included in this sacred piece holds a special spiritual symbolism celebrating Christ, his life, and work.
When determining the subject matter for the sculpture, Muir set in bronze a vision of a living Christ crucified upon the Tree of Life, which depicts humanity’s journey from its fall in the Garden of Eden to redemption by God’s hand. The new sculpture was welcomed with open arms locally compared to the Christus and just like that, a two-year journey came to an end.
Archangel of Sedona Vortex
One of the most perplexing UFO sightings to take place in the Sedona/Verde Valley took place on September 2, 1966, when Tony Peluso along with fellow ASU student and friend Dan witnessed strange glowing lights described as Unidentified Flying Objects zipping through the sky above the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross. Decades later one of the men, a retired Army Airborne Lieutenant Colonel who also practiced law for 40 years, decided to write a novel about the experience titled “Archangel of Sedona” after changing names, merged characters and adjusted small details to protect privacy. However, though Archangel of Sedona is a work of fiction, according to the author most of the episodes and vignettes described in the story are completely true and accurate ultimately based on real events.
The fictional story is of someone who’s been brought up by the Vatican’s Jesuits Order that decides to engulf on a trip out into the wilderness of Arizona with a new army buddy, a guide and a priest, ultimately resulting in a standoff with a heavily armed, highly organized group of possible drug dealers somehow linked to an extra-terrestrial cult hidden somewhere within the Verde Valley. The journey spins a person into one of the regions most mysterious vortexes on location at the site of a world-famous architectural marvel found tucked into the mystical red rock mountains surrounding Sedona, Arizona at the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Taking the reader deeper down into the mystical and sacred underworld waters of the Montezuma Well the tale travels back in time to 1086 A.D. at the upper Verde Valley River. Sinagua shamans are performing ceremonies and secret rites in kivas along Beaver Creek by Montezuma Well. A local spirit was demanding a reckoning from the sinners of the Verde Valley so the region could regain its fragile balance. The shamans had prophesized that the spirit would unleash a dreadful devastation if the Sinaqua people failed to heed their omens.
These people did not practice human sacrifice like the Toltecs from Mesoamerica yet they knew they had to do something radical for penance for sins ultimately to win back the talking spirit’s favor. As restitution, the elders select the most beautiful maiden of 15 summers as an offering. The elders planned to lower the drugged girl to the bottom of the sacred sinkhole, adjacent to the ceremonial site, leaving her fate to the spirits. However, the maiden’s family so loved the young girl who then attempted a daring rescue literally going to the edge of the underworld at Montezuma Well but were unfortunately too late. The maiden’s father cursed the spirits only then to witness a shooting star slowly shot across the sky from the north to the south then a moment later, the star stopped and turned from south, north, then west, and then sped east at unimaginable speeds.
No doubt the author specifically spun a clear message after having had a personal UFO encounter prompting him to create a rather fascinating tale drawing anyone to the fact something paranormal was seen in the sky specifically above the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross. To make the point even more clear the author created pseudo petroglyphs for the book to represent what was witnessed giving rise to the “Schnebley Tank Petroglyph” and legend.
Author Tony Peluso created a fictional novel containing images of ancient petroglyphs found in the region to describe something which really happened while at the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross. The UFO sighting notably became known as the “Archangel of Sedona.” (Remarkably the same conclusion has been presented for the Sunset Point UFO.) Thus the Schnebley Tank Petroglyph is not so ancient after all but a modern version using tools of today to present actual events symbolically. Notably modern and pre-historic scribes have been compelled to etch an accurate replication of what has actually been seen in the region. People living in the area in ancient times wanted to leave a clear message to all who happened to look upon the artwork there was something odd taking place in the region. Nevertheless, the image was inspired and created by true events to describe supernatural events ironically also preserved at numerous actual ancient petroglyph sites found throughout the region and seen in the skies today where people are capturing images of these events on cell phones. Clearly, from ancient times into the 60’s and beyond into the present there has been “legendary” paranormal activity occurring in the region. The unusual events have caused some people to investigate the source and cause of these supernatural occurrences only to lead them into mysterious vortexes on a few levels like those found in the depths of Montezuma Well rumored to be the gateway to the underworld by the local Native Americans in early history and today long before divers discovered the false bottom.
After researching this chapter, the points I would like to have recalled for the chapters coming up is how Marguerite Brunswig Staude, closely connected to the church, used her influence to somehow get a Senator to take her dream to the office of the Secretary of the Interior who granted the necessary permit in 1955 to build the chapel on National Forest Service land. The Vatican would also use its influence to accomplish the same task on top of Mount Graham years later through local legend Senator John McCain. Could the church be built on top of some type of portal or doorway to the underground? The site is already known to be the premier place for Soul/Astral Travel in the area. If it’s up or even perhaps down one would like to go it seems the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross is the doorway to accomplish such a task for this legend of the Verde Valley. There is no question the Vatican is awaiting aliens/angels/gods on Mount Graham with the L.U.C.I.F.E.R. device, therefore, it stands to good reason the church is doing the same at the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross perhaps the true purpose as to why the cross points to the sky “both places are awaiting the arrival.”
Today the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross is visited by all kinds of people from all walks of life. Being one of the main attractions in the area for tourists it’s no wonder why the gift shop continues to thrive. Visitors from all over the world have made this a “can’t miss” destination in Northern Arizona. The Chapel has a Prayer Service every Monday at 5:00 pm. There are NO Liturgies at the Chapel. According to Diocesan Policy, all Liturgies are to be celebrated in the parish church. There are NO WEDDINGS held at the Chapel but the view sense removing the Christus is still spectacular! 
Saint Francis of Assisi (Italian: San Francesco d’Assisi), born Giovanni di Pietro di Bernardone, informally named as Francesco (1181/1182 – 3 October 1226), was an Italian Roman Catholic friar and preacher. He founded the men’s Order of Friars Minor, the women’s Order of Saint Clare, the Third Order of Saint Francis and the Custody of the Holy Land. Francis is one of the most venerated religious figures in history. 
Some recount Francis of Assisi as being a poor little man who’s character astounded and inspired the Church of Rome by taking the gospel literally—not in a narrow fundamentalist sense, but by actually following all that Jesus said and did, joyfully, without limit, and without a sense of self-importance.
Because his father called him Francis, so did everyone else, although he was given the name Giovanni when he was baptized shortly after his birth. Throughout his youth Saint Francis was renowned for drinking and partying it up with friends and carrying on like most of those of his time and age until leaving to go fight for Assisi in 1202. After fighting in a battle between Assisi and Perugia, Francis and the men of Assisi came under heavy attack, and in the face of superior numbers, they took flight. Unskilled and with no combat experience, Francis was quickly captured by enemy soldiers and imprisoned for ransom. In what must have been pretty horrific conditions the young man became sick after he spent nearly a year in prison—awaiting his father’s payment—and, according to legend, began receiving visions from God. After his release from prison, Francis it is said heard the voice of Christ, who told him to repair the Christian Church and live a life of poverty.
Now in his early 20’s St. Francis began turning his focus toward God. Instead of working, he spent most of his time at a remote mountain hideaway or in a church around Assisi where he prayed and help nurse the sick and poor. Some regarded Francis as a madman or a fool, but others viewed him as one of the greatest examples of how to live the Christian ideal since Jesus Christ himself. Whether he was really touched by God, or simply a man misinterpreting hallucinations brought on by mental illness and/or poor health, Francis of Assisi quickly became well-known throughout the Christian world.
One day while riding through the countryside, Francis, the man who loved beauty, who was so picky about food, who hated deformity, came face to face with a leper. Repelled by the appearance and the smell of the leper, Francis nevertheless jumped down from his horse and kissed the hand of the leper. When his kiss of peace was returned, Francis was filled with joy. As he rode off, he turned around for a last wave, and saw that the leper had disappeared. He always looked upon it as a test from God that he had passed.
Soon Francis started to preach. (He was never a priest, though he was later ordained a deacon under his protest.) Francis was not a reformer; he preached about returning to God and obedience to the Church. Francis must have known about the decay in the Church, but he always showed the Church and its people his utmost respect. When someone told him of a priest living openly with a woman and asked him if that meant the Mass was polluted, Francis went to the priest, knelt before him, and kissed his hands -- because those hands he later related had held God. 
At the time Francis’s embrace of Christ-like poverty was a radical notion. The Christian church was tremendously rich, much like the people heading it, which concerned Francis and many others, who felt that the long-held apostolic ideals had eroded. Francis set out on a mission to restore the original values to the church. With his incredible charisma, Francis drew thousands of followers to him. They listened to his delightful sermons and joined in his way of life; soon the man had a following who became known as Franciscan friars. 
Pope Innocent III decided to support the Franciscans after a supernatural dream. The Pope was initially cautious about supporting Francis and his new group of Franciscan friars until he apparently had a vision in a dream through which he saw Francis holding up the Archbasilica of St. John Lateran. The Archbasilica of St. John Lateran is the cathedral church of the Diocese of Rome, and thus possibly representative of the Church in general, but especially the papacy. He interpreted the dream as indicating that Francis and his group would help support the Church, and so gave official recognition to the group as a genuine Order in the Church. 
The thirteenth century was a time of troubadours, or poet-musicians, and Francis had the best of their characteristics. He was happy, he sang, he loved nature; he spoke to the birds and the animals as though they were his friends. In his “Canticle of Creatures,” also called “Canticle of the Sun” (a canticle is a religious song), he wrote about Brother Sun and Sister Moon which may have given rise to the notion of Francis being a mystic of some sort.
Sometime in 1212 Francis left for the Holy Land where Christ had lived. His ship ran into bad weather, and he had to return to Italy. Then a couple years later his adventurous spirit caused him to seek the Moors, who were Muslim, in Spain, but sickness prevented him from completing the trip. In 1219 he tried once more only this time he headed to Egypt with the Crusaders who were religious warriors attempting to take control of the Holy Land. At the siege of the city of Damietta in Egypt, Francis added to his legacy it is told by boldly walking through the battle lines into the enemy camp and met the king of Egypt, who, apparently impressed with Francis’s ideas about brotherly love, gave him permission to continue on to the Holy Land. 
PREACHING TO THE NATIONS
Francis was a missionary as well. He preached throughout the countryside in several nations telling the simple folk about the Gospel of Christ. And when Francis preached, he did not do it with an acerbic tongue. He preached without the bitter gall of many prophets. Instead, he let his lifestyle and spirituality speak for themselves, and allowed the utter goodness of his heart to pour forth. He lived what he preached, and therefore did not need to rely on oratorical skills or psychological manipulation to share what was in his spirit, the Spirit of God. He imitated Jesus: what he preached, he had already practiced. His lifestyle itself most people said was a witness to his relationship with Christ.
A WAY WITH NATURE AND THE SUPERNATURAL
According to legend, numerous miracles were attributed to Saint Francis most of them having to do with his ability to communicate with animals and influence nature sometimes healing people and animals with a just touch. Several of his miracles involved curing people of both physical and mental diseases. He also convinced many criminals to repent of their crimes and reconcile with the church, including one instance in which he convinced three robbers who had stolen from him to return what they had taken and join the Franciscan order. 
In one tale of his legacy, we find the whole town of Gubbio apparently lived under the specter of a wolf that appeared in the city which was in the frequent of killing animals and humans. Francis had compassion for these people and inspired by the Lord, left the town to meet the Wolf. When he saw the animal coming towards him, stopped him with a gesture of the cross and said, “Brother Wolf, come to me, I command thee from Christ that you do not hurt either me or anyone, I promise you that people will ensure your livelihood.” The Wolf meek as a lamb, held out his paw to Francis to accept the pact proposed in front of all citizens who looked upon what they had seen and were dazed. The Wolf it is said lived long among the residents thereafter without doing any harm to anyone or anything. The inhabitants, in memory of such a wonderful miracle, began building a church that still exists to this day which is called the church of the “Victory.”
 On September 14, 1224, in Alverno Italy, a fellow Brother, Leo, saw a ball of light which had descended from the sky which then hovered and stayed suspended above St. Francis while he conversed with an invisible being. “He heard voices which made questions and answers; and he remarked that Francis, who was prostrate, often repeated these words: ‘Who are you, o my God? And my dear Lord? And who am I? a worm, and Thy unworthy servant.’ He also saw him put his hand out three times into his bosom, and each time stretch it out to the flame. The light disappeared, the conversation ceased.” 
Later in life, Francis it was reported received a vision that left him with the stigmata of Christ (See above illustration)—marks resembling the wounds Jesus Christ suffered when he was crucified—making Francis the first person to receive such holy wounds. During the last years of his relatively short life (he died at 44), it is said he was half blind and seriously ill. On his deathbed, he said over and over again the last addition to his Canticle of the Sun, “Be praised, O Lord, for our Sister Death.” He sang Psalm 141, and at the end asked his superior to have his clothes removed when the last hour came and for permission to expire lying naked on the earth, in imitation of his Lord. 
The person and legends of St. Francis are known and described in his biographies, and his life, whole and complete, is in itself a spiritual practice to God. From his caring of the poor to his adoration of nature to his fervent times of prayer, all of his actions were an act of worship. His life, a combination of the contemplative and the active, is a Christian model of holistic spiritual living even for today.
The life of St. Francis is remarkable to say the very least. It doesn’t take a lot of research to see why the person became so widely known and popular. Francis’s devotion to God was expressed through his love for all of God’s creation. St. Francis cared for the poor and sick, he preached sermons to animals and praised all creatures as brothers and sisters under God ultimately becoming the patron Saint of animals and ecology.
It was documented on numerous occasions how the birds often flocked to him, and landed on his arms and shoulders, singing sweetly all the while. He spoke to them, and they responded by singing and fluttering their wings. One can read on the Internet the book entitled “The Flowers of St Francis” which details many of the Saints remarkable experiences with nature.
There’s just no denying the overwhelming information available regarding the life of St. Francis who by all accounts had a way with people, animals, angels, and even the Lord which clearly is evident in the accomplishments and miracles he performed throughout his life. From countless books, a Hollywood movie, songs, and a host of other outpourings have all been done to pay honor to a person who by all accounts brought glory to the world in the name of Jesus Christ.
Another interesting factor about St. Francis was how on his deathbed he left a prophecy about the coming of the “Final Pope” who would be a destroyer.
There’s no question then as to why a shrine/fountain dedicated to the Saint could and would be placed at the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross. (See image above)
In 2013 Pope Benedict XVI shocked the world on February 11 when he suddenly announced that he would retire on February 28 due to deteriorating health. There had not been a papal resignation since 1415 when Gregory XII stepped aside as part of a controversial arrangement to end the Great Western Schism among competing papal claimants. Benedict became the first Pope in history to resign due to health reasons. The Pope’s resignation created a sensation among Bible prophecy buffs because of a widespread belief that he would be the next-to-the-last Pope. This belief is grounded in what is called “The Prophecy of the Popes.”
The Prophecy of the Popes is a document consisting of 112 short, cryptic phrases in Latin, which claims to predict all the Popes that would succeed Pope Celestine II who died in 1144. The document became public in 1595 when a Catholic priest by the name of Arnold de Wyon published a history of the Benedictine Order. He attributed the prophecies to an Irish priest, Saint Malachy, who served as an Archbishop in the 12th Century. For centuries, church and prophecy scholars have studied the predictions of St. Malachy who was known for accurately predicting events during his own lifetime and for countless miraculous healings; including the son of King David in 1140. Nevertheless; St. Malachy also reportedly received a heavenly vision, the church calls a “personal revelation,” that identified the next 112 popes would lead the Catholic church before the end of time. The list vanished for hundreds of years, and many think it’s fake or forged. The church doesn’t endorse it and says the Latin phrases are often obscure. But true believers claim the prophecies are 85 to 95% accurate.
According to the traditional account, Malachy was summoned to Rome in 1139 by Pope Innocent II, and while he was there, he supposedly received a vision of future Popes. The manuscript was deposited in the Vatican Archives and forgotten about until its rediscovery in 1590, just in time for a papal conclave that was in session at the time.
The “prophecies” list 112 Popes that will serve from the time of Pope Urban VII who died in 1590, the first being Pope Gregory XIV whose papacy lasted for only one year. The last Pope in the list is referred to as “Peter the Roman.” And it is stated that he will reign among “many tribulations” leading up to the destruction of Rome. The heavenly vision of St. Malachy has thrilled and dismayed readers for centuries. He has stated there would be only one more Pope after Benedict, and during his reign comes the end of the world. So according to this prophecy, Francis could be the last Pope before Armageddon. As a result of Pope Benedict’s resignation Pope Francis born Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi.
At the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross just before you enter the chapel itself is a very odd and remarkable shrine dedicated to Saint Francis of Assisi ironically resembling either an Angel or an Alien perhaps both which to some are one and the same. (See above image)
Now here’s where things start to get a little interesting. On record, we find it mentioned in Italy that on September 12, 1224, Brother Leo saw a ball of light suspended above Saint Francis of Assisi of which a revealing conversation was said to be taking place.
Saint Francis of Assisi in Ecstasy (or The Ecstasy of Saint Francis) is a painting by the Italian Baroque master Michelangelo Merisi da Caravaggio. It is held in the Wadsworth Atheneum, Hartford, Connecticut. (See above image)
Finding artists throughout the ages who have painted immaculate artwork to honor the Saint is fantastic to say the least for its sake alone and no doubt goes to establish there may be something to all of these legendary tales after all.
Saint Francis of Assisi Prophecy
Since it is found on record St. Francis communed with balls of light termed Angels which then, in turn, it would seem led the mystic to his ability to prophesize then one must perhaps take the time and pay a little more attention to some of the things set forth from having been in contact with the divine. Of particular interest was one such St. Francis foreseeing the event called the “Prophecy of the Final Pope.”
While we ought not to seek after prophecies, special revelations or apparitions, nor make them the basis for our theological position, we share this prophecy with our readers in order to reassure them that our times, though extraordinary, have been foreknown and foretold in various ways by various Catholic authorities. Nevertheless; shortly before he died in 1226, St. Francis of Assisi called together the members of his order and warned them of great tribulations that would befall the Church in the future, saying:
“Act bravely, my Brethren; take courage, and trust in the Lord. The time is fast approaching in which there will be great trials and afflictions; perplexities and dissensions, both spiritual and temporal, will abound; the charity of many will grow cold, and the malice of the wicked will increase.
The devil’s will have unusual power, the immaculate purity of our Order, and of others, will be so much obscured that there will be very few Christians who will obey the true Sovereign Pontiff and the Roman Church with loyal hearts and perfect charity. At the time of this tribulation a man, not canonically elected, will be raised to the Pontificate, who, by his cunning, will endeavour to draw many into error and death.
Then scandals will be multiplied, our Order will be divided, and many others will be entirely destroyed, because they will consent to error instead of opposing it.
There will be such diversity of opinions and schisms among the people, the religious and the clergy, that, except those days were shortened, according to the words of the Gospel, even the elect would be led into error, were they not specially guided, amid such great confusion, by the immense mercy of God.
Then our Rule and manner of life will be violently opposed by some, and terrible trials will come upon us. Those who are found faithful will receive the crown of life; but woe to those who, trusting solely in their Order, shall fall into tepidity, for they will not be able to support the temptations permitted for the proving of the elect.
Those who preserve their fervor and adhere to virtue with love and zeal for the truth, will suffer injuries and, persecutions as rebels and schismatics; for their persecutors, urged on by the evil spirits, will say they are rendering a great service to God by destroying such pestilent men from the face of the earth. But the Lord will be the refuge of the afflicted, and will save all who trust in Him. And in order to be like their Head [Jesus Christ], these, the elect, will act with confidence, and by their death will purchase for themselves eternal life; choosing to obey God rather than man, they will fear nothing, and they will prefer to perish [physically] rather than consent to falsehood and perfidy.
Some preachers will keep silence about the truth, and others will trample it under foot and deny it. Sanctity of life will be held in derision even by those who outwardly profess it, for in those days Jesus Christ will send them not a true Pastor, but a destroyer.” 
The Vatican’s L.U.C.I.F.E.R Device
In 1984, the University of Arizona and the Vatican selected Mount Graham as a site for a complex of telescopes. The fact that this is a sacred place for the Apache was not taken into consideration which would ultimately be the start of “The Long, Bitter Battle over Mount Graham.” For many Native American nations, there are certain geographic places which have special spiritual meanings. These sacred places are often portals to the spirit worlds. For the Apache in Arizona, one of these sacred places is Mount Graham which is said to be one of the most holiest places in the world because of the gateways and portals found there.
The telescopes sit on land which has been leased from the Forest Service and the lease must be regularly renewed. Efforts by American Indian people and various environmental groups have so far been unsuccessful in convincing the Forest Service to deny the renewal of the leases.
“L.U.C.I.F.E.R., which stands for “Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research,” is a chilled instrument attached to a telescope in Arizona. And yes, it’s named for the Devil, whose name itself means “morning star” [and which] happens to be right next to the Vatican Observatory on Mt. Graham in Tucson.” —Rebecca Boyle, Popular Science Magazine
Going further into the mystery is the connection between the Vatican’s L.U.C.I.F.E.R. device on top of Mt. Graham and the Chapel of the Holy Cross. Both establishments are in fact owned and operated by the church of Rome itself under Pope Francis.
The Large Binocular Telescope, or LBT, perched atop the Mount Graham International Observatory contains an immensely powerful tool that allows humans to observe the faintest and most distant objects in the heavens. Such objects can be detected with the help of L.U.C.I.F.E.R. – a beastly set of super-cooled, near-infrared cameras also known as Large Binocular Telescope Near-infrared Utility with Camera and Integral Field Unit for Extragalactic Research. L.U.C.I.F.E.R. and VATT are part of the Mount Graham International Observatory and are both operated by the Vatican Observatory, one of the oldest astronomical research institutions in the world, in partnership with The University of Arizona.
The obvious connections are perplexing. On one hand, we have one of the most powerful and advanced telescopes in the world peering up into the heavens – and on the other, we have the Chapel of the Holy Cross also pointing a cross up towards the heavens giving credit to the Vatican’s astonishing exo-theological plan for the arrival of an alien savior.
Cris Putnam and Tom Horn successfully predicted in their last book, the best-selling Petrus Romanus: The Final Pope is Here, that Pope Benedict would resign rather than die in office. They based their prediction on St Malachy’s, Prophecy of the Popes. According to Putnam and Horn, Francis is the final Pope, “Petrus Romanus”, who will oversee the dissolution of the Catholic Church as predicted in St Malachy’s prophecy, by announcing an extraterrestrial savior. Putnam and Horn claim to have documented the research and evidence supporting their startling prediction in their new book, Exovaticano – advance orders of which have already rocketed it into Amazon’s best-seller lists for its April 15 release. On their website and in Exovaticano, they claim that the Catholic Church hierarchy plans to announce an extraterrestrial savior who will usher in a new world spiritual belief system that supplants traditional Christianity and organized religion. Putnam’s and Horn’s research is based on interviews with Catholic scholars and scientists who were willing to discuss the Prophecy of the Popes and the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Among the Catholic researchers interviewed is Dr. Guy Consolmagno, a Jesuit and Vatican astronomer. 
Guy Consolmagno, allegedly revealed documents showing that the Vatican believes “that we are soon to be visited by an alien savior from another world.” Consolmagno is a scientific advisor to the Pope Francis who advises him on all matters concerning astronomy – which includes the likelihood of a future discovery of extraterrestrial life. Why has the Vatican taken what appears to be a carefully designed and deliberate course over the last few years is the greater mystery, but implies knowledge on their part of facts yet hidden to most of the world that may hold far-reaching and historic implications. It also illustrates how Rome has wittingly or unwittingly set itself up to become the agent of mass end-times deception regarding “salvation from above.” That’s because, historically, there exists a clear pattern wherein man’s psychological need of a savior is displayed during times of distress—a time like today—when people look skyward for divine intervention.
The Vatican is known for building churches over places of worship Not every time, but more often than not, you’ll find the presence of the Catholic church in some shape or form planting its flag of conquest over the top of holy sites to gain access to the depths therein. In the early days of the Vatican, it was the church’s desire to conquer all religions and plant the flag of the holy sea where ever the church of Rome went. The Vatican’s Modus operandi was to locate the area’s most holy site, take it over, plant the Vatican’s flag, and to build upon. Timothy Alberino from Gen 6 Productions makes this connection specifically stating Church of Rome (Vatican) sites are known to be built directly top of places specifically known for being “Gates to the Underground.”
The Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross is indeed proven all ready to have some “Heights” and now perhaps some possible “Depths.” Could we have just discovered another level to this legend of the Verde Valley? Could the church be built on top of some type of portal or doorway to the underground?
Pope Benedict became the first Pope in history to resign. The Pope’s resignation created a sensation among Bible prophecy buffs because of a widespread belief that he would be the next-to-the-last Pope. This belief is grounded in what is called “The Prophecy of the Popes.” As a result of Pope Benedict’s resignation Pope Francis born Jorge Mario Bergoglio becomes the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Saint Francis of Assisi is on record having a conversation with Angels who in turn it seems gave birth to the mystic’s ability to prophesize the future foreseeing a well-documented event called the “Prophecy of the Final Pope” who will be a destroyer. The fact Pope Francis is well aware of the “The Prophecy of the Popes” who then names himself after a Saint who on record told of his foreseeing the last Pope in the “Prophecy of the Final Pope” is something to ponder upon indeed for inasmuch is a great mystery at work if such becomes reality.
As the world’s oldest running bureaucracy, the Vatican it seems is an amalgamation of secrets, vaults, and esoteric traditions dating back to the Dark Ages. Steeped in complexity and guarded by a procession of popes, Cardinals, and multi-leveled priests, it is obsessed with maintaining “the need to know” often containing subterranean secrets concealed beneath its many layers. Mayans, Assyrians, Egyptians, and Greeks held similar beliefs, while the Hopi Indians foresee times of great hardship when they will be preserved by the “power” of a blue star, far off and invisible, that suddenly makes its appearance in the heavens. Today, even factions of the New Age look for a techno-savior to arrive in the atmosphere in the nick of time to save mankind.
Although Jesus, Himself, is prophesied to appear in the clouds during an era of great earthly trials (1 Thessalonians 4:16–18), predominant among prophecy scholars is the idea that coupled with any heavenly appearing and concurrent salvation of believers from chaos will first be the materialization of a false Christ or “man of sin.” Where Hopi see a blue star and Vatican astronomers see their “space brothers” en route to guide us into the light, evangelical Christians understand the Antichrist will initially assume the role of a fabricated end-times Messiah who mimics the return of Christ with a false second coming that also happens to be attended by heavenly “signs and lying wonders” (2 Thessalonians 2:8–9)
In closing the facts remain evidently clear there are indeed some very interesting and noteworthy prophetic connections between Pope Francis and St Francis. Taking things even further adding more mystery to the puzzle is how the Vatican is also known to build its churches directly on top of places considered to be holy ground which more often than not are gateways or doorways to the above and below. Most importantly it seems with all the negative media attention about the current Pope and the church there is something at work pointing the way to the possibility of a time when Pope Francis may indeed be the last and finale pope. The Catholic church has been rocked by controversy after controversy lately making one wonder if there isn’t something coming in the horizons. Then take into account the L.U.C.I.F.E.R Device on Mount Graham where the church claims to be waiting on the arrival of “alien savior” and it becomes clear the church is up to something looking to the sky as it does. Nevertheless, there is a cross pointing towards the sky locally perhaps the best evidence there really is more going on then can be seen with the naked eye by simply looking at the Chapel of the Holy Cross itself at night when it’s projecting the truth upwards to the heavens ever so brightly beaming a message, “The Verde Valley it would seem is also waiting for something to arrive from above.”
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 Flying balls of light mentioned by the military. Also makes a connection Flying balls of light mentioned by the military. Also makes a connection between UFO’s and Angels. https://www.facebook.com/296270657183002/videos/1070875103055883
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 Making a Mountain into a Starbase: The Long, Bitter Battle over Mount Graham http://www.mountgraham.org/content/making-mountain-starbase-long-bitter-battle-over-mount-graham
 Exo-Vaticana : Petrus Romanus, Tom Horn, Project L.U.C.I.F.E.R. And the Vatican’s Astonishing Plan for the Arrival of an Alien Savior.
 Wikipedia: Guy Consolmagno. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guy_Consolmagno
 POPE FRANCIS TO ANNOUNCE EXTRATERRESTRIAL SAVIOR ACCORDING TO NEW BOOK. http://exopolitics.org/pope-francis-to-announce-extraterrestrial-savior-according-to-new-book/
 Verde Valley Vortex: Facebook video. https://www.facebook.com/296270657183002/videos/1056617031148357
It was during the research for Grand Canyon Escalade: Descend into the Underworld where it was discovered explorer G.E. Kinkaid stumbled upon strange “stains in the sediment” above a cave whereupon he landed his boat, made his way up the side of the canyon, walked past steps and found the entrance to an underground city. It was reported by the Arizona Gazette on April 5, 1909, Kinkaid and his partner Prof. S. A. Jordan, found an immense underground dwelling place part of which was believed to be a ceremonial crypt where there were “mummies none of which measured less than 9 feet” all of them were wrapped in dark linen.
