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Re: The Secrets Of Fatima - Dickenson

From: Ray Dickenson <r.dickenson.nul>
Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 17:06:38 +0100
Fwd Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 12:17:11 -0400
Subject: Re: The Secrets Of Fatima - Dickenson


>From: Nigel Watson <nigelwatson1.nul>
>To: ufoupdates.nul
>Date: Thu, 17 May 2007 06:24:38 +0100
>Subject: The Secrets Of Fatima

>It is 90 years since the Fatima visions, and it is still
>believed to be connected to today's UFO activity.

>I've written a report on this topic at:
>http://tinyurl.com/2289mh

>I don't think we can say they saw extraterrestrial craft or
>alien visitors or that they saw the Virgin Mary. Their
>experiences were ambiguous and have been interpreted according
>to different social and cultural contexts.

Hello Nigel,

You're right of course, that's a truism - then and now.

Carl Sagan's comments (long after he wrote them) drew my
attention to Fatima only fairly recently, and then found that
D. Scott Rogo had investigated and, amongst other things, had
said "Most writers on Fatima claim that the disc _was_ the sun.
But judging by the descriptions we have ... the disc was at the
wrong elevation and azimuth to have actually been the sun" -
("Miracles" - 1982). So there were comments from two
'respectable' modern folk.

With new access to Church records, Portuguese historians Joaquim
Fernandes and Fina d'Armada have produced two books on Fatima -
'Heavenly Lights: The Apparitions of Fatima and the UFO
Phenomenon' 2005, and 'Celestial Secrets: The Hidden History of
the Fatima Cover-Up' - July 2006.

Further reading and reviews from Fernandes and d'Armada (or
their agent), allowed this broad conclusion:


"Many sources: Press reporters & photographers and priests
present, meteorological events witnessed over area of several
miles, and massive inquiries made by religious authorities."


For its time, Fatima would seem to stand alone for number of
witnesses, spread of expertise _and_ interests of witnesses, and
(broad) agreement on events.


Cheers

Ray D


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