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RANDY " JESSE JAMES" SUMPTER
Much has been written and said about the Jesse James Hideout located outside of Wapanucka, Oklahoma. There are legends and tales of lost treasure, killings, double crosses, Confederate Army occupation, Indian slavery, trespassers, night diggings, secret KGC activities, burials, deceit and the list goes on and on in reference to this mysterious property. Some is fact and much is fiction but each year brings more.
There have been searches by individuals, teams, experts, amateurs and a whole list of others with different agendas. Rumors have circulated about gold being found and taken off the property only to be sold in a foreign land. Coins, jewelry, guns and other items of interest have been pulled from the ground and written about. There's a large rock quarry where evidence of prior workings can be found. The Delaware Creek snakes it way through the property amid the trees and rocks. The Chickasaw Rock Academy ruins are still visible and shrouded in mystery. Wildlife is abundant and some of it is deadly. Large boulders and caves dot the landscape and fuels the imagination of things buried in the ground. There are even headstones marking graves of those who once worked in the nearby Academy.
You will find much on this land and the present owners try to guard it as best they can. Being private property, permission must be gained. The past is reflective about those who ignored the signs and came on the property to do illegal hunts. True, some items of interest were pulled from the ground but the spirits of long ago still guard the real treasures that others have sought but never found.
Being an invitee to the property I found the genuine hospitality of the present owners very likable. I was treated with respect and learned much about the history in the area. I witnessed first hand many rock carvings, symbols and other markings that can be found amid the ever-growing wilderness. The stories were told about the various outlaw groups and individuals that once roamed and hid out on the property. I found evidence of the Confederate occupation of the old Chickasaw Rock Academy and was impressed by the various clues left behind by the Indians, Knights of the Golden Circle and yes, Jesse James. I took photographs of shadow signs, initials carved in rock, dates in stone and much more. To say the least, I was very impressed by this maze of mystery.
I've known about the history of this area for many years. I knew about the exploits of Jesse James and those of the Confederate Army that once camped there and used the old Academy as a hospital. The Rock Academy was once home to a few teachers who taught the Chickasaw Indian girls and boys about present society during that time. One teacher was Mary Greenleaf who ventured out to this wild land to teach. Mary was born in Newburyport, Mass in 1800 and died in 1857. She was laid to rest on the property and her grave is still there. Much about the history of the Rock Academy can be found on the Chronicles of Oklahoma website so I'll won't dwell too much into it right now.
For years, treasure hunters and others have come to this property in search of the fabled big ones. To date, none have found what they have searched for and much info has been publicized in the past to add more airs of mystery. Yes, there is a puzzle here, a very elaborate one filled with codes that somehow elude the brightest minds. There is a large underground tunnel system where reported KGC treasures lie in wait to be brought out. Some of the more famous ones were published in Schrader's book, "JESSE JAMES WAS ONE OF HIS NAMES." These are listed as, Fat Man's Greed, Fat Man's Misery and Old Rock Crossing Treasure. You can also throw in a few more that others don't like to talk about or know. Namely, Jesse James' hidden vault and an Indian Treasure cave. There's much more to all of this but I'm not at the point to reveal everything in this story.
A man once said, "the property is coded in such a way that I doubt it will ever reveal it's secrets." So, let's look at the various codes and see why the mystery remains unsolved. The Knights of the Golden Circle had a set or series of codes that mainly applied to all depositories and caches they buried. The Indians had a coding system and since Stand Waite was part of the Confederate cause you can bet it's a knock-off of the old Confederate Code that's been well published. And then we have Jesse James and his various codes. Jesse was great at being an outlaw but he was much better being a man who was taught a code and using that code to secret away his personal caches. On this property, I personally found the code Jesse James used and I have long suspected this code existed. It's no wonder no one else has ever found any of his personal caches, they have all been looking in the wrong place for them.
Jesse used a code that uses multiple substitutions of certain signs and symbols along with a few other factors that I won't reveal here. (Not everything is going to be free in this life and some info like this must be protected) Some symbols carved in stone are actually decoys and means something else than what we have been led to believe. There are plenty of signs that Jesse left and are evident on the property. His initials appear in various places, there are dates and numbers and many other offerings for those in search of his past wealth. But, not all appears as it seems to be.
What I'm about to reveal here is from my own research, info gathered from old maps, code breaking techniques and from a lot of personal observation in the field. I also gained much knowledge from the works of Albert Pike and from various Masonic documents. Be it known, this code has never been revealed before in any format and you are reading it for the very first time. I will go on record as stating this, "I will not give out the complete code nor will I field any inquiries from anyone on this subject. I'm not trying to be hard, but I'm part of a team that has goals for recovery and my word to them is a bond I won't break. I'll field inquiries from others who may live on land where some of the signs and symbols Jesse James used is present and something could be worked out with our team to investigate if treasure is actually buried there or not." With this in mind, I'll go into more detail.
