The Green Children of Woolpit

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The Green Children of Woolpit

Unread post by Simon M » Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:28 pm

Years ago, I read about this case in a magazine called The Unexplained. It's always fascinated me, and I thought I'd mention it here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_children_of_Woolpit

I just wondered if anyone else had heard of it, or had also collected The Unexplained?

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Wed Aug 30, 2017 10:05 am

Yes, Simon, I remember this clearly. I also had and maybe still have in a crate, the entire series of those magazines about the unexplained. Certainly leaves the possibility of portals to be considered... Plenty of folk believed in the Hollow Earth, Agharta, with its inner world, including the author of 'Journey To The Centre of The Earth', even Hitler was convinced there was a tropical paradise hidden under the Arctic ice, and reputedly sent aircraft over it to discover its whereabouts.

Admiral Richard E. Byrd of the United States Navy claims flying into the hidden world, and seeing animals, trees and greenery where logically, there should not have been, and meeting with the inhabitants.

http://www.crystalinks.com/hollowearth.html

Hitler so believed in this tale, that he had a small air base created there, so sure was he of this hidden world's location and its eventual discovery.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/724 ... -in-Arctic

Yes, ignore the source, the article is very illuminating

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... truth.html

Apparently believing in the presence of more than one 'inner earth' wasn't that uncommon in many world locations, even before this, and there is a fabulous series of stories by Richard Shaver of a subterranean world populated by a devolved race, the Dero, which he believed were robots of a sort. If the man wasn't psychotic, at least his imagination was intact, but the idea of inner worlds is there for the exploring. Amazing Stories was the medium for his tales, which created quite a sensation at the time. I recall reading about all things esoteric when I was younger, and seeing his name crop up time and time again.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Richard_Shaver

The book "Lost Continents and the Hollow Earth" by David Hatcher and Richard Shaver can be read here if you are interested:

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-j ... ro&f=false

So who knows where the Green Children came from if not from a portal to or from a hidden world? It could be all fancy, but who can say?

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Unread post by Simon M » Sat Sep 02, 2017 9:15 pm

Thanks, Shaz! I've actually read Shaver's stories about the hollow Earth - with solar radiation being toxic and people becoming physically larger, etc. He wrote other stuff as well, but I've never been able to find it. Here's an Amazon link to the edition I've got.

https://www.amazon.com/Continents-Hollo ... ard+Shaver

Interesting that you also read The Unexplained - I knew I couldn't have been the only one getting it from the newsagent's as a kid.

Those links are interesting too - I'll have a look.

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Unread post by Shazzoir » Mon Sep 04, 2017 1:57 pm

Haha, no worries, Simon! :D

I was an inveterate bookworm and remember probably startling my grade 7 teachers by doing book reports on interesting things I'd read like Tibetan 'sky burials' and yeti sightings, as described by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. I was captivated by his books, and though there are many who discredit his works as fiction and fantasy, they were awesome reading, and on that basis alone, I still enjoyed them.

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Unread post by Simon M » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:20 pm

I'm also a fan of his book The Third Eye, and a big fan of Aleister Crowley and all the other late 19th and early 20th Century mystics/adventurers - Helena Blavatsky, Anna Mitchell-Hedges and her Crystal Skull, The Theosophical Society, Jiddu Krishnamurti, etc.

I recall one article - 'Secrets of a country Priest' - that intrigued me. The guy had this amazing collection of pagan statues and icons in the Church. I'm still not sure if he was a legit 'double agent' (so to speak) or if it was just done in fun. I suspected he may have been running something like The Hellfire Club; essentially just like modern day 'swinger's parties' with a faux pagan theme to them. It was definitely weird.

The Unexplained definitely opened my mind to all sorts of possibilities, and it was the first place I ever read about stuff like Quantum Physics, the Akashic Register and the whole mystical gamut.

I'd first seen Bigfoot on In Search Of, and there were a number of articles about cryptids in The Unexplained as well. My Mum chucked them all out when I moved out of home after Uni (grrr!), but I remember learning a lot from them.

