Chris Hegg has been influenced by the desert his whole life. Growing up in Luning, surrounded by the open vast Great Basin, Hegg was taught by fellow desert packrats how to read the terrain, taken to hidden Indian petroglyphs or found himself standing in the middle of migrating Monarch butterflies. These small excursions as a youth turned into a quest as Hegg began to realize that each symbol on the petrogylphs or the migration of the butterfly had a meaning. It would take him year’s to discover what they truly meant.
As his youth gave way to adulthood, Hegg would enlist in the military. His calling? Cryptology – the study of codes.
He admits that cryptology came natural as his youth began to blend with his adulthood. The years of staring and studying ancient Indian writings allowed Hegg to see these pictures and symbols in a different light.
Now a husband and father of three, Hegg has completed his first book, “Ancient Universal Language of Man”.
The book explains that the early explorers, many who thought they were the first to reach these lands, were far from being the first. Due to the unexplained rock carvings and stone structures that date to long before the first explorer laid claim, Hegg answers questions that he himself has asked. The biggest question being, “Was the petroglyphs, megaliths and geoglyphs all related comprising a single ancient language?”
Hegg takes you on his journey in the book, explaining symbol meanings and geographical sites, which show that man was in these areas 13,000 years ago.
Hegg has become obsessed with protecting the sites of these glyphs and has become a volunteer site steward of public lands. He can be found out hiking, checking his mining claims or making international deals on a family barbeque sauce.
The book, “Ancient Universal Language of Man” will be available for purchase as early as next month and pre-orders are already being sought. He can be found on AuthorChrisHegg.com