religious

The bizarre Russian cult that buried themselves alive – more than two-dozen men, women, and children buried alive to achieve salvation.

The road to redemption is never an easy path but for a shadowy cult in a small Russian village, the way was particularly difficult. To achieve salvation, they had to die. But not only did they have to perish, they had to depart life in a most horrific way. For these unfortunate believers, in order to reach paradise, they had to be buried alive. Liman, Russia – 1896 The tiny village of Liman is located twenty-eight miles from Tiraspol in the province of Kherson in what is now modern-day Ukraine. It was a small village of about thirty people, most of who belonged to a cult known as Raskol Niki (or Raskoinki). Raskol Niki was a vague subsect of a religious division known as the Old Believers

16-year-old French boy encodes Bible and Quran into DNA and injects them into his body – and lives.

16-year-old Adrien Locatelli, from Grenoble, France, has succeeded in transcribing the book of Genesis and the Quran into DNA and injecting them into his body. He injected the text of the books in each thigh. Locatelli documented the procedure and published his research in a paper that “relates the first injection in a human being of macromolecules whose primary structure was developed from a religious text.” How the boy injected encoded DNA into his own body It has long been known that any type of information could be encoded in DNA, the molecule that stores information needed for living things to grow, age, and function. Locatelli recognized that even words could be encoded in a DNA strand. The boy says no special equipment was needed to implant the

Experts agree – demonic possessions on the rise – Vatican issues call for more Exorcists

Studies are showing that instances of demonic possessions have been on an exponential rise for the past 3-5 years. Scarier still, churches report they are failing to meet the demand for exorcists due to lack of trained clergy. In Italy alone, more than a half-million new cases have been reported – and they are not alone. Religious experts in Ireland report a three-fold rise in demonic activity and the Archdiocese of Indianapolis warns  demonic activity is rising “at an alarming rate” in the United States. The reason for the rise in Dark Forces is unknown but believed by some to be accredited to a rise in participation of occult activities. According to Italian priest and licensed exorcist Benigno Palilla (translated): “Demonic possession has grown because of the

The Essene Gospel of Peace (historic document)

It was in 1928 that Edmond Bordeaux Szekely first published his translation of Book One of The Essene Gospel of Peace, an ancient manuscript he had found in the Secret Archives of the Vatican as the result of limitless patience, faultless scholarship, and unerring intuition. This story is told in his book, The Discovery of the Essene Gospel of Peace, published in 1975. The English version of Book One appeared in 1937, and ever since, the little volume has traveled over the world, appearing in many different languages, gaining every year more and more readers, until now, still with no commercial advertisement, over a million copies have been sold in the United States alone. It was not until almost fifty years after the first French

Glowing cross and angel with wings captured in sky photos at two different locations

Lots going on the skies this week. First we had the robot walking on clouds and then the bizarre light pillars that projected a map of the city in the night sky. Now this week we have two separate sky illusion events that both occurred on the same day but in two different locations - and both had religious connotations. Mechaele Loraff posted a beautiful yellow, glowing cross in the sky above Buchanan, Michigan on January 13 (see this article for an explanation of sun pillars and their cause). The same day, Amy Langley snapped a photo of a winged angel in the skies above the island of Kauai, Hawaii. In Langley’s case however, she believes the illusion is the result of camera lens flare and not a sun

NASA’s Project Blue Beam and the government’s plan to use holographic projection to create a New World Order

Serge Monast and NASA's Project Blue Beam Speculation about Project Blue Beam has circulated for over a decade.  The top-secret program is rumored to be NASA's attempt to implement a New World Order via simulated holographic projections of major events such as the second-coming of Jesus or an alien invasion. The Project Blue Beam theory was first introduced by Canadian journalist Serge Monast in a 1991 speech and later published in his book Project Blue Beam (NASA) shortly he died under suspicious circumstances of a heart attack in 1996. According to Monast, creation of a New World Order would require several steps.  Governments would first breakdown all archaeological knowledge by faking large-scale natural events while introducing new scientific "discoveries" intended to destroy established fundamental religious doctrines.  Next a "space show" wherein three-dimensional

Photo series captures weeping and crying teenage jihadi suicide bomber as his friends merrily send him to his death

Westerners can't comprehend the logic of suicide bombers. It’s not that Westerners won’t give their life in service of their country (many have) but the act of becoming a human bomb just seems, well, dumb. Today ISIS released footage of a teenage suicide bomber that from all appearances, they are very proud of. If you’re a Westerner, don’t think you’ll gain any more understanding after viewing the pictorial sequence of events - it's not the brave march into battle you would expect. In the photos below, you’ll see a teenager's jihadi buddies urge him on, patting him on the back and filming wildly with their cellphones.  Then the poor kid breaks down and weeps and cries like, well, a little kid. Then he is no more. The reluctant teenager below conducted the

