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THE MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS IN MERIONETHSHIRE.

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THE MYSTERIOUS LIGHTS IN MERIONETHSHIRE. What the Special Correspondent of the "Daily Mail" saw. Many references have been made lately to some lights of unknown origin and dazzling brightness that shine out by night on the hill- side in Merionethshire, about four or five miles from Barmouth. The reports were first made some six weeks ago, and were connected with the mighty revival that had broken out in a little chapel close to the hills. One of the members of that chapel, a Mrs. Jones, had been touched by the revival spirit, and it was said that the lights had something to do with her. The reports were dismissed as superstitious rumours at first, but they grew in exactness, and eventually unbiased visitors made it known that the mystery was indeed a fact, and that they could give no explanation of their cause. The Daily Mail sent down a special corre- spondent to investigate the matter. His tale appeared in that paper on Monday last week, and it is particularly interesting and weird. After re- lating his experiences on the day of arrival at Barmouth, when he saw nothing but heard much, he proceeds as follows In the broad daylight of Saturday morning I went again to the lonely farmhouse home of Mrs. Mary Jones, and found a pleasant-spoken, well-informed country woman of thirty-five, her hair touched with grey, her brown eyes alive with the light of the enthusiast. She did not associate the lights particularly with herself, she said, although it was true they had been seen during the time she was on her way to chapel, but, she added with low-voiced intensity, she knew they were Heaven-sent, and that they were connected with the revival. At seven o'clock that evening I was on my way through Egryn, watching the black hill-sides. I walked to Dyffryn, back again across the lonely meadows, and still saw nothing. At eight o'clock I had decided that the whole thing was a local superstition. Half an hour later my views had changed. At 8.15 I was on the roadside, walking from Dyffryn to Egryn. In the distance, about a mile away, I could see the three lighted windows of the tiny Egryn chapel, where service was going on. It was the only touch of light in the miles of country-side. Suddenly, at twenty minutes past eight, I saw what appeared to be a ball of fire above the roof of the chapel. It came from nowhere and sprang into existence instantaneously. It had a steady, intense, yellow brilliance and did not move. Not sure whether or not I was deceiving myself, I called to a man a hundred yards behind me on the road and asked him if he could see anything. He came running to me excitedly, and said, Yes, yes above the chapel,

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