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Devil’s Footprints / Devon, England

Post by Dragon on Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:55 am

THE GREAT DEVON MYSTERY OF 1855 – ENGLAND

The Devil's Footprints was a phenomenon that occurred during February 1855 around the Exe Estuary in East and South Devon, England. After a heavy snowfall, trails of hoof-like marks appeared overnight in the snow covering a total distance of some 40 to 100 miles (60 to 160 km).

The footprints were so called because some people believed that they were the tracks of Satan, as they were allegedly made by a cloven hoof. Many theories have been made to explain the incident, and some aspects of its veracity have also been questioned.

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Post by Dragon on Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:59 am


By English Papers 1855

An example of the tracks as shown by The Illustrated London News, 1855.

"It appears on Thursday night last, there was a very heavy snowfall in the neighbourhood of Exeter and the South of Devon.

On the following morning the inhabitants of the above towns were surprised at discovering the footmarks of some strange and mysterious animal endowed with the power of ubiquity, as the footprints were to be seen in all kinds of unaccountable places – on the tops of houses and narrow walls, in gardens and court-yards, enclosed by high walls and pailings, as well in open fields.

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Post by Cloud on Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:35 am

Very interesting read, thanks for sharing Dragon hugs

There's Devon, then cornwall, where they have tales of pixies (Cornish pixies) that would cause havoc around the villages. I might post on those later. Interesting even if questionable. Who knows ? ~~

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