A Brief History of Ley Lines
Yet, Watkins was not alone. Other historians and archaeologists had proposed similar theories. An American tracked the alignment of Native American mounds and burial sites across the Americas using the same technique as Watkins. A German named Heinsh tracked the alignment of holy hills and ancient churches across German. In the Andes, the Nazca lines were shown to follow the similar pattern of lines by a British explorer named Morrison. Driven by theses linking theories, in the 1960s, new voices in ley research proposed a radical new theory. They suggested that leys carry a mysterious earth energy that was know to the ancients but forgotten by us. They believed that ley lines represent lines on the earth where mystical energies are aligned and amplifies and where the ancients found their spiritual centers.
Those who believe in ley lines report increase psychic activity along these lines. They also report increased paranormal activity and increases in ghost sitings and hauntings. Believers say that leys are located on channels of geophysical power and that intersections of leys form nodes. Many famous hauntings occur and have occurred along leys and on nodes. The famous Phantom Army at Loe Bar was sited at a particularly active node. Many say poltergeist activity increases along these famous lines. I have read some theorists who believe that Ley Lines might serve as pathways or roads for the dead.
There are many theories about ley lines and their paranormal and historical significance. Whether or not you believe in their paranormal power, the theories regarding them are fascinating and numerous. Is there some energy connection that ancients saw that we have become blind too? Are we lost in the modern world or did the ancients just use particularly reliable astronomical signs to build their sites on? To me, either way, it is worth reading about and studying because the slightly mysterious always is and anything that connects the ancients to ghost stories certainly is.