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Scotland for the Senses: Paisley's gothic wonder

A perfect example is the Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church in Pai.

Paisley Abbey gargoyle, Scotland

'when he caught the whip thong over his head on the straight out of Lambton, he and Healy were grinning like devils.' Idiom: to grin like a devil - an open-mouth teeth-showing grin. This pic - Paisley Abbey gargoyle - Wikipedia

Scotland for the Senses: Paisley's gothic wonder

A perfect example is the Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church in Pai.

Scotland for the Senses: Paisley's gothic wonder

A perfect example is the Thomas Coats Memorial Baptist Church in Pai.

Paisley Abbey was built in central Scotland in 1245, a full 734 years before Ridley Scott's terrifying masterpiece "Alien." So how, exactly, did an "Alien" gargoyle burst out of the church's roofline, the stonework standing in for John Hurt's chest? As pictures of the anachronism made their way around the Internet, conspiracy theorists speculated about everything from time travelers to visitors from other planets.

This alien gargoyle is in Paisley Abbey century), Renfrewshire, Scotland.

The New Town Hall (Neues Rathaus), Munich, Germany

A Menagerie of Church Gargoyles Includes Aliens and Astronauts

King and Lion Gargoyle below Magdalen Great Tower, part of Magdalen College, Oxford University, England.

King and Lion Gargoyle Oxford University, England.

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