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Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Kenneth the Sallow (Coinneach Odhar) was born 300 years ago in the Highlands of Scotland. He was gifted with "the sight" - an ability to see visions that came unbidden day or night. His prophecies were so impressive that he is still quoted to this day.

These came true:

Some of his prophetic visions that have actually come true in the years following his death include:

1. The battle of Culloden (1745), which he uttered at the site, and his words were recorded. "This bleak moor, ere many generations have passed, shall be stained with the best blood in Scotland. Glad I am that I will not see that day."

2. The joining of the lochs in the Great Glen = accomplished by the construction of the Caledonian Canal in the 19th Century.

3. Pointing to a field far from seashore, loch or river, he said that a ship would anchor there one day. The canal did not come near the spot, so folk decided this prophecy must be incorrect until one day in the 1930s an Airship did indeed tie up there.

4. The most impressive of his prophecies concerned the doom of the Mackenzies of Seaforth. You can read about this in the book "Scottish Lore and Folklore" by Ronald Douglas.

And here's a fifth: "One will sing of our Aberdeen, and be beheld far distant yet the earth will see the seer from a distance but at once, and Blackburn sigh, a lullaby."

Is this about Susan? It certainly has her home area of Blackburn. Plus, she is being seen all around the world and at once. We'll have to see about the Aberdeen part but the whole message may eventually come out plain as did the previous four.

We are still waiting for these:

1. "One day a black rain will fall on the City of Aberdeen". Optimists hope this refers to the North Sea Oil Fields and the big business it has brought to Aberdeen. Pessimists fear it predicts Nuclear War.

2. "Rome was; London is; Edinburgh will be." This seems to imply that the Scottish Capital City will someday become more important than the British Capital of London.

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