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Hasnah, who claims to produce up to seven crystals a day, showed a collection of the allegedly apported rocks. From their rhomboidal shape and other properties, I recognized them as the natural quartz crystals generally known as "Herkimer diamonds." With the television crew being expected to arrive here the following day, I hastily made some phone calls and soon had acquired a handful of the gemstones.
Although such stones are indeed sharp - and I could see a dark red spot inside the girl's eyelid that probably represented a wound from one of them - I decided to duplicate the effect. All that was necessary was to pull out the lower eyelid to form a pouch and drop in a small crystal so that it rested, only a bit uncomfortably, out of sight. A tug on the lower lid causes the stone to come into view and then pop out of the eye. This I demonstrated at an appropriate time for the television camera, allowing their reporter to actually do the extraction himself. The effect was indistinguishable from the Lebanese "miracle."
The answer soon came: it was 'fraud', and the girl had admitted it, at least that is how the story was reported.
Originally posted by broli
What does it even matter whether it's true or not?
Originally posted by broli
What does it even matter whether it's true or not? Do you sleep better if you think everything is normal and in control? It's people like you who'll lose control the moment something happens they can't comprehend.
Originally posted by pazcat
Its a fake sorry to say
[edit on 5-3-2009 by pazcat]
"One night," she told Nabil, "I was still awake when I heard someone tapping at the window. I got up, walked to the window and there I saw a man dressed in white. He was sitting on a white horse, he smiled at me and called me by name. He asked me if I would go outside to talk to him." Hasnah went out through the front door.
There stood the "white knight", as she calls him, waiting for her. He was dressed from head to foot in a white tunic, which also covered his head and face.
"The white knight" said she needn't be afraid and he introduced himself to Hasnah as a "messenger from God". A conversation developed between them about which Hasnah revealed no further details, apart from the fact that the white knight led her to understand that it was he who had been behind the crystal tears, and that all went according to God's will. There was a witness to the conversation: Hasnah's little brother had followed her outside, heard his sister speaking, but failed to see who she was talking to. "The white knight" visited her a few times again and gave her advice and various warnings. When Hasnah asked when the tears would stop the answer was: "When God wills."
Hasnah remembered some of the words the "white knight" spoke to her in her dream. He kissed her on the forehead and said: "I will always be with you, even when you don't see me."
A discussion with Hasnah confirmed that the unseen hand behind the crystal miracle was that of Maitreya. A report about the mysterious "white knight" follows.