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THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

155 years ago a peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous saw an apparition of the Madonna in a cave called the grotte de Massabielle. Since then the nearby town of Lourdes has grown into a major pilgrimage site for Catholics from … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WYRD

You can call me weird. I really don’t mind. In fact if you said I was in the way of the Wyrd, about two thousand years ago, it would have been a huge compliment. It would mean I was – … Continue reading

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A LION. 2 UNARMED MEN. WHAT HAPPENS NEXT WILL SHOCK YOU.

There was a time not that very long ago in sunny England when you could buy a lion cub in Harrods for the very reasonable sum of 250 guineas. Two young ex-pat Aussies, John Rendell and Ace Bourke, decided to … Continue reading

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MY NAME IS HARI. MATA HARI.

The life and times of one of the world’s most famous female spy Just before dawn on October 15, 1917, a woman was woken by a deputation of religious and turnkeys in the Saint-Lazare prison, just outside Paris. She was … Continue reading

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MORE SECRETS OF THE STIGMATA

  In the Sound of Music the nuns sang ‘How do you solve a problem like Maria?’ It’s more likely the more pressing problem in the Alps around that time was: ‘How do you solve a problem like Therese?’   … Continue reading

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HISTORY’S MYSTERIES: THE SECRETS OF THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS GHOST SHIP

On 4 December 1872, an American brigantine called The Mary Celeste was found drifting unmanned in the Atlantic ocean. The master and crew had vanished. The legend tells of steaming mugs of tea, breakfasts half eaten, a clock turning backwards, … Continue reading

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THE STIGMATA THROUGH HISTORY – REAL OR FAKE?

He had open wounds on his hands and feet for fifty years. They sometimes bled, but they never became infected. He also had a wound in his side, that few people saw, which also bled. His religious services would often … Continue reading

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THE SONG OF BERNADETTE

It is 154 years to the day that a peasant girl named Bernadette Soubirous, while out gathering firewood, saw an apparition of the Madonna in a cave called the grotte de Massabielle. Since then the nearby town of Lourdes has … Continue reading

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IN THE BEGINNING THERE WAS THE WYRD

You can call me weird. I really don’t mind. In fact if you said I was in the way of the Wyrd, about two thousand years ago, it would have been a huge compliment. It would mean I was – … Continue reading

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