Much has been published about signs and symbols and their relationship to KGC and Outlaws. Most of what is written and displayed details such objects as turtles, owls, turkey tracks, snakes, eyes and the list goes on and on. True, there is a time and place for these old standards to fall into play but they have nothing to do with the idea behind the James Code. In fact, the present explanations surrounding these mentioned signs and symbols don't apply correctly in this case. My example is as follows.
On one property I came across where legend stated Jesse James hid out and buried a few of his personal caches , I found the obvious turtle carvings, the turkey tracks, shaft arrows, snakes, hearts, crosses, numbers, letters and much more carved in stone and on trees. Previous written logic tells us to follow the turtle until we find another turtle or else cross a line that intersects with another line. "Follow the turkey tracks, I've been told by a few scholars." I remember this well and I lost many hours and a few days walking around like a fool finding nothing else to support this claim. When it comes to Jesse James don't follow the turkey tracks nor the line from the turtle in hopes of finding another one on the other side of the hill or across the creek. NO! Here's the scenario. A large rock revealed to me the following; J.J. initials, 1872 date, a turtle looking East, an arrowhead pointing East (by the way, no shaft on this one) and a triangle with a impression of a dot inside of it. The old conventional way of deciphering this would send us merrily on our way East in search of other signs or "walking the line as we have read about." I decided to use the James Code, and by doing this, I found something else that comes into play. The J.J. initials are not to be used as presented, they mean something else. The 1872 date must be broken up and applied to a substitution system. The turtle looking East is actually a reverse sign looking back West. The arrowhead pointing East is used in such a way that you don't follow the point, you follow the direction of one side which was West. The triangle with a dot inside is your distance marker and with the dot present means a measurement of distance and this was determined by using portions of the date and a multiple substitution factor. (this I cannot reveal) The combination of these signs in relationship to each other headed me West and after walking a certain distance I came upon a cliff which had many rocks covering up an obvious cave. Once the rocks were removed, I found what I was looking for and that my friends will remain secret with me. By the way, this was in Missouri.
The above example worked well on that property and Jesse didn't always use the code on smaller caches. The code can only be used when certain signs and symbols are grouped together and a few other markings are present. I don't want to lead anyone onto a path trying to convince them it's an absolute truth and would apply everywhere since it doesn't.
Now, back to the property known as Jesse James' Hideout in Oklahoma. There are many initials, crosses, shadow signs (I have a beautiful picture of a large cross on a rock that I didn't know was there until the pics were developed) turkey tracks, turtles, hearts and much more. The James Code would apply there, but not for the fabled KGC caches which are deeply buried underground. There are many small caches and a couple of large caches. It takes time, a sense of intelligence and a team that has real knowledge to bring in any of these to a complete recovery. The coding on this property is amazing and the actual coding starts miles away and works inward. Will the big ones ever be found? Who knows! I will go on record and say this, Jesse James and his caches can be found using the same code I used in Missouri, but it will take a team well-equipped to combat the rattlesnakes and other dangers found there. There are many factors working on this property against such a recovery, but I feel with this new code Jesse used the task could be completed. Time will tell and maybe the spirits of long ago will be kind.
SOUTHERN KNIGHTS and SOUTHERN COMFORT!
RANDY "JESSE JAMES" SUMPTER
Albert Pike, the Masonic genius, who once lived in a little shack near Caddo, Arkansas, was the true grand designer of what was to become known as the Knights of the Golden Circle. His education was steeped deeply into the ancient teachings of long ago civilizations. He studied the Knight's Templars, the Greeks, Romans, Egyptians and pulled it all together into a massive knowledge base. He traveled around the country setting up Blue Lodges and counseled the various Indian tribes that dotted the landscapes. He was a friend to many and a mystery to modern society.
Some say Albert Pike was the grand designer of the secretive Knight's of the Golden Circle depositories that still lie in wait. Others have wrote about his codes that were devised to fool most men in search of these golden hoards. In Pike's past, while living in a shack near the Little Missouri Falls, he fled during the night with a large chest containing gold coins and his most valuable papers while a couple of would be robbers broke in and found nothing. Yes, the tip was good and Albert was smart.
In his latter years, before he retired to Washington, D.C., Pike traveled across the country and a few say he was looking in on the secret depositories and making sure they were secure enough so others could not find them. His travels took him out West all the way to California, through the hot southwest, the midwest and eventually down to Florida. Many stops along the way took a heavy toll on his health and Albert became sick. By the time he reached Washington, D.C., his health failed him and he finally met his maker. Many statues and other tributes have been built and written about the Master of the Masons and books will soon be published telling more about this man of mystery.
