L. A. Marzulli: Native Americans Could Not Have Built Ohio Mounds; Therefore, They Are the Work of the Nephilim
Tuesday night Nephilim theorist L. A. Marzulli broadcast the latest edition of his Acceleration Radio show, and among his rightwing political commentary he paused to discuss the Great Circle Earthworks, one of the Newark Earthworks in Newark, Ohio. The earthworks are believed to have been built by the Hopewell culture in the early centuries CE. The Great Circle Earthworks are the largest of the Hopewell constructions, spanning nearly 1,200 feet in diameter and including an 8- to 13-foot-deep moat inside an earthen wall that ranges up to fourteen feet in height. At the center of the circle is the so-called Eagle Mound, where archaeologists found the remains of a wooden structure in the 1920s.
However, Marzulli doubts all of this and instead believes that the mounds were constructed shortly after Noah’s Flood by the surviving Nephilim. His argument is essentially that Native Americans weren’t smart enough to heap dirt in big piles, or to observe the stars to align said piles with the sky:
Native Americans didn’t have iron tools. They had flint. They had sticks, birchbark baskets, deer skin—I get that. And modern-day archaeologists insist that the circle mound was built one birchbark basket at a time or they used dogsleds and hauled the dirt. So they’re scratching the dirt with sticks and putting them (sic) in birchbark baskets. You go there, folks, you go to the Great Circle Mound in Newark, Ohio, and you tell me if that holds water in your mind, ’cause it can’t. It doesn’t work. It just doesn’t work. And there are other mounds—some of them have been destroyed—in the complex, and of course all this led to the Octagon Mound, at least a mile away from the Great Circle Mound. This was a very complex ceremonial site. Little—there’s been some archaeological work done on it, but certainly not exhaustive. And if I had the money to donate to it, the first thing I would do would be to say, “Look, let’s restore this site to what it looked like. Let’s bring all the trees out. Let’s tear all the trees out and make it so Raccoon Creek flows back in and we can get the moat working.” That’s what I would do. That’s what I would do. And also perhaps build the sacrificial altar on top of what is known as the Eagle Mound in the center of the circle. So, it’s very enigmatic. I would call this Post-Flood and also Nephilim architecture, Fallen Angel technology. Why? Because I don’t believe it was built by Native Americans. I really don’t. I don’t believe the site was built by Native Americans. In fact, it’s on the record that Native Americans didn’t—it was there when they got there. […] With all due respect to Native Americans, they didn’t build edifices like this. […] I have a theory that supernatural forces were at work.
Marzulli added that Joseph Riverwind, the Native American Nephilim / ancient astronaut believer, confirmed that the mound was built by Nephilim, and Marzulli said that Native Americans were incapable of building with compacted dirt that doesn’t erode over time, and he argued that the mounds are preserved by demonic magic.
Frankly, none of the implicit racism of Marzulli’s claims is shocking, but what is surprising is that he is openly advocating for restoring what his own faith tells him is a Satanic altar! Apparently his excitement about the superpowers of the Nephilim has overwhelmed his puritanical religious impulses.
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