posted on Jan, 11 2006 @ 02:26 PM
Originally posted by forestlady
Well, like I said, there are people in the Andes mountains with blue skin due to the lack of blood flow. I also believe there's some politician with
blue skin in like montana, somewhere in the west. We also had those polar bear pictures. So if humans can turn blue, surely there's a way for them to
I'm not sure this is quite right. Blue people are caused from an enzyme deficiency. I couldn't find any mention of blue Andes people when I googled.
However, I do know for a fact that there have been blue people where I live here in NE Tennessee. Their descendants still live here. Years ago, 2
people married who were from very different ethnic backgrouns (I think it was Dutch and Inuit but not sure). This caused a very rare condition called
methanoglobinemia in which there is an enzyme missing, resulting in blue skin; not just lightly tinged but downright blue. They lived here quietly in
the backwoods for many generations not wishing to be seen for obvious reasons. Finally back in the 1960's a doctor stumbled upon these folks and
realized what the problem was. They could take a supplement and be normal color. They were known as being extremely healthy.
Google: blue people
I know what you mean about the blue people, but we're dealing with a small village in drudgery/poverty-trapped England, there seems to be know
evidence of any other green people stumbling onto the stage.
I understand from the tale that the 'greeness' left the kids as the aged, but like I've said earlier, it may have been a 'farie' additive to
spice up the yarn.