IN ADDITION to being a PHYSIO I work in a SALON which caters for Beauty Therapy and Non-sexual Massage etc. It was a Friday Evening about 8pm and i was just locking up - when a Young Man walked in dressed a Roman Soldier ! He was limping and there was blood on his arms & legs and he looked distressed ! He spoke to me in Latin !  Fortunately I had studied Latin @ School (GCSE) so I understood what he was saying ! I asked him (in a mixture of Latin & Italian !) what had happened ? The gist of his answer was - that he has been *Trampled by a Horse !* His wounds were consistent with *Horse Trampling* which I had seen in the Clinic following an accident in a Gymkhana !

I told him to get undressed (behind a screen) and gave him a pair of boxer shorts and put him in the Shower ! He didnt seem to know what a shower was but he enjoyed it and kept saying *Waterfall !* I gave him some antiseptic soap and was pleased to note that his wounds we more Bruises than Cuts and there was no continuous bleeding. When he was dry I gave him a clean pair of boxers and told him to lie on towel on the couch. I knew a quick *top to toe* with a mixture of Almond Oil & Pine Oil would get him back on his feet again !  He loved it and was muttering all sorts of Latin words - which I wont repeat ! I should mention that in Essex we do get Roman Re-enactment Groups (who do speak in Latin for effect) so I just presumed he was one of those who*d got detached from his Legion. At the Hospital we do get a plethora of Characters - Clowns - Drag Artists - Disney Characters etc so I was not phased by my Legionnaire ! He was much more mobile than when he came in and he was smiling. He dressed himself kissed my hand and was about to leave. I wanted him to fill in a form but it seemed to phase him - (mild concussion ?) so I filled it in for Him ! What a charade ! OCTAVIUS MAXIMUS - Age 27 - No address or phone or email etc. He had a Leather Pouch and a draw string purse and gave me some coins as payment they were Roman Denari ! I was sorry to see Him go there was something very ephemeral about Him ! I watched his departure - through the glass doors and he just seemed to evaporate into the Evening Mist. I realised he had left his pouch -I ran outside - BUT He has disappeared ! 

I looked in His Pouch - there was no mobiles phone or wallet etc - just the leather bag with draw strings containing the Roman Coins ! Friday night I always have supper with BRIAN and I had phoned him to say I would be  a bit late. When I arrived at the FLAT I told Brian all about *My close encounter of the Third Kind* and showed him the Leather Pouch and the leather bag with the Denari !  BRIAN being a Man - knows everything about everything and he was amazed when he saw the coins ! These are real he said - we must take them to the Museum in the Morning ! I drew a picture for BRIAN similar to the one above. 

We visited the Museum and the Curator was awestruck especially when he saw the coins which were almost mint in condition ! He showed us a Roman Pouch which was identical to the one the Legionnaire had left behind. *I would love to have these items in our collection* he said *I will get them valued and let you know !*.  A week later we returned and he said said the estimated value - because of their condition - and some of them are Silver and two Gold - is £6000 ($8000) and we would love to buy them ! I smiled and said *Well we wont give them to you - but we agreed on 10% so you can have them for £600 - provided you display them with my story !*  The CURATOR wrote a cheque for £600 and said *I believe you that was not an ACTOR yu met - HE WAS A REAL ROMAN LEGIONNAIRE FROM THE FIRST CENTURY !*                            

  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 20th, 2019 05:12
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  • orchidee

    You seen a vision? Ooohh was he one of those that Goldie and I met at Hastings in 1066? I remember the guy well! heehee.


      comment Uncle SANGELA HERE - Thanks for your comment Uncle Steve. You & Goldie have DEJA VUS all the time but the Roman Empire was well phased out by 1066 ! Pehaos itwas the French ?

      Blessings to your & CANIS CANIS
      Love in the Spiit A & B ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š

    • Suresh

      a lovely encounter, imagined or not, hold on to the Dinaris.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        OOOPS SURESH - Ive sent a comment instead of a REPLY - Please check - Yours ANGELA !

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        THANK YOU SURESH - ANGELA HERE ! When we see the Actors dressed as Roman Soldiers marching down the High Street it is always a DEJA VU ! He may have been a very good Actor but his Latin was impeccable and he certainly did not understand plain English ! However that still does not explain the ยฃ6000 ($8000) worth of coins that he had in his POUCH !

        Blessings & Peace to You & Yours
        Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’š๐Ÿงก

      • AlitaOpal

        This reminds me of the phenomenas that have been witnessed in the battlefield of Gettysburg. Great write and a very happy new year

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          OOPS ALITA ~ Ive sent a Comment instead of a REPLY ~ Please check Poem ~ Thanks ANGELA !

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          GOOD EVENING ALITA ~ Thanks for your comment. Often when one visits areas on Earth where great Battles etc have taken place one can feel the vibes ~ which permete the sites for Ages ! Sometimes one is privileged to go back in time & see them (As in Gettysberg) or sometimes as in this case they appear i8n PRESENT TIME ~ SCARY !

          Blesiings & Peace for 2020
          Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

          • AlitaOpal

            Yes indeed, some residual and some intelligent.. Some of us are more tapped in ๐Ÿ˜‰
            Great masterpiece ๐ŸŒน

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