Posts Tagged ‘Earth Lights’

James Berry (1851 – 1913) served as an executioner from 1884 up until 1891. He was an alcoholic and 13th February 1904 was set to be the last day on earth for Berry, he set off to commit suicide. This then became the very last thing on his mind as he read about mysterious lights appearing during a religious revival at Barmouth. He then got into a conversation with a stranger, who was an evangelical Christian, and following this set out on a new path as a preacher.

The report may have been similar (or even this one) by the Daily Mirror who reported how it shone like a carriage-lamp and as he got closer the light changed into a bar of intense blue light. Those on the other side of the light did not report this change as they watched it.

These lights are associated to the same thing as Earth Lights. The lights in Barmouth are hypothesised to be a geological phenomenon. It was found that the lights were not reported after that time and they had indeed occurred shortly after an earthquake (a local one that was most likely very minor but I haven’t been able to confirm this). The curious thing I have found about earth lights in the readings I have mustered the time to make (and I wish I had more) is that there are so many varied reasons about them and they can range from UFO, ghost to natural phenomenon.

James Berry may well have read about a very natural event but the one thing it did do was save his life.

Link to an article about this on Fortean Times.

There are two little parts of tales here to share. The Longendale Lights and the Devil’s Elbow.

The Longendale Lights might not be unique in their nature but they certainly attract interest. They could be part of a natural phenomena of Earth Lights but is that all they are? Some suggestions also say that the lights witnessed across the night sky might be UFO’s or paranormal phenomena.

The lights are similar to the type of thing report in Norway and the Marfa Lights in America.

Often the lights are recorded over the marshes and are believed to be ignited gas. This often gets argued against as the lights tend to be seen to move around and change direction in a way not considered usual for that particular theory.

Another theory are fairy lights, or perhaps a mischievous spirit taking a light across the moors. In fact I am sure there are an abundance of ideas behind them but should you see them and get any pictures I would LOVE to see them!

The Devil’s Elbow

In legend the Devils Elbow is said to have been a meeting place for two lovers, their father was against the union and swore that he would rather the Devil take his daughter than have them meet again. On their next meeting the Devil appeared and chased the terrified couple across the moor.

As the Devil reached out to claim his prize a mighty voice cried out and the devils bent arm turned to stone. He ripped it out and threw it on the moor forming the bend in the road.

In more recent times a strange black form sliding from the moorland across the road has been witnessed in the vicinity of the Devil’s Elbow.