Did you know that some historians believe the construction of the White House in Washington, DC, in 1792 involved a sacred ceremony conducted by Freemasons? Supposedly, during this ritual, they dedicated the cornerstone with symbolic offerings of corn, wine, and oil, signifying nourishment, refreshment, and joy.
Legend has it that the Freemasons might have hidden a time capsule within the cornerstone, filled with objects of significant importance. Speculation has arisen regarding the potential inclusion of an alternate version of the Constitution in this hidden cache.
The idea of an alternate Constitution gains weight from historical context, as the Articles of Confederation initially governed the new country before the current Constitution came into effect. Moreover, the contentious factions among the Founding Fathers could have led to the creation of such an alternative document.
Despite considerable efforts, the location of the cornerstone has remained a mystery for more than two centuries. Even during a major renovation of the building, thorough searches failed to yield any trace of this elusive cornerstone. The possibility of discovering it continues to pique the curiosity of historians and enthusiasts alike, as it holds the potential to shed new light on the intentions behind the nation’s founding.
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Top image: FreemAason symbology also appears on US currency to this day: did Freemasons conduct a secret ritual with the White House cornerstone. Source: DedMityay / Adobe Stock.