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1 & 3. Photo of SARS virus under microscope; 2. Artist impression of a SAR sufferer

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Click here to view a valuable document by Ministry of Health on ‘Living with Sars’

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – Prophecy Discussion
(source of informatio: T. Chase, Revelation13)

In mid-March 2003, it was announced to the world that there was a new Pneumonia-like disease causing a spreading epidemic in the world. A new disease epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), started in Guangdong Province in China in November 2002, and then spread to other countries in Asia: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. It has also spread to Canada and the U.S.. Many cases have been linked to a Hotel in Hong Kong. It is a Pneumonia-like illness with an incubation period of 2 to 7 days. There is a great danger of it spreading worldwide. Apparently it is related to Saturn being at its brightest at the start of 2003 (Saturn is equivalent to Satan, and Satan on earth would also be the dragon, Red China).

About the deadly diseases, from the point of view of Astrology, Biblical prophecy including the Book of Revelation, and numerical analysis were considered. Note that 1999 has 666 upside down, and 1998=666×3, so the Antichrist may have appeared in year 2000, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may ride, including the Fourth Horseman Death by disease, which could be AIDS, Ebola, Influenza, and other diseases.

Let us consider here three diseases that are a threat to mankind: AIDS, Ebola, and Influenza. The virus that causes AIDS, HIV, was discovered in the year 1983, so therefore associate AIDS with the number 83. The galaxy M83 is in the constellation Hydra, which was a multi-headed serpent in mythology that kept growing a new head, each time a head was cut off. This sounds like AIDS, which keeps mutating to allow it to get around any treatment or vaccine. The Hydra was defeated by Hercules, by his nephew Iolaus burning each of the mortal heads as Hercules cut them off, and burying the immortal head under a stone.

Note that the AIDS virus has 9213=111×83 bits of genetic information, so again the number 83.

Ebola, a lethal disease of Africa that kills in two weeks of infection, had its virus discovered in 1976, so if we associate galaxy M76 with it, we are near the constellation Andromeda. Remember the movie “Andromeda Strain” about a lethal disease that threatened humanity? That could be Ebola if it mutates to an airborne form.

Influenza or “Flu” was discovered in 1933. Galaxy M33 is in the constellation Triangulum. That may imply we should look for a triangle. The numbers 33, 76, and 83 do form a right (90 degree) triangle with an angle of 66 degrees.

Since 666 is the number of the antichrist of the Book of Revelation chapter 13, this may imply that these three diseases will threaten humanity when he appears. In fact, ebola virus frequently twists itself into a shape that looks like a “6”.

These diseases may also relate to three animals used to describe the Antichrist in Revelation 13:2: he is like a leopard, has the mouth of a lion, and the feet of a bear. Maybe Ebola corresponds to the leopard, with its great speed; Ebola kills in two weeks of infection. Influenza could be the lion; it causes coughing like a lion’s roar. And AIDS could be the bear; bears hibernate, like AIDS can do in people, until it wakes up and kills them.

Another recent disease is BSE, Mad Cow Disease. On April 3, 1996, Comet Hyakutake was visible during a lunar eclipse, which interestingly occurs between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. When this comet passed near the constellation Virgo (the actual constellation, rather than the astrology sign), Mad Cow Disease appearing in people was announced to the world. The Egyptian version of Virgo, Isis, depicted with cow’s horns. And Europa, the symbol of Europe, could also be considered a version of Virgo the Virgin. Europa rides a Bull– this image is similar to the 17th chapter of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, where a woman named Babylon rides a beast. The woman is holding a cup in her hand, full of filthiness. The analogy would be Europa riding the Bull, with the cup of filthiness being the Mad Cow Disease spread through infected beef. Also, according to Revelation, the woman sits on a city with seven hills, which is Rome– again implying she is Europe. And note that BSE was discovered in 1986, so if we assign a galaxy to it by this number 86(Galaxy M86), Galaxy M86 is in the constellation Virgo the Virgin, representing the woman Babylon and Isis. And note that if we assign a Book of Revelation passage to this number 86, we have Revelation 18:6, which refers to the woman Babylon and her cup.

Another disease, Tuberculosis (TB) is becoming an increasingly bad worldwide epidemic, with drug resistant TB common. TB also is common in cattle. The bacteria Mycobacterium was identified by Robert Koch as the cause of TB in 1882, so we will associate the number 82 and the Galaxy M82 with it, and Revelation 18:2 (King James Version):

“18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”  Note that TB is spread by poor sanitation and hygiene, that we can relate to the “unclean” in the passage above; and Babylon was in Iraq.

Concerning SARS, it could be related to influenza, and therefore the Influenza part of the three diseases attacking humanity as the Fourth Horseman, Death. Note that in early 2003, with Saturn/Satan at its brightest as I explain on the calendar page, there is an Ebola epidemic in Africa, AIDS is out of control in Africa and elsewhere, so SARS could be the 3rd part of the Fourth Horseman, Flu. Note that SARS has been found to be caused by a new virus, which could be a type of Paramyxovirus (the virus family of measles and mumps), or a coronavirus (a type of virus that usually just causes colds), or it may belong to a new family of virus.

Note: the first letters of SARS, Ebola, AIDS spells “sea”, and the Antichrist (the beast) rises out of the sea (of world politics) in Revelation 13. Also: the first letters of: Influenza, BSE, Ebola, AIDS, SARS, TB:

This suggests that these diseases will cause worldwide epidemics as the Beast rises to power, and the Fourth Horseman Death rides.

Also, SARS began in Guangdong Province, China, which is at geographic coordinates of 23 degrees North 112-115 East. Corresponding to 23 North would be the Bible’s Psalm 23: (23:4, King James Version): “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me”

So this relates to this disease being the shadow of death. Also note that Hong Kong is near Guangdong Province in China, and Hong Kong is a former English colony: this may relate to the “mouth of a lion” of the Red Dragon Red China, the lion I related above to Influenza. Also note that I relate the lion of the Antichrist to Iraq, the lion being a symbol of Babylon, the ancient empire that was located in Iraq. So war in Iraq in March 2003 may relate holographically to this “lion” disease SARS appearing then. This disease of SARS may be symbolic of the disease of Saddam Hussein that has existed in Iraq. Also, since SARS had its virus discovered in March 2003, then we can relate it to Galaxy M23, which is in the Constellation Sagittarius, Sagittarius being the half-man half-horse archer. This again would relate it to the Antichrist, since in Revelation 6:2 the Antichrist is a man on horseback with a bow and arrow. So SARS may indicate the rise of the Antichrist, the Satanic imitation of Christ, to world prominence soon. And SARS coming out of China: the Antichrist gets his power from the dragon. Also, corresponding to 23 for SARS (since SARS was discovered in 2003, and started near 23 North in China) would be Revelation 12:3 where the red dragon is seen in heaven, the dragon being Red China, and also the Terrorist dragon. Also, the Hong Kong airline Dragonair in March 2003 on Flight KA901 from Beijing to Hong Kong had a SARS infected person on board, so health people are trying to contact the 222 passengers who were on that flight to try to see if they were infected, to stop more spread of SARS. The interesting thing with that flight is that again we have the dragon and China, and 901 in the flight number KA901 could be associated with Revelation 9:1 where a star falls from heaven into the bottomless pit; this is about the Antichrist. And “KA” in KA901 sounds like “key” as in “key to the bottomless pit” in Revelation 9:1, which would be the key to the Gates of Hell. Revelation 9:1,2:, King James version:

“9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

A general pattern:

Ebola: 76 (virus discovered in 1976)
Rev. 17:6, the bloodthirsty woman (Ebola makes people bleed to death)
Also in 1976: Chairman Mao dies in Red China, he was noted for being bloodthirsty, like this disease
Galaxy M76 near Andromeda (“The Andromeda Strain”)

AIDS: 83 (virus discovered in 1983)
Rev. 18:3, the corrupt woman Babylon (Babylon being Iraq today)
Also in 1983: religious radicalism in the Arab World is increasing, after the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981; Osama was in Afghanistan in 1983
Square root of 83 is 9.11, as in 9-11 (September 11)
Galaxy M83 in Constellation Hydra (the Hydra being like the Radical Terrorists, El Qaida, it keeps growing a new head each time you cut one off, as AIDS keeps evading a vaccine)

BSE (Mad Cow Disease): 86 (discovered in 1986)
Rev. 18:6, the woman with the cup of filthiness
Galaxy M86 in Virgo the Virgin, here representing the woman, who is also Isis (who had cow horns)

Tuberculosis (TB): 82 (bacteria discovered in 1882)
Rev. 18:2, the unclean city Babylon (Babylon was ancient Iraq)
Galaxy M82 in the Great Bear; the Antichrist has the feet of a great bear.  But then who is the great bear?

Influenza: 33 (virus discovered in 1933)
Rev. 13:3, the beast (the Antichrist) rises out of the sea
Galaxy M33 in Triangulum

SARS: 23 (virus discovered in 2003)
Began near 23 degrees North in China
Rev. 12:3, the Red Dragon seen in heaven: Red China
Galaxy M23 in Sagittarius, the Archer horse/man, corresponding to the man on horseback with a bow in Revelation 6:2, the Antichrist

So: there is a real danger of SARS spreading worldwide in 2003, lets hope it is stopped soon. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta are investigating it now and attempting to stop its spread. The SARS disease has for symptoms high fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, and may include muscle stiffness and pain, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite, stomach symptoms, and rash. Its incubation period being only a few days it could spread very rapidly around the world. It appears it is airborne, and spreads from person to person, either by air or by contact. Also, the number 23 mentioned above may somehow be a clue to a cure or treatment for SARS (but I have no idea of how). And in Revelation 12 Michael battles the Red Dragon, defeating him in Revelation 20 by chaining him: so again that may be a clue of how to stop SARS, but again I don’t know how. The Angel Michael is able to chain up the Red Dragon, Satan, in Revelation 20 and send him back to the bottomless pit (Revelation 20, King James Version):

“20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”


1. A SARS patient under treatment in Guangzhou; 2 & 3. Infested apartment in Hong Kong; 4. Residents needed to be isolated


1 & 2. Lousy treatment in China – only used screens to separate patients;
3. Infested hotel in Hong Kong – the ultimate place of horror
4. People in Hong Kong are queuing up to buy masks though their prices increased tenfold


Click here to view a rumor email (in Chinese) that has been circulating around about a SARS policy in China.  But we think it is a hoax.

