Gympie Pyramid Adventure
First off, a special thanks to the Kabi Kabi tribes in Gympie for granting us permission to visit this sacred site. Also, a very appreciative and special thanks to Mick Dale of the Dhamurian Society who not only made the visit possible by acting as our intermediary to the Kabi Kabi tribes but also performed excellently as our guide. Mick provided us with artefacts, stories and information that he’d gathered over the 25 years he’d been involved with the pyramid site, all of which made the visit even more interesting and our adventure more memorable.
We arrived at the pyramid site and I have to admit it wasn’t what I’d expected. We parked in a little clearing at the base of a hillock, looking up towards what was to be the pyramid. We could see what resembled basic scrub with trees dotted all over the rise. The pyramid was nothing that remotely looked like an Egyptian or Mayan structure which was what the name pyramid seemed to indicate.
Mick explained the background of the pyramid. The pyramid mound has been used from the times of old by the Aboriginal peoples as a place of healing and is seen by them as a very sacred place. The Queensland roads department have now laid claim to the site and intend demolishing this historic and sacred hill to make way for a freeway, while they could just as easily go around it and leave it intact for future generations to appreciate. Due to the pending destruction of the pyramid by the roads department, the Kabi Kabi tribes have erected “No Entry” signs warning of heavy fines, $500,000 for individuals and $10,000,000 for companies. As we approached the pyramid we could see evidence of the roads company’s work in the way of graded areas and erected marker poles.
Strange Artefacts and Items
Before we entered the pyramid site we were showed some of the unusual artefacts and mysterious items found in the area that Mick had with him. First up, was some slag that indicated that iron was mined and smelted on the site, probably using a Bloomery type furnace which is the oldest known furnace used for smelting iron from raw ore. The next item was very strange. Mick handed me a seemingly ordinary lump of sandstone, the only difference with this lump though was it was magnetic! Mick demonstrated this by sticking a magnet onto the side of this ordinary looking rock.
Wow… That was weird! And it gets even weirder… I was handed a little statuette that resembled the cross between an Easter Island and Olmec head statue. This was made of what appeared to be a type of sandstone and wasn’t magnetic, however it was obvious that this wasn’t carved by the local aboriginal tribes of the area. With a little research on the Internet I managed to find a similar head that was found in the Columbian Jungle, maybe it was dropped by some early Columbian visitors to the site?
The next item was just as weird. Mick handed me another statuette made of metal that was extremely corroded and I couldn’t help emitting a “Wow” when I saw and held it. In my hand I carefully held a little bronze statue that was of a Hindu goddess which was found nearby. Mick informed us that it was of the Hindu goddess of good fortune and prosperity known as Lakshmi and looking at the obvious corrosion she’d been in the ground a long, long time. Bronze corrodes very slowly and this little lady had been corroding for quite awhile.
We waited with bated breath to see what else was to be presented and next viewed a corroded chisel found at the site. This was preserved in a plastic packet and it unfortunately was breaking into bits and the fragments could be seen in the bottom of the packet. Mick then handed us a small metallic type stone that rattled. There was obviously something inside the thing. On the side of the metal rock-like object he pointed to a little shiny cut mark that looked like the results of some sort of cutting device like a hacksaw blade or chisel. The mystery to this was not only what was inside to make it rattle and what it was, but why the cut mark made ten years ago by Mick, looked like it was made yesterday as it was still shiny. There was no evidence of corrosion or oxidisation at all, the cut appeared very fresh.
The next item was very strange, probably the strangest. It was a fossilized rock that resembled a right-angled corner of something like a box and what appeared to be a little cauldron wedged neatly in between both sides of the boxes corner. It was very strange. Was it a rock? It didn’t appear to be made of metal and wasn’t magnetic. Examining the strange object I found it very difficult to surmise what it actually is, once was or it’s age.
Mick then produced a file of paperwork and we were shown various newspaper cuttings and literature relating to the site. Some information that I found interesting was a radiation detection map on the surrounding areas. Much of the area appeared to have uranium deposits on the map in various levels, however, the exact area of the pyramids showed a radiation count that was extremely low and almost non-existence in comparison to the rest of the area.
