Brush Creek UFO Case

In February of 1953, miners John Van Black and John Allen were working outside their titanium mine near Brush Creek, California, when they saw a “metallic saucer” hovering over the area of the mine. During the next four weeks, the saucer returned four times. It was obvious to the men that the object was interested in their titanium mine. On May 20, Black saw the familiar-looking saucer hovering about 200 feet above the creek next to the mine. After the object left, Black found several strange, five-inch footprints around the area. One month later, on June 20, Black approached the area when he saw what he thought was a small child with a bucket. Looking closer, he saw it was a small man wearing green pants, unusual shoes, a jacket, and a green cap. He was very pale and had black hair. Says Black, “He looked like someone who had never been out in the sun much.” Black watched as the man scooped up water with a strange coneshaped bucket.

Black described the observed occupant as "about the size of a midget" and said he was very broad shouldered. He wore "something like a parka" (a piece of clothing which covers the head as well as the trunk of the body) and his arms and legs were covered with a heavy, tweed-like cloth fastened at the wrists and ankles with "buckles or ties of some kind." The figure then heard Black approaching and ran back into the saucer, which promptly took off and disappeared. Black reported the event to the police.

The available details, however, are as follows. In each instance, on May 20 and June 20, the object landed at almost exactly 6:30 p.m. The "little man" got out, scooped up a bucket of water in a shiny pail, and handed it to someone inside the craft. When the little man saw Black, he hurriedly jumped into the "saucer" and it took off at high speed, making a hissing sound which resembled the "sound of steam coming out of a boiler." The saucer, silver in color, appeared to be about 7 feet in diameter, 6 feet thick, with a tripod landing gear, and a "little dome" in front. It landed on a sand bar in Brush Creek and Black was within 50 yards of the saucer on each occasion.

Whatever Black told the Sheriff on June 24 happened to come to the ears of the Press and received a national attention. Newspapers generally ridiculed the story, but because the saucer might return on the 20 of the next month, on July 20, more than two hundred people arrived in the course of the day to see the saucer and its pilot land again.

Among the curious and Press people were also two cameramen of the Movietone films of United Press and Telenews Corporation with their heavy cameras, one George T. Wolfer, a sales manager of Milwaukee equipped with a modified Bolex cinema camera which allowed shooting in three dimensions and color.

Black was interviewed and recorded for KXOC, the Chico local radio station. There was also an archer who planned to knock the space visitor unconscious with pointless arrows to capture him, but other people dissuaded some, recommending a friendlier approach. Lastly, two telepaths had come to read the thoughts or communicate with the space visitor. Crowds of people showed up at the mine, hoping that the UFO would return again. Unfortunately, it never did, and the Brush Creek UFO landing remains a mystery. It seems clear, however, that the UFO was interested in the titanium mine.

Sources :
Mysteries, Legends, and Unexplained Phenomena : “UFO and Aliens” by Preston Dennett;
http://www.noufors.com/encounters_with_ufo_occupants.html;
http://www.ufologie.net/ce3/1953-05-20-usa-brushcreek.htm

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Phantom Armies

In many different countries, there have been stories of phantom armies haunting battlefield sites throughout history. For example, in 490 B.C. a battle was fought near Athens, Greece, between the Athenians and the Persians, and for years thereafter, visitors to the site would hear the sounds of the battle and/or see the ghosts of the warriors who had fought there. In most cases reports of phantom armies occur in the first few months or years after a battle has taken place. Sometimes, however, they occur many years later. In 685 ad, one of the worst battles of the Dark Ages in Britain was fought near Nechanesmere, Scotland. The land was under invasion by the Northumbrians. The battle did not go well for the defending Picts. Most of them were slaughtered, along with their king, Brude mac Beli, and his entire royal bodyguard. The few survivors fled. Behind them they left a landscape littered with the dead, the moaning dying, and the screaming wounded. There were no guns in those days. Soldiers were hacked to death with swords and knives, shot with arrows, and smashed with spiked maces. Dying often took a long and agonizing time. Burying the dead took even longer.

