Mermaid Sighted off St Ives.
Local fishermen have reported the appearance of a mermaid or merrimaid off of St
The creature seems to fit the usual description of a mermaid has now been
sighted several times, usually mid to late afternoon or at night post 11:00pm.
A local fisherman, who wished to remain anonymous, but who claims to have seen
her told me:
|"Aw my dear, sawdd her, course I sawd her and a pert
and purdy thing she was too. Sawd her with my own eeyes I did and
bamfoozled I be sure. Aveyseenum?
However, another fisherman, of the younger variety poured scorn
on the idea saying that the old man was a total tuss and should never be
believed about nothing.
|Your correspondent, however, feels that there may well be
something more in this and intends to investigate. Topless sunbathing in
the sea is not as prevalent in Cornwall as on the Continent and such
matters should and must be investigated.
Mine Shaft Exposed
There was much dismay earlier this week when yet another disused mine shaft was
discovered. The original props, left in place when the mine was closed
some 150years ago, have now decayed and this has led
to considerable subsidence on the cliffs between St Ives and Zennor. Where the
cliff path ran there is now a considerable hole or dell. Local Methodists
lay claim to this being another preaching "pit" once used by the
Wesley Brothers (the preachers) but local historians hotly dispute this claim.
|So hot was the dispute that it descended into a brawl that
the Methodists won. This caused them to claim right on their side and the
obvious truth of their case.
However, a local UFO group leader says it is quite
obviously a landing site for alien craft and that several sightings have been
reported after closing time. Your correspondent understands that the
leader and his group intend to hold an all night observation session this
weekend. They have appealed for new members to join them and are particularly
interested in welcoming new female members for an all night UFO watch.
Local New Age group members report an unearthly or un-natural sighting last
weekend out over the Island and the lighthouse. Reports vary between the
sighting of a fiery chariot or a figure in the sky. Witnesses, and there were
many, describe the chariot "driver" as a benign looking individual,
carrying a long staff. He had a Gandolf like beard and dark flowing robes. Those
that observed only the figure in the sky describe it in similar terms. Some of
those watching were concerned that the apparition's head appeared to be tucked
under his arm, very much in the way of early Saints. The hand attached to the
arm holding the head was observed to carry a pot or flagon that was often and
conveniently brought to the lips of the head.
|The apparition has, in a way, produced a miracle in that
local New Age followers and regular Church goers have come together to
agree it must be a Saintly sighting. Local Chapel goers do, however,
Benatugana - Tereba nessa - Winwaloe
27 May 2004 15:15
Re: News Headlines
Excellent (if a tad tardy if it was supposed to be last week's news
bulletin!). I will promulgate your report this week and look forward to
your further explorations of the St. Ives underworld. But what will we call
the feature? Winwaloe Under Cover? Winwaloe Under The Weather? Winwaloe
Under The Influence?
I've long suspected that this sort of thing has been going on but I never get
invited to those sort of late-night beach parties on Porthmeor.
[NB. Words by Winwaloe, piccies supplied by the Reporting Team who apparently
do get involved to those sort of parties!].