posted on Nov, 24 2005 @ 06:14 AM
Originally posted by apc
This garbage has come and gone so many times...
Last I checked, every single report has been proven to be a fraud.
Do you have some examples of "every single report" "proven to be a fraud"?
Last I checked this phenomenon has been going on for a long time and increasing in frequency throughout the world. Weeping statues and icons include
reports of substances that may be tears, oil and in some cases blood. Many go unexplained, many are found to be a fluke of natural phenomenon, but
other than debunkers replicating it, I can find no reports where someone was ever found/caught/proven to be intentionally creating these. Please if
you have some links share them.
Bear in mind that the ones found to be truly explained by coincidences of nature cannot be written off immediately as frauds. They are frauds if
someone intentionally creates them to fool people and there is a difference. What I find interesting to pursue regarding these cases would be trying
to find cases of non-religious objects that have developed the same phenomenon (on their own, not because someone recreated it) to discern if in fact,
even when nature can explain it, could it still be a sign.
The pictures of the statue in question do not strike me as blood, but it may be the lighting of the pictures. It also seems to me that plenty of
people who are in the medical or laboratory field could test this substance on their own rather than wait for official findings. (Can't things like
iron, cholesterol and blood type be done instantaneously with a drop or am I wrong about this?)
Regardless of how this particular incident turns out, there are other things even more fascinating than weeping icons. Such as Eucharistic
These are cases where the eucharist has physically changed from mere wafers of wheat into blood or even flesh. Some of these have not been debunked
and some have in fact been proven to have no earthly explanation. There are two interesting recurring themes of these miracles, one involves the
occurrance when the priest performing the mass doubts the true nature (as believed by the Catholic Church) of the sacrament he is performing. The
second involves the fact that in every case where there is an unexplained transformation into actual blood or flesh (often found to be cardiac by the
way) that the blood type is consistently found to be the same - AB - I believe one of the less common blood types.