TRUE LEGENDS: The Unholy See (FULL LENGTH DOCUMENTARY)
This is one of my favorite sub-topics within my favorite overall topic of Antedeluvean archaeology. I sometimes get smothered with so much political bullshit that I neglect many of my most beloved subjects. I’ve refrained from doing a post on this subject up until now because I didn’t want to speak on this without being able to feature the above documentary with the post. You can’t truly appreciate the Chinkana without first watching this film. I didn’t want to upload the copyrighted full length documentary to WordPress simply because I respect Steve Quayle, Tim Alberino & Tom Horn more than just about anyone alive. Those guys, along with L.A. Marzulli, the rest of the Gensix team and the crew over at SkyWatch TV are the only ones I extend that consideration to when it comes to refraining from posting full length documentary films. Anyone else I could care less. I just want to share the information. I am all about the free exchange of all digital content but also not naive to the reasons behind why these guys need to protect their work. However, the full length version is now available on BitChute and it’s been 3 years since they originally released the “True Legends” series, so I’m more comfortable embedding the full length documentary within this post. Plus, I was always a big believer in the notion that making one’s content more widely available only ends up increasing one’s popularity and overall revenue in the end. The same way the availability of copyrighted music via MP3 file sharing apps ended up only increasing the popularity, and in turn, overall ticket sales of the artist who’s music you may not have encountered without having been able to have first download that song on Napster or whatever file sharing app. I’ve only ended up making even more purchases of Gensix produced films and books since first seeing their work.
I did a post yesterday that featured the 3rd part of this 3 part series “TRUE LEGENDS: Holocaust of Giants”, with the remaining one being “TRUE LEGENDS: Technology of the Fallen”. I’ll try to find that one for you all.
THE CHINKANA: ” The place where one gets lost”
Out of all the anomalous megalithic constructions leftover from our mysterious giant Antedeluvean ancestors, the underground tunnel system known as “the Chinkana/Chincana” might be the most explosive and fascinating of all. “The implications are staggering” as Timothy Alberino proclaims in his film “TRUE LEGENDS: The Unholy See”. This thing is not only built using machined, morterless andesite blocks, identical to the construction style seen in the famous Corikancha, but according to legend, it stretches for thousands of kilometers all the way from Chile to North America. I kid you not. The Inca told the conquistadors that this specific tunnel system that originates from the Corikancha stretches from Cusco all the way to Puma Punku in Bolivia. But unfortunately we have the Bolivian government in a position where they are so butt hurt that it wasn’t their Bolivian ancestors who built these megalithic works that they refuse to allow excavations of the site. Excavations that would reveal to the world the massive underground complex that is known to exist directly underneath Puma Punku. Ground penetrating radar scans have confirmed this.
The U.S. Military has commandeered the known North American stretches of the Chinkana for its own modern applications. It’s said that the entrances to this vast system are hidden underneath old world Tartarian court houses that can be found in countless American cities. The other known entrances can be found underneath old Catholic churches. The Vatican has made a convenient habit of building on top of the most ancient megalithic sites around the world. The most famous of which being the church built atop the Corikancha in Cusco Peru.
The Legend of Saqsayhuaman’s Tunnel or Chincana.
DAVID KNOWLTON | 5 May, 2013, 1:27 pm
Throughout the history of Cuzco first the chroniclers and then ethnohistorians have mentioned the belief that Cuzco is underlain by an extensive network of tunnels. In Quechua we call these tunnels chincanakuna, or simply chincanas. This word means “a place to get lost”. Inca Garcilaso de la Vega is but one of the Chroniclers who mentions this idea.
People though that tunnels started in Cuzco, which in Quechua was Qosqo and means “the navel of the world”, and stretched to all the points of the Inca Empire. They served, it is said, to connect people with the immense territory of the Inca Empire, known as Tawantinsuyo.
The legend that we are going to tell forms part today of our oral traditions that are passed from generation to generation. If we consider it as a legend it is because the places it mentions exists, such as the great center of Saqsayhuaman where there are two chincanas, entrances to tunnels. One is large and one is small. The latter is part of the City Tour which many tourists take when they first come to Cuzco.
According to the legend a group of young men went into the large chincana which is near the rock slide in front of the massive walls of Saqsayhuaman. They took with them a rope which they all held on to and slowly rolled out in order to not get lost. As they went further and further into the tunnel everything got darker and darker until the moment came when they could not hear each other any more. No one knows how they came to let go of the rope, but they did.
