posted on Mar, 25 2010 @ 02:09 AM
Update - i live in Spain so, and in Cataliña, where you´ll find Banjos, so i thought id look it up and.....
The kids were given to a local judge Ricardo Calnos, in August of 1887 whos maid spent hours scrubbing trying to get the green to come off,thinking it
was makeup, but in the end realised it was in fact pigmentation of the skin.
Their features were negroid with the eyes being that of an Asian.
They were offered food but eat nothing but juidas verdes.
The boy died of exhaustion while the girl lived a few years more working in the judges house.
With time she turned white (like Michael Jackson) and learnt Spanish, and was able to explain her story.
She said they lived in a country underground, where there was no sun, and it was always twilight.
Nows the strange part -
They didnt have a pancreas, they only had one lung and the piel was of a substance unknown then to science.
Apparantly the illumination in their was though "sun balls" that allowed the
plants to grow, their world was seperated from ours by a huge and dangerous river, which one day caused a tidal wave that inundated their country and
they escaped by entering a grotto near the river, that led out into Spain.
Now the truth -
This story caused a tremendous fuss when it came out, came out of a book that is.
The book GOBLINS; ELF AND FAIRES by KATHERINE BRIGGS came out in the 70's, and dedicates a page to legends of Suffolk, which includes the story of
the Children of Woolpit.
It ws then stolen by someone here in Spain, nationalised it and from thereon in became Spanish folklore. Nothing more, nothing less.