3.4 – ALIENS & TEMPLES OF GOLD (8.18.11)

Rennes-le-Château [5e]

The village of Rennes-le-Château, France. January 29, 1953. Marie Dénarnaud, a frail 85-year-old woman, lies on her deathbed, promising to divulge a long-held secret about a vast treasure. But a recent stroke has left her unable to speak or write, and her secret dies with her.

“Before Marie’s death, she had promised to tell someone the secret. I will tell you the secret, and you will be rich beyond your wildest dreams. And what she said was the people of this village walk on enough gold to make you wealthy for a 100 years and they have no idea. And the secret, she was never able to speak it after she had her stroke. So, what was Marie talking about?”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

Legends of a vast gold treasure hidden at Rennes-le-Château date all the way back to the 5th-century, when after sacking Rome, in 410 AD, Germanic warriors known as the Visigoths made their way to the area with all the stolen treasure they could carry. But when they abandoned the region, some 200 years later they reportedly left some of their ill-gotten wealth behind.

“The Visigoths were known to have buried treasure with their dead. So, when Rennes-Le-Château became significant because of that idea that there might be gold buried there.”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

For hundreds of years, the rumors of buried treasure persisted, although no tangible evidence of it was ever found. But then in 1891, a young parish priest named Bérenger Saunière, was restoring the local church when according to popular legend, he discovered something that turned him into an extremely wealthy man almost overnight.

“This wealth that he had was part of a vast golden treasure that was kept underground in this church in a weird series of catacombs. These catacombs of Rennes-Le-Château were ancient. They had been there long before the church had been built. And here’s an area that’s known to have these caves that were used by the Visigoths.”

David Childress (Author, Technology of the Gods)

“I lived here 16 years and we know here’s a tunnel under this garden. It comes along this way from the castle until to the church, and it runs this, in this way.”

Josef Dobler (Rennes-le-Château Historical Guide)

“There have been people who have been coming here since the 1950s in search of gold, and some have found it. The question is whether finding gold is everything there is to this mystery or whether it’s just the first step along many steps to go before we actually uncover the real mystery of Rennes-Le-Château.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Although Father Saunière claimed to have come upon this vast wealth by chance, many believe he actively searched for the Visigoth gold. And that much more still lies hidden in the catacombs beneath the church. But even more mysterious than the priest’s possible discovery of gold was his strange behavior afterwards, a behavior that became reflected in the design of the church itself.

“Bérenger Saunière is a guy who goes in search of ancient documents, who goes in search of certain specific knowledge in alchemical circles. So, what we have found in a lot of other alchemical processes is the importance of gold. What happens next is that he begins to build a church. He builds it according to a plan. This plan is to make contact with the divine, and so I think Saunière realized that certain metals could be transformed into something which truly made it a spiritual experience.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Might the golden treasure Father Saunière supposedly unearthed have contained more than just monetary value? Could it have held some otherworldly knowledge? The priest confided in only one other person as to the origin of this mysterious wealth, his housekeeper Marie Dénarnaud. But what was the secret that they shared? Ancient Astronaut Theorists believe a clue may lie in the inscription found over the door of the church.

“Bérenger Saunière placed an inscription over the door that people have been talking about for 100 years. The inscription says “Terribilis est locus iste.” It’s mistakenly translated most often as “This place is terrible” but, in fact, the inscription comes from the Old Testament, from the Book of Genesis. Jacob has a dream about a ladder that connects Heaven to Earth, where humans could connect to the divine. So, when you look at the Old Testament translation, what it really says is ‘This place is awesome.’”

– Kathleen McGowan Coppens (Author/Researcher),
(Author, The Expected One), (The Source of Miracles),
(The Book of Love)

Is this inscription from the Old Testament of the Hebrew Bible a reference to something divine, or might it point to an extraterrestrial connection?

“I believe Rennes-Le-Château could be a stargate to another world. This is based on the inscription placed above the entrance to the church by Bérenger Saunière. Why would this priest put this inscription there unless he is indicating that is awesome and tremendously powerful place, Rennes-Le-Château is a gateway to the stars? Rennes-Le-Château, to me, is one of the spookiest and most powerful places I’ve ever been. The ground there is oozing mystery.”

– William Henry (Author / Investigative Mythologist),
(Author, Freedom’s Gate), (The Judgment Day Device),
(Lost Secrets of the Watchers), (The Secret of Sion),
(Egypt: The Greatest Show on Earth)

“We know that people have said that Rennes-Le-Château is a place for UFOs. We know people have reported time slips. And people have said that they have had encounters with the Devil. So, there is definitely something about that area which suggests that, for centuries, very strange and bizarre things happened.”

– Philip Coppens
(Author, The Ancient Alien Question),
(The Lost Civilization Enigma)

Could this tiny village be a gateway to an extraterrestrial past or even another dimension? Perhaps the answer lies buried with Marie Dénarnaud. Or, as some believe, the secrets of Rennes-Le-Château might still be revealed…and the answer may lie not in France but just to the north, in Scotland.

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