W. R. McAfee
Copyright © by W. R. McAfee, Sr.  All rights reserved

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OPINION

I stumbled across a footnote for the Great Atlantis Search in an old Arizona Highways article (Circa 1940s)—“Ancient Manuscripts on American Stone” by William Coxon—one afternoon while looking for something to read in a waiting room in Houston, Texas.  
 
Coxon, a photographer and archaeologist who died in Arizona in 1963, traveled to Mexico in the late Thirties and stopped by the Mazatlan tourist information center to gather information for a presentation for the locals when he returned home. While there, he encountered Don Manuel, an archaeologist and Aztec who researched ancient history; his in particular. Finding out Coxon was from Arizona, he asked him to take some pictures of certain petroglyphs there when he got home and send them to him and, if he would come by his office the following day, they would talk about it. 

Coxon wrote he wasn’t sure what petroglyphs Don Manuel was talking about, and so borrowed some information at the hotel where he was staying. The next day he met with Manuel and told him he was sure there were no petroglyphs in Arizona. It was then Manuel relayed to him his Aztec legend: 

“. . . according to the legends of my ancestors, the Nahuatl tribes came to this continent from Atlantis, and crossed overland to the Valley of the Great Salt Lake. Later, they migrated from there to the Valley of the River Gila, and established their first capital. After living there several centuries, they migrated onto the Mexican Plateau. You will find their petroglyphs in Arizona.” 

When Coxon returned to his hometown, he made a talk to the Rotary about his trip, spoke of his encounter with Don Manuel, and asked that if anyone had seen petroglyphs of this nature to let him know after the meeting. To his surprise, several men approached and told him where he could find them. 

This led Coxon on a journey of discovery. Along the way, he asked the so-called experts at the University of Arizona about them, and they informed him the petroglyphs were simply ‘Indian scribblings,’ or a form of ‘Indian graffiti.’ 

Nonetheless, he photographed and cataloged the petroglyphs and, after reading the books available during his time, discovered that Dr. Thor Heyerdahl had discovered the same common symbols on rock in the Marquesas Islands. Coxon kept reading and found identical symbols had been discovered in Macedonia, Assyria, Crete, India, South America, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, the Canary islands off North Africa; along the River Nile from the Cataracts south, along the Orange River of South Africa, and in the Egyptians’ hieroglyphics; all of which were older than the written language of Egypt. 

Not only did he find this ‘rock art’ predated Mesopotamia, but that it wasn’t rock art all—it was a written language he dubbed stone writing—with four of the five characteristics required of language. He theorized the symbols predated our known history when inhabitants of earth must have operated under one language, portions of which were later adopted by the Egyptians. 

The Tower of Babel came to mind as I read. 

Coxon theorized the petroglyphs told fellow humans of the day things like where a river and its tributaries went from that spot, where big game or fish or edible plants could be found, where dangerous areas that contained snakes or other predators were. A symbol of a mastodon showed up on one. Those coming later read the symbols and knew what they meant. 

He also said this stone writing, as a language, had many other symbols that had yet to be deciphered; absent a key similar to the ‘Rosetta Stone. He even tried duplicating the petroglyph symbols himself on rock faces and found it virtually impossible and extremely time consuming for even a single symbol. He knew, he wrote, “. . . this wasn’t Indian graffiti or scribblings.” 

A collection of his work  was pulled together, but it’s difficult to find. 

I was immediately struck by the matter-of-factness of Coxon’s article, and the fact the ‘learned’ academics of the day had dismissed him. I asked the owners of the business if I might borrow the magazine. They told me to take it; that they were going to throw them out. 

Year’s passed and I keep dragging the article out and re-reading it each time something like the stone bodies beneath the Easter Island heads and the remains of underwater temples and structures and cities like Gobeckli Tepe  in southeastern Turkey—ancient and virtually unknown civilizations—were discovered; all of which are, in my opinion, pieces of a great puzzle and mystery that’s still unfolding; that humanity is still piecing together if we don’t exterminate ourselves during the interim.  

Gobeckli Tepe  will provide humanity a new timeline like the body they found beneath an Alps ice field when it receded several years ago. It was so well preserved they at first thought there had been an accident or a murder, but later found it to be an ancient hunter with all his skins, weapons, food in his stomach. Once studied, the “experts” set about rewriting so-called “settled” history and timelines again. Unfortunately, this type of new information’s was seldom disseminated—much less taught—last century; that and things like the designer theory of the universe.

The good news, though, is that the Internet is rapidly changing all this.  It’s opening minds, shining a light on, and making transparent the lies we’ve been taught and told for decades. Left alone, it will expand and provide information and education for humanity far beyond my generation’s wildest imaginations, and enlighten the young coming behind us.  

I have seen the petroglyphs that Coxon talked about in his article; could drive you to a vertical rock face today between Van Horn and Valentine, Texas, that has these symbols on it, and holes drilled into a solid horizontal rock face below the symbols that probably were used for grinding mesquite beans and other food by the ancients; have ridden horseback past them many times; stopping, on occasion, to ponder their meaning while working on ranches during my youth.   

But, I had never made the connection between those petroglyphs and humanity at large until I found Gobeki Tepe on the Internet and recalled Coxon’s 1940’s Arizona Highways article.

Today, these petroglyphs are being “discovered” all  over again by researchers.  Hopefully, they will be written about with reference to Coxon, and not dismissed as rock “scribblings” or “graffiti.”

I think it’s entirely possible we humans got our timeline wrong, but God didn’t.  I think the Scrolls may be misdated, but not their meaning.  I think Gobekli Tepe will begin to correct our errors like the body they found in the Alps; at least until our next discovery. 

We humans don’t always know things we think we know. And researchers and scientists who discover their conclusions and facts are wrong after building careers on certain information, often are reluctant to, or don’t want to, reveal newly discovered evidence that contradicts “established knowledge;” trying to protect their writings and theories and conclusions. So they pretend the information isn’t there and teach on. That’s how Darwinists perpetuate. David Raup, head paleontologist of the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, described the heart of evolution’s problem :

“So the geological time scale and the basic facts of biological change over time are totally independent of evolutionary theory. In the years afterDarwin, his advocates hoped to find predictable progressions. In general, these have not been found—yet the optimism has died hard, and some pure fantasy has crept into textbooks.”— David M. Raup, “Evolution and the Fossil Record,” in Science, July 17, 1981, p. 289.

The Internet is on the verge of eliminating, or taking to task, scientific lies;  exposing hoaxes like 9/11 ,  weapons of mass destruction, swine flu ‘pandemics,’ global warming, genetically modified seeds “green revolutions,” etc;  forging at long last a shift towards a  better good for humanity with its information and ability to make transparent the psychopaths that have attempted to rule earth for centuries with deception and lies and ill-gotten gains from wars deliberately initiated; forcing these people from the dark and into the Internet’s light to be dealt with.

May it henceforth be so as humanity moves forward.