The Secret Mysteries
There are several early Secret Mysteries that remain unsolved that are missed by most people when they discuss the Knights Templar Order. It is in fact the understanding and search for these early secrets that has built the mystique that most focus upon at their demise. If you examine the three biggest early mysteries that all involve the original 9 founding knights, you will much better understand their decline, betrayal and disbanding at the end of their public history.
The three great mysteries are as follows; 1.) Who was the anonymous #Ninth Templar and why did Sir Hugh de Payens think there was a need for such secrecy? 2.) Did the Original founding knights actually make some fantastic discovery between the years 1118-1126 AD that created the leverage and sway they garnered from both the Vatican and the Crowns of Christendom that remains hidden from us yet today? If so, what could it have been and why did it place them in such danger if it was discovered? 3.) What really happened to Sir Hugh de Payens and the lack of logic of his alleged death in 1136? Why didn’t his knights scour the countryside looking for him and/or his body to give their founder a proper burial and tribute in the Holy City? Wouldn’t his friends and fellow knights have razed the entire area and put people to the sword to discover those involved in his murder and ambush?
Once you consider these early clues that could be tied to the decline and destruction of the Templars in 1307, it begins to introduce you to why there is so much thirst for the exploration of these mysteries still today. Consider one last thought, most of our human knowledge is gained by three areas (Let’s call them legs of our stool of understanding and discovering facts). Those three areas are; Scientific Laws of our Earth and Universe, Physical Relics and/or Evidence such as fossils, bones, materials, etc., Human Logic and Reasoning (our understanding of how things work and why). These approaches have been used to attempt to explain the missing pieces related to the Knights Templar history for centuries, and yet the mystery remains unsolved. Perhaps it is our own human hubris that cloaks our eyes so that we cannot see and accept other possibilities. What if there is a fourth leg to this stool? That leg some might call magic and/or the supernatural. But, what if it is nothing so outlandish, rather it is simply undiscovered science of an extra-terrestrial or divine omnipotent threshold. When you add such a possibility as the Bible itself speaks of often to this equation. Now the possibilities become quite fascinating and if such was possible it might better explain why the Vatican conspired with the King of France to betray the Templars.