Furthermore no one knows what happened to all but one of them. All but him disappeared in the earth. He got out.
They say that when he was walking around in the tunnel in absolute darkness trying to find the exit, he suddenly came on a very bright light that illuminated the tunnel. In that light appeared an Inca with all his vestment surrounded by heavy objects of solid gold.
The Inca looked at him and said in Quechua “lloqsiy, lloqsiy” which means “get out, get out.” Very frightened, he grabbed an object and fled. Somehow he found his way out, but he came out by the Qoricancha, the Temple of the Sun, instead for where he entered. His clothes were worn into torn rags and he was now very old. But in his hands he held a golden ear of corn. It was as if he had traveled in time. Indeed, many years had passed since he entered the tunnel. Everyone who saw him was very surprised and especially amazed with the ear of corn made from solid gold.
The mystery was never clarified and a few days later the man died. But his experience in the chincana has become part of our oral history.
In Quechua Qoricancha means temple or house of gold. In its origin it was called Inti Cancha or house, temple of the sun. It was the most important temple of Inca times., the center of the universe. On top of this temple the Spanish order of the Dominicans built their temple and monastery.
Much research has been done on this story but for some reason the research was never finished and the tunnel entrance was ordered sealed. Only a few people still know exactly where it is located. It has been forgotten, though the story has not.
The Tunnels of Peru and Ecuador – Part II
What Gideon meant by a “back pass, through the back wall, on the back side of the city…through the secret pass” (Mosiah 22:6-7) in the City of Nephi (Lehi-Nephi), is not known. Whether he meant tunnels or just openings is also unknown. But it is interesting to note that tunnels exist in numerous places in the ancient area of Andean Peru and Ecuador.
Entrances to various tunnels in and around Sacsayhuaman overlooking CuzcoAfter they conquered Peru, the Spaniards destroyed the temples in Cuzco and the church of Santo Domingo was erected on the site. There is an old legend in Cuzco that a treasure hunter slipped into the tunnels. In his search for riches, the man became lost and wandered through the maze of tunnels for several days. One morning, about a week after the adventurer had vanished, a priest was conducting mass in the church of Santo Domingo. Suddenly, there was a knocking beneath the floor and when some boards were removed, the adventurer emerged, half crazed, with gold bars in each hand.
Between the altar and the first and second columns, about four meters down, the GPR (Ground Penetrating Radar), with its 200 MHZ antenna, has detected the presence of a cavity that goes across the church in the direction of the Plaza de Armas and SacsayhuamanAccording to news reports from Madrid quoting Pi Rambla, President of the Bohic Ruz Explorer Society, saying: “We have found important structues and evidence of galleries constructed underneath the Koricancha.” Many investigators over the past 400 years have reported the existence of these subterreanean galleries in the area of Sacsayhuaman that are connected to the Temple of the Sun by a tunnel just over a mile long. “These tunnels run throughout the city of Cusco and legends say that the lost gold of the Incas are hidden in these tunnels.”Whether this is true or not, there are tunnels beneath Sacsayhuaman that, though they are now sealed by the Peruvian government, tourists can walk a short distance inside some of them for about 20 or 30 feet, before coming to the area where they are blocked. This is the area where the city of Lehi-Nephi (city of Nephi) would have been located.On the other hand, the underground tunnels of the Chavin, a culture said to have occupied the northern Andean highlands of Peru from 900 B.C. to 200 B.C., in some areas can be entered today. The most well-known archaeological site of the Chavin era is Chavin de Huantar, located in the Andean highlands north of Lima, Peru, and was the religious and political center of the Chavin people. The tunnels of Chavin de Huantar in the heart of the Andes in the valley of the river Mosna, was discovered by Julio Cesar Tello, father of Peruvian archaeology, who started work there in 1919. The tunnel complexes beneath the site are forbidden to the public, though others are open–occasionally some brave (ill-advised?) souls find their way into the unknown labyrinth of these tunnels and photograph them for the rest of us to see.
