The Ancient Stoneworks of New England and the Mystery Stone of New Hampshire

– B.L. Freeborn, July 2012

What reward is there to thinking within the box? We have been trained to think within its four sided, top and bottom constraints.

About the time I went to school, there were whisperings that a guy named Leif may have come to America before Columbus. But it was still gospel that in 1492 the Old World discovered the New World and its people. We are still taught the New World’s people came to this continent via a long vanished land bridge in Alaska. And so, tests were designed, grades were determined, and to pass school, we were indoctrinated into these beliefs.

Perhaps you have heard that in Keuka, New York there were remains of an ancient settlement. Those remains have been erased and are sadly gone now forever.

There are over 800 known ancient sites existing in the New England area of which nothing is ever said. There are an assortment of dolmens, menhirs, henges, and stone chambers all of which are strikingly similar to those found in the UK and Europe. In fact, some of these stones have writing on them in the Gaelic alphabet, Ogham, as shown above. (Stone has fallen over.) Just a few miles from Boston is a 30 acre site. I have driven past another site for years and was totally unaware of its existence. If you dig deep enough in the literature and the internet (no need for a real shovel) you can find information on some of these sites. Few, if any, are protected except by diligent landowners. The possibility that they will vanish forever like the Keuka site is very real. Our very ancient world history is in jeopardy.

These sites are in addition to the massive array of ground works reportedly built by the Hopewell and Adena Indians that span the better part of North America. (By the way, the name Hopewell sounds English because it is the last name of a property owner upon which a group of mounds sat. The name Adena has a similar beginning.) We are taught today that they were ignorant natives that scooped up dirt in baskets and dropped it in places to build random piles. We are told they are of relatively recent origin (800 to 1000 AD) and probably built for burial purposes.

Miamisburg Mound, Ohio is shown in the picture as it appears today in 2012. The view is spectacular from the top. From this vantage point there is unlimited visibility and directed light can be seen for miles upon miles. The view shown here is towards the southeast looking in the direction of the Great Serpent Mound which is now an Ohio State park.

Perhaps this is one of the simple basket carrying people that helped to build the mounds in North America? Perhaps King Ashurbanipal (668 BC-626 BC) helped to build them. Here he carries a basket of soil to contribute to the rebuilding of a temple in Ancient Iraq.

I am giving you this background and posing these questions so that when I describe the New Hampshire Mystery Stone (next ten posts) you will understand this stone did not just appear from nowhere. It simply cannot be a hoax. It may have been stolen from the artist and hidden, but nothing this beautiful gets tossed carelessly away. It is more likely that it was a water burial of a great noble person which allowed the stone to end up in Lake Winnipesaukee and eventually buried near its shore. And when do I think this person was buried? The information on the stone is too old and too forgotten by us, and even the Native Peoples, to be of recent origin.

The message of this stone is not “a lone voice in the wilderness crying out.” This stone is a beautifully rendered version of the message that has echoed across the ages. It is an incredibly important message that is about to reverberate clearly again.

Once you understand the message it becomes understandable why our ancestors built these monuments, and so very, very unclear as to how we managed to forget so dreadfully much.

To continue to stay within the box is to cheat ourselves. Just because our education does not allow for any of these possibilities, does not mean they are not true. One must step out of the box just long enough to hear the message of the Mystery Stone. There is plenty of time to jump back in to its small confines afterwards.

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The Mystery Stone of New Hampshire, Part I

– B.L. Freeborn, July 2012

– We are the descendants of the vulgar masses of old. We yearn for gnosis but run from it like frightened, silly children when it presents itself.

This small artifact is on display in the New Hampshire Historical Society in Concord. Found in 1872 near Lake Winnipesaukee, its origin remains unclear. Its meaning alludes traditional translation. The only explanation for its symbols and purpose that I have found is that it represented a treaty between two tribes. The first time I saw it, this explanation was satisfactory. Sometime ago I had another look at it and I had the same impression. It was the ear of corn and the indiscernible shapes in the circle beneath it that kept making me think this must be a relatively recent tribal object. I now think this is incredibly old and an object once owned by a High Priest, King, or Queen of great importance. It was that same simple ear of corn that finally made me exclaim in awe as it yielded up the stone’s secret.

A study of this artifact proves it to be a truly magnificent and complicated work of art. It contains information privy to only a few persons in the Old World. This small harmless looking stone is of a noble nature and its message is vastly important. I call it a Lamentation Stone.

