The chronicle of an incredible sighting
What really happened at Fatima during the apparitions? what has come out of this analysis is staggering. It seems to have been the greatest ufological case of the 20th century.
A cosmic Watergate aimed at burying for over 70 years a reality that would be impossible in our days, imagine in 1917 when nobody even thought about extraterrestrials or flying saucers.
The church (it has been extensively reconstructed) has shamelessly altered the story of the real facts, since they cannot be reconciled with the now stereotyped image of the Virgin, omitting, distorting and interpreting at its own discretion the story of the three little shepherds Lucia, Jacinta and Francesco, respectively 10, 7 and 9 years old, witnesses of the encounter with being defined as Our Lady.
Cova de Iria, the place of the apparitions, had already been at the centre of stories of paranormal events in 1915 and 1916, transparent beings that could not be clearly defined were revealed to some children, including Lucia, as if to prepare her for her first encounter with Our Lady.
At first entities defined as angels, then a being that seemed to be wrapped in a white sheet whose physiognomy was not really distinguishable appeared above a holm oak tree, inside a cone of light coming from above.
Another looking like a young man of about 15 years of age was whiter than snow and became as transparent as a crystal to the Sun. Not least the description of the young woman passed off by the Catholic Church as the Virgin Mary.
In fact, this one wore a narrow skirt that came down to her knee, with a white cloak that also covered her head like a checkered jumpsuit with golden hems.
A pointed locket around his neck.
Canon Formigao, Patriarch of Lisbon, one of the many representatives of the clergy who were involved in the interrogations, was one of those who omitted such descriptions because the dress thus described was too brief for the time and could have invalidated the apparition.
But the work of covering up not only altered the appearance of the “Madonna”, consider that the medallion worn around her neck was interpreted in 1922 as a “ball” and later in 1942 in the representations became “immaculate heart of Mary”. The same claims were subject to manipulation. When Canon Formigao asked Lucia who he thought was the young girl who had appeared, Lucia replied: “I don’t think she was our Lady.
This work of making one truth pass for another by the Church is also found in the interrogation of Bernadette Soubirous in Lourdes.
The girl who witnessed the apparition questioned by Commissioner Jacomet uses the term “Aquero”, which in Provençal dialect means “that one there” or “that thing”, to indicate the woman of the apparition. Bernadette in fact did not say it was the Madonna.
Given the untimely death of Jacinta and Francisco, it was an easy game for the Church of the time to manipulate events and make scorched earth around the only remaining witness, Lucia, who was first sent to the asylum, then removed from her closest affections and forbidden any contact, so that any letter or request to be able to talk to others outside of her family was filtered upstream.
Let’s take a step back, the events that led to the encounter with the “Virgin Mary” were widely predicted by two groups of psychics, one from Lisbon and the other from Oporto, it has also been ascertained that they did not know each other, both through channelling and automatic writing received a message from another astral plane that was then transcribed and which then foretold the apparition.
The messages were published in an article by three famous newspapers of the time, “Il Giornale della notizia” of Lisbon and “La Libertà” of Porto.
I invite you to investigate in depth in case the dynamics that led the psychics to declare on the two newspapers with 3 months notice the warning that something transcendent, with far-reaching implications would occur on May 13. However, the content and concrete meaning of this message had been rather inscrutable.
It was read:
Do not judge. He who you judged would not be happy with your prejudice. “Have faith and be patient. It is not our custom to predict the future. The mystery of the future is impenetrable, even though sometimes God allows a corner of the veil to be opened. Have faith in yourself and in prophecy. On May 13th, it will be of great happiness for the good souls of the world. Have faith and be good. Ego Sum Charitas (“I am Love”). Always by your side you will have your friends, who will guide your steps in your work. Ego Sum Charitas. The bright light of the morning star illuminates the path.
❖ Morning Star
The message is mostly transcribed in Portuguese, except for 2 repeated expressions, “Ego Sum Charitas”, as well as the signature, “Morning Star”, both of which appear in Latin. The last sentence and the signature, however, seem to be written normally, in fact they do not require a mirror to be read. Also, it should be noted that apparently, this last sentence was written with a different handwriting.
It is not an act of faith to accept that this message of “automatic writing” was somehow related to the events of the Fatima apparitions, which, as the message itself states, began on May 13 of the same year. There is no other event in the history of that time and of Portugal that could be considered relevant or extraordinary enough to be identified as the event revealed during the psychic gathering.
