posted on Mar, 16 2012 @ 12:20 PM
A couple of years ago I wrote (on a major treasure hunting website) about the fact the Courthouse in my home town of Harlan, Iowa, had treasure signs
carved into, signs which lead to the first treasure room established in Shelby County.
These treasure/tunnel signs carved into the stone of the Courthouse are the very same signs that I was studying in Tucson, except the signs in Tucson
were left by the Spaniard and the Church(es).
These treasure signs on the Courthouse exist mainly on the East side of the building, the reasoning for this is that as the sun rises there are
shadows and sun signs that will "point" you to the pertinent information needed in order to gather the information that leads you to this Masonic
treasure room near The Brickyard Orchard, just east of Harlan.
(the information about shadows and sun signs comes from Charles Kenworthy's book titled: "Treasure Signs, Symbols, Shadows and Sun Signs.")
The Shelby County Courthouse was built, in the 1880's using brick, which was veneered with Berea sandstone shipped in from Joliet, Illininois. It is
my opinion that, after the veneer of sandstone was applied over the brick, that master carvers from the Masons came in and chisled the treasure signs
that exist to this very day (the reason I say they waited until the end of construction was so they could observe these sun signs and shadows as the
sun rose, and know exactly what sign to put where). These "courthouse" treasure signs include the number "8" as well as Owls and carved faces, as
well as others. These "faces" look at the building(s) around the square (around the Courthouse) where there are/were tunnel entrances. The
buildings that contain the tunnel entrances include the old Shelby County Bank, an old tavern, and a few others. All these tunnels from these other
buildings hook up to the Courthouse. These tunnel openings, which are found in the basement of these surrounding buildings (with the tunnel
approximately 22 feet below the basement), have long ago been covered over with concrete, however, there are signs carved in the concrete (I have seen
then with my own eyes) as well as other signs that lead right to the "place to dig" in order to get into, and clear out, the shafts that get you
into the tunnel system. Also, some of the architectural work on the Courthouse "explains" what type of "design" to look for in the surrounding
buildings in order to know that that building has a tunnel opening in its basement.
After writing the article for the treasure hunting website and posting it a few years ago, I wondered how long it would be before these treasure signs
would be eliminated. I also wondered what method would be used to destroy them.
Ten minutes ago I picked up the local paper, "Harlan News-Advertiser," the Friday edition. In the left column, where they run short, two to three
paragraph articles of misc. information I noticed the following:
"Courthouse to get tuckpointing repair in late summer"
COUNTY--Shelby County's courthouse will see up to $50,000 in tuckpointing repair this summer.
The county's board of supervisors approved the expenditure with Andrew Tuckpointing, Clarinda (Iowa). Work will begin in late summer ON THE EAST SIDE
OF THE BUILDING, WITH STONE REPAIRS ALSO AS NEEDED. (obviously, I capitalized the words in order to stress th ewords of the Editor)
This to me is AWESOME to say the least. The statements about it being the "east side of the building" is more than enough, but to say "stone
repairs also as needed???" Folks, I have pictures of the entire east side of the courthouse, with close-ups of the treasure signs included. It will
be interesting to see if, after these "stone repairs as needed" are done, if the treasure signs still exist. I'll bet they won't, they will be
"erased." The Masons have, once again, been exposed. And they will do what has to be done to "erase" this trail that their former brothers left
for the modern day Mason. It's just that these "long gone" Masons that carved these treasure signs, they NEVER expected someone like me to come
along and learn of their secret system and then expose them and their treasure signs, treasure rooms, etc,.
Hmmmm! Sounds like I need to do a video!!!!
Have a great day, Ladies and Gentlemen.