15 year old Canadian teenager William Gadoury has been instrumental and responsible for the discovery of a new and previously lost Mayan city in Meso-America, in this article that was seen and shared by so many regular readers here that I cannot possibly mention them all:

Teen's Stellar Theory Leads to Lost Mayan City

This short story can be cited almost in its entirety:

(Newser) – William Gadoury has spent a fifth of his life researching the ancient Maya, and the 15-year-old's effort has just paid off in a big way—with the apparent discovery of a lost city. "I did not understand why the Maya built their cities away from rivers, on marginal lands and in the mountains," the Quebec teen tells the Journal of Montreal. He did, however, know that the Mayans worshiped the stars, so William began comparing constellations to a land map and was "surprised and excited" to find that 117 Mayan cities were mapped out according to the stars, reports Yucatan Living. No one else had ever discovered such a correlation, according to Yucatan Expat Life. Then William noticed that only two Mayan cities lined up to a constellation of three stars, which he believed meant a lost city was hiding in the southern Yucatan Peninsula near Belize.

William informed the Canadian Space Agency, which provided satellite images of the area taken after a forest fire in 2005. They revealed the presence of a 282-foot-tall pyramid, plus 30 other structures. These can "hardly be attributed to natural phenomena," says Dr. Armand LaRocque, an expert in remote sensing at the University of New Brunswick. Based on the images, the city is believed to be one of the five largest in Mayan civilization. William has named it K'àak' Chi' or "Fire Mouth," but hasn't actually seen the site. (Emphasis added)

What I find incredibly interesting here is the scientific manner in which Mr. Gadoury proceeded: (1) he knew of the Mayan fascination with the stars (2) correlated stellar positions with the locations of known Mayan cities (3) noticed alignments of some of those cities with certain stars and constellations (4) noticed there was no known city where there should have been, and (5) predicted there should be a city there, and asked the Canadian Space Agency to look, and, voila. To my knowledge, this is one of the first such uses of the theory of celestial alignments to find a major city, though the theory of celestial alignments has been around for quite some time in the alternative community.

In other words, Mr. Gadoury gets not only the honor and distinction of provisionally naming the city which he predicted and discovered, but he has confirmed a wider theory about ancient cultures and celestial alignments, a theory championed by various alternative researchers, from Thomas Brophy's, Robert Bauval's, Graham Hancock's and other investigators of ancient Egypt, to those who've been invastigating Martian ruins, Moon ruins, and other terrestrial megaplithic sites, including Sir Normal Lockyear and other investigators.

What Mr. Gadoury has done is to provide yet another confirmation that celestial archeo-astronomy and astro-archeology is not a fringe theory of the alternative research community.

It's very real, and in Mr. Gadoury's case,capable of making predictions, and telling us "look here."

So where's the high octane speculation here?

I suggest that it is this: it is only a matter of time until this technique is applied to ancient texts. This is not to say it has not already been done; it has. But I suspect that there is much more lurking in them, and in known archeological sites, that we've only begun to explore. Not the least of these questions is why were the ancients so fascinated, and so determined, to build their sites and temples and cities incorporating such alignments? Of course, academic will answer with the usual "religious" motivations and "arguments from superstitution." But I suspect the reasons are much, much deeper than that, and perhaps very scientifically sophisticated.

See you on the flip side...

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Joseph P. Farrell

Joseph P. Farrell has a doctorate in patristics from the University of Oxford, and pursues research in physics, alternative history and science, and "strange stuff". His book The Giza DeathStar, for which the Giza Community is named, was published in the spring of 2002, and was his first venture into "alternative history and science".


  1. Allen Simco on May 16, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    Yes, and Richard Hoagland had to play cat and mouse games with “security” forces at the pyramid site to get what he was able to record before being “apprehended” and removed from the site (for having his laptop open while on/near the pyramid).

    The guys with pretend authority are everywhere, and don’t like anyone doing anything without payoffs and/or other special arrangements – in keeping with their fear and/or commodification of information.

    Mr. Hoagland reported extensively on these activities during one of his radio interviews (, before they reduced meaningful programming and increased noise to signal ratios in their format.

  2. Janu on May 16, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I hate to be a buzz-kill, you guys, but it seems the kid did not discover anything.

    Check it:

    • goshawks on May 16, 2016 at 4:54 pm

      Janu, with all due respect, is an ‘establishment’ source. That is a bit like asking Zahi Hawass his opinion of Robert Bauval’s Orion’s Belt pyramid alignment. Pre-determined. The kid may or may not have missed, but Discovery’s sources seem pretty ‘hard-wired’ in their responses to me…

      • Robert Barricklow on May 18, 2016 at 2:05 pm

        Not as bad as Popular Science, but in the same ball park.
        Sad to say that Scientific American has been politicized as well. Mother Jones, Harpers, The Nation Magazine; all to some degree as sources of mis & disinformation.

  3. WalkingDead on May 16, 2016 at 11:40 am

    Carl Munck also had a scientific approach to the locations of megalithic structures an ancient sites both on Earth and Mars.

  4. Pellevoisin on May 16, 2016 at 6:44 am

    It is fascinating to me to read the attempts in the Anglophone media to trash this young man’s discovery. The Francophone world sees it entirely differently giving the young man the support that is his due since he first began on this path when 13 years of age.

    I am personally very gratified to see Dr. Farrell’s attention to the young man’s discovery. There is far more to it than the finding of a missing city … not least of which is what was the astro-theological and astro-scientific story the Maya were telling with the location of their cities … a story told with one voice in which their is no division between the scientific and the theological.

