Demon in Quimper-Corentin

Demon in Quimper-Corentin

Date: February 1, 1620

Location: Quimper-Corentin, France

The local cathedral had on its roof a pyramid covered with lead, between 7:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m., thunder fell on that pyramid, and it caught fire, exploded, and fell down with a stupendous noise.

People rushed to the cathedral from all parts of the town and saw in the midst of the lighting and smoke, a demon of a green color, with a long green tail, doing his best to keep the fire going. This account, which was published in Paris, is supplemented by a more complete version printed in Rennes.

This latter version adds that the demon was seen clearly by all, inside the fire, sometimes green, sometimes blue/yellow. The authorities threw into the roaring fire a quantity of Agni Dei, close to 150 buckets of water, and 40 or 50 carloads of manure to no avail.

The demon was still there, and the fire kept happily burning. Something drastic had to be done, a consecrated host was placed inside a loaf of bread and thrown into the flames, and then blessed water was mixed with bile given by a nurse of above reproach conduct and spread over the demon and the burning pyramid.

This the visitor could not stand, he whistled in a most horrible fashion and flew away.

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