Strange stone rectangles that were found there over 15 years ago suggest this may be the case. In 1994, a solitary Kurdish shepherd made an archeological discovery at a site called Gobekli Tepe that has revolutionized the way we look at the origin of religion. In the Daily Mail, Tom Knox quotes archaeologist Klaus Schmidt as saying, "As soon as I got there and saw the stones, I knew that if I didn’t walk away immediately I would be here for the rest of my life."

Knox quotes archeologist Ian Hodder as saying, "Gobekli Tepe changes everything." Knox quotes the site as consisting of "oblong stones" and "T-shaped megaliths. Imagine carved and slender versions of the stones of Avebury or Stonehenge. Most of these standing stones are inscribed with bizarre and delicate images–mainly of boars and ducks, of hunting and game. Sinuous serpents are another common motif. Some of the megaliths show crayfish or lions." Carbon-dating shows that the complex is 12,000-13,000 years old–much older than Stonehenge, which was built in 3,000 BC and the pyramids of Giza, which were built in 2,500 BC. Could Stone Age hunter-gatherers have built something like this?

In Whitley’s Room, just for subscribers, there is a short (15 min.) discussion by Whitley Strieber about the opening lines of Genesis (you’ve never heard an interpretation like THIS before)! In another discussion, Whitley talks about how the Romans saw Jesus, and uses the gospels and his deep knowledge of Roman history to explain what Jesus meant to them and why they executed him, and why they did it in the precise way that they did.

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