Introduction

Hi and welcome to my site.
Cheshire is full of weird and wonderful stories of the supernatural, local heores and the mysterious.
I will take you on a tour as I look deep into the Cheshire that lies underneath the wonderful countryside and find the secrets that still hide there.
What magic and long lost secrets will we find?
So, sit back and enjoy my journey. This is a land of Magic, Knights, Dragons, Wizards, Witches, Boggarts, Murder, Ghosts and Old Forgotten Knowledge.


I would love to hear your stories as well. So if you have anything you would like me to look into and find information out, please let me know.

Friday, 25 February 2011

NELLIE LONGARM

This is a children's story based on folklore in the village of Wybunbury. She is used to warn children of the dangers of Wybunbury Moss. The tale was probably started because of the duckweed that grew in the water, it could wrap itself around the leg of an adult or a child's body and pull them under.

Other areas in Cheshire and Shropshire have their own Nellie. This water spirit have been given the names GINNY GREENTEETH, JEANNIE GREENTEETH, WICKED JENNY and PEG O NELL.

Jenny and other names are known generally around Britain. She is a river hag, sometimes described as an ugly, old woman. Some have green skin with long hair and sharp teeth. They all live in dangerous, watery places. Adults use this tale to warn children about the dangers of playing by such places.

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