The Trial of Elly Kedward Jan 23, 2019 3:44:18 GMT -6
Post by Dan on Jan 23, 2019 3:44:18 GMT -6
Welcome to The Trial of Elly Kedward. Online at www.ellykedward.com
The Trial of Elly Kedward is an online series exploring the life of Eilís Abaigeal Kedward, more commonly known as Elly Kedward, and her life and heritage in Ireland previous to her emigration to America.
We all know the history and mythology into the Blair Witch, the words are well known... “In 1785, several children in the township of Blair, Maryland, accused Elly Kedward of witchcraft. She was found guilty, and banished in the middle of winter. It was assumed she died from exposure. The following year, all of her accusers and half the town's children had vanished. Fearing a curse, the entire township fled as soon as the weather broke and vowed never to the utter the name Elly Kedward again.”
But who was this woman infamously labeled the Blair Witch?
Who was this woman in her native heritage, in her native land?
What aspects of her life would lure her to eventually emigrate to America?
...a woman who breathed the same air as we do, one who possessed feelings and emotions as we all do, who cried as we all do, who laughed as we all do, and who bled as we all do.
The Trial of Elly Kedward is a story, amazingly enough, her own story, told in her own words. This, as a result of a recently discovered hand-written journal "Found Amongst the Papers of the Late William Barnes" which in itself is a fascinating story as to how this all came into being. It is strongly encouraged to read that page before jumping into the series itself to get the full experience.
Each season is made of chapters, with each chapter giving detailed insight into the entries of the Kedward diary. For as much as know the legend of the Blair Witch and all that has occurred in the Black Hills for over 200 years, behind that lived a grown woman, a young lady, a young girl, and infant at one time.
For all that we may have been speculated, theorized, entertained and more over the years, even centuries, as to the advent of the "Blair Witch," now we are able to learn directly from the source; the hand-written journal of Eilís Abaigeal Kedward, aka Elly Kedward.