A Personal Note
Background & Introduction
Geographic Centers/Centroids: Meaning & Methods of Calculation
The Geographic Center of the Conterminous 48 States of America
America’s First National Monument
The Geographic Centers of Hawaii & Alaska
Plato’s ‘Magnesia’, the Fifty States, & the Year 1959
The Official Story: the US Government & Belle Fourche, South Dakata
A Prophetic Sign: the Tower of Babel
Conclusions: America’s Heart of Stone, Forged by Volcanic Fire
A Personal Note-
As I pen this paragraph it is 28 September, 2013. I have just gotten back to writing after many months away from any work on this most pertinent and now time-sensitive article. Moments ago I was pacing the room and procrastinating about “other things to do” in place of writing when I noticed a scrap of paper on the floor. As I always strive to keep my work area organized, I picked it up, turned it over, and read this-
Obviously this was a book marker which had apparently just fallen out of one of countless books on the shelf above. I took this, however, as a sign from God and immediately started back on the writing! It is about time I finish this article as it’s been five years since the discovery . . . five years of grace?
Background & Introduction-
Back in early autumn of 2008, shortly after I had come to the shocking realization that America is Babylon the Great of Bible renown, the Lord led me to a large wall map of the United States of America and brought back to me a vivid memory of a particular childhood trip out West to the heartland of America. Through the Holy Spirit, then, He showed me something astounding about this particular place and finally, after five years of delay, I will share the results of this revelation with the world. This may well represent the most important research I have ever undertaken and published.
Since that fall day in 2008 I have traveled the Midwest and West of this beautiful country in order to pursue additional clues and documentation which I will present herein. Hopefully, you will find the fruits of this revelation to be shocking, and clearly well beyond mere “coincidence”. Furthermore, if you had any doubt that America is Babylon the Great prior to reading this article, such doubts should be erased. Most importantly, however, this article is intended to reach those patriotic American Christians who just cannot accept the truth that their dear nation could possibly be Babylon of the end times, despite the abundant proof offered in Isaiah, Jeremiah, and Revelation, as well as through the words of other Bible Prophets. With this article, assuming that I have done my job properly in presenting these findings, it is my prayerful hope that the Holy Spirit will be opening the spiritual eyes of scores of American citizens. That is to say that these results can only act to make “visible” to some people what has been obscured to them in the past due to their own spiritual blindness or simply an (understandable) inability to accept the very, very difficult Biblical truth that America is prophetic Babylon, and that her judgment is nigh. I can relate, for as a current “reformed American patriot” I used to be one of those people.
But right now, let me state very strongly as I do not want there to be any misunderstanding- the identity of America as Babylon the Great is found within Scripture and Scripture alone. All necessary evidence to this effect can be discovered within the inspired pages of the Holy Bible. May this article, if it opens your eyes, lead you into the Bible and may you study the numerous Babylon prophecies contained therein with renewed interest and fervor. Now, without further ado, let me just remind you all that this is the second installment in my America’s Destiny Revealed within Her Landscape series; the first is found here-
And, yes, it would be minimally helpful to familiarize yourself with the methods of Part I before diving into this Part II although the two articles are certainly written that they might stand independent of one another. Within Part I there is much discussion of the Mississippi River “geographic center” as calculated by two different methods, as well as the population center of the USA. I shall be revisiting these methods within this article, with primary focus not on the Mississippi River and population but rather on the precise geographic centers of both the conterminous forty-eight (48) states and of the entire nation (50 states). In addition I will be discussing the history and spiritual implications of America’s first National Monument. Finally, I will also examine the addition of Alaska and Hawaii into the Union and suggest potential spiritual effects of these historic events in the year 1959.
Geographic Centers/Centroids: Meaning & Methods of Calculation-
How is the “center” of any irregularly-shaped landmass defined? First, we must think in terms of the following two designations, which I’ll use quite interchangeably throughout the article. These are “geographic center” and “centroid”. But what does this mean, in layman’s terms? A geographic center, or centroid, of a place is basically the point at which the shape “balances”, the “middle” of any shape; the center of gravity or mass, if you will. You have to imagine the shape as flat and of equal thickness throughout- the center, then, is the point of balance, and is generally near the place “our eyes want to go” when we view the shape. If I were to cut out a cardboard map of the state of Texas, it would be the point at which I could balance the map on a thin vertical rod, pencil, or fingertip. For Texas, this point/center is, by the way, near the town of Brady, in McColloch County. This method is generally used as a “test confirmation” after completing the “plumb line method” of weighted strings, an ancient and well established technique. Although seemingly rather “crude”, both methods are shockingly accurate and complimentary, and are shown here (see, especially, the 2nd figure in the article below)-
A final way to accomplish this objective is through a calculus-based program with extremely rigorous modeling required (as well as various “assumptions” especially in working with coastal regions). In this report I will rely on published models such as those of both the US Government and Richeson (2004), but will make mathematical corrections for oversights and shortcuts within those models; this said, the calculus-based Richeson model is generally preferable to that of the Government.
For example, take a look at the map below of the conterminous United States and try to discern where the center might be; likely your eyes will be drawn to the general region of northern Kansas (KS) or perhaps southernmost Nebraska (NE); this is “close” as I will demonstrate-
First, though, I must admit as any scientist must, that the calculation of geographic centers represents an inexact science. However, you will see that I have taken great pains to prove my thesis, and that the results are therefore convincing.
