It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.
Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.
Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.
The NSA must have a new black magick weapon.
Actually, that's a great idea. Make a killing machine or spying machine that people will interpret as something supernatural; they'll not only be afraid to talk about it but will be convinced they're going crazy and/or spend the rest of their life on conspiracy forums trying to figure it out.
Since when do we so adamantly believe heads of state without question? Only when they see ghosts it seems.
reply to post by FlyersFan
Maybe a bit off topic this,but it may help some folks realize how the supernatural is engrained into the daily life of folks in Indonesia:
My Bro-in-law is from a remote village in rural indonesia.
He has told me of a few odd customs and ghost/demon stories from his area.
Most folks over there believe in evil spirits and ghosts.
If a person dies of illness,it is often attributed to bad spirits,if a crop fails the same thing.
Even though Islam has taken over as the main religion,they still have witch doctors in each village where locals can go to get a chicken sacrificed to cure measles,or to rid the curse of evil spirits.
Oh yeah,my bro-in-laws grandfather was from the local(now supposedly non practicing)headhunter tribe!
No joke,they were/are called the Dyaks.
One of the most interesting/amusing/scary things happened not long after he came to the UK-I was showing him a load of my rock collecion,geodes,crystals and then got to the fossils...
Oh dear,bro in law looked real scared and told me I must not touch those,and must throw them in a deep pit.
He went on to explain that demons hid these fake bones in the earth to trick people into thinking the earth was not made by god.
That was drummed into him and his classmates at school!!
Oh and he aslo gasped the indonesian words which my sister translated as "Giant goat!"upon meeting my beloved German Shepherd Dog.
Sorry for the off topic,nut it just goes to show demons and bad spirits are considered very real to folks over there-all the way up to the president.
edit on 23/1/2014 by Silcone Synapse because: sp
The Indonesian president has had a close encounter with the supernatural. Looks like a DARK supernatural force. And it wasn't just him, but his wife also had the encounter. A dark swirling cloud, moving under intelligent control, that entered and exited his bedroom. I find it interesting that the president of a country would openly admit to this experience.
It was probably a lost Royal Australian Navy patrol boat.
The Indonesian president has had a close encounter with the supernatural. Looks like a DARK supernatural force. And it wasn't just him, but his wife also had the encounter. A dark swirling cloud, moving under intelligent control, that entered and exited his bedroom. I find it interesting that the president of a country would openly admit to this experience. The only other president, that I know of, who has admitted to a supernatural event is George W. Bush (43). He said he saw a ghost in the White House (and his kids had a few white house ghost stories of their own).
Indonesian President (Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono ) Says He Believes in Witchcraft
“Suddenly, my wife screamed,” writes Yudhoyono in the 900-page book, “Selalu Ada Pilihan” (There is Always a Choice). “There was this thick dark cloud hovering beneath the ceiling, trying to enter my bedroom. I then asked everybody to pray to seek Allah’s help. I closed the door to my room but left others wide open. The revolving clouds eventually headed out of my house.”
Yudhoyono lives in his private residence, not at the 19th-century presidential palace in Jakarta, which is considered haunted, Bayuni said. Only two presidents, Sukarno from 1945-1965 and Abdurrahman Wahid from 1999-2001, made the palace their residence.
In September 2010, Yudhoyono skipped a meeting of the U.S. and the Association of Southeast Asian Nations held on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly in New York, partly because of “rumors of rampant witchcraft in the palace,” according to a WikiLeaks cable.
His government last year proposed amendments to the 1918 Criminal Code, adding a clause that states using black magic to cause “someone’s illness, death, mental or physical suffering” is an offense with a punishment of up to five years in jail or 300 million rupiah ($25,000) in fines.
Article 293 Paragraph 1 of the draft bill stipulates that a person who declares himself to have magic powers may face a maximum of five years in prison or pay a maximum of Rp 300 million (US$30,969) in fines. The same applies to those who inform, encourage or offer such magic services to others.
The article is intended to address public anxiety about black magic which can be difficult to prove before the law. The draft also stipulates a provision to prevent and to end vigilantism against a person allegedly practicing witchcraft or black magic and bans people from taking profit from such practices, saying that they may face additional penalty of one-third the initial sentence.