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Hey, /x/, I was wondering which historical mystery do you find fascinating? Extra points if it implies a Supernatural/Paranormal connection. If you can post interesting facts about it - even better because I intend to research it myself.
I'll go first: Our Lady of Guadalupe:
>the Tilma has maintained its structural integrity over nearly 500 years, while replicas normally last only about 15 years before suffering degradation
>It repaired itself with no external help after a 1791 ammonia spill that did considerable damage, and that on 14 November 1921 a bomb damaged the altar, but left the icon unharmed.
>Dr. Philip Serna Callahan, who photographed the icon under infrared light, declared from his photographs that portions of the face, hands, robe, and mantle had been painted in one step, with no sketches or corrections and no visible brush strokes.
This is my favorite reported fact and it still creeps me out:
>Then in 1929 and 1951 photographers found a figure reflected in the Virgin's eyes; upon inspection they said that the reflection was tripled in what is called the Purkinje effect, commonly found in human eyes. The image of the Virgin's eyes by 2500x and claimed to have found not only the aforementioned single figure, but images of all the witnesses present when the tilma was first revealed before Zumárraga in 1531, plus a small family group of mother, father, and a group of children, in the center of the Virgin's eyes, fourteen people in all.
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Personal experiences ,stories, whatever, anything is welcome. I'll start off
> camping with girlfriend at the time (23) in a pretty secluded woodland, nobody else was with us
> we have a campfire going to cook marshmallows and stuff and keep warm
> figure its okay to let it carry on burning as we go to bed/tent
>girlfriend shakes me awake saying she hears something
> I tell her its probably an animal and hug her back to sleep
>Next morning, girlfriend is fast asleep, tent door is open, I can hear it flapping
> Figure she must have left it open when she went out for a smoke or piss or something
> Go outside, see a rabbit pelt and some burnt pieces of meat by where the fire was burning, and a stubbed out cigar (we both smoked cigarettes)
> Wake up girlfriend and drive the fuck out of there
I know it isn't that creepy but still, it is when you experience it. What does /x/ think happened?