I will next discuss the geographic center of the conterminous 48 states, and much later in this article I’ll demonstrate how the addition of Alaska and Hawaii as the final two states acts to “shift” this center several hundred miles in a northwesterly direction.
The Geographic Center of the Conterminous 48 states of America-
In the years prior to the inclusion of Alaska and Hawaii to the United States of America, which occurred in 1959, several calculations or estimates were published which represented attempts to mathematically or otherwise determine the precise “geographic center” or “centroid” of the 48 conterminous states.
Utilizing the “center of gravity” method, the official US Government-sanctioned centroid is established at just north of Lebanon, Kansas, with a separate centroid, situated by an international Transcendental Meditation (TM) group, being approximated at Smith Center, Kansas. Interestingly, this TM group has purchased 480 acres just south of Smith Center to develop that which they call the Brahmasthan (spiritual center) of America and specifically are claiming this plot of land to represent the World Capital of Peace meant “to raise America to invincibility and to promote peace globally“! Here is what the leader of the group, His Holiness Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, has prophesied (falsely, I might suggest)-
The problems of America will disappear, as darkness disappears with the onset of light.
This is not a joke; you can read the article here-
And courtesy of the Denver Post, we have the reaction of local residents to these naive and fruitless plans-
I passed by this place in June of 2011, and the most startling image from the road is what is called Liberty of the Plains-
Basically, this is an attempt to establish a Babylonian-inspired religious place of worship at the very center of America. However, this “center of the nation” or centroid location at Smith Center has been debunked already in light of more accurate calculations; other debunked centroids include Glenvil, Nebraska; Glenola, Kansas; and the vicinity of Camp Funston (Fort Riley), Kansas. Incidentally, Camp Funston was the incubation point of the 1918 Spanish Flu which killed tens of millions of people worldwide. The actual starting point was a hog farm in the southwestern part of . . . you guessed it . . . the state of Kansas.
The official Government centroid I mentioned earlier, just north of Lebanon, Kansas, is a lovely little spot marked by both a small white chapel and a sandstone pyramid, or ziggurat. As you read further, you should see that the choice of a pyramid to represent America’s precise center has rather stunning implications for the nation. And, interestingly, although it is built of “rock” it is also built of “sand” (Matthew 7:24-26).
Also I must mention that when I visited this site in June of 2011 my tour guide pointed up the hill to a non-descript spot of land a couple of hundred feet away and claimed that was the actual exact center; it was in the middle of a hog farm!
Here is the official Government geographic center as marked on a map of Lebanon-
And please see this nice article for a quick review of the official site-
Finally, here are the pictures mentioned-
During my visit I walked into the small chapel to pray. There, I noticed a Bible upon the lectern. It was open to Ezekiel 38, as such-
Back outside, I walked over to check out the pyramid structure and found out that it was dedicated by a group called “The Lebanon Hub Club”; in my research I was unable to find out if this group night have been Masonic in character which would “fit” with my theory of why they would choose the symbol of a pyramid to be topped, on occasion, with a huge American flag. The site itself, especially a small motel which used to be on location but has long since closed, has seen a bit of fleeting fame due to an award-winning 2001 book entitled American Gods written by Neil Gaiman. In this fictional work, the author discusses the plethora of spirits from various parts of the world which have all taken up residence in America, in addition to indigenous spirits “created” by the desires of the people. Although certainly not written from the Biblical worldview, I must say that there is much spiritual truth in this work of fiction. Americans as a whole surely worship a multitude of false gods.
According to published reports the US Government arrived at the Lebanon centroid using the “plumb line center of gravity” approach. They also give an error factor of 20 miles in any direction, and the Chief Mathematician himself at the time, Mr. O.S. Adams, basically called such a calculation “a waste of time and resources.” With all due respect to the “official” nature of the Government centroid north of Lebanon, I bet to differ as there is another calculated centroid which is significantly more accurate. You see, contrarily, Richeson (2004) took his challenge seriously and has used calculus in an attempt to prove that the true center of the conterminous 48 states is actually 40 miles to the West of the Lebanon location, in Phillipsburg, Kansas. I believe that this is close; in fact, very close (I’ll address this issue shortly). Apparently the city of Phillipsburg, Kansas does not have any official site marked as to the geographic centroid. Perhaps city leaders are not even aware of this rather recent article by Richeson? Anyway, here’s a quick look at Phillipsburg-
An “All-American” town, for sure. Using data derived from Richeson (2004) I calculated his precise center to be at the southwestern city limits of Phillipsburg and took this picture during my research travels in June 2011 to document what I discovered in the vicinity of this spot (“click pic” for larger view)-
I was obviously pleased to see the “pro-life” message of the Church sculpture right at the published center of the conterminous 48 states (although, as I will show, I believe this to be about 19 miles too far north of the true center by my calculations)! So what are my corrections? First, in Richeson (2004) we read this on p. 3 while he is speaking of latitude distortion of north versus south by using a “flat” map (2-dimensional) projection to represent the reality of the curved earth surface; he is here essentially drawing our attention to Gauss’s Thereoma Egregium-
This distortion places the centroid of the country farther north than it should be . . . For the sake of simplicity we ignore this distortion . . .
