The Channel Islands & the Other Islands of the English Channel – Part 2 Jersey, Guernsey, Herm & Sark

 

This is the second-part of a three-part series on the Channel Islands & other islands of the English Channel. In the first-part, I looked at the Channel Island of Alderney, and in the third-part, I will be looking at the Isles of Portland, Wight, and Chausey, which are also in the English Channel, but not considered part of what is collectively called the Channel Islands.

The Channel Islands are a group of islands off the coast of Normandy, a region in France named after Normans, the Norse raiders, also known Vikings, who appeared on the coast at the beginning of the 9th-century, and eventually settled the region…

…and considered remnants of the Duchy of Normandy, with its beginnings in 911 AD…

…and even as recently as the late 1700s, the Channel Islands were dubbed “the French Isles.”

This in spite of the Channel Islands having been governed as de facto possessions, we are told, in one form or another of the Crown of England since 1066, the year when King William II of Normandy was said to have invaded and conquered England, who became known to history as William the Conqueror.

The Channel Islands are considered self-governing possessions of the British Crown, known as Crown dependencies, of which there are three, consisting of the Bailiwick of Guernsey; the Bailiwick of Jersey; and the Isle of Man.

The United Kingdom is responsible for the defense and international relations of the Crown dependencies, even though they are not considered part of the United Kingdom, the Commonwealth of Nations, or the European Union.

The two Bailiwicks of the Channel Islands are administered separately, with each having its own independent laws, elections, and representative bodies…

…and each of the islands of Alderney and Sark within the Bailiwick of Guernsey has their own legislature.

Four main islands clustered together…together yet separate?

This brings to mind the situation with Big Diomede and Little Diomede in the Bering Strait between Russia and Alaska.

The island of Big Diomede belongs to Russia, and Little Diomede to the United States.

In spite of their proximity to each other, they are separated by the International Date Line, and Big Diomede is 21 hours ahead of Little Diomede, almost a day.

We are told the term “Channel Islands” began to be used around 1830, and it was in 1830 that the island of Guernsey began production of copper coins denominated in “doubles,” issued in denominations of 1, 2, 4, and 8 doubles…

…and that, for example, coins of the French livre were legal tender on Guernsey until 1834…

…and French francs were still used up until 1921.

Odd that in spite of the Channel Islands having been governed as possessions of the British Crown for centuries, as we are told, French currency was still being used as legal tender as recently as 1921.

Both Bailiwicks issue their own bank notes and coins, which circulate freely in all the islands…

…and postage stamps which can only be used in their own bailiwicks.

Both Jersey and Guernsey have become major off-shore financial centers since the 1960s, in which they provide financial services to nonresidents on a scale that is out of keeping with the size and financing of their domestic economies.

It is important to note that Queen Victoria’s reign began on June 20th of 1837, around that same time as the production of the Guernsey doubles, and lasted for almost 64-years, until her death on January 22nd of 1901.

Her reign was described as a period of cultural, industrial, political, scientific, and military change within the United Kingdom, and marked by a great expansion of the British Empire.

The Bailiwick of Jersey is the largest of the Channel Islands.

English is the main language, though some people still speak and/or understand Jerriais, the local form of the Norman language, and looks very similar to modern French.

It is interesting to note that remnants of what is called the Jersey Script are found scattered around the island, and which looks very similar to…

…a number of known scripts that we are told remain undeciphered, like the Rongo-Rongo script of Easter Island…

…the Indus River Valley Script in Pakistan…

…the Tartaria Tablets, discovered in 1961 at a neolithic site in the village of Tartaria in Romania, near the country’s border with Serbia…

…are dated to the 5th-millenium BC…

…with what are called the Vinca symbols…

…the Etruscan language script of Etruria, the civilization of ancient Italy…

…Norse Runes, and the region of Normandy of which the Channel Islands were a part, was said to have been settled by Norse Vikings…

…the Ogham Script of the Picts in Scotland…

…and the script of the Oracle Bones of ancient China, which were used for divination and prophecy.

All of these mostly undeciphered scripts have characteristics similar to the ancient Ethiopian language of Ge’ez, the oldest African script still in use to this day, and is the liturgical language of the Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahedo Church and the Jewish Community in Ethiopia.

I think there is a connection between Ge’ez, the so-called undecipherable scripts found in different places, and Vril…

…the original language which was connected to the Ancients and their mastery of how to harness natural energy to create amazing things.

…and a subject the Nazi Germans were most definitely interested in.

The Nazi Germans were also definitely interested in the Channel Islands.

The German Occupation of the Channel Islands lasted for most of the World War II, starting on June 30th of 1940 to May 9th of 1945.

The Channel Islands were the only place in the British Isles occupied by the German Armed forces during the War.

We are told that the German occupation of Jersey started one week after the British government demilitarized the island, for “fearing for the safety of civilians should there be any conflict.”

We are told that on June 28th of 1940, the German Air Force bombed and machine-gunned multiple sites on the island, not knowing about the demilitarization, killing ten people and wounded many more.

The island of Jersey surrendered quickly after this initial attack by the Germans, and several days later, on July 1st, the island was occupied by German forces.

During the years of German occupation, there was no news from the mainland because the Germans outlawed the use of radio sets, and the use of cars for private purposes was forbidden.

Jersey was said to have been converted into an impregnable fortress during the occupation, with hundreds of bunkers, anti-tank walls, railways systems, and tunnel systems, built by thousands of slave workers from different countries through Organization Todt, a civilian and military engineering organization notorious for using forced labor.

The Jersey War Tunnels were said to have been built during this time by forced labor, and intended as protection from invasion, serving as barracks and storage depots.

Storage tunnels were said to have incorporated a 24-inch, or 600-millimeter, gauge railway in a loop, running through the whole complex.

This is the railway in tunnel Ho2.

The tunnels were said to have been dug into the sides of hills, into solid rock, as seen with the entrance to Ho19, under Pier Road in Jersey’s capital, St. Helier.

We are told this incredibly sophisticated tunnel system was built between 1941 and 1945, and that as the Germans faced defeat, Tunnel Ho8 was put into use as an emergency hospital because conditions were so bad for them.

More on tunnels later.

We are told that all of the fortifications built around the island were part of Hitler’s “Atlantic Wall.

While Organization Todt was said to have been named after its founder Fritz Todt, “todt” is also the German word for “dead.”

Liberation Day was May 9th of 1945, and is celebrated annually on that day.

Today, we are told, traces of Jersey’s defenses and war-time occupations can be discovered at St. Ouen’s Bay, and other places around the island.

The Military Museum of the Channel Islands is housed in a bunker within Hitler’s Atlantic wall defense system at St. Ouen’s Bay.

It is interesting to note this pyramidal shape at the northern tip of St. Ouen’s Bay.

The only reason I had any idea that the Channel Islands were occupied during World War II was because of a Masterpiece Theater production called “Island at War,” which was released in the summer of 2004, about the fictionalized island of St. Gregory as a stand-in for events that took place on Jersey and Guernsey.

I don’t remember how much I watched of this series, but I do remember when it was being aired.

Let’s see what we find on Jersey when we take a look around the island today.

