Some believe there is a global connection between many prominent historical landmarks and sacred sites. If we unfold a unique geometric shape, it shows a grid connecting these locations.
Sacred Sites on the Icosahedron Grid
The Becker-Hagens planetary grid map shows us how all of these sites connect. Ivan Ivan P. Sanderson was the first to identify the 12 major points, and Becker and Hagens identified the grid pattern that aligns them. Then William Becker and Bethe Hagens went beyond the original 12 sites to connect 26 more prominent locations.
If you unfold this geometric shape, you have an interesting pattern. When we place this pattern globally, it aligns with several historic landmarks. We know the lines on the grid connecting these points as ley lines. Let’s review each of these locations to see if we can spot the connection.
What prompted many ancient civilizations to build at these specific coordinates? It is improbable that these separate sites are part of a coordinated. Yet, there must be some reason or reasons they chose these particular places.
There must be some unique quality to the locations. It must be something that people in ancient cultures could identify. What is the secret that connects these sites? What knowledge did the ancients possess that led them to build at these places?
These sites are so unique that they created enormous structures on them. What were or are the purposes of these structures? Many people believe they identified some energy that connects these sites. If some force connects these sites, what is it? Is this the magnetic field that Nikola Tesla (1) was investigating?
Vile Vortices on the Becker-Hagens Planetary Grid Map
Ivan Sanderson (2) is a pioneer in the cryptozoology subculture. He was the first to use an icosahedron to identify the pattern connecting these locations. His research uncovered 12 of these landmarks that exhibited unusual magnetic and electrical activity.
He called these regions or areas Vile Vortices, and he presented these findings in an article for Saga magazine in 1972, in the article “The Twelve Devil’s Graveyards Around the World.” But these 12 vile vortices are only the beginning. Becker and Hagens included 26 other locations on the grid with unusual geomagnetic activity, marine and aircraft disappearances. Today we know there are other smaller, lesser-known sites on this grid.
38 Historical Landmarks and Sacred Sites
The following is a summation of thirty-eight significant sites on this grid.
The first 5 sites run southward down the British Isles.
1) The Standing Stones of Stenness
Many regard this as the oldest henge in the British Isles. It is a Neolithic monument with towering stones nearly 20 feet tall. The original laid out of the site was an ellipse with at least 19 stones. Today 12 remain. This iconic site is near the town of Stromness, Scotland.
2) Solsbury Hill
This site is a flat-topped hill rising about 625 feet. It is at the site of an Iron Age hillfort occupied between 300 BCE and 100 BCE. It is near the village of Batheaston in Somerset, England.
Stonehenge is one of the most recognizable sacred sites in the world. It is a circular set of 30 prehistoric standing stones in Wiltshire, England. The leading group of standing stones forms the iconic ring. The central standing stones are 13 feet high, seven feet wide, and weighing around 25 tons each. Experts trace the bluestones used here to a rock quarry in the Preseli Mountains 140 miles away.
4) The Locmariaquer Megaliths
Locmariquer is a megalith structure of the Neolithic period made of enormous stones. Megalithic stones can be solitary elements or used in groups. Sometimes they are built on mounds. They found a way to solid pack the earth without binding agents like concrete. Yet, they are stable to the present day.
The Locmaiaquer in Britain is also known as the Er-Grah tumulus passage grave. It is also known as the Table Des Marchand and “The Broken Menhir of Er Grah.” It is the biggest single-stone dolmen erected in the Neolithic period. You can walk through a tunnel from one side to the other. Experts say these structures are older than the famous Stonehenge site.
This type of megalithic structure is called a dolmen. A dolmen is a stone structure that forms a canopy or roof.
5) The Carnac Stones
Carnac is a site with several megalithic structures in Brittany in northwestern France. The collection at Carnac is diverse, and it includes various standing stones, including dolmens, tumuli, and single menhirs. They are are several different arrangements on this site, with over 3000 stones of varying sizes. The most prominent part of the site is a section arranged in different sizes and form rows. There is speculation that these rows and the various stone groupings are a code of some kind.