We discovered that the pyramid was not a true pyramid in the sense, but actually a little hillock that had been terraced at various levels as you ascended it. There seemed to be about seven levels that made up the little terraced mound and over the years they had badly eroded. With the rain and vegetation growth most of the walls and structures had fallen victim to nature’s poundings. It was also evident that the walls had been raided of rocks by the locals over time, especially on the lower levels as the stones were taken by early European settlers
Ascending the Pyramid
Our curiosity was now intensifying as we slowly walked towards a sort of hidden entrance that our guide knew about. We were informed that for some reason people had a strange sense of need to leave the structure at about 2:00PM in the afternoon, this we later experienced first-hand. With our ascent, it was recommended we zig-zag up the hill as some have been known to feel nauseous when they head directly straight up to the top. Maybe due to being out of breath or maybe to some sort of energetic reason, I wasn’t sure, however, we complied which was all-good as it also meant there was more interesting things to see on our more gradual journey to the top.
After fighting through the weeds and growth, we were directed towards a previously well used path at the lower level of the pyramid that had been overgrown with vegetation. While negotiating the plant life it was apparent that there was something “awesome” about this place as I could feel it in my insides and there was a strange, slight pressing feeling on my chest of awe and wonder as I looked up towards the top. The ancient walls were visible on the first level, though not very high, maybe one or two rocks in height and it was obvious that the rock walls had either collapsed due to weather or tree roots or had been looted over the ages. Mick explained that the early European settlers of the Gympie region had taken the rocks to build foundations and walls for their homes and up till recently, the ancient walls had been used as a source of supply for usable rocks and stone by the residents.
When carefully examining the lower rock walls you could see that they were man-made structures. The total number of rocks needed for the perimeter of the structure at each level would have amounted to thousands and thousands of stones, which would be a serious task for many workers let alone one lone Italian grape farmer whose property was actually nearly a kilometer away. The Italian grape grower explanation was the standard story spun by “experts”.
As we gradually moved higher the walls were now more pronounced and more complete, some of them being six or seven rocks high. The walls higher up were not as looted as the lower ones, the obvious reason being that the lower rocks were easily accessible and the climb up the pyramid to get the top rocks was probably deemed as “Too hard”. Looking at the rocks strewn around I could see that they bore resemblance to the ones in the walls, it was therefore logical to assume that these scattered rocks were probably part of the walls once. The rain, erosion and tree root growth seemed to have caused most of the damage to the walls.
Mick pointed out part of an embankment that had been cut away and in the mud and clay there was evidence of some captured charcoal. This could be assumed was used to smelt the iron ore that resulted in the slag deposit found that we were shown earlier. Nearby there was a rock with a triangle hole in it. This smallish hole had been cut into the rock and did not go all the way through and was definitely not a natural occurrence. Near the hole, the rock surface had been worn down a little to form a shallow trench, possibly made that way to drain away some liquid or something. Difficult to say what the reason for this hole was, possibly to form gold bars (?) Another rock in the region had a slot hole in it and this was the hole where the metal chisel was found that we were also shown earlier.
Further up the pyramid we came across evidence of a once assemble structure of sorts. There were stones here much larger and they appeared more squarish. While most of these shoebox-shaped rocks were taken in the past by early residents of Gympie, the ones left behind gave the impression that the stones where once part of an ancient building. My guess is that it may have been a tomb or chamber that was originally constructed half way up the hill. In the same area there were also the remains of flat table-type rocks that may have possibly been the lid or roof on the structure before its collapse. As we neared the top I noticed that some of the trees had ribbons tied around them. These ribbons were generally coloured red, pink and yellow, however, I didn’t ask Mick what they were for, but assumed they were offerings or something from previous visitors.
On Top of the Pyramid
Eventually we reached the summit of the pyramid and many of the stones here were extremely large and some resembled what we guessed were once obelisks that must have fallen over time. There was one very large megalithic rock that had a cut down the middle, but not right through. The large gash was now filled with debris from fallen vegetation. Mick informed us that this cut went very deep and was man-made, which it seemed to be. Underneath the one end of the large menhir shaped rock there was another smaller wedged rock which appeared to be placed there as a lifter of sorts which seemed to indicate in the past of someone’s efforts to raise the gigantic megalith with a type of lever. What supported this theory was a hole at the other end of the large rock which seems to have been deliberately dug to seat the giant rock.
Near the hole there were two smallish concaved flat stones which were thought to have been healing stones. These showed evidence of being grind which produced slightly hollowed out concaved areas. While these were not deep cup cuts they were definitely created for a purpose. Also near the large megalith stone there was another small rock which seemed to have been an offering rock or something as there was a collection of gifts from previous visitors to the site. We noticed there was a clay bowl and a few hand written letters, there were also various jewellery offerings and small ornaments.
