Oh my sweet friends. How are you holding up so far with my 31 Days of Spook? Are you leaving the lights on at night yet? Are you watching all of the shadows behind you? Are you spooked when someone says hello to you? Snorts – if you are, buckle up those seat belts because I’ve got a great scary story for you today. This story was submitted by my friend Easy. If you haven’t met Easy, please visit his blog and tell them that Bacon sent you. Without further ado, here it is straight from Easy’s mouth – his horror story 🙂
“The Haunted Archipelago of Britanny or the Archipel des Glénan is located some miles westwards of my crib.
Because the whole area was subtropic once, the archipelago with 9 islands and a lot of dead coral reefs accrued there. There are Saint Nicholas, Loc’h, Penfret, Drenec, Guiautec,Quignénec, Bananec, Brunec and Cigogne. Some are inhabited, some are abandoned and some are occupied by sheeps – butt ALL are haunted. The reefs and rocks and the the special drifts shall be the reason that many ships got lost there and a giant ships graveyard was built during the years. But the truth is, that this ships were sunken by La Groac’h de l’île du Loc’h, a witch who lives on the island Loc’h. She is the richest woman of the world, because she collected all the treasures from the ships she pulled to the ground of the sea. She is described as a beautiful girl what caught the sailors who lost their ships, butt in reality she is a wild creature, as ugly as a baboons ass with snakes and algues in her hair and with giant fangs in her mouth.
Her home is at the bottom of a lake at Loc’h and it’s being said that this lake has a secret connection to the ocean where she is luring for her victims. Once in the clutches of La Groac’h you belong to her fur ever and ever…
and ever…. Maaaan, thanks Overlook-Twins, are you everywhere or what? Breeze off!
Because the bretons are practical thinking people, they built a chapel and a cemetery on Loc’h, where they buried the sailors who died in maritime disasters. That was much easier than to bring them to mainland, because they anyway landed at the island of La Groac’h. And btw. the striped sailor shirts, called Mariniére or matelot , were invented there. Dating back to March 1858 French Navy-Wear Act when all mariners were required to wear a blue and white striped top in order to aid spotting and rescuing should they fall into the sea. The rules required 21 white stripes of 20 mm and 20/21 blue stripes of 10 mm and soon all sailors, particularly around the busy ports of Brittany were wearing it. The legend tells that every one of the 21 stripes stands for a victory of Napoleon… and the hole for the neck probably stands for Waterloo or what? Butt anyway that’s the shirt what became famous in 1917 as Coco Chanel wore it with widelegged pants. Althought many designers and chainstores copied that style , the original is made by ARMOR LUX, they are still in business and if you want to be prepared for all reasons what can happen at sea, you should get one.
Another island, called Cigogne has a fort, what was built in 1717 to safe the coast from pirates, dutchmen and brits. The fort was used by french troops and during the WWII occupied by germans. Today the island is used by the world famous Sailing School Les Glénans, but it’s totally haunted and during stormy nights you can hear the screaming and howling of the lost souls of the former residents. Sometimes a sudden mist comes up there and between the fog patches you can discover the praying arms of the lost souls who crave for salvation.
Till today the archipelago is a beautiful but dangerous area, every year the coast guards find bodies of smart tourists or people from Paris who thought they can hop from island to island by foot during ebb tide. Some of them end as the prey of La Groac’h who is insatiable. Also many ships end there, from rubber-rafts to million-dollar yachts, La Groac’h knows no difference. Treasure hunters mostly land between their objects of desire or in jail, because the whole area is a protected reservate.
And the boast of some bathtub-captains and the special weather there, what changes within minutes without a warning, are La Groac’hs helpers… That’s very annoying for the coast guards who have to risk their lifes to collect the peeps who fidget in the creek after a sudden storm… and otherways their Bouillabaisse, the traditional meal after a storm gets cold while they have to pick up that folks…and a cold Bouillabaisse is totally NOT tasty, just saying…
10/17/2014 at 2:23 am
Hmm that look’s a tricky place to explore …any magic closets there Bacon do you think?xx Speedy
10/17/2014 at 9:30 am
I’m sure we could find at least one there – you think? I think me and you need to do some more traveling soon 🙂 XOXO – Bacon
10/17/2014 at 3:38 am
Oh man the hair is standup on the back of my neck. That is a creepy place.
10/17/2014 at 9:33 am
It is! I bet it would so much fun to explore. What do you think? XOXO – Bacon
Molly The Wally
10/17/2014 at 4:56 am
My furs are standing up. Spooky place. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly
10/17/2014 at 9:40 am
Thanks sweet Molly. You have a great one as well. This would be fabulous to visit for sure! XOXO – Bacon
10/17/2014 at 6:21 am
Easy has no end of spookiness around his part of the world….including in his very own house (hahahahahahaha).
10/17/2014 at 9:40 am
Snorts – so very true. So very true. Just think of the fun we could have at his crib? XOXO – Bacon
Reilly & Denny
10/17/2014 at 6:59 am
Europe has the best of the spookiest places
The Canadian Cats
10/17/2014 at 2:23 pm
It’s a huge place but no way would I put a paw on that island….I’m getting nervous of almost everywhere we go after this month. I’ll have to get mom to put on our night lite….Kali is getting nervous too and we don’t want her getting so scared she wets herself.
10/17/2014 at 4:57 pm
Snorticles! Aaaww – I definitely keep my nightlight on at night these days. October is such a spooky month – these stories are certainly not helping – squeals and shivers. XOXO – Bacon
Marty the Manx
10/17/2014 at 9:25 pm
That is one spooky place! Thanks Easy and Bacon! Glad we don’t live close to that!
10/19/2014 at 10:01 am
Most definitely! This would be scary.
XOXO – Bacon
10/18/2014 at 7:51 am
Having just been in Brittany for the first time this past summer, I can attest to its general beauty &, yes, spooky coastlines. Mont St. Michel is also famous for its quicksands and fast-moving tides. Oooooooooo! Thx for sharing!!!
10/19/2014 at 10:11 am
Oohh squeals! It sounds like a most awesome place full of activity and spirits. XOXO – Bacon
10/19/2014 at 5:19 pm
What a great contribution. I enjoyed it very much. I feel for the brave coast guards braving that terrifying sea witch, awful storm and then cold dinner! All because some peeps are acting rather silly! I want a french shirt now. 😀
10/19/2014 at 7:33 pm
Oohh squeals! That would be so cute on you. This was definitely A great story. XOXO – Bacon
10/21/2014 at 12:05 pm
Purrfecltee scarey storey Easy n Bacon…Mum sayz water spiritz can bee bery nastee fer shure…
Why do peepz try to outrun da tidez// ;0
Lub ❤ NylaBOO ❤ (hehehe)
10/22/2014 at 3:50 pm
Sweet Bacon you sure do come up with some real spooky stories. We have not been on the computer much so we have been missing them and we are sad about that. We are trying to catch up some today. Hugs and snout kisses
10/23/2014 at 9:38 am
Aaww. I am so glad that you are enjoying these stories. I work all year in getting them together for October.
XOXO – Bacon