6) The Marhoj Passage Grave
This site is also called Mårhøj Jættestue and the Mårhøj knoll. These structures are underground tunnels common in the Neolith burials of the Danes. This one is in Hindsholm, Denmark. It is believed to date back to the second century BCE. They discovered human bones of only a few hundred years old at the site in 1868. Thus indicating it was site was appropriated for a gravesite, but that was not its original purpose.
This site is located on the upper part of the grid going southeast from the first point at Orkney Scottland. It shares the same ley line as the first point.
Points 7 through 11 on the grid are again going south. This time they are on the ley line intersecting Turkey and North Africa.
7) The Yazılıkaya Sanctuary
The sanctuary of Hattusa was the capital city of the Hittite Empire. Today it is in the Çorum Province of Turkey. Rock reliefs are a prominent aspect of Hittite art, and these at Corum are one of the best examples of this type of art. We are yet to decipher the Hittite language and graphology’s whole meaning.
8) The Great Pyramid of Giza
The Great Pyramid on the Giza plateau near Ciro, Egypt, is at the top of the sacred sites on the planetary grid. Depending on who you believe built it, some call it the Pyramid of Khufu or the Pyramid of Cheops. The Great Pyramid is the largest of three and is said to be the oldest of these structures.
It is the only remaining site of the original Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. You will note most of these are within a close radius; these sites include:
- The Great Pyramid in Egypt
- Hanging Gardens of Babylon (Babylon is close to the Ziggurat of Ur at point 13)
- Statue of Zeus at Olympia (This is close to points 7 in Turkey and 8 in Egypt)
- Temple of Artemis at Ephesus (Ephesus in Turkey is close to Olympia, points 7 and 8)
- Mausoleum at Halicarnassus (Bodrum Turkey is close to point 7 and 8)
- Colossus of Rhodes (The port of Rhodes Greece is close to Olympia at 7 and 8)
- The Lighthouse of Alexandria (Alexandria, Egypt is also in line with points 7 and 8)
9) The Temple Complex of Luxor
The Luxor site on the Nile River is the ancient city of Thebes Egyptologists estimate its construction around 1400 BCE. The complex has several temples on both sides of the Nile, including four major mortuary temples. These are the Temple of Ramesses II and the Temple of Ramesses III at Medinet Habu. Then we have the temple of Seti I at Gurnah and the Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el Bahri. The two primary temples are Karnak and Luxor.
Unlike the other temples, the Luxor temple is without dedication to a cult god or a pharaoh. Instead, it’s about the restoration of the line of kings. This site is where the pharaohs of Egypt held coronation ceremonies. Luxor is the place where Alexander the Great held his crowning ceremony. However, there is no historical reference for him south of Memphis, near modern Cairo.
10) The Valley of the Kings
This site is also known as the Valley of the Gates of the Kings. It is part of the Luxor complex. It was used as a burial site for over 500 years, from 16 to 11 century BCE. Here the pharaohs and nobles of the kingdom are laid to rest in subterranean rock-cut tombs.
Although it is only 28 miles from the Luxor complex, it is worthy of separate mention. The site contains over 60 individual tombs over 20 miles square. As excavations continue and more burial sites, they are discovering more tombs.
11) The Philae Temple
Initially located at the First Cataract of the upper Nile River in Egypt, this temple was part of a more lavish temple complex. However, since they built the Aswan Dam, this temple is now located on an island in the reservoir. All outlying structures succumbed to the depths of the artificial lake Nassar.
The points from 12 to 15 are going Eastward on the ley line that intersects with point 8 at the Temple of Luxor in Egypt.
12) Petra, the Al Deir Monastery
Petra is one of the seven wonders of the new world. This sacred site on the planetary grid is high in the hills northwest of the Petra city center in Jordan. It’s a mixed-use site with religious, military, and burial partitions. The exterior entrance is a beautiful structure carved from solid rock. The building dates to the mid-first century CE.
