by Conrad Yeats
May 2014

from AtlantisGo Website





May 15, 2014

The re-opening this week of the Washington Monument

after 33 months of repairs has some history geeks

- including senior officials of the National Park Service - 

studying the mysterious Masonic stones that line the interior

to see if any have been altered or replaced.

And they've turned to a secret government report

from astro-archaeologist Conrad Yeats for help.







The Masonic Memorial Stones

In the three-year period between the dedication ceremonies of the Washington Monument and the admission of the general public, work was still being done on the interior - work that would complete underground what had already been completed in the heavens.

Officially, that work completed the 897-step stairwell to the observation deck at the 500-foot level, as well as the conversion of the elevator platform, used in the construction of the obelisk, into a steam-hoisted passenger car.

Outfitted with seats and ornate walls, the elevator took about 10 to 12 minutes to ascend and descend from the top.


By the time it was fully operational, Congress then shifted control of the monument and its staffing to the War Department, with the Washington National Monument Society acting as advisers.


On October 9, 1888, the Washington Monument was officially opened to the public.

But something else was going on as well, as the following official documentation from the Department of Interior observes:

"The Washington National Monument Society, in charge of fund- raising for the Monument, sensed the importance of Washington's masonic membership and great pride that masons felt across the country for their brother, Washington, the father of our country.


The Society in 1851 and 1853 solicited members of the Masonic Order nationally through the Grand Lodges, to make contributions to the construction of the monument…


The Society solicited the Masons, the Odd Fellows, the Sons of Temperance and other fraternal orders as well."

In all, 193 memorial stones adorn the interior of the monument. Over the years the stones have been damaged by moisture and vandalism. More than a few have interesting stories.

For example, the first Masonic stone ascending the Monument is that of the Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia at the 50 foot landing.


As the Department of Interior notes,

"This earliest Masonic contribution was no doubt tied into the cornerstone-laying ceremony where the Grand Lodge of D.C. presided."

Another one of the commemorative stones was a block of marble originally from the Temple of Concord in Rome. This stone was a gift from Pope Pius IX.


On March 6, 1854, the stone was stolen by masked thieves and either broken into pieces, or dumped into the Potomac River. Whatever its fate, it was never found and no arrests were made. In 1985 a ceremony was held for the replacement of the "Pope Stone" that was lost in 1854.


The new stone bears the inscription: A ROMA AMERICAE.

Then there's the peculiar lore surrounding the California stone, which arrived in Washington on August 2, 1860, and was ultimately embedded in the west wall at the 120-foot level. That stone, in fact, was a replacement for a previous "Atlantis Stone" that was recovered from the bottom of the ocean and contained mysterious crystal stars.


Records from the War Department describe the crystals as "a kind of quartz, but not quartz."

  • What was this "stone with crystal stars" doing in the hands of the War Department?

  • And whatever happened to it?

The answer may well rest in a most unusual place.


An Obelisk Rises

May 13, 2014


In commemoration of this week's re-opening of

the Washington Monument exactly 33 months

after a mysterious earthquake closed it to the public,

streaming selections from

WASHINGTONOPLE - The Secret History of America's capital.

A government white paper about

the secret star alignments of Washington, D.C.,

written by astro-archeologist Conrad Yeats

and controversially leaked shortly after 9/11.






Washingtonople - An Obelisk Rises

By design the marble Washington Monument is a classical Egyptian obelisk and the tallest structure in Washington, D.C. at 555' 5⅛″. It is also the tallest freestanding stone structure in the world.

According to Masonic theology,

"the obelisk, resembling the shape of a flame, caused these monuments to be consecrated to the Sun and to Fire… the obelisks were erected in honor of the Sun."

(Source: Albert Pike, Morals and Dogma of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.)



This most certainly was NOT what President Thomas Jefferson had in mind when he marked the site for a proposed "equestrian statue" to honor George Washington directly south of the White House and west of the U.S. Capitol in 1804.

(Source: U.S. Department of Interior Records.)

Officially, Jefferson said his marker was intended to serve as the National Mall's official point of demarcation with respect to longitude East and West.


But it was really his attempt to thwart any chance that the Washington Monument would complete the second leg of L'Enfant's plan by aligning with the middle star of Orion's Belt, Alnilam.

Today, however, a towering, 555-foot-tall obelisk casts its shadow over the National Mall, much like L'Enfant's grand plan for America's capital city.

How did this happen?

