Here’s the scan of the page 5 of the local Epping Forest Guardian newspaper, where the article about local pagans capturing a local man to sacrifice at Lammas (which I personally addressed) came out.
Following the online version, Mike Stygal, Vice President of The Pagan Federation (and District Manager of PF London) contacted the journalist Katie Bamber, and offered additional insights and info, which have now appeared on the printed version of the article as an `info box’ . I also understand that the journalist is happy to maintain communications with us (Pagan Federation) on any future pagan related matters – which is a success in itself for us Pagans.
If anyone has a copy of the said anonymous `flyer’ that initially stated that pagans were going to sacrifice a man in Epping Forest, can you please send me a copy so that I can display that here too.. for completion sake! Thanks.
Here is a link to the website of the Pagan Federation (currently about to undergo a major face-lift by the new IT/ webmaster of the PF)
Stop the Press!
The Journalist Katie was kind enough to provide PF London District Manager Mike with the flyer that had been anonymously circulated in the Epping Forest Area. Here is a scanned copy below.
Quite apart from the sheer lunacy of this claim, I can already (in the blink of an eye) see so many discrepancies in the claim made by the flyer’s contents. It rather looks like someone with half a knowledge looked up a whole load of disjointed pagan topics on wikipedia or something and created the flyer. 😛 I’ll address those points in another blog.. (Oh yeas, we pagans have a right to reply!)
Our sincere thanks to Katie for being so open-minded on this matter, and giving us sensible pagans an opportunity to respond. Very well done Katie. Some of us are likely to nominate her for the special PF Journalist award (one that Boris Johnson was once awarded). More on that another time.
Meanwhile here’s the flyer.