Country and County: Crown Dependencies

2007 Alderney UFO Sighting

The UFO community is pretty strange. You can find literally hundreds of books and websites devoted to cases which have left not even the most insignificant evidence while cases with solid physical evidence (which may or may not be of extraterrestrial origin, but that’s another matter) tend to be forgotten or ignored.

Beisht Kione

The Beisht Kione was said to be a sea monster residing in the Irish Sea south of the Isle of Man. The name which means ‘the beast with the black head, in Manx is said to have been feared by the local fishermen and sailors.

Chibbyr Undin & Chibbyr Unjin Holy Wells Of Malew

Chibber Undin (Chibbyr Undin) – The Foundation Well or Chibber Undin when written about in the late 19th century was described as being close to the remains of an ancient Keeill which a Manx word for cell or chapel and these remains are often quoted as measuring 21 feet long by 12 feet broad.

Glen Maye Water Horse

Arthur William Moore in his The Folk-lore Of The Isle Of Man (1891) gave this account of a haunting connected to a Water Horse in the Glen Maye area.

Isle of Man Mermaid (1961)

According to Peter Costello in The Magic Zoo, there were several sightings of a mermaid around the Isle of Man during 1961. One of the witnesses was said to be the Lady Mayor of Peel. In August 1961 the Manx Tourist Board apparently offered a prize to whoever could capture the mermaid alive.

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Unbaptized Children

Stillborn babies and infants that had not been baptized could not always be buried on consecrated ground and a wealth of folklore developed around this delicate subject, some of it with a distinct North and South divide.

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The Buggane

The Buggane is a fearsome supernatural creature from the rich folklore of The Isle of Man. It appears in literature in various forms, usually having the power to shape shift. In one of its forms it is associated with water, and is similar to the Cabbyl-Ushtey the Manx Water Horse.