Due to the more precise nature of my work, I could not ignore the distortion, so instead used Richeson’s data to determine that the exact center should be, instead, precisely 19 miles nearly due south of the southwestern city limits of Phillipsburg which is also about 3 miles northwest of Stockton, Kansas [this correction was confirmed as accurate by a local math professor here in the Houston, Texas area]. Well, I canvassed this area very carefully in my car during early June of 2011, driving down dusty county roads through rich farmland. This picture of the true center was taken 3 miles East of Hwy. 183 off of “G Road”, and I am facing north northeast with Phillipsburg, therefore, in the distance to the left of center (beyond the cows; “click pic” for larger view)-
The geographic center of the conterminous 48 states
The importance of a precise determination of the 48 states’ centroid will come into play later when I discuss the addition of Alaska and Hawaii to the Union.
America’s First National Monument-
Now that I’ve established the precise centroid of the conterminous 48 states I will seemingly shift directions quite dramatically, as I’d presently like to discuss America’s first National Monument: Devils Tower. Devils Tower is located in northeastern Wyoming within the western portion of the Black Hills-
Devils Tower is a prominent shaft of igneous rock which reaches an elevation* of 5112′ and soars 1267′ above the Belle Fourche River and surrounding terrain. In the 1870′s it was described by one of the first non-native men to see it, geologist Harry Newton, as “a great remarkable obelisk of trachyte” (he went on to compare it to the base of the Washington Monument, still unfinished at that time). With an enveloping base about 400′ thick including rubble, the Tower proper stands 867′ feet high and upright. Composed of interlocking near-vertical columns of phonolite porphyry, typically 5- to 6-sided, the Tower is either the remnant of a slow-cooling igneous intrusion or represents the “neck” of a volcano. Either way, the Tower is currently exposed due to the erosion of any softer, volcanic, rubble and especially of sedimentary rocks surrounding the much harder and more resistant dense phonolite which makes up the Tower itself. The Belle Fourche River at the Tower base acts to carry away much of the sediment.
This stunning geologic feature was named by explorer Colonel Richard I. Dodge as “Devil’s Tower” for the fact that a certain Indian scout with whom he investigated and mapped the western Black Hills area had referred to the structure as “The Bad God’s Tower”. The apostrophe was left out of the name, inadvertently, when the Tower was designated a National Monument in 1906; therefore, the name “Devils Tower” which has remained to this day, though not without controversy. For example, many of the Indian tribal leaders are insistent that it instead be called Mato Tipila (Mateo Tepee) or Bear Lodge and claim that their tribal religions don’t even include a devil (bad god) figure!
As a Crow elder has succinctly opined regarding the Tower-
It (the Tower) was put there by the Great Spirit for a special reason, because it was different from other rocks.
I concur. Almighty God certainly placed the Tower in this precise spot for a most pertinent reason, one which shall be revealed later in this article!
Devils Tower has long been, and remains, a sacred site to about two dozen American Indian tribes. In his compelling yet newagey book Sacred Places North America: 108 Destinations author B. Olsen states-
Devils Tower, or ‘Mateo Tepee,’ was a spiritually bestowed vision quest site to Native Americans since prehistoric times. Several different tribes worshipped at the ‘Bear Lodge’ and continue pilgrimage to the site today.
When I visited in June of 2009 I approached the Tower for the first time since I was a child. I was once again awestruck by its odd beauty. As Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday writes, and I concur-
They are things in nature that engender an awful quiet in the heart of man; Devils Tower is one of them.
Making my way past Prairie Dog Town and up a winding road to the parking lot, I next toured the Visitor’s Center and was especially affected by this quote found on the wall there, so I wrote it down verbatim. This short tale was told by Romanus Bear Steps of the Cheyenne River Lakota Sioux Tribe (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-
The Tower is vital to the health of our nation and to our self-determination as a Tribe. Those who use the butte to pray become stronger. They gain sacred knowledge from the spirits that helps us preserve our Lakota culture and way of life. They become leaders. Without their knowledge and leadership, we cannot continue to determine our own destiny.
Much as Adam and Eve desired to determine their own destiny, perhaps, with some knowledge from the spirits?** In fact, in terms strikingly similar to the Bible account of the Garden of Eden, referring to Devils Tower the Lakota Sioux call it The Birthplace of Wisdom and the Black Hills as a region The Place of Creation. So, Devils Tower itself is considered the Birthplace of Wisdom within the broader Place of Creation. Fascinating!
As an example of the prominent place of the Tower in the spiritual life of American Indian tribes, maps from the 1870′s generally depicted Mateo Tepee near the center of the sacred Black Hills despite its actual geographic position on the western edge. The point is that Devils Tower is a very “spiritual” place, and as such it is no coincidence that it featured prominently in the 1977 Steven Spielberg film Close Encounters of the Third Kind. Supposed UFO sightings are common around the Tower and, in fact, around various volcanic peaks worldwide.
To be fair, Lakota Sioux elders are adamant that they don’t worship the Tower, but rather that they worship their god, the Great Spirit, at the Tower. From these same Lakota Sioux we get the fascinating tales of “White Buffalo Woman” and from the various tribes two or three main themes or depictions as to how Mateo Tepee was formed. A prominent story is that of seven sisters who, while escaping from a great bear, stood up on a rock which grew and grew until it reached the heavens. As the bear tried to get to the girls his claws scratched the edges of the rock which led to the scraped/clawed appearance of the Tower. The seven sisters, in turn, became the seven stars of the Pleiades. Another related legend involves a young hero named “Fallen Star” who was the male offspring of a human woman and a strange being from the heavens. Interestingly, we read of both the Pleiades and a fallen star in the Holy Bible (see Job 9:9, 38:31; Isaiah 14:12).
