“Gravity Falls”: A New Disney TV Show Loaded With Illuminati Symbolism


The many articles on this site attempt to prove that the same set of symbols – those of the ruling elite – are being permeated across popular culture. While we often look at outlets intended for teenagers or young adults (such as movies and music videos), children are definitely not exempt of it. A blatant example is Disney’s new show Gravity Falls, a “quirky and endearing” cartoon about 12-year old twins spending summer with their Great Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon.

The 40 seconds long intro theme alone is loaded with symbolism. Here it is.

First, Great Uncle Stan wears a fez, which is the hat worn by the Shriners – an appendant body of Freemasonry. As they like to say, all Shriners are Masons, but not Masons are Shriners.


Stan wearing a Fez hat. Also, he is hiding one eye for the heck of it.


An Old School Shriner.

Up until 2010, only 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons (the highest degree attainable other than the honorary 33rd) or Knight Templars of the York Rite could join the Shriners. This means that Grunkle Fez is most probably a high level Freemason. Therefore, he knows what’s the deal with all of these symbols. He knows.

The show is full of eyes everywhere. There’s even a jar of eyeballs for sale at Stan’s store.


All-Seeing eye inside of triangle and more here…


This frame flashes for literally a split second at the end of the intro. We can easily recognize the Illuminati pyramid with illuminated capstone and All-Seeing eye, along with other alchemical and magical symbols. Also, there’s the Contra code on NES, which is rather hilarious.

I won’t start analyzing all of the episodes but here are some interesting shots from the first episode of Gravity Falls.

Aside from the eyeballs everywhere, the little humans in a jar are homunculi – a concept that is found in alchemy and occult rites.


19th-century engraving of Goethe’s Faust and Homunculus


All-Seeing Eye at the apex of the mountain


“Floating eyeballs, are they watching me?”.


The attic of Great Uncle Stan’s shack has a prominent Masonic stained glass window featuring a symbol that is omnipresent in this cartoon.


Stan appears to have two Owl clocks – the owl is an ancient symbol representing the occult elite (those who work in darkness), the Illuminati and the Bohemian Grove.


Check out the rug on the floor.


The letter “A” of the word “Shack” consists of a compass above and All-Seeing Eye, a combination of symbols of found in Masonic symbolism.


The entrance of a Masonic lodge.


In short, Disney’s new show is centered around a specific set of symbols associated with secret societies and the occult elite, which we call the Illuminati. While some might argue that these signs are inserted to add “mystery” to the show, we must also consider the fact that popular culture in general is being permeated with the exact same set of symbols. This show plays it part by exposing young children to the symbolism, which normalizes it and ultimately accomplishes what the occult elite has been doing for centuries: Hiding in plain sight.



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3 years 5 months ago

Though these articles are extremely interesting in their reviews of blatant symbolism presence, I wish more information was provided into why and how this affects children and other viewers. Is the symbolism present simply to make the viewer aware? To make them join such an organization in the future? Or to be controlled? What's the motive?

3 years 5 months ago

Have you also noticed the cryptogram above the Konami/Contra code? Its a Caesar cipher code. When translated it reads "Stan is not what he seems". There are also a few more that I have noticed actually in the episodes themselves as well.

Swell Del
3 years 7 months ago

All though prophesy is being fulfilled, we should pray. 🙂

3 years 9 months ago

the guys name "stan" is very obvious has a missing "A" hmmm "sAtan…..

3 years 8 months ago

His name is Stan because the creators' grandfather was named Stan.

3 years 9 months ago

I have a question: Why do these symbols have any power over anyone? Surely a symbol only has strength if you let it have strength? Mind you, I assume most commenters believe in some form of supernatural energies or entities, and I do not.

3 years 9 months ago
After a while it all just gives me a headache…Large doses of truth tend to have that affect…They are literally everywhere. The media, poisoning our water and food, the government, ect-it is a lot to take in and its physically sickening and disgusting. I think everyone knows of the occult and that it exist but they are passive about it. I've witnessed people asked if they believe in these secret societies and the foot-hold they have in the world, and they say "Yes, but I don't care" as If it has nothing to do with them when in reality it… Read more »
3 years 8 months ago

i have recently gotten into researching about these things and illuminati symbols are everywhere you look but what i don't understand is that what is the effect. in what way does seeing these symbols affect children. how do the illuminati or whoever does this benefit from placing their symbols everywhere?

3 years 5 months ago

I really don't think it's that bad. Are children really going to look at this show and say: "Wow, these symbols are something I should research in detail!" I know I didn't. As a matter-of-fact, I didn't even know half of these symbols were present. My attention, honestly, was given to Mabel's pig. How depressing, taking away all the fun shows because of stupid things like this. It's just like Invader Zim all over again.

