If you haven't seen it already, then I really do suggest you find a copy of "Quatermas and the Pit", it's just been re-released a month or so ago.
It was penned by the legendary Nigel Kneale who didn't believe in "aliens" or the "supernatural" at all and yet, with this single work managed to
"jump the gun" as it were, on so many theories we are talking about on this thread.
There's a scene missing from the film version that was in the original TV series where Quatermas visits a medium, which cements even further the link
between the paranormal and aliens. It's one of those rare Sc Fi films that manages to marry, decent acting, good script, with a genuinely chilling
story. The Spaceship and the "explanations" for where it actually came from are classics and will strike a huge resonance with anyone well versed in
Ufology. The Spaceship itself is also probably my favourite alien ship ever.
To add a little to the subject, one of my fascinations, since I was a small child has been those places where, seemingly everything is right and yet
it feels that we as "humans" aren't welcome. Growing up in a, relatively, small Island like Britain, such places are to be found littered around the
landscape close by to large population centres. It's as if, post the "Iron Age" many of these sites were abandoned as settlements and they have become
places that often have a colourful supernatural history. There's one close by me called "Meon Hill". It's a place where all logic suggests that it was
a prime place to build a fort or castle and yet, post Iron Age it has been relatively undeveloped. It's also the first place I saw a "genuine" crop
circle. By that I mean a simple flat circle in a crop in 1974 and it's miles away from the area that the original circle makers claim they worked in.
Not only that, I am convinced that another classic, horror film, "Night/Curse of the Demon" chose Warwickshire as the setting for the evil baddies
home, Lufford Hall belonging to Karswell, because of the so called "Last Witchcraft Murder" in England that took place in the mid 1940s. Meon Hill has
the lot, Ghosts, Witchcraft, Spectral Black Dogs, Earthlights/UFOs. Meon Hill, to many looks like a typical slice of idyllic bucolic quintessential
English countryside. Yet, even on a beautiful summer's day, there is something about the place that is slightly disturbing, something that even many
hardened sceptics admit seems to be almost palpable.
Meon Hill Witchcraft murder
I'd add that I have a copy of Fabian of the Yards book and in it he goes further and says... " After i saw the large black dog in the road near to the
village, the locals simply clammed up and refused to talk to me from then on"
Another strange addendum to the case came about 20 years ago when renovations on a local barn we being carried out. A watch was found under the 100s
of years old flagstones that it was claimed belonged to the victim Charles Walton
Google Maps Meon Hill
I've added a link to the Google Map for the area to give you some idea of the topography and how this is not some "blasted wild place", in fact, the
very opposite. The fact is, many of these areas in Britain, akin to Meon Hill, have a long history of UFO sightings as well as a deep and long held
core of stories about the supernatural. Rendlesham and the area of the Peak District where the Tornado is meant to have crashed, are two current
threads that are perfect examples.
I don't pretend this is an easy or comfortable area for people to explore particularly, given UFOs by dint of their very apparent nature and ancient
legends seem almost diametrically opposed. Yet, in my country these correlations keep popping up and one has to follow the trail of evidence no matter
where it leads and no matter how uncomfortable to our 21st century sensibilities it might appear. It also would be so very human if Nigel Kneale,
without even knowing and so personally opposed to all this "bunkum" had inadvertently hit pay dirt on the conceptual level. I feel sure John Keel
would wear a wry smile on his face at the idea.
Another link More on the Witchcraft Murder
rather beautiful synchronicity in that, the author quotes a Nick Drake song.
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