Why have so many people been drawn to the Great Pyramid of Giza
throughout the ages? Is it the romance of Ancient Egypt or something
less specific that calls to the unconscious?
The reasons seem vast. Some people study the Great Pyramid from
purely an academic motive driven by an intellectual curiosity. They
may be archeologists, historians, scientists, mathematicians, or
other professionals who are drawn to study the Great Pyramid as it
relates to their chosen discipline.
It seems many others, who are not studying it from an academic
standpoint, are drawn to it by some less identifiable response.
Throughout history, the Great Pyramid has fascinated many well-known
historical figures. Alexander the Great visited the Great Pyramid as
He even spent time alone in the King’s
Sir Isaac Newton was extremely interested in the Great
Pyramid and thought he could find certain mathematical values from
it that would help him in his theory of gravitation. He even wrote a
dissertation on it. Many well-known explorers made it a point to
visit the Great Pyramid of Giza. Down through the ages countless
people have visited the Great Pyramid, and many others have never
been there but have undertaken a life long study of the Great
Pyramid. People from different cultures, time periods, rich or poor,
great or small, have been drawn to the Great Pyramid.
What are they
Could it be that people are drawn to the Great Pyramid of Giza
because they are searching for answers about life and unconsciously
feel their answers lie there? Maybe they want to know who they are,
where they have come from, about the afterlife, about God, and they
think the Pyramid may help them with this search. Since the Great
Pyramid has always been enshrouded in mystery, maybe they think it
may contain the answers to some of these questions.
Throughout history, mountains, monuments, elevated places, known as
“High Places” have usually been associated with God and his
revelation to man. Moses, for example, received the laws on a
mountain from God. Hammurabi also received the Code of Hammurabi
from God on a mountain. The tower of Babel was built to reach
heaven. Legend has it that there was a mountain in the center of
Atlantis that reached up to heaven. We build cathedrals and churches
that are structurally very high to symbolize our reaching up to
heaven. The Great Pyramid is one of the highest structures in the
world today and was the highest one in ancient times perhaps another
stepping stone to God.
One thing that has always fascinated me is that many people who have
spent time in the King’s Chamber alone have reported paranormal and
psychic experiences. Some manifest as out of the body experiences,
others hear noises and see visions, etc. An interesting book quoted
by many researchers is A Search In Secret Egypt by Paul Brunton. It
was published in 1936 and I found a copy at a used bookstore. He
describes a fascinating out of the body experience during the night
he spent alone in the King’s Chamber.
This might be dismissed easily
as fantasy, but the reports of this type of experience are quite
frequent by many credible researchers. The experiences are varied
and I personally know some researchers who have told me about their
paranormal experiences in the King’s Chamber.
Recent studies have shown that locations, which have high
radioactivity levels, tend to produce altered states and paranormal
phenomena in individuals who stay in those areas for a period of
time. It is an interesting correlation and many ancient monuments
are associated with this high level of radioactivity. Is it possible
that the radioactivity affects the brain and causes a distortion in
perception? Or maybe it is opening a gateway to another dimension or
world which we than perceive?
At this point all we can do is
speculate. I remember in graduate school there was a race to
identify the receptors in the brain that allow homing pigeons to use
the earths magnetic field in order to navigate. So, maybe there is a
radioactive receptor in our brain that is responsible for this
phenomena that many experience.
Now the Great Pyramid is mostly built of limestone, but the
Chamber is constructed of Granite. Paul Devereux, author of the book
Places of Power, measured the radioactivity levels in the King’s
Chamber and found there to be a significantly higher count than in
the desert. Something increases the radioactive level in this
chamber. This would be consistent with claims of paranormal
phenomena in this location. It is interesting to note that he also
points out that some of the ancient megalithic structures also have
high radioactive levels.
Were these sites built in these specific
areas because there was already a high level of radioactivity there?
Or was there a high level of paranormal phenomena noticed in a
certain area and that is why that site was chosen to build the
Paul Devereux states “Granite was spirit stone to the
The King’s Chamber’s walls, ceiling, and floor
are composed of 100 blocks of granite. The relieving chambers above
are also composed of granite. Thus only this area of the pyramid is
composed of granite and this is the exact location of experiences of
paranormal phenomena. Devereux’s measurement of other Megalithic and
ancient sites also shows that the radioactivity of these sites
ranged between two to three times higher than their local
environment. Devereux’s work therefore is very interesting and may
shed some light on scientifically understanding paranormal
A very good friend of mine is F.R.’Nick’ Nocerino, who is a gifted
psychic and has been involved in teaching and researching
metaphysical phenomena for most of his life. He was one of the first
people in the United States in the 1950’s to use and study crystals.
He also was one of the first Ghost Hunters and used to appear
frequently on TV and radio shows discussing his work.