In 1950 a case was investigated by the Society for Psychical Research (SPR) after a woman in Scotland reported seeing ghostly figures in tights and tunics, carrying torches, searching the ground in a field. Eventually the SPR discovered that the site had been the location of a battle in A.D. 685 between Scottish Picts and Northumbrians.

In England a terrible civil war was fought from 1642 to 1651. The war was actually a series of three conflicts, which revolved around the authority of the monarchy versus the authority of Parliament. The Parliamentarians finally won, and the monarchy was replaced with a republican commonwealth government. The war marked a turning point for the destiny of a nation. The impact of it remains in the collective memory of its people and is written in the psychic landscape. Battles were fought in England, Scotland, and Ireland. The ghosts of those battles are still present. One of those battles was Edgehill, the first major fight of the war. Not only are its ghosts on the land, but they are also in the sky.

One of the bloodiest battles took place at Antietam Creek near Sharpsburg, Maryland, on September 17, 1862. It was a stalemate, though it did not go well for the North. More people died in that one day of fighting than on any other day during the entire war. Estimates are 3,754 dead, 17,292 wounded, and 1,763 missing. Many of the dead met their end in a single place—Bloody Lane. The lane was actually a sunken road in the earth where Union soldiers were easily picked off. Today Bloody Lane gives off a feeling of dread to the many visitors who come to the site. Phantom cries of battle are heard. At Burnside Bridge where many dead were buried, there are still sounds of phantom drums. Strange blue lights are seen at night. They are believed to be the ghost campfires of ghost soldiers.

Similar hauntings occur at other Civil War battlefields, but none surpass Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in activity. Gettysburg is probably one of the most haunted battle sites in the world. On July 1–3, 1863, marked the turning point of the Civil War. At Gettysburg the North won a decisive victory, gaining an upper hand that lasted until the surrender of the South nearly two years later. Approximately 165,000 men fought, and there were 50,000 casualties— more than the residents of the entire town of Gettysburg.

The battle is especially known for Pickett’s Charge, named after General George Pickett, one of the commanders who led an assault of 12,000 Confederate troops across a huge, open expanse of ground. For three days the armies shifted in brutal fighting across land filled with rocks and small hills.

In places where intense fighting occurred, there were so many bodies that soldiers could scarcely walk and touch ground. Instead, they walked across corpses. Blood drenched the rocks and the soil. No wonder that entire battles become ghosts! Amazingly only one civilian was killed, even though the town was filled with gunfire. Jenny Wade, a young woman, was baking bread in the kitchen of her sister’s home when a bullet tore through the wall and pierced her in the heart. She died instantly. The house, now a museum, is haunted, though opinions are divided as to whether Jenny herself is still there.

Over a decade after World War II ended, people on a South Pacific island where Allied and Japanese forces battled in 1944 would see the ghost of a Japanese soldier manning the remnants of a Japanese antiaircraft gun every night at midnight.

Of all events in history, battles fought in wars rank among the most traumatic. Battles are concentrated periods of mass killing. They are filled with emotions, pain, and death. The suffering they cause extends far beyond the battlefields themselves. Lives, families, communities, and even nations are ripped apart. There is no certain explanation why battles continue in phantom form.

Paranormal researchers believe that the intensity of the emotional pain, physical pain, and violent death—especially on a large scale—leaves a powerful imprint in psychic space, an invisible realm around us. The battles end in real time, but continue and repeat in the invisible realm.

A haunting occurs when people are able to experience this invisible realm, even if briefly. Some researchers also think that some of the souls of dead soldiers become stuck, or earthbound. They linger at the place where they died, not knowing where to go or even how much time passes by.