China under fire from WHO as experts intensify probe into SARS
(Source of information: Asia Pacific AFP News)

GUANGZHOU, China (AFP) – China was publicly criticised for its foot-dragging by the director of the World Health Organisation as WHO experts dug deeper into the cause of the deadly SARS outbreak in the south of the country.

In WHO’s first public criticism of China, the global health agency’s director general Gro Harlem Brundtland said China should have reported its first cases of the atypical pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), more quickly.

“Next time something strange and new comes … let us come in as quickly as possible,” she told the BBC.

“It would have been definitely helpful if the international expertise and WHO had been able to help at an earlier stage.”

The criticism came as the mysterious disease claimed more victims in Canada and Hong Kong, as well as in Beijing, where an International Labour Organisation official died after arriving in mid-March for a conference.

He was the highest profile casualty of the outbreak since WHO expert Carlo Urbani — who first identified the disease — died in Bangkok last month.

In southern China’s Guangdong province — where the disease has affected more people than anywhere in the world — a team of WHO experts stepped up efforts to find the cause.

The four-member team of epidemiologists and disease specialists broke up into small groups Monday to expedite their investigation.

Two experts met with Chinese animal disease and health officials while two others headed to hospitals.

Team leader Robert Breiman declined to comment on the new deaths, saying the team’s focus was to first identify the source of the disease to help come up with effective treatment and prevent it from spreading further.

“We’re still in the investigative phase here and so there’s no point in me commenting about that,” Breiman told reporters.

The disease, which first broke out in Guangdong, has now spread to as many as 32 countries, and is suspected or confirmed to have infected more than 2,700 people, with the death toll rapidly approaching 100.

WHO experts said they were still awaiting specimen samples from China to study the virus’ make-up in international laboratories, as China lacks the new technology to do so properly.

China, which insists it is “fully capable” of controlling the spread of SARS, has verbally agreed, but WHO officials are still waiting for the samples.

“It is very important because we think we will get the answer from here if from anywhere,” WHO expert Wolfgang Preiser said.

Chinese scientists have found the coronavirus, paramyxovirus and the bacteria chlamydia in the Chinese cases, a deputy director of the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital said Sunday.

But he said the presence of the coronavirus has not been confirmed. Breiman said it would not be pinpointed until the Chinese specimen samples are tested overseas.

Experts are focusing on the coronavirus because they suspect a strain of the coronavirus previously known to affect animals may be at work.

Influenzas have traditionally originated in southern China and experts now suspect the virus may be connected to local residents’ close proximity and frequent contact with animals.

Breiman, who met with Chinese animal disease experts Monday, said after the meeting that there were no conclusive findings but discussions were “helpful.”

“We discussed all kinds of animals … livestock and domesticated animals and also wildlife. … We asked about rodents and bats and birds and pigs and ducks and chickens,” Breiman said, adding that pangolins were also discussed.

Chinese officials Sunday announced four more deaths and 57 more cases, bringing the total number of deaths in China to 51 and cases to 1,247.

In Beijing, diplomatic compounds were being disinfected Monday while jittery foreign companies began to issue face masks to employees and cancel business trips.


1. Since March 27, Tan Tock Seng Hospital has replaced the Communicable Disease Centre as Singapore’s headquarters for the outbreak.
We salute to the doctors, nurses and all the staff who work at TTSH.  They are the heroes with great professionalism.
2. Temporary tents are erected in the parking lot facing TTSH’s Accident and Emergency ward.
They form a screening centre to cope with the increasing numbers of suspected Sars cases.
3. Staff of the Casket Company use protective clothing while handling Mr Low’s coffin.
Cremations of Sars victims must be carried out within 24 hours in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines
GHOST BUS: This bus was meant to take students on an excursion but was cancelled due to a 10-day closure of schools, affecting about 600,000 students

Frequently Asked Questions on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
(Source of information: Who Health Organization)

Q : What are the symptoms of SARS ?

A : The main symptoms of SARS are high fever (> 38° Celsius), dry cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties. Changes in chest X-rays indicative of pneumonia also occur. SARS may be associated with other symptoms, including headache, muscular stiffness, loss of appetite, malaise, confusion, rash and diarrhoea.

Q : How contagious is SARS ?

A : Based on currently available evidence, close contact with an infected person is needed for the infective agent to spread from one person to another. Contact with aerosolized (exhaled) droplets and bodily secretions from an infected person appears to be important. To date, the majority of cases have occurred in hospital workers who have cared for SARS patients and the close family members of these patients. However, the amount of the infective agent needed to cause an infection has not yet been determined.

Q : How should SARS patients be managed?

A : Patients should be placed in an isolation unit. Strict respiratory and mucusol barrier nursing is recommended. It is very important that suspected cases are separated from other patients and placed in their own hospital room. Health care workers and visitors should wear efficient filter masks, goggles, aprons, head covers, and gloves when in close contact with the patient. Hospital Infection Control Guidance

Q : What is the treatment for SARS ?

A : While some medicines have been tried, no drug can, at this time, be recommended for prophylaxis or treatment. Antibiotics do not appear to be effective. Symptoms should be treated by adequately protected health professionals. As a result of good supportive care, some patients in Hanoi have been transferred from critical care wards to regular wards.

Q : When will this disease be identified ?

A : An international multicenter research project to expedite identification of the causative agent was established on Monday 17 March. Eleven top labs in ten countries are consulting daily and are working together to identify the causative agent. Various specimens have been collected from cases and post-mortem examinations. Laboratory tests are ongoing and a candidate causative infectious agent is under investigation.

Q : How fast does SARS spread ?

A : SARS appears to be less infectious than influenza. The incubation period is short, estimated to range from 2-7 days, with 3-5 days being more common. However, the speed of international travel creates a risk that cases can rapidly spread around the world.

Q : Where and when was the first case of SARS reported ?

A : On 26 February, a man was admitted to hospital in Hanoi with high fever, dry cough, myalgia (muscle soreness) and mild sore throat. Over the next four days he developed increasing breathing difficulties, severe thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and signs of adult respiratory distress syndrome requiring ventilator support.

Q : How many cases of SARS have been reported to date ?

A : From 1 February to 24 March, 456 cases including seventeen deaths have been reported. In the early stages the symptoms are similar to those of many diseases including influenza. Heightened awareness about the disease, and the vigilance of health authorities around the world, have resulted in a close watch for suspected cases and rapid and thorough reporting. Not all of these suspected cases may prove to be SARS. There are many reports and rumours coming in from around the world, but quite a few of these will turn out to be normal wintertime activity of diseases like influenza whose early symptoms are similar. The cumulative number of cases and deaths is continuously updated on the WHO web site .

Q : How many countries report cases of SARS ?

A . As of 24 March, cases had been reported from thirteen countries. Of these, four countries have only imported cases with no documented local transmission, indicating that the disease is not spreading in these countries and residents are not at risk.

Q : Is the outbreak in Guangdong Province, China linked ?

A : Extensive investigation is under way to better understand the outbreak of atypical (unusual) pneumonia that began in Guangdong province in November 2002. Findings from this investigation should help clarify possible links with cases of SARS.

Q : Could this result from bioterrorism ?

A : There is no indication that SARS is linked to bioterrorism.

Q : Should we be worried ?

A : This illness can be severe and, due to global travel, has spread to several countries in a relatively short period of time. However, SARS is not highly contagious when protective measures are used, and the percentage of cases that have been fatal is low. Since the WHO global alert issued on 15 March , only isolated cases have been identified and no secondary outbreaks have occurred.

Q : Is it safe to travel ?

A : WHO has not recommended restricting travel to any destination in the world. However, all travellers should be aware of the main symptoms and signs of SARS, as given above. People who have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with SARS, or have a recent history of travel to areas where cases of SARS have been spreading, should seek medical attention and inform health care staff of recent travel. Travellers who develop these symptoms are advised not to undertake further travel until fully recovered.

Q : What is the purpose of a global travel advisory ?

A : The purpose of the advisory WHO issued on 15 March is to tell people what SARS looks like and what they need to report to a physician. The WHO alert does not recommend cancellation of, or change in, travel plans. Trade and tourism should not be restricted. The purpose of the alert is to heighten the awareness of travellers, health authorities, and physicians, not to restrict travel.

Q : Could this be the next flu pandemic ?

A : Tests have not yet conclusively identified the causative agent of SARS. The possible involvement of an influenza virus was an initial concern.

Q What does WHO recommend ?

A : WHO recommends that global surveillance continue and that suspected cases are reported to national health authorities. WHO urges national health authorities to remain on the alert for suspected cases and followed recommended protective measures. SARS patients should be isolated and cared for using barrier nursing techniques and provided with symptomatic treatment.

Q : How can the public keep apprised of the situation ?

A : The public is advised to consult the home page of the WHO website : for daily updates on the outbreak and relevant press releases. More information is available on the WHO SARS web page which is easily accessed through the WHO home page or through: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Many national authorities have also established web sites with excellent information for both the general public and the medical profession.

Q :Are there any positive developments ?

