moon view by Molly Dean
Phoenix Gold Mine
Idaho Springs, Colorado
The Phoenix Gold Mine is actually in Idaho Springs. Colorado, that is. A little confusing, but haunted enough to entice the cast and crew of Ghost Adventures there to film an episode in 2016. The hauntings stem from a brutal murder that occurred in the mines. But this wasn’t just any murder. As the team from Ghost Adventures went deeper and deeper into the mine, the more eerie the atmosphere became. Zak Bagans and his cohorts began to realize that they had come in contact with a tiny, mischievous spirit known as a Tommyknocker.
Western American legend describes these beings as about two feet tall, often greenish in color, and often in traditional miners clothing. Often thought of as pranksters, their existence also is now believed to have a beneficial twist. Many now believe that when these spirits “knock”, it is actually as a warning to living miners that danger is ahead. Miners have been known to leave offerings for Tommyknockers to thank them for protection.
Storming Loch Ness.The raid to find the Loch Ness monster!
Central Ring Cairn, Clava Cairns, Inverness, Scotland, 17.8.19.
Very different in structure than its two equal sized counterparts, the ring cairn has a large central cavity and extending ‘arms’ with outlier stones.