Nick also was
involved in pyramid research for many years and repeated many of the
experiments of Antoine Bovis and Karl Drbal. A very interesting fact
is that Nick, and Peter Tompkins, the author of Secrets of the Great
Pyramid, were invited to be on Johnny Carson’s Tonight Show together
back in the 1970’s to demonstrate communication with plants. Peter
Tompkins had just written a book on communications with Plants
called “The Secret Life of Plants”. During the show, Nick
demonstrated to the audience that plants could communicate to a
human mind. The audience went wild and loved them except Johnny
Carson, who appeared to be somewhat of a skeptic.
Nick is one of the few people who own an ancient crystal skull.
most famous of all the
ancient crystal skulls is the one explorer,
F.A. Mitchell-Hedges and his adopted daughter, Anna, claimed to have
discovered in 1924 in an ancient Mayan ruins in Lubaantun, Belize,
It is carved from a single block of quartz rock
crystal and polished into the shape of a life-size human skull. Many
experts who examined this skull suggest it may be at least 3000
years old. Others dispute this claim.
examined it in the 1960’s and they concluded that it would have
taken 300 years to make this and it should not exist since the
culture at that time would not have had the technology to
manufacture it. Its purpose remains a mystery, but paranormal
activity seems to occur in its vicinity. In the 1950’s, while Nick
was excavating in Mexico, he found a human size crystal skull in the
buried ruins of an ancient city. The tomb in which it was found was
dated to be over 2000 years old. Nick has studied this crystal skull
and continues to research its paranormal properties.
In one of our conversations in which we were discussing ancient
Egypt and their use of crystals, Nick told me about a fascinating
experience that he had on his first visit to the Great Pyramid
during World War II.
Nick was a seaman first class in the United
States Navy and was assigned to operate the machinegun on a truck
carrying supplies and servicemen to Morocco, Algeria and Egypt.
During a three-day pass, he visited the Great Pyramid with two of
his buddies. As he explored the different passageways and chambers,
he told me that he felt a “presence” of something throughout his
entire stay in the Great Pyramid.
He also stated:
“… I felt
increasing energy pushing on me and I wanted to leave. It is that
same feeling I experience today when I am approached or walk into
unfamiliar energy. Going back to the ramp was much more difficult. I
had the feeling of hands holding me back.”
I asked him if he had any
psychic feelings on who built the pyramids and why?
He said he felt
that some society or group lived on earth in very ancient times and
had to leave the earth for some reason, possibly because of some
catastrophe on the earth that changed its environment.
that they left their records either in the Pyramids in a secret
chamber or more likely in a hidden chamber well underneath the Great
Pyramid or other structures in Egypt. Recently remote sensing has
detected an incredible large underground complex under the Giza
Plateau with many tunnels and areas that we have no idea when and
why they were constructed. Maybe the entire Giza complex is
connected by this underground structure and it is very ancient. So,
maybe when it is finally explored something may be discovered that
will shed some light on these questions about the pyramid.
I also asked Nick what he thought was the most sacred site in the
Great Pyramid and he said “the summit.” He emphasized that the
summit was a very sacred energy site. Remember, Joe Parr recorded
high levels of electromagnetic energy at the summit.
Nick did say that he would never spend a night in Great Pyramid
because anyone who had the true sensitivity for the forces that
pervade it would not want to be left there alone.
This experience of Nick, and of others who have experienced
paranormal phenomena in the Great Pyramid, tells me that there are
many unknowns that we may encounter in our research on the Great
Pyramid. The first wonder of the ancient world still remains a
wonder to this day.
Since this last chapter covers my final thoughts, I decided to
inject my imagination and speculate about the Great Pyramid and its
ancient use. If I was gong to write a Science Fiction Novel based on
ancient Egypt, I would base it on the following information. One of
the oldest known religious writings in the world comes from Egypt
and is known as the “Pyramid Texts”. These hieroglyphics are found
inscribed in certain pyramids.
The Pharaoh Unas, who ruled Egypt
between 2356-2323 BC had his pyramid, which is not very large, built
in Saqqara. The hieroglyphics covering the walls of the inside of
this pyramid are the oldest pyramid inscriptions found in Egypt.
They have been translated and several translations are available,
the best in my opinion is by Faulkner.
During one of my readings of the Pyramid Texts, something struck me.
I got the distinct impression that I was reading some kind of
manual. As a scientist and former college professor, I am used to
reading all kinds of scientific manuals. Now I got the distinct
impression that this book was originally written to be a manual, and
must have been later corrupted or changed. Maybe it was first
written thousands or tens of thousands of years ago, long before the
dynastic period ever began in Egypt.
At that time it was clearly
meant to be a manual. The purpose of this manual was lost to later
civilizations, like the ancient Egyptians. Maybe the civilization
that used it disappeared, and when this manual was rediscovered at
the time of ancient Egypt, they had no idea what its real purpose
was. Maybe they assumed it to be some kind of religious text, and
decided to change and edit it over the years to fit their beliefs.
