posted on Jun, 17 2013 @ 09:57 PM
reply to post by reject
Well the first thing to keep in mind about the mowing devil story is that the story is over 300 years old. It can't be taken quite literally. Parts
will be embellished.
Doubtful that the guy goes into a pub and bargains against the devil to harvest his wheat. Fanciful.
Something from the story that is interesting is that the guy awoke in the middle of the night to see his field awash in orange light, as if on fire.
Fanciful, but interesting parallels with modern day UFO accounts. Also, either way you look at it, it lends credence to the anomaly. It is either an
original occurrence which hundreds of years later still rings true with modern accounts of strange occurrences and lights in the sky, or it is a theme
that has persisted all this time and, by extension SERIOUSLY calls into question all modern abduction account skeptics who tend to write off the
phenomena as a product of mass hallucination or hysteria calling on the planted suggestions of Betty and Barney Hill...who by extension must be
Also, it isn't a stretch to think someone may consider such a thing to be the result of being mowed. After a strange night you walk into a field and
see your crop flattened. A lot of people may just decide to high tail it out of there without much investigation.
Heck, the dude said it looked like his entire field was on fire!
Alone it is a crazy story and little more, but when you look at the totality of the phenomena, it paints a ratger odd picture.