Witch-repellent marks discovered in ruins of medieval UK church

Witch marks found on the medieval stones of St. Mary’s church in Stoke Mandeville, UK. Picture: © HS2 Ltd Learning no lessons from horror films of yore, Britain has plans for a high-speed rail project that will lay tracks over the ruins of a medieval church.And, apparently, the project has run into some trouble with witches and dark spirits. According to archaeologists working at Stoke Mandeville, a village that lies in the path of the proposed railway, an early excavation of the site’s 700-year-old church revealed stone beams etched with strange circular patterns known as “witch marks.” These markings, which look like the spokes of a wheel with a hole drilled into the center, were created to “ward off evil spirits by entrapping them in an endless line or maze,” project officials wrote in a statement. Michael Court, lead archaeologist at HS2 Ltd (the company behind the rail project) said the unusual markings offer a “fascinating insight into the past” at a site that has long been lost to history. More witch graffitis carved into the stones of St. Mary’s church. Picture: © HS2 Ltd The church in question, named St. Mary’s, was erected around 1070 as a private chapel for the lord of Stoke Mandeville in what is now Buckinghamshire, England, according to the statement. The church building was expanded in the 1340s to accommodate local villagers, then ultimately demolished in the 1860s when a new church popped up closer to town. The witch marks were carved into two different stones, one sitting at ground level and the other higher up. Given the location of the ground-level stone, the radial pattern wasn’t likely used as a sundial, something that is typically found near the southern doors of medieval churches, the archaeologists said. Similar witch markings have turned up at medieval sites across the U.K., including a set discovered last year at Creswell Crags, a limestone gorge and cave complex that has been inhabited on and off since the last ice age. The markings are typically etched into stones near doorways, windows and fireplaces, to keep spirits away. [embedded content] The markings did not save St. Mary’s from its ultimate destruction. But with the scrawled stones still intact, modern witches keen on trying the new high-speed train may need to reroute their travels away from Stoke Mandeville. More witch mark information and news on Live Science, Strange Sounds and Steve Quayle. Follow us: Facebook and Twitter. By the way you can also support us on Paypal. Please and thank you!

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WATCH: Trump Give Money To Church, Democrats Explode

With so much bad publicity surrounding the Democrats and Joe Biden, it’s not surprising that the liberal media would do anything to help distract people from the truth. It doesn’t have to make sense or even be intelligent, it just needs to distract. That was their belief behind the supposed Russia/Hunter email scandal. And now, the left is attacking President

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WATCH: President Trump Gives Offering During Visit to Church in Las Vegas

President Donald Trump put an offering in the collection bucket Sunday during his visit to a church in Las Vegas. “Trump, who was in Nevada on a campaign trip to the crucial battleground state, was attending a service at the International Church of Las Vegas before a campaign event in Carson City later in the day,” according to Fox News.

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Photos: Donald Trump Goes to Church in Las Vegas

President Donald Trump attended church at the International Church of Las Vegas on Sunday. Press photographers were allowed into the service, but reporters waited outside. The photos show the president, together with his senior aides Hope Hicks and Dan Scavino, attending the service. The president also stood for a blessing from the pastor and the congregation. Trump was also photographed

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Biden’s Black Church Story Ends Up Being Another Lie

With the help from the Democrats, Joe Biden has all but envisioned himself as the savior America needs. From his humble beginning to his college years, there isn’t a time where Biden wasn’t supposedly fighting segregation. The sad truth is most if not all of it is exaggerated…plainly put – he’s lying. Throughout his campaign, Biden has been caught numerous

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Pope Francis Preaching Anti-Capitalist Dogma – Swamponomics

Andrew Moran Economics Correspondent at LibertyNation. com. Andrew has written thoroughly on economics, business, and politics subjects for the last decade. He furthermore writes about economics at Financial Collapse News and commodities from EarnForex. com. He is the author associated with “The War on

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Live from Oklahoma City Before an Important Movie Premier

Dr. Brown is live in OKC, taking your calls, commenting on the news, and talking about a premier, advance showing of the important new documentary In His Image. Listen live here 3-4 pm EST, and call into the show at (866) 348 7884 with your questions and comments.

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Judge Grants Injunction Barring Grace Community Church From Constitutional Right To Worship

Judge Mitchell L. Beckloff of the Los Angeles Superior Court issued a preliminary injunction Thursday that prohibits Pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church from “conducting, participating in, or attending any indoor worship services.” The ban also extends to services held outside “unless onerous restrictions are followed.” Since the church first began meeting in-person and defying local lockdown orders in July, Los Angeles County officials have threatened fines, arrest, and even terminated the lease held between the church and the county for parking lot space claiming health and safety concerns. A $1000 fine issued by Los Angeles County was also imposed on the church this week for signs asking congregants to refrain from entering if they were experiencing “an elevated temperature, a cough, or any flu-like symptoms.” According to the county, the signs were not placed at the proper entrances and exits and did not contain instructions asking people to “wash hands or use sanitizer, to wear face coverings and to maintain social distancing.” Apparently signs asking people not to enter if they have an elevated temperature or symptoms of Covid (located at every entrance & exit) aren’t good enough for LA County. The bullying and harassment continues. This is NOT about health. LA County just wants to shut down church. https://t.co/bJLEm7PCEL pic.twitter.com/6DKqi9tEI8 — Jenna Ellis (@JennaEllisEsq) September 9, 2020 Special counsel Jenna Ellis and Charles LiMandri expressed their disappointment in Thursday ruling, claiming that the court “ducked the issue” and failed “to apply the appropriate constitutional standard of review.” They also explained their belief that the church was held to a different standard than other activities during COVID-19 lockdowns. “The court also did not properly consider the medical and scientific evidence that the current number of people with serious COVID-19 symptoms no longer justifies a shuttering of the churches. Nor do we believe that the court gave adequate consideration to the fact that churches have been treated as second-class citizens compared to the tens of thousands of protestors,” LiMandri said. This opinion by the court, according to Ellis and LiMandri, shows that the church was unfairly targeted. “Church is essential, and no government agent has the runaway, unlimited power to force churches to close indefinitely. The County’s argument was basically ‘because we can,’ which is the very definition of tyranny,” Ellis said. “Without limiting government’s power in favor of freedom and protected rights, we have no liberty. We will fight for religious freedom, as our founders did when they wrote the First Amendment.” “More than ever, California’s churches are essential,” LiMandri agreed. Despite the court’s ruling, Pastor John MacArthur told Fox News’s Shannon Bream on Thursday night that the church would still be meeting. “1/100th of 1 percent of Californians with a virus apparently wins over the U.S. Constitution and religious freedom for all? That is not what our founders said,” said MacArthur. “Nor is that what God says, who gave us our rights that our government—including the judicial branch—is supposed to protect. The scale should always tip in favor of liberty, especially for churches.” The Thomas More Society also said that they will appeal it to “ultimately vindicate our clients’ constitutionally protected right to free exercise of religion.” “Although this is a temporary setback, we will continue to fight for Pastor MacArthur and Grace Community Church’s constitutionally protected right to hold church,” Ellis promised.

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