13) The Ziggurat (or Great Ziggurat) of Ur
The Ziggurat of Ur is of the Neo-Sumerian era. A Ziggurat is a rectangular-shaped pyramid structure. This one is in the city of Ur near Nasiriyah. Today this city is in the Dhi Qar Province of Iraq. The ziggurat was an essential part of the temple complex as a shrine to moon God Nanna. It also served as an administrative center for the city.
14) The Arg-e Bam
Arg-e Bam is an early Persian site dating back to the 4th century BC. Experts say this adobe structure is the largest of its kind in the world. It is an essential link in the Silk Road dating back before the Achaemenid Empire. You can find it in southeastern Iran in the Kerman Province.
Mohenjo-Daro means “The Mound of the Dead.” It is in the province of Sindh, Pakistan. They built this site around 2500 BCE, and it was one of the most expansive settlements of the ancient Indus Valley Civilisation. It is perhaps one of the world’s earliest major cities, covering about 250 acres.
Points 16, 17, and 18 runs southeast on the ley line that joins at a major intersection point at Mohenjo-Daro (15)
16) Virupaksha Temple
This ancient temple is part of a group of monuments at Hampi in the Ballari district of Karnataka, India. They dedicate this temple to Lord Virupaksha, a form of Shiva.
17) The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple
The Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple or Thiruvarangam in Srirangam, Tiruchirapalli, Tamil Nadu, India, is the world’s largest functioning Hindu temple. They dedicate this temple to Ranganatha, a reclining form of the Hindu deity Maha Vishnu.
18) Ramanathaswamy Temple
They dedicate the Ramanathaswamy Temple to Shiva. It’s on the Rameswaram island in Tamil Nadu, India, and is one of the twelve Jyotirlinga temples in this area. It is only about 240 Km south of The Sri Ranganathaswamy temple.
Point 19 is on a ley line running East and West between point 15 and point 20
19) The Potala Palace
This place is known as a dzong fortress. A Dzong is a type of fort found mainly in Bhutan and Tibet. These structures have towering exterior walls surrounding an interior with other buildings. This one is in the city of Lhasa, in Tibet. It has the distinction of once being the Dalai Lama’s winter palace from 1649 to 1959. It is now a museum.
The 5th Dalai Lama began construction in 1645. This massive building rises thirteen stories contains over 1,000 rooms, 10,000 shrines, and about 200,000 statues. It soars 384 ft above Marpo Ri, the “Red Hill.”
The site on which the Potala Palace rises over an earlier palace of Songtsen Gampo. The current site contains two chapels that are part of the original building. One is the Phakpa Lhakhang. The other temple is called the Chogyel Drupuk. This latter houses an open cavern identified as Songtsen Gampo’s meditation cave. This cave dates back even further than known historical records.
20) The Leshan Giant Buddha
It is the world’s most enormous stone Buddha statue and the tallest pre-modern-era figure measuring 71 meters high or 233 ft high. The statue is carved out of a cliff face in the southern part of Sichuan province in China, near Leshan’s city dating to 713 CE, and depicts Maitreya (Pali), a Buddha to come in the future.
We find points 20, 21, 22 and 24 on a longitude line running north and south through China and Cambodia.
21) The Prang Pyramid
Prang is a pyramid with seven tiers in Preah Vihear, Cambodia. This pyramid is the creation of Jayavarman IV and dates to around 928 CE. It also has a steep staircase on the north side. It is close to the monolithic site at Angkor Wat.
22) Angkor Wat
In Krong Siem Reap, Cambodia, Angkor Wat is the world’s largest religious monument covering 162.6 hectares or 402 acres square. It’s not only the biggest but one of the world’s most fascinating historical landmarks. The Khmer Empire lasted from 802 CE to 1431 CE, originally a Hindu temple dedicated to Vishnu. But then it became a Buddhist temple in the 12th century.
Point 23 is located on diagonal access running northeast and southeast. This intersects with the northern point 15 Mohenjo-Daro. Interestingly, these locations are burial sites.
