Aug 18

With the Greatest Reluctance, a Return Visit to the Kariong Glyphs (Article)

With the Greatest Reluctance, a Return Visit to the Kariong Glyphs

By Steven & Evan Strong

2014-01-14 15.46.29Over the last twelve months during our many presentations we have made one very brief mention of the Kariong hieroglyphs, and it has been our expressed intention to maintain that disinterest through continuing to look elsewhere. With over 100 sites and artefacts on our ‘books,’ the climate at this particular archaeological site is so acrimonious and spiteful and is simply not worth the grief to revisit. We are of the opinion the arguments over what the signs and symbols engraved into three sandstone walls are meant to represent have sometimes overstepped the mark and are premature.

The three major camps who claim to have presented the legitimate translation of what was engraved on three walls have all missed a crucial point and ever-present reality, the credentials of the Kariong Glyphs have never been successfully prosecuted. Not a soul can deny that according to every Government department, academic faculty and media outlet, the 300 odd engravings are very recent and totally bogus. That’s it, end of story! All official channels have no interest in whatever these engravings could mean, simply because they are of no importance as they are a hoax.

Until proof is presented that establishes the validity of this site, we can’t see why anyone would become so obsessed over attacking other interpretations insisting that their version is the ‘real deal.’ There has been talk of UNESCO intervening to register the site despite official intransigence, accusations of profiteering, altering artefacts, selecting poor references and outright misrepresentation, and this been amongst fellow researchers who all express a belief in ancient civilisations and an alternative view of ancient history. Our critics are far less spiteful and relentless, they simply dismiss us as idiots and arrogantly move on to more familiar pastures.

The unpleasant reality is that even if one version was to be proven correct, all that means is that the deceitful and decidedly recent hoaxer created that fictional narrative and was familiar with ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs. At best it might win a gong as an ingenuous and elaborate ruse that could turn into a novelty tourist attraction, but according to all the experts and authorities that is as good as it gets.

Four Obstacles to Clean up

That is the current state of suspension, addressing the denial of the Kariong hieroglyphs’ authenticity is where any attempt to validate this ancient message from past civilisations must begin. Everything else is empty talk and merely after the main event. This first massive hurdle to clear has four anonymous prongs and until negotiated, there is no prospect of further progress down any lane. If scanning through official verdicts there are four possible culprits, all of which have been mentioned in official dispatches, and between them they stand united in refuting all other claims and every translation.

The official excuses, in order of popularity, is a “deranged Czech” who was working on clean sandstone walls and adding a variety of Egyptian symbols, and was caught with a chisel in hand exiting the walls in 1975. The story goes he kept wandering back over the next few years adding more to this engraved mischief. Second in line is the end result of an official inspection by chosen academics in 1983 who declared many of the engravings were less than 12 months old, and that this was most probably down to the actions of ‘hippies’ or ‘new-agers.’ The next line of defense involves a group of unknown students from Sydney University who camped there in the mid-60’s and while on country created this deception as some sort of perverse academic exercise. The least used ploy has actually been wisely disowned by most of our critics, but still holds credence in some circles. Talk of a grieving WW1 veteran constructing and engraving this testimonial to fallen comrades is weak, but the suggestion is still used to bolster the numbers. What is fascinating is that amongst the multitude of potential offenders there is not one actual name, a written and signed testimony of guilt or even rumours of idle boasts made at the pub or any other location.

They do not have one actual person, name or statuary declaration.
A sanctioned visit organised in 1983, the same date claimed by N.P.W.S. as to when they first became aware of this bizarre creation, was led by two academics who were selected to prepare a report which raised three objections.

Understandably they felt talk of dates in the thousands of years is ridiculous because some of the cuts looked far too fresh to be the end-product of long-term exposure to the elements, and they are absolutely right. If always open to the wind and rain some hieroglyphs they look like they are barely 50 years old, as to being four thousand years old, no way! The ‘experts’ insisted that many of the hieroglyphs are barely twelve months old. Secondly, just as fundamental and correct again, the second and third wall contain many glyphs, perhaps half, that were not recognised as Egyptian by these experts, and in some cases identified to be an ancient script from other ancient locations. Once again their observations are sound, on the second and third wall we could only score a 44% match to Egyptian Proto-Egyptian hieroglyphs (the script claimed to be found continuously on all three walls by all versions). Their third finding was quickly allowed to submerge under the combined smokescreen, the suggestion that it was made in 1982 is offensive, as by that stage hundreds had already seen it. Even the mainstream first choice has a chisel cutting into the sandstone in 1975. Nevertheless, such is the accumulation of so many objections, minor inconsistencies like these soon become lost in the collective haze.2013-12-30 10.03.10

The Original Truths

That is one story, lacking in plot, names or a motive (beyond insanity) to spend weeks creating this charade, but there is another version of ancient events that has an Original inspiration. This non-fictional account is replete with filmed testimonies made by Original Keepers of Lore, a signed statuary declaration by lady with an actual name who is still living.

The last full-descent Darkinoong Elder of this tribal estate, Aunty Beve, would have none of the lies. She was the custodian of this site and told us a much different story. Aunty Beve was adamant that ancient Egyptians did engrave signs and symbols into the sandstone near Kariong. This took place with not only Original permission, it then became part of the history of the tribe and land and was cared for, from that time on, by the Original people of that tribal estate. Aunty Beve gave a practical example of what this custodianship entailed. She spoke of a custom that went back thousands of years, of a time each year when the women would make their way to these walls then carefully coat the engravings with their urine. For reasons and chemistry never understood by us today, their contribution helped in preserving the integrity of these cuts/engravings.

But Aunty Beve went further, well beyond anything we heard before in relation to these hieroglyphs and the immediate surrounds, she made it clear that the Egyptian hieroglyphs are not only legitimate but much younger than an ancient Original engraved script which was also in the area. Of where that was she did not know, but the Old Ones made it clear that their writing is in residence and rock and much older. That truth has become a central theme in our research and extends well past Kariong and takes in the whole of this continent, and the world.

Unlike the accounts of those who are claimed to be the perpetrators of this hoax, Aunty Beve’s words on this matter was not only recorded on paper, but filmed for You Tube (Egyptians in Australia-Part2). Another participant in that video who was also interviewed in relation to the truths about these markings is David Fitzgerald, and his explanation straddles both sides of the divide in providing more substance to the structure of the writings in rock and also contradicts some crucial aspects of the acceptable version of events.

Unlike Aunty Beve, David Fitzgerald is still with us and intends to add some quite sensational detail to his previous account within days of this article being written.

When David first heard talk of this enigmatic engravings he was employed by the Brisbane Waters National Parks and Wildlife Services and one of his briefs was to assist in protecting any Original artefact or site. The rumours kept spreading throughout the office and despite repeated requests to the Head Ranger, David was denied entry. That soon changed when David found an Original site of immense significance, photographed and presented the evidence and added a proviso. He would only take them to his site if they responded in kind and took him to the site so strictly guarded.

So there he was just on sunset sworn to secrecy standing above the three sandstone walls filled to the brim with decades of debris. He could only make out the upper lines of hieroglyphs, there were so many branches, rocks and decaying vegetation that had fallen inside it was hard to see what this all meant. David was then told to supervise a team to clear out all the rubbish inside to get a clearer picture of what else was engraved and how far it extended. It took two solid days work before the walls were able to reveal the entire gallery and ancient narrative to the clear light of day.

IMAG0605What David told us recently was that upon further research on his behalf he discovered that some of the rocks they moved away were originally part of a rock ceiling that actually enclosed and shielded all of the engravings from the elements. The upper section of the first wall has a roof and there still remains three, perhaps, four pieces of grey sandstone laying on the floor between the walls of the same width and alignment which could conceivably be part of a much larger roof above. We have in an earlier article provided a written testimony supplying details of such an event taking place in the early sixties or late fifties. Undeniably, this is a relayed anecdote with an approximate time-line and of itself cannot claim quotation marks in any academic journal, but it does confirm David’s first-hand experience and would explain why the glyphs appear so fresh. If indeed the gallery was sealed off with a roof, it is entirely feasible that the exposure to the sun, rain and wind that took place over the last 50 odd years is exactly what we are seeing today.

Even if there never was a roof, David was most certainly clearing out tonnes of debris in 1978, as in instructed. And therein lays one of two elemental problems, according to official records the N.P.W.S. knew nothing of this site in the 1970’s. Official intimate contact at the rock face did not begin until the early 80’s, that is the official sanctioned truth, yet David denies this is the case. There is one lie floating in the ether and this suspension of the truth creates immediate collateral damage.

According to many endorsed responses, the most popular option is of a person with reduced intellectual capacities freely sauntering between the walls in 1975 with a chisel in hand chipping at the rocks at his leisure. However, less than three years past that point the entire passage is crammed full with what was agreed at the time of removal by those employed to work in the park, to be the result of decades of fallen vegetation and sandstone. It is positioned on a ridge up high not in the valley below, and it is utterly beyond belief that so much litter could have accumulated in less than 1,000 days. David knows that, and so too do those who worked on the site in 1978. From that point on there was an orchestrated cover-up, but for now, if relying upon official channels the dates are wrong, the tonnes of branches, trees and rocks are wrong and one of two versions of this story is wrong.

The second excuse on the reserve’s bench, is of an unnamed anonymous group of students acting in an incredibly unprofessional manner when making a fake gallery in the mid-60’s, was always a far weaker proposition. What compounds the offense in this flagrant act of stupidity is the supposed admission that a lecturer was complicit in arranging this appalling academic exercise. What also weakens the credentials of such a claim is that Egyptology, or any course with even a distant connection to Egyptian hieroglyphs, was never taught by any faculty in Sydney University, so we are off to a bad start in lacking the expertise to oversee and course to practice. Moreover, if it did happen, students in their younger years are prone to socialise and ‘loosen up’ with alcohol and sundry off-shoots. There is no rumour of an idle boast of responsibility, someone bragging about the stupidity of those who were deceived, and through all the fuss and arguments not one person’s conscience was stirred to come forward and admit culpability. No name or group or bubbled to the surface and pleaded guilty to an act that has no threat of punishment or prison.


Yet on the opposite tact, we did publish an article based around a signed statuary declaration made by Nell Parker (who is also still alive), and she is adamant that she was taken to the walls with hieroglyphs in 1958 when a child of ten years. She was sworn to secrecy by her uncle and told it was not made by Original people.

I think we can now dismiss the first objection raised by the appointed experts from the mainstream camp, the glyphs have retained much of their original line and precision due to a rock ceiling above that fell from above and a liberal dose of women’s urine to freshen it up. The markings are very old and exhibit a variety of technologies reputed never to exist in Australia until the British Invasion. But the second critique, that the walls display a mixture of ancient symbols remains and as it stands, automatically discredits any translation that insists that the whole gallery is one complete Proto-Egyptian narrative.

Three Differing Interpretations

Each of three interpretations have real merit and deserve consideration. Ray Johnson was the first to bring the glyphs to the public attention and he did liaise extensively with Egyptian authorities, particularly Dr. Abu Dia Ghazi. We have used his Proto-Egyptian manual as a base when trying to decode this ancient testimonial. We found when cross-checking the first wall we had 86% match, but the last two walls were far less compatible with a comparison rate of 44%. We ran into the same impasse the appointed academics confronted, as so many symbols just didn’t come close.

Another academic, Dr. Hans Deiter Von Senff, acknowledges this inconsistency, but believes this is merely due to the cruder hand of a less than qualified scribe wielding his chisel. Apart from being unable to be substantiated, it doesn’t make sense. This was the very first journey to this distant southern continent, the ancient Egyptians had an undeniable sense of occasion and were fastidious in recording details. For such an event, if there were two of the Pharaoh’s favoured sons aboard, the idea that they could not bother to dispatch one capable scribe to record this historic moment, is difficult to accept. This explanation has reappeared on more than one occasion and is both illogical and needs some solid evidence.

The Khemit School have proposed a different version and the people working on the glyphs are assuredly qualified to do so. The video of their translation makes some very strong points in regard to structure and sequence of glyphs that could only be known by someone highly versed in this ancient script. They also focus heavily on the first wall and are more selective once leaving the safety of the smaller passage. Again the academic credentials are impressive and even more so when bearing in mind the degree gained in Egyptology was awarded in Egypt. Although we differ in our takes of the last two walls they have never found the need to make any criticism of our differences, and we do appreciate their civility and the way they conduct themselves.

The third proponent (Colin Hayter) made contact with us some time ago with his alternative translation and we suggested that the first step was to make a You Tube on site presenting his theory and reading, then follow up with an article that is fully referenced with all sources open for inspection. We have always made it clear that the opening passage of his translation does resonate and have openly encouraged Colin to do as Khemit School and Ray Johnson did in putting out a referenced article that is fully sourced. Until that fundamental first step is completed, we feel that despite our empathy towards his introduction, his work is of a lesser stature than that of Johnson and the Khemit School.

What needs to be appreciated is that ancient Egyptian hieroglyphs are contextual and the manner in which the opening section is read has a direct influences in the choices made thereafter. All three accounts begin on different paths and separate even further as approximations and accommodations are made as the narrative continues. The problem is and remains as follows, a large portion of the hieroglyphs on the second and third wall do not belong to any Egyptian script.

