Let's firstly quote precisely what Chaumeil has said
regarding the Rennes Le Chateau story and the Priory of Sion:
Being an extract from Jean-Luc Chaumeil’s book,
THE TABLE OF ISIS, Part 2, THE TEMPLARS OF THE APOCALYPSE (1994).
1° - Robert Charroux elaborated the story of Abbé Saunière’s treasure from
the basis of parchments (wooden scrolls, filled with ferns), the
inscription on a gravestone, and the legend of the treasure of Saint
Louis. Previously, during the filming of a documentary for O.R.T.F.
(French Radio and Television Organisation), he had carried out some
excavations in the cemetery, but in vain…
2° - Gérard de Sède, after the Gisors fiasco, together with Pierre
Plantard and Philippe de Chérisey, brought out in 1967 THE ACCURSED GOLD,
based on elements that were completely falsified:
In an unpublished collection, STONE AND PAPER, Philippe de Chérisey
acknowledged and explained how he had created the infamous "parchments of
Abbé Saunière". The careful observer could have noticed, as early as 1967,
that the faint inscription on the altar of the church at Rennes-le-Château
was copied in the said parchments, especially regarding the first two
lines. Finally, to put an end to this major point, we can inform you that
the two fakes are in our possession, that they have been analysed, and
that they are no older than a quarter of a century!
3° - The inscription: Reddis-Regis-Cellis-Arcis originates from the same
fabrication, as the local journalist of 1905 bears witness!
4° - The Visigothic pillar was neither hollow nor ancient, but was in fact
a Carolingian imitation, constructed and engraved in 1890. A smaller
version has been found in Carcassonne with the signature of the engraver!
5° - The loans from the Land Savings Bank ("Crédit Foncier") for which we
have the paperwork, show clearly that from 1905 Abbé Saunière lived in
some poverty. As for the constructions he had built, all the people that
have visited this village of few inhabitants have come away greatly
6° - The curious hypothesis in the last romance of Gérard de Sède,
returning again to the priest’s treasure to substantiate a Rosicrucian
Rite, based on the creators of the society of the Alpha-Galates, is even
It is sufficient to consult the secret service report on the
above-mentioned organisation, dated 29th November 1942, which ends with a
more prosaic, even derisory version: "In response to a request for
information from the Minister of the Interior, because of the distribution
in Brittany of various tracts signed by a ‘Varans Vincent’, giving the
headquarters of the association as 36 rue de l’Abbé Groult, Paris (15),
the Alpha-Galates association was under investigation from 18th July
The investigations carried out at that time did not manage to track down
anyone called ‘Varans Vincent’ or any association called ‘Alpha Galates’
at this address. It seems now that it was in fact the work of someone
called Plantard who is known sometimes to adopt the pseudonym of "Varrans
de Verrestra". To sum up, we can consider the creation of the association
of the Alpha-Galates to be no more than a new attempt by Plantard to be
taken seriously by the authorities. In any case, the membership total of
673 given by the organisers is far from accurate.
On 13th February 1945 a second secret service report painted a complete
portrait of Pierre Plantard, which is quite revealing:
M. Plantard, Pierre Athanase Marie a.k.a. "Pierre de France", born on 18th
March 1920 in Paris (7°), son of Pierre and Raulo Amélie, is unmarried.
Since 1st July 1942, resident at 10 rue Leboutex, Paris (17°), with his
mother. Previously resided 22 Place Malesherbes (same district). Declared
profession: journalist, speaker; at present practices no profession. For
several years has been sexton for the parish of Saint-Louis d’Antin. In
fact, he seems to be dependent on his mother, who receives a pension since
the death of her husband, killed in a work accident.
In 1937, M. Plantard attempted to form an anti-Jewish and anti-Masonic
movement, with the aim of "purifying and renewing France". From M.
Daladier, the then Prime Minister, he sought authorisation to publish a
journal entitled "The Renewal of France" for distribution to members of
the movement. He also led a "Catholic youth group", officially for youth
recreation in the various parishes of Paris. Every year this group
organised a holiday camp at Pléstin-les-Gréves (Côtes du NORD, Brittany),
which in 1939 numbered 75 young people.
Plantard addressed a conference of young people organised by the "Catholic
youth group" on 20th June 1939 at the Villiers Hall.
On 16th December 1940 he wrote a letter to Marshal Pétain, which on the
pretext of denouncing a Jewish Masonic plot seemed rather more designed to
draw attention to himself. Finally in May 1941, he formed an association
known as "French National Renewal" which never became active, as
authorisation was refused by the German authorities on 3rd September 1941.
On 24th October 1942 Plantard was investigated by French secret services
at the request of the German authorities, after he had requested
authorisation, which was in any case denied, to form the above-mentioned
These various requests, and perhaps his attitude towards the occupying
authorities, earned him a four-month prison sentence in Fresnes prison.
Plantard seemed to be a young crank with the delusion of being the only
man capable of organising the young people of France.
FINALLY, this last report concluded: "According to information gathered,
this association has shown no activity to date. There are approximately 50
members, which resign in turn, as soon as they have sussed the President
of the association, and have realised that the association does not have a
We are a long way from the wild imaginings of Gérard de Sède or of the
British in their latest work entitled "The Message".
