- The following is taken from the book "Irish Witchcraft
and Demonology" by St. John D. Seymour, B.D. (from the sacred-texts.com
site) on page 100 of the book it reads as follows:
- "...of a similar ebullition of the elements. The
latter went out, found a witch, persuaded her to confess herself the guilty
author of the storm, and then burnt her --by which time, no doubt, the
wind had subsided!
- Much in the same strain might be added, but, lest we
should weary our readers, we shall content ourselves with giving two more
marvellous relations from this particular period so full of the marvellous.
O'Daly in his History of the Geraldines relates that during the siege of
Limerick three portents appeared.
- The first was a luminous globe, brighter than the moon
and little inferior to the sun, which for two leagues and a half shed a
vertical light on the city, and then faded into darkness over the enemy's
camp; the second was the apparition of the Virgin, accompanied by several
of the Saints; and the third was a lusus naturæ, of the Siamese-twins
type: all three of which O'Daly interprets to his own satisfaction. The
first of these was some form of the northern lights, and is also recorded
in the diary of certain Puritan officers. That learned, but somewhat..."
- This account was supposedly taken from real historical
"parliamentary, military, court, etc records". Thought the early
account of the UFO (circa 1652 according to the previous paragraphs) might
be of interest.
- From Bill Rutherford
- In regard to the recent 1650 Irish UFO Account... Used
in the alleged account:
- "..Siamese-twins type.."
- Siamese-twins were NOT called SIAMESE-TWINS in 1650.