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Stone Circle


A modern version of a classic folklore theme:

(from Katy Jordan's Haunted Landscape)

Brian Davison as the Inspector of Ancient Monuments at Stonehenge recounted how a team from the University of Bristol came to take samples of the bluestones. There was a lot of mock apprehensiveness, because there are many stories of storms brewing up from nowhere / bad luck following the tampering with of barrows and other ancient sites.

"We joked and said, 'Well, you know, even if people don't see us, the gods will see us and we'll be struck down'. Well, we finished our work about 9 o'clock at night, and cleared away, and said, 'Well there you are, it's all superstition. Nothing's happened. No thunderbolts. No claps of thunder.' But that was October 1987. Six hours later we had the hurricane."
Rhiannon Posted by Rhiannon
16th April 2003ce

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