A wink from Shirdi Sai Baba
A marble statue of Shirdi Sai Baba (c.1840 to 1918) an Avatar and the previous
incarnation of Sai Baba, has miraculously opened one eye. The miracle occurred
in July 2008 while the owners, devotees of Shirdi Sai Baba, were cleaning
the statue in preparation for the following day's puja (worship).
The 12-inch high white statue is in the home of Babu, Lakshmi and their
son Dhrupad who was cleaning it. At first the statue seemed to have some
particles in the corner of its left eye. As Dhrupad was cleaning it, he
felt a sudden change in the statue and the eyelashes appeared to move. The
family decided to stop washing it and wait.
On the following morning (18 July) they were astonished and thrilled to
see that Shirdi Sai Baba had opened his left eye over night. Since then
the miraculous winking statue has drawn huge crowds already. Shirdi Sai
Baba once said: "My eye is ever on those who love Me."
(Source: Share International)
from: Share International, November 2008
Argentinean girl cries 'wooden tears'
A nine-year-old Argentinean girl cries 'wooden tears'. The phenomenon began
in November 2007 in the Argentinean town of Colonia Liebig, in Corrientes
province. The tears, which look like little wooden chips, appeared suddenly
from one day to the next.
Those who have examined the young girl say that there does not seem to be
anything wrong with the child's eyes but that her eye seem to be exuding
small pieces of wood or tiny pieces of vegetable matter, rather like twigs.
"We are amazed, she shed a great amount of wood chips and her eyes
are not congested.
The wood chips are similar to mate herb twigs", explained one witness.
(Mate is a South American herbal tea.)
Néstor Anocibar, examining magistrate of Ituzaingó, confirmed
that the nineyear-old girl is shedding small wood chips.
(Source: Diario de Cuyo, Argentina)
from: Share International, March 2008
'Superman' seen in Romanian sky
Police in Romania are investigating sightings in September 2007 of a 'Superman'
figure, dressed in a shiny blue suit, flying through the sky. Around
20 villagers from Gemeni, Mehedinti county, all described the same figure.
Policeman Ion Anuta said: "We talked to people of different ages who
are all reliable citizens in our village. They all said they saw this strange
creature who flew over their houses in his shiny blue costume. We'll just
have to see what happens next."
Constantin Toader, who lives in the village, said: "He looked like
Superman and was flying slowly at about 100 yards from the ground in a standing
position. He didn't make any smoke or sound. Just cruising around."
from: Share International December 2007
Mountain vision of Buddha
Tourists visiting Zushan Mountain in Qinhuangdao, in China's northern Heibei
Province, witnessed a human-shaped shadow surrounded by a rainbow halo,
which lasted for more than an hour. Many of those who observed the phenomenon,
which occurred after heavy rainfall on 1 July 2007, believed it to be a
vision of the Buddha.
from: Share International October 2007
Sculpture of Jesus emits sparks
A sculpture of Jesus in a UK art gallery has astonished local people by
emitting sparks from its eyes. The steel and bronze sculpture Cleansing
the Temple had just gone on show in February 2007, in a gallery in Liverpool,
northwest England. Local sculptor Brian Burgess, the self-confessed atheist
who created the work, said that the phenomenon was first noticed when "a
woman who saw the statue fell to her knees and began praying. She was transfixed
for more than 30 minutes and when she came out of the trance she said she
had witnessed sparks coming from the eyes of the Christ figure".
The sculpture, which shows an angry Jesus
driving the moneylenders from the temple, has created a furore. "Now
the word has spread," said Mr Burgess, "and we have hordes of
people coming along to pray and venerate the statue." Many have witnessed
the sparks shooting from the eyes of the central figure of Jesus. Some,
according to Academy manager June Lornie, "kneel down and speak as
though in a trance, convinced they are connecting with God".
"When I first entered the room where it stands," said 18-year-old
student Natasha Jones, "I instantly felt under its spell and I was
transfixed. I am not a very religious person and I was astonished when I
saw sparks coming out towards me from the eyes of the statue."
(Source: Liverpool Echo, Liverpool Daily
from: Share International March 2007
Share International magazine reports every month on miracles around the
world. Some of the more extraordinary miracles have included: a young Lebanese
girl who daily wept sharp glass crystals; a young girl who wept little coloured
threads; and, recently, a young Indian girl who produces small shards of
glass from her forehead, with no lasting ill-effects.
