Mon, 07 Nov 2016 18:21 UTC
The ship -- and the 1,701 barrels of alcohol for fortifying wine it carried -- would never make it to its destination.
And so the mystery began.
The ship was found on Dec. 4 of that year by sailor David Morehouse at the Azores, an autonomous region of Portugal located in the mid-Atlantic.
Morehouse, however, didn't find any traces of Benjamin Briggs, the captain of the Mary Celeste, his wife and two-year-old daughter, and the seven crew members.
Briggs, his family and the crew were never heard from again.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 10:53 UTC
What do you think it is?
Theories have ranged from the moon peeping out from behind the clouds through to a meteor.
But whatever the object over the Whitby coast is identified as, the photographer - who took the snap at around 7.30pm on Monday night - admits to being 'freaked out' by the experience.
Photographer Andrew Beattie, originally from Yarm, had taken a stroll to the beach in an attempt the capture the aurora.
He said: "I had a walk down to the sea wall near the beach huts to see if I could catch a glimpse of the aurora.
"I set up my tripod and camera and it was pointing out to sea.
"I saw a strange red glow above the light house, around 100 to 150ft above it.
"It then disappeared for a second, so I pointed my camera that way. Then a yellow light appeared for a few seconds with no noise and moved to the side before glowing red and completely vanishing from sight.
Witnessing Father Amorth: "The Vatican Exorcist" at work and the pathology otherwise known as possession
Mon, 31 Oct 2016 02:30 UTC
We have a clergy today who no longer believe in the devil, in exorcism, in the exceptional Evil the devil can instill or even in the power that Jesus bestowed to cast out demons. —FATHER GABRIELE AMORTHSunday morning, May 1 of this year, was Father Amorth's 91st birthday, but he had no plans to celebrate. He awoke just after dawn, said his usual morning prayers and one to Joseph of Cupertino, a 17th-century saint, and another to the late Father Candido Amantini, his mentor. Clutching a walking aid, he shuffled from his cell-like room to the dining room on the third floor of the Paulist Fathers residence, south of Rome's historic center.
After his usual breakfast of caffè latte and biscotti, Father Amorth returned to his room, which had a tall window, a hospital bed, two chairs, and a wooden desk cluttered with pictures of the Virgin Mary and Padre Pio, a priest-mystic who experienced stigmata—bleeding wounds, corresponding to those inflicted on Jesus Christ on the Cross. For the next six hours, Father Amorth reviewed the mail requesting his services from around the world. Each letter contained tragic questions and appeals from people who knew Amorth only by name and reputation. He answered the letters, writing with a fountain pen, licking the envelopes and stamps himself. At two P.M., he knelt again to pray, then arose with difficulty, took up his walking aid, and made his way to an elevator, which took him to the first floor, where the small room dedicated to his work was located. The hallway was empty and dark. Whispering voices and footsteps could be heard, as from a tomb.
His old adversary was waiting.
Comment: So interesting to see how Dr. Lieberman begins this last discussion with his scientific skepticism hat on - and then allows himself to make other associations which suggest the validity of demonic possession.
Wed, 26 Oct 2016 03:02 UTC
Ashley Grayson posted on our Facebook page and said the objects she saw were flying from north to south, possibly from McKellips Road to about Warner Road and Val Vista Driver. She said that there were "airplanes being diverted."
Another guy named Todd posted on Twitter he was at the Queen Creek wash when he saw multiple lights in the sky. He posted a video that has explicit language.
There was also a reported sighting in Globe. Phoenix Skyhawks said they had no planned jumps tonight. The Maricopa County Sheriff's Office said it didn't receive any crazy calls.
The Anti Media
Fri, 28 Oct 2016 16:56 UTC
Sometimes, however, the signals are too mysterious to explain. There's a reason why you may have seen a sustained social media buzz regarding aliens this past week. A few days ago, two scientists from Laval University in Quebec released a paper arguing they may have just received our first communication from extraterrestrials.
