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Friday, 28 November 2014

The island of dragons

Isle of Wight feature


There is a small islet off the coast of South England and it's called the Isle of Wight. Despite it's smallness, the island has got the most dinosaur bones ever found in Europe! It's considered the most haunted island in Europe altogether.

Background 

Located in the English Channel, the island is diamond shaped and about 380km across. There are spiralling and twisting roads around hills and forests. The island is the warmest and sunniest part of the United Kingdom and it's climate is almost similar to that of France and northern Spain. It's got the oldest dinosaur attraction in the world, and the island holds annual music festivals.

In history, the island once belonged to the wealthy Durotriges Celtic people, who left behind treasure hoardes consisting of jewels and coins. The Romans later invaded the island and named it Vectis, and after they left the island it became dominated by the Jute's. It attracted many royals, poets and scientists. Queen Victoria made the island her home for a while. During WWII it was bombed regularly but then used as a station and engineering defense called Operation Pluto. Now the island is a popular holiday destination with fantastic theme parks, dinosaur displays and idyllic beaches. 

Dinosaur island


The Isle of Wight is nicknamed "dinosaur island" because of the record number of dinosaur fossils found there. The erosion of the island's wealdon clay cliffs show new fossils every day. Once upon a time during the age of the dinosaurs, the Isle of Wight was part of mainland Europe. The latest dinosaur find on the island is pretty hot as it was a large predator called Eotyrannus, a European cousin of Tyrannosaurus Rex. There are plenty more theropod carnivores found. For more on the dinosaurs found on the island click here.

Besides the dinosaurs, there have been fossils of the winged Pterasaurs, Iguanadon, prehistoric crocodiles, plesiosaurs, sharks, turtles and many other primitive species.

Giant sauropods like the Angloposeidon, similar to the Brachiosaurus, is the biggest dinosaur found on the island and in Britain as a whole.

Many Velociraptor type fossils have been found too. Other non listed dinosaurs and creatures have been discovered, not to mention a new species found by a bright little girl called Daisy, and the dinosaur was named after her, Vectidraco Daisymorriso.

Dinosaur footprints are all over the place, mainly at the coastal walls at Hanover Point. Some of the other footprints closest to the sea have eroded. While the natural erosions of mud reveal the footprints, nature also washes them out. 

The island itself is the largest dinosaur graveyard in Europe.  

The dragons

It's my view that dragons are really dinosaurs. The topic of how humans ever knew about them is a different subject for a furture post. Beside the physical evidence of dinosaurs (dragons) having existed, lived and died on the island, all across different eras, there is a an esoteric, spiritual make-up of dragons there. The dragons that the ancient peoples of Europe and China believed in were the elemental dragons, or guardians. These dragon guardians have left a long lasting track on the Isle of Wight.

The Isle of Wight is home to three dragons. The Firedrake, a scaly quadroped that breathes fire. The Wyvern, a biped theropod-looking dragon with a dangerous swishing tail and nasty great teeth. And the Amphiptere, a winged dragon that appears to have a fiery vapour trail. There are legends of sea dragons around the English Channel and North Sea but those are not a part of the trio of dragons connected to the island.

The three elemental dragons form a triple amount of dragon energy. This energy is static and magnetic. The dragons blazing territorial energetic paths on the island meet up and form a single vast line, the beginning of an enormous track. The three dragons use this larger magnetic field to travel along northwards to the rest of the country and it's called the Spine of Albion or the Berlinus Line. It begins on the Isle of Wight and stretches over the sea, to mainland Britain, across England and up to Scotland. The druids know that this magificent line belongs to the dragons.

Leylines and dragon lines have often been blamed for paranormal activities. There might be a reason for this, because the lines act as power grids, spiritual roads and freeways. People's beliefs in the laws of physics are thrown aside when time and dimensions are confused. Ghosts, UFO's, time warps, mysterious creatures and monsters, unknown phenomena that science can't explain happen near and around ley lines.

My childhood trip

Me age 6 with grandad, at Isle of Wight


On a personal note, I visited the Isle of Wight a few times. The first time I went there, I was six years old and suffering a terrible disease knowned as whooping cough. I was taken by my family to Blackgang Chine and there I sat on a dinosaur. The island's mysterious ancient magic and dragon energy cured my whooping cough. By the time I went home on the ferry, I was feeling a lot better. I've since been back there and loved it. The island is one of the most beautiful and amazing places in the country.  

Links:

Visit Isle of Wight dinosaur island   

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