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Date: 04/01/14 12:54 PM

17 Responses to The Chained Oak Legend [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of ElectricEye
    ElectricEye Male 40-49
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    April 1, 2014 at 11:09 am
    Link: The Chained Oak Legend - An old tree outside a small village in England may of held the fate of a man`s family.
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    wolfguy423 Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2014 at 1:23 pm
    cool looking tree at least.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 2:35 pm
    Tourism attraction!
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    drawman61 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 3:55 pm
    Been to Alton Towers a few times but never heard of this before.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 3:56 pm
    Interesting photos and story.

    The campus of my undergraduate college included a number of former private estates along the Hudson River and many of the old, large trees had chains in them like this. So I`m guessing the practice wasn`t all that unusual in the 19th century, particularly if the tree was deemed an important part of the landscape.
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    Ani187 Female 30-39
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    April 1, 2014 at 5:13 pm
    Neat! I love myths and legends.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    April 1, 2014 at 7:02 pm

    I heard his son was eaten by the tree.

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    robthelurker Male 18-29
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    April 1, 2014 at 7:15 pm
    @gerry im thinking something among the same lines. i think they had a poltergeist on their land and it brought the tree to life just like in that one movie, whats it called? its on the tip of my tongue. christopher the christmas tree! anyways, the tree started gobbling up children and what not just causing a general ruckus, so they chained him up. the evil spirit still lies dormant within the tree.
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    finngorby Male 60-69
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    April 1, 2014 at 9:16 pm
    "May Of"? Opened an account for the sole purpose of feeding my inner grammar-nazi. Will someone please "Wreck Havoc" upon the idiot who posted this and tatoo "May Have" upon his/her forehead?
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    Afugy Male 30-39
    199 posts
    April 1, 2014 at 9:35 pm
    I`m no chain expert but that chain can`t be any older then 80 years.
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    number696969 Male 30-39
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    April 2, 2014 at 12:57 am
    @finngorby, do you mean `I opened`, `wreak havoc` and `tattoo`? My grammar-Nazi was in the SS.
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    Sleepyhallow Male 50-59
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    April 2, 2014 at 2:09 am
    Who is this spamming kocksucker below?

    Surely the Mods will not allow this kunt to pollute IAB with her krap.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 8:41 am
    @ Sleepyhallow: It`s gone. Thanks for pointing it out. Kitteh`s actually pretty vigilant about spam. She puts the spammers` ISP numbers in a table and blocks them by those, which takes it a step further than usernames.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
    6230 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 8:43 am
    @ Finngorby: Well, I`m glad you opened an account, for whatever reason. Stick around, have fun, and interact with the squirrels and other fauna.
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    RandomNoun Male 18-29
    696 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 8:44 am
    "I`m no chain expert but that chain can`t be any older then 80 years." I happen to be something of one, and that chain looks machined. The links are also very consistent (albeit stretched by strain and age). Also: chain made just last year could look this way if it isn`t properly looked after.
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    TheZigRat Male 50-59
    2210 posts
    April 2, 2014 at 1:26 pm
    Maybe He just didn`t want this tree to get away like the last one.
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    Midknight Male 18-29
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    April 2, 2014 at 5:18 pm
    There`s an attraction at the Alton Towers theme park based on this legend :)
    It`s called "Hex"
    Here`s the video:
    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=kN7d_atxKDo

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