The Lost Village of Legetang

The Legetang village is a prosperous village located not far from the Dieng plateau-Banjarnegara, approximately 2 kilometers to the north. Legetang village located in the village Pekasiran, Batur subdistrict, Banjarnegara district, still in the mountainous region Dieng Plateau - Petarangan. The villagers were quite prosperous and most of them are quite successful farmer. They farmed vegetables, potatoes, carrots, cabbage, and so on. However, with all the success that they achieved, they practice many immoral deeds. Most of them are gamblers in this village, as well as drunk all day long. Every night they held lengger performances, a traditional arts performed by female dancers, which often leads to adultery. In fact, according to stories handed down, the only mosque in Legetang then be used as a place to raise dogs and the area of gambling.

On one evening, April 17, 1955, heavy rains pouring down the village. But the villagers still immersed in immorality. When the rain stopped in the middle of the night, , suddenly there was a loud sound like a big bomb was dropped there, or like the sound of very heavy objects falling. The voice sounded to the neighboring villages. But that night no one would dare go out because the road was very dark and slippery.

The next morning, the community around the Legetang village curious with the mysterious sound on the night before. At that time, it was seen that the peak of Mount Pengamun-Amun has been split. And buried the Legetang village. The village which had been a valley is not only flattened, but it becomes a new earthen mound resembling a hill. The entire population were dead, buried alive.

If the Mountain Pengamun-Amun landslides, then the avalanches will simply burying the river underneath it. However, this incident is not a mountain avalanche. Between the Legetang village and the mountain there are rivers and ravines, which still exists today. Actually, the distance between the mountain and the village was far away, so it is still a mystery that the landslides could burying the village. Thus, it's as if the landslide was flying from the mountain, and then befall the village.

The disappearance of Legetang village and its inhabitants are still a mystery, because Suhuri who live in nearby village (Pekasiran) and several other Pekasiran village residents who is still alive said that between the foot of the mountain to the border of the residential area in the village was not buried, even though the distance is only few hundred meters.

"The avalanches was like flying from the mountain side and fell right in the settlements. Very strange, "said Suhuri while explaining.

At that time everyone was stunned with the eerie atmosphere when they saw the whole area of Legetang village buried. There's not even a visible part of the houses. Also there was not even a single signs of life of its inhabitants, recalls Suhuri.

Now, on the top of the hill of the doomed village, there is a memorial obelisk erected by the local government with an inscription on it.


It written:

(In Indonesian):
“TUGU PERINGATAN ATAS TEWASNJA 332 ORANG PENDUDUK DUKUH LEGETANG SERTA 19 ORANG TAMU DARI LAIN-LAIN DESA SEBAGAI AKIBAT LONGSORNJA GUNUNG PENGAMUN-AMUN PADA TG. 16/17-4-1955”

(English translation):
"TO COMMEMORATE THE DEATHS OF 332 PERSON RESIDENT OF LEGETANG VILLAGE AND 19 PEOPLE OF GUEST FROM ANOTHER VILLAGE AS A RESULT OF THE LANDSLIDE OF PENGAMUN-AMUN MOUNTAIN ON 16TH/17TH - 4 -1955"

Sources:

http://www.koran-sindo.com/news.php?r=6&n=1&date=2016-02-19

http://duniatimteng.com/tragedi-legetang-legenda-kaum-sodom-gomorah-di-nusantara/

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Legend of The Black Vaughan

Thomas Vaughan was a 15th century lord who was killed at the Battle of Banbury in 1469, whilst supporting the Yorkist cause.Tradition says he was an incredibly evil man, although the lack of documentary evidence backing this up leads many to believe his nickname of 'Black Vaughan' may easily be attributable to his black hair, rather than his demeanour. According to local legend, after his headless body was brought back and buried in St Mary’s Church at Kington, on the border between Herefordshire and Wales, Black Vaughan was a restless spirit who wreaked havoc amongst the townsfolk after his death. Legend has him appearing in many forms, namely as a fly which tormented horses, a black dog and a huge black bull that entered the church.

