One of the supposed traces of the devil is more meaningful to archaeologists than the legend of the locals.
The world does not lack the mysterious colorful stories of local folk. One of them is stories about traces believed to be the embodiment of the devil.
These traces are often bizarre shapes, unlike the footprints of any person or animal. Because of its existence, it has led to the endless debate of unbelievers or to believe in the presence of metaphysical forces in life.
Church "Die Frauenkirche" - Our Lady , now the headquarters of Archbishop of Munich and Freising. Die Frauenkirche was built in 20 years, from 1468-1488, led by the famous architect Jorg von Halspach.
One of the most notable attractions is the footprints located near the supposed entrance of demons. According to legend, the construction of the church encountered some funding problems. To complete, the chief architect had to compromise with the devil.
The footprint is said to be the wrath of the devil when the chief architect of the building did not follow the contract.(Photo: Exklusiv-muenchen).
Specifically, "the devil" requires the church not to have any windows for light to enter. After Die Frauenkirche was completed, the demon came to see if Jorg von Halspach kept his promise. However, upon discovering that the church still had a number of windows, in exasperation, the demon stomped and left footprints on the floor.
This black footprint is still inside the church to this day, very attractive to tourists of the city of Munich.
Roccamonfina volcano is home to many fossil footprints near Campania, southern Italy. According to locals, the footprints are evidence that demons once emerged from hell through the extinct crater and roamed the Earth. That's why they gave it the name Ciampate del Diavolo meaning "Footprint of the devil".
Fossil footprints on the Roccamonfina volcano mean a lot to archaeologists.(Photo: Beyondscience).
Archaeologists are also very attentive to these footprints, but with a different meaning to the locals. It is believed to be a trail dating back some 350,000 years to a bipedal hominid. It is also believed to be the oldest "human" footprint outside Africa, until the 800,000-year-old "Happiburgh" footprint was found in Britain in 2013.
Why is someone walking on a crater and leaving footprints more than 300,000 years ago is still an unanswered question.
Built in 1973, the "North Manchester Conference House" in Maine, USA not only includes a church and a cemetery, it also has a famous rock believed to be a trace of the devil.
According to legend, a group of workers was rebuilding the road to the church when they found a rock that could not be moved. No matter what I tried, the rock was unabated.
Famous stone is located in the cemetery campus of North Manchester conference house, USA.(Photo: Atlasobscura).
One of the workers decided to ask the devil to move the stone and the object of exchange for his soul. The next day, a group of workers discovered that the stone had been moved several meters away from its original location. The stone itself also has strange features, resembling footprints and a hooves.
The mystery in Devon 1855 is considered to be the famous case, the most widely studied of the "demon footprint phenomenon" . This happened in February 1855 around the mouth of the Exe River in East and South Devon, England.
The suspicious footprints of Satan are found in Devon Shire, England.(Photo: Wikipedia).
After heavy snowstorms, locals discovered hoof-like footsteps that appeared overnight, within a distance of 60 to 160 km. These footprints are about 7-10 cm long, 20-40 cm apart, mostly in single rows, present in more than 30 locations across Devon.
Split hooves are thought to be traces of Satan because they appear in unlikely places, such as snow-covered roofs or extremely tall and narrow walls.
Although this trace no longer exists today, this strange incident was reported by many newspapers during that time. Suspicions of horse-created prints were quickly dismissed, while others believed it was a hoax. In the end, many people believe that this is really the footprint of Satan.
Located in the middle of the forest in North Carolina, USA, a small piece of land with no trees grows, except for a small amount of poetic grass.
It's called the "land of demons" , the famous campsite has become the subject of many ghost legends, arguing that the 12 square-square-foot barren land is the place for the devil to dance.
A small plot of land with no trees sprouted, except for a few small weeds.(Photo: Atlasobscura).
Many legends about it date back to 1982. Accordingly, nothing can grow from here, as well as any animal who dares to overcome. Locals also believe that if a heavy object is in the center of the site, it will be thrown out of the circle the next day because the demons don't want anything to interrupt their fun.
Many in the region also said they saw the red eyes as well as Satan's rituals taking place in the area.
Discovered in early 1945 on a snowy hill behind Morveau Castle near Everberg, Belgium, strange footprints appear for miles stretching through forests and fields, then stopping by a stream. Many footprints were even found in very thick piles of snow
The footprint was discovered in 1945 behind Morveau Castle near Everberg, Belgium.(Photo: Beyond Science)
There is no any evidence that any animal effects are present. People tried to compare the footprint with a goat in the village but did not match. Surprisingly, these traces are quite similar to what happened in Devonshire, England nearly a hundred years ago.