The city of St. Helier is the capital of Jersey, and the name of one of the 12 parishes of Jersey.

These are administrative districts that all share access to the sea and share a name with their ancient parish churches.

St. Helier, a 6th-century ascetic hermit and martyred healing saint, is the patron saint of Jersey.

When St. Helier came to Jersey looking for a suitable monastic spot, he settled on a place known as Hermitage Rock on a tidal island known as “The Islet.”

This is said to be an 1872 photo of the Hermitage Rock, showing what appear to be rail-tracks of some kind at this location.

This is the breakwater, said to have been built in 1870, which connects Hermitage Rock…

…with Elizabeth Castle, which has the appearance of a classic star fort.

The Elizabeth Castle was said to have been built starting in the 1590s, and that Sir Walter Raleigh, the Governor of Jersey between 1600 and 1603, named the castle after Queen Elizabeth I, the ruling monarch at the time…

…and the official residence of the Governors of Jersey was said to have moved to Elizabeth Castle from Mont Orgueil, which was said to have been built starting in 1204 and completed in 1450.

In looking around Jersey’s capital city of St. Helier, these are some of the places I encountered.

This Hilgrove Street, also known as French Lane, circa 1936.

Hilgrove Street is within the main Central Business District of St. Helier.

The curvature of Hilgrove Street immediately brought to mind the historic Stone Street in the Financial District in Lower Manhattan…

 …the Casbah in Old Algiers in Algeria…

…and the Royal Mile in Edinburgh, Scotland.

These are just a few of countless examples I have found of this type of curvature in street and building lay-outs demonstrating what appears to be a level of shared city-planning in very diverse places that is inconsistent with what we have been taught.

This a 1967 photo of Fort Regent, high above St. Helier on Mont de la Ville, which was said to have been built between 1806 and 1814 fas the island’s main barracks and fortification…

…and 1967 was the year that the decision was made to develop Fort Regent into a leisure complex.

Then there is what is called a 19th-century obelisk at Library Place in St. Helier.

Called the “Le Sueur” Obelisk, it was said to have been erected by an unknown sculptor sometime between 1855 and 1863 to commemorate Peter LeSueur, a respected constable who lived between 1811 and 1853.

There is even a fountain at the base of the obelisk with a lion’s head and water running into a granite basin.

There is one more place on the island of Jersey that I would like to take a look at.

The Royal Bay of Grouville.

We are told that the Royal Bay of Grouville gained the “royal” in its name when it impressed Queen Victoria during her visit her in 1846.

Mont Orgueil Castle, which I mentioned earlier, overlooks the Royal Bay of Grouville.

The Parish of Grouville is the location of La Hougue Bie, Jersey’s most noted archeological site.

La Hougue Bie is a neolithic chamber site.

It dates back to about 3,500 BC, and it’s entrance is aligned with the sun on the spring and fall equinox.

This makes La Hougue Bie contemporaneous with the Grey Cairns of Camster in northern Scotland…

…said to have been discovered in 1850 and excavated in 1865. This cairn is known as Camster Round…

…and this one is Camster Long.

Also dating from this time period of roughly 5,000+ years ago is the West Kennet Long Barrow in southern England’s Avebury complex…

…also known to be a solar marker at the equinoxes…

…as well as with the Watson Brake Mounds, in Richwood, Louisiana, near Monroe and Poverty Point.

Watson Brake is dated to 5,400 years ago, and is considered the oldest earthwork mound complex in North America.

Note the summer and winter solstice alignments depicted here in this diagram of Watson Brake.

Jersey also has one of the highest ranges between low-tide and high-tide in the world, a massive bulge of water that moves backwards and forwards, twice each day.

I found this photo in reference to a rocky beach in the Royal Bay of Grouville, saying that it is under water, as well as the Tower, at high tide.

There are two other places I know of from personal experience that have the extreme tidal ranges found in Jersey.

One is the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia, an inlet of the Bay of Fundy, and the home of the most dramatic tidal change in the world, with tides rising and falling as much as 46- to 52-feet, or 14- to 16-meters,

The other is the Cook Inlet, which stretches from the Gulf of Alaska to Anchorage in south-central Alaska.

The Turnagain and Knik Arms of the Cook Inlet boast the second-highest tides in North America, after the Minas Basin and Bay of Fundy.

There are other places in the world which experience this extreme tidal phenomena.

I thought of these two places when I saw the information on Jersey’s extreme tides because I have lived both in Wolfville, located on the Minas Basin in Nova Scotia and saw the dramatic effects of the low-tide versus the high-tide almost on a daily basis, and in Fairbanks, Alaska, and was aware of the tidal phenomena of the Cook Inlet.

So I decided to connect a line between the island of Jersey and the Minas Basin on Google Earth…

…between the Minas Basin and Anchorage, Alaska…

…and then between all three places.

Well, it certainly looks like there could be a geometric connection between these three locations.

Like with so many places I have researched, there is much to find on Jersey, and I could stay here forever looking around and finding many interesting things to share, but I have a lot more ground to cover in the Channel Islands for the purpose of this post.

I am going to leave Jersey here, and move on over to the island of Guernsey.

The island of Guernsey has ten parishes, districts that are administered by an elected council of 12 known as a Douzaine and two elected Constables.

The Welsh saint Samson of Dol is the patron saint of Guernsey, one of the seven founder saints of Brittany.

He was believed to have lived between 485 AD and 565 AD.

Saint Sampson’s, the oldest parish church in Guernsey, is said to stand near or on the site where St. Samson landed as a Christian missionary around 550 AD.

Guernsey is roughly north of St. Malo, named after another of the seven founder saints of Brittany, and is an historic port on the English Channel coast of the Brittany region of France.

This is an old map of St. Malo showing the presence of several star forts here, as well as St. Malo being a star city.

The Allies heavily bombarded St. Malo, which was garrisoned by German forces, during World War II in 1944.

A car ferry system from St. Malo serves St. Peter Port in Guernsey and St. Helier in Jersey, as well as the English cities of Portsmouth and Poole.

St. Peter Port is the capital and main port of Guernsey.

It is described as consisting mostly of steep, narrow streets and steps on the overlooking slopes.

This is High Street in St. Peter Port on the left, looking much like the Hilgrove Street in St. Helier on Jersey on the right that I highlighted earlier in this post for similarity with streets in other cities.

Castle Cornet in St. Peter Port is located on a former tidal island in the Little Russel, a channel running between the isle of Herm and Guernsey.

We are told that it was originally built between 1206 and 1256…

…and that it became one of the breakwaters of St. Peter Port Harbor in 1859.

The tidal island of Lihou, just off the west coast of Guernsey, is the furthest west of the Channel Islands…

…and is connected to Guernseys L’Eree headland by a stone causeway at low tide.

La Braye de Valle was a tidal channel that made La Clos du Valle, the northern extremity of Guernsey, a tidal island…

…. but it was said to have been drained and reclaimed by the British in 1806 as a defense measure.

I find the high concentration of tidal islands that are accessible by causeways only at low tide, and all the tidal phenomena I have encountered thus far in the Channel Islands, to be extremely noteworthy, and would love to know what all of this represented to the original advanced civilization.