In addition, the group decided to put notices in the press about their experience well in advance of the May 13 events. An examination of the content of the message, shows that the source was not the spirit of a “dead man”, in fact the signature “Morning Star”, is actually quite pompous.
But who is the Morning Star?
Over the centuries, the “Morning Star” or “Morning Star” in Latin has referred to Venus, as well as the Virgin Mary.
A curiosity: Many abductees in the United States but not in the early 70’s claimed to have been abducted by beings from Venus.
In his book Fatima, Antero de Figueiredo, shows a certain familiarity with the message through the “automatic writing” described above, defining Our Lady as the “Morning Star”. The Alchemist Fulcanelli said, “the Heavenly Virgin is still called the Morning Star, the Morning Star, because for millions of people she represents the divine splendour”.
In the Bible instead Isaiah 14:3-20 calls Lucifer in the same way, “Morning Star” a coincidence?
How come you fell from the sky,
morning star, son of dawn?
How come you landed,
you who trampled on nations?”
It is clear that many millions of people believe that it was , the Mother of Jesus Christ, who appeared at Cova da Iria on May 13.
The question is: Who is the being who appeared at Fatima?
We arrive then to the morning of October 17, 1917, the day that the Virgin Mary had foretold months earlier to the three shepherd children that a great event would take place.
That day at Cova de Iria there were about 50,000 people from all over the world, atheists, believers, esteemed professionals, journalists, doctors, engineers, the whole society.
What was revealed about the Sun’s movement. Our star began a “dance” that no human being had ever witnessed before. The account of that day comes from one of the most esteemed historical documentary filmmakers of the time, Professor L. Gonzaga da Fonseca, who reports on a rainy day since the morning and Lucia who suddenly shouts to the gathered crowd: “Look at the sun!”.
Suddenly the rain stops and the solar disk appears, like a silver moon spinning whirling on itself like a wheel of fire, projecting in every direction beams of yellow, blue, purple, green, red light that coloured everything they encountered.
Suddenly the puck seems to “peel off” seems to fall on the crowd, everyone shouts “miracle! miracle! miracle! They throw themselves on the ground in the mud, frightened, the Sun for others instead goes down like a leaf at the mercy of a vortex then regains altitude.
Another honourable testimony comes from a forthcoming professor at the University of Coimbra, Dr. Jose Maria Proenca de Almeida Garret, who was about a hundred meters from the holm oak tree where the Virgin Mary used to appear. It describes the Sun slowly coming out of the clouds that darkened the sky, it was a pearly mother-of-pearl coloured star with distinct cones resembling a disc.
“It looked like a shiny flat record that would be said to have been made from the shell valve.” “It’s amazing that for such a long time it was possible to stare at the star without the slightest discomfort to the eyes.”
A very interesting detail of the story not only related to this “Sun” that seems to throw against the crowd and fall on it is that there was a sudden rise in temperature.
The crowd was completely soaked from the rain that had just fallen, but after the passage of the disc it was dry in an instant!
A series of phenomena similar to modern sightings.
Further confirmation that something anomalous was recorded is that no astronomical observatory recognized any natural phenomenon as an eclipse.
The same Avelino d’Almeida, editor-in-chief of “O Seculo”, a well-known liberal and anticlerical Masonic newspaper, described the same facts of the crowd because he was present at the event.
That this phenomenology was not the result of a collective hallucination due to the mystical moment is clear since the events were observed several kilometers away from the Cova de Iria. Specifically, the Reverend Ignacio Pereira, who was 9 years old at the time, was at his school at the top of a hill, from where he saw the sun zigzagging and pretending to fall.
Even further away 35 km the poet Alfonso Lopez Vieira realized that the Sun had been taken by the “frenzy”. It is clear that if the vision had been somehow the result of the climate of devotion, interpreted by most in a moment of recollection, the phenomenon would have been located only at Cova de Iria and would not have been able to influence the distant witnesses that those moments were assorted in the most varied tasks.
A subsequent confirmation of the passage of unknown flying objects in the moments before the apparition, the gathering of crowds and the “Dancing Sun” comes from the testimony of the Vicar General of Leira during the fifth apparition, that is, that of September 13, 1917.
