Saturday, July 22, 2017

The Horsingdon Transmissions No.203: The Tower of Silence

This windowless tower sits at the edge of the university campus at Northwich Park. There is no visible entrance to the tower, which apparently can only be entered via access tunnels which run from  the extensive sub-basements below the main campus building. Built sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s, there are no current records of the tower's purpose - although rumours persist that the its construction was related to a secret project which the Ministry of Defense was developing with the help of the university's long-defunct Department of Radiophonics.

It has been claimed that, if one stand within a foot or two of the structure, all external sounds recede, and one is slowly encompassed by what seems to be a field of utter silence - a silence so praeternaturally absolute that percipients who have undergone the experience apparently find remaining within its aura for more than a few minutes unbearable. Other rumours maintain that, on account of this peculiar quality, the Ministry of Defence at one time forcibly locked living subjects within the tower for extended periods - and that what was typically retrieved in the aftermath of these horrible experiments was no longer human, but would speak in a cracked and ancient voice of the terrible secrets that had been learnt from the silence...

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