The Devil's Footprints are Discovered in Devon.

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The Devil's Footprints are Discovered in Devon. - ExTitAouiur ay Occur Riser. Considerable sen -...
ExTitAouiur ay Occur Riser. Considerable sen - ration has been .canted in the towns of Tor ham. Lyron - ttone, Ex mouth, TdgumouUi, and Dawlitb, in th aouth of Devon, in eontequenoe of th diaoovery of a rait number f Icot - tneka oi a mott strange snd myttenotu deecrtpuon. Tb ruperttitioua go so far aa to believe that they are the rssrkt of Satan himtelf ; and that grett excitement ht been produced amoBg all Htatit may ne judced of from tbe fact that tb subject haa been descanted on from the pulpit. It appears that, on Thursday niaht last, there was a very heavy fall of snow in the neighbourhood of Exeter and th south of Devon. On th following morning th inhabitant of th Sbovs towns wvra surprised . at diacoverinc tha foot marks of some Strang ana mysterious animal, endowed with th rower of ubiquity, aa th footprinta war to be teen in all kinds of unacoountahl placet on th top of houses and narrow walls,' in gardens and courtyarda, tn - rioted by high walla and palinga, at wall as in open fields. leer waa DaraiyagardenlnLympttonewnentneaeiootpTlnta were not observable. Th track appeared mora hit that cf a biped than a quadruped, and th steps were genarally - eight inch in advance of each other. Tb imptttiion of the foot cloaalr retembled 1 hat of a doakey'a ahot. and measured from aa inch and a - half to(in toa.e uatancet) two and a - htlf incur I ncrowa. xicxv ana wee nnpawrau aa u caovco, out in th generality cf tb step the tbo wae conlinuows, and. irom tn snow in tcs centre remaining cn'ire, merary anow - isc th eater ereat of tbe foot, it mnal have beta eon rex. Th ere store teem to have approached th doors of several boater, tnd uea to hart retiaaled. but no on haa bees able to discover the tUnling. - resting point of this" myttcnous viator. Ua bandty last tbe iter, nr. Huagrsr albtdad to th rabject io hi atrmon, and tnggetted th po. libiliry of th ootpriuU being tl oa i f a kat garoo ; but this eeul - i tcareely have been trie 'eater as they were found est kethiid'f ot tte cttvarv of tbe hxr. At prettnt it remains a styttery. and many tuperatiiikiupDvlrin th ahov tesrat are actually afraid to go evlaide tha ir door after aiekt. I

Clipped from The Times16 Feb 1855, FriPage 9

The Times (London, Greater London, England)16 Feb 1855, FriPage 9
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