Pentagram Etched In Earth
In a remote region of north-western Kazakhstan lies a giant pentagram. The five-pointed star surrounded by a circle measures approximately 1,200 feet in diameter and appears to be carved into the very living rock.
The pentagram lies a dozen miles from Lisakovsk and it is thus far unknown if the residents of the mining town are aware of this phenomenon in their midst much less what they think of it. The Internet community became aware of the giant pentagram when some Google Earth users saw the strange image on a peninsula in the Upper Tobol Reservoir. Since then speculation over the origin and meaning of the symbol has been rife.
1. The Illuminati Did It. This theory has gained much popularity due to the long-term association between the mysterious cult and the pentagram symbol. It is a long-held belief that the Illuminati are a secret society who wield untold control over world events. If they have such power, etching a pentagram into Kazakhstani soil would be child’s play. It has been suggested that the Illuminati as an organization was not behind the pentagram, but rather a rogue member who decided to carve out the 1,200 symbol as a “prank”.
2. It Is the Gathering Place for a Satanic Cult. The pentagram has also been long-associated with various forms of devil worship. Such a large image could serve as an invitation for a world-wide Satanic gathering. To lend credence to this theory is the fact that two Google Earth users (with the appropriate usernames of “Adam” and “Lucifer”) highlighted the image online so it is easy to find – if you know where to look.
3. It is the Mark of a Religious Site. Many (non-Satanic) religions also use the pentagram in their worship. The symbol was adopted by early Christians to represent the five wounds of Christ. It is also used in Baha’ism, Chinese Taoism, Pythagorism, Free Masonry, and neo-paganism. Why any of these religions would want to emblazon the wind-swept Kazakh landscape with a pentagram remains unknown.
4. It is an Abandoned Russian Military Base. According to a commenter on the Live Science website, the pentagram is probably the remains of an air to missile site. Kurt Yates of Seattle, WA said: “I was a military pilot and these things are all over the place in areas that use[d] Russian [Soviet] air defense systems. The shape has something to do with how their tracking radars work.”
5. It is the Remains of a Bronze Age Burial Ground. The area around Lisakovsk has been excavated by several teams of trained archaeologists since the early 1980s. Thirty years of work have yielded more than one hundred and fifty burial sites full of ceramics and gold and bronze jewelry. While archaeologists say that the culture that settled in the Lisakovsk region 4,000 years ago was quite advanced, there is yet no linkage between this culture and what could be the Kazakh Stonehenge.
6. It is a Park. Emma Usmanova, an archaeologist who specializes in the region of the pentagram, has gone on record telling Live Science website that the seemingly mysterious symbol is actually a Soviet-era park. Because the star symbol was popular throughout the Soviet era, Usmanov thinks that the landscaper decided to cut pathways in the shape of a star as a form of patriotism, not devil-worship.
image courtesy of Google Maps
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