Anasazi legend

The Anasazi Legend: Where did they go?


Why did the Anasazi move into the Cliff? 

It has in the past been one of the Archaeologists most fascinating and greatest mysteries “Why did the Anasazi spend so much time building such incredible cliff dwellings only to abandon the entire area decades later?” 

For most of their history the Anasazi lived in small scattered villages on the mesas and in the valleys but in the of the 13th century something took place causing the Anasazi to start to cluster together and soon afterwards they began to build high walls around their settlements or took the precarious step of moving whole villages onto the cliff sides until fewer than 50 years later they abandoned such places leaving behind most of their possessions as if they were in a hurry planning never to return. 

These ancient people who lived right here in the Verde Valley built elaborate 5 story cliff dwellings almost 100 feet up in the air up areas most people today would not dare go yet the ancient peoples of the time including women, children, and elderly made the trip daily at places like Montezuma Castle. Of special feature is a well-documented study of multi-regional assessment of episodic human bones assemblages (scattered floor deposits or charnel pits) by taphonomic analysis, which considers what happens to bones from the time of death to the time of recovery. During the past thirty years, researchers have identified a minimal perimortem taphonomic signature of burning, pot polishing, anvil abrasions, bone breakage, cut marks, and missing vertebrae that closely match the signatures of animal butchering and is frequently associated with cannibalism. Cut marks, fractures, and other stone-tool scars were present on the bones, and the light color of some suggests stewing. Patterns of burning indicate that many were exposed to flame while still covered with flesh, which is what would be expected after cooking over a fire. 

Archaeologists over the years have argued bitterly over whether the ancient Anasazi routinely killed and ate each other. From one point of view, the evidence seems overwhelming: piles of butchered human bones, some of which were apparently roasted or boiled. In some instances, ancient human feces even seem to contain traces of digested human tissue. 

At sites spread across the Four Corners region, researcher and author Christy Turner have amassed more than 30 examples of brutalized human remains. In a series of academic papers, and in his book “Man Corn,” Turner paints a picture in which humans were systematically butchered and eaten, their remains tossed casually aside. [1] But from another standpoint, Anasazi cannibalism doesn’t make sense. Eating people obviously isn’t part of modern Pueblo culture, and local American Indian tribes are deeply offended by the suggestion that their Anasazi ancestors may have been cannibals. As a result, a scientific battle has developed which has polarized into two separate camps: “the bleeding hearts vs. the rip-their-hearts-out” factions. Those who argue for cannibalism note that the evidence drops off after about A.D. 1200, around the time the Anasazi moved out of their main strongholds and scattered across the countryside. Archaeologists don’t know what caused this massive migration, although a major drought may have played a role; nor do they know what caused the great social upheavals that apparently brought an end to the violence. 

Archaeologists theorize that the Anasazi moved away or were just absorbed into the Navajo and Hopi Tribes. But information has come forth from Dr. Done Mose, a third-generation medicine man for the Navajo Nation who stated, “The tribes looked for them and could not find them. They tracked them to the Chaco valley but they were gone. The tribes mourned them and cried.” Chaco we are told means “to cry.” [2] 

The ancient Anasazi people for some mysterious reason abandoned great cities in Arizona at locations called Chaco to go live in steep mountainous locations than just up and vanished leaving their possessions behind. 

Looking to other Tribes for Answers 

In the fifth broadcast entry of “On the Path of the Immortals” two field investigators (Allie Anderson and Carl Olafsen) talk to Derek Gilbert about their trip to the four corners area where the ancient Anasazi disappeared and their visit with Dr. Done Mose, a third-generation medicine man for the Navajo Nation. On the show, Allie Anderson, a researcher and investigator mention specifically how after going into the field she learns what the Indians refer to the meaning of the word “Anasazi” as being “ancient enemy and ancient alien enemy.” [3] In addition, Dalton Taylor, a Hopi Elder, also claims the meaning of the word Anasazi means “ancient enemy.” [4] 

Why would other tribes in the region, especially elders from the Navajo and Hopi nation, say the true meaning of the name Anasazi means ancient alien enemy? What an interesting statement which under closer examination becomes a great revelation once some of the other beliefs tribes in the region maintain become known. 

Creation stories of Natives Americans and the Bible 

Such striking similarities between creation stories from numerous cultures worldwide and the Genesis account have been hard to explain for evolutionists. They typically dismiss them as resulting from ‘Christian influence.’ However, despite the fact that this may have occurred in some instances, this has been flatly denied from many indigenous people, many of whom are hostile to a biblical view. Furthermore, the deviations in the stories from the biblical account support their originality. In his book, Red Earth, White Lies, Vine Deloria, (no friend of Christianity) makes some interesting statements regarding flood tales which show up in virtually all native American creation stories. 

Flood stories are almost always linked with the concerns of fundamentalist Christians, who believe that Indian accounts of a great flood will provide additional proof of the accuracy of the Old Testament. With their cultural blinders in place, it never occurs to them that the Old Testament may very well provide evidence of the basic accuracy of the Indian story.[5] 

Thomas Horn, author of “On the Path of the Immortals,” and his team did a great job of researching some of the native Indian myths, legends, and traditions in the region establishing what they found to be a common theme. 

