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#1    Loonboy

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 09:30 PM

                                                  

I think I've asked this before but thought I would give it another try since there
are a few new members here, and I can't remember what the original answers
were (I blame the alkeehol)...

I once read in a book a story (supposedly true) about a coastal village in which
strange lights were seen. These lights were the source of much speculation and
eventually a female figure based a cult upon them and had many followers from
the local community.
I could be wrong but I thought the location was Wales and the name of the
village was something like 'Elgin' but not.

Any ideas anyone? I know I read it somewhere, but can't find anything on it.

Any help would be much appreciated.   smile.gif
                                                  


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#2    Tommy

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 09:41 PM

                                                  Is it the Egryn Lights and the woman Mary Jones? user posted image                                                  

"Superstition created all the gods and angels, all the devils and ghosts, all the witches, demons and goblins, gave us all the augurs, soothsayers and prophets, filled the heavens with signs and wonders, broke the chain of cause and effect, and wrote the history of man in miracles and lies" ~ Robert Green Ingersoll

#3    Loonboy

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Posted 18 April 2003 - 09:45 PM

                                                  

You are a little DIAMOND.

Remind me to thank you in my Knighthood speech.


Cheers Tommy.


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Posted 19 April 2003 - 03:31 AM

                                                  This SITE offers a detailed and rather lengthy account. It didn't really have anything to do with a cult, the phenomena occured in relation to a 'Welsh Methodists revival' movement at the time. The lights supposedly were 'manifested' or at least attributed to Mary Jones while she conducted her revivals. By many accounts the phenomena was quite ambiguous, as the 'lights' were not always visible to everyone. Yet an aura of mystery still lingers as to their origin and meaning.

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#5    Loonboy

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 09:36 AM

                                                  

Thanks Magik. A considerably longer report on the phenomenon.

However, my knighthood speech has now reached saturation point. I'll have to
put you on my christmas card list instead.

Cheers.   tongue.gif
                                                  


Do what you want and be what you feel. Because after all, those who mind don't matter, and those who matter don't 'mind.

Work hard, keep the ceremonies, live peacably, and unite your hearts. Hopi

Listen to the voice of nature, for it holds treasures for you. Huron

The soul would have no rainbow if the eyes had no tears. Minquass





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