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VIDEO: Holy spirit scared of handcuffs

At a temple in Thailand, a woman claims that she is possessed by a holy spirit as she sits in a meditating posture and makes strange moves to draw attention.

A monk tells the people standing around the woman that she is not possessed and that she is trying to deceive them.

But the woman insists she is possessed.

A man then approaches her and asks for her hands. The woman suddenly stands up and returns to a normal state as she sees he is carrying a pair of handcuffs.

The woman says she is still possessed but the holy spirit needs to make a phone call to her daughter. The man tells her that the spirit can make the phone call at the police station.

The woman quickly walks out of the temple.

The incident was caught on camera and posted on social media on Sunday by Ohozaa Clip.

 

Clarification of OCH being transformed to Hotel

Pertaining to the blogs and social medias that claimed that Old Changi Hospital (OCH)  being transformed to a Hotel.

The said Hotel address is at 33 Hendon Road vs the actual OCH (see picture below).

No doubt the OCH still exists, SPI likes to advice the general public that OCH remains a restricted area and no trepassing.   Thank you for your attention.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transylvania’s Haunted Forest, Known as Romania’s ‘Bermuda Triangle’


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Hoia Baciu (Hoia Forest) in Romania. (Bortescristian via Compfight)

The universe is full of mysteries that challenge our current knowledge. In “Beyond Science” Epoch Times collects stories about these strange phenomena to stimulate the imagination and open up previously undreamed of possibilities. Are they true? You decide.

When most people think of Transylvania, the first thought that comes to mind is Dracula. But, setting Vlad Tepes (the person considered the model for Dracula) aside, the area’s majestic yet notorious landscapes are home to perhaps the world’s most haunted forest.

The forest in question is the Hoia Baciu forest located outside the city of Cluj Napoca in the historical region of Transylvania, Romania.

17th century view of Cluj-Napoca. Painting by Egidius van der Rye, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600). (Wikimedia Commons)

17th century view of Cluj-Napoca. Painting by Egidius van der Rye, engraving by Joris Hoefnagel (1542–1600). (Wikimedia Commons)

The area first gained notoriety outside the region when in 1968 biologist Alexandru Sift who, while on a scientific expedition to the forest, snapped a photo of a disc shaped UFO. The photo fueled ufologist interest across the world.

However, the forest is known for much more than just UFO related phenomenon. It is known as the “Bermuda Triangle of Transylvania” among the ghost hunting community and among paranormal investigators, such as Dr. Adrian Patrut, president of the Romanian Society of Parapsychology.

“Some experts believe that we are dealing with a genuine Romanian ‘Bermuda Triangle.’ The area certainly can be certified as such, especially with the exceptional video and photos, along with testimonies of researchers who studied it for decades,” said Dr. Adrian Patrut in the show “Science and Knowledge (TVR Cluj), according to www.hoiabaciuforest.com.

Visitors to the area tell of intense feelings of anxiety. Moreover, some who have ventured off into the mysterious woods have emerged with unexplained rashes, scratches, burns, and other effects like migraines, nausea, vomiting, and even missing time.

To make matters more menacing, some of the forest trees are twisted and distorted misshapen like those depicted in old fairy tales. This landscape adds to the anxiety experienced by visitors as they enter.

In one particular area of the forest is a clearing were no trees grow. Some paranormal investigators believe this area to be especially high in activity.

Many locals believe the site is haunted and that if they enter, they will not return. In fact, according to legends of the area, the forest is named after a local shepherd who, along with his 200 sheep, disappeared.

Other legends include that spirits of murdered villagers have been trapped in the forest and are unable to move on. Visitors to the forest often hear disembodied voices and sometimes witness disembodied heads floating amid the trees.

Dr. Patrut has been studying the site since the 1970s, but unfortunately, no conclusions about the forest’s strange atmosphere have come to light.

Hoia Forest and Grigorescu district, Cluj-Napoca, June 2005. (Roamata/Wikimedia Commons)

Hoia Forest and Grigorescu district, Cluj-Napoca, June 2005.
(Roamata/Wikimedia Commons)

In recent years the site has attracted tourists to the area seeking either ghostly encounters or spiritual experiences, according to the Travel Channel’s “Ghost Adventures,” a show which did a short stint on the mystery forest (see video clip above).

Today even the legends remain buried in the shroud of campfire stories. However, the lasting impression of this forest seems to the consistency of the occurrences and the large amount of photographic evidence.