Now, a young woman in Malaysia is producing gemstones from under the nail
of her big toe. Siti Suhana Saadon, a 23-year-old from Malacca, Malaysia,
is attracting wide attention as her nail 'opens' and a gem, sometimes small,
clear and colourless, but lately also colourful and larger, suddenly emerges
from underneath. The stones normally appear in groups of five, but recently
two larger stones, like marbles - one pearly and one emerald green - have
Siti first noticed her swollen toe in October 2006 and sought medical advice.
Tests showed no abnormalities, but soon afterwards the first gemstones began
appearing from under her toenail. Doctors are baffled but she seems quite
healthy apart from this strange ability to produce gemstones.
"I don't work as I have to care for my disabled brother. Also, I feel
weak when the stones are about to come out," said Siti Suhana. "Sometimes
they even come out when I'm asleep." Since the media reported on her
story Siti has received offers from people wanting to buy the stones. Siti
Suhana's brother, Rahmat Saadon, said that the family had no plans to sell
the crystal-like objects as they did not know what they were.
(Source: Newpaper.asia1.com; New Straits Times,
Malaysia Star, Malaysia)
from: Share International, March 2007
Miracle gemstones found in nut
distributed daily newspaper Blick reported an extraordinary story on 5 January
2007 - two gemstones found inside a walnut. The article describes how 65-year-old
Alfred Hossmann, a retired railway employee from Trun, Grisons, was sitting
in his living room with his wife and daughter on New Years Eve. His daughter
Andrea had brought along a Christmas bag of nuts bought from a Spar shop
in Lustenau, Austria.
When Alfred took out a walnut and opened it with his pocket knife he was
extremely puzzled to see that the nut was missing. In its place were two
gems, one large and green, the other smaller and clear. Hosmann explains
that his "first thought was, that somebody had opened the shell, put
in the stones and had glued it together again". However there were
no traces of glue. Andrea at first thought her father was joking, but with
her mother Theres told the newspaper that it was no joke - they had really
seen it. The paper concludes that the smaller gem is a rock crystal and
the larger one probably an aventurine.
(Source: Blick, Switzerland)
from: Share International March 2007
Wooden cross radiates image of Jesus
People of all religions
have been flocking to see a wooden cross emitting light and radiating the
image of Christ in a Presbyterian church in Shillong, Meghalaya, India,
since August 2006.
Early in the morning of 5 August 2006, when the church was full of people
singing, a young boy shouted: "Jesus, Jesus! Look, Jesus!" Looking
up, people saw the cross shining above the pulpit and showing what appeared
to be the form of a man on it. People from all walks of life thronged the
Malki Presbyterian church when news spread that Jesus Christ was appearing
on a halo emitted by the wooden cross.
Barkos Warjri recounts: "The cross glows even when the lights in the
church are switched off. My nephew was one of those who mustered enough
courage to test this and my sister was in the church on 1 October when the
lights were switched off: the cross continued to glow, even brighter in
a dark environment."
(Sources: Deccan Herald, Daily News &
Analysis, India; BBC News, UK; OpenHeaven.com )
from: Share International December 2006
Glass appears from forehead of Nepalese girl
of glass appear miraculously and painlessly from the forehead of 12- year-old
Sarita Bista from Tikapur, western Nepal. Since January 2006 130 shards
of glass have appeared in this fashion and since August it has become a
daily event, with as many as 12 shards produced every day. The glass pieces
are roughly 1.5 inches long by 0.5 inches wide (3.8 by 1.3 cm).
"At the beginning, there was a blister at the side of her forehead.
When we scratched it, a piece of glass came out," said her mother.
There is slight bleeding when the shards emerge but the wound heals rapidly.
(Source: www.kantipuronline.com; www.southasianmedia.net
from: Share International, November 2006
Buddha statues emit rays of light
Thousands flocked to temples in Sri Lanka in early August 2006 after media
reports that "miracle rays" could be seen emanating from statues
of the Buddha. As news of the extraordinary phenomenon spread, traffic was
held up throughout the capital city of Colombo and its suburbs as large
numbers of people visited temples and roadside Buddha statues.