Mixed with a crowd of about 50,000 people, the vicar in fact distinctly saw a luminous globe moving slowly westward that disappeared in the direction of the Sun.
Stories and numerous testimonies also supported by a scientific study that excluded the possibility of a collective illusion, have given an unthinkable picture in which a female entity appeared and presumably its nature is not human. It is accompanied by unknown flying objects that attempt through “divine signs” to strengthen the faith in Catholicism.
Why not make yourself clear but continue to ride the wave of Christian belief by means of artifice aimed at impressing and keeping the attention alive with messages of conversion, recitation of the Rosary, warnings and lights?
This is the first page of the newspaper “O Seculo”, the narration of the facts of what happened that morning .. now tell me if the facts in question do not give us the account of a real mass contact with an extraterrestrial aircraft!
« COISAS ESPANTOSAS! COMO O SOL BAILOU AO MEIO DIA EM FÁTIMA
[…] O sol nasce, mas o cariz do céu ameaça tormenta. As nuvens negras acastelam-se precisamente sobre as bandas de Fátima. […] Pelas dez horas, o ceu tolda-se totalmente e não tardou que entrasse a chover a bom chover. […] A criança afirma que a Senhora lhe falou mais uma vez, e o céu, ainda caliginoso, começa, de subito, a clarear no alto; a chuva pára e presente-se que o sol vae inundar de luz a paizagem. […]
A hora antiga’ é a que regula para esta multidão, que calculos desapaixonados de pessoas cultas e de todo o ponto alheias ás influencias misticas computam em trinta ou quarenta mil creaturas… A manifestação miraculosa, o sinal visivel anunciado está prestes a produzir-se – asseguram muitos romeiros… E assiste-se então a um espectáculo unico e inacreditavel para quem não foi testemunha d’ele.
Do cimo da estrada, onde se aglomeram os carros e se conservam muitas centenas de pessoas, a quem escasseou valor para se meter à terra barrenta, vê-se toda a imensa multidão voltar-se para o sol, que se mostra liberto de nuvens, no zenit. O astro lembra uma placa de prata fosca e é possivel fitar-lhe o disco sem o minimo esforço. Não queima, não cega. Dir-se-hia estar-se realisando um eclipse. Mas eis que um alarido colossal se levanta, e aos espectadores que se encontram mais perto se ouve gritar:
– Milagre, milagre! Maravilha, maravilha! Aos olhos deslumbrados d’aquele povo, cuja atitude nos transporta aos tempos biblicos e que, palido de assombro, com a cabeça descoberta, encara o azul, o sol tremeu, o sol teve nunca vistos movimentos bruscos fóra de todas as leis cosmicas – o sol «bailou», segundo a tipica expressão dos camponeses. »
«PHENOMENAL THINGS! LIKE THE SUN DANCE ‘IN MIDDAY IN FATIMA
[…] The sun rises, but the appearance of the sky threatens time. Black clouds pile up on the Fatima crowd. […] At ten o’clock the sky darkens completely and a strong rain soon falls. […] The children affirm that the Lady had spoken to them once again, and the sky, initially hazy, immediately began to clear up; the rain ceases and the sun appears that floods the landscape with light. […]
The morning time is the rule for this multitude, which impartial calculations of educated and highly respected people, point kidnapped as by mystical influence, count in thirty or forty thousand creatures … The miraculous manifestation, the announced visible sign is going to be product – assure many pilgrims … And there is a unique and incredible spectacle for those who did not witness it.
From the top of the road, where the wagons are piled up and many hundreds of people stand, who lack the will to put themselves in the muddy land, we see all the immense multitude turning towards the sun, which shows itself free from the clouds, in the zenith. The star looks like a disk of dark silver and can be fixed without the slightest effort. It does not burn, it does not blind.
