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Who Were The Green Children?

Updated on October 30, 2011

by Christine B. 2001

Twice in recorded history children have been found who had a green cast to their skin and who have shown up via mysterious circumstances. Their place of origin has never been determined.

The first sighting took place in the 12th century near Suffolk, England. Sir Richard de Calne from the village of Woolpit found two small children crying in his field. He brought them to his home. Along with the mystery of the green tint of their skin, the children refused to eat and spoke a language that could not be identified. Their clothing was unusual as well, the fabric being different from any known of at that time. After several days of going without food, the children finally began to eat beans, but that was all they would eat.

The young boy did not survive for very long, but the girl eventually began to eat the native food and thrived. Her skin lost its green tint and she learned how to speak English. When asked where she and the boy had come from she told of place where there was very low light and all of her people had green tinted skin. She said that she and the boy had wandered off together into a cave. When they came out on the other side they were in England. Blinded by the bright light of our sun and upset with the temperature of our air, they were frightened and eventually wandered into the field where they were found.

The second recorded sighting was eerily similar to the first, but it took place hundreds of years later in 1887. This time the children were discovered in Banjos, Spain. The children (a young boy and girl) were found crying and huddled near the entrance to a cave. The Spanish field hands who found the children reported that they spoke a language that they did not recognize, they wore clothing of unknown metallic cloth, and their skin had a green tint to it. The men also reported that the children’s eyes were oriental in appearance.

The children were taken to the village to be looked after, however they refused to eat anything for days. Once again the young boy perished, and the girl survived. She eventually began to eat and before long learned the Spanish language. She told of coming from a place where there was little sun. She said that she and her younger brother had heard a loud sound and then felt as if they were pushed through something. When they opened their eyes they were where they were found. The girl lived until 1892.

Nothing else was ever discovered about the mysterious children. No unusual events at the time of their being found were reported, like UFO sightings or strangers being noticed in the area. In each case the girls never wavered from their original stories of their origins.


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    • Christine B. profile imageAUTHOR

      Christine B. 

      7 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Thanks for stopping by rabecker. I agree, but the early X-File episodes... not the UFO shows they did at the end. The first few years were better in my opinion.

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      7 years ago

      Interesting. Thank you for sharing. stuff like this is one reason why I wish the X-Files was still being made.

    • Christine B. profile imageAUTHOR

      Christine B. 

      7 years ago from Medina, Ohio

      Seriously, I amaze myself some times at the unusual things I find out about when writing my newsletter and these articles every month. On this one I saw a band named the Green Children, decided to look up why they would call themselves that, and found this article about these orphans. I was astonished when I read about them. It came from several different sources, too, so I know someone didn't make this information up. And we are all aliens, you know that. Ha-Ha... it's just that some of us don't get it yet. Ha-Ha.

      Thanks for dropping by and for taking the time to comment and to read the article. :o)

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      Liz Elias 

      7 years ago from Oakley, CA

      Hmmmm...I have never heard of this before! You certainly find some interesting and offbeat topics of the paranormal. Where do you find all this? Are you an alien yorself? LOL :-D

      Fascinating--voted up, interesting and awesome.


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