5 Creepiest Time Travelers from Other Dimensions
During the Middle Ages, two bizarre children, a brother and sister, spontaneously appeared in the village of Woolpit in rural Suffolk, England. At the time, the village belonged to the Abbey of Bury St. Edmunds and was one of the most densely populated areas in the countryside.
The children’s appearance was recorded contemporaneously by two writers, Ralph of Coggeshall and William of Newburgh.
The pair was reportedly found in a wolf pit used to trap wolves. It was in the summer, and they were wearing unfamiliar clothing, speaking an unknown language, and had green-hued skin. They were brought to the village, where both hid and refused to eat for several days before they discovered and eagerly devoured a store of raw beans.
The young boy was sickly and died, but the young girl slowly recovered, lost her green-tinge, and learned to speak English. She was eventually able to communicate that she had come from a “land of twilight” called St. Martin, where the sun never shone, and everything was bathed in green.
According to Ralph of Coggeshall, the girl was subsequently employed by Richard de Calne as a household servant. In this position, she gained a reputation for “impertinent wantonness.” Yet, William of Newburgh wrote that she married a man from King’s Lynn later in life. Through family trees, astronomer and writer Duncan Lunan theorized that the girl married royal official Richard Barre and took the name Agnes.
The young girl’s arrival from the exotic land to England, however, remained an enigma. She could only recall tending to a herd of cattle with her brother before hearing a loud and sudden sound and suddenly finding herself trapped in a pit...