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

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.

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 10 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 10 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
4 years 25 days ago

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

Roger Smith
4 years 2 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

4 years 2 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 has EVERYTHING to do with them. But thats just it. When all of this surrounds you, you feel powerless, you don't know what to do: sure you spread it but whats the point if people say "I don't care". I think that regardless of how informed we are (which is… Read more »
3 years 10 months ago

Uhm, isn't this what this show is about? Conspiracies and mystery? The characters investigating a strange mysterious happening in town? If so, I am sure that these symbols were put in for the plot, rather than to indoctrinate kids.

4 years 2 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.

4 years 1 month 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?

4 years 2 months ago


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 HAVE BEEN SET FREE!

“Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” —John 8:32

4 years 3 months ago
The premise of this cartoon: "… the adventures of 12 year-old twin brother and sister Dipper and Mabel Pines, whose summer plans are ruined when their parents ship them off to their Great Uncle Stan in Gravity Falls, Oregon. "Grunkle" Stan lives in and runs The Mystery Shack, a tourist trap which overcharges unlucky visitors for a glimpse at the world's most bizarre museum, but little do Dipper and Mabel know that there really is something very strange going on and they must rely on one another to find their way in this unfamiliar town." If you were an animator, how would you represent "Mystery" and a bizarre museum? Wouldn't you use exactly these items and symbols, which have been given a mysterious or occult connotation, in part by websites like this? If you imagine the cartoon without these things, then it just wouldn't be scary and mysterious, and therefore,… Read more »
Samanta Luna
4 years 1 month 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.

4 years 2 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.

4 years 2 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…

4 years 2 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.

4 years 2 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.

Rob Manlove
4 years 3 months ago
According to the rules of the board, I will attempt to maintain an open mind about this posting. I would like to begin this discussion with one obvious point; regardless of how one feels or believes concerning a world elite ruling class of intellectuals, referred to here as the "Illuminati", there appears to be an open attempt by Disney or their parent company to indoctrinate young children to the symbols of the Mason's and/or the Shriner's. Whether Disney is complicit in drawing children to the "dark side" remains yet to be determined. While we as parents are able to view the still shots of the program as they are presented above there is little in the way of explaining the plot or theme of the program. Is the theme actually designed to warn children about the darker side of these symbols? Is Disney, in a round about manner attempting to… Read more »
4 years 3 months ago

You people do realize that the "Illuminati recruitment" thing is a preposterous as saying "if i let my children watch a tv show with homosexual characters is going to make my child a homosexual." Ive seen the show, and though it does bear some homage to Illuminati symbols, but as well as symbols to the bible, judiasim, and other religions. Moreso than anything. You all act like theyre having subliminal messages, and one day their going to say some "Secret phrase" during the show, and your child is going to get up and start a Illuminati uprising in the streets.

4 years 3 months ago

Why is everyone so alarmed about this? i've seen the show and the fact that stan might be evil and that there might be a secret or evil organization are PART of the show. These symbols aren't supposed to be hidden, they're supposed to make the show more interesting to watch.

4 years 3 months ago

It is mass indoctrination. It is not innocent. It is not to make the story more interesting.

It is not about the story at all. It is about brainwashing the world with these symbols which

hold meaning for the people who are presenting them. It IS alarming. Be alarmed.

The Dude
4 years 3 months ago
Evil is weak…evil is powerless. Evil has to present itself prideful to make you think that it's in control. The only way evil can affect you is if you allow it by committing sinful acts. Evil can do nothing in the presence of good. Focus on being a good individual and put away the bad…then no matter what these freaks throw at you, it can do no harm. These people think they are so cute by showing symbols everywhere and think they will be in control…they will be in control for such a short amount of time before their demise their heads will spin. All that work for hundreds of years for what…3.5 years of power according to Revelations and then into a lake of fire. I feel more sorry for them than anything…a good and peaceful life is offered to them if they would check their ego aside and… Read more »
4 years 1 month 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.

4 years 1 month 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 with fear whenever we see an eye? It makes it much easier to controll doesn't it? Who here has stopped watching a show because this site or a site like it has told you it's the illumanti and it's controlling you? Don't u think that the illumanti night be controlling… Read more »
4 years 2 months ago

"Next Tour, 2015"

4 years 2 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?

Dat Guy
4 years 2 months ago

Could this get any more blatant?!

4 years 2 months ago

I love this show! 😀