Accompanying me was a dowser friend who had no idea where I was taking her to and had never visited the site before and hadn't even heard of it so it turned out.
How do we prove that? Is it impossible your friend never, say, fifteen years ago watched a TV program about "Ancient Mysteries" that included KAH, and has subsequently mostly, but not entirely, forgotten it?
We entered the enclosure and stood on the bank at the southern end. I then asked her if she would dowse for a true equilateral triangular stone and not an isosceles one as they were obviously still standing whilst the former would lie buried somewhere if there.
With that she sat down on the bank and drew out a rectangle on a piece of paper she had brought with her. I asked her why she was doing that and she said she would swing a pendulum over it instead of walking around the site. That sort of threw me a bit as I was expecting her to get out her dowsing rods and walk around the stone settings!
So, I left her to it and wandered around taking pix and a vid but didn't disturb her.
Not intentionally, of course. But is it impossible that she didn't, out of the corner of her eye, and not conciously, notice you looking at certain stones or places?
Half an hour later I noticed she had stopped playing around with the pendant thing so went back to her. She had put various x's on the drawing and some writing underneath it.
Firstly, she said there were two tri stones on the eastern flank and both were buried. She had marked their position on the drawing. I asked her how she knew that and the reply back was that she'd been 'told'!
Told by who I asked? Her spirit guide was the answer. Yep, that's what I thought :-)
I'd asked her nothing else but she went into details of her own. The 'hall' had never been roofed and it was not a reservoir! It had been excavated in three levels and was shelved. She said it was a 'Meeting place for humans and not for Cock Fighting' (where the hell did that come from??). It was just over 6,000 years old and had the remains of a woman in the north east corner that had died during the build.
OK, here's where the rubber hits the road. Research all the literature published on the site and confirm that NONE of it mentions multiple levels, cock fighting or a burial. Commision a thorough archaeological dig and confirm that the site was originally on multiple levels and contains a burial in the place predicted.
So, with trepidation I began my search for the two tri stones. I started looking for the one supposed to be nearer the centre of the eastern flank but gave up because it would be a major excavation job as most of the stones have fallen and are completely buried (oh that was another thing, ALL the original stones are still there apparently!!).
So I then moved toward the SE end and immediately spotten the tip of a prostrate stone showing out of the turf. On this photo you will see what was already showing by the contrasting darker discolouration which was where the turf was covering it. I hadn't noticed it two weeks ago when I first visited, but then I wasn't looking! Out came the trowel and after a bit of careful 'gardening' this was the result! https://picasaweb.google.com/100525707086862773355/KingArthursHall24thMay?authkey=Gv1sRgCLLppZP7uMft6wE#5746134518531336946
I only went back an acceptable amount with the cutting back but as you can see, either a tri stone or the corner of a rectangular stone revealed itself. I ran a probe in alongside both edges where still covered and they continued to be continuing outwards. I'll leave it to you to decide.
To me, meaningless. Nice picture of the alleged triangular stone, but of course not proved to be such. And now, no way to prove you didn't spot it before, and she didn't notice you doing that. Oh well.
All in all, an interesting experiment illustrating the pitfalls of investigation of paranormal phenomena and the ways they could, potentially, be proved. Thanks immensely for the report!
I really hope my cutting in the quoting system works! No way to preview that I know of...::crossing fingers::...
As I said you take it or leave it really, I just reported what happened and added nothing. I'm as sceptical as the next person but when you know someone well you get to know whether they are sincere or not. Whatever she 'saw/felt' was genuine for her and I think that's where the problem lies...being on different wavelengths with these people who in everyday life appear to be no different to the rest of us just maybe having something we don't connect to.
Perhaps they are no different to everyone else but would like to appear to be. I've followed this with great interest, but still remain unconvinced. The person I watched 'dowse' with a crystal has been a good friend for over 20 years, and someone I would class as sincere in every department. Yet the hand definately caused the crystal to swing.
I personally tried to 'dowse' many years ago with hazel rods in a field criss crossed with underground drainage channels. Nothing happened. And as for the bloke being able to say "Water at 120 feet", if he was familiar with the area and the level of the local water table, that would not be difficult to get right.
There exists within some people a desire to 'stand out' or be 'different', and claiming special powers is one way of achieving that. And once such a claim is made, it is very difficult to retract without looking utterly ridiculous. It is in areas such as this, where it is very difficult to prove otherwise, that such claims can be made without fear of contradiction.