We are not Egyptologists and make no claim to be able to do anymore than read between the lines and seek out general rules. On these walls it has been often said that two scribes were plying their trade, and after over 20 visits on site we tend to agree. We feel that the first wall which is still protected by the remaining ceiling is most certainly Proto-Egyptian, while the second and third walls are much older and relate to another story with much older players and beings. That alone explains why the comparison rate halves on the larger walls. If we are wrong and as we are not experts that may be the case, then the objection made in relation to the jumble of different styles is still valid and unanswered.

As we have said many times, establishing the authenticity of this contentious site is the highest priority, what it means is irrelevant unless it is agreed to be genuine, and nothing matters past that denial. The reality is there will never be an agreement or consensus on what was engraved, and the truth is that whatever it does mean is of little consequence. The elemental part of this exchange is that an ancient civilisation was present and engraved for in country using tools and technology supposed totally absent from this country until the British Invasion. The real question is not whether ancient Egyptians sailed so far and risked so much, but why they came.

It makes no difference what category the glyphs are placed, even if they are denied their right to exist at this site, the Egyptians were in this country for a very long time. There is not one Original Elder we have spoken to who is versed in the Old Ways that has not agreed with this truth, but unfortunately no-one in ‘high places’ is listening. Even if, and this will never happen, it is conclusively proven that the hieroglyphs on the three walls are bogus and none of them are Egyptian, that is merely one down and dozens more to disprove.

Looking Outside the Walls

There is ancient Egyptian evidence and artefacts scattered all over the country, with a sizeable accumulation of such archaeology located in the area in and around Kariong. All of this evidence was written about some time ago, but in setting out a general background and informing many who may not be aware of the overall Egyptian influence or have not read our earlier articles, there are nine examples of archaeology found very close by that exhibit a decidedly Egyptian flavour.


An engraved Egyptian Ankh, claimed by an ex-Senior Park Ranger with credentials in geology to be at least 10,000 years old, is engraved into a nearby rock platform. Until now the Ankh has always been a distinctive Egyptian icon solely associated with the revered God of Knowledge, Thoth. Knowledge of the God of Wisdom and many associated Egyptian myths is claimed to have originated in Egypt about five thousand years ago, but this engraving, which was certainly the oldest on the platform and most difficult to photograph, is claimed to be twice as old. And what only confirms this cross-continental connection, is an engraved footprint of an ibis beside the bottom staff of the Ankh. Barely two centimetres separates the one of the two recognised animal totems and iconic symbol of Thoth.

4) Ibis headed manThoth is a common motif, not far away is something that is as literal and explicit as an ancient chronicler could be in detailing the Australia precedence and narrative of Thoth. The engraving of a half-person/ibis head in profile, which is a very distinctive Egyptian pose, may seem unusual in such a distant continent, but not far away is yet another extension of Thoth’s persona and totems. At this rock platform Thoth is not only again depicted in profile, but is wearing an elaborate Egyptian Headdress and bearing what looks to be an ape-like face (his earlier totem). The elongated forehead, lips and headdress seem to add substance to our suspicions, but the next addition to the local archaeological stock-take defies coincidence, vandalism or any other lame excuse.

From our stance this ancient liaison and sharing of archaic wisdom was ticked off as assignment completed once viewing another rather striking rock engraving of a close to life-size depiction of a person adopting a rather rigid and markedly formal stance. The stance adopted is an exact replica of the Egyptian hieroglyph God of Inheritance, and we cannot think of a more appropriate location to be engraved than alongside the God of Knowledge-all originating in Australia.

24) Collasped Ancient TunnelWhat certainly would appear to also be a construction that seems to be another Egyptian creation is located close to the glyphs. But any simple site inspection will inevitably lead to an appreciation of the logistics and engineering needed to reposition this massive sandstone slab supported by three walls and the absolute improbability that anyone would even begin to consider building anything at all on such on a severe slope. It is actually dangerous to move anywhere once outside the confines of the entrance and inner walls if not on all fours, if you trip or stand and overbalance you will die. The three walls of rocks were cut, formed and stacked with incredible precision. The joins are paper thin in width and so reminiscent of the ancient walls of South America. They all lead towards a gallery of considerable length that can only be accessed for about 15 metres before becoming too narrow. The process of collapse and decay is accelerating as the walls above are much heavier and gravity is taking hold. Nonetheless, the technology needed is of the highest sophistication and seemingly at odds with what is supposed to present on country until the British Invasion.

What is a striking feature is that the most intense area of engravings and unusual archaeology seems to be near and around the Kariong hieroglyphs. All around the glyphs are a multitude of star markers, thousands in fact. At one rock platform barely two kilometres away there are close to one thousand engraved star markers, the immediate area is literally raining stars. The very closest set of engraved star markers, directly above and to the left of the three walls, has a set of engravings marking out the night sky that was not only recognised by computer software used by Sydney University, but dated to be over 4,600 years old.

This is not a coincidence, it is not good enough to parrot the same tired reflex response used so many times before. The Proto-Egyptian on this wall was first claimed to be around 4,600 years old, and what is of paramount importance, is that amongst all four possible interpretations of what is meant, there is only one point of consensus. There is no dispute that the first passage is about 4,600 years old, and now the rocks above have testified to the same date in the stars above, as is said so many times, ‘as on top so below.’

Another part of that inner circle of archaeology contains what is the fatal flaw in every bogus theory. Every claim of deception is predicated upon one location and one crime scene, never was the allegation made that the three walls festooned in hundreds of make-believe symbols is but one of many places where this ruse was engraved. That being the case, and it is, what are we to make of two columns of hieroglyphs totaling no less than thirteen, that are separated by rock formations, some distance from the glyphs and is almost impossible to see? No-one ever said this charade was a multiple offense carried out at a variety of locations.

11) 2nd set of Glyphs - CopyThe two panels of glyphs, of which one has been very recently scratched over, run down a sandstone cliff which is fortuitously sheltered by the extreme slope above and surrounding wall in front and to the side, forming a natural shelter that has seen these glyphs protected from most of the elements and erosion. Although positioned far enough away to escape most people’s attention, the small passage is still integrally bound to the central theme of a death in royal family. The larger of the two panels makes reference to a coffin, death, distance, a sacred funeral staff reserved for nobility and most importantly supplies a place of internment, “back shaft.”

We already knew of and had investigated the artificially formed ten metre underground tunnel that runs behind and beneath the highest Egyptian wall. It is unnatural and no-one has ever claimed otherwise, in fact even the N.P.W.S. have provided a token explanation, as per usual couched in an anonymous collective, in blaming “vandals.” Once again when another example of challenging archaeology is unsurfaced the official response tendered is lacking in a name, date or sensible reason for spending weeks excavating, forming and clearing tonnes of sandstone debris for no apparent reason other than to play a trick.10) Shaft

The last step in our ancient journey finds us between the walls with two artefacts in hand and question. When Original Elder Aunty Minnie Mace was accompanying Ray Johnson when on site she sensed something was there waiting for her. There is a very good chance that the ancient bone identified as human and metal jewellery with a circular clasp are both Egyptian.

Conclusion: Fact or Fiction

There is no doubt that ancient Egyptians were permitted to stay in Australia for a long time, but there is a contrived uncertainty as to whether they were responsible for some or all the Kariong Hieroglyphs. Until the issue of fakery is resolved, irrespective of how duplicitous and tenuous the allegations may be, where is the point providing the content until the context is established? We have to be brutally honest, at the present state of disrepair who cares what it means? It could all be Egyptian or partially Egyptian, either way it all amounts to nothing if it is officially proclaimed a bogus exercise. Everything starts and stops at that rotation point, and moving past the argument of authenticity is counterproductive.

As far as we are concerned it all comes down to what we know and what we have been told by people of impeccable Original pedigree. Every Original Elder and Custodian of the Old Ways we have met is adamant ancient Egyptians were in Australia with consent for a long time. Equally there is an abundance of Egyptian archaeology all around the Kariong site. We have been told by two local Elders of high degree that some hieroglyphs are Egyptian and have presented Original proof to substantiate their claims. From our perspective it is all the same, what we have discovered and what we have been told are all parts of the same ancient story.

As to the exact details, individual players and specific incidents, that must be put aside for another day. The first task is not to squabble and accuse those traveling down the same path, but to prove that there is a convincing alternative that is in open contradiction with virtually the entire mainstream version of humanities past, history and evolution. Once that not inconsequential hurdle is negotiated then is the time to debate what the hieroglyphs mean, but before that victory for Original common sense takes place, it would be better to say nothing else rather than fight in the sand-pit over what is written on the plastic bucket.

Jul 28

“The Rogue In Me” By The Rogue Researcher

The Rogue in Me (in book order)

By The Rogue Researcher

I was chatting with a friend, Bruce Fenton in Ecuador, the other week about our books we have in progress and he mentioned he was going to break down his into blog articles, which really made sense to me the more I thought about it. With all the new information flying around it is hard to read a whole book sometimes to get the little bit of info from it provided by the author or on the other hand they dump too much info on you at once. So I have decided to break mine down also in the same process and add links to various research and pictures beyond what I do in the blogs. I hope you get something out of this as I did writing it. In the 6 plus years on Facebook I have learned so much and I see many of us on the same trail now. The trail of understanding our Forgotten Origins and the ones that were intentionally written out of our historical timeline or distorted beyond belief. Writing a book is great fun O.o but it sometimes takes too long to get through the publishing process and by then the research is old hat.  I hope some doors are opened to possibilities that will lead to conclusions. Where some minds stop, The USOKS Keep going.My interview with Bruce Fenton at the wheel on Epic Voyages.



Chapter 1:   The Rogue in me


Chapter 2/Pt.1   De-foresting the forest of confusion


Chapter 2/Pt.2:   Deforesting the Forest of Confusion


Chapter 3: The USOKS


Chapter 4 pt.1: Peru


Chapter 4 pt.2:  Peru  “Flashback” Chapter 4 pt.3


Chapter 4 pt: 3: ~Peru~  “Babylonia la Grande”


Chapter 4 pt 4: ~Peru~ “Sacsayhuaman”


Why does this look like it has been softened and has melted somewhat. Dehydration?

Why does this look like it has been softened and has melted somewhat. Dehydration?

Jul 13

“Big Things Come in Small Packages: Ros’ Rock 12″ (Article)

Big Things Come in Small Packages: Ros’ Rock 12

By Steven and Evan Strong

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Ros told us in advance that this rock was small, but even that description fell short of the mark, it was far smaller than we ever thought possible. Knowing there are supposed to be dozens upon dozens of individual lines and imprints engraved into this rock, the mere thought of placing all that information within such a small package is as unsuspected as it is without precedent. By our rough count there are no less than 63 separate cut lines and imprints found on a piece of rectangular rock coated in chert measuring at its widest margins 3.5 cms by 2 cms.

From first sighting an immediate comparison to Ros’ Rock 1 was obligatory. Ros refers to this tiny rock as “mini-me,” with the first rock she found over twenty years ago being the original from which this miniscule duplicate was modelled. This likeness is only reinforced by the fact that both rectangular rocks have one side untouched with the clean chert veneer still unbroken. Equally, we already have another version, three times bigger than the newest smaller addition, which is the same shape and proportion as the largest of this genre, Ros’ Rock 1.

Exhibiting the same colour, shape, undercoat, thin crust of a chert coat, cut lines and sundry other similarities, it seems reasonable to assume that this rock does belong to an expanding category of three, of which Ros’ Rock 1 sets the tone and themes addressed. This hierarchy helps in establishing a general setting when trying to understand what was being communicated in stone. We are firmly convinced that the grids and lines on the largest rock are maps and that some of this pertains to distant constellations and journeys from there to here. It could also be that one side provides geography and destinations markers throughout the globe, both locations could be encoded, but without doubt there is a star map on Ros’ Rock 1.

All three rocks are exact, every line on Ros’ Rock 12 (with two minor exceptions) is straight or consistently curved, there are no jagged lines or variation in width, it is all narrow, straight down the line and so precise. This is a trait very much in keeping with what is required when accurately charting journeys or orbits, and this we believe is in evidence on Sides 1, 2 and 3 of Ros’ Rock 12. We have no doubt this is a map spanning across all sides and edges, but hold every doubt in finding a precedent or key. We have never seen anything like this arrangement before, here or anywhere, and at least half the cuts are barely visible to the eye unless assisted by a magnifying glass.

The Tracks of Three Lines

Ros Rock 12 Diagram

What rapidly became a fascinating exercise is tracking and examining the paths taken by the four major clusters of contributing lines beginning on Side 1. The concentration of lines side by side barely a millimetre apart yet parallel, creating a deceptively jagged outline, has never been seen before by us or in evidence on any rock in the collection.

Near the top of Side 1 is a cluster of up to seven straight lines which slopes down and runs across the face to a rounded edge. Once tapering to two lines this duet continues cutting through the surface of Side 2, then to counterbalance the descent on the first side, the line gently rises upwards to the next edge. Those two lines continue on Side 3 maintaining the same sharp cut, depth, width and angle of upward inclination. It is as if the lines dip noticeably on the first side then regathers equilibrium and begin to rise on the second side and this upward path continues on the third side until the upper line stops. With one remaining line selected to conclude this distant narrative, it nears the edge of the fourth side, but proceeds no further. From start to finish, during which six of the seven lines are shed, the lines measure 43 mms.

