The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, in Lincoln, England.
TV spotlight on cathedral’s ‘buried treasure’
Lincoln Cathedral’s alleged secret stash of treasure is to be the subject of a TV programme.
City treasure hunter and author Callum Jensen is set to discuss his theories in an episode of psychology programme Gardiner’s World.
The 52 year-old, who has written several books under the pen name Dan Green, believes there is a series of secret tunnels under the cathedral, which contain treasure left by the Knights Templar.
The show is screened on Sky satellite channel Edge Media TV and filming is due to begin in January.
“Dan Brown’s Da Vinci Code bubble has burst but the Lincoln Cathedral code is still alive,” said Mr Jensen.
“Until someone has a look at my location and discovers nothing then the possibilities of what could be there are exciting.
“I got a call out of the blue for the television show. Philip Gardiner‘s programmes are all about codes and freemasonry.”
Gardiner’s World host and author Phil Gardiner said he was looking forward to discussing the cathedral’s symbolic mysteries with Mr Jensen.
“Certainly Lincoln with its immense heritage has more chance of having something interesting there,” he said.
“These were stories in stone created by many people during periods of great change, such as the Civil War, or the periods of religious intolerance and so a lot of things were often hidden.”
For more on Mr Jensen’s theories, see Thursday’s Echo.
An aerial view of the Cathedral shows it to be in the shape of the Cross of Lorraine, the original insignia employed by the Templars as a device. A Code in the Cathedral dubbed ‘The Lincoln Da Vinci Code’ now reveals links with the global mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau, complete with a precise location within the Cathedral grounds that may well contain the famed and historical lost treasure of the Templars, thought to have legendary Grail connections.
Youtube: Dan Green presents some of the mysteries of the Gothic Lincoln
Cathedral, England, explaining its connection to the mystery of
Rennes-le-Chateau and revealing the importance of the Dog Star
The Lincoln Cathedral Code pt1
The Lincoln Cathedral Code pt3
Lincoln Cathedral (in full The Cathedral Church of the Blessed Virgin Mary of Lincoln, or sometimes St. Mary’s Cathedral) is a historic cathedral in Lincoln in England and seat of the Diocese of Lincoln in the Church of England. It was the tallest building in the world for over 200 years (1300–1549), but the central spire collapsed in the sixteenth century and was not rebuilt. It is highly regarded by architectural scholars; the eminent Victorian writer John Ruskin declared, “I have always held… that the cathedral of Lincoln is out and out the most precious piece of architecture in the British Isles and roughly speaking worth any two other cathedrals we have.”
The cathedral was used for the filming of The Da Vinci Code (based on the book of the same name). Filming took place mainly within the cloisters and chapter house of the cathedral, and remained a closed set. The Cathedral took on the role of Westminster Abbey, as the Abbey had refused to permit filming. Although there was protest at the filming, the filming was completed by the end of August 2005. In order to make the Lincoln chapter house appear similar to the Westminster Chapter House, murals were painted on a special layer over the existing wall, and elsewhere polystyrene replicas of Isaac Newton’s tomb and other Abbey monuments were set up. For a time these murals and replicas remained in the Chapter House, as part of a Da Vinci Code exhibit for visitors, but in January 2008 they were all sold off in an auction to raise money for the Cathedral
Lets start with the basic story which is the background for all of the stories on the Lincoln Imp. It starts with Satan sending the imp to Lincoln Cathedral to cause trouble.