Throughout history, myths, legends, and even the Holy Bible there is mention of races of giants. Some reports claim these were cannibals feeding upon the ancient people who inhabited the lands something pointed out inThe Anasazi Legend: Where did they go? Why it is G.E. Kinkaid was looking at stains in the sediment when making the discovery remains as mysterious as the man himself who was rumored to be working for the Smithsonian Institute at the time but was nonetheless a very good clue which led to other discoveries. It was at this point the question then arose, Why would there be stains in the sediment above a cave? Did this possible clue to a mystery occur at other locations like the Sedona/Verde Valley region?
Out of curiosity, soon a little research was conducted about this strange phenomenon, which needless to say, netted some surprising results and a gave a clear indication there was a mystery at hand. What made it even more fascinating was how fast the results started to materialize which showed the strange phenomenon was happening right here in the Verde Valley specifically at numerous locations of caverns in the Sedona area.
To find the same type of phenomenon of “stains in the sediment” above entrances to caves right here in the Verde Valley was not only odd but rather downright interesting. It must be duly noted records indicate for some reason in 1909 Kinkaid felt strong enough to risk his life traveling on rapids in a wooden boat battling down the Colorado River to investigate these mysterious “stains in the sediment” as he specifically called them.
Another important factor to consider is when a person takes a good look at the actual location of some of these strange stains there isn’t anything found above the dark streaks that appear able to cause the discoloration. A close examination establishes there is no dark material above the cliff rock that could possibly be running down to cause the phenomena. This fact makes the mystery rather questionable. What in the world could possibly be making these markings?
National Park Service doesn’t track Missing Persons
Out of curiosity people wander into many areas, and of these places, some are frankly spooky, and it’s easy to see why there are so many ways to disappear. David Paulides, a cryptozoologist with a law enforcement and investigative background, chronicled allegedly preternatural disappearances in or near national parks in the book, Missing 411 - Western United States & Canada: Unexplained Disappearances of North Americans that have never been solved. Missing 411 is actually a series of books, and soon to be feature documentary, about people who have disappeared in the wilds of North America. It’s understood that people routinely get lost, some want to disappear, but these cases are unusual. The books chronicle children, adults and the elderly who disappeared, sometimes in the presence of friends and relatives. Additionally, he claimed this is not a phenomenon that has been occurring in just the last few decades stating clusters of missing people have been identified as far back as the 1800’s.
What Paulides discovered through research is its almost as if something/someone is watching waiting for the right opportunity to take people when they are alone and the National Park Service claims it doesn’t keep track of missing persons. Therefore nobody really knows what the true number of people who go missing in the parks is, even when people have been vanishing without a trace from the national parks and forests, yet government agencies for some mysterious reason have been saying nothing. Paulides portrayed the National Park Service as secretive and corrupt who do not want to be very transparent with the facts or accountable for all the people going missing on public lands each year.
Todd Matthews, Director of Case Management and Communications for NamUs has reportedly stated:
“[National] parks are complicated. People wander into these areas, and there are so many places, and so many ways you can disappear,”
For some odd reason, it seems the people who do go missing at state parks and rural forest areas it is reported when they are found and finally recovered the body is found with the person having their face buried down in the ground over 90% of the time indicating they passed trying to hide from something while being very frightened. Sometimes the people are found alive as well unconscious with their face buried in the ground with no recollection of anything. Attacks by animals were excluded and according to David Paulides whats is causing the strange vanishings isn’t human.
The Missing 411 information clearly shows there is something unfolding in the forests in North America that are occurring under an eerie set of similar circumstances where people are and have been vanishing without a trace. The fact the government and mainstream media are apparently trying to cover up this fact is a great indication there is something strange and disturbing at hand.
Stains in the Sediment
According to one local tour guide in the Sedona, Arizona area, the odd red stains are said to be an edible fungus the Native Americans call desert paint or tapestry. Of course, there are many religious practices of the Native Americans and the beings they worship which is simply unknown and misunderstood after their beliefs were essentially exterminated something outlined in more detail in the Camp Verde Historic Vortex. Today many of the Native Americans practices continue to be practiced in secret and kept hidden in places where nobody but them are allowed.
Why it is the red stain likes to concentrate together and then run down the walls of cliffs like blood would specifically outside of these caverns more than other places raises some questions. Then for whatever mysterious reason, the stains appear to be gathering at certain locations some of which have the oddest names like Devils Bridge. Why does this bridge have such an odd name with strange red stains running down the sediment is very mysterious but seems to perhaps be very telling almost like a clue. Another detail to consider as well is how the phenomena does not appear to be happening at locations where there is a heavy concentration of people or structures around.
What do we know about Giants?
The Giants were are told are the offspring of Fallen Angels who were according to legend shapeshifting beings who could look like a Phoenix enflamed one minute, a person the next, or even become an animal like a Wolf something outlined in Sedona Skinwalker: Ancient Wolf Pack the next. These beings according to the Bible in the book of Mathew are said to be returning in the last days and were said to eat human flesh. Almost all ancient writings like the Dead Sea scrolls, Book of Giants, the Book of Enoch and others, all talk about those who descend from heaven known as the fallen ones who somehow created giant beings who at the time consumed humanity. Of course when you hear the word giant many automatically assume this means a 9-30 foot tall humanoid when there are other forms of the term as well like for example, Walmart is a giant or the US Government and let’s not forget about the military industrial complex who is rumored to have a major establishment within the Verde Valley for many years with secret military bases. Nevertheless; be assured when giants are found what can only happen next is genetic experimentation and modification.
If in fact there was a city of giants found close by in the Grand Canyon, and there is plenty of evidence to indicate there was then perhaps it’s worth noting. It appears there was indeed something found in a cave at the Grand Canyon location which was apparently enough to want someone to develop the site into a booming enterprise. The Grand Canyon Escalade: Descend into the Underworld completely establishes in many ways how the public is not being told the truth about what was found inside the cave in 1909 or today. The fact there was recently a 200 million dollar project in such an odd area on tribal land that would have a 1.6-mile gondola tram ride dropping 3,200 feet into the Canyon, taking visitors from rim to river in about 10 minutes down into to what was once called a “gateway to the underworld” in the ancient past by the Native Americans and G.E. Kinkaid should speak volumes giving some credit to what was originally reportedly found. Nobody would be attempting to build a casino and other enterprises in just any cave. Luckily, the project was reportedly halted for the time being. The truly odd thing is how somebody took the time to fly helicopters in and out of the Grand Canyon cave G.E. Kinkaid said he found as originally reported by the Arizona Gazette.
The Grand Canyon is by far one of the most beautiful places on planet Earth which holds mysteries that cannot be explained like some of the gripping accounts of myths, lore, disappearances, and fatal deaths at the most famous of the World’s Seven Natural Wonders. Besides being known as one of the most beautiful places the area is also said to be one of the deadliest places on Earth according to Grand Canyon expert Michael Ghiglieri who has spent a total of seven years of his life there. There’s a whole spectrum of ways to get caught up making errors in judgment at the Grand Canyon. Numerous visitors have fallen from the giant rim on the canyon when careless posing for photos. Outside of falls off the rim, most deaths and disappearances occur when people go off trail. Throughout the Grand Canyon, ancient ruins of various cultures can be found in abundance estimated able to house 1000’s. Over the years there have been lots of treasure hunters many of these gold prospectors who went into the canyon and never came out.
In the 1990s, Mount Everest took half as many lives with a tiny fraction of the number of visitors compared to the Grand Canyon. According to Ghiglieri and Thomas Myers’s encyclopedic account of canyon fatalities, “Over the Edge,” many people lost their lives at the canyon due to falls and heat accounting for an estimated 25-50% percent of recorded deaths. There have been more than a few baffling disappearances of tourists at the park. In June of 2016, Floyd Roberts vanished shortly after taking a slightly different route than his hiking companions. Hauntingly, during the subsequent search it was reported the man’s voice could be heard in the distance yelling “help,” but the sound could never be pinpointed until it finally went away.
The people guarding the National Parks collect visitor money which goes to the Federal government who afterward return a controlled budget back to the Park Service. It is estimated over five million people are visiting the Grand Canyon each year bringing in a considerable amount of money, therefore, to have statistics available regarding all the deaths and disappearances happening very well may be bad for public relations in this case. Nevertheless, for some mysterious reason, despite numerous attempts, the Park Service does not want the information made available to the public.
Specialists who have worked in the Grand Canyon for years exploring, researching, and leading tours, universally have agreed that the Lost City of Giants does not exist. However, there is also other evidence like strange Egyptian hieroglyphs to show that it very well may indeed which can only mean there must be something else to this mystery then what the public has been told.
Since the national and state park service has denied the actual numbers of missing persons each year to the public we are left to formulate the data ourselves.
Topography does play a part into the age of the victims and certain clusters have specific age and sex consistency that is baffling. It’s the young and elderly who tend to be vanishing the most leaving those between 30-50 the safest by the numbers.
This is not a phenomenon that has been occurring in just the last few decades, clusters of missing people have been identified as far back as the 1800s. How many people go missing each year in the United States? According to USA Today who did an article titled By the numbers: Missing persons in the USA 750,000 people cases are reported on average each year in the US. Think about the numbers for a bit. Out of 325 million people living in the United States, 750,000 have gone missing. That is a lot of missing persons. According to the National Crime Information Center (NCIC), in 2010 531,928 were under the age of 18 and 355,243 women were reported missing compared to 337,660 men. Arizona is a top state for most missing person cases according to the Huffington Post. From the Huffington Post data, Arizona joins Alaska next to the top 15 states with the dubious distinction of having most open missing persons cases per 100,000 people. Arizona even has an annual Missing in Arizona Day to try and help families desperately looking to find their loved ones.
According to AZ Central Arizona joined Alaska in having more than 10 open missing-persons cases per 100,000 people. When you start to do the numbers each year over 4+ million people travel from all over the world to see the Grand Canyon and Sedona region. Most of the visitors to these areas have to travel to get to these unique destinations giving rise to a rather larger gap for people to come up missing. Add the 4 million visitors with the 7 million people who live in the state using AZ Central’s formula of 10 cases per 100,000 and you get over 1100 reported missing-person cases a year.
If there is indeed a valid connection between the stains and cave entrances then it is something which will have to be further studied. The biggest question is why would there be stains resembling dried blood on the outside of these caverns, more specifically close by in the Grand Canyon where a city of giants was reportedly found?
There are those who claim the original “Indian Wars” were not between the U.S. Calvary and Native-American tribes but was between the Indian settlers and the original Native Americans: giant cannibals. According to oral tradition, legends and lore thousands of years ago, giants roamed the West who ferociously terrorized the early native settlers. Native American tribes still speak of ancient days when their ancestors were forced to fight desperate battles against giants—some towering from 9-12 feet tall or taller–that roamed the land viciously attacking people and carrying them off for food. This very well may be why Tuzigoot National Monument and Montezuma Castle both were specifically built as battlements from someone or something. Indeed there must have been a very good reason to risks the lives of the elderly, women and children, to travel up 100 feet of primitive ladders each day in an area having no natural predators to warrant the risk.
According to various historical sources which include the Nag Hammadi manuscripts said to be scriptures of the ancient mystical tradition commonly called Gnosticism, from the Greek gnosis, that is, secret knowledge, humans are food to something, something not commonly taught for within the text it clearly states:
“Maneaters will grab and consume us and they will enjoy themselves like a fisherman who is casting a hook and line in the water like a fisherman.”
Also found in the Nag Hammadi: The Gospel of Philip it clearly states:
“God is a man-eater. For this reason, men are sacrificed to him. Before men were sacrificed, animals were being sacrificed, since those to whom they were sacrificed were not gods.”
There are some people who claim the Gnostic texts are the writing of fallen Angels who according to legend had offspring that were said to be cannibals. Nevertheless; one must ponder what does it mean to be fished and consumed by maneaters? Best not to find out! Let’s hope the dark red stains really are just a fungus growing with seasonal running water brought by the rains which are most likely what is occurring at the Sedona/Verde Valley locations in my personal opinion thus far. If not, it just may be a good idea to learn more about the possible location of whatever is said to be feasting on humanity in order to help others not become consumed. It appears these legendary maneaters don’t want anyone knowing anything about them or who they truly are having daylight masters who were quick in the past and present to usher away the truth as soon as it was exposed such as the Smithsonian Institute has been rumored to do for many years.
Could the strange stains be the sign of something supernatural? Is there something else happening at these locations? It’s odd this phenomenon is happening at all little lone at other locations in Arizona found specifically above caverns where there are ancient ruins where people just up and disappeared leaving everything behind as in the Anasazi legends. Perhaps the ancient people saw the strange stains as a sign to invite habitation which they liked over others caves with no markings. Nevertheless; let there be no doubt there is a mystery at hand when it comes to the stain in the sediment which in the past led to some pretty interesting discoveries.
The Verde Valley Giant
Researching Montezuma Castle led to the discovery something odd was occurring at the location in the past causing the ancient Anasazi people to risk the lives of the young and elderly to travel up and down 100 feet of primitive ladder each day in order to survive in an area having no natural predators to warrant the risk. A question kept forming over and over, “What could possibly make people risk their lives in such a manner?” Today people would have trouble performing this task on modern equipment yet these people risked it climbing primitive ladders. Why take such a huge risk?
The 900-year-old limestone cliff dwellings are one of Arizona’s most famous landmarks whose sudden abandonment centuries ago has proven to be one of the areas most enduring mysteries. However, evidence suggests the site was not simply evacuated by its inhabitants, as early archaeologists have believed for more than 80 years, but instead, recent research shows that its final days were likely fraught with violent conflict and death. The recent 2016 study didn’t explain why the violence occurred at the site, but the research done on the remains found revealed that the dead had sustained trauma before their deaths, as evidenced by cut marks on their bones and fractures in the numerous skulls. As I started to realize that there was archaeological evidence supporting violence at Montezuma Castle, I felt it would be helpful to dig deeper since I felt there was something more to the mystery. Out of curiosity, I asked a local Native American his unique perspectives on the project and on my interpretation of the data. It wasn’t very long before my feet were placed firmly on the path.
Giants in Arizona
In October of 1879 The Arizona Sentinel apparently reported:
The Fronterizo reports the finding last week of a peculiar skull near Wellington Station, at a depth of 45 feet. It is like a human skull, but has two horns about 3 inches long, inclined towards a large and well developed forehead. It may yet be proved that men with horns were not rare in prehistoric times.
At the time in history, this type of reports was not uncommon. Other sources report similar events published as well about giant devils stating:
Within an ancient burial mound near the town of Sayre in Bradford County, Pennsylvania, skeletons measuring approximately 7 feet in length were discovered in the 1800s. But the most remarkable feature of these tall skeletons was not their height, but the strange horn-like protrusions above the brow region on their skulls. It was estimated that they were buried around 1200 AD. According to some sources, the skeletons were sent to the “American Investigating Museum” in Philadelphia, and vanished.
Giant skeletons have been reportedly unearthed all over the planet even in Arizona. In 1891, in Crittenden, Arizona while digging for a commercial building, a giant stone coffin was uncovered eight feet below the surface. A granite case was found inside which reportedly held a body of a man at least 12 feet tall. A carving on the casing pointed he humanoid had six toes and fingers found in Biblical history where it speaks of the giants with six toes and fingers that roamed the world during ancient times.
In 1923, in the Grand Canyon, Samuel Hubbard found two petrified human remains that were 15 and 18 feet in height. Workers reportedly discovered a huge stone coffin in Fort Crittenden, Arizona, in 1891. The coffin held a skeleton that measured 12 feet tall, and had 12 toes. A giant human skull was reportedly found in a cliff dwelling south of Winslow, Arizona, according to “The Complete Guide to Mysterious Beings,” by paranormal investigator John Keel. “It was so big that a size 7[E] Stetson was placed on it and ‘looked like one of those tiny hats merrymakers wear on New Year’s.” A passage from a book “Arizona Cavalcade: The Turbulent Times” by Joseph Miller, also describes an ancient giant skeleton find in Arizona.
Giants in the Verde Valley
In 1911 Monsoon floods cut a new wash through the farm of Peter Marx exposing bones sticking. Marx went to investigate and quickly unearthed a large leg bone about twice the size of a human’s. Puzzled, Marx continued to dig finding more large bones until he discovered a giant human skull! The skull was of such an abnormal size that it was said if the average man of this day placed it over his head, he still could find room to move it backward and forwards or up and down with ease, without disturbing his natural position. From measurements taken from the skull, a number 10 hat would be required to fit it,” the paper reported.
Marx reported to the newspapers made the discovery by mere accident. “My attention some weeks ago was directed to that part of the farm by flood waters passing through, cutting a ditch. A few bones were found on the surface, but my impression at that time was centered to the belief that they were those of some animal that had been killed. I dug into the bank that was exposed by the rushing waters, and when a distance of about three feet in depth had been reached, the skull was found.”
Having an additional article appear in the local newspaper stating there was a refusal to sell the skeleton found in the Verde Valley region making news once was amazing. Adding to the mysterious find is an all too common name often associated with obtaining and stashing away discoveries of this nature, “The Smithsonian Institute.” Finding record the organization came to visit the Verde Valley region to witness an attempt to obtain “a freak of such abnormal size it was beyond the comprehension as that of a human being” proves there’s more to all the rumors surrounding the Smithsonian. For some odd reason, the Walnut Creek Giant NEVER made it to any museum. It was Peter Marx’s desire for the giant go to the state museum or to be displayed locally where it had been found. There were even additional newspaper articles published at the time regarding the rare giant find within the Verde Valley as well.
There are very few cultures, ancient or modern, which do not possess a tradition of giants. Even if only one of these strange tales were valid, it would force historians to ask a lot of questions about the currently accepted historical theories about what was occurring in the area to force ancient people to have to live in extremes like found at Montezuma Castle. During the late 1800’s and early 1900’s newspapers were filled with the claims of the exhumation of giant skeletons. To find the original stories in the local newspapers was a very telling sign that there were giants in the area in ancient times living in the Sedona/Verde Valley region.
There are tales where the ancient Indians came into the Phoenix valley before it was named an American city who reportedly saw shapeshifting beings prompting them to call the area the “valley of the sun devils.” To have found newspaper articles regarding skulls found with horns adds to the mystery and possibly explains why some places get named what they do.
Perhaps the unearthing of giants in the area also gives the best possible explanation of why people would risked their lives and the lives of loved ones climbing up 100 feet of primitive ladders daily since the giants were reported to be cannibals.
Verde Valley Bigfoot
It is a sad fact that people go missing every day. Some stories make headlines; many do not. If a local person goes missing the community is usually quick to jump into action to locate the person as quickly as possible. However, since the Sedona/Verde Valley region has an estimated over 4+ million visitors a year who travel to the area from all over the world by various means there seems to be the possibility of a rather large gap in reported numbers for the people are not being reported missing locally but perhaps somewhere in between. Therefore in most cases, this group of people is being reported missing where they were living at the time and not the destination itself.
An inexperienced hiker who takes one of the local trails sometimes gets lost. Tourists and even locals may look at the small geographic area of the region and the surrounding wilderness and assume they couldn’t get lost. However, just a few miles through the terrain can prove dangerous and in some instances, fatal. When there are missing persons locally, or when authorities have been able to track a person of interest to the area, usually the local newspapers are quick to step into action asking the local community for help sometimes giving hope in the meantime by stating “Missing person reports don’t have to end tragically.” Nevertheless; missing person cases in the area are common. The Sedona Red Rock News reports:
“Missing persons notifications are also common in our newsroom. While some missing people are just overdue and are located a few hours or a day later, others remain missing for months until another hiker or search crews find the person’s remains.”
According to a major Arizona news source, there are at least 2,000 Arizonans reported missing right now, and 1,500 cases of unidentified remains. (These numbers ironically are way over some of the estimates presented in “Stains in the Sediment” of 1200.) Currently, of the total number missing persons, there are at least 151 missing and unidentified children in the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children’s Arizona database.
Arizona Public Media claims Arizona mysteriously is somehow “leading the nation in missing person cases” after conducting an interview with detective Stuart Somershoe who works cases for missing and unidentified persons in the Phoenix Police Department. Arizona Public Media stated Federal statistics show high numbers in Arizona stating:
“Arizona has more sets of unidentified remains and, per capita, missing persons cases than almost any other state, according to the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System, known as NamUs.”
Federal statistics show about 2000 missing persons in Arizona, among an estimated 80,000 nationwide. Phoenix police detective Stuart Somershoe stated:
“We know there’s a lot more out there than what are being reported to us.”
Where are all the people going?
It appears the Verde Valley is the area where more people are vanishing per capita than anywhere else according to Missing 411 David Paulides. To think Arizona ranks as being one of the highest in the United States than this should raise some alarms and questions. Is the Verde Valley region one of the highest ranking in the United States for disappearances and why?
The number of people going missing is alarming enough on its own merit but to find out the Sedona/Verde Valley area is the hotspot to vanish is a completely different story. Something appears to be happening to people in the region and nobody is or has been talking about it.
The most startling detail released by David Paulides and his team was a connection made through research very odd mysterious disappearances are taking place in areas where there is ironically found the name “devil.” On Coast to Coast AM Paulides stated:
“A lot of people over the last 5 years we’ve done research on have disappeared in those geographical areas where there’s devil in the name. The people I am around everyday I work with we look each other in the eye sometimes and can’t believe what we have found.”[a]
As the top image reveals there is the “Devils Bridge” located in Sedona. Does this possible point to and have a connection to all the people reportedly going missing in the region according to the map Paulides and his team of investigators created? Could the devil really, in this case, be in found in the details? It is a little odd places where people are vanishing have the name devil in its details...
After 20+ years leaving the police force, Paulides became a cryptozoologist, researching and publishing books on the topic of Bigfoot, as well as on the disappearance of people to which he attributes unspecified unknown causes.
According to Wikipedia:
“Paulides has said North America Bigfoot Search was instrumental in the genesis of a paper published in 2013 claiming Bigfoot was real: “The world needs to understand that North America Bigfoot Search was the organizer of the study. We orchestrated the search that led to picking Dr. Ketchum to conduct a study of bigfoot DNA. The resulting paper documented the analysis of 111 samples of hypothesized Bigfoot DNA and was written by eleven different authors: Melba S. Ketchum, P.W. Wojtkiewicz, A.B. Watts, D.W. Spence, A.K. Holzenburg, D.G. Toler, T.M. Prychitko, F. Zhang, S. Bollinger, R. Shoulders, and R. Smith. On November 24, 2012, DNA Diagnostics, a veterinary laboratory headed by Ketchum, issued a press release prior to peer review claiming that:
A team of scientists can verify that their 5-year long DNA study, currently under peer-review, confirms the existence of a novel hominin hybrid species, commonly called ‘Bigfoot’ or ‘Sasquatch,’ living in North America. Researchers’ extensive DNA sequencing suggests that the legendary Sasquatch is a human relative that arose approximately 15,000 years ago as a hybrid cross of modern Homo sapiens with an unknown primate species.”
Northern Arizona appears to be in the prehistoric panic mode where Bigfoot sightings are a normal occurrence. The area in the state of Arizona where more Bigfoot sightings occur than anywhere else is reportedly the Verde Valley. These unusually large creatures, who very well might account for the giant skeletons recovered in the area as reported in the local newspaper numerous times back in the day, have reportedly been seen on more than a few occasions by local residents. (Finding numerous newspaper articles about giant remains to go with the eyewitness accounts has to give some credit to all the sightings.)
Does this perhaps have a connection to why so many people reportedly are going missing in the region?
To date, there is no complete database of Bigfoot sightings. Add to the fact the creature is called by so many other names and the reported sightings statistics are rather difficult to pin down much like the creature itself. However, to date, all researchers who have investigated Arizona sightings have concluded the same area in the middle of the state has more activity than anywhere else.
Some groups like BFRO (Bigfoot Field Researchers Organization) an all-volunteer network of bigfoot/sasquatch researchers, archivists, and investigators have numerous reported sightings in Coconino, Apache, and Yavapai. According to BFRO Coconino county has more reported sightings than anywhere else. Coconino and Yavapai County are both in the middle of the state next to each other basically forming the boundaries of the Verde Valley. With the area having so many Bigfoot sightings a person has to wonder if there is a connection with the mystery of all the people vanishing into thin air in the region. Is there a connection between the two? Besides getting lost and exposed to the rough elements found in the region what on earth could be making all the people seemingly fall off the face of the earth?
The UFO Connection
In 2018 UFO Desk Reference published the results of a study conducted crunching UFO sighting numbers from NUFORC (National UFO Reporting Center) and MUFON (Mutual UFO Network). The results compared numbers of 2001-2015 to the 2001-2017 numbers for ranking purposes. In terms of national percentages according to the numbers: the Top Ten States still represent 52% of the Nation’s sightings and the Top Twenty States still represent 74% of the Nation’s sightings.
Holding on tight as being a hotspot for UFO activity Arizona holds its rank at #7 being in the top 10 in the United States. The number of sightings in the state has gone up in the last couple years it appears. According to Ex-State Senator Dave Schmidt “the Sedona/Verde Valley region has the highest UFO traffic in the state” and at one time the world.
With the Sedona/Verde Valley region having the highest UFO and Bigfoot sightings in the state, a person has to wonder if there is a connection to all the people vanishing as well.
The Mogollon Monster
Researchers seem to agree something slightly inhuman may be wandering amongst the Ponderosa pines and Pinyon-Juniper woodlands of northern Arizona. The Mogollon Monster is Arizona’s version of Bigfoot mostly spotted in the center region of the state along the Mogollon Rim, although it has allegedly been spotted in the Verde Valley region going into Prescott and in the Grand Canyon. Facts about this creature are about as rare as the monster itself. Described across many accounts as a large human-like creature, having green or red eyes, covered in white, gray or black-brown hair covered everywhere but on the face, hands, feet, and chest. Its origins are unknown. Tales of the monster have been reported many times dating all the way back to 1903 when I.W. Stevens told the Williams News:
“I saw … a man with long white hair and a matted beard that reached his knees. He wore no clothing and upon his talon-like fingers were claws at least two inches long. A coat of gray hair nearly covered his body, with here and there a patch of dirty skin showing.”
Changing the name of a Bigfoot creature into something like the Mogollon Monster seems to be a way for people to be able to deflect from the truth speaking about paranormal aspects on the down low without becoming labeled or creating a stampede by alerting people. However, unlike simply calling the reported creature a Bigfoot, this beast has been given the special title of “Monster.” Reports state the creature is highly territorial and can, at times, be quite violent.
Cryptozoologist Don Davis believed he encountered the monster on a Boy Scouts camping trip sometime around 1944 near Payson, Arizona. Davis recounted his tale stating:
“The creature was huge. Its eyes were deep set and hard to see, but they seemed expressionless. His face seemed pretty much devoid of hair, but there seemed to be hair along the sides of his face. His chest, shoulders, and arms were massive, especially the upper arms; easily upwards of 6 inches in diameter, perhaps much, much more. I could see he was pretty hairy, but didn’t observe really how thick the body hair was.”
There is also an account from a woman who said she saw the creature describing it as hairy, black and about 8 feet tall. The Native American people living in the area of reported sightings have had encounters as well. In 2006, Collette Altaha stated:
“We’re not prone to easily talk to outsiders, but there have been more sightings than ever before. It cannot be ignored any longer.”
The fact Native Americans see and experience this creature to the point where they are forced to contact their police department should point to the fact something is happening.
The Lakota call Bigfoot Chiye-tanka “chiye” meaning “elder brother” and “tanka” means “great” or “big.” In English, though, the Lakota usually call him “the big man.” Oglala Lakota Medicine Man Pete Catches has spoken about these mysterious beings stating:
“He is both spirit and real being, but he can also glide through the forest, like a moose with big antlers, as though the trees weren’t there... I know him as my brother... I want him to touch me, just a touch, a blessing, something I could bring home to my sons and grandchildren, that I was there, that I approached him, and he touched me.”
Ray Owen, son of a Dakota spiritual leader stated:
“They exist in another dimension from us, but can appear in this dimension whenever they have a reason to. See, it’s like there are many levels, many dimensions. When our time in this one is finished, we move on to the next, but the Big Man can go between. The Big Man comes from Creator. He’s our big brother, kind of looks out for us.”
The existence of Bigfoot is taken for granted throughout North America, and so are what some are claiming are his powerful psychic abilities which perhaps accounts for how The Big Man knows when people are searching for him and that he chooses when and to whom to make contact with, and that his psychic powers account for his ability to elude man’s efforts to capture him.
Remarkably, in Native culture, the entire natural world, the plants, the rivers, the animals, and even the stars are seen as a family. According to some the increasing appearances of Bigfoot are not only a message or warning to the individuals or communities to whom he appears but to humankind at large. A messenger who appears as a warning from Creator that man’s disrespect for his sacred instructions has upset the harmony and balance of existence!
There have been plenty of eyewitness accounts and even a few photos over the years of what people believe was Bigfoot. In the 1980s, sightings of large “nine-foot-tall hairy men” have been documented by dozens of eyewitnesses. Some local native American Indians believe these creatures are actually guardians of the land. The question is who or what are they guarding the area for?
Perhaps the ancient Anasazi people who resided in the area in ancient times were also vanishing. At places like Montezuma Castle, the ancient people very well could have been forced to battle Bigfoot-like creatures thus forcing them to build the “Castle in the Cliffs” out of self-defense and ultimately the reason to risk climbing up 100 foot of primitive rope and stick ladders each day in an area having no natural predators to warrant the risk. Today on modern ladders people would find it rather difficult to go up 100 feet (10 stories) of modern ladders straight up and down each day yet for some strange reason the people of the time did. Something must have been happening in the area in ancient times forcing the area’s inhabitants to go live in cliffs. Wonder if the same things were happening then as now, “Were people vanishing?”
