The mystery of star forts

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There is evidence of a lost civilization, long forgotten. I’ve previously shown that, worldwide, ancient mythology, linguistics and architecture of the ancients resembled each other. Memory of this defeated empire has been erased.

One of the proofs of this worldwide cohesion are Pyramids which we find on every Continent. Another example of worldwide similarity are star forts and star cities. These are structures built in geometric shapes resembling stars. From the ground they might be mistaken for regular castles but from the air their harmonious shape is recognized.

The “official narrative” as taught in school is that these are fortresses of military purpose that were built by Italians and the French in the 1600s and that the peculiar geometric design is for defense purposes only.

I never learned about star forts in school, never saw anything about them on History Channel or any movie production. I only became aware of them a few years ago, when researchers of “alternative history” started pointing them out. The mere fact that I’d never heard of these through “conventional” and “official” sources, got me wondering. Star forts are marvels of engineering and design. Why did I learn nothing about them until I was well in my 40s? Why is it often the “conspiracy theorists” that point me toward the most amazing facts? Even if star forts have a mundane explanation, why are they so little known? Everyone I’ve talked to about star forts in the last five years, didn’t even know what I was referring to!

Let’s first show that star forts and cities are global.  The one above is in Alcacova, Portugal.

This next one is Fort Bourtange in the Netherlands.

The one in Portugal is on top of a hill and the one in the Netherlands is surrounded by two water-ways. It’s easy to conclude that these are military installations or at the very least for defense against attacks. What’s a little more difficult to understand is how they carved these structures into the landscape without modern machinery.

There are also gigantic forts that are overgrown and almost no longer recognizable as star forts, such as this one, Willemstad Netherlands:

The one below is in Goryokaku, Japan. The outer structure is still there, the inner structure has been replaced:

Kastellet, Copenhagen below. Again, the outer shape is still there, the inner shape has probably been replaced:

I say “replaced” because most star forts look something like this, having an inner structure that mirrors the outer structure (Fort Carre, France):

This one is in Ireland, but the inner structure does not mirror the outer:

And this is the town of Palmanova, Italy:

This massively large star city is said to have been built by the Venetian Republic in 1593 supposedly to commemorate the victory of Christian forces against the Ottoman Empire. The star fort was allegedly built by the Italian Architect Vincenzo Scamozzi, according to the Palmanova Wikipedia page. But Scamozzis Wikipedia page fails to mention this gargantuan feat. His list of architectural accomplishments is prolific. If we believe official History, this guy designed large parts of Venice.

There are plenty of star forts we only knew from old paintings because they no longer exist:

The image above is the Romanian city of Timisoara. The multi-layered star-formation no longer exists today.

We also find star forts far away from Europe. I had the pleasure of visiting this one in St. Augustine, Florida recently:

What is this style, supposedly having originated in Italy of the late 1500s, doing in Florida? We’ll get to it in just a minute.

It’s even more strange that traces of star forts are scattered across America. In a previous article I showed what appears to be a star fort on a 1773 map of the Chicago area, at a time before Chicago was said to exist:

Below is one example of a big star fort outline in New Mexico, only discoverable using satellite images.

How does a 15th-to-16th Century Italian structure get to the desert of New Mexico? In school I was taught that the area was overrun by warrior-like tribes at the time and the newly arrived Europeans were builders of simple carriages and wooden cottages. Where did they get the skill and resources to build these structures? What philosophy was the geometry based on? Whoever removed this particular star fort probably probably knew it didn’t fit the “official narrative” at all.

Interestingly, the invisible star-fort is near an actual tourist destination called “Fort Union”:

I wasn’t surprised to find that the Government tourism website on Fort Union makes no mention at all of the hidden star fort nearby.

I wonder why. Dear Government, isn’t it fascinating that there are remains of a gigantic star fort near this site? Isn’t that something tourists might want to see? Wouldn’t it be fun for Historians to speculate on who built it? No need to answer, these are rhetorical questions.

