Aaron Judkins PhD of Man vs Archaeology wrote in a week or so ago to inform that he and Joe Taylor of the Mount Blanco Fossil Museum had made an on site investigation of the mysterious 25 square mile rock wall that gave Rockwall Texas its name. We had done a number of stories on the wall here at s8int.com.
Further, Aaron mentioned that he was going to be on a television program re his work on the subject of humans and dinosaurs; History Channels; Ancient Aliens. This is where we blew it! I din’t notice that it was to be on so soon; April 13th!
Aaron, my apologies. I was trying to figure out how I was going to pay my taxes.
Maybe Aaron will write back to let us know exactly how to catch the episode on History Channel; however the segment may be the one posted on Youtube;The Rock Wall, Man vs Archaeology with Aaron Judkins (XIndianaJones1), Season 1, Episode 7
The rockwall is a mysterious, ancient, largely buried 20 mile long (3.5 miles x 5.6 miles) wall near Rockwall Texas. Archeologists mostly consider the wall to be a natural formation. The information concerning the wall comes to us from old newspaper articles and those stories even contain references to giant human skulls. In the past few years there have been new investigations.
Aaron’s blog post about the site and the visit can be found here: Man vs Archeaeology-The Rock-Wall-Phenomenon
The other day, we came across the story of another ancient monument that is responsible for the name of the modern location, just as Rockwall, Texas is named for a Rock Wall.
“FORT MOUNTAIN STATE PARK, Ga. –The remains of the 855-foot stone wall that gives Fort Mountain its name wind like a snake around the northeast Georgia park, and its very presence begs a question: Who put them there?”
Who knew that the early Americans were so literal? We wonder how many other localities in the U.S. are named for such ancient ruins? or as science would say; natural formations :0). Are they correct? Who knows? But I think that the bias is for nature rather than for intelligent design. After all, if they are man made, who made them?
We recieved the following note from David Campbell of Anarchaeology.com and we’re posting it because we know that so many from Texas are interested in the Rock Wall of Rockwall, Texas.
Our story on the Mississippi Great Wall is here.
“I recently read your entry on the Mississippi Walls…. . It had been a while since I checked into your site and I don’t know how I missed that one. ….The description and photo is practically identical with walls at Rockwall.
Also I was surprised to see that you’d linked the St. Louis newspaper account of the other walls down on the Sabine River. Recently a mainstream archaeologist mentioned that he’d read that one in going through some old archives but he did not have nearly as much information as you posted at at your site.
As soon as I saw the articles, I forwarded the link to John L. and Dee J. down in Rockwall.
Dee …gave me a lead a couple of years ago on a green glass pavement that had been exposed during a flood back in the 50′s. Some of the blocks had been on display at a bicycle shop there years back but the shop and the blocks have since gone off the radar and I hit a dead end.
Since I often see visits to my website, anarchaeology.com linked from your site, I’d be glad to network with any interested parties to pool information…….
Several months ago, a website regular (maybe David Etheridge?) sent me a link to an article about three 1886 stories in the Rockwall Success concerning the Rock Wall in Rockwall Texas, and some “fantastic” discoveries there underneath the wall. Here we use “fantastic” in the sense of nearly unbelievable.
One of the reasons that we didn’t post the story immediately was that we wanted to do our own research to see if we coud have some of the fantatsic details verified by some other source. We’ve been in contact with the author, David Allen Deal, and he seems convinced that the story is true. He noted that one of the descendants of one of the prominment men mentioned in the story had subsequently written a history of the area which presumably reiterated some of the information in the articles.
What particularly gave us pause, apart from the sensational details was that the author of the articles in the Rockwall Success was “Sam Slick”. Sam Slick was also the name of a fictional character ….
“Sam Slick was a character created by Thomas Chandler Haliburton, a Canadian judge and author. With his wry wit and Yankee voice, Sam Slick of Slicksville put forward his views on “human nature” in a regular column in the Novascotian, beginning in 1835. The twenty-one sketches were published in a collection titled The Clockmaker, or the Sayings and Doings of Samuel Slick of Slicksville, First Series in 1836, supplemented by an additional 12 unpublished or new sketches. The book was Canada’s first international bestseller and was hugely popular, not only in Nova Scotia but also in Britain and the United States.