An eclipse appears to be fulfilled. But here a colossal cry is raised, and from the spectators who are closer they can be heard shouting: “Miracle, Miracle! Wonder, wonder!” To the stunned eyes of that crowd, whose attitude takes us back to biblical times and that, pale with surprise, with an uncovered head, stares at the blue (sky), the sun trembled and had movements never seen abruptly out of all the cosmic laws , the sun “danced”, according to the typical expression of the peasants. »
(Avelino de Almeida, “O Século”, Lisboa (edição da manhã) 37 (l2.876) 15 Out. 1917, p.1 columns 6-7; p.2 col.1)
Avelino de Almeida returned to the issue a few days later from the pages of Ilustração Portuguesa, writing in particular:
“Miracle, what did people shout? Natural phenomenon, what do the experts say? For the moment, this does not concern me. I only say what I saw. The rest is a matter of science and the Church »
(Avelino de Almeida, Ilustração Portuguesa of October 29, 1917 )
Other stories from the event:
“The Sun, in a moment surrounded by a scarlet flame, in another surrounded by a yellow and purple halo, seemed to have an excessively fast and swirling movement, sometimes appearing to be detached from the sky and approaching the earth, radiating a strong heat. »
(Dr. Domingos Pinto Coelho, from the Catholic newspaper Ordem )
“At one o’clock in the afternoon, noon according to solar time, the rain stopped. The sky, pearly gray, illuminated the vast arid landscape with a strange light. The sun was as if covered with a transparent veil so that the eyes could easily fix it. The mother-of-pearl gray color changed to a silver tone.
The clouds moved away and the silver sun, wrapped in a gray light, was seen rotating and turning in the circle that opened in the clouds […] The light changed into a beautiful blue, as if it had passed through the colored windows of a cathedral, and he lay in the crowd that was kneeling with his hands outstretched. […] People were crying and praying with their heads uncovered, in the presence of the miracle they had been waiting for. The seconds seemed like hours from how intense they were. »
(From the Lisbon newspaper O dia dated 17 October 1917 )
“Suddenly I heard the clamor of hundreds of voices and I saw that the crowd scattered at my feet […] turned its back to the place where, until that moment, its waiting had focused and looked towards the sun on the other side. I also turned to the point that attracted everyone’s eyes and I could see the sun appearing like a very clear disk, with sharp outlines, that shone without offending the view. He could not be confused with the sun seen through a fog (which was not at that moment) because it was neither veiled nor attenuated.
At Fatima it kept its light and warmth and stood out against the sky with its sharp outlines, like a large gaming table. The most amazing thing was to be able to contemplate the solar disk, for a long time, shining with light and heat, without hurting the eyes or damaging the retina.
During this time the sun’s disk did not remain still: it had a vertiginous movement, [but] not like the sparkle of a star in all its splendor, because it turned on itself in crazy spins. During the solar phenomenon that I have just described, there was also a change of color in the atmosphere. Looking towards the sun, I noticed that everything was getting darker.
I first looked at the nearest objects and then I extended my gaze to the fields up to the horizon. I saw everything take on the color of amethyst. The objects around me, the sky and the atmosphere, were the same color. Everything, both near and far, had changed, taking on the color of an old yellow damask. People seemed to suffer from jaundice and I remember feeling a sense of fun seeing people look so ugly and unpleasant.
My own hand was of that color. Then, suddenly, a clamor was heard, a cry of anguish bursting from everyone. The sun, whirling wildly, seemed suddenly to detach itself from the firmament and, red as blood, advance ominously towards the earth as if to crush us with its immense and burning weight. During those moments I felt a really terrible feeling.
All the phenomena I described were observed by me in a calm and serene state of mind, without any emotional disturbance. Interpreting and explaining them is the task of others. Finally, I must declare that I have never witnessed such atmospheric or solar phenomena before or after 13 October 1917. »
(José Maria Proença de Almeida Garrett, professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences of the University of Coimbra )
“The clouds opened and the sun at its zenith appeared in all its splendor. He began to turn dizzyingly on his axis, like the most magnificent firework imaginable, taking on all the colors of the rainbow and throwing flashes of multicolored light. This sublime and incomparable spectacle, which was repeated three times, lasted for about ten minutes. The immense multitude, overwhelmed by the evidence of this tremendous prodigy, fell to its knees. »
(Manuel Nunes Formigão, priest professor at the Santarem seminary )
«I feel incapable of describing what I saw. I stared at the sun, which looked pale and did not hurt the eyes. It looked like a ball of sun turning on itself. Suddenly he seemed to zigzag threatening the earth. Terrified, I ran and hid in the crowd, which was crying and waiting for the end of the world to be imminent. »
(Joaquim Maria Lourenço, who was in Alburitel, 18 km from Fatima )
Here are the two PDF files with the story that appeared in “O seculo” and that of Avelino di Almeyda
Thank you. Cesare Valocchia