Subj: More About The Temple Inside The Grand Canyon. (fwd)
Date: 3/10/00 6:36:42 AM Pacific Standard Time

Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 08:01:57 -0800 (PST)
From: John F. Winston
Subject: More About The Temple Inside The Grand Canyon.

Here is some more information about the Temple in the Grand Canyon.


From: R M
Subject: A MUST READ: suppression of all is the excavation of an
Egyptian tomb by the Smithsonian itself in Arizona.


Perhaps the most amazing suppression of all is the excavation
of an Egyptian tomb by the Smithsonian itself in Arizona. A
lengthy front page story of the PHOENIX GAZETTE on 5 April 1909
(follows this article), gave a highly detailed report of the
discovery and excavation of a rock-cut vault by an expedition led
by a Professor S. A. Jordan of the Smithsonian. The Smithsonian,
however, claims to have absolutely no knowledge of the discovery
or its discoverers. The World Explorers Club decided to check on
this story by calling the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., though
we felt there was little chance of getting any real information.
After speaking briefly to an operator, we were transferred to a
Smithsonian staff archaeologist, and a woman's voice came on the
phone and identified herself.

I told her that I was investigating a story from a 1909 Phoenix
newspaper article about the Smithsonian Institution's having
excavated rock-cut vaults in the Grand Canyon where Egyptian
artifacts had been discovered, and whether the Smithsonian
Institution could give me any more information on the subject.
Well, the first thing I can tell you, before we go any further,
she said, is that no Egyptian artifacts of any kind have ever
been found in North or South America. Therefore, I can tell you
that the Smithsonian Institute has never been involved in any
such excavations. She was quite helpful and polite but, in the
end, knew nothing. Neither she nor anyone else with whom I spoke
could find any record of the discovery or either G. E. Kinkaid
and Professor S. A. Jordan.

While it cannot be discounted that the entire story is an
elaborate newspaper hoax, the fact that it was on the front page,
named the prestigious Smithsonian Institution, and gave a highly
detailed story that went on for several pages, lends a great deal
to its credibility. It is hard to believe such a story could have
come out of thin air.

Is the Smithsonian Institution covering up an archaeological
discovery of immense importance? If this story is true it would
radically change the current view that there was no transoceanic
contact in pre-Columbian times, and that all American Indians, on
both continents, are descended from Ice Age explorers who came
across the Bering Strait. (Any information on G. E.. Kinkaid and
Professor S.A. Jordan, or their alleged discoveries, that readers
may have would be greatly appreciated.....write to Childress at
the World Explorers Club at the above address.)

Is the idea that ancient Egyptians came to the Arizona area in
the ancient past so objectionable and preposterous that it must
be covered up? Perhaps the Smithsonian Institution is more
interested in maintaining the status quo than rocking the boat
with astonishing new discoveries that overturn previously
accepted academic teachings.

Historian and linguist Carl Hart, editor of WORLD EXPLORER,
then obtained a hiker's map of the Grand Canyon from a bookstore
in Chicago. Poring over the map, we were amazed to see that much
of the area on the north side of the canyon has Egyptian names.
The area around Ninety-four Mile Creek and Trinity Creek had
areas (rock formations, apparently) with names like Tower of Set,
Tower of Ra, Horus Temple, Osiris Temple, and Isis Temple. In the
Haunted Canyon area were such names as the Cheops Pyramid, the
Buddha Cloister, Buddha Temple, Manu Temple and Shiva Temple. Was
there any relationship between these places and the alleged
Egyptian discoveries in the Grand Canyon?

We called a state archaeologist at the Grand Canyon, and were
told that the early explorers had just liked Egyptian and Hindu
names, but that it was true that this area was off limits to
hikers or other visitors, -because of dangerous caves. Indeed,
this entire area with the Egyptian and Hindu place names in the
Grand Canyon is a forbidden zone - no one is allowed into this
large area.

We could only conclude that this was the area where the vaults
were located. Yet today, this area is curiously off-limits to all
hikers and even, in large part, park personnel.

I believe that the discerning reader will see that if only a
small part of the Smithsoniangate evidence is true, then our most
hallowed archaeological institution has been actively involved in
suppressing evidence for advanced American cultures, evidence for
ancient voyages of various cultures to North America, evidence
for anomalistic giants and other oddball artifacts, and evidence
that tends to disprove the official dogma that is now the history
of North America.

The Smithsonian's Board of Regents still refuses to open its
meetings to the news media or the public. If Americans were ever
allowed inside the 'nation's attic', as the Smithsonian has been
called, what skeletons might they find?

JW I have already posted the following information in other
postings before, but in case you didn't catch them in former
postings times, here it is again.


