Mystical

Some phenomena are just so weird, so mind boggling, and so difficult to rationalize that they just won’t fit into any concrete category. That’s what you’ll find in this section. Be prepared to leave scratching your heads after reading some of these unexplained anomalies.

Woman dies for 27 minutes before being revived – unable to speak, her first written message will send chills down your spine.

In 2018, young, healthy Tina Hines had an unexpected cardiac arrest. Her husband, Brian Hines, worked on her until medical personnel arrived. He revived her four times. At the hospital, doctors revived her two more times. Tina was on a defibrillator, unable to breathe, when suddenly, she came back to life. The total time of “death” was estimated to be a remarkable 27 minutes. Upon awakening, Tina was unable to speak because she was intubated, a endotracheal tube hanging from her mouth. She had something important she needed to share though. She motioned frantically for a pen and paper. A family member handed her a personal journal. Tina took the pen and with shaky hands, scrawled her message. For a few minutes, family members stared at the

After more than 300 years, mysterious Devil’s Letter penned by possessed nun is deciphered at last

The Devil’s Letter is an encrypted missive housed in the cloistered monastery of Palma di Montechiaro in Italy.  Its message has stymied researchers for more than three-hundred years. The letter was penned in 1647 by the hand of Sister Maria Crocifissa della Concezione – under the guidance of the demon god, Lucifer. Born Isabella Tomasi, Sister Maria entered the Benedictine convent in Palma di Montechiaro at the age of 15. According to historians, Sister Maria awoke from a fainting spell with an odd feeling that the devil “had controlled her”. She noticed she was covered in ink and several letters lay scattered about her desk. Examining the letters, she found an unintelligible mix of ancient script and mysterious runes. Sister Maria admitted to others at the

Translation of 1,200-year-old Egyptian manuscript proposes Jesus could change his appearance and shape at will

Regular readers know I have a deep respect for all religions but believe that ancient non-canonical sources may sometimes provide additional information about particular religious events, pivotal characters, and deep-seated cultural beliefs.  Such is the case with a set of 1,200-year-old ancient Egyptian texts discovered many years ago in the library of an abandoned monastery in the Egyptian desert.  The text is interesting, not because it proposes that the strange series of events really happened, but rather because it demonstrates what some people believed at that time – and apparently two-thousand years ago some people thought Jesus would, on occasion, make himself invisible and change his appearance at will, a “shapeshifter” so-to-speak. The manuscript was found by villagers digging for fertilizer inside the remains of the

Ten seconds of light – mysterious beam of light shines down on body of boxer killed in ring (1913)

 Boxing Legend Luther McCarty On May 24, 1913, up-and-coming boxer Luther McCarty kissed his wife and young daughter goodbye and headed from his home in Wild Horse Canyon, Nebraska to a boxing ring in Calgary, Alberta where the heavyweight hopeful would face his next opponent, Arthur Pelkey. The match would not proceed beyond the first round and the boxing world would forever wonder how good Luther McCarty could have been.  A ghostly ray of light that pierced through the roof to momentarily spotlight McCarty’s lifeless body, would be captured on film and come to be known as the “Ten Seconds of Light”. The 21-year-old, two hundred twenty pound McCarty was a heavyweight hopeful considered by many to be the greatest of all “white hope” fighters. Having never

Curse of Atuk – unfilmed movie has resulted in the deaths of all four famous actors who were offered the lead part

In Hollywood movie lore, there have been several movies deemed to be “cursed”, bringing bad-fortune and even death to primary participants in the film project. But only one movie *script* has proven so deadly and wrapped with misfortune that directors and actors no longer want anything to do with the as-yet-unfilmed movie project.  Thus far, The Curse of Atuk is rumored to have killed all four (some say six) well-renowned actors who were offered the lead part. Atuk – the movie project that refuses to die Atuk is the name of an unfilmed comedy screenplay written by Tod Carroll and based on an adaptation of the 1963 novel, The Incomparable Atuk.  The basic premise of the story involves a proud, mighty Inuit Eskimo (“Atuk” means “grandfather” in

Russian billionaire initiative to create hybrid replicas of humans in order to obtain immortality

In 2012, Russian Billionaire Dmitry Itskov announced the founding of the 2045 Initiative which he explained is a way to extend the human life by replacing human beings with replicas. Partnering with Itskov in the project are many Russian specialists that are leading experts in the fields of anthropomorphic robotics, living systems modeling and brain and consciousness modeling all with the goal of transferring one’s individual consciousness to an artificial carrier and achieving cybernetic immortality.  The 2045 Initiative begins in earnest in 2015 and is scheduled to achieve all of its goals by the year 2045. Itskov's ultimate goal is to create “non-biological carriers” in which to transfer a human's personality and consciousness, in order to overcome existing threats to the environment and human species. The

Natasha Demkina – Russian girl with X-Ray eyes can see inside the human body

Natasha Demkina, from Saransk, Russia, has a special gift, a gift that her parents have known about since she was a child but up until the mid-2000’s, kept secret from the world. Her eerie ability to see inside of human bodies has been demonstrated before witnesses time and time again. Experts say nobody since Edgar Cayce has demonstrated such a profound ability to confound scientists with her “X-Ray eyes” - her innate ability to see organs, tissues, bacteria, viruses, and make accurate medical diagnosis. Natasha's abilities first manifested themselves in 1997 when she was 10 years old. She explained to the Discovery Channel, who produced a television documentary about her unique abilities in 2004, how she discovered that she could peer inside a human's body. “I was

