About two years ago, I went with my family to Crete. One day, we went to the Samaria Gorge, together with a guide and a group of other people. The way
back to the hotel was a long busride near the shores of the island, and we came across a few beatiful villages, while the guide giving information
about the history of the villages. She told an interesting story about one of these villages.
In the 19th century, there was a war going on with Turkey. She said an army of Greece and Cretan rebels had gathered up in the fortress near this
village, unfortunatly for them, the Turks found out about their plan, and attacked. The Cretan army was masacred, our guide even claimed the the day
after the battle, the local villagers had to go on the battlefield to collect the bodyparts of the soldiers, in order to burry them. This battle
occured on the 17th of May.
One year later, the villagers witnessed an army dressed in black, carrying strange weapons, marching through the village.
Now, each year, around the same day, the villagers see this ghostly army. Our guid told us that scientists had allready invetigated this event. She
said they saw a strang fog with blurry figures wondering around in it. The scientists claimed, that it was "a mirrage creatad by atmospherical
distortions" or something like that. To me, that explenation sounds about just as (or even less) realistic as the ghost-explenation .
Now I don't know if I should believe this story, it souns interesting, but it could just be some legend to amuse/attract tourists. I haven't found
much on the internet either, so far,
this is all I've
Also, as I said, I heard this 2 years ago, so I don't know if I remember this story correct.
If anybody here has more information about this story, please post it
[edit on 29-5-2005 by MooseT]
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