From the front page of THE PHOENIX GAZETTE of April 5th, 1909


Mysteries of Immense Rich Cavern being brought to light

Jordan is enthused

Remarkable finds indicate ancient people migrated from Orient

The latest news of the progress of the explorations of what is
now regarded by scientists as not only the oldest archaeological
discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in
the world, which was mentioned some time ago in the Gazette, was
brought to the city yesterday by G.E. Kinkaid, the explorer who
found the great underground citadel of the Grand Canyon during a
trip from Green River, Wyoming, down the Colorado, in a wooden
boat, to Yuma, several months ago.

According to the story related to the Gazette by Mr. Kinkaid,
the archaeologists of the Smithsonian Institute, which is
financing the expeditions, have made discoveries which almost
conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious
cavern, hewn in solid rock by human hands, was of oriental
origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses. If their
theories are borne out by the translation of the tablets engraved
with hieroglyphics, the mystery of the prehistoric peoples of
North America, their ancient arts, who they were and whence they
came, will be solved. Egypt and the Nile, and Arizona and the
Colorado will be linked by a historical chain running back to
ages which staggers the wildest fancy of the fictionist.

A Thorough Examination

Under the direction of Prof. S. A. Jordan, the Smithsonian
Institute is now prosecuting the most thorough explorations,
which will be continued until the last link in the chain is
forged. Nearly a mile long tunnel underground, about 1480 feet
below the surface, the long main passage has been delved into, to
find another mammoth chamber from which radiates scores of
passageways, like the spokes of a wheel.

Several hundred rooms have been discovered, reached by
passageways running from the main passage, one of them having
been explored for 854 feet and another 634 feet. The recent finds
include articles which have never been known as native to this
country, and doubtless they had their origin in the orient. War
weapons, copper instruments, sharp-edged and hard as steel,
indicate the high state of civilization reached by these strange
people. So interested have the scientists become that
preparations are being made to equip the camp for extensive
studies, and the force will be increased to thirty or forty

End Part 1 of 2.

Date: Thu, 09 Mar 2000 08:15:08 -0800 (PST)
From: John F. Winston
Subject: More About The Temple Inside The Grand Canyon. Part 2 of 2.

Part 2 of 2.


Mr. Kinkaid's Report

Mr. Kinkaid was the first white child born in Idaho and has
been an explorer and hunter all his life, thirty years having
been in the service of the Smithsonian Institute. Even briefly
recounted, his history sounds fabulous, almost grotesque.

First, I would impress that the cavern is nearly inaccessible.
The entrance is 1,486 feet down the sheer canyon wall. It is
located on government land and no visitor will be allowed there
under penalty of trespass. The scientists wish to work
unmolested, without fear of archaeological discoveries being
disturbed by curio or relic hunters.

A trip there would be fruitless, and the visitor would be sent
on his way. The story of how I found the cavern has been related,
but in a paragraph: I was journeying down the Colorado river in a
boat, alone, looking for mineral. Some forty-two miles up the
river from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, I saw on the east wall,
stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the
river bed. There was no trail to this point, but I finally
reached it with great difficulty.

Above a shelf which hid it from view from the river, was the
mouth of the cave. There are steps leading from this entrance
some thirty yards to what was, at the time the cavern was
inhabited, the level of the river. When I saw the chisel marks on
the wall inside the entrance, I became interested, securing my
gun and went in. During that trip I went back several hundred
feet along the main passage till I came to the crypt in which I
discovered the mummies. One of these I stood up and photographed
by flashlight. I gathered a number of relics, which I carried
down the Colorado to Yuma, from whence I shipped them to
Washington with details of the discovery. Following this, the
explorations were undertaken.

The Passages

The main passageway is about 12 feet wide, narrowing to nine
feet toward the farther end. About 57 feet from the entrance, the
first side-passages branch off to the right and left, along
which, on both sides, are a number of rooms about the size of
ordinary living rooms of today, though some are 30 by 40 feet
square. These are entered by oval-shaped doors and are ventilated
by round air spaces through the walls into the passages. The
walls are about three feet six inches in thickness.

The passages are chiseled or hewn as straight as could be laid
out by an engineer. The ceilings of many of the rooms converge to
a center. The side-passages near the entrance run at a sharp
angle from the main hall, but toward the rear they gradually
reach a right angle in direction.

The Shrine

Over a hundred feet from the entrance is the cross-hall,
several hundred feet long, in which are found the idol, or image,
of the people's god, sitting cross-legged, with a lotus flower or
lily in each hand. The cast of the face is oriental, and the
carving this cavern. The idol almost resembles Buddha, though the
scientists are not certain as to what religious worship it
represents. Taking into consideration everything found thus far,
it is possible that this worship most resembles the ancient
people of Tibet.