Continuing with fascinating stories from Devils Tower, we discover that centuries ago Sweet Medicine, a beloved Cheyenne chief, died at Devils Tower and, on his deathbed, foretold a dark prophecy of the coming of the horse, the disappearance of the old ways and the buffalo, the appearance of “white” men and even of “earth men” who would fly above the earth, take thunder from light, dig up the earth and drain the earth until the earth was dead-
The most sacred month at the Tower is June, as that is when certain American Indians still perform their vision quests to coincide with the summer solstice. Although the Tower is popular for climbing, in June there is a voluntary cessation on such activity which about 85% of climbers adhere to. Speaking of climbing the Tower . . . as you might imagine, the first ever climb to the summit of Devils Tower was a major event. In 1893 a local rancher, William Rogers, assisted by a friend and fellow rancher, fashioned hundreds of wooden pegs and constructed a wooden ladder which the men then slowly installed, piece by piece, all the way to the Tower’s top. News spread far and wide that the Tower would first be topped on Independence Day, 4 July, but the day before the men actually climbed to the summit to install a 12 foot flagpole. Sure enough, on the Fourth of July, in front of hundreds or perhaps thousands of cheering onlookers, Mr. Rogers climbed the Tower with a large American flag in his possession. After ascending to the summit and thereby conquering the mountain, he unfurled the flag on the pole to a deafening roar from the crowd below. But, later, something rather ominous happened. Quoting Mathison (1956)-
During the afternoon, a gust of wind tore the flag loose and it drifted down to the base of the Tower. Here the promoters tore it up and sold the pieces for souvenirs.
Other reports say that the flag fell directly onto the large dance platform set up for the day’s festivities. First, I find it quite ironic that although the Tower was “conquered” by an American the symbol of America (the flag) quickly fell to the ground. Secondly, I find it rather peculiar that “to make a buck” the flag was torn into pieces (good ole American ingenuity) which were then sold individually. Sixty-one years later, also on Independence Day, another man, A.A. Allen, would climb a different tower, the Empire State Building in Manhattan. On that fateful day in 1954 Pastor Allen witnessed a stunning vision of the fall of the Statue of Liberty and the fall of America herself-
Adding sixty-one additional years brings us to 2015, a Shemitah year according to Jonathan Cahn, author of The Harbinger. Interesting connections, but I digress.
Despite its remote location, as is suggested by the story above, by the late 1800′s Devils Tower was already a popular tourist destination. However, it was not until the year 1906 that it achieved official status. On 24 September, 1906 Devils Tower became the very first National Monument in the history of the United States of America as so designated by an Executive Order from President Theodore Roosevelt.
I can tell you from first-hand experience that Devils Tower is an amazing sight to behold, and although it is quite “remote” it is a major tourist draw even today. As a case in point, another important event occurred at the Tower in late 2008. On the 6th of September a 12′ tall marble sculpture, the “Circle of Sacred Smoke”, also called the “Wind Circle” (to be more politically correct) was unveiled by sculptor Junkyu Muto*** of Japan in the picnic area of the Monument grounds. This was the third of seven works called Peace Sculptures he is in the process of creating and has planned for sacred sites around the world, with the first two already in place at Vatican City and the Bodhi Tree in India.
As you can likely visualize, this shape is meant to represent a puff of smoke from a sacred “peace pipe” common to American Indian tribes in the area including the Lakota Sioux. This ties into the legend of White Buffalo Calf Woman mentioned earlier, as she gave her people just such a sacred peace pipe shortly before leaving them and promising to return at the end of days. The connection with modern Chief Arvol Looking Horse, discussed below, is that he is the 19th generation “Keeper of the Sacred Bundle of the Lakota Tribe” originally delivered by White Buffalo Calf Woman.
Regarding the opening ceremony surrounding the dedication of this fine sculpture, the following quote is from-
The unveiling featured tribal drum groups, Japanese Taoko drummers, local and Japanese singers and tribal dancers. Despite cold, damp weather the ceremony was a spectacular event, having several cultures coming together as one. The unveiling began with Chief Arvol Looking Horse giving the blessing, followed by local singer Lorrie Redfield singing the National Anthem.
Chief Arvol Looking Horse had recently been honored by the United Nations, and for the unveiling ceremony presented information on “world peace and prayer day activities“. Interesting . . .
Ms. Mako Miller, Honorary Consul General of Japan and resident of nearby Casper, Wyoming, said that the Circle of Sacred Smoke is “a significant showcase of unity” as it is “constructive” and “positive“. She went on to suggest that the very moment of the unveiling would “make history, connecting the United States with the rest of the world.“
Devils Tower National Monument Superintendant Dorothy Firecloud went even further, saying that the sculpture alluded to “prayers connected to represent world peace.“
Ms. Firecloud continued by stating (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-
The tower is the place where the White Buffalo Calf Woman brought the pipe and taught the Native American people how to live in a good way . . . how to do their prayers, the seven sacred rights . . . you know, the tower is a feminine entity and, based on that, it’s like the perfect spot for world peace to begin.
The sculpture itself is made of the finest carrara marble from Tuscany, Italy, and renowned sculptor Mr. Muto says it represents a “peace sculpture . . . a gesture of international good will“. With the esteemed Japanese artist himself bringing the statue over to join the two cultures together Ms. Firecloud said this is “like completing a circle.“
It is certainly a compelling work of art, and the enthusiasm of the participants is encouraging, but please forgive me if I don’t believe that “world peace” is going to break out any moment now because of this gracious gesture by Mr. Muto. Rather, I see the spirit of antichrist at work in this spiritually-charged setting.