People who believe that such sightings are real have theorized that witnesses are experiencing retrocognition, an ability to see images from the past. Others have suggested that the traumatic nature of warfare causes people who have died during a battle to leave “psychic residue” of themselves at the site of their deaths, and this residue is responsible for the images. Skeptics, however, say that such images are hallucinations or fantasies.

Sources :
Mysteries, Legends and Unexplained Phenomena : “Ghosts and Haunted Places” by Rosemary Ellen Guiley;
The Greenhaven Encyclopedia of Paranormal Phenomena by Patricia D. Netzley;

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Lost City of Nan Madol

On the remote Micronesian island of Pohnpei is Nan Madol, one of the most bizarre lost cities on earth. Nan Madol is a maze of stacked-rock structures along the tidal flats of a shallow coral reef. The immense megalithic stone city, 17 square miles (28 sq. km) in size, resides above and below the ocean’s surface. A local story holds that when Nan Madol was being built a powerful magician living in the well inhabited region on the northwest of the island was solicited, and that his help was a major factor in completing the buildings. In particular, he was responsible for supplying the huge stone "logs" used in much of Nan Madol by "flying" them from their source to the construction site.

Nan Madol is located on the southeast side of Pohnpei island, which lies about 9,920 miles (16,000 km) northeast of New Guinea. Pohnpei is the capital of the newly independent Federated States of Micronesia, and flights arrive daily from the U.S. territory of Guam and other Pacific Rim countries. Pohnpei is part of the Caroline Island chain, and the nearest island with a sizeable population is Guam.

Next to Nan Madol on the southeast corner of Pohnpei is Madolinihmw Harbor, which is known to contain underwater columns in a straight row and assorted sunken ruins, including a so-called “castle,” in 200 feet (60 m) of murky water. Most of the above water ruins lie upon the 90 to 100 artificial islets in “Nan Madol central,” an area of approximately a square mile (2.5 sq. km) bisected by canals and underwater tunnels. The ruins on the artificial islands are mostly square or rectangular in shape, each created out of stacked basalt logs, weighing up to an amazing 50 tons (45,350 kg)! The giant rock slabs are set together like Lincoln Logs, creating walls up to 30 feet (10 m) in height. Strangely, none of the native people on Pohnpei build in stone anymore — today they all live in grass huts, which indicates a regression of culture has taken place.

Carbon dating indicates that the construction of Nan Madol began around AD 1200, while excavations show that the area may have been occupied as early as 200 BC. Some probable quarry sites around the island have been identified, but the exact origin of the stones of Nan Madol is yet undetermined. None of the proposed quarry sites exist in Madolenihmw, meaning that the stones must have been transported to their current location. It has been suggested that they might have been floated via raft from the quarry, but no one has successfully demonstrated the process. Archaeologists have yet to unravel the mystery, and some modern Pohnpeians believe the stones were flown to the island by use of black magic; however, a short dive between the island and the quarries shows a trail of dropped stones.

The largest building of Nan Madol is called Nan Dowas, a massive open-air complex with an inner sanctum. Underground tun­nels connect Nan Dowas to sev­eral of the larger buildings. It is believed that some of these tun­nels go beneath the reef and exit underwater to caves that can be seen while scuba diving. The walls of Nan Dowas are an impressive 33 feet (11 m) in height, and are con­structed of huge stones expertly stacked. Some of the rocks are basalt logs 16 feet (5 m) long in a hexagonal shape, formed naturally through crystallization. Other stones are huge slabs, roughly cut and dressed, and are the largest of the rocks used. Contained within the rock basalt of Nan Madol are large crystals, which are highly magnetized. These heavy basalt crystals are so magnetized that compasses spin out of control when held near the walls.

Among the many mysteries of Nan Madol are the strange mineral findings. During the Japanese occupation preceding World War II, Japanese divers dis­covered platinum coffins near the underwater stone vaults, pillars and monoliths in Madolinihmw, the name meaning “City of the Gods.” Among the recorded Japanese exports of Pohnpei were copra, vanilla, sago, mother of pearl and plati­num. Strangely, the rock on Pohnpei Island and surrounding islands contains no trace of platinum. Further adding mystery, the Japanese divers reported the source of the platinum were watertight tombs containing very large human bones. Giant people of a highly advanced civilization? Could this be evidence of a very old, sunken continent in the Pacific?