At the eastern end of the Braye Du Valle on St. Sampson’s Harbor, we find Vale Castle, said to be over 1,000-years-old.

I have a few more points to make about the Vale Parish before going back to St. Peter Port.

It is the location of a high concentration of ancient megalithic sites, including Le Dolmen de Dehus…

…said to have been first excavated between 1837 and 1848…

…what is called the La Varde Passage grave…

…said to have been discovered in 1811, and dating back to somewhere between 4,000 and 2,500 years ago…

…as well as a number of what are called cist-in-circles, like La Platte Mare.

Cist-in-circles are described as a small megalithic chamber enclosed within a small circular mound.

The L’Ancresse area of Vale Parish also has seven Guernsey Loophole Towers, of the fifteen such towers said to have been built by the British on Guernsey between August of 1778 and March of 1779 to deter the French from attacking after they declared themselves allies of the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

Back to St. Peter Port.

Come to find out, the French author Victor Hugo, best known for his novels “Les Miserables” and “The Hunchback of Notre Dame,” bought a house in St. Peter Port when he was exiled from France between the years of 1850 and 1870, allegedly for declaring the Emperor Napoleon III a traitor for seizing complete power in 1851 and establishing an anti-parliamentary constitution.

This was his home in St. Peter Port.

Called the Hautville House, it is utilized to house an honorary consul to the French Embassy in London, as a well as a Victor Hugo museum.

We are told that this house was donated to the city of Paris by Victor Hugo’s heirs in 1927, the centenary year of the literary genre of Romanticism in which Hugo wrote.

It was said to have been built in the year of 1800 by an English privateer, and that Victor Hugo furnished and decorated it himself.

The Candie Gardens are on the outskirts of St. Peter Port, said to have been established in 1894, and a rare surviving example of a Victorian Public Flower Garden.

The Gardens are home to the Guernsey Museum…

…as well as a bronze statue of Queen Victoria in imperial regalia with an orb and scepter at the top of the Gardens…

…and a statue of Victor Hugo, that was unveiled in 1914.

It was said to have been presented by the French government to Guernsey in gratitude for the hospitality shown to Victor Hugo during the years he lived there.

I wonder if there is a Victoria/Victor connection on display here in the Candie Gardens, with physical representations of both the feminine and masculine form of the Latin word for victory.

Like the island of Jersey, the island of Guernsey was demilitarized in June of 1940, including the suspension of the militia, and shortly thereafter the Germans occupied Guernsey from June of 1940 until May of 1945.

We are told that a massive building program was instituted by the Germans, which saw the construction of tunnels, anti-tank sea-walls, coastal case-mates, artillery positions, artillery observation towers, and a mass of trenches, mine fields, and barbed wire entanglements.

These were said to have been built using the forced labor of Organization Todt.

Guernsey was liberated from the Germans on the same day as Jersey, on the 9th day of May in 1945, and along with Jersey, celebrates that date every year as Liberation Day.

The La Vallette Underground Military Museum is set in a complex of air-conditioned tunnels said to have been built during Guernsey’s occupation as a fuel storage facility for German U-boats.

The museum features exhibitions, displays and information about various military and occupation memorabilia.

So, we have tunnels in both Jersey and Guernsey said to have been built by forced labor during World War II, and Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, one of the largest building works of the 20th-century, envisioned to make an Allied invasion of the Western European mainland from the sea impossible.

We are also told that when the Allied forces landed on the beaches of Normandy on June 6th of 1944, known to us in history as D-Day, most of the coastal defenses there were stormed within hours.

Something is not adding up here.

All of these massive building projects for making an Allied invasion from the sea impossible amounted to absolutely nothing?

Moving along to the next Channel island, the island of Herm is just east of Guernsey, and part of the Parish of St. Peter Port in the Bailiwick of Guernsey.

It is administered entirely by Guernsey, with its inhabitants being workers for the tourist industry and their families, and various tenants who rent the island.

For its small size, there are a large number of what are called megalithic sites on Herm, including, but not limited to, the Grand Monceau…

…the Petit Monceau…

…and Robert’s Cross.

We are told that the first records of inhabitants of Herm are from the 6th-century AD, when followers of St. Tugual, another of the seven founder saints of Brittany, established Herm as a center of monastic activity.

St. Tugual’s Chapel on Herm is said to date from the 11th-century, with the site being of religious significance since the 6th-century.

Herm appears to be a shortened form of the word “Hermit.”

A hermit, or eremite, is defined a person who lives in seclusion, from society, living an ascetic life-style, across religious practices, including Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Sufism, and Taoism.

Many famous hermits and ascetics were sainted, and known for special abilities.

For example, St. Teresa of Avila was said to levitate during raptures…

…which is practiced by Hindu…

…and Tibetan yogis.

I mean, was the TV sitcom “The Flying Nun” from 1967 to 1970 telling us something without telling us they were telling us?

The Hermetic tradition represents a lineage of gnosticism attributed to the teachings of Hermes Trimegistus.

These are the Seven Hermetic Laws from the “Corpus Hermetica”

So, were the monks we are told that lived on the island of Herm Hermetic, or eremetic, monks that were learning to access their siddhis, a Sanskrit word for human super powers?

Were all the monks and nuns in the world at one time seeking this knowledge, and we have been taught a different narrative about them to obscure this information of what Human Beings are capable of?

A few other things about Herm.

Quarrying took place throughout the Channel Islands, and the small island of Herm was no exception, with the Herm Granite Company being formed in 1830.

There is an obelisk on the northern end of the island of Herm.

Called the Pierre Aux Rats obelisk, it was said to have been built in the 1800s as a navigational aid for fishermen after quarrymen removed a large tomb previously used by the fishermen for navigation.

The German occupation of the Channel Islands for all intents and purposes by-passed Herm, which had relatively little use by the Germans during that time.

Operation Huckaback was a British commando raid on Herm on the night of February 27th and 28th of 1943, purportedly to take prisoners and gain information about the situation in the occupied Channel Islands.

We are told the commandos didn’t find any signs of German occupation, and left.

Cars and bicycles are banned from Herm, however, ATVs and tractors for transport and luggage.

This brings me to the Channel Island of Sark, with a population of somewhere around 500, its own set of laws based on Norman law, and its own Parliament.

It was a hereditary fiefdom, the central element of feudalism, until 2008, at which time it became a fully-elected legislature.

Sark has the same ban on cars as Herm, however, bicycles are allowed, and taxis are horse-drawn carriages.

The patron saint of Sark is St. Magliore of Dol, the nephew of St. Samson of Dol, the patron saint of Guernsey.

He was credited with all kinds of miracles, including healing miracles as well as miraculously saving people, even after death.

Saint Magliore was said to have established a community of monks on Sark at the location what is now a hotel called La Moinerie, which means “monastery”…

…and which is right next to “La Seigneurie,” the traditional residence of the Seigneur or Dame of Sark.

Sark consists of two parts – Greater Sark and Little Sark – and they are connected by a causeway called “La Coupee” that is 328-feet, or 100-meters, long, and 262-feet, or 80-meters, high.