A : A significant number of cases in Viet Nam, as a result of good supportive care, have improved. In addition, the global surveillance system has proven to be a very sensitive and rapid means of reporting of suspected cases. Health authorities around the world are now alert to the risk of SARS. Information on cases compiled over the last three weeks is expected to shed new light on the behaviour of this disease. Secondary outbreaks have to date been avoided since global surveillance was put in place and rapid isolation of cases undertaken.

Cause Of SARS

What is the cause of SARS?

Scientists at CDC and other laboratories have detected a previously unrecognized coronavirus in patients with SARS. While the new coronavirus is still the leading hypothesis for the cause of SARS, other viruses are still under investigation as potential causes.

What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that have a halo or crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. These viruses are a common cause of mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness in humans and are associated with respiratory, gastrointestinal, liver and neurologic disease in animals. Coronaviruses can survive in the environment for as long as three hours.

What evidence is there to suggest that coronaviruses may be linked with SARS?

CDC scientists were able to isolate a virus from the tissues of two patients who had SARS and then used several laboratory methods to characterize the agent. Examination by electron microscopy revealed that the virus had the distinctive shape and appearance of coronaviruses. Tests of serum specimens from patients with SARS showed that the patients appeared to have recently been infected with this coronavirus. Other tests demonstrated that coronavirus was present in a variety of clinical specimens from patients, including nose and throat swabs. In addition, genetic analysis suggests that this new virus belongs to the family of coronaviruses but differs from previously identified coronaviruses. These laboratory results do not provide conclusive evidence that the new coronavirus is the cause of SARS. Additional specimens are being tested to learn more about this coronavirus and its link with SARS.

If coronaviruses usually cause mild illness in humans, how could this new coronavirus be responsible for a potentially life-threatening disease such as SARS?

There is not enough information about the new virus to determine the full range of illness that it might cause. Coronaviruses have occasionally been linked to pneumonia in humans, especially people with weakened immune systems. The viruses can also cause severe disease in animals, including cats, dogs, pigs, mice, and birds.

Has new information about coronavirus changed the recommendations for medical treatment for patients with SARS?

The possibility that coronavirus is the cause of SARS has not changed treatment recommendations. The new coronavirus is being tested against various antiviral drugs to see if an effective treatment can be found.

Is there a test for SARS?

No “test” is available yet for SARS; however, the CDC, in collaboration with WHO and other laboratories, has developed two research tests that appear to be very promising in detecting antibodies to the new coronavirus. CDC is working to refine and share this testing capability as soon as possible with laboratories across the United States and internationally.

What about reports from other laboratories suggesting that the cause of SARS may be a paramyxovirus?

Researchers from several laboratories participating in the WHO network have reported the identification of a paramyxovirus in clinical specimens from SARS patients. These laboratories are still investigating the possibility that a paramyxovirus is a cause of SARS.

Is there any reason to think SARS is or is not related to terrorism?

Information currently available about SARS indicates that people who appear to be most at risk are either health care workers taking care of sick people or family members or household contacts of those who are infected with SARS. That pattern of transmission is what would typically be expected in a contagious respiratory or flulike illness.

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – Prophecy Discussion

Disclaimer: The information in this article is compiled as it is, just for a reference.
SPI do not support their authenticity and their opinions.



1 & 3. Photo of SARS virus under microscope; 2. Artist impression of a SAR sufferer

Click here to view interactively how SARS spreads
Click here to view a valuable document by Ministry of Health on ‘Living with Sars’

Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) – Prophecy Discussion
(source of informatio: T. Chase, Revelation13)

In mid-March 2003, it was announced to the world that there was a new Pneumonia-like disease causing a spreading epidemic in the world. A new disease epidemic of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), started in Guangdong Province in China in November 2002, and then spread to other countries in Asia: Hong Kong, Vietnam, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand and Singapore. It has also spread to Canada and the U.S.. Many cases have been linked to a Hotel in Hong Kong. It is a Pneumonia-like illness with an incubation period of 2 to 7 days. There is a great danger of it spreading worldwide. Apparently it is related to Saturn being at its brightest at the start of 2003 (Saturn is equivalent to Satan, and Satan on earth would also be the dragon, Red China).

About the deadly diseases, from the point of view of Astrology, Biblical prophecy including the Book of Revelation, and numerical analysis were considered. Note that 1999 has 666 upside down, and 1998=666×3, so the Antichrist may have appeared in year 2000, and the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse may ride, including the Fourth Horseman Death by disease, which could be AIDS, Ebola, Influenza, and other diseases.

Let us consider here three diseases that are a threat to mankind: AIDS, Ebola, and Influenza. The virus that causes AIDS, HIV, was discovered in the year 1983, so therefore associate AIDS with the number 83. The galaxy M83 is in the constellation Hydra, which was a multi-headed serpent in mythology that kept growing a new head, each time a head was cut off. This sounds like AIDS, which keeps mutating to allow it to get around any treatment or vaccine. The Hydra was defeated by Hercules, by his nephew Iolaus burning each of the mortal heads as Hercules cut them off, and burying the immortal head under a stone.

Note that the AIDS virus has 9213=111×83 bits of genetic information, so again the number 83.

Ebola, a lethal disease of Africa that kills in two weeks of infection, had its virus discovered in 1976, so if we associate galaxy M76 with it, we are near the constellation Andromeda. Remember the movie “Andromeda Strain” about a lethal disease that threatened humanity? That could be Ebola if it mutates to an airborne form.

Influenza or “Flu” was discovered in 1933. Galaxy M33 is in the constellation Triangulum. That may imply we should look for a triangle. The numbers 33, 76, and 83 do form a right (90 degree) triangle with an angle of 66 degrees.

Since 666 is the number of the antichrist of the Book of Revelation chapter 13, this may imply that these three diseases will threaten humanity when he appears. In fact, ebola virus frequently twists itself into a shape that looks like a “6”.

These diseases may also relate to three animals used to describe the Antichrist in Revelation 13:2: he is like a leopard, has the mouth of a lion, and the feet of a bear. Maybe Ebola corresponds to the leopard, with its great speed; Ebola kills in two weeks of infection. Influenza could be the lion; it causes coughing like a lion’s roar. And AIDS could be the bear; bears hibernate, like AIDS can do in people, until it wakes up and kills them.

Another recent disease is BSE, Mad Cow Disease. On April 3, 1996, Comet Hyakutake was visible during a lunar eclipse, which interestingly occurs between Palm Sunday and Good Friday. When this comet passed near the constellation Virgo (the actual constellation, rather than the astrology sign), Mad Cow Disease appearing in people was announced to the world. The Egyptian version of Virgo, Isis, depicted with cow’s horns. And Europa, the symbol of Europe, could also be considered a version of Virgo the Virgin. Europa rides a Bull– this image is similar to the 17th chapter of the Bible’s Book of Revelation, where a woman named Babylon rides a beast. The woman is holding a cup in her hand, full of filthiness. The analogy would be Europa riding the Bull, with the cup of filthiness being the Mad Cow Disease spread through infected beef. Also, according to Revelation, the woman sits on a city with seven hills, which is Rome– again implying she is Europe. And note that BSE was discovered in 1986, so if we assign a galaxy to it by this number 86(Galaxy M86), Galaxy M86 is in the constellation Virgo the Virgin, representing the woman Babylon and Isis. And note that if we assign a Book of Revelation passage to this number 86, we have Revelation 18:6, which refers to the woman Babylon and her cup.

Another disease, Tuberculosis (TB) is becoming an increasingly bad worldwide epidemic, with drug resistant TB common. TB also is common in cattle. The bacteria Mycobacterium was identified by Robert Koch as the cause of TB in 1882, so we will associate the number 82 and the Galaxy M82 with it, and Revelation 18:2 (King James Version):

“18:2 And he cried mightily with a strong voice, saying, Babylon the great is fallen, is fallen, and is become the habitation of devils, and the hold of every foul spirit, and a cage of every unclean and hateful bird.”  Note that TB is spread by poor sanitation and hygiene, that we can relate to the “unclean” in the passage above; and Babylon was in Iraq.

Concerning SARS, it could be related to influenza, and therefore the Influenza part of the three diseases attacking humanity as the Fourth Horseman, Death. Note that in early 2003, with Saturn/Satan at its brightest as I explain on the calendar page, there is an Ebola epidemic in Africa, AIDS is out of control in Africa and elsewhere, so SARS could be the 3rd part of the Fourth Horseman, Flu. Note that SARS has been found to be caused by a new virus, which could be a type of Paramyxovirus (the virus family of measles and mumps), or a coronavirus (a type of virus that usually just causes colds), or it may belong to a new family of virus.

Note: the first letters of SARS, Ebola, AIDS spells “sea”, and the Antichrist (the beast) rises out of the sea (of world politics) in Revelation 13. Also: the first letters of: Influenza, BSE, Ebola, AIDS, SARS, TB:

This suggests that these diseases will cause worldwide epidemics as the Beast rises to power, and the Fourth Horseman Death rides.

