Friday, December 01, 2006

Killer Fairies

Thanks to Scott Cupp for the link. FOUR people buried 450 years ago in an English parish had been scared to death by FAIRIES, a historic document has revealed.

Seven were “bewitched” and one was led to a pond to drown by a will o’ the wisp — a ghostly light.

They are among the causes of death in the burial register for the parish of Lamplugh in Cumbria between the years 1656 to 1663 — which even recorded that “Mrs Lamplugh’s cordial water” claimed two lives.

Details were revealed yesterday after it was found in the county’s archives — showing that 17th-century England was a deeply superstitious and often brutal place.


Jim Winter said...

So Ozzy wasn't kidding when he said he saw fairies wearing boots?

Unknown said...

Would Ozzy kid us?