Sources :
Sacred Places Around The World 108 Destinations by Brad Olsen;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nan_Madol

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Dragons of the Ishtar Gate

Around 600 B.C., during the reign of King Nebuchadnezzar, a Babylonian artist fashioned bas reliefs on bricks used in the enormous archway of the Ishtar Gate and the high walls of the approach road. Five hundred and seventy five animals are portrayed, half being bulls, depicted just as accurately as were the lions along the Processional Way. The other 287 of those animals, are, one of history’s greatest enigmas—because those animals are dragons or sirrush. Today, we consider the dragon as a mythical beast. It may be that dragon mythology existed in Babylonian days as it does today— but one source exists that casts doubt on this point and even raises the startling possibility that the animal was real, not just a myth. The Sirrush was referred to in Babylonian cuneiform inscriptions as Mus-russu which can be translated as “Splendor Serpent” or “Glamorous Snake.”

Willy Ley has described the sirrush, which he considered a “zoological puzzle of fantastic dimensions,” as having a slender body covered with scales, a long slender scaly tail, and a long slim scaly neck bearing a serpent’s head. Although the mouth is closed, a long forked tongue protrudes. There are flaps of skin attached to the back of the head,which is adorned (and armed) with a straight horn.

Nebuchadnezzar, King of Babylon, extolled by Daniel as “the King of Kings” was the ruler who re-built Babylon as the capital of his empire. To do this, he imported 11,000 captives, the cream of Jewish society containing engineers, town planners, architects, craftsmen and artisans of all kinds. The ruins of the city that Nebuchadnezzar built can be seen today just south of Baghdad and it remains his legacy. It had an estimated population of around 200,000. It was a mongrel city, housing Hittites, Chaldaeans, Egyptians, Assyrians, Aramaeans, Elamites and Jews. Saddam Hussein spent millions in restoring it and the visitor can see glimpses of what must have been a staggeringly impressive city. Many of Saddam Hussein’s concepts were abandoned, unfinished, but one project that was completed was a reconstruction of the Ishtar Gate, close to its original size, on the ancient site in Babylon. The other reconstructed Gate, in Berlin, is slightly smaller.

Approaching Babylon from the desert in the north during the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, first, was a large outer enclosure surrounded by a high wall. This provided a refuge for people who could come in for protection during times of war. Within that wall was the city itself—protected by double walls with towers at intervals of 60 feet. The inner wall was 21-feet thick and a 24-foot space separated it from the outer wall that was 12- feet thick. Entrance to Babylon could be made only through one of the eight gates, each fifty feet tall and heavily fortified. All were similar but the most elaborate of these was the Ishtar Gate. This is the gate through which Jewish captives, including Daniel and Ezekiel, passed and it is a tribute to the glory and might of the Babylonian Empire. The book of Daniel, chapter 4, verses 30 and 31, records; “Is not this the great Babylon that I have built for my royal residence, by my power and for the glory of my majesty?”

The Ishtar Gate was beautifully decorated with glazed tiles of a glorious blue with relief carvings in yellow and brown. Huge doors of cedar brought from Lebanon and adorned with bronze gave entry. Inside the gate, began the Processional Way that must have been under construction for the whole of the forty-three years of Nebuchadnezzar’s reign. It ran parallel to the Euphrates River halfway through the old city and then turned west over a bridge and then into the western half of Babylon. The remains of the bridge— which was built of stone blocks—have also been found.

