The Angel of Hadley


I had long been aware of the WWI legend of The Angel of Mons, in which a piece of deliberate fiction was accepted as literal truth.

But I was unaware until recently that right in my own backyard, in nearby Hadley, Massachusetts, a similar bit of fiction-as-history existed, the Angel of Hadley, the account of how a mysterious elderly warrior saved settlers from the Indians.

Another good piece on the subject here.
     Posted By: Paul - Mon Dec 29, 2014
     Category: Hoaxes and Imposters and Imitators | Myths and Fairytales | Historical Figure | Europe | North America | Nineteenth Century | Seventeenth Century | Native Americans

That's a cool story! Holy superhero, a real one secret identity and all!
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 12/29/14 at 08:49 AM
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