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A Monstrous Anniversary

Posted by: Nick Redfern on September 9th, 2013

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Over at Mysterious Universe, I have a new article that tells a very weird story – but one that is little-known outside of the UK – of a series of events that began in Wales a quarter of a century ago this week. How would I describe it? Maybe like “Animal Mutilations meet the Lambton Worm!”

Here’s how the article begins:

“Twenty-five years ago this very week, a deeply strange series of events kicked-off in Rhayader, which just happens to be the oldest town in mid-Wales. The location for all the unsettling weirdness was highly appropriate, since the town and its immediate surroundings are steeped in centuries-old myths, legends, fables and folklore. On top of that, the area is peppered with ancient, standing stones, which were carved and put into place by the ancients.

“Numerous axe-heads, many dating back more than 5,000 years, have been unearthed from the green fields of Rhayader. On top of that, back in 1899, on the town’s Gwastedyn Hill, a wealth of fine, gold treasures and jewels was dug up. It was a discovery that led to theories that the priceless find had once been the belongings of a long-dead, 5th century princess – one Rowena, who was the wife of a local and ruthless ruler of that bygone era, High King Vortigern.”

And here’s the complete article…

Nick RedfernNick Redfern – has written 755 posts on this site.
Punk music fan, Tennents Super and Carlsberg Special Brew beer fan, horror film fan, chocolate fan, like to wear black clothes, like to stay up late. Work as a writer.




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