Shroud of Turin

History of the Shroud The Shroud of Turin, a 14 1/2 foot by 3 1/2 foot linen cloth, has been kept in Turin, Italy since 1578.  The cloth bears the image of a man with wounds similar to those suffered by Jesus Christ.  It has long been rumored to be the burial cloth of Jesus but a carbon dated sample and its sketchy history leads some to believe it may be a fake. The history of the Shroud of Turin can be traced definitively back 600 years to April 10, 1349.  At that time a French Knight named Geoffrey de Charney was in possession of the shroud.  In 1355, the first exposition of the shroud took place in

Crop Circles

Introduction Crop circles appear to be a relatively new phenomena, the first reports occurring during the early 1980’s in Wiltshire, England. The first crop circles discovered were almost always circular or elliptical in shape. During their peak in the early 1990’s they began to demonstrate more complex shapes and often a combination of several shapes causing them to be referred to as ‘pictograms’. Formed by the crushing or flattening of grain stalks, they seem to most often form a night. The flattened area is inevitably laid out in a spiral fashion from the center outwards, though more complex variations are occasionally reported - circles formed by flattened layers, plant stalks that are braided together, even formations where each stalk appears to be

Nineteen Year Coma

The Accident In 1984, on Friday the 13th, Terry Wallace, then 19 years old, and a friend were involved in a major car accident in Mountain View, Arkansas.  Their car careened off the road into a ditch and came to a halt under a bridge.  Terry's passenger was killed while Terry suffered major injuries and was found comatose.  Terry's wife and 1 month old daughter waited, hoping Terry would recover quickly.  The family carried Terry home from the Stone County Nursing and Rehabilitation Center and back during the next 19 years hoping Terry would regain consciousness. Terry remained comatose until June 13, 2003 (yes, also on Friday the 13th) when he awoke in his hospital bed and uttered his first words.  His daughter

Free Energy Created in Ireland?

Jasker Power System In what some claim may be the greatest invention since the wheel, an Irish inventor's 23 years of effort may have finally paid off. The 58 year old electrical engineer claims to have invented an electromechanical device that runs on 12-volt batteries and is capable of replenishing its own power supply.  Once powered up, it is capable of running indefinitely - or at least until its parts wear out. The device was demonstrated to a group of Reuters reporters in Ireland in early 2002.  The device, about the size of a large dishwasher, was hooked up to three 100-watt light bulbs and ran continuously for over 10 minutes with voltage measurements taken at the beginning and end of the cycle. 

Orffyreus – perpetual motion

What is Perpetual Motion? The Encyclopedia Britannica describes perpetual motion as "the action of a device that, once set in motion, would continue in motion forever, with no additional energy required to maintain it." Such devices are impossible on grounds stated by the first and second laws of thermodynamics.  Or are they? Perpetual motion, although seemingly impossible to produce, has fascinated both inventors and the general public for hundreds of years. The enormous appeal of perpetual motion resides in the promise of a virtually free and limitless source of power. The fact that perpetual-motion machines cannot work because they violate the laws of thermodynamics has not discouraged inventors and hucksters from attempting to break, circumvent, or ignore those laws.  Did Orffyreus

Andrew Crosse – Did he create Life?

Introduction Life itself could easily be considered one of our greatest mysteries.  Nobody knows exactly how it works and certainly nobody knows how to create it.  Or do they? What did Andrew do? In 1837, a little known scientist named Andrew Crosse created life in his personal laboratory.  Although it was accomplished entirely by accident, Andrew carefully documented his procedures and several members of the London Electrical Society were able to duplicate the incident including the infamous Michael Faraday. Surely a discovery such as this would turn the world on end and make a person an instant hero?  Although the entire world did take notice and Andrew was entered in the Dictionary of National Biography, he was far from a hero.  In fact, Andrew became one of the most

The Mark of the Beast – enigmatic number “666” accompanies endtimes apocalypse

Introduction The Bible, written over 2,000 years ago, tells us: And he causeth all, both small and great, rich and poor, free and bond, to receive a mark in their right hand, or in their foreheads.  And that no man might buy or sell, save he that had the mark, or the name of the beast, or the number of the beast.  Here is the wisdom.  Let him that hath understanding count the number of the beast for it is a human number.  His number is - 666. - Revelation 13:16-18 "666" - the mystical sequence of number that causes shortness of breath and fear in Christian believers.  The sequence of numbers represents one less than perfection (777).  But what does the number predict?  When will it happen?  Could

Daniel Home Medium

Who was Daniel Home? Daniel Dunglas Home, pronounced hume, was once described by Beloff as ''the most celebrated medium of all time, judging by the number and impressiveness of the séances of which we have records and by the caliber of the observers whom he attracted in the many countries he visited".  Nothing less than a phenomena, Home conducted over 1500 séances and physic demonstrations.  He was investigated by world famous scientists, his 'acts' always conducted in broad daylight, and in settings other than his own home.  No proof yet exists that Daniel Home was anything less than the 'real thing'... Daniel Home was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on March 20, 1833.  His parents could not afford to raise him so