Green Winged Weirdie

Posted by: Loren Coleman on July 1st, 2011

The source for this story is a book by L.M. Widéen: Värmländsk Mystik – Korta essäer om tro och övertro.
Title in english would be Mysteries of Värmland – short essays on belief and superstition.
Värmland is an area in south-west Sweden.

On page 10 of the book we find the following story;
Omkring år 1850 var en man vid namn Erik Ädel tillsammans med sin syster i en på ena sidan av Busjön belägen kvarn. Då de sent på eftermiddagen med gemensamma krafter skulle ro hem, hördes från berget Hunflen ett egendomligt starkt fräsande ljud. Plötsligt fick de se en stor grönklädd kvinna komma svävande på några meters höjd över vattnet. Hon följde på avstånd de roende över hela sjön. Men plötsligt vände hon, steg rakt upp i luften till hundra meters höjd, gjorde så en vid cirkelflygning över sjön och föll slutligen i vertikal linje med ett öronbedövande brak ned mot och in i Hunflen.

Translated to english:
Around the year 1850 a man called Eric Ädel together with his sister were at a mill on one side of Lake Busjön. It was late afternoon and they were going to row back home, they heard from the mountain Hunflen a peculiar strong hissing sound. Suddenly they saw a large green clothed woman come hovering a few meters above the water. She followed them at a distance across the entire lake. But suddenly she turned, rose straight up in the air to a height of one hundred meters, then did a circle flight over the lake and finally fell in a vertical line with a deafening crash down towards and into the Hunflen.

Credit: Anders Berglund and Jonny Brænne.

Loren Coleman About Loren Coleman
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

4 Responses to “Green Winged Weirdie”

  1. whiteriverfisherman responds:

    A woman wearing green cloth that flies, how odd. I wonder if green cloth has a significant meaning in Swedish lore. If this sighting was real I wonder what they were really witnessing. Strange but interesting and definitely falls under the “weirdie” category.

  2. kittalia responds:

    Well, about the color symbolism, in swedish green can mean natural, like grassy or leafy. Also, in medieval times green represented witches (that’s why they sometimes have green skin.) If anyone happens to be/know someone from sweden, ask them

  3. Storfot responds:

    Kittalia: I’m from Sweden. I have never heard of green women or anything similar to this story.

    For a quick introduction to Scandinavian folklore (excluding Finish speaking parts of Finland).

  4. Kandinsky responds:

    It reminds me of a similar account involving a flying woman over Vietnam in 1969. I can’t vouch for the authenticity, nevertheless it seems to share features…

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