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post May 4 2009, 10:57 AM
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Saw this this weekend and thought of you guys and more importantly, Shadowrun.

The American Stonehenge

This is my favorite theory...

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He argues that Christian and his associates were Rosicrucians, followers of the Order of the Rosy Cross, a secret society of mystics that originated in late medieval Germany and claim understanding of esoteric truths about nature, the universe, and the spiritual realm that have been concealed from ordinary people. Weidner considers the name R. C. Christian an homage to the legendary 14th-century founder of the Rosicrucians, a man first identified as Frater C.R.C. and later as Christian Rosenkreuz. Secrecy, Weidner notes, has been a hallmark of the Rosicrucians, a group that announced itself to the world in the early 17th century with a pair of anonymous manifestos that created a huge stir across Europe, despite the fact that no one was ever able to identify a single member. While the guides on the Georgia stones fly in the face of orthodox Christian eschatology, they conform quite well to the tenets of Rosicrucianism, which stress reason and endorse a harmonic relationship with nature.


Weidner also has a theory about the purpose of the Guidestones. An authority on the hermetic and alchemical traditions that spawned the Rosicrucians, he believes that for generations the group has been passing down knowledge of a solar cycle that climaxes every 13,000 years. During this culmination, outsize coronal mass ejections are supposed to devastate Earth. Meanwhile, the shadowy organization behind the Guidestones is now orchestrating a "planetary chaos," Weidner believes, that began with the recent collapse of the US financial system and will result eventually in major disruptions of oil and food supplies, mass riots, and ethnic wars worldwide, all leading up to the Big Event on December 21, 2012. "They want to get the population down," Weidner says, "and this is what they think will do it. The Guidestones are there to instruct the survivors."


Bring me your favorite conspiracy theories!

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post May 4 2009, 12:17 PM
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I wrote about Carhenge.
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post May 4 2009, 12:25 PM
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How does someone build a monument and it doesn't get noticed? That sort of work would require heavy equipment to create, and that means there is a paper trail somewhere. Man some Americans are really weird.
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post May 4 2009, 01:33 PM
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If you pay enough, paperwork tends to get lost.
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post May 4 2009, 02:38 PM
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QUOTE (TBRMInsanity @ May 4 2009, 12:25 PM) *
How does someone build a monument and it doesn't get noticed? That sort of work would require heavy equipment to create, and that means there is a paper trail somewhere. Man some Americans are really weird.


It wasn't built un-noticed, but the organization behind the monument, that commissioned it and funded it, was kept anonymous. The local banker knows what names are on the checks but refuses to name the client as he swore never to do so.

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Eventually, the two negotiated an agreement: Christian would reveal his real name on the condition that Martin promise to serve as his sole intermediary, sign a confidentiality agreement pledging never to disclose the information to another living soul, and agree to destroy all documents and records related to the project when it was finished. "He said he was going to send the money from different banks across the country," Martin says, "because he wanted to make sure it couldn't be traced. He made it clear that he was very serious about secrecy."




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post May 4 2009, 02:39 PM
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QUOTE (TBRMInsanity @ May 4 2009, 07:25 AM) *
How does someone build a monument and it doesn't get noticed? That sort of work would require heavy equipment to create, and that means there is a paper trail somewhere. Man some Americans are really weird.


It's not that it wasn't noticed, it's that nobody quite knows why the group had it done in the first place. What their aims/goals were, what the point really is, etc.

I'm thinking about riding down to see it this summer. Depends on the cash situation, though.
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post May 4 2009, 03:10 PM
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People in that age didn't have the technology to so perfectly carve and move such massive stones. It must have been aliens!
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post May 4 2009, 03:15 PM
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Interesting find.
Obviously Martin thinks that the (presented) theories are all false, but we are coming up fast on that "needed in the next 30 years" deadline.
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post May 4 2009, 04:00 PM
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That is awesome. I would definitely think about visiting the site. Thanks for the awesome post it never ceases to amaze me the post we all have here on DS.
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post May 4 2009, 04:08 PM
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It was the 2012 due date that caught my eye and made me think of you guys, honestly (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post May 11 2009, 08:57 PM
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When I saw the topic I thought it was about the full size reproduction of the original at Salisbury Plain that was created here in eastern Washington. We have more than just a giant lava lamp. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/smile.gif)
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post May 12 2009, 04:56 AM
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Immortal elves!!

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