I have always enjoyed reading about a good mystery, be it an unsolved murder, sudden disappearance or some unexplained enigma in nature. Ones that are the most thrilling are those hinting to a possible supernatural cause. This pass weekend, I learned of a few more bizarre mysteries after watching this YouTube video by Matthew Santoro.
For centuries, there have been reports of strange events where the sky is perceived to spit out blood. Today, this abnormal occurrence is known as “Blood rain” or “Red rain”where the rain showers, from the sky, have a peculiar red color. In the ancient past, this phenomenon was considered to be a bad omen where some apocalyptic events were to come.
Prior to the internet, most of my knowledge about the paranormal came from books, articles, magazines and journals. I read everything I could about UFOs, aliens, demons, ghosts, monsters, legends and even abnormalities in animal behaviour. There are cases about domestic pets that crossed hundreds of miles to reunite with family, know when their owner is coming home or alert when a supernatural entity is around. There was this one dark tale I read about involving dogs and a bridge in the U.K.
Every heard about the mystery of Dyatlov Pass incident? Here is a YouTube video to explain it.
Duncan MacDougall, a physician in Haverhill, Massachusetts, conducted scientific experiments in proving the existence of the human soul. His theory was to weight a person at the point of death that any lost of mass would show the spirit leaving the body. In 1901, he sought volunteers terminal ill with tuberculosis to participate. In the first experiment, the patient within hours of their death. was placed unto a bed scale, built by Duncan himself, with sensitive springs so percise in weight to exact gram. When the person had passed away, the observed loss of weight was 21 grams. Over the years, he repeated the experiment with other patients and recorded an average lost 21 grams. In 1907, his story published in Journal of American Society for Psychial Research and later circulated by the New York Times.