Today I was in a second hand shop in Cookstown and I purchased an old newspaper from January 24, 1936. Pretty much the whole newspaper was devoted to the death and funeral of King George V, which is probably why someone saved the paper all these years. George died on January 20, 1936.
On page 2 of the paper there is the most extraordinary story, supernatural forces brought down a plane, just of the coastline at Le Treport, Normandy, France. According to the report a number of French aeroplanes had disappeared, and the pilot speculated that this same supernatural phenomena had been responsible for all the missing aircraft.
I googled details of the event to see if there was any thing on the net about it, and there was nothing. I figured that a story as unique as this deserved to be on the net for posterity, so here it is.
This is the entire report, as printed in Daily Herald, Friday January 24, 1936; No 6222
(Photographs of the report at the bottom.)
Air Pilots Nightmare
PURPLE FLAMES CENTRE ROUND PLANE
MYSTERY HALO IN STORM
MACHINE FORCED DOWN
The weird experiences of Flying-Officer L. T. Jackson, who with two wireless operators was forced down in the sea near Le Treport, suggest that meteorological disturbances may explain the mystery of a number of air crashes in France.
Flying-Officer Jackson arrived at Croydon Airport yesterday, having travelled by boat and train from France.
"We were returning from Paris after delivering bullion there", he said.
"About midnight the weather was calm, with a clear starlit sky, suddenly there was a severe hail-storm at 2,000 feet and what appeared to be a halo of purple centred around the air screws."
"There was also a small purple flame on each wing top, and in front of the wind screen.
In about two minutes this was followed by a blinding flash which put the wireless out of order, and rendered the compass and other instruments useless. Our Lights also failed and we were in complete darkness.
I calculated that we were about six miles from the French coast . It was too dark to see, and I manoeuvred round for some moments.
Suddenly I recognised a light in the distance and concluded that it was Le Treport.
I made for there, but the engines began to flag, and knowing the coastline and the danger of running into the high cliffs, I decided it was better to land in the sea.
SWAM TO SHORE
I did so. We clambered onto the top of the plane and I decided to jump for it .
I found we were in about 10 foot of water. I swam ashore and called for my colleagues to follow."
Flying-Officer Jackson added that he had never previously experienced such remarkable meteorological conditions. He thought it was very possible that similar disturbances had been the cause of a number of hitherto unexplained disasters.
I expect that back in the day they published just as many fake stories as they do today, so who knows if this actually happened or not, like they were covering George V's death and funeral, and purple halos and flames appear in the sky! Purple the colour most associated with Royalty.
From the inception of the main stream press they have glorified the Royal inbreeds one way or another, overtly, covertly and subliminally. I would not be remotely surprised if they made this story up just to run along side the death of the King coverage.
Also it is notable that there are no details about the plane, and no comment about the plane crash landing safely into the sea, with no injuries or fatalities! Clearly it was some kind of cargo plane, as they had just delivered gold bullion to Paris.
These days the Purple Flame is associated with Saint Germain, and devotees of Saint Germain believe he was the incarnation of Francis Bacon.
Bacon is believed by many to be the illegitimate son of Elizabeth 1, and he was charged with the translation of the King James Bible. He is also widely believed to be the real author of the plays attributed to the semi Illiterate William Shakespeare. Bacon was a devotee of the Goddess Athena, she carried a spear, and when she shook it, it was said that the world was blessed with wisdom....SHAKES-SPEAR!
Note the depiction of Saint Germain to the left shows the purple flames around his feet, and the purple halo around his head.
Source of pic
The Daily Herald was a British daily newspaper, published in London from 1912 to 1964. It underwent several changes of management before ceasing publication in 1964, when it was relaunched as The Sun, in its pre-Murdoch form.
In 1933, the Herald became the world's best-selling daily newspaper, with certified net sales of 2 million. Source Wikipedia
This Telegraph report covers planes that disappeared between 1936 and 2007 Link
A Facebook friend has just suggested that this maybe have been an incidence of Saint Elmo's Fire!