For those interested in a quick “tour” of the Monument, see the nice video by roadtripstory who, by the way, call Devils Tower America’s Treasure. The narrator says the word “really” far too often but this is a concise, short video for your enjoyment; really-
No video can do this remarkable place justice, however, and I’d strongly encourage you to visit while there’s still time. After the Government slimdown ends, of course, as currently the Monument is closed to the public (that is to say, the taxpayers).
The Geographic Centers of Hawaii & Alaska-
Both Alaska and, later, Hawaii, became US states in the year 1959 (Alaska on 3 January and Hawaii on 21 August). Granted, again the calculation of landmass centroids is an inexact science, but using the methods described in an earlier section of this article I proceeded to plot the geographic centers of both Hawaii and Alaska, two states featuring much shallow water volcanic terrain and underwater volcanism. In order to facilitate this work, I obtained bathymetric maps which are clearly marked at water depths of 100m, and with these applied anything under the assumed 50m iso-depth lines as connected land; this is a reasonable approach for dealing with volcanic island chains which are, after all, interconnected geologically below the water’s surface. I then “connected” the individual islands by thin directional lines, one after another. On balance then, essentially the Hawaiian and Aluetian Islands are simply the “above water expressions” of subsurface volcanism which originates at the sea floor.
As Hawaii is much smaller than Alaska (about 11,000 square miles versus well over 650,000 square miles) and therefore less vital to the modeling portion of this study (and besides, being simpler to model) let’s start there.
One official US Government centroid is located at the offshore northwest of the big island of Hawaii with a presumed error of 3 to 4 miles in any direction. The location of their centroid, however, shows me that the Government is ignoring the subsurface expression of this interconnected volcanic chain. A second and much more reasonable centroid, established by independent researchers and later confirmed by the Government as well, is located off of the southwestern shore of Molokai which is also west of Lanai (see www.netstate.com). Interestingly, just onshore the portion of Lanai near the centroid is a popular tourist spot called The Garden of the Gods which is described as “an otherworldly natural rock garden“. My own centroid calculations confirm this published location of Molokai/Lanai.
Now, moving on to the state of Alaska . . .
Note- unfortunately the above map does not even show several hundred miles of U.S. Aleutian Islands which extend further to the west then west northwest beyond the limits of the map view!
One problem that I immediately see with the US Government centroid for Alaska (established to be 60 miles northwest of Mt. McKinley) is their apparent poor modeling of both the Aleutian Island Chain and, to a lesser extent, the seven main islands off of the West coast of the state. The Aleutians trend for over twelve hundred miles first southwest and then more due west and finally west northwest just before the international boundary, and must be accounted for with precise modeling. The overall effect on the centroid of Alaska by the Aleutians is that they “pull” the state’s geographic center significantly to the south and west.
Using the US Government’s own data, but interpreting it properly, including accounting for the “relative north(ern) latitude projection bias” as we learned in the Richeson example, here is an example of the sources I obtained; this new 2013 paper dealing with the critical Aleutian Island Chain of Alaska-
Due to its huge size, Alaska has a much more significant effect on the geographic center of America than does Hawaii, and it is imperative to accurately determine this specific location! Again, the US Government centroid for Alaska is found 60 miles north northwest of Mt. McKinley at 63 deg. 50′ North 152 deg. 00′ West, though they give an error range of “15 to 20 miles in any direction”. Here is a map of Alaska with Mt. McKinley/Denali marked by a “dot”; remember the US Government centroid is 60 miles northwest of this point!-
Now we will compare my results in which I modeled the coastlands, primarily the islands, correctly. The centroid I derived for Alaska is significantly south of southwest as compared to the US Government centroid; again, this primarily reflects the Government’s poor modeling of the Aleutian Island Chain which juts out from the southwestern portion of this huge coastal state and trends mainly southwest to west.
The importance of establishing an accurate geographic center for Alaska will become clear later in this article.
Plato’s ‘Magnesia’, the Fifty States, & the Year 1959-
I would suggest that the goal of behind-the-scenes powers in the US Government was to ultimately have precisely 50 states in the Union, which was accomplished in 1959. This desire would then presumably be connected to Plato’s utopian ‘Magnesia’ and his perfect number of civil harmony, 5040. It took decades of the United States of America having but 48 conterminous states before both Alaska and Hawaii were added during the calendar year of 1959 which, by the way, was the 150th anniversary of the birth of Abraham Lincoln. I believe this also to have been purposeful. The US “Lincoln Cent” changed in 1959 as well to show the Lincoln Memorial on its reverse as opposed to the “wheat ears” coinage which was produced from 1909 through 1958.
