Wednesday , July 24 2024

“I am just happy to have got my sword back so I can continue with my duties as sword-bearer”

A druid and his sword suffer separation not lightly:

    Prosecutors dropped charges Tuesday against a man who explained that he carried a sword into a shop because he is a druid.

    At a brief appearance in court last month, Merlin Michael Williams, 26, said previous cases heard by the court had allowed druids the right to carry ceremonial swords, which are used to cast spells and create circles of safety.

    Williams, of Westbourne, southern England, was arrested July 9 after carrying his weapon while shopping at a store in Portsmouth. The sword was confiscated as evidence.

    ….Williams, who wore his green and blue druid’s robes at last month’s court appearance, said his sword, which he calls Talisen, had been returned.

    “I am just happy to have got my sword back so I can continue with my duties as sword-bearer,” he said. [AP]

Sally forth, sword-bearer, and wield well noble Talisen.

About Eric Olsen

Career media professional and serial entrepreneur Eric Olsen flung himself into the paranormal world in 2012, creating the America's Most Haunted brand and co-authoring the award-winning America's Most Haunted book, published by Berkley/Penguin in Sept, 2014. Olsen is co-host of the nationally syndicated broadcast and Internet radio talk show After Hours AM; his entertaining and informative America's Most Haunted website and social media outlets are must-reads: Twitter@amhaunted,, Pinterest America's Most Haunted. Olsen is also guitarist/singer for popular and wildly eclectic Cleveland cover band The Props.

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