So, back to Charleston, the dancers wings' white edges look like sandy beaches. The layout may match Sullivan's and Morris Islands beaches. tinyurl.com/uoozzcw
I also believe ”You’ll see an arc of lights” is a reference to the Sullivan’s Island Lighthouse.
The skull in Image 2 is a reference to Edgar Allen Poe’s short story The Gold Bug. The beetle in the story is described to look exactly like a skull. Poe spent 13 months stationed at Fort Moultrie during his stint in the military. Poe Avenue is right beside Fort Moultrie.
The dark shadow on the pear is actually the crescent moon which South Carolina uses on their state flag. They adopted the crescent moon from an earlier flag, the “Moultrie Flag” designed by William Moultrie, after whom the Fort is named. The original fort was made of palmetto logs, the palmetto also appearing on the state flag and possibly represented by the daisy in Image 2.
One thing not to lose sight of is that Charleston was the African immigrant puzzle. 40% of enslaved Africans came to the U.S. via Sullivan’s Island...it’s practically the Ellis Island of slavery.
Osceola is the other important player in the Charleston puzzle. He was known to wear an Ostrich feather, was imprisoned at Fort Moultrie, died in 1838 and was buried on the grounds. The object under the Lion’s right eye and on the tip of Kinderguardians ear resembles an ostrich feather. There also appears to be an 18 on the fairy’s right wing and a 38 on the left...1838, same year Osceola died. Verse 5 “A wingless bird ascended” would be a reference to Osceola and his ostrich feather and the fact he died at Fort Moultrie. Osceola also had some black roots to tie into the theme of African immigration.
Post by xmarksdspot on Mar 30, 2020 12:51:43 GMT -5
Hi canuck, I want to say up front that when I post an idea or theory on this sight, that I'm not in any way trying to discredit your or anyone's ideas. I will defend my own ideas if needed but again not in an attempt to disprove any other idea. Having said that, I will share my thoughts. I think if you have to build several layers into a clue that you are less likely going to come up with the intended conclusion. For example I think the two preening Peacocks on the fairy's upper wings are just a clue to Charleston in general. Peacocks have long been associated with Magnolia Gardens north of Charleston. I could However conclude that Magnolia Gardens is located on the Ashley River and if I follow the Ashley River, it leads me straight to the Battery and White Point Gardens. I believe that would be an over the top solution to the clue. I do think the 17th island hole from Patriot's Point Golf Links shown on the lower wings is pretty direct. It would be in plain view from the Battery. I believe the shadow on the pear and the palmetto tree(daisy) likely represents our state flag, but that's all, just a clue to the state. The slave markets on the mainland of Charleston are just as well known if not more so than the port of entry. The markets were still operating long after slave importation was banned in 1808. Private markets continued until 1863 after the ban of public auctions in 1856. Any information pulled from any source other than the 12 Images and Verses, I consider irrelevant. I am not familiar with a skull in Image2, if you mean the African Tribal Mask, If it represents a skull that's beyond my knowledge.
Hey I’m not here to tear people down either, feel free to believe what you choose to believe. I’m just here to share my ideas and further the puzzles as a whole. If I point things out it’s not to discredit or insult, just to give you things to think about. The reason I asked about your Image 2 match for the area around the stairs is there should be a distinct object in the immediate vicinity of those stairs in that image as that is what has occurred in the 3 found casques so it stands to reason all 12 work that way. So nothing against some of the objects you mentioned, they are arguably in sight of the stairs the problem is none of them are really close to the stairs. It’s like saying Lake Michigan is within sight of the Chicago casque burial site, while it might be true it’s not the crooked fence post with the halo if that makes sense. Also be careful with using newer objects in the solve that might not have been around when the casques were buried or have been relevant at the time. Patriots Point Golf Links was created in 1979 correct? That makes it only 1-2 years old when the casque was buried, makes it less likely to be part of the puzzle IMHO, but it’s still possible.
