As far as I can see, there's no reason not to take the USAir water-landing story at face value. This image is certainly laden with semiotic power, however. The USAir plane submerged in the Hudson, while Ellis Island and the Masonic Statue of Liberty loom in the gloom. This photo very much captures the mood of the country right now. The whole event seems to capture our present situation as well. Which is why that I'm heartened that everyone on board survived.
New York Governor David Paterson, who replaced the scandalous Eliot Spitzer, called it "The Miracle on the Hudson." Not coincidentally, Paterson is a Freemason of the Prince Hall Order. And so the story begins.
The New Jersey connection ties directly into memes we've been looking at recently here on The Secret Sun. The plane took off from LaGuardia (named for the 33rd Degree Freemason and former mayor of NYC) and was redirected to Teterboro, but landed in the Hudson. The flight left LGA at 3:11 PM (3x11=33). Teterboro Airport, like a surprising number of airports I've looked at in my research, is located on a Route 17. The official birth year of Freemasonry is 1717.
3:11 PM is 15:11 in military time. 15+1+1=17.
1549 BC is seen by some scholars as the final year of the 17th Dynasty of Egypt. The first Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, Ahmose I, is credited with driving the Hyksos from Egypt. It's believed that Flight 1549 was brought down by geese caught in the turbines. Geese were considered messengers of Heaven and January 15 was the "Feast of Entering Heaven" in Ancient Egypt.
LaGuardia is on Route 278, the sum of which equals 17. LaGuardia is in Flushing, the site of the symbolically-loaded 1939 World's Fair, which was featured in the Twilight Zone episode, "The Odyssey of Flight 33" There was another World's Fair there in '64 (=15+49), and Flushing was also the alien landing site in the first Men in Black film.
Coincidentally, hero pilot Chesley Sullenberger's company also uses the Masonic "Unisphere" icon in its corporate logo.
US Airways was founded by the DuPont family, and Scottish Rite Headquarters is three blocks away from DuPont Circle. The plane landed in the Hudson just near the USS Intrepid, a decomissioned naval vessel featured in the Masonic recruitment film National Treasure. Ben "Star" Gates dives right into where the plane landed in that film.
The Hudson River is named for Henry Hudson, an explorer funded by the British East India Company, which later was deeply involved with Freemasonry in England.
Flight 1549 was headed to Charlotte, where the "secret lies" at the beginning of National Treasure. Does anyone want to lay odds that the hero of the day, pilot Chesley Sullenberger, is himself a Freemason?
UPDATE: One thing is for certain, Sully served in the Air Force at the world-famous Nellis AFB.
UPDATE II: Next time some skeptic whines about resolution on photos or footage of fast moving UFOs, show them this video of the 1549 landing. You can barely make out what it's supposed to be at all.
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