ARCHAEOLOGY NEWSFLASH NO. 242 FROM JONATHAN GRAY
NOW - AMAZING THINGS IN UKRAINE
The following information came initially from a contact named Al. He wrote:
“I want to share with you a story my late grandfather told me many years ago. I live in Canada now, but originally I come from the Crimea. The Crimea is currently part of the Ukraine, though it belonged to Russia for about 200 years before Ukraine's independence. All my ancestors lived in the Crimea for centuries.
“The Crimean peninsula is a fascinating place in terms of ancient history and archaeology, and was invaded and inhabited by all sorts of tribes and nations, from Cimmerians, Greeks and Romans to the Genoese, Kumans and Osman Turks.
“What my grandfather told me has stuck in the back of my mind since I was a small boy. He told the same exact story to my mother, his daughter, when she was little.
“My grandfather was a taxi driver for at least 30 years and he often took passengers to other towns all over the Crimea, so he saw and heard a lot of interesting stuff in his lifetime.
“I must mention at this point that the Crimea is a mountainous country, with a range of mountains stretching along the South Coast, that creates a very picturesque backdrop for the world-renowned resort city of Yalta. The highest peak is Mt. Ai-Petri itself (1234 m).
MOORING RING ON A MOUNTAIN
“What my grandfather told me is that somewhere near the peak of Mt. Ai-Petri, there is a very old, huge, rusty mooring ring protruding out of the rock. It is a ring that was used to tiemooring ropes of seafaring ships.
“He told us that in ancient times the level of the Black Sea was where the mountain peaks are now. You can imagine what a fascinating mystery that was for a child.
UNDERGROUND SPHINX AND PYRAMIDS
“Also, a few years ago a number of ancient subterranean pyramids (7 in total) were discovered just outside of my hometown, Sevastopol. The researchers have also found an underground sphinx facing east, and radiation levels are way over normal.”
PYRAMIDS IN ITALY
We have also learned of pyramids discovered near the town of Montevecchia (40 kilometers from Milan), in Italy. The discovery was initially made by satellite. These are the first pyramids ever discovered in Italy. Their dimensions are quite impressive. The highest pyramid is 150 meters tall. They are stone buildings, as recent excavations have proved. However, they are now completely covered by ground and vegetation, so that they now look like hills. The inclination degree of all the three pyramids is 42/43° and their alignment is very similar to that of the Egyptian pyramids. Their age is still undefined although they are surely older than 3,000 years. Nothing was found nearby which may help to date the structures.
MINER DISCOVERS 29 PYRAMIDS IN JUNGLE
A friend of mine has spent 2/3 of his life in the forests and jungles around the world. He has degrees in 3 disciplines: forestry, agriculture and pulp & paper (and further wood processing), also C.Sc.
In 1981, Jerry and several friends - inventors - built a unique craft and went mining for 9 months to South America.
Unbelievable deposits! Their craft was capable of carrying up to 3 tons of weight. After losing the craft with 2 of the friends in it (under strange circumstances), Jerry spent the next 3 months alone in the jungle area.
He found 29 pyramids, he believes (12 of them have been discovered by satellite since). He did not keep exact track of it after a while, since he was not looking for them. He entered those that he could.
He noted how tough it was for one guy to survive there even 2 weeks. I can personally relate to his comment that “I still do not know how I made it.”
Neither he nor his companions encountered hostile tribes but he knows they are there. They know that when white men encroach on their territory it means a big trouble for all of them.
It is estimated that 150 million natives perished over the past 200 years (according to secret reports by Brazilian and Peruvian governments) - the greatest genocide in "historic" times!
PYRAMIDS IN CHINA
The tallest building in the world until this century (and still the most massive structure earth) is an ancient pyramid 120 stories high! To see this, we would need to go to China, to the north-western province of Shensi.
It can be found on a long, desolate, flat stretch of land about 40 miles west of the ancient capital Sian-fu, on an old dirt-road caravan trail that crosses from Peking to the Mediterranean. About 2,000 feet at the base, it rises (according to one estimate) some 1,200 feet high.
In Dead Men's Secrets, I mentioned seven of these pyramids, flat-topped, with three carved giants resting along the outer edges. Further discovery has now revealed that there are more than 20 pyramids in that area.
The four faces of the pyramids are, like so many ancient structures, aligned to the compass points.
Traces of color remain on the sides, indicating the colors that were given to each side: east- aqua green; south-red; west-black; north-white; and on the flat tops-traces of yellow.
A pair of American adventurers who roamed Asia between the two world wars, R.C. Anderson and Frank Shearer, were shown these pyramids.
(Anderson visited Egypt's pyramids in 1970 and believed himself to be the only man living to have seen both the Chinese and the Egyptian pyramids.)
In 1946, a U.S. Army airplane crew rediscovered and photographed these pyramids from the air. Place 26 skyscrapers the size of the Empire State Building and you have the volume of the largest Shensi pyramid.
A report in Nexus, October-November 1995, referred to two other travellers in 1912, Fred Meyer Schroder and Oscar Maman, who gathered information about these same pyramids, “mountains as high as the sky”.
The largest would have a volume 20 times as large as the Great Pyramid at Giza, Egypt.
“The sides are now partially covered with trees and shrubbage,” they reported. “It almost looks natural hill. We rode around the pyramid, but did not discover any stairways or doors.”
A US Airforce map of the area, compiled using satellite photographs, shows no less than 16 pyramids.
This part of China (anciently called Sian-Fu, but now known as Xian) was the heart of the ancient Chinese empire. In October 1994, Hartwig Hausdorf climbed one of these pyramids and was able to count 20 more pyramids in the immediate vicinity.
LOCALS KNEW NOTHING ABOUT THEM
This really flabbergasted him, because no one knew of their existence.
Says Hausdorf: “China has still a lot of mysteries - even the local population quite often isn't aware of them. It's a small miracle I received the go-ahead to enter some 'no go' areas. I was, in fact, the only one who was granted such favours.
I assume there are two reasons for this. I regularly visit China with a group of tourists. In 1993, I became acquainted with Chen Jianli, an avid researcher of his country's past.
He assured me he would try and open a few doors inside the Chinese Ministry of Tourism. In fact, in March 1994 I was able to visit some former 'no go' areas in the Shaanxi province.
I passed around some copies of my German book, Die Weisse Pyramide (The White Pyramid) to the right people. I talked to archaeologists who at first denied any pyramids, but finally recognised they did exist.”
It was that month (March, 1994) that Hausdorf met with Professor Feng Haozhang, Xie Duan Yu and three colleagues. They denied the existence of the pyramids, until Hausdorf showed them three photos of three different pyramids.
At this, they “caved in”. The following October, they gave Hausdorf permission to enter some other 'no go' zones.
So at last, after many decades of rumor, photographic evidence was now available. Says Hausdorf: “Most scientists denied the existence of pyramids in China. If any scientist still clings to that, show him my photographs.”
If you would like more information on strange buildings and pyramids in other parts of the world, Dead Men's Secrets is the place to go. You can obtain it at <http://www.beforeus.com/>
Once again, it has been a pleasure to talk with you.
Warm regards, Jonathan Gray firstname.lastname@example.org