The first calamity was a Foot and Mouth plague that spread from Carlisle’s cattle
mart and devastated the Cumbrian farming community and tourist industry. It was obvious
that the prophetic warnings were to effect more than the city.
To celebrate the period that referred to the birth of Jesus Christ, the City of Carlisle
created a Carlisle Millennium Logo. It was dominated by the face of a Pagan god.
According to a city official, the god represented a ‘genius loci’ spirit - the kind
that inhabits a building, or a place.
The Logo was referred to as the ‘spirit of Carlisle’. By default at the launch of
Carlisle’s Millennium Project the god became the official god of Carlisle. It must
The city also carved curses into a gigantic stone. The stone must be removed from
Officials also wanted to create three glass pyramids, but a civil protest lasting
two years forced the local government to change its plans.
There is also a curious ley line of coincidences and an underpass that glorifies
the evil dead (Border Reiver terrorists).
The book ‘An Alignment of Coincidences’ explains that the calamities that followed
the Millennium were not coincidences.
Calamities such as:-
Carlisle’s worse flood blacked the city out for three nights and 1900 homes and businesses
were wasted. Baby Hassan Martin had his throat cut by his father while the baby was
with his mother in Carlisle city centre. Foot and Mouth plague spreads from Carlisle’s
Longtown cattle mart and devastates the county’s farming and tourist industry. West
Cumbria’s worse ever flood. Derrick Bird kills 12 people. There continues to be many
more very unusual deaths and calamities.
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The background sound is ‘Thief in the night’ by Linda Steel from the Unity album.