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The centuries-old Welsh church where a skeleton keeps appearing through the wall
20-09-2018, 08:46 AM
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The centuries-old Welsh church where a skeleton keeps appearing through the wall
It's a tiny, isolated church in rural Wales, beautiful but steeped in history, myth and legend.

Named after a sixth century Christian hermit who was murdered by a traveller who'd been given shelter, St Issuiā€™s is found in Patrishow in the eastern fringes of the Brecon Beacons.


One of these legends is a skeletal figure painted on the wall which keeps returning - despite been whitewashed over several times.

The painting, known as the Figure of Doom, shows the skeleton holding the traditional scythe and hourglass, with a spade hang from its arm.

Signifying death, it is believed to be over 500 years old and was to help show the largely illiterate member of the congregation that their days were short and should be used wisely.

But it is believed there have been several attempts to whitewash over the image but it has kept coming back.

https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales...n-15166061
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