1800’s

The Devil’s Footprints

Footprints in the News Although documentation is sketchy, we do know that something extremely strange occurred in Topsham England on 02/07/1855.  Townspeople were shocked when they awoke to find unexplained footprints covering their yards, gardens, streets, and even roofs of their homes.  Although other reports of unknown tracks are known to exist, this incident proved to be most unexplainable.  The Times of London printed the following article on February 16, 1855. Considerable sensation has been evoked in he towns of Topsham, Lympstone, Exmouth, Teignmouth, and Dawlish, in the south of Devon, in consequence of the discovery of a vast number of foot tracks of a most strange and mysterious description. The superstitious go so far as to believe that they