Slickâ€™s wise-cracking commentary on the colonial life of Nova Scotia and relations with the U.S. and Britain struck a note with readers, leading to a second series in 1838 and a third in 1840. The satirical sketches, mocking both Canadians and Americans, made Haliburton one of the most popular writers of comic fiction in English of that era. The Clockmaker (which was also translated into German) established Haliburton as one of the founders of North American humour.” Wikipedia
David Allen Deal believes that this was probably a “Nom de Plume” of the writer and doesn’t impact the veracity of the story presented. Here at s8int.com, we’d feel better about the stories if the author had used his real name or if we coulld find a Sam Slick of that day who wrote other non-controversial stories for the “Success”. That was our first concern.
Secondly, we noted that in one of the articles, a group of local prominents sets out to investigate the wall and of the five men, three are known as J.B.? What are the odds of that?
If any of you out there in RockWall want to do some detective work, find out who Sam Slick was and try to find out if there is any corroboration for this story or any of its details elsewhere.
Shivakumar’s Human Giants Youtube Video
Shiv, nice video but I do think that a few of those items have been debunked?
Texas Giant Human Skull
by David Allen Deal
There are groups in our society that have always tried to suppress any evidence that supports biblical history, such as the flood of Noah, or existence of giants, where ever and whenever they have been found in the past. Sometimes the evidence is sent to the Smithsonian or a state university from which it disappears, never to be seen again.
As time passes these efforts are ever increasing, and now we see attacks against all religion by wild-eyed fanatic atheists. The famous Davenport Iowa, Academy of Natural Sciences dispute with and report about the arrogance of Mr. Henshaw of the Smithsonian by Charles Putman in 1885 is another example of honest academics going up against the Smithsonian Institute and the erroneous and spiteful policies of its director, Major John Wesley Powell.
The evidence for the existence of elephants and mastodons and mammoths has been well reported from sites throughout the Americas for the past 150 years, yet not many stop to realize the biblical significance of this. In other words, prior to the world wide deluge, ( Flood of Noah ) many robust animal types lived on the American continent, and fossil evidence supports this claim.
Examples are: elephants, bison, horses & camels. Of the latter two, examples are found as fossils in Anza Borego State Park in California, in a huge anticline near Fish Creek and split mountain. Modern horses and camels and elephants do not appear here in the Americas again until thousands of years after the flood. Some antediluvian life forms never appear here again, only to reappear in eastern Anatolia where the ark landed on a mountain.
One form of antediluvian life that never reappears is super giant humans, except as an occasional bone or grave which are obviously of pre-flood origin. So-called â€śgiantâ€ť graves are ususally of men less than eight feet in stature, yet considered to be giants – they werenâ€™t. However there have been exceptions.
This is one of those previously hidden and suppressed stories. It comes from a small bedroom community of Rockwall, Texas just east of Dallas and the old Trinity River. This place is of great pre-historical interest, because of the buried 40 foot high wall that enclosed approximately 30 square miles, now covered with 40 feet of marine (flood) sediments.
In the past, for example, when the early residents were building the Courthouse, several subterranean rock-lined rooms were uncovered, and then filled-in for the modern structure being built. A rock lined tunnel down to the river was discovered, according to local architect John Lindsey, and even later while crews were building Interstate 30, a large rock-lined room was found because a huge road grader fell into it.
Several excavations have been made to expose the wall over the years, the latest, only about 5 years ago. Local squabbling and small town politics closed down their website, but not before I copied all the photographs of the exposed wall structure. I canâ€™t use them for this article because of ownership and copyright restrictions, but I can send a few to interested parties who wish to see them via e-mail. ( http://www.noahsark-naxuan.com/4.htm ).
Three follow-on stories, written in mid 1886 published in the ROCKWALL SUCCESS newspaper, were found in the archives by a member of the Rockwall Historical Society in 2006 and sent to me. I have photocopies of these three clippings. They are datelined â€śBuffalo.â€ť Buffalo was a small township, several miles south of Rockwall which no longer exists.
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Scott O. called to let us know about this 1998 video of the Rockwall, Texas Wall–the reason Rockwall is called Rockwall. Several people from the area had lately reported that they have not been able to find the wall or anything about it.
Scott is from (nearby?) Lubbock, Texas. Scott, it was too late to call you back but when your sites are up we will link, brother. Thanks and God speed!
