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Bletchley Leisure Centre, Milton Keynes

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Bletchley Leisure Centre

Bletchley Leisure Centre since demolished

The Bletchley Leisure Centre is an indoor leisure facility in Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire, England.

The new Bletchley Leisure Centre opened in 2009 replacing the original centre next door to it.

The original centre opened in the 1970s replacing the outdoor queens pool, the centre was quite iconic with its pyramid building that housed the pool. Until the 1990s it also had a multi storey car park with a snake like walkway that went from the carpark to the centre reception.

When the new centre opened the old one was demolished and the site was cleared for housing and a new multi storey carpark. Some people tried to get the pyramid building listed to prevent demolition.


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The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline revisited

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Milton Keynes

A discussion in the comments section of the earlier post ‘The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline‘ with the author of a new book Mysterious Milton Keynes, James Willis, resulted in, on his suggestion, a reappraisal of the actual date the sun rises in line with Midsummer Boulevard. The assumed date was 24 June which is traditionally known as Midsummer’s Day.

Through the use of Google Earth video tours and SunCalc we deduced that the sun rose along Midsummer Boulevard precisely one month later on 24 July.

We have built a micro-site detailing these observations and will update the site when new information becomes available and once we have conducted a long planned visit to collect data.

Check out the site here.

REKO TAO ZION: The Mystery of the Nordic Neo of Milton Keynes

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Over the past few days hundreds of Milton Keynes residents have reported sightings of a strange man with white hair and black clothes wandering around town handing out strange cards with strange symbols on to passers-by and claiming to be a long way from here and from the future.

Reko Tao Zion

Cryptic calling card from Reko Tao Zion featuring 3 black hexagons on a black square.

The number 21 08 63 suggest the 50th anniversary of an auspicious date but a cursory glance at suggests nothing out of the ordinary happened in mainline history at least on this date only adding further to the intrigue.

A countdown is featured on the website suggesting something will happen on 21 August 2013.

It prompted MKFM to invite the enigmatic out-of-towner into their studio for an interview yesterday.

At the 5ociety, we remain open minded to all avenues of exploration and will not rule out at this stage a genuine ‘first contact’ type scenario. The more plausible explanation however is likely to be a guerilla marketing campaign or an MK Ultra alien invasion false flag psy-op. Or it could just be a random eccentric drawn to mysterious Milton Keynes by pyschogeography. Take your pick at this stage really. We will continue to monitor the situation that looks set to become part of the local legend that is the man-made sunlight harvesting distributed device and open-air laboratory in social engineering that is Milton Keynes.

Check out our new ‘Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline’ micro-site for further intrigue and analysis surrounding this peculiar place. 

The Nordics

The Nordics

The space race commonly referred to as the ‘Nordics’ are well known in UFO lore and are said to have blond hair and blue eyes and stand over 7 ft tall.

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The Northala Mounds and the age of digital landscapes

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Standing right beside the A40, a short distance from RAF Northolt, are four conical mounds, the the tallest stands at 26 metres. These are part of Northala Fields, one of London’s newest parks, opened in 2008, and were constructed using waste material from the original Wembley Stadium the new Westfields shopping centre.

The mounds shield the rest of the park, created on the former Kensington and Chelsea’s Playing Fields site, which includes a model boating lake, play areas and an amphitheatre, from the noise and pollution of the A40.


So the mounds served as a landfill as well as sonic shield, but is there a more mystical reason for their creation?

Are they homages to the great stone and earthworks of the olden days or simply a direct continuation of them disguised by the seemingly mundane and practical municipal services they happened to offer?


Visitors ascend the largest mound in a spiral motion in an initiation ritual that represents the long up-hill struggle of life and the reward of illumination and the view from above.

An interesting aspect about these modern earthworks as well as where they are being located or whether their dimensions follow any kind of sacred geometrical pattern, is that they are digital.

They have been designed using CAD. The ancient monuments are analogue designs, as far as we know, created without the assistance of digital computers.

