Above, we have two gremlins spotted at a small 15th-century Roman Catholic house of worship called Chapelle De Bethleem that’s hidden in a forest located about 20-kilometers away from Nantes France. Some say that “gargoyles frighten off and protect those that it guards, such as a church, from any evil or harmful spirits.” Continue reading for more.
Architects often used multiple gargoyles on buildings to divide the flow of rainwater off the roof to minimize the potential damage from a rainstorm. A trough is cut in the back of the gargoyle and rainwater typically exits through the open mouth. Gargoyles are usually an elongated fantastic animal because the length of the gargoyle determines how far water is thrown from the wall. When Gothic flying buttresses were used, aqueducts were sometimes cut into the buttress to divert water over the aisle walls.