The Blue Fugates of Kentucky
Please Take Notice:
I received this email in Feb. 2,
In your research of the blue people you may want to adjust what I have
written to the corrections stated below.
Dear Mary Sutherland,
now looked again at the the web page It is:
The Blue People.
I should have checked this before emailing you, since you do not make any
direct claims about RH negative blood. That is on your first page about the
tribe of Dann, so I have confused two pages. My apologies. Nor do you state
that the Tuareg (as theirs is sometimes spelled - I used the French spelling)
hold ceremonies in caves.
Instead you relate stories about blue people in
north America being reported by the native Americans as living underground.
However, the quotation that you rely on refers initally to the Berbers, and
then the rest of the paragraph refers to the Tuareg. These are not usually
seen as the same people.
The Berbers live mainly in the Atlas mountains in
Algeria, whereas the nomadic Tuareg live in Mali, Mauritania and Chad, among
other countries. They do have cultural connections with Libya, and in a
recent speech Col. Ghadaffi has played on that to try and stir things up in
some other north African countries.
The Tuareg are indeed fiercely
independent. The picture on your page shows an old woman with a blue skin. I
cannot check back with my friend, who is currently moving house before
departing on a research trip to Libya, but the only pictures that I have seen
of Tuareg, including on BBC TV, show black Africans. I know of no claims
that they are blue skinned.
You may wish to put some of this email on
that web page.
The Article Below Is From the Following Link:
Blue People of Kentucky
The information located on this page and at the link above
are not the opinion of Annette Potter or any other person associated with this
website. The information is simply referenced here because it happens to contain
some interesting information. I cannot vouch for its accuracy in any way.
THE BLUE FUGGETS OF KENTUCKY
Modern Medicine would like to write this
off as a 'disease' of sorts. The Smithsonian even tried to pass it off as dirt
..BUT...I believe that this race of people did exist and that their existence
appeared from time to time through a recessive gene.
Evidence of this may be
found in the lineage of the Blue Fugate Families in Kentucky. Special thank you
to Glenn Rabenold for pointing me in the right direction in my search for the
mysterious Blue People of the Cherokee Legends.
from an article in Science 82, November 1982 by Cathy Trost
information on the Blue Fugates of Kentucky go to google.com and type in blue
It all started over 6 generations ago after a French orphan
named Martin Fugate claimed a land grant in 1820 and settled on the banks of
eastern Kentucky's Troublesome Creek, with his red-headed American bride, the
former Elizabeth Smith, whose skin was as pale as the mountain laurel that
blooms every spring around the creek hollows.
The Fugates had seven children,
four were reported to be blue. The clan kept multiplying. Fugates married other
Fugates. Sometimes they married first cousins. And they married the people who
lived closest to them, the Combses, Smiths, Ritchies, and Stacys. All lived in
isolation from the world, bunched in log cabins up and down the hollows, and so
it was only natural that a boy married the girl next door, even if she had the
same last name.
"When they settled this country back then, there was no
roads. It was hard to get out, so they intermarried," says Dennis Stacy who
counts Fugate blood in his own veins.
Martin and Elizabeth Fugate's blue
children multiplied in this natural isolation tank. The marriage of one of their
blue boys, Zachariah, to his mother's sister triggered the line of succession
that would result in the birth, more than 100 years later of Benjy Stacy.
Benjy was born with purple skin, his relatives told the perplexed doctors about
his great grandmother Luna Fugate. One relative described her as "blue all over"
and another calls Luna "the bluest woman I ever saw".
Luna's father, Levy
Fugate, was one of Zachariah Fugate's sons. Levy married a Ritchie girl and
bought 200 acres of rolling land along Ball Creek. The couple had 8 children,
A fellow by the name of John Stacy spotted Luna at Sunday
services of the Old Regular Baptist Church before the turn of the century. Stacy
courted her, married her, and moved from Troublesome Creek to make a living in
timber on her daddy's land.
John Stacy still lives on Lick Branch of Ball Creek.
Stacy recalls that his father-in-law, Levy Fugate, was "part of the family that
showed blue. All them old fellers way back then was blue. One of em - I remember
seeing him when I was just a boy - Blue Anze, they called him. Most of them old
people we knew by that name - the blue Fugates. It run in that generation who lived
up and down Ball Creek".
"They looked like anybody else, cept they had
the blue color," Stacy said.
