"The colors, design, and direction of the stripes are strikingly similar to the design in Tutankhamun's Nemes headdress. Giant Wooden Owl. Wikimedia CommonsGreek and Latin sources from Cleitarchus and Diodorus Siculus to Plutarch all mentioned the burning of children as an offering to Cronus or Saturn — or Baal Hammon, the chief god of Carthage. That is a little embarrassing to admit, with its connotations of Scooby-Doo and alien abductions. That would explain your question about the door lock," which curiously appears designed to prevent people inside from leaving. Directly ahead was a desk, about 10 feet long, made of dark wood. The directory returned a single entry: a piano tuner named Patrick Baron. This theory is based on three separate accounts. During Hurricanes Irma and Maria, its golden dome blew off and was never replaced. But he denied tuning pianos outside of Florida and South Carolina, or ever visiting the US Virgin Islands. Plutarch, for instance, wrote of burning children as an offering Baal Hammon, though they mistakenly attribute these sacrifices to the Roman gods Chronos and Saturn. “And he defiled Topheth, which is in the valley of the sons of Hinnom, that no one might burn his son or his daughter as an offering to Moloch” (2 Kings 23:10). In order to furnish him with a larger supply, the victims were piled up on his hands with a big chain above them which kept them in their place.”. In the two months since Insider highlighted the structure, I've received dozens of tips about its true purpose. This account, including the framed photo, is believable, except for one key detail. The name “Molech” or “Moloch” most likely comes from the Hebrew word Melekh, meaning king. Child sacrifice in Carthage, meanwhile, appears to have been common enough that it even contained a sacred grove and a temple dedicated to its cult of Baal Hammon. This article was most recently revised and updated by, https://www.britannica.com/topic/Moloch-ancient-god. Some believe attendees of the exclusive Bohemian Grove club worship Moloch. There is no clear evidence that Epstein constructed a special facility for abusing children or sacrificing them to Moloch or any other deity. This is a tricky theory to parse. The laws given to Moses by God expressly forbade the Jews to do what was done in Egypt or in Canaan. Still, the boat captains are mistaken. Scully told the network that he worked for Epstein for six years, from 1999 to 2005. "Absolutely. Indeed, all the temple's external archways were illusions, painted on the building's featureless, flat surface as a trompe l'oeil: In a second video, Shackleford's drone captured a portion of the building's interior, seen through one of the side windows. In the Hebrew Bible, Moloch is presented as a foreign deity who was at times illegitimately given a place in Israel’s worship as a result of the syncretistic policies of certain apostate kings. Most had no basis in fact or reason. "The other thing I remember," the reader later added, "was the Golden Owl on the roof pointed in a certain direction and that had [some kind of] meaning. A death notice for Epstein's father, Seymour, appeared in The Palm Beach Post on December 16, 1991; a notice for his mother, Pauline (under her nickname, Paula), appeared on April 23, 2004. No stairs, no elevator. Most professional piano tuners are listed in a directory maintained by the Piano Technicians Guild, a group in Kansas City, Kansas, that tests and certifies piano technicians in the United States. The building undeniably resembles the blue-and-gold fabric headdress worn by pharaohs in ancient Egypt. One might think their job is about informing readers, or speaking truth to power, or helping people live better lives, or bringing about societal change, and so on.