downtown Mesa’s Steampunk connections tie to the ancient Hohokam tribes
and H. G. Wells himself? Read on, and learn the undisputed speculative
facts about Steampunk Street!
The history of Mesa, Arizona dates back 2000 years to the Hohokam
civilization, when the most sophisticated people of the prehistoric New
World created vast canal systems and an agricultural oasis
in the desert.
In approximately A.D. 1450, the Hohokam people mysteriously disappeared
from the face of the Earth.
The literal meaning of Hohokam is “The Departed
In 1878, Mesa was registered as a town, and in 1895 the Mesa Canal was
enlarged over the same spot as one of the major Hohokam canals, and was
allegedly built in order to facilitate a power plant.
In the late 1800s, as the city of Mesa was being built, a series of
secret tunnels were created beneath the downtown center. Their true
purpose has never been revealed and several openings (or portals) have
been sealed without explanation.
In 1895, H. G. Wells published his “science-fiction”
adventures as told in his novel The Time Machine. Wells is credited for
conceiving a vehicle that could travel through time.
the true historical events, many have speculated that these parallel
time frames and downtown Mesa’s unique and ancient history are more
than just coincidental curiosities.
Many believe, that with their complex canal systems, the Hohokam people
were not only able to flow water through their elaborate farming
fields, but that they inadvertently connected to the currents of time
itself and opened a wormhole that carried them unexpectedly to another
It is thought that Mesa’s founders discovered this primitive
dimensional portal and tapped into its power by widening and enhancing
the ancient Hohokam “time” canals, opening several time portals
throughout downtown Mesa. The early city founders are said to have used
the portals in an attempt to alter historical events.
It has been further speculated that through one of the Mesa time
gateways, H.G. Wells arrived in his supposedly “fictional”
time-traveling device. He is said to have warned the Mesans of the
folly of playing with the time continuum, and convinced them to seal
the portals they had created in the Mesa underground.
September 15th, 2009, in historic downtown Mesa, Evermore
Nevermore began preparations to open a new
& unique alternative art and collectibles shop. They soon
discovered a hollow sealed section in one of their building's basement
On 2/12/10, Evermore Nevermore hosted its first Steampunk artisan
event, Steampunk Spectacular,
showcasing Victorian era "science fiction & fantasy" devices,
allegedly created by “local” artisans.
Since 2009, Evermore Nevermore has become synonymous with the so-called
Steampunk genre and routinely hosts events in which characters and
creators from a so-called “fantasy” bygone era appear on the Main
Street of downtown Mesa.
The Latitude and Longitude of the former Evermore Nevermore location in
Mesa, Arizona is 33.414713, -111.835271.
these numbers in combination with a complex Hohokam mathematic formula,
a team of scientists
are feverishly working
to determine when the next alleged
is set to occur!
The appearance of the
former Evermore Nevermore
shop on Main Street in Mesa added to the speculation that at least one
Mesa time portal remains active in the area. Some believe the owners of
said shop foolishly removed the barrier covering the blocked time
portal in their basement and that it periodically reopens allowing
citizens from another time and dimension to cross over into ours.
E.N. shop has now closed its business, many
speculate that this was a cover-up to distract attention from the
owners' secret mission to save the world from the 2012 Mayan apocalypse
(utilizing the time-canal portal hidden in their building's
Hohokam technology and mathematics, a team of local historians
& scientests are working to determine when the next alleged “time-travel”
event is set to occur. Will so-called “fantasy” &
“science-fiction” citizens of the Victorian age once again walk the
streets of downtown Mesa? Believers and the curious alike will want to be there
that day to find out!
Stay tuned for an announcement regarding the next Steampunk Street event
and see if you can separate
the fact from the fiction!