1917 Miracle of the Sun UFO
Reaching back through history, the world has witnessed unexplained cases of mysteries such as Basel UFO Case in 1566 when strange shapes were seen in the sky above Basel and the sun took a different shape and color. In 1917, a miracle of the sun was reported to have occurred, where thousands of people gathered to witness the extraordinary solar activity.
According to historical records, three children were tending a flock of sheep outside the tiny village of Fatima, Portugal, when they first saw an angel. He appeared to them, shining like a crystal and gave them a prophecy that the Virgin Mary referred to as Our Lady of Fátima, would appear and perform miracles on October, that same year. In response to the prophecy recounted by three shepherd children, Lúcia Santos and Francisco and Jacinta Marto, on that day, Oct. 13, 1917, the crowd of believers had swelled to 70,000.
Prior to that time, as World War I raged in Europe, the angel showed himself two more times to the children. But they told no one what they had seen. At about 2 p.m., some began to see what later became known in the Catholic Church as “the Miracle of the Sun.”
The rains that had plagued the day ceased, and the sun emerged from behind clouds, appearing to dance or zig-zag in the sky, tilting towards the Earth, emitting multicolored light and radiant colors. According to these reports, the event lasted approximately ten minutes. Onlookers from as far as 25 miles away noted the strange phenomena in the sky.
Scientists put forth reasons for what had happened, stating that the witnesses perhaps had stared at the sun too long or it was a combination of optical effects and a real meteorological shift caused by the weather and the cloud cover.
However, after carrying out an investigation to assess whether the alleged revelation was compatible with Catholic theology, Bishop José da Silva, on 13 October 1930, declared the miracle worthy of belief. By then Jacinta and Francisco Marto had both died of the Spanish flu, which had hit Fatima shortly after the visions.
There has been much analysis of the event from critical sociological and scientific perspectives. According to critics, the eyewitness testimonies were actually a collection of inconsistent and contradictory accounts. Whether the sightings are the result of a miracle or a mundane psychological process, they are welcomed by the faithful.
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