The highest point on Sark, and in the Bailiwick of Guernsey, is called “Le Moulin.”

…after a windmill located there that was said to have been built in 1571…

…the sails of which were said to have been removed during World War II.

Sark was occupied by the Germans from July of 1940 to May 10th of 1945, liberated a full-day after Jersey and Guernsey.

We are told that British commandos raided the island several times, including Operation Basalt the night of October 3rd and 4th in 1942, where one German prisoner was captured, and Operation Hardtack, a series of raids in December of 1943 which were ended, we are told, because it caused the Germans to bring in reinforcements.

Sark had a different experience than the other Channel Islands during German occupation because of the influence of Dame Sibyl Hathaway, the hereditary ruler of the royal fief of Sark at the time.

Apparently she had a way of controlling the situation for a better outcome for her people.

Silver and galena, the natural mineral form of lead ore that is also an important source of silver, were mined historically on Little Sark.

There are what are called chimneys found here, said to have been for the discharge of smoke from the coal-boilers of the silver mines beneath them that were mined roughly between 1836 and 1847.

There is a megalithic dolmen in the vicinity of the silver mines on Little Sark as well.

I noticed on the map a place marked “Old Fort,” and when I searched for information about it, I found a reference to it describing it as a star-shaped earthwork fort above the narrow isthmus that joins Little Sark to Greater Sark.

I looked on Google Earth, and there is a star-shape still discernable in the landscape at the location shown on the map marked “Old Fort.”

I end this part with more questions than answers about the Channel Islands.

I have questions about:

Why were the Germans so interested in them?

Why were there so many megaliths concentrated on these small islands?

Why were there so many star forts here?

Why were there so many tidal islands here, and the extreme tidal activity?

Why were there so many saints and monasteries here?

Why do they have separate legislatures, currency, stamps, and passports?

In the last part of this series, I will be taking a look at several other noteworthy islands in the English Channel.

The Channel Islands & the Other Islands of the English Channel – Part 1 Alderney

This is the first-part of a three-part series on the Channel Islands of the English Channel between southern England and northern France.

I have been intrigued by the Channel Islands since I saw this map of Alderney Island and all of the “forts” on this little island, which is 3-miles, or 5-kilometers, long, and 1 1/2-miles, or 2.4-kilometers, long.

This is what we are told about Alderney.

It is the northernmost of the inhabited Channel Islands.

Alderney is part of the Crown Dependency of the Bailiwick of Guernsey, along with the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Sark.

A bailiwick is the area of a jurisdiction of a Bailiff, the chief justice of the bailiwick.

Alderney is the closest of the Channel Islands to both England and France, and is separated from the Cap de la Hague in France’s Normandy region by the Alderney Race, described as a dangerous passage because of the strong currents that run through it.

From this particular map, it certainly looks like there is more of Alderney Island below the water than above it.

Before I start looking at what’s found on Alderney, I want to share a comparison for similarity of appearance of what Alderney in the English Channel looks like from above on the left, with Shemya in the Bering Sea, one of the Near Islands, along with Attu and Agattu, the westernmost of the Aleutian Islands, which I found on a circle alignment I was tracking which originated and ended in Merida, Mexico.

I am going to start on Alderney at Fort Grosnez, located on the north, central shore of the island.

Fort Grosnez was said to be the first Victorian fort completed on Alderney…

…constructed by 1853 to defend the harbor breakwater works, with 28 guns in 7 batteries.

We are told that it was the French Coup d’état in 1851 followed by the crowning of Prince Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, the nephew of Emperor Napoleon I, as Emperor Napoleon III in 1852, and subsequently the establishment of the Second French Empire, that prompted the start of the defensive works.

It was during the time of the Second French Empire, we are told, that the grand railway network came together in France, centering on Paris, and the time when Paris was rebuilt with broad boulevards, striking public buildings, and very attractive residential districts for upscale Parisians.

Georges-Eugene Haussmann was the Prefect of the Seine, and was credited with the renovation of Paris by a vast public works program between 1853 and 1870, commissioned by Napoleon III.

This photo is labelled as “the Destruction of Paris during the implementation of the Haussmann plan” so this was said to be Paris before the public works plan…looks pretty rough!

…and Paris after the Haussmann Plan.

The Second French Empire ended with the defeat of Napoleon III military forces in 1870 to the Germans in the Franco-Prussian War.

This is said to be an illustration of Prussian troops marching past the Arc de Triomphe in Paris during the Franco-Prussian War.

It was said that the German Chancellor Otto von Bismarck manipulated the situation by dispatching the Ems Telegram on July 14th of 1870, inciting the Second French Empire to declare war on the Kingdom of Prussia on July 19th of 1870.

I thought it was important to include this information about the Second French Empire as what appears to be a connection to the mud flood reset, and how it was covered up in our historical narrative to explain the existence of the old world architecture of heavy masonry.

Now back to Alderney Island.

Going east along the north coast of Alderney, we come to Braye Harbor, the main harbor on the north side of the island.

The massive masonry breakwater of Braye Harbor was said to have been built between 1847 and 1864 to protect the Royal Navy ships in the harbor in the 19th-century.

Just east of, and overlooking, Braye Harbor is Fort Albert, said to have been built between 1856 and 1859, and named Fort Albert after Prince Albert’s death in 1861.

It was said to have been intended to be the strongest coastal defense work, and to have acted as the main citadel if the island was ever overrun by enemy forces.

East of Fort Albert, we come to Fort Chateau a l’Etoc, described as the Victorian fort on the most northerly point on Alderney.

It was said to have been completed by 1855 for the protection of the eastern arm of a breakwater that was never built, and designed for 23 guns with accommodation for 128 men.

Now it is privately-owned, and used to host part of the Arts Festival on Alderney.

Next, we come to Fort Corblets…

…now described as a highly-rated Victorian fortress that has self-catering accommodations on-site, where people cook their own meals.

The Alderney Lighthouse, also known as the Mannez and the Quesnard Lighthouse, is adjacent to Fort Corblets.

The Alderney Lighthouse was said to have been built out of granite in 1912 to protect shipping from the dangerous waters of the Alderney Race and the many rocks surrounding Alderney.

Here is a picture of the sun coming up behind the Alderney Lighthouse, in direct alignment with it.

This a good place to mention that I have found such alignments with lighthouses in other locations.

While I do believe that lighthouses served to guide ships through maritime passages for the original advanced civilization, I also think they were serving multiple purposes on the Earth’s grid system, including, but not limited to, astronomical alignments.

Unlike Fort Corblets, which was converted into a vacation accommodation, Fort Les Hommeaux Florains, the next place we come to on the coast, is in ruins.

It was said to have been completed in 1859, and designed for 67 officers and men, and seven guns.

We are told it was the first fort to be abandoned because of its difficult location.

Fort Quesnard is next on the coastline on the left, and when I saw it, I was immediately reminded of Fort Massachusetts, located on Ship Island in Mississippi, part of the Gulf Island National Seashore of the Gulf of Mexico.

