“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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Swell Del
3 years 4 months ago

All though prophesy is being fulfilled, we should pray. :)

3 years 1 month 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.

3 years 4 months ago

I am just now doing some research on the illuminati and am honestly shocked that it is being put into our childrens television shows, and cartoons. It scares me to see what we have become as a nation and the people that we are "so called' electing into office. This is why I do not allow television in my home.

3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

Oh, and I just want people to know that the eye is actually a representation of God and has nothing to do with Satan. But, of course, it was used by the Masons much like the meaning of the swastikawas used by the Nazis. Actually, none of this has to do with Satan. I swear, people try to find Satan in everything. It's just crazy.

3 years 1 month 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 1 month ago

I think you guys are taking things too far. Disney is not indoctrinating kids onto masonery or anything like that; is just a show about creepy and misterious things, and they play with the Illuminati issue: is not put there randomly, is probably gonna be some big plot related to Gruncle Stan being an Illuminati and so. You should worry about cartoons showing your kids to be good people, and by far, the teaching of half the episodes is related to Dipper loving and caring about his sister, so I don't see the problem here.

3 years 4 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 4 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 4 months ago

dudes…its part of the show. Conspiracy and Mystery are the theme, here. Plus, this show is cool.

3 years 4 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?

Mabel Angello
3 years 4 months ago

Heres a run down. Knowing the workings of freemasonry, there are actually a shitton of more references in this series. The writing is phenomenal in this, they aren't just injecting symbolism, they make several references to lodges and Stan's lodge throughout the series, however, its all references to how the lodge thinks Stan is pretty dead-beat (Though typically freemasons don't enjoy abuse of cultic work, then you see his 'mystery shack') The all seeing eye, pyramids, all that are definitely references to freemasons. However not the illuminati, please remember, the illuminati is the 'Knights Templar' to the Rosicrucian Order, I'm… Read more »

3 years 4 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 5 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 5 months ago

I was reading about the illuminati, freemansonry and their symbols etc when the name isis (one of their goddesses or so) came up. The name felt so familiar in fact i felt like isis was someone that i already knew. I kept asking myself… why does the name keep ringing a bell? Then i remembered that on one of the disney comedy shows that i watch frequently (Pair of Kings – about goofball twins who turn king) there was a princess named isis who had a third eye right in the middle of her forehead. That immediately takes me to… Read more »

Doris Chapman
3 years 5 months ago

I have to say one thing. Not all pyramids represent evil, not all "eyes" represent evil, etc. There is another side, you know, and it's called "White Magic" and it uses all the same symbols only they use it for good. You have caused another version of "mind wash" by saying it's either/or. and it's not that way at all. Please do not teach the children that all these things are used for evil, it sounds like you are coming from a very right wing White Christian background and it's very scary from my point of view.Even Jesus says "there… Read more »

3 years 5 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 5 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 »

Gravity Falls Decode
3 years 5 months ago

There's something up with Gravity Falls. There are many secrets to uncover, of course, and that's why I like watching the show. Around the Illuminati Symbol that shows for a split second in the theme song are things you can find in the show, like Stan's glasses, the hand first found on the book, but it has 6 fingers. That could mean something. Also, in the credits a message shows that you have to unscramble, using the 'Three Letters Back' trick, if you know about it. You can find that message when you play the end of the theme song… Read more »

3 years 5 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 5 months ago

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

3 years 4 months ago

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

3 years 5 months ago

"Next Tour, 2015"

3 years 5 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 5 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 5 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