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Police raid pub looking for 'Holy Grail'

Posted on Wednesday, 13 August, 2014 | Comment icon 24 comments

Artwork depicting the Holy Grail. Image Credit: Jose Claudio Antolinez
Police officers swarmed Herefordshire's Crown Inn on Sunday in search of the stolen Nanteos Cup.
The wooden bowl, which some believe to be the actual vessel from which Jesus drank during his final meal before being crucified, was named after the Nanteos Mansion in Wales to which it was brought by monks during the 16th century.

Said to be capable of healing those who drink from it, the cup was reportedly stolen last month after being loaned out to someone who left it at their house while they were in hospital.

This week a team of eight police officers and a police dog raided the Crown Inn after receiving a tip-off that the stolen relic might be located there.

"They turned the place upside down," said the pub's landlady Di Franklyn. "They came with fiber optic cameras to look in all the corners and nooks and crannies, and under the floorboards... they were clearly serious about it."

Unfortunately though despite their best efforts the search came up empty.

"We get a few rogues and scallywags in the pub, but no one who's quite on the level of stealing a priceless ancient artifact," said Franklyn.

Source: Reuters | Comments (24)

Tags: Holy Grail, Nanteos Cup

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #15 Posted by Poltergeistnz on 13 August, 2014, 22:10
Oh to have been a fly on the wall when the officer in charge told the others what they were about to do and search for!
Comment icon #16 Posted by Silent Trinity on 15 August, 2014, 15:17
Well I am glad it isn't only me that noticed then, why the hell did they need to go into hospital if the bloody thing has healing properties? And yeah of course, the most sacred item in Christendom was just loaned out to someone who left it lying around their house whilst they went away.... Dare I say that this wasn't the actual Grail at all? *gasp* lol
Comment icon #17 Posted by FizzPuff on 16 August, 2014, 9:01
Or are you sure it wasn't just to raid for the booze? lol.
Comment icon #18 Posted by Noteverythingisaconspiracy on 16 August, 2014, 9:26
I heard a rumour that this professor Henry Jones actually found the grail, but had to let it go in order to save his father.
Comment icon #19 Posted by Beacon_Field on 18 August, 2014, 12:50
Henry Jones WAS the father. Junior (Indiana) Jones was the son who saved his father.
Comment icon #20 Posted by Sir Wearer of Hats on 19 August, 2014, 2:50
Indie was Henry Jones as well
Comment icon #21 Posted by pallidin on 26 August, 2014, 22:41
'cause his glass of whiskey was more appealing...
Comment icon #22 Posted by lightly on 27 August, 2014, 1:25
No? ... well, in that case, a round for the house!!
Comment icon #23 Posted by Dracona15 on 8 September, 2014, 14:22
So they just loan the holy grail to people? I call dibs on having it next week.
Comment icon #24 Posted by Taun on 26 June, 2015, 19:23
You left out Castle Anthrax... Every time I go to England I make it a point to try and find that place... They do have a grail shaped beacon I'm told...

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