Next in descending order is a collection of five lines which is pared back to one before reaching the first edge. The continuity is lost before rounding that corner and the spread of what remains is broken into three smaller separate lines evenly spaced apart across Side 2, but still faithful the same alignment set on the first side. The same angle and reconnected line is struck into the chert 8 mms further on in Side 3. This separation, yet still remaining faithful to the same set path, is an integral part of the overall package, beginning as a major feature on Ros’ Rock 1. The maintenance of an angle when the line stops then resumes after a gap can be found on no less than half a dozen marked rocks.

2015-07-13 13.49.57Continuing our descent the third line is the thinnest of the four, but the second longest. It is merely a combination of two lines that continue around the edge and half way across the second side, which then widens into three, perhaps four lines in the final cluster. From start to finish, this sequence measures 31 mms, which is 12 mms shorter than the longest line.

The bottom line is 3 mms thick and obviously also the accumulation of smaller lines, but estimating a number is too difficult. What is particularly interesting is the length, 19mms, which is 12 mms shorter than the second longest line, which again is 12 mms shorter than the longest line. Is this yet another intentional ploy, or one more freak random coincidence?

What is without precedent and beyond the reach of any natural agents, is the delicate cluster of adjacent straight lines that form three larger shapes. In three locations there are 7 lines with a combined total width of 4 mms, 5 lines measuring 3 mms across and four lines co-joined with a shared width of 2mms. In combination these 16 lines occupy less than one centimetre of chert. The delicacy of cut, steadiness of hand and strength of blade on display demands a technological base of exquisite sophistication that is seemingly at odds with an Original naked hunter-gatherer society brandishing sticks, stones and bones. It doesn’t matter how a nomadic tribesman in ancient times combines any selection of animal bones, branches and stones, whatever is created will not be able to cut such fine lines into hard chert. Irrespective of any assumptions and deductions that may evolve, this vacuum in technology denies that the markings on this rock, and many others, can be created by such crude materials. We need no less than metal, and possibly much more, to succeed in this endeavour.

2015-07-13 13.50.20Reading Between the Lines

In every other rock in this series all exhibit no less than three differing widths of cut lines, therefore three blades of increasing size. But not on this rock, it is highly likely ‘one size fits all.’ It would appear that if requiring greater width the same blade was used again and again, on one occasion seven times. For whatever reason, only one tool was deemed sufficient and this repetition of line and width running across three sides reinforces our belief that there is one central theme and continuous narrative.

Another intriguing offering that is just as unique, is the abundance of horizontal lines cutting across or intersecting with three vertical lines that run down the face of Side 1. Looking like something akin to three tally sticks, the leading and longest vertical line makes contact with 18 horizontal lines, the slightly smaller and fainter line that runs almost parallel has one less point of intersection or cross-over and the smaller of the three lines has a tally of five or six. With no less than 40 points of connection all found within the confines of 2.6 cms by 1.2 cms, this of itself is a concentrated accumulation of information, yet this scorecard does not include the associated shapes made and new angles created.

Outside the Lines

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Momentarily leaving aside this maze of lines, shapes, angles and sundry points of contact and transmission by skirting around the perimeters, what becomes immediately apparent is the uniformity of rounded edging and consistency of what seems to be a fine polishing that verges on a lacquer. When I have held this rock facing the sun the glare is so intense the rock turns a blinding reflective white. This tiny rock is exceptionally smooth to touch, fine in grain and was made to an ancient formula. All eight sides are smooth and rounded, the edges are equal in every respect. The satin finish, lustre and balance are all indicators that this rock is not only a human artefact, but one of considerable sacred importance and was deserving of much time and needed a multiplicity of techniques when constructed.

Of course the same shape, polish and rounded edges is very much a trait shared by all three rocks of this genre, but this check list is incomplete and to sustain this interconnection there has to be an imprint of stature and prominence on Ros’ Rock 12. That distinctive pattern was set with Ros’ Rock 1, and equally being positioned on the top edge, not on any main face, there must be more of the same location. As would be expected, that is the case. Standing alone is the largest imprint, a semi-circle measuring 6mms in diameter and is easily the deepest. As it is unaccompanied by another imprint and has only two lines that both cut across the corners, the imprint becomes more noticeable as the flat top is almost clean and untouched.

2015-07-13 13.50.29What seems to add considerable gravity to the significance of this stand-alone imprint is a delicate cut 5 mms below that runs parallel to the curve above made by the imprinted circle. No other imprint on this rock has a symbiotic cut line that traces the same alignment or makes any detectable contribution. This is not only unseen before, but reinforces our belief that these rocks are a separate category as it is obvious that this imprint is a very important part of the message encoded into chert.

As it is with all three rocks, the smallest of the collection has been formed in a way where each side can readily support the weight of the rest of the rock when used as a base. We suspect the clean side was left unmarked as this is the place where the right-hand thumb is to rest. This explains why it fits so comfortably when held in this manner and why it slopes inwards and accommodates the fleshier part of the thumb. It ‘feels’ as if the thumb has rubbed away some of rock, or perhaps it was originally moulded to accommodate the top of the thumb.

Scratching at the Surface

2015-07-13 13.52.05I seem to be afflicted by an attack of clichés recently, the cancer article and now this one both open with sayings that fall well short of the mark and seem a bit shallow. That is why they were chosen, in both cases we are at best scratching at the surface as there are too many unknowns to be definitive and just enough left on display to make some solid generalisations.

So obviously shaped, so patently formulaic in rectangular form, sharing the same chert veneer and off-world content and destinations, this small rock has over one hundred lines and signs that point towards the stars. Now aware of the Original Dreaming Story and guidance as to the off- world origin and star maps engraved into stone on Ros’ Rock 1, but not at liberty to be more specific until allowed to say more, this smaller rock has to have information that relates solely to “as on top.” Whether a star map, marker of distance between constellations or planetary movements is not clear, all we can say is that its concerns are extra-terrestrial.

The technology is sophisticated, that case has been made and concluded some time ago, the application of a thin chert overlay we believe was molten at one stage is compulsory, the antiquity is not in dispute and nor is its Original ancestry. All talk of ancient advanced technology spread across Australia is ‘done and dusted,’ we want to go further back, way back to where the inspiration in ideas and cross-fertilisation through genes took place. And whenever we do that, no matter by what path we travel, it all comes back to what eminent geneticist, Professor Rebecca Cann, postulated to be the “two distinct lineages”(1) that led to the rise of the very first Homo sapien sapiens in Australia at least 400,000 years ago. She was unable to resolve this genetic impasse in naming who these lineages were, simply because she kept her eyes to the ground. According to keepers of the Original Old Ways the answer is as simple as looking outside this ‘Earthly box, once doing so it becomes obvious that one strand of genes were in residence on country, while the second set came from the Pleiades.

It is our opinion that this rock is one small, but important chapter in that narrative. The problem we still face is in defining the harmonics and tuning of this rock at every level. As proposed earlier, and never left out of any consideration, chert is a silicate, and silicon is the material chosen recently to store huge amounts of information. What if there is that which can be seen and that which is stored within awaiting the right key, note or song? What if there are Original men and women who know of such things?

The markings on this rock are either part of that chorus or due to natural causes, it has to be one or the other and there can be nothing in between but the sky and stars above.


(1) Robert Lawlor, 1991, Voices of the First Day, (Inner Traditions International, Rochester: Vermont), 26.

Jul 07

Thirty Three Degrees: Gemma’s Marked Rock

Thirty Three Degrees: Gemma’s Marked Rock

By Steven & Evan Strong

2015-05-03 13.52.01With both the formal and less structured introductions complete, now is the time to assess the credentials of Gemma’s Rock 11. From very first sighting there was no doubt that this marked rock is yet another part of this ancient Original assemblage. The dark chocolate veneer of chert was but one familiar port-of-call, just beneath the surface was the ever-present light cream undercoat.

As has been the case with every marked rock the lines were not chiselled but cut and of the many imprints present, none have broken the top layer of chert.
And it is two of these cut lines which is the dominant feature that precedes any analysis or comparison. She sensed that they intersected in creating an angle that Gemma knew is the central part of the Ros’ Rock entourage. It looks so much like a problem taken out of a maths text book asking the student to use a protractor and measure the angle. Gemma accepted the challenge and found her intuition was spot on, to the degree. It was, as she first hoped, thirty three degrees. Being the most prominent marking it was too much of coincidence to be anything else than intentional and due to a human hand and tool of considerable sophistication. Gemma knew, as we do, that the angle thirty three degrees appears seven times on Side 3 of Ros’ Rock 1 and forms the principle component of some sort of map.

The geometry lesson does conclude with one angle. There are two sets of parallel lines cut into this rock that run across and below in what seems an intentional way of highlighting and adding more mathematics to the principle measurement of thirty three degrees. All six lines on one side obey strict geometric principles and thus rules out any chance, be it ever so remote, that this is all down to natural agents. Since recently receiving confirmation from the highest level through an Original representative of the Old Ways that these ancient chert rocks are both spread across the country and incredibly powerful objects in every conceivable sense, there is no doubt that this rock is part of this very sacred category. The six lines on Side 1 are sufficient in themselves to establish that this is the genuine article.

Yes from the first second we knew this marked rock belonged to the Ros’ Rocks collection and that was a relief at so many levels, but let’s be brutally honest, we have twenty marked rocks yet to be discussed that ring ‘more bells’ on first sighting. But the problem is that these rocks carry a form of communication that is so cryptic, intricate and multi-everything, and there are plenty of things we have still missed. What seems to be a repeated personal lapse in application or just part of the deal, it has taken many inspections before beginning to appreciate the depth of delivery and mathematical precision this rock has on display. It needs to be clearly understood that nowhere in ancient Original art, or any cave, rock or engraved testimonial will there be six straight lines in one cluster of such geometry and exactitude.

Is there a clearer way of demanding that we all pay attention to this obsession with thirty three degrees that any human from ancient times could devise? We think not.


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Past that point it all becomes a matter of bonus extras, the case is made and Gemma’s Rock 11 honorary inclusion into the elite Ros’ Rocks ensemble is registered. Nonetheless, it would be remiss in not including a brief summary of other points of interest that we will develop upon at a later time.

The four rows of fine pecks are very deliberate in arrangement and delicate in execution. Unlike Ros’ Rock 4, which has many similarities and is part of the same sub-group as 3, 6, 7 and this rock, the pecks on the smaller bottom edge are about the same in number as Gemma’s Rock 11, but far wider and deeper. Again such a tight clean formation of pecks is another extension within a form of communication that has no equal on this planet. The timing means nothing, it may be very old, but it is very, very elaborate and very, very much so far beyond the reach of any hominid intellect of today.

As a first inspection there seems to be three widths of line and they are predominantly straight. We counted no less than 22 lines and angles and suspect further measurements by Dr. Derek Cunningham will find quite a few of the same angles can be found on other rocks. The lines are without doubt the dominant feature, this is a rock dedicated to length and inclination.

As mentioned earlier that we feel Gemma’s Rock 11 shares many features with Ros’ Rocks 3, 4, 6 and 7. None have depressions or grooves created to accommodate fingers or the thumb, and all seemed to be made to sit in the palm. The size and arrangement of lines, colour of chert, quantity of imprinting and shape of the rocks are similar and suggests that these rocks stand united in delivering details and information centred around one theme.

This is a small rock measuring 4 cms x 3 3.5 cms, even the enigmatic geometry and specific angle is at best an extension on what can be found on other rocks. The imprints and lines are not new or different, nor is the thin veneer of chert that was once molten, in fact, nothing on display opens new horizons and is merely more of the same, with one unique exception.

When selling real estate it is all about location, location, and the same rules apply here. Where this marked rock was found is different, when it was found is different, how it was found is different and who it was found by is different. These differences supplement and reinforce the real possibility that all of these rocks tell a story and truth which must lead on to the complete rewriting of huge sections what is assumed to be humanities’ past. That which is shared finds this rock is no different in marking, overlay, what lays beneath, colour, lines or imprints to that of many rocks in the Ros’ Rocks ensemble.

Two Opinions Separated by Prior Knowledge

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Putting together all that separates and binds, what Gemma found is both artificial in construction and sacred in purpose. However, having said that, we do know that the geologist she approached differs in his take of the causal agents. He sees this as a natural occurrence, but this lapse is forgivable as he had no base upon which to compare. Knowing nothing of the Ros’ Rock collection and conditioned to view the past with very tight blinkers, this geological aberration can be seen as a one-off deviation from the norm and therefore it becomes feasible that the sundry markings on this stand-alone rock could be due to the actions of nature and weathering.

I made contact with our highly qualified and extremely anonymous geological advisor for his opinion and he passed no critical comment beyond observing it was yet another part of the ensemble. Fully versed in the intricacies and credentials of each rock presented thus far, and very keen to champion natural causes until all avenues are exhausted, he is an extremely strong advocate for the recognition of many of the Ros’ Rocks series, and had no hesitation in including this rock amongst such esteemed company.

The real truth is that this rock is just one of many but was found in a different location, more recently, through sheer chance or providence, and was actually stationed off-shore, yet is very much a part of mainland Australia’s ancient history. Like all of these rocks they have an ancient story to tell, and the narrative of this rock begins with an introduction, what comes next is still unknown and most definitely a work in progress.

Jul 05

YOUTUBE: UFORQ – Steven & Evan Strong Presentation – Original People From the Stars

Published on Jul 1, 2015

Steven & Evan Strong present their hard evidence that the Australian Aboriginals are the original peoples of the world and all other peoples came from here. DNA, rock carvings and much more evidence is presented to back their claims. A fascination of facts unfolds to open your minds to the true history of Man on this planet.