On September 26, 1833, almost 30 years after Jefferson had marked the site for Washington's memorial, a private group of citizens arose to form,

"the Washington National Monument Society."

Many of them were Freemasons, and some of them were the most influential Americans of their day.

The Society's first president was Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall, 78, a friend of Washington's.


When Marshall died two years later, former President James Madison was named the new president. With that precedent set, the Society changed their constitution to include the President of the United States as their honorary president, a tradition that continues to this day.

It was the Society that selected (and actually scaled down) architect Robert Mills' award-winning design for an Egyptian obelisk.

And on July 4, 1848,

"under a clear sky in the presence of the President of the United States and virtually every notable of the government… the cornerstone was set with masonic ceremonies by the Grand Lodge of Masons of the District of Columbia."

In fact, almost 20,000 people gathered around the designated mound for the laying of the cornerstone.


Among those attending were,

  • President James K. Polk

  • George Washington Parke Custis (Martha Washington's grandson)

  • Dolly Madison

  • Mrs. Alexander Hamilton

Also present were,

  • James Buchanan

  • Andrew Johnson

  • a little-known congressman named Abraham Lincoln

One of the principal addresses of the occasion was given by Benjamin B. French, Grand Master,

"who wore the same masonic apron that Washington wore at the laying of the cornerstone of the U.S. Capitol.


In his address French referred to the masonic master's chair used by Washington as Worshipful Master of Washington-Alexandria, and the gavel used by the first President to set the cornerstone of the Capitol, in the custody of Potomac Lodge #5 of Georgetown, D.C.


Both of these were on display for the occasion along with other Washington masonic relics."

Interestingly enough, that mound upon which the Washington Monument was built was NOT the site Thomas Jefferson had so painstakingly marked off in 1804.

Rather, according to documents of the era, the Washington Monument was forced to a new construction site,

"due to foundation problems caused by the marshy, damp soil upon which all of Washington, D.C., was built."

And where would this new site be?

Interestingly, the Society selected a site "slightly west of Jefferson's original intended position," directly in line with L'Enfant's original vision and the middle star of Orion's Belt, Alnilam.


But by 1848, when construction on the Washington monument began, the site had turned into a marsh. The Society had no choice but to move the location for the monument "a few hundred feet to the southeast."

So Jefferson had apparently prevailed (for another 150 years, anyway.)

Slowly the obelisk began to take shape, rising higher and higher toward the sky. Finally, after various financial setbacks, the Civil War and the transfer of the monument and grounds over to the United States government, the Washington Monument was finished, courtesy of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Finally, a 3,300-pound capstone was placed at the top and crowned with a nine-inch-tall pyramid made of aluminum, a rare metal in those days. Engraved on one side of the aluminum apex are the words: LAUS DEO.

According to official records,

"The dedication was held in cold winter on February 21, 1885. Again the Grand Lodge of Masons of the District of Columbia participated using an adaptation of the cornerstone ceremony they had used in 1848.


Grand Master Myron M. Parker gave an oration, and again the Washington masonic relics were displayed and Washington's Masonic career was discussed."

The official dedication celebration, which included fireworks, was held the day before Washington's birthday in 1885. But it wasn't until October 1888 that the monument was officially open to the public.




Monumental Questions Linger

May 12, 2014





Exactly 33 months after a mysterious quake

almost toppled the tallest freestanding masonry structure in the world,

the 555-foot-tall Washington Monument

re-opened today in Washington, D.C.

And it also re-opened some age-old questions

when a curious artifact was uncovered behind a repaired,

but still-settling masonic stone:

A printed manuscript of a redacted Pentagon "white paper"

on the secret star alignments of America's capital

by famed astro-archeologist Conrad Yeats.






Washingtonople - An Alignment Artifact

Join Dr. Conrad Yeats, the world's foremost astro-archeologist and host of TV's "Ancient Riddles of the Universe," as he explores the secret star alignments behind Washington, D.C.

In his secret "white paper" report (WASHINGTONOPLE - The Secret History of America's capital), Yeats explains how major monuments along the National Mall are by design aligned to key alpha stars. These alignments reveal not only the hidden hand behind the founding of the American republic, but are a cosmic clock ticking toward America's date with destiny.

This white paper was originally obtained and controversially published as a 30-page PDF eBook shortly after the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks.


What Others Are Saying

 - Dr. Zahi Hawass, Director General of Egypt's Supreme Council of Antiquities