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Tuesday, 8 February 2011

The Devil of Rennes-le-Chateau


The terrifying figure in this photo is Paul Jackson, who is pointing at the statue of the devil inside the church at Rennes-le-Chateau. This decidedly unholy statue is to be found under the holy water stoup, and it's just one more factor in the bizarre mystery of Rennes-le-Chateau. What's even stranger (and not often mentioned) is the apparently obscene gesture the devil is making. Possibly the figure held a staff or pitchfork at one time... or then again (bearing in mind the way Victorian writers like William Acton demonized masturbation) it may be exactly what it appears to be!

4 comments:

PoissonPete said...

Did you note the similarity between Paul and this?:
http://starlightfading.net/wp-content/uploads/et.jpg

Andrew said...

Slightly unfair - more grandiosely you could have mentioned this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Creation-of-adam.PNG

Anonymous said...

Both are fairly flattering :-)

PJ

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