Back in 1921, Alfred Watkins was walking through rural England. He could not help but notice that ancient sites seemed to fall in a line all along the countryside for several miles. He came up with the theory that these sites marked certain trackways across the landscape. He called these “tracks” leylines. Ley, or lea, is the anglo saxon word meaning meadow, cleared ground, or woods.
Watkins walked the lines with a compass and even photographed them. It was painstaking work. He documented everything in 1925, in his book, “The Old Straight Track”, which was ridiculed by both historians and archaeologists. Leylines are believed to be (by Alfred, anyway) a planetary grid system through with passes electromagnetic energy between vortices. There is supposed to be a preponderance of evidence to suggest that a great many strange occurrences happen along these leylines.
For example, one such leyline occurs at the 33rd parallel, that is 33 degrees of latitude, all the way around the world. The famous supposed UFO crash in Roswell occurred at 33.104 degrees of latitude. And President John F. Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas, at 32.78 degrees of latitude. Most UFO sightings have been made between 30 and 40 degrees of latitude. Coincidence? Why shouldn’t crazy stuff happen along a crazy line? Hell, Hollywood, California is 34.08 degrees of latitude. You don’t get weirder than that.
There is another place that falls on the 33rd parallel, a truly otherworldly sort of place. In fact, this place lies upon three separate intersecting leylines. That place would lie in the heart of Anaheim, a little place we here in California like to call Disneyland. That’s right, The Magic Kingdom, really IS a magic kingdom. And right on the intersection of those three lines, right exactly on where the lines cross, is King Arthur’s Carousel.
According to some theories of geomorphology, a spinning device or energy source applied to certain points on the earth will send out energy flowing throughout the entire planet, certainly causing an effect in the surrounding area. This might include an opening between dimensions, to include time itself, or another dimension of physical existence. So, there you have it. Disneyland IS the happiest place on earth. Disneyland is heaven, apparently. Could this be why so many people are drawn to Disneyland, and why while there, you have the feeling of not being in the “real” world? Hey! Maybe those characters in costume aren’t characters in costume! Maybe they’re the real thing!
This whole revelation begs the question, of course. Did Walt know about these leylines before he had Disneyland built? Was Disneyland designed with those leylines in mind? It does seem to be an incredible coincidence that the spinning King Arthur Carousel is situated exactly on the intersection of three leylines. Perhaps this was a way for the imagineers to create an electromagnetic field that could surround Disneyland creating an atmosphere of happiness and an otherworldly feeling. Before you laugh the whole thing off, consider this: The ultra-exclusive private restaurant located near The Pirates of the Caribbean ride in New Orleans Square is called “Club 33”.
Walt and Roy Disney consulted the Stanford Research Institute, founded in 1946, and now known as SRI international, about the building of Disneyland way back in 1955. That’s right, Reverbians, Big Daddy and Disneyland are the same age. SRI is also famous for its work in global positioning systems and weather radar. Might this company have used research regarding geomorphology and electromagnetism in its work for Disney? It seems to me to be completely possible, if not probable.
Of course, this whole idea of leylines is a little…no, a lot otherworldly. I’m sure that if we look just a little, we could easily find a whole lot of weird stuff that happens at any given latitude around the world. Then again, the latitude for Jerusalem is 32.05. But then, Lourdes, in France, site of amazing miracle cures, is at 43.01. And Stonehenge in England, is at 51.4 degrees of latitude. Newgrange, in Ireland is at 53.08 degrees of latitude. Of course, perhaps those are different leylines. It is interesting to note that Stonehenge and Newgrange are close to being on the same latitude.
One thing is certain, and I’m sure you will agree here, Disneyland is a Magic Kingdom. This is true whether or not there is anything to this leyline theory. Whenever you are at Disneyland, you are happy. The sky is blue and beautiful. But I couldn’t really tell you whether or not that is due to the earth’s magic, or Walt’s. I suspect that Disney has a magic all its own.