Post on mexico cities saint death protector of those that can’t afford a bulletproof vest or coat. Thanks to BBC’s Andrew Marr’s Megacities.
As ever some of my Blog posts seem to develop from some odd internet searches or even from a discussion or two. This one really surprised me given it was from watching a documentary I wasn’t going to watch at a time when I was meant to be writing something else!
I’m talking about Andrew Marr’s Megacities which was on last Thursday night. An interesting documentary series contrasting and comparing the megacities of our beloved planet. Andrew cleverly draws similarities between the cities by using the very elements they each have to deal with. In this case crime and violence, natural disasters such as floods and earthquakes, and sickness. Of course some cities are well prepared using modern technology to aid them, like Tokyo. Others are not so lucky with high numbers of slums.
What caught my paranormal interest was how the less fortunate in Mexico city would worship a saint directly linked to death above the usual more flashy Christian offerings. Simply because in their violent, gang riddled city this Saint Death or Santa Muerte produced results!
Don’t panic !! The dead haven’t reanimated and started wandering the planet in search of human flesh and brains to munch on!! I haven’t gone all fictional either grasping at random things to write about.
The idea of a Zombie Apocalypse has been around for quite a while now and has possibly had a little more revitalisation recently. From films to TV and in our video games too, if you don’t know what a zombie is then you may have been in suspended animation for the last twenty years.
Okay I should probably admit a slight admiration for the horror film genre which I do have. However, at the top of that list are zombie films. A couple of favourites being the Resident Evil series and 28 Days Later. Oh, and I know its not exactly terrifying, but Sean of the Dead is pure genius in my book. Not forgetting the recent TV hit The Walking Dead.
One thing that came to light and certainly made me chuckle was when Farsight PRS began investigating, the locations would be compared and rated for their ability to be base during said Zombie Apocalypse. An exercise we performed in jest, but all took quite seriously. If that’s something you would like to hear more of, let me know and I’ll get the team to scribble down some ratings.
As I done my usual search of the internet to find this weeks News subject I stumbled upon a recent report about the Conewago Phantom. It wasn’t long before I could see many similes between the phantom and various other supernatural incarnations.
Placing aside the more religious definitions for the moment, we will come to those later on, the creature that sprung immediately to mind, was that of the Mothman. Point Pleasant’s famous cryptid reportedly sighted between the 12th November 1966 to December 1967. These sightings have been hypothesised as being related to the collapse of the towns bridge on the 15th December 1967. It is believed that the Mothman appears prior to disasters and may warn some people about the event.
The question is, could the Conewago Phantom, sighted since 1988 it would seem, also be the Mothman?
A recent poll appears to indicate that this could be the case !!
Although it seems a little hard to grasp, according to a recent poll higher education has been linked to a greater tendency to believe in the paranormal. Strange as it may seem graduate and seniors were found to be more likely to believe than a freshman in haunted houses, psychics, telepathy and other paranormal aspects.
The poll of 439 college students in Oklahoma City and Central Oklahoma University’s by Brian Farha and Gary Steward Jr. respectively. The results of which have been detailed in the January – February issue of Skeptical Enquirer magazine.
This will probably seem a little off of my usual tales of ghosts and paranormal activity, but thought I should maybe begin to expand my horizons into the world of the unexplained! As its become continuously obvious to me that the world of the paranormal and some of its attributes seem to have a connection to religion. I think in a way it is these odd links that seem to pop up everywhere between the paranormal, demonology and religion that make the field more interesting to me. Many of us believe in a higher power which may govern our lives, helping to guide us on a righteous path, but equally many believe in a darker power. You could argue one could not exist without the other, still though some choose not to believe in either!
Which brings me around to this story which I found recently about a boy who suffered from a flesh-eating bacterium called strep A. Jake contracted the infectious disease during a basketball game when he knocked his lip on the hoop. Overnight he developed a fever, his face swelled and by the next day he was in hospital. The case was like nothing Doctor Richard Hopper of the Seattle Children’s Hospital had ever seen, it consumed Jake’s face at alarming speed. The doctor’s done their best to fight back the infection as it spread, but it progressed faster than they could remove skin. They told Jake’s parents several times that it was likely their son would die! Elsa, Jake’s mother called a Catholic Priest, who came and gave him his last rites.