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Tilbury Fort Orb

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posted on May, 31 2017 @ 02:56 PM

First an introduction to Tilbury Fort...

Tilbury Fort

The distinctive star shaped walls of the Fort were designed to make it easy to defend. In this configuration all of the external walls could be seen from more than one location within the Fort, making it easy to pick off would-be invaders. It was designed by Dutch engineer Sir Bernard de Gomme, King Charles II’s chief designer.

The event that guarantees Tilbury Fort its place in English history was the speech made here by Queen Elizabeth I. The year was 1588 and Spain was battling England for control of trade with the ‘New World’. In a brave attempt to settle the matter once and for all, King Philip II of Spain sent an Armada of ships to invade the country, colonise it and win control of the trade routes. The English saw this coming and prepared for a battle that after nine days saw off the invading armies. As they prepared for the battle, though, Elizabeth came to the Fort to bolster morale. She rode to Tilbury in full armour and on horseback, and gave the following speech:

My loving people, we have been persuaded by some, that are careful of our safety, to take heed how we commit ourselves to armed multitudes, for fear of treachery; but I assure you, I do not desire to live to distrust my faithful and loving people.

Let tyrants fear; I have always so behaved myself that, under God, I have placed my chiefest strength and safeguard in the loyal hearts and good will of my subjects. And therefore I am come amongst you at this time, not as for my recreation or sport, but being resolved, in the midst and heat of the battle, to live or die amongst you all; to lay down, for my God, and for my kingdom, and for my people, my honor and my blood, even the dust.

I know I have but the body of a weak and feeble woman; but I have the heart of a king, and of a king of England, too; and think foul scorn that Parma or Spain, or any prince of Europe, should dare to invade the borders of my realms: to which, rather than any dishonor should grow by me, I myself will take up arms; I myself will be your general, judge, and rewarder of every one of your virtues in the field.

I know already, by your forwardness, that you have deserved rewards and crowns; and we do assure you, on the word of a prince, they shall be duly paid you. In the mean my lieutenant general shall be in my stead, than whom never prince commanded a more noble and worthy subject; not doubting by your obedience to my general, by your concord in the camp, and by your valor in the field, we shall shortly have a famous victory over the enemies of my God, of my kingdom, and of my people.

Perhaps the strangest battle to involve the fort, and maybe it is the most notable battle in Essex history, occurred in 1776. This was not part of a larger war, but a dispute over a cricket match. A team from Kent took a disliking to one of the members of the Essex team. An argument broke out, which soon got out of hand, and one of the Kent team members stole a gun from an officer stationed there. He used it to shoot dead one of the Essex players. More guns were stolen from the soldiers, one was bayonetted, and the Fort commanded was shot. Both died.

So today, being sunny and kids school holidays, I decided to visit the fort for the day. Within the fort are tunnels used originally for various purposes including storage of gunpowder and later shells for larger fixed guns at the fort. Here's an entrance...

For fun, and to fill time, I dared the kids to go into the tunnels by themselves. They came running back at one point with my 14 year old niece saying she had sensed a presence in the furthest room (she is quite sensitive to paranormal experiences, as I am too) and asked me to come and look. We went back into the tunnels and the room and I indeed felt a familiar uncomfortable sensation that something was in the room with us. I asked out loudly for whoever was with us to show themselves. I then took three photos on my mobile. This is the second one...

Be interested in what people think. I personally think we caught something very real. The girl crouched on the floor to the right is my niece by the way!!


edit on 31-5-2017 by kuraijanai2013 because: Typo

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 03:14 PM
a reply to: kuraijanai2013
That's seriously creepy. It almost looks like a girl crouching on the floor!

Given that you're indoors, and even more suspect - by a doorway, the "paranormal" instances may be the result of infrasound:
There's Something in the Cellar

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 05:13 PM
I have seen orbs with my own eyes, so I know they exist. However, for the most part, all you'll probably get here are people spouting that you captured a bug flying by.

I say Nice Catch!!

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 06:02 PM
a reply to: sled735


posted on May, 31 2017 @ 06:08 PM
Contrary to many movies, there was an unexpected ending with a twist at the end of your thread.

Thanks for the historical part.

As for the orb, it is not of common shape; interesting.

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 06:25 PM
a reply to: NowanKenubi

Interestingly the direction the orb is travelling from is exactly where we both felt a presence.

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 07:01 PM
a reply to: kuraijanai2013

nice you caught a Streamer. There apparently rarer than the average orb in photos.

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 09:41 PM
It's a hair or fiber. Very close to, or perhaps actually on the camera lens

posted on May, 31 2017 @ 11:19 PM
Lens flare? I don't know much about cameras, but it looks like one.

a reply to: kuraijanai2013

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