Le projet blair elly kedward

Elly Kedward (1729 - February 1785) was an Irish woman who was banished from the town of Blair after several local people accused her of witchcraft.

In February 1785, several children accused her of luring them into her home to draw blood from them. She was found guilty of witchcraft, banished from the village during a particularly harsh winter, and presumed dead.

By midwinter, all of Kedwards’s accusers, along with half of the town’s children vanished. Fearing a curse, the townspeople fled Blair and vowed never to utter the name Elly Kedward again.

Elly Kedward's name is likely a play on the name of Edward Kelley (1555 – 1597), an English Renaissance occultist and self-declared spirit medium. He claimed to be able to summon spirits or angels in a "shew-stone" or mirror, and may have invented an "angelic language" he claimed to use to speak to them.


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