Thursday, June 26, 2014
The World Egg Throwing Federation is based at Swaton, in the county of Lincolnshire, England. This ancient village has stood on this ground since before Roman times. The occupying army created a canal that ran from Lincoln to Cambridge which was fed by, and crossed, by the River Eau at Swaton. Much of the canal is still extant today. The village is mentioned in the Dooms Day book of 1068 as possessing a moated site. It’s known that this small village had a market, its own gibbet and the Church is considered to be one of the finest in England. The first female Sherriff of Nottingham is buried here.
The organised sport of Egg Throwing is thought to date back to at least 1322 when the newly appointed Abbot took possession of the Parish of Swaton by royal decree. It is said that he was the only person to own chickens and ensured the attendance at church of his peasant by providing them alms of one egg for each attendee. However, when the River Eau flooded, preventing people getting to church, the monks would hurl the eggs over to the waiting peasants. It’s also said that when the flood was even wider that they used small trebuchets to get that extra distance required. It is from these humble beginnings that the sport of egg throwing started and has been played ever since in the village.
The World Egg Throwing Federation was set up in 2004 in order to regulate Egg Throwing as a number of variations of the sport have come into existence, including nefarious use of eggs in political demonstrations. From its formation the Federation has been joined by local and national groups that practice the sport, and now acts as a central body, offering advice, ideas and as organiser of the annual world championships. Its aims and policies have been adopted by many as the sport continues to grow in popularity and in doing so the Federation raises thousands of pounds for local, nationals and international charities.
A FEW MORE SCARY PLACES IN THE U.S., IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE IN GHOSTS YOU MAY AFTER THIS SPINE TINGLING STORY!!!
Have you ever asked yourself where the scariest places in America are? There are literally thousands of them and here are just a few to entice you. Visiting these places may cause you to become a believer in ghosts and the supernatural, if you are not already one.
|The Jamestown Bridge|
The first place is The Jamestown Bridge located in Piedmont, Triad North Carolina. This bridge is said to be haunted because at night many tourists and visitors have claimed that they would pick up a little girl who was looking for a ride on the side of the road. When they picked her up, everything would be going fine and then all of a sudden when they look over at her again, she is gone. Many ghost hunters find this spot to be intriguing because it leaves so much to the imagination. It is said that this girl wears a white dress and can be seen at night.
The second place is called the Huntingdon College located in Montgomery, Alabama. This place will "knock the socks off of you". It is said that a lady ghost roams the city here. Here name has been called "The Red Lady of Pratt". The legend says that the red lady was a lonely, quiet and unpopular student. She often tried to make friends and she was unable to. The more that she tried to make friends, the harder it became for her to make them. The students would often make fun of her because she only wore the color red. She found no hope to her situation and eventually she hung herself in her room. The Red Lady of Pratt is often seen when students are picking on other kids. She has been seen to appear in and through walls. Some students have even experienced a gust of air that comes through the rooms in the middle of the night. What makes this place even more shocking is that it has a second ghost that roams around in the middle of the night. His name is called, "Ghost on The Green". This ghost is said to haunt the campus because he once dated a girl here and she broke up with him because he was too clingy. He could not take the rejection and so he shot himself in the head. Several days later, the campus returned back to normal. Some students claim that they now see him walking the green. Many students that walk the green at night claim that he often messes up their hair, blows in their ear or even tugs on their clothes. This indeed is a haunted place that you do not want to miss out on.
The third haunted place is Dudleytown, New England, Connecticut. Did you know that you are not allowed to enter Dudleytown and if you are caught trying to enter, you will be arrested for trespassing and given a $75 dollar fine or more? This place is said to have ghosts, hauntings and spirits swarming around. People that have seen Dudleytown claim that the birds are silent here and you get a spooky feeling here. The story of Dudleytown actually begins in England. Edmund Dudley was said to be beheaded for trying to overthrow King Henry the VIII. It is said that a curse was placed on the Dudley's for treason. The curse states that all descendants of Edmund Dudley would face horrors for all eternity. The son of Edmund Dudley also tried to overthrow the crown. John Dudley's third son Robert Earl, left England to avoid loosing his own head. The Dudley's settled in what is now called Dudleytown. You might be able to catch pictures of Dudleytown from ghost hunters. However, this place is not allowed to be trespassed and you may be surprised that many people have not ever heard of or seen this place.
These are some of the most haunted places in America. Many people throughout the world will tell you that these place are chilling to visit and often cause you to believe that ghosts really do exist.