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My Expedition To The Mysterious Stonehenge & Crop Circles

The purpose of my last trip to London was out of the norm; my mission was to explore the Stonehenge & to find the Crop Circles I’ve heard so much about. It was a breathtaking journey through 5000 years of time, exploring the mysteries & rich heritage of ancient Britain.

The first site of my tour was to visit the gorgeous medieval city of Salisbury & discover the magnificent Cathedral crowned with the tallest spire in Britain, built by medieval craftsmen back in the 13th Century.

The Medieval Clock was made around 1386 & is probably the oldest working clock in existence. Like all clocks of that date, it has no face but struck the hour on a bell.
Over 5000 years ago, Old Sarum Castle had been occupied & defended in turn by the Romans, Saxons & Normans. After continued conflict between the castle garrison & the clergy, lack of water supply & general overcrowding, the city we know today as ‘Salisbury’ was formed as an alternative city to Old Sarum. I travelled up the Avon Valley taking the back roads to Stonehenge, through the Woodfords, passing thatched cottages with well kept gardens. I’ve heard about the many myths, legends & mysteries of this famous World Heritage Site of Stonehenge & I was really excited & looking forward to seeing it for myself. The journey took 1hr 20mins from London.
The normal Stonehenge tour only allows visitors to observe the stones from a distance, not permitted within the temple complex. For this reason, I opted for the Stonehenge private access tour instead, giving me the opportunity to go beyond the fences & touch the stones, after the crowds have left.

As the sun began to set, I entered the stone circle (normally roped off to the public) for a unique private viewing. As I stood beside the mighty Sarsen rocks towering above me, the guide explained the legends & fascinating history of the stones…
Experts believe that Stonehenge was an astronomical observatory, built under instructions of astronomer-priests who used it to chart the movements of the celestial bodies & draw up calendar for planting, harvesting & breeding cattle.

If the sun & moon were regarded as gods, this would explain the grandeur of a structure that could have served as a religious centre, a place of worship & ritual. Cremated human remains have been found at the site, which might indicate human sacrifice, or possibly the funeral rites of revered leaders. Visit to read more about the mystifying Stonehenge.

It was indeed the most dramatic & atmospheric way of visiting Stonehenge, a truly unique visit to this ancient sacred site on a private tour. It's definitely more than just a pile of old rocks in a field!

The Avebury Stone Circle is probably the largest stone circle in Britain & the product of over 500 years of effort by Neolithic man. In a newspaper publication, Aliens are being hailed as the builders of the Avebury stones. Apparently the stones are identical to ones on Mars called Cydonia & are arranged in the same formation. I meandered through the countryside to Avebury, passed famous white horses carved into the chalk hillsides & picturesque, tucked away in villages.

Watching documentaries on Crop Circles, I’ve always been bewildered by these strange sightings. This time, I was thrilled to be part of this tour, in search of the mysterious phenomena of Crop Circles which may be in the area.

The appearance of the Crop Circles is always unexpected, unpredictable & largely unexplained. Crop Circles are not a modern phenomenon. They're mentioned in academic texts of the late 17th Century. Since, some 80 eyewitnesses have reported Crop Circles forming in under 20 seconds; cases are often accompanied by sightings of incandescent or brightly-coloured balls of light, shafts of light or structured flying craft. One of the most awe-inspiring aspects of Crop Circles is their mathematical & geometrical integrity such as the Fibonacci sequence & the diatonic ratio.

I must admit that I was a little disappointed as I've only managed to spot one Crop Circle. I’d expected more time given or at least be able to go near it to investigate further, but I could only view from where I was seated on the tour bus. Nevertheless, I was glad to be in this little adventure. I will again, revisit the Crop Circles, perhaps on a more comprehensive tour to experience these paranormal sightings.

This magical journey transporting me into 5000 years of rich history was a memorable one, so different from my other shopping, spa & dining trips. It’ll be one that I’ll always cherish & certainly revisit when I get another chance.


  1. Hey there!

    First i'd like to say that you have a great blog, stumbled on it recently and you got some interesting reading. I will check in constantly to see what ur doing :)

    I saw an interesting documentary about Stonehenge recently. It's pretty interesting that theory that the pushed the rock for years across 60km area around stonehenge and the journey lasted for years.

    Crop circles are fascinating as well but i'm a bit critical about those.

  2. I live in Saskatchewan, which is one of the places in the world that has the most sightings of crop circles. The last one within miles of my home here was in 2004 or 2006, in a field owned by a local farmer -- a sensible and reliable man -- and it's hard to be skeptical once you've seen a crop circle for yourself and read about the scientific tests that are done on them. Fascinating stuff.

  3. came to UK! It's lovely to hear of the interesting places you visited. Beautiful photos you took.

  4. Birk, I was totally amazed by the Stonehenge formation & its history. Thks for dropping by & have a great day!

    My Kateness, Saskatchewan in Canada + Crop Circles sightings?? Cool! To think that I've to fly all the way to the other side of the world just to see them :< Thks for interesting info & do drop by often :)

    Mary, wouldn't it be nice if we can meet up the next time I'm there? Thks again!

  5. Thanks for taking me on a virtual trip! I love the shots you have taken. Have a wonderful weekend, Shirley :)

  6. Thats awesome. I live in England but have never been to Stonhenge. Its something I'd like to see one day. Thank you for sharing your pictures!
    I hope you have a great weekend.
    *kisses* HH
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend.
    *kisses* HH
    p.s. please stop by my blog and enter my giveaway for £50 or $75 worth of Amazon vouchers :D I've just unveiled my new blog and am doing a give away to celebrate :D

  7. Nice pictures, That was really a great place and I would to bring my family there someday.

  8. Shirley, thks for dropping by!

    Rosidah, always a pleasure :) U've a good weekend too!

    Heavenly Housewife, u kidding?? Do visit Stonehenge. I'm sure u'll love it. Too bad the giveaway's not for S'poreans but I like the new look :)

    Chicago, thks for comments & have fun with family!

  9. wow, amazing, got admit, some of the pics scare me


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