10 Unexplained Paranormal Events That Changed History

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So Battle: Los Angeles actually happened…

When history reaches a fork in its path, most often its fate is decided by powers beyond the comprehension of most mere mortals. Which is to say that it’s usually the rich people in power, the governments and military leaders, who will affect the course of things. Mainly by waging war on each other, or making great scientific discoveries, or spying on their populace.

All of the biggest events in history €“ the Moon Landing, two World Wars, the 1966 World Cup win €“ were decided by forces outside of most people’s reach. Then there are the time when those outside forces aren’t just the establishment who treat the world as their plaything, beholden to their whims. Sometimes, those forces are something…other.

Most tales of paranormal activity will be waved away as nonsense, a mistake of the mind, a trick of the light, or else an outright lie. It’s easy to discredit things you don’t understand. And yet, sometimes these phenomena leave an ineffable mark on the annals of history, changing the world even if most of those living on it don’t believe they exist.

When something strange happens, people tend to question it. When loads of people see something strange happen, then you’ve got a whole new fork in the road that you never even knew existed.

From the UFO sighting recognsied by the Pope to that wretched Bermuda Triangle, here are ten unexplained paranormal events that changed history.

10. Miracle Of The Sun, Approved By The Catholic Church

How much do you need for something to be considered an event that changed history? How about the blessing of the Roman Catholic Church? With some cajoling, The Miracle Of The Sun was finally recognised as an actual, Biblical miracle on on 13 October 1930, a good twenty years after the event itself. And it was a doozy.

At around lunchtime on Sunday 13 October 1917, in the town of Fátima, Portugal, thousands of gathered beneath storm clouds which were interrupted by an an opaque, spinning disk in the sky, which then blasted a dazzling ray of light down upon the on-lookers, many of whom claimed to see an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in it.

Right? This was a thing that really happened, was viewed by between 30,000-100,000 people of varying ages, and has since been confirmed as a miracle by the Roman Catholic church. Despite some theories about space dust and tricks of the light, though, science has been unable to explain exactly what all those people saw.

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