- The Paranormal Gallery - Oxfordshire (Latest images) http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto Images of paranormally active places from across the UK Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:04:15 +0100 Tue, 21 Oct 2014 08:04:15 +0100 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss Zenphoto RSS Generator <![CDATA[Rollright Stones (Oxfordshire)]]> http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=oxfordshire&image=war1641roll.jpg Rollright StonesCited from Wikipedia:

Numerous folktales are associated with the stones, including the tale reported in a rhyming version by William Camden in 1610, that a king was riding across the county with his army when he was accosted by a local witch called Mother Shipton, who said to him:

"Seven long strides thou shalt take, says she

And if Long Compton thou canst see,

King of England thou shalt be!"

His troops gathered in a circle to discuss the challenge and his knights muttered amongst themselves– but the king boldy took seven steps forward. Rising ground blocked his view of Long Compton in the valley and the witch cackled:

"As Long Compton thou canst not see, King of England thou shalt not be! Rise up stick and stand still stone, For King of England thou shalt be none; Thou and thy men hoar stones shall be, And I myself an elder tree!"

The king became the solitary King Stone, while nearby his soldiers formed a cromlech, or circle, called the King's Men. As the witch prepared to turn herself into an elder tree, she backtracked into four of the king's knights, who had lagged behind and were whispering plots against the king. She turned them to stone as well, and today they are called the Whispering Knights.

The King Stone and the Whispering Knights are just across the border in Warwickshire.
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<![CDATA[Wayland's Smithy #2, Uffington (Oxfordshire)]]> http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=oxfordshire&image=oxfo9652c.jpg Wayland's Smithy #2, UffingtonAnother legend says that a silver coin and an unshod horse could be left here overnight, and by morning the coin will have gone and the horse would have its shoes.
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<![CDATA[Detail: Wayland's Smithy, Uffington (Oxfordshire)]]> http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=oxfordshire&image=oxfo9652b.jpg Detail: Wayland's Smithy, UffingtonTrees around the Neolithic long barrow Wayland's Smithy are covered with carvings; some new, others looking quite old.
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<![CDATA[Wayland's Smithy, Uffington (Oxfordshire)]]> http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=oxfordshire&image=oxfo9652a.jpg Wayland's Smithy, UffingtonAn apprentice to Wayland the Smith, Flibbertigibbet frustrated his master to such an extent that Wayland picked up the lad and hurled him through the air. Flibbertigibbet turned into stone as he hit the ground.
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<![CDATA[Dragon Hill, Uffington (Oxfordshire)]]> http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=oxfordshire&image=oxfo8770b.jpg Dragon Hill, UffingtonParts of this hill are bare and chalky - some legends say that a dragon was slain on top of the hill, and where the beast's blood fell, the grass died.
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<![CDATA[The White Horse, Uffington (Oxfordshire)]]> http://www.paranormaldatabase.com/zenphoto/index.php?album=oxfordshire&image=oxfo2110.jpg The White Horse, UffingtonThe famous white horse seen on the hill from the village is reported to leave once a year (or every one hundred years, depending on the story teller) to have its feet shod at the nearby Wayland's Smithy. Another local legend states that the horse isn't really a horse, but the dragon slain by St George on that very hill.
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