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Number 33: Secret Societies, UFOs, Death, Destruction & Disneyland

What’s with the number 33? To occultists and secret societies like the Freemasons, 33 is held in reverence. This supposedly magical number appears to pop up time and time again throughout many of history’s most significant and tumultuous events, from Biblical times through to the modern era. Is there really something to 33 or is it just another number like any other? Let’s don our shiny tin foil hats and plunge headlong down the rabbit hole to explore the possible significance of the number 33 in connection with secret societies, UFOs, death, destruction and Disneyland.

In her book The Secret of the Illumintati, Elizabeth van Buren wrote that:

“…in Spiritual Numerology, the numbers 11, 22, and 33 are the three ‘Master Numbers’, the highest being 33 … This highest of the master numbers was the age of the Master Initiate (Jesus) at his death, resurrection and ascension, giving more esoteric accents. The ’33’ symbolizes the highest spiritual conscious attainable by the human being.”

So, in some circles at least, the number 33 holds esoteric significance as the “highest of the master numbers”.

In Freemasonry, the highest order is the 33 degrees of the Scottish Rite. The Scottish Rite within Freemasonry was established in 1801 with the formation of the Mother Supreme Council at Charleston, South Carolina. Perhaps it was no accident that Charleston was the birthplace of the Scottish Rite, being situated just 15 miles south of the 33rd parallel. Interestingly, it’s also where the first shots of the American Civil War were fired when Charleston’s Citadel Cadets fired upon a Federal ship, Star of the West, as it sailed into Charleston Harbor. As we shall soon see, many pivotal events of recent history have occurred along the 33rd parallel.

Another organization some consider a secret society with Luciferian links to the Illuminati, although to others it’s merely an inept world body lacking any real power or influence – the United Nations – may also find significance in the number 33. Take a look at the UN flag and you’ll see a world globe divided into 33 sections, encircled by olive branches. Coincidence, or is there some deeper meaning?

Death and Destruction

Now, back to the 33rd parallel and the pivotal role it has played in many major events of the modern era.

Apart from kicking off the bloody American Civil War in January 1861, the 33rd parallel also played host to the death of US President Franklin D. Roosevelt who died suddenly on 12 April 1945 of a cerebral hemorrhage after complaining of having “a terrific headache”. He died at his home, dubbed “Little White House,” in Warm Springs, Georgia, close to the 33rd parallel. Following Roosevelt’s death, Harry S. Truman, a 33 degree Mason, became 33rd President of the United States.

At the end of hostilities with Germany in 1945, Operation Paperclip helped cleanse the Nazi past from Germany’s top rocket scientists, so that they could continue their work for the US. Many of these former Nazi scientists ended up at the White Sands V-2 Launch site, or, as it was also known, Launch Complex 33. Again, located not far from the 33rd parallel.

The National Park Service describes Launch Complex 33 as: “Closely associated with U.S. testing of the German V-2 rocket, the origins of the American rocket program, and the leadership of Dr. Werner von Braun…”

The first atomic detonation (that we know of at least) occurred on 16 July 1945 at the Trinity test site near Alamogordo, New Mexico. The Trinity site also sits on the 33rd parallel. The following month, atomic weapons obliterated the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, despite neither city having much in the way of real political or military significance. Did the 33rd US President target these two Japanese cities on the basis that they both straddled the 33rd parallel?

Two decades later, in 1963, US President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dealey Plaza in Dallas, Texas close to the 33rd Parallel on 22 November (11/22). And then just after midnight on 6 June 1968, JFK’s younger brother, Senator Robert F. Kennedy, was gunned down at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, California, about 1,245 miles east along the 33rd parallel from where his brother was murdered.

UFO Lore and the 33rd Parallel

The event that today remains synonymous with UFO and alien lore, the rumoured 1947 crash and retrieval of an extraterrestrial craft at Roswell, New Mexico, occurred, you guessed it, on the 33rd parallel. Another significant UFO event that shares more than one parallel with Roswell is the Phoenix Lights event of the evening of 13 March 1997.

The Phoenix Lights were reported by thousands of people in the skies above the city, in what appears to be two separate UFO events. The first wave of sightings reported from around 8pm were generally of a huge “carpenter’s square” shaped object flying slowly over the city. The second wave, occurring around 10pm, of a series of lights that appeared to hover, was captured widely on camera and video. But, based on this second sighting of the Phoenix Lights, the US Air Force claimed that what witnesses reported as UFOs in Phoenix that night, were nothing more than illumination flares dropped by a training flight at Luke Air Force Base.

Like Roswell, Phoenix is also located along the 33rd parallel. And as in the Roswell case, there appears to be some level of orchestrated military and government subterfuge involved.

And Disneyland

And finally to Disneyland. Yes, the happiest place on earth also lies along the 33rd parallel. Some, like researcher and writer Walter Bosley, author of Latitude 33: Key to the Kingdom, contend that the site was chosen by Harrison Price (then of the Stanford Research Institute) in part at least due to its proximity to the 33rd parallel and that the famous Disneyland carousel was built in the exact spot where two powerful ley lines intersect – one of which runs along the 33rd parallel.