Fort Quesnard was said to have been built and completed in 1855 as a defense against an attack from France, and Fort Massachusetts constructed between 1859 and 1866, following the War of 1812, as a coastal defense for New Orleans and the Gulf Coast.

Fort Houmet Herbe is next on the coast, and is located on a tidal island that is accessible by a causeway at low-tide.

Even though are no steps at the entrance to get into this fortification, we are told at one time was said to have five guns on four towers.

Here’s a view with Fort Houmet Herbe in the foreground in a geometric, triangulated relationship with Fort Quesnard, the ruins of Fort Les Hommeaux Florains, and the Alderney Lighthouse.

Now we come to what is called The Nunnery, located on Longis Bay on the southeast part of Alderney Island.

The Nunnery is said to be the best-preserved small Roman fort in Britain, said to be the first evidence of military construction on Alderney.

We are told that it was originally built in the 4th-century AD to defend Longis Bay and the nearby Roman settlement, now an archeological site on what is called Longis Common.

Archeologists explain the deep ground covering the ancient stonework by saying that sand could have buried the island’s first main settlement after its occupants’ moved to the main settlement of St. Anne, and sand blew in and buried everything under 3 to 4-feet, or 1 to 1.22-meters of sand.

Hmmm. I wonder if there is another explanation…? Like evidence of some kind of mud flood event?

Fort Ile de Raz is on an island in Longis Bay, across from the Nunnery on the shore of the bay…

…which is accessible by a causeway at low-tide.

We are told 10 men manned 64 guns at this fort starting in 1859.

Essex Castle was said to have originally been constructed by King Henry VIII between 1549 and 1554.

Said to have been unfinished because the work on the construction of it was stopped by Queen Mary, and turned into a private residence for awhile, it was said to have been partially demolished in the 1840s, and turned into a Victorian fortification.

So here is where I find something interesting.

If there was so much concern about fortifying this tiny little island, then why aren’t there any fortifications to be found on the south-western end of the island, between Essex Castle and Fort Clonque?

The island’s main settlement, St. Anne, is completely exposed on this side. All that any prospective invaders needed to do would be to land here.

Fort Clonque also was said to have been completed in 1855…

…and is also at the end of a causeway that floods at high tide, like Fort Ile de Raz and Fort Houmet Herbe.

So what is it with all of these tidal islands?

A tidal island’s existence depends on tidal action.

It is connected to the mainland by a causeway that is exposed at low-tide, and submerged a high-tide.

Famous examples of tidal islands include St. Michael’s Mount in Mount’s Bay in Cornwall, England…

…and Mont St. Michel, a tidal island and mainland commune in France’s Normandy region.

Both St. Michael’s Mount and Mont St. Michel are named for the Archangel Michael.

I would love to know what the true significance was of these tidal islands. There are many more examples than the ones I have shared here.

One last thing about Fort Clonque I would like to mention before I move onto Fort Tourgis is that like Fort Corblets, today Fort Clonque is a self-serving accommodation for up to 13 people.

Now we come to Fort Tourgis, also said to have been completed in 1855 to accommodate 346 men and 33 guns in 5 batteries.

The Cambridge Battery and Battery 3, part of the northern defenses of Fort Tourgis, was opened to the public in recent years, and were adapted for use by the German Forces during World War II.

During that time, Alderney became one of the most heavily fortified sections of Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, one of the largest building works of the 20th-century, fortifications built between 1942 and 1944, envisioned to make an Allied invasion of the Western European mainland from the sea impossible.

The Atlantic Wall was said to have been an extensive system of coastal defenses built along the coast of continental Europe and Scandinavia.

The Channel Islands were occupied by the German Armed Forces during the war, from June 30th of 1940 to May 9th of 1945, and were the only part of the British Isles occupied by Germany.

Alderney was the only Channel Island to be evacuated during World War II, with all of the islanders forced to evacuate in June of 1940.

With Alderney emptied of inhabitants, the Germans proceeded to build four work camps.

The Germans surrendered Alderney on May 16th of 1945, eight days after the Allies accepted the unconditional surrender of the Armed Forces of Nazi Germany, and seven days after the liberation of the Channel Islands of Guernsey and Jersey.

The people of Alderney were able to return to the island in December of 1945 after the extensive clean-up needed after the German Occupation and all that entailed.

Even with clean-up, Alderney was said to have been found in rough shape, with houses derelict, forts damaged, and wooden structures that had been burned as fuel.

Fort Platte Saline is shown on the Alderney star fort map between Fort Tourgis and Fort Doyle, but it doesn’t appear to be there physically any more, with its memory retained in the name of this beach.

This is a close-up on Google Earth of the lone structure on the Platte Saline beach, and it could have been the star fort at one time, but it looks like it has been re-purposed into something like a storage or parking area.

Fort Doyle is the last fort on my star fort tour of Alderney, near my starting point of Fort Grosnez.

As is the case with Fort Platte Saline, I can’t find much information about Fort Doyle either, but at least it is still standing.

Alderney is not the only small island I have encountered with a high concentration of star forts.

Fernando de Noronha,  the name of the main island and its archipelago, is off the coast of Brazil near the city of Natal.

The main island has an area of 7.1 square miles, or 18.4 kilometers-squared, and the archipelago’s total area is 10 square miles, or 26 kilometers-squared.

So what I found out that is really interesting about Fernando de Noronha is that in its relatively small area, there were at least eight star forts here at one time.

Bermuda is another island that comes to mind that was chock-full of star forts.

This is a 1624 map of Bermuda, attributed to Captain John Smith of Jamestown, Virginia-fame.

I found that both Fernando de Noronha and Bermuda figure prominently on earth’s grid lines.

I used this Google Earth screenshot to orient myself to Alderney’s location with respect to England and France…

…in order to match up Alderney’s location with this map, and to show what appears to be a triangulated relationship between these three places with a high-concentration of star forts for their small sizes.

There are other places/regions with a high-concentration of them, like they are some kind of energy nodal points on the Earth’s grid system.

And interestingly, places like Valletta in Malta, where there is a high concentration of star forts, were heavily bombed during World War II…

…and it was the same scenario with the attacks on star forts in the Strait of Dardenelles in Turkey during the Gallipoli campaign of World War I.

Were these wars a cover for the intentional destruction of the infrastructure of the original ancient, advanced Moorish civilization?

And why is an area of military operations in war-time called a “theater?”

Are they telling us something without telling us they are telling us?

One more thing I would like to bring up about Alderney is that it is home to the only working railway in the Channel Islands.

Working railway?

On a 3-square-mile, or 8-kilometer-squared, island?

The railway was said to have been built by the British Government in the 1840s, and first opened in 1847.

Its original purpose, we are told, was to carry stone from Mannez Quarry, at the eastern end of the island, to build the breakwater in Braye Harbor and the Victorian-era forts.

It runs for two-miles, or 3.2-kilometers, following a coastal route from Mannez Quarry to Braye Harbor…

…manned by volunteers for operation on summer week-ends and bank holidays.

There were three Royal visits to Alderney by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert in August of 1854…

…and the Royal couple was said to have ridden on an Alderney Railway car under a striped silk canopy, pulled by two black horses to the quarry before returning.

