Elizabethan Weirdness

(courtesy of The Fortean Times)

On this date in 1609, William Lily, the English astrologer, was born. In his autobiography, he tells a strange anecdote of teleportation involving fellow astrologer John Evans, a Welshman residing near Aldgate in London. In 1630 or 1631, Evans was asked by Lord Bothwell and Sir Kenelm Digby ‘to shew them a Spirit… upon a sudden, after some time of Invocation, Evans was taken from out of the Room, and carried [five miles] into the Field near Battersea Causeway…’ The next morning, a labourer found him asleep there.

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