This is what give the new earthworks that slightly artificial, slightly too perfect feel to them that you can’t quite put your finger on but you know it when you see it. It’s the same with cars, planes, boats, houses, buildings, music, photography – everything that has been processed digitally during the design phase.


Northumberlandia is another digital earthwork

You sense the signature of the algorithms of the software package used to produce the undulating landscape designs.

To the modern geographer, the ‘lay of the land’ can be explained purely through geological terms having no mystical significance attached to it. Their bible is the Ordnance Survey with its matter-of-fact cartography of material space and although precise and practical lacks any deeper meaning to the places and the planet it describes. The birth of an island is merely the rising peak of volcanic activity from the depths below that has breached the water-line and not a wondrous act of creation and associated mythology and spirit attached to it. The surface of the earth is just a random sprawl of the aftermath of volcanic activity, tectonic shifts, space debris and earth-quakes.

Yet mankind has always placed great importance on the dips and peaks of his surroundings. Mountains are worshipped as gods. Rivers are often-times seen as holy. The river Thames for instance becomes the river Isis as it flows through Oxford. For thousands of years the waters of the river Ganges have been seen as holy.

The multi-dimensional time-river the Nile is seen as the ‘tree of life’ providing fertility above and below a vast continent.

As the modern world developed, nations placed more importance on artificial demarcation lines and borders based on politics, always marked with straight-lines. The continent of Africa was forensically sliced into rectangular blocks. In the olden days, clans, tribes and peoples were separated by natural demarcations governed by the fracticalities of the flow of rivers, mountain ranges, jungles, deserts and oceans. Villages evolved organically and at their own pace compared to the top-down decisions made by town planning committees such as the Milton Keynes Development Corporation who laid out MK as a grid.

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The Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline

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According to the ‘Pagan Prattle’  “Milton Keynes is designed so that at sunrise on Midsummer’s day, the sun is aligned directly with Midsummer Boulevard & is reflected in the mirror finish of the railway station.”

PP goes on to say:

“But the MKDC [Milton Keynes Development Corporation] have not only made some effort to evaluate and excavate the archaeological features of the area, they have also created a few ‘earth mysteries’ of their own. As Jimmy Goddard has previously noted the three parallel roads through the shopping centre are Silbury Boulevard, Avebury Boulevard and Midsummer Boulevard. And, although I have not been there to prove it, the midsummer sunrise should appear along Midsummer Boulevard, rising over the highest point in MK, the hill in Campbell Park known as the Belvedere. The terminus of this latter-day geomancy is a pond, with a powerful jet of water rising from the middle, surrounded by a circular hedge and paths leading off in the four cardinal directions.”

In the 1980s a Christian group researched the area and became convinced that Satanic forces were at work and in control of the town. Whilst remaining skeptical regarding ley lines in general being the devil’s work we do have our own reservations about MK that will be the subject of a series of posts with an ‘X-Files’ field trip planned to collect more data with which to evaluate our suspicions.

Tree cathedral

Tree cathedral and car park

Cricket pitch

Running parallel with cricket square

Man-made mounds

Man-made mounds and circles

Ferris wheel

Ferris wheel, main drag

Shopping centre

Shopping centre, main drag

Octagon, main drag

Octagon, main drag

Roundabout and Eye

Roundabout and Eye

Check out our new Milton Keynes Midsummer Leyline micro-site

Willen Lake maze, Milton Keynes

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Willen Lake maze

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According to

Willen Maze is a turf maze based on an enlarged version of the Saffron Walden Rosicrucian Maze and designed by landscape architect Neil Higson. At its centre is an oak tree and in each of the four lobes – at the cardinal points of the compass – is a bronze face designed by the sculptor Tim Minett. The four bronze faces represent the four main races of mankind and are inspired by the faces on teh artist’s bollards in the Shopping Centre. The maze unifies them in peace and places them in the context of dominant nature, symbolised by the oak tree.

Willen Lake maze aerial

Willen Lake maze aerial view

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