During the early 20th century, an American named Edgar Cayce made a lasting mark on the mystic community.
Dubbed “the Sleeping Prophet”, Cayce would enter a deep trance state while lying down.
Then, he proceeded to channel information he believed to be from “the spiritual realm, where all subconscious minds are connected”.
He primarily used this ability to help people in various ways — mostly diagnosing health problems.
However, on a few occasions, Cayce would also gain access to knowledge of a grander nature — knowledge which would influence paranormal researchers for generations to come.
Some of these awe-inspiring channelings told of forgotten history, reincarnation, potential future scenarios, and more.
The Fall Of Atlantis
Interestingly, the Sleeping Prophet spent quite some time talking about the lost civilization of Atlantis.
He detailed its rise and fall, as well as the impact it had on humanity — in the past, present, and future.
One of Cayce’s Atlantis-related visions showed him the legendary “Hall of Records”.
According to the channeled information, a group of Atlanteans foresaw the coming fall of their grand culture.
Because of this, they determined to write down vital information on a number of stone tablets for future preservation.
The perceptive group of ancients allegedly hid these records in three different places around the world.
- The Yucatan Peninsula
- Bimini (western Bahamas)
What Does The Hall Of Records Contain?
According to Cayce’s readings, the ancient Atlantean tablets detailed most of the lost civilization’s history, as well as much of shared human history.
They also explain the beginnings of life on Earth — when spirits initially took form and started their learning through physical incarnation.
Furthermore, the tablets tell of the critical events leading up to the end of Atlantis as an advanced civilization.
The Hall of Records was said to contain practical information about constructing pyramids and other Atlantean buildings.
There was also material on how to best use linen, gold, and various minerals for making clothes, tools, weapons, and more.
The Potential Impact On Humanity
Suffice to say, if the Records truly exist, they would be a collection of potentially-groundbreaking knowledge that could change the course of history.
Because of this obvious fact, it may not be surprising that many governments and religious groups seem opposed to locating them.
After all, the information found on the tablets could potentially threaten their influence — if not outright dethrone them for good.
Some researchers posit that Atlantis was highly-evolved, but in a different way to our modern-day world.
The ancients may have had access to deeper knowledge of what we today would call mystical or occult.
This enabled them to manipulate energies, build gigantic monolithic structures like pyramids, and much more.
The Hall of Records may also threaten so-called elites of today in another way:
By giving us a completely new view of human history and our place in the universe.
The First Hall Of Records: Egypt
According to Cayce’s revelations, one of the Atlantean Records can be found in the legendary land of Egypt.
Not inside a pyramid or tomb as one might suspect, but below one of the paws of the world-famous Great Sphinx.
Though this may sound ridiculous at first, there are indeed several clues that suggest this could be true.
Between the paws of the Sphinx, there is a stone tablet called the Dream Stele.
It shows the Sphinx itself, laying at ground level, and then some sort of grid beneath it.
Most notably, at the very bottom of the grid, we see a large empty space.
If we were to interpret this image literally, it would seem that there is a chamber buried deep under the limestone statue.
Despite protests of mainstream Egyptologists, there is actually some evidence that points in this direction.
In Search of the Sphinx Chamber
In 1997, seismological readings done by Joe Jahoda and Dr. Joseph Schor detected what looked like a large, empty space underneath one of the paws of the Sphinx.
As mentioned earlier, according to Cayce’s readings (delivered over 60 years earlier), this was exactly where one of the tablet collections had been hidden.
Jahoda and Schor later stated that the underground space had rectangular qualities and distinct, 90-degree angles.
These findings, they concluded, seemed to suggest the existence of a manmade chamber.
Despite this highly-interesting finding, however, the excited researchers were not allowed to confirm their theories.
Before they could even begin to plan a dig, Jahoda and Schor were blocked by the infamous Zahi Hawass and his crew from the Egyptian government.
Hawass, the Director-General of the Giza Plateau, has a long history of denying permits to independent researchers.
He has also been known to muddy the waters in regard to theories and potential findings that go against mainstream Egyptology.
For example, in 2001, he ordered a complete hold on all excavation plans at the Giza plateau — alleging that any further digs could damage the area and its various monuments.
When questioned about the potential chamber beneath the Sphinx, Hawass stated that he and his crew had already explored the underground area.
According to him, they found only a few, minor, natural pockets.
However, he did not present any photographs or videos of these supposedly-natural cavities beneath the statue.
A Potential Coverup
Due to Hawass’ suspicious behavior, some feel that government forces (potentially allied with other factions) have ordered a coverup.
In the eyes of many, the powers that be have set up a metaphorical wall that prevents certain secrets from being revealed.
If that is truly the case, what could these underground areas contain?
Based on the location of the theorized Sphinx chamber, a Hall of Records cannot be ruled out.