Also, SARS began in Guangdong Province, China, which is at geographic coordinates of 23 degrees North 112-115 East. Corresponding to 23 North would be the Bible’s Psalm 23: (23:4, King James Version): “Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me”

So this relates to this disease being the shadow of death. Also note that Hong Kong is near Guangdong Province in China, and Hong Kong is a former English colony: this may relate to the “mouth of a lion” of the Red Dragon Red China, the lion I related above to Influenza. Also note that I relate the lion of the Antichrist to Iraq, the lion being a symbol of Babylon, the ancient empire that was located in Iraq. So war in Iraq in March 2003 may relate holographically to this “lion” disease SARS appearing then. This disease of SARS may be symbolic of the disease of Saddam Hussein that has existed in Iraq. Also, since SARS had its virus discovered in March 2003, then we can relate it to Galaxy M23, which is in the Constellation Sagittarius, Sagittarius being the half-man half-horse archer. This again would relate it to the Antichrist, since in Revelation 6:2 the Antichrist is a man on horseback with a bow and arrow. So SARS may indicate the rise of the Antichrist, the Satanic imitation of Christ, to world prominence soon. And SARS coming out of China: the Antichrist gets his power from the dragon. Also, corresponding to 23 for SARS (since SARS was discovered in 2003, and started near 23 North in China) would be Revelation 12:3 where the red dragon is seen in heaven, the dragon being Red China, and also the Terrorist dragon. Also, the Hong Kong airline Dragonair in March 2003 on Flight KA901 from Beijing to Hong Kong had a SARS infected person on board, so health people are trying to contact the 222 passengers who were on that flight to try to see if they were infected, to stop more spread of SARS. The interesting thing with that flight is that again we have the dragon and China, and 901 in the flight number KA901 could be associated with Revelation 9:1 where a star falls from heaven into the bottomless pit; this is about the Antichrist. And “KA” in KA901 sounds like “key” as in “key to the bottomless pit” in Revelation 9:1, which would be the key to the Gates of Hell. Revelation 9:1,2:, King James version:

“9:1 And the fifth angel sounded, and I saw a star fall from heaven unto the earth: and to him was given the key of the bottomless pit.

2 And he opened the bottomless pit; and there arose a smoke out of the pit, as the smoke of a great furnace; and the sun and the air were darkened by reason of the smoke of the pit.”

A general pattern:

Ebola: 76 (virus discovered in 1976)
Rev. 17:6, the bloodthirsty woman (Ebola makes people bleed to death)
Also in 1976: Chairman Mao dies in Red China, he was noted for being bloodthirsty, like this disease
Galaxy M76 near Andromeda (“The Andromeda Strain”)

AIDS: 83 (virus discovered in 1983)
Rev. 18:3, the corrupt woman Babylon (Babylon being Iraq today)
Also in 1983: religious radicalism in the Arab World is increasing, after the assassination of Anwar Sadat in 1981; Osama was in Afghanistan in 1983
Square root of 83 is 9.11, as in 9-11 (September 11)
Galaxy M83 in Constellation Hydra (the Hydra being like the Radical Terrorists, El Qaida, it keeps growing a new head each time you cut one off, as AIDS keeps evading a vaccine)

BSE (Mad Cow Disease): 86 (discovered in 1986)
Rev. 18:6, the woman with the cup of filthiness
Galaxy M86 in Virgo the Virgin, here representing the woman, who is also Isis (who had cow horns)

Tuberculosis (TB): 82 (bacteria discovered in 1882)
Rev. 18:2, the unclean city Babylon (Babylon was ancient Iraq)
Galaxy M82 in the Great Bear; the Antichrist has the feet of a great bear.  But then who is the great bear?

Influenza: 33 (virus discovered in 1933)
Rev. 13:3, the beast (the Antichrist) rises out of the sea
Galaxy M33 in Triangulum

SARS: 23 (virus discovered in 2003)
Began near 23 degrees North in China
Rev. 12:3, the Red Dragon seen in heaven: Red China
Galaxy M23 in Sagittarius, the Archer horse/man, corresponding to the man on horseback with a bow in Revelation 6:2, the Antichrist

So: there is a real danger of SARS spreading worldwide in 2003, lets hope it is stopped soon. The World Health Organization (WHO) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) in Atlanta are investigating it now and attempting to stop its spread. The SARS disease has for symptoms high fever, coughing, difficulty breathing, and may include muscle stiffness and pain, sore throat, headache, loss of appetite, stomach symptoms, and rash. Its incubation period being only a few days it could spread very rapidly around the world. It appears it is airborne, and spreads from person to person, either by air or by contact. Also, the number 23 mentioned above may somehow be a clue to a cure or treatment for SARS (but I have no idea of how). And in Revelation 12 Michael battles the Red Dragon, defeating him in Revelation 20 by chaining him: so again that may be a clue of how to stop SARS, but again I don’t know how. The Angel Michael is able to chain up the Red Dragon, Satan, in Revelation 20 and send him back to the bottomless pit (Revelation 20, King James Version):

“20:1 And I saw an angel come down from heaven, having the key of the bottomless pit and a great chain in his hand.
2 And he laid hold on the dragon, that old serpent, which is the Devil, and Satan, and bound him a thousand years,
3 And cast him into the bottomless pit, and shut him up, and set a seal upon him, that he should deceive the nations no more, till the thousand years should be fulfilled: and after that he must be loosed a little season.”


1. A SARS patient under treatment in Guangzhou; 2 & 3. Infested apartment in Hong Kong; 4. Residents needed to be isolated


1 & 2. Lousy treatment in China – only used screens to separate patients;
3. Infested hotel in Hong Kong – the ultimate place of horror
4. People in Hong Kong are queuing up to buy masks though their prices increased tenfold


Click here to view a rumor email (in Chinese) that has been circulating around about a SARS policy in China.  But we think it is a hoax.

China under fire from WHO as experts intensify probe into SARS
(Source of information: Asia Pacific AFP News)

GUANGZHOU, China (AFP) – China was publicly criticised for its foot-dragging by the director of the World Health Organisation as WHO experts dug deeper into the cause of the deadly SARS outbreak in the south of the country.

In WHO’s first public criticism of China, the global health agency’s director general Gro Harlem Brundtland said China should have reported its first cases of the atypical pneumonia, Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), more quickly.

“Next time something strange and new comes … let us come in as quickly as possible,” she told the BBC.

“It would have been definitely helpful if the international expertise and WHO had been able to help at an earlier stage.”

The criticism came as the mysterious disease claimed more victims in Canada and Hong Kong, as well as in Beijing, where an International Labour Organisation official died after arriving in mid-March for a conference.

He was the highest profile casualty of the outbreak since WHO expert Carlo Urbani — who first identified the disease — died in Bangkok last month.

In southern China’s Guangdong province — where the disease has affected more people than anywhere in the world — a team of WHO experts stepped up efforts to find the cause.

The four-member team of epidemiologists and disease specialists broke up into small groups Monday to expedite their investigation.

Two experts met with Chinese animal disease and health officials while two others headed to hospitals.

Team leader Robert Breiman declined to comment on the new deaths, saying the team’s focus was to first identify the source of the disease to help come up with effective treatment and prevent it from spreading further.

“We’re still in the investigative phase here and so there’s no point in me commenting about that,” Breiman told reporters.

The disease, which first broke out in Guangdong, has now spread to as many as 32 countries, and is suspected or confirmed to have infected more than 2,700 people, with the death toll rapidly approaching 100.

WHO experts said they were still awaiting specimen samples from China to study the virus’ make-up in international laboratories, as China lacks the new technology to do so properly.

China, which insists it is “fully capable” of controlling the spread of SARS, has verbally agreed, but WHO officials are still waiting for the samples.

“It is very important because we think we will get the answer from here if from anywhere,” WHO expert Wolfgang Preiser said.

Chinese scientists have found the coronavirus, paramyxovirus and the bacteria chlamydia in the Chinese cases, a deputy director of the Guangzhou No. 8 People’s Hospital said Sunday.

But he said the presence of the coronavirus has not been confirmed. Breiman said it would not be pinpointed until the Chinese specimen samples are tested overseas.

Experts are focusing on the coronavirus because they suspect a strain of the coronavirus previously known to affect animals may be at work.

Influenzas have traditionally originated in southern China and experts now suspect the virus may be connected to local residents’ close proximity and frequent contact with animals.

Breiman, who met with Chinese animal disease experts Monday, said after the meeting that there were no conclusive findings but discussions were “helpful.”

“We discussed all kinds of animals … livestock and domesticated animals and also wildlife. … We asked about rodents and bats and birds and pigs and ducks and chickens,” Breiman said, adding that pangolins were also discussed.

Chinese officials Sunday announced four more deaths and 57 more cases, bringing the total number of deaths in China to 51 and cases to 1,247.

In Beijing, diplomatic compounds were being disinfected Monday while jittery foreign companies began to issue face masks to employees and cancel business trips.


1. Since March 27, Tan Tock Seng Hospital has replaced the Communicable Disease Centre as Singapore’s headquarters for the outbreak.
We salute to the doctors, nurses and all the staff who work at TTSH.  They are the heroes with great professionalism.
2. Temporary tents are erected in the parking lot facing TTSH’s Accident and Emergency ward.
They form a screening centre to cope with the increasing numbers of suspected Sars cases.
3. Staff of the Casket Company use protective clothing while handling Mr Low’s coffin.
Cremations of Sars victims must be carried out within 24 hours in accordance with the Ministry of Health’s guidelines
GHOST BUS: This bus was meant to take students on an excursion but was cancelled due to a 10-day closure of schools, affecting about 600,000 students

Frequently Asked Questions on Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
(Source of information: Who Health Organization)

Q : What are the symptoms of SARS ?

A : The main symptoms of SARS are high fever (> 38° Celsius), dry cough, shortness of breath or breathing difficulties. Changes in chest X-rays indicative of pneumonia also occur. SARS may be associated with other symptoms, including headache, muscular stiffness, loss of appetite, malaise, confusion, rash and diarrhoea.

Q : How contagious is SARS ?

A : Based on currently available evidence, close contact with an infected person is needed for the infective agent to spread from one person to another. Contact with aerosolized (exhaled) droplets and bodily secretions from an infected person appears to be important. To date, the majority of cases have occurred in hospital workers who have cared for SARS patients and the close family members of these patients. However, the amount of the infective agent needed to cause an infection has not yet been determined.

Q : How should SARS patients be managed?

