"Now it is that time of night,
That the graves all gaping wide,
Every one lets forth his sprite,
In the church-way paths to glide."
Ley lines are Paths of the Dead
_Did Shakespeare know something that is now lost in the past? Ghost are often seen in the same area "walking the same path." Could these paths be ley lines?
Many old churches and burial mounds were built on ley lines. Washington DC is thought to have been built on ley lines so it could draw from the natural energy, in turn making it a powerful city. Some cultures such as the Laos dispose of a corpse by delivering them in a straight line to the burial site.
Native Indians made perfectly straight roads connecting villages and religious sites, despite cliffs, mountains, and rivers in their path. Chaco Canyon, an Anasasi site in New Mexico, is a good example. They built stairs over canyon walls to continue their roads. It seems like we've lost this knowledge. I think the Indians knew something that has vanished from mankind.
But what happens when a structure is built over these lines? This might explain why some spirits are seen walking through walls.
Dowsing rods are used by ghost hunters to detect these places of energy. In the paranormal community it is thought that spirits need energy to communicate with the living. Can they get this energy from ley lines?
I will use the Ley Line Grid Map to mark the most haunted places in the world. The Isle of Wight is thought to be the most haunted island in the world. It is an island off the Southern part of England and is marked in red. Windsor Castle, England, is marked in light blue. Edinburgh Castle, Scotland, is marked in blue. The Bird Cage Theater, Tombstone, Arizona, is marked in orange. Stanley Hotel, Estes Park, Colorado, marked in green. Villisca Axe Murder House, Iowa, marked in yellow. Lizzie Borden House, Fall River, Massachusetts, marked in purple.
The Villisca Axe Murder House in Iowa hit the nail on the head and the haunted sites in Europe make an impressive cluster but factoring in the other haunted sites, the evidence is inconclusive. Are ley lines a hotbed for spirit activity or could the events that happened in that particular location make a haunting more likely?Unless we discover ancient knowledge that has been missing from our past about the correlation between ley lines and spirits, for now it is just a theory.
Be sure and read Part One in this series, Ley Lines - A Hotbed for Cryptids and Part Three, Ley Lines - A Hotbed for UFOs.