Mount Rushmore’s Mysterious Hidden Room

(PCM) The Presidential faces carved into the surface of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is one of the most recognizable landmark monuments in the United States, but did you know that they contain a bit of mystery as well? There happens to be a hidden room located just behind Abraham Lincoln’s hairline that was planned to be a place where a person could visit and learn everything they needed to know about the history of the mountain, the United States government and more! At one point it was even supposed to house historical documents such as the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The creation of Mount Rushmore took about 14 years of planning and sculpting by artist Gutzon Borglum, however he feared that once the monument was completed it would later be shrouded in mystery without some sort of explanation as to why the four Presidents depicted for the monument,George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln,  were so influential and chosen to be displayed on the mountainside by the artist.

In an effort to educate visitors about the history of the monument, Borglum planned to include a massive room that he would call the Hall Of Records and have it’s location be a direct part of the monument itself. In 1938, Borglum and his team began blasting away an area that was supposed to become the Hall Of Records, however that work was never completed when funding for the project was shut-down in 1941 when Borglum passed away and the South Dakota government officials declared the project completed.

What ended up being completed was an 18 foot doorway that led to a 75 foot by 35 foot tall room. There is still red paint on the walls that was placed to instruct workers on where to blast and multiple holes from floor to ceiling where dynamite was supposed to be placed. The room is still in place in it’s current condition and is inaccessible to tourists looking to take a peek.

Years later Borglum’s family petitioned the government to complete the room and honor his memory. In 1998, the government agreed and multiple porcelain plaques were laid in the ground at the site of the room that explained the mountains history and Borglum’s artistic vision. It reads:

“I want, somewhere in America, on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet of stone that bears witness, carries the likeness, the dates, a word or two of the great things we accomplished as a Nation, placed so high it won’t pay to pull them down for lesser purposes.

Hence, let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.”

The Hall of Records has since been sealed, but also enclosed are tablets that contain the story of our nation.  According to NationalParksTraveler.com, sixteen porcelain enamel panels containing the text from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, along with a biography of Borglum, and the story of the presidents, were sealed in a teakwood box, then placed in a titanium vault, and finally sealed shut under the weight of a 1,200 pound granite capstone inside the unfinished hall.

These artifacts are meant to be buried for thousands of years and when eventually unearthed instruct future civilizations about the history of the United States.

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Mount Rushmore’s Mysterious Hidden Room

(PCM) The Presidential faces carved into the surface of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota is one of the most recognizable landmark monuments in the United States, but did you know that they contain a bit of mystery as well? There happens to be a hidden room located just behind Abraham Lincoln’s hairline that was planned to be a place where a person could visit and learn everything they needed to know about the history of the mountain, the United States government and more! At one point it was even supposed to house historical documents such as the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights.

The creation of Mount Rushmore took about 14 years of planning and sculpting by artist Gutzon Borglum, however he feared that once the monument was completed it would later be shrouded in mystery without some sort of explanation as to why the four Presidents depicted for the monument,George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt, and Abraham Lincoln,  were so influential and chosen to be displayed on the mountainside by the artist.

In an effort to educate visitors about the history of the monument, Borglum planned to include a massive room that he would call the Hall Of Records and have it’s location be a direct part of the monument itself. In 1938, Borglum and his team began blasting away an area that was supposed to become the Hall Of Records, however that work was never completed when funding for the project was shut-down in 1941 when Borglum passed away and the South Dakota government officials declared the project completed.

What ended up being completed was an 18 foot doorway that led to a 75 foot by 35 foot tall room. There is still red paint on the walls that was placed to instruct workers on where to blast and multiple holes from floor to ceiling where dynamite was supposed to be placed. The room is still in place in it’s current condition and is inaccessible to tourists looking to take a peek.

Years later Borglum’s family petitioned the government to complete the room and honor his memory. In 1998, the government agreed and multiple porcelain plaques were laid in the ground at the site of the room that explained the mountains history and Borglum’s artistic vision. It reads:

“I want, somewhere in America, on or near the Rockies, the backbone of the Continent, so far removed from succeeding, selfish, coveting civilizations, a few feet of stone that bears witness, carries the likeness, the dates, a word or two of the great things we accomplished as a Nation, placed so high it won’t pay to pull them down for lesser purposes.

Hence, let us place there, carved high, as close to heaven as we can, the words of our leaders, their faces, to show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and rain alone shall wear them away.”

The Hall of Records has since been sealed, but also enclosed are tablets that contain the story of our nation.  According to NationalParksTraveler.com, sixteen porcelain enamel panels containing the text from the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, along with a biography of Borglum, and the story of the presidents, were sealed in a teakwood box, then placed in a titanium vault, and finally sealed shut under the weight of a 1,200 pound granite capstone inside the unfinished hall.