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:26 pm

Shazzoir wrote:Haha, no worries, Simon! :D

I was an inveterate bookworm and remember probably startling my grade 7 teachers by doing book reports on interesting things I'd read like Tibetan 'sky burials' and yeti sightings, as described by Tuesday Lobsang Rampa. I was captivated by his books, and though there are many who discredit his works as fiction and fantasy, they were awesome reading, and on that basis alone, I still enjoyed them.

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Hey Shazz i read the Lopsang books when i was a kid as well. I remember the parts about the yetis which i think was in the first book which i think is the "real" lopsang?
Here is a pic of some stuff i rescued the other day from the silver fish. We had a whole library full of this stuff. No wonder im such a weirdo. Lol!
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:31 pm

Shazzoir wrote:Yes, Simon, I remember this clearly. I also had and maybe still have in a crate, the entire series of those magazines about the unexplained. Certainly leaves the possibility of portals to be considered... Plenty of folk believed in the Hollow Earth, Agharta, with its inner world, including the author of 'Journey To The Centre of The Earth', even Hitler was convinced there was a tropical paradise hidden under the Arctic ice, and reputedly sent aircraft over it to discover its whereabouts.

Admiral Richard E. Byrd of the United States Navy claims flying into the hidden world, and seeing animals, trees and greenery where logically, there should not have been, and meeting with the inhabitants.

http://www.crystalinks.com/hollowearth.html

Hitler so believed in this tale, that he had a small air base created there, so sure was he of this hidden world's location and its eventual discovery.

http://www.express.co.uk/news/world/724 ... -in-Arctic

Yes, ignore the source, the article is very illuminating

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/book ... truth.html

Apparently believing in the presence of more than one 'inner earth' wasn't that uncommon in many world locations, even before this, and there is a fabulous series of stories by Richard Shaver of a subterranean world populated by a devolved race, the Dero, which he believed were robots of a sort. If the man wasn't psychotic, at least his imagination was intact, but the idea of inner worlds is there for the exploring. Amazing Stories was the medium for his tales, which created quite a sensation at the time. I recall reading about all things esoteric when I was younger, and seeing his name crop up time and time again.

https://rationalwiki.org/wiki/Richard_Shaver

The book "Lost Continents and the Hollow Earth" by David Hatcher and Richard Shaver can be read here if you are interested:

https://books.google.com.au/books?id=-j ... ro&f=false

So who knows where the Green Children came from if not from a portal to or from a hidden world? It could be all fancy, but who can say?

Shazz
Thats interesting about the deros living underground. I wondered where theyd gotten too.. :lol:
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:47 pm

Yowiebait, you're a champ for saving those books! (claps hands)
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Sep 04, 2017 3:59 pm

Shazzoir wrote:Yowiebait, you're a champ for saving those books! (claps hands)
Thanks Shazz. I couldnt let em go!
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Mon Sep 04, 2017 6:46 pm

I wouldn't have either! In fact, I have that 'No Earthly Explanation' one myself, haha!

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Unread post by Yowie bait » Mon Sep 04, 2017 7:59 pm

I cant believe you have that Shazz! I saved some others ill photograph if i ever find em. I cant throw them out. Maybe some useful info in there i can use . Never know when i might need to qoute confucious or use esp!
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:49 am

Haha, for sure! I should take a photo of the stack of paperbacks I have, but most of them are still stored in crates from 4 years ago when I last moved, :D Maybe we should start a thread in 'Off Topic' so folks can do the same? There are some real rippers out there, more sensationalism than fact, but whatever sells, sells, haha.


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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:02 pm

I think that would be a great thread!
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Unread post by Shazzoir » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:37 pm

Then I shall make it so, haha! :D
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Unread post by Yowie bait » Tue Sep 05, 2017 5:40 pm

Ill have to dig up some more books!
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Unread post by Simon M » Tue Sep 05, 2017 7:22 pm

I'l have to scan some of mine as well. I gave most of them to an op shop years ago, but there were a few I hung onto for sentimental reasons. That sounds like an excellent idea for a thread.

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