Callanish builders inspired by lightning strikes

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Callanish builders inspired by lightning strikes

Post by Grahame » Sun Dec 22, 2019 9:58 am

Here's an interesting report in The Observer, saying that researchers have found evidence of several lighting strikes around one of the stones in the Calanais complex on Lewis.
...archaeologists have uncovered dramatic new evidence that suggests our Neolithic ancestors were inspired to construct the megaliths as devotional monuments by the natural phenomenon of lightning strikes. A geophysical survey around one of the stones has astonished archaeologists by revealing a star-shaped pattern formed by one, or possibly multiple, earth-shaking lightning strikes. New technology has exposed a clear pattern covering an area of up to 20 metres in diameter, buried until now beneath peat bogs.
This is probably not surprising news to most dowsers, given that single menhirs tend to be sited over a crossing of underground water, and stone rings are sited over blind springs. There's also the research of Kaj Halberg and John Burke in Seed of Knowledge, Stone of Plenty that demonstrates that megalithic sites tend to be sited on geomagnetic anomalies. Still, good that science is finally catching up! :lol:



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