A : Patients should be placed in an isolation unit. Strict respiratory and mucusol barrier nursing is recommended. It is very important that suspected cases are separated from other patients and placed in their own hospital room. Health care workers and visitors should wear efficient filter masks, goggles, aprons, head covers, and gloves when in close contact with the patient. Hospital Infection Control Guidance

Q : What is the treatment for SARS ?

A : While some medicines have been tried, no drug can, at this time, be recommended for prophylaxis or treatment. Antibiotics do not appear to be effective. Symptoms should be treated by adequately protected health professionals. As a result of good supportive care, some patients in Hanoi have been transferred from critical care wards to regular wards.

Q : When will this disease be identified ?

A : An international multicenter research project to expedite identification of the causative agent was established on Monday 17 March. Eleven top labs in ten countries are consulting daily and are working together to identify the causative agent. Various specimens have been collected from cases and post-mortem examinations. Laboratory tests are ongoing and a candidate causative infectious agent is under investigation.

Q : How fast does SARS spread ?

A : SARS appears to be less infectious than influenza. The incubation period is short, estimated to range from 2-7 days, with 3-5 days being more common. However, the speed of international travel creates a risk that cases can rapidly spread around the world.

Q : Where and when was the first case of SARS reported ?

A : On 26 February, a man was admitted to hospital in Hanoi with high fever, dry cough, myalgia (muscle soreness) and mild sore throat. Over the next four days he developed increasing breathing difficulties, severe thrombocytopenia (low platelet count) and signs of adult respiratory distress syndrome requiring ventilator support.

Q : How many cases of SARS have been reported to date ?

A : From 1 February to 24 March, 456 cases including seventeen deaths have been reported. In the early stages the symptoms are similar to those of many diseases including influenza. Heightened awareness about the disease, and the vigilance of health authorities around the world, have resulted in a close watch for suspected cases and rapid and thorough reporting. Not all of these suspected cases may prove to be SARS. There are many reports and rumours coming in from around the world, but quite a few of these will turn out to be normal wintertime activity of diseases like influenza whose early symptoms are similar. The cumulative number of cases and deaths is continuously updated on the WHO web site .

Q : How many countries report cases of SARS ?

A . As of 24 March, cases had been reported from thirteen countries. Of these, four countries have only imported cases with no documented local transmission, indicating that the disease is not spreading in these countries and residents are not at risk.

Q : Is the outbreak in Guangdong Province, China linked ?

A : Extensive investigation is under way to better understand the outbreak of atypical (unusual) pneumonia that began in Guangdong province in November 2002. Findings from this investigation should help clarify possible links with cases of SARS.

Q : Could this result from bioterrorism ?

A : There is no indication that SARS is linked to bioterrorism.

Q : Should we be worried ?

A : This illness can be severe and, due to global travel, has spread to several countries in a relatively short period of time. However, SARS is not highly contagious when protective measures are used, and the percentage of cases that have been fatal is low. Since the WHO global alert issued on 15 March , only isolated cases have been identified and no secondary outbreaks have occurred.

Q : Is it safe to travel ?

A : WHO has not recommended restricting travel to any destination in the world. However, all travellers should be aware of the main symptoms and signs of SARS, as given above. People who have these symptoms and have been in close contact with a person who has been diagnosed with SARS, or have a recent history of travel to areas where cases of SARS have been spreading, should seek medical attention and inform health care staff of recent travel. Travellers who develop these symptoms are advised not to undertake further travel until fully recovered.

Q : What is the purpose of a global travel advisory ?

A : The purpose of the advisory WHO issued on 15 March is to tell people what SARS looks like and what they need to report to a physician. The WHO alert does not recommend cancellation of, or change in, travel plans. Trade and tourism should not be restricted. The purpose of the alert is to heighten the awareness of travellers, health authorities, and physicians, not to restrict travel.

Q : Could this be the next flu pandemic ?

A : Tests have not yet conclusively identified the causative agent of SARS. The possible involvement of an influenza virus was an initial concern.

Q What does WHO recommend ?

A : WHO recommends that global surveillance continue and that suspected cases are reported to national health authorities. WHO urges national health authorities to remain on the alert for suspected cases and followed recommended protective measures. SARS patients should be isolated and cared for using barrier nursing techniques and provided with symptomatic treatment.

Q : How can the public keep apprised of the situation ?

A : The public is advised to consult the home page of the WHO website : for daily updates on the outbreak and relevant press releases. More information is available on the WHO SARS web page which is easily accessed through the WHO home page or through: Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS) Many national authorities have also established web sites with excellent information for both the general public and the medical profession.

Q :Are there any positive developments ?

A : A significant number of cases in Viet Nam, as a result of good supportive care, have improved. In addition, the global surveillance system has proven to be a very sensitive and rapid means of reporting of suspected cases. Health authorities around the world are now alert to the risk of SARS. Information on cases compiled over the last three weeks is expected to shed new light on the behaviour of this disease. Secondary outbreaks have to date been avoided since global surveillance was put in place and rapid isolation of cases undertaken.

Cause Of SARS

What is the cause of SARS?

Scientists at CDC and other laboratories have detected a previously unrecognized coronavirus in patients with SARS. While the new coronavirus is still the leading hypothesis for the cause of SARS, other viruses are still under investigation as potential causes.

What are coronaviruses?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that have a halo or crown-like (corona) appearance when viewed under a microscope. These viruses are a common cause of mild to moderate upper-respiratory illness in humans and are associated with respiratory, gastrointestinal, liver and neurologic disease in animals. Coronaviruses can survive in the environment for as long as three hours.

What evidence is there to suggest that coronaviruses may be linked with SARS?

CDC scientists were able to isolate a virus from the tissues of two patients who had SARS and then used several laboratory methods to characterize the agent. Examination by electron microscopy revealed that the virus had the distinctive shape and appearance of coronaviruses. Tests of serum specimens from patients with SARS showed that the patients appeared to have recently been infected with this coronavirus. Other tests demonstrated that coronavirus was present in a variety of clinical specimens from patients, including nose and throat swabs. In addition, genetic analysis suggests that this new virus belongs to the family of coronaviruses but differs from previously identified coronaviruses. These laboratory results do not provide conclusive evidence that the new coronavirus is the cause of SARS. Additional specimens are being tested to learn more about this coronavirus and its link with SARS.

If coronaviruses usually cause mild illness in humans, how could this new coronavirus be responsible for a potentially life-threatening disease such as SARS?

There is not enough information about the new virus to determine the full range of illness that it might cause. Coronaviruses have occasionally been linked to pneumonia in humans, especially people with weakened immune systems. The viruses can also cause severe disease in animals, including cats, dogs, pigs, mice, and birds.

Has new information about coronavirus changed the recommendations for medical treatment for patients with SARS?

The possibility that coronavirus is the cause of SARS has not changed treatment recommendations. The new coronavirus is being tested against various antiviral drugs to see if an effective treatment can be found.

Is there a test for SARS?

No “test” is available yet for SARS; however, the CDC, in collaboration with WHO and other laboratories, has developed two research tests that appear to be very promising in detecting antibodies to the new coronavirus. CDC is working to refine and share this testing capability as soon as possible with laboratories across the United States and internationally.

What about reports from other laboratories suggesting that the cause of SARS may be a paramyxovirus?

Researchers from several laboratories participating in the WHO network have reported the identification of a paramyxovirus in clinical specimens from SARS patients. These laboratories are still investigating the possibility that a paramyxovirus is a cause of SARS.

Is there any reason to think SARS is or is not related to terrorism?

Information currently available about SARS indicates that people who appear to be most at risk are either health care workers taking care of sick people or family members or household contacts of those who are infected with SARS. That pattern of transmission is what would typically be expected in a contagious respiratory or flulike illness.

The Orbs Controversy

Author: SPI Mathwizard

Disclaimer: The opinion below belongs to the author and does not represent views of Singapore Paranormal Investigators (SPI)

What are orbs?

“What are orbs?” This is the question that most people who have little knowledge of paranormal research will likely to ask when others talking about taking orbs photos. Orb is the term coined by Dave Oester and Sharon Gill of the International Ghost Hunters Society in the 1990s. It refers to globule or ball-like anomaly that show up in both digital and film photographs. Although usually white and transparent, orbs can also be very solid, and come in different colours, like red, green, purple and even multi-coloured.

The leading theory in paranormal community is that orbs are in fact ghosts or other spirit entities in their simplest form. As energy life form, they naturally take up the shape of an orb, rather than always be in humanoid shape, which may cost them more energy to maintain. Another possibility is that orbs are energy that is associated with the presence of certain entities but are not the entities themselves. But what is the evidence to back up such an extraordinary claim?

In fact, many natural phenomena can be mistaken as orbs, and since it is virtually impossible to tell apart a real orb and a false positive with 100% accuracy, I do not consider orbs as valid evidence in favor of paranormal phenomena.

Digital Cameras Create Orbs?

One of the leading theories among the orb debunkers is that orbs are nothing but artificial artifacts created by digital cameras. Even paranormal investigators and ghost hunters are still debating among themselves as to whether the use of digital cameras should be encouraged. Troy Taylor of The American Ghost Society writes that “the negative points to digital cameras outweigh the good ones,” while Dave Oester of The International Ghost Hunters Society “fully recommends without reservation the use of digital cameras for field investigations.”

Digital cameras use either CCD or CMOS technology. Both CCD (charge coupled device) and CMOS (Complementary Metal Oxide Semiconductor) are an array of pixels combined together on a chip designed to react to light. When exposed to light, each block collects one pixel of information about the image which is sent through to the processor to be assembled into an image and saved. The quality and resolution of the image is determined by the amount of pixels on the chip combined with the internal processor of the camera. CMOS is similar to CCD but these chips are not as sensitive to light and may produce a lesser quality image in low lighting, therefore CMOS sensors are less costly to produce, and most cheaper cameras use them instead of CCD.