If you happen to believe that the image and verse are the only valuable parts of the book good on you. I believe that is all you need to solve the puzzles as 3 have been found using only image and verse. However, I also believe that the images in the Fair Folk section of The Secret provide ADDITIONAL clues for the cities that nobody has used to aid in the search. A few of us used it on one of the other puzzles and I believe it made believers out of a small group. The fair folk match for Charleston is Kinderguardians...the clues are right there. Look at the lion’s forehead and the body of Kinderguardians...same patches, whatever they mean. Now look at the object under the lion’s right eye and the object at the end of Kinderguardians ear...again another match and something that may be Osceola’s ostrich feather. Now look at the crashed car....at the rear you will see “70” and then the branch stuck under the car is shaped like a “3”...so a clue for the 703 which leads to Sullivan’s Island. See the girl playing with the dynamite....that is a hint for Dynamite Hole, popular fishing spot south of Sullivan’s Island. Have a look, maybe you will pick up other hints for Charleston in the Kinderguardians images? 1 thing, maybe a coincidence, but 4 matches...unlikely to be a coincidence.
I like that you keep an open mind and come up with original ideas, don’t ever lose that quality. If you ask me one of the biggest issues with The Secret is that people just keep perpetuating the same ideas as the facts and there is no getting through to these types of people. You can’t tell someone something if they believe they already know everything, if you get what I’m saying. I believe the Fair Folk images offer clues and I believe that a few of the accepted image-verse pairings are wrong. If just one of these casques are found in a spot not accepted by the majority, it will be the break this puzzle needs IMHO and turn it on it’s head.
Post by xmarksdspot on Mar 31, 2020 10:25:45 GMT -5
I don't know how many people know it but Byron Preiss was a golfer. He probably played the Patriot's Point Links while he was in Charleston. A couple years later (1984) he released a children's book titled "Bat Family"(later released as "The Vampire State Building"). One of the Chapters is titled "Spring on the Links". That could have possibly been inspired by the Patriot's Point Golf Links course. He was a member of South fork Country Club in Amagansett, New York. I'm not trying to say any of that is a clue to the puzzle but the more you know of the the man the better.
Good call on the “liberty” in the lion’s mane, Choice...supports what I mentioned above regarding the “Moultrie Flag”. The clues in the images support the casque being buried in the vicinity of Fort Moultrie, with the area near Osceola’s grave being most probable as it gives you a line of sight to the buoyant mine.
I was bored out of my mind so I was playing with my stamp collection!!! This find got me to check the image for the word LIBERTY (all caps). B and E are obvious then find the rest of the letters in the rectangle.
Post by xmarksdspot on Apr 21, 2020 15:34:11 GMT -5
Success, 1 image loaded. that was more difficult than I thought it would be.
Hi Canuck, You were right. There is a depiction in the image that is visible from near the casque's location. There's a lot of similarity between the two. I know I'm not the first to make this connection but it is still a pretty strong comparison.
Post by xmarksdspot on Apr 27, 2020 15:45:43 GMT -5
Hi Guys, after the clues take you to the Maine Capstan, the next clue is "Edwin and Edwina Named after him". Has anyone considered the two cannons to the right of the Capstan as maybe being the twins. The two cannons are pretty much identical and I ran across this guy Edwin Cannon (Edwin Quayle "Ted" Cannon, Jr.) That could be a reference to the two cannons. Edwin Cannon traveled to Africa to preach to black people. Anyone think this is a viable link?
This was the first one I worked on and have an exact dig spot in WPG,
Anybody have experience getting dig permission there?
I'm less than 2 hours away from Charleston and have contacted the official over the park several times. He even commented that my solve was interesting but never once even hinted that he might give permission for a dig. I even told him it would be a targeted dig for one spot only but still no permission. I even tried the name game since the company I work for does business with the city of Charleston, still no luck. If you get permission, I'll go with you. Haha.
It may be easier to get probing permit. Apply for possible dig when you've documented the exact spot; perhaps with an endoscope. Those cams are as thin as your 1/4" probe and plugs to your cell for video or pic for under $10.