This malevolent spirit took great pleasure in upsetting travellers and their animals. After nightfall he would hide behind hedges, then appear suddenly in a rush in the road to spook horses, or tip wagons loaded with goods. He would send the cattle stampeding into the river, and tip up churns in the dairy, leaving nothing for the farmer in the morning. It was as if he wanted to see the town brought to ruin, and it was working. After a time, people were too scared of Black Vaughan to come to Kington to market. Trade dwindled, and the people were afraid that the market would have to be closed. For a small rural community, such a situation was disastrous, and after Black Vaughan charged into St. Mary’s church in the form of a large Hereford bull, the villagers decided that enough was enough.


Eventually 12 local clergymen were summoned to lay the spirit - despite encountering difficulties during the ceremony, they are alleged to have shrunken the spirit of Vaughan, sealed it in a snuff box and buried it beneath a large stone in the bottom of Hergest Pool.

Like all folklore, the amount of fact contained in the story is difficult to assess, but the power of the Vaughan legend lives on, and a visitor to the church in recent times witnessed a bull like apparition form in the air. Ironically, the visitor was a distant relative of Thomas Vaughan.

The Vaughan’s legacy continues with the story of the black dog of Hergest Court, a companion to Sir Thomas Vaughan, which is believed to have had its own room at the top of the house. The dog is said to have haunted generations of the Vaughan family ever since, appearing before them to signify imminent death. It is widely thought that Sir Arthur Conan Doyle based his Sherlock Holmes story The Hound of the Baskervilles on the tales of the Hergest black dog. Since Sir Arthur is known to have stayed at Hergest Court and presumably heard of the nearby Baskerville family from Eardisley, then maybe the story is based on fact. This is much local speculation but there is no proof.

Sources:

http://www.spookyisles.com/2015/09/the-terrifying-legend-of-the-evil-black-vaughan/

http://www.bbc.co.uk/herefordandworcester/content/articles/2008/12/05/graves_black_vaughn_kington_feature.shtml

http://folklorethursday.com/regional-folklore/herefordshire-folklore-legend-black-vaughan-ellen-terrible/
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1,500 Years Old Mummy Appears To Be Wearing Modern Shoes

Discovered in Mongolia's Altai Mountains, the exceptionally well-preserved mummy, believed to have been a commoner, was buried with her earthly possessions – including a pair of shoes that bear more than a passing resemblance to Adidas sneakers featuring three stripes, what the German sportswear brand is known for. The mummified remains were found 2,803 meters (9,196 feet) up in Mongolia’s Altai Mountains. The mummy, thought to be a native Turkic female, is estimated to be over 1,500 years old. Its discovery was prompted after local herdsmen stumbled across the grave and alerted the Khovd Museum.

Evidently built to last, the kicks had some internet users speculating that the woman, who is thought to have been of common stock, may have been a time traveller. Social media users and message boards were abuzz about the Adidas-wearing mummy. They said, maybe time travel is not a myth.



However, the researchers are more excited about what secrets this mummy can reveal about the ancient Turkic culture. In addition to human remains, archeologists found a saddle, a clay vase, a wooden bowl, the remains of an entire horse and other items, according to the newspaper.

"An interesting thing we found is that not only sheep wool was used, but also camel wool," the researcher told the paper. "We can date the burial by the things we have found there, also the type of hat. It gives us a preliminary date of around the 6th century AD."

Sources:

http://www.9news.com.au/world/2016/04/13/12/34/unearthed-mummys-adidas-sneakers-spark-time-travel-theories

http://www.iflscience.com/editors-blog/1500-year-old-mummy-looks-its-wearing-adidas-trainers

http://www.huffingtonpost.ca/2016/04/15/mummy-adidas-shoes_n_9702024.html

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/world/footwear-1-500-year-old-mummy-resembles-adidas-sneakers-article-1.2599647

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