Thus what we have today is some form of a corrupt manual. The
question is what kind of manual was it?
As you start to take the Pyramid Texts apart and look at specifics,
it appears that it is describing some kind of space travel.
Remember, the ancient Egyptian religion is based on the symbolism of
the stars, and there are many examples of this in other ancient
Egyptian writings as well, for example, the later Coffin texts and
the Book of the Dead.
Did some ancient civilization actually have
the ability to travel into space, and they had a manual to describe
and instruct for that? Is the ancient Egyptians’ religion based upon
this manual for space travel, having lost what its true purpose was?
Now the Great Pyramid plays a very important symbolic role in the
ancient Egyptians’ religion. We have also noted that the orientation
of the pyramid and the airshafts point to specific constellations
The Egyptians believed that when the Pharaoh died, he
traveled to the constellation Orion and became a star. This was
where one entered the afterlife and the dwelling place of the soul.
One of the airshafts in the Great Pyramid directly points to the
Another interesting observation is that there is a similarity in the
way mummies look, and the space suits of astronauts. Maybe the
mummification process is the corrupted process of how the space
travelers would prepare their bodies for space travel. Remember Joe
Parr’s research? He identified a neutrino conduit from the sun to
Orion and every time the earth passes through this beam, strange
things happen with his experimental pyramids (see Chapter 12). Was
this the conduit that was used for space travel? Did the traveler
prepare himself in a way that he would look like a mummy?
Another bit of speculation is that this manual may have been for
travel in interdimensional worlds or the world of the dead or
alternate states of consciousness. The Egyptians were fascinated
with the world of the dead. Could it be something like “out of the
body” experiences and thus they would need their body to remain
alive and intact to return to it? This may have led to the religious
belief in preserving the mummies body for eternity.
The above speculation stretches credulity and would make good
reading in a science fiction novel. But remember, most of what
ancient people observed was considered miraculous or magical until
the scientific laws were eventually discovered. There may be higher
laws of physics still waiting to be discovered, ones which supersede
our understanding. Also, there are certain types of electromagnetic
energy that humans cannot directly perceive, but other animals can.
Bees can see in the UV region of the spectrum, and Rattlesnakes can
see in the Infrared regions. So is paranormal phenomena another type
of energy that some can perceive while others cannot, and is it a
sense that can be developed?
While it is tempting to speculate all we want, we must remember as
scientists to always seek facts and data. So for now this remains
just speculation, and a good science fiction story, but who knows
what the future will eventually reveal.
It is important to bring up the alien connection. Stephen Mehler has
claimed that the Khemetian civilization, which was prior to the
Egyptians, had contact with “star people.” Is this where this
ancient technology comes from?
Dennis G. Balthaser, a well-known UFO research and our coordinator
of Ufology, is investigating this possibility. Dennis states:
“Many in the UFO community have theorized for some time that
extraterrestrials might have been involved, and I’m emphasizing that
is theory. At this point we don’t know, but if that possibility
exists we have an obligation to research it. Many of you will not
agree with this theory and I respect that, but we must be given the
opportunity to at least research it.”
“Another researcher (Linda Corley PhD) has copyrighted the last
interview done with Major Jesse Marcel before his death. (Major
Marcel was the intelligence officer at the Roswell Army Airfield in
1947 when the alleged Roswell Incident occurred.) In that interview
Marcel drew symbols of what he remembered the writing on the crash
debris “I beams” looking like. Some believe those symbols are
similar to hieroglyphics. It’s my desire to work with that
researcher and have several hieroglyphics “experts” compare the
“Proving the pyramids are pre-Egyptian is a monumental task for
anyone to undertake, but with the information being presented and
the scientific research being done, it is not an impossibility and
in fact may be a probability. Perhaps the most difficult task would
be convincing modern day Egyptians themselves that their direct
ancestors did not build their pyramids. That will not sell well with
the tourism industry of Egypt, but to me, knowing the truth is more
important. I just happen to be one of those individuals that is not
satisfied with what we’ve been told over the years on many topics
and I’m willing to come out of my box that I grew up in, to help
find the truth on these subjects.”
Marcel’s drawing of the symbols as he remembered them
In this book, we explored many diverse theories about the Great
The bottom line is we still do not know for sure who built the Great Pyramid, when it was built, how it was build, and why was
it built? One of the purposes of our association is to deal with the
larger mystery of the essential unknowns at work in the Great
Pyramid. Our researchers from many diverse disciplines try to work
independently and also together to try to answer these enigmatic
Maybe someday, we may have the answers to some or all of
these questions. But for now, we do not know and are still searching
for the complete answers.
Maybe you will play a role in this
exciting area of research, and we are always willing to hear from