Yet 50 years later, in 2009, we had another “Lincoln moment” and “spiritual shift” in American history as Barack Hussein Obama was sworn in as the 44th President with his hand on Abraham Lincoln’s Bible-
The Lincoln Cent reverse also changed in 2009 to reflect the “Lincoln Bicentennial” and once more in 2010 (continues to present) with a Shield reverse which is, according to the US Mint “an image emblematic of President Lincoln’s preservation of the United States of America as a single and united country.“
But, back now to the year 1959 and the Lincoln Cents of that year and the prior. I find the contrast between the Lincoln Cent reverses to be quite stunning. In the original reverse still used as late as 1958 we have the simple picture of two “wheat ears” which, strikingly, would ideally symbolize the heartland of America, with Kansas at the very center, perhaps more clearly than any other image. Kansas has historically been, in fact, the leading producer of wheat in the USA; this is true even recently, for example-
As an interesting and related aside, here are selected lyrics from the song Matthew by the late John Denver-
Well, I guess there were some hard times
And I’m told some years were lean
They had a storm in forty-seven
A twister came and stripped them clean
He lost the farm and lost his family
He lost the wheat and lost his home
But he found the family Bible
Faith as solid as a stone
Yes, and joy was just the thing that he was raised on
Love was just the way to live and die
Gold was just a windy Kansas wheatfield
Blue, just a Kansas summer sky
Tear-jerking video of a Matthew performance here including a fine introduction by this gifted artist who passed away on 12 October, 1997-
I would suggest that this song is also a parable speaking to the immediate future of America, when all will be stripped bare to the foundations so that we learn to rely solely on the Holy Bible, Jesus Christ, the Word. The tares will be burned and destroyed, but the wheat will be gathered into the barn; stunningly this is from Matthew 13:30-
“Let both grow together until the harvest: and in the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, Gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn.“
The “wheat” is representative of the True Church, the followers of the Lamb. Yet then in 1959 came a sudden switch to the Greek-inspired Lincoln Memorial Cent reverse. To me, readers, this all reeks of behind-the-scenes occultic manipulation and a distinct “spiritual shift” happening in 1959! Yet, if my theory holds any water, might there have been a warning from God? Perhaps there was. Three and one half days before Hawaii became a state there was a great shaking in the American West, as a tremendous earthquake struck Montana and Wyoming. This 7.5 Quake happened shortly before midnight on the 17th of August, and killed at least 28 people, many of them buried in their tents by massive landslides as they slept at campgrounds near Hebgen Lake-
Three and one half days after the great shaking Hawaii became a state and the rest is history, as they say. Anyway, I do not want to make too much of this, but felt it prudent to mention. The takeover of a sovereign Hawaii by the US was “bad news” from the beginning, in my humble opinion. Hawaii was an independent, benevolent Christian kingdom before American intervention, yet the American Government had long been coveting these islands for her own selfish devices. Crack researcher Cindy of “Cindy By The Sea” blog has written a wonderful article series on this topic which you can find here (linked is Part II of III)-
As quoted also in Cindy’s article, the Queen of Hawaii penned the following prophetic words. The year was 1893, the very same year the Tower was conquered and the flag fell (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-
Oh, honest Americans, as Christians hear me for my downtrodden people! Their form of government is as dear to them as yours is precious to you. Quite as warmly as you love your country, so they love theirs. Do not covet the little vineyards of Naboth’s so far from your shores, lest the punishment of Ahab fall upon you, if not in your day, in that of your children, for “be not deceived, God is not mocked.” The people to whom your fathers told of the living God, and taught to call “Father,” and whom the sons now seek to despoil and destroy, are crying aloud to Him in their time of trouble; and He will keep His promise, and will listen to the voices of His Hawaiian children lamenting for their homes.
Here we are, fifty-four (54) years after Hawaiian statehood, and clearly America is in sharp decline. Those born around the time of statehood (such as President Obama) are now in positions of authority (although some of us labor in obscurity). Will their (our) children see America’s fall, as prophesied by Queen Lili’uokalani? Seemingly, yes.
The Official Story: the US Government & Belle Fourche, South Dakata-
The geographic center of the United States of America shifted dramatically with the sudden inclusion of Alaska and Hawaii as the 49th and 50th states, respectively. After completing the modeling and calculations of individual centroids for both of these new states, the US Government “moved” the nation’s official centroid from north of Lebanon, Kansas about 439 miles to the approximate northwest (i.e. in the direction of Alaska) to a point in extreme western South Dakota near the towns of Castle Rock and Belle Fourche. Essentially, what should be pictured is this: the point was shifted to a position where the geographic centers of the 48 conterminous states, Alaska, and Hawaii would all “balance” when connected on the great circle of the earth.
The town of Belle Fourche has a very nice museum dedicated to this important distinction, and the paved grounds on the outside portion contain this impressive monument made of classic South Dakota granite-
However, the official Government centroid is out in a cow pasture 20.8 miles north of this point and marked only by a concrete base out of which extends a metal pole (and, on occasion, an American flag). I visited this spot in June of 2009 after a heavy rainstorm and managed to negotiate the muddy gravel roads in my rental car without getting stuck; here is a picture which represents clearly what I witnessed that day-
I have already discussed the US Government’s incorrect modeling of the 48 conterminous states as well as that of Alaska. Their first Hawaii centroid is also off slightly, but the error is minimal due to the tiny landmass of the state (although I’ve applied the correct second centroid in my own work). However, with the flaws in the US Government calculation of the US 48 conterminous states plus Alaska, the true centroid of the United States of America shifts about 46 Nautical miles to the west southwest of the “Belle Fourche” centroid. As the next step in this exercise I obtained an official United States Geological Survey 1:6,000,000 scale map of the USA with Alaska and Hawaii in their actual locations. This map uses the “Lambert Conformal Conic Projection” which minimizes distortions by Latitude. On this map I plotted a point from the corrected US 48 conterminous states centroid 19 miles South of Phillipsburg, Kansas to the corrected Alaska centroid then “pulled” this connective line 6.25 miles to the west southwest to account for the minimal effects of the Hawaiian landmass. Whereas the official Government line from Lebanon, Kansas to their Alaska centroid 60 miles northwest of Mt. McKinley (and, as adjusted for Hawaii) passes through extreme western South Dakota (the “Belle Fourche centroid”), as I showed above, my own corrected line passes through an exact center of the geographic United States of America 46 Nautical miles (53 Statute miles) to the west southwest of the Government’s marker.
