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F W Holiday and the Loch Ness terror

Identifier

010851

Type of Spiritual Experience

Inter composer communication
Hallucination

Number of hallucinations: 1

Background

English naturalist and scientist F W Holiday was prompted into research into so called 'paranormal experiences' when he had his own odd experience at Loch Ness, - he 'saw' something that looked like a giant worm in the water.  After considerable study he discovered ley lines and realised he had been standing on a node point - a point of increased energy.  His conclusion was that many sightings of strange things could be 'ghosts' or hallucinations or similar caused by these node points.

If the communication is in words and sentences it is a bodied or disembodied soul.  If the communication is symbolic, or uses words as puns, or is simply a ‘thought’ without words – an impression conveyed, communication is with a Spirit being , Spirit helper or Intelligence.  To be persecuted words must have been used.

A description of the experience

Mysteries - Colin Wilson

Holiday went to Loch Ness to investigate a UFO sighting reported by Jan-Ove Sundberg, a Swedish journalist, who claimed to have seen aliens and their craft in a clearing in the woods above Foyers - where he had become 'unaccountably lost'. After reporting the sighting, Sundberg said he had been persecuted by a man in black; he ended by having a nervous breakdown.

Holiday located three other people who had seen UFOs in the same area at about the same time as Sundberg's experience. As he sat talking to Mrs Winifred Cary, wife of Wing Commander Basil Cary, about UFO sightings, he mentionned that he meant to go and examine the place where Sundberg had seen the UFO; Mrs Cary advised him against it. At that moment, there was a tremendous rushing sound like a tornado outside the window followed by several loud thumps. Holiday heard the noises, which went on for about a quarter of a minute; Wing Commander Cary heard nothing.

Mrs Cary not only heard the noises, but, as she testified in a signed account, also saw something: 'Looking over my shoulder I got an impression that there was something at the window although I couldn't see exactly what it was. And then, looking at Ted [Hoilday], I saw a beam of white light that shot across the room from the window on my left. I saw a white circle of light on Ted Holiday's forehead . . .'

Wing Commander Cary searched the garden, but found no sign of disturbance.

The next morning, as Holiday left his caravan, he saw a man in black, who stood wlth his back to the loch, staring fixedly at him, 'Simultaneously I felt a strong sensation of malevolence, very cold and quite passionless.' The man wore a helmet, mask and gloves.

Holiday walked past the man, tempted to lurch against him to see if he was real.  As he pushed past him, he heard a 'whispering or whistling sound', -and turned to find that the man had vanished, although there was nowhere for him to vanish to. This episode made him decide to take Mrs Cary's advice and avoid the place where Sundberg had seen the UFO.

The following year, when Holiday returned to continue his investigations at the loch, he suffered a heart attack at precisely the place where he had seen the man in black.

The source of the experience

Scientist other

Concepts, symbols and science items

Symbols

Science Items

UFO

Activities and commonsteps

Activities

Overloads

Visiting telluric hot spots

Commonsteps

References