It is a mere 4 inches in height and has a diameter of only 2 ½ inches. Onto this small surface ten images are carefully carved. The stone is made of quartzite or mylonite. The surface is smooth and polished. If it was a naturally occurring stone that was utilized by the artist, then he was fortunate in his find and with his skill. The art is flawless except for a chip near the forehead of more recent appearance. The work is intricate and detailed. The proportions are perfect for the message, so if the artist had faltered he would have had to find another stone of equal ellipsoid perfection. This suggests the stone was turned and then polished to the desired proportions.

The fact that it was probably turned leads most experts to quickly conclude it is of 19th century origin. This would be thinking only within the known context of our accepted knowledge of history. Consider that we cannot explain the construction methods of some of the oldest sites to be found in the world. The debate as to how the Great Pyramids were built still rages. The explanation as to how stones can be cut and fit as perfectly as they are at Machu-Picchu alludes us. Into this class falls this perfectly cut stone. We have two options open. It is either 19th century or extremely, extremely old.

The idea that it is 19th century is problematic to start. This was first machined before it was decorated. The symbolism is of tents, corn and arrows. Hence, we quickly conclude it was not colonial in nature but tribal. How many tribes had lathes or turning equipment? So then we conclude it is early American art of a unique nature. But that does not seem either satisfactory or logical. If the symbolism could be understood, then we might understand its origin.

On the front panel a large face is cut. On its left side are 2 small symbols, on its rear are 3 and on its right are 2. This comprises 7 small images. On its top is a circle with 8 triangles and a 1/8 th inch bore hole. On the bottom is a circle with 8 triangles tacked on. There is a 3/8 inch bore hole in the bottom. This then creates 10 images upon the stone. Its circumference calculates to 7.9 inches. The layout appears in the sketch.

We shall look at each image individually in separate posts. (Afterwards, the entire ten posts will be repeated as one complete document.) Before we begin, we look at it overall and see there is in this array of images the following number sequence. The face = 1, then 2 images, then 3 images, then 2 images, and then the face = 1.  Or 1, 2, 3, 2, 1

12321

The square root of 12321 is?

111   exactly.

And 111 can be said to represent God.

Consider that there are 7 images in the back grouping which reaffirms the special number 7. Add to this the two images on top/bottom and obtain 9. And then the face makes ten or we have these numbers in series 7, 9, 10 or  7910. The circumference of the object is 7.9 inches. We know this number today as the diameter of the Earth at 7920 miles. This object is an oblate sphere. The Earth is an oblate sphere. This object has circular areas on the top and the bottom just as Earth has circular areas on the top and bottom called the polar ice caps.

The array of seven scenes if read as rows becomes a series of numbers: 3, 3, 1 or we might say 33.1. This number represents an important concept I explain in numerous posts in the future. It represents an extremely significant idea portrayed repeatedly in the Ancient World.

It is easy to imagine the person depicted lived in a cold climate since it appears he is wearing a hood. This is emphasized by two small etched lines as if there are shoulders shown below the face. So the place from which this came was likely cold. The face is serene and silent, almost sad. It is beautiful and perfect in its proportions. Is this not a statement that says, “We were a beautiful and contemplative people” ?

So, I leave you to contemplate the truth and the possibilities….

More to follow…………….next the top and bottom images are examined as we decipher the Mystery Stone.

(updated Nov 2018)

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New Hampshire Mystery Stone of Lake Winnipesaukee

-B. L. Freeborn, August 2012

– It is not what is under the bed that is frightening, but what flies overhead.

(This is the conclusion to the series on the Mystery Stone. The compiled article is posted for those who missed a part to the left as a page.)

We have been discussing the images on the Mystery Stone of New Hampshire. The Face, the Top/Bottom Gears, the Tepee/Home, the Circle, the Arrows, Two Spears/Shield and similar Ancient Iraq art have been discussed in previous posts. Now we look at the innocent little spiral.

Two sides of the Mystery Stone, Wikimedia, by New Hampshire Historical Society

That innocent little spiral that stands alone so close to the bottom, is just a twirl. Is it innocent? We have seen it many, many times. It suggests revolution, infinity, turning, a whirlpool… Was it innocent? Or was it deadly? Was it so deadly that it takes a good understanding of engineering to grasp the how of it? What turned? How did it turn? Faster, slower, all around? Could it have turned? Something turned. What was the something? Or does it just mean the danger is all around us at all times, and is present still?

