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Pat Shingleton: "Stoned to Death..."

3 years 9 months 2 weeks ago August 12, 2013 Aug 12, 2013 Monday, August 12 2013 August 12, 2013 3:00 AM in Pat Shingleton Column
By: Pat Shingleton

On this date in 1927, two young men were resting near a stream in the Tatra mountains bordering Slovakia and Poland. Suddenly stones began falling from the sky, splashing into the water, hitting their heads. Attempting to seek shelter in a nearby inn they were quickly "tossed out" as the inn keeper believed the devil followed them inside. In 1942, an orange-ish red light flashed around a barn in New Mexico prompting residents to touch the light. Suddenly, hundreds of grapefruit-sized rocks hit the same barn followed by a hugh fireball. In Austrailia in 1957 another episode of stones showered a farm. Following the incident farmhand Cyril Penny was pelted by pebbles for five consequtive days. Surprisingly, Penny witnessed the same phenomenon two years earlier.

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