Holdstone Down

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Holdstone Down: Heather moorland stretching 3 miles (5km) along the North Exmoor coast

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Exmoor, Devon, Wessex, South West England, England, Great Britain, UK, Europe
Great Hangman, Neck Wood, Holdstone Hill, Trentishoe Down, Girt Down, Heddon Valley


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Great Hangman

Sea cliff
At 244 meters (800 feet) high, Great Hangman is the highest sea cliff in England. With its sister cliff, Little Hangman, they mark the westerly edge of Exmoor.

George King

Founder of The Aetherius Society.
Very much according to George King (1919 - 1997), the founder of The Aetherius Society, on the 23 July 1958, he meet an extraterrestrial on Holdstone Down who had previously been Jesus. During this contact, he claims, a great stream of power was released, specifically to prevent a war in Lebanon. This act charged Holdstone Down with spiritual energy and is now considered holy and so a place of pilgrimage for members of The Aetherius Society.


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