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Jun 29

Gemma’s Rock 11: Tales From a Topographic Ocean (Article)

Gemma’s Rock 11: Tales From a Topographic Ocean

By Dr Gemma Regan with Steven and Evan Strong

2015-05-03 13.22.57When Gemma Regan made contact with us with news of what seemed a serendipitous encounter with an ancient Original marked rock, which is so similar to many of the rocks in the Ros’ Rocks series, it was initially a welcome surprise. This of course was an encouraging extension in our research, but equally Gemma’s involvement in the recovery of a sacred object confirmed a repeated female component. It is as if the women alone are destined to find these treasures either never known or assumed lost. Because of this established precedent, more of the feminine same did not come as a surprise.

We agreed to meet at Lennox Head, which happened to be the same place she found this artefact. When we first met we were unaware of where the artefact was discovered and it was my assumption that the place of discovery was near Byron Bay. It was a surprise to find that it was found at this beach and no further than 200 metres from where we now sat. This made perfect sense, we had seen this place at a very low tide and counted close to 20 individual rock channels running out to the ocean formed to trap fish as the tide ebbs. Most of these traps had never been seen by us before. With such a volume of rock traps and potential food this immediately leads towards the real possibility ceremonies and meetings were also occurring on the beach. As such, the discovery of this marked rock at a place where the gathering of food and performance ceremony took place is to be expected.

From the first moment we set eyes upon this ancient relic we had no doubt this is yet another sacred marked rock that breaks so many rules. The colour, customary top thin layer of chert and lighter coat underneath, lines and marks on display is part of the Ros’ Rocks package.


Straying From our Norm

We spent about two hours in investigation and discussion. It was decided that Gemma would begin a joint article with her account and we would conclude with our own observations and comparisons. She did ask us what aspects of her first contact with the rock did we want her to focus upon, perhaps supposing we wanted a dry scientific report. Far from it, we felt her reactions before and after along with how this all came about were essential is setting a base which both provides a material setting and also includes a far more subjective and decidedly spiritual component of this interaction between silica and carbon.

Of course once requesting Gemma to focus upon her personal premonitions and disposition we have set off on a user unfriendly non-scientific course, and this is something we rarely do. When we do feel compelled to acknowledge the mystical, invariably this foray into the esoteric follows a strong empirical base to radiate from, this time around everything is back the front. As much as this breaks a mould we feel very comfortable with, there is no other sensible approach. If Gemma is convinced her finding of this ancient object was destined and spirit-assisted, what gives us the right to challenge the person in possession? Moreover, why is it that nearly sacred object and site brought to our attention involves a women? More importantly every recipient has similar tales to tell of being drawn to the artefact/location and their unshakeable belief that the Original guardian spirits were directing proceedings.

Cultivating two Scenes

Up until now every rock in the Ros’ Rocks collection (excluding our Wisconsin guest) was either found or purchased by Ros. Those bought from an extremely sympathetic seller were collected between 1926 to 1939 in expeditions made by archaeologists and helpers which was spread across the continent, and none can be confidently pinned down to a specific site or exact time of discovery. There are a few where a general indication of a region has been given, and of course Ros’ Rock 1 is the exception and stood alone, but not anymore. Gemma found this rock at the southern side of Lennox Head Beach just past the shoreline when standing in knee-deep water a few weeks earlier.

Eighty years after Elkin, Basedow and others collected most of the chert marked rocks and twenty years after Ros found the first rock in this series some 600 kilometres to the south near Gosford, the spread in geography and times of discovery or acquisition defies an unique one-off event, the remote chance that the technological sophistication was isolated to one location or was due to a bizarre combination of natural forces in action at one place. The marked rock belongs to the local tribe at Lennox heads and every tribal region in Australia.

The Best Laid Plans …

We parted with an agreed plan, Gemma would open and we would sum up and then conclude in one combined article. The content and style Gemma was to use was clear and all we had to do was wait then tack on a bit at the end, and maybe write an introductory paragraph or two. Well that plan fell by the wayside as this is the seventh paragraph and we are still rattling on.

Between the saying and doing Gemma went above and beyond expectations. We were expecting something concise and short, and what Gemma sent us was much more than we anticipated. What she sent us is much better! Yes it is personal, subjective, much longer than we presumed and dependent on her word and character. People do mislead and lie for all sorts of reasons and we are sure that cynic and critic alike will feel predisposed to challenge her integrity, blame her ego or playful imagination and walk away convinced this is just a fanciful ‘New Age’ tale either dreamed up or the result of a vivid imagination fueled by some local herbs.

There is only one way to pass judgment, read all of Gemma’s account first and accept that we are utterly convinced this lady is being truthful and has a level academic ‘head.’ After all her PhD. was not handed out for lying or misrepresenting research. Gemma is fully acquainted with the intricacies of academic rigour and balanced reporting, but equally, she is driven by a more important priority, telling the truth. And this is what follows, this is her story and ours will follow soon after. To put both accounts together would simply make the article too long and turn this into a novella. So the science and archaeology we will supply will follow soon after.

As we warned the reader in our introductory paragraph this time around we will begin with Gemma’s personal account of the spirits at play, then follow up at a later date with the facts and comparisons that add substance to our belief she is telling the whole truth and nothing but the Original truth.

A Day at the Beach

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Lennox Head

 A Synchronous Find

Dr Gemma Regan


Photo by Dr Gemma Regan

Thoughts whirled around my head as I felt my toes sinking into the delicious cool sand embraced by the invigorating waves when I felt something wash against my right foot. I bent down to see if it was a shell and saw it was a small smooth beach pebble about 2 inches in size. Instinctively I picked it up and glanced at it in the fading light planning to skim it across the rolling waves. It was a carved stone and had the characteristic lines and markings as I had seen on the Ros’ rocks from the Steven and Evan Strong collection. An innocent holiday in Ballina had culminated in the synchronous delivery of a magical stone from the sea.

As an evolutionary anthropologist who has taught human evolution using the fossil record at both University and High school, the mainstream acceptance of the Out of Africa hypothesis that modern humans originated from an African lineage has always been a “bone” of contention for me. The human fossil record is sparse and scattered. Spectacular new finds such as the Hobbit, a tiny metre high human which lived only 13,000 years ago demonstrate how little we really know of our own origins and history (Morton and Van Osterzee, 2007.)

In November last year I attended Steven and Evan Strong’s presentation “The Greatest Story Never Told: Mankind’s Hidden History.” They used a series of carved rocks named Ros’ after the person who found the main one near Gosford in 1990. The other 20 rocks have been loaned to the Strong’s from the Aboriginal Elders for their research and until now no others had been found. The notion that our real human history has been hidden or contrived and their suggestion that the Australian Original people were the source of everything that human society has been built upon had whetted my appetite to really consider who we are and what are our true human origins.

A Compulsion to Paddle

So to return to the story of a small insignificant rock. I was recently having a much needed break at Ballina on the North NSW coast with my family. We had been at Byron Bay all day and were returning to the hotel via the beautiful coast road. Despite it being almost dusk I felt compelled to stop at the end of Seven Mile beach near the Flat Rock camp ground and venture onto the beach with my kids. It had been a long day and a paddle was just what we needed to blow the cobwebs out before venturing out for dinner that evening.

I was paddling in the sea watching my young son and thinking about the Ros’ rocks and the research of Steven and Evan Strong. I had interviewed Steven for my esoteric radio show The Witching Hour on 4ZZZ and found his relating of the Elder’s tales of our origins from the Pleiadian star system to be fascinating and compelling. I was also considering the logistics of a trip down to Sydney via the Gosford Glyphs as I had discussed them on a recent show and Steven had suggested the possible link with Egyptians revisiting Australia and leaving evidence of the culture behind.

While I mused upon the rocks I splashed in the sea enjoying the cool waves lapping at my toes while I thought about the nature of the carvings and what they could mean. My instinct was that they were some kind of shamanistic message stones used in specific magical rituals and possibly used as a link to other worlds.

The Synchronous Delivery

My last radio show only days before had been all about synchronicity and whether synchronous events were ever “just one of those things.” Does everything happen for a reason? It is related to the level and awareness of an individual’s consciousness and manifests personal experiences of a more holotypic nature, such as déjà vu, precognition or just an inner gnosis about the outcome of an event. Was there some, as yet misunderstood meaning behind the strange and unusual events that seemed to be crowding my days recently or was it “just one of those things.”


Steven Strong examining the stone for the first time. Photo by Dr Gemma Regan


All these thoughts whirled around my head as I felt my toes sinking into the delicious cool sand embraced by the invigorating waves when I felt something wash against my right foot. I bent down to see if it was a shell and saw it was a small smooth beach pebble about 2 inches in size. Instinctively I picked it up and glanced at it in the fading light planning to skim it across the rolling waves.

Compulsively, I looked at it again and with a rush of adrenalin I saw it had markings on it and appeared to be a carved rock. It was the same black colour with the characteristic underlying yellow lines and markings as I had seen on the Ros’ rocks from the Steven and Evan Strong collection.


Pock marks on the base of the rock. Photo by Dr Gemma Regan

My world seemed to tip and invert as if reality had become a dream and my dreams were now reality. Was this small insignificant rock a part of the human story? Questions and endless possibilities flooded my mind as I thought I heard a high piercing note and felt like my body had been given a 40,000 volt shock. Perhaps this rock also carried a hidden message long before carved by the Original people and could carry information to help unlock the key to our prehistory.

I was thinking fast about what I may have just found. Had the rock really been delivered to me in a synchronous event? Was it precognition and I had already known I would find the rock and recognise it and that was why I had been compelled to stop at this beach at this specific moment and been thinking about the Ros’ rocks? What was the significance of me receiving the rock from the water and was it truly similar to the others in the Strong’s collection of 21 rocks loaned to them from the Original Elders? How likely was it that anyone else who had picked up that particular rock would have just skimmed it back into the sea and not realised how significant it could be? The questions were endless and none had answers.

However, I knew someone who may have the answers or at the very least be able to verify the authenticity of the rock. I briefly photographed it and sent the photos to Evan Strong for identification. Part of me already knew this was not just a beach pebble but could be a rock of real significance, possibly even a message rock imbued with some magical properties.

It had a classic A shape at 33 degrees, there were cris crosses and carved parallel lines around the rock and even the pock marks on the base purported to be a star map on the Ros’ rocks.


The A shape and deep yellowed carvings in the stone. Photo by Dr Gemma Regan


Photos and emails about the rock and my synchronous find had certainly piqued the interest of Steven and Evan and we agreed to meet back down near Byron Bay so they could compare the rock directly to the other stones. When Steven finally got to handle the stone his initial response was “Ohhhhh shit, it’s one of them!”

Down into the Original Rabbit Hole

In the meantime I seemed to be experiencing a paradigm shift. It started with a dream which resonated with the stories of the dreamtime about being a snake, actually the dreamtime snake Kunya:

I felt a strong emotion of focused hunting as a giant snake, I slithered across the cold desert at night and over Kata Tjuta, all was silent and still. I was the only movement across the barren land with my powerful tight muscles gliding quickly and easily over rocks and water. I passed Kata Tjuta which felt feminine like it was for women’s business, knowing there was nothing I sought there. Is lid on and arrived at the great monolith and felt a surge of masculinity as I started to wrap myself around Uluru. Dawn was about to break, it was magically still in the grey of twilight. I started to move quickly, searching. Around and around I slithered faster and faster in a frenzied blur. I was the rainbow serpent oozing with frustration as all the colours of the rainbow shed onto the rock leaving trails of colour and lights and sparks in the still predawn. Around and around I slid accelerating to just a blur forming a brilliant blue white light. I was searching for something, a remembered feeling, a memory of being. Until finally I fit, it felt like an orgasmic relief from the frustration! I felt my coils settle perfectly into the cracks and curves of the rock like they had been there waiting for me from a time previous. It was home, I felt myself mold into the gaps and meld into the rock. We were as one and there was a slight hum as the dawn broke. I was home to remain and be still, and sleep, to again dream. Then there was a wave of elation through completion as the sun’s rays hit the rock which was now me and there was peace and all was still.

Now I’ve been to Uluru and heard the story of how Kunya happens to be on the rock told by an Original Elder guide but it was not the same as my dream. I heard the story but the significance of an ancient tale had not resonated with me at the time. Being an English lass of Celtic descent. Aboriginal culture seemed remote and alien to me, but during and after the Kunya dream there were extreme emotions that were so masculine and powerful. I was the snake, the Earth, the creation. I wondered if the dream was linked to being custodian to the rock and perhaps it was an information “download” that had led me to this path…

There have been other more dreamtime styled dreams too since finding the rock, another involved an Earth serpent:

I’m in a playpark sitting on the dirt amongst the roots of mangroves under the fig trees watching my kids play when I feel something move underneath. I ignore it. Then I realise it is soft where I am sitting and different to the rest of the earth. I’m on top of a giant snake and sitting on its large flat head which is just under the dirt. I look behind and see how big it really is, and am amazed that Icouldn’t see it before, although its camouflaged its a giant snake of the Earth. No one else notices the snake only I know it exists. I start to worry about the safety of all the kids in the park. It starts to move a little and the ground undulates but I’m too scared to get off in case I alert it to my presence. I start to panic. Then it shifts gently as if readjusting and settles to be still again. I realise it knew I was there and was alerting me to its presence. I suddenly know that the earth serpent is restless but waits patiently until the right time when it must and will awaken, all in time…

Many strange events have occurred since I found the carved rock, things that would otherwise have seemed miraculous had I not experienced such a large paradigm shift. Now I experience each day with renewed joy and excitement and I’m cataloging my dreams in the hope that I may soon gain more insight. A trip to the glyphs and the aboriginal site at Kariong near Gosford is imminent and I’ll be taking the rock with me.

