Posted: 6:18 pm Thursday, August 7th, 2014

Police raid pub seeking ‘Holy Grail’ 

By George Mathis

Stained glass window of the Holy Grail, Romance of St. Graal, Trehorenteuc, Morbihan, Brittany, France, Europe. (Getty Images)

Stained glass window of the Holy Grail, Romance of St. Graal, Trehorenteuc, Morbihan, Brittany, France, Europe. (Getty Images)

In a scene that hopefully resembled a Monty Python skit, British police raided a pub this week trying to locate the ‘Holy Grail.’

As any member of the Illuminati will happily tell you, the Holy Grail is a cup, bowl or chalice that Jesus allegedly drank from before being crucified. According to legend, the cup made it to England but was lost. Knights, religious experts and Indiana Jones have been searching for it ever since with equal success.

The object sought by British police is a frail wooden bowl known as the Nanteos Cup, the Voice of America tells us. That famed relic has been attributed with healing powers since the 19th century and some consider it to be the Holy Grail.

In the movies, the theft of such a valuable object would have been the work of the Oceans 11 team, not a British chap looking for a quiet pint of ale at the Crown Inn, a village pub in the rural English county of Herefordshire.

“We get a few rogues and scallywags in the pub, but no one who’s quite on the level of stealing a priceless ancient artifact,” said Crown Inn landlady Di Franklyn.

A team of eight police officers and a dog turned the pub “upside down” looking for the cup but found nothing. They even used cameras to look under the floorboards.

Hopefully the police shared the camera images with the local health inspector.

If the Holy Grail actually exists, the Nanteos Cup probably isn’t it. Experts have dated the cup to 1,400 A.D., says The Mirror.

How did the Nanteos Cup get stolen? It wasn’t purloined from a museum. The Mirror says the family that owns the relic loaned it to a sick elderly woman to help her recuperate and it was stolen from her home in July.

The Mirror is quick to point out that the real Holy Grail may be in one of several other places, including Fort Knox in Kentucky, which houses the largest collection of gold on Earth, but probably no magical chalices.

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8 comments
Bernie31
Bernie31

Seems to me Bernie has a Valid point of concern. Especially, when one looks at the overall amount incidents of Violence being inflicted on the minority communities throughout ALL of America. Incidents that have be occurring with greater frequency and increased Violence by those who have been charged to Serve & Protect.  There appears to be a systematic and on going Abuse by America's Police forces which is clearly documented to support such allegations. The most recent cases are the Choke hold case in NY and the recent attack and Shooting to DEATH over the weekend by Police on an unarmed teenager in the mid west. 

I am not alone in my thinking it is about time Americans, should consider the idea of America's Police Forces to come under total Federal jurisdiction and operation. For America's Cities,Towns,Counties and Districts seem to be unable to manage this very important and needed function with the proper Police training, hiring and supervision of their respective Police Men and Women in their employment. 

There are too many loose cannons who operate ALL over America within their Ranks undeterred. Many who have opinions and plans of their own to teach what they perceive as BAD GUYS a Lesson out side of the Judicial System. Vigilante Policing is what it is...A more accurate term to describe such actions by these Badge wearing vigilantes would be TERRORISM!


PURE and Simple.


PS. When one sees personal attacks, clearly the commenter has no credible opinion of their own to 

support those with whom they disagree.


uh..huh

Enoch19
Enoch19

Bernie blames everyone because looking in the mirror is just too painful.


Jack_Republican
Jack_Republican

Pour my Manhattan into a chilled glass; doesn't have to the grail.

joeintucker
joeintucker

Poor Bernie31, still trying to make everything a racial thing. Hey Bernie31, this was not a SW ATL typical thing. did you read the article? this was in England!! not your ghetto neighborhood!! But hey, you can take solace in the fact that several where shot last night in NW ATL, standard black on black shooting, nothing unusual...

Bernie31
Bernie31

Hmmmm Interesting to See and Know We are Not the only NATION with KEYSTONE Cops with Three STOOGES like thinking Police Force to Protect and Serve. A group of Power Hungry Nerds with Low self esteem with a serious Dose of HERO worship, with a side of Hatred,Racism and Bigotry and Vigilante style of Abuse of POWER to be used anyway we see fit. 


DAT be OUR PO-LICE!  Shoot or Beat First, until You see Red or The Red Meat! Only then are YOUS in Control of the Bad GUYS! Innocent or Guilty it don't Matter. If you don't bleed PD BLUE, you are with the Other GUYS! If any time we FEEL, Think or MAY Think Any of us are Threatened or LOOKED at Us FUNNY, We reserve The Right to FILL you with enough HOLES, ya MAMMA won't recognize YOU!


Sincerely Policemen and Women Of America.


uh..huh.


FREEDOM!

Bernie31
Bernie31

@joeintucker - I cannot wait until they Visit TUCKER! and Yes they are coming very soon to a Home Next door to YOU! when you peek in utter terror may one of their unintended missles find its way close to yer heart.

EdUktr
EdUktr

@Bernie31

I'm sure Bernie speaks with some authority on police matters—or on courts, bail bonds or the lock-up.