Neko Nuriko (nagisa_kaworu) wrote in newkin,
Neko Nuriko

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On this day...

14 July. In 1990 the small uninhabited island of Eynhallow off Rousay in the Oarkneys played host to 88 tourists. According to the ferry crew, only 86 returned. A thorough search by police, coastguards and helicopter failed to find the missing people. The island was long regarded as spooky 'vanishing isle', a sort of marine Brigadoon. Alternatively, superstitious locals speculated the couple were actually mermen or mermaids, returning to their ancestral home; it was easy to mistake the Fin Folk for ordinary humans. Or maybe humans had been kidnapped by Fin folk.

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