Ancient Etching of A Mysterious Silver Disk
The early history of Mankato is shrouded in mystery and legend.
It is known that the Underwater City was built about
4000 B.C. and many native legends describe "Gods who arrived in the area in
great silver glowing disks" who helped the native people build it along with a
great pyramid. It is also known that the city was covered
with water in about 1256 B.C.
Fig 2: Pot Etching Found at the Mankato State University
Figures 1 and 2 are photographs of
sand carved etchings that were discovered during the Stoddard/Milet
expeditionary digs of 1907.
Pedro Stoddard (a.k.a. PS) and
Chaquita A. Milet, (a.k.a. CAM) arrived in Mankato in 1905 from Tijuana,
Iowa. After several odd jobs at the University, PS and Associate
Vice-President CAM made a unique discovery. During the summer of
1906, while digging a cesspool for Prez DeScy, the two men discovered
several ancient blue bottles containing pieces of uniquely etched pottery
containing ancient writings believed to be from the original builders of
the Underwater City.
Work was stopped on the dig as the
temperatures dropped to the high 60's during the "Heavy Winter of '06".
A "Great Room" was uncovered during the 1907 dig. These pottery
etchings were found in that room. After a series of mysterious deaths
among the expeditions diggers, the mysterious "Curse of Fran" was
reluctantly revealed. This curse stated that "...all who tread in this room
will die of impotency organo-atrophy". Both men died alone
(but side-by- side in an IFO collegial embrace) and mysteriosly during
the winter of 1907. Unfortunately, the location of the "Great Room"
remains a mystery to this day! A reward is still being offered for its timely
Fig 3: Egyptian Disk Etching found carved on Rosetta
Figure 3 is a photograph of an etching
found on the Rosetta Stone in the great pyramid of Cheops in Eqypt in
1917. Notice the similarities among the three figures!!