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Almscliffe Crag Wart Well

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posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 05:53 AM

There are a great many cup-markings on the top surface of these Crags, most of which seem natural, but it is not unreasonable to think that, perhaps, some may have been carved by human hands? (not sure misself) Eric Cowling (1946) sincerely believed the antiquity of some carvings here. One of them particularly, three feet across and eighteen inches deep, though seemingly natural, has for several centuries been known as the “Wart Well.” Its name is attributed to folklore that is more commonly found in Ireland and the Scottish highlands; that is, should you have a wart, prick it with a pin until a drop or two of blood drips into the water that gathers in the stone bowl, then dip your hand in afterwards. The wart is sure to vanish. Another method to achieve the same end is to merely wash the skin affliction in the water, and it will soon fade. (Interestingly, an old psychotherapist friend, afflicted with the damned things, did just this and they promptly vanished.)

I have to wonder if there is some physical explanation for the effectiveness of the Almscliffe Crag wart well. The green slime seems to particularly grow particularly vigorously. Could it be influenced by something?

Perhaps it is the extraordinary views that create a state of mind in which suggestion becomes more potent.

My experience of the wart well is this. I first went up on top of the crag with my shape-shifting friend. When I discovered the well I knew nothing of its reputation for healing warts.The water looked very uninviting, hardly water, more a green soup with some litter floating on the surface. In spite of the appearance I felt a strong urge to immerse my hand. Pushing back the feeling of distaste I put my hand in and thought nothing more of it. After researching the crag I was interested to find this was a famed wart well.

A few months later I was there with my son. As we walked up to the crag I mentioned the well and was told he had some small warts on a finger. We walked up to the well. It was during very dry weather and there was just a small amount of slime in the bottom of the well, not enough to immerse a hand but enough for a finger. I was surprised there was any moisture at all considering how dry the weather had been. My son had a look of distaste on his face as he put his finger into the green slime.

Within days the warts had started to shrink and now his skin is completely clear.

He had tried other methods to get rid of them for two years.

What say ATS?

Some physical explanation not yet understood?

Suggestion made more potent by the setting?


edit on 5 10 2018 by Kester because: add word

edit on 5 10 2018 by Kester because: correction

posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 06:18 AM
a reply to: Kester

The algae obviously gets into the wart and eats it.

I had problems with Veruccas for years when I was kid. One dip in the Irish sea and they vanished within a few days. It seemed like a miracle. Maybe it was...

posted on Oct, 5 2018 @ 06:22 AM
Ohh yeh, definitely Aliens! Or the Irish. Very interesting subject, yet something new to me again. I thank you truly for this post, like old ATS, not a word about politics!


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