3 years 7 months ago

These symbols you see here are exactly what their intentions are for. The creators use these symbols to capture the audience as intended. These symbols have been around for thousands of years. I don't understand how people use this as something evil? So anything that has a pyramid, a pyramid with an eye, a Phoenix, an owl, checkered floor and what not. Am I suppose to assume a group of billionaires so called the illuminati is behind it every single time? Really? I'm not convinced, I'm just not convinced.

Samanta Luna
3 years 8 months ago

I do agree that there is a lot of illuminati references in the show, but i also understand that the show is about the occult wich includes the prescence of secret societies, wich the iluminati is the most famous. The fact that the uncle uses the fez hat could reference the fact that since the first episode we see that he hides something. I think it could be worring if the show was nothing to do with the occult and mantain those symbolism. I think this time might be just a mockery of them.

3 years 8 months ago

It's easy yo get down. Bit thats what they want us to do….they want us to loose hope. But DON'T, god sees what therir doing. God alwsys whens in the end.

3 years 8 months ago
I suppose I dont see the point…so…it's got symbols. So. What. Exactly? I mean. There's symbols. That aren't doing anything. Sure their associated with something mysterious. Do u ever think the illumanti might WANT us all to see these symbols and freak out? Do u ever think they might be tryin to intentionally fill us with fear and paranoia? Look at all of us. A cartoon has a jar of eyeballs and everyone flips shit, and suddenly were to scared to watch tv. Do u think they might want it that way? That they want us all to be paralyzed… Read more »
3 years 9 months ago

This is completely off topic but I was watching the movie Ferris Bueller's Day Off and noticed something which could be a coincidence but it seemed oddly placed:

One scene in the beginning of the movie when Ferris is in his room there's a pretty clear shot were you can see a poster on the wall that says "Simple Minds" and it's placed right next to a deer's head with antlers on the wall. I comes across like the film is stating that the audience is simple minded to me. Just a thought.

3 years 9 months ago
CALL COX, DISH NETWORK, TIME WARNER, ETC & DISCONNECT YOUR CABLE !!! my husband & I decided that after being awakened & reading the Bible that clearly tells us who rules this world (satan, devil, evil one) & ALWAYS putting our faith in Jesus Christ as our Savior – it was imperative for us to TURN THE CABLE OFF !!!!! Knowing what we know & reading "it is written" in Scripture over & over about the many schemes of the enemy … keeping the cable ON was like us AGREEING with the "program". Just one of the many ways WE… Read more »
3 years 9 months ago

I think the symbolism is just for mystery. They pulled symbolism from "illuminati" and other historical artifacts because it creates that mystery and intrigue. I don't think it has anything to do with government mind control or corporate control or the elites. It's just fun.

3 years 9 months ago

"Next Tour, 2015"

3 years 9 months ago

omg!! this song is totally awesome! and i felt in love with the characters (including uncle Stan)!!! i hate Disney, they always make coool cartoons

3 years 9 months ago

Folks, Stan is the name of the creator's GRANDFATHER. The show is based on vacations he and his twin sister took as kids. So there goes Stan = Satan…

3 years 9 months ago

Is this really all that weird to you? The whole plot of the show is supposed to be mysterious and revels in mystery. They put these in intentionally to add to the mysticism.

3 years 9 months ago

I knew something was weird with that show. My friend watches it, but when I tried to watch it I got this really creepy feeling…

3 years 9 months ago

Did you notice that if you put one more 'a' in Stan you get satan?

3 years 9 months ago

I'm not sure if anyone commented on this (I didn't read through the long string of comments), but did anyone catch the six pointed star below Stan's rack of shirts in his store?!?! Hahaha! I have to just laugh at this s**t sometimes; it's the only antidote against the darkness that seems to be fast enveloping this forsaken world.

Roger Smith
3 years 9 months ago

"Also, there’s the Contra code on NES, which is rather hilarious."

which is exactly what all this is supposed to be, A JOKE!

like it or not conspiracy theories are a part of pop culture, most people are familiar with imagery like the All Seeing Eye and what it means, so something riffing or spoofing conspiracy theory imagery does NOT mean that that something is "connected" to the Illuminati in any way

3 years 9 months ago

Is it wrong to still enjoy things that are target of Illuminati theories? To be honest, the symbolism was what made me want to watch this show in the first place.

3 years 9 months ago

One thing I can not understand is why they NEED to show us all this symbolism. What do they win with that and how can this possibly affect us?