I have also been meditating with the rock for further illumination and even had a group of magical practitioners meditate with the rock in the moonlight to see what they saw not knowing of its origins. One meditation revealed many brown hands passing the rock one to another and chanting then a naked figure running along a coastline in the dark trailing a large burning branch. They then cast the rock into the sea off the cliff whilst chanting, as if as an offering. Another meditator felt that it was the significant rock of an initiate used in a shamanistic ceremony for magical divination.

A friend’s husband, who is a geologist kindly examined the rock and identified it as a metamorphic mud rock that could have been formed under great heat and pressure and it deemed that it was possible the cuts and striations were natural small faults and folds. Of course that is a geologist’s interpretation of the rock which fits an accepted hypothesis of rock formation.

The adventure with the rock continues…


Morwood, M and Van Oosterzee, P. 2007. The Discovery of the Hobbit, Random House Press.



Jun 24

Two Ancient Aliens landing in Australia this July! (Event: Media Release)

Media Release—————————

By Duncan Roads

For Immediate Release



Two Ancient Aliens landing in Australia this July!

 Was the human race seeded by space travellers?   Is God an extraterrestrial?


Ancient Aliens TV co-stars, Erich von Däniken and David Hatcher Childress are set to visit Australia this July.  The duo will appear in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and the Sunshine Coast as part of a tour that promises a riveting exploration into the mysteries of our past.

Erich von Däniken postulates Earth may have been visited by extraterrestrials in the remote past – and that in fact the gods of antiquity were astronauts. Erich has appeared as a guest on countless television and radio shows, participated in and contributed to numerous film and TV productions and has written an abundance of articles on the subject over the years.

Erich guarantees to provide incredible computer animations of the so-called Vimanas – the flying machines of ancient India. “I will discuss their links with the visions of the biblical prophet Ezekiel, and of course with the writings of Enoch”, said Erich. In a unique animation Erich asks questions of the builders of the great pyramid. “I will show the newest discoveries inside and under the pyramid. The audience is transported into a world thousands of years into the past”, says Erich.  He also flies with the audience over the plane of Nazca in Peru and shows images never before seen in Australia.

David Hatcher Childress is known to his fans as the real-life Indiana Jones and is author of the Lost Cities and Ancient Mysteries series of books.  In the USA he has appeared on Fox, NBC, Discovery Channel, A&E, The Sci-Fi Channel, The History Channel, The Travel Channel and others. David also appeared in the Canadian television show Weird or What?, hosted by William Shatner and he regularly guest stars on radio.

“I’m really excited to be coming back and connecting with Australia again”, said David.  “My presentation will be delving into megalithic construction around the world, cranial deformation and the Anunnaki.  I’m also going to delve into the mystery of stone balls, obelisks, Vimanas and structures on the Moon and Mars.”

David’s presentation promises to be fast-paced, visual and mind-blowing.

Duncan Roads, editor of NEXUS Magazine and Alternative News Project will introduce the tour at each stop.



Name:  Denise Blazek        Tel:  0407 908 249   Email:

Information and tour dates at:

Jun 23

“Cancer is a Gift”

“Cancer is a Gift”

By Steven Strong

I have heard this glib phrase many times before, and it always sounded just a touch trite and even more disrespectful. Any cancer is unpleasant, and when the words terminal and palliative are attachment to the prognosis, there seems to be no joy whatsoever. Even more so when my wife was told she had a very advanced primary liver cancer and there was no possible way for her to recover, and a stay of six months at most was all the medical experts could guarantee. Of all the primary cancer locations there seems to be none worse than the liver, the research is unequivocal in affording “a dismal prognosis” simply because ”no consistent survival benefits for anticancer agents in hepatocellular cancer have been recorded in approximately 100 randomized studies reported during the past 30 years.”

With all the medical facts collated and the white-fella medicine-chest empty outside pointing the bone, my wife was told there was no hope of survival because there wasn’t any drug on this planet that could help. With a blood cancer count of nearly 664,000 the primary tumour (hepatocellular carcinoma) in the liver measuring 15.5 cms x 12 cms (187.5 square cms), another large cancerous growth in the spleen and talk of four smaller lesions, the task at hand was beyond the ability of oncologist or surgeon. What they offered was a drug made of many chemicals difficult to pronounce, spell or swallow, that if taken at full dose and prepared to endure all manner of adverse reactions, could extend her life by up to two months. From this point until death there will be no idle talk of recovery, it was a downhill slope with one possible minor deviation.

At the time when the medical experts were passing verdict, within a second of hearing an opinion as to what could be the end-result, one ray of hope sprung to mind: Medicinal Cannabis Oil. My wife was in hospital for over a week and so grave was her condition the nurses suggested I sleep beside her. So debilitated was her general health and body, the charts recorded that she exhibited all the symptons of anorexia, and even after releasing her it was two weeks before the doctors felt confident enough to prescribe half dosage of this new drug that just might provide a brief stay of execution.

In the meantime an alternative natural regime of the highest calibre was being established in preparation for the first dose of the chemical poison with a ‘truck-load’ of side effects. Above and beyond this pressing need to defend the body there was an even higher priority, attack and neutralise the cancerous cells found in no less than six separate positions. We made no secret of our intention to combine three treatments, the illegal Cannabis Oil, Zeolite (to be discussed in the next article) and the mainstream manufactured drug Nexavar, and nor did the oncologist given my wife’s case make no secret of her disdain for our choice, adamant that the cannabis can “not kill one cancer cell.”

Three Months Later

My wife’s cancer count at her last blood sampling is 1,460, her main cancer has “decreased markedly” to a size of 30 square cms, the cancer in the spleen is “much smaller” and all other smaller cancers have been destroyed. The experts are stumbling in the dark deposited well outside their comfort zone and the professional assisting us is still in a state of denial. Without going into all the many components that lead to recovery, as this is meant to be an introduction, we are rapidly reaching the stage of full recovery and the potential of creating some sort of preventative dose to strengthen this remission.

Obviously the Medicinal Cannabis Oil and Zeolite will continue but at a lower dosage, the manufactured product has to go asap, as it creates too many unpleasant side-effects and that can only get worse. Will it be phased out quickly, gradually or completely discarded? The pace of exclusion really is the only question remaining.

To assist in deciding future directions, my wife’s oncologist sent us a copy of the research and science that led to this drug’s approval, and it is from this point her tale of an inconvenient medical success begins. This account is somewhat back the front in that we are using the present situation to provide a background setting, then we shall step back in time in detailing what happened after the bone was pointed and death-sentence proclaimed. We felt the reply I sent to the doctor who has been advising us highlights all the relevant science and provides not only proof that Cannabis Oil can kill liver cancer cells under the right conditions, but explains how this can come about. Until we can present the science and data retrieved, the officially sanctioned impossibility of recovery still remains as the major obstacle. Science insists these positive results cannot come about, so what comes next is a copy of my reply upon reading the official paper that led to this drug being approved for public use.

“Sorafenib in Advanced Heptocellular Carcinoma” (The New England Journal of Medicine, July 24, 2008)*:

My Response:

NB. This is a direct copy of my response to the supervising oncologist, the only alteration was the changing of names so as to ensure the focus is only on the events and science, not people and places.
“Hi Arnold,
Thanks so much for sending the science and I have had a close look and I now understand why what is happening is difficult for you (and us) to absorb. I see the paper as purely positive.

I note the biggest hurdle is that primary liver cancer carries with it a “dismal prognosis” and there has been “no consistent survival techniques” available after over “100 trials over 30 years.” Therefore, what Del has is a death sentence, if relying solely on what is available in the ‘mainstream’ medicine-chest.

The trial was predicated upon no chance of defeating the cancer, and as such it is to be expected that “no patients had a complete response.” I noted that they included a “one sided false positive,” just in case through some miracle this mortality rate of 100% is upset-but that did not happen.

That being the case, the markers are actually “measured stages of regression,” and all that has to be done is measure the time occupied at each descending rung. They are actually factoring in as ‘gospel’ the “date of randomization until the date of death.” So there is no need to measure or expect a decrease in cancer blood count or tumour size, simply because the drug acts as an “inhibitor” and its assigned role is to “delay disease progression,” so death is inevitable and any other measurements serve no purpose.

The selected patients could only qualify for treatment if they had “well-preserved liver function.” As my wife almost died in hospital and with a cancer count of 664,000 she would have been rejected as a candidate. As for those whose livers met with the researcher’s approval, of the 299 who volunteered to take this experimental drug, no doubt with the hope of an improved condition or lengthier stay, “80% had adverse reactions,” 70% were so badly affected they either had a “dose reduction” or “interruption.” If only 71 remained and “468 had discontinued treatment,” the side effects are severe and this negative result seems to be downplayed through emphasising the extra time gained. But if miserable and unwell, what has been gained bar a proportional increase in illness and suffering? Living extra days yet feeling unwell and drained of energy is hardly an enticing bonus, and that view seems to be held by most who withdrew.

We suspect that a huge majority of those sampled are not from Grade 3 or 4, which is my wife’s category, but mainly contains patients from the less severe Grades 2 and 1, and from that group many had previous operations which failed to stem the flow, but their liver was still functioning. What still puzzles me is a selective and subjective claim that “five year survival rates of up to 60-70% can be achieved in well-selected patients.” “Up to” is not specific, and one can only assume the cream of the crop were chosen to highlight the positive aspects. But what is a “well-selected” client and how are such individuals recognised? Are we seeking the least damage to boost the averages, those with a positive outlook, someone just diagnosed in an early stage, or perhaps friends and relations of the main researchers? Not knowing the condition of the liver, cancer count or what Grade the “well-selected” patients brought to this equation, such poor science does raise concerns.

All we do now as a certainty is that if any operation was attempted, irrespective of the size and level ascribed, if just one cancer cell remains in the liver, it does return with accelerated vigour and no manufactured drug can stop its progress until death.

Now the pressing question relates to where do Del’s results fit into this paper and the answer is it does not, and the reason for this, in what seems a touch ironic, is clearly stated in the paper. The researchers, to their credit, were very candid in conceding their drug is lacking in a colleague and limited in its applications. They state that “Sorafenib is likely to delay progression,” which means it cannot reverse, only stem the flow. But there amongst the despair and limitations is one carrot.

“Future studies should assess the benefits of combined molecular therapy, as compared with Sorafenib alone.”

Absolutely, spot on, but they have no idea what other test tube conceived drug could effectively combine, just that there is a vacancy unfilled and is needed in attendance. The real pity is that they needed to look outside the laboratory and into the earth.

Arnold, as you no doubt know, the drug you prescribed works through “apoptosis,” what you are having some difficulty accepting is that apoptosis is the same ‘game plan’ employed by Medicinal Cannabis Oil. “Unlike chemotherapy … cannabis has the ability to seek out the affected cells and destroy them through apoptosis, reducing the size of the tumour. In other words, it actually possesses cancer-preventing properties.”

Before cringing in cynicism let me share with you three of the sources who support our belief Cannabis Medicinal Oil is the perfect leading partner: the Australian Federal Government, the Head Professor of Medicine from Harvard University and a team of eminent academics from Sydney University.

At Norfolk Island broad acre full strength THC sativa cannabis strands are being grown solely to make Medicinal Cannabis Oil to be exported and sold to Canada as a medicine to combat a huge array of disorders including cancer. As it is an illegal substance, and Norfolk Island is undeniably part of Australia, it can only be sold as a medicine if gaining approval by Government scientists-that is the law. An article in the SMH carried an interview with the company spokesperson who explained why their product was sold intact with the THC. He spoke of the way the THC literally escorts the 9 identified “key cannabinoids” to the each cancer cell.

Three years ago on a Four Corners program there was an interview with the Head Professor of Medicine at Harvard University, he said that, and I can still remember every word of this sentence, “Cannabis Oil will be the wonder drug of the 21st Century.”

It is one thing for a radical academic to spruke the oil’s credentials, but for the Chief Administrator of Norfolk Island to wax lyrically about the growing of full-strength cannabis as an approved exported Australian product pushes the boundaries considerably. And that is before the amazing announcement made by Sydney University in relation to Cannabis Oil and a $33,700,000 grant they gratefully received to examine to the countless benefits of this natural drug, many of which they are openly extolling (more on that at the end of this article).

On more than one occasion the researchers clearly held out hope for a complimentary drug of unknown origin or make, they make it clear “future studies are warranted to evaluate sorafenib as an adjuvant therapy.” “Adjuvant“ means “serving to help or assist,” and by admitting this drug is in need of a senior partner, all that is needed is to find the principle ally in apoptosis. Alas, the problem is this paper was written in 2008 and they are still hoping for the leader in this confederation will be discovered inside a test tube.

So knowing Sorafenib is utterly incapable in being responsible in killing >98% of the cancer count, then the Cannabis Oil and Zeolite must be doing exactly what the doctors hoped for. They are working in concert and as a unit, with the exotic chemical very much the junior partner.

Arnold you did say that the massive reduction in the cancer count could be misleading and until a cat scan was taken nothing was certain. So we reluctantly agreed to a third cat scan, knowing each treatment equates to one hundred X-Rays, it was something that had to be done to confirm what we knew to be true. The smaller cancers are gone and the larger two are much smaller, there are no ‘delaying’ tactics by Sorafenib on display in this exchange, here the cancer is being vigorously attacked and neutralised by the oil and volcanic ash. We aren’t even convinced that the drug is making any worthwhile contribution, once factoring all the insidious side effects, but cannot be sure as it could act as a catalyst or make a minor contribution.

Make no mistake we do appreciate your expertise, real concern and suggestions, but as you know from the very beginning we have been on different paths and to this stage ‘never the twain has met.’ I believe you have to factor the Medicinal Cannabis Oil into her short and long term recovery, but you are finding this request nigh on impossible. In our last meeting you asked my wife whether she was using one of two appetite inducing drugs that could only be prescribed by you, and thus explain why she was eating so well. That was so disappointing, cannabis has one effect everyone knows about, it is called the ‘munchies.’ In a recent Big Bang Theory show three of the stars accidentally ate some marijuana cookies and spent the rest of the show chasing up anything resembling food to satisfy their insatiable cannabis inspired craving to eat. Knowing from Day 1 we were using the oil and you clearly denied it had any use, I was stunned when you asked this and make it very clear the cannabis is not on your radar.

Medicinal Cannabis Oil is certainly on the radar of Sydney University, big time! An amount of $33.7 million has been donated to Sydney University to “research the medical applications of cannabis.” So huge is the donation it is “the largest research donation in the University’s history.” Professor Iain McGregor leads a very diverse team and correctly observed when assessing the prospects of cannabis that it has “incredible potential for the relief of human suffering … and to repair damaged bodies and brains.” It is undeniably, as the Professor claimed, “one of the most exciting questions in modern medicine.” The Premier of NSW, Mike Baird, is also just as excited by this development confident in his belief that “this is something that is going to reverberate around the world.”

Along with a variety of cancers and brain disorders they believe will be cured the researchers “argue cannabis is a potential treatment for obesity, schizophrenia and drug addiction.” Without doubt this could end up to be the most versatile and effective drug known to mankind, now I am starting to sound like that loopy left-wing Harvard academic, and the extremely conservative Australian Government, and the highly esteemed academics at Sydney University, and so it continues and grows as each day passes. You told me I was wrong to place such faith in cannabis and you claimed you had science in your corner, I am sorry but the science is on our side in this debate and you are wrong twice over.

And while we are on the topic of what constitutes good science, have a closer look at the front and back page in the fine print, where “potential conflicts of interest” are declared. Twenty one of those working on this paper have been paid by Bayer, the two leading academics are paid by Bayer, the “critical review of the manuscript” was performed by an employee of Bayer and the article was “supported by Bayer.” Equally, I also found puzzling and confusing the use of the two major forms of measuring the regression in health that takes place before death. Using the terms “survival” which really means how many months left before you die, and the “progression” to a lower stage of functioning has a ‘feel good’ approach masking a tragic conclusion. It sounds more like a sales pitch focusing on semantics and glossing over the flaws, than an impartial scientific investigation.

The problem is the next time we meet the blood count will be lower and the last two tumours smaller and some decisions need to be made. All of the proponents of the Medicinal Cannabis Oil are urging us to dump the chemo post haste and go clean and natural. You sit on the other extreme and dismiss the natural agents and place all your ‘eggs in the Sorafenib basket.’ We always wanted to walk the middle path, but have no-one to accompany us. So we are forced to decide our next move without anyone to seek counsel from.

I do hope this gives you a clearer understanding of our take on this. Again this is not a critique, just a statement of our stance on the causes and effects and the research done on Sorafenib. I don’t expect you to agree or alter your poor opinion of Cannabis or Zeolite, but at least you can see our take on this.

Cheers Steve

A Mid-Semester Report

We have measured the progress of this “gift” by the cancer count collated by through blood samples and as we began it was thought of by the thousands, anything just in the hundreds seemed so far off in the distance. The cancer cell count in the blood is the first port of call for the oncologist to discuss and gives the best general indicators as to general health and often, the increasing rate of decline. Over the last eleven weeks my wife’s count started to marginally decelerate beginning at a slightly better, but still extremely grave count of 623,900. Four weeks further on the descent had accelerated markedly, 173,192 was close to half a million less and this certainly was more than encouraging. But what if that was it, what if after an initial surge the cancer cells take an initial hit and then re-establish their tenure?

The next cancer count took place four weeks after and resolved one issue, the cancer was still suffering heavy losses, 17,007 was just over a tenfold decrease and maintained this rapid rate of attrition. There was now a consistent pattern for the last ten weeks and as long as everything stayed the same we saw no reason to doubt it would continue. The past three weeks have seen another drop at an increasing pace (1,160%), and the last count of 1,460 brings us very close to the starting line. The fascinating consequence of this last number is that over the last 21 days between blood samples the cancer cells have been dying at an average of 720 per day. If, and that is an assumption only and won’t be confirmed until the next blood test, it continued at that pace, three days after her blood sample was taken the task was completed.

Or could it be, and the odds are remote, that right at the finish line the most resilient cells residing at the core of the growth rallied and multiplied. Perhaps there is final step to be taken at this crucial final moment that is yet unknown. But at the very least, if this is a journey of a thousand steps, with a success rate of 98%, nine hundred and eighty steps have been negotiated, and the path taken so far deserves to be closely scrutinised.

The ever-present issue is simple, is the Medicinal Cannabis Oil capable of killing the cells of advanced hepatocellular carcinoma? We believe the answer is a resounding yes, with one caveat. If unable to appreciate why my wife firmly believes this huge tumorous growth and the five others in attendance are gifts that can be life-changing, then it all goes back to no better than ‘a 50/50 chance.’

P.S. The result of the next blood test is in, sixteen days after the reading of 1,460 the cancer count is now 345 and the oncologist told us the large carcinomas have shrunk massively and the number of cancer cells, as measured in mid-March, has now dropped by over 99.5%. We are now instituting a plan of gradual reduction, as this manufactured chemical is undeniably toxic. There is no more talk of combating the cancers, but more of maintaining the present readings and recovery.

The problem we face is simple, as no-one has ever survived there is no official routine or sanctioned guidelines to rely upon. The path forward is full steam ahead while making it up as we go.

* Paper’s Full Reference Citation:-

Josep M. Llovet, M.D., Sergio Ricci, M.D., Vincenzo Mazzaferro, M.D., Philip Hilgard, M.D., Edward Gane, M.D., Jean-Frédéric Blanc, M.D., Andre Cosme de Oliveira, M.D., Armando Santoro, M.D., Jean-Luc Raoul, M.D., Alejandro Forner, M.D., Myron Schwartz, M.D., Camillo Porta, M.D., Stefan Zeuzem, M.D., Luigi Bolondi, M.D., Tim F. Greten, M.D., Peter R. Galle, M.D., Jean-François Seitz, M.D., Ivan Borbath, M.D., Dieter Häussinger, M.D., Tom Giannaris, B.Sc., Minghua Shan, Ph.D., Marius Moscovici, M.D., Dimitris Voliotis, M.D., and Jordi Bruix, M.D. for the SHARP Investigators Study Group,  “Sorafenib in Advanced Hepatocellular Carcinoma”, The New England Journal of Medicine, July 24, 2008, Vol. 359 No. 4 : 378-390.


Jun 18

Ros’ Rock 10: The First Hyrid (Marked Rock) Article

Ros’ Rock 10: the First Hybrid (Marked Rock)

By Steven & Evan StrongDSCN1107

This marked rock is yet another sourced from a private collection of sacred rocks that was part of the interaction that took place between Original tribes and Elkin, Basedow and other sympathetic researchers in the 1930’s. All are genuine being the product of Original technology and many are extremely old, and we have no doubt that this remarkable rock belongs to the most ancient category. It escorted the rock found at Wisconsin in the post, and out of courtesy to our guest from abroad we first briefly examined Thomas’ Rock 9. Having observed protocol, it is now time to turn our attention to the second half of this doubles package.

Upon first opening the box I was struck by how unlikely a pair these rocks first appeared, they are the double bass and soprano of this growing ensemble of 23 marked rocks and opposite in so many respects. Ros’ Rock 10 is the heaviest of the series yet is an intriguing piece of geometry. Each face is consistent in angle of incline and proportion and is obviously artificially formed. The rock was delicately fashioned to be held in a certain way, with slight depressions provided for each finger and webbing behind the thumb. We believe that the three rectangles and two triangles that make up this shaped rock were made to a set formula, whereas the faint markings and the residual chert overlay is far more sloppy and for the most part, indistinct. There has been so much skin rubbing on chert and it has been going on for so long. What remains at this late stage at face value are faint lines, gaps, hints, possibilities and a few definites.

DSCN1106Its companion in post and guest from across the waters (Thomas’ Rock 9), is the smallest and lightest of all the rocks we have examined. The markings are of the finest precision and clarity without the need to add, subtract or visualise. A small as the rock is, the perfectly flat polished face and engraved lines are undamaged, seemingly protected from the elements. The actual rock itself, once subtracting the undamaged flat section containing the lines, carries no evidence of any interest in the shape itself. The layers beneath make no recognisable form and carry no flat edge or straight line. This rock is, once subtracting the top piece, the most untidy, scrappy member of the collection. Whereas Ros’ Rock 10 has the smoothest surface, flattest edges, and an abundance of straight tidy lines, be they ever so worn.

However, it would a mistake if assuming that it is our intention to separate and dissociate the two rocks, because amongst all the variation that which is shared is more than sufficient. Both marked rocks have a top coat of chert, bear evidence of very sophisticated technology, display all manner of markings and lines, are rightly regarded as sacred, bear testimony to a shared global language and are very effective means of preserving information that can last for millions of years.

Skin on Silica

Without doubt Ros was adamant in noting she felt this rock was extra special and not that far behind in stature to that of Ros’ Rock 1. When she made such a confident declaration on the phone I remembering thinking at the time that is a huge call to make. Her reasons for being impressed, in particular that is so obviously fashioned to be held in the hand, were not for one second being questioned or ignored, but I felt we already had so many rocks designed to be held in the right hand. It all sounded a bit like more of yesterday’s news, and we have made that point more than once. I just couldn’t envisage getting excited by another rock with a groove or depression which was made to accommodate a finger or thumb. I thought we had been there and done that and were now seeking out new horizons.

It didn’t get any better upon first arrival, knowing that I was always going to open with the American marked rock, the attention given to this rock was spasmodic and brief. Four fifths of the available space for markings was long gone, most likely rubbed off by skin. There is so little left and so much of what was originally on board lost. This somewhat unexpected phenomena of skin rubbing against chert was first examined on Ros’ Rock 2, where one side had been noticeably worn away by the right index finger. However, on this rock the reach of bare skin on silica is far greater. The amount of chert worn away is five to six times greater in area, which is no doubt due to direct contact not with one digit, but five.

DSCN1108Side 1 measures 92 mms in length, of which the remaining upper coat of chert found on the top edge varies between 12 mms to 25 mms. That loss of the top layer approximates to 82% of the original layer of chert being rubbed off through skin friction. The next side measures the same and is almost identical in the amount of ‘derocking,’ with a residual top edge of 12mms to 28mms leaving 79% of this side now lacking in the thin upper crust of chert. This is to be expected as the placement of fingers and thumb will see equal amounts of skin and pressure spread across both sides. What adds depth to our suggestion that the chert was slowly rubbed off, is the condition of Side 3 which still has a very thin chert overlay intact with no lighter colour exposed. Being far less worn than the other two sides could be a logical consequence of having very little contact with the skin.

With 80% of the original narrative lost in transit this was a distraction and took a few viewings to negotiate. What soon became apparent is that at each inspection something else became easier to appreciate as the veils were lifted. Although our progress has been incremental we have now reached the stage where we can now appreciate why Ros was so convinced, that despite the wear and tear and considerable antiquity, this is an exceptionally important artefact.

Slater’s “Shaped Rocks” and two Times 180 Degrees

From the moment we first set eyes on this rock our comparison to the Standing Stones site Frederic Slater was researching, which is literally festooned with shaped rocks down the slope and the flatter paddock below, was an immediate reflex reaction. The most repeated shapes found at that site are the triangle/pyramid and rectangle. Granted the shaped rocks on that site are sandstone which is much softer than chert, but irrespective of hardness the geometry is the same.

DSCN1111There are two triangles, on at each end. One end, which still retains its chert crust has the larger triangle. The other end has obviously worn quite considerably due to the amount of skin rubbed against the top layer for tens, maybe even hundreds, of thousands of years. The reason we are so confident this is actually what took place because the numbers and proportions remain utterly constant. The triangle on the unworn side measures 45mmsx50mmsx65mms, whereas the triangle on the other side which has been subject to much more personal handling measures 40mmsx45mmsx60mms. The smaller triangle is exactly 5 mms shorter on every side, which implies if the wear is consistent the loss of edge and dimensions should also occur at the same rate, which it certainly did.

DSCN1109Again it cannot be a coincidence that the longest line of each rectangular side measures 92 mms. Nor is this a result created through natural forces with the area of the larger triangle being 22.5 square cms and the smaller triangle 18 square cms. That is an exact ratio of 5:4, give or take nothing, and because the numbers do keep adding up as they should, the chances this convergence of mathematics is anything other than calculated is less than infinitesimal.

