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Originally posted by Bombeni
But it certainly isn't like there isn't ample evidence in many many other instances that the devil is as real as you and I.
Originally posted by Asktheanimals
Kangaroo seems like a good possibility
Originally posted by woodwytch
reply to post by Full_Vision
Hey there Full_Vision, thanks for the story I'd heard similar tales before but never heard this version ... I love it.
However don't blame the shapeshifting witches ... we don't like getting our hooves wet ... or is that just me ?
Thanks again. Woody
[edit on 2-11-2009 by woodwytch]
Originally posted by InvisibleObserver
Thanks for this story I've never heard of this one before, I love these old stories/legends that are so bizarre the mystery of it eats at you and makes you think long and hard about what it could be. S&F for you.
This thing was able to go over high walls, onto roofs of houses and buildings, make it across wide rivers and fit through a small 2-foot hole if I remember correctly from the story. Definitely sounds like something small with wings. The tracks it left behind are interesting, small print marks in a straight line 8 inches apart, with no actual pictures being the time it was, no drawings or molds of it to narrow down the possibilities it could be anything. I am leaning more towards something with wings to be able to get high up on roofs and over rivers. My guess of what it could be; Snow Owl, maybe one or a number of them either playing in the snow or looking for food.
[edit on 2-11-2009 by InvisibleObserver]
On 12 January, 1866, a great snow storm struck Liverpool, The blizzard was so fierce that it blew down a telegraph lines and all communication with London and the rest of the country was suspended for over a week,As tempertures plunged below zero, the River Mersey froze over and Liverpool gradually came to a standstill, People hurried indoors to escape the snow covered streets.
At six O'Clock the fllowing morning a policeman in the south end of the city centre came upon a curious sight, In the fresh Virgin snow on Great George Street, He noticed a trail of what looked like hoof prints but they were very peculiar, It was as if the Animal had put one hoof exactly in front of the other and walked in a precise straight line, The policeman measured the distance between each horseshoe shaped print and saw that it was eight inches, He knew of no Animal that could walk in such a manner. He followed the trail and saw that the tracks could not have been made by a four legged animal he was a aware of Nothing impeded the progress of the unidentified animals The tracks went right up Great George Street and where found on each side the wall, Strangeer still at one point the tracks went across the roof of the snow covered house oin Oldam Street, Where a postman had also noticed the strange prints, The trail extened up St anne Street and onto Scotland Road where they suddleny came to a dead end, As if the strange creature had taken off like a bird at that point. News of the eerie trail spread across Liverpool and the local population, which comprised of many superstitious Irish Immagrants Thought there was a something unearthly about the prints in the snow, People were soon referring to the tracks as the Devil's Footprints,Believeing Satan had strolled through the desserted streets of Liverpool, And who else could walk over the Walls and RoofTops? Who else had hoofed feet?