1. In the beginning, the creator made everything. 
2. Powerful reptilians then came down from Heaven through portals (the spiral, halo, and reptilian symbols) to deceive the world, and the world fell into darkness. This is also hinted in one of the meanings of the word Anasazi (“an alien enemy”). 
3. Portals (represented in ancient spiral symbolism beside giant, six-toed footprints and horned, humanoid figures) opened at this time and alien “gods,” monsters, and giants came through them. Some of these giants had six fingers and six toes (just as described in the Old Testament). 
4. The creator destroyed the monsters and giants in a great flood. 
5. Yet the giants and reptilian deceivers returned, though not in the same numbers as had been before the flood. They turned the people to sorcery, cannibalism, and human sacrifice (as did the plumed serpents of the Mesoamerican Maya and Aztec).[6]

On one hand, we have the local native Americans speaking about events in history taking place roughly at the same time as what has been recorded in Bible. Coincidence? Perhaps at this point in the story but not when other factors are taken into account. 

Note: When the Torah (Genesis through Deuteronomy, the first five books of the Bible) was written around BC 1300, this would have been the same time when archaeologists believe the Anasazi, across the world from those Bible lands, were drawing giant, six-toed footprints on a slab wall in Utah and facing “an alien enemy” as the name “Anasazi” implies. 

Chronicles 20:6: “And there was again war at Gath, where there was a man of great stature, who had six fingers on each hand and six toes on each foot, twenty-four in number, and he also was descended from the giants.” 

On the other side of the world in the Middle East the Hebrews as we know ultimately presented to the world a history of its people through the publication of the Holy Bible. Unfortunately, there are no such written detailed records for the American Native Indians unless of course you take into account and consider petroglyphs a form of communication. Although there are no known methods of dating rock art or interpreting the figures on the rock, almost all scholars are undecided as to their meaning or have yet to decipher them. However, as the old saying goes, “A picture can often portray 1,000 words.” 

There is also accounts in the bible where several hundred fallen Angels descended to Earth on Mount Harmon. Genesis 6:1-4 says: “When men began to multiply on the face of the Earth, and daughters were born to them, that the sons of God saw the daughters of men that they were fair; and took them wives of all which they chose.

Traditionally speaking two hundred of the ‘fallen angels’ descended from the heavenly realm on to the summit of Mount Hermon and they were so smitten by the beauty of human women that, using their new material bodies, legend says they had sex with them through trickery. This further incurred the Creators wrath and, according to the Bible, the consequence of this miscegenation between the Fallen Ones and mortals led to the creation of half-angelic, half-human offspring (Genesis 6:4). These children were called the Nephilim and they were the giant race that once inhabited Old Earth. [7] The history of the Fallen Angels is sewn tightly together using such books as Enoch, Jasher, Jubilees, The Book of Giants, The War Scrolls, and many others. It has been recorded most of the Nephilim were cannibalistic which may help explain what happened to the Anasazi sense these beings were vicious and greatly feared for their size and strength. 

The children of the Fallen Angels became the giants of old who also consumed human flesh which then started teaching man all sorts of forbidden arts like how to open portals and gateways using sorcery and other methods. The Fallen Angels produced flesh-eating giants that inhabited and roamed the earth, the Nephilim even occupied the Promised land. In the Old Testament, they were called Anakims, Raphaims, Zamzumims. Many ancient Jewish sources tell us about the fall of the Angels in heaven.[8] 

Rock art from all around the 4 corners area reveals some very compelling characteristics which without a doubt seem to tell tales about what was actually taking place in the region. The Anasazi, who ironically disappeared when the habit of writing also suddenly ceased, used images and symbols similar to those found globally that connect to a first, and second, incursion of giants and the mountainous gateways their creators came through. What is amazing is how the ancient images show some of the same qualities as the information mentioned in the Bible. The similarities are astonishing and by no means can or should be dismissed as simple ancient graffiti or something else like doodling as some have suggested. For there to be symbols of spirals which are almost always associated with portals, giant 6 toed footprints next to smaller 5 toed footprints, and giant beings recorded as being in the area all form sets of coincidences which can’t be ignored. 

If you take the images that the Anasazi left behind and compare them to similar universal symbols found elsewhere around the world where the stories and meanings of the images have been made clear it is more likely than not these universal stories agree with the record of every major culture of the ancient world in which the legends of “gods” were recorded. These legends depict beings descending from Heaven and/or coming through spiral portals and vortexes to the earth. 