These artifacts are meant to be buried for thousands of years and when eventually unearthed instruct future civilizations about the history of the United States.

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Texas Woman Flies Through A Tornado In Her Bathtub And Lands Unharmed!

(PCM) A 75-year old Texas woman by the name of Charlesetta Williams has an incredible tale of survival. A strong tornado blew the roof off of her home and lifted up the bathtub she was taking shelter in, spinning it around and then depositing it in the woods. Miraculously, Williams was unharmed during the ordeal.

Williams claims she was watching TV with her son in the home when the tornado quickly approached their home. The pair made a run for the bathroom and took shelter in the bathtub, hiding under a blanket. This was a wise idea, as the storm lifted the tub clear out of the home with the woman still inside. The tub then landed in the woods near Williams’ home with her still tucked safely inside. She is incredibly lucky that the tub did not flip over or break apart.

No word on whether or not her son was still inside the tub with her as well. Williams claims that she has very little recollection of the ordeal, as she was still hiding under the blanket, however she did tell the local news that she would much rather not take a ride through another tornado anytime soon!  She said she remembers being in the tub one moment and then out in the yard the next! We can only imagine what going through that must have been like, definitely a terrifying situation.

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The Most Expensive Home In The United States Could Be Yours

(PCM) The most expensive home in the United States is now on the market and the asking price is only a measly little $250 million. No problem, right?  We don’t know which hurt us worse, the asking price on this home or the fact that we can not get back the seven minutes or so we spent watching the insanely detailed real estate video showcasing the extravagant property.

Seriously, it was somewhat impossible to look away!

The home was built and designed by QVC handbag tycoon Bruce Makowsky, which he claims he drew his inspiration for his own very lavish and glamours lifestyle. The home is 38,000 square feet and features 12 bedrooms, 21 bathrooms, 130 works of art, and a 30 million dollar car collection. That’s not all!  There is also a bowling alley, infinity pool with a swim-up bar, and a full size movie theater. You would never need to leave the house again.

Makowsky was also generous enough to factor in the cost of seven full-time live in employees whose job it would be to take care of the property.  Unreal! The house has now bypassed the previous most expensive home in the country, a property located in Manalapan, Florida which was worth a cool $195 million.

The luxurious Bel Air, California house was not built for any particular buyer, however Makowsky said some people have already expressed interest. He plans to only show the home to a select group of potential buyers. Our guess is that they are most likely member of the billionaire club, perhaps one of the 540 billionaires that happen to live in the U.S.

Wow, is all we can say!

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Happy New Year Hollywood! Famous Sign Vandalized

(PCM) Several folks played an epic New Year’s Eve prank in Hollywood, California as some time in the overnight hours the famous Hollywood Sign was vandalized to read “Hollyweed” instead.

It is mind-blowing that someone could even get away with this due to heightened security measure, however authorities do claim that they have video footage of the suspects caught on surveillance cameras.

So far the authorities are treating the incident as a misdemeanor trespassing crime and a currently conducting a further investigation.

The incident most likely took place due to the legislation that recently passed allowing the recreational use of marijuana in the state of California. Despite the law passing, recreational marijuana will not be sold in stores until January of 2018.

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New Reality Series Could Potentially Allow Rape And Murder In The Siberian Wilderness

(PCM) The internet is in a frenzy over the news about a new Russian reality series where contestants must survive in the -40F Siberian wilderness for nine months for a grand prize amount of $1.6 million dollars.

The series will be called “Game 2: Winter” and from its’ description sounds like the “Hunger Games” come to life. There is the fact that the contestants could potentially be raped, mauled or even killed by the wild animals in the region such as bears, tigers or wolves. They could also be attacked by their fellow contestants who are in it to win it and get their hands on the million dollar prize.

In fact, they are even advertising the series saying that each contestant gives their consent prior to signing up for the show that they could be maimed, or even killed. The ad for the series read’s “2000 cameras, 900 hectares and 30 lives. Everything is allowed. Fighting, alcohol, murder, rape, smoking, anything.” Scary stuff! And you just know that everyone will be tuning in as the series will be streaming online 24 hours seven days a week.

Despite the phrasing of the advertisement for the show, rest assured that murder is still very much illegal in Russia. If a crime is caught taking place on camera by one of the contestants than the perpetrator will be arrested and taken into police custody. No guns will be allowed, however contestants will be able to carry knives for their protection.

The 2,000 cameras put in place will film all of the action and each contestant will be equipped with their own body camera to capture the madness. Each contestant must be “mentally sane” and over the age of 18 to participate in the series.

Rumor has it that the series is currently in production now and will air sometime around July of 2017 and run through February of 2018. It will be able to streamed all over the world.

Would you tune into something like this?  Has reality television finally gone to far?

 

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