THE INDECIPHERABLE JUDACULLA ROCK
I don't know about you, but for the moment at least I'm sick and tired of the self-appointed misleaders of the misleadership class - you know, people like Baal Gates, Der Hochklaus von Blohschwab, the alleged president Jomao Bai Den, or Not-So-Christine LeGarde, or that old guy from Hungary with the melting face - leading western civilization into complete ruin, and threating to burn down the rest of the house as well. While I continue to pray and hope for their repentance and if not, their ruinous demise, there's only so much of their nonsense one can stomach. Fortunately V.T. sent along an article about something I've never heard of before, and which intrigues me, and I hope intrigues you. It's about a rock - the Judaculla rock - that is literally covered with ancient petroglyphs:
Several things interest me about this rock, but the most interesting thing to me isn't the rock itself nor what is scribbled all over its surface, but this bit of unnecessary editorializing:
Medium reported that in 1945, the Cherokee Chief Blythe believed “the rock carvings to be a record of a peace treaty between the Cherokee and the Catawbas.” Other theories include the petroglyphs representing a “game conservation law,” picture map of a battle or even the record of a treaty. Nevertheless, the ubiquitous gaggle of pseudo-science sleuths is never far behind.
Rumors and Pseudo-Science Revolving Around Judaculla Rock
Many rumors and legends surround the mysterious rock including strange sounds and UFO appearances. Stories abound about ghost sounds around Judaculla Rock during the night, which Atlas Obscura claims are “made spookier by the location of a cemetery a few hundred feet away.”
Unfortunately, for the time being the secret meanings of the Judaculla rock will remain locked. In the meantime, a silent battle is taking place to protect the site from over tourism and to define the true meaning of the site. Some theories even claim that the site is surrounded by electromagnetic anomalies, adding to the enigma of Judaculla rock.
There you have it: any theory or explanation not falling into the bounds of "the entirely predictable" - UFOs, strange sounds, &c - is pseudo-science, while the "experts" it would seem have been rather slow to propose their own ideas. As the article notes, the Cherokee themselves should be accused of pseudo-science on account of what their own myths and lore says about the rock:
According to Cherokee oral tradition, in ancient times Judaculla was a slant-eyed giant with seven fingers who lived in the mountainous area, and the stone was his territorial marker. They believed the seven-digit claw marks are his hand prints and a long, straight line drawn on the rock was a boundary: cross that, and they were impeding onto his hunting territory.
The name Judaculla means “he has them slanting” or the “slant-eyed giant,” and the Cherokee attributed him with superhuman strength and capabilities like flying or teleporting from mountaintop to mountaintop. Legend had it that Judaculla was even capable of controlling the wind, rain, thunder and lightning.
Teleporting seven-fingered giants able to control the weather? Territorial markers? Ancient peace treaties? Whatever the cause, something compelled the ancient Cherokee to write down all those glyphs and symbols on the rock, and I doubt it was that week's version of the Sunday crossword.
Looking at the lore itself, the Cherokee wouldn't be the only ones with lore about giants with more fingers than standard homo sapiens sapiens, nor would they be the only ones with lore that talks about flying or teleporting men, ancient wars, and ancient peace treaties. Those things are pretty much staples all over the world. They're either ancient science fiction bubbling up from the bottomless well of Jungian archetypes, or the stories they recount have some core and kernel of truth, in which case, "science" has yet to catch up with "pseudo-science" and offer some explanations.
One scientist who did so, as I've mentioned in my book The Cosmic War, was plasma physicist Anthony Peratt, who noticed that many native American Indian petroglpyhs appeared uncannily like Birkeland currents in plasmas:
And here, on the Judaculla rock, one encounters, if one looks closely at the lower left corner, a similar glyph once again:
This does not, of course, explain the rest of the welter of symbols, not to mention the many dots appearing on the rock. One of my own theories is that perhaps we are looking at a "visual aid," a mnemonic device designed to aid a story-teller - a kind of tribal archivist - to recall a complex event accurately, which event may have included Peratt's idea of Indians having observed and recorded plasma discharge events.
In the absence of some "Rosetta stone" of petroglyphs occurring, say, in the same context as classical Latin or Greek, we'll never know. What's also noteworthy to me at least is that other than a couple of people whom I mentioned in my book The Tower of Babel Moment - one a scholar in academia, and another an amateur researcher in the "alternative research" field - no one from "science" seems to be the least bit curious about the fact that these petroglyphs, spread all over the world, have a similar "vocabularly" of common symbols. Oddly, both of them also share the hypothesis that maybe we are looking at complex mnemonic devices - archives of a sort - of something very important that happened long ago.
And finally, there's always the possibility that a tribal elder somewhere possesses the "key" to read these glyphs, and they're not telling "science."
See you on the flip side...
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