My latest book is called "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation" (by Rob Gutro) and conveys all of the ghosts I met as I traveled throughout England. There are a LOT more ghosts in England that I did not (yet) meet, and here is the 3hird of several postings from Devonlive in Devon, U.K about some of them.. - Rob
The Great Ball of Fire that killed four and injured 62 churchgoers at Widecombe
No explanation has ever been found for this terrible event that stuck on sunday October 21 1638.
Reverend George Lyde was preaching in Widecombe Church when a great
ball of fire fell through the roof killing four people and injuring 62.
The phenomenon is said to have occurred during a thunderstorm.
are gruesome contemporary accounts telling how 'an extraordinary flame
passed right through the church, filling it with a loathsome smell, like
brimstone and a great ball of fire fell through the roof'.
whole congregation dropped to the floor as a large beam crashed down
between the parson and his clark. Neither was hurt but the congregation
was hit. One man 'had his head cloven, his skull rent into three pieces
and his brains thrown on the ground whole, but the hair of his head,
through the violence of the blow struck fast to a pillar near him where
it remained a woeful spectacle a long while after'.Rumours began
flying around that Satan had come to take sinners - including Widecombe
Jan, a wild young bachelor of the parish who was sleeping off his
hangover in church when the lightning struck.
It was claimed that the devil was seen tethering his horse
outside the church and dropping through the roof with the ball of fire:
"Seizing Widecombe Jan, he threw him violently against a pillar, dshing
his brains out, while the storm raged throughout the rest of the church,
diverting everyone's attention from what was going on."
SOURCE: Devon Live: https://www.devonlive.com/news/devon-news/viking-ghosts-still-haunt-bloody-2286420
Purpose of this Blog
Rob Gutro is an author, paranormal investigator and medium with Inspired Ghost Tracking of Maryland. Since he was a child he could receive messages from ghosts or spirits (who have crossed over). *He wrote the books "Pets and the Afterlife," "Pets and the Afterlife 2," "Ghosts and Spirits" and "Lessons Learned from Talking to the Dead," "Ghosts of England on a Medium's Vacation," and "Kindred Spirits" to teach others how ghosts and Spirits communicate with the living and to give proof of the afterlife. As a scientist, he also provides some scientific explanations about how energy is the baseline for the afterlife and the medium that entities use to communicate. *NOTE -Rob doesn't do this full time*