7° - The same causes, producing the same effects: the consequences of
forming "associations" will be much the same. Thus, on 26th August 1947
the "Latin Academy" was formed, replacing the Alpha-Galates and its
President was none other than Mrs Amélie-Raulo Plantard! Its declared aim
was "scientific research"! Finally, the Priory of Sion was created in
1956. We were able to contact former members of this office, who all burst
out laughing when we mentioned Rennes-le-Château. According to its former
President, the association was at the time a "club for boy scouts" and
8° - The genealogies so dear to the hearts of the readers of THE SACRED
ENIGMA, have been taken straight from a special issue of the historical
journal "les Cahiers de l’Histoire" (no.1, 1960) to which have been added
the names of the ancestors of the former sexton, alias Varrin de
Vincestra, a.k.a. Pierre de France, baptised as Saint-Clair, but known to
the secret services and to the state as Pierre Plantard…
FAREWELL, to the Merovingian king turned former sexton, farewell to the
British epic, farewell to the descendants of Jesus, farewell to the last
Ayatollah of the British and to the…last Grand Master of the Templars. We
remain amazed, however, at the headlong flight of Messrs Lincoln, Baigent,
Richard Leigh and indeed….Gérard de Sède, who were perfectly aware of the
existence of these two reports, filed under "Alpha Galates" in the
archives of the Police headquarters, a file which is open to the general
And so, now that we have recalled these eight points which form the myths
and legends of Rennes-le-Château, let us ask ourselves what need there
ever was for such extensive manipulations and operations, and bearing in
mind the old-saying: "A legend repeated becomes a tale almost true", when
M. André Gratadour comes along to inform us of his latest hypothesis.
1º Robert Charroux elaborated the story of Abbé
Saunière’s treasure from the basis of parchments...........
OK I'll deal with the parchments in a moment, but actually this is simply
not true. Although Charroux did use the parchments in the ORTF programme
this was not the prime mover for making the programme or indeed digging up
2º Thanks for the opinion M. Chaumeil we'll let you
Proof please? The Gisors fiasco, as he puts it, stems from a discovery in
the Castle of Gisors by Roger
Lhomoy who was a guard there during the war which consisted of a
room full of Templar archives. They haven't been completely falsified.
The fact that the phrase at the bottom of the parchments was the same
as the ones under the altar in the Church at Rennes le Chateau in no way
invalidates the parchments.
3º The inscription:
This is M. Chaumeil using an as yet unproven assertion but he
inadvertently shoots himself in the foot here by quoting a journalist (we
all know how straight up they can be) and a date showing some vintage
consistent with Saunière's era.
4º The Visigothic pillar was neither hollow nor
And your point is M.Chaumeil? Here's a piece of information of equal
quality: When it rains people can get wet if they don't have an umbrella.
Your point please?
The broken pillar analogy could be a thinly veiled message to Masonic
5º Abbé Saunière lived in some
Erm! What you mean is Abbé Saunière didn't have any money in his bank
account. Abbé Saunière did NOT live in poverty. That's entirely because
ALL the money was spent or given away. When you have an endless supply of
money what do you need a bank account for? As soon as you get it you give
Oh and by the way I wasn't disappointed.
6º If Gérard de Sède wrote it then it doesn't make
any of this invalid. Let's get something straight here, it really doesn't
matter a damn when any of this was written. If it has been written by
initiates through a mediator such as de Sède then it doesn't matter if it
was written in the 1960s. It is still valid information from those who may
possibly have 'Nous'
"The investigations carried out at that time did
not manage to track down anyone called ‘Varans Vincent’ or any association
called ‘Alpha Galates’ at this address. It seems now that it was in fact
the work of someone called Plantard who is known sometimes to adopt the
pseudonym of "Varrans de Verrestra".
You mean.....................A man during World War Two was operating
under a false identity and couldn't be found? And that the man from
a secret society chose to remain secret and not tell every two bit
journalist his affairs? Well well bless my little cotton socks.
It came from Plantard? Proof please, your bluff has been
"In 1937, M. Plantard attempted to form an
anti-Jewish and anti-Masonic movement, with the aim of "purifying and
Now this I believe. Once again; Your Point?
"Plantard addressed a conference of young people
organised by the "Catholic youth group" on 20th June 1939 at the Villiers
Don't knock it. Hitler also addressed the Hitler youth. Again Your Point?
"FINALLY, this last report concluded: "According
to information gathered, this association has shown no activity to date.
There are approximately 50 members, which resign in turn, as soon as they
have sussed the President of the association, and have realised that the
association does not have a serious purpose".
You mean! shock, horror, blush and fart this secret society has been found
From whom has this information come?
7º According to its former President, the
association was at the time a "club for boy scouts" and NOTHING MORE….!
Ha! That's what they all say.
8º FX Falls off chair
At last something that contains a degree of substance. I like your
technique: bore the pants off your reader then hit him with something
The genealogies so dear to the hearts of the
readers of THE SACRED ENIGMA, have been taken straight from a special
issue of the historical journal "les Cahiers de l’Histoire" (no.1, 1960)
to which have been added the names of the ancestors of the former sexton,
alias Varrin de Vincestra, a.k.a. Pierre de France, baptised as
Saint-Clair, but known to the secret services and to the state as Pierre
Maybe they knew something les Cahiers de l’Histoire didn't. Only a fool
will openly declare that they know all there is to know about historical
Plantard was broached with the evidence that his father was a mere sexton
by Henry Lincoln, his answer was that he had to play down his aristocracy
to keep the Gestapo off his back, it was in fact a plausible answer. It
was known that aristocrats not sympathetic to the Nazis were arrested
during WWII by the Gestapo. Hence Plantard's father dropped the St Clair
part of his name from his birth certificate. Remember Rennes Le Chateau
was part of Vichy France.
Let's deal with parchments
Chaumeil famously declares that the parchments (and the Hautpoul grave
inscription and all the other bits) were faked by the Marquis de Chèrisey.
Chaumeil was a little reticent initially to let this 'confession by de
Chèrisey' be examined.
However when it was examined the first thing that hits you is that de
Chèrisey appears to have very little understanding of the encryption
technique used on the second parchment.
He also appears to be totally unaware that the final
decrypted (shepherdess) message is a direct anagram of the Hautpoul
headstone with PS PRAECUM removed.