Legend of the Black Angel (People think the Black Angel is all mystery and…
Legend of the Black Angel
People think the Black Angel is all mystery and supernatural. Well here are some facts that say so otherwise.
Delaney kisses the Black Angels hand and her mother gives birth to a healthy baby.
"But it was no use. Beez was shushing me, and Mellecker was training the flashlight on Delaney as if she were some kind of high-wire performer in a circus act. And we all seemed to fall into a trance as she inched along the pedestals ledge and carefully leaned down and placed a gentle kiss in the Angel's cold bronze hand. page 233
The blackness on the Angel is caused by oxidation because the statue is made out of bronze and it turned black because of the weather. Bronze isn't a very common metal in cemeteries.
The strictly scientific explanation is
that the blackness is caused by oxidation of
the bronze resulting from its natural exposure
to the elements.
Lottie doesn't like misconceptions about the Black Angel and why it turned black.
Linc tells the story of how the Black Angel lost three fingers at Melecker's house.
"All I could think about was Jeeter's story about the three guys who cut off the Angel's fingers. So I told it. But I spiced it up with lots of juicy details. In my version Paul, Joe and Nick were college freshmen who had just joined a fraternity and had to bring back the three bronze fingers to pass their initiation. I have to admit, my version was ten times better than Jeeter's. I even grossed myself out when I got to the parts about Paul's accident at the sawmill and Nicks hand rotting off with gangrene." Page 153.
The website does not give a story on how the Black Angel lost her three fingers.
The story was not given in the website.
The main idea of the book is the Black Angel and how Linc solves the mystery.
Linc tries to prove there are no curses on the Black Angel bet begins to believe them.
"No one else ventured back to the microfilm area yet, so I had my pick of the viewers. And threading the film seemed easy after watching Lottie so many times. I clicked on the light, and soon I was scrolling through months of old-timey news." "On page three, buried in between advertisements for Dr. Bull's Cough Syrup and J. A. Pickering's Traveling Musical Show. The obituary was so small, I had to squint to read the skinny column of print frozen on the screen." Page 101-102
There are different mysteries as to why the Black Angel is black according to the website.
"The Black Angel has been
the subject of many stories, myths, and legends
surrounding its mysterious change in
color from a golden bronze cast to an eerie
The book and the Website have conflicting information regarding the Black Angel.
The Black Angel is believed to be cursed
But Lottie was just getting warmed up. She shook her head hard, sending her hair swirling around her face like a tornado. "Visitors from all over just flock to the Black Angel, thrilled by all those legends-about why the statue turned black and what happens if you touch her under the moonlight.
All that sort of ghost-story mumbo jumbo prevents us from understanding the real stories these gravestones have to tell."
The Angel is a monument for Teresa Feldevert's husband and son.
Teresa then moved to Eugene, Oregon where
she married Nicholas Feldevert, who died in
Following her husbands death she returned
to Iowa City and hired Mario Korbel,
a Bohemian artist in Chicago, to design the
$5,000 monument to tower over the remains
of her son and the ashes of her husband. The
Angel arrived on a flatcar in Iowa City on November