The Southern Knights, or what we call The Knights of the Golden Circle, was the most secretive group ever devised. Their corps involved engineers, map makers, surveyors, railroad agents, sentinel's and many others who hid the wealth of the South in various places across the country with one great idea in mind, "The South Will Rise Again." Unfortunately, it didn't!
Modern treasure hunters armed with electronics have searched in vain to unravel the mysterious codes, signs and symbols devised by Pike and the KGC to no avail. Experts in various fields of study have published books and released other materials telling of these secret depositories and the forums are filled with those who lay claim to the final solutions. Seems as though everyone has an opinion or two about the subject and some even claim to be experts who have solved the riddles. All of this might be true but one fact remains more so than anything else, no depositories have been opened! True, caches have been found in various parts of the country that point to an involvement of the KGC and there are many places where signs and symbols can still be found on trees and stone. So, we must ask yourselves how much do we want to believe and how much is pure fiction?
There have been attempts to link Jesse James, William Quantrill and others to the KGC and in some circles there is a basis of truth about it all. Jesse James was a smart man in outlaw ways and in my opinion he also used code in his hidings. I've been to various areas where I have found his code and it's an elaborate one. I do feel Jesse was a student of Pike's work and much was taught to Jesse by Pike over the years. There is evidence that Jesse was also a Mason and a very high one at that.
It all boils down to this, if you are out there looking for the KGC caches and depositories and if you are looking for Jesse's hidings then I would suggest you start reading everything you can on the Mason's since the link is very strong and there is evidence to support this. There's a very strong relationship between Mason's and the KGC and you can throw Jesse James in the mixture also. The Jesse James code is different from the KGC codes but they all have a common thread. If you want the gold from the Southern Knights and if you want to eventually enjoy Southern Comfort then all I can say is this-teach your mind everything you can about the Mason's, Albert Pike, the Greek and Roman number systems and throw in a bit of Egyptian history and placement of pyramids on the Giza plateau and you might gain some insight into the mind workings of these genuises that once roamed the country putting down treasure that now tempts your mind and spirit.
As the Boy Scouts slogan goes, "be prepared." These depositories were not devised to be found so readily nor were they placed in obvious places. If that was the case, then all of us would be rich by now and have nothing to talk about except for the familiar boast of self-promoting.
I'll end this now with a final thought. "I love LOST TREASURE, it fuels my soul, it tickles me with a sense of adventure, I enjoy the true challenges that are out there waiting and my mind spins out illusions of finding the big one. If it happens, then it happens and I hope everyone who reads this has the same feelings. Even if you never find the big one at least you can say, hey, I was there and looked."
THE GRAND DESIGN
RANDY "JESSE JAMES" SUMPTER
To understand the KGC one must also understand the inner teachings and thoughts of its greatest Educator, Albert Pike. A man of mystery, one of intrigue, the keeper of secrets and the labels are many and well placed. There has been much speculation about the true involvement of Pike with the KGC and other factions that sprang up during, and after, the Civil War. One thing is certain beyond all, Pike did die and was laid to rest in Washington, D.C.
In my study of Pike, I came to realize Pike himself was a coded puzzle that had many pieces. If you study his writings, teachings, accomplishments and his total involvement in the Masonic tradition you capture a glimpse of a man who was very dedicated to his life and work. I'm not going to go into the history of Albert Pike since it would take too long and bog down what I'm about to reveal here. I would like to reach certain points and provide some insight into certain areas well-discussed here in the 21st century. I write this of my own accord without any influence from others. My eventual conclusions are of my own opinion and based on research and studies conducted by me and some confidential sources that contributed layouts that were mailed to me with no return address.
Albert Pike found a great layout when he studied Washington, D.C. All the pieces were in place to the maze he wanted to create. Here, in the center of Democracy, were landmarks dedicated to the achievements and tributes of those with respect. There were buildings and streets and other avenues of interest that kept his brain focused on the finalization of his plan. He remembered his studies of Ancient Greece and how the Greeks used a varied pattern in their building of an empire. The layout of the Giza Plateau was another thought that Pike relished since the Egyptians knew the secrets of proper placements of certain pyramids and other objects into a pattern that modern man still cannot unravel. There was much more, but that's another story for another time.