It is said that orbs are caused by pixel blow out or misfire. But that means many pixels would need to misfire in a circular pattern to create the orb effect. This is very unlikely to happen because the electrical charges are read from top to bottom. A pixel misfire may affect the pixel on the top or bottom of it, but is not likely to affect those on its left and right. Therefore it is more likely to have a straight line created by pixel misfire than to have an orb.
So it is safe to assume that most orbs are not camera artifacts. Therefore, we must look at the environment itself to understand the phenomenon of orbs.

The Annoying Dust Particles

Dust particles are everywhere. Shine a beam of light and you will see them dancing happily all over the place. A common misconception is that orbs are caused by dusts on or inside the camera lenses. This is NOT true. Most orbs are light reflection from air-born dust particles directly in front of the camera lenses when the flash is used. There is a distance known as the focal point of the camera, of which objects need to be past in order to be in focus. Hence dust particles that are beyond the focal points do not cause any trouble, but those nearer to the lenses will be out of focus and often show up as orbs when they reflect the camera flash. The same principle applies to night vision or night shot cameras, in which the Infrared light illuminated the dust particles and make them look like orbs. I have seen a lot of dust particles flying around, sometimes in very interesting patterns under IR night vision scope. And there is no doubt that some people may actually claim that these are all ghosts! Orbs under IR are white since IR does not enable use to see colours. However, under normal flashes, orbs can be of various colours depending on the reflecting angle and the wavelength of the light that is reflected back.

Dust orbs have certain characteristics, such as possessing some sort of nucleus, and elongation around the central axis towards the edges of the photos. The latter is caused by a lens curvature error known as “coma”. Cameras with very small lenses and short focal lengths (such as digital cameras) are more prone to coma than other cameras with longer focal length lenses, such as SLR cameras.

Usually there will be more than one dust orbs in the photos, and you get them most of the time at the location. Note that dust orbs are more likely to show up in a large number when you disturb the environment, such as when you just step into an empty house. This explains why the first few photos usually contain more orbs.

Also, digital cameras are more sensitive and therefore more likely to capture illuminated dust particles than a film camera.


1. An example of dust orbs at construction sites, taken by digital camera. Notice the “coma” effect at the edge of the photograph.
Photo credit: SPI Agent Abductboy
2. Amplification of one of the central orbs shows the nucleus structure, which is often a characteristic of dust orbs
3. Notice the faint large orb at the top center portion, a bright orb, and another faint orb partly visible at the top right corner.
These are how dust orbs look like to other type of digital cameras. They are usually flat. Photo credit: SPI Agent Mathwizard.

Other Contaminants

By contaminants, we mean things that may contaminate the data that we collect during paranormal investigations. Besides dust particles, the most common contaminants are pollen, air moisture, water droplets, and snow. Different cameras will create different kind of orbs when these contaminants are presented. Therefore, by taking control shots with your camera, you will know how these contaminants look like in your photos, and not confuse them with paranormal images. Also avoid taking photos when it is raining, snowing, or when the air is very moist for obvious reason.

One thing to notice is that rain or water droplets may cause what we term “comet orbs” where the orbs seem to be traveling upwards instead of downwards.


1. This is an example of a comet orb, created by rain droplets
2. Water droplets may also appear as orbs with holes in some type of digital cameras, as shown in this photo.
Photo credit: SPI Agent Mathwizard

Another source of false positive orbs is light reflection in the camera lenses. Many beginners in paranormal research are likely to mistaken light reflection as orbs. Light sources such as spot light creates internal reflection in the camera lenses which produce the orb effects. This is the reason why orbs photos in a concert hall or any well illuminated places should not be considered as paranormal in origin. Sun light causes similar phenomena often called a lens flare, but can easily avoided by not taking photos facing the sun or other light sources. In a concert hall or other artificially illuminated areas, however, there are multiple light sources and therefore it is more difficult to take precaution to avoid false positive results.

Spider web is also something to look out for while taking photos. A spider silk near the lens will reflect the flash and look like a streak of light that some people mistaken as orb in motion. Of course, even your own hair in front of the lens will create similar effect!

Facial Expression in Orbs: Real or Pareidolia?

Some orbs seem to have faces, but is this really paranormal? We shall look at a possible psychological explanation.


1. This is an example of orb with facial expression. Photo credit: SPI Agent Abductboy
2. Here is another example of orb that looks like a human face with wide opened mouth. Photo credit: SPI Agent Abductboy

Pareidolia is defined as “misperception of an ambiguous stimulus as something specific.” For example, we may be able to “recognize” faces in the clouds.

Astronomer Carl Sagan claimed that the human tendency to see faces in many things such as shadows, clouds, moss, and such, is an evolutionary trait. He writes:

“As soon as the infant can see, it recognizes faces, and we now know that this skill is hardwired in our brains. Those infants who a million years ago were unable to recognize a face smiled back less, were less likely to win the hearts of their parents, and less likely to prosper. These days, nearly every infant is quick to identify a human face, and to respond with a goony [sic] grin (Sagan, 45).”

While not everyone agrees that this ability is an evolutionary trait, it is well known that when we see something, the brain will try to identify the object by matching it with the information stored in our memory. When the information is close to a specific object in our existing memory but not entirely sufficient, the brain adds in more details so that we may recognize what the object could be.


This is a well known figure in psychology that demonstrates how human brains perceive patterns
We tend to see a dog here while in fact, there are only black patches.

The tendency for human mind to perceive patterns while there are none could explain many so-called paranormal photos, for example the famous devil faces of World Trade Center as shown below.


Photo credits: CNN

So it could well be that facial expressions of orbs are nothing more than optical illusions. They may be random patterns created by the lightning condition, and are not paranormal

Do Ghost Orbs Exist?


1. SPI photo that shows several orbs in motion in weird configuration. What exactly is this?
Could it be a real anomaly or just light reflection of some bugs near the lens?
2. A yellow ball of light that seems to be rather dense was photographed in a room that is reputed to be haunted.
This photo is taken with film camera with ISO 400 film speed, and the anomaly is clearly on the negative.
What could have caused this anomaly since there were no reflective surfaces and other light sources beside the camera flash?
Photo credit: SPI Agent Mathwizard


3 & 4. Here is a day time SPI investigation photo that shows a purplish orb. Is it lens flare or a real orb?

The dust theory does not explain some orbs photographs that were taken without using flash. Also it is unlikely to illuminate and photograph dust orbs in day time, and yet there are day time orbs photos (although they are relatively rare, more examples can be found at GhostGadgets.com: http://www.ghostgadgets.com/daytimeorbs.html) In fact many witnesses claim to have seen orbs with their naked eyes. My mother happened to be one of them. She claimed to have seen a red orb hovering over bushes at night when she was young. But there is no way to determine what these orbs are. We can make a lot of hypotheses, such as orbs are ghosts, orbs are extraterrestrial probes, or a form of electrical discharges that is normally not visible to human eyes etc, but none of them is as yet testable. To make matter worse, as we have seen above, many orbs are false positives, and our data could very well be contaminated without we knowing.

Based on the evidence so far, the existence of real orbs cannot be ruled out. It is logically invalid to conclude that orbs do not exist simply because there are many false positives. But unfortunately, there is also no conclusive evidence that orbs exist. If they do, then we must consider a wide range of possible physical explanations, not just associate them with ghosts.

By
SPI Agent Mathwizard
September 28, 2003

The Ghoulish Trail (3rd Stop)

Fort canning Park
Kampong Java Park
Bukit Brown Cemetery (Kopi Hill)
Mt Pleasant Cemetery
Devil’s Bend
Old Changi Hospital

History

George Henry Brown arrived from Calcutta via Penang about 1840.  He bought the area and called it Mount Pleasant.  Brown was a ship owner in Singapore trading to China and Japan.  He was a strong supporter of the Presbyterian Church where he played the organ which he had bought from the old London Mission Chapel at the junction of North Bridge and Bras Basah roads.

The organ later went to the Cathedral of the Good Shepherd.  The land was bought by Ong Kew Ho and the Hokkien Huay Kuan who gave it to the She Ong Kongsi.  After much resistance from the kongsi, the government acquired the land in 1919 and opened it as a public burial ground which was managed by a committee led by Tan Kheam Hock and See Tiong Wah, compradore of the Hongkong Bank, on 1 Jan 1922.  Another commonly known name especially for taxi drivers is Kheam Hock Road Cemetery because it is situated along Kheam Hock Road.

The 213 acre Bukit Brown Cemetery was known among the Chinese as “kopi sua” or coffee hill.  The cemetery contained some very ornate graves, complete with “jagas” in Sikh dress to guard them.  In the 1970s the government began to clear the cemetery for redevelopment.  The clearing process has been stagnated recently.  Yet it remains as one of the oldest cemetery in Singapore.  You can see very old trees and unique plantation all over the hill.

Strange solitary sight

This muddy mound stands away from the other tombs on Kheam Hock Road’s Kopi Hill.  It has flower offerings and a flag covering it.  On the flag there is a Chinese verse saying “Seek Ye The One True God To Be Saved”.  Despite the odd grammar, it roughly means “Seek ways to be saved by some kind of god” in proper English.  Obviously its meaning associates with certain religious doctrines, and it surely has its purpose to be there.  A big joss stick urn is placed under the flag pole that makes it more like an altar than a grave.

As shown in the picture, the muddy mound is quite well maintained as the grass was trimmed in a circle around it.  And the patch of lawn near the mound was properly mowed too.  Perhaps that is the only place where you see has been tidied up, while the rest of the hill is left abandoned like a wild jungle.  That shows some people are making use of it and therefore well keeping it.