Three-years earlier, in May of 1851, Queen Victoria opened the The Great Exhibition of the Works of Industry of All Nations, held in the Crystal Palace in London.

I believe this was the official kick-off of the New World Order timeline, and that this one, and subsequent Exhibitions, Expositions, and World Fairs were showcasing the technology and architectural wonders of the original civilization before being hidden away or forever destroyed.

All of this so-called Victorian construction of massive fortifications on Alderney is attributed to this time-frame starting in the 1840s on through the 1850s.

I definitely think all of this is connected to the reset timeline and new historical narrative.

Another point I would like to make is that through the course of my research, I have definitely found an integrated connection between all rail infrastructure, canals, and star forts that I believe were built by the ancient advanced civilization, and were an integral part of the Earth’s grid system, and not built by who we are told when we are told.

See my post “Correlations Between the Physical Infrastructure of Railroads, Canals & Star Forts and Other Interesting Things” for detailed information about what I found in my research about this subject.

I am going to end this post here, and in the second part of this series, I am going to take a look at the other Channel Islands of Jersey, Guernsey, Sark, and Herm.

The Sulphur Springs Water Tower in Tampa & the Surrounding Area

In this post, I am going to be sharing how I came into awareness of what is called the Sulphur Springs Water Tower, and what I found when I recently visited it and what is in its vicinity in Tampa, Florida.

Four years ago, in June of 2016, was the last time I had been in Florida – to take my mom to a family reunion – prior to my latest trip there in July of 2020 to place my mom in an assisted living facility in her hometown in Central Florida.

Tampa International Airport is the closest airport to her hometown in Pasco County, Florida, the neighboring county to Tampa’s Hillsborough County.

I had just started to really wake up to the ancient advanced civilization hidden in the landscape all around us in 2016.

So in 2016, when I spotted this landmark heading north on I-275, right next to the highway, shortly after leaving the Tampa International Airport, it really stuck in my memory as something noteworthy.

I didn’t know the name of it until an acquaintance urged me to check out places to explore on my trip to Florida, from which I just returned.

At that time, I looked up “Tampa Lighthouse” because that is what it looked like to me, and I found out that the towering landmark I remembered was called the “Sulphur Springs Water Tower.”

I also saw historic pictures like this one, describing Sulphur Springs as “Florida’s Coney Island.”

At this point, my curiosity was further piqued because now there was a tie-in into my research on the relationships between early amusement parks and trolleys, most of which are long-gone, either destroyed by things like fire…or demolished for so-called modern urban development.

I made sure that I left time at the end of my trip to spend time spend looking around there, which I was able to do on the day before I left Florida, which was on Wednesday, July 29th.

I had already looked at the area on Google Earth in order to get an idea about where to look and what to look into because I am not familiar with the area.

I reserved a room on Busch Boulevard near Busch Gardens for the last night of my trip, in the middle of the part of Tampa I wanted to explore.

My starting point for this exploration is the Sulphur Springs Water Tower, which is located at the corner of East Bird Street and North Florida Avenue, also known as Business Highway 41.

It is 214-feet, or 65-meters, tall, and its foundation is said to be 45-feet, or 14-meters, deep.

It is located in what is called “River Tower Park,” adjacent to the Hillsborough River in the Sulphur Springs District.

Here is a historic depiction of the Water Tower and its grounds…

…and this is what the grounds look like today.

With the exception of some stately old oaks…

…the location felt neglected, and while I was there, I had the “River Tower Park” all to myself.

An architect by the name of Bob Lafferty was said to have designed the water tower…

…and a cement contractor named Grover Poole was said to have built the water tower in 1927 for developer and realtor Josiah Richardson.

It was said to have been built to ensure an adequate water pressure to supply the building which housed the Sulphur Springs Hotel and Apartments on the second floor, and Mave’s Arcade on the first-floor…

…called the first shopping mall in Florida.

We are told Josiah Richardson mortgaged all of his assets in Sulphur Springs to finance the Water Tower, which was said to have cost him $180,000 to guarantee the water supply to his properties.

When it was operational, it was said to have stored 136,000 gallons of water pumped from an artesian well, with the water tank occupying the upper quarter of the tower, while 7-floors occupy its lower three-quarters, and somewhere in there was said to have an electric elevator as well going up to the top.

Alas, Josiah Richardson lost his Sulphur Springs properties in 1933, when the Tampa Electric Company dam collapsed, and flooding ripped through downtown Tampa.

From its construction in 1927 until 1971, the Water Tower provided artesian well-water to both businesses and residences in the immediate vicinity, at which time the City of Tampa was said to have forced the end of its water-piping operations.

Water flows from an artesian well under natural pressure without pumping, providing an endless water supply.

City water utilities charge for water use.

It is interesting to note that the Tower Drive-in Theater opened on property next to the Water Tower in 1951.

The drive-in theater was levelled in 1985 in order to make-way for an apartment complex that was never built.

The grounds of River Tower Park has survived interest in developing it into high-end apartments in the 1980s, as well a large-chain drugstore that wanted to develop it in 2002.

In 2005, the City of Tampa installed lights for night-time illumination of the water tower.

I have received comments from viewers mentioning other similar towers.

One is the Alhambra Tower in Coral Gables, Florida, near Miami.

It was said to have been built in 1924, and was part of the city of Coral Gables domestic water supply system until 1931 when it was disconnected from the system and abandoned after the water company started buying water from the City of Miami.

It was saved from demolition and purchased by the city of Coral Gables for what was described as a token sum in 1958, and said to have been restored in 1993 from old photographs.

Firstly, does it make any sense to built something massive and solid like this, and use it for only 7 years?

Was the Alhambra Water Tower also built over an artesian well, like the Sulphur Springs Water Tower in Tampa?

Were endless natural sources of water being shut-down in favor of metered water and control of this essential for life resource?

There were other artesian wells in Coral Gables, as evidenced by the Venetian Pool, said to have been completed in Coral Gables in 1924

It is in a shallow quarry which brings in fresh water from artesian wells.

Secondly, I wonder how these water towers and lighthouses are connected, since that’s what they look like.

Lighthouses figure prominently on the Earth’s alignments I have been tracking, along with star forts and rail transportation infrastructure.

The Alhambra Water Tower is not far from the Miami Biltmore Hotel…

…said to have been built in 1926 through land developer George Merrick, who is given the historical credit for developing Coral Gables during the Florida Land Boom of the 1920s, and Biltmore Hotel magnate John McEntee Bowman…

…and said to have been inspired by the Giralda, the bell-tower of the cathedral of Seville which has an acknowledged Moorish history.

The Bok Tower in the gardens at Lake Wales came up in comments from several people.

It is located on what is called Iron Mountain, called one of the highest points on the Florida Peninsula.

The Bok Tower is also a bell-tower like the Giralda Tower in Spain, and is also known as the “Singing” Tower.

It was said to have been commissioned by Dutch immigrant and “Ladies Home Journal” magazine editor at one time, Edward Bok, and said to have been built between 1927 and 1929, when it was dedicated by President Calvin Coolidge.

Edward Bok died in 1930, the year after the completion of his bell-tower.