Surrounding this idol are smaller images, some very beautiful
in form - others crooked-necked and distorted shapes, symbolical,
probably, of good and evil. There are two large cactus with
protruding arms, one on each side of the dais on which the go-
squats. All this is carved out of hard rock resembling marble. In
the opposite corner of this cross-hall were found tools of all
descriptions, made of copper. These people undoubtedly knew the
lost art of hardening this metal, which has been sought by
chemicals for centuries without result. On a bench running around
the workroom was some charcoal and other material probably used
in the process. There is also slag and stuff similar to matte,
showing that these ancients smelted ores, but so far no trace of
where or how this was done has been discovered, nor the origin of
the ore. Among the other finds are vases or urns and cups of
copper and gold, made very artistic in design. The pottery work
includes enameled ware and glazed vessels. Another passageway
leads to granaries such as are found in the oriental temples.
They contain seeds of various kinds. One very large storehouse
has not yet been entered, as it is twelve feet high and can be
reached only from above. Two copper hooks extend on the edge,
which indicates that some sort of ladder was attached. These
granaries are rounded, as the materials of which they are
constructed, I think, is a very hard cement. A gray metal is also
found in this cavern, which puzzles the scientists, for its
identity has not been established. It resembles platinum. Strewn
promiscuously over the floor everywhere are what people call -
cats eyes', a yellow stone of no great value. Each one is
engraved with the head of the Malay type.

The Hieroglyphics

On all the urns, or walls over doorways, and tablets of stone
which were found by the image are the mysterious hieroglyphics,
the key to which the Smithsonian Institute hopes yet to discover.
The engraving on the tables probably has something to do with the
religion of the people. Similar hieroglyphics have been found in
southern Arizona. Among the pictorial writings, only two animals
are found. One is of prehistoric type.

The Crypt

The tomb or crypt in which the mummies were found is one of the
largest of the chambers, the walls slanting back at an angle of
about 35 degrees. On these are tiers of mummies, each one
occupying a separate hewn shelf. At the head of each is a small
bench, on which is found copper cups and pieces of broken swords.
Some of the mummies are covered with clay, and all are wrapped in
a dark fabric. The urns or cups on the lower tiers are crude,
while as the higher shelves are reached, the urns are finer in
design, showing a later stage of civilization. It is worthy of
note that all the mummies examined so far have proved to be male,
no children or females being buried here. This leads to the
belief that this exterior section was the warriors' barracks.

Among the discoveries no bones of animals have been found, no
skins, no clothing, no bedding. Many of the rooms are bare but
for water vessels. One room, about 40 by 700 feet, was probably
the main dining hall, for cooking utensils are found here. What
these people lived on is a problem, though it is presumed that
they came south in the winter and farmed in the valleys, going
back north in the summer.

Upwards of 50,000 people could have lived in the caverns
comfortably. One theory is that the present Indian tribes found
in Arizona are descendants of the serfs or slaves of the people
which inhabited the cave. Undoubtedly a good many thousands of
years before the Christian era, a people lived here which reached
a high stage of civilization. The chronology of human history is
full of gaps. Professor Jordan is much enthused over the
discoveries and believes that the find will prove of incalculable
value in archaeological work.

One thing I have not spoken of, may be of interest. There is
one chamber of the passageway to which is not ventilated, and
when we approached it a deadly, snaky smell struck us. Our light
would not penetrate the gloom, and until stronger ones are
available we will not know what the chamber contains. Some say
snakes, but other boo-hoo this idea and think it may contain a
deadly gas or chemicals used by the ancients. No sounds are
heard, but it smells snaky just the same. The whole underground
installation gives one of shaky nerves the creeps. The gloom is
like a weight on one's shoulders, and our flashlights and candles
only make the darkness blacker. Imagination can revel in
conjectures and ungodly daydreams back through the ages that have
elapsed till the mind reels dizzily in space.

An Indian Legend

In connection with this story, it is notable that among the
Hopi Indians the tradition is told that their ancestors once
lived in an underworld in the Grand Canyon till dissension arose
between the good and the bad, the people of one heart and the
people of two hearts. Machetto, who was their chief, counseled
them to leave the underworld, but there was no way out. The chief
then caused a tree to grow up and pierce the roof of the
underworld, and then the people of one heart climbed out. They
tarried by Paisisvai (Red River), which is the Colorado, and grew
grain and corn. They sent out a message to the Temple of the
Sun, asking the blessing of peace, good will and rain for people
of one heart. That messenger never returned, but today at the
Hopi villages at sundown can be seen the old men of the tribe out
on the housetops gazing toward the sun, looking for the
messenger. When he returns, their lands and ancient dwelling
place will be restored to them. That is the tradition.

Among the engravings of animals in the cave is seen the image
of a heart over the spot where it is located. The legend was
learned by W.E. Rollins, the artist, during a year spent with the
Hopi Indians. There are two theories of the origin of the
Egyptians. One is that they came from Asia another that the
racial cradle was in the upper Nile region. Heeren, an
Egyptologist, believed in the Indian origin of the Egyptians. The
discoveries in the Grand Canyon may throw further light on human
evolution and prehistoric ages.

End Part 2 of 2.

John Winston.