A Secret City near Grand Canyon in Arizona was discovered by G.E. Kinkaid in 1909.
According to the research conducted by expedition leader Professor S. A. Jordan, the city was huge enough to accommodate approximately 50,000 people.
Mysterious mummified remains of human bodies possibly of Egyptian origin were also discovered on the site.
Various artifacts including copper implements that were as strong as steel were also found.
It was stated by Smithsonian Institution in Washington DC that if the discovery of this secret city would not have been published in a local newspaper the Arizona Gazette, in April 5th, 1909 with the title “Explorations in the Grand Canyon”, it would have remained unknown to us.
The local newspaper, Arizona Gazette, asserted that the magnificent discovery is not only the oldest archaeological discovery in the United States, but one of the most valuable in the world.
The newspaper described it as a vast underground citadel found within the Grand Canyon.
It has been claimed by researcher and author, John Rhodes, that he is the one who located the site and he also established a possible connection between the secret city and Sipapuni, the underground world- where the Hopi Indians claim to have originated from.
According to the legends, Hopi Indians once existed within the Earth and were fed and clothed by ‘ant people’, possibly the extraterrestrials known as the Greys.
The tribe used to refer to their ancestors as snake brothers and the most sacred underground rituals was the snake dance.
G.E. Kinkaid narrated to the Gazette how he discovered the secret city while traveling alone in a wooden boat down the Colorado River from Green River, Wyoming, to Yuma, looking for minerals.
“About 42 miles up from the El Tovar Crystal canyon, (probably around Marble Canyon, in the area of the present-day Navajo Indian reservation), Kinkaid noticed stains in the sedimentary formation about 2,000 feet above the river bed.”Arizona Gazette
Facing great difficulties, Kinkaid made his way to the canyon wall to arrive at a small cave opening, which had steps leading downwards.
He passed through the entrance and found a chamber 100 meters away from the entrance that had a carved image of a cross-legged idol, which according to him resembled Lord Buddha and was probably of Tibetan origin.
Walking forward, along 12-foot wide passageway, a crypt containing mummified remains and intact mummies were discovered by him.
“Some of the artifacts had been shipped off to Washington, D.C., and that the Smithsonian Institute, under the direction of Prof. S.A. Jordan, was carefully investigating the citadel.”Arizona Gazette
“The discoveries almost conclusively prove that the race which inhabited this mysterious cavern was of oriental origin, possibly from Egypt, tracing back to Ramses.”
However, can this story be trusted?
Are there any other existing evidence regarding the same?
One more article in the same newspaper on March 12, 1909, was also published relating to G.E. Kinkaid.
The article gave a brief description of Kinkaid’s trip down Colorado and mentioned “some interesting archaeological discoveries” being made.
However, the story was not followed up by Arizona Gazette.
There was complete silence on this subject until 1993.
The article regarding the discovery of a subterranean city was rediscovered by Ancient Mysteries writer David Hatcher Childress who published the article in the conspiracy magazine Nexus in 1993.
In 2000, various researchers contacted the Smithsonian Institution in order to extract information on the subject.
To which the institution replied that:
“Over the years the Institution had received many inquiries about the 1909 newspaper article, but that its Department of Anthropology could find no mention in its files of a Professor Jordan, Kinkaid, or a lost Egyptian civilization in Arizona.”
Researchers did turn up mention of an archaeologist called Prof. S.A. Jordon, spelled with an o, not an a, but apparently he was European, not American.
However, it is believed by many researchers that this is proof that the entire discovery has been covered up.
Researchers and scientists specifically drew attention to the many unexplored caves, tunnels, and holes in the canyon and to the fact that majority of the area where Kinkaid allegedly made his discovery is now government property and closed to the public.
The Hidden Treasure Of The Grand Canyon
Interestingly, the 400 foot deep Stanton’s Cave, upon being excavated was found to contain thousands of ancient Indian artifacts, and the remains of 10,000-year-old giant California Condors.
The archaeological and Paleontological site has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places and holds great historical value.
Along with many others, this cave has also been sealed of from the public and has been strictly classified as government property.
What could be the reason behind this?
Another curious feature of the Grand Canyon-which appears to link it to the 1909 newspaper story-is the wide variety of oriental and Egyptian names given to many of its peaks and buttes, particularly in the area of Kinkaid’s strange caverns.
Around Ninety-four Mile Creek and Trinity Creek there are names such as Isis Temple, Tower of Set, Tower of Ra, Horus Temple, Osiris Temple, while in the Haunted Canyon area there are the Cheops Pyramid, the Buddha Cloister, Buddha Temple, Manu Temple, and Shiva Temple.
Perhaps the mysterious origin of these names gives a clue to the location of Kinkaid’s hidden treasure?
Clarence E. Dutton, Captain of Ordnance in the U.S. Army, whose most important work, The Tertiary History of the Grand Canyon District, appeared in 1882.
Dutton noted similarities between the Grand Canyon peaks and other historical structures discovered by mankind and gave names to the Grand Canyon sites.
The leftover sites were named by Francois Matthews, a government cartographer, who in the spring of 1902 undertook the topographic mapping of the Grand Canyon for the U. S. Geological Survey.
The question is “Is the article anything other than a simple newspaper hoax”?
The photographs of the caverns and the discovered artifacts taken allegedly by Kinkaid have never been seen by anybody.
Another problem is the lack of documentary evidence to back up the existence of either G.E. Kinkaid or Prof. S.A. Jordan.
According to conspiracy theorists, the Smithsonian Institute went so far as to destroy artifacts to maintain this historical viewpoint.
Espousers of this theory mention man-made mounds with plaster walls strewn across the American Midwest and a series of fire-hewn coffins found in Alabama in 1892 that were turned over the Smithsonian Institute, only to be lost in the years following.
Kincaid and Jordan returned without artifacts or pictures of the findings, leaving the Arizona Gazette article as the sole evidence of the expedition.
Is the Government really hiding something from us or is it just a hoax?
Ansh Srivastava is the founder and paranormal researcher of Infinity Explorers. What began as a grad school hobby is now a paranormal blog, with millions of readers coming to his site for interesting weeknight Mysteries and astonishing paranormal encounters