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– photo by Mitch Waxman

I went over to St. Michael’s Cemetery again last week to see if there were any developments on the ritual site which Our Lady of the Pentacle and I found a few weeks ago. A hypothesis of mine that this ritual site is being “worked” on a lunar schedule seems to be bearing fruit.

For the first post on this curious altar- “City of Marble and Beryl“, in Astoria’s St. Michael’s Cemetery- click here

for a link to a google map, showing the location as recorded by GPS, click here

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Intriguing are the differences between the last set of offerings, ritual devices, and this grouping, although the setting remains the same. Also, to be absolutely clear- this is not staged in any way, and represents exactly what I observed in situ.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The brownish cylinder appeared to be a cigar, and the white candle’s wick was blacked but the wax was nearly pristine.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

A set of bleached bones seemed to have been arranged in some non random pattern.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

There were also holes punched in the dirt, which could just be the action of wildlife of course, but the soil of the graveyard was depressed inward without the characteristic mound of surface tailings left behind by those that burrow. It appeared that something had been stuck into the soil.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Also, amongst the bones, were coins.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

To the north was a glass with a white candle inside of it, approximately 25 feet away.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The candle’s glass was broken, if that means anything.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

On the west face, this ladle shaped molding of aluminum foil was extant.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

Here’s the whole scene, the center stone seems to be the main altar- it’s where the cigar, bones, and coins as well as the unconsumed candle were observed. The ladle was to the west, on the downward slope, and candle in the glass to the north at the right of the shot.

– photo by Mitch Waxman

The line of monuments in this section are very old, and many of the legends on the stones are faded away, here in St. Michael’s St. George section.

Written by Mitch Waxman

May 7, 2010 at 1:29 am

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