Boutique tombstones

Throughout the whole cemetery, you will see tombs scattering around the hill.  The tombstones are in grayish sometimes orange in color.  They are in lime-stones and some have slightly more content in sulfur.  Most of them are ornate in structure.  Ancient deities and gods images acting as “guardians” graced the tombs especially the Chinese ones.  For example, as in the first top photo, some wordings were engraved on each side of the pillars that says in Chinese “The vital soul travels to the west sky”, and “The jade body buried in the southern land”.  The Chinese believe that west sky symbolizes heaven, and a land situated in the south direction is of good feng shui that brings good luck.  Many tombstones of similar style can be found everywhere, but may come in slightly different shape or wordings.  The second top photo shows a tomb of the same kind but in dual mode, possibly for a couple.

In the first two photos on the second row, you will see tombs that are smaller and very old, covered by overgrown grasses.  Some tombs even got the front tablets pushed down by the weed plants.  And sadly speaking, nobody bothers to do any repair work for it.  They are among the majority of them receiving very little maintenance.  In contrast, the tombs that are shown on the last two photos stand brilliantly in good shape.  They look grand, clean and each one individually occupies quite a large area of land.  Their locations are of course prominent and near the main track, that usually have a good facing overlooking the valley on the down slope.  They are probably for the rich people, just like some live in luxury mansions, some in condominium and some in HDB flats while they were alive.  Realistic world, isn’t it?

Treasure land of Feng Shui

Regardless of shape, grade or color, all the tombs share one good thing: they all situated on the treasure land of good Feng Shui in Kopi Hill.  The 213 acre of land is of a large dome shape with a slight steep hill in the center and a long narrow water creek surrounding the whole land.  Such is a very good topographical feature in Feng Shui which helps collecting the universal spiritual breath (Ch’i).  The form of hill and the direction of watercourses, being the outcome of the molding influences of wind and water, are just right well balanced in Kopi Hill.  However, at the concentric center of the hill, trees have grown over many decades into a dense forest blocking the “Yang” part of the cosmic breath (sunlight).  The “Yin” energy gets exceptionally strong that cultivates many negatively charged entities.  In a material form, it manifests many insects (mosquitoes, spiders, ants) and very heavy mists.  Yes, there are sightings of mysterious smoke or mist that suddenly come and disappear in both daytime and nighttime.  And when the heavy Yin energy comes into spiritual forms, they Are Beyond Our Imagination…

Whether we believe in Feng Shui or not, it is true that those dead resting in Kopi Hill are the pioneer generation of Singaporeans who contributed building our nation.  Their siblings are blessed and live in good standard of living in today’s modern Singapore.

For the living or the dead?

We have some insider news that this treasure land will be converted into a prestige residential estate soon in the future.  The government is planning to exhume the tombs, probably after Bididari.  As for now, just outside the cemetery boundary there have already existed a number of bungalows and semi-D sitting just a few meters away from tombs (see the second photo).  Singapore’s land is a scarce resource.  Kopi Hill is truly a Feng Shui land that even the living wants to take it over from the dead!

To keep the souls and spirits in control, an Earthly God (Tao De Kung Kung) is placed right at the entrance.  Fruits and incenses are offered to him as a continuous supply.  However, a big rubbish bin is placed right in front of it that may have defected its power (see the first photo).

If we were asked about how haunted is Kopi Hill, we would like to answer by taking you there and let you see it yourself.  At night, it is pitch dark, no street lights, and the visibility depends much on the amount of moon light available on that night.  Even aided with strong torches, you won’t be able to see far because of the thick mist and fog that disperse the light.  Looking around, other than visions of plants and tombstones, you will “feel” that there is always something staring at you!  Most of our Ghoulish Trail guests said so.  In the 70’s Kopi Hill used to be a hidden place as well as a gathering arena for the gangsters of secret society.  These people who known to be the dare-devils whose business is to fight violently and brutally, even got mysteriously deterred from staying there later on.  Rumors said that they have encountered “something” more scary and more fierce than them!  Occasionally, police would patrol around the cemetery after midnight to safe guard the rich residents nearby.  They would have at least come in a troop of six with firearms!  Just imagine what kind of “enemy” they are anticipating when compared to airport patrols in a small group of 2 or 3 guarding against deadly terrorists.  Hope this little information would have given you hints about how haunted is Kopi Hill…

Woody Lodge

Woody Lodge
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1. The freaky wall with graffiti at the front of Woody Lodge; 2. The back view of Woody Lodge that looks like a prison
3. A giant old tree under which stand three divine altars housing over dozens of Chinese deities; 4. Kampong Lorong Buang Kok

Mourning from the Living Ghosts

There used to be some theories about ghost haunting and mental patients. Why insane people become insane? This doesn’t sound like a very rational question, but, think further. The word insane from a dictionary would mean mental disorder, and from a thesaurus you will find alike meanings of crazy, fanatical, obsessive, zealous, fervent. It is all about how one’s mind being diverted from reality to another realm.

A mentally ill person may be physically perfect fit. But his mind is being distorted. Some may be memory-lost forgetting who he is; some may imagine himself as being another person; some may carry himself in strange behaviour not like his normal self; some would live in his own imaginative world – his own fantasy. Usually mental patients have one or more of these symptoms.

Scientifically abnormal psychology studies about how and why people become mentally distorted. Distortion usually would come after some impacts that are logically explainable, such as experiencing an ordeal, a great shock or a physical brain damage, etc. There are however other kinds of ‘impacts’ that are of spiritual. One who practices black-magic will become obsessed in witch-craft, the power, the wonders from which really fantasize him. His parents and teachers may say, you will become crazy one day. Yes, that is the kind of ‘impact’ which drives him insane one day when he goes on.

The above example is a voluntary way of becoming insane. A person chooses to let his mind be influenced. Another kind of obsession may come by forcibly. Possession, it is. Something from external enters his body and grabs his soul. This may be through unknowingly one of his senses – seeing, hearing, feeling and thinking. As we all know that human takes mind over body. We do what our brain tells us to do. What if some external force takes over the control? You are possessed, and will do or say things other people perceive as crazy.

Sadly speaking, among many mentally sick patients especially those incurable ones could be due to paranormal. The external forces are too stubborn not to go away; the possession or the obsession is too strong from which the patient cannot wake up. They would then act and behave no different from a living ghost.

For many years in Singapore, those mentally ill patients are rejected and isolated from our society for obvious reasons. The Woodbridge Institute of Mental Health (better known as IMH) is set up near Hougang to cater for those patients. Along Buangkok Link, just next to IMH there is a Sun Love Home, Pelangi Home and Woody Lodge that used to be home for the old folks. Until recently, Woody Lodge was a home for the mentally infirm. Many apparently lived there until they died, and, because it is believed that the souls of the mad remain earth-bound after death, the area is rumoured to be haunted.

Nowadays, Woody Lodge is somewhat vacant. But if you walk near it at night, you will always hear one or two ear piercing screams from inside, possibly from the incurable mental patients. Are they screams from the living ghosts or living patients who can see ghosts? It is a very scary experience.

Killer Lilly Pond
(Source: Hearsay from a local kampong resident)

At about 300 meters away from Woody Lodge situated Kampong Lorong Buang Kok. The year was 1979, two children mysteriously went missing near the lily pond after school. They were last seen walking towards the pond by their classmates. Madam Teng who was a widow and a mother of the two missing kids was very sad upon hearing the news. On the same day she went to the pond in the evening and the nearby forest for a desperate search, hopefully would find back her two kids. Just like the two missing kids, Madam Teng never return home. The neighbors on the next morning discovered her white dress in the pond. But, similar to the previous missing case of the two children, no body was found.

The whole village was very frightened over this strange incident as the news spread. Nobody dared to walk near the pond anymore. One day, however, three polytechnic students went to the pond for sightseeing. They gathered at the edge of the pond happily chattering till very late. One of the them with her feet dipping in the water. Suddenly she felt something was pulling her legs into the water. Her other two friends tried grapping her out. They struggled for quite some time before she was saved out of the water. On her leg, they saw a horrible wound with five long bleeding scratches. What more horrible is, as described by the girl who fell into the pond, there was a mid-age lady in white joining the rescue and together the lady helped pulling her up side by side with her two friends. The two friends just looked at each other speechless in tremendous fear.

This weird incident was then made known to the villagers. They all suspected it was due to some dirty thing and Madam Teng’s spirit in the pond. On a chosen auspicious day, the villagers sealed up the pond.

But weird happenings didn’t stop after the pond was sealed. Many villagers claimed that they saw Madam Teng’s spirit wandering in the forest after sunset. She seemed to be lost, moving swiftly and aimlessly from tree to tree. And she always wore a long white dress and her hairs were always wet, according to those witnesses who had glimpses of Madam Teng’s spirit.

The entrance to the kampong was a path leading through the forest. Nobody dared to go out at night as this had scared the whole village. The haunting of Madam Teng became more and more fierce. Children at night would suddenly cry out of nothing; the parents were all very afraid. Some children were old enough to speak said that they saw a white dress lady with wet hair suddenly appeared beside them and asked them where was her home. Some children who had not seen the spirit but encountered it in a way of feeling a light breath on their neck, and hearing whispers of Madam Teng asking ‘Where am I? Where is my home?’

The haunting had become quite serious. One night after a village meeting, the villagers decided to hold a ritual by a inviting a powerful dengkee from Ipoh. The dengkee after inspecting the whole area, speculated that one of the three ‘parts’ of Madam Teng’s soul was missing, possibly she lost it when she was going through some extreme frightening. (In Chinese belief, our human soul is comprised of three parts so to be complete – that was very hard to explain). But nobody knows what Madam Teng had encountered and why she lost one part of her soul, not even the dengkee himself. The dengkee said those without a complete soul would not be able to go to another realm after life, because the soul was incomplete. And the soul may not be able to come home for it was not conscious about the direction to go home. In other words, the incomplete soul will become earth-bound, usually at around the place where she died. The villagers felt that it was a mistake to seal off the pond too early. But it was too late.

