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Natural PlacesSite Name: Bloedsteen
Country: Netherlands Province: Gelderland Type: Natural Stone / Erratic / Other Natural Feature
Nearest Town: Ede
Latitude: 52.055222N  Longitude: 5.672197E
Condition:
5Perfect
4Almost Perfect
3Reasonable but with some damage
2Ruined but still recognisable as an ancient site
1Pretty much destroyed, possibly visible as crop marks
0No data.
-1Completely destroyed
4 Ambience:
5Superb
4Good
3Ordinary
2Not Good
1Awful
0No data.
4 Access:
5Can be driven to, probably with disabled access
4Short walk on a footpath
3Requiring a bit more of a walk
2A long walk
1In the middle of nowhere, a nightmare to find
0No data.
4 Accuracy:
5co-ordinates taken by GPS or official recorded co-ordinates
4co-ordinates scaled from a detailed map
3co-ordinates scaled from a bad map
2co-ordinates of the nearest village
1co-ordinates of the nearest town
0no data
5

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Bloedsteen
Bloedsteen submitted by XIII : Site in Gelderland Netherlands CC BY-SA 3.0 RubenKoman - Eigen werk De bloedsteen te Ede. (Foto Ruben A. Koman, 2010) source: https://nl.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bloedsteen_(volksgeloof)#/media/File:Bloedsteen_te_Ede.jpg (Vote or comment on this photo)
Natural Stone / Erratic / Other Natural Feature in Gelderland

The Bloedsteen (bloodstone) is a large erratic in Ede.

Legend has it a ghost (Het Witte Wief) is haunting this site. The ghost is the daughter of the seventh lord of Kernhem Castle. She fell in love with a knight who asked her to wait for him to return from battle. He never returned and she died of grief. Since then she haunts the site hoping to catch a glimpse of her love. Allegedly she has been seen many times over the last centuries.

The stone features in the "Suske en Wiske" comic #227, "Het Witte Wief", which also features the ghost. (English translations of "Suske en Wiske" have been published in three incarnations. The first was in the U.S., under the name of Willy and Wanda. It was then published in the UK in the 1990s named Bob and Bobette. The final print run was in the UK by the title Spike and Suzy.)

There are claims that the stone was used in the ancient past as an altar though no direct evidence for this has been found.

Source and further reading (dutch): wikipedia
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