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The Chet Holifield Federal Building - An American Ziggurat

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posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 08:26 AM

Etymology: Akkadian ziqqurratu
: an ancient Mesopotamian temple tower consisting of a lofty pyramidal structure built in successive stages with outside staircases and a shrine at the top

"form of temple common to the Sumerians, Babylonians and Assyrians".

Chet Holifield Federal Building
Avila Rd and La Paz Rd, Laguna Niguel, CA
This is a regional branch office of our federal government, housing some National Archives material and other miscellaneous government documents. It was originally built for the aerospace firm Rockwell International. What makes the structure so distinctive is that it's a ziggurat-a stepped pyramid in the style of ancient Babylonia. It is easily the most unusual bit of architecture in South County.

Known to some as the "West Coast Pentagon," the unique pyramid architecture of the Chet Holifield Federal Building is a well-known landmark in southern California.

It is the General Services Administration's (GSA) third-largest building and consists of a main office building which houses the Internal Revenue Service, the National Archives, and other Federal tenants.

The National Archives and Records Administration, Pacific Region (Laguna Niguel) is the busiest genealogical research organization out of NARA's nine regional facilities throughout the United States, according to staff members.

Patrons can trace their family histories and research documents from the vast archives within the Chet Holifield Federal Building, a large, yellow Ziggurat-shaped building at the corner of Alicia Parkway and Aliso Creek Road.

The National Archives and Records Administration is located at 24000 Avila Road, on the first floor of the Chet Holifield Federal Building, just inside the east entrance.

NARA's Pacific Region
(Laguna Niguel, CA)

Maintains retired records from Federal agencies and courts in Arizona, southern California, and Clark County, Nevada.

I had never heard of this place before I moved to Aliso Viejo (in South Orange County) and lived there for a couple of years. If anyone has any more info on the Chet Holifield Federal Building, please feel free to share it.

Holifield, Chester Earl (1903-1995) -- also known as Chet Holifield -- of Montebello, Los Angeles County, Calif. Born in Mayfield, Graves County, Ky., December 3, 1903. Democrat. Delegate to Democratic National Convention from California, 1940, 1944, 1948, 1952 (alternate), 1960; U.S. Representative from California 19th District, 1943-75. Died, of pneumonia, in Redlands, San Bernardino County, Calif., February 5, 1995. Burial location unknown.

See also for more biographical information.

Chester - (Meaning) Dweller in a fortified town, (Derivation) Old English (From a baby name book/pamphlet I own.)

See also

Chester - camp, Latin (probably derived from castra, which means "camp" according to my Oxford Latin dictionary)

CHESTER: From surname meaning "lives at the camp." Variant, Chet, exists.
CHET: lives at the camp

Holifield - Holy field, English (obviously)

For "The History of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility and the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility" (at ORNL - Oak Ridge National Laboratory) see

Teresa of Avila was a nun who reformed the order of the Carmelites, an ascetic who had mystical visions and communications from God. Charismatic and controversial, she founded monasteries throughout Spain, and is known by works that include her autobiography and The Way of Perfection. She was beatified in 1614 and canonized in 1622 by Pope Gregory XV, and in 1970 was made a Doctor of the Church.

Longer bio of St. Teresa of Avila (1515-1582)

The name assumed by some false mystics who appeared in Spain in the sixteenth century and claimed to have direct intercourse with God.
...So rapidly did the errors gain ground that the Inquisition proceeded with relentless energy against all suspects, even citing before its tribunal St. John of Avila and St. Ignatius of Loyola.

The City of Redlands, CA (where Chester Holifield died - scroll to bottom of page)

Redlands, California [San Bernardino County], is a small city of 64,000 residents that sits nestled at the foot of Southern Californias highest mountains, halfway between Los Angeles and Palm Springsa place Theodore Roosevelt once called a sight for the gods.

Redlands was named by Frank E. Brown, a civil engineer, and E. G. Judson, a New York stock broker, who met in Southern California in the late 1870s. They called the town Redlands after the color of the adobe soil.

Redlands - The Ultimate Ghost Town - The majority of the houses are very old and Victorian, especially on the far South side. There are many stories of haunted houses and ghost there. Redlands is also supposed to be one of the highest ranking cities for devil worshippers.