The exterior of the Ishtar Gate itself is also covered with glazed tiles in differing shades of a glorious blue. The bas reliefs consist of three animals, and each row of bricks displays numerous images of one of them. The rows alternate, some showing lions, others bulls or rimis (as the Babylonians called them), and sirrushes (dragons). Lions and bulls were common in the Middle East at that time, but on what animal did the Ancient Babylonians model the dragon? If lions and bulls were well-known, why was the third animal one that did not exist—or did it?

The Apocrypha’s Book of Bel and the Dragon relates a curious story: that in the temple of Bel, Lord of the World, Nebuchadnezzar’s favored god, the priests kept a “great dragon or serpent,which they of Babylon worshipped.” The king challenged the prophet Daniel, who had been sneering about nonliving gods of brass, to dispute this god,who “liveth, and eateth and drinketh; you canst not say that he is no living god; therefore worship him.” To remove himself from this quandary,Daniel poisoned the animal.

The Babylonians had several gods, but the greatest of them was Marduk. He had originally been the local god of Babylon but later became the national god, as Babylon gradually exerted total dominance over all the cities of Mesopotamia.

Marduk was frequently depicted with an animal at his feet. In all cases, it is clearly the same animal, one sacred to him—and it was known as the Sirrush. The portrayal of the sirrush on the bas-reliefs shows a scaly body with a long neck and a long tail also with scales. The slim scaly neck has the head of a serpent with a horn and a long forked tongue. (Because the tiles show a side view, only one horn can be seen but in other depictions, two horns are clearly shown.) Flaps of skin cover the ears. The feet are unusual, the forefeet being those of a feline, perhaps a leopard or a panther. The hind feet, however, are birdlike, very large with four toes and covered with scales. This animal is identical to the dragons guarding Marduk and it is also an exact description of the dragons on the Ishtar Gate.

The discoverer of the Ishtar Gate, German archaeologist Robert Koldeway, gave serious thought to the possibility that the sirrush may have been an actual animal.Unlike other fantastic beasts in Babylonian art,he noted, images of the sirrush remained unchanged over centuries.What struck him about these depictions was the “uniformity of [the sirrush’s] physiological conceptions.”

The sirrush, he said,was more like a saurian than any other animal. Such creatures did not coexist with human beings, he wrote, and the Babylonians,who were not paleontologists, could not have reconstructed a saurian from fossil remains; yet the Old Testament states explicitly that the sirrush was real. All this considered, he was reduced to speculating that the Babylonian priests kept “some reptile” in a dark temple and led the unsuspecting to believe it was a living sirrush.

Willy Ley says it is acknowledged that the Babylonians penetrated into equatorial Africa and must have encountered tribes who spoke of the Mokele-Mbembe, the so-called “Congo Dragon” and probably killed and also captured several. Possibly some of these were brought back to Babylon in the same way that the Romans, a short time later, brought back to Rome elephants and other terrifying animals, never before seen, to be fought in the arenas.

Bernard Heuvelmans is another authority who reported on several occasions that his travels had brought him into contact with native tribes who had seen and even killed, creatures corresponding to the Mokele-Mbembe.
Cryptozoologists have varying opinions. Roy P. Mackal is among those who believe that the description of the sirrush fits that of a sauropod (a semi-aquatic dinosaur).

Ley, Bernard Heuvelmans, and
Mackal have all suggested that in the course of their travels they heard of such creatures, perhaps sighted them, or even brought a specimen home with them. This is not an unreasonable hypothesis, if we assume that mokele-mbembe exists.

For at least 200 years, missionaries of several nations, explorers, hunters and natives provided remarkably consistent accounts of this beast, seen throughout west-central Africa. It was described as a sauropod-like animal with a long neck, a small head, a bulky body and a long tail. A tribe of pygmies said that they had killed such a creature in 1959 in the Congo. The mystery of the Ishtar Gate dragons remains to this day.