While we rested and reflected on our adventure at the top of the mound we all noted the energizing feeling that seemed to be flowing through us. This can’t really be explained but it was a very refreshing, mind liberating and peaceful sensation. There was definitely something very spiritual about this mound. It was very difficult to guess the origins of the terraced hill as there seemed to have been many cultures that had used it in the past. Who built it? Was it the Egyptians? Or, ancient Hindu Indians? Or, even maybe some sort of culture similar to the builders of the large statues on Easter Island? One thing was definite, there was some sort of iron smelting done due to the evidence found. In addition to this, due to the large amounts of gold in the Gympie region we can also assume that gold was probably a major draw card to the area for past cultures. The other question was of course, how long had the mound been there? Had it been renovated numerous times in the past by each visiting culture? And if so, what was the first ancient culture that created it? These questions and others ran through my mind as I tried to figure out the origins and reason for the pyramid using logical deduction. With the pending destruction of this pre-historic mound, sadly, maybe we’ll never know. Also, with a freeway going through the area there’ll be no evidence left in the future of this amazing sacred Australian site.
While we were resting, Mick shared some stories with us about the pyramid and the healing and spiritual feelings people have reported at the top. He also told us that we’d sleep very well that night and we can expect unusual dreams – He was right! One thing he’d told us which was very interesting. Many visitors to the pyramid had reported seeing or having an apparition of a bronze skinned man that was wearing an Egyptian or ancient Sumerian looking metal stripped skirt with a hat or head covering. These sightings weren’t originally mentioned to visitors of the pyramid so as not to pre-empt reports from them, though, a number of people still seemed to be seeing this person. Mick told us of a time he was at the top of the structure and the person he was with asked who the character behind him in the distance was. Without turning around Mick asked what he looked like. The description from the visitor matched that of the bronze skinned man who for some reason seems to haunt the hill. Following from this story, Mick also described a dream he once had. In his dream there seemed to have been a sort of disagreement that a few of these bronze skinned men had with some of the local aboriginal people. He continued to tell us that the aboriginal men were raising their hands up in a very annoyed, threatening manner at some of these bronze skinned people. Two of these visitors were trapped on the mound and completely surrounded by the aboriginal tribesmen who were wielding spears at the bottom of the pyramid structure. The tribesmen were refusing the men descent of the pyramid to leave. Mick said his dream then jumped into the future where there were two skeletons on the ground of the men, having been starved to death by the tribesmen.
Another story was of a large stone circle found embedded in the ground near the bottom of the pyramid, the ancient circle was said to have been made of flat rocks. Unfortunately it doesn’t exist today as it was bulldozed to make way for a garden. We were also told of a tunnel that was found lower down the hillside and closer to the railway line that seemed to be an ancient mine shaft of sorts. No one had ever seemed to have gone down the shaft to explore it and the local abattoir used it to dispose of their off-cuts and offal. The shaft soon filled up and when the abattoir eventually closed down the locals were worried that someone would accidently fall into the open hole, so they dynamited it and filled it in. Where the shaft is today is anyone’s guess.
Descending the Pyramid
On decent of the hill other anomalies were pointed out. Near the remains of the large shoe-box shaped rocks was an area where there was another of these rectangular shaped rocks. This rock was slightly different, as on one of the lower corners (after removing the vegetation that covered it) you could clearly see a very man-made L-Shape section had been removed from it which would have taken time and possibly some sort of complexed machining to do so.
Mick showed us a hole that Brett Green had found when he accidentally fell into it years ago when their group was clearing the vegetation from the pyramid. From then the hole was called “Brett’s Hole” by his friends. Brett’s hole was quite strange though, it was about 2-3 feet deep, however, inside the hole was a stone wall on one of the inner sides. This again was not a natural occurrence and definitely a man-made effort.
We finally left the site and at the base of the pyramid we discussed that the site definitely needed further investigation as it probably had many more mysteries yet to uncover. It’s hard to understand that the intention of the Queensland government is to flatten the hillock to wind their road through it when it would be very easily by-passed with a little modification to their plans. Without being a conspiracy theorist, it definitely rings of cover-up. I suppose the mere existence of the pyramid challenges the fact that Cook wasn’t the first and the indoctrination fed by schools would be severely challenged if the pyramid information was made public by main-stream publications and media.
For More Information (Related Books & Websites)
The best known source of information on the pyramid is a book written by Brett Green (the hole above is named after him). Brett is the great, great, Grandson of John Green who discovered the pyramid in the mid 1800s. Brett has put decades of work and effort into compiling a very detailed book that has everything known today about the Gympie Pyramid. A digital copy of the book (The Gympie Pyramid Mysteries) is available at : www.gympiepyramid.org/thecd.html and the Gympie Pyramid website can be visited at : www.gympiepyramid.org The Dhamurian Society’s website is accessible through this link : www.dhamurian.org.au