Sunday, November 13, 2011
The True Story of Yreka
How does a small town in Northern California go about being founded and there being no record of how it got its name? The story goes that a drifting miner named Abraham Thompson first discovered gold in the area and it soon became a boom town with the name "Thompson's Dry Diggings" and the name was later changed to "Yreka" which is supposedly an Indian word meaning "White Mountain". This story is false. Yreka is an ancient Greek word meaning the opposite of Eureka, which of course means, "I found it". Yreka actually means, "I haven't found it".
With names like "Thompson's Dry Diggings" which would obviously deter any traveling miner from setting up claim and "Yreka" which is the opposite of Eureka...something is amiss here. Much like the Vikings named Iceland and Greenland the opposite of their true nature, the same has been done with Yreka. But, why?
Truth is, Yreka is one of the richest areas in the world in terms of natural resources and development in the Siskiyou County region has been systematically oppressed since California was first inhabited by pioneers in the 1800's. Some even say that Yreka is a spiritual epicenter for occultist activity.
The Freemasons have had a longstanding power structure set up in Yreka since its founding in 1851, one year after California entered the union. The large majority of the land in Siskiyou County is owned by clandestine private land owners that vow to stifle all industry in the region. These clandestine owners are known to locals as "The 40 Thieves".
A trip down Miner Street will take you to the Franco American Hotel. A hotel that once housed US President and Freemason, Rutherford B. Hayes. Directly next door to the historic hotel is the Masonic Temple that is now a hardware store. Masonic symbols can still be found on the frieze of the building and are a hidden reminder of the men that built the city and their occultist allegiance. What was the meaning of Rutherford B. Hayes' visit to Yreka and what was being discussed? Underneath the buildings on Miner Street lies tunnels used in the past for occultist ceremonies done by Freemasons and the Illuminati.
Mark Twain's autobiography makes mention of Yreka. In his autobiography, Twain attempts to explain the meaning of the word "Yreka" as follows:
'Harte had arrived in California in the [eighteen-]fifties, twenty-three or twenty-four years old, and had wandered up into the surface diggings of the camp at Yreka, a place which had acquired its mysterious name — when in its first days it much needed a name — through an accident. There was a bakeshop with a canvas sign which had not yet been put up but had been painted and stretched to dry in such a way that the word BAKERY, all but the B, showed through and was reversed. A stranger read it wrong end first, YREKA, and supposed that that was the name of the camp. The campers were satisfied with it and adopted it.'
Mark Twain also made sure that his autobiography wouldn't be published until 100 years after his death. Is it possible that a mere mention of Yreka in the times when Twain was so prevalent in the modern culture could somehow cause a population spike in Yreka? Could this be the reason Twain made sure his autobiography wouldn't see the light of day until a century after his death? It may be useful to note that Mark Twain was also a Freemason.
Yreka has long been known to the local Native Americans in the area to be a spiritual place of great importance in the universe. Do the Illuminati and the Natives know something about Yreka that ordinary people don't? Is there something special about the city and region that has led to its growth being stifled by unseen powers? What occultist ceremonies take place in this small Northern Californian city? Who knows the true answers?