Sources :
Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol. 60 : “Dragons of the Ishtar Gate” by Peter King;
Unexplaines! “Strange Sightings, Incredible Occurences & Puzzling Physical Phenomena” by Jerome Clark

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Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol. 60 : “Dragons of the Ishtar Gate” by Peter King page 27 "Tile art depicting the Sirrush, or dragon, of the Ishtar Gate, Babylon"
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Ghost Ship of Block Island

Several ghost ships are said to haunt the U.S. East Coast, among which is the Palatine, whose appearance in Block Island is regarded by local fishermen as an infallible portent of a terrible storm. According to local legend this ghost ship can be seen on every anniversary of this event, drifting away from the shore in flames. In 1738, the Palatine was carrying emigrants to New England, but conditions on board were terrible: the captain and the crew were frequently drunk, many of them terrorizing and robbing the passengers. It is often thought that the ship was the Princess Augusta, bound for Philadelphia with passengers from the states of Germany known historically as the Palatinates. The would-be immigrants could have intended to join the German-speaking Pennsylvania Deutsch who came to be known as Pennsylvania Dutch, a confusion that wound its way into explanations of the legend and had the passengers of the Palatine sailing from Holland.

It is believed some of the travelers died during the voyage; some reached their destination, when their ship was floated or by other means; others passed away and were buried near the house of Simon Ray on the West Side. There are two versions of what happened to the passengers. One is that the islanders nursed them back to health. The crew deliberately grounded the ship to hide their mistreatment of the immigrants and to hide their plundering. The other legend is that the islanders lured the ship to run aground to salvage what they could. In some versions, they set the ship on fire to conceal what they did.

A history book records that some of the locals lured ships ashore to plunder them during the new moon. The islanders of Block Island had experienced a bad season of farming, they were starving. Word had come that the Palatine would be traveling near, the villagers developed a plan to run aground and loot the vessel. As the Palatine approached Block Island the islanders ignited false signal lights. The Palatine ran ashore on rocky surf, the ship was bashed back and forth on the rocks. The islanders continued to launch signal lights which fell onto the ship and set it ablaze. The cold winter night was filled with screams, many passengers of the Palatine jumped to their deaths in the rocky surf rather than be consumed by flames. The Palatine finally broke apart and the islanders scavenged what they could, only to find the food on board rotten and spoiled. Along with the provisions that washed ashore were corpses, some islanders were horrified to find their relatives who had purchased boarding on the Palatine.

There were few survivors of the Palatine's demise. Among them, however, was Dutch Kattern who claimed she was a witch. She is said to have put a curse on Block Island and that the islanders would suffer the sight of Palatine in flames off it's shore, rather than the idyllic view of the ocean. It seems her curse has remained through the years. Many islanders now see a bizarre light off the shore of Sandy Point. It resembles a ship on fire, slowly sailing off shore, called the Palatine Fire.

Others have said that closer to the anniversary of the tragedy that the sounds and sight of the Palatine are much closer to shore. Their grave remains, on private property, today marked by a single granite monument into which the words "Palatine Graves - 1738" are cut.

Sources :
Seafaring, Lore & Legend by Peter D. Jeans; http://ghosts-hauntings.suite101.com/article.cfm/ghost_ship_the_palatine;
http://www.hauntspot.com/haunt/usa/rhode-island/block-island---the-palatine-ghost-ship.shtml;
http://www.blockislandtimes.com/view/full_story/1938361/article-Island-Notes-Ghost-Ship-by-Martha-Ball

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King Juba's Lost Treasure

Juba II was the monarch of a North African kingdom known as Mauretania, comprising most of modern Morocco and western Algeria. After Emperor Caligula murdered his son in A.D. 39, the Romans invaded Mauretania to seize his golden fortune. But they never found it. Nearly 2,000 years later, a buried treasure surrounded by Roman-era artifacts came to light in the American Midwest. Could this apparently ancient trove have been the lost exchequer of King Juba, concealed nearly fifteen centuries before Columbus landed on America continent? In the extreme northeast corner of Richland County, in southern Illinois, bends an elbow of the River Embarras, branching from its bigger sister, the Wabash. An infrequently visited site, certainly unknown outside its immediate vicinity, was hardly more than a hole in the ground. But the opening, about ten feet wide and eight feet from ceiling to roof, was large enough for infrequent local visitors to stoop through a kind of natural corridor running about 15 feet into the side of a hill perhaps three-quarters of a mile from the south bank of the Embarras.

