In the article, the reporter calls it the “alien defense.” What happened is that a witch from a city called Geelong, which is near Melbourne, tried to escape a traffic stop by claiming that since she was a being of another world and therefore earthly laws didn’t apply to her. From the Mercury:
“Your laws and penalties don’t apply to me. I’m not accepting them, I’m sorry, I must go, thank you,” Eilish De Avalon said, driving off with the officer’s arm caught in her driver’s side door.
The cop grabbed the keys from the car’s ignition so the witch couldn’t escape to her other world.
So the reason I called it the Kent Hovind defense is because when that creationist was hauled into court for not paying his taxes, he tried a similar line of reasoning.
But anyway, this is about Eilish De Avalon, not Kent Hovind. I found her website (“Temple of Eilish,” lulz) via the “Natural Therapy Pages.” Apparently she’s into some pretty antisocial behavior in her day to day “work” too, and not just when she gets pulled over by a cop for talking on a cell phone while driving, where she then tries to escape, hospitalizing the cop in the process.
Here’s what the “Natural Therapy Pages” have to say about her:
Eilish De’Avalon is a Spiritual Healer, Reiki Master, Hawaiian Bodywork Massage Therapist, Level 2 SFEF Kinesiology Practitioner (with SFEFopathy), Meditation Teacher, Auric / chakra Diagnostician, Colour Therapist, Spirit Medium, Clairvoyant Tarot Card Reader, Holistic Beauty Therapist as well as an ordained Pagan Priestess/Civil Marriage Celebrant for all your sacred ceremony needs.
Remember, this is a sympathetic reading of what she does. They’re not making fun of her.
On her website she offers some further services, one of which is called a “Fairygram,” so I just had to check that out. And it’s pretty much what you might expect. She will send a woman dressed as a fairy to read poetry or sing. She recommends this for children and old people and everyone in between, and that it be done for anything from love to revenge, promising “public humiliation” upon request. It’s fun for the whole family!
You just never know what you didn’t need until you hear about what you didn’t need.