We have seen how Alnwick Castle is sited on the most un-natural, non-tactical site of almost any British Castle.
The astonishing "coincidence" of the castle's situation underneath the lines that would link local historical monuments (and modern electro-magnetic emitters) is decidedly weird.
The "coincidence" becomes stranger: The Percy family's old baronial home was at Topcliffe (near Alne) in Yorkshire, and the other locations linked to the Percys are: Syon House in Richmond (London), and Petworth House (near Brighton).
Now, take a line on the map and draw it from Alnwick through Alne and Syon House ... you have a straight line.
Take a line on the map from Alnwick through Topcliffe and Petworth House ... you have a straight line.
Clearly, this indicates the presence of an earth "energy" line, linking the Percys and their family homes. Such a subterranean link from each of their homes over hundreds of miles is quite remarkable.
The Percy family have died out and been re-born many many times, but there appears to be a real curse associated with them. One can appreciate the bad luck by checking out their history (see the "Links" site for interesting websites), but a simple sample is given here:
"The history of the Percy family is a scene of war and blood; six of the earls died violent deaths, as did many of the collateral branches. Henry Percy, first earl, was slain at the battle of Bramham Moor, 1408. Henry, second earl, was killed at the battle of St. Alban's, 1455. Henry, third earl, was slain at the battle of Towton, 1461. Henry, fourth earl, was murdered by the mob at Topcliffe, 1489. Thomas, seventh earl, was beheaded at York, 1572. Henry, ninth earl, shot himself in the tower, 1585. Thomas Percy, earl of Worcester, brother to the first earl, was beheaded at Shrewsbury, 1403. Henry, Lord Percy, eldest son of the first earl, was slain at the battle of Shrewsbury, 1403. Sir Ralph Percy, third son of the first earl, was slain by the Saracens in the Holy Land, 1400. Sir Thomas Percy, fifth son of the second earl, was killed at the battle of Northampton, 1460. Sir Ralph Percy, seventh son of the second earl, lost his life at the battle of Haggelamore, 1463. And Sir Thomas Percy, second son of the fifth earl, was executed at Tyburn for a conspiracy, 1537. It is very remarkable that John Nevil, created earl of Northumberland by Edward IV., 1464, after the attainder of the third earl, lost his life at the battle of Barnet, 1472; and that John Dudley, created Duke of Northumberland by Edward VI., 1551, after the title became extinct by the death of Henry, sixth earl without issue, and the attainder of Sir Thomas Percy, 29 Henry VIII., was beheaded, 1553, as if some fatality attended the title."
The ill luck of the Percy family seems to have started soon after they were given the "Percy" crescent as their crest (for the victory of William de Percy over a Turkish garrison in the Holy Land).
The origin of the crescent is not well advertised -- the Turks who carried it did so since it was the old symbol for Byzantium (Constantinople).
But even more significant is that it was and is the extremely powerful symbol of the goddess Diana. Diana is shown in most depictions of her as either holding this crescent (as a bow) or more usually wearing it on her head as a crown.
In the early days of Christianity, the cult of Diana was very very strong (indeed, it was probably the only religion to seriously worry the early Christian Church -- so much so that many scholars believe that the adoption of the Madonna into Roman Catholicism was a direct attempt to adopt followers of the Goddess into the church). An upsurge in recent years in the worship of the goddess Diana has taken place in London.
Diana was the Goddess of the Hunt, and was often associated with woodland, but also had connections with the subterranean world.
The crescent therefore was and is a highly potent symbol, on a par with the holy cross.
The adoption of it by the Percys however seems to have unleashed a run of ill luck which has dogged them through the centuries.
I repeat that EVERY thing mentioned on this site is a FACT. Use the links to verify information ; use the search engines if in doubt about anything mentioned ; check on a map for the straight lines that connect all the properties associated with the Percys.
The Castle is in the wrong place for a fortification, but has been constantly re-built in that location.
The Percys must be the unluckiest of all the aristocratic families, and yet they are connected through marriage to the most powerful English and Scottish families, and own vast swathes of Britain (for example 200 acres in the Dryburgh estate, and 9000 acres at Burncattle in Scotland).
It appears that over the centuries the holders of the Percy name have either used the powerful energy trapped below Alnwick Castle for their own needs, or have acted as a jailer, trapping it securely beneath the surface.
The crescent that the Percy family at the moment seem so eager to disassociate themselves from is not some simple heraldic device, but is in fact the symbol od the goddess Diana, as powerful as any crucifix to one who believes.
Indeed, the crescent is older than the cross, and perhaps of more use in controlling or holding the terror below Alnwick's foundations.
Remember, the Rudge Cup (which many scholars take as being the closest existing cup to the Holy Grail) and many other significant relics are sited at Alnwick Castle. These items contain intrinsic power which can be channelled accordingly.
The derivation of the name "Alnwick" points towards "bright, shining" (or "holy" or "mighty" one). It is an uncommon word -- outside of the Aln valley there is only one other similar occurence of the name (Alne) in England, and one (Alness) in Scotland.
The possibility of the Percys old home being beside Alne, and their new home being by Aln is incredible.
So, if it's not coincidence, it's connected. And we know that there is a straight-line connection already there. It seems that the Percys have (whether by design or by fate) become entangled in a web of gigantic underground sentience.
The Future ?
The latest Duke of Northumberland is an intelligent, educated man, lucky enough to be married to an equally able and gifted Duchess.
However, their current policy of extensive land development (including that within the Castle grounds) may be leading them to disaster.
Is it possible that they are ignorant of the dark forces that abide within the earth below them ?
The recent Castle Gardens Project has involved impressive earth-moving and water pipe-laying. The chances of having broken existing ancient magic seals is high.
It would be unfortunate indeed if the Duke were to imperil not only his family, but the entire countryside for the sake of financial gain.