The Citrus Tower in Clermont, Florida, near Orlando, was said to have opened in 1956, and was a big, pre-Disney World, tourist attraction in its hey-day.

It is another massive Florida tower with an electric elevator, like the Sulphur Springs Water Tower…

…and is also a bell-tower like the Bok Tower.

What was the purpose of these massive bell-towers reaching up to the clouds for the original civilization?

Were they musical generators of healing and harmonious frequencies for the benefit and balance of all of Creation?

Just a few more examples of water towers mentioned in viewers’ comments before I move on to looking at the Tampa neighborhood of Sulphur Springs itself.

The Grand Avenue Water Tower is said to be the oldest of the three water towers in St. Louis that are still standing today.

Said to have been built by architect George Barnett in 1871, it is the tallest, free-standing, Corinthian column in the world.

Taller than Pompey’s Pillar, a free-standing Corinthian column in Alexandria, Egypt, said to have been erected between 298 and 302 AD…

…and the Column of the Goths in Istanbul, Turkey, said to have been erected sometime between 200 and 400 AD.

The last water tower I am going to look at is the Riverside Water Tower in Chicago, now an art gallery and museum.

Like the Grand Avenue Water Tower in St. Louis, the Riverview Water Tower was said to have been built in 1871, only by this one was said to have been designed by architect William LeBaron Jenney…

…and like the Sulphur Springs Water Tower, it was said to have had a free-standing elevator shaft erected inside the tower.

So what’s the real story here with all of these towers?

We are clearly seeing massive, advanced infrastructure with these examples that do not fit the stories we are told about them.

Back to Tampa.

We are told the history of modern Tampa begins with the founding of Fort Brooke at the mouth of the Hillsborough River, in what would today be downtown Tampa.

The town of Tampa was first incorporated in 1855, which lines up with what I believe was the official beginning of the new historical reset timeline in 1851.

Henry B. Plant was said to have laid the first railroad tracks in the area in the 1880s, which was said to have brought in the cigar and phosphate industries.

The Henry B. Plant Museum is housed in what was once the 1891 Tampa Bay Hotel, described as a Victorian railroad resort.

It is in the south-wing of Plant Hall on the campus of the University of Tampa.

Sulphur Springs is located six-miles north of downtown Tampa.

It’s southern boundary is the Hillsborough River; the northern boundary is Busch Boulevard; Florida Avenue, Nebraska Avenue, and the CSX Railroad line forms boundaries on the west and the east.

We are told that Native Americans drank from the springs the area is named for, who benefited from the medicinal benefits of the natural mineral water.

I noticed the Far North street names in the Sunshine State when I was driving around Sulphur Springs, like Alaska, Juneau, Sitka, Nome, Skagway, Yukon, Klondyke, Eskimo, and Seward, the name of the U.S. Secretary of State who signed the treaty for the purchase of Alaska from the Russians in 1867.

This seems odd to me. Like removing to a faraway place the actual identity of the people who lived here.

I have gotten a screenshot of Google Earth of where I primarily looked around in Sulphur Springs.

This is what I found at this first location marked by an “x.”

I looked around this side of the Hillsborough river, and found this tablet referencing this spot at the former location of the Van Dyke Bridge.

The Van Dyke Bridge connected Sulphur Springs with the Old Seminole Heights neighborhood of Tampa, the largest of three distinct city neighborhoods within the Seminole Heights District.

It existed there until 1961, and I can’t find information to explain what happened to it.

We are told Van Dyke Place was named for the man who owned a service station there in the 1920s.

But who were the Seminole?  What about them?

Why would this piece of land in Sulphur Springs be forever named for some guy who was a service station owner who was only there temporarily?

That’s like the magnificent mound-building civilization of North America being named the Hopewell Culture, also in 1891, after a family who owned the land that the Hopewell Mound Group earthworks were located on in Ross County, Ohio, and not having any connection made in the name with the indigneous people of this continent.

The Seminole of what is now Florida were considered one of the “Five Civilized Tribes,” indigenous peoples of the Americas who lived in the Southeastern United States, and described as part of the mound-building Mississippian Culture, along with the Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Creek.

The Seminole Wars were on-going between 1816 and 1858.

By 1842, most Seminoles had been removed to what was called the Indian Territory of Oklahoma, which was also by-and-large the fate of the other four civilized tribes…

…and six Seminole reservations were established in Florida for the those remaining.

The Seminole never signed a Peace Treaty with the United States Government.

The Seminole, like the other indigenous people of North America, are typically portrayed primarily as hunter-gatherers, with huts being constructed from readily available materials.

There are acknowledged mound sites in Florida…

…so they were certainly part of the ancient mound-building civilization.

What else did the Seminole build?

Well, right next to the tablet memorializing the Van Dyke Bridge, I found these cut-and-shaped stones lying around in the overgrowth beside the Hillsborough River.

I noted the masonry banks of the river at this location, and will show other examples at different places.

There is also a clear view of the Sulphur Springs Water Tower from Van Dyke Place.

In my driving around, I found the location of the Sulphur Springs Pool and Park.

This is the outside of the present-day pool facility…

It was located next to the Sulphur Springs Park, which has an old-world looking, domed-columned-arched pavilion, to which all access is blocked.

There is a nice view of the water tower from the park’s parking lot…

…and a view of more masonry banks further on down the Hillsborough River, a little ways from Van Dyke Place.

I became even more intrigued about this place the night I first found out the name of the water tower a couple of weeks ago, and the park’s history as the “Coney Island of Florida.”

Here is a historic depiction of the circular pool at Sulphur Springs with the waterfall…

…which looks like it still has a presence on the grounds of the Sulphur Springs pool in the present-day, according to Google Earth.

The historical Toboggan Water Slide of Sulphur Springs, however, is no where to be found.

…which looked to me like what was usually called the “Shooting the Chutes” ride at various Trolley-Park-Amusement-Parks across the United States, like the one at the Hudson River Valley’s Electric Park on Kinderhook Lake…

…and the one at the Wonderland Amusement Park in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Trolley parks were said to have started in the United States in the 19th-century as picnic and recreation areas at the ends of street car lines, and were precursors to amusement parks. By 1919, there were estimated to be between 1,500 and 2,000 such parks. For example, Luna Park at Coney Island in Brooklyn was a trolley park.

So, I was not at all surprised when I found out that Sulphur Springs was the end of a trolley line at one time.

Tampa was said by to have a steam-powered trolley system by 1885 carrying passengers between Tampa and Ybor City, and that in 1893, the Tampa Street Railway and Power Company converted its trolley system to electric-power from steam.

Sulphur Springs became the northernmost terminus of what was known as the Tampa Streetcar line, which TECO (Tampa Electric Company) took control of in 1899.

By the late 1930s, trolleys were in use in many cities, and by the end of World War II in 1945, Tampa and St. Petersburg were the only Florida cities with trolleys.

Then on August 4th of 1946, the last Tampa electric trolley was retired. The overhead wires were eventually taken down, and the rails paved over.

Today, TECO operates a 2.7-mile trolley line in downtown Tampa between the city’s Channel District and Ybor City…

…the only remnant of what was once an extensive trolley system here.

