Field Investigations

  • Avebury Stone Circle

    Wiltshire, England

    Avebury Stone Circle and Henge is a sacred site thought to have been built in the Neolithic period between 2850 BC - 2200 BC. The Henge, a ditch and bank, encirlces part of the village of Avebury and the enclosing 100 stones of the Stone Circle, the largest in Britain.

    How life was lived within the structure of the henge is not fully understood. Aerial photographs suggest that there were more buildings than at the present time and they hint at a society where cermonial rituals took place. In the medieval period the circle was associated with Devil worship however these days it's mostly frequented by tourists and those who seek a spiritual connection with its past.

    The recording was made in the late evening during the spring, when the air was warm and still. Despite there being a road realtively close to the stones, there doesn't appear to be any road noise evident on the recording. The only extraneous noise to be disregarded during review was the bleating of noisy sheep, which grazed the field around the stone we stood against.

    EVP 1: This has to be one of the most emotive EVP responses we have ever captured. The speaker sounds positively exasperated at Rachel's inability to sense the energy within the stone.

    EVP 1: You're not sure

    EVP 2: The accent of the speaker and content of the message is more American that English; definitely a more modern phrase than you might expect to capture at a Neolithic site.

    EVP 2: Me oh my

    EVP 3: Rachel has a friend called Turan but the only shed visible from the stone was a cow shed. Turan lives a considerable distance away and he was not in the area.

    EVP 3: Turan was in the shed

    EVP 4: This was in response to Rachel asking if communication was made easier by being in the circle.

    EVP 4: all because

    EVP 5: We do not know who Barney is but he managed to say his name very clearly; we cannot find any connection to the site for this name.

    EVP 5: barney

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