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Satanic Image Appears On Darlington Pub Wall (Alledgedly…)

Devil's in the detail as pub landlord spots hellish figure on wall

A pub landlord says an image that has appeared on the pub walls is that of the Devil.

Regulars at The Three Crowns, in Sun Street, Darlington, have been hellbent on taking pictures of the strange image and telling their friends about it ever since it appeared earlier this year.

George Jenkinson said:

“This has been a pub since 1885 and I have been coming in here for 50 years and nobody has ever seen anything like it before.

“It is definitely the shape of the Devil, you can see the two horns and the chin.”

The image, which is thought to have been caused by damp, appeared on a wall near the toilets and overlooks the pub pool table and dart board.

Mr Jenkinson was a taxi driver for 40 years before retiring in 2012 and now helps wife Michelle run the old-style street corner boozer, which is more usually famed for its rabbit pie tucked into by drinkers on lunchtimes.

He said: “I’m not reading anything into it. It is just weird. Damp doesn’t usually come up that high.

“It’s drying out now but if it is damp it’s probably pointless painting it over.”

Source – Northern Echo, 12 Mar 2015

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Almanac – May 15

913 – Hatto I, Archbishop of Mainz, died.

One account of his death claimed he was struck by lightning,  another that he was thrown alive by the devil into the crater of Mount Etna.

His memory was long regarded in Saxony with great abhorrence, and stories of cruelty and treachery gathered round his name.

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1718 – James Puckle, a London lawyer, patented the world’s first machine gun.

Puckle demonstrated two versions of the basic design: one, intended for use against Christian enemies, fired conventional round bullets, while the second variant, designed to be used against the Muslim Turks, fired square bullets, which were considered to be more damaging and would, according to its patent, convince the Turks of the “benefits of Christian civilization.”

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1948 – Brian Eno born. English musician, composer, record producer, singer, and visual artist,  one of the principal innovators of ambient music.

He joined  Roxy Music as synthesiser player in the early 1970s, but  soon tired of touring and of conflicts with lead singer Bryan Ferry.

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1956 – Austin Osman Spare died.  English artist and occultist who worked as both a draughtsman and a painter.

 Influenced by symbolism and the artistic decadence of art nouveau, his art was known for its clear use of line, and its depiction of monstrous and sexual imagery.

In an occult capacity, he developed idiosyncratic magical techniques including automatic writing, automatic drawing and sigilization based on his theories of the relationship between the conscious and unconscious self.

Spare’s esoteric legacy was largely maintained by his friend, the Thelemite author Kenneth Grant in the latter part of the 20th century, and his beliefs regarding sigils provided a key influence on the chaos magic movement and Thee Temple ov Psychick Youth.

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Siberian lake Monster Remains Discovered ?

Unknown remains of a large creature have been found in Lake Labynkyr,Siberia,  say the first divers to ever reach its floor.

The dive was made at the request of Yakutia State University in order to film the bottom of the lake and gather samples of water, flora and fauna. It is the first-ever dive to the bottom of the lake, which is at an altitude of 1,020 metres above sea level.

Using an underwater scanner they discovered a jaw and skeletal remains that might be the notorious ‘Devil’ that was first reported by locals in the 19th century – an unknown creature refered to as Russia’s Loch Ness Monster.

In the 1960s, there were accounts of ‘a monster with a long neck coming up out of the lake making an eerie sound’. Some versions say it was lizard-like.

Read more of this thread on the Holy Wells & Water Lore Forum here – http://holywells.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=5

 

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Almanac – October 11

Traditionally, Blackberries should not be gathered after today, because the Devil has claimed them…or spat on them…. or pissed on them, depending on who you believe.
Or maybe just because they’re past their best.

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1649 – Sack of Wexford: After a ten-day siege, English New Model Army troops (under Oliver Cromwell) stormed the town of Wexford, killing over 2,000 Irish Confederate troops and 1,500 civilians.

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1924 – The Bureau Of Surrealist Enquiries opened in the Rue de Grenelle, Paris. The public was invited to bring along accounts of dreams or coincidences, ideas on fashion, politics or inventions, with a view towards “the formation of genuine Surrealist archives.”
As its director, Antonin Artaud, said: “We need disturbed followers more than we need active followers.”

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1961 – Chico Marx died. American comedian and film star as part of the Marx Brothers. His persona in the act was that of a dim-witted albeit crafty con artist, seemingly of rural Italian origin, who wore shabby clothes, and sported a curly-haired wig and Tyrolean hat.
As the first-born of the five Marx Brothers, he also played an important role in the management and development of the act, at least in its early years.

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1963 – Jean Cocteau died. French poet, novelist, dramatist, designer, playwright, artist and filmmaker. Best known for his novel Les Enfants terribles (1929), and the films Blood of a Poet (1930), Les Parents terribles (1948), Beauty and the Beast (1946), and Orpheus (1949).

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1963 – Édith Piaf died. French singer and cultural icon who became widely regarded as France’s national popular singer, as well as being one of France’s greatest international stars. Her singing reflected her life, with her specialty being ballads.

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1972 – A race riot occurred on the United States Navy aircraft carrier Kitty Hawk off the coast of Vietnam during Operation Linebacker.

Approximately 100–200 black Kitty Hawk crewmen rioted as a response to perceived grievances against the Navy and the officers of Kitty Hawk, which appeared to represent institutionalized racism on the ship.

One such grievance was the belief that black crewmen were routinely assigned to menial or degrading duties. Black crewmen also believed that white crewmen received milder non-judicial punishments than black sailors for the same offenses.

In addition, there was lingering resentment from a racially-charged brawl involving Kitty Hawk sailors in the Philippines shortly before the ship left port.

During the riot, black sailors assaulted and injured a number of white crewmen. Three had to be evacuated to shore hospitals for further treatment. Forty-five to 60 Kitty Hawk crewmen were injured in total.

The carrier’s commander—Captain Marland Townsend—and executive officer—Commander Benjamin Cloud—dissuaded the rioters from further violence and prevented white sailors from retaliating. This allowed the carrier to launch her Linebacker air missions as scheduled on the morning of 12 October. Nineteen of the rioters were later found guilty by the Navy of at least one charge connected to the riot.

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Almanac – September 14

HOLY NUT DAY

Ripe Hazelnuts collected today were believed to have magical properties, especially double-nuts [two on one stalk] which were said to ward off rheumatism, toothache and the spells of witches.

On the other hand…

To the Christians this is Holy Cross Day aka Holy Rood Day .

They also called it Devil’s Nutting Day and warned that anyone going nutting on this day would meet the Devil engaged in the same task.

The Devil, as some people say,
A nutting goes Holy-Rood Day.
Let women then their children keep
At home that day, better asleep
They were, or cattle to tend
Than nutting go, and meet the Fiend;
But if they’ll not be ruled by this,
Blame me not if they do amiss.

Poor Robin’s Almanack. 1693

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1752 – The British Empire adopts the Gregorian calendar, skipping eleven days (the previous day was September 2).
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1975 – The first native-born American saint, Elizabeth Ann Seton,  canonized by Pope Paul VI.  She established the first Catholic school in the nation, at Emmitsburg, Maryland, where she founded the first American congregation of Religious Sisters, the Sisters of Charity. Popularly considered a patron saint of Catholic schools.

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