23) The Tana Toraja Tombs
They cut these burial tombs from volcanic boulders. These sites are the focal point for an ethnic group’s culture to a mountainous region of South Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Point 24 is back at the top of the longitude line for points 24, 20, 21, and 22. Not sure why Davies did not simply number all four of this starting with the most northern location in China.
24) Imperial Tombs of Xia
These tombs are in Yinchuan, China. The site occupies 30 miles square, including nine imperial mausoleums plus over 250 graves of their relatives and state officials.
Point 25 is on another ley line projecting from the East China Sea and connect points 20 and 23.
25) Janggun Chong Pyramid
It’s a Tomb for the Korean General Janggun-Chong. It is an impressive structure, known as the Pyramid of the East, and the burial tomb of former kings.
Janggun Chong is in the ancient city of Gungnae, one of the capitals of Goguryeo, currently Ji’an, Jilin province, China. The pyramid was “rediscovered” in 1905. The pyramid comprises over 1000 dressed stone blocks—the larger stones measure three × five meters. Like many ancient pyramids, the exact dates of their construction and original purpose are unknown.
Point 26 takes us across the globe to the Southeastern Pacific Ocean.
26) Easter Island
Easter Island is where we find megalithic giant Moai statues. It’s a remote island in the South Pacific Ocean. It is located some 2,300 miles from Chile’s west coast and 2,500 miles east of Tahiti. It covers roughly 64 square miles. The Dutch explorer Jacob Roggeveen was the first to reach the island in 1722.
Archaeologists believe that the statues represent ancient Polynesians. Most of the Moai statues face inland instead of out to sea. There are a few which face out. These are the seven Ahu Akivi. They help travelers find the island. This location is one of the focal 12 vile Vorteces noted by Ivan Sanderson in his original research.
Points 27, 28, and 29 are on a ley line northeast. They are relatively close together on the West Coast of South America.
Tiahuanaco or Tiahuanacu is a Pre-Columbian archaeological site in western Bolivia near Lake Titicaca. It is one of the most significant archeological sites in South America, covering around 4 square kilometers. There is a wide variety of historical evidence here, including ceramics with unique decorations, monumental structures, and megalithic blocks. They estimate it had a population of 20,000 by 800 CE.
28) La Puerta de Hayu Marca
The “gate of the Gods” is located high in the Hayu Marca mountain region near Lake Titicaca. It is also known as the Puerta de Hayu Marca or Door of Hayu Marca, or Aramu Muru. Local legends talk about people disappearing in this monument. It is an ancient structure that pre-dates the Incan civilization. No one knows who built it or its original purpose.
29) Macchu Picchu
Machu Picchu is another iconic site near Cuzco, Peru. Many historians think it is a 15th-century Inca structure. There must have been good reasons to build it high on this mountain ridge. Was it built on this site for protection or some other reason? It covers roughly 2,400 meters on a mountain just under one mile high. The Urubamba River flows near, which creates a unique tropical mountain climate.
Points 30 and 31 are on a ley line that runs northeast through the peninsula between North and South America. These sites are only about 185 Km apart.
30) Tazumal Pyramid and Temple Complex
The Tazumal complex is a pre-Columbian Mayan site. It is located in Chalchuapa, El Salvador. It’s a complex within the larger area of the ancient Mesoamerican city of Chalchuapa in western El Salvador.
31) Copan Ruins
The site Copán is an ancient Maya city. It is located in Honduras, not far from Guatemala. It was the capital city in the Classic period from the 5th to 9th centuries CE. But, its history goes back much further. Excavations indicate that people lived there for more than two thousand years, from the Early Pre-classic period to the Post-classic period. The city has its distinctive sculptures within the tradition of the lowland Maya.
Points 32 through 34 runs northeast along a ley line which cuts across the Yucatan peninsula.
32) Pyramid of the Sun
“The Pyramid of the Sun” is part of a large complex in the middle of Teotihuacan, Mexico. It’s the largest building in Mesoamerica, constructed about 200 AD. The structure is 220 meters or 720 feet high and 224 meters or 740 feet wide.
