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In September 1918 Britain’s most famous monument – Stonehenge – was given to the nation. Heritage! The Battle for Britain’s Past II: The Men from the Ministry, BBC 2013
They saw something in the field next to the famous monument [Stonehenge] ... One of the largest crop circles ever produced. Known as the Julia Set it comprised one hundred and fifty-one circles varying from one to fifty feet in diameter. The pattern measured an incredible nine hundred and twenty feet long and hypnotised the world. The Truth Behind ... Crop Circles, 2010
Winston Churchill was also a member of the Order of Druids who often meet at Stonehenge during the Spring Equinox, whilst members of the public are forcibly restrained from this ancient megalith site by thousands of police officers. The ancient druid rituals at Stonehenge can be considered harmless when compared to the murderous Satanically inspired ceremonies of freemasonry. Chris Everard, Illuminati I
90 miles west of London in the English countryside: Stonehenge. Here on the Salisbury plains stands the most sophisticated prehistoric stone circle in the world. Ancient Aliens s5e12: Monoliths, History 2013
South-west England. Just seventeen miles north of Stonehenge is Avebury. The largest megalithic stone circle in the world. ibid.
Rock formations strewn about like so many stone blocks. It is believed to have been built two thousand years ago ... These findings prove to some extent that Stonehenge served as a giant calendar and observatory. In Search of Ancient Astronauts 1973
Thousands of years ago a great work was begun on a barren landscape. The people behind the project erected a ring of colossal stones according to precise calculations. When the job was finished, a complex machine stood in the middle of no-place. Then they disappeared. But their monument is almost intact. It is called Stonehenge. In Search of s1e24: The Magic of Stonehenge, 1977
A strange power still seems to linger over the stones. ibid.
In part a calender and an observatory. ibid.
More than a thousand circles and henges have survived into modern times. Arthur C Clarke’s Mysterious World: Stonehenge, ITV 1980
David Hatcher Childress: he says Stonehenge instead might have been a fuel stop for ancient aliens. The World’s Strangest UFO Stories, 2005
There are at least twenty-seven or maybe more energy lines flowing through this one point, which is the most energy lines anywhere that I’ve ever seen. Anthony John Kennish, dowser, interview Weird Travels: Signs
It was believed Stonehenge was used to measure these solstices. As the sun approached the solstice it would track along the blocks until a beam of light illuminated the centre. Extreme Universe s1e6: Star Gates, National Geographic 2010
On the Salisbury plains of southern England is perhaps the best known solar temple and calendar of the ancient world. When these massive stones were somehow levered into place Egyptians were only beginning to build pyramids. And yet the awesome structure of Stonehenge could accurately track the cycles of the sun, moon and stars, suggesting an understanding of the cosmos far from primitive. Solar Empire: Heaven’s Above, Discovery 1997
I know this goes without saying, but Stonehenge really was the most incredible accomplishment. It took five hundred men just to pull each sarsen, plus a hundred more to dash around positioning the rollers. Just think about it for a minute. Can you imagine trying to talk six hundred people into helping you drag a fifty-ton stone eighteen miles across the countryside and muscle it into an upright position, and then saying, ‘Right, lads! Another twenty like that, plus some lintels and maybe a couple of dozen nice bluestones from Wales, and we can party!’ Whoever was the person behind Stonehenge was one dickens of a motivator, I’ll tell you that. Bill Bryson, Notes from a Small Island, 1995
I don’t like the place at all. It’s all wrong. An imposition on the Landscape. I reckon that Stonehenge was built by the contemporary equivalent of Microsoft, whereas Avebury was definitely an Apple circle. Terry Pratchett
When any work seems to have required immense force and labour to effect it, the idea is grand. Stonehenge, neither for disposition nor ornament, has anything admirable; but those huge rude masses of stone, set on end, and piled each on other, turn the mind on the immense force necessary for such a work. Nay, the rudeness of the work increases this cause of grandeur, as it excludes the idea of art and contrivance; for dexterity produces another sort of effect, which is different enough from this. Edmund Burke, A Philosophical Enquiry into the Origin of Our Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful 1757
Stonehenge, where the demons realm
And the Banshees live, and they do live well
Stonehenge, where a man is a man
And children dance to the pipes of Pan. This is Spinal Tap 1984 song lyrics
I think that the problem may have been that there was a Stonehenge monument on stage that was in danger of being crushed by a dwarf. ibid. blond guitarist
There are hundreds of these stone henges, stone circles, scattered all across Europe. Nicholas Howarth, Oxford University geographer
Archaeologist Mike Parker Pearson has a revolutionary new theory: Stonehenge was just half of a vast religious complex. He believes Stonehenge was built to house the spirits of the dead. That it was linked to another mysterious sacred monument and a prehistoric city lost for 4,500 years. Stonehenge Decoded, National Geographic 2008
On this day [midsummer] Stonehenge aligns with the rising sun. The sun’s rays pass between the standing stones placed on its perimeter, and directly through a vast central arch. ibid.
Over three kilometres away from Stonehenge at Durrington Walls, Mike Parker Pearson investigates a curious find that has long puzzled archaeologists. In 1967 while they were building a new road, bulldozers unearthed huge holes dug into the Durrington bed-rock. They are the post-holes of another ceremonial circle. But this one is built out of wood. For years it’s been presumed that the stone circle predates Stonehenge. A trial run in wood before building it in stone ... The wooden circle was built at exactly the same time as Stonehenge. ibid.
We suddenly saw this wonderful surface, this totally extraordinary avenue. Professor Mike Parker Pearson
Stonehenge was a place of burial from its beginning to its zenith in the mid third millennium B.C. The cremation burial dating to Stonehenge’s sarsen stones phase is likely just one of many from this later period of the monument’s use and demonstrates that it was still very much a domain of the dead. Mike Parker Pearson
Carbon-dating shows that construction began nearly 5,000 years ago. A ceremonial avenue approaches the site from the nearby River Avon. The original monument was made up of approximately 153 colossal standing stones weighing up to 40 tons and arranged in a circular enclosure. Mysteryquest s1e9: Stonehenge, History 2009
The burnt remains of an estimated 200 people uncovered at the site in 2008 suggests a darker past. ibid.
The 2009 discovery of a second circle called Blue Stonehenge appears to be further evidence that Stonehenge formed part of a huge ceremonial complex. ibid.
What’s most remarkable about Stonehenge is the stones themselves – on one side they’re quite rough, the other side is curved. And they’re curved in a way that seems only to have acoustic properties. Rupert Till, University of Huddersfield
Stonehenge: eighth wonder of the world and arguably the best known prehistoric moment in Europe. Built over 4,000 years ago before the invention of metal tools or the wheel. Mystery surrounds this engineering marvel. Many of its giant stones came from quarries more than three hundred kilometres away. So how did the stones get here? Stonehenge, Discovery 2014
The big questions remain – what was its origins? How did it evolve over thousands of years? And which forces of Nature and Humanity inspired its creators? Operation Stonehenge: What Lies Beneath? I, BBC 2014
The Hidden Landscapes Project’s unprecedented Big Picture has revealed a remarkable world of hidden monuments. ibid.