Bigfoot legends around the Sedona/Verde Valley area go back over a hundred years. Sheepherders would not drive their sheep through Sycamore Canyon to summer pasture because of “Giant Hairy Men” that lived in Sycamore Canyon. This was reported clear back in the 1800’s. There are still reports of the locals stumbling upon a Bigfoot here and there. “The beast was scaring off the fish.”, reported a shocked camper, “The creature had a foul odious body odor, and the filthy body noises it made frightened birds and wild varmits - - they were running for cover. I was scared senseless!” A few friends decided to go camping by the General Crook Trail in the Verde Valley where for two long nights the guys had rocks thrown at them from just a few feet away that by all accounts turned out to be a Bigfoot. When the men saw a rock come flying out of a bush one of them zoomed into the bush with night vision goggles and spotted something very large and tall, crouching and staring back at them. While touring property under construction a man encountered “several 9-foot-tall Bigfoot-type creatures that appeared to be guarding the site.” Then a real estate agent for Century 21 relayed a similar sighting near Cottonwood Creek the year before. The agent said the creature was massive and covered in black curly hair. The famous local Bradshaw Ranch is on record spotting Bigfoot numerous times after owner Linda Bradshaw took photos of the sighting to be professionally developed when she noticed a multitude of strange things including orbs of light, aliens, UFOs, and a Bigfoot creature she later called “Big Girl.” Big Girl would often reportedly leave Linda Bradshaw long sticks arranged in geometric patterns as well as bang and rap on a tree trunk or a fence post with a heavy stick three times in order to get Linda’s attention acting as a greeting. Big Girl would often reportedly leave Linda Bradshaw long sticks arranged in geometric patterns as well as bang and rap on a tree trunk or a fence post with a heavy stick three times in order to get Linda’s attention acting as a greeting.
Was “The Verde Valley Giant” a bigfoot otherwise known as the Mogollon Monster?
Though reported sightings of both Bigfoot and UFOs occurring at the same times and places are not uncommonly reported by eyewitnesses. The concurrence of these events is generally dismissed as coincidental and is not considered a matter of serious inquiry. However, over thirty years ago writers/researchers such as John Keel and Dr. Michael Persinger maintained there is a definite connection between Bigfoot and UFOs. This observation was independently made by both. As strange as these phenomena are, even more so are the mysterious Orbs seen in the forests which according to eyewitness accounts and legend have the ability to shapeshift. Could the UFO orbs somehow be turning into Bigfoot-like creatures? Is Bigfoot the pet of Aliens?
The fact the Sedona/Verde Valley area has the highest Bigfoot and UFO sightings in the state is a good indication something is occurring in the region. Add to this the fact more people are vanishing in the area than anywhere else and you have mystery worthy of notice.
Author and journalist Nick Redfern who specializes in a wide range of unsolved mysteries, including Bigfoot, UFO sightings, and alien abductions have made the case for the association of Bigfoot-type creatures with unusual magnetic conditions found at vortex sites and mystery luminosities or light-forms. Are these reported UFO luminosities or orbs connected to the Bigfoot sightings? In 2008, Nick Redfern published There’s Something in the Woods, in which he wrote about some of the strange things taking place in the forests.
National Forest Service officials appear to remain unfazed by these reports of otherworldly activity. However, the amount of paranormal activity recorded would make a person think the surrounding desert was some kind of intergalactic airport and has many of the locals scratching their heads. UFO’s, giant skeletons, eyewitness accounts, and the numbers of missing persons each year all point to the very distinct possibility something rather odd is going on in the region. Researcher and author Graham Hancock coined the phrase, “we’re like a species with amnesia,” and it’s true. These discoveries indeed shake the foundations of many people’s belief systems for it brings to light the realization the human race has been kept from so much information and forced into a specific worldview. The fact is that Bigfoot is beyond weird: there’s far more going on than a big old ape lumbering around and conveniently never getting caught. Nevertheless, the biggest question remains to be answered, “Why are more people disappearing in the Sedona/Verde Valley region than anywhere else?” Is this something that has been going on for a long time or is it a more recent phenomenon and what are the possible causes?
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Highest UFO Activity
Proof the region has the highest UFO activity.
In the Verde Valley, is Sedona, a small, tranquil city of 10,000 people that has become legendary in New Age circles for its enigmatic energies, vortexes, Native American legends of supernatural entities roaming the surrounding countryside, and much more of a paranormal and strange nature. Sedona is also home to the famous Red Rocks, large and stunning formations of sandstone that glow an eerie and captivating red and orange when the sun both rises and sets and which add even further to Sedona’s reputation as a place of deep mystery and wonder. Throughout the journey to discover the area’s secrets it became paramount to start really getting down to the facts which meant sifting through a lot of information in order to answer the big question, “Where are all of the UFO sightings taking place in the state of Arizona?” Historically, some of the strangest, unexplained alien encounters have occurred right here in Arizona. Rumor had it the Sedona/Verde Valley region was the highest per capita for all sorts of paranormal UFO sightings, however, this point of view often sometimes changed according to who a person was talking to and the source of their information.
According to the History Channel Sedona in recent years has had the highest UFO traffic in the northern hemisphere. Some claim the Verde Valley area has the highest per capita rate of UFO sights in the whole United States. It is also well known among fortean researchers that Sedona and its neighboring regions host some of the most intense UFO, paranormal, metaphysical, and spiritual activity in the world. Many UFO sightings have been viewed near Sedona’s four major vortex areas—with more than fifty at Bell Rock alone.
Since the 1990s, the Verde Valley is rumored to host one of the most active dimensional doorways in America. According to ex-State Senator Dave Schmidt the Sedona/Verde Valley area has more UFO sightings than anywhere else in the world!? When four expert UFO Hunters came to the Verde Valley searching for the truth what they found was a room full of people who had seen a UFO and or believed the government was covering it up. One person at the meeting was Ex-State Senator Dave Schmidt who stated: “There’s more UFO sightings here in the greater Sedona area than anywhere else in the world.” Not only did the Ex-State Senator see a UFO himself but it was in the Sedona/Verde Valley region. When asked directly if the government knows more then they are letting on about UFOs the reply was, “Absolutely!”
Today there are four major networks posting real-time UFO sighting data online for anyone to view. However, research has shown the information on these networks are not synced together and has been gathered mostly by people making reports of personal sightings. UFO Hunters, UFO Stalker(MUFON), UFO Sightings Map (NUFORC), and Report a UFO all show remarkably different data.
The UFO Sightings Map map is based on data from the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC). It includes over 90,000 reports of UFO sightings dating as far back as 1905. Clearly, NUFORC shows the general region of Arizona to be a major hotspot for the paranormal activity of UFO sightings in the nation.
Another relatively new interactive map combines the technology of Google Earth with a massive database of UFO sightings giving users the chance to see where all the ETs reportedly appear. Dubbed the ‘UFO Stalker,’ this map overlays Mutual UFO Network’s (MUFON) database of case reports.
Whether a person wants to simply look at reported sightings in their area or take look at UFO events on a broader level, the options for exploration are truly informative. Another group currently focusing in on the analysis of all these reports trying to get insight from the data is UFO Hunters who are enthusiasts of both extraterrestrial life and new technologies. According to UFO Hunters reports the Sedona/Verde Valley region has some of the highest sightings per capita in the state as well.
Arizonans are hardly the only people in America who believe that we aren’t alone. According to a 2012 National Geographic poll, 36 percent of Americans believe aliens have visited earth. Whether or not all the reported UFO sightings are really visitations is a matter of debate which brings us to the last major UFO reporting network who attempts to weed out the obvious. According to Report a UFO:
Studies have shown that around 95% of UFO sightings have been proven to be helicopters, airplanes, flares and different types of weather. However, there is that 5% that is uncounted for, leaving no explanation for what was seen in the sky.
A person doesn’t find very many reported UFO sightings listed on Report a UFO’s map for the Sedona/Verde Valley region. There actually isn’t very many UFO sightings found at all in the whole state. There is, however, the Sunset Point UFO sighting on the edge on the Verde Valley where the clouds spiraled open and down came what could only be described as a “flying sun” at a place ironically called “sunset point” where it looks like the sun is about to set on a point.
What the Data Shows
Clearly, when taken together the UFO reporting networks data do indeed show areas that are hotspots. These maps together could someday become an invaluable tool in tracking and uncovering sighting trends as well as track the direction that the UFOs may appear to be traveling based on reports throughout the region. At some point in the future, someone will perhaps undertake the project of gathering all the data together in one place in order to make such possible. Until then everyone is left to make the connections themselves, however, what is present is enough to show something is taking place behind the scenes leaving clues along the way. Arizona is definitely more active than most states in the U.S. and the Sedona/Verde Valley is a major hotspot for UFO activity. The reasons remain a mystery, however, researching the region and from indigenous-American folklore that Arizona is considered by many to be an ethereal place, a spiritual vortex if you will, a person can begin to understand there is some basis to all the rumors.
For some the journey to see a UFO is very experiential while others somehow must remain in the dark. James R. Bartzen III, PhD, for the past 35 years has researched UFO sightings in the Sedona/Verde Valley region and how the stories have affected the population by creating a false belief thus hindering human advancement. His conclusion is the belief system centers on alien visitors in our midst is ultimately causing a “waste of a person’s mind” when that mind could be put to better, more constructive work.
“We were all given a mind,” he says. “People are buying into this idea about space aliens and UFOs, and it’s wasting that mind. Beliefs are important to know only if they want to be led.”
UFOs in the Sedona/Verde Valley
Recorded UFO sightings in the region go back perhaps further than most realize. The surrounding countryside is full of ancient petroglyphs depicting flying suns or what some consider Orbs. The people of the time must have been seeing something in order to take the time to draw the events in stone. Are these perhaps some of the oldest recorded UFO encounters in the region? Throughout the Sedona/Verde Valley region, the cliff walls speak volumes all making the mystery and clues stand out for anyone to interpret.
Cottonwood, Arizona has had its share of UFO sightings. According to paranormal researcher Preston Dennett of the History Channel’s UFO Hunters:
“They were looking at the Mingus Mountains which faced their porch when “an odd light” appeared above the mountains. It rose up slightly, then, as Larry says, “...it suddenly lit up the whole valley...It was oval shaped, and just hovered there for about half an hour. Then the light went out slowly until it was a small light and dark out. All of a sudden two more lights merged with the other and hovered there for a couple of seconds and then shot off to the North.”
A resident of Cottonwood saw a formation of six glowing object hovering in formation over the Cottonwood power-company substation. After several minutes, they moved away to the south.
Around the same time as the above incident, another Cottonwood resident was driving over Mingus Mountain when she saw a group of glowing orange spheres of light moving as if in procession. Seconds later she saw three military helicopters chasing the objects. The entire incident lasted only about ten seconds.
It has to be duly noted that it seems a little odd people are reportedly seeing, capturing excellent photos and videos, of what the ancient American Indians were drawing on the local cliff walls in stone 100’s of years ago. This connection is a little hard to ignore. There have been over 50 reported sightings of this type of UFO seen flying around the region.
Captured on video at the Bradshaw Ranch next to the Honanki site are the types of images the ancients carved into the cliff flying around. Were the ancient native American Indians living in the region seeing the same thing being captured on video today? These facts are hard to ignore and are beyond coincidence.
Sedona, Arizona remarkably has so many UFO sightings people have literally stopped reporting them! If the people in the area were to report what they have seen the numbers of recorded sighting would truly put the region on top. The local Sedona/Verde Valley skies are undoubtedly filled with unidentified objects every night!
Suddenly two large bright, shimmering amber orbs appeared and streaked across the sky, low on the horizon, seemingly over the field next to my home. My cat saw them at the same instant I did–and both our heads moved across the frame of the window as the orbs streaked south to north, nearly side by side and moving horizontally. I shouted, “What was that!”
Sedona UFO Tours
Costing roughly $3,500 per pair, the goggles are pretty badass. They amplify 20,000 times more light than is capable of being seen by the naked human eye. Nightly tours go out with visitors equipped with night vision glasses, binoculars, and telescopes. According to many accounts, it’s in the last hour of twilight when many of these phenomena take place and the amount of activity recorded is staggering! One person going on of the local tours to see a UFO reported:
I went out on a UFO Tour with Anita Owens and was blown away by the UFO sightings that everyone had on this tour.Looking through her night-vision googles made viewing the ships on the ground in the canyon so clear! It was truly awesome! We all saw a 3 large glowing balls of light merge into one ball of light and change color to a bright pink ball, so bright that it could be seen with the naked eye! What an extraordinary experience. A must do when visiting Sedona! Thank you Anita for sharing your extensive knowledge of UFO and paranormal experiences.
Another person reported:
My husband, Cody and myself went out with Anita Owens Friday evening, this is our second trip to do the paranormal experience. It was absolutely amazing. There was more activity during our recent outing than any of us could have expected. UFO’S landing, thrusting up and down, worm holes, flying rods, so many things came up in my pictures besides just UFO’S that it has made me a true believers that there is so much out there beyond just us.
To find local businesses in the Sedona/Verde Valley region who advertises they will ensure a person will see all kinds of UFO activity both in the sky and landing on the mountains around Sedona is mind-bending. Sedona UFO & Vortex Tours, boasts on their website, “I GUARANTEE SIGHTINGS!” A “UFO Sighting Guarantee” is just too good to pass up. UFO sighting tour falls outside the boundaries of a “normal” travel tour. However, this remarkable venture ran by Anita Owens has plenty of videos and eyewitness accounts to put the Sedona/Verde Valley region on top for having the most sightings. To have sightings in the region is common, so common they are not even being reported anymore but are now budding personal experience businesses. Nevertheless; after going on the UFO sighting tour most people report they will never look up at the sky in the same way again.
Fox News reported in February 2017 UFO sightings were at an all-time record high and the place where most of the sightings are most common is the United States. In contrast is Isreal with the least for UFO sightings. What is the difference between Isreal and America? Some claim it boils down to be a matter of being wicked and ungodly. The more wicked a country the more paranormal activity witnessed and recorded. What this clearly establishes is the existence of the spiritual nature at hand. Additionally, it also raises a good question. “Why has the Sedona/Verde Valley region attracted so much UFO activity?”
Truly people have been flocking to the Sedona/Verde Valley region of Arizona for a far less tranquil reason than the beauty of the surrounding red rock mountains. A local evangelist and author, David Herzog, writes, “In the early 1900s Sedona was a place where Christians from all over the United States gathered to hold large conferences and retreats as God’s glory filled the city”—long before it was claimed by the New Age movement. Today the area is world famous for its paranormal phenomena above all. Sedona, Arizona is one by far one of America’s most popular destinations for spotting UFOs. Today in the region seeing them has become so commonplace people have stopped reporting them. The fact a person can find thriving local UFO touring businesses equipped with night vision glasses who all guarantee UFO sightings clearly say the area is sacred and beyond magical. The amount of activity recorded in the region is staggering including reported sightings of; Aliens, Bigfoot, Orbs, and portals, all within the red rock mountain desert.
In 2015 Arizona was 6th in total UFO sightings according to the annual MUFON report. Of course, that’s not remarkable until you take into account these sightings in relation to population. Per 100k people, Arizona jumps to #2 in the nation, with the highest concentration of those sightings occurring in Coconino and Yavapai County. The Sedona/Verde Valley area is responsible for more UFO sightings than everywhere in the country with the exception of Oregon. The United States leads the world in reported UFO sightings, which puts this region as number two in the world. Who wouldn’t find this extremely significant?
The truth is out there — and here in the Sedona/Verde Valley is a very, very, very, long history of UFOs to prove it!
UFO Orb Sightings
In 1947 there was a report of when a man was driving late at night in the Verde Valley when he happened to witness a “glowing ball of light.” The man told authorities the craft carried alien visitors who were “watching our activity” here on earth like the Watchers. Sedona and its neighboring region are the focal points of some of the most intense UFO, paranormal, and spiritual activity in the world. This vortex of the paranormal arguably has one of the highest concentrations of UFO sightings in the United States. Most of the UFO Reports gathered over the decades have shown not only the area to be known as the site of frequent UFO sightings but perhaps, more importantly, the objects seen most frequently in the region are the “ball of light or Orb” type UFOs rather than those that resemble metallic craft. This kind of unusual, some say perhaps uplifting, phenomena have been proven to be occurring in the region for quite some time. Petroglyphs found in the area protected by the US Forest service point to the possibility these craft/beings have been appearing in the region for 100’s in not 1000’s of years. The following is over 50 top UFO sightings found in the region specifically relating to those of Orbs the most commonly reported in the region taken from various sources.
Sedona UFO Sightings
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1994.
My husband and I were star gazing from the open upper deck of our home in Sedona, AZ. It was close to a new moon so the sky was dark and we had a clear view of the evening sky. We were facing in the direction of Cathedral Rock which would have been northwest of our home. I first noticed what seemed to be a very bright star just to the west of Cathedral Rock and pointed it out to my husband. Within minutes after we noticed a white laser type beam came in from the east and hit this object which I thought was a star. We could see the object flare at first and then about 20 seconds later it exploded causing a firework type of effect - sparks floating down. There was no sound and we just sat there shocked at what we had just seen.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1996.
Orange Blazing Light over Rim of Mountain Northeast of Long Canyon. I got off work in Sedona around 9:30 PM at night and was driving my van North down Dry Creek Road and pulled off to the side of the road after Northwestern Slopes FootHills North subdivision to look at stars in sky. Toward the Northeasterly direction I noticed an orange blazing light over the rim of rocks and thought forest fire at first. The orange glowing blaze grew in intensity of color and brightness and then receded back over rim and faded completely.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1996.
Three round bright lights in triangle formation near Northern Slopes Foothills North. On a Saturday night heading North down Dry Creek Road next to the Northern Slopes FootHills North subdivision off to my left hand side was a gravel pull-off area to the side of the road where I like to look at the stars. I left the 1986 Old Dodge Caravan running, otherwise it had to be pop-started. Before I decided to get out and look around I saw out the window to my left 3 round white lights in a triangle formation with two round lights on top and a third centered below. At first I thought construction workers at night, as there was a new subdivision with new construction and development equipment left at night. outside. I did not see any construction workers about or movement of construction equipment or hear any such sounds. I felt very mesmerized by the three round lights at a nearby distance above the ground level. They stayed on bright white round and in a triangle formation very steady and not appearing to move at all. I was expecting them to move....and entertained thoughts of them moving together in triangle formation or splitting off in different directions...which did not happen at all as I looked for what seemed to be a very long time straight on at the lights. They seemed very, very bright and facing toward the road and the van and me. I was too afraid to get out of the van and walk around outside toward them, although I felt very compelled to do so...
Location: Sedona, Arizona Thunder Mountain, 1996.
The object landed on top of Thunder mountain. It pulsed with a super bright white light and shut down all power to select vehicles and to the town’s electric service utilities. The sighting was observed by numerous Jeep Tour Guides, especially from Red Rock Jeep Tours, who’s jeeps were affected by the object as they returned from dropping customers off at the Enchantment Resort. When the object first appeared, it seemed as if there were two moons in the sky. These short and brief details will hopefully spark the memories of my fellow jeep guides, the people we dropped at the resort (who went directly to the roof where a telescope was at the ready), the campers who fled their campsites, the police officers who staked out the scene through the night and any residents who never came forward before.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1997
Bright red pulsing orb that performed anti-gravity manuevers, seen from first plateau at Cathedral Rock... It was a little north of where we were... Bright red pulsing orb appeared on horizon... We watched it float across the sky, and then it started doing the anti-grav manuevers: 90 degree zigzags, really quick! I was visiting Sedona because I had heard it was a UFO hotspot... After 27 years of waiting, it was nice to see one... It inspired me to undertake an independent video documentary project about UFOs...
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1997
A very bright palsing light with smaller bright object flying around larger object. We had just finished dinner in a outdoorsecond floor restaurant in Sedona AZ at 9:55 PMwhen one of our party pointed out a light that was 20 to 30 degrees above the eastern desert ofSedona. The light moved slightly but pulsed inintensity from star brightness to very bright.A second smaller bright object seemed to flyoff and fly around the larger object with quickmoves above, below and around the large object.At times the small object would drop below thelarger in a falling leaf motion and fly backto the larger object becoming one object agian.We watched from the restaurant for 5 mins andgot into our car and drove to a better locationto watch the object. We parked on the cliff aboveour hotel. We watch this object carry on again foranother five mins before it just blinked out.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1998
On vacation in Sedona, I was sitting waiting for a tour trolley to start about 9:20 in the morning when I looked up between two buttes to the northeast and saw an object like a white fireball, with a short tail, hovering between them. It looked like a comet, only it was stationary for a long time. I watched for about 5 minutes and took a couple of pictures. Then it started moving, accelerated and moved from the upper right to the lower left and disappeared behind the “saddle” of the buttes. A couple of minutes later I saw a jet. It had a much longer tail. I am a supervisor with a state agency, have a college degree, and consider myself to be a stable person.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1998.
An extremely bright light appearedout the window lasting 10-15 minutes disappearing in a flash with no sound ever heard. I was lying in bed watching T.V. with no other light on, all of a sudden the room was filled with extremely bright light even though the curtains were closed. The blinding white light was extremely scary. I as a 79 year old man (in extremely sound mind)had never experienced such a thing. I got out of bed and peered through the curtains and all I could see was extreme bright light so I grabbed my camera and took two pictures. While the light was bright no sound was being heard. After having the pictures developed, both pictures had the white light in them. I still have the pictures. The light appeared for approximatly 10-15 minutes. The light then disappeared in a flash, never hearing a sound.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 1998.
The first sighting came at dusk, with a few stars beginning to show up. An object, descending from the east, was spotted. The object was bright white in color, approximately 10,000ft. in altitude, and about three times the size of Venus. It seemed to be a solid object. Adjacent to the object, at an est. distance of 1,000 ft. was a smaller object traveling synchronously with the larger object. We all witnessed these objects travel for about 1 minute, until they disappeared behind 6,500ft. Bear Mountain (3 miles to the east of where we were). The objects were very unusual, and did not look like any conventional aircraft. The second “sighting” was witnessed throughout the night: a bright light flashing numerous colors was seen low on the horizon near Camp Verde, a town about 15 to 20 miles south of our location. The light was quite clear, thus suggesting that it could not have been very far away (maybe 20 miles in distance from us). The light, when first seen, was moving up, and left and right slowly. Then it ABRUPTLY vanished. The light would then reappear in the same location...then it would eventually vanish. This activity went on throughout the night.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2000
Saw a huge yellow “moon” rise over the Red Rocks, then found out it wasn’t the moon at all. I was driving home at night on Hwy. 89A and saw, coming up behind one of the Red Rocks, a huge full moon. It was an amazing sight; the moon was as big as you usually only see it in the Caribbean or on faked photos, just absolutely humungous. But then, as I came closer, “the moon” went back down behind the Red Rock it had risen from.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2001
Two separate and distinct yellow-gold lights streaking low across the sky, appearing to have tails, but moving swiftly and in unison. I was sitting at my computer, my cat was in front of me on my desk. My window looks to the west. Sunset had occured and I had noticed the pink clouds low on the horizon shortly before the event. It was approx. 7:10 or 7:15 and both my cat and I saw two firey objects streak acorss the upper portion of the window (which would probably be about 70-90 degress from the horizon. These two objects were moving from the south to north, low and it almost appeared that they were below the clould level. They were both yellow-orange in color, and appeared to leave a trail or had a trail as the streaked acorss our line of vision. They were moving fast in a horizontal movement, slightly rising. They were almost parallel with each other, possibly one slighty postioned behind the first.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2001
Strange bright light blinking multiple colors west of Sedona near Secret Mountain. We witnessed a light that changed colors from Blue, red, yellow, and white. We were on a dirt road near the “Bradshaw Ranch” and noticed as we were driving in its direction it slowly decended towards the horizon near Clarksdale. When we stopped to witness what type of movenment it was making, it hovered for about 10 Min. Then suddenly it zig-zaged west to east and back again. Thats when I realized for sure that this was a unconventional object. It soon decended behind the mountain and was gone. It reappeared on the north side of town on our way back to Boynton canyon at much higher altitude and remained there for another half hour until we decided that it was time to goto bed and was seen from our hotel door at the Days Inn in West Sedona. It was the brightest thing in the sky and had to have been witnessed by other people in town.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2004
Shortly before 5 a.m., I awoke to the sound of one of my cats making noise upstairs. I got out of bed to go to the bathroom, and when I went back to bed, my gaze shifted to the view outside my patio doors. In the sky, slightly above Wilson Mountain, I observed an extremely bright white light, which appeared to be stationary. The luminosity of this light was exceptional, and looked exactly like the white sparklers kids use on the 4th of July. The light was radiating out from a central point, in brilliant sparkling rays, just like a sparkler. The light also seemed to pulse a bit, getting bigger and brighter, and then dimmer and smaller. I was almost transfixed by it, it was so extraordinarily beautiful, and I did not want to leave my observation of it, but I did want a photograph, and so I went upstairs to get my camera and shoot from the outside balcony there.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2009
We went on our balcony, which overlooks the mountains, and saw a brilliant light in the sky, above the mountain. At first I thought it could be an airplane or helicopter but then realized it was too high for a helicopter. And that an airplane would not stay still for so long – there were also no red blinking lights that an airplane has when flying at night. There were few stars in the sky, due to some storm clouds and light pollution – it was the only light. After 10 min with it still in one spot we grabbed our camera and took still pictures and video.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2010
A solid moving light caught my eye. It was moving at a moderate pace in a SW direction. At first I thought it was a plane but it did not blink and it seemed to be at a higher than you would expect altitude for a plane. I then thought it must be a satellite. Even though it was much larger and brighter than any satellite I have ever seen. The size of the object was slightly larger than jupiter that night, and not as bright. Best described as a solid yellow.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2011
I had gone downstairs to drink some herbal tea to calm my stomach and also noticed my cat continuously looking out the direction of our LR windows.
She was sitting next to me on the coffee table and I noticed her watching something (again) out of the window. I quickly turned around as I was facing opposite our windows in LR when I saw a very fast flash of bright white light, like a laser, go from east to west low in the horizon in front of our home.
After that, came another white light flashing by very quickly but very bright, followed by a red light of the same nature.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2011.
And then later I noticed the “star” like object that moved in 3 different frames, all time delayed 6 seconds. in the first frame you see the Star / UFO start at the bottom, move up, then to the right, then to the left in a curve, then up and stop. You’ll see the object “radiate” light brighter than any other object, and it has haze around the image. No other stars or the Airplane even look like this. In the 2nd Picture the UFO/ Object moved in the EXACT OPPOSITE direction, while the plane in the bottom of the picture has moved more north.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2012
I saw a gold, luminous, vertical oval orb above mountains in the western sky.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2012
At about 7:30 p.m., I walked out of my hotel to snap some photos from my cell phone, while waiting for a friend to pick me up for the evening. At approximately 7:45 p.m., as I was gazing at the western skyline of dark cliffs silhouetted against a fading sunset, I saw, to my utter amazement, a brilliant, golden, oval orb in vertical position, hover over the mountain peaks. At the same time, a small jet appeared and flew in front of the orb, then disappeared.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2012
A ball of fire that stoped and hovered befor blinking out. I’m making this report for the men who say this as they don’t speak good English. On the night of the 20th Casar standing at the back of the restaurant that he works for. A light in the sky caught his eye. He first thought it was a falling star as it fell towards the ground untill it stoped in mid-flight. It hovered for about five min. or so moving some to the right and the left and then blinking out. He yelled for the other workers to come look at it several of them used there camera/ phone to take pictures and video of it. I have copies of the video and pictures.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2012
About 5 years ago while standing on the balcony of my hotel room at night between 11 PM and 1 AM, I noticed a very bright orange and white light that was rotating very quickly. Since I was on vacation I had my binoculars. My best friend and I were standing there observing this light. We knew it wasn’t a commercial airline because prior to this sighting we had been watching commercial airline traffic to our right follow a specific flight pattern for about 30 minutes. This UFO had no green or red blinking lights. Traveling together with our wives from Phoenix a few hours before, we came to realize that this UFO was southwest of Sedona. Around 12:30 AM it suddenly shot straight up, stopped, and slowly came down. Yes, I had to change my britches!!
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2013.