The exact geographic center of the 50 United American states is-
This map will demonstrate the general procedure involved and the corrections-
This would certainly seem to represent an unmistakable prophetic sign, though I suppose that I now need to throw in a disclaimer that this center might be “off” by as much as 10 to 15 miles in any direction. As for me, however, I’m thoroughly convinced that this is it- Almighty God has placed a stunning natural feature at the precise center of the United States of America. A geologic structure which has an appearance reminiscent of the Tower of Babel. A natural rock formation which was forged with volcanic fire and is itself an erosional remnant which reaches staggering heights virtually “straight up” out of the ground. Here is a famous depiction of the Tower of Babel, right above a picture of Devils Tower.
Even the heights are comparable, as I shall demonstrate shortly.
A Prophetic Sign: the Tower of Babel-
The history of the Tower of Babel is described in Genesis 11. As a quick summary, Nimrod had established a powerful, united kingdom and the people had forgotten God and become proud of their own strengths, greatly desiring to make a name for themselves. Genesis 11:4 describes this attitude-
“And they said, Go to, let us build us a city and a tower, whose top may reach unto heaven; and let us make us a name, lest we be scattered abroad upon the face of the whole earth.“
This was clearly not God’s intention, as He had commanded the people to spread throughout the earth, and to multiply. The result of the people’s disobedience is then documented in verses 5 through 9; Genesis 4-
5 “And the Lord came down to see the city and the tower, which the children of men builded.
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
7 Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another’s speech.
8 So the Lord scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city.
9 Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the Lord did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the Lord scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.“
Essentially, the Tower of Babel marks the origins of the nations of the earth. How amazing it is that America is known as the great immigrant nation to which the nations’ peoples themselves have long streamed-
“Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!” [Emma Lazarus, The New Collossus (in part)]
America the Babylon is called a nation of mingled peoples (Jeremiah 50:37) and of immigrants (implied in Revelation 17:15). Our national motto E Pluribus Unum found on the very coins (and most other US coinage) depicted in a previous section means “out of many, one” (shades of Genesis 11:6). Readers, this is the spirit of Babylon, an old spirit within a new Babylon for a new day, the end days. Nimrod’s kingdom at the time of the Tower of Babel was a precursor to ancient Babylon in the days of Nebuchadnezzar and Belshazzar, a dynasty which was overrun by the Medes and Persians on 12-13 October, 539 BC. Belshazzar’s Babylon can be defined by “the writing on the wall” of Daniel 5, and is a spiritual and political precursor to America, the final Babylon! And what defines this current Babylon, America? In addition to a host of Biblical evidence, also by a most unique Tower at the very center!
We observe various man-made towers rising throughout the world; this is the spirit of antichrist, with the Freedom Tower in New York City regarded as a prime example. But nowhere in the world exists a natural Tower of Babel at the very center**** of a nation- only in the United States of America! Imagine the precision required for this to be the very center- two states of exacting shapes, sizes, and locations had to be added to the nation in the last generation- clearly the Hand of God at work!
I like the simplicity of what John F. MacArthur, Jr. has to say about the people at the time of the Tower of Babel. They were rebellious, as people are now. They were then to be scattered, as we (in America) will likewise soon be again scattered. Quoting Reverend MacArthur-
The true nature of man’s heart is now revealed: he is seeking his own glory rather than the glory of God. Man is trying once again to worship himself rather than his Creator.
He goes on to call Babylon “the worldly enemy of the people of God.“ Essentially, the word “Babel” itself has two meanings. In the original context, it spoke of the people’s desire to reach the heavens, as it meant “gateway to the gods”. This is why the people built the Tower, in order to “be as gods”. Yet in its final context, the word “Babel” (and by extension “Babylon”) suggests “confusion”, as God confused the languages.
So, back to the original Babylon in the days of Nimrod and the Tower, how about a comparison between our current President and the biblical Nimrod (see a most prescient piece by E. Washington in the Bibliography)?
We do not know the height of this great Babel tower, exactly, as this is not given in the Bible. However, there is one extra-biblical source in particular which touches upon this consideration and is quite solid; I am referring to the Third Apocalypse of Baruch. Baruch mentions the “tower of strife” as having reached 463 cubits, which would be approximately 212 meters or 695.5 feet. This is very close to the height of Devils Tower which extends about 867′ off of the rubble “base” although the height varies considerably with position around the Tower. Other non-biblical accounts give absurd heights of the Tower of Babel such as several miles, etc., and for the record we can safely discount those. The other “reasonable” height suggested is 273 meters (896′) or approximately 900′ as given by a comparison to the Etemenanki which was supposedly “modeled after” the Tower of Babel. Reasonable height estimates for the Tower of Babel, then, would seem to be very near the height-above-base of Devils Tower!
