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Ever heard of the legend of the green children of Woolpit?

Any theories, explanations, or thoughts on it?
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
I think they came here from another dimension. Much like ours, but different enough to have given them green skin. They also had reported that the place they came from was much dimmer, like a permanent twilight.
JPWhoo · 36-40, MVIP
@DearAmbellina2113 Indeed, according to what I read the girl said that the sun never shined where they came from, which makes me wonder why it was “like twilight” instead of pitch black or at least like moonlight. Where was the sunset coming from?

You really think the legend is literally true? I’d like to believe it but I don’t know.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
@JPWhoo I do believe it. The boy died as a child but the girl grew up and married and had children. Her skin, over time, lost its green hue as well.
Matt85 · 36-40, M
What's that bro
JPWhoo · 36-40, MVIP
@Matt85 Legend has it that one day in the tiny village of Woolpit in southern England two children, brother/sister, with green skin randomly appeared. They spoke a strange language that no one could understand; however, they looked like perfectly normal white children other than their skin being green. At first they refused all human food except for broad beans, which they ate eagerly. They eventually learned to speak English and eat other human foods. The boy was sickly and died young, but the girl survived to adulthood. She said they came from a land where the sun never shown, and it was like perpetual twilight there. She and her brother had been out in the field tending the sheep when they heard a loud noise like a bell and they suddenly found themselves in Woolpit. It is rumored that descendants of the girl still live in the village to this day.
Matt85 · 36-40, M
@JPWhoo Flippin spooky.
Yes, I've read about it. It's fascinating, I'm not sure what to make of it but it seems to be pretty well documented.
"...more things in heaven and earth, Horatio..."
SW-User
I'd never heard of this before. There is a long Wiki article on the story. The story dates from the 12th century.

ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@SW-User I'm pretty sure there are at least a couple of Youtbe videos about the kids, too. I think that's where I first ran across the story some time ago.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
Not enough info to say much definitely, but it made me remember two sister I went to High School with who had a combination of black body hair and yellowish skin that looked a bit green in certain lights.
DearAmbellina2113 · 41-45, F
@ChipmunkErnie that's called an olive complexion.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@DearAmbellina2113 Yup -- green olive, not ripe olive.
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
Wasn't that a story from the twelfth century. And they returned to normal colour once they started eating a well balance diet?
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@Thevy29 Something about them eating green beans when they were found, then lost their color as their diet changed.
Thevy29 · 41-45, M
@ChipmunkErnie Didn't one of them die shortly after? I remember watching this on a 'Ripleys believe it or not' type show awhile ago.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@Thevy29 Yes, one died shortly after being "rescued".
Entwistle · 56-60, M
Got to be something in the water or their diet. My shit went jet black when I was in Greece!
Dlrannie · 31-35, F
Nope but I have visited Woolpit 😂😂🙂🐼🥢
JPWhoo · 36-40, MVIP
@Dlrannie Really? How could you visit Woolpit and not hear of that legend? It’s about the only thing that town of about 2,000 is famous for!
Dlrannie · 31-35, F
@JPWhoo Yep really- it not a town but a village and is known as the place where the last wolf in England was killed 🙂
Gangstress · 41-45, F
Oo thats interesting
FeetAreFantastic · 41-45, M
Yes I have. Probably a story just blown out of proportion.
ChipmunkErnie · 70-79, M
@FeetAreFantastic Soon to be an hour-long documentary on THE HISTORY CHANNEL? Possibly an episode re "Ancient Aliens"??

 
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