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Source :

http://www.theepochtimes.com/n3/1076670-transylvanias-haunted-forest-known-as-romanias-bermuda-triangle-hoia-baciu/

Hungry Ghost Festival


Hungry Ghost Festival

While in the West they have to celebrate Halloween, the Chinese also have their own version for ghost, namely the “Hungry Ghost Festival”. Unlike the West, Chinese celebrate the Festival for the entire month by offering food and prayers to the ghosts. Most Chinese today may know a bit about the procedures of the festival but very few know the story behind the festival. The following is the legend that is associated with it:
As with many cool events, the origins of Ghost Month remain a mystery. Buddhists believe the legend that a man named Mu Lian, who was a student of Buddha went to see his departed mother by his mystical power. It was said that Mu Lian’s mother was in sin and she was punished to the realm of the hungry ghost when she died. When Mu Lian saw her, she was in hunger and great suffering. Mu Lian was deeply saddened and he tried to feed her with some rice in bowl. However , the rice turned into a charcoal immediately when his mother put the rice into the mouth. Mu Lian was very depressed and left because he could not do anything to help his mother.

Mu Lian went back to seek the help of his master, Buddha to release his mother rom those suffering. Buddha told him that the only way to save her from salvation was to offer fruits and vegetables in yulan bowls to the monks on 15th day of the 7th lunar calendar. The monks would requite to all the Sangha members in ten directions. It is said that the Sangha members were holding pure and complete precepts on that day. Their meritorious power can help the donors’ parents out of the great suffering in hell .

 

Later on, Mu Lian saved his mother from the suffering and he asked Buddha if his followers could do the same practice. Buddha advised that all the followers should have the practice too. Nowadays, the legend of Mu Lian has become a significant day to remember the filial piety of their ancestors.

 

Taoists believe that during the month of Hungry Ghost festival, the gate of hell is opened and all the hungry ghosts go roaming to the world. During the whole 7th lunar month, the Chinese celebrate the festival by holding religious ceremonies at home, temples associations and guilds. Sometimes prayers and food are offered at street corners and roadsides for the hungry ghosts. It is a belief that the practice will prevent the wandering souls from entering their homes and stay out of troubles. The Enlightenment Ceremony is held during the period to exempt the souls of ancestors from suffering and pain.

The best places to watch how the traditional rites are practised in Singapore are in the soul of the heartlands, where fellow believers congregate to burn incense sticks and present their offerings in the form of prayer, fruit such as Mandarin oranges, food such as roasted suckling pig, bowls of rice and occasionally a local Chinese cake made especially for the occasion. It is not uncommon to see various forms of tentage set up in open fields during this period, for the Chinese also believe in entertaining the spirits with boisterous live wayang and getai performances not only depicting tales of the divine gods and goddesses, but also bawdy stand-up comedy with a local twang, song and dance numbers in the various Chinese dialects and even sensually acrobatic pole dancing by felinely lithe spandex clad dancers.

Everyone is welcome to watch the show as long as you don’t sit at the front row, which is reserved for the “special guests”. The festival is so widely-practised here that special joss paper bins have been set up for believers to burn their paper money in, believed to translate into great fortune in the afterlife. Small altars can also be seen outside many homes, both on private property and in public housing areas.

From grand feasts costing thousands of dollars to a mélange of puppetry, opera and singing performances, the various ways with which the Chinese appease these roaming spirits is fascinating to watch, these festivities usually take place across the various neighbourhoods like Chinatown, Redhill and Geylang — so check these out if you’re feeling a little adventurous and want to lose yourself in a truly local experience.

Date to start of Hungry Ghost Month: 26 Jul 2014, 23:59hrs, Chinese timing is 2300hrs

 

Crop Circle Baffles Villagers in Southern Russia

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The Krasnodar region is no stranger to crop circles and accounts for 40 percent of all of those recorded in Russia.

The appearance of a mysterious crop circle in a southern Russian village has lead some residents to conclude aliens must have paid them a visit.

The unusual marking, about 40 meters in diameter, appeared in a sunflower field on a farm in the Krasnodar region last Thursday, local news site Svet Mayakov reported.

A video uploaded Sunday to the popular Russian social network Vkontakte shows the inside of the crop formation, which consists of a series of squares and rectangles joined together in a seemingly random pattern.

It was not immediately clear what caused the marking, though one resident told Channel Nine television that villagers had seen an unidentified object rising from the field, omitting a beam of light five meters in diameter.
A video camera located on the farm did not pick up any unusual activity, and no one was seen entering the field when the marking is believed to have appeared, news site Svet Mayakov reported.

The Krasnodar region is no stranger to crop circles and accounts for 40 percent of all of those recorded in Russia. A group of amateur enthusiasts convened in the area just last month to collect evidence of the unusual phenomenon.

But there are some who doubt the supernatural aspect of the markings.

“Firstly, I saw a whole swarm of insects and lizards in the fields,” alien-hunter Sergei Frolov told the Komsomolskaya Pravda newspaper.

“Secondly, the plants themselves are broken and scattered in different directions, and in real crop circles they bend at the same angle. Furthermore, there are traces of human footprints in several places in the field.”

Video Link :
http://vk.com/video180819771_169024073?hash=9e405da85090fa49 

St John’s Island Mar 14 photos

http://spi.com.sg/media/photos-videos/

Please check out the photos taken at St John’s Island Investigation on early March 2014

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