The tunnels of Chavin de Huantar. Top Left: one of the entrances into a tunnel; Top Right: A vertical air vent leading straight down to the underground tunnel system; Bottom: One of the tunnels. Note the walls made of block, and the overhead rock cut to form the roof; Bottom: Within the tunnels are numerous stairwells that lead down further into the tunnel complexes and into deeper tunnels. These stairwells are small and narrow, allowing only one person at a time through themWhen the conquistadors invaded ancient South America, they claim to have discovered immense underground tunnels in Ecuador and Peru. Garcilaso de la Vega, who wrote just after the conquest, also wrote about the tunnels beneath Sacsayhuaman: “An underground network of passages, which was as vast as the towers themselves connected them with one another. This was composed of a quantity of streets and alleyways which ran in every direction, and so many doors, all of them identical, that the most experienced men dared not venture into this labyrinth without a guide, consisting of a long thread tied to the first door, which unwound as they advanced. I often went up to the fortress with boys of my own age, when I was a child, and we did not dare to go farther than the sunlight itself, we were so afraid of getting lost, after all that the Indians had told us on the subject.” Vega also wrote a familiar comment: “the roofs of these underground passages were composed of large flat stones resting on rafters jutting out from the walls”(see above pictures).There are indeed tunnels that one may enter at Sacsayhuaman and nearby Qenqo. If one walks behind the Inca’s stone seat inside the fortress toward Qenqo, one will find all sorts of bizarre stone cuttings, upside-down staircases, and seemingly senseless rock carving on a grand scale. There are also tunnel entrances in this area. Various rock-cut tunnels lead down into the earth and at least one goes to another part of the mountain area of Qenqo. All of these tunnels have been blocked by the government at some point and this area of Sacsayhuaman is still being excavated by Peruvian archaeologists.
The entrance to the ancient Chincana Grande (big tunnel) which starts at Sacsayhuaman and ends at the Koricancha, in the center of Cuzco. Note the smoothness of the tunnel walls
The area is quite fascinating, but it seems quite clear that one cannot penetrate into the tunnels beneath Cuzco from these now-blocked tunnel entrances. The old chroniclers say the tunnels were connected with the Coricancha, a name given to the Sun Temple and its surrounds in old Cuzco. The Coricancha was originally larger than it is today and contained many ancient temples, including the Temples of the Sun and the Moon, and all of these buildings were believed to be connected with Sacsayhuaman by underground tunnels. The place where these tunnels started was known as the Chincana, or “the place where one gets lost.” This entrance was known up until the mid-1800s, when it was walled up.Sacsayhuaman was also equipped with a subterranean network of aqueducts. Water was brought down from the mountains into a valley, then had to ascend a hill before reaching Sacsayhuaman. This indicates that the engineers who built the intricate system knew that water rises to its own level. After they conquered Peru, the Spaniards destroyed the temples in Cuzco and the church of Santo Domingo was erected on the site. Dr. A.M. Renwick, Dean of the Anglo-Peruvian College in Lima, writes in his book Wanderings In the Peruvian Andes, ofimmense subterranean passages in ancient Peru, stating: “These subterranean corridors are in almost perfect condition The masonry is for the most part as solid as if built only a few years ago, and the passages are so extensive that we were able to spend the whole day exploring the recesses of this building which must have been reared 3,000 years ago. No such walls are built in that region today.”Whether these Andean tunnels were built between cities or buildings as legend has it, whether they were where the Inca hid tons of gold and treasure from the Spaniards as myth claims, or whether they are mostly figments of fertile imaginations, we cannot say; however, entrances to tunnels do exist and many people claim to have been inside of them. We hope this answers the many questions that have been asked about the Tunnels of Peru.
Mainstream resources(BELOW) on “the Chinkana” try to imply that this underground labyrinth is a crudely cut tunnel system that was dug out by hand by the Inca, the reality is far different. While there are portions of the system that are like this, the original network of tunnels consists of finely polished machine cut blocks in precision engineered corridors.
Chinkanas, the mysterious underground tunnels found in Cusco
The Chinkanas are a set of intricate passages and network of underground galleries that are located in Cusco, very close to Sacsayhuaman and that would connect with the intra-earth world of the Incas. A researcher entered these underground labyrinths and managed to capture amazing images.
The Chinkanas (of the Quechua “chinkana”; place where one is lost) or also known as labyrinths, are mysterious caves made on limestone rock; It is not known whether it was the Incas or a civilization prior to them who did it, nor how, nor the purpose of its construction.
Around these mysterious constructions, we say ‘constructions‘ because it is notorious that they were made by the hand of man in some remote past, although part of it could be natural tunnels of geology, many conjectures, myths and legends have been woven: some claim that they were made by an unknown antediluvian civilization, and others say that it was the Incas who made these labyrinths to enter the bowels of the Pachamama (Mother Earth) and perform sacred rituals within it.
Different chroniclers have left data on the Inca chinkanas, and there is a theory that suggests that there is one of them that would be connected to the Koricancha, the ancient Golden Temple of Cusco.
