Ancient Celtic Necklace Linked to Paranormal Activity
By Lewis Hales M.A.,M.A
Lewis bought the necklace in 2004 from the Sadigh Gallery Ancient Art in New York. It was excavated in Central Europe and is of exceptional rare beauty and historical importance. It is believed to have been owned by a female druid. It is made out of bronze and was large enough to have been clearly visible in a large crowd. In the Sun’s reflection, it likely made a convincing impression. Its green color is called patina, a kind of tarnish that forms on the surface of bronze from being in the ground for a long period of time.
It’s chain is about 20 inches long consisting of 33 links to which are attached three interconnected pendants. Two of the pendants are circular and the third is a bell. Because its primary motif is an enhanced version of Celtic circle theology, the necklace was likely a multipurpose religious item worn while performing at different kinds of ceremonies. Its features are feminine, which suggests it was either made for a woman or used to invoke a particular female deity or both. Each link is different from the others in shape and size to emphasize the importance of the circle. Its numerical encoding portrays symbolism that likely did not come from the metal smith that made it. It is reasonable that a cleric personally designed the encoding details and then assigned it to a smith to make according to those specifications.
A diverse mix of experiences have been reported by several staff and others coming in contact with the necklace, including getting chills, feeling stunned, experiencing a sense of awe and losing their balance. One model told me she felt that the artifact radiates with energy. Others report as soon as they touch it, start seeing images in their thoughts of ancient ceremonial and warfare scenes. Almost everyone says they feel an almost overwhelming sense of awe followed by feelings of calm, happiness, relief of stress and especially empowerment. These reports are consistent with statements a few patrons have made after viewing the necklace during an exhibition.