Paranormal sightings

Many people say that the stab wounds on the chest of a nun slain in a hospital chapel in 1980 formed an upside-down cross, a symbol that an expert on Roman Catholic law and the occult testified has been used in satanic worship. Reports of this kind surface in the newspapers very often and we often wonder whether these are true or not. Let us see some incidents and try to find ourselves what paranormal sightings are all about. Karen MacLellan of Mississauga says she’s a very lucky lady. A large metal sheet, possibly from the wing off a jet, crashed into the rear of her SUV less than a minute after she parked it around 9:30 p.m. Here again we don’t have the clear picture in front of us. Some of us may have some illusions but what happened no one knows. In another incident authorities still do not know what caused the death of Mary Jean Endris, who was found in bed after a fire at her home Sunday. Lawrence County Coroner John Sherrill said that it may be two to three weeks before they make a determination. He wants to get the fire inspector’s report, police report and toxicology tests before making a final determination of why Endris died. Chances are slim that he will have an answer.

Another strange incident happened in the desert near Socorro New Mexico, on a spring night 42 years ago. It has since become known as the Zamora UFO Incident, named for officer Lonnie Zamora. While not as publicized as the legendary Roswell Incident, this UFO landing made national headlines at the time sparking intrigue and speculation ever since. Experts who investigated the case have no doubt that he said what he saw. But after years of harassment and ridicule, Zamora, now 73 and living in Socorro, vowed in 1994 never to speak of the incident again. Probably what Zamora saw and investigated may have given him the evidence that what he saw was indeed an UFO. The continuous harassment by the authorities over a period of time made him frustrated.

Sometime in the 1940s, Enrico Fermi was talking about the possibility of extra-terrestrial intelligence with some other physicists. They were impressed that life had evolved quickly and progressively on Earth. They figured our galaxy holds about 100 billion stars, and that an intelligent, exponentially-reproducing species could colonize the galaxy in just a few million years. They reasoned that extra-terrestrial intelligence should be common by now. Fermi listened patiently, and asked “So, where is everybody?” That is, if extra-terrestrial intelligence is common, why haven’t we met any bright aliens yet? This mystery became known as Fermi’s Paradox.

Somewhere between the lost Incan city of Machu Picchu and mountaintop observatories of Cerro Tololo, a Chilean retiree Larry Adkins opened a mysterious e-mail from an old childhood pal. Suddenly, Adkins, 66, of Tustin was solving a 4,000-year-old riddle, wrapped around pyramids, buried temples, mummies and a dark-cloud constellation known as The Fox. The temple just may be the Western Hemisphere’s equivalent of Stonehenge, an ancient calendrical device intended to mark the seasons by pinpointing the summer solstice sunrise and the winter solstice sunset. This seasonal calendar may be considered as the oldest calendar.

A devout Catholic woman in the southern German town of Traunstein has reported blood emerging from a 30 centimeter figurine of a praying Virgin Mary standing in her apartment. The town’s newspaper has dispatched its newshounds and the local church is deeply skeptical. Again a situation where we don’t know what the truth is.

In India there have been incidents where Lord Ganesha has been known to drink milk and devotees pouring in thousands to offer their prayers. For scientists this is attributed to capillary effect while for the devotees this is paranormal. In another incident, the silver statue of Lord Mahavira turned into gold. Here again devotees thronged in thousands. The sea water of the coast of India’s Financial Capital Mumbai turned sweet making the believer drink the sea water. Inspite of authorities asking people repeatedly not to drink the water thousands of people thronged to the shore to drink the polluted sea water.

Scott Moody. a 57-year-old forensic biologist at Ohio University, didn’t automatically dismiss numerous Bigfoot sightings in Ohio through the years until he investigated one particular event. Now, Moody says he thinks that Bigfoot sightings in Ohio are nothing more than myth.

Similar to the incidents mentioned above there are many other paranormal sightings which can be mentioned. Reality or myth we paranormal sightings are something we just can’t ignore.