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Thursday, September 15th, 2005
3:21 am
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Thursday, February 12th, 2004
10:57 pm
It's Friday (soon)
Friday, the 13th. Title of a film and source of much worry by some people.
How did we get to feel that Friday the 13th was bad for our health, you may ask... well you may not, but I'm gonna tell you anyway. Read more...Collapse )
Sunday, February 8th, 2004
9:18 pm
Ley Lines
If you ever go to Cornwall, in England, be sure to visit St. Michael's Mount.
It is sited in a bay on the most southerly part of Britain. You draw a line on a map connecting St Michael's Mount to Brent Tor, and the on to Glastonbury, on to Avebury and up into East Anglia. The strange thing is that this line follows the path of May day sunrise, and it has many churches along the route dedicated to St Michael and St George.
Many have speculated about the alignments of the ancient monuments of Britain. The first person to note these strange alignments in the landscape was Sir Norman Lockyer, in 1909. He noted that Stonehenge stood at the point of an equilateral triangle linking Old Sarum and another hillfort, called Grovely Castle. he also noted that grovely castle was on a line of ancient sites linking stonehenge with the Cerne Abbas Giant, a hill figure in Dorset. In the 1920s Alfred Watkins, an antiquarian from Herefordshire, noted alignments in the landscape in the county he lived in. He theorised that these dead straight alignments that criss crossed the landscape were prehistoric trade routes, and published his findings in a book the Old Straight Track. He called these alignments 'Ley Lines', from a saxon word 'ley, meaning 'to lead'.
However, some people found fault with the idea that they were trade routes. Why did these straight tracks go through marshes and other inaccessible terrain? Your real trade routes (like the Berkshire Ridgeway) meander through the countryside, taking advantag of natural features.
In the 20s, ley lines were like crop circles. they caused a lot of controversy and lots of people went off to investigate. Among the many different factions who got interested were Dowsers.
Dowsing is easy, I have done it myself. the mechanics of what happens when you dowse is perhaps subject for another posting, but dowsers have found that
many prehistoric sites are sited over blind springs and underground streams.
Many pre-reformation Christian churches are also built on ancient pagan 'sacred spots'. Indeed, this was one way of winning pagans over to the new fangled religion.
Dowsers claim that they can feel some sort of force t these ancient sites. They also claim that primitive man would be more attuned to the landscape, or perhaps only a few of the community would have this gift and be vererated by thier peers. One such person, a modern day dowser named Bill Lewis, claims that he can sense a spiral force that spirals up the standing stones of many ancient sites like Stonehenge.
Strangely enough, one scientist, Professor John Taylor of Kings College, London, was able to confirm that Mr Lewis was not just imagining things. a series of measurements with a portable magnetometer revealed that this spiral pattern existed, and grew in strength towards the tip of the standing stone, as Mr Lewis had said.
Even more amazingly, some suggest that there is a flow of energy from one site to another, at certain times of the year. These being solstice and equinox. Of course, there are many old legends and stories about in england, but do some conceal a forgotten system of knowledge? A system that encompassed astronomy, geophysics and mans interaction with the landscape.
It is calculated that it took 18 million man hours to constuct Silbury Hill, a gigantic cone shaped mound near Avebury. According to archeologist Richard Atkinson this was "a fraction of the 'gross national product' of the communitity at least as great as that devoted by the USA to the whole of it's space program". One may wonder why these people considered it so important.
The most useful works I have read on it are 'The Secret Country' by Janet and Colin Bord, and " Quicksilver heritage" by Micheal Screeton.
In this item I have briefly touched the surface of this subject, but I would be interested in what others turn up.
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Friday, February 6th, 2004
11:13 pm
Did The Devil Walk Through Devon?
This is a true story. It is just one of the many mysterious cases that I have come across in my time and I would appreciate anyone's views on the matter.
I really don't hav any clues to offer....
The story begins on February the 9th, 1855.
Southern England had been held in the grip of one of the coldest winters in what was then living memory.
A severe frost had frozen over the river Exe in the county of Devon, and 2 inches of snow had fallen over night.
When the dawn came, among the familiar tracks of birds and beasts lay a set of tracks that have never found any rational explanation, and terrified all who saw them.
These tracks were a trail of footprints, and they ran, according to one corresspondent in the Illustrated London News for a distance "exeeding a hundred miles". Even more remarkably, they were in single file. Each resembled a hoof print, 4 inches long, 2.75" wide and were 8" apart. Most mysteriously, the hoofpints ran in single file...
The local villagers of Exmouth, Torquay and Totnes had no doubt that this was the work of the Devil himself. What else could have gone so far in the worst of weather in a single night?
Many journalists were of the opinion that it was some sort of animal. An exotic escapee from a private collection, perhaps. Certainly, It could not have been a native British animal of any kind. People in that time and place were familiar with most forms of native wildlife. Yet these tracks were so mysterious in their appearance that they defied explanation.
The trail ran for miles, over fields and over hayricks and over rooftops, even. Upon reaching a wall that was 14 feet in height, the tracks crossed over without the creature breaking its 8" stride...
The prints began in the middle of a garden in Totnes and ended in the middle of a feild in Litleham. A single line of tracks, all placed exactly one behind the other...
What was it that crossed a hundred miles of Devonshire countryside in single night, crossing the wide estuary of the River Exe with ease, and then going on across garden walls and over rooftops with impunity?
Whatever it was, it has never returned since...and that may be just as well.
Can you explain these mysterious events?

Current Mood: weird
10:03 pm
Hello everyone... I have decided to open up a little corner of Cyberspace to peer into the unknown. I have always had a fascination for the arcane and mysterious, and if you want to drop in and add to any discussion, please feel free. The only rules are:-
*that you respect others and treat them as you would be treated,
*that you accept that others have the right to check your sources, ask for details, and investigate your claims as thoroughly as they wish,
*that no one has to take anyone's word for anything,
*that skepticism, as opposed to credulity, is viewed as a healthier attitude round here. If you feel that you have a possible explanation for something, it is ok to share it.

Having said that, welcome...
Enter the Mysterious realm of the Paranormal... *cue the music*
Dooo doo doo, dadadada doo doo dooo....

Current Mood: quixotic
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