Ernest Cros and the partially reconstructed inscription on the tombstone - Saunière or Cherisey's concoction or someone else's?
In 1931, just in case we missed it the first time round - a Brochure-format of Elie Tisseyre’s 1906 article entitled ‘Excursion on 25 June 1905 to Rennes-le-Château’ was deposited in the Bibliothèque Municipale of Carcassonne by someone called “Marty”. Apart from the strangeness of a singular article being deposited a second time into a library [Who was 'Marty' hoping would see it again and why not publish the whole issue that the single article once appeared in?] 25 years after it originally appeared - who in fact was Marty? Was he somehow privy to certain information? Or did he want to divulge more information in relation to the important Marie de Negre tombstone? It is a strange enigma.
Interesting then that Cherisey has this to say in the 1970's ....
"7 AUGUST 1977
Received a letter from a correspondent, Monsieur MARTY of Carcassonne, the owner since 1956 of the tombstone said to be that of the Marquise de BLANCHEFORT of Rennes. Monsieur MARTY, who has also received a copy of ‘CERCLE D’ULYSSE’, has certain questions to ask. This gentleman asks me on what JEAN DELAUDE bases his statements about certain published ‘parchments’.
"14 AUGUST 1977
Another letter from this same dear Monsieur MARTY, asking:
‘What do you think of FRANCIS BLANCHE?’
Quite a lot, indeed. I met him for the first time in a nightclub near the Place Saint Georges in Paris. He tried to frighten me and he certainly succeeded".
"An opportunity, said Jean-Marie Villette, presented itself to make an appearance at a conference organised by Philippe Marlin, July 24 in the Jardin de Marie, with our friend Morgan!
The first part of the conference I will tell in what circumstances I discovered the Razes, a possible opportunity to create a business and have crazy adventures, Puivert theater festival in the castle of love and troubadours in 1968. How i fortuitously met Mr. Gerard de Sede in 69, and how, later, in Espéraza, in 70 we were collectively victims of incredible machination plantardienne! Not a novel, but the experience!
In the second part, I will say how and why I started research in Rennes-le-Château, on the theme of the Shepherds of Arcadia, a very courted subject at the time when the atmosphere was warm, and then when the dust has settled, we forgot a bit about the shepherds, but not me who still continued my quest.
I have accumulated much over the years, yet the more I get closer to the legendary painting of Poussin and ..... to deliver its most beautiful fruit! So join us on the 24th evening, ...."(Jean-Marie Villette)"
My friend Johann reported this on his website: HERE. Hmmmm - i often wish Johann had another part on his site where he reported what was said/happened at these various talks, because i think English researchers miss out on such a lot. For example, i would love to have heard about the Plantard machinations!
There was also reported a lecture about Philippe Maury, who on the 17th July, presented a lecture called: The Treasure of Rennes, is it in a Mine? I would love to have heard what he had to say too.
So, if anyone knows, please let me know so i can add it to my blog :)
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My name is Sandy Hamblett, inspired and passionate researcher of the mysteries at Rennes-les-Bains.