The object was too bright to tell shape other than it looked like a very bright white star or planet that was stationary in the SW sky nearby my property fence line in VOC Sedona, AZ. Whatever the object was it stopped my cell phone camera from being able to photograph it. I took control of what my cell phone camera was sighting upon. At the time and afterwards my wife firmly defended it as being nothing more than the planet Venus. I will concede that is possible but unless someone will come forward and show me why my photos (which I am submitting)were able to be totally flushed out with color, then I believe what I attempted to photograph was a UFO and not a planet or star.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2017
In the evening at 10:01pm EDT (7:01pm MST) over the course of 3 minutes I saw a third object. This object was a large light orb up against the mountainside that’s within a valley area. The light orb went dim and then went to a full brightness. Upon seeing this my reaction was disbelief because this valley/mountain area doesn’t have any residential homes, roads, nor are there any aircraft warning lights for pilots to look out for. The light orb was too big to be a hiker’s flashlight and the light certainly wasn’t from a camper’s fire.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2017
“Come look at this. Am I crazy, or is there a star IN Cathedral Rock?!” I asked. The bright star-like light was definitely below the silhouette of the rock formation. He saw it too. We both strained our eyes to decipher it from this distance - possibly a mile away, possibly less. As I peered closer, I realized there were in fact three lights stacked vertically, and extremely close together. As my eyes adjusted to the dark, I took in the view of the land between us and Cathedral Rock. Earlier in our stay, we had been informed that the land down below our guest property belonged to an eccentric organization of people who believe they can communicate with aliens. We laughed that off as just the type of quirky personalities who flock to Sedona. Because of this info, we did notice when a few white pick-up trucks were visible pulling through the property below during daylight hours. People appeared to be doing work on the property. We chuckled mockingly, “I guess the ‘alien-cult’ people are working on something down there.”
Now, in the darkness, I could see that the areas of land where the trucks had been working by day, had a series of lights on the ground, evenly spaced throughout the property. From this distance it looked as though the “alien-cult” had created a system of beacons on the ground.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2017
A star appeared in cathedral rock, followed by 2 more closer to the ground, hovering in concert. the uppermost cast a spray of light downward.
Location: Sedona, Arizona Thunder Mountain, 2018.
Bright golden lights were seen at Sedona this week in the mountains. The bright lights were caught in two different photos, always in the same location. The mountains would make a great exit area for UFOs that were leaving an underground base in the area. Also in the clouds above the mountains is another golden UFO. Its unknown if the lights were seen by the eyewitness or when they got home, but often cameras catch the full activities of the moment, where the human eye is more flawed and processes much less.
Location: Sedona, Arizona, 2018
Bright star like objects in the air.
Village of Oak Creek UFO Sightings
Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, 2014.
I viewed a barbell or two round bright white lit balls in the voc of Sedona AZ.
Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, 2014.
Large light circle above clouds, two small disk like circles flew off, at incredible speed, the the circle turned into 8 -10 smaller disks and flew east over head.
Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, 2018.
Fireball from west to east.
Village of Oak Creek, Arizona, 2018.
Tonight, in the Village of Oak Creek, near Sedona, Arizona, there were two large lights in the sky. It was witnessed by many people who were driving on Jacks Canyon and by others at the local grocery. I took 3 pictures, my husband took 4. There were two lights. The light on the right was bright and remained in the same place. The light on the left illuminated the object on the right as it gradually moved off to the left. The light remained in the sky and illuminated a round area above the mountain. It was not a spot light, it was strong and filled the sky over the mountain area. There was not any sound. It lasted approximately 4 – 5 minutes.
Cottonwood UFO Sightings
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona 1968.
It was dusk and still very warm, so my family and I went out on our porch to cool off. The porch faced west toward Mingus Mountain, we were just setting there discussing our days events. As the conversation slowed my sister and I noticed about the same time an odd light rising over the mountain. As it got about three fingers high, it suddenly lit up the whole valley, like it was dusk, which by this time it was dark. It was oval shaped, and just hovered there for about half an hour. Then the light went out slowly until it was a small light and dark out. All of a sudden two more lights merged with the other and hovered there for a couple of seconds and then shot off to the North,and then there was only the dark sky and stars. It was a beautiful sight, I wont forget.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona 1968.
They were looking at the Mingus Mountains which faced their porch when “an odd light” appeared above the mountains. It rose up slightly, then, as Larry says, “...it suddenly lit up the whole valley...It was oval shaped, and just hovered there for about half an hour. Then the light went out slowly until it was a small light and dark out. All of a sudden two more lights merged with the other and hovered there for a couple of seconds and then shot off to the North.”
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona 1986.
A resident of Cottonwood saw a formation of six glowing object hovering in formation over the Cottonwood power-company substation. After several minutes, they moved away to the south. Around the same time as the above incident, another Cottonwood resident was driving over Mingus Mountain when she saw a group of glowing orange spheres of light moving as if in procession. Seconds later she saw three military helicopters chasing the objects. The entire incident lasted only about ten seconds.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 1997.
My wife alerted me to a strange light in the sky. “A ufo” I was indoors - I replied “ Oh yea...hmm”She insisted I come and take a look.Looking north, north-west slightly, a very bright object moved in a somewhat erratic manner. Occasionally moving from left to right very quickly.My wife said that it one point had a bright “tail” extending from it.I did not see this feature. It did change in color from white to orange.At one point it suddenly dropped out of sight straight down.I went to the front yard to have another look.at this point, I saw the object much higher in the sky. Slowly moving north and slightly west.I drove to a location with less light obstruction - within 5 min it had moved rather far away. Traveling north and slightly west.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 1998.
Star shaped light turning red then white jumping across the sky split into 3 white lights then returned to red star. My son and I were observing the full moon. We noticed a red light beneath the moon and thought it might be a planet. It disapeared and we continued to drive home toward Cornville. I noticed this red star like object blinking across the sky first red then white jumping rapidly as it changed color. It veered off toward Clarkdale and then split into 3 white lights in a straight line formation. It then went back to being the red and white blinking light and headed over the Mingus Mountains toward Prescott. We tried to follow it but it disapeared.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 2009.
Glowing orb in front of commercial jet.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 2011.
Glowing Red & White Yellow Fireball, Light panned back and forth. My boyfriend & I were around 14th St. & Cherry St. in Cottonwood AZ. in the middle of an empty desert lot, surrounded by small Mesquite trees. Beautiful thunder and lightening was all around. We saw a couple of warm up Fireworks. Then we saw one, that looked like a warm up Firework, Chinese Lantern style I suppose, it seemed to rise and come forward and I thought it was a large Firework Ember coming toward the field we were in. Then I said OMG that is a huge FIREBALL with a white center and red around it “My boyfriend said the center was yellow, I thought it was white..,” then I said; “Wait no, it’s a huge Meteor!!!” I was watching to see where it was going to land. But then it changed from moving to the right of us, to slightly turning and lowering coming East toward us!!! My boyfriend got out of his lawn chair, and I was trying to figure out which way we should run, and how in the world we could dodge this large METEOR in time! Right at the state of Uh Oh...it then pulled up and started to fly over head. NO SOUND! It looked like the red light on it was panning left to right, the whole thing moved left and right, NO BLINKING, just panning. I ran for my binoculars in the car, and still all I could see was bright light. Then it faded into the distance… We talked about it for HOURS trying to figure it out! Was hoping to find someone else who saw this too...
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 2013.
Bright fire ball rising in the sky. It swirved and disappeared.Huge bright orange triangle shaped light rising in the sky. It wasnt moving very fast and it veered to the right then appeared to die out like a flame very quick then it disappeared.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 2013.
Bright star hovered, then shot around then hovered, then moved slowly overhead then turned dim and disappeared.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 2014.
Extremely bright lights (2) fluctuating downward, and 5 + times brighter than an plane (AND SILENT). Low Level Flight pattern. I first notices a VERY bright light coming out of the South and proceeding more or less due North. Its lights were “intense” to say the very least. I have been around aircraft for many years in the USAF so I know what landing lights look like and the intensity of even the largest airplane. This had to be 5 times as bright (or brighter). Additionally, the lights were 2 seemingly separate but ? attached ? lights shining straight down. The leading light was the largest and the trailing attached light was 50% (plus) as bright. It seemed to be having trouble turning its lights of as they were fluctuating together but randomly. I perceived that fact only because I could think of no other reason for such random fluctuations. As it came overhead I noted that it was so low that it was in the region where local single engine aircraft would fly and NOT where Passenger/Military aircraft fly in our area. As it passed overhead I heard absolutely NOTHING, not anything. Total and complete silence.
Location: Cottonwood, Arizona, 2017.
I was outside my home looking at the mountains when I saw this bright white object directly overhead.
Clarkdale UFO Sightings
Location: Clarkdale, Arizona, 2010.
Witnessed over two dozen lights in the sky moving in a slow deliberate fashion from southeast to west.
Location: Clarkdale, Arizona, 2017.
2 pictures taken within one minute. one without orb lights - one with. only visible when reviewed.
Location: Clarkdale, Arizona, 2017.
I was outside my home looking at the mountains when i saw this bright white object directly overhead.
Camp Verde UFO Sightings
Camp Verde, Arizona, 2000.
Fast moving bright lights that split and disappeared. Sunrise had not happened yet, but it was light enough to see around the area and the blue color of the sky. It was light enough so no stars were visible. I was looking to the north about 30 degrees above the horizon and a very white bright sharp light caught my eye. It was moving from NW to NE and gaining altitude. It was moving at a rate of speed that I estimate to be 7-10 times faster than any airplane that I know of. It traveled for 2-3 seconds, split into 3 bright lights one above the other. The center light was not as bright as the other two. As soon as the it split, it appeared tocome to a complete stop. The light split into three seperate lights and disappeared. There was no contrails, smoke trails or debris of any sort during flight or when it disappeared. There was no shape detected as it was only the bright light during travel and the three light just prior to disappearing. The sky was clear at the time with no clouds or aircraft in the area. Both my wife and I saw it traveling through the sky, but she turned to look at me in disbelief for a second and didn’t see it split into three lights and disappear.
Camp Verde, Arizona, 2011.
Fireball shoots of in sky to the west near camp verde AZ on our way to phoenix from sedona through the mountains at night it was around 11:30 to midnight on september 25 2011 so it would be between sept 25 and the beginning of sept 26 there was a large fireball that shot off in the sky between two mountains only for a fiew seconds but it was quite large. we where origionally thinking a comet but if it was one i wuldn’t be suprised if it made landfall due to its size so yes we observed something shoot off to the west of us through some mountains in the desert near camp verde AZ i would love to know what it was but can’t find any information on if it was a meteorite or something elce i wonder if anyone elce saw it =)
Camp Verde, Arizona, 2014.
Fireball, 2 hours, very scary. A large circular very shiny seens to be toppling on axis about 900’ above ground.
Camp Verde, Arizona, 2016.
Multiple lights, moving horizontally and vertically with no sound. It was approximately 8 pm as I was returning to my house from walking my dog, when I noticed a yellow and red light hovering in the sky. It then move straight up and down without making a sound. Then the lights doubled, there were now 4 lights, 2 yellow and 2 red. They were at the same altitude. Seemed like they were connected somehow because they moved left to right then hovered. Then shot straight up, stopped, hovered again then descended down as if it were landing. I went got my girlfriend and she saw it after it had became 4 lights. Again it made no sound and it moved to quickly vertically and horizontally to be a plan or helicopter. We live 35 minutes from Sedona and our skies are usually clear, so plans and helicopters can be easily identified and heard. The object may have landed.
Cornville UFO Sightings
Cornville, Arizona, 2016.
Large object, possibly a meteor or space debris flew into view in the southern sky, between Cornville and Phoenix, Az . Cornville is about 80 miles north of Phoenix, and 20 miles south of Sedona.There was a full moon that night, so the stars was hard to see, but not this object.It appeared to be very close about thirty to sixty miles away. It was very bright like a meteor but 500 hundred times brighter and closer. Even considering it was a full moon. When it descended below the tree line I lost sight of the object.
In Sedona/Verde Valley UFOs its been clearly shown the region has the highest UFO activity in the state of Arizona. There’s so much UFO traffic in the region people have stopped reporting having witnessed these paranormal events.
Sedona/Verde Valley Cults
Most people kind of hope that we were moving towards an age of rationality and reasoning where people will finally be able to think for themselves but it seems that the opposite is happening. Over the years many have made the Verde Valley area their home, in search of spiritual answers. Sedona is considered by many to be The Place for new-age thinking in the United States. Some consider Sedona’s Harmonic Convergence in the 80s to be the focal point of the New Age Movement. Many spiritual leaders of the time gathered to the region for what may be considered the intention of building some kind of spiritual United Nations. Indeed the people found here are a culturally diverse group including male and female, old and young, married and single, all living in different states of awareness as if prompted by an inner calling. Remarkably, the small region without question has a high density of religious organizations. There are many independent “gurus” of all kinds along with channelers, energy workers, psychics, shamans, spiritual healers, and even tech cults referred to as the new religious movement. “New religious movement” is often a euphemism used by cult apologists in an attempt to spin a supposedly “politically correct” term for groups more commonly called “cults.”
One person’s cult has been called another person’s inarguable truth, and over millennia many spiritual or cultural belief systems have been called cults which have acted more like an organization that engages in non-mainstream beliefs and practices, typically secretive, often resulting in the intimidation its own members. If people followed religious leaders today like the first Christians described in Acts, they would be called a cult-like “Jonestown” and “Heaven’s Gate.” The goal of a cult leader is the same regardless of the jargon: confuse, disassociate and control. It is about “being led away from yourself.” Over the years there have been more than a few of these local groups making national headlines from an area where religious cults are said to provide the context to spiritual experiences.
If anyone Bentinho Massaro is the perfect example of how a person starts and run a cult by first at a very young age claim divinity and special God-like powers. As well as referring to himself as Superman, or a God with godlike powers, Massaro presented the idea visually by wearing Superman t-shirts in his online posts of self-portraits posted on top of mountains with images of human beings in fantasy landscapes and with superpowers. For all perhaps too intensive purposes Bentinho’s rhetoric encouraged his followers to take risks in theirs. His teaching at the time was explicit in demanding students go “all in” ultimately to “discard fear altogether.” Massaro stated:
“We are fearing more of life. So don’t fear death, be excited about it.”
It’s evident that what worked to formulate the level of success of Massaro had little to do the specifics of any sound spiritual ideas. Bentinho told his followers to not focus on the content, rather focus instead on what he is transmitting which often ended up to be sexual relations with followers. After a little foreplay to lead someone down the guru’s path Bentinho taught a mashup of Advaita Vedanta and the Law of Attraction at times attracting over 500 people to his in-person retreats where he peddled in unrealistic promises such as “find complete happiness in two steps” among other totally unrealistic approaches. How and why anyone would or could ever consider listening to a kid in his 20s about enlightenment and the meaning of happiness is a good question? Massaro for all intensive purposes also advocated, crudely, that followers separate themselves from their friends and families:
“Fuck your relationships. They mean nothing. Let them go, let them go. Don’t give a fuck about your family. Don’t give a fuck about your children. Don’t give a fuck about your parents. Don’t give a fuck about your partner.”
It appears some truly desire “being led away from themselves” along with their pocketbooks or they are victims of a cleverly spun spell of the master of illusion who extensively believed in Unidentified Flying Objects.
On December 9, 2017, 34-year-old Cult 2.0 follower Brent Wilkins somehow, unfortunately, believed he could fly by jumping off an area the Midgley Bridge in Sedona, Arizona while on a spiritual retreat to see guru Bentinho Massaro. Speculations have spun into a vortex of questions of why, was it that he found out his millennial-aged guru, Bentinho Massaro was perhaps a fraud? Or could hints at why a person would choose to leave this world be found in what Wilkins reportedly wrote shortly beforehand:
“I wanted to take the jump... That was my first jump, and my first attempt to fly.”
Reports indicate Brent had given to the chase your dreams scheme and decided one day despite protests of family and friends to give everything to chase enlightenment, following the guru, somehow leading to the Sedona/Verde Valley on a 12-day retreat far from a life left behind. At the retreat, Massaro reportedly teaches that the physical world was an illusion, that nothing was real, including death was never the end. During the retreat Massaro reported stated:
“Wake up to something important, otherwise kill yourself.”
Furthering to loosen the grasp and meaning life had on his followers Bentinho Massaro also stated:
“Looking forward to death makes you truly come alive.”
No doubt it appears one person took the teaching a little too serious. Concerns over these statements prompted an official investigation into the matter by the Sedona police department sending in detectives asking, “Tell me about Brett.”
With all the talk of being a God or Superman and death making a person truly come alive Massaro responded “He was the guy that was all-in or all-out, and he was so in... He believed it to the core of his being.”
In all fairness who really can say why Brett did what he did and all indications point to the fact Massaro didn’t directly have an involvement to warrant any real blame. However, it’s frustrating to see people have so low a bar for “awakening.” When socially engineered imitations like Massaro are taken for the real deal, humanity takes a step closer to the edge of oblivion. We are witnessing the birth of a new era — Cult 2.0. There will no doubt be a rise of cult leaders who use technology to grow their enterprises. Bentinho Massaro has perhaps offered a glimpse of what is to come. Do we really need facts to dismiss someone who claims to be a superhuman guru-avatar posing as a god wanna-be? Has the spiritual enlightenment scene really sunk this low?
Anyone can get caught up further by getting recordings of “The Eye of the Vortex Retreat” in Sedona held on Oct. 23rd - 27th 2017. For a $277.00, anyone can access all audio downloads and streaming access to all videos of the “Self/God/I” master and transcend circumstances through intoxication with the infinite intelligence of bliss. Massaro termed the event:
“The profound bliss of Self/God/I-I becomes evermore pristine upon resting in it, until one begins the journey of dissolving into it and making undiluted happiness a permanent state of being.” Happiness a permanent state of being!? OK...
Spiritual Warrior James Arthur Ray
A frequent guest on “Oprah” who helped write the best-selling documentary and book, “The Secret,” acclaimed motivational speaker and guru James Ray showed just how dangerous some people can be. Sweat lodges are usually safe. People use them all the time, however, around 2:30 PM on October 8th, 2009, at the 70-acre Angel Valley Retreat center many had spent more than $10,000 to be there, in what Ray called his “Spiritual Warrior” program where he asked participants to shave their heads, spend 36 hours in the smoking red hot desert meditating without food or water before entering into a 120-degree, makeshift “sweat hut” that turned into a death trap. The sweat hut has traditionally been used as a ceremonial sauna in rituals practiced by some Native Americans. During the experience, the tent is gradually filled with steam generated by pouring water on to fire-heated rocks brought inside the dome. 60 people huddled around steaming fire-heated rocks hoping to cleanse their bodies when 3 died and many others were taken to the local hospital after being overcome by the teachings of the guru. When paramedics arrived at the retreat center, one of them reportedly asked “what happened here? is this a mass suicide?”
The tragedy and ensuing prosecution drew international media attention. Ray pleaded not guilty to three counts of manslaughter. After a four-month trial, James Arthur Ray was found guilty of negligent homicide and sentenced to two years in prison. Ironically just before the deaths, Ray wrote:
“Still in Spiritual Warrior … for anything new to live something first must die. What needs to die in you so that new life can emerge.”
Many have wondered if mega-businesses similar to James Ray’s, regardless of what any mega-business is selling, are in actuality, cults. Answers to this question can perhaps be found in the fact James Ray’s trial attorneys tried to keep cult expert from testifying at trial.
Ironically another odd and questionable thing Ray reported stated before the deaths:
“You will have to get to a point to where you surrender and its ok to die.”
It seems James Ray much like Bentinho Massaro also was normalizing death to his followers. The tactics and language are the same as hundreds of other cults over the years. Were the deaths at a ‘sweat lodge’ the inevitable result of misappropriation of ritual, or is the story more complex? I mean no one ever pays for a sweat lodge. Ever. Yet somehow people were being convinced to hand over their money which they did.
Cursed Land of Paranormal and Occult
It all began when Joseph and his wife moved to Sedona Arizona. Josephs wife took a job as a manager at a local coffee shop. It was fine until a bizarre elderly lady apparently became a fixture there never buying anything, and she was rather quite odd. The lady would it seems also ask people for rides into the desert and then was rumored to force them to meditate while reciting a strange dialog she gave them. As time waned on the lady became worse; following people into the bathroom and into the dark corridors. Staff and patrons then started leaving, getting deathly ill, and they weren’t saying why. It was at this point things came to a head when Josephs wife asked the strange woman to leave at which point the lady calmly and coldly told her she would kill her; that she knew things. After some digging, it became apparent to Joseph that she wasn’t simply just an old lady - “she was a shapeshifter!” After more digging it into the mysterious woman was proven the lady was indeed heavily into witchcraft and was indeed by all indications a real witch, but not just any witch for she reportedly bears many characteristics of a Skinwalker. Patrons spoke of her shapeshifting into a lizard-like entity, that she had spells.
This is one of many tales and experiences people relate to the Sedona/Verde Valley area. Joseph also told the story of when a native American Indian medicine man asked a friend of his called JR for help searching for two native American Indian girls who went missing after apparently the girl’s tracks were followed out into the desert. JR agrees to go assist in the search in which the two girls are found ritualistically sacrificed. What is really troubling about this tale is that the person would go on to state this sort of thing is happening all the time in the area including the finding of human body parts being found all over. In addition, Joseph also states the tribes and Sedona hide the truth from the public. The guy even provided proof people in the area run around with human body parts.
Satan and the Schoolgirl
Sometime in March 1989 at a secluded campus of Oak Creek Ranch School near Sedona, Arizona a family alleged in a federal lawsuit that their daughter was exposed to “the practice of Satanism by students at the school.” The parents stated the young girl would come home with vivid descriptions of how she and her friends dabbled with the devil. The distressed family stated on the record:
“They would experiment with Satanism by drawing a pentagram in the dirt, and put a rat or a frog or something like that in the middle of it, and douse it with lighter fluid and set it on fire.”
In court papers, the family tried to speak with the school director about Satanism on campus, but the person refused to talk to her. Instead, she says, he referred her to his lawyer. The fact this issue at all is on record in such a matter should be a sign something rather strange and odd is occurring in the region.
Within the so-called “spiritual community” set within an area in Arizona that has become something of a “New Age Mecca” it has perhaps become increasingly commonplace to find claims of those being a spiritual guide claiming to have a degree from some accredited and acclaimed Metaphysical University. As with all things people should investigate people and groups closely for sometimes these “guides” truly are leading people to face their ultimate fears in order to place them on the edge of death. The fact these strange paranormal cults exist at all and have been found out in the open popping up in such a small community should no doubt bring to light the reality they not only exist in the region but are at times unfortunately dangerous.
20 years ago something ironically called the “satanic panic” was rumored to be used as a propaganda tool by the media and other powers that be to try and discredit satanic ritual abuse cases. According to some, there’s an overwhelming amount of evidence to suggest the same type of things are taking place just as it was in the past cases back in the 80’s and 90’s. There are some who are even claiming there’s an epidemic...
When a Sedona Police Chief mentions he has heard several rumors about satanic rituals being performed “in the desert somewhere” combined with the fact there are reportedly a lot of people vanishing in the region a possible connection is perhaps being made. Strangely it’s not uncommon for the Sedona police to issue an arrest warrant for Sedona residents accused of drawing blood from local teenagers. When law enforcement searched the house rented by the alleged bloodsuckers, they reportedly find satanic paraphernalia and a book on satanic rituals.
Not all cults are bad and end tragically, however, the brainwashing in order to gain control over someone is completely out in the open and present today just as it was in the past. In 1997 the media became interested in “Gabriel of Sedona” otherwise known as Tony Delevin and his followers because of the parallels between his “Aquarian Concepts Community” and “Heaven’s Gate,” a cult where leader Marshall Applewhite led the group to mass suicide. Gabriel made dark predictions once claimed that the world would end May of 2000 or 2001. Again, much like Applewhite, Gabriel foretold that he and his followers would be rescued by friendly spaceships coming to the region. And because of all these dire predictions, Gabriel told his group of followers they couldn’t travel more than five miles from his commune. The community enforced very strict rules, including every member turning over all their assets to “the seer of Sedona’s control.”
Gabriel told a reporter after Applewhite and his 38 loyal followers killed themselves that they should have thought “to stay behind and make a difference here, and not go up there.” The goal of a cult leader is the same regardless of the jargon: confuse, disassociate and control. It is about “being led away from yourself.”
Over the years the Sedona/Verde Valley region has been the focal point for spiritual enlightenment attracting many people of different faiths. Undoubtedly the area and its culture has also attracted many who have turned the journey into a business venture. There’s the Yoga Cult, more specifically Dahn Yoga chain, and others who have turned the journey into booming enterprises. Whether anyone wants to admit it or not there sure is a whole lot of strange and odd publicity specifically of the occult and cults coming from such a small region. Despite the shortcoming, it's a good thing the region has an abundant population of great people who know right from wrong and are quick to help out in the community when called upon. Nevertheless, this isn’t just some pie in the sky far out Sedona hippie New Age experiment. It’s Tech Guru meets James Arthur Ray. Who knows what could possibly happen next in the region where life seems to trade its tranquility for fame and tourism at the place where Gabriel of Urantia gathered his flock of followers while a student of Dahn Yoga died in the scalding desert finally finding the peace the masters had promised.
 The Yoga Cult
The legend of Kokopelli is found all throughout the Southwestern United States. Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest and dates back over 3,000 years ago when the first petroglyphs were carved. Although his true origins are unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Native Americans. Carvings of this hunch-backed flute-playing figure have been found painted and carved into rock walls and boulders throughout the Southwest. Some researchers say Kokopelli is a fertility deity, usually depicted as a humpbacked flute player (often with feathers or antenna-like protrusions on his head), who has been venerated by some Native American cultures. Like most fertility deities, Kokopelli it is said presides over both childbirth and agriculture. He is also known as a trickster god and represents the spirit of music.
Kokopelli can also be found in various other places throughout the world such as San Francisco hotels and hotels as far away as Chicago Illinois in artwork or on different items. In recent years, the emasculated version of Kokopelli has been adopted as a broader symbol of the Southwestern United States as a whole. His image adorns countless items such as T-shirts, ball caps, and key-chains. There is even a bicycle trail between Grand Junction, Colorado, and Moab, Utah, which is known as the Kokopelli Trail.
A LEGENDARY CASANOVA
Kokopelli is one of the most easily recognized figures found in the petroglyphs of the Southwest. The earliest known petroglyphs of Kokopelli dates to about 1000 AD. On record it is mentioned Spanish missionaries in the area convinced the Hopi craftsmen to usually omit the rather large phallus early drawings portrayed of the mystical being from their representations of the figure. (See image above.) The name “Kokopelli” seems to be a combination of “Koko”, another Hopi and Zuni deity, and “pelli”, the Hopi and Zuni word for the desert robber fly, an insect with a prominent proboscis and a rounded back, which is also noted for its zealous sexual proclivities. There is a story from the Hopi Culture talking about Kokopelli as being a horny trickster who plays his flute in order to trick the village beauty into having sex with him. This is well cited. Can’t help but notice the similarities with what occurred with the Watcher Angels who left their first estate tricking the woman also. According to Hopi legend, Kokopelli spent most of his time sewing seed and seducing the daughters of the village he visited. Some believed Kokopelli was capable of detaching his phallus and sending it down the river to “have his way” with the innocent young maidens who were bathing in the stream. When present, Kokopelli’s phallus is unusually long and erect, symbolizing the fertile seeds of human reproduction. The phallus is usually projected upwards and is sometimes only represented as a single line or arrow. The phallus of Kokopelli is clearly depicted in a thousand-year-old bowl displayed at Mesa Verde National Park. It has been thought that Kokopelli’s image was “cleaned up” over the years (his phallus depicted less often) due, in part, to the influence of Catholic priests who worked hard to Christianize the natives of the American Southwest. In the modern genre, Kokopelli often wears a kilt and a sash.
On record, it has been noted the devil was a trickster god and he was known by many different names to many different cultures throughout history. To the Sumerians he was Nergal. The Norse god Loki was a known as a trickster god. The moon god Gwydion was a called a magician and a trickster to the Celts. Likewise, Kokopelli depicted playing his magical flute, was also a trickster god for the native American tribes.  To the Greeks the trickster was a half-man, half-goat, called Pan, the god of chaos. He was Satan to the Christians. Some Christians equate Lucifer, the fallen angel, with Satan.
LEGENDARY MAGICAL FLUTE
In some cultures, the flute of Kokopelli was used to open a portal to the supernatural. Steve Quayle, author and researcher, Gen6 Productions, has also stated the American Indians have legends which specifically state the music of Kokopelli’s flute could “open stargates and or portals.” Indeed, from this perspective, Kokopelli is a tantalizing, seductive figure who possesses magical powers.
Music the bible tells us is a part of what takes place around the throne of God in heaven. For example, Revelation 5:8 and 15:2 mention harps used in the worship of God. Worship of God in heaven will certainly include singing as well. Before the fall of Satan, he served as an angel before the Lord, likely involved in praising God. Some have said Satan led music because he was called the “anointed guardian cherub” (Ezekiel 28:14). Ezekiel 28:13 has a phrase that is very interesting: “the workmanship of thy tabrets and of thy pipes was prepared in thee in the day that thou wast created.” That is, Satan was created with tabrets and pipes built in him. Satan was not always wicked, twisted and evil. He was an Angel created by God to lead worship in heaven. Indeed, God created him with pipes greater that any organ and he was able to open up himself as the most complete orchestra ever playing every musical instrument. He was a unique being and one of a kind. He was able to entertain God with holy music. But Satan we are told got big headed (Isaiah Chapter 14 vs 12-14) and assumed that he could rise above God and evil was found in his heart and so he was cast out of heaven to the earth. Now, it has been said when Satan fell in rebellion against God, he did not lose the natural abilities that God had given him. Therefore, he kept the tablets and the pipes. But now, he did not use them to bring glory to the Lord but to turn God’s creatures against their Creator. His expertise is seen in the powerful influence he welds today in music.
In the Secret Mountain Wilderness just outside Sedona, Arizona are ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings where a figure exactly resembling Kokopelli can be seen playing a flute the sound of which is then said to spiral into a vortex opening the gates of a portal doorway. The legend surrounding this mystical being some native Americans say goes all the way back to the Book of Enoch. The fact these images are found here in the Verde Valley where portals are said to exist and it’s just walking distance to the Montezuma Well SIPAPU is rather startling, not to mention what is found at the Honanki Heritage Site...
Located 25 miles from Sedona in the Verde Valley, Camp Verde Arizona is home to the world’s largest Kokopelli, silently playing his flute giving silent performances in front of the Krazy Kokopelli Trading Post here for more than 25 years. Standing 32 feet tall the large sculpture stands atop a six-foot base just off I-17. The connections between Kokopelli known as a flute playing “Horny Devil” and what is found on record regarding Satan having musical pipes as well is interesting. Kokopelli indeed it seems had his own wisdom teachings to confer where ever he went which is similar to what is said about Satan being the “light bearer,” but we must set aside our own prejudicial programming to get to the deeper meanings.
In a video, Tom Horn mentioned Dr. Done Mose, a Navajo elder, who tells of a time when a portal is opened through which a being emerges who starts teaching the Indians how to use magical enchantments and rites to open up doorways. (Kokopelli was a teacher who very well could have taught the Indians such knowledge since he could according to legend access the spirit world through portals.) The Hidden History of Native Americans w/ Chief Riverwind and Dr. Laralyn Riverwind recently stated the Native Americans have a connection between Kokopelli being a Seraphim Angel and also one of the angels who descended to Mount Hermon according to the book on Enoch. When you look up and research the names of the Watcher Angels you find a name that is very similar to Kokopelli, “Kokba’el” which gives some credit to the two being the same.
What can be said of the Angels who descended to Mount Hermon is they mingled with humanity teaching them forbidden knowledge still found directing the course of human nature today. A detachable phallus can still be found which opens up a whole other can of worms with symbolic meaning and ritualistic overtones.
 Leo W. Banks. Tucson Weekly 1999. “Cuckoo for Kokopelli”.
 Kokopelli: The Magic, Mirth, and Mischief of an Ancient Symbol, Dennis Slifer, page 15,
Located at the junction of Hartwell Canyon and Loy Canyon, 12 miles outside Sedona in the Verde Valley, the famous Bradshaw Ranch is padlocked now. The rumor is that it was confiscated by the U.S. Government in May of 2003 for $3.5 million dollars because it housed one of the most powerful inter-dimensional portals on the planet. Countless books and websites describe encounters there with the Arizona Bigfoot and other extraordinary Beings. Visitors are not allowed in the National Forest at night, but several tour operators will take you there and stay until dusk. According to eyewitness accounts, it’s the last hour of twilight when many of these phenomena take place. (What remains unexplained is why the federal agency has forbidden access to the taxpaying public “who paid for the land” since May 10, 2003.)
The ranch got its name when Hollywood stuntman Bob Bradshaw acquired the 140-acre ranch in 1960 for $200 an acre. At that time, all that remained of the original homestead was an old adobe house believed to be the oldest pioneer structure in the area. When he wasn’t working in the movies, Bradshaw turned the property into a working ranch and movie set which served as the primary location for five movies, two television series, and lots of commercials. In total, over fifty full-length motion pictures were shot in the area.
After the purchase of the Bradshaw Ranch by the US Government people started to get a sense there was a strong military presence in the area afterward. Any suspicions before the event were made even more formidable. Once the land was obtained the area was immediately posted prohibiting anyone from entering onto the land, and guards for some odd reason began to turn visitors away.
The locals who live in the Verde Valley say that the government is covering up doorways found to exist in the area where inter-dimensional entities coming through a wide open dimensional corridor. While some may doubt, dimensional corridors are held by physicists to be possible. In fact, the Bible describes gates and doors beyond which both good and evil intelligence exists and that, at times, come through these doorways into our reality.
No other region in the continental United States compares when it comes to UFOs like the ones found here in the Verde Valley area. According to UFO Digest, the Bradshaw Ranch “has seen more paranormal activity in recent years than perhaps any other US location,” so much so, it appears to have attracted the attention of the US Federal Government who not only bought the land but now prohibits access to.
The already famous Bradshaw Ranch was again on TV when the show Beyond Belief: Fact or Fiction decided to come out to the area possibly to debunk the place. The stories told in the program all had some connection with the supernatural, ghosts, psychic phenomena, coincidences, destiny, and/or with other such unusual paranormal occurrences. Each episode of the show, as well as all stories within, were introduced with a pun or some other form of witticism pertaining to the particular story and episode, and they all included the underlying moral that not everything we perceive as truth and falsehood is as such, and that it can often be difficult to truly separate fact from fiction, hence the show’s title.
It has been reported bizarre and strange paranormal activity was first described by the Bradshaw’s themselves. Linda Bradshaw described unexplained flying ”Balls of Light” and witnessed a host of UFO activity and phenomena which ultimately lead her to conclude the site had become an active “inter-dimensional portal.” Linda herself wrote that while living on site one evening she was walking on the property:
“Before my eyes, a huge and brilliant light appeared in the sky above me. I did not see anything but the light itself and it remained there for only a few seconds.”
On another evening after the first sighting a now wiser and with camera in hand, she observed the light balls in the sky again in the same spot:
“I only had time to click the shutter twice, when the light instantly closed, leaving me to question whether it had been real.”
After living on the ranch for two years, Linda Bradshaw observed:
“I believe these openings have always been on our plane and they’ve perhaps been the portals to allow others in, but if one were to ask my opinion of my experiences regarding this magical place, I would say that not only are they being allowed in, but they are coming in in great numbers. I would also love to say that only compassionate beings of light are scooting through these portals, but this does not always seem to be the case. I have come face to face with a few decidedly nasty beings.”
Linda Bradshaw went on to co-author a book, ‘Merging Dimensions,’ which details her many strange experiences on the Ranch – including preponderance for Orbs of many colors to float around her. She describes these and Comet like objects which hovered off the ground and shot energy past her. As word of these incidents grew, the homestead was soon featured on a paranormal TV show called ‘Sightings’ in 1992.
According to UFO Digest, Bradshaw Ranch “has seen more paranormal activity in recent years than perhaps any other US location.” So much so, it appears to have attracted the attention of the US Federal Government. A cluster of paranormal activity has been reported; from sightings of strange humanoid entities, flying balls of light, to the pulsating lights of UFOs—and the most massive amount of “Orb” activity ever witnessed.
The fact there are television shows who capture video of the Orbs flying around while on location at the Bradshaw Ranch numerous times on separate occasions is most interesting, to say the least. It’s no wonder why the US Congress forked out millions for the place who normally does not buy ranches but for some odd unknown reason in the case of the Bradshaw Ranch they did only to chain the place up afterward denying entry to the public.
Congress Provides Money for Bradshaw Ranch
After the purchase of the Bradshaw Ranch by the US Government people really started to get a sense there was a strong military presence in the area afterward. Any suspicions before the event were made even more formidable. Once the land was obtained the area was immediately posted prohibiting anyone from entering onto the land, and guards for some odd reason began to turn visitors away. The locals who live in the Verde Valley say that the government is covering up doorways found to exist in the area where inter-dimensional entities coming through a wide open dimensional corridor.
Local Legend Ton Dongo
Tom Dongo, a local expert on the UFO & Paranormal, specifically the Bradshaw Ranch, who coauthored a book about the area called “Merging Dimensions” with Linda Bradshaw, wrote 6 more books about Sedona’s strange anomalies and reported a lot of activity in the region and even had a business giving tours to some of the locations. While researching Mr. Dongo I found him mentioning in a Youtube video published in 2015 there was a “Portal” somewhere on or near the Bradshaw Ranch. Tom Dango, who some consider being one of the leading experts on the Sedona UFO and other strange phenomena in the region has stated that he believes there to be inter-dimensional doorways referred to as portals within the area, specifically somewhere on the Bradshaw Ranch. He stated he was in a helicopter and flew over the Bradshaw Ranch to observe the portal location where he and Linda Bradshaw reportedly witnessed and recorded lots of unusual activity. Tom reported there was still some activity at the Ranch and somewhere at the location there was a 50-foot tree that had been cut down the middle.
Upon hearing the US Government has now recently turned over the famous Bradshaw Ranch to the Northern Arizona University after paying over 3 million for the place only to chain it up for more than a decade was odd. This naturally led to curiosity and some overhead remote viewing of the place with the aid Google Maps and a drone.
On the Path of the Immortals
While on location filming for a book called “On the Path of the Immortals,” best selling author Cris Putnam and his crew recently captured additional footage of orbs at the Bradshaw Ranch. It seems pretty ironic until this day people come to the Sedona/Verde Valley area specifically around the Bradshaw Ranch and are able to capture several UFO orbs while filming on location with a couple cameras. This is a great indication the same phenomena is still happening in the same area.
The evidence that there is something going on at the Bradshaw Ranch region is pretty conclusive so far. Not only have multiple professional film and television crews caught the phenomena on video but now we learn the area has a higher magnetic reading than any other surrounding area. For some odd and mysterious reason, no one has yet been able to explain why the magnetic fields of the Sedona mountains around the Bradshaw Ranch are over 500 times greater than anywhere else.
Ancient Ruins by the Bradshaw Ranch
While performing an extensive aerial search of the location once again the mysteries of the area keep unfolding. After having been in the area since the 1980’s and resided for more than a decade, which goes to prove a point that the region does not give up its secrets easily and keeps them closely guarded, a couple odd previously unknown ancient cliff dwelling locations came into view called the “Palatki Heritage Site” and the “Honanki Heritage Site.” These two locations today are run by the United States Department of Agriculture Forest Service and are approximately 3 miles apart with Bradshaw Ranch right in between. Reportedly the largest cliff dwellings of the Red Rock Country between AD 1150 - 1350 first described by a famous archaeologist from the Smithsonian Institute Dr. Jesse Walter Fewkes, who gave both locations Hopi names of Honanki (Badger House) and Palatki (Red House).
Currently managed by the U.S. Forest Service’s Red Rock Pass Program, the site is open to the general public for visits. The place has a small visitor center and bookstore, run by the Arizona Natural History Association, located a short distance from the parking lot but since the ranch was purchased these sites too were mysteriously locked up.
Nevertheless; since it was outlined in a previous story published herein called “Park Ranger confirms the location of Kiva at Montezuma Well,” it may be possible to start figuring out why the area has had so much UFO & Paranormal activity at places like the Bradshaw Ranch. It also should be remembered how all of the American Indians in the Sedona/Verde Valley area were driven out by the United States Army by force, many died in the processed, from their Teepee’s and marched away with only what they could carry for good. It’s on record those people of that time were indeed practicing their religious beliefs inside “kivas” in the area. These places according to legend were “Gateways” and “Portals” the likes of which were like nuclear spiritual power plants of twirling vortex like psychic energy. At gunpoint, the plug was pulled and there was then no one left to maintain these gateways.
Legend says these people had been taught magic so great they could summons forth beings through portals. In a chapter of the book the Sedona/Verde Valley Vortex is a short description called, “The Shamanic Journey: Opening the Gate,” some of the rituals and ceremonies of the American Indians is discussed in more detail and the fact they also know about vortex energy which they employ in dancing and other practices to get in contact with the spirit world and summons forth beings from otherworldly places.
If the ancient Anasazi people were conducting the same type of rituals and ceremonies as the other peoples living in the general area at the time which is found on record then it’s possible these places were also where religious ceremonies were being performed behind closed doors far away from curious eyes and ears. In addition, the high strategically placed viewpoints were the dwelling places of the Shaman/Medicine Men, or the rich, not the common folk of the day then, who like people today in the area, can be found to live in homes built of “sticks.”
The Palatki Heritage Site
Just a short distance outside the Bradshaw Ranch is the mysterious Palatki Heritage site and park located in the Coconino National Forest. At the Bradshaw Ranch, there was many eyewitness accounts, images, and video of UFO Orbs over the years. The fact we find these ancient drawings of these craft/beings in the same area where people are seeing these today is phenomenal and speaks volumes...
Finding ancient drawings on cliff walls at this location raises a few questions by all means. This white ball of light isn’t down on the ground but has been created high up on the cliff wall as if to send a message whatever these things represented they reside upon high. (See image below.)
The Honanki Heritage Vortex Gateway
Honanki was one of the largest prehistoric pueblos in the Verde Valley. According to Wikipedia the Sinagua people of the Ancient Pueblo Peoples and ancestors of the Hopi people lived here from about 1100 to 1300 AD. The Honanki and Palatki archaeological sites were first studied by Jesse Walter Fewkes of the Smithsonian Institute who conducted test excavations at both sites in 1895 and in 1911, during his study of Hopi migration traditions. Fewkes named the site “Honanki,” which means “Bear House” in the Hopi language.
Kokopelli, the figure found throughout the Southwest on many ancient petroglyphs and even in art today, was what the being was called by many and may have been one of the Angels who descended to Mount Hermon in the Book of Enoch. Finding an image of this mysterious character here is telling for legend says the music from this deities flute opens “portals” and “gateways” to other worlds.
The above video lets you walk into the Honanki Heritage Vortex Gateway where at the end there is another striking familiar looking image of another white circular object very much resembling the craft/beings seen in recent times. If these craft/beings were being seen way back then and are still being seen then why hide the truth?
The above image looks like one person standing in front of a very large white orb hovering in the air, something commonly seen in the area in the past and present, while people look with their hands up in the air. Clearly, the artists wanted the “flying sun” to be noticed by many... The rabbit hole just keeps on getting deeper and deeper for the more one peers into this mysterious vortex the more one discovers.
See the opening... The difference in color, round curves, it looks like a doorway into the earth! There was a structure at one time built around it to perhaps hide the gateway... Very interesting to say the least. It’s obvious there was an opening at one time then something pushed the rock door of different type of rock into place from within. There are many cultures around the world especially the Native Americans as well as the South Americans and Mexican Indians who have many stories about going down into underground cavernous systems. Once at a certain location there would be some type of ceremony performed causing a doorway to be exposed or opened. Reminds me of an observatory that has been abandoned. (This find perhaps gives further credit to all the rumors of all the underground tunnels going from Sedona to Jerome.)
Now we know why the Bradshaw Ranch was purchased through Congress by the US Government as well as why this location and the Palatki Heritage site just a couple miles. Seems the US Government has been quietly purchasing the area all around this location including the Hancock Ranch. The Hancock Ranch was one of the last large private parcels in the area. The ranch is adjacent to the Honanki Heritage Site. In 2004, The Trust for Public Land worked with the U.S. Forest Service to acquire the ranch as an addition to the Coconino National Forest. Hancock is the fourth ranch in the area to be bought up and protected by the US Forest Service.
“There are even more photos of the same but have to leave a few for the book! “
The fact the same type of craft/beings can still be seen flying around in the area is amazing. You can find lots of other signs of flying suns hidden all over nearby walking distance at places like V Bar V Ranch Heritage Site and the Schnebly petroglyph site.
“Sometimes a picture or petroglyphs really are worth a thousand words and beyond!”
The question is why do so many Petroglyphs dot the nearby canyon walls. This no doubt hints that visitors from other worlds had wandered amongst them and many locals maintain the belief that otherworldly visitors remain attracted to this unique area walking among the people today.
Before we get started there must be given the following advice which according to legend comes straight from the Navajo people themselves:
“The first rule of Skinwalkers is; you don’t talk about them. Period. When it comes to these beings, try not to think about them too hard, and whatever you do never say the name out loud.”
The name alone hints of something which could raise the hair on your arm with the supernatural. There are many Navajos who firmly believe in the existence of skinwalkers and refuse to discuss them publicly for fear of retribution because they believe the beings walk freely among the tribe and secretly can transform under the cover of night. In Navajo cultural beliefs, witchcraft itself is regarded as a taboo subject because it deals with concepts and objects surrounding death, therefore, meaning the Navajo people are strictly prohibited from even speaking of such things.
Skinwalkers are most commonly encountered near-native reservations, though they have been seen all over the United States. The best documented Skinwalker beliefs are those of the Navajo yenaldooshi. The yenaldooshi are said to be evil human beings who have gained supernatural power by having murdered a close relative. By committing the cultural taboo, these what have been called witches can become a skin-walker. This ability allows them to be able to transform themselves into animals where they would appear slightly too large, disproportionate, have red glowing eyes, and place curses on people. Those who report having seen skinwalkers say they are slightly deformed in their animal state with dull and unreflective eyes -- the opposite of a real animal.
Although a Skinwalker possesses the ability to assume the form of any animal, it is most often reported in the forms of a few key carnivorous animals: a coyote, a fox, an owl, a crow, or a wolf. Actually, the Navajo term “yee naaldooshii” literally translates to “with it, he goes on all fours.” This is a reference to the special ability to transform into a four-legged animal. According to most modern descriptions, this seems to be the only real determinant for defining someone as a Skinwalker. According to University of Nevada-Las Vegas anthropologist Dan Benyshek, who specializes in the study of Native Americans of the Southwest:
“Skinwalkers are purely evil in intent. I’m no expert on it, but the general view is that skinwalkers do all sorts of terrible things—they make people sick, they commit murders. They are grave robbers and necrophiliacs. They are greedy and evil people who must kill a sibling or other relative to be initiated as a skinwalker. They supposedly can turn into were animals and can travel in supernatural ways.”
Navajo Rangers are one of the few who will respond to paranormal cases since regular law enforcement does not give much credence to reports of paranormal activity. Rangers John Dover and Stan Milford over the years together managed a section called the Special Projects Unit that sometimes took paranormal reports from Navajo people. Navajo Rangers are well-trained officers of the law but no amount of training could apparently prepare them for some of the strangest reports of the unusual paranormal suspects they were to come across. Dover and Milford say they have rolled on reports of the usual paranormal suspects, such as ghosts, Bigfoot, and UFOs, and they have also investigated sightings of creatures of Navajo lore, such as Skinwalkers. Dover made it to the rank of Lieutenant before retiring and was in charge of supervising the Arizona and Utah side of the reservation.
What are they?
You may be wondering, what is a skinwalker and why are they so scary? There is little-documented information about the details of “witchcraft” among the Najavo—or Diné, as they call themselves. According to most experts, not all witches are skinwalkers but all skinwalkers are witches with skinwalkers at the top. They are a witch’s witch, so to speak. While there have been many self-published books and websites that offer some insight into this world of Navajo witchcraft, much of the information is obscure and does not provide any sort of real account for how these stories and their details came into being.
The Alpha Skinwalker is according to legend the very first skinwalker and, although not seen, he directs the actions of numerous packs of skinwalkers. The main objective seems to be infiltrating families disguised as pets and then biting them at a signal in order to create more skinwalkers. For most Skinwalkers are really just another type of witch; more specifically, they are considered to be practitioners of what is called the “witchery way.” In the book Navajo Witchcraft by Clyde Kluckhohn, he states Navajo witches are actually divided into four different groups: witchery, sorcery, wizardry, and frenzy (Kluckhohn 1944, 22).
The skinwalker is a frightening Native American legend of a being who specializes in shapeshifting and wields supernatural powers where humans can change into any animal they want just by using that animal’s skin, including that of a person as well. Some legends say Skinwalkers have the ability to “body-snatch”, to take possession of another person’s body if that person locks eyes long enough with the Skinwalker who are also said to use voodoo-like tactics to manipulate their victims. They usually carry a whistle, a bullroarer (tsindi’ni’), or are armed with a long poisoned, tipped needle called a “tsahgai.” People claim to hear their ‘whistling’ sounds or “unnatural whirling sounds” late at night. Some have also claimed scent that is unnatural as well described as a retching sulfuric odor.
Numerous cultures all over the world believe in some version of a Skinwalker, which is closely related to beliefs about werewolves and other were-creatures. The outcasted Skinwalkers are said to assume begrudged and hate-driven existences, their spirits in constant search of revenge and mindless harm. The more modest accounts of Skinwalker encounters portray them as mischievous and poltergeist-like. While they can take many forms, many people who reportedly see them describe them as “hollowed out” dog-like animals. When they shape-change these beings gain a bestial visage evoking the creatures they emulate; the snout elongates, claws emerge from fingertips, and teeth become prominent. The Navajo Skinwalker legend is not unlike that of the European werewolf: A once-ordinary human discovers the ability to shift into animal form at night where his doings then become almost exclusively evil. Unlike the werewolf, however, the Skinwalker curse is desired and acquired, that is, Skinwalkers do not have the bad luck to be “bitten” and forced into the curse. Rather, they want it and are willing to perform extraordinary rites in order to achieve it.
There are multiple legends behind the origin of the Navajo Skinwalker. One claims the Navajos mastered shapeshifting in order to escape persecution and relocation, cornering of the tribe deep in Canyon de Chelly and later their forced and disastrous relocation to Bosque de Redondo. Another version relates to the Navajo belief in the Anasazi curse where the Anasazi were responsible for the prevailing witchcraft in the Navajo tribes and that Navajo Skinwalkers used the off-limit Anasazi ruins to gain certain powers.
The most prominent historians of the Skinwalker tells of a particular form of Navajo witch, or a ’ánt’įįhnii, called ayee naaldlooshii, translated to mean “with it, he goes on all fours.” The yee naaldlooshii is usually a medicine man or high-ranking priest who has obtained supernatural powers through breaking a cultural taboo, including murder, seduction, or the corrupting of a family member. Upon accepting this deep and consuming level of witchcraft, Skinwalkers are then banished forever from a tribe (but considering the foreknowledge of this as well the despicable acts required for the transformation, the aspiring Skinwalker surely possessed an early, pre-seated hate for the tribe). Prowling alone in the desert, a Skinwalker (and also unlike the werewolf) has the ability to shape-shift into any animal they wish, although most commonly the animal is a coyote, wolf, cougar, fox, owl, or crow — a reason why pelts of these animals are widely restricted among the Navajo.
In animal form, the eyes of a Skinwalker are distinctly human, while in human form this is reversed. Varying versions of the legend attribute Skinwalkers the ability to “body-snatch”, to take possession of another person’s body if that person locks eyes long enough with the Skinwalker. It is also said Skinwalkers, through this same eye-locking method, have the power to read human thoughts or even mimic perfectly the voice of that person, a ploy used to lure relatives. Skinwalkers are also said to use voodoo-like tactics to manipulate their victims, such as collecting a target’s hair, wrapping it around a pottery shard, then burying it in a tarantula hole. Outcasts skinwalkers assume begrudged and hate-driven existences, their spirits in constant search of revenge or else mindless harm. The more modest accounts of Skinwalker encounters portray them as mischievous, almost poltergeist-like.
There are multiple legends behind the origin of the Navajo Skinwalker. One claims the Navajos mastered shapeshifting in order to escape persecution and relocation. Another version relates to the Navajo belief in the Anasazi curse — that the Anasazi were responsible for the prevailing witchcraft in the Navajo tribes — and that Navajo Skinwalkers used the off-limit Anasazi ruins and grave sites to gain certain powers. In Norse folklore, a Skinwalker is a person who can travel in the shape of an animal or take on certain characteristics of an animal. When in human form, skinwalkers are said to use various spells and potions to sicken and kill. As animals, skinwalkers are said to fierce, vicious, and bloodthirsty. Hardly any creature in the folklore of the Native Americans is as feared as the skinwalker. According to some the Skinwalker curse is desired and acquired:
“A once-ordinary human discovers the ability to shift into animal form at night where his doings then become almost exclusively evil. Unlike the werewolf, however, the Skinwalker curse is desired and acquired, that is, Skinwalkers do not have the bad luck to be ‘bitten’ and forced into the curse. Rather, they want it and are willing to perform extraordinary rites of evil in order to achieve it.”
There are multiple legends behind the origin of the Navajo Skinwalker. Sightings of skinwalkers have been reported by non-Indians since at least the 1960s becoming a subject of greater interest since the publishing ofTony Hillerman’s novel Skinwalkers and the subsequent television movie.
Long before pale-skinned invaders from Europe arrived in America, in some tribes, Skinwalkers were not evil. The Navajo would choose the best warriors to spy on other tribes like the Apache and Hopi. At night these warriors would disguise themselves as, or transform themselves into, Coyotes, and by infiltrating a neighboring village, could learn if the enemy was planning a raid against them. Only after the Europeans overran native American land, crippling their culture, did the skinwalkers begin to wreak havoc against their own tribes.
How is it done?
Skinwalkers are said to recruit more skinwalkers themselves. There is some dispute in how this happens, but some say that there is an official ceremony and that skinwalkers only take their form with a gathering of people and specific chants. According to Angelfire.com some insight into the closely guarded group process of the pack states:
“It is said that a group of people meet in some isolated region. Out of this group, three people are chosen to ‘run around in the skin.’ The three chosen people sit naked in front of the group, with a coyote skin lying before them. While the crowd behind them chants songs, these three individuals ‘enter the skin.’ Then these Skinwalkers travel around doing their evil deeds, leaving the group behind to chant songs that give them power.
The reason three individuals are chosen to be a Skinwalker is because one person is assigned to be a lookout. The next person serves to chase away any dogs, while the third person actually does the specific evil deed. The activities involved include terrorizing people, casting spells on certain people, or grave robbing. Each of them carries a ‘red light.’ It is by means of this ‘red light’ that they communicate with one another while out on their evil errands.”
Not far back in history apparently, in the 1800s, the people of Salem were not alone in their quest to hunt down witches. A. Lynn Allison wrote in the article “The Navajo Witch Purge of 1878,” which appeared in the Arizona State University West literary magazine Paloverde:
The words “Navajo Witch Purge” might at first call to mind the similar phrase “Salem Witch Hunt” and all the lurid imagery that goes with it. A bit of investigating, however, produces a cultural and historical picture of the Navajo and their tradition of witchcraft profoundly different from anything ever imagined by those early New England Puritans. As the Salem Witch trials in seventeenth-century Massachusetts may have evolved as a societal response to the religious thinking of the day, so the Navajo Witch Purge of 1878 evolved as a cultural response to the effects of colonialism on the Navajo way of life. Witchcraft was always an accepted, if not widely acknowledged, part of Navajo culture, and the killing of “witches” was historically as much accepted among the Navajo as among the Europeans. The events of 1878 were a culmination of situation and circumstance that created the seemingly sensational out of what had been the cultural norm. (Allison 2001)
One Navajo commentator remarked, “Navajo witchery is the essence of predatory criminality. No law enforcement agency of any kind intrudes into the matter of traditional Navajo self-defense when this extremely ancient evil threatens one’s very health and life.”
Research and Publications about Skinwalkers
Do these dangerous mischief-makers really prowl the land? In 2005 the book about Skinwalker Ranch titled, Hunt For The Skinwalker by Knapp and Kelleher was published which frankly scared people since the activity at Skinwalker Ranch was beyond the ability of most humans to comprehend. The Las Vegas-based investigative reporter was allowed within the inner-circle of the Skinwalker Ranch research to observe, interview and speak with the National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS) team.
As I walk through the thick brush and ancient rocks of this haunting landscape, I recall the warning I received from a tribal police officer earlier in the day. I was pulled aside and told point blank, “You need to be careful. You need to protect yourself. You’re messing with something that’s not good. You’re actively hunting it. It will hunt you back. It’s powerful, and given the chance, it will harm you. I’ve seen it happen. These things will attach to you. They will follow you. This is real. People I know have been driven mad by it. You’re hunting this thing, and it knows it. You need to be really careful.”
Jeremy Corbell from The Mysterious Universe had this to say about the book when he wrote:
“The book chronicles the work of the NIDS scientific team, and represents a clear and precise testament to the events that caused so much wonder and bemusement. The book is fucking terrifying. The events described within became even more frightening for me when I started meeting the witnesses and scientists for myself. I could no longer look at the stories as works of fiction; I was forced to consider that the events at the ranch might just be real.”
Sightings in Arizona
The Navajo Reservation is a beautiful place in areas between Kayenta and the Utah border (site of the magnificent Monument Valley Navajo Tribal Park) and over to the Arizona / New Mexico border. This area is also a desolate area with place names like Skeleton Mesa and Mystery Valley. According to some legend says:
“Be careful when traveling through the reservation at night, because strange things have been known to happen out there.”
Over the years very little has been documented about skinwalkers and possible murders attributed to such a being, except for one case for in June of 1987 which raised a lot of questions then and now. Behind the Flagstaff Medical Center, the body of a Navajo woman, Sarah Saganitso, was found nude, beaten and had suffered several fatal deep puncture wounds to her upper torso. The murder left the woman’s breast to appear as if to have been bitten or eaten off. The bruising on her face was so severe that she was barely recognizable. Of course, this story normally wouldn’t be connected with anything of the supernatural until George Abney, a former English professor at Northern Arizona University, was arrested and charged a short time later with the murder. During an investigation, Abney claimed he was having bizarre dreams about Saganitso’s murder, which he related to friends about. Under pressure, Abney confessed to having murdered the woman, but by admission, he was having difficulty distinguishing between dreams and reality.
