The Curse of Capistrano. Passing the fourth grade.

By Jeffrey Appling GJG (GIA)

Thousands of children visiting the San Juan Capistrano Mission are taught the mission was constructed solely using adobe brick, red brick, and sandstone.

However, this is not the truth. We must go back to the 3rd grade for keen observation of the truth.

The following is a test I learned in the 3rd grade and it’s called “can you guess which one is not like the others”.

If you grew up watching Sesame Street you may remember the song, so hum along.

One of these things is not like the others
One of these things just doesn’t belong
Can you tell which thing is not like the others
By the time I finish my song?

Did you guess which thing was not like the others?
Did you guess which thing just doesn’t belong?
If you guessed this one is not like the others
Then you’re absolutely…right!

If you guessed the below floral motif, machined carved, volcanic Tuff, keystone block? You passed.

Machine Carved Volcanic Tuff

Now that we have clarified from the 3rd grade that the mission skeletal structure is not made of bricks alone, we can skip the 4th grade teacher’s union and truly see that there was high technology used in the skeletal construction at the San Juan Capistrano mission.

Unlike the Curse of Oak Island where they spend millions of dollars uncovering wood, a lead cross, and other really cool mementos. Capistrano is real and right in front of your reach.

Go and touch it for yourself.

The bottom doorways were once carved stone blocks. Because we do not use this type of technology the restoration is a poor mortar that does not even represent the actual previous construction.

3 thoughts on “The Curse of Capistrano. Passing the fourth grade.

  1. Listened to you on that wacky snake siblings podcast. Wow! Funny that you mentioned Oak Island I was thinking about that after listing to the Brothers of the Serpent podcast last night. I wondered how long it would take workers to dig out all of the tunnel systems they’re finding. Now I’m wondering if it was just a handful of guys using ultrasonic boring.

    I’m very curious about the machine you use. Is it something easy to buy or is it specially made?


    1. Wacky snakes! haha
      I thought I heard on a few episodes they were using sonic drills for boring towards possible tunnels. An unaddressed oak island treasure is the drilling tech they are using. Great observational thought!


    2. In the near future I will guide people on how to buy the machine with ease and have a good video presentation so its easy to follow. You will be able to engineer stone like no other in the world. Depending on machine, cost can be from $600 up to a couple thousand dollars.


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