Many pages of discussion on this subject can be found in future posts.  The mechanics behind it from an engineering standpoint are explained in the paper: “A Planet Most Miraculous: The Mechanics of Earth’s Rotating Crust.” The what and how much is explained. But it is the ear of corn that tells us what turned and what happened.

So, let us look at that plain old ear of corn.

Corn and Shield side of New Hampshire Mystery Stone, B. Freeborn, Public Domain

It is an ear of corn, plain and simple. Most importantly it has been shucked. The rows run in vertical lines. The kernels run in orderly squares. Remember that little square purse the fierce spirit held so firmly with his big muscular arm in the Assyrian relief from the prior post? It is the same idea. So here is a quick riddle that repeats and repeats in all this ancient art. What meets at right angles, runs in rows, runs in columns, segments round objects like in pine cones or kernels in corn? And from the image of the tent we can add, what fans out from a central pole?

Would an ear of corn not amply portray the concept of longitude and latitude to an intelligent scientific civilization, supposedly us, in the distant future? Given our knowledge base should we not be able to grasp that they are trying to convey the message that the impact of a comet turned the lines of longitude and latitude? Are they not saying that the planet was shucked like an ear of corn? But this is impossible!!! Not really. I give an explanation of the mechanics from an engineer’s viewpoint in the  paper linked at the sidebar.

Top View with Corn, Tent and Dividers, Mystery Stone of New Hampshire, photo B. Freeborn, Pub Dom.

Top View with Corn, Tent and Dividers, Mystery Stone of New Hampshire, photo B. Freeborn, Pub Dom.

We shall add credence to this interpretation. If you look at the stone from the top down, you see directly opposite to the corn is the tent. One represents longitude. One represents latitude. Between them is the central pole and the image of a gear. Longitude and latitude work together.  The dividers are poised alongside to measure the change.

– The fates chose me, the fates chose thee, the fates will choose again…

We have discussed all the images except for the last circle with the funny images within it. We will close by returning to the face.

This circle with the deer leg or arm thing seems like the artist was trying to draw a shield made out of pinto hide. When the realization dawns as to what it is, opinion changes. This needs to be interpreted in two ways. In the first interpretation, it is an image of an arm raking and creating grooves with flames spouting out of mountains, and volcanoes in the upper part. It can also be seen as submerged land. This is the image of what happened after the impact of the comet. The planet was raked. It was exploding, and ripping. It was being destroyed. As the surface was shucked the crust folded in places and chasms gaped wide in other places.

Shield on Mystery Stone

Where -oh- where was man during this assault upon the planet?

There he is in the same image. It changes now. Now we can see it as an arm swimming through debris. We see animals in the water with him. They are drowning as the oceans rolled out of their basins. This is what would happen if the planet is disturbed. This was not a tidal wave here and there. It was all at once. All of it. Water. It sweeps up and out of ocean basins like a tipped bowl. It is a force that cannot be reckoned with or imagined. They are swimming. They are all in the water on a drowning world. The deluge is upon the world. And it rained for forty days and forty nights.

New Hampshire Mystery Stone, B. Freeborn, Public Domain

Now the image of the face reappears. It is a chilling, cold image. It is a man floating and dead in water. A silent face bobs upon the dark black surface. Sightless eyes stare into nothing. Mankind is gone.

There is more to this story. I suggest that you not stop here. Future posts explain much more.

We close with the story of the stone:

“We were a contemplative people who lived on a planet 7910 miles in diameter that turned at a fixed rate around a Sun of diameter 864,000 miles.

And this place we called home.

We measured our world and the heavens with rays of longitude. It was perfection.

Our lives were complete until the day the meteorites came.

And then the comets struck.

We saw them coming. Two impacted with the planet, our home. Because of the impact the earth was shucked like an ear of corn.

The surface turned.

The planet was raked and burnt. The ground split asunder. The mountains spewed forth flames. The people and all that lived were engulfed by the oceans. Nothing was spared. The deluge was upon the land.

We swam and swam and watched the animals drown. We swam and swam until we could not hold on.

We all perished. Our homes, our peace, our happiness, our knowledge, all gone.

We remember. We lament. We remember. We lament.

They will return. The danger is all around us at all times.”

(updated Nov. 2018)

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