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There has been much speculation about the layout and the design of the Hellfire Caves. This has been complicated by the fact that the names of the chambers have been changed at least several times. For example, the alcove nearest to the entrance has been called, the tool store, the steward’s cave and the Intersect of Ra. Paul Whitehead’s Cave was once known as the Robing Room (circa 1958). The Miner’s cave was once called the Buttery and the area of caves and pillars near what is called Franklin’s Cave was once just called the Catacombs.
Sir Francis established the infamous Hell-Fire Club which subsequently held chapter meetings in the Caves and whose members included Lord Sandwich, John Wilkes and other senior aristocrats and statesmen. Sir Francis later became Chancellor of the Exchequer, and Benjamin Franklin who was a close friend visited West Wycombe often and is rumoured to have taken part in the underworld club.
The caves long winding passages lead deep underground for over 300 feet, through the great Banqueting Hall and past various other chambers. In these areas there are scenes that depict various members of the original Hellfire Club.
Originally posted by gimme_some_truth
So, for the sake of asking before anyone else, was anyone smoking at all while or just before the picture was taken? How cold was it? Could it possibly be someones breath?
Sorry- I don't know a lot about this stuff.
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Matrixing can be heightened by unfamiliar surroundings, poor lighting, and events being witnessed via peripheral vision. Of course, when hunting ghosts these are the situations an investigator encounters; it is equally true of witnesses, who are disadvantaged by being unaware of matrixing/paredoilia in the first place. Not every ghostly image or encounter can be explained with reference to matrixing, but knowing the phenomena exists can be a useful tool in the arsenal of debunking techniques.