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May 30, 2015

The Mystery of the Margate Shell Grotto

In 1835 a labourer was digging a field just outside the English seaside town of Margate.
His work was interrupted when he thrust his spade in to the soil and it simply vanished in to the ground. The master of the nearby Dane House School, James Newlove, was made aware of this strange disappearance. He volunteered his young son, Joshua, for the task of being lowered, candle in hand, into the void via a length of rope....
~ ~ Kuriositas

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 30, 2015 8:21 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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