King Juba II
On April 2, 1982, a 47-year-old “caver” entered its dark recesses outfitted with flashlight, pick-hammer and knapsack. Nineteen years later, Russell Burrows publicly presented a detailed description of the events of April 2 before an international archaeology conference in the Vienna Art Center, Austria. “The cave itself is 535 feet deep to its terminal breakdown,” he said. The down-angle is six degrees. The artifacts which he recovered were located in the silt on the most part. However, some were recovered from niches and shelves along the walls. Also to be seen are lamps cut out of knobs of rock on the walls. There are several of these lamps, since they seem to be positioned every fifteen or twenty feet. The area above these lamps is blackened by smoke from the lamps, which most likely burned animal fat or oil of some kind.In the largest area of the cave are five statues made of the same black material as are the artifacts displayed here. These statues are arranged in a semi-circle, and they are in appearance on the order of Egyptian figures: the left foot forward and the left arm forward. Held in left hand is a staff. Since these statues are some eight or more feet tall, and are made of the black material, their weight to be four to six tons.

There are thirteen doorways cut into the walls of the cave. These doorways are closed by cut and well-fitted blocks of stone, the seams of which are sealed with a pitch or bees’ wax. Russell removed one of the blocks, and was amazed to discover that the sealed doorways were the entrance into a burial crypt, which was about twelve feet square, with a stone bier in the center. In this crypt, he found the skeleton of a male; this was determined by the pelvic bone. On his skeleton was copper, gold and jewels, and lying on the bier with him was his sword, ax and shield. There was, and still are, large jars, one of which has fallen and broken. Inside the broken jar was to be seen twenty or so rolled-up scrolls.
Gold Medallion in Burrows Cave
The Burrows cave site in southern Illinois reveals that tens of thousands of refugees sailing from the murder of their king and the invasion of their homeland preceded him by nearly fifteen centuries. It started with Cleopatra, whose daughter was made queen of the semi-independent realm of Mauretania, present-day Morocco, which she ruled with her husband, King Juba II. Following the execution of their son, Ptolemy, by Emperor Caligula, the Mauretanians rebelled against their Roman overlords and made their way into what is now Ghana. There they constructed a fleet of ships for a transatlantic voyage to a land where they hoped to rebuild their kingdom safe from Roman rule. They took with them a great prize unsuccessfully sought by two Roman emperors: Cleopatra's golden treasure and King Juba's encyclopedic library of ancient wisdom.

Preferring a perilous transatlantic adventure to slaughter and slavery on land, they entrusted their lives to the sea. Faced with almost certain death at home or escaping over the uncertain open sea, some of its survivors became First Century “boat-people.” While the majority of professional archaeologists dismiss such transatlantic voyages as imaginative fantasy, they are contradicted by the vast collection of inscribed and illustrated stone tablets uncovered from the Burrows cave. The cave containing this treasuretrove of artifacts associated with King Juba, the Mauretanian king, is still a closely guarded secret. Even now, however, its discoverers are in the process of disclosing its whereabouts and paradigm-shattering contents to the outside world. When that disclosure is finally made, its ramifications could push the beginnings of American history back another fifteen centuries.

Sources :
Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol. 40 : The Lost Treasure of King Juba by Frank Joseph;
The Lost Treasure of King Juba: The Evidence of Africans in America before Columbus by Frank Joseph

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Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol. 40 : The Lost Treasure of King Juba by Frank Joseph page 60;
Atlantis Rising Magazine Vol. 40 : The Lost Treasure of King Juba by Frank Joseph page 24
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