Strange Events

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

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

Who were the Three Wise men from the East and what were they following?

The story The story is known throughout the world embodied in story and song. Sent by King Herod and following a shining star in the sky, the Three Wise Men travelled throughout the East until they reached the newborn king, the baby Jesus where they embellished him with gifts. But who were the Three Wise Men and what was the mysterious star that they followed? From Matthew 2:1-12: Now when Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea in the days of Herod the king, behold, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, saying, "Where is he who has been born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the East, and have come to worship him." When Herod the king heard this, he was

Did Scientists Create Life in the Lab in 2009?

How life came to be is a hotly debated topic. Many think that a one-of-a-kind chemical reaction occurred 4 billion years ago that just happened to spawn the first sign of life. On January 8, 2009, scientists did the unbelievable – they created life or something very close to it (or at least as we define life). Researchers at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), a California based research center founded in 1924, have created molecules that self-replicate and even evolve and compete to win or lose, much like “life” as we define it. DNA is the software of life and contains all the genetic information of a cell. The information in DNA is stored as a code made up of four chemical bases: adenine (A), guanine (G),

The Mysterious Keely Machine

Introduction John Worrell Keely, a carpenter and mechanic from Philadelphia, announced in 1872 that he had discovered a new means of power production – the means to tap etheric energy. During this age, most physicists believed that all of space was filled with luminiferous ether rather than void, empty space. As it turned out several decades later, this theory was discounted by Einstein’s theory of relativity. Investors Fund a Miracle Machine Keely’s idea prompted a lot of interest and he was able to persuade a dozen engineers and capitalists to invest in the idea. With capital of over one million dollars, primarily from wealthy New York and Philadelphia businessmen, Keely formed the Keely Motor Company in 1872. He quickly began purchasing the materials necessary for building a motor

Our Lady of Fatima and the Miracle of the Sun

Introduction On Sunday, May 13, 1917, ten year old Lucia Santos and her younger cousins, siblings Jacinta and Francisco Marto, were tending sheep at a location known as the Cova da Iria near their home village of Fatima in Portugal. Lucia described seeing a woman "brighter than the sun, shedding rays of light clearer and stronger than a crystal ball filled with the most sparkling water and pierced by the burning rays of the sun." Further appearances took place on the thirteenth day of the month and continued for several months afterward. The Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to the children six times between May 13 and October 13, 1917. In the course of her appearances, the woman confided to the children three secrets, now known as