Four Fingers and one Thumb

If it wasn’t for the considerable wear and two other minor deviations this would be a perfectly formed piece of geometry. Even it its pristine state it was always an almost, but never completely symmetrical. The now smaller end triangle has a smooth flat face, but the same cannot be said for the larger, relatively unrubbed triangle. It bulges slightly and there are three engraved lines and what could be an index-finger depression near the bottom edge. Apart from this uneven face, which is possibly due to accommodations made to position the index-finger, everything was in balance and linear, until the final touches were made on two of the three sides that form the three rectangles. On one side there are three evenly spaced undulations that are intended to position three fingers, the index finger sits inside a depression at the bottom of the larger triangle and the thumb runs diagonally across one face with the webbing resting on the centre of the edge, which curves inwards due to the rubbing of skin on rock.

As expected the rock was made to be held in the right hand, which seems to be a hard and fast rule we are yet to see broken, and of course is yet another feature that binds the collection irrespective of location.

Lines, Pecks and so Much More Missing

With 80% of whatever was engraved, pecked or raised as a relief now lost, making any comment in regard to the narrative or context is nigh on impossible. A deterrent for most, but an incentive for us, despite the outages we still believe what remains and vestiges of what could have been is sufficient in providing a general overview.

The pecking can be broken into three categories, two types of ‘stand-alone’ circles/pecks and a series of pecks that run together and assist in stripping away the chert to create the outlines of no less than four shapes/wide bands.

Until investigating this rock we had maintained that all pecks took place after the chert had set rock-hard. There are three sizes of pecks/circles and the largest group of six circles (we chose the term circle as there is no way they were pecked) seemed to have been formed before the chert overlay and may have been imprinted first into the rock . Elsewhere there are 15 pin-pricks which were the vanguards for the smaller pecks. For all the smaller pecks a very fine hard point was punched through the top layer, but the much larger circles show no central puncture point. The smooth even depressions are lacking in a point of impact and are circles, not pecks. Whether this cluster of five circles of varying diameters represent a star system or Dreaming Tracks is an issue still to be resolved, but they are unique in being formed before the chert was applied above, and that alone adds some weight to Ros’ high opinion.

The smaller pecks from the stand-alone group are much more in keeping with what is found on other rocks, as nearly all the pecks, no matter how worn, still retain the sharp puncture point. One cluster of seven pecks could well represent the Pleiades, or perhaps another star system.

There are lines of four widths on this rock. The two curved lines on Side 1 which we suspect go towards creating a serpent which is 40 mms wide and once again contradicts another assumption we thought was set in stone. Until now, it was our belief every line was cut into the molten chert or the rock beneath before the chert was attached and hardened. On every other rock we can make a strong case that one of these two techniques was used, but not this time around. The two lines that mark out what we believe to be the edges of a serpent, is made up of dozens upon dozens of tiny pecks united in one continuous undulation, and this ‘peck-line’ continues on to Side 2 where the whole top section, excepting two straight lines, has been pecked away after the chert cooled.

As our investigations into Ros’ Rocks 10 continue breaking ground and old rules or forces us into unknown territory, it has become clearer why Ros was so enamoured by this very old worn artefact.

Then we have the ‘normal’ lines, some straight others curved and all revealing a light creamy brown undercoat. Nowhere near as wide as the pecked lines, they measure 15 mms and 10 mms, of which some taper off to the thinnest ‘hair width’ fracture, and all of these lines are no different than those found on all the other rocks. As elsewhere, some lines continue on the same trajectory when rounding corners or edges.

Stepping up a Level

DSCN1113In continuing in this tradition of reversals and new additions, from the very beginning apart from the complexity of geometry, the ridging was always the next highest priority. What we see here is very old, but brand new. There is one rectangular ridge fully intact and remnants of another five in various states of disrepair. The almost undamaged relief has two parallel lines and between is a raised rectangular relief of 20 mms width and 5 mms in height which runs all the way across Side 1, and is another new addition to our ever expanding stock-take of symbols, shapes and sundry markings that make up the First Language. This particular raised rectangle measures 45 mms in length and is plain to see, but until now we have never seen a ridge of such uniformity, precision and geometric conformity on any rock.

DSCN1112Before the critic counters with examples of a bizarre combination of unusual geological agents, it needs to be appreciated that this relief does not stand alone. There are five others and one which is moderately worn, but still retains a section of 35 mms by 5 mms with two parallel sides that go towards creating another perfect rectangle.

Rocks can naturally exhibit all manner of ridges and reliefs and the end result could look similar, but nature’s work is never perfectly symmetrical, parallel and rectangular without fault. No, this is artificial and leads us to suggest that perhaps the six ridges that remain are but a few of many, and it is possible that ridging like this ran across and down both sides.

Glue on Top???

This is a very tentative entrant and we did vacillate between yes and no as to whether even suggesting that on Side 3 there are two thin trails of an exotic resin-like substance running down the face. A lighter colour and barely 5mms thick, the upper trail measures 7mms in length and the second 9 mms. These strips are of a yellowish colour not seen on this rock and may well be a natural event. However, when placed in context, knowing that this shaped rock has all manner of artificial marks, this deposit deserves no less than serious consideration.

At Ros’ Request

We did look again and again, entirely because of Ros’ intuition and lo and behold she was right and our eyes had betrayed us yet again. It is a shaped stone very much in the tradition of the Standing Stones site, but this hybrid is also a marked rock that was held on many, many occasions, undoubtedly for spiritual reasons. The narrative on this rock uses ridges never seen before, techniques not used elsewhere and what was engraved onto a stone is a piece of geometry that has no known precedent within this continent.

As with every other rock in this series the rocks have an upper layer of chert which is a silica. Silicon is renowned for its ability to store large amounts of important data. These thin coats of silica display symbols, lines, dots and imprints on the surface that represent something we will have a great deal of trouble decoding. But what lays within? Is there information stored inside this artificial veneer of chert that is yet untapped? What if the right notes were sung by an Original Elder or played by a yidaki (dijeridoo) player, could that which was filed away so long ago be released? Or maybe it is just a weird rock with some odd markings?


Jun 16

“A Message From “Afar”: Marked Rock From Wisconsin” (Article)

A Message From “Afar”: Marked Rock From Wisconsin”

By Steven & Evan Strong

Special Thanks to Ros and Thomas J. French

DSCN1104From the first time Evan showed me some pictures of the marked rock from Wisconsin, I made a concerted effort to walk away and look elsewhere. Found so far away on the opposite side of the planet within a tribal estate of which we know nothing, the rock was for sale but priced well outside our financial comfort zone. As attractive the images and intriguing the markings, there were too many reasons to be pragmatic and move on to greener less expensive pastures.

As we did. Close to three months passed as all recollection of the rock found at Wisconsin submerged under the tide of local artefacts and promising sites. When Ros rang to explain why she was seriously considering purchasing this rock, the stumbling block was never a matter of deciding whether the money would be well spent, which it undeniably is, but trying to put a face to the rock was beyond the reach of my repressed memory.

A Post Code From the Past

Being a relatively small rock yet replete with a variety of puzzling elements, the photographs posted on the web fell well short of the mark. There is so much going on, and a lot of the action is so small and requires a camera of high resolution. Not only are the markings on this rock very geometric and precise demanding technology that supposedly is very recent, the accompanying paperwork gave an account of what happened since it was found and contained two observations that sounded so reminiscent, and so Australian.

Soon after being found by a gentleman by the name of Thomas French, he made contact with some accredited experts with the hope of gaining some insights into its makers and heritage. Of the three academics who were quoted one observation immediately struck a chord and went a considerable way towards moderating our apprehension in relation to researching an artefact that is so distant from Australia. A fundamental commonality of the rocks in the Ros’ Rock series (and guests) is the top coating of chert, and because of the identification by “a geologist in Minnesota by the name of Scott Walters”(1) who “identified the stone as chert”(2) this must increase the chances that the Wisconsin rock is not just a local curio, but part of a global package.

What is even more compelling evidence of a shared inspiration that transcends the seas, is that according to Thomas “two first nation men have said that the artifact is a healing stone.”(3) According to many Original Elders and Custodians of Lore, all the sacred rocks of the Ros’ Rocks collection are sacred, powerful and possess a positive healing energy. And in every case, irrespective of location, the rock is overlaid with a thin crust of chert.

The closer we looked and compared this American artefact to Ros’ Rock 1, the more we realised we had to broaden our ancient horizons and think globally. Having previously established a match-up of over 90% between the lines and angles geography on Ros’ Rock 1 to ancient marked rocks found in Bosnia and Calgary (Canada), it should be expected that the Wisconsin rock would also share many features and markings with its Australian counterpart.

“It is Very Little.”(4)

When Ros first received the sachet from abroad she rang to not only announce its arrival, but give some perspective to this artefact in adding that “it is very little.”(5) I suspect it was smaller than Ros expected as she did sound a touch disappointed, but I was immediately buoyed by this diminutive news. There was so much detail, 21 separate lines by our count, to be confined within such a small space highlights the need for tools of high strength yet delicate enough to cut into a very hard surface without any deviation in line or pressure applied. We are struggling today to nominate any store-bought tool capable of cutting such fine lines so consistently into such a hard rock.

Ros mailed the rock to us the day after she received it, but it was not unescorted and was accompanied by an extremely intriguing Australian marked rock that will be the subject of our next article. Upon the first inspection of the much smaller Wisconsin rock it was obvious we were both right, even before about one quarter of the rock was broken off it still was a very small piece of rock, but has an incredibly large story to tell. All we have to do is read the lines and spaces in between.

Paradise Lost

DSCN1094In interpreting this engraved cryptic story we have to first factor in the lost chapter in the form of a missing piece of rock measuring something like 180mmx140mm. The missing section is located at the bottom right edge, which has lost the first three layers of rock (it is made up of 7-8 discrete horizontal layers of rock) and all that remains from the upper portion are two percussion bulbs. They are set one above the other in a step-like formation at 45 degrees and this suggests whatever hit did not fall from above, but came at an angle from the side. Despite the damage and loss of a portion of the script, it is possible to reconstruct with some degree of confidence a reasonably close rendition of what this ancient engraved script looked like before breakage.

Having put together that which was broken off and the lineage which creates this ancient narrative, there is a need to look more closely within these long thin lines engraved into the smooth hard chert, as did geologist Scot Wolters. With the assistance of a high powered microscope they “were able to look at the lines under a microscope and see striations indicating carving instead of stamping or pressing.”(6)

There is a need to pause and ponder, the term Wolters chose, “striation,”(6) is a very uneasy fit if relying upon conventional historical models. In the Macquarie Dictionary their definition of striation refers to its base “stria,”(7) which cites the “scratches or tiny grooves on the surface of a rock.”(8) No problem there, we are in full agreement, but past that point it goes off into a tangent that has nothing to do with this human artefact in explaining these scratches are due to “the moving action of moving ice, as of a glacier.”(9) There is no glacier anywhere on this planet, or any other planet elsewhere in the Cosmos, that could possibly create nine parallel lines, another six positioned at exactly ninety degrees to the dominant lines of the rock, throw in two identical shafts and then complete this ensemble with a very small yet perfect rectangle.

Just as important a consideration is what tool was responsible? What we can be certain of is that we can rule out the chisel and any device that stamps or presses. If these are a form of “scratches”(10) which cannot be due to natural processes and is obviously the result of a human hand, what tool can scratch into a rock? If it was a soft rock, clay or cast in a semi liquid state, the obvious response is a sharpened blade or shell edge. But of course this is chert and there is no hand held garden variety knife of today that is up to that task. Whatever ancient implement ‘striated’ into that rock it has to be remembered the resultant 21 separate lines bear the same consistency in width, depth, trueness of line and clarity of cut.

Crossing the Continental Divide

What some may have noticed in this report is our unsubstantiated repeated use of the term “ancient”(11) when discussing the merits and ancestry of this marked rock. To begin with all we have to prove is that this American rock is more than two hundred years old to be outside the embrace of any recent human tool or hand, or at least that is what some books allege, and this timing must give rise to earlier civilisations of considerable refinement with advanced technology in a country that was entirely non-metallic until the invasion from Europe. Because it was literally picked up as “a surface find”(12) on the shores of “the Mississippi River in Wisconsin between Prescott and Diamond Bluff,”(13) it would seem as it wasn’t discovered in situ being absolute about anything is nigh on impossible. It is remotely possible, verging on ludicrous, that this was made as fake recently and lost on the shores upstream then washed downstream in flood and thus the worse for wear and rapids.

In what seems to only add to this difficulties in ascribing certainty is the perceived lack of precedents. During the eight years Thomas has cared for this precious artefact he made many attempts to seek official guidance and ran into the same impotence we face whenever a response to Ros Rock 1 is begrudging given. His plight was no different that of Ros when chasing up reluctant experts for any comment for nigh on 20 years. Although in this case there is one major difference, the best we can get is a forced glance and refusal to be quoted, all credit to Thomas for his perseverance and choice of experts. He “loaned it to Guy Gibbon, University of Minnesota Archaeology dept, he had the opportunity to study it for six weeks and said he had not seen anything like it and asked me to donate it to the Universities collection.”(14)

To which it would find an appropriate drawer and never see the light of any day for some time. Pardon our cynicism, but personal experience and French’s actions in declining this kind offer to file and forget leaves us inclined to be suspicious of offers to freely donate. Despite the inability to add anything more than secrecy and no parallel, French persevered in his quest to establish the rock’s pedigree. Undeterred, in 2007 he sought out another academic of high standing. “I took the artifact to the Minnesota Historical Society to have Scott Anfinson look at it. Scott is an archaeologist and currently the State of Minnesota Archaeologist. Scott being an expert on Indian cultures of the Upper Mississippi River Valley said he has never seen anything like it and “it would be on display in the museum had an archaeologist found it in context” and asked me to donate it to their collection.”(15)

In both cases Thomas asked for an explanation and got none, but did receive a request to relinquish and donate, but was lacking in a precedent to compare against or an explanation as to how this all came to be. That mantra of absolution, ‘we have never seen anything like it,’ is something we have encountered ad nausea when trying to make mainstream look at the Ros’ Rock series. It is as if once conceding there is no base to compare or reservoir to consult, it must be dismissively discredited for daring to break the mould no matter what the credentials.

