Berg en Dal, Netherlands – December 16th 2017
On Saturday 16 December 2017, our new team went to investigate for the first time. This time to Devil’s Mountain (Dutch: Duivelsberg), where only Mario and Erica have been once in 2012. Stefanie has been there before, but that was during the day.
First we all ate something, and then out in the cold.
Armed with all kinds of equipment and (film) cameras, we started our investigation.
It was so very cold! A few of us already had a bad cold, so the cold weather wasn’t really good for our health!
At first it was quiet, little activity. Until we went to a path where Mario had captured a lot of activity on pictures 5 years earlier.
Vincent immediately noticed activities and Mario, Marjorie and Stefanie also saw and felt all kind of things.
At one point, Mario and Erica were just bringing something back to the car and in the meantime even Laura and Vasco had seen a figure move.
That was at a time when everyone was silent and stopped, just waiting for what would happen.
Vincent has done several EVP sessions, but unfortunately nothing was captured on audio.
However, special images have been recorded with a Full spectrum camera!
Vasco has used a pendulum and that was a special experience for him.
We didn’t make it a late night, partly due to the cold and the rain, but it’s already certain we’ll go back once the weather is better!
A lot of activity there on that mountain, and there we haven’t even been everywhere yet.
In any case, it was a special experience for everyone who came along. We now have a great team, there’s a connection, we’re all on the same page and we think we have done well to expand our team with 4 people (Marjorie, Vincent, Stefanie and Paul).
Finally, a small piece of history about the events during the Second World War on Devil’s Mountain (Duivelsberg). (Text comes from Omroep Gelderland)
“The careless walker in the forest area east of Beek, with a view of Lake Wylerberg, may only see potholes. Pits like every pit is one. And what about those carved names in the tree bark? The work of couples in love? On closer examination, many of those notches are the work of soldiers who had joined forces with hundreds of thousands in the Empire of Nijmegen between September 1944 and the Allied offensive to the Rhine, in early 1945, without the Germans having a clear idea of that enormous troops were building.
And that they were present those soldiers showed that as well. No texts on walls like Kilroy was Lord, but names and initials carved in the bark of the big beech trees on the Devil’s Mountain. Also years and the Canadian flag, for example.
And those shooter-pits? They recall the fierce battle in the area when the Americans seized the strategically located Duivelsberg. Because whoever controls the hill next to the road to Kleve, controls the area. In Nijmegen there was fierce fighting for the Waal Bridge. Attempts by the Germans to drive the Americans back from the hilltop failed. Attack after attack was repulsed by the Americans. At Beek the gate to the German Empire was opened.
Conquering the hill on September 19, 1944, has cost the Americans ten deaths and seven wounded. Once uphill, during five days and nights of continuous German attacks, only one American died. And then also by their own fire that the commander had placed on his own position to expel the attacking Germans.”