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100 Most Strangest Myst

100 Most Strangest Myst

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spinning, bumping rattles of a carriage.
Emerging from the gloom, witnesses spot the
procession which is clothed in eighteenth
century costume. They see that the coach’s
passenger is a bride in her wedding dress, but
as it rolls past witnesses see the face behind
the veil. It is the haggard skull of a corpse.
One tale of explanation claims that in the
early eighteenth century a girl who was due
to be married at St Lawrence parish church
was disappointed at the altar. It is said she
committed suicide that evening, and the

apparition is a representation of her timeless
sorrow. Another variation of the story is that
she committed suicide on the eve of the
wedding, but her ghostly figure appeared at
the church the next day anyway. It was only
as the groom lifted the veil that he noticed
the pale lifeless face of a corpse underneath.
Many people believe the phenomenon
happens only once a year at a specific time.
But there are so many sightings, and such
vivid recollections, that perhaps this poor
girl’s misery is constant and never-ending.

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MARVELS &

MIRACLES

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THEIDEATHATangels exist is not solely

the intellectual belief of the Roman
Catholic Church. Many people of all
religions have experienced feelings or events
that instilled a belief that something is
watching over them, protecting them.
Whether that is a divine being depends on
the person’s own belief in God. There is also
a case for saying that many people feel
guided by a guardian angel, which does not
have to be a religious entity, but can be a
deceased relative or friend. In both cases, the
angel’s role is to give warning of impending
danger, and comfort in times of difficulty.
Their effect on an individual’s life can be
immense.

One fascinating story concerns Sergei
Kourdakov who, as a Russian KGB agent,
was instructed not to believe deity-based
faiths. Indeed, Kourdakov was in a squad
purposely set up to persecute and intimidate
Christian groups. On one occasion, he claims
his team raided a secret Bible meeting with
the task of punishing those present.
Kourdakov noticed an old woman standing
in the corner holding her Bible. He went over
to beat her, but as he pulled his arm back to
punch her, some strange presence held it
behind him. He turned round but there was
nobody there. Eventually, Kourdakov ended
up defecting to the United States.
The religious view of angels is that they
are solely God’s messengers. They appear to
give news of great events – for example,
telling the shepherds of Christ’s birth. Their
role is to perform God’s commands and
reveal the most important truths to Man.

Often they instil awe in those that see them,
but they are said to exude a calm confidence.
Although they feature regularly throughout
both the Old and New Testament, it is not
just bible-based religions that experience the
phenomenon. Diverse races and cultures
have all recorded startlingly similar accounts
of meetings with mystical creatures, and they
are often associated with miracles and
inexplicable healing powers.

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