CITY II AND FORT II
All features of the City and Fort fit within the boundaries of an area demarcated by hills, mountains, and ridges. The most important elements, the six-sided pyramid and the Fort, are positioned within the boundaries of farmland formed from former lake-bottom muds. The reconstructions of the various features in the McDaniel Report are followed. The oval mound with ridges that form an X at the southern end of the City I may represent the symbol for a mountain on Earth rather than a structural design. The trianguloid mound to the east of the six-sided pyramid I may also be a symbol, corresponding to a hill of similar size that exists in the Wallkill River valley. The trianguloid mound that occurs just inside the City II, and which occurs to the northeast of Pochuck Mountain in City II, may represent either a hill that has been eroded or the triradiate pattern of the streams underlying the position of the Martian feature. The lack of precise fit or correspondence of some of the minor features of City I to hills on Earth may be due to a number of reasons, including erosion and distortion, and misinterpretation of those features on Mars. Those structures in the City which conform well to the outline of topography, match the position of particular hills, mountains or topographic features, and/or reflect cultural modifications that may have been patterned after remnant geometry of the structures are:
- The six-sided pyramid.
- The Fort.
- The aligned rectanguloid pyramids.
- The hill or mountain symbols.
The six-sided pyramid is located at Pine Island, a small town built on an irregular low mound, the outline of which reflects the shape of the pyramid.
The Fort has no topographic expression, and its foundation may be buried by lake sediments. However, the ramps to the Fort are aligned perfectly with a low ridge originating from the mound at Pine Island.
The five-sided pattern created by the position of structures within City I is reflected in the orientation of mountains, hills, and ridge forms around City II. The most prominent topographic brackets are 1) the northern face of Pochuck Mountain and Pochuck Neck, and 2) the low ridges to the south of Mt. Adam and Mt. Eve.
A number of small mounds or pimples between the City I and D&M Pyramid I have been shown to have significance in their alignment, forming triangles with a common face oriented in the direction of the Cliff. That set of triangles would be positioned just south of Mt. Adam and Mt. Eve in an area of small aligned hills. One axis formed by those hills is aligned with the orientation of Mt. Eve, which is also aligned with the east end of the Cliff II.
The four roads leading away from Pine Island radiate out from the center of the pyramid, and come close to following the radii formed by the sides of that pyramid (as it is superimposed).
There are several religious symbols in the area that may have significance if the Face on Mars represents our hominid ancestor:
- Two churches are located within the boundaries of the City. By itself that is not significant, but their names may be relevant - St. Pauls and St. Peters.
- The town of Eden occurs just outside the City limits on its western side.
- Two mountains to the northeast of the City are named Mt. Adam and Mt. Eve. They occur next to one another. These names date back to the earliest records for the Warwick Historical Society. Mt. Adam is but a fraction of the size of Mt. Eve, just as a sperm cell is but a fraction of the size of an egg cell. Eden in ancient Sumerian cuneiform means "uncultivated plain," while Adam means "settlement on the plain" (Flaherty, 1993). These mountains couldn't be more appropriately named.
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