Holy man claims he can bring dead back to life – kills volunteer, flubs resurrection

A pir (a Muslim saint or holy man) in Pakistan excited the villagers of Mubarakabad, Bahawalnagar when he announced he could bring the dead back to life. Muhammad Sabir had already gained notoriety for his ability to perform miracles and was popular amongst the villagers. When he announced he could breathe life back into a dead man (with the condition that the dead man was married and have children), 40-year-old Muhammad Niaz couldn’t pass up the opportunity to experience the afterlife. Indeed, Niaz got to experience the afterlife but unfortunately, after a botched resurrection attempt, will not be able to provide Altered Dimensions with any details about it. Witnesses say Sabir placed Niaz, a married father of six children, on a table in a mysterious square and

NASA discovers extremely detailed, bizarre “Hand of God” structure in space

New NASA imagery from the Nuclear Spectroscopic Telescope Array spacecraft has been released showing a bizarre, radiant human hand-like structure that appears to be reaching out to touch a brilliant glowing red cloud in deep space. Complete with clearly-defined forearm, wrist, thumb, fingers, and fingernails, the celestial object has been appropriately dubbed the “Hand of God”. Scientists are not sure what the structure is but believe it may be a “pulsar wind nebula”, the dense remnant of a star that exploded in a supernova. NuSTAR investigator Fiona Harrison said in a statement: “NuSTAR's unique viewpoint, in seeing the highest-energy X-rays, is showing us well-studied objects and regions in a whole new light… We don't know if the hand shape is an optical illusion.” The photo, which looks like

Man wraps his entire body in plastic in order to protect against religious impurity while flying aboard commercial airline

We don’t much like making fun of anyone’s religion but this must have been some sight to see for passengers of a recent commercial airline flight.  A photo of an Ultra Orthodox Jewish man wrapped in a life-size plastic bag aboard an airplane has been posted online and is quickly going viral.  According to Oddity Central: “It is believed the man dressed entirely in black and wearing a Jewish skullcap or “kippah” may belong to the Kohen sect of Judaism, whose members believe they are descended from the priests of ancient Israel and cannot come in close contact with dead in order to protect their higher-than-average holiness. Apparently, the strict religious code prohibits visiting cemeteries except for the funerals of close relatives, and even flying over

Buddhist monk prays so many times each day – leaves footprints embedded in wooden floor

70-year-old Hua Chi, from Tongren, China, seems disappointed that his aging body only allows him to pray 1,0000 times each day (only 500 if the weather is cold).  In his younger days, his strict daily ritual consisted of 2,000 – 3,000 prayers each day.  In fact, Chi has prayed in his Tongren monastery for nearly 20 years, in the same spot, each day.  His prayer routine is so consistent, he has left 1 1/2 inch deep footprints ingrained in the monastery's floor.  Check out the photo montage below.

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

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

Opus Dei Religious Sect

Introduction Religious organizations have long been known for their generosity and willingness to help others.  But has a Catholic sect known as Opus Dei, under the guise of promoting Christianity and spreading goodwill, gone too far? The Organization Today Opus Dei is run out of its $47 million dollar, 17 story headquarters on 243 Lexington Street smack dab in the middle of Manhattan, New York.  Consisting of over 85,000 members, the organization was founded by the Spanish priest, Josemaria Escriva de Balaguer y Albas in 1928 under the basic premise of allowing each member to strive to become holy every day of their life.  Escriva was known as being a very kind man but also a man who could explode

The Exorcism of Anneliese Michel – real life exorcism goes wrong

Anneliese Michel (September 21, 1952 – July 1, 1976) was a German Catholic girl who was "possessed by demons" and subsequently underwent a series of exorcisms. Following the last exorcism and after warning her mother that she could take no more, Anneliese died in her sleep. Anneliese's early life Anneliese Michel was born September 1952 in Klingenberg, Bavaria, Germany. A devout Catholic girl, Anneliese often slept on a bare floor as reparations for her sins. In 1968, when she was 16 and still in high school, Anneliese began to suffer from violent seizures. Unable to speak, scream, or call for help, she would later explain that she felt as if a huge body of weight were sitting on her chest. Soon, Anneliese began experiencing devilish images while praying. She claimed