Thursday, July 27, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.208: The Sign of the Goat


In the aftermath af yet another thunderstorm, the above lights were photographed, hovering in a triangular formation, above the treeline of Horsingdon Woods. As noted previously, in the esoteric system of signification employed by the guardians of the Black Bowers, the triangle represents an occult portal or doorway - one by which the non-Euclidean dimensions within which lurk Those Who Wait can be accessed.

There is also mention in the histories of Horsingdon of the discovery of a number of artefacts during an archaeological dig which occured in Horsingdon Woods in the late 19th Century. Apparently amongst the items discovered were a number of clay tablets, dating from the time of the Roman invasion of Britain, and upon which were inscribed triangular motifs containing the image of the head of a three-eyed goat. Unfortunately there are no extant photographs of these objects, which ended up in the personal collection of James Boreham. There is no clue as to their current whereabouts..

The lights in the above image were photographed hovering over the spot in Horsingdon Woods where the dig took place.

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.207: Stormfront Portents


The incandescent edge of a stormfront rumbles slowly over the glowing alien fronds of floodlights which barely illuminate one of Horsingdon's car parks, deserted now as the locals rush to get home. For the guardians of the Black Bowers, these shining, nocturnal thunderheads are potent omens - on a night like this they will sniff they air and tell you that something terrible is coming: something apocalyptic and earthshaking; something which even they are fearful of.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.206: 'Rebels towards God, enemies to mankinde'



A pamphlet published in 1592 purports to detail incidences of witchcraft in and around Harlow Hill, focusing specifically on one Mother Atkins, who was ultimately ducked in the pond near the crest of Burn Hill before being hanged there, on account of her - and, indeed, all of her sex - being considered (as one male commentor at the time put it) 'rebels towards God, enemies to mankinde'.

Specifically, Mother Atkins was charged with consorting with various spirits of the earth and air, and of possessing a familiar in the form of a great black dog still said to haunt the cemetary of the church atop Harlow Hill.

It is not certain whether Mother Atkins was actually a part of the coven which operated (and which some say remains active today) in and around Harlow, Horsingdon and Burn Hills respectively; but the cruelty and injustice of her fate resonate down to the present: local folklore recounts various manifestations of the ghost of a witch, accompanied by a great, black, spectral hound, up to the present day. These tales tell of how the phantom witch and her hound only ever appear to the men of Harlow - specifically to those men known to have maltreated the womenfolk of the parish. The tales also tell of how the men who bear witness to these apparitions soon after meet a slow, sorrowful, and agonizingly painful demise...

Monday, July 24, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.205: A Cold, Lightless Place


An optimistic owner has presumably sought to transform a dour and chill interior through the addition of a solar panel to the roof of their abode - a property once owned by James Boreham.

It is unlikely, however, that light or warmth will ever find their way to the cold depths of such a place, touched, as it has been, by the hand of one who has intruded upon those nighted spheres which lurk at the outermost rim of the cosmos, and who has walked unseen through the infinite, glacial abysses beyond known time and space.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.204: The Ghost Tree



The Ghost Tree of Boreham Park - so named because of the spectral face with holes for eyes which has supposedly been seen staring blindly from the gaping hollow in the bole of the tree. Occult artefacts have also been found within the hollow, indicating that the tree continues has also been used for ritual purposes - although the reason for such rites remains unclear. Regardless, such items if discovered are best left unmolested, lest whoever placed these curious offerings - or even worse, whatever praeternatural entity makes the tree its home - decides to effect their return.

Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.203: The Tower of Silence


This windowless tower sits at the edge of the university campus at Northwich Park. There is no visible entrance to the tower, which apparently can only be entered via access tunnels which run from  the extensive sub-basements below the main campus building. Built sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, there are no current records of the tower's purpose - although rumours persist that the its construction was related to a secret project which the Ministry of Defense was developing with the help of the university's long-defunct Department of Radiophonics.

It has been claimed that, if one stand within a foot or two of the structure, all external sounds recede, and one is slowly encompassed by what seems to be a field of utter silence - a silence so praeternaturally absolute that percipients who have undergone the experience apparently find remaining within its aura for more than a few minutes unbearable. Other rumours maintain that, on account of this peculiar quality, the Ministry of Defence at one time forcibly locked living subjects within the tower for extended periods - and that what was typically retrieved in the aftermath of these horrible experiments was no longer human, but would speak in a cracked and ancient voice of the terrible secrets that had been learnt from the silence...

Friday, July 21, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.202: The Inhabitant of the Crypt



This old brick tomb, dating back to the late 17th Century, sits at the edge of the cemetary atop Harlow Hill. There is no visible name on the tomb to denote whoever - or whatever - is sequestered within. Nor there has ever been an expanation as to the necessity of erecting the curious wrought-iron structure which now encases the tomb - although rumour has it that the protective lattice was built not so much with the intention of safeguarding the enclosed vault from vandalism, but of preventing any attempt at egress by that which lies within the crypt's nitrous bounds...