Something similar on the other side of the world:

As already shown in my book The Secret History of Polynesia, the Pacific Islands have traces of ancient star-shapes too, but here they are not called “star forts” but rather “star mounds” (the main structures have been removed, leaving only outlines). This one is in Samoa:

This Pyramid inside of a star-fort-like structure is in China and called “Mausoleum of Emperor Xiaojing of Tang”.

The Tang Dynasty ruled in the 7th and 8th Century, according to Chinese Chronology. I guess it’s a stretch to call this a “star fort”, but we’ll see in a moment why the worldwide star fort builders and pyramid builders might be related.

And then there’s this:

At first I didn’t know what this flag meant. A reader commenting on the article informed me that this is the flag of CSTO – a military alliance between Russia, Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan. Why does it look like a star fort? Does Putin believe he is a defender of that old lost empire? I’m just speculating.

The “official narrative” calls them a Bastion Fort. There is an “alternative History” view that star forts were free-energy generators, part of a worldwide grid that supplied the world and its inhabitants with energy. There is a negative alternative view that humans were the batteries that supplied the energy.

I don’t subscribe to any of these stories, neither official nor alternative. It’s best not to jump to any conclusions too early. Nobody knows enough about anything to make a final conclusion on what happened. I really prefer to stick to what I know for sure. That means my research might progress more slowly, but at least the information is reliable. I know for sure that star forts were global and that the official version of events is false. Beyond that, I don’t know yet.

This is how the Wikipedia Page on “Bastion Forts” starts:

A bastion fort or trace italienne (a phrase derived from non-standard French, literally meaning Italian outline) is a fortification in a style that evolved during the early modern period of gunpowder when the cannon came to dominate the battlefield. It was first seen in the mid-fifteenth century in Italy. Some types, especially when combined with ravelins and other outworks, resembled the related star fort of the same era.

The design of the fort is normally a polygon with bastions at the corners of the walls. These outcroppings eliminated protected blind spots, called “dead zones”, and allowed fire along the curtain from positions protected from direct fire. Many bastion forts also feature cavaliers, which are raised secondary structures based entirely inside the primary structure“.

It’s interesting they mention cannons. The star fort I visited in St. Augustine added brand new cannons to the structure to support this same narrative. I shot a video there and have taken the following pictures from my video. 

These are the sparkling new cannon-additions:

It’s not clear in the image but when you are there you see the cannons are new. They feel out of place. There was not a single cannon that looked old nor any evidence that traditional cannons were used. They may have been. It’s possible. But it’s dishonest to add newly made fake-cannons to support a preconceived narrative. I doubt they even work properly, they looked like film props to me.

A close up view of the star fort at St. Augustine, Florida:

Inside the structure I found more film props to make it look like Spanish Soldiers built and used this fort.

I do wonder why these Spanish fighters had such a keen interest in sacred geometry. And I wonder again, where they got the resources, time, labor and money to build this.

Do you know why? Because the other structures in St. Augustine that they are said to have built, are not impressive at all. This is the “old schoolhouse” of St. Augustine, the second tourist attraction after the Star Fort:

There are a lot of houses like this in St. Augustine. The Spanish settlers built simple wooden houses. And then, suddenly, out of nowhere, they built this gigantic star fort?

Acting stupid, I asked a tour guide whether the clothing pieces and beds of the Spanish soldiers are the originals from back then. “Oh no, of course not. These are reenactments” she said.



In other words: Fake Items to support a false history narrative. This isn’t a “History Lesson”, it’s outright deception. If a thing is true, do I really have to add made-up items to support a theory?

