Ferriz and Siruget went further: in their theory, the Cholula Pyramid in the state of Puebla represents the choicest example. Its alignment with two other structures – an artificial hill known as Teotón and the now-extinct Tecajete volcano – repeats itself the other Mexican pyramids.
"Within all the pyramids," writes Ferriz in his book, "we find layers of different materials that are joined at one of its ends and separate from the base, where the heat of the sun propagates unevenly, producing a flow of electrons at certain levels. The second of the foreign elements I am referring to is one that consists of two layers of conductors insulated by another material: a sandwich made by a slice of ceramic between two slices of copper. This element captures – much like a sponge – the static electricity in the ambient air and is able to store fantastic amounts of energy, which it releases as necessary. They layers of brick encasing stone walls achieve the same effect. The ability to absorb as much power as is made available to them is quite notable, particularly with regard to beams. El Tajín and Cholula are two fine examples of this." (p.326).
He goes on to add: "A good number of the Teotones (the artificial hills) are made of superimposed layers of various materials. They have the ability to deviate biological electricity (circulating in our body) in one or several unknown directions. The Tecajetes (small volcanoes) are similar in design and orientation to the transmission and reception antennae of radiotelescopes, since they are built like photodiodes: an enormous base of iron oxide (tezontle stone) surmounted by a layer of silex (sand) at its core. Any pyramid has any of these geological characteristics in the surrounding terrain: hills of tezontle stone and sand, mines of silver, gold, copper and other metals, or large limestone deposits acting as photocells, or else lagoons of water charged with electrolytic materials (Tequesquitengo, Alchichica, Texcoco) or the sea itself." (p.327). The researchers also note the great care taken by the ancient engineers in providing these structures with proper drainage by means of polished clay pipes.
As to how energy is shared between the grid of aligned pyramids, the author posits the likelihood of a constant flow of microwaves between the structures, even possible undiscovered pyramids at the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico. This may seem outlandish, but it is worth remembering that as far back as 1978, there was talk of a super-pyramid in the waters of Louisiana's Chandeleur Island, described by amateur archaeologist George Gelé as a structure "so monstrous, so awesomely big that it the Louisiana Superdome would fit inside its hollowed shell." Gelé's quest for the Louisiana pyramid remains fresh to this day (http://theadvocate.com/home/387689-79/the-truth-is-out-there.html), and the Louisiana Office of State Parks stresses the importance of the Poverty Point Archaeological Site, describing it as "a rare remnant of an exceptional culture. It has been estimated that it took at least five million hours of labor to build the massive earthworks… eight centuries after Egyptian laborers dragged huge stones across the desert to build the Great Pyramids, and before the great Mayan pyramids were constructed."
Teopanzolco, a block-like pyramid whose name means "old or abandoned temple" (indicating it was abandoned by the time the Nahuatl-speaking peoples reached the area known as modern Cuernavaca) has also been seen as a potential power source. One of the structures in the complex is built within a narrow moat. Theorists suggested if the moat were to be flooded with salt water or acid, the structure would become an impressive "battery". Scaled down versions of Teopanzolco successfully produced limited amounts of electricity. But why would such a structure become known as the "old or abandoned temple"? When Geiger counters are employed at some of these sites, their needles often make an initial reading and then go silent. Sometimes the needles oscillate wildly, like tree branches in a storm wind. Could some of these electrical pyramids have become overloaded, "short-circuited" and burned out? Signs of fire-blackened walls, having nothing to do with the rapine of the colonial conquest, are often reported in some structures.
Peter Tompkins, author of Secrets of the Mexican Pyramids, also has something to say about the enigmatic interiors of these mammoth structures that predated the arrival of the Aztecs. In the early 1970s, abnormally heavy rainfall over Teotihuacán – home to the Pyramids of the Sun– caused the soil and rock at base of the massive staircase to subside. Archaeologists soon learned that the hole in ground was in fact a series of steps heading downward into a natural cave, and given its perfect alignment with the rest of the structure, may have predated construction of the pyramid itself. Cautiously entering the forgotten tunnel, the archaeologists found themselves inside a lava tube at least a million years old, according to a geologist on the team. The walls had been carefully coated mud by ancient workmen, and the lava tube itself had been blocked off by a series of adobe walls – nearly twenty of them – which suggested having been built by retreating workmen, as if trying to wall up something within.
"One hundred twenty meters down the tunnel," writes Tompkins, " the archaeologists came upon an extraordinary sight: an arrangement of caves in the shape of an irregular four-leaf clover. Each chamber, which was 10 to 20 meters in circumference, appeared to be part of a natural formation, deliberately enlarged by the hand of man."
The fortuitous discovery was beginning to resemble an Indiana Jones or Lara Croft adventure at this point of the telling. The explorers marveled at the statuary and pottery that had lain in darkness for centuries, including slate disks. Oddly enough, they found a polished obsidian mirror of the sort used by dark priests to contact Tezcatlipoca, the god of night, depicted by a "smoking mirror". We well may wonder about the need to conceal this artifact by so many exterior walls...
In the end, and to the dissatisfaction of readers, we are left with more answers than questions: Was our world visited in eons past by beings from other worlds? Tutelary entities like the enigmatic "Preservers" of the original Star Trek series? Did they visit us in the Pleistocene, like Arthur C. Clarke has Heywood Floyd suggest in "2001: A Space Odyssey"? Or do we follow a different path altogether – the one that this author prefers to tread – leading us to the possibility of advanced civilizations in the remotest past, An antiquity so remote that would cause historians' heads to swim? Would these have been human cultures much like our own, civilizations abreast of our own, perhaps in control of non-technological devices that allowed them to build the megaliths that are their legacy? Or, verging on the fanciful, can we think in terms of non-human, perhaps reptilian, tenants of our planet – evolved from a sentient branch of dinosaurs? Do we dare conjure up interdimensional kindred who returned to their own level of existence, and keep returning to check on what we might describe as "the old neighborhood"?
We're only an accidental discovery away from finding the truth.