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I'd best add that the description "stone-age horseman" was my own. I don't have it to hand (hence my own interpretation of the original description!) but the book Devereux mentions this experience in is "Haunted Land". If I remember correctly, he was a little less specific than me, but he did describe the figure as riding a horse. I'll dig the book out tonight.
You need to be careful when interpreting other people's observations. The next thing you know there will quotes all over the web saying "...they say Paul Devereux saw a stone age horseman ..."!
I was just ploughing through a big list of hauntings I found on wiki for inspiration about what I could write about next, when I found a one listed as:
"In Dorset an axe wielding ghost riding a horse bareback is described by witnesses as looking like a stone age warrior". - Apparently from Well Known Ghosts II.
Well I never :)
Whats Well Known Ghosts II? Sounds like some trashy made for TV movie.
Seriosuly, someone wielding an axe on a horse is exactly that, not evidence of anything. Could be the ghost of a re-enactor!
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