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A Fisherman's Tale

Lost in Las Vegas?

This is a recreation of an old fisherman's tale which has been gathering dust in the Wygarth Museum. According to Timothy Mason, author of Wygarth: A Very Local History, on a dark night in 1898, local fisherman Hilly Lander stumbled home from the Tides Inn and lost his way.

He found himself on the headland which stretches out overlooking Aeppeltun Isle, and saw in the darkness several rings of black and white discs, which turned out to be communion wafers. He then fell asleep, and when he awoke at sunrise, the wafers had all disappeared but he claimed to have found black and white crumbs in his beard. Was it just a dream, or could it be evidence for the continuation of the Black Mass ritual into the late 19th century?