Abney’s attorneys first tried to implicate Saganitso’s former boyfriend on the basis that he was a member of the Native American church, but investigation proved that the man in question was at a sweat lodge in Tuba City on the night of her murder. During the course of the trial it was presented part of the woman’s left breast had been bitten off, and the prosecution offered testimony that the bite marks matched Abney’s teeth. The defense countered with a stunning claim that the circumstances surrounding Saganitso’s slaying suggested a “skinwalker-witchcraft murder.” A year later Abney had been acquitted and cleared of all charges.There must have been some pretty interesting and convincing evidence to come out in the trial that caused a group of people to actually believe a skinwalker did the killing. The not guilty verdict clearly stated there were reasonable suspicions that skinwalkers not only exist but they can be savage and are not to be messed with. (Most people believe skinwalkers are half-breeds of lycanthropes, or that they share some slight version of the curse of those creatures.)
Sedona Skinwalkers: Ancient Wolf Pack
Just outside of Sedona down a long, rough, dirt road winding through the desert lays an expansive ranch that currently sits quietly deserted. While driving near Sedona a man claimed that one night one of these apparent shape-shifters started running alongside the vehicle then darted in front and disappeared off the road after letting loose a volley of screeching laughter as it tormented the motorist.
According to Open Minds:
“Arizona ranked as one of the top three states in the country for UFO sightings per capita in 2013. Arguably, one of the most concentrated areas of reported anomalous activity is centered in Yavapai and Coconino counties. This area was first inhabited by indigenous tribes including the Anasazi, Hohokam, and the Sinagua, all of whom were deeply rooted in the belief that their ancestors came from the stars. Petroglyphs dot the canyon walls, hinting that visitors from other worlds had wandered amongst them and many locals maintain the belief that otherworldly visitors remain attracted to this unique area.”
It was in 1992 that Bob Bradshaw and wife Linda, along with several of her sons, began to catalog unusual activity on their property. It began slowly with sightings of unusual lights in the sky which escalated into tales of Bigfoot, UFOs, extraterrestrial beings, and sightings of what some have said were skinwalkers. Linda firmly believed that the Bradshaw ranch was home to what she referred to as a “portal.” She inferred the strange activity occurring was due to an inter-dimensional window through which creatures benign and benevolent were freely traveling from one dimension to another.
Linda wasn’t the only person to see these doorways open. On August 25, 1997, a dark faceless humanoid was seen crawling out of a green light hovering over the ground by two National Institute of Discovery Science (NIDS) researchers. The two were reportedly on a bluff overlooking the Skinwalker Ranch hoping to observe paranormal activity when they got their wish. Seeing a very small yellowish light they at first discounted as a reflection off a broken bottle or something to that effect. However, the light kept growing and they became more interested. Focusing on the growing light they noticed it appeared to be hovering off the ground a foot or two. At one point one of the researchers noticed the light seemed to be a tunnel. As he identified the light as a tunnel they noticed there was something inside the tunnel crawling on its elbows. The creature crawled out of the portal, stood up, and simply walked away. As the creature disappeared so did the portal opening that allowed the creature entry to the Skinwalker Ranch.
The book “Merging Dimensions: The Opening Portals of Sedona,” which is all about the Bradshaw Ranch experiences is very similar to what happened at the Skinwalker Ranch in Utah. There’s a lot of info regarding windows to other worlds, etc. Just like Skinwalker but less sinister. Of particular interest are the “Orbs” found and clearly documented at both locations. Is there a connection? The fact both locations have undergone extensive research through which numerous books have been written suggests there is not to mention the fact Congress was forced to by the Bradshaw Ranch something covered in another chapter called, “Bradshaw Ranch: Portal Location and other Revelations.”
Linda Bradshaw also stated something had torn the manes off several of her horses which scared and left her perplexed, surmising that it could not be the work of humans stating, “Her lovely, long golden mane was missing. The mare’s mane was not cut off evenly. It looked as if it had been torn off, resulting in extremely jagged edges.” What ripped the hair and the purpose of the action remains a mystery to this day but there are those who believe it was a skinwalker. The experiences at the Bradshaw Ranch were very similar to the Skinwalker Ranch. One of the most commonly seen paranormal events reported at the Skinwalker Ranch were orbs. The glowing balls of light seemed to have a mind of their own flying around taking a special interest in the Sherman’scattle. Many times the orbs were observed flying around the cattle and sometimes the herd reacted violently, running away “like an invisible force was plowing through the herd”. The Huffington Post reported in Skinwalker Ranch: Utah’s Hotbed of Paranormal Activity:
“The couple’s first encounter with the paranormal came on the day they moved their furniture into their new home. As they worked, a large wolf appeared in a nearby cow pasture. The animal seemed strangely untroubled by the Shermans’ presence. Then, as quickly as it had come, the wolf bit into the leg of a calf.
Terry grabbed his rifle and shot the animal at close range. But the wolf was unfazed. Terry shot again, then again, yet the creature remained standing. When the smoke finally cleared, the animal simply trotted away—with no trace of blood.”
One night in May of 1996 Terry Sherman noticed a blue orb flying around his ranch house and commanded his dogs to go chase it. The dogs saw and pursued the entity/being/craft enough to get close to it but could never get quite close enough to capture it. The orb disappeared into a thick brush and the dogs followed. Then suddenly Terry heard terrible yelps and whimpering in the darkness. The dogs never did return. The next morning, Terry went out looking for the dogs and came across three round spots of dried and brittle black greasy lumps, leading him to believe as if the dogs had been incinerated. The dogs were never seen again.
Throughout the research thus far there is a connection to orbs being shapeshifters. These tales are found in the Bible itself where Seraphim Angels can and do take on many forms. Seraphim Angels are described as being “bright as the sun.” Seraphim in the original Hebrew and Greek means literally “fiery serpent”, Jewish Rabbis translated the word Seraphim to Drakones (δράκονες “serpents”), identifying dragons as heavenly creatures whose job was to consume the wicked. These beings are known for their ability to shapeshift. The notion that ultra-terrestrial beings (call them angels or demons) can travel back and forth between different realities and take on forms that are both material and immaterial may sound crazy to the natural mind, yet the concept is biblical.
Clearly, there was some kind of mysterious unexplainable phenomena at both Ranches and given that paranormal activity has all but ceased at both Ranches, we may never know what was really happening. However; the area is known for many secrets only the initiated know and those earned rites of passage are not generally freely given away, yet there are perhaps other signs.
Walking distance from the Bradshaw Ranch are some very ancient petroglyphs and other markings at places like V Bar V Ranch Heritage Site which clearly show images of what appear to have “canine/lycanthrope properties.”
Are these images telling of a time when these beings feely roaming the area? Does the Facebook wall of its time state “here stands the wolf pact?” Clearly, the artists wanted to convey a message. Just walking distance away from V Bar V Ranch is another location called the Palatki heritage site, ironically next to the Bradshaw Ranch, where even more ancient images were created for the world to see clearly showing large canines who walk among beings on two legs.
Those who have lived in the Sedona/Verde Valley region know first hand the flights of crows/ravens who leave the mountains to soar down into the valley each day to spy and look as if at the command of masters only to return to the mountains just before dark. Truly there is much hidden from those who are not accustomed to seeing, yet so much is in plain sight for those who are open and able to perceive. Some say the Uintah Mountains specifically by the Skinwalker Ranch is the location of where a powerful vortex is. Legend says an entity/being can step into a vortex and be instantly transported to any other vortex location. Since the Sedona/Verde Valley area is said to be the home of one of the most powerful vortexes like the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross then perhaps there are other connections as well.
Whether or not Skinwalkers exist is a matter of debate. These Dogmen have reportedly been sighted in over 32 states where you’ll find 1,000’s of eyewitness accounts. Another interesting and odd coincidence is how there are UFO sightings that have took place in the same area around the same time the creatures were seen which raised the question, “What if Skinwalkers are pets of Aliens?”
In the last 20 years, many brilliant people have contributed their thoughts and brought huge new information to light for mainstream academia resulting in the now accepted neuropsychological theory of cave and rock art. The now most widely accepted explanation of what these drawings are retrieved from an enormous amount of studies conducted according to best selling author Graham Hancock is what we are looking at when seeing these drawings is the work of ancient shamans who were depicting what they were seeing in visions. Some of the visions are according to legend of the future. Whether or not it was present time or in the future finding ancient drawing of orbs in the area where the craft/beings have been found flying around is very interesting.
According to JC Johnson, a CryptoZoologist, Professional River and Outdoor Guide, and Founder of Crypto 4 Corners International has studied Native American “Skin Walkers” and other reported Cryptids first hand the ability to shapeshift belongs to almost every tribe. For example, the word “Wendigo” (pronounced wehn-dee-go) comes from the Native American Algonquian language, meaning “evil spirit that devours mankind.” The Wendigo is reported to be a terrifying creature but because they are so swift, it is extremely difficult to get a good look. Most are tall, have long limbs, and are extremely thin with a maw filled with sharp yellowed fangs, and its hands and feet end in razorlike talons. Almost every tribe has tales about Skinwalker/Shapeshifting ability.
In the Sedona/Verde Valley, there are those who openly push this mysterious practice by giving grants to create masks, photos, text, and other material related to the subject of “Wetiko.” Then these strange events are published in the local newspaper. Let there be no doubt there’s something to be said for people who try to take on the identity of others wearing the person’s skin like a mask. In some strange way, this same type of ritualistic behavior ironically can be found in the fact some elite brag about using penis skin from babies to make their faces look younger. Known officially as the Hollywood EGF (Epidermal Growth Factor) Facial, penis facials are a serum derived from the cells of the foreskin of newborn babies. Not only are they publicly admitting to the use of mutilated baby penis parts to look younger, but they are celebrating wearing dead human flesh as a mask.
Additionally, the Church of Satan in the 1970’s had two books written by Atone Levay who lived in the Verde Valley, the Satanic Bible and Satanic Ritual, which both touches on the idea man is just like any other animal on earth having rituals where masks are worn if you want to be liberated or truly satanic a person had to liberate their animal nature by becoming an animal.
Fortunately for the world, there have been a few brave souls who have demonstrated the desire to run this legend down yet with most of the supernatural it seems to always be one step ahead hiding in the shadows just out of sight. While on location chasing down the skinwalker legend Ryan Skinner told UFC host Joe Rogan:
“The main thing we’ve experienced is balls of light. One of these orbs actually landed, it became a twisted cloud, a black cloud, which swirled into the shape of a wolf.”
Have you heard the “unnatural whirling sounds” late at night!?
It is said according to some American Indian traditions the Shamanic Journey of a medicine man begins with a spinning clockwise movement which opens the way for the vortex/portal to open. Shaman claim an energy vortex for healing and transformation then can be generated by simply circling or whirling in a clockwise (Sunwise) direction. Furthermore, the way is cleared and consciousness moves upward through the clockwise movement. These energies that are somehow contacted by the practitioner which can be brought back into this world through a counterclockwise (widdershins) motion. According to native American Indian tradition as well as other cultures whirling uses the spinning movement to melt away worldly connections and to also strengthen the energy channel between Heaven and Earth. Through the Shamanic whirling dance, the ethers are said to be stirred in order to send prayers to heaven or to open vortexes.
These spiraling energy centers represent a gateway between worlds or dimensions. It is the doorway through which the shaman begins his or her ecstatic quest from the physical to the spiritual plane. (Note: The word spiral comes from the Latin spira, “coil,” while the term spirit is derived from the Latin spirare, “to breathe.”) In a ritualistic trance the shaman’s “breath-body” searches the interstices of the spirit world for a specific cure or a personal vision to bring back to the tribe. Thus, the spiral functions as a portal or gateway from the mundane to the eternal realms.
Focusing the attention in the air above the center of the circle the Shaman is said the practitioner imagines a small vortex to help stir the more subtle ethers and get a spiral movement started. This spiraling energy can according to the traditions of the practice take on the appearance of a whirlwind. Many 19th century Ghost Dance songs speak of the Holy Ghost coming down in a whirlwind. 
Native American Ghost Dance
In the late nineteenth century, Native Americans were the subject of a United States government Christianization policy that attempted, with the help of Christian churches, to convert Native Americans to Christianity by assigning reservations to Christian groups for proselytization purposes and by suppressing Native American religious beliefs and practices. Elements of the Ghost Dance, referred to as the “round dance,” religious movement then went underground, like all Native religious practices, which had been declared illegal. Some tribal leaders such a Wovoka continued to spread its message, along with Kicking Bear, Short Bull and other holy men. The ritual is said to form characteristics that include a circular community dance held around an individual who leads the ceremony. Often accompanying the ritual are intermissions of trance, exhortations, and prophesying. The basis for the Ghost Dance, the circle dance, is a traditional form that has been used by many Indian peoples since prehistoric times, but this new ceremony was first practiced among the Nevada Paiute. The practice swept throughout much of the American West, quickly reaching areas of California and Oklahoma. As the Ghost Dance spread from its original source, Native American tribes synthesized selective aspects of the ritual with their own beliefs, often creating change in both the society that integrated it and the ritual itself.
“The Father had commanded all the world to dance, and we gave the dance to the people as we had been bidden. When they danced they fell dead and went to the spirit-camp and saw those who had died, those whom they had loved…” (Short Bull)
There have been a few researchers over the years attempt to break down the ritual into simple terms but it seems the twirling motion of the dance along with smoking the “ghost plant” is somehow able to transport the practitioner to otherworldly places. There are two common themes involved in the dance, the use of mind-altering substances and a twirling round and round a circle in a vortex-like motion.
The Kiva at Montezuma Well National Monument
Look around the Sedona/Verde Valley region and you will find ancient ruins so spectacular they were made into National Monuments. Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot are indeed wonderous locations with deep shamanic roots. Research has uncovered a “kiva” inside the Montezuma Well National Monument. This kiva was called forth in a video we have of a Park Ranger who stated the local American Indian tribal members related to him there was indeed a kiva on site at the Well. Of course, there are other kiva locations in the area as well.
A kiva is a room used by the ancient Anasazi Indians for religious rituals and political meetings, many of them associated with the kachina belief system. To the modern Hopi and most other Pueblo peoples, kivas are square walled and underground, used for spiritual ceremonies. Kivas can also be round. That being said I wondered what exactly happens inside these kivas so I started to look a little deeper into the mysterious depths only to find myself being pulled deeper and deeper into a vortex of enlightening information which ironically sounded somewhat familiar to what another American Indian had said on record, Dr. Don Mose. The 3rd generation Apache medicine man gives a detailed account of what happens inside these sacred chambers. Dr. Mose explains in detail how a reptilian serpentine being, some claim was like or Kokopelli, came through a portal and begins teaching the Hopi, the Navajo, and the Apache all sorts of dark arts of Pharmacia, sorcery, witchcraft, and how to use the “Sipapu.” It is then the people begin to open mystical doorways inside the kivas into the inner bowels of the earth through which beings emerge. I also wondered if there is evidence of similar vortex beliefs in the Native American legends and myths. Further research led to an author by the name of Richard Bullivant who flat out states that ancient Native American medicine men created three kinds of vortex portals: positive, negative, and mirror. Bullivant states:
“Operating together, the three kinds of vortex portals work to create a natural balance which allows access to other realms, while maintaining a stable environment for ‘ordinary’ people who do not wield the powers of the shaman. It was the shamans who used these portals to communicate with the spirit world, according to Indian tradition.”
Finding out the tradition of the local Native American Shamans specifically talk about the same exact vortex phenomena as the area is famous for today is astonishing. The account also matches up with Dr. Don Mose which makes it even more credible. Moreover, the Hopi sacred stories explain the kiva as a dimensional portal or “gate” in which the first peoples of this world emerged from as “They” stepped outside of the “Sipapu”, they morphed from “lizard-like” beings into human form. Furthermore, Sipapu is a Hopi word which specifically refers to a small hole in the floor of a kiva(ritual rooms). Kivas were used by the ancient Anasazi and other tribes and continue to be used today. The Sipapu symbolizes the portal through which their ancient ancestors first emerged to enter the present world.
On the Wolf Lodge Cultural Foundation website, Robert Ghost Wolf explains that “Sipapoos” are the windows to the otherworldly. Today, it is said these portals have been immortalized by the modern-day American Indians particularly the Hopi as a small indentation in the floor of their kivas. Some belief is the shamans who use kivas purposely enter into and seek out otherworldly insane realms in order to find cures or other information in order to self-actualize. In essence, these shaman inflicts shamanism upon themselves by setting themselves on spiritual fire and diving into the abyss. No amount of hippie music, new age bullshit memes or burning man festivals is going to do that. Light comes to the work of transmuting the darkness within first, understanding and coming to terms with it. The self-inflicted dynamism of overcoming the ordinary world in order to discover extraordinary worlds is the real test to a shamans ability to enter into the mythical as well as returning back to humanity with their incredible insight and some claim extraordinary powers.
The American Indian traditions of sacred circles, medicine wheels, vortexes, and the ability to open portals to enter into otherworldly places is very similar to occult practices where a Magician performs rites of “circumambulation” and places the self inside the “sacred circle” to call forth and summons beings from otherworldly places. Hinduism, Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Zen Buddhism, Sikhism, and even Freemasonry all perform the act of Circumambulation. In Freemasonry candidates for the three principle degrees of Freemasonry circumambulate the altar in the lodge room. This part of the ritual is distinct from many other world rituals in that it is done in a clockwise fashion. The number of times which candidates ambulate around the altar depends on which degree is being presented.
“Since the practice of circumambulation is so widely practiced throughout the world in so many religious ceremonies one must conclude there is some kind of benefit to the practitioner.”
In addition, there is indeed lots of recorded evidence and its also common knowledge in the American South West the Indians used various natural types of hallucinogenic drugs like “Peyote.” This famous well known for its psychoactive properties when ingested is used worldwide as an entheogen and supplement to various transcendence practices which including meditation, psychedelic psychotherapy, and psychonautics. Peyote is said to have a very long history of ritualistic and medicinal use by indigenous Americans use this drug often to assist them in performing spiritual rites, for at least 5,500 years referring to the mystical cactus at the “Divine Messenger.” Additional shamanic practices include additional things like chanting, dieting, drumming, journeying, or meditating, etc., with the intention of inducing trance-like, transpersonal states of consciousness where one’s spiritual and energetic makeup can be accessed, manipulated and refined. In these vulnerable states of consciousness, a proper shaman is like a lighthouse. Plant shamanism as medicine is one of humankind’s most intriguing mysteries, as it has offered perhaps the most compelling evidence of humanities innate ability to interact with the subtle spiritual energies and beyond with the assistance of these mediums. Drugs, and hallucinogenic substances, in general, have been demonized and ultimately controlled. Nevertheless; shamans have long used natural hallucinogens in many cultures. Albert Hoffman, the Swiss chemist who discovered the LSD molecule, believed that with the correct use, the drug was a gift to humanity from god. Of course, it should be duly noted any known substance rumored to place a person in touch with the spirit world has been made illegal to possess by most governments. It's almost like the law doesn’t want a person to become aware and enlightened to the existence of these other realms. A person doesn’t have to take drugs in order to journey to the fact the world around us is not always a pleasant situation where anyone can see the planet has the love, community, power, money, scientific know-how, medical understanding, to create a human paradise. However, for whatever reason, society it seems is led and controlled by the least among us who appear to be more for the continual dehumanization of people than truly assisting people to rise along more noble paths of reaching heavenly heights.
Research shows there are many psychedelic potions found in the ancient world where people were given very special, very sacred, potions specifically designed for communion. Some drinks are said to place those who ingest the mystical liquid in touch with the divine giving them spirit access. In other words, an entheogenic shamanic mixture is thought to be able to fill people with “divine spirit.” These divine inebriates found in many forms cultures like the Indra drinking the soma potion found in the Rigveda, the god of Dionysus, or Kykeon potion of Eleusis, to name a few. DMT is a powerful psychedelic potion which has been prepared throughout history for ritualistic purposes. The drug occurs naturally in many plants and in the pineal gland of the human brain. Users report extraordinary encounters with beings, insects, plants, and well as being able to travel to other worlds or dimensions. Many experiencers relate the beings they meet are not merely hallucinations but are real. Currently, researchers are trying to establish drugs like DMT may actually put users in contact with multi-dimensional beings.
The shamanic explanation of the origins of life and of the intelligent nature of the plants and animals which are quite unbelievable to most, but a rational approach to understanding their perspective lends extraordinary insight into some of the greatest mysteries of human consciousness and how to travel the planes. These practitioners have been exploring human consciousness for a very long time painting the way to finding these other realities. It appears the shaman’s world is one of allegory, metaphor, symbolism, and transcendence into the realms of energy and spirit. Their understanding of the universe and the abundant sentient beings which inhabit it is wildly foreign to the mind of the material scientist. It would seem, therefore, our best chance possibly bridging the gap between science and spirit may very well lie in the study of those operating systems that permit people to move freely in the metaphysical realms with the assistance of natural hallucinogenic substances. At face value, the claim of traveling the planes may seem ridiculous to the some, yet the fact remains that shamanic knowledge, especially regarding the medicinal properties of many plants, is so thorough that it has provided the basis for the modern pharmacological model. Many of the top-selling and most effective medicines of our age were derived directly from the culturally appropriated knowledge of the Shamans.
Additionally, The vortex-like spinning ritual using “bullroarer” used in Dogon culture on the other side of the world may give insight into the practices used to call forth and summons forth beings from other dimensions. The remarkable thing is the similarities found between the different cultures employing the use of vortex-like spinning circumambulation to enter other realms. The fact this practice can be found in so many religions throughout the world and practiced in so many different forms is a very telling sign pointing towards the validity of the practice and the possible results thereof.
Other forms of magical enchantment spinning openly around in a vortex taking its users deeper down the rabbit hole further than ever before in recorded history is Samsung’s new white rabbit Unspoil me something said sure to be an unforgettable/forgettable brainwashing experience. Step into the rabbit hole of hypnosis and get hypnotized... Proving TVs, cell phones, and computers screens are doorways, otherwise scrying devices, the practice of looking into a suitable medium in the hope of detecting significant messages or visions (Tel-a-vision) into the growing web of the tree of knowledge... Samsung’s Unspoil me gives a whole new modern-day meaning of going virtually “down the rabbit hole” the metaphor used for entry into the unknown from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.
On the chest and headband of SUPAMAN Illuminatives is the hourglass which is the symbol of what it takes to go down the rabbit hole traveling from one plane to another found in nature on the Black Widow. There are legends of ceremonies and rituals where substance are used to reach enlightenment in order to consciously travel the planes. These rituals once undergone with a proper guide is said to make one a SUPAMAN afterward for according to legend once performed correctly the person has the ability to fly dimensional as an angel from plane too plane. Narrow is the gate indeed, the rabbit hole is said to be 1/100th smaller than the width of a human hair, which consciousness must be consciously aware while funneled down to the smallest point in order to travel through. For some, the practice takes years even a lifetime but there are routes which are much quicker.
The “Portal” and clues to the dimensional “Vortex.” In the center of the vortex is the void leading to the tunnel of light before entering the Astral realm where four angels/gods reside who are the guardians of the doorway. Recall God cast man out of the Garden of Eden and placed Angels with flaming swords to keep humanity out thereafter.
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 Wikipedia: Ghost Dance
 Park Ranger confirms location of “Kiva” at Montezuma Well
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 Verde Valley Vortex Video: Tom Horn interview.
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Yavapai: People of the Sun
Reflecting the history of the old west Yavapai County is named after the American Indian Yavapai Tribe. The most common interpretation of the name Yavapai is that it comes from the Yavapai words Enyaleva (sun) and pai (people) meaning the “people of the sun.” The Yavapai tribe have been identified (or perhaps misidentified) by a handful of names throughout the centuries retaining some remarkable myths, legends, and other traditions worthy of notice. The Yavapai-Apache Nation is centered on a reservation of more than 1,600 acres in the Verde Valley. As with much of the Southwest, the history of the area predates the formation of the Arizona Territory where pre-historic Indian artifacts can be found in ancient Indian Pueblos and mounds throughout the region. The landscape is imprinted with evidence of thousands of years of human life from as far back as 10,000 years.
Yavapai People’s 2 Ancient Flood Stories
Most cultures have ancient stories of their beginnings. Those who are familiar with Noah’s flood in the Book of Genesis will be intrigued by the commonalities with the Yavapai tribes flood story. However, unknown to many the Yavapai’s “Genesis” story includes two distinct floods: one that brought them up out of Ahagaskiaywa, and a second, Great Flood...
According to the Yavapai people, originally they lived in a place they calledAhagaskiaywa, otherwise known today as the “Montezuma’s Well.” The people were living in a near paradise until a chief looked lasciviously upon his own daughter causing her to become very angry who then made a pack with a big reptilian frog to kill the chief. Eventually, he became sick and died. However, even after the death of her father the daughter’s scorn was not satisfied for she then wanted to “kill all the people.” But before he died, in order to save his people, the chief told them to burn his body. From the ashes grew big thick corn that grew all the way to the top of the Montezuma Well. One day a man got the courage to climb up the corn to check it when he sees there is another world up there. Soon a medicine man warned after receiving a vision that the well would soon be flooded because of the scorn of the daughter and her pact with the reptilian/frog telling the people to climb up the big corn so they could escape. The journey must have taken quite some time as it was recorded that the people had to “sleep between the (giant) ears of corn” on their way to the top. When the Yavapai people got to the top of the well they looked back noticing the frog and the lady had made the water come up after them. From then on, the people would be living on the upper surface of the earth. Therefore the Yavapai people are according to legend the first people to live in the Sedona, Arizona region after having climbed out of the underworld.
In the 2nd Yavapai flood story, a woman was sealed in a log with a Woodpecker and sent from Montezuma Well to prepare for a Great Flood. For days and nights to follow, it rained incessantly until flood waters rose to cover every landform on earth. After 40 days, the rain stopped, the water receded and the log finally came to rest in Sedona landing on the highest place in Sedona in Boynton Canyon where the Woodpecker freed the young woman from the log only to then guide her as she traveled to the summit of Mingus Mountain where she met the Sun, who fell in love with her. Soon afterward, Kamalapukwia gave birth to a daughter who became the mother to all the Yavapai people. Boynton Canyon is out of the four vortex sites the only genuine ancient sacred site. Of course, there are many more myths around Kamalpukwia, which take place in the sacred landscape in and around Sedona, such as the cave where she gave birth to a miraculous boy.
“(Kamalapukwia) is the first woman on earth and we come from her. She came out at Sedona and that’s where all the Indians come from.”
After Sedona, Kamalapukwia’s next stop was the somewhere on Mingus Mountain, where she somehow mated with the sun. The precise location is not known or is perhaps kept secret by the Yavapai though if someone were to hazard a guess, Tuzigoot on the outskirts of Cottonwood Arizona might be related with this enigma of where precisely she fell in love with a “speaking sun.” Although some people consider these stories as fiction and legends, to the Yavapai people these stories are real. Nevertheless, of particular interest in the Yavapai creation stories are how the people emerged from the underworld found in the depths of Montezuma Well,lived in a cave in Boynton Canyon by Sedona, and how at the summit ofMingus Mountain something described as the “sun” had contact with a woman causing her to give birth to what has become known as the “people of the sun.”
Yet it must be duly noted since the actual rising and falling daily sun does not come down out of the sky and have known relations with women giving birth to people a person is left to try and understand what exactly is meant through such stories of mythical encounters through other means. Case in point, on the other hand, if we take into account some other important factors there are beings who found throughout recorded history in other cultures are described as bright as the sun who have interacted with humanity. Seraphim Angels are not only described under such terms but also are remarkably known for having sexual relations with women as is described in the Book of Enock and other notable texts. Therefore, it becomes more likey the actual encounter was with something which very much looked like the sun and not the actual sun itself.
Adding to the validity of the Yavapai creation story is the fact “flying suns” can be seen in the area on the edge of the Verde Valley in the same general region. These types of encounters might help point to the way towards there being more to these ancient stories, myths, and legends of the Yavapai people after all. Knowing what the sacred sites of the creation myth are, we should perhaps ask whether the cliff dwellings of Montezuma Well (and Castle), Boynton Canyon, and the settlement of Tuzigoot really are “just” settlements, or were they instead sacred structures created to mark the place where humans interacted with “Gods.” There had to be some reason ancient people living in the region went through all the trouble of building such elaborate structures and create stories of encounters with otherworldly beings.
Sacred Triangles of the Verde Valley
The Yavapai creation myth speaks of three sites: Montezuma Well the place of emergence, a cave in Boynton Canyon Sedona, and Mingus Mountain above Cottonwood, which make up a “Sacred Triangle.” The highest peak in Sedona is Thunder Mountain which has a somewhat pyramidal appearance and appears to have been the location where the female Noah’s log stranded: “There at Sedona is a high place. It is the highest place all around. And when the water were down, the log hit that high place. It stopped right there. And the girl came out from the log.”
Throughout the years’ many people including local native American Indians of many tribes residing in the region have helped establish the areas power centers and focal points of energy. The term “Sedona Landscape Temple” was used for the first time by Nicholas Mann who did investigations into the geomantic influences of the Sedona area resulted in his book entitled “Sedona Sacred Earth.” As a geomancer, Mann saw in the landscape, much like the native Americans, several forms and structures that were interrelated. Two of these structures were a 6-pointed star (hexagram) and a 5-pointed star (pentagram). These two sacred symbols were connected with each other through one of their points. This point of connection was at the Airport vortex.