Agnelio Oliva (1542-1572)
The Jesuit Father Agnelio Oliva (1542-1572), tells us that: “Huayna Cápac endowed with new, very sumptuous and large buildings and to it is attributed the construction of the underground labyrinth that they call Chincana, from which labyrinth there were exits to the border roads , bridges, fortresses and other buildings. “
Fray Martín de Morua (1590)
In a chronicle of 1590, written by Father Mercedario Fray Martín de Morua, in Chapter IX he tells us: “Of the great infant and Captain Ausi Topa son of the famous Topa Inga Yupanqui …… This courageous Captain Ausi Topa was the that by mandate of his father, he made a path under the earth in the fortress of this city of Cuzco to Curicancha which was where they had the temple and oratory of the sun and the moon and of all the other huacas they worshiped, until the entrance of this socabón in the said fortress where they called the chingana although everything is already lost and finished, because there is no one who can see where it is going, but it is only the entrance, because in entering some stretch they are lost and they cannot find the way. Because there is no memory of it in the said place of the Curicancha and they say that the Inga had it closed because no one entered inside. It was as said it is “.
Garcilaso de la Vega (1609)
Garcilaso de la Vega (Royal Comments of the Incas, 1609) explains that:
“A network of underground passages, as long as the towers themselves were all connected. The system was composed of streets and malls starting in all directions, all with identical doors. It was so complicated that even the bravest did not venture into the labyrinth without an orientation guide that consisted of a roll of rope or thick brabant attached to the entrance door to be unwound as it advanced through the tunnels. As a child I used to go to the fort with the boys my age, but we did not dare to go far, always staying in places where there was sunlight, because we were very afraid of getting lost, after hearing all the stories that Indians told us about the place ………. ”
Garcilaso continues pointing out: “Some of the tunnels reached Cusco, three kilometers away, communicating Saqsaywamán with the Koricancha and other buildings. Other tunnels went into the very heart of the Andes, not knowing exactly where they were leading. ”
Investigations into these labyrinths became important again in 2003, when the international press echoed after the discovery of a large underground tunnel two kilometers long in the Cusco subsoil. Finding was done as a result of the work carried out by the KORICANCHA PROJECT by the Spanish archaeologist Anselm Pi Rambla and his exploration team, who says that this tunnel connects Sacsayhuamán with the Koricancha (current temple of Santo Domingo).
In addition Anselm Pi Rambla added that the tunnel discovered was only a small part of a large network of galleries, cameras and mausoleums that surely extended under the floor of the city, as seemed to indicate all the results made with modern and sophisticated radar equipment, which pointed out among other points that, different tunnels, communicated the current Convent of Santo Domingo with the Convent of Santa Catalina or Marcahuasi, with the Cathedral or Temple of the Inca Wiracocha, with the Palace of Huáscar, with the Temple of Manco Cápac or Colcampata and with the Huamanmarca. Let’s not forget that the current Catholic churches were built on top of, destroying or hiding, the ancient Inca sacred places. These galleries are located about 100 meters deep under the city of Cusco, according to the researcher.
There are legends that tell the story of adventurers who entered the big chinkana to never return, among them the story of 2 young people who went on an adventure and went to explore these tunnels. After several days walking among the sliding, they managed to find a golden corn, after their discovery they tried to find the exit, but they could not. In desperation one of them died in the attempt, his partner, after many days of effort, managed to find a way out of the church of Santo Domingo, dying shortly after with the ear of gold in his hand.
The most accessible chinkanas of the city of Cusco can be found in two sectors that are part of Sacsayhuamán, but not all of them manage to enter and film them as did the researcher Rafa Mercado, whose video we can see below. The chinkana chica is located 150 meters from the taxiway or Suchuna, is the smallest and is accessible to the public, because its route is short, and the chinkana grandeo also called as Tired Stone or Tired Stone, is located 200 meters from the small , but it is totally closed to the public. Nobody is allowed to access these caves because many people got lost, for that reason it is known with the name of Zone X. The denomination “X” is also due to the fact that from a great height the cave set draws this letter, as if the place would have been marked or conceived from the skies of Cusco. In addition, stone sculptures can be found that closely resemble those found in Hayumarca (Puno) and Marcahuasi.
This unexplored sector of Cusco, little by little, becomes a tourist attraction, more because of the fame of strange phenomena that say that they happen there and the mysteries that its construction contains than by a historical or archaeological interest.