A Queer Occurrence in Alba

A woman was cast up on the shore of Alba this year. Her length [was] 192 feet; the length of her plaits 16 [feet]; the length of the fingers of her hand 6 feet; the length of her nose 6 [feet]; her body as white as a swan or the foam of a wave.

— Annals of Inisfallen,¬†AI906.2.

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Interestingly, other Irish Annals record a similar fantastic event. What possibly could have happened for a learned scribe to record such an unbelievable occurrence? A whale perhaps?

Published by Christian Clay Columba Campbell

Christian Clay Columba Campbell is a Roman Catholic of the Anglican Use. As Senior Warden of the Cathedral of the Incarnation (Orlando, FL), he organised the process by which the parish accepted the Apostolic Constitution Anglicanorum coetibus, petitioning to join the Catholic Church. The Anglican Cathedral is now the Church of the Incarnation in the Personal Ordinariate of the Chair of St. Peter. Personal queries should be directed to me at eccentricbliss dot com.

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