18 January 2012
The above anthology book ZENCORE! was published in 2007. For many years, I had owned the above slide-photograph of a supposed statue, without remembering exactly where I took it; although I knew I took and I had a vague memory that it was while lying on my back (in the sunshine) during my honeymoon in 1970 (a holiday based in Clun, Shropshire).
It was only in the last year or so that I discovered, with the use of the internet, that the statue is near Stokesay Castle, Craven Arms.
Very recently, one of the authors in the book stumbled upon it while on holiday. And I envy him that experience!
But then, by tantalisingly leading me along a lane on Google Maps (today on my 64th Birthday, although I don’t think he knew that), this author gave me a hint towards what has always been hidden, without my knowledge till now, i.e. behind the statue. And this seems to have a great bearing on the later Nemonymous book – CERN ZOO (2009) – as you can see below. This is almost too spooky to believe. (I also passed some traffic cones on that Google search!)
Since the above events, I’ve sought out some images from the internet to demonstrate the point, followed by the now famous ‘Cern Zoo’ cover (the photo of which I took in Norway in 2008):