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GREEN CHILDREN That "Came Out Of Nowhere"

 
BadMoonRising
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GREEN CHILDREN That "Came Out Of Nowhere"
I remember reading about this when I was a kid.

The strange tale was told by two medevil chroniclers, Ralph of Coggeshall and William of Newburgh

One autumn during the reign of King Stephen (a.d.1135-54), some harvesters came upon two children, a boy and a girl, in a ditch. They were "clad in garments of a strange hue and unknown texture," but the most remarkable thing about them was their green skins. In his account, Ralph of Coggeshall added that nobody could understand their language. They were taken to the home of Sir Richard de Calne at Wilkes.

The boy died within a few weeks,the girl survived....

Accoding to her story, she and the boy had lived in a green, twilight world that they called St. Martins Land.Just before they were found, they had been transported from there in some kind of magical manner.

The estate at Wilkes certainly existed,and records show that there was a family named "de Calne" there in the 12th century. William of Newburgh freely admits that at first he refused to believe the tale: "I thought it ridiculous...until I was overwhelmed with the weight of so many and such credible witnesses"

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09/16/2011 02:51 PM
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interesting.

you have any links to read more about it? thanks.
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A boy and his sister were found by the inhabitants of that place near the mouth of a pit which is there, who had the form of all their limbs like to those of other men, but they differed in the colour of their skin from all the people of our habitable world; for the whole surface of their skin was tinged of a green colour. No one could understand their speech.

When they were brought as curiosities to the house of a certain knight, Sir Richard de Caine, at Wikes, they wept bitterly. Bread and other victuals were set before them, but they would touch none of them, though they were tormented by great hunger, as the girl afterwards acknowledged. At length, when some beans just cut, with their stalks, were brought into the house, they made signs, with great avidity, that they should be given to them. When they were brought, they opened the stalks instead of the pods, thinking the beans were in the hollow of them; but not finding them there, they began to weep anew. When those who were present saw this, they opened the pods, and showed them the naked beans. They fed on these with great delight, and for a long time tasted no other food. The boy, however, was always languid and depressed, and he died within a short time.

The girl enjoyed continual good health; and becoming accustomed to various kinds of food, lost completely that green colour, and gradually recovered the sanguine habit of her entire body. She was afterwards regenerated by the layer of holy baptism, and lived for many years in the service of that knight (as I have frequently heard from him and his family), and was rather loose and wanton in her conduct. Being frequently asked about the people of her country, she asserted that the inhabitants, and all they had in that country, were of a green colour; and that they saw no sun, but enjoyed a degree of light like what is after sunset.

Being asked how she came into this country with the aforesaid boy, she replied, that as they were following their flocks, they came to a certain cavern, on entering which they heard a delightful sound of bells; ravished by whose sweetness, they went for a long time wandering on through the cavern, until they came to its mouth. When they came out of it, they were struck senseless by the excessive light of the sun, and the unusual temperature of the air; and they thus lay for a long time. Being terrified by the noise of those who came on them, they wished to fly, but they could not find the entrance of the cavern before they were caught."

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09/16/2011 02:58 PM
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awesome post!


here's the direct sacred texts link:

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Here's a Wiki link too;

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thanks, will read the full article later.

much appreciated.flower
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