Rosicrucian, Order of the Rose, HQ Here in Quakertown, PA
A little over a quarter century ago, a friend told me of his canoe trip on a stream near Lake Nockamixon. He said they went ashore and ventured up the embankment and came upon small buildings that looked like they were set up for rituals, and there were cloaks hanging on hooks inside. They were chased away by a man and his dogs. I thought he might have been pulling my leg, until I read of this place in the Weird Pennsylvania book, and I wonder if this is what my friend saw. The property has pyramids on it, and belongs to an ancient sect or cult. On the Web, it says it is very secretive, but it does have a Website, www.rosicrucian.org. I read on the Web that this is a 77-acre site. There is a healing center in proximity, and I don't know whether it is related. Reuben Swinburne Clymer (1878-1966) was an official with it, and perhaps explains the name of Clymer Road. The order's Website says it is not a religion, but elsewhere on the Web there is talk of it being religious, spiritual, or along the lines of the Masons. Perhaps somebody who knows more can comment below.
The Ancient and Mystical Order Rosae Crucis , 5999 Clymer Road , - 5801-5899 Clymer, at Richlandtown Rd., Quakertown, Pennsylvania, 18951, United States