But in one respect alone both academics were correct, then, for in 2007 they did not have a photograph of Ros’ Rock 1 to compare against. The many photographs of this rock we have freely published gives a far better chance to see how much they share. The only thing that could be better is to actually have both rocks in hand to compare and contrast, as we do. In fact, at this stage of proceedings having both rocks in our possession, there is no-one else but us who can make a meaningful comparison.

And this brings us back, in my typically convoluted way, to explaining why we believe the Minnesota rock is so old. It is through these rocks standing side by side, with the assistance of other Australian marked rocks, both a shared ancient message emerges and a date running into the tens of thousands becomes a real possibility. It comes down to what we feel is a logical end result when comparing the Minnesota rock and Ros’ Rock 1. If they read the same, are made the same way, were melted the same way, cut the same way and the message is engraved on the same type of rock, it seems more than reasonable to put these two rocks in the ‘same basket.’

Two Chert Rocks of Different Size and Location, but the Same in Nearly Every way

Photo by Samarah Wood

Photo by Samarah Wood

Although separated by oceans and history books that deny an ancient contact between Australia and America, it is not only the chert veneer or similarity of the structure and construction of these fine straight lines, there is so much more that binds these rocks into one cohesive global unit and so little that separates. When cut both rocks reveal a very light undercoat, and although the infills of Ros’ Rock 1 are larger it is undeniable the reddish colour in the larger infill of Ros’ Rock 1 is the same colour as the infill found in the fourth layer of the Minnesota rock.

In fact we can only find one point of difference in our comparison, both rocks contain fine straight lines, a variety of angles and shapes, sets of parallel lines and it is only when comparing the abundance of intersection points on the Australian rock can we detect one solitary point of difference. Confident that Ros’ Rock 1 is no less than 5,000 years old and most likely much older, the chances are high that with so much shared between these two marked rocks they are contemporaneous in age.

For any still harbouring doubt, who feel inclined to highlight that the only area of difference through the absence of intersection points as a seminal flaw in our comparison, we would advise caution. Having already establishing a 93% match up rate of angled lines between the Australian rock and an ancient marked rock found at the Bosnian Pyramid, it needs to be appreciated that this rock also exhibits the same variation in setting, which is primarily a set of lines and angles that do not intersect. With the only missing ingredient found in Bosnia, it then becomes obvious as long as our vision remains global all that of these ancient messages on rock are entirely interconnected.

If ever there was a better, but undeniably totally subjective, assessment of how closely these rocks are aligned it has to be through a double serving of my clumsiness. Way back when one our trusted geological advisers first laid hands on Ros Rock 1 he went to get lengths in explaining how hard the outer rock coating was, assuring us that no store bought chisel could crack or pierce the surface. I do remember at the time passing a sadly prophetic inquiry as to whether dropping the rock on concrete would leave a mark. The guarantee of no impact mark, crack or chip was indeed quite an impressive claim we never forgot.

Never did I ever intend to take his guarantee literally, but within a month while examining Ros Rock 1, I did actually drop the rock on the concrete garage floor. Closing my eyes and cringing made no difference, but fortunately the concrete was just as ineffective. There was not a mark, dent, impression or the need to doubt our geological expert. I still cannot believe I did it again, the Minnesota rock is claimed to be chert and without doubt if the geologist is right such a collision of chert on concrete will not be an issue or concern, and nor was it. My only issue is what happens if I get a non-chert artefact in my hand, as my previous form with rocks in hand augurs poorly. But never one to allow obstacles to dominate, we intend to conduct all further outside examinations on the grass or any other forgiving surface, and are hopeful any further collateral damage will be minimised.

One Name, Two Shafts and Fifteen White Dots

Enough of establishing global precedents that were missing barely a decade ago, we now return to the specific rock at hand and deal firstly with a matter of semantics and consistency. Even though its ancestry is very ancient American it also belongs to the Ros’ Rock ensemble, but to call this small marked rock the Wisconsin rock fails at two levels. Found near the river bank and severely damaged possibly through turbulence during transportation as a result of flooding, it may not have even originated in Wisconsin. Equally, all the rocks in our growing collection are named after the people who found or acquired them. We have another Australian marked rock we are co-researching that was found by an Australian lady and we intend to use her name as the title. No different here, it was found by Thomas and we propose it should be called Thomas’ Rock 9.

A subject of great interest and even more curiosity is the appearance of 15 white dots of which we have no explanation. Never seen anything like it before, all the dots with one exception are quite small and in one position, which was created after the impact, there is a line of seven small white dots in a line. It is not mould or algae, feels quite hard and cannot be removed. The dots are spread throughout the seven layers and this bizarre addition adds a little more weight to our belief there is something decidedly artificial about this rock construction.

Of all the markings on Thomas’ Rock 9, there are two that are quite ornate and different from all other lines. The two short vertical lines measure 80mms and 70mms and both have an identically shaped triangular wedge attached at the bottom. What is fascinating is that the imprint is deep, but does not break the surface and expose the lighter undercoat. This imprinting, which we believe was stamped into the next layer of rock beneath the chert before it was coated, is a common feature that appears on nearly all the rocks in the Ros’ Rocks series.

Quite a few Birds and one Moose?

We cannot be sure about whether the markings beneath the section of rock missing is actually the outcome of a deft hand and almost microscopic blade or merely a series of random markings that by pure coincidence resemble some of the local fauna.

However, being found on a marked rock that has been privy to a number of advanced implements with fine points and sharp edges, the chances that is human-made do increase. We are quite open to the rebuttal of the repeated bird figure in flight claiming it could also be natural, but the problem arises when trying to dismiss the credentials of the running moose/deer. It is very easy to see two horns equally spaced on a head attached to the form of a deer’s body in profile with the back legs extended and front legs coiled. All of the limbs, torso, head and horns are in correct proportion and leaves nothing to the imagination.

The silhouette is of an animal, that is unquestionable, whether a billion to one chance it was due to combination of natural forces or the result of human input and metal tools, is the only question to be resolved.

On the Flip Side

DSCN1096As it is with the spread of white dots, we are not sure what to make of the scribblings and cracks on the bottom layer. A much lighter colour, a creamy soft brown is the closest we can get, what is intriguing is the lustre, it seems to have been polished. What is on show looks incomplete, and it is our combined guess the small splits running across the face may have occurred during the initial stage and lead to the abandoning of this project.

There are four lines and three wedges that look suspiciously artificial and there is the possibility of a series of imprints being part of what was engraved. With three fracture lines running across the face, if taking place during the cut would call a cease to any further operations. Or it is possible, the splitting was a later event and this shorter script was sufficient to meet the requirements of the author?

Eight Layers-a Natural Item or Manufactured Product?

DSCN1095There are many features associated with this small rock that are extremely unusual and none more so than the rock itself. With the exception of the top thin layer of darker chert, the stacked tiers below alternate between a thicker darker rock and the thinner lighter grain. Upon closer inspection in becomes clearer that the fifth layer is of a much darker colour verging on purple, and of an entirely different make. My first reaction was what is this import it doing there?

Looking even closer it become apparent the fifth layer of purple is the point where the missing section of rock finishes, this 25mm horizontal layer of shiny purple rock took the brunt of the impact and protected the layers below. Evidently not only is the fifth layer of a different colour there is a very high probability it is much harder than the rock above and below. My second reaction is still what purpose does this decidedly exotic layer of rock serve? And we will add, to that how did it get there?

A few Tentative Opinions, it’s a bit too Early for Conclusions

We are strongly of the opinion Side 3 of Ros’ Rock 1 is a star map, and we are nearly as equally convinced that what remains on Thomas’ Rock 9 is part of a star map. In the case of Ros Rock 1 that belief is supported by Original Custodians of the Old Way testimonies and Dreaming Stories. Whereas when dealing with the smaller American rock, outside its healing qualities, we have no Indigenous guidance to draw upon and are left to our own devices and deductions. Nevertheless, Thomas’ Rock 9 was without contemporaries to compare and contrast against in 2006 and 2007, but not anymore, and that is the essential difference.

Now part of a greater family, trying to make sense in deciphering the lines and patterns no longer becomes restricted to one rock, it is one of many found not only in Australia, but throughout the world. What really helps is the brilliant research of Frederic Slater (President Australian Archaeological Society) in decoding the Standing Stones arrangement in NSW (Australia). A rock arrangement of 188 stones set to prescribed markings and angles that constitute a small part of the Original First Language, we believe that this small piece of marked rock is part of the first formal language that become the inspiration for all tongues now spoken on the planet.

Slater’s readings are as unchallenged as they are sensational, even more so when factoring in the date he made these interpretations, 1939. Any talk of “man came to Earth”(16) through space coming from a “light far off, “(17) is suggestive of contact with beings from other constellations at the least, but when coupled with “man came to Earth with his seven sense fully developed,”(18) it becomes obvious Slater’s report is meant to be as literal as it is interstellar.

Which all comes back to the tiny rock with 21 lines and a star chart, or maybe it is something much more mundane. The real joy of this research is that we can be utterly mistaken and it makes no difference because of one saving grace. Both in Australia and North America it is mistakenly assumed that before the invasion by Europeans there was never any technology that exceeded the needs of a hunter-gatherer society with a sprinkling of rudimentary farming, thus limiting the Indigenous peoples of both continents to a stick, stone and bone technology. We know as an absolute fact that all of the rocks in the Ros’ Rock series are Original and were made well before the British Invasion of 1788, and suspect the chances are very high that this American rock is also an ancient part of a script that was used throughout the world engraved with tools and techniques which would be regarded as modern by today’s standards.

That reality alone is sufficient to rewrite huge slabs of the current version of humanities’ ancient past and heritage. The infill, very unusual fifth layer, possible micro-animals and even the repeated exclusivity in preferring chert here and abroad, are all secondary considerations to yet another real and present display of very ancient tools and technology that has to be modern, but it isn’t. Everything revolves around that disturbing truth, it may well be inconvenient and distinctly open-ended in implications, but the science, spread of geography and archaeology leave no other options available.

While deposited well outside any mainstream comfort zone and allowing ourselves the luxury of being indulgent in offering opinions without the need of rigour, we would like to point out as it is with all of these rocks, the engraved information on top is captured on chert. Perhaps this is not all there is, chert is a silicate and silicon is the mineral used in making computer chips. Is it possible there is also wisdom stored within the chert awaiting the right access code through song, sounds created by yidaki (didjeridoo), whir of the bull-roarer, etc?

This rock is a most worthy inclusion and despite my initial reservations of it being found on the opposite side of the planet, it really does belong here and certainly belongs back there. This ancient rock is part of a global package that is very much a work in progress, as is this preliminary introduction. The next step is obligatory and the only way forward, we need to be guided by American Indigenous Custodians versed in the Old Ways. We have no doubt such keepers of the secrets exist, but as to whether contact will be made, well as hopeful as we are that is in the laps of the Spirits.

An Imported Rock, an Imported Conclusion

It is our intention to return all of the sacred rocks Ros purchased to the appropriate Original keepers of the Old Ways, we are merely temporary custodians. The same rules apply here, being twice recognised as a “healing rock”(19) from America, there is no other alternative.

In the meantime, all we know for sure is that the lines are too straight, uniform in width and depth to be anything other than due to the presence of a human hand holding nothing less than a metal blade. If it is ancient as we strongly suspect, this artefact was found in a place that was populated by people who relied on a stone, stick and bone technology, or so we are told.

End of story. But it isn’t, it is the same story here, and the same contradiction keeps reappearing and directly undermines the foundations of all accepted versions of human ascension and evolution. The sophisticated technology present and accounted for in America, as it is throughout Australia, are real facts, everything else about this rock past these inconvenient certainties is still to be determined. The trick is ‘all bets are off’ and it is now a clean slate. The endorsed pre-history and its content have to be rewritten and we have no doubt whatsoever that much earlier very advanced civilisations will feature prominently in whatever narrative evolves out of the new edition.


(1) Thomas J. French, 2015, Indian Inscribed Artifact Wisconsin/Mississippi River Find, (Listing Description).

(2) Ibid.

(3) Ibid.

(4) Ros, May 2015 , Personal Communication.

(5) Ibid.

(6) French, 2015, Indian Inscribed Artifact

(7) Macquarie Dictionary.

(8) Ibid.

(9) Ibid.

(10) Ibid.

(11) French, 2015, Indian Inscribed Artifact

(12) Ibid.

(13) Ibid.

(14) Ibid.

(15) Ibid.

(16) Frederic Slater, Personal Notes.

(17) Ibid.

(18) Ibid.

(19) French, 2015, Indian Inscribed Artifact


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