Then there’s Club 33, the exclusive private club, and the only place in Disneyland where you can order a stiff drink. Some say the club got its name from the original 33 corporate sponsors of Disneyland, but then …

So, is there really anything to the number 33? Is the supposed significance just us humans looking for patterns wherever we can find them?

Or, are the so-called “Powers That Be” orchestrating events to coincide with certain numbers considered in esoteric circles to be influential, powerful, or even magical?

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  • GrandDaddy

    Mike Hoggard (Watchman Video Broadcast) draws a connecting line between the 33 giant kings that were killed by the ancient Hebrews and their imminent return, the way prepared all these centuries by their esoteric minions in the mystery schools. Check it out.

  • I live on highway 33.

  • Uncool Phil.

    I keep getting 33 these past few months. All I can figure is next year 2013, is a 33 year, numerologicaly speaking so something very very powerful and final will happen.
    In my opinion, what’s Personal is also Global, and every level in between. We are a reflection of our world, and each of our worlds is a reflection of us, or how we see it.
    The world is an angry mess, if you see it that way. It’s a beautiful and wonderful place, too.
    It’s as corrupt and as honest as we make it. WE have to take and hold the responsibility of that. Personally, family, community, nationality and globally.
    I’m thinking or maybe hoping that 33 puts an end to all the hidden knowledge and we can all get to start over.

  • DarkStarAz

    James Cameron attended the rites to become a 33rd degree Mason in Phx. Az on 3/13/97 – same night as the Phoenix lights.

  • duderonomy

    When Paris, France was the Prime Meridian it was also known as the Devil’s Meridian because of it’s relationship to ancient megalithic sites. As well, Mt. Hermon was 33 degrees longitude and 33 degress latitude in relation to Paris. Mt. Hermon was believed to be where those who from heaven came down or where the fallen ones made a pact to marry the daughters of man.

  • MissYarnBall

    I remember when I was 33 years old. I felt crazy-powerful all year long. (As far as I know, I didn’t do anything crazy-powerful, but I certainly felt like I could.) So, yeah, some strong energy there, but maybe it depends on the wielder of that energy.

  • MadMarine53

    want to find out more interesting facts that surround the #33?. Watch David Flynn’s lecture on the Roswell event.

  • clyde w burnham

    It has long been out of print, but a book dealing in depth with the 33 mystery is Jim Brandon’s “The Rebirth of Pan.” It deals with that number, certain names, how they relate to unfortunately-occurring events, and the paranormal.

  • clyde w burnham

    “Microcosm imitating macrocosm.” Same as opening lines of the Emerald Tablet — “That which is above is the same as that which is below. That which is below is the same as that which is above.” The same is reflected in “Ontogeny is phylogeny in petto” (or vice-versa.)

  • clyde w burnham

    BTW: I’m a 32nd Degree Mason. One Degree away from God-head, perhaps?

  • Vagabond

    how can Charleston SC and Disney World (Florida) both be on the 33rd parallel?

  • Where is this info from? Interesting!

  • Aaron Moore

    Disney Land, not Disney World. I can tell because that’s what it says up there.

  • Mason

    33 pathways between the material world and the spirit world, mystery schools and initiated practice 33 paths just like Freemasons.

  • melissa

    This is interesting to read, i’ve been connected to this number un-willingly myself, it took me years to finally research this mysterious number that’s been following me around, and i feel like i’m part of one big game by just having this number following me.

  • melissa

    Yes, i saw a ‘real’ footage alien movie once, and when the encounter happened, the time happened to be 3:33am and my dad, noticed this because that’s the time he wakes up every morning. And one week last year, that’s the time i woke up, without fail, 3:33am, or 3:37am, either one for a whole week!

  • Bev Messinger

    Read Dan Brown’s book “The Lost Symbol”. It will give you dozens more references to the number 33. It is an amazing book that I can’t put down. Made me do a search for the number 33.

  • Randy Gibson

    My Fathers clock number was 33. Which upon his retirement went to me. I’m the 3rd of 3 sons, born the 3rd month of 69 ( numbers of 3 ). My new work id is RG33. My fav basketball player is Larry Bird. His number….,33.

  • Glenn Muise

    sounds masonic to me.

  • RomVM

    It’s the same for me! except for I was being followed by the number 11! It was always there when I looked, on clocks, tickets, everywhere… personally I thought my brain was just used to seeking it out. I did a lot of research and never figured it out….

    Coincidentally, this started happening to me when my boyfriend was joining the free masons, he had his initiation…….Then we had to move away.. Ever since we moved, I stopped seeing the number. (or was it because he stopped going to the lodge??) I’ll never know

  • Notta Applicablia

    i was born on 11/22/80 and will be 33.3 years old on 23/03/14 definitely going to buy a lotto ticket on this day!!!

  • Sharee Hill

    go to Jesus, and be born again

  • disqus_cxGk3hRgWO

    I was also born on a date adding up to 33 (also on the 33rd parallel) and I also almost died with my mother, the cord being wrapped around my neck and was stuck for several hours. Weird right?

  • Adrienne Martinez

    I was born on Good Friday 3/28/86 @9:05 am, in Mission Hospital, in the county of Los Angeles, and of course it falls on the 33rd meridian! What does this mean?! I feel like I have a divine mission to accomplish but yet to discover what it is…. I’m also the 3 rd daughter, born the third month.