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Sangreal, The Holy Grail: The Mystery of the Red Rain pt. 6

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And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon: and the dragon fought and his angels. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent.”

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The Mystery of the Red Rain – Part 6

Last month I introduced the reader to a very strange meteorological phenomenon that occurred with surprising frequency throughout history. This was the phenomenon of rainfall that had the appearance of blood. A very interesting example of this genre appears in The Roman History: The Reign of Augustus, by the second century Roman historian Cassius Dio. In Book 51, xvii, he writes regarding events in Egypt:

“…not only did rain fall in places where no drop had ever been seen before, but blood besides, and the flash of weapons appeared from the clouds, as the showers of blood mingled with water poured down.

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Sri Lankan Exorcist Dies After Burying Himself Alive

sri lankan exorcistThe worst way to die? The New Straits Times reports:

A Sri Lankan man, identified by police as Maxi Castro, a local exorcist, died Thursday after a bizarre and botched ritual to drive out what he thought were evil spirits from a house outside the capital, police said.

The man sacrificed a cat and was then buried in a shallow grave after instructing onlookers to dig him out once he gave a signal of pushing a sword he was carrying through the ground, police said.

“Even after three hours, there was no sign of the sword coming up from the grave…That is when the onlookers decided to pull him out anyway, but he was unconscious,” said a local police official.

Castro was taken to hospital early Thursday morning but he had already died, the unnamed official said.

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For Tsunami’s Baby 81, Fame Brought Misfortune

By Shihar Aneez for Reuters:

BATTICALOA, Sri Lanka (Reuters) – The 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami brought international fame to Baby 81, but the parents of the two-month-old who miraculously survived the deadly wave say it has only brought misfortune.

Found in the debris left by the wave that wrecked swathes of Sri Lanka’s coast and killed 226,000 along the Indian Ocean rim, Abhilash Jeyaraj became a phenomenon after international media reported nine sets of parents had come forward to claim him.

He was brought to the hospital by a villager who found him and, since he had no identification, was named after his hospital admission number: Baby 81.

After his injured parents got out of another hospital two days later and went to claim him, a media storm erupted, which eventually forced Abhilash’s parents to go to the police and courts to get their son back.

They were even arrested when they tried to force their way into the hospital to get their son back and could only bring him home after the father supplied a DNA sample — six weeks after the tsunami.

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Five Years After Tsunami, Many Still Without Shelter

Amantha Perera at oneworld.net:

KALMUNAI, Sri Lanka, (IPS) – “We have been here for almost five years. So many promises have been made, but very few have been kept,” complains Mohideen Nafia, 22, one of the survivors of the 2004 Asian tsunami still living in a temporary facility in the coastal town of Kalmunai, located 300 kilometres east of the capital, Colombo.

Newly married Nafia would have preferred a house of her own with her husband. But at the moment she has to make do with what amounts to a shelter, a one-room unit in a government-provided disaster camp, which the couple shares with Nafia’s family of five and is located about one kilometre from the beach.

Nafia hails from the Sainathimaruthu village in Kalmunai, a major domestic fishing hub that bore the brunt of what has been touted as one of the deadliest natural disasters in recorded history. Three of its villages facing the sea — Maradamunai, Sainathimaruthu and Karathivu — suffered the heaviest damage at the time of the tsunami.

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