posted on Sep, 3 2019 @ 09:40 AM
a reply to: eletheia
Actually remember the old vitrified hill forts that Alan Wicker once did a piece on in his TV show wickers world.
Some scientists proved how they could have been vitrified using dried heather and peat to burn the stone wall's but no one has yet come up with a
suitable explanation for why Scotland at or before the time that the English (sorry there were no English here back then though modern English are
more than half there descendants I will correct that to the Southern British) were building earthen mound's were instead building complex stone
castles often on top of hill's sometime during the bronze age to the iron age.
We still do not really know there significance but it is very tempting to believe that along with other ruin's such as those on islands off of the
coast of Ireland that perhaps these represent something very unexpected, perhaps a native civilization that was at least on a par with the Greek's of
that same period as far as there building skills are concerned.
It is tempting to think that perhaps this other people, maybe even the Fomorians of Legend whom were supposedly raiders from across the sea and
remain in Gaelic folk lore to this day had established a series of hill top castles only for the oppressed Pict people's of Scotland long before the
Romans had invaded and conquered there southern neighbors had staged an uprising against another and now long forgotten ruling power effectively
erasing it from history as they even built up heather and peat against the wall's of these hated castles possibly built by there own people whom had
been enslaved and burned them so that the stones themselves ran like liquid in the intense heat.
Of course they could have just been the Pict version of those hill forts that lie scattered about in England and despite the evidence suggesting that
most of them were probably occupied for a very long time spanning multiple generations (though much of that evidence may simply be later reuse of the
sites whose melted wall's probably still offered some protection especially if later settlers built wooden palisades) there burning may represent some
form of funerary ritual but after they were gone they were never built again unless you class the old Broch's tower houses/villages as there
So there may be some anecdotal evidence from folklore of other people's from other places invading and interacting with the local Pict people's in
Scotland (perhaps a remnant of earlier British natives even than the Gaels) and the Gaels of the rest of Britain and Ireland at a very early epoch in
They may also have been rather more advanced than current models of the supposedly primitive early Britain's and Irish would like us to accept.
I remember a tale I read about many years ago now in one of those mystery book's, a diver was supposedly inspecting some cable that had become
snagged as they were laying between Europe and the US, this was somewhere near to Greenland and despite his deep sea diving gear he could only go so
far as the water was too deep for him, the story goes that the diver claimed that while he could not proceed all the way down to the snag he saw
something very unexpected in the depth's below him barely illuminated by his light's, it looked like the top of a Castle tower complete with parapet
and made of large desk sized stone's that disappeared into the murky darkness even deeper but he could just about make out what looked like it may be
an arched doorway or window lower down the tower - being a book before the internet age and not having been able to find the same account online I
have always put down to a likely flight of fancy by the author but what if it was not?.
edit on 3-9-2019 by LABTECH767 because: (no reason given)