“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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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?

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.

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.

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

"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

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 »
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 »

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.

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.

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…

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?

Doesn't Satan, I mean Stan's nose look like a ball sac? All by design!

I also kept seeing "Satan" every time I read "Stan" I think that name choice was for obvious reasons!

Me too.

me to

YAY x 3 for this discovery. I am glad that others noticed too.

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.

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.

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.

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 »

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.

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.

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.

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.

"Next Tour, 2015"

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?

Could this get any more blatant?!

I love this show! 😀

I don't think people need to be freaking out about the symbols because they can't hurt you unless they come alive and try to kill you like the possessed wax figures in episode 3

Hey "someoneisaw*nker" get to work reading all of Homestuck up to its present update!

See you in about 5 months, bucko! I want all the ILLUMINATI SYMBOLISM contained within! Show your work!

I see what you did there. 🙂

Fact: The All Seeing Eye symbol has been used in countless religions and for countless reasons. It is even used in Buddhism. To say that the eye implies an Illuminati agenda, may be true, but you are essentially ignoring all the other agendas that the eye has represented in human history i.e. taking on but ONE of the many interpretations and throwing out all the rest. This is not logical.

There used to a be a freeware Game Server Browser I used to connect to Quakeworld deathmatch servers called the "All Seeing Eye" with the symbol used as its icon. OMG ALL FIRST PERSON SHOOTERS ARE THE WORK OF MASONRY!~~~~~~~~~~

Well just an observation that wasn't mentioned in the article: in the name picture with stan covering one eye, the body of his lamp strongly resembles the old style beehive (masons use this as well as mormons).

Also in the rug picture is a window with the common "as above as below" motif above the employees only door and a Olmec head under the counter.


new video I just found today… The symbolism is just mind blowing, just putting it out there since it's a very unknown band

ho man, he even has a fez cap…and it even has the crescent moon and wings on it (eyebrows?)…don't know if the maroon-red is a factor, as well. the one-eye thing is ridiculous enough. admittedly, i have to read the rest of this article. i am inundated at the moment, but saw this pic on the homepage and had to comment. be well, peace

1) Gravity Falls= Bottomless Pit or Fallen Angels 2) Pause video @ :13 sec. giant foot prints symbolic of the giants which roamed the earth which were the offspring of fallen angels and human women. Paul Bunion was the tall axeman in the clip..a giant. 3) Pause video @ :29 sec. or the one pic above. Fanciful triquetra= triple helix= 3 stranded DNA= satan's bloodline and manipulations to human double stranded DNA 4) Pause video @ :33 sec. odd creatures and UFO's= hybrids and fallen angels/demons 5) Pause video @ :38 sec. the hand at the bottom of the circle has 6 fingers. The prodigy of fallen angels and women had 6 digits on hands and feet. Goliath and brothers are examples. Also, the triangles on the right one points up, the other points down. As above, so below. Fallen angels from spiritual realm intermingle with earthly human women. 6)… Read more »

hey vg thanks for the katy perry video i like the article can u do an article about the shooting in colorado? this picture is very disturbing but could it be? my guess is yes….


funnyI funny that the guy uses the hat on every episodes people don't really care they just want a cartoon and don't know what's behind it just for bieng silly

VC please do an article on the Dark Knight Rises, there are a lot of occult symbols in it. Also I think the Colorado shootings are more linked to it than the media will tell us

I saw a youtube video with a batman commercial on the air right before they interrupted for the 911 "plane crash".

hey i have a question i thought the masons try to hide the symbol in shows and stuff but here they stick out like a damn cow at a dog show. so i been thinking what if the cartoonist put the symbols in the cartoon to make it more creepy and mysterious. i mean the symbols are somewhat well-known and sometimes eyes in the wrong place can be creepy and odd. this is a mystery show.also why do yall keep calling uncle stan satan. my dads name is stan and hes the pastor of our church and a cool dad.

I just came home from Quantico off some training and was with my little cousin who was watching this show . It was immediately apparent to me the loads of symbolism in the show, so much it made my stomach turn. Please teach your youth about the sick sad world they live in but also show them the hope they can look forward to they can choose their own fate.

You guys are reading way to into this and scaring yourselves. I am not saying that there are not reasons to keep watchful eye out-(no pun intended). But I have to say, this show is done in LA. There is a love in LA, especially by artistic types for all things vintage, 50's, retro,ancient history, pyramids, etc. The show is clearly about spooky paranormal things, like Scooby Doo was. I am not sure about the creators or designers personally, but on most animation productions when one is tasked to draw someone drinking a soda, one usually designs & colors the can to like a coke can. Or for a pack of cigarettes, will usually be designed similar to a marlboro pack. These colors and shapes are very powerful recognizable brand symbols and get the message across quickly. The same for an ancient map or book. An artist will reference ancient… Read more »

Everytime I first read the name "Stan" I saw "Satan", couldn't help it.

I just noticed that when Dipper is in the cave in the main title, he finds a human skull with sharp teeth and devil horns. Coincidence?

thanks for reading my post about this. now could u do a review on the book and new movie of alice in wonderland. theres so much mind control crap in it! it disgusts me!

This may be common knowledge however I just saw this online today and tried it.

Try typing illuminati backwards and add .com. See where it takes you. It takes you to the NSA.gov website!

I think its' the boys at the NSA having a little fun. Or maybe not. Remember satan like to hide in plain site.

Did anyone else realize on the last picture the $20 and next tour sign 15..2015??? Are they telling us something?

Yes, I did. I wondered the same thing.

As a side note an "owl city" video, featuring the delorean ala "Back to the future" has the singer travelling to 2015 and then apparently running into a retro astronaut/sci-fi spaceman. 2015 being his destination. who knows maybe there'll be another big false flag then?

In the picture labled "All-Seeing eye inside of triangle and more here…" The symbols in red on the left, I can see subliminally the word "sex" a few different ways. Also the number "13" is clearly among them.

Its hardly subliminal is it? Perhaps thats just the way its meant to be in the cartoon. Just sayin…whats the context of the cartoon? The great uncle loosk as though he ssupposed to be abut strange… hence all the symbols etc.

These symbols are well known now, Im not sure how showing them in cartoons etc brainwashes children….

No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on

Oh no

No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on

Oh no

That's what I am

Please understand

I want to be your holy man

No I'm never gonna do it without the fez on

Oh no

Ain't never gonna do it without the fez on

Oh no

That's what I am

Please understand

I want to be your holy man

To me the one eyed thing is just like the "Jesus or God or whowever is watching over you" thing all the other occult religions preach. Same ole same ole. Who wants the power and control. No biggie this cult sh*t been going on since humans began the "civilization" thang….

Pro Peace out.

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.

Uncle "SaTAN"???

Of course he wears a fez.

Fezes are cool…