They make a big show of reenactment:

But even the most basic questions remain unanswered. I went around asking why there are metal plates inside the corner-towers:

Nobody I asked, appeared to know. Not the warden, not a nearby tourist officer, not the lady in the ticket booth. Thousands of tourists visit this place every day and still nobody knows the purpose of these plates in the floor? I can accept a mundane explanation. Maybe they are metal rods to stabilize the old fragile structure. But it’s difficult for me to accept that there are people representing the place that have no idea what any of it means and cannot answer questions outside of their indoctrinated data.

There were a couple of half-circles where it looked like there had been structures on top of them previously. But I didn’t find out what they were because the people overseeing the place didn’t know.

This is a peek out of one of the towers. Even at its highest point, the tower is packed with seashells. This can only mean that it was either built using seashells or that it was, at one point, under water for a long time.

The St. Augustine star fort is called “Castillo de San Marcos”. It said to be the oldest masonry fort in the Continental United States in 1672 when Florida was part of the Spanish Empire. This particular fort was built right at the Atlantic Ocean:

FTR, I am not saying that this fort wasn’t used by the Spanish Army. I am questioning whether it was built by them. I suspect they already found the “fort” there and repurposed it, claiming it as their own.

I say this so easily because only 1 hour south of St. Augustine we find a town called New Smyrna. And there we find the mysterious Pyramid of unknown origin that I presented in my last article. The Pyramid appears to use the same rock and have the exactly same aged look as the St. Augustine fort. And it’s also packed with seashells.

Even the bricks are laid in the same way as the strange Pyramid nearby:

I was lucky enough to see both structures, for direct comparison. To me there is little doubt that the same people built both. But that doesn’t fit official History because the Spanish were not known for building Pyramids, they were known for destroying them. It may have been they who destroyed the Step-Pyramid at New Smyrna.

The star fort had a few shafts that I could only get images of by holding my Go Pro Camera inside small openings. Without small cameras, these shafts can’t be seen. Here’s one of them:

I don’t have an opinion on what they are.

But what are star forts? Wikipedia says they are military installations. That is possibly one use, but many researchers have found evidence for other uses. One example:

I borrowed this image from the German Federal Library. It is said to be from 1640 and is titled “A drawing of the sixth royal pleasure garden”. From the same source I find another “royal pleasure garden” (in German Lustgarten) that is shaped as a star-fort:

An alternate name provided on the page is “geometric garden”. This one is said to have been made in 1620.

The label “geometric garden” captured my interest. If that’s what our ancestors called them, it means they were built with the purpose of being geometric!

I am not ruling out military use or repurposing. I am also not ruling out that these gardens are repurposing even older structures. But if the purpose of these geometric shapes is only for tactical defense, you wouldn’t need them for “pleasure gardens”. There must be more to them. And when was the last time any major architect built a structure in the shape of a star?

My intuitive sense is something about “sacred geometry” and the flow of energy, either spiritual energy or electric, sonic or electromagnetic. The shapes are harmonious, unlike the block-architecture and infrastructure we have today. Maybe they were built on already existing energy-points around earth? I can only speculate.

This is Fort Mont Alban near Nice, France:

What follows is an antique map of the area and star fort. Unfortunately, I no longer know the source of this image and couldn’t find it while searching. Like so many things in this line of research, it has been scrubbed off the Internet or at least been made hard to find. I show it to you anyway, because it’s anomalous.

A close-up:

I can’t explain the red lines emanating from the star fort to the other structure. There are also two red lines emanating from the back of the star fort. Are they energy rays? Lasers? Underground tunnels or pipelines? Wires? Or something else? You’d think it would be easy to find out what they mean, in this “age of information” where we supposedly have access to all records. I spent an hour looking for the image above or an explanation for the red lines and came up empty.

I did find an antique postcard of fort montalban from 1792:

If accurate, it reveals that the greater area around mont alban was cut in a star fort shape and the structure in the valley was also a star fort.

This article is not comprehensive, it’s a brief introduction. There are already thousands of citizen-researchers looking into this who provide a more thorough look at star forts. I do recommend you take everything you see and read online with a grain of salt, including my writings.

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