The legend of the Green Children of Woolpit were two children who appeared in the village of Woolpit in Suffolk, England, in the 12th century. The brother and sister had green coloured skin, even though they appeared normal in all other ways. They spoke in an unknown language and refused to eat anything other than beans, but the boy became sick and died soon after he and his sister were baptised.
Eventually, their skin lost its green color. After they learned English, they explained that they were from St Martin’s Land, an underground world whose inhabitants are green and which was a dark place because the sun never rose far above the horizon. They claimed that they were tending their father’s herd and followed a river of light when they heard the sounds of bells. Then they arrived in Woolpit.
Some of the more unusual theories proposed for the origin of the children are that they were Hollow Earth children, parallel dimension children or Extraterrestrial children.The girl was employed for many years as a servant in Richard Calne’s household, where she was considered to be “very wanton and impudent”. she eventually married a man from King’s Lynn, about 40 miles (64 km) from Woolpit. Based on the research into Richard de Calne’s family history, the girl was given the name “Agnes” and that she married a royal official named Richard Barre
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