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  Columnist: Conrad Yeats

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Washingtonople: The secret history of America's capital: Part 3


Posted on Monday, 25 September, 2017 | 0 comments
Columnist: Conrad Yeats


If indeed the Giza necropolis has been recreated on the banks of the Potomac in the form of America’s National Mall, then one final, vital landmark must still be discussed: The Sphynx, which anchors the east end of the Giza plateau.

In terms of the National Mall, that structure can only be the U.S. Capitol Building.

The subject of the U.S. Capitol Building and what lies beneath its corridors are beyond the scope of this paper and better suited for in-depth analysis in the future.

For now it is enough to say that the structure, the second oldest in Washington, D.C., is not part of the Orion alignment but does have another vital function as the anchor at the East end of the Mall. Its cornerstone, like that of the White House, was laid by President George Washington during a Masonic ceremony on September 17, 1793.

And it took almost 43 years and one war to complete.

Home to the legislative branch of government, the building houses the chambers of the House of Representatives (second floor, south wing) and the Senate (second floor, north wing). Over the years it has undergone numerous design revisions and renovations. Additions include not only electricity and fireproofing but also a new dome and the introduction of the Statue of Freedom.

It is this bronze Statue of Freedom - the Capitol’s "capstone," if you will - that yields the most intriguing questions. It is the crowning feature of the dome of the United States Capitol.

The statue is a classical female figure of Freedom wearing flowing draperies. Her right hand rests upon the hilt of a sheathed sword; the left holds a laurel wreath of victory and the shield of the United States with thirteen stripes. Her helmet is encircled by stars and features a crest composed of an eagle’s head, feathers and talons, a reference to the costume of Native Americans.

What is she looking at, and what does it mean?

One clue is its ancient Egyptian counterpart in Giza, the Sphinx. It, too, gazes east at the rising sun. More specifically, the lion-like statue also gazes at its own terrestrial counterpart, the constellation of Leo, on the summer solstice once every 26,000 years.

Is there a similar celestial counterpart and date in time for the Statue of Freedom atop the U.S. Capitol Building? A date with destiny? A date foreseen by the Founding Fathers? A date that’s just around the corner?

Countdown

Regardless of particulars, the symbol of the Statue of Freedom recalls certain Freemason and Native American beliefs that help pinpoint the date in time that L’Enfant and our Founding Fathers considered to be America’s date with destiny.

According to ancient Aztec cosmology, there were four Suns prior to our own. Each culminated in a great annihilation followed by the gradual re-emergence of mankind.

The Hopi of Arizona are distant cousins of the Aztecs. Some of these Native American tribal leaders believe we’re walking in the last days of the Fifth Sun and that the end of the world is coming soon, in the form of a geological cataclysm.

Indeed, we’ve seen how the White House, the proposed World War II Veterans Memorial and the FDR Presidential Memorial are astronomically aligned to the three belt stars of Orion.

We've also seen how the master site plan for these landmarks and the entire city of "Washingtonople" was designed in 1790 by Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, a French architect and Freemason handpicked by George Washington, himself a Freemason.

Now it’s time to examine the great purpose behind it all, because shortly the ground-sky images and the belt stars will lock for the only time in 26,000 years.

When will this date of convergence occur?

Earlier in this paper, we cited authoritative sources saying that the Freemasons worshipped the Sun and other heavenly bodies. Specifically, the Sun (personified as Osiris / Orion) was said to die and be born again at the Winter Solstice.

That’s on December 21 on the Christian calendar.

We’ve also shown how the Statue of Freedom atop the Capitol Building occupies the same alignment and function as the Sphinx on the Giza plateau.

And just as the Sphinx found itself staring at its mirror image in the stars in the form of the constellation Leo around 10,500 BC, so the American Statue of Freedom will find herself staring at her celestial counterpart come 2012, the constellation of Aquarius, the Water Bearer.

For it is in 2012 that the sun will for the first time rise against the constellation of Aquarius in the East, and we will have moved from the Age of Pisces to the Age of Aquarius.

That marks December 21, 2012, as America’s date with destiny.

It is also, of course, the end of the Mayan calendar, which, like the Aztec "Suns," spells out previous "creations" or "worlds." According to the Mayans, there have been four "creations," and on Dec. 21, 2012, we will enter the "fifth."

Regardless of which particular "Sun" or "Creation" or "Age" it might be, 2012 will be an interesting, arresting time of transition.

Indeed, Dec. 21 falls between the election of our President on Nov. 7 and his swearing-in during the month of January 2013.

Will there be a swearing-in?
What does it all mean?
And will there be a morning in America on Dec. 22, 2012, and, if so, what kind of morning will it be?

Sun and that the end of the world is coming soon, in the form of a geological cataclysm. Indeed, we’ve seen how the White House, the proposed World War II Veterans Memorial and the presidential memorial are astronomically aligned to the three belt stars of Orion.

We’ve also seen how the master site plan for these landmarks and the entire city of "Washingtonople" was designed by Pierre-Charles L’Enfant, a French architect and Freemason handpicked by George Washington, himself a freemason.
Now it’s time to examine the great purpose behind it all, because shortly the ground-sky images and the belt stars will lock for the only time earlier in this paper, we cited authoritative sources saying that the Freemasons worshipped the Sun and other heavenly bodies.

Specifically, the Sun (personified as Osiris / Orion) was said to die and be born again at the Winter Solstice.

