IT might be one of the most recognizable landmarks on the planet, but Mount Rushmore has been harboring a little-known secret for decades.
Reported by The Sun, The enormous stone sculpture, showcasing the faces of US presidents George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Theodore Roosevelt and Abraham Lincoln, possesses a secret chamber which very few folks know about.
The huge monument, located in South Dakota, has long been a staple landmark in adventure movies, but the uncovering of a hidden chamber demonstrates that the conspiracy surrounding the monument is more than just fiction.
This secret room can be discovered behind the head of Abraham Lincoln, and was made to serve as a Hall of Records to tell the full account of the United States’ history.
During its development, from 1927-1941, the sculptor who fashioned the moment had intended to produce a much larger image to accompany the four famous faces poking out from the granite.
But the man behind the monument, Gutzon Borglum, found that his plan for a huge stone image depicting American history was too complex, so he was forced to abandon his work on it.
Rather, the government gave him authorization to start work on a Hall of Records – a undetectable chamber packed full of America’s most important paperwork.
But Gutzon died before his record room could be finished, leaving the hall incomplete for decades.
Nevertheless, in the late 1990s, the project was given a new lease of life, and the chamber room was eventually completed, before being stocked with panels featuring the American history, Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Touchingly, a biography of Gutzon Borglum was likewise put in the room, before it was all locked in a titanium vault.
There are expectations that, thousands of years from today, a future society will stumble across the vault and learn more about American history.
Tourists seeking to visit the secret room will be unhappy nevertheless, as the chamber is far too difficult to reach on foot.
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