The villagers became more afraid than ever because Madam Teng’s soul now had no senses, it and would blindly move around and frightened the kids. They pleaded the dengkee to do something about it. After thinking for many hours, the dengkee had an idea. He performed a ritual in front of Madam Teng’s house for seven consecutive nights and suggested getting a virgin who was born in the year of Snake or Horse draw a portrait of Madam Teng on the front door. Hence when the spirit happened to see the painting of her own, she would be reminded that was her home. A villager even suggested to paint a Madam Teng’s dream home on the wall as well. Madam Teng was in fact planning to purchase a condominium with her husband and move out from the kampong, when her husband who was a rich merchant to come back from Taiwan for good. Unfortunately her husband died just last year in a car accident and Madam Teng’s dream had not been realized.

After the ritual was finished and the paintings were drawn, no more sighting of the Madam Teng’s spirit was reported. Nowadays, a sofa donated by the neighbour was still placed outside Madam Teng’s house. It was meant to let Madam Teng rest on should she find her home. This kind-hearted neighour would even offer a bowl of rice with three joss-sticks inserted on top every night until she passed away only recently.

Today this urban legend had almost forgotten; only remembered by some elderly. And of course the house of Madam Teng, the sofa and the paintings on the door, are all deserted in a secluded kampong. The pond had been sealed long time ago. Very few people would know that there once existed a pond, and the paranormal things happened there before.

Where is Madam Teng’s incomplete spirit today? Did she go home already or to the other world? What happened to her two kids? What is weird about the lily pond? Perhaps only God knows the answers…
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Pictorial Tour



1. Along the road leading up to Woody Lodge you will see three make-shift altars. They house a wide range of Chinese deities.
2. This is the first altar situated at the bend of Lorong Buangkok. At the altar, there is a bottle of numbered dice.
Many superstitious taxi drivers come to this altar to pray for 4D. This area is infamous for its spiritual ‘chi’ according to the drivers
3. At a junction of Buangkok Link, it shows a sign post “Sun Love House”. You will know Woody Lodge is nearby
4. It is fenced in by concrete walls topped off with rolls of barbed wire, probably to deter the denizens it once housed from escaping


1. This is the Sun Love Home that has metal framed windows and enclosed design. Those who entered may not ever come out anymore
2. On top of the front door has a big sign ‘Sun Love’ and a portrait of Sai Baba whose love and compassion encompasses
3. Inside the compound, there are numerous quarantine rooms for the dangerous infirmed, that makes the whole place like a prison
4. A mental patient starring at us coldly behind the iron bars. We wonder if he would be able to return to the outside world again


1 & 2. The security here is quite tight as you can see that metal fences and gates with barbed wires prevents anyone here from escaping
3. At a secluded corner beside Sun Love house we found a small altar. We were told that there are many altars here because of haunting
4. The god of warrior idol is already quite blemished. Look, on the wall behind there seemed to have a twisted skull image.
This perhaps is more obvious when it was taken in night vision mode – see here.


1. Further up the Lorong Buangkok, you will be welcomed by a giant tree. It is one of the first old huge trees flanked along the road
2. Behind the huge tree, here is another altar; here is another view. 3 & 4. it is well organized with rows of idol deities inside.
Sunkist oranges and strong teh are offered along with joss-sticks in front of the altar. See picture.


1-3. Round the corner, this is the other side of the Sun Love House, formerly Woody Lodge.
You can see the graffiti on the stained walls plus the old trees and tall lallang give a very spooky view; here is another view.
4. This notice is found at the old entrance of Woody Lodge. The elderly home is now moved to Palengi Village just next to IMH
What left here is changed to Sun Love Home that is for the incurable mental patients that may have to be detained here till they die


1. Not all the graffiti at Woody Lodge are eerie though; this is a lovely piece of drawing donated by the kind efforts of NTU students
Click here for a close-up.
2 & 3. Kind-hearted people would still come and offer gifts to the patients in the Sun Love Home
4. In Sun Love Home there is a chapel called St Luke’s Church. Hopefully the patients after they die will be received on God’s hands
‘May God bless the unfortunate souls who do not have the intellectual ability to know Christ but would still have the salvation. Amen’


At the end of the road, when you make a U-turn from Sun Love House, you will encounter three altars of different sizes placed at a tree
This whole place is pitch-dark at night. You will see spooky candle lights flicking, very eerie atmosphere
If you are down at luck, wardens from Sun Love House may catch your shoulder from behind at night, suspecting you were an escapee
They won’t listen to you even you said you are PM Goh or from Lee’s family, because many patients inside said the same thing
Of course they won’t buy your true confession even you said you just happen to pass by, or come here to take a look..
The fact is, nobody sane will come here at night


Come view them alive (1) (2) (3) (4)


Come view them alive (1) (2) (3) (4)


Come view them alive (1) (2) (3) (4)

Inside the three altars you will find an almost complete range of Chinese idol deities.
In one of our Ghoulish Trails, a participant said that after touching an idol it followed him home! And he fell sick for a whole week.
So you are warned: Click enlarge the above photos absolutely at your own risk!


Adjunct to Lorong Buangkok is a ruin site of an old kampong. The perimeter however had been blocked up.
According to an informant, some tens years ago, he used to makan and it was quite developed with coffee shop and so on.
That was when Woody Lodge was still operating as an elderly home. However, the whole lot of residence evacuated due to two rumors
One is malaria broke out from that area and the government just sealed it up; The other one is more scary..
Residents there got possessed at night one by one. Many had become mentally retarded just like those in Sun Love House
The scary part is, coincidentally the possession case came after some patient at Sun Love House passed away!
The whole kampong just got freaked out and moved away. So if you want to explore there, watch out for deadly virus and spirits


However Kampong Lorong Buang Kok stands still today. This kampong used to be filmed by TCS8 for their TV show “Spring has come”
Everything is well preserved as it was in the 1950s. You can still see kampong chickens freely running around here


SPI interviewed a local resident who lives in this kampong for her whole life
It was hoped that she can lead us to find the original site of the haunted lily pond
Disappointingly the pond is gone long ago, now there left only a paddle of water


1. We lately found the house that is believed to be Madam Teng’s
2. According to the Killer Lilly Pond legend, Madam Teng’s front door has a painting of her own face and her dream home
3. This is a close up of Madam Teng’s portrait. Here is another closer-up. And an ultimate close-up.
Dare you click here for a very ghostly view of Madam Teng; you will see a drawing grid behind her head (Warning: It is very horrible)
If you print it out & paste it on a wall in your bedroom, her spirit may find its way to your house then! (Just joking, please don’t do it)
When you stare at the picture long enough, you will see her face slowly turn to you.. then you know her spirit has come
4. The sofa is believed to be donated by a kind neighbour; a bowl of rice with joss-sticks would be placed on it, for Madam Teng’s soul

The Top 10 Singapore Mythical Stones – Part 1

Singapore is geologically gifted with bountiful granite resources. There are many strangely shaped nature rocks scattered around. Perhaps as a matter of cultural practices, many such rocks do get mystified by the belief of Animism – life can be empowered into physical objects like natural woods and stones. This belief has escalated and become wide-spread to the extent of worship and fear of the sacredness of certain objects that people submit their faith to. Urban legends, interesting stories, rumours that sprung up from these stone objects mystified their histories and backgrounds. Mythical stones contain more than just their material composite of silicon. Each one carries a long history and rich stories, and witnesses changes perhaps from the beginning of time till today. SPI invites you to investigate into the amazing legends of these mythical stones, while at the same time trying to rationalize them with a sober mind through a process of factual research.

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Singapore Stone


The Greatest Historical Mystery of Singapore
What is the original shape of the stone?
Where did the stone come from?
What secret is written on the stone?
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Labrador Obelisk


What is the purpose of the Labrador Obelisk?
How does it relate to the Dalhousie Obelisk?
Is there any secret hidden behind this obelisk?
Who has built it? Why was it there?
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Loyang Oracle Stone (a.k.a  4D Stone)


Where is that magical oracle stone?
Where does the power come from?
What can you ask to reveal from the stone?

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Bukit Timah Meditation Rock

Why Kramat that has nobody buried inside?
An ancient Holy Man is said to be  immortalized
after he touched the magic water and
meditated on this special meditation rock.
Is this a fact or fiction? SPI investigates…
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McRitchie Cryptic Headstones


What are this pair of strange headstones found behind the Lim Bo Seng tomb in McRitchie Reservoir? Nobody can decipher the cryptic words on them, can you?
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3-Headed Menhir


What is this eerie 3-Headed Menhir doing along the road side of a cemetery jungle? What is the use of this Menhir?
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Water Statues


How come these idol statues were placed in the water? Some believe they were for the sea ghosts, some guess it is a part of a ritual.
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Ubin Magic Granite


Why a huge granite rock ended up in the backyard of a shrine? How did this rock become an icon of worship?
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German Girl’s Rock of Destiny


An interesting tale of how a German Girl died more than 80 years ago, became a Chinese deity in Pulau Ubin. Who is the German Girl? What does this rock tell about this local legend?
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Sejahat Holy Rock


A compelling legend has it that an Acehnese general who led 10,000 warriors fought with the Portugese; the whole army was killed till the last man. The General petrified into a rock.
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Well, up to here, many people would ask where is Part 2 of this amazing documentary of Singapore Mythical Stones? We are still in progress in documenting another ten findings, exclusively in Singapore. You are invited to be a part of this ever-going effort in unearthing all these interesting lost legends in Singapore. If you know of any mythical places, rocks, story, urban legends, no matter how ridiculous it may sound, big or small, you are very much welcome to tell us about. SPI is an open platform for sharing and preserving knowledge together. Thank you.