Fuse #8

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Chitty Chitty Bang Bang the Witch is Dead

Ian Fleming, author of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, has recently been . . . . . what?


Fine. He wrote some Bond stuff too. Sheesh.

Anyway, as I was saying, Ian Fleming may have played a hand in getting a woman arrested for witchcraft. I know. It didn't make any sense when I read it either. She was the last woman to ever be arrested for it in England too. Here's the deal; during WWII a woman by the name of Helen Duncan claimed she could put families in touch with the dead sailors of the HMS Barham. Seance type stuff (ectoplasm an extra). Then there's this:
Helen Duncan became the last person in the UK to be jailed for witchcraft. Now there is a suggestion that James Bond author Ian Fleming, who was involved in the intelligence services at the time, helped have Helen prosecuted because he though her clairvoyant sessions were a threat to national security.
Which, if true, is the oddest damn thing I've read all day. Here's a Windows video with the same info and here's the official Helen Duncan Pardon Site.

Thanks to Bookninja for the link.

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