Whats especially interesting is the revelation of the pentagram and hexagram formations and the places of power that they map, as well as their connection via to a symbolic chakra system. There are many descriptions of energetic structures in the landscapes of the Earth. Some of these structures are symbols like pentagrams and some are projections of star systems. Often these structures are indicated by constructions like kivas, megaliths or cathedrals. Nevertheless; these maps show there’s a connection between the Star of David and Devil’s Bridge but of even more interest is how some, including the native Americans in the area, claim each point of the hexagram is anchored mysteriously on a vortex.
Sacred God Names
According to some people in the Sedona/Verde Valley community, there is more to the area and the name given to the Yavapai people than meets the eye. A local newspaper called the Ad King recently posted one of the most leading classified ads about the Yavapai name stating:
“ATTENTION VERDE VALLEY RESIDENTS OF YAVAPAI COUNTY. Yavapai is a Native word meaning ‘People of Yava.’ YHVH is an ancient Hebrew tetragram for the Name of the Creator. It is pronounced Yava. This may be why you reside in this special, perhaps Sacred Place.”
YHVH are old Testament letters of the Tetragrammaton. The four letter Tetragrammaton (Greek, ‘four letters’) is said to be the ‘true’ name of the God of the Hebrew scriptures. It never appears complete in written form; only the four consonant letters, YHVH. Close research reveals a lot of very interesting and correlating information about the ancient provenance of YHVH and how the name is pronounced (Yava=YHVH) as being a storm god wielding destruction and fire. Thus the Tetragrammaton was the formula by which the vicious desert god of the ancient Semites is said to of identified itself to Moses. It must truly have been enlightening to be a people ‘Chosen’ for special attention as the Old Testament makes it clear. Nonetheless, the Tetragrammaton is central to the doctrines of both the Jewish and Esoteric Kabbalistic traditions, as well as others, where it is remarkably equivalent to the four kabbalistic worlds of creation, the four elements, the four archangels, and the four cardinal directions. The four weapons of Ritual magick also symbolize the essence of the letters of the Tetragrammaton which also form the basis for the four suits in Tarot cards used in the ceremonies of the Golden Dawn published by none other thanDr. Isreal Regardie personal aid of world-famous occultist Aleister Crowleywho resided in the Verde Valley during the height of the New Age Movement in the 1980’s until he passed away. In the Golden Dawn system, four four-letter Hebrew god names are used as words of power to charge the pentagrams: YHVH is in the East... This name along with others are used to create the vibratory formulae needed to perform rituals in order to make contact with otherworldly beings specifically “Angels.” (Further examples and uses of the vibratory formulae to vibrate the various Divine or Holy names can be found on the Enochian Tablets of the Enochian system of magick developed by John Dee and Edward Kelly in the 16th century.) In the occult, there is power in knowing the true name of something. Sigmund Freud stated:
“Words and magic were in the beginning one and the same thing, and even today words retain much of their magical power.”
Therefore magick is inextricably intertwined with language, whether we aware of this it or not. For the uttering of certain words like saying a prayer is considered a magical act for instance. Words serve a variety of functions within the rituals of magick, and each of these is crucial to the success of the ritual. Most all religions and magical systems have a vocabulary and a grammar/rules that determine the meaning or result of any combination of words. Magick is in essence is the Greek “Gramma.” Also the old name of a Magical Ritual, “Grimoire,”, is a Grammar. In either case, the pronouncing of words, names etc validates the effect of the performative utterance of the intended ritual. As with depth and complexity of language’s syntax, the richness of “any language’s” structure contributes to its magical power. Magick, therefore, could not exist without the foundation of human speech and communication. So to know a word’s proper meaning and definition, and how to use it correctly, is in fact magick.
The Phoenician Sidonian Hebrews of Sedona
Taking a look at another perspective from the Gnostics according toGnosticWarrior.com the ancient Sedona people have a connection to the Hebrews. In an article titled, “The Phoenician Sidonian Hebrews of Sedona, Arizona” it is presented:
“Many people are not aware that the name of the red rock spiritual place in the Southwest of the United States that we know as Sedona, Arizona, was founded by a biblical people we know as the Sidonians from the island of Crete. The Greeks had called them the Phoenicians, the Egyptians had known them as the Sea Peoples, and they are also known in the Scripture as the Hebrew people.
You will find that my claims of the Sidonians can actually be backed up by science, history, and simple etymology. For example, the name of the beautiful city called Sedona, is derived from the name of their home, Sidon. The name Sedona is derived from the Hebrew Sidonia (Σιδών, ῶνος, ἡ). Hence, the Phoenician Hebrew Indians of Sedona, Arizona.”
The history of how Sedona got named according to local officials begins with Sedona Miller Schnebly and her family who were early farmers in the Oak Creek area. How the woman got so named Sedona is a bit of a mystery but reports say the mother “just made it up” when the child was born. However, there are another connection which should be a surprise, given the fact that the capital and largest city of the state of Arizona, is “Phoenix” possibly named after the Phoenician Hebrews (Sidonians). It is well-known fact the Phoenix was a symbol of the Phoenicians and is also the official bird and symbols of the United States of America, which very well may symbolize Phoenician origins.
The Hohokam were an ancient Native American culture considered to be the builders of the original canal system around the Phoenix metropolitan area who also thrived in the Sedona region. What is truly amazing is the fact these ancient people left behind a stone with the Phoenician Hebrew text of the 10 Commandments inscribed upon it. This remarkable connection is hard to ignore and very well may be the best evidence yet the ancient peoples living in the Verde Valley were of Hebrew decent.
When Europeans first glimpsed Native Americans more than 400 years ago, many were convinced they had discovered the Lost Tribes of Israel. In 1775 the Indian trader James Adair wrote The History of the Indians, arguably the most significant eighteenth-century work on the southeastern Indians, in which he presented 23 arguments said to prove the North American Indians were descended from the Ten Lost Tribes. Today, of course, this belief is not accepted by most people. (It is, however, a fundamental tenet of Mormonism.) DNA testing, on the other hand, seems to contradict the doctrine that the peoples living here when the New World was discovered were descended from the ten lost tribes.
Whether or not the Yavapai name itself was passed down originating from somewhere clear back to the Ten Lost Tribes of Isreal is a matter of speculation. However, the similarities of dialect between the origins and pronunciation of “YHVH” and the name “Yava” in Yavapai at a closer look make the connections seem quite remarkable. Over the years occultists have subdued a population by simply controlling, deleting, distorting, and generalizing the truth. This is the operating principle used behind most of MK Ultra and other mind control techniques utilized by the Deep State. One needs only to explore way back before Operation Paperclip, and into the deepest known annals of human history to find the magic of language and its use by occultists. Language and grammar are one of the primary means to distort truth. The ‘spell’ in spelling was meant to create a magical trance over you – to obstruct the true meaning of the essence of the Creator including his name.
Finally, there seems to be some type of connection with the Yavapai people’s myths and what is seen flying around in the skies in modern times. Nevertheless; according to the Yavapai tribe, the legends of Montezuma Well instruct us there is a whole different world down in the depths of its swirling abyss which are according to legend full of secrets, as well as in a cave somewhere in Boynton Canyon, and on Mingus Mountain where there are strange events happening in the sky where it appears beings of light fly around matching some of the Yavapai peoples legends. It has to make a person ponder what further the Yavapai tribe knows...
 Losing a Lost Tribe: Native Americans, DNA, and the Mormon Churchby Simon G. Southerton, Signature Books, Utah, 2004.
The Risqué Detachable Penis Vortex
The long, strange history of dildos is a rather difficult and deep subject to explore for some, however, all indications point to the fact there is a source pointing directly at how this ironic insertion topic began in the first place for it appears “In the beginning there was sex.” To ancient people, sexuality was inextricably connected with the creation of the earth, the heavens, and even into the underworld of subconscious expression where masturbation became a normal and healthy substitute for other sexual pleasures – a ‘safety valve’ against destructive sexual frustrations. Sexuality was part of all cultures who openly expressed the sacred act and flow. In the story “One Thousand and One Arabian Nights,” dildos are discussed in detail as being made from gold or silver, or intricately carved ivory. In ancient Egypt male masturbation when performed by a god was considered to be a magical/creative act: Atum was said to have created the universe by masturbating. The ebb and flow of the Nile was attributed to the frequency of his ejaculations.
The surprising and twisted history of sex toys reveals dildos are ubiquitous in our culture ranging in many different shapes and sizes. Many civilizations have spoken about sexual pleasure in both genders for centuries and have gone to some pretty spectacular lengths to make sure everybody was happy. The word dildo seemns to come from the Italian “diletto,” meaning “delight.” On the other hand, some cultures didn’t create dildos at all, preferring instead to rely on more natural items. Nonetheless; the sexual habits of the people in Ancient Greece – from prostitution to pillow talk – are explored in a book written by Paul Chrystal called In Bed With The Ancient Greeks: Sex and Sexuality in Ancient Greece. Long before humans were getting off by silicone, it seems the ancient Greeks left a record of using similar materials to achieve the same end like “dildo-like breadsticks” which were lubricated with “olive oil.” It seems because the Greeks didn’t have all that contemporary baggage about sex, and no documented taboo regarding sex toys, it appears historically they had a lot of fun. In ancient Greece, in particular, reports claim traders in the city of Miletus sold objects called ‘olisbos’, intended to help wives achieve sexual penetration while their husbands were away usually at war. In the anti-war comedy “Lysistrata,” women discuss using and sharing dildos while withholding sex from their partners in an effort to stop the war. Men going off to war also gave their wives so-called “olisbos” to prevent “hysteria,” which was then thought to be caused by a lack of sperm thus the thought for the need of substitutes.
Few archaeologists consider all items they find that seems to fit as possible sex toys, but as archaeologist Timothy Taylor stated:
“Looking at the size, shape, and—some cases—explicit symbolism of the ice age batons, it seems disingenuous to avoid the most obvious and straightforward interpretation.”
Phallic charms were known as fascinum and have been found in the ruins of Pompeii where it was believed that the symbols could ward off evil spirits. Used in ancient Roman religion and magic, the fascinum referred to the god Fascinus. The phallus was used to summon divine protection. Even William Shakespeare slipped a reference to a sex toy into one of his plays. In The Winter’s Tale, Act 3: Scene 4, a servant described a peddler who had just stopped by “with such delicate burthens of dildos and fadings, ‘jump her and thump her.’” Let there be no doubt the past is full historical mention providing plenty of evidence of the practice of using sex toys.
It’s been rather difficult to run down the exact source of all these mysterious ways found throughout history, however, research has uncovered there is indeed a trail leading to the possible source of the original “detachable penis” character found in some of the local myths and legends. Of all the known gods recorded historically, only one, in particular, stands out as the possible source for “dildos.”
The Legendary “Detachable Penis” of Kokopelli
The legend of Kokopelli the “Casanova of the Cliff Dwellers” is found all throughout the Southwestern United States. Kokopelli has been a source of wonder throughout the country for centuries. The name “Kokopelli” seems to be a combination of “Koko”, another Hopi and Zuni deity, and “pelli”, the Hopi and Zuni word for the desert robber fly, an insect with a prominent proboscis and a rounded back, which is also noted for its zealous sexual proclivities. There is a story from the Hopi Culture talking about Kokopelli as being a horny trickster who plays his flute in order to trick the village beauty into having sex with him. This is well cited. He is portrayed in the petroglyphs as a sexual seducer and dancer. He dances a dream dance and spreads his seed far and wide. He was appreciated and venerated for the many ways that he had touched peoples lives and were enriched by his presence. His life was colorfully told around many a Council Fire and his praises sung in many a Kiva.
Kokopelli embodies the true American Southwest and dates back over 3,000 years ago when the first petroglyphs were carved. According to most Native American tales, Kokopelli traveled from village to village, conjuring rain and opening doorways into the heavens. Although his true origins have for the most part remained unknown, this traveling, flute-playing Casanova is a sacred figure to many Native Americans who have perhaps given us the best possible clue to who this being really is.
The Hidden History of Native Americans w/ Chief Riverwind and Dr. Laralyn Riverwind stating Kokopelli was one of the 200 Watcher Angels.
The Hidden History of Native Americans w/ Chief Riverwind and Dr. Laralyn Riverwind recently brought to light some of the stories the Native Americans have regarding Kokopelli possibly being a Seraphim Angel specifically one of the angels who descended to Mount Hermon according to the book on Enoch. (A connection is possibly made of young girls being given over and sacrificed to this god who is ironically legendary to the area. Add this along with the rumors of there being young girls reportedly found ritualistically sacrificed in the local desert something covered in Sedona/Verde Valley Cults.)
When you look up and research the names of the Watcher Angels you find a name that is very similar to Kokopelli, “Kokba’el” giving some credit to the two being the same. Nevertheless; the legends surrounding Kokopelli the known trickster god are far and wide having of most particular interest a mystical “detachable penis.” The phallus of Kokopelli is clearly depicted in many places including on a thousand-year-old bowl displayed at Mesa Verde National Park. You’ll find the mysterious being etched into the local Sedona/Verde Valley mountainsides as well at several distinct locations protected by the US government. From the time of the Anasazi to the 1700s, Kokopelli has been carved or painted in many forms on rock walls and boulders.
The magic of Kokopelli’s story begins with the sound of his flute which would be carried on a spring breeze and float through the air, passing through villages throughout the night. The next morning, every woman would somehow wake up pregnant. Or sometimes Kokopelli would detach then toss it into a river. His penis would then swim downstream until it came upon fertile young women bathing in the waters, where it would give them a proper impregnating. The myth never specifically clarifies if the reported Angel’s balls were detached along with the shaft, but if it’s impregnating the women, the balls would have to be.
“No doubt having an autonomous swimming penis must be a beast to have in your pants and to wield which probably explains why Kokopelli is commonly depicted as dancing while playing the flute that is almost always pointed directly at his penis like the music thereof is some kind of mystical ‘snake charmer.’”
This legend of a being having a detachable phallus can be found all over the world which opens up the door of symbolic meaning and when followed reveals some of the ritualistic overtones involved. Indeed there’s more going on here than meets the eye and the implications are rather startling when you look at what is going on at specific locations and why.
“Every visible thing in the world is put under the charge of an angel.” – St Augustine
Additionally, the unique characteristic of having a detachable penis makes this being possibly the true original source of the dildo. What can be said of the Angels who descended to Mount Hermon is they mingled with humanity, specifically women, teaching them a forbidden knowledge somehow hurting them in a way. Most of the information we have about the Watchers and their activities come from the apocryphal Book of Enoch. In the Book of Enoch it says that when Yahweh saw the corruption, lawlessness, and sexual immorality that had been caused by the interaction of the Watchers and humans he decided to intervene using the archangels Michael, Raphael, Gabriel and Uriel. These Angels were commanded to bind the fallen ones hand and foot like a goat to be cast into a deep ravine in the desert. Gabriel was sent on a divine mission to destroy the noted “bastards and reprobates” and “the children of the Watchers amongst men.” The Archangel Michael, the commander of the Army of the Highest, was sent to arrest and bind these rebel angels “under the earth” until Judgement Day for what they had taught mankind.
Another phallic deity of the desert Kookopölö has a great deal in common with Kokopelli, and it’s not a stretch to suggest that the two have common origins. Hopi Kookopölö kachina dolls, used for “actively invoking” have been labeled as Kokopelli. This is similar to the Pagan tradition of “Drawing Down the Moon,” ironically found in lot of contemporary voodoo ceremonies where the spirit (loa) is said to “ride (inhabit) the body of the worshiper.” In the beginning Kookopölö was depicted phallic and naked, and by phallic I mean with a very large erection. Naked deities are common in Native American art; ones with engorged penises implies something special. Today Kookopölö’s member is kept hidden away. One Hopi elder described the evolution of Kookopölö in ritual this way:
“People say that in the old days Kookopölö did not cover up his crotch. His penis was there hanging down. But ever since the whites settled here, he does not appear like that anymore. Whenever he wants to come he covers up his loins. Way back he openly showed off his organ. He wore no kilt so that he could have intercourse with a woman without delay . . . It is really true that Kookopölö used to show his real tail or penis. More recently, whenever he made an appearance, he wore a penis carved of ‘Cottonwood,’ which was tied to his crotch. Underneath was his real penis, which nowadays he dare not show anymore. This self-made penis too, is no longer seen today.”
A new twist and legend have perhaps been found with the Hopi saying the “wood” of Cottonwood is used to carve “dildos.” Cottonwood, Arizona just picked up a new legend... Today Kookopölö kachinas are sometimes sold as Kokopelli kachinas completing the circle between the petroglyph and the deity. According to Zuni tribal elder Clifford Mahooty who presented to the world his Zuni Tribal teachings including oral history, religion, rituals, kachinas, spiritual practices and how they relate to UFOs, star people, and spiritual beings, states the “Ko-Ko” is a title given in reference to a spiritual kachina then the rest of it is a specialty.
No matter how a person looks at them (or where a person inserts them), dildos have come a long way since the breadstick and olive oil days of ancient Greece. These days, sex toys are available in every variation imaginable, for every taste and experience level. The possession and sale of dildos is still illegal in some countries. Until recently, many southern states and some Great Plains states in the US banned the sale of dildos completely, either directly or through laws regulating “obscene devices.” Some states have actually taken the time to pass laws restricting how many dildos a person can actually keep at home. (Unbelievably, it must be an issue for some people to own too many which raises way too many additional questions at this point.) However, it must be duly noted the amount of money people spend each year to “screw themselves” or their fellow human with fake imposters is mysteriously through the roof.
“Statistically, and according to the need for the passing of laws in some states to regulate and limit, it seems some people can’t get enough of sex toys. Its actually simply astonishing and amazing really. People are paying big bank to screw others and or themselves.”
As of 2015, the sex toy industry was worth $15 billion thanks to shows like Fifty Shades of Grey book and film franchise, which along with Kokopelli surely has inspired a huge surge of kink over the years. Some Conservative Christians believe that the use of sex toys is immoral without having the proper tools to state where the source came from and why the practice is used. Without understanding the true roots of these mysterious practices going deep into human culture there’s really no way to stop them from entering people on many levels where such penetrations have not only become readily possible but are a way of life for some.
“In essence, whether knowingly or not, every time a dildo is used for sexual pleasure a person is performing an ancient ceremony/ritual to summon a spirit who then is able in some cases to enter the body ultimately leading to blackouts otherwise known as ‘little deaths’ in one of the slickest/subtlest forms of possession possible.”
In the end, perhaps the greatest lesson in the legend of Kokopelli’s detachable penis is how there exists reference to a perfect example of one of life’s portals to otherworldly places. Additionally, most people may or may not be aware of some of the implications surrounding the ritual of the practice to experience what some have called the “little death” an expression meaning the sensation of orgasm likened to death in “the brief loss or weakening of consciousness” during the act wherein according to legend spirit of ”beings may enter.” Furthermore, it must also be duly noted during medieval times, physicians believed too much sex was bad for a person’s health, sometimes even leading to death because the act of sexual climax was believed to result in the “life force” being drained from the body. The term la petite mort became aligned with this medical belief, which persisted well into the Renaissance era and beyond.
“Image how much of the vital life force of humaity has been sacrificed upon this altar.”
There are even many allusions to la petite mort in our most famous literature. Shakespeare referenced la petite mort in many of his plays. Lines such as “I will live in thy heart, die in thy lap, and be buried in thy eyes” from Much Ado About Nothing and “I will die bravely, like a smug bridegroom” from King Lear were not simply romantic declarations, they were bold references to the ultimate cost of orgasm. For modern philosophers, on the other hand, la petite mort is about more than just a physical act of climax, it’s also about psychological loss as well. Some philosophers have theorized that la petite mort is more about the spiritual release that comes with an orgasm. This spiritual release, they have argued, makes you temporarily “lose” yourself. Ironically, erotica such as Fifty Shades of Grey tend to use the idea of “blacking out” or entering another state of consciousness through orgasm. These are our own modern uses of la petite mort, a concept which remains seductive in the popular imagination of humanity still. Therefore when truly explored its apparent ritualistic implications, overtones, and symbolism found in this ancient magic go very deep being felt by many over the many years ultimately used to travel between worlds for ages. No question there is indeed a great penetrating mystery at work in the legend of Kokopelli’s Penis few have ever dared explore or truly dared undertake before due to the sensitive nature of the subject. The true purpose and spirit of the practice should be perfectly clear when according to some scholars “sex is the original sin and the beginning of the fall of humanity from grace.”
Released in the final weeks of 1992 and delivered to MTV in 1993, the 90’s iconic and in this case very ironic music by “King Missle” used similar magical instruments to relate distorted delay-treated electric guitar riffs of a deadpan monologue of the owner of an eponymous large “detachable penis.” After a night of heavy drinking the modern day Kokopelli awakens and finds that his penis is missing. Despite his best efforts, he is unable to locate his penis. Depressed, the man goes to a restaurant for breakfast. Afterward, he serendipitously encounters a street vendor who possessed the missing detachable penis. After some negotiating the guy purchases his penis back. After returning home, he reattaches it, relieving his distress and feels like a man again.
“Simply put there is nothing that could have prepared the world for ‘Detachable Penis,’ and in many ways, it is completely inexplicable that it found such widespread commercial success, however, there was something about the song which resonated with people on a much deeper level.”
John S. Hall’s tale of losing his member after a rough night out, only to find it being hawked on the then-grimy streets became a left-field hit in the early ‘90s. The song itself would have an afterlife for years on alternative radio — and that’s not taking into account the Foo Fighters accidentally got ahold of the missing member that freaked the world. Furthermore, there has never been another radio single that was as risqué as the bands’ 1992 surprise hit, the unmistakable “Detachable Penis.” Some people take the lyrics at face value, while others see the story as an elaborate metaphor. Nevertheless; the influence of this apparent historical Angel who’s spirit is still alive in our culture today is undeniable. There is even urban slang for Kokopelli a term for the playaz or azplayers. An example used is “Damn, yo, he’s such a Kokopelli. He tapped like eight bitches last night!”
Interestingly, the mark of the legendary “Casanova of the Cliff Dwellers” is found all throughout the region. The Sedona/Verde Valley is home to the largest Kokopelli in the world. Legend says there have been “many people who have parked and visited discretely under or next to the mystical being in Camp Verde in their vehicle who were able to somehow get in touch with the spirit world ‘Kokopelli Style’ urban slang for this magical local ‘Kokopelli Spot.’”
As the cult of Kokopelli has spread over the last fifty years his image can be found everywhere. The exact reasons for his newfound popularity have never been adequately explained, however, under close examination there appears to be some type of ritual being performed to “lower the spiritual shield” for what looks like to be some type of possession of what is called a “good time” by those using the magic of such moments. In the esoteric Luciferian tradition there once was a “special” elite order of angelic beings created by God to be shepherds of the first humans. It was their task to observe and watch over the emerging human species confined by the divine prime directive not to interfere in human evolution. Unfortunately, it seems some decided to ignore God’s command and defy his orders coming down and having a good time at the expense of humanity teaching the “secrets of heaven” that has ultimately had the repercussions of freaking the world ever since with such legendary deep/dark magic.
 The quote is from Kokopelli: The Making of an Icon by Ekkehart Malotki (University of Nebraska Press, 2000, page 36). Malotki’s book is the go-to source for information about Kokopelli the image and Kookopölö the kachina.
The MJK Tool Vortex (A true modern-day Kokopelli)
A true modern-day Kokopelli since the 90’s the lead singer for Tooldescribed as having a devoted cult-like following has resided within the Verde Valley. James Herbert Keenan, otherwise known professionally asMaynard James Keenan or MJK, is not only a singer, songwriter, musician, record producer, actor, and author but is also a famous winemaker in Jerome, Arizona. Nevertheless; MJK was made famous through the music of the band Tool which according to some is one of the greatest rock bands of all time to walk on the planet whose imagery produced and legend states:
“Tool performances are not just concerts they are occult rituals.”
Described as being more than just a band with a primal, tribal, even spiritual learning experience of mind expansion, Tool’s music has affected many people in many ways. The bands sound is uniquely very layered with complex rhythms containing deeper meanings behind spiritual lyrics which requires multiple listening sessions, “The more you listen the more you’re going to find.”
Forming in 1990 in the city of “Las Angelas” or “The Angels” the meaning behind the band’s name is said to be the members wanted its listeners to use music as an abstract tool to help people discover an awareness for one’s own mind to reach other levels through music. Tool, therefore, is a play on words showing a sense of duality philosophical and comical side. Describing in undertones what seems to be the metaphysics of existence in their famous song “Schism” bringing new meaning to the term “surreal” altered states of instrumentation and visualization, as well as art for the sake of art in this case somehow creating a split or division only to reemerge whole as something fundamentally different. As a painted picture is worth a thousand words, so does every song have a different meaning for different people.
One can’t help but wonder from watching the music video if the area along with its legendary paranormal/supernatural activity hasn’t in some way effected MJK thus evidently causing him to put all the areas secrets together “knowing the pieces fit” as expressed through fundamental communication defying logic as beauty and the sheer violence are in this case truly in the eye of the beholder attempting to understand how the pieces fit. It seems if one were able to gain further insight into MJK’s complex rhythms and changing meters of musical mind it appears the average person would probably lose theirs in this vortex.
Multi-level lawsuits seem to have put Tool on ice for a while setting the group back but this didn’t stop MJK from taking his talents in other directions spinning his legend into the horizons of forming other notable music bands like Puscifer and A Perfect Circle. However, MJK sang songs in Puscifer revealing the nature of himself and the area pulling people further into its depths by telling some of the mythical tales of the region. One of the most telling songs which very much ironically sounds just like something from the actual legend of Kokopelli who according to legend ran around with a huge protruding phallus in the local county is a song called “Cuntry Boner.”
The legendary boner of Kokopelli has been found all throughout the southwest carved into the rock of many walls. As presented in The Risqué Detachable Penis Vortex Kokopelli’s role in history is said to be one of the Angels who descended to Mount Hermon in the Book of Enoch. These Angels were said to be immortal and possessed magical powers and knowledge which they were forbidden to give humanity. The two main points to connect is a being who according to legend used music and had a rather large boner which it was most proud to sport around almost like a tool.
Then the next odd coincidence of there being a “detachable penis” or in other words a “tool” is something altogether too much at this point but nonetheless worthy of notice. Going even further, a perfect example of a modern-day renaissance man in 2002 and 2004 sequel MJK established his talents into acting appearing as Satan in the infamous cult classic Bikini Bandits sporting a rather large “tool.”
Inbetween in 2003, MJK somehow must have discovered the pieces fit for the song “REV 22:20” on the Underworld film soundtrack ironically about Vampires and Werewolves something rumored to exist in the region according to legend (Giants/Skinwalkers). Puscifer “Conditions of My Parole” specifically mention “Zombies and Dracula” in reference to theVerde River. The lyrics of Puscifer make a person wonder what does MJK know about the Sedona/Verde Valley to be making such bold statements?
The Tool Spiral Vortex
Another fascinating factor found to exist in the music of Tool is the use of the Fibonacci sequence where such mathematical ideas leads to, such as the golden ratio, spirals and self- similar curves, have long been appreciated for their “charming abilities” taking one deeper and deeper into the vortex of sound.
“The magic of using Fibonacci sequence Spirals consisting of musical notes to literally spin a tale taking one into another time and place is nothing shy of total brilliance and reveals something more profound.”
The Fibonacci sequence can be found in various artworks throughout history, perhaps the most well known is in Leonardo da Vinci’s Mona Lisa. A lot of interpretations can be found for Tool’s Fibonacci sequence “Lateralus” on the internet, and for some this song carries a larger than life meaning. The Fibonacci sequence shares a relationship with Phi, the golden ratio. The golden ratio is used to describe spirals, which are mentioned several times in the lyrics:
“Swing on the spiral of our divinity and still be human”, “Spiral out, keep going” twice, and “Spiral out, keep going.”
The song is finished with some more pretty unique yet ironic and well put words leading the person further into the spell stating:
“We’ll ride the spiral till the end and may just go to where no one’s been, spiral out, keep going.”
Tool’s latest song in 2018 after a lenthy mutilayered legal battle called “Descending.”
During a live performance on Holloween in 2015 Tool played for the first time a song their first song in over a decade called, “Descending.” Tool’s music and evoking lyrics may be interpreted as helping others reach a higher state of consciousness or otherwise bettering oneself in a profound way ultimately living up to another metaphor of its name. During the band’s decade-long legal troubles which they eventually won but were unable to create additional material, there was the legend of an album called the “The Holy Gift” which was said to contain a special song order organized to match the Fibonacci sequence. Although the Fibonacci sequence doesn’t go backward by definition, it’s still clear that it’s present in the tune, and reaches peak at 13, the number of songs on the album. Therefore one of the “secrets” of “The Holy Gift” is in organizing the songs in a pair of spirals with number 13 which is a “triad” of pairs divided by a split - or “schism” - in the middle, the latter of which features a line saying “Recognize this as a holy gift.” Nevertheless having music that lines up well with the Fibonacci sequence clearly establishes the shadow of some type of genius clearly at work somewhere behind the scenes.