The Second Hall Of Records: Yucatan Peninsula
As noted earlier, another Atlantean Hall of Records is said to lie somewhere on the Yucatan Peninsula.
Based on details from the Cayce readings, a number of researchers have pinpointed Piedras Negras (an ancient Maya city in Guatemala) as the most likely location.
During the 1930s, the Penn Museum (of the University of Pennsylvania) did thorough fieldwork in the area.
The excavation revealed a number of sculptures and structures but left a lot of debris, which made it difficult to continue.
After that, the mysterious grounds would remain largely untouched until the 1990s, when a group from the Brigham Young University (BYU) finally decided to investigate further.
The BYU Investigates
The BYU (a private, non-profit research university located in Utah) invested heavily in exploring Piedras Negras — ending up researching it for many years.
Since the ancient city lies deep in the Guatemalan jungle, getting continuous access to the site proved to be challenging.
Even today, you need to travel roughly for days on end, traversing mountain roads and whitewater rapids.
Due to this, BYU changed their plans — relocating most of their crew and materials to a laboratory instead.
This allowed them to study in peace but greatly slowed down the research process.
According to Edgar Cayce’s readings, there is supposed to be many hidden chambers and tunnels on the Yucatan Peninsula (much like at the Giza plateau).
It is said that in one of these underground spaces, a Hall of Records is waiting to be found.
Considering that the ancient Mayans are known to have built a number of subterranean complexes, this could very well be true.
Based on BYU’s research, it seems that the most probably location for a Hall of Records would be found near the ruined acropolis of Piedras Negras.
Regrettably, since the foundations are now extremely old (built around 400-600 BC), the grounds are highly-unstable.
Because of this, it is considered very risky (both to personnel and the site itself) to do any significant digs there.
To this day, nobody knows for sure what lies beneath the ancient ruins.
The Third Hall Of Records: Bimini
Based on information from Edgar Cayce’s sessions, the final Hall of Records should be somewhere near the Bimini islands — right outside the coast of the Bahamas.
The Sleeping Prophet mentioned that a collection of Atlantean tablets were located in a submerged temple in this area.
Bimini Road & Its Implications
On September 2, 1968, a puzzling underwater rock formation was discovered by a group of divers near the northwest coast of North Bimini.
The formation was mostly made up of rectangular blocks that looked to be manmade.
Since it was laid out in a neat, linear fashion, it was named Bimini Road (also called Bimini Wall by some).
For many researchers of Atlantean mysteries, this was considered a ground-breaking discovery.
According to Edgar Cayce, Bimini was in close proximity to the biggest Atlantean island that was destroyed around 10.000 BC.
Due to its shape and position, it has been suggested that Bimini Road may have been the primary way of travel between Atlantean settlements that used to be there.
Curious Shapes on the Ocean Floor
Photographic surveys near Bimini have detected what looks to be a number of submerged structures.
Several of the formations seem to be shaped like pyramids and pentagons.
Could these be part of a destroyed Atlantean temple, or perhaps even a city?
After the underwater findings surfaced, skeptics immediately came up with the explanation of old, untracked, shipwrecks.
Nevertheless, in 1977, a researcher named Dr. Joan Hanley decided to investigate the area in detail and came to a shocking conclusion:
She stated that the mysterious formations were most likely manmade.
A large number of stones were lying neatly next to each other, and the layout had clear signs of intelligent construction.
In 1993, a search operation named Project Alta was launched by the Atlantis Organization.
Its aim was to comb the ocean floor outside Bimini using side-scan sonar and aerial surveys.
During the operation, the group discovered a number of anomalies at the bottom of the sea that hinted at a lost civilization.
- A wide hexagonal formation
- Concentric circles
- Various triangular shapes
- Sharp, right-angled features
- Parallel lines
- Tall spires
Several other research groups and individuals have explored the area since Project Alta.
However, as of yet, the findings of potential Atlantean ruins outside Bimini (and possibly the third Hall of Records) remain inconclusive.
The Search Continues
Even today, Edgar Cayce’s readings about the Hall of Records are on the minds of many investigators and aspiring adventurers.
Some people (especially in the so-called New Age community) believe that the Records will reveal themselves to humanity at the right time.
Others, like Graham Hancock, request a more hands-on approach, and long for mainstream interest and funding for serious projects.
As far as we know, nobody has come across definite proof of the three chambers’ existence.
However, based on Cayce’s readings, we have a lot of clues pointing towards three mysterious sites that have (for various reasons previously detailed) not been sufficiently explored.
One thing is for certain:
The search for the Hall of Records is far from being over.
Thanks to the internet, more and more people are learning about the clues pointing towards a lost, ancient civilization.
As interest keeps building and intriguing questions mount, the potential for future discoveries seems brighter than ever before.