Police in England have launched an in-depth investigation after a wooden chalice believed by many to be the “Holy Grail” was stolen from the elderly owner’s home.
69-year-old Fiona Mirylees of Weston-under-Penyard is reportedly the current owner of the Nanteos cup that’s been in her family for years. According to reports, intruders broke into her home while she was at the hospital sometime between July 7 and 14.
“I have known about the grail being in the village for at least the 25 years I have been here,” said a neighbor of Mirylees’. “It was a family heirloom, it had been in the family for generations and took great pride in protecting it. If it is real, it raises more questions than it answers. It’s very fascinating. Maybe it proves Jesus existed if it’s the one. But she never showed it to me personally.”
Other neighbors say that Mirylees is extremely protective of the artifact and rarely leaves the house because most of her time is spent protecting what many believe to be the Holy Grail.
“She never leaves the house really, she is very reclusive and has spent years protecting that artifact [sic],” another neighbor said. “She knew it was very valuable so wouldn’t risk leaving the house for a long period of time. I believe it was first time she had left the house for an entire night when she was taken to hospital last week. It’s such a shame, she will be devastated and isn’t in the best of health anyway. Everybody is sort of suspecting each other because everyone in the village knew it was there but I’m not sure how people beyond that did.”
Now, police have launched a major investigation to try and figure out what happened to the priceless chalice, and in a statement, they asked that anyone with information contact them immediately.
The cup is said to have healing powers, and reports say that people who drank from it have been healed of many different serious illnesses.