Pied Piper of Hamelin

The Disturbing True Story of the Pied Piper of Hamelin

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By Ḏḥwty


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Tsurugi's picture

The trickster elements in the Pied Piper story have always seemed dark and eerie to me. Had no idea it was a real event. Sounds almost like a close encounter to me...?

Have you ever seen Close Encounters Of The Third Kind. The ship is many colors and plays loud music like from a pipe organ, The aliens also lure the little boy out of his house and take him away. And the ship lands in a "hole" at the top of a mountain with all of the abducted people on board.

In reply to Shannon's comment - sheer brilliance I think. Well noted. Should we see a portal open in the galactic dark rift (valley of the shadow of death) preceded by a colourfully edged black-star in the sky and the sound of Gabriel's horn, we should similarly expect a harvesting of the easily lured (most of the human race)

Alas, the article addressing the Pied Piper story does not present any evidence that the fairy tale is based in or arising from a real event.

Tsurugi's picture

Huh. We must not be reading same article then.

Either that or your definition of "evidence" is radically different from mine, perhaps closer to what I would normally refer to as "proof" or "conclusive evidence".


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