"The bluest Fugates I ever saw was Luna and
her kin," said Carrie Lee Kilburn, a nurse at the rural medical center called
Homeplace Center. "Luna was bluish all over. Her lips were as dark as a bruise.
She was as blue a woman as I ever saw."
Luna Stacy possessed the good
health common to the blue people bearing at least 13 children before she died at
84. The clinic rarely saw her and never for anything serious.
was born in a modern hospital near Hazard, Kentucky, not far from Troublesome
Creek. He inherited his father's lankiness and his mother's red hair but what he
got from his great, great, great grandfather was dark blue skin!
were astonished, not so the parents, but the boy was rushed off to a medical
clinic in Lexington (University of Kentucky Medical School). Two days of tests
showed no cause for Benjy's blue skin.
Benjy's grandmother Stacy asked
the doctor's if they had heard of the blue Fugates of Troublesome Creek. Put on
that track, they concluded that Benjy's condition was inherited. Benjy lost his
blue tint within a few weeks and now he is about as normal a 7-year old boy as
you might imagine. His lips and fingernails still turn a purplish blue when he
gets cold or angry and that trait was exploited by the medical students back
when Benjy was an infant.
I believe that this family carried the
recessive gene of an ancient race that we thought left our earth plane thousands
of years ago.
Several years ago, I came across a report done by the
British on the Native American Indian. According to the report, the Cherokee
talked of these blue skinned people that lived on the land before the Cherokee.
It was reported that the Cherokee wiped them out.
Through an inteview I
did with Blue Otter, Cherokee Indian himself and author of Prophecy Keepers, I
found out that these blue skinned people were not wiped out but lived in the
caves below the surface of the earth.
He (Blue Otter) told me that the Cherokee accounts tell
that when they came into this land, they found many gardens but not the people
that would have tended to the gardens. Later they found that these people of the
gardens lived underground and came out only at night to tend the gardens.
food was harvested and then taken back underground to the homes they had there.
These people had blue skin and large eyes. The sun rays were too harsh for them
on the surface so they chose to live underground away from the harsh rays of the
sun and only come out at night using the light of the moon. The Cherokee called
them 'the moon people'.
Although it was assumed that this race of blue
skinned people were wiped out by the Cherokee, we discovered recently that this
may not be true. Several men were exploring some deep caves in Arkansas. After
going down so deep, someone or thing started throwing rocks at them, apparently
attempting to discourage them from going any deeper into the cave.
scared off whatever or whoever it was that were throwing the stones and
continued to go down deeper . After about 1 mile down into the cave they came
upon some plastic type tansparent tubes. At this point they could not go any
further. But they could see a city on the other side and saw several people with
TUAREG..BERBERS OF THE SAHARA
"Berbers of the
Sahara, numbering close to 2 million. They have preserved their ancient
alphabet, which is related to that used by ancient Libyans. The Tuaregs
traditionally maintained a feudal system consisting of a small number of noble
families, a large majority of vassals, and a lower class of black non-Tuareg
serfs, who performed the agricultural tasks.
The upper classes, organized in
tribes, convoyed caravans and, until subdued by France, were feared as raiders.
The fiercely independent Tuareg resented European hegemony in Africa, and they
long resisted conquest. Tuareg men go veiled, while the women are unveiled.
Women enjoy respect and freedom, and descent and inheritance are through the
female line. Though nominally Muslim, the people still retain many pre-Islamic
rites and customs. The traditional way of life for the Tuaregs (e.g., raiding
neighboring tribes, leading caravans, and exacting taxes from trans-Sahara
travelers) has changed."
According to a few obscure references to the
Tuareg in the manuscripts of Tzaadi Suvau, from which this Legend surfaces, (as
well as the stories Bestefar had told), there is a link between these people and
the Delvar Nar. They are often referred to as "The Blue Men of The Desert."
Suvau provides no further details other than the word Tuareg, at least that
I have yet found. Much more to go through.
Anyway, I find it fascinating that
these particular muslims operate rather in the reverse of the traditional
muslim; a matriarchal foundation which could also link them back to the
THE ANISHNABE NATION PROPHECY OF THE
"According to the prophecy, there are four groups of people:
the red, the yellow, the black and the white. Courchene says that from today's
youth a new group of people will be born - the blue people, who will be tolerant
of each other, and will bring spiritual harmony and sacredness back to the
earth. This will prepare the way for a rebirth of Mother Earth".