  5. Neru on May 16, 2016 at 5:44 am

    Very sure those parasites use satellites to uncover and do deep reconnaissance and hardly let scientist use it.

    Indeed cudos to the youngster.

    • Scooter-Fishwick on May 16, 2016 at 9:19 am

      This story has been floating around and has been called out as bogus. As in the young man is wrong about there being a lost city where he thinks there to be.

  6. Gail on May 16, 2016 at 3:13 am

    The main ingredient is missing. Which “stars?” This is not groundbreaking stuff. The Egyptian, Greek and Roman gods were all based on astronomy. The sky both day and night is called “the heavens.”The planets and constellations live in the “heavens,”and were regarded as “gods”by people on earth. Star maps are maps of the “heavens.” Venus was worshiped as a “goddess,” and the “goddess of love,”she was promiscuous because she copulated with other planets, “conjunction.” Isis is the virgin mother of the “god,”she is not a planet but a star in her own right. She is not promiscuous because she does not conjunct other planets. Astronomy 101 for grade 2 turned into a “religion.” So, which “stars?”

  7. goshawks on May 15, 2016 at 10:20 pm

    Assuming this is not a psyop of some kind, I give the kid credit for simply following-through. So many people have done the early work and yet not put themselves out-there for confirmation or ridicule. Kudos for the bravery, and maybe for the discovery…

  8. anakephalaiosis on May 15, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Campus stellae.

  9. bdw000 on May 15, 2016 at 4:54 pm

    I am no expert, but this “discovery” has NOT been verified by “boots on the ground” yet. That fact alone proves there is some amount of hype to this story. I do not deny that some ancient cultures may have been way more astronomically correct than currently believed, but do not forget the world we live in: the mainstream media simply cannot be trusted (as most here know). And this story comes from the Canadian Space Agency of all places: hardly a reliable source for the sorts of folks who lurk at this site.

    A brief article is here:

    Some quotes:
    “Very few Maya constellations have been identified, and even in these cases we do not know how many and which stars exactly composed each constellation.”

    ““Seeing such patterns is a rorschach process, since sites are everywhere, and so are the stars,” he wrote. “The square feature that was found on Google Earth is indeed man-made, but it’s an old fallow cornfield, or milpa.”

    Somewhere in there the boy uses a (unnamed) constellation of THREE stars (!!!). Gee, I could find three stars up there to match just about anything at all in our reality. That is not the only constellation he used, but hey, a bit of skepticism goes a long way sometimes.

    • bdw000 on May 15, 2016 at 5:12 pm

      If it is true that no one has even set foot on this site, much less done a lot of archaeological work there, how in the world can they put a date on the site? To be called a Maya site, you have to date it, because the Maya were only there at certain times. A site that’s 5000 years old would predate the Maya, etc.

  10. DownunderET on May 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    You only have to read Joseph’ book “Grid of the Gods” to see that the ancients were “looking up” a lot more than we do today. Scattered across the earth are structures that are beyond our comprehension, and that said, we basically do not know a hell of a lot. What is going on here can be called a conundrum of grand proportions, what the ancients did has been studied by many, but there doesn’t seem to be many answers for the questions. Perhaps this young 15 year old will grow into a position where all the “TRUTHS” will come out….I hope.

  11. Juan Wa on May 15, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Is possible to know how this discovery continues?
    Las month a teenage boy inventet how harvest energy for free, and?
    Why not an urgent expedition go and verify this discovery?

  12. marcos toledo on May 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Most of these discoveries are made by amateurs. Who have the interest and are not weight down by dogma-theories they have to uphold. To preserve their credentials-positions in their fields of study. And yes what is the old question what do-did PTB know and when did they know it. And why do they continue to hide knowledge-things from the rest of the public. By the way there was a story published on Friday about a secret meeting discussing a real life Do Androids Dream Of Electric Sheep-Blade Runner creation no press was allowed what are our oligarchs up to.

    • marcos toledo on May 15, 2016 at 9:16 pm

      The website has it’s own story on synthetic humans also mention the press was barred from the conference. Tower Of Glass scenario anyone I hope one of your future post covers this Joseph.

      • Robert Barricklow on May 16, 2016 at 10:08 am

        Read about this yesterday when browsing through blacklistednews headline stories. Among many in-your-face Brave New Worlds/Big Brother scenarios.

  13. Robert Barricklow on May 15, 2016 at 10:33 am

    Looking outward towards the stars and
    building reflections for those looking outward as well.

  14. Aridzonan_13 on May 15, 2016 at 7:32 am

    RC Hoagland took a Bulova watch tuning fork and intefaced it to his laptop. Where he could observe any frequency changes in an Oscope app. He then went to sacred sites, planetary alignments and observed eclipses with the device in hand. He found that the period of the pulse lengthened period = 1/x(freq). This change apperently happened just prior to the observation of the full eclipse. Therefore, the force observed was faster than light. The Ancients were plugged into aspects of physics we are only now re-discovering. It would behoove us to take notice.

    • Gaia Mars-hall on May 17, 2016 at 10:13 pm


      Very interesting comment!

      I will have to do some searching unless you have some references to this work by Hoagland.

  15. Nathan on May 15, 2016 at 7:20 am

    Kudos to this Canadian teen for his efforts and attention to detail, I am not surprised that these ancient cultures aligned their city’s with the stars, I’m sure they watched the heavens turn for a very long time and realized that it was a wonderful creation used for many purposes, once again hooray for this young man

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