Kiama Reporter (NSW: 1886 - 1887), Saturday 11 June 1887, page 4

remove

SINC*ULAR

PXHENOMENA.

from the

place.

Concerning
A

these very singular
of

manifesta

suonT time
a

ago

(says
named

the " Mudges

Inde
to the
and

tions, the
says:-

"

Harbingor

Light," Melbourne,

pendent")
in the that

farmer
of

Large, residing
reported

vicinity for

Oooyal,
nights

Just

as

we

were

going to press,
of

we

received

police

several

he

his
of
con

from Mr. Gollatley,
personal
at

Mudgee,
of

a

report

from

family had been
stones, tinually some
of

terrified in
which

consequence

investigation

the

manifestations

weighed of

11Ib,

Mr.

Large's house,

Cooyal,

the

writer

dropping

inside through

the house

pareistly coming to say, these
never apparent

tho roof.

ap Strange
were
was
quite

says:
'

On

receipt

of

your visit

letter,

I

made and at

up my
see for

extraordinary occurrences
unless

mind mysolf.

to
,.

the

man's

wife

in the rootm. a sensation,

The
and

affair

has

created

my house Ihlld:travelled 24
of

pay I fdund
ta

to Oooyal
arrival

on

Large's
a

miles

over

portion
and

all

who

have
the

visited
police

the
in

the wors

rioads. diffliculty

I

got

bogged

twice in
extricat

place, seeing cludad,
propriate presist

for

themsnelves,

with

muoh
self
same

succeeded
and

in applying
'

the evidently ap
'

ing
the

and

wife, horse

,buggy,

to have

term
which and on

ghostly missiles have dropped
windows

to the

huge

misfortune
were

repeated
not who

in half an hour
a

'gibbers'

in the house
after, secure. and

it

for

the kind help of

when doors
The
that
is
are most effecot she

have been
woman,
awful who

Miss Blackmaii,
vices,

volunteered
I,
at

her
request

ser.

the
victim

poor

feels

I

must

confess

the

of

is

the

of an

vengence,
missiles

Mrs, G.,

would

have

returned and

home,
at

I had

alarming.

At

times,

whilst

to leave the
a

buggy

horse
which

the foot of there is no
mode
of about

falling
and

round,
alnmost

deathly

chills her.

affect

her very
or is one road

system, eveding
womailn

prostrate
remain

On

steep range, up bridle track; the up the
worn'wateroourses

only

as

fearing to
sought

indoors,
outside

the poor the house,

cent
one

for
at

quietude

mile.

When I
could

we

arrived

the top of
were

but
pod

strange

to say

several

large

stones

drop.

the range,
falling
iin

see that
of

the Large's
a

close
some

to her, whilst
part of

one, although left no cold had

located

about

a quarter

mile down
is
surroun all

in

a

"

on

her body
felt.

fact was then
crept

hardly
over

A

mark, deathly chill
to be taken
warmth.

glen like locality,

This clearing looking
the other

ded by very romantic otone
of piled one on

hills,

sand

her, and
without

she

for
at

hundreds
the house,

to the fire, It
is
an

but

restoring

foot in height,

On arriving
and
all

easy
of

matter

to convince

superstitious

I found Mrs. Large
at

the young
upon

Largos

people

these

facts, sit same

but
the

when

the

sceptics

home, my

I

at

once

entered

the object
not seem

go

and

see and

by

woman
and
are

and

her
of

business,

Mrs,

L, did but

in
at

husband dropping
to

in the
around of

room,

have

stones

any very
glad once
associations. others

way

disconcerted,
a full

commenced

them, they
unpleasant

to give

description

of

the mani

be

rid
was

such
case at
,the

fostations

from beginning to und,
ceased

This
who

the
out

of

Mr. Parker
solicitations

and of

The Large.
stone,
a
child

stones

falling for

the last five

went

days,

She
is

is

the mother
middle

of fifteen children
size.

Another
which on fell
side

instance:

A

large

sized

She

rather under

She has a
in

the

struck in the ordinary way strange of the face, and nor

beautifully formed
and

head,
olassical

shape,

to say, to take

a well shapod body;
clear,

her

intelluct to all

left no

mark,
of

did the

child if

appear

appearanco

her

desoriptive
is

powers
totally I
ine

any
as

notice

the blow, the time
a

it can

be termed
was
sit.

very good and quite natural,
without

such.,

At

Mr.

Parker
of

She

education-so

is

liher

husband.

,ting

in the

house,

number

friends

who

had'accompanied
to see that'no
is

him were
were
so

stationed
on

outside

young lady that pill6td was to horyoungeist there, that thisapersondown
told by the child

persons

the

roof. no,

The
was

can
not

curse

and

swear to perfection.
in that'way, edified live

I

house
can

without

ceiling,

that

person

in

any way
those

In
of,

be

secreted

inside.

We

understanid

that

Largo

has dotormined

to remove

his family

my

opinion,

people
so

very olose to

nature;

I judged

by the appearance

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nature;
tlme

I judged

so

by the appearance
and
tlhought of

of,

found surroundings, or
with

that stones,

the
and

floor

was
were

literally

covered

home

hoped that our system may
in

public instruction
change for of their
tihe

they
roof

then falling right
a

through

the bark flooring
must
as

time and

work

some
for

and laid

temporary
on

ceil

woelfare,

also

the benefit

ing

of

boards

the
amongst

rafters. the

locality at

large.,

When
pmn,

the stone throwing on the Saturday was her sonls that
;

There

be
well

mediumship
as
all

children,

the

commenced

about 5

mother.
yarns

I have
ireou
are

it evening, she thought joko having a with her were

been
lated

assured

that

the lying
and
of

she wont

out to
not tinme

in the Oooyal
statements "Large's"

Mudgee
people

district

remonstsato throwing
the

with thenm, but both sons denied
stones,

voluntary
go near

that

would

house.

She sav at the
tihe

her husbluand coming towards a pack
to
horsoe.

house with

Sho
for

said.lho the

had

flour

packed
horse

make

broad
inolined

family, 'Time

go near one of the sons undid the pack of flour when bolted with horse swerved round

was not

to

the houso,.so

Stihe

the bridle
to
iher
he

still on,:

The

husband remarked
to out

never know that hoiso
before.
Theo

and

such
thie

a caper
liorse

sons
aftei:
tlheo

could

not got

h

to approach iot
have

She

said the stones of

did

appearano
orboys.
.They

stones
to

thrown
Sfloat

by

mumn

somlued

ol

sometims
mid

hluoly,

other
feil

timos

hori thly'
sft

eontally,
f,.ll

when they
,.thut?

vertildlly ao
if sIoIne

with

a

the, saum

thing, such saw
ment

as

wet

olay, would
verified

do, 'All

who
state when

the

stones

floating
stones

her but

that the
fell
on

looked white,
floor the
of

they On
usual
also

the

they

turned
presented

black. the
.She

examination appearance

stones

those

in the
she
was was

gully. under about weight

said that one evening impression that the house crushed was

the

being
that,
swayed noise come right

in from resting
side
;

some

ponderous

on

its

roof,

The
was a

walls

from

to side, there
she

rumbling
oblject and go

overhead

saw

some

black

through

one

angle opposite

of

the house
angle
;

through

the

this was B.,
at who

verified accom recital.

by
The
called

the

young
us,
and

lady,
was

Miss
present

panied

the

children on a

left

the house

one

day They

and

neighbouring
was
about me

farmer.
all

told

him
at

their motliher their uncle's,

away
two this part

the morning
miles

distant. the
chil

The

farmer told
went

about

dren-ho

to

the house

swith them

and

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