Key Dates

A Brief Timeline of Washingtonople

1790
On July 16, the Residence Act of 1790 establishes the "Federal District" on the banks of the Potomac River.

1791
George Washington assigns French-born Pierre-Charles L’Enfant to draw up a map design for the newly established "Federal City." L’Enfant completes this task in six months’ time.

1792
L’Enfant is dismissed by President George Washington for insubordination and is replaced by Andrew Ellicott. On October 13, the cornerstone to the building of the White House is set.

1793
Andrew Ellicott submits a revised map plan, which is essentially based on the L’Enfant Plan of the "Federal City." On September 18, the cornerstone to the U.S. Capitol Building is set by George Washington during a Masonic ceremony.

1800
In December, the seat of the "National Government" arrives from Philadelphia, PA.

1804
Thomas Jefferson establishes a "pier marker" directly South of the White House and directly West of the U.S. Capitol. This marker was originally intended by Jefferson to serve as the National Mall’s official point of demarcation with respect to longitude East and West. This also marks the location for the proposed monument to George Washington.

1814
During the War of 1812, British forces partially burn both the White House and the Capitol on August 24.

1829
The first major phase of restoration and renovation of the Capitol is complete.

1848
On July 4, Benjamin B. French, Grand Master of the District of Columbia Masons, lays the cornerstone for the Washington Monument near the western edge of the National Mall. President Zachary Taylor, Congressman Abraham Lincoln and Dolly Madison are in attendance.

1885
On February 21, the Washington Monument is completed and dedicated.

1888
On October 9, the Washington Monument opens to the public. A steam-powered elevator brings visitors to the top.

1901
With the occasion of the centennial anniversary of the nation’s capital, Senator James McMillian, chairman of the Senate Committee of the District of Columbia, appoints a park commission. This park commission is given the task of extending L’Enfants original conception and plan for the National Mall. This ultimately results in the additional westward development of a new reservation known today as West Potomac Park.

1902
The Senate Park Commission, also known as the McMillian commission, officially produces a proposal called the "McMillian Commission Report."

This comprehensive report proposes the following improvements to the central portion of Washington, D.C.:

A "reflecting pool" west of the Washington Monument.

A memorial to Abraham Lincoln.

Another major memorial to the nation’s "Founding Fathers" directly south of the Washington Monument. A third presidential memorial to be located between this point and the proposed Lincoln Memorial.

A bridge directly between the proposed Lincoln Memorial and Arlington National Cemetery.

Classical architectural style government buildings in the area between Pennsylvania Avenue and the Mall.

Complete restoration of the open, geometric visual quality which L’Enfant had originally intended for the Mall. The Washington Monument will serve as the centerpiece of this plan.

1915
On February 12, the cornerstone of the Lincoln Memorial is placed. Construction on the memorial to the nation’s sixteenth president commences at the western most point of the McMillian Plan, two miles from the U.S. Capitol.

1922
On May 30, the Lincoln Memorial is dedicated at the western axis of the McMillian Plan in newly created West Potomac Park. Robert Todd Lincoln, the oldest son of Abraham Lincoln, as well as Union and Confederate veterans of the Civil War are present at the ceremony.

In December, the "Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool" is completed in West Potomac Park, directly west of the Washington Monument. The pool measures 2,000 feet long by 160 feet wide and is approximately 3 feet deep.

1926
Congress creates the "National Capital Park and Planning Commission," an indirect outgrowth of the McMillian Plan, to oversee and guide the long-term development of both the McMillian Plan as well as the city itself.

1931
L’Enfant’s "Grand Promenade Vista" from the Washington Monument to the U.S. Capitol slowly develops (1931-35). Meanwhile, the National Park Service acquires jurisdiction and administration of all National Mall parkland, as well as its present and future memorials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

1939
Franklin Delano Roosevelt lays the cornerstone to the Jefferson Memorial at the southern-most point of the McMillian Plan, exactly one mile south from the White House.

1943
On April 13, the Jefferson Memorial is dedicated on the 200th birthday of the nation’s third president, Thomas Jefferson. President Roosevelt delivers the speech in an effort to awaken "American Democracy" in the face of growing world fascism during World War II.

1959
Congress authorizes a fourth presidential memorial to honor Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This future memorial is to be constructed between the Lincoln and Jefferson Memorials in the West Potomac Park according to the McMillian Plan

1965
The architectural firm of Skidmore, Owings and Merrill develops a "Master Plan" for the National Mall and West Potomac Park. The purpose of this master plan is to facilitate both the modernization and improvement of the park area’s many amenities for its growing number of visitors. Also, this plan reaffirms the Mall as "The Great Park of the American People" and reemphasizes that the park should continue to be a national open space, preserving its vistas and providing a setting for national memorials, small buildings, and important events.

1971
The U.S. Capitol reflecting pool at the East terminal axis of the Mall is completed.

1997
On May 1, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is dedicated in West Potomac Park. This memorial’s dedication marks the fulfillment of the 1901-1902 McMillian Plan.

2001
On May 29, Memorial Day, President George W. Bush signs legislation authorizing the construction of a WWII memorial west of the Washington Monument (in its original intended position!).

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Washingtonople: The Secret History of America's Capital, a column provided to unexplained-mysteries.com, was originally published by Conrad Yeats, PhD from Washington on September 21, 1990.

DR. CONRAD YEATS is a fictional character from the blockbuster novel RAISING ATLANTIS (http://www.thomasgreanias.com/)

But he swears what he's saying is true!

Article Copyright© Conrad Yeats - reproduced with permission.



 
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