Jesus is buried in Devon! Or not.

Apparently the Isle of Avalon is in Devon – oh, and Jesus is buried there.  That’s according to a bizarre story in The Sun (yes, sorry about that). ‘Amateur archeaologist’ Michael Goldsworthy has determined that Burgh Island, just off the coast of Bigbury-on-Sea in Devon, is not only fabled Avalon but also the last resting place of Jesus Christ, who has been laid there alongside Joseph of Arimathea.

You’d think this would be enough to be getting along with, but, says The Scum, ‘barmy’ Mr Goldsworth (their word not mine) also believes the Holy Grail (natch!) and the Ark of the Covenant may be buried there, too.

Previously, Burgh Island found fame – well, infamy nowadays – as being the model for ‘Nigger Island’ in the Agatha Christie classic ‘Ten Little Niggers’, better known today by its original American title ‘And Then There Were None’ (which is not only not offensive but also a far superior title, in my opinion).

According to that great sage Wiki, the island was formerly known as St Michael’s Land and there was a monastery here. Whatever the likelihood of Mr Goldworthy’s claims, I have to say Burgh Island seems to be a place of great interest in its own right.

You can read the entire article, such as it is, here:


About UncannyUK

I am the editor of Uncanny UK (, a website devoted to British ghosts and folklore. I am the former editor of Paranormal Magazine and the author five books on Welsh folklore. Just launched Apparition Developments, first product of which is Ghost Finder London - an app plotting 300 haunted sites in London for iPhone. I'm a highly experienced journalist and corporate copywriter. I'm an enthusiast on the subjects of UK folklore, the supernatural and antiquities and am fond of old horror and sci-fi movies, cult TV such as Dr Who and I collect Victorian/Edwardian magazines. I also enjoy weird art and macabre literature by the likes of M R James, E F Benson, Algernon Blackwood, W Hope-Hodgson, H P Lovecraft etc. I live in North Wales, which is a very spooky place.
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