© spurensucher - 13.11.2021

Demolition Squad Step Pyramid:
Reed Sandstone Quarry Jägerhaus




All kinds of inconsistencies in what is supposed to be the largest quarry in Baden-Württemberg. The whole thing seems strange with the extremely straight edge of the quarry.




Some of the walls are as smooth as if they had been sanded down afterwards.





Pyramid-shaped deep niches that make no sense at first or second glance. If you look behind them, you come across a jumble of rocks.




The Jägerhaus has been known as a former stone house near Heilbronn since 1678. Today it is a restaurant and excursion destination at the nearby reed sandstone quarry, which is celebrated as an export hit with a long history. It is said that reed sandstone from Heilbronn was the most popular building stone in Baden Württemberg in the 19th century. From the demolition site at the Jägerhaus, the material is said to have been used for picture columns at Heidelberg Castle, ornaments at Cologne Cathedral and railway station buildings in many parts of Germany. Distances did not seem to matter at the time.


Apparently, it was not possible to continue working the excavated rocks until the quarry production was shut down - at least a large part of it was left lying around. The traces of processing are manifold.








However, the popularity must have gone back even further in time: from 1777 to 1782, the road to the Jägerhaus was laid out and extended for the nearby quarry. Since then, the road has served as a removal route for the reed sandstone extracted from the quarry. The University of Giessen writes: "With its good workability and its warm yellow colour, the Heilbronn reed sandstone was a valued building stone for many centuries. It was valued throughout Germany as a building and sculpture stone and was even exported. Well-known examples are many historic buildings in Heilbronn, but also the Cologne Cathedral or even the railway station in Amsterdam (Hansch et al. o.J.). After more than 500 years, quarrying operations at the Jägerhaus ended around 1960. Since 1972, the Jägerhaus quarry has been a nature reserve." So the demolition activities go back a long way. The city of Heilbronn writes: "After it ceased to be used in 1968, the quarry, like many others, was threatened with backfilling. In 1972 it was designated a nature reserve by the Stuttgart Regional Council." It is thanks to a fortunate circumstance that we still come across the inconsistencies of our past here.


The entire area, which is historically presented to us as a quarry - if one considers the original "untouched" form - runs over a winding length of about 400 m (for comparison, the Cheops pyramid has a side length of about 231 m). From the northern to the southern tip, the extension is about 470 m. (Source of measurements: Megalithic Pyramids - Cairn Research Society).


If one enters the aisles, accessible to walkers, of the approximately 20-hectare site where quarrying once took place, the height of the remaining side walls reveals the corresponding rock potential to the curious eye. However, the part of the massive rock area that was mined from is only a fraction of the site, amateur Cairn explorers claim. According to them, the demolition wall is on the backside of a former cairn, the traces of which are still unmistakable today.










Unfortunately, I did not have enough time to study all the details on site, which amateur researchers before me had already scrutinised. However, it must really be doubted whether we are dealing with a flawless quarry here. I enter the paths through the "quarry" and let my gaze wander. Some of the dominating rock faces on the side have strikingly sharp break-off edges - almost as if they had been lasered or reground. Diamond-tipped saws existed at the time, but were they really used there? This is just one conspicuous feature that I encountered again later elsewhere.




Holes for explosive devices or something completely different? Why should these still be preserved after the blasting.








Some sections are exceedingly smooth ... as if cut.




Die Zeitung Heilbronner Stimme zählt den Ort zu den kühlsten in der Region. Sie schreibt: "Die Luft sickert durch die Halde und kühlt dabei ab. Unten entsteht eine leichte Brise. Dort herrschen ideale Bedingungen für den gelappten Schildfarn. Dieser Farn gedeiht an schattigen, kühlen und feuchten Plätzen." (Source) Well, apart from the steep slopes perhaps nothing special, if it weren't for these walls. Everywhere you can find dry-stone walling at the edges of the quarry, which rises up in steps. Some of them are opposite or directly in front of the respective demolition site. According to calculations by the amateur researchers Maglith Pyramids - Cairn Research Society, they reach a height of up to 20 metres.  If you look closer, you will discover a neatly worked dry stone wall practically behind or at the edge of each embankment.




The scenario gives the impression that they worked their way through the masonry to get to the rock face behind it. From there, the demolition was carried out to obtain large, usable blocks. Officials declare everything that does not belong to the rock face as overburden. The quarry stone masonry is practically not mentioned at all.




The dry stone walls are located in front of the quarry edges. Science does not take a position on this.




The entire complex was apparently cut through by blasting and road construction, so that no coherent structure is visible or recognisable from the outside. Behind the lush wall remains, clay can be found in many places, but this was also often removed later and made the wall structures unstable. After this first visit, which unfortunately also prevented me from seeing the filled-in entrances, which other amateur researchers had already discovered, many questions remained unanswered.


Was it a coherent complex of several cairns or an original step pyramid that had been largely parcelled out or destroyed? The fact is that the proportion of the alleged overburden would clearly exceed the estimated amount of overburden for the entire area, say the amateur researchers. Moreover, the proportion of the smaller grain sizes was historically proven to have been sold as gravel, so that basically only sands or surface layers should have remained. However, the slopes, embankments etc. are far too large or voluminous for this.


Moreover, according to a publication on the quarry period, which lasted from the end of the 19th to the beginning of the 20th century, it is known that most of the overburden and stone rubble from the ashlar production was already sold as an additive for concrete and for road construction (Rolf Albert Burrer, "Der Steinhauer an der Arbeit", 1911 in the chapter "Gewinnung des Rohmaterials", p. 62). (Source). So one can confidently assume that we are not dealing with a classic spoil heap here. Of course, I will be glad to be proven wrong later.


A completely uncleared quarry. However, one can clearly see the separation between overburden and masonry.




Below, the obscure loading station for the material from the higher layer to the feeding point. In any case, the juxtaposed masonry from completely different eras is revealing.








The associated narrative as a drawing for explanation. In the lower area, people loaded directly onto the horse-drawn carriages.




Further explanation of the official narrative: Allegedly, 14 hectares of spoil heap were accumulated and deposited before the actual quarry walls. We are talking here about the area in front of the yellow line on the map, which, however, on closer inspection can hardly have been created on this scale - in relation to the area of the hewn-off walls. Apart from the shape - this is demonstrably masonry and not overburden. It is estimated that 900,000 cubic metres of bricks were heaped up to a height of 8 metres.




When at first glance one is presented with a quarry and then encounters so many anomalies, one has to raise justified doubts. Overburden consisting of neatly piled up masonry stones in places? And then in this quantity?

Further details, hidden accesses and anomalies can be found in the video: