And so, during a flurry of technological innovation, a group of bright-eyed and bushy-tailed scientists arrived at Kedleston to conduct listening experiments in an attempt to try and find proof of the giant’s existence. The scientists brought with them state-of-the-art instruments; they had invented a quite unique breed of listening instruments called Hear Heres and were very excited to test them out for the first time here. The metal horns were not all they seemed at first though and were actually able to grow of their own accord towards particular sounds in order to pick them up and magnify them for the human ear. As the Hear Heres wiggled and stretched to reach the sounds that caught their attention, they were incrementally propped up by human-made supports, much like the ones used to support big old trees that, for their own reasons, have decided to grow sideways instead of upwards.
Along the timeline, the Hear Heres were placed at strategic points across the estate where there had been hearings of significant sounds thought to be related to the giant. At first, just one was positioned in the woods nestled to the edge of the Back Grounds, which was later followed by one on the top of Hare Pit Hill and then another adjacent to the Splash Pool. Alas, just as the scientists thought their instruments, which they had grown so fond of, were being accepted by the landscape and they were gathering really useful information in mini-discoveries, leading up to the big one, funding for the Hear Here project dried up as the nation’s attention turned to space travel and trips to the moon, and the scientists were forced to give up and leave.