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Isobel Haldane - 1613, Perth, Scotland: Abducted by fairies

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028954

Type of Spiritual Experience

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A description of the experience

As quoted in Wonders In The Sky - Unexplained Aerial Objects From Antiquity To Modern Times - and Their Impact on Human Culture, History, and Beliefs - Jacques Vallee and Chris Aubeck

Isobel Haldane testified that she was carried out of her bed, "whether by God or the Devil, she knew not," to a hillside which opened before her. She went in, and stayed three days in "the fairy kingdom." Eventually she was brought out by "a man with a grey beard" who taught her to cure diseases and foretell the future.

Far from being rare, such reports of abductions by non-human creatures became commonplace during the 17th century, eventually giving rise to accusations of commerce with the Devil. Unfortunately many of these stories did not include a date or a place. This one is an exception.

Source: Robert Pitcairn, Criminal trials in Scotland (Edinburgh, 1833).

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