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The Great X of Kilmartin

Stone Row / Alignment


We went out on a walk with a local countryside ranger last week and he told us of an American woman who had asked to visit the 5 smaller stones in the field alone with him. When they got there she said that this site should never be excavated but she wouldn't tell him why. She was absolutely adamant about his and he said he sensed a fear in her - he was sure that whatever reasons she had for such a request where absloutely valid to her mind.

The sense was that the stones had been placed there to "contain" something - whether real or otherwordly, I really don't know but I had never really thought of this before. I can't remember whether this was explicit in what she said, or just suggested but it did make us stop and think - and come up with even more "what if"s and "why"s

(It certainly made for an interesting debate around a couple of bottles of wine later that evening....)

So, we sat there and wondered at what lies beneath and started to feel a sense of trepidation! The mind can play tricks on you in such a the end we decided to sit within the "circle", our backs to the 2 larger stones and felt a sort of calm fall over us.

Still would like to know what had spooked her so much, though!
Vicster Posted by Vicster
20th July 2004ce
Edited 20th July 2004ce

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