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Almanac – April 21

753 BC – Romulus and Remus founded Rome, according to legend.

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571 – Prophet Muhammad  born in Makkah.

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1918 –  German fighter ace Manfred von Richthofen, known as “The Red Baron”, was shot down and killed over Vaux-sur-Somme in France.

He was considered the top ace of  WWI, being officially credited with 80 air combat victories.

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1934 – The “Surgeon’s Photograph”, the most famous photo allegedly showing the Loch Ness Monster, was published in the Daily Mail, supposedly taken by Robert Kenneth Wilson, a London gynaecologist.

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1970 – The Hutt River Province Principality seceded from Australia.

The oldest micronation in Australia, the principality claims to be an independent sovereign state having achieved legal status on 21 April 1972, although it remains unrecognised except by other micronations.

The principality is located 517 km (354 mi) north of Perth, near the town of Northampton. If considered independent, it is an enclave of Australia.

The principality was founded Leonard George Casley when he and his associates proclaimed their secession from the state of Western Australia.

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2003 – Nina Simone died. American singer, songwriter, pianist, arranger, and civil rights activist widely associated with jazz music.

Simone aspired to become a classical pianist while working in a broad range of styles including classical, jazz, blues, folk, R&B, gospel, and pop.

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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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Nyaminyami – Sightings increase of Zimbabwe lake monster

A MYTHICAL serpent-like creature who lives in the murky depths of a lake and is the subject of countless childrens’ stories. Sound familiar? Meet Nyaminyami, Zimbabwe’s very own Loch Ness monster.

He has the head of a fish and a snake’s body. He lives in Lake Kariba, a magnificent man-made dam in the northwest of the country, studded with hippos and the eerie skeletal tops of long-dead trees. And for the first time in more than a decade, Zimbabweans living on the shores of Kariba are reporting a mysterious sighting of the River God.

State media is reporting that fishermen and residents of Mahombekombe, a suburb of Kariba town, saw Nyaminyami earlier this month.

“We were anchoring our boat near the District Development Fund harbour when we saw a large group of people rushing to the harbour. We quickly roped in our boat and rushed to where the group had gathered.

“I saw, with my own eyes, a monster snake that was almost two hundred metres long,”  said fisherman Tapera Siyungungura. “Ask anyone who lives around this area and you will get confirmations of the story.”

Full story – http://holywells.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=87

 

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Almanac – December 07

521 – Saint Columba born. Gaelic Irish missionary monk who propagated Christianity among the Picts during the Early Medieval Period, and more to the point involved in the first recorded encounter with the Loch Ness Monster.

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1928 – Noam Chomsky born. American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic, and activist. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall.

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1949 – Tom Waits born. American singer-songwriter, composer, and actor. Waits has a distinctive voice, described by critic Daniel Durchholz as sounding “like it was soaked in a vat of bourbon, left hanging in the smokehouse for a few months, and then taken outside and run over with a car.”

With this trademark growl, his incorporation of pre-rock music styles such as blues, jazz, and vaudeville, and experimental tendencies verging on industrial music, Waits has built up a distinctive musical persona.

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1985 – Robert Graves died. English poet, scholar/translator/writer of antiquity specializing in Classical Greece and Rome, and novelist. .

Graves’s poems—together with his translations and innovative analysis and interpretations of the Greek myths, his memoir of his early life, including his role in the First World War, Good-Bye to All That, and his speculative study of poetic inspiration, The White Goddess—have never been out of print.

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Aleister Crowley & The Loch Ness Monster

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Today is the 65th anniversary of the death of that most remarkable man – Aleister Crowley.

Amongst all his other achievements, is it possible that the Great Beast was inadvertantly responsible for the surge of sightings of that other Great Beast, Nessie, in the 1930s ?

Crowley owned Boleskine House at Loch Ness between 1889 and 1913 (a future owner would be guitarist Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin) and undertook a complicated ritual which was never completed.

Were leftover energies released by this ritual responsible for the 1930s Loch Ness Monster flap ?

Read the full article here – http://holywells.boardhost.com/viewtopic.php?id=71

 

 

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Almanac – November 12

1035 – King Cnut died.  Also known as Canute, he was  king of Denmark, England, Norway and parts of Sweden. After the death of his heirs within a decade of his own and the Norman conquest of England in 1066, his legacy was largely lost to history.

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1933 – Hugh Gray took the first known photos of the Loch Ness Monster.

He was walking along the loch after church when he spotted a substantial commotion in the water. A large creature rose up from the lake. Gray took several pictures of it, but only one of them showed up after they were developed.

This image appeared to show a creature with a long tail and thick body at the surface of the loch. The image is blurred suggesting the animal was splashing. Four stumpy-looking objects on the bottom of the creature’s body might possibly be a pair of appendages, such as flippers. Although critics have claimed that the photograph is of a dog swimming towards the camera (possibly carrying a stick), researcher Roland Watson rejects this interpretation and suggests there is an eel-like head on the right side of the image.

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1934 – Charles Manson born.  American criminal and musician who led what became known as the Manson Family, a quasi-commune that arose in California in the late 1960s.

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Holy Wells & Water Lore

 

 

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HOLY WELLS & WATER LORE is a new forum decicated to…. holy wells and water lore – rivers, lakes, pools, etc. Yeah, including the Loch Ness Monster – that’s water lore.

Anyone interested in these subjects welcome to share their knowledge, photos and videos.  Although the site will probably attract more attention from British and Irish holy wells, it’s not limited to them. Anyone, anywhere welcome.

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