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Was 774AD 'red crucifix' a supernova ?


Posted on Monday, 2 July, 2012 | Comment icon 6 comments | News tip by: Waspie_Dwarf


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A mysterious red cross in the sky in 774AD may have been a previously unrecognised supernova explosion.

The strange cross-shaped glow in the skies over Britain was reported in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle over 1200 years ago. Supernovas are huge and violent explosions that occur at the end of the life cycle of some giant stars, it is now believed that there may be a correlation between this event and the mysterious spike in carbon-14 levels observed in Japanese cedar tree rings that was reported a few weeks ago.

"A supernova may have actually been the mysterious "Red Crucifix" in the sky that is cited in the Anglo Saxon Chronicle for the year 774."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by gnostic-deity on 2 July, 2012, 19:24
i wonder what wonderful serpents were seen?
Comment icon #2 Posted by csspwns on 3 July, 2012, 2:34
another mystery solved :D but wont this be conflicting with the anglo saxons cuz they would be claiming tat the "red crucifix" was a sign from jesus
Comment icon #3 Posted by Xanthurion2 on 3 July, 2012, 6:25
imagine how creepy that would be. especially back then.
Comment icon #4 Posted by StoneSmasher on 3 July, 2012, 7:39
Some, but at that time, 774, there was still a lot if not a majority of pagans living in What is now England at that time.
Comment icon #5 Posted by Waspie_Dwarf on 7 July, 2012, 1:04
Sorry StoneSmasher, I'm no historian but my understanding is that England was mostly Christian by 774, the last part of England to be converted, Sussex, had become Christian in around 680. Paganism survived in secret for maybe another century.


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