Washington, D.C. is the radiant sun of Pike's Grand Design. A sun radiating with waves of lines that spread across the country from coast to coast, border to border and downward into Cuba and far beyond the horizons of both oceans. These degreed lines radiate from landmarks, buildings, streets, avenues and many more items of interest. Follow the lines and you'll find yourself traveling down the true yellow brick road and passing over areas where KGC caches and depositories lie in wait. Yes, the connection is there and the various degrees tell no lies. This was Pike's idea, find a place where it would all work and radiate the lines from one central area and allow those lines to radiate out into the far reaches. Look at a map of Washington, grab a pencil and start drawing lines off of the above mentioned and see for yourself. The compass readings will fall into place and stretch those straight lines across the country in all directions and you'll start seeing what I'm trying to explain here. There is more!
How many times have you looked at a map that first shows a five-pointed star reaching over state lines and touching certain city names such as El Dorado? On this map are other lines that form outside and inside intrusion points and we begin to start guessing what it all means. Pike used numerology and he used it well. There are many forms and variations of this science, but I'm only going to focus on one to explain this out. In this form of numerology, numbers must be broken down into a whole number. An example would be the letter L which is the 12th letter of the alphabet. In this form that I'm basing my example on, this would happen; whole number of 12 is broken as 1+2=3. Given this example, let's analyze the word El Dorado. I'll break down what each letter means:
E=5 L=12 D=4 O=15 R=18 A=1 D=4 AND O=15. Next, we add the numbers together and get-74...Now, 7+4=11 and 11 is 1+1=2. So the name El Dorado is a key factor 2.
Now, back to the map detailing the five-pointed star and the other lines inside and outside of it. The real key here is to find how many triangles can be found within this configuration. The one map I remember looking at shows this design and it touches Kansas, Texas, Missouri, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Arkansas. There were 20 triangles present and now we take 2+0=2.. The El Dorado city names come out to a key number of 2 and now we have what you call a double number-22-which is now broken down again as 2+2= 4 and that is the KGC compass number. The point to all of this? Just study what I just wrote and it will come to you.
Was Pike a genius? Yes! And I will continue this further.
Much emphasis has been placed on the rumored KGC Depositories spread across this country and other lands. There's even mention of Super Depositories and other burials that boggle the mind. Most are set up in a way that modern man cannot uncover them without the aid and assistance of "inside information" or so they say. There's much debate on the issue of who owns them. History tells us it belongs to the South and the rumor mill spins with ideas that the U.S. Government owns them, since they know where they are, and they are well-guarded. All of this might be true, but there is one Depository that has never been spoken of, until recently. I told a fellow team member to mention this name, since I wanted others to start thinking about it.
Albert Pike assembled a very secret inner circle of trusted men to lay out a massive Super Depository in a very secret area with the idea that no man would ever unravel its code nor secrets. The Grand Design Depository is buried here in the United States and neither the U.S. Government nor present day, "inner-circle members" know its whereabouts. There's been talk for many years about a secret underground gold depository hidden somewhere that is filled with the grandest treasure one can imagine. The coding is very complex and there are 7 secrets that first must be unraveled to give you the clues needed for the proper placement of the template. Very little information is available about this one but some has come to light. In future articles, I'll reveal more about the Grand Design Depository and get into some of the more secret aspects of it.
Pike employed many measures of information to design the various depositories. While most are buried deeply underground, or under mountains, some are in fact inside mountains. Most of what we've heard and read about in relationship to the layouts of these underground sites has to do with the familiar cross pattern or King Solomon's layout. There are other designs and I'll explore some of these here.
In New Mexico, you can find a large circle pattern somewhat designed like a large sunflower. The main burial area is in the center and loops spread out over many miles where smaller caches can be found. One of the Tennessee sites was actually dug under a mountain and then sealed with many rocks. A site in Oklahoma uses an elaborate underground tunnel system. Other designs include squares, triangles, half-crosses or a T shape and the list goes on and on. Those who built these Grand Depositories also made sure they were well booby-trapped with nitro and dynamite. Many a man has lost his life trying to get into one of these.
A site I've been working on in Missouri has many KGC markings. There is much evidence there and a few caves have been located where boulders block the entrance. Some coins have been found and by using a code I devised, the trail is leading to one of the caves. My original intent to search this property was the idea of Jesse James burying some loot on it. I found the many signs and symbols James used in other locations and after searching all the property I soon discovered there were more KGC markings and this discovery led to more items of interest. Myself and a few others will do a more detailed search this summer to validate the whole property and see what the caves are hiding. If the KGC were actually in the area, then evidence will come forth and be taped to prove the existence of this elusive group. By the way, this site is but one that rests on a line coming from Washington, D.C.
I hope this article brought you some new information and insight on how things were done. Future articles in this newsletter, and on the KGC Website, will reveal much more.
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