Personally, I believe this is all clearly not coincidence but rather has been divinely orchestrated and is meant as evidence for those spiritually blind Americans who just can’t “see” that their beloved nation is Babylon the Great. Well, here it is, hard to miss this obvious portrayal! Not only is this a “Tower” but it is a Devils tower! What are the implications of the “missing” apostrophe from the 1906 manuscript whereby we now read “Devils” as opposed to “Devil’s”? Revelation 18:2 comes to mind-
“And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.“
There is yet another stunning connection to the shape of Devils Tower which has long held my attention. It reminds me of the stump of a huge tree. There is a famous Bible account of the dream of King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon as told in Daniel 4-
The King himself was represented by the great tree which was cut down, leaving but a stump in the ground. Shockingly, this has happened also at the White House in 2009 to a Linden Tree, a quite obvious harbinger of a future fall of both President (Obama) and nation (USA). Note that the tree broke off at the base, leaving but a stump-
Ironically (or not), this event occurred on 9 June of 2009 as I was driving through Kansas on my way to Devils Tower! In the first week of this year, LambAndTheDragon posted a short video entitled “America in Prophecy: It was all pointing to us”. He discusses this very concept of Devils Tower and the tree stump of Daniel 4; well worth a view-
At about 2:15 he goes off in a different direction not related directly to this study, but I’d highly encourage you all to watch the first 135 seconds. Here is a quote-
A giant rock formation which looks exactly like a tree cut to a stump just as seen in Nebuchadnezzar’s dream
That about sums it up, alright. There was also much discussion of this video on Five Doves (www.fivedoves.com) back in January. A brand new video by Renee Moses has just come to my attention as well (H/T Linda Rose); she makes much mention of Devils Tower as symbolizing the “stump” of a tree and even points to 28 October, 2013-
This represents a second compelling reason that we need to look at Devils Tower as a communication to us from Almighty God, as it evinces the ultimate fate of Babylon America! The nation will be cut down and only a stump will remain. The foliage and the fruits will be stripped away, eerily reminiscent of Revelation 18:4 which speaks of the people/nation of end times Babylon-
“And the fruits that thy soul lusted after are departed from thee, and all things which were dainty and goodly are departed from thee, and thou shalt find them no more at all.“
In Daniel 4 we see that Nebuchadnezzar lived as a beast for seven years; perhaps this evinces a seven year period in the future for America Babylon as well starting with her fall at the very beginning of the Tribulation.
Conclusions: America’s Heart of Stone, Forged by Volcanic Fire-
Quoting now from the Spring 1999 issue of “The Lay of the Land” (bold emphasis C.M.N.)-
Intuitively, we all know that every shape has a middle, and every country has a center – a heart.
Indeed we do, and Devils Tower is America’s Heart of Stone.
In the words of the occultic Wizard of Oz “we’re not in Kansas anymore.” No, we are not- we were in Kansas until 1959 and now we are instead several hundred miles to the northwest in a most intriguing place called Devils Tower! A stunning natural geologic tower on the western edge of the Black Hills, in northeastern Wyoming.
Despite the connection I made previously to Devils Tower and Revelation 18:2, first and foremost this is not either “Devil’s” or “Devils” Tower, but rather is God’s Tower in that He made it and He placed it in this very spot for a most profound reason! The implications of this finding are obviously staggering. Essentially, it means that God is His Great Wisdom marked America’s landscape millennia ago, long before she was even a nation, with a natural Tower of Babel as a means of revealing the nation Babylon the Great at the very time of the end. This is an unmistakable clue hidden in plain sight! What was “a mystery, Babylon the Great” (Revelation 17:5) need no longer be mysterious, as the nation’s identity is now plain to see for those with spiritual vision. After all we are living in the days when “knowledge shall be increased” (Daniel 12:4). As God’s number of spiritual perfection, seven (7), occurs fifty-four (54) times in the Book of Revelation, so it took 54 years for this spiritual truth or revelation to be fully exposed.
It is truly remarkable that Devils Tower was the spiritual center of the world centuries past for those Native American peoples who considered the place as most sacred, and on one day in August of 1959 it became the precise physical center of a great nation, the United States of America, Babylon the Great.
And as Devils Tower was forged by volcanic fire, likewise America Babylon’s end will be by fire, as we read in the Bible (ex. Isaiah 13:19, 47:14; Jeremiah 50:32, 50:40, 51:58; Revelation 17:16, 18:8).
Therefore, in the words of the Holy Bible from Isaiah 48:20 (“Go ye forth of Babylon, flee ye from the Chaldeans . . .“), Jeremiah 50:16 (“. . . they shall flee every one to his own land.“) . . .
. . . and Revelation 18:4-
“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.“
The call to come out of Babylon America spiritually must be heeded at once.
Repent, for our Messiah’s return is nigh,
CARLOS MONTAÑA NABAÉTEUO
©2013 CARLOS MONTAÑA NABAÉTEUO
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*There are only three Bible verses designated 51:12, and one of them directly addresses America Babylon; it is Jeremiah 51:12-
“Set up the standard upon the walls of Babylon, make the watch strong, set up the watchmen, prepare the ambushes: for the LORD hath both devised and done that which he spake against the inhabitants of Babylon.“
**Please don’t misunderstand- I have great respect for the Native American Indian tribes who have suffered tremendously at the hands of the US Government; this is meant, however, to show the fallacy in their indigenous religious views (keeping in mind, however, that many are now Christians) which are actually comparable to the views of Americans as a whole in that the One True God is not put first and foremost.
***A compelling fact is that Mr. Muto’s father was a World War II kamikaze pilot who miraculously survived his mission and returned with a fervent interest in promoting world peace. “Like father like son”; what a phenomenal twist of fate!
****Interestingly, Ayers Rock or Uluru in Australia is fairly near the nation’s center, yet is significantly offset at approximately 250 mi. or 400 km. away.
This article is dedicated to the memory of three wonderful researchers and blessed saints who each had a tremendous impact on my own research, and on my life. All three have recently gone on to be with the Lord: