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Golosov Ravine in Kolomenskoye photo

This ravine cut the Kolomenskoye National Park in two parts. The historical sights of the park are on one side of the ravine, while a space of over a hundred hectares on the other side of the ravine is almost untouched. On the untouched side of the ravine only the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist is located. There are many legends and mystic stories related with that part of the park, and the Golosov Ravine properly is acknowledged to be one of the most anomalous areas in the Central Russia.

Both the numerous measurements of enthusiasts and the tests of psychics, as well as the scientific investigations of the General Physics Institute prove the electromagnetic field of the earth is significantly increased in the ravine. All the way along the ravine the level of electromagnetic radiation is 12 times above the standard, and about the stones it is 27 times above the standard.

There are many legends about the people who were lost in the ravine and then appeared several decades later. We are talking primarily of the famous story about the mounted part of Devlet Giray. Even exact dates are mentioned. In 1621 in the vicinity of Kolomenskoye there was spotted a party of Tatar horsemen. Having been captured they affirmed that they took the field in 1571. Escaping, they rode into the Golosov Ravine when it was filled with greenish mist and left it only 50 years later. The similar stories are told about the inhabitants of nearby villages who also were lost in the mist and appeared several years later. All this does not come near the truth, though, now there is no sense in looking for documentary proofs of these stories. The fact that this is an anomalous area is beyond any doubt. 

A stream flows along the bottom of the ravine that empties into the Moscow river. The stream takes its rise from several springs of the ravine, 500 meters from the spot where it falls into the river. All the year round the temperature of the water in the stream is 4 degrees, and though the stream is very small, it never freezes up. Even at the time of sever frost when the Moscow river is completely frozen, the water freely flows in the stream.

There are two stones not far away from the springs. The weight of the stones is about 5 tons each, though above the ground only their tops can be seen. These stones were considered sacred and worshiped by pagan tribes over a thousand years ago. One of the stones is called Gus (Goose). It is in the bottom of the ravine. The other stone – Deviy or Devichiy (Virgin) is located high on the right side of the ravine. It is about these stones that the electromagnetic field of the earth is 27 times the rated value.

Walking in the ravine you may often see the people sitting on the stones. Gus is a male stone. It is believed that the stone gives virile strength to all men who sit on it. Deviy stone is a female stone, accordingly. It helps to cure certain women diseases, especially barrenness. Those who measured the energy about the stones with biolocation frame prove that the frame turned clockwise, which means that the energy is positive. 

The energy is most negative in the vicinity of the Church of the Beheading of John the Baptist. It is supposed that the church is on the artificial hill, which was made when they dug the underground vault for the Library of Ivan the Terrible. After the works had been finished Ivan the Terrible ordered to kill all the diggers and bury them near the church. It is unknown if the story is plausible, but there really was a big cemetery of that time around the church. Before the Moscow Olympics-1980 the authorities decided to improve the look of the Kolomenskoye and just leveled the cemetery with a bulldozer. Since that time that place is in bad repute.

However, in spite of all the stories, Muscovites are very fond of walking at the Kolomenskoye, as well as at the Golosov Ravine. There are always a lot of people in the park, and though the mist still appears in the ravine, in recent years no one was lost there or traveled in time.

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Church of John the Forerunner above Golosov Ravine, is one of the most anomalous and mystic zone in Central Russia
Maiden Stone (female stone) curing women of various deceases especially barrenness
Goose Stone (male stone) gives virile strength to all men who take a seat on it
Golosov Ravine as viewed from the hill where the Church of John the Forerunner is located
In this place near the Church of John the Forerunner a cemetery had been for several centuries
Brook flowing down the bottom of Golosov Ravine
In this place near apple orchards Golosov Ravine gets deeper
In some places the depth of Golosov Ravine reaches several tens of meters
This small stream flowing down the bottom of Golosov Ravine never gets frozen
Remains of a cemetery in front of the Church of John the Forerunner
Church of John the Forerunner
On this stair leading to the Church of John the Forerunner the energy is most negative
On this stair leading to the Church of John the Forerunner the energy is most negative
Artifical hill with its supporting masonry where the Church of John the Forerunner was erected
Walks at the bottom of Golosov Ravine near the embankment of Miscow river 
Stream at the bottom of Golosov Ravine near the place where it falls into Moscow river
Two small ponds at the bottom of Golosov Ravine near the embankment of Moscow river
Two small ponds at the bottom of Golosov Ravine near the embankment of Moscow river
On the banks of the stream there are many boulders dating back to the Ice Age
Stream at the bottom of Golosov Ravine
In some places the bed of the stream at the bottom of Golosov Ravine is laid with stones
In some places the bed of the stream at the bottom of Golosov Ravine is laid with stones
There are always a lot of people in the walks of Golosov Ravine
There are stairs on both sides of Golosov Ravine so that one can ascend to the main territory of Kolomenskoye Park
Walks at the bottom of Golosov Ravine
Certain slopes of Golosov Ravine are fixed
Walks on the slopes of Golosov Ravine
Crossings of the stream in Golosov Ravine
In some places the depth of Golosov Ravine reaches several tens of meters
In some places the depth of Golosov Ravine reaches several tens of meters