Other Florida cities had electric trolley systems at one time, like Miami between 1909 and 1940…

…and in more recent years, had the trolley return for public transportation in the form of a bus service.

Early photos of trolley cars show them being drawn by mules, like this one in Boston, Massachusetts.

Then, here is an historic photo of an electric trolley in Jacksonville, Florida, running on tracks in a dirt-covered street, side-by-side with a mule-drawn buggy.

Same idea in Athens, Georgia.

How do we reconcile having the technology to build an electric trolley system and at the same time be dependent on mules for propulsion?

And why did the trolleys and the trolley parks go away?

I mean, it sure seems like the electric trolleys were made to get up and running until cars and buses could replace the electric trolley systems as the primary mode of transportation, and then they were mostly gotten rid of as quickly as possible.

Was this in order to make an exorbitant amount of money from the oil and gasoline needed to run cars and buses, instead of the electricity-efficient and extensive trolley car systems which were in place everywhere around the world?

And what happened to all the trolley parks?

With the example of Sulphur Springs, outside of the one circular pool and waterfall in the current Sulphur Springs pool set-up, there is nothing left to show there was once anything like an amusement park venue and trolley line once here.

This is said to be a 1922 fire insurance map of Sulphur Springs Park.

I don’t know about the one in Sulphur Springs, but many historical trolley parks were destroyed by fire a long time ago, like the Exposition Park that was destroyed by fire in 1908 at Conneaut Lake in Pennsylvania, as one of countless examples.

I tend to think there was a major connection between the advanced, ancient Moorish civilization which built all of this rail and amusement park infrastructure as part of the Earth’s grid system that the Earth’s new controllers mostly deliberately destroyed.

This is an historic photo of Luna Park in Sydney, Australia, circa 1935…

…and Luna Park in Sydney today, with a completely different face at the entrance.

This brings me to the Busch Gardens in Tampa, located just slightly to the northwest of Sulphur Springs.

The “Busch Gardens” name was first used in reference to gardens developed near Pasadena between by Adolphus Busch, the co-founder of Anheuser-Busch with his father-in-law Eberhard Anheuser…

…where we find interesting-looking mounds, also known as earthworks.

They were said to have been open to the public between 1906 and 1937.

The Busch Gardens amusement parks were developed initially as marketing vehicles for Anheuser-Busch, and Busch Gardens in Tampa opened on March 31st of 1959 as a hospitality-facility for an Anheuser-Busch brewery which provided visitors with the opportunity to taste beer.

It is known for the African theme of the park.

There was no charge for admission at that time.

We are told there initially was a bird-garden and an escalator called “Stairway to the Stars,” which took visitors to the roof of the brewery where the tour began.

Rides and attractions were added, developing into a full-theme park while still promoting Anheuser-Busch beer.

I really see this development of associating beer with amusement parks as a “bread and circuses” approach by those behind the concept of the New World Order to facilitate lowering our level of consciousness by introducting the consumption of beer, and facilitating its association with fun and rides.

And I absolutely believe that the locations of amusement parks were important places on the Earth’s grid system, as electricity-generators, -receivers, or both, with the amount of electricity needed to operate all of the rides and everything associated with them.

Just a few things to mention about Busch Gardens as it relates to my recent trip.

I took note from outside the park of the Moorish architecture of what is called the “Moroccan Palace Theater,” an entertainment venue, next to the wall separating the park from Busch Boulevard.

And here are some pictures of what it looks inside the park.

On Google Earth, I checked out the part of the park I was curious from what was showing above the wall, but I couldn’t tell exactly what it was.

Like the roof of what I think was this structure…

…and when I was looking around this part of the park on Google Earth, I came across this view of what looks like an old wall, with arches and triple windows…

…which appears to be part of the Cheetah Hunt coaster.

I travelled east along Busch Boulevard where it goes through unincorporated city of Temple Terrace, as I was heading towards a place where I could get a view of the canal I spotted on the east-side of Tampa on Google Earth.

It is known as the C-135, or Tampa By-Pass Canal, a 14-mile, or 23-kilometer, waterway that connects the Lower Hillsborough Wilderness Preserve with McKay Bay, said to have been built in the 1960s and 1970s as a flood control project.

It also functions as a source of drinking water for Tampa.

One of the reasons I made it a point to see this canal is because of the Arizona Canal, which I took note passing by it on I-17 going through Phoenix because it has an amusement park called “Castles and Coasters” right next to it…

…which has Moorish-looking attractions at the park.

Another similarity in the landscape between what is found in Tampa and Phoenix is this comparison between the Hillsborough River in Tampa and the Salt River in Arizona, which actually goes through Phoenix but is mostly dried up where it runs through the city.

I believe these so-called natural rivers are man-made waterways, and there are countless examples on the Earth of the same snaky, s-shaped riverbends, like the Ouachita River where it flows through Monroe in Louisiana…

…the Mississippi River, as seen here in Vicksburg, Mississippi…

…the Nile River in Sudan in Africa…

…and the Thames River as it flows through London as seen here.

Here’s an s-shaped bend of the Hillsborough River where it goes through the Lowry Park Zoo, which is in Old Seminole Heights near Sulphur Springs, with its masonry banks…

…and here are views of the Hillsborough River on Sligh Avenue near the Lowry Park Zoo entrance, like the masonry banks I showed earlier in Sulphur Springs.

On my way back through Temple Terrace on Busch Boulevard after visiting the C-135 Canal, I stopped at Florida College to take pictures because of the Moorish architecture I saw there on my way to the canal.

As I went around this building called “College Hall,” I started noticing classic mud flood evidence of ground-level windows and underground levels.

I saw the same idea at the Stulgis-Akin Hall on Campus…

…with uneven masonry along the base of the building, going across it from right…

…to left.

Here is Jennifer Hall on campus…

…and remember the triple windows I showed you at the Cheetah Hunt coaster ride in Busch Gardens?

Triple and double windows are signatures of Moorish architecture.

Who do I think really built everything?

Master Moorish Masons of the Ancient Ones.

I believe the Moorish Legacy was stolen…

…when the Earth’s positive timeline was hijacked by what I believe was a deliberately caused cataclysm, creating a flood of mud which wiped out the original civilization.

…and that the new historical reset timeline officially started in 1851.

We have been indoctrinated in a false historical narrative from cradle-to-grave ever since then.

The first Freemasonic Grand Lodge – the Premier Grand Lodge of England – was founded in London, on June 24th, 1717…

…the exact mid-year point between 1492 and 1942, which I believe are the most significant years of the new New World Order timeline that was created from the original Old World Order.

Was freemasonry so named because all of the Old World infrastructure was “free for the taking?”

Freemasons weren’t the only players involved in deconstructing the Old World and creating the New, but they have been significantly involved in what has taken place.

Fittingly for my brief stay in Tampa, I noticed there was a Masonic & Fraternal Supply store right across the street from my motel on Busch Boulevard.

While I could go on and on, I will go ahead and end here.

In my next post, I will be looking at the islands of the English Channel, which was going to be my next post last time until this one from my trip came up.