AN novice archaeologist believes he has positioned the Holy Grail — at a secret crypt below a river in Hounslow.
Barrie-Jon Bower, 40, is satisfied the cup Jesus Christ drank from on the Final Supper has been hidden in suburban West London.
Newbie archaeologist Barrie-Jon Bower on the attainable Holy Grail web siteCredit score: Jon Bond – The Solar
An illustration of how the Holy grail may appear to be
He has enlisted the assistance of the Setting Company, which has agreed to divert the river so the mattress might be surveyed with specialist tools.
Immediately the would-be Indiana Jones was on the web site doing preparatory work. He stated of the mysterious goblet, wanted for greater than 2,000 years: “Once I discover it, it’s going to be one of many best finds in historical past — the most important discovery of mankind.
“Now I’ve been within the water it’s made me extra sure. It feels hole. It feels proper. There’s one thing beneath. Why not Hounslow?”
Mr Bower believes the Grail lies in a crypt below a river in Hounslow
Mr Bower, 40, exhibits Solar man Isaac the place the Grail might beCredit score: Jon Bond – The Solar
He claims some educated on Hounslow Heath earlier than their journeys to the Holy Lands, they usually constructed a secret crypt to cover relics seized within the Crusades.
Its entrance, he maintains, was later intentionally hidden close to a weir on the man-made Duke of Northumberland’s River.
He has now invested £1,000 in employed specialist geophysical tools to scour the bottom as soon as it’s drained, hopefully early subsequent yr.
Mr Bower, of Cinderford, Gloucs, instructed The Solar: “Lastly I’m sure that is the precise spot. I’m sure there will likely be a vault beneath the floor, with the Grail inside and different treasures from the Crusades.
The would-be Indiana Jones says: ‘It feels proper. Why not Hounslow?’Credit score: Information Group Newspapers Ltd
Mr Bower has enlisted the assistance of the Setting Company to divert the riverCredit score: Jon Bond – The Solar
The Holy Grail is the cup Jesus Christ drank from on the Final SupperCredit score: Handout
“I can’t wait to get began. There are another causes as to why I believe the Holy Grail is right here which I don’t need to reveal. I don’t need rival hunters to get that data. It wants to remain secret. All will likely be revealed.”
A scheduled go to from the Setting Company was postponed as we speak due to unhealthy climate.
A spokesman stated: “We’re keen to overview Mr Bower’s request and see if we’re in a position to help him at one other time. We now have a statutory function to make sure that any works carried out on a Important River are performed in a approach that doesn’t trigger environmental harm or pose a flood threat.”
The final cuppa
COUNTLESS adventurers have set out on quests to search out the Holy Grail, which is alleged to have magical therapeutic powers.
In response to legend, Christ drank from the cup on the Final Supper, and Joseph of Arimathea used it to gather his blood on the crucifixion.
Greater than 200 church buildings and different areas world wide have claimed to own it. The knights of King Arthur believed it was stored in a fort guarded by the Fisher King. Adolf Hitler’s right-hand man, Heinrich Himmler tried to search out it in Catalonia in 1940.
It was rumoured to be hidden on the Rosslyn Chapel in Midlothian, which options in 2003 Dan Brown book The Da Vinci Code. A relic believed by some to be the Grail was stolen from a Herefordshire dwelling in 2014. It was returned after a Crimewatch attraction.
On the massive display, Indiana Jones used it to heal his dying father in 1989’s Final Campaign. In 1975’s Monty Python and the Holy Grail, King Arthur is repelled in his quest by a bathe of manure.
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