Preview: The Story of Rosslyn Chapel

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On the podcast this week we have an amazing story that has its roots in a 15th-century chapel located at the village of Roslin, Midlothian, Scotland. It is told to us by a listener who has visited this amazing site many times. However, on an afternoon in the early nineties, his visit was anything but routine. Brownies, witches, fairies or just his imagination? You will have to listen to his tale and decide for yourself.

Rosslyn Chapel - Small PictureRosslyn Chapel was founded on a small hill above Roslin Glen as a Catholic church in the mid-15th century. The chapel was founded by William Sinclair, First Earl of Caithness of the Scoto-Norman Sinclair family. Rosslyn Chapel is the third Sinclair place of worship at Roslin, the first being in Roslin Castle and the second which is now Roslin Cemetery. There are more than 110 carvings of “Green Men” in and around the chapel. They depict humanoid faces with greenery all around them, often growing out of their mouths. They are found in all areas of the chapel. Other carvings represent plants, including depictions of wheat, strawberries, and lilies.

Since the late 1980s, the chapel has also been featured in speculative theories concerning a connection of Freemasonry, the Knights Templar, and the Holy Grail. It was prominently featured in the 2003 bestselling novel The Da Vinci Code and its 2006 film adaptation.

The listener’s story is told about an afternoon spent at Rosslyn Chapel. The plan was to visit the site and enjoy the grounds. What actually happened is best left to him to explain. You won’t want to miss this podcast.

This Week’s Podcast:

You can listen to this podcast on Thursday, December 14, 2017 at Ron’s Amazing Stories, download it from iTunes, stream it on TuneIn Radio or listen to it on your radio Saturday night at 6pm Eastern Standard Time. Check your local listing or find the station closest to you at this link.

The Calendar:

November 30: Arizona Lightning – (RAS #305)
December 07: Trail of the Werewolf – (RAS #306)
December 14: Rosslyn Chapel – (RAS #307)
December 21: Gunsmoke – (RAS #308)
December 28: Christmas Replay
January 04: 2018 New Year Special

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