Anyway, we’ve previously posted two articles about an ancient, megalithic rock wall in Rockwall, Texas that some say is man made and some say is a purely natural feature.
A 1907 New York Times article entitled Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Digging for Buried CityĂ˘â‚¬Âť reported that Mr. J.E. Hess was excavating around the wall in hopes of locating a buried city. He reported that the wall is made up of regularly sized and shaped native sandstone slabs- and that the wall was buried to a depth of about three feet, and that it was known to be approximately 40 feet high.
In 1925 in contravention of the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“expertsĂ˘â‚¬Âť who had come and examined the wall and proclaimed it to simply be a natural sandstone formation, according to a New York Times article, a Dr. Lena James, believing otherwise, discovered several triangular, monogrammed stones which had been placed into the wall.
Dr. James discovered these stones at a depth of 50 feet. Her discovery at least temporarily reawakened interest in the wall and hope that a prehistoric city might be found in RockWall, Texas.
The rock wall in Rockwall will no doubt continue to be a mystery, but early newspaper accounts make it clear that it wasnĂ˘â‚¬â„˘t the only unknown, mysterious, buried, megalithic structure in Texas. In Milano, Texas, some 150 miles away, an ancient rock wall was reported to be 20 miles long and to rival the size of the Great Wall of China.
Among the comments in this video are that its made up of quartz and feldspar, which are not found in the location of the wall and that according to one geologist, there was evidence of electromagnetic activity in the wall…..There was also a bit of consternation as to why the university hadn’t sent scientists out to study the structure………
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There will also be a brown bag seminar at the courthouse in Rockwall sponsored by the Rockwall
Historical Foundation in February. Dates will be announced on their webpage which currently features a chronology of investigations of the rock walls ending with John Lindsey’s statement in 1998 that evidence is growing that the walls are manmade. Thanks.
The Royse City Museum is currently displaying an exhibit featuring Virgil Ray Holt’s research on the rock walls of Rockwall. I had the good fortune to meet Ray Holt a few years ago when he visited John Lindsey at his old house on Ridge Road.
Later, Ray invited me to his home to view numerous artifacts he had obtained in the course of conducting estate sales of collectors in the area. Ray also gave me a map of various old springs and wells throughout Rockwall County which have since been covered by the construction explosion since 1965 when Lake Ray Hubbard was completed.
Some of these old mineral and hot springs are a valuable clue to the neglected geology of Rockwall County. Ray has long been a member of the Rockwall Historical Foundation and a lifelong resident of Rockwall with a great interest in the rock walls.
As soon as I can make it down to the exhibit I will give a more detailed description. Meanwhile, those interested can find directions and more information on the
Royse City Museum Link
by Chris. Parker, s8int.com, 2007
It would seem that even in Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“prehistoricĂ˘â‚¬Âť times, things were done in a big way in Texas. In several instances itĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s clear that messing with Texas back in the day would have required dealing with a megalithic wall some twenty miles long and with whomever was behind it.
One of the most frequently linked articles on s8int.com (along with the section on giants) is an article about an ancient, largely buried 20 mile long (3.5 miles x 5.6 miles) wall near Rockwall Texas. In fact that wall, initially discovered around 1852, is the reason Rockwall, Texas is called Rockwall, Texas.
Mainstream archaeologists mostly consider the wall to be a natural formation.
If it is a man made wall, and not simply a natural feature, who in the world built it? ItĂ˘â‚¬â„˘s obviously not of recent constructionĂ˘â‚¬â€ťit was largely buried which along with its weathering would suggest that it is of great age.
Also of note, the Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“technologyĂ˘â‚¬Âť required for its construction seems to be above that typically associated with the Native Americans or for that matter the earlier, technologically superior mound builders, who are a mystery all to themselves. It seems clear that a simple hunting and gathering society would not have had the time or excess manpower needed to build such a megalithic structure.
A 1907 New York Times article entitled Ă˘â‚¬Ĺ“Digging for Buried CityĂ˘â‚¬Âť reported that Mr. J.E. Hess was excavating around the wall in hopes of locating a buried city. He reported that the wall is made up of regularly sized and shaped native sandstone slabs-Ă‚Â that the wall was buried to a depth of about three feet, and that it was known to be approximately 40 feet high.
As it turns out though, the rockwall at Rockwall wasn’t the only ancient, megalithic 20 mile long wall in Texas. 150 miles away there may have been an even larger construction.
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