33) The Tikal Temple Complex
Tikal is an ancient Mayan city. Hieroglyphics at the site refer to the city as Yax Mutal or Yax Mutul, which means “First Mutal.” Tikal is in Guatemala’s rainforest, and it is one of the most significant archaeological sites of the pre-Columbian Maya civilization. There are no less than 33 magnificent pyramids and building structures in this complex.
34) El Castillo Chichen Itza
El Castillo, Spanish for “the castle.” It is a step-pyramid in Mexico on the Yucatán peninsula. This pyramid is at the center of the Chichen Itza archaeological site. The Maya name “Chichen Itza” means “At the mouth of the well of the Itza.” It is known as the Temple of Kukulcan, or sometimes Kukulkan.
Points 35 through 38 are in the United States.
35) Crystal River Mound Complex
The Crystal River Mond Complex is a historic Native American site. The evidence shows the complex was a multi-use site in use for 1,600 years. It covers over 60 acres and contains several temples and burial mounds. It is in Crystal, Florida.
36) The Emerald Mound
The Emerald Mound near Stanton, Mississippi, is the second-largest of its kind in the United States. It has a unique pentagram-like shape.
Excavations show it was built over an extended period from 1200 to perhaps1700 CE by the Plaquemine Native American Indians. It was probably a worship place, and there is evidence of eight ceremonial stone structures at the top. The mound rises 65 feet above the surrounding ground.
Although an exciting site, we are unsure why this site is on the icosahedron grid. It does not align with the diagonal going from Crystal River, Florida, to Collinsville, Illinois. This location is too far to the west to align with the grid. However, this site may be on a minor ley line.
There are other more significant and interesting sites on this ley line from Florida to Illinois. For instance, the Track Rock Gap Archaeological Area is at the Brasstown Ranger District of the Chattahoochee National Forest in Georgia. This area is known for petroglyphs or marked stones. The Track Rock site has six table-sized soapstone boulders. Each of these contains hundreds of symbols carved or pecked into their surface. Archaeologists have speculated dates for the Archaic Period 8,000 to 1,000 BCE. We still need to decipher these petroglyphs.
37) Monks Mound
It is the largest pyramid in north Mesoamerica. The beginning of its construction dates back to 900–955 CE. This mound is in the Cahokia Mounds near Collinsville, Illinois.
This mound is about 100 feet high and 955 feet long, including the southern end’s access ramp and 775 feet wide. It makes Monks Mound roughly the same size at its base as the Great Pyramid of Giza at 13.1 acres. Its base’s perimeter is larger than the Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan. This structure is a platform mound. Excavations show it supported some kind of wooden structure on the summit. The platform mound is made by compacting soil, sand, and clay layers. It’s a different building technique from other cultures that use large stone blocks.
38) The Grave Creek Mound
Grave Creek is a Native American Indian burial mound in West Virginia. It is a sizeable cone-shaped burial mound measuring 62 feet high and 240 feet in diameter. This site’s builders moved more than 60,000 tons of material to create it in 250–150 BC.
Even if you consider ley lines pseudoscience, you cannot deny these historical landmarks’ precise alignment. The pattern on this grid defies coincidence or chance. These sites are found all over the globe. People picked these sites to build significant structures. There must be some underlying reasons for choosing these locations.
Many of the sites were erected in the last two millennia and are additions to earlier structures. Perhaps the later users didn’t know why the ancients chose these sites or aligned the stones with astronomical occurrences. They just regarded them as unique. How did the ancient builders choose these sites? Why did they align many sites with annual celestial sun and moon phases?
What knowledge did the ancient builders possess that we have lost? We know for sure that many of these sites align with the geometric pattern of the icosahedron. And this pattern is part of the folklore regarding the energy of ley lines. It remains a secret. We don’t know how they were able to identify the ley lines.
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(1) Nikola Tesla, Wikipedia
(2) Ivan Sanderson, Wikipedia
(3) Simon E. Davies source of the planetary grid photo
(4) Joseph Campbell & Joseph Campbell’s book The Hero’s Journey, Wikipedia
*Wikipedia is an excellent resource to investigate all the sites listed.