Dark god of Egypt -- ruled the Redlands, or Desert, hence those things that were most fearful to the Egyptians. Sometimes associated with Satan.

Location of The Lincoln Memorial Shrine

Masonic Lodge #300 F & A M (Scroll to bottom of page)
California Lodge Locator - Just type in "Redlands"

Aug. 22 [2000]-- DC [Dick Cheney] and LC [Lynne Cheney] visit Kingsbury Elementary School in Redlands

In 1999, one of every 11 meth lab seizures in the nation occurred in Riverside and San Bernardino counties, where the study was focused.

Redlands probably holds a little more interest for me because I was born there (back in July 1977). Ive heard that San Bernardino County (located east of LA and the largest county in CA) is crawling with Satanists. A personal acquaintance (who has been involved in illegal activities in the past) informed me that all of the rich ones [Satanists] live in Redlands. If anyone has any further information in this regard, Id like to hear about it.

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 04:31 PM
More on Ziggurats.

Btw, The Chet Holifield Building is located on the 33rd Parallel. Actually all of Orange County, CA and much of San Diego County are on the 33rd (North Latitude).

The exact coordinates for Laguna Niguel (the city in which the Ziggurat lies) are 33.523N 117.707W, latitude and longitude respectively.

American Freemasonry and related power elites are responsible for a number of murders and provocations to war which happened along or close to the northern 33rd degree of latitude, also known as the 33rd Parallel. Most of the worlds wealth is stored north of the north 33rd Parallel. Major financial centers north of the 33rd Parallel include London, New York, Chicago, and Switzerland. Most of this planets six billion people live south of the 33rd Parallel.
From Masons and Mystery at the 33rd Parallel by Day Williams

"Joint Task Force - Southwest Asia (JTF-SWA) was activated on August 26, 1992, as the command and control unit for United Nations coalition forces deployed in the Persian Gulf region. Its mission is to monitor and control airspace south of the 33rd parallel in Iraq, in support of Operation SOUTHERN WATCH (known as Operation JURAL in the United Kingdom, and Operation ALYSSE in France). Coalition forces in the region monitor Iraq's compliance with United Nations Security Council Resolutions (UNSCR). "

Then, in 3-2003, U.S. LED FORCES LAUNCH MILITARY DASH TO 33RD NORTHERN PARALLEL -- BAGHDAD, IRAQ! (Note: Dealey Plaza is not located on the 33rd parallel as this website claims. It's a little to the south at 32.783N 96.800W.)

What is the 33rd degree?
This degree is conferred only on a limited number of 32nd degree Scottish Rite Masons who have performed outstanding service within Scottish Rite or the Masonic fraternity or those who have given exceptional service in some other field of endeavor


In occult Numerology, the numer 33 known as the Master of Healing Energies and is claimed to be the most influential of all numbers.

King David reigned in Jerusalem for thirty-three years.
KJV 2 Samuel 5:5 In Hebron he reigned over Judah seven years and six months: and in Jerusalem he reigned thirty and three years over all Israel and Judah.

Also, "On June 10, 323 BC, before he had returned, he died of a sudden fever [possibly induced by his excessive consumption of alcohol - Ischyros], in the palace of Nebuchadnezzar II of Babylon. Alexander the Great was only 33 years old".

Jesus Christ, having begun his three-year ministry at about the age of 30 (Luke 3:23), must have died on the cross and rose again at the age of 33. (Again from the 33rd Parallel article by Day Williams.
KJV Luke 3:23 And Jesus himself began to be about thirty years of age, being (as was supposed) the son of Joseph, which was the son of Heli,

Further comparisons show that the synoptic Gospels describe the ministry of Christ mainly in Galilee, with reference to only one Passover; but John situates most of the events in Judea and refers to three Passovers.
Thus it is from John's Gospel that one concludes that Jesus' ministry lasted 3 years.

From (See The Gospel of John 2:23, 6:4, & 11:55.)

Also located on the 33rd Parallel
Camp Pendleton, San Diego County, CA 33.210N 117.392W

What do San Diego and Baghdad have in common? Lots of Marines? Perhaps, but theyre also both situated almost smack-dab on the 33rd parallel.
...The 33rd parallel is actually a pretty exotic latitude, passing through Morocco, India, China, Japan, Iran, Iraq and Texas, among other places.


Indeed. The nations of Algeria, Tunisia, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan (northern tip), Syria, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are also found on the same latitudinal line. Lybia and Egypt fall just beneath. Benghazi. Libya is 32 6' N 204' E, while Alexandria, Egypt is 31 13' N 29 55' E.

Casablanca, Morocco - 33.35N 7.39W
Tataouine, Tunisia - 33.00N 10.28E
Beirut, Lebanon - 33.54N 35.28E
Nahariya, Israel - 33.01N 35.05E
Damascus, Syria - 33.30N 36.20E
Baghdad, Iraq - 33.20N 44.24E
Kashan, Iran - 33 58N 51 27E
Ghazni, Afghanistan - 33 32N 68 25E
Islamabad, Pakistan - 33.40N 73.08 E
Anantnag, India - 33.43 N 75.17 E (Jammu & Kashmir Province)
Hanzhong, China - 33 04N 107 01E
Fukuoka, Japan - 33.35N 130.27E

You can verify many of these at &

Phoenix, AZ - 33.448N 112.073W
Roswell, NM - 33.394N 104.523W
Wichita Falls, TX 33.914N 98.493W
Durant, OK - 33.994N 96.371W
El Dorado, AR - 33.208N 92.666W
Columbus, MS - 33.496N 88.427W
Anniston, AL - 33.660N 85.832W
Atlanta, GA - 33.749N 84.388W
Georgetown, SC - 33.377N 79.295W
Kindley AFB, Bermuda - 33.22N 64.41W (Closed in 1995 according to

Just for fun, check out the ATS thread Disney Club 33. And, yes, 'The Magical Kingdom' is located on the 33rd Parallel North.

Disneyland Resort
P.O. Box 3232
1313 S. Harbor Blvd.
Anaheim, CA 92803-3232

Anaheim, Orange County, CA - 33.835N 117.914W

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 09:14 PM
Great post Ischyros you have gone to a lot of trouble and presented some fine research for the members here to read.I will be reading the links you posted for some time .

posted on Jun, 27 2004 @ 10:28 PM
No trouble at all. It's my responsibility. Why do we learn if not to share the knowledge we have gained with others?.

posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 09:56 AM
As a reminder, Chet Holifield was the chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy (Eighty-seventh, Eighty-ninth, and Ninety-first Congresses/1961-63, 63-65, & 69-71) .

From a footnote on the Oak Ridge Reservation (Oak Ridge, Tennessee).
"12 Officially designated the Clinton Engineer Works in early 1943, after a nearby small town. In 1947, the entire reservation was designated the "City of Oak Ridge." Oak Ridge is also the site of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), originally known as Clinton Laboratories, which conducted early, small-scale work on plutonium production and processing prior to full-scale operation of facilities at Hanford. The X-10 reactor (originally known as the Clinton Pile), the first true plutonium production reactor, began operating on November 4, 1943. The site was briefly known as the Holifield National Laboratory, after staff members on the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy acted unilaterally in late 1974 and changed the name to honor their retiring chairman, Rep. Chet Holifield (D-CA). Congress, at the behest of the Tennessee congressional delegation and Oak Ridge community leaders, took action to restore the name Oak Ridge National Laboratory to the site in late 1975."

The History of the Holifield Heavy Ion Research Facility and the Holifield Radioactive Ion Beam Facility (I included this link in the first post, but you may have missed it.)

[edit on 13-8-2004 by Ischyros]

posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 09:58 AM
Thanks for the great info! I am checking out the links now.

posted on Aug, 13 2004 @ 10:03 AM
You're welcome, Bzap.

posted on Aug, 14 2004 @ 08:31 AM
Interesting compilation of data you have presented.

Mexican zigs

I have always been fascinated by the Mesoamerican stepped pyramids.

and of course the Egyptian one is indeed often overlooked

not to forget the Nubian or the Hanging Gardens or Asia.

I think the Zig at Ur is not much unlike many of the others.

I haven't checked this 33deg. point but it is interesting.

posted on Aug, 16 2004 @ 11:29 PM
[edit on 18-8-2004 by Ischyros]

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