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This year we had the worst earthquake in the UK for the past 20 years, not that I felt anything up north here on the west coast. It did get me thing though. What are the links between fault lines and the paranormal if any? Earthlights/UFO's are apparently sometimes seen around fault lines.

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That's a can of worms you've

That's a can of worms you've opened Ian.

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Aren't some leylines

Aren't some leylines supposed to follow faults ?

What i found odd with this one was that whilst we felt it here in Stalybridge, work mate from Whaleybridge didnt and he's further south. We must be sat on a squidgy bit. I was still awake, just about to put my book down when it started. Sounded like a very strong wind at first rattling the roof, then there was a big shake. The look on the wifes face was priceless, a bit like this

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That's a can of worms you've opened Ian.

I wonder what you mean? Anyway, I did not feel the quake up here in Carlisle, but then again WWIII could have started and I would have slept through it.

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There have been surveys

There have been surveys showing a geographical relationship between areas of heavy faulting and anomalous experiences. However, due to extreme variability of the quality of the data (anomalous stuff), I think the relationship supposedly demonstrated are extremely doubtful.

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The celebrated Hessdalen

The celebrated Hessdalen Lights were considered to be linked to fault lines until recently. However Italy's CNR (National Research Center) has made a very fine case study (most pubblications can be found here). I have more than a passing interest in spectrometry and I have read the some of the articles with enormous interest.
Spectral datas seem to indicate that the lights are a gaseous admixture (air plus some trace metals, Scandium being the most prominent) which is ignited by a still unidentified agent.
This is the way research should be done...

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Thanks Mauro - excellent

Thanks Mauro - excellent link. I'm already wondering how difficult it would be to mount a diffraction grating on my camera! What a superb idea.

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Would they have an effect of

Would they have an effect of the type of EMF's that can induce experiences?

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Links to the paranormal?

Links to the paranormal? That I'm not too sure about...

Links to this so-called Global Warming? Ah not that's a different story! I wonder if Global Warming or whatever you want to call it, has links to plate tectonic activity. Looking through prehistory it seems that periods of continental drift seem aparrent in times of hot, dry climates (such as the Cretaceous). Since PT works on a long timescale I suppose we can trace it back quite far, regarding earthquakes and volcanic erruptions. Even though you can get cold snaps (eg the "mini-iceage" from Victorian-1960s) the general trend can still be gradual warmth. Of course I believe that we are contributing, I just believe that there has to be more to it than our own activity. Insolation and albido is another, admittedly more popular theory than my PT one (never heard anyone else talk about it).

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Ian Topham wrote: Would
Ian Topham wrote:

Would they have an effect of the type of EMF's that can induce experiences?

The kind of fields magnetic fields so far measured prior to earhquakes along fault lines (and they such fields are rare) are too weak to induce magnetic hallucinations.

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Chris Rutowski has

Chris Rutowski has criticised the fault-line / paranormal link many years ago. Might be worth a read for some of you.



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