First, a bit of context. This has been an exciting decade for those of us who stargaze in awe, wondering how many sentient beings live in this incomprehensibly enormous universe of ours. First, the search for exoplanets accelerated dramatically, aided by the Keplar telescope, which has identified over 1,000 planets outside of our solar system.
Sat, 29 Oct 2016 11:26 UTC
Footage was uploaded on social media showing the bright object flying through the skies and while many people were skeptical of the sightings, others thought an alien invasion was imminent.
Comment: Yeah that's what it is, a small remote controlled helicopter - that glows.
Week in Weird
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 20:05 UTC
Tue, 25 Oct 2016 17:00 UTC
The clip was allegedly recording in Aguadillia in Puerto Rico on April 25, 2013 but the footage has only recently been released by the Department of Homeland Security by a whistleblower.
In the video, the strange metallic sphere hurtles through the sky before dropping down and plunging into the ocean.
When it re-emerges, it appears to have split in two.
The object was being monitored by US Customs and Border Protection, according to Headlines & Global News.
Nick Pope, a UFO expert, said: "Assuming the video isn't a clever hoax - which is always a possibility these days - it's a fascinating piece of footage.
One of his most significant books was the 1976 release "Hostage to the Devil," which dealt with demonic possession and exorcisms. Martin was involved with numerous paranormal cases and worked closely with John Zaffis and others in the field when they needed a priest trained in the Catholic rites of exorcism.
Martin died of a cerebral hemorrhage in 1999. Some say there were strange circumstances around his death. He is buried in New York.
People continue to discover his work and over the past five years, director Martin Stalker has been hard at work on a production titled "Hostage to the Devil," after Malachi's famous book. Information from press releases include these details:
...a film which examines age-old questions about the existence of the Devil and the debate over good verses evil, all through the life of a controversial, Irish-born Jesuit priest, Fr. Malachi Martin.You can watch the trailer, here:
Comment: Related articles:
- Hundreds of people flock to mass exorcism fair in India
- Woman becomes possessed moments after priests successfully perform exorcism on her neighbor while news report was filming
- 'Get away from me you damned priest!': Shocking documentary captures Vatican-approved exorcist working on 'possessed' woman
Recalling an interview with Ed and Lorraine Warren, the real-life couple whose work inspired 'Conjuring' films
Mon, 13 Jun 2016 05:00 UTC
(Editor's note: "Conjuring 2" topped the weekend box office. The movie was inspired by the exploits of the late Ed Warren and his wife, Lorraine. Eleven years before Ed Warren's death, I sat down with the couple and discussed their work as demonologists. What follows is an article that appeared in the Union-News on Oct. 31, 1995).
Ed Warren says he has been thrown across a room, seen tables fly and heard the kind of language few others have.
No, Warren isn't a bouncer. He's a demonologist.
Warren and his wife of 50 years, Lorraine, have spent more than four decades investigating reports of hauntings, demonic possession, and things that go bump in the night.
Outside the realm of skeptics, the Connecticut couple is considered the country's premiere "ghostbusters." They have worked with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Roman Catholic dioceses of Worcester and Hartford.
"Our job is to go in, evaluate what's going on, document it, and then turn it over to church authorities," Lorraine Warren said.
Comment: For an excellent if hellacious summation of Ed and Lorraine's life's work, read The Demonologist, by Gerald Brittle (just not at night!). The book will not only give one an appreciation for the type of spiritual warfare described in the article, but knowledge of two incredibly strong and courageous individuals who worked tirelessly to help individuals and families under ethereal and physical attack. The Warrens also spent much of their time educating the public about the nature and reality of 'possession' and warned many of the dangers of dabbling in the occult. Since this reading is NOT for the faint hearted, it may even be a better idea to forgo reading The Demonologist and just reading this SOTT Forum thread about a similar book, Malachi Martin's Hostage to the Devil for some essential understandings about this topic.