I drove down to
Wiltshire to take a friend to view a car; we spent several hours
at the dealership.
As our trip took us near to the village of Avebury, (which is actually
within Britain's largest stone circle), I took the opportunity to
take the 'Sentinel 2 GXL' and test it around the stones and also
in the burial chamber at West Kennet long barrow.
After taking lunch at the Red Lion pub, I set off on a short investigation
around the stones. First en -route, were the large stones known
as 'the cove'.
At the stones, the meter was turned on to a setting of 5 on the
electric field and magnetic field sensors and a setting of x10 on
I held the S2 to the stone and instantly saw fluctuations on the
display. At first I thought this was due to the breeze, (the S2's
electric field sensor can detect energy blown by the wind) but the
responses continued even though I sheltered the S2 from the wind.
I moved to the second stone at the cove, which showed similar responses.
At that time, I was convinced that the breeze caused the responses
on the machine but I would change this view later.
I then moved to the fallen stone adjacent to the antique shop. Here,
I was able to place and leave the S2 on the stone; the same pulsing
electric field was evident.
I then crossed over the road towards the larger 'entrance stones'.
Walking towards the large stones I stopped and tested three stones
(4, 5 & 6). All showed a clear pulse repeating at approximately
1 to 1 ½ seconds. I moved around each of the stones to shelter
from the wind and to be objective, the response could be seen clearly
in several locations around each stone.
I then moved over to one of the larger 'entrance' stones, standing
with my back to the Red Lion first to the left stone. The same pulsing
could be seen although not as strong
. This was also detected in several places around the stone.
When I moved to the other large stone there was no pulse detectable.
There is an indentation in the stone where a person can sit; I placed
the S2 in this spot, but still no response.
My car was in a car park which is locked at 4-30 pm, regrettably
I had to leave.
I meet up with Sue & Alan at the car and headed up to' West
Kennet long barrow', an ancient burial chamber, a place Sue and
I have visited many times. The walk up to the chamber is different
now; there are no field boundaries or proper path in the second
I had turned on the S2 along this walk but with little response.
When I first entered the chamber several people were in and around
the area. There was only a minor response from the S2 as I walked
in, but nothing when the S2 was held against a stone or placed anywhere
on the floor.
I decided to walk outside & concentrate on watching the magnetic
sensor display whilst on top of the barrow. This did give brief
reactions along the ridgeline.
As most people had left the area, I re-entered the barrow once again
with S2 on. This time responses were detected in both the first
small chamber on the left, also the second.
I then walked to the end of the main passage and placed the S2 on
the floor, the same pulsing responses could be seen, (some of this
was recorded on my still camera/video)
I then walked outside and placed the S2 on the floor adjacent to
the entrance stone, the faint pulsing could be seen on the display.
I then placed the S2 on the floor next to the stone, the pulses
became much stronger, occurring approximately 1 per second, but
also with random variations. The S2 settings at this time were 10
on the electric field and 10 on the magnetic field; this is the
most sensitive setting. In-between the strong pulses, background
random fluctuations were also present.
The strong pulses were off scale to (+) and (-) voltage.
During the time at the barrow the S2 was sheltered from the wind.
This was an impromptu investigation with out a specific plan or
procedure, where possible I ensured there was no one near the S2
when noted observations were made.
During the observations in the chamber, I ensured any noted reactions
were taken when no one was moving.
On the selected settings, the S2 was detecting between 1/1000 and
1/100,000 of a volt fluctuations.
During the time
of the reactions only the electric field sensor showed responses,
the magnetic sensor showed only extremely small responses.
When I first entered
the chamber I took some still pictures, one of these was an 'orb'.
Although captured regularly at 'haunted' locations it is still interesting
to capture one in a burial chamber. There are several explanations
as to how they appear on a picture, but I believe there are still
some that are difficult to explain in technical terms.
The chamber was
'quiet' when we first arrived but a couple of things changed as
the S2 began sensing electrical activity,
1. Most of the
visitors had left just before things happened.
2. The sun was setting, the three of us remaining are good friends
and perhaps that bond of friendship contributed to the activity.
I hope to organise
a team and go back to Avebury. Several investigators positioned
at selected stones and at the chamber would make a very interesting
Two visitors were observing during the latter time, they were very
interested in what I was doing and asked ' did I travel the country
investigating places like this?'
If only, I thought!
When at home the
following day I turned on the S2 to the same high settings as used
at Avebury to prove to myself the machine was not malfunctioning.
It was left on for 2 hours with the scope display showing' the shape'
of the mains 50hz cable nearby.
The machine had performed perfectly both days.
So what did it
detect at Avebury.
Slow, low energy pulsing from the stones in the circle, but not
all the stones were tested.
Initially at the burial chamber, nothing then a build up of electrical
background noise and then semi regular higher energy both inside
and outside of the chamber.
On the next to avebury and other special ancient sites, I will to
be prepared and equipped for a co-ordinated investigation with more
equipment and investigators.
Stones 4,5 and 6