Saturday, April 29, 2006

Bell Island Hag

A supernatural Sea-Hag haunts a Bell Island's Dobbin's Gardens marsh.

Newfoundland's Bell Island is a place steeped in mysteries and legends. These are legends not merely passed down through the generations, but encountered first hand. They mainly revolve around Dobbin's Garden and the nearby marshes. They are stories of an Irish legend, the Banshee, a female spirit appointed to inform families of impending death. She comes in two forms: a beautiful woman in white, and a deformed old hag. Most encounters circle around the latter. Men have been known to walk through the small marshes, only to come out days later, not knowing where they are, or where they had been. They can only remember a putrid smell, and a grotesque old woman, in ragged clothes, crawling towards them from the bushes, forcing them to the ground with the smell of death.

2 Comments:

Anonymous Susan Anderson said...

Have you ever heard the Legend of the Sea Hag from the New Haven Harbour here in the US? I've heard a couple of versions and have dug up some interesting evidence.

5:51 p.m.  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is the evidence sue?

1:02 p.m.  

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