Choctaw legends say that after their people crossed the Mississippi River, they met a powerful race of cannibal giants who came from the east. The Sioux say that the earth was originally peopled by giants, who were three times the size of modern man. They too say that the giants were wiped out by a great flood. Navaho legends also tell of great giants that used to wander the land. They also say that giants used to live in the Grand Canyon and they were 10 to 18 feet tall. In the 1890’s in Crittenden, Arizona, men uncovered a granite coffin 12 feet in length. But the only remaining evidence was a six-toed foot. [9] 

According to an article published in The Arizona Gazette on April 5, 1909, the Grand Canyon was once home to a civilization that most likely consisted of individuals of giant proportions. The article mentions the discovery of an enormous underground citadel by an explorer named G.E. Kinkaid, who stumbled upon it while rafting on the Colorado River. It is worth mentioning that Kinkaid was an established archaeologist and had financial backing from the Smithsonian Institute. [10] 

The Grand Canyon Escalade Casino Vortex 

Not far from the Verde Valley Council Delegate Ben Bennett sponsored a bill to get the Navajo Nation to approve and fork over $65 million to help build the Grand Canyon Escalade Casina/Resort a proposed entertainment complex on the eastern rim of the Grand Canyon within the boundaries of the Navajo Nation. 

The Grand Canyon Escalade — opposed by tens of thousands of people worldwide — would take 420 acres of land away from Navajos on the western side of the Navajo Nation to build a resort and gondola tram down into Grand Canyon National Park at the confluence of Colorado and Little Colorado rivers. The proposed development is opposed by the federal government, conservationists, and more than 18 American Indian tribes, who say there are many sacred spaces that would be desecrated. The Memorandum of Understanding to develop this 200 million dollar project in such an odd breathtaking area that would have a 1.6-mile gondola tram ride that would drop 3,200 feet into the Canyon, taking visitors from rim to river in about 10 minutes down into to what was once called a gate to the underground in the ancient past is questionable to say the very least. This project gives rise to the very distinct possibility the gates to the underworld very well may be opening up for admission to the general public for this location is where an underground city was discovered G. E. Kincaid. It is also the location where several tribes say their people emerged from. The Hopi believe humans emerged from a place near the confluence called the Sipapu. The Navajo, too, has historic ties to Grand Canyon who also have similar beliefs. 

The Verde Valley has a Sipapu, Montezuma Well. It is on tribal land protected by the US Forest Service. There is also Cliff Castle Casino close by Montezuma Castle where people of the past risked their lives going up and down primitive ladders every day 100 feet in an area having no natural predators to warrant the risk yet for some odd reason they did just to apparently kick it at a castle in the cliffs way back in the day. 


The ancient ruins of the Anasazi date to megalithic ruins elsewhere in the world and all seem to have the same fingerprints and six-toed footprints of the giants all over them. The legends and tales handed down by ancestors from numerous American Indian tribes along with the rock art created in the regions at the time all seem to closely match what has been outlined in Bible of when beings descended to earth and began to mingle with humanity resulting in giants who ironically were said to be cannibals. That being said it doesn’t take a whole lot to come to the conclusion as to why some Anasazi went to great lengths to build homes hundreds of feet up onto cliff walls. 

Since it is found on record giants were themselves cannibalistic, a city of giants was reportedly found in the Grand Canyon, along with petroglyphs depicting giants with six toes, and the accounts of giants mentioned in the Bible with the same characteristics, it becomes very clear what must have been possibly happening in the region and what possibly happened to the Anasazi. 

Elder Clifford Mahooty is a member of the Zuni Pueblo Indian Tribe of New Mexico who is a retired civil/environmental engineer and worked in many projects with Shell Oil Company, US Federal Government in Environmental justice for Indian tribes, Tribal housing projects in the as a commissioned officer in water, wastewater, and EPA enforcement in environmental compliance. Mahooty is active in the Zuni orders of the Kachina, Galaxy Medicine Society, Sun Clan leadership, and is a wisdom keeper of the Zuni history. Mahooty is considered to be an expert on many levels which is why he has appeared on many television shows like Ancient Aliens and others. Recently Mahooty did a presentation where he specifically says there is a portal in the Grand Canyon to the underworld and there was indeed something removed from the caves by the Smithsonian Institute. If the Smithsonian Institute admits to the find then indeed giants did roam the land to which people had to build battlements to survive like we find at Montezuma Castle and Tuzigoot.


[1] Kolb, C.C., (1999). Man Corn: Cannibalism and Violence in the Prehistoric American Southwest. Christy G. Turner and Jacqueline A. Turner. University of Utah Press, Salt Lake City, 1999. Bulletin of the History of Archaeology. 9(2), pp.12–19. DOI:

[2] Thomas R. Horn, On the Path of the Immortals, 

[3] Allie Anderson, Sky Watch TV, Part 5 On the Path of the Immortals, 9:00-10:00, 

[4] Dawa Taylor, Outreach Coordinator, Hopilavayi Program, Mystery of the Anasazi (SECRET ANCIENT HISTORY DOCUMENTARY). 

[5], Indian creation myths, Calvin Smith. 

[6] Thomas R. Horn, On the Path of the Immortals. 

[7] Enoch & the Watchers: The Real Story of Angels & Demons. 

[8] Enoch & the Watchers: The Real Story of Angels & Demons.

[9] Nephilim Hunters, Native Americans Tell of Giants. 

[10] An Underground City of Giants Discovered in the Grand Canyon? 

NOTE: This information has been taken from a chapter in the book theSedona/Verde Valley Vortex and or will be added on the next update.

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