Course, Cornwall, England
Video Still Copyright
1999 Kris Sherwood/Millennium Research
Witnesses: Ed &
Kris Sherwood, Kelvin Curnow & Anne Scofield
'Eclipse Lights' Filmed During the Moments of Totality
of the Last Total Solar
of the Millennium
On August 11th
1999 at 11:11am (GMT) many millions of people in the UK,
Europe and the
turned their attention skyward to witnesses the last
solar eclipse of the last millennium.
Traveling to England to continue
field research and to witness this once in a lifetime
event Kris and I (Ed Sherwood)
arrived in East Looe in Cornwall
on August 9th,
to experience the eclipse in its path of totality.
Two hours before
the moment of totality Kris and I, and three friends Kelvin, Anne, and
(also from the U.S.) gathered at one of the highest points in
Southern Cornwall on top
of Bindown Golf course near East Looe. This
location afforded us an excellent 360 degree view
of the surrounding
countryside and coast line, and a suitable site to hold a long planned
‘Leyline Activation Earth Healing Visualization Meditation’
and ‘Psychic Photography’ experiment during the eclipse sequence.
At about 10:40am
we finished the group meditation and were preparing to watch
tape the solar eclipse. From our location, like much of Cornwall,
unfortunately the sun
was obscured by cloud cover for most of the eclipse
sequence, including the moment of totality,
so we were looking in a
westerly direction to witness the approaching shadow and darkness instead.
At about 11am Kris began documenting on a HI 8 video camera the building
Then as the moment totality and maximum darkness began, I
suddenly spotted a large bright
fiery reddish coloured light
low above the horizon, to the southwest of our position,
about four miles
away near the village of Pelynt.
the beginning of totality and the moment of approaching darkness
immediately began filming the luminosity, which was brighter than any
other object in view
at the time and was seen by everyone in the group.
Then while attempting to zoom in on this object,
with the camera
momentarily out of focus, four more reddish lights appeared,
mile to the right of the first.
Photograph Copyright Ed Sherwood/Millennium Research
Forming a ‘right
angle’ in the sky three of the lights were equally spaced as a horizontal
with one equally spaced below to the far right of the group. Looking
identical, we considered
they might be parachute flares, but saw no smoke
trails, or slow floating descent, to suggest they were.
overcast conditions the visibility of bright luminous objects only a few
below the cloud base was good, and from our high vantage point,
and the proximity of the lights,
smoke trails I think would have been
visible. Additionally, the five lights remained in what seemed
to be a
fixed position throughout the duration of the sighting.
before Kris could refocus on the group of now five lights the first
after maintaining a stationary position for
approximately 25 seconds. The four lights
in view for almost
a minute after the first, before they too all vanished together.
the meditation group and I checked two topographical maps,
including the area
where we estimated the sightings had
occurred, and determined the specific location
of the four mysterious
lights to be above a group of four ancient sacred tumuli or burial mounds!
Curiously, I had
chosen the highest point on Bindown Golf Course not only to view
the total solar
but also to ‘amplify’ and maximize the effect and
result of our group Leyline Activation Earth Healing Visualization
Meditation and ‘Psychic Photography’ experiment, by holding it at a place
in the landscape where I felt a strong ‘subtle
energy vortex’ or leyline crossing point.
The first part of the group
meditation was given to visualizing a desired activation
of the leylines
or ‘earth grid’ all around us, including ancient sacred
sites (known and not known by the group)
and other vortex points.
Could this have
stimulated an energetic effect at the tumuli near Pelynt?
the group meditation I shot a roll of 35mm
(400 ASA) film from and towards the meditation site, recording on one
frame only a sudden
distorting’ effect around the site of the meditation (6c).
1999 Ed Sherwood/Millennium Research
Two 35mm frames
shot several seconds apart towards the meditation site including
unusual ‘light distortion’ effect in one of them.
Interestingly, this possible leyline vortex effect, or meditation and
was not unlike a similar light distortion that was
inside a 1991 Crop Circle formation that
appeared near Lockeridge in Wiltshire.
Kris and I have also photographed
this same effect at other subtle energy vortex sites,
including a natural leyline
crossing point in the Santa Monica Mountains in August 2000.
Moments after recording the anomalous light distortion the camera
I was using became completely inoperable for several minutes.
minutes later the moment of solar totality occurred and the five eclipse
We thought afterwards that it was very synchronistic that
there was five of us and that five lights
had appeared. It was also
interesting that one light appeared first, some distance from the four
that followed, since Kris, Kelvin, Anne and myself had each sat and
meditated as a group of four
around a height triangulation pillar on Bindown Golf Course hill. David, not directly participating
visualization meditation, had first set up his camera equipment some
in an attempt to photograph the meditating group and site,
and hopefully record any anomalies
that might (in part) be generated by
the meditation. Additionally, the location of the four lights
to appear in close proximity to four tumuli (unknown to us at the time)
that were arranged in the landscape in the same manner as the
meditating group around
the hilltop height marker only four miles away!
Is it possible that
the psychokinetic energy and effect of our focussed group meditation
stimulated an energetic discharge (perhaps an electromagnetic discharge)
that ‘Co-created’ the eclipse lights? Is it also possible that
the combined collective psychokinetic
and effect of hundreds of
thousands of people in Cornwall, wishing to witness a once
total solar eclipse obscured at the time by thick cloud cover,
had similarly stimulated
of the eclipse lights? Could it have
Back in the U.S.
when we viewed the tape a frame at a time, we noticed that the four lights
to flicker or pulsate a little, especially the luminosity in the
top right corner of the group,
which in slow motion seems to disappear and
Book marked by the
beginning and ending
of the moment
of totality, the multiple luminosity
sighting lasted approximately 1
minute 20 seconds, of which we recorded about 1 minute 5 seconds.
experience and footage, we concluded that the reddish lights were not
helicopters, balloons of any kind, or radio mast lights, as
there weren’t any in the area at the time.
Though we cannot be totally
sure they were not parachute flares, I seriously question
military or anyone else would have released five large flares above public
at two different locations, one including an ancient sacred site,
close to a village,
at the moment of totality.
In the August 12, 1999 edition
of the Cornish Guardian the mysterious lights
were reported by at least
one observer at Blisland to be parachute flares. However,
golf course we were 2-3 miles closer to the reported location of the
than an observer at Blisland, and saw no smoke
trails. Also, our
‘HI 8’ video
doesn’t show them either.
While living in
the Vale of Pewsey in Wiltshire England, between 1992 and 1996,
witnessed scores of parachute flares, periodically released by the
military over nearby military land,
and more than 50 nocturnal ‘fire
balls’, or ‘ball plasmas’ above non-military land, and noticed
could sometimes look similar. However, there is a big difference between
that predictably descend and leave chemical smoke trails,
and the most transient ball plasmas,
which in the case of the August 11th
eclipse lights did not descend but held a
and left no discernable smoke trail despite good
Ball plasmas are
known to form under various astrophysical, meteorological
and frequent many parts of the world.
Soon after the eclipse sightings the Cornish Guardian was flooded with
telephone calls from people
having also witnessed the luminous phenomenon.
Some were interviewed by Dave Gillham,
a long time UFO researcher and
founder of the Cornwall UFO Research Group, who said that people
the mysterious lights than we were also reported seeing them ‘shoot off at
as the moment of solar totality ended.
To Kris and I, the
five stationary luminosities were unidentified, but perhaps another
of what ‘Earth Mysteries’ researchers often call
‘earth lights’, or ‘atmospheric
often reported as luminous UFOs, and sometimes witnessed
during the event of a total solar eclipse!
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