Tools Album Art Vortex
There have been more than a few people (William Henry) over the years who have asserted art is a type of vortex whereby it is possible to travel to otherworldly places. The Buddhist tradition affirms there is a way to connect with these otherworldly beings through the gateway of art where the belief of a ladder of ascension and also of the existence of all these other beings from other realms/dimensions exists. Perhaps this is why the band featured in venues the visionary artwork of Alex Grey. The dissectional art for Tool’s Lateralus CD Progress of the Soul basically shows Alex Grey’s artwork and the music of Tool go hand in hand. Tool isn’t just about the music or lyrics, the group is also about artwork, but more importantly, we also find the messages of personal discovery behind the images presented another factor about those who descended to Mount Hermon according to the Book of Enoch. Alex Grey has been quoted as saying: “Art is his religion” which would seem to line up perfectly with Tool’s mindset as well. Professor Donald Kuspit of Art History and Philosophy at SUNY-Stony Brook had some choice ironic words about Grey’s art stating:
“It is the light that is sublime in Grey’s oeuvre – which is the most important innovation in religious light since the Baroque – and that makes the mundane beings in them seem sublime, in every realistic detail of their exquisite being.”
According to legend, there are spiritual beings/entities/angels/demons that are able to communicate with humanity through the portal of art some of which have left doorways for people to enter into these other realms and dimensions. “Paintings are ultimately gateways.”
Let there be no question about the alluring power found not only in the band’s music and vocals, but the imagery has been created to pull a person further and further into this vortex. According to Ken Wilber, Foreword to The Mission of Art:
“Alex Grey might be the most significant artist alive. In a world gone postmodern, bereft of meaning and value, cut loose on a sea of irony and indifference, Alex is taking a stunning stand: there is a God, there is Spirit, there is a transcendental Ground and Goal of human development and unfolding. Higher realities are available to us, is the message of Alex Grey’s art and words in this book. He has set himself the extraordinary task of depicting, in art, these higher truths and here encourages all artists to find their own unique means of serving art’s abiding mission.”
In the distant past legend says Kokopelli was a source of happiness and joy. The music of his flute was said to be able to take people to other worlds and time. Kokopelli would visit villages, playing his flute, and people would sing and dance all night. When you take a close look at some of the characteristics of MJK and this figure in history it seems the spirit of Kokopelli lives on. Musicians travel the world playing enchanting tunes most of the night. If anyone in the region deserves to be compared to Kokopelli its MJK who under close examination is one of the greatest magicians to have walked and lived in the area. There are way too many connections and coincidences between the ancient “Angel” and “MJK” to simply dismiss.
One of the greatest secrets of the area has been its ability to turn the bad into good, lead to gold, perhaps the areas greatest and most legendary accomplishment. In the documentary Blood Into Wine a look inside the life of one of Rock music’s most mysterious and interesting figures was conducted. With winemaking in his blood, MJK set out to not only bring notoriety to Arizona’s burgeoning wine regions, but to turn a bad experience in his life into something positive. His vineyard is named after a pubic wig, Merkin. One of the wines produced by MJK is a delightful Cabernet Sauvignon named Nagual Del Judith in memory of his mother after he scattered her ashes across the vineyard. Blood Into Wine gives unprecedented insight into Maynard’s world and his motivations for bringing winemaking to the region’s unforgiving landscape. Of the Verde Valley area in general MJK stated:
“The Verde Valley, in general, it’s not for everybody this area of Arizona it’s one of those things you have to resonate with to really dig in and be here, it’ll spit you out like you know like a bad liver transplant.”
Only somebody who has been here and lived life among the people for a very long time could make such a bold statement. Therefore under close review, there seems to be a lot more to Kokopelli and MJK then most are able to perceive or realize. Clearly, the Bible was right when it said: “there is nothing new under the sun.”
What started this journey was witnessing first-hand flying luminous balls of light on two separate occasions in the Sedona/Verde Valley region. The first time my wife was witness to the event which scared us so bad we dare not speak to anyone about what we had seen in Cottonwood, Arizona. The next encounter years later was at Sunset Point, Arizona where it looks like the sun is setting at a point. It was then after the second sighting I began to start asking questions and seeking answers. It wasn’t long after information became available from extensive research a clear path was presented going back in history further than anyone could possibly imagine.
Terry Ray with the help of MUFON stated based on the information retrieved from their database there were only a few places on earth where UFO Orbs visited on a regular basis. Since I had personally captured images and had numerous personal sightings in the Sedona/Verde Valley region I knew there was something more to the mystery. Why are they visiting this area so often? In 2003 there was a total of 5 reported UFO Orb sightings in the United States. Then in the year 2013, there were over 865 reportedly seen in the US alone in just one year. 2012 into 2013 according to MUFON (Mutual UFO Network) reached the point of saturation. By 2014 there were 410 reported cases less than half sighted than the year before. Make no question about it “They’re Here!” They have arrived and are waiting... Tales about what happened the last time these beings (Watcher Angels) came to earth can be found in the book of Enoch.
After discovering there are many people who claim to be able to summons forth orbs and have done so on camera a few times than it doesn’t take a stretch to understand how the area at one time may have also been the reason and result of these types of events. If the head of the occult lived in the region in the past, who is famous for performing rituals to summons these types of beings forth, then it’s a good possibility an explanation for this phenomena can be found. Perhaps the ancient native Americans also knew how to call forth and summons these craft/beings as well inside their kivas. Ironically, one of the rituals presented to the world in the Golden Dawn and other writings by Dr. Isreal Regardie consisted of a long process to summons forth a person’s “Holy Guardian Angel.” The process is very long and takes a tremendous amount of security and willpower most are not able to achieve something only the best of the best could hope to touch. The method is based according to “777,” a qabalistic dictionary of ceremonial magic, oriental mysticism, comparative religion, and symbology, containing the spiritual experience of “the Vision of the Holy Guardian Angel” (or of Adonai, the Augoeides, &c.) Among the Golden Dawn and Thelema crowds, the concept of achieving “Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel” was paramount. It was established as the highest achievement of the adept said to be something which all should be working towards. Without the power of this communion and conversation with the Holy Guardian Angel, no magical workings can be accomplished. It is the Western version of obtaining Enlightenment. In Christian Mysticism, it is often called “Illumination” of which the primary characteristic is the distinct and immediate perception of the “presence” of the Divine (or Angel/God/Absolute/Lord/Truth, et cetera). This “presence” is not a mere metaphor: it is a distinct, experiential presence of the Absolute expressed in various ways. Israel Regardie picked up the flag of how to make contact and flew it in his work to establish a link with the angels and spirits, as opposed to initiates of orders who are directly introduced to them. The idea of a Holy Guardian Angel was central to the book, “The Book of the Sacred Magic of Abramelin the Mage,” a 15th century German Cabalist who wrote the book on ceremonial magick later translated by Samuel Liddell MacGregor Mathers, the founder of the Hermetic Order of the Golden Dawn. Mathers’ publication stated:
“If thou shalt perfectly observe these rules, all the following Symbols and an infinitude of others will be granted unto thee by thy Holy Guardian Angel; thou thus living for the Honour and Glory of the True and only God, for thine own good, and that of thy neighbor. Let the Fear of God be ever before the eyes and the heart of him who shall possess this Divine Wisdom and Sacred Magic.”
Remarkably the concept behind the Guardian Angel actually can be found just about everywhere including the Catholic Church. In many traditions, these guardians are known as “spirits;” who have been bonded to the aspirant. The aspirant is considered the spiritual child of a patron deity to which they are bonded, and are henceforth priests/priestesses. The said process of invoking a higher spiritual being does indeed exist in some shamanic cultures going back to ancient times having the end result of “permanently possessing” a human being. In Magick Without Tears it is said best as:
“It should never be forgotten for a single moment that the central and essential work of the Magician is the attainment of the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel. Once he has achieved this he must of course be left entirely in the hands of that Angel, who can be invariably and inevitably relied upon to lead him to the further great step—crossing of the Abyss and the attainment of the grade of Master of the Temple.”
By attaining union with the Holy Guardian Angel (HGA) a person is said to attain union with divine consciousness itself. The Abremalin methods of conversation with the HGA can take up to a year to complete. The advantage of getting in contact with what some call the divine self is that a person starts to eliminate the middleman. However, Aleister Crowley stated the Abramelin procedure was not the only way to achieve success in this endeavour:
“It is impossible to lay down precise rules by which a man may attain to the knowledge and conversation of His Holy Guardian Angel; for that is the particular secret of each one of us; a secret not to be told or even divined by any other, whatever his grade. It is the Holy of Holies, whereof each man is his own High Priest, and none knoweth the Name of his brother’s God, or the Rite that invokes Him.”
Critics of the system have said the appearance of the HGA is either a fallen angel (demon) or a lost, or damned, highly advanced human soul from another dimension and time. However, Crowley warned the Holy Guardian Angel is not one’s ‘self,’ but an independent and discrete being, who may have been a human at one time. Crowley warned:
“Now, on the other hand, there is an entirely different type of angel; and here we must be especially careful to remember that we include gods and devils.”
The idea that the Holy Guardian Angel is an independent spiritual being, rather than a manifestation of a Higher Self, has led to uneasiness in some circles the doctrine is considered a disguised form of Satanism. It is indeed a fact part of the Abremalin ritual is to invite communion with beings/entities/spirits etc., of unknown origin. Who knows who or what a person is truly calling forth from the abyss or above into the sphere of being. Not all beings in these dimensions are friendly who are not only very powerful but have worked since Lucifer’s fall to destroy humankind. 2 Corinthians 11:14 states:
“And no wonder, for even Satan disguises himself as an angel of light.”
In some Wiccan and Witchcraft systems, the Watchers (known by many names including the Old Ones and the Dark Lords of Rahab or Fallen Angels) are beings who guard portals. Portals and the attempt to create and access them is nothing new. Humanity has been trying to create and enter into these mystical doorways since the Tower of Babel. What once was understood to be forbidden there now seems to be a rush to see who can outdo whom when it comes to creating portal openings to other dimensions. Historically, the angels/gods have used portals in the events of man and continue to do so today. For the most part, people have little or no knowledge of the existence of portals and do not recognize their significance.
UFO Orbs Activity
It appears on the surface UFO Orbs are not naturally occurring phenomena, not unless you consider places where craft/beings/angels/gods come and go normally a natural occurrence, however, as presented in part two “They’re Here” it has been happening for a very long time throughout history in other parts of the world as well. In They’re Here there is extensive research outlining what the UFO orbs actually are “Chariots of the Elohim” otherwise called vehicles of or “angels/gods.” Finding the location of where these Angels/gods travel back and forth from heaven to earth and into the underworld surely means there is an almighty Creator. It also means many of the myths and legends so many of us were taught growing up are more than mere fiction/fantasy! Those innocent little tales were taught to us early so we wouldn’t be surprised later on when we actually encountered the truth. Sometimes the truth can be stranger than fiction.
After researching the foregoing and discovering the answers to the mysteries first hand it became clear people who talk about and see UFO orbs were not as crazy as some would have thought and as a result of the personal endeavors there’s no way a soul wouldn’t actually feel invigorated finding on record others who had the same type of experience right here in the Verde Valley throughout its recorded history. It was one thing to read about Francis of Assisi, a Saint who on record performed miracles have the sky open up and a ball of light descend in front of witnesses, but to find others who were not of such status added to the overall feeling of gratitude and mystery. Indeed the more a person researches and discovers the truth about these mysteries the more one realizes there is more and more to the local legends of the Sedona/Verde Valley than anyone could possibly imagine.
Another interesting consideration is the fact flying balls of light like the ones witnessed so many times in the region don’t really go in the conventional flying “metallic saucer” group. There’s so much more being demonstrated with orb sightings then some type of solid metallic craft which most likely is made by humans. As numerous reports have demonstrated the clouds spiraled open beforehand which almost seems like the clouds were some type of cover for these fiery craft/beings.
To of found an alien/angel shrine at the Chapel of the Holy Cross and uncovered tales of a Roman Catholic saint, Saint Francis, having experiences on record of talking to orbs/angels was a great mystery. Perhaps the cross points towards the sky for a reason. For whatever reason, there’s something to be said and taken into consideration when it comes to the strange connections.
The two places in Arizona where more people are reportedly going missing is in the Verde Valley and Mount Graham region according to the Missing 411 information. What is the connection? Perhaps the Catholic church knows since it has unique structures built at both locations, the L.U.C.I.F.E.R. device and the Chapel of the Holy Cross where powerful people pushed their way into both places granting building structures in protected and sacred native American Indian areas. Normally churches do not blatantly muscle their way into specific areas and do what the Catholic Church has which should raise a few questions. Why the Verde Valley and Mount Graham area? Why does the Chapel of the Holy Cross really have a cross point to the sky? Why does the L.U.C.F.E.R. device also look and point to the same? Mt. Graham is where the Jesuits admit they are monitoring something approaching the earth. There are some who claim the real reason why the Vatican is on top of Mount Graham is that the church is interested in the knowledge of the Watchers who have moved in and out of the location through a portal.
Indigenous peoples of Arizona—especially the San Carlos Apache Tribe— filed dozens of lawsuits before a federal appeals court to stop the construction of the L.U.C.F.E.R. device on Mount Graham. The project ultimately prevailed in favor of the Vatican and NASA after an act by the United States Congress ordered it. Nevertheless; for some odd reason many tribal communities fought diligently against the construction atop that specific mountain. Why? Many assumed the region was a sacred place to preceding generations of Native Americans who had lived and died on it, therefore, it was considered “holy ground.” However, though the explanation was correct it was only partially but not the whole issue. The Apache consider the place sacred because it is what we might call a portal/stargate through which “the Star People” have come since the dawn of time. Understanding this is paramount to perhaps seeing there very well could be more to all the rumors surrounding the Chapel of the Holy Cross.
The Chapel of the Holy Cross is not without additional conspiracy theories. Despite being rumored of being built directly on top of some kind of ancient vortex, portal, or gateway, there are theories of a series of tunnels in the region. The area next to the church has rumors of underground tunnels. These potential corridors are said to be in the general vicinity of the chapel and very well may connect to other places in the region. Its ironic one of the largest homes in the area is found right next to the Chapel of the Holy Cross where a rumored underground entrance is said to be. It is the belief of some most of the true occult rituals of the church are mostly performed underground. Additionally, its also strange the church has structures at the only two highly suspicious locations in Arizona where people are vanishing. Both locations are ironically said to be on sacred ground where there are rumored to be gateways, portals, etc, where otherworldly beings travel back and forth from this dimension to those above and below. The fact the Vatican has the largest infrared telescope in the world at one of the locations where it is documented there is a UFO infestation problem in addition to Sedona’s unusual UFO activity makes it seems like the Vatican knows something.
From the American Indians of the Southwest to Linda Bradshaw of the famous Bradshaw Ranch we find it recorded in history instances of strange phenomena happening in and around the area of what some have rightly called, “Gods Land.” Long before the New Age movement was said to hit the Verde Valley area was the stage of many Christian revivals and retreats. The overwhelming beauty of the surrounding majestic mountains seemed to conjure people from all walks of life into an inherent vacuum of desire to discover the secrets of the area, the world, themselves, and ultimately God. Whether a person is a New Age guru, average Jane or Joe, the energy found here is experienced by all alike. It doesn’t take the branding of some type of prerequisite religious belief to ascertain this is indeed a very remarkable land unlike any other. Found throughout the Verde Valley area are ancient remains which display the craftsmanship of the ancient Anasazi people who lived here. Today these places have been preserved due to the overall scope of interest in the historical significant the display. These amazing places have been voted as National Monuments that without a doubt show those of today that the people who lived in the area thousands of years ago were pretty intelligent so much so they carved out dwelling in cliffs and constructed 5 story high rise dwellings. In addition, at places like V Bar V Ranch heritage site, it has been preliminarily determined the people had knowledge of time promoting them to construction sundials and celestial calendars. It goes without question then to assert the ancient Anasazi people living in the area were intelligent enough to leave messages behind on the Facebook wall of its time in petroglyphs of what they must have been experiencing at the time or wanted people in the future to witness. It’s just a little too ironic ancient petroglyphs show some of the same “orbs” being seen today flying around. Ancient carvings of flying suns, UFOs, aliens, giants, skinwalkers, portals, vortexes, spirals, etc., are also found in the region today.
The Paiutes, a Native-American tribe indigenous to parts of Nevada, Utah, and Arizona, told stories of early white settlers about their ancestors’ battles with a ferocious race of white, red-haired giants. According to the Paiutes, the giants were already living in the area and stood as tall as 12-feet and were a vicious, unapproachable people that ate Paiutes as food. Finding numerous local archived newspaper articles of a giant skeleton being found in the Verde Valley completely gives credit to not only the Paiutes legends but similar legends of other tribes as well. It was almost priceless to find historical newspaper articles stating the Smithsonian was in the region looking to buy the Walnut Creek Giant discovery firsthand of which the owner refused to sell. This fact gives credit to all the rumors going around that for decades the Smithsonian has been obtaining the remains of giants for some odd reason and hiding or destroying them. For the most part, the organization has been remarkably very thorough, however, why hide the truth about such large mythical beings? Do they still exist? If there are organizations who have gone to extraordinary lengths to hide the truth about past giants it stands to reason they are still doing it. Why hide the truth? Do the Bigfoot reports, along with the giant skeleton found in the area, offer enough evidence to consider the possibility these beings still roam the land? A person also has to wonder if there is a connection to the orbs who are according to some seraphim angels who have the power to be as bright as the sun and can shapeshift into anything.
Adding to the mystery within the last couple of years there have been numerous human skeletons remain found along the Verde River. The Camp Verde Marshal’s Office reported on the skull that was recovered July 18, 2016, in the Verde River. Another body was found along the Verde River on September 27, 2017. Then June 4, 2018, Clarkdale Police Department reported locating a human skull in the Verde River at the Tuzigoot River Access Point. The Verde River is shared by three national forests; Coconino, Prescott, and Tonto. Research has shown there have been bodies mysteriously appearing along the Verde River for quite some time. There are 170 miles to the Verde River much of which has not been explored. The human remains found so far were found in areas people normally visit on a regular basis. What could possibly be causing these mysterious deaths that seem to be happening in the region on a regular almost annual basis remains unclear.
Secrets of Secret Canyon
Indeed there is plenty of evidence to suggest people through whatever means are able to call forth and summons otherworldly craft/beings. The fact Levay, Regardie, and others may have been able to accomplish this feat during the time of the new age movement in the Sedona/Verde Valley area perhaps helped attribute to an increased number of UFO sightings in the region during the 80’s and thereafter. Nevertheless; it must, however, be duly noted evidence clearly shows the UFO orb phenomena has been going on for a very long time. In addition to the petroglyphs found at Palatki and the Honanki Heritage Site of flying orbs, there is another case which suggests the UFO orb phenomena has been going on for a long time and did not begin with the advent of New Agers. Tom Dongo, a long-time resident of Sedona, recognized world authority on UFOs and paranormal occurrences, told a story of another orb sighting where the craft/beings used the weather for cover and could control it which sounded very much like the Sunset Point UFO stating:
“Around 1920, several of the early ranchers of this area were riding horseback deep into Secret Canyon, probably looking for stray cattle. Some time during the day, the canyon became slowly filled by a dense bank of fog. Anyone who has lived around here for a long time and hikes the canyons will tell you that fog never occurs in the canyons. Once in a while, after a heavy rain or snow storm, thin fog will waft through a canyon, usually for only a few minutes. Evidently this particular fog was so thick the ranchers had to stop for the day and were a bit disoriented as to exactly where they were. Sudden dense fog materializing from nowhere is very typical of paranormal and UFO/alien activity.
The two ranchers, while inside this fog, began to hear a great roaring sound which they thought was a freight train. They thought that somehow they had become lost and were near the Santa Fe Railroad tracks west of Flagstaff. Then an incredibly bright ball of light came off the rim of the canyon and descended down into the canyon. I don’t know if anything happened right after that because that is all of the story I have. The next morning the fog cleared and the ranchers found that they were indeed still in Secret Canyon.”
The account of the two ranchers “incredibly bright ball of light” matches up exactly with what other people have been seeing capturing video and images of today. When the evidence is taken all together there’s just no denying the fact the phenomena has been and will most likely continue. The question is what is so special about this area? Secret Canyon itself is about seven miles long in its entirety with the mountain range described as a sort of half a wagon wheel hub when viewed on a topographical map of ten canyons. Some believe it is this region where most of the mysterious happenings occur. Tom Dongo, who has explored the Secret mountain range over the years stated what he thought exists or existed in Secret Canyon or on Secret Mountain saying:
“My guess is that it is, or was, either a portal or some type or an entrance to an underground base or tunnel system of some sort. UFO activity here has always been clustered in the general vicinity of Secret Mountain/Secret Canyon. In fact, because I keep an unscientific account of this, I would say that 80% of all UFO activity in Arizona occurs near or in Secret Canyon or around Secret Mountain.”
No doubt it appears there’s something going on around Secret Canyon. The name itself says there might be something worth looking into. Yet, despite its name, the trails going into the area are not much of a secret. None of the hikes in and around Sedona are for many travels into the canyon looking to discover its secrets and enjoy the beauty.
A long time ago on the Facebook wall of its time, we find numerous spirals alongside a being who appears to have the head of a UFO at V Bar V Ranch. Normally these types of rock carvings wouldn’t be taken so seriously but in light of what has been uncovered and presented so far in this investigative series of local legends in the Verde Valley area well, they make perfect sense. Petroglyphs appear all over the world in one form or another; it seems to be an inherent drive in humans to leave their mark upon rock faces in order to tell a story marking the spot perhaps commemorating a spiritual experience. The mysterious spiral seems to be a universal phenomenon apparently seen and drawn by the spiritual leaders of the tribe which are said to relay a pathway or gateway is close by and are sometimes referred to as portals to other places.
The V Bar V Ranch petroglyph site is ironically located 1-2 miles from the Montezuma Well. In the chapter called “The Legendary Depths of the Montezuma Well,” evidence was presented to show the Montezuma Well is indeed the hidden “Gateway” or “Portal” of the Verde Valley the depths of which have yet to be fully understood or explored because so far they have only been accessible to by the gods who local legend states have come and go from that location for a very long time. Local Indian legend from several tribes on record says the god Quetzalcoatl, also known as the Green Plumbed Serpent whose mouth is viewed as a wormhole, a place for arrival and departure of spirit beings, is portrayed as having a ladder from the sky to the underworld in some cultures has the well as a home.
It’s interesting how coincidences occur.
The UFO spiral phenomena is nothing new considering we have ancient rock carvings and paintings which reveal these strange spirals throughout history. Spirals are found on the rock walls throughout Arizona. The legend of Kokopelli says the music of his flute opened a “portal.” Many petroglyph sites found with this strange figure of history are found with spirals which indicated some type of gateway is present somewhere close by.
The evidence is pretty clear with these universal patterns found throughout history. Today there is an interesting mural on the rock wall of our time which contains spirals on the exterior of the Center for the New Age building in Sedona. It appears to convey magical beings like a Mermaid with people circling some kind opening to a portal or gateway. Truly this image conveys a message to all who pass by much in the same way the rock art of the V Bar V Ranch, as well as other petroglyph sites in the region, do.
Passages to the House of God
The closer a person digs in history the prophetic literature found in the bible and other ancient texts seems to point to the reality there are places on earth where there are doorways. These passages by Enoch and others make the vortex/portal phenomena come alive in a most timely manner.
“Thus the twelve openings of the four heavenly directions are completed; all their orders, all their evil effects, and all their beneficial effects have I revealed to you!”
In 1 Samuel 28 when God doesn’t answer Saul in any way including dreams, prophets, etc, so Saul sends servants to seek out a woman who had a familiar spirit, that he could inquire of her. After finding the woman she said unto Saul, “I saw gods ascending out of the earth.” Now anyone can dismiss this or anything else presented herein as a matter of superstition, legends, ignorance, etc, nevertheless, the medium who was deep into the occult world told Saul what she saw. Of course, Saul was completely desperate and out of order going and using a necromancer yet what is learned through the recorded experience is quite remarkable. The woman saw gods rising out of the earth to and from the world which can only mean some type of portal exists for this is clearly stating “here is a gateway to another dimension or into the spirit world.” In Genesis, there is the same description when Jacob had a dream in which he saw a “stairway resting on the earth, with its top reaching to heaven, and the angels of God were ascending and descending on it.”
“There are places where these beings/craft/angels/gods come and go on a regular basis.”
It’s simply amazing to have seen these beings/craft/angels/gods multiple times in the region and then to find out the ancient native American Indians must have also been seeing the same leaving behind many petroglyphs at separate sites broadcasting the events throughout remote locations in the Verde Valley. It seems nothing has changed going back 100’s if not 1000’s of years. For some strange and mysterious reason, UFO Orbs have been traveling to this region for a long time. Ultimately this may be the cause of why ancient people and those today arrive in the region perhaps answering the inner calling of wanting to see if all the rumors and legends are true.
There is of course other significant evidence something supernatural is a work in the region. If anyone has spent any time outdoors looking up they would have noticed on occasion strange formations in the clouds here and there especially since the skies have been filed with revealing chem-trails. (However, normal clouds also show the same phenomena.) It has arguably perhaps been for a good part chem-trails themselves which are showing where there are mysterious currents spiraling from the skies above downward in a vortex fashion to the earth. The consistent spraying to make artificial clouds has produced aerial displays undoubtedly showing to anyone paying attention signs there is something odd at hand going on in the skies at certain locations.
What could be causing the sky to show these unusual patterns is a matter of debate ranging from jetstreams forming the early stages of a tornado, yet no tornados ever touch down, to this being evidence of something traveling between the heavens above to the earth below, and of course evidence of a type vortex. Nevertheless; clouds and chem-trails are spiraling in circles in the sky forming vortex patterns due to some type of mysterious phenomena.
Under close examination, it should be duly noted something is clearly demonstrating it has the power to pull the clouds downward in vortex spirals clearly indicating there is some kind of force at work. Some have speculated the strange aerial displays are where cloaked invisible UFO/Military craft have descended. Nonetheless; these strange cloud formations are not caused by a jet stream but by something more local where the clouds are being forced downwards from the heavens above “by something” to the earth below.
Ancient texts specifically mention areas on the earth where there are gateways to the heavens from which winds go forth and blow over the earth. The Bible describes gates of heaven and the Book of Enoch duly mentions places where portals between heaven and earth are open:
“And at the ends of the earth, I saw twelve portals open to all the quarters (of the heaven), from which the winds go forth and blow over the earth.”
These mysterious gateways/portals are said to be places where heaven and earth connect opening here and there on cyclic intervals. Extensive research has shown there are specific times when the paranormal traffic in the region is way off the hook mostly ironically connected to true Sabbaths. It’s rather difficult to stay attuned to true Sabbath days when the Vatican has messed with the calendar for some odd reason...
A most spectacular display of a gateway/portal opening was when clouds spiraled open to form a type of opening in Cottonwood, Arizona when beings of light can be seen traveling to and fro upon the earth. This unrecognized and notable event clearly should raise a lot of questions and clearly establishes there is a something to all the rumors that the Sedona/Verde Valley is “Gods land.”
Unquestionably all these revealing sightings indicate something supernatural is taking place in the region pointing to the fact something is leaving a vortex-like fingerprint in the sky. Its no wonder then why the Vatican and the US Military have been in the area secretly trying to hide and control these obvious gateways.
“The cross of the Sedona Chapel of the Holy Cross points to the sky for a reason!”
Additionally, ancient petroglyphs in the region show vortex patterns spiraling indicating the photos we see today were taking place way back in history of which ancient people left signs communicating the events in the region. When research uncovers pictures of portals/gateways opening in the sky along with ancient petroglyphs of a being opening these mysterious vortexes the evidence begins to paint a rather conclusive picture something odd and supernatural is not only taking place but it has been for quite some time.
The famous Bradshaw Ranch is in the middle of a bunch of very revealing petroglyphs showing Kokopelli using his magical pipe to open portals/gateways in the same region where it is seen these gateways are opening. These drawings are in between Cottonwood and Sedona in the Secret Mountain Wilderness at ancient Sinagua cliff dwellings ironically in the same region. These clues perhaps help explain what is being seen in the sky. When there are images of portals/gateways opening in the area matching what is seen on the walls of petroglyphs in the region then the evidence becomes pretty conclusive something is taking place worthy of notice. Although Sedona has the most paranormal sightings Cottonwood has its own heights to match all the legends making the Verde Valley beyond magical and mysterious. This sighting speaks volumes. This may also explain why ancient people living in the region build an elaborate pyramid structure close by at Tuzigoot National Monument marking the place where enchanting doorways exist.
At certain times and places, even the night sky lights up in the same region reveal mystical and enchanting places in the heavens. When there are ancient images pointing to the existence of portals/gateways in the region matching what is being seen in the skies today where people are capturing images of the strange events it has to make a person wonder what is and has been really going on in the region. Truly there’s enough evidence to suggest there is indeed a supernatural presence in the area uncommon to most places on earth.
Adding to the mystery and pointing the way to what ancient humans living in the region must have been experiencing is the fact there are over 120 geoglyphs located near the California-Arizona border dating back 1100 years. These ancient sites were the location of communication taking place between those on the earth and the sky gods. Peru may have its famous Nazca lines, but Arizona has its own unique geoglyphs and the mystery that goes with them all pointing the way something was taking place in the skies warranting the people to construct such elaborate “intaglios.” Now many of these sites a person can’t see up close but instead need a birdseye view which indicated these elaborate structures were built for the ancient people’s gods to see. Withstanding the test of wind, rain and time, these giant ground paintings depict geometric designs, human form, animal figures, and spirals which are usually present where there is some type of portal/gateway present or close by.