Rollright stone circle – Radiation abnomalies with Geiger counter and infrared monitor


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Unexplained phenomenal occurence


The Rollright Ring is a Late Neolithic stone circle of oolitic limestone nestled in a copse on the Oxfordshire and Warwickshire border. The stone ring is a perfect circle of around 72 or so stones, although legend says the stones cannot be counted! Originally, there may have been around 100 stones, standing shoulder to shoulder, creating an almost wall-like enclosure. There was once an avenue or at least four portal stones that stood just outside of the circle forming a processional way and entrance into the stone circle.

Maria Wheatley and David Webb conducting experiments and readings at the Whispering Knights Dolmen, Rollright:
In the 1970s, The Dragon Project found that the country lane running by the Rollright stone circle had abnormally high Geiger counts along a few hundred metres stretch. The Dragon Project was monitoring the fast moving beta particle counts, which are natural radiations from the earth due to disintegration of atomic nuclei by cosmic ray bombardments.

On several occasions my late father dowsed the lane and located an intense area of radiation – a ‘hot-spot’. He carefully used dowsing to count the exact emissions and claimed gamma radiation was being detected. In 1996 the late Art Brickell and Geoff Woolford checked his dowsing results and the radioactive ‘hot-spot’, measuring for the gamma ray counts per minute with a gamma ray radiation monitor.

Radiation and the ‘Spook Road’
The gamma ray radiation monitor revealed the measurements which were taken along the adjacent road to the Rollright Ring following the dowsing results. The normal background count for the region is 60–80 counts per minute. Our findings revealed huge differences ranging from a cold spot of 71 to a high spot of 302. The results were significant and also confirmed that my late father’s dowsing was as accurate as a Geiger counter.

One intriguing anomaly was noted in 1979 at the Rollright stone circle, Oxfordshire. Infrared photographs of the outlying King Stone showed an apparent hazy glow around the crest of the standing stone

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