"Several of my colleagues and I saw the Buddha statue glow with light
green rays," reported one witness at the Gangaramaya Temple in Colombo.
Statues at the Bellanwila Rajamaha Vihara temple located on the outskirts
of Colombo, a statue near the Sambodhi orphanage in the city of Galle, a
statute at a bus stand in Galle, and a Buddha statue at the entrance to
a housing complex in the city of Battaramulla were among the many statues
said to be emitting rays of light.
"Thousands vouched for having seen rays emanating from the chest of
the Buddha statues and considered it a miracle," according to an article
in a Sri Lankan newspaper.
(Source: www.lankanewspapers.com, The Island,
Sri Lanka; Agence France-Presse)
from: Share International October 2006
miracle of a bitter tree
The neem tree has for countless ages been known in India as a virtual cure-all,
its leaves, bark and oil being used for a wide variety of ailments. Now
a neem tree in Salempur Jattan village, near Ghanour, on the Punjab-Haryana
state border in India has been attracting the attention of thousands of
The crowds are being attracted by news of a miracle neem tree which is oozing
a liquid which is sweet. The tree started oozing "sweet tears"
late last year (2004); it was discovered to be sweet by servers at a Sikh
temple who drank the liquid and found it relieved skin problems and joint
pains. Devotees have been visiting the tree and have been drinking the liquid
believing it to have "supernatural powers".
The nearby Sikh temple organizes community kitchens and round-theclock prayers;
they are also providing parking space. The temple workers have placed pans
at the foot of the tree to collect the "sweet neem tears" which
continues to ooze out of the tree at an abnormally copious rate. According
to botanists, such a phenomenon - of sap oozes out from a neem tree continuously
for the entire day is not usual or normal. About six litre of the liquid
oozes out of two branches per day.
The miraculous substance is distributed to the devotees as "prasad"
(holy water or food) when they come to the temple to pray. The "sweet
tears" seem cure various diseases like joint pain, skin diseases, asthma
(Source: Punjab India News, India)
from: Share International October 2005
of Jesus in fountain
An image of Jesus has appeared on a photograph taken by Tom Brobakke at
Bragenes Torg, Drammen, Norway, on 9 July 2005. He had photographed a fountain
and on returning home found it contained the image of a figure in the fountain
with hands stretched upwards. Norway's
biggest newspaper, VG, carried the story with the words: "Look carefully
at this picture: it may prove that Jesus appeared in Drammen Thursday
(Source: VG, Norway)
from: Share International October 2005
girl weeps stones
A 15-year-old Indian girl has been admitted to hospital after tiny stones
began emerging from the corners of her eyes. Doctors say they have never
seen anything like it before, and cannot explain it. Residents of the girl's
village in the state of Jharkhand say that either she is possessed by an
evil spirit, or she is an incarnation of a goddess.
Savitri, the 15-year-old girl, says before the stones emerge she suffers
from excruciating pain in her head. Tiny stones have also emerged from her
ears, nose and mouth. Several doctors have come forward to say they have
treated Savitri and observed the stones.
"In some cases, stones have come out from the nose and the ear of some
people," said Dr Ragho Saran, who has treated Savitri. "But this
is the first time I have ever heard of stones coming out of the eyes. Stones
are formed due to the
high level of calcium in the body. But they are generally found in the gall
bladder and kidney."
"Stones emerging from a patient's organs like ears, nose and mouth
can be understood," said Dr I. B. Prasad, head of the medical department
in the hospital where Savitri has been treated. "But stones from the
eyes is a strange phenomenon as this has not even found mention in medical
Savitri and her family say they are desperate to find a cure for her condition.
Her bedside at the hospital has been swamped with reporters, but the family
say no one has come forward with any offer of medical help.
(Source: New Zealand Herald, New Zealand)
from: Share International December 2004
stones, boy sheds thorn 'tears'
Reports coming out of Nepal involving a young boy are strongly reminiscent
of accounts of a young Lebanese girl who wept sharp crystals, and a Saudi
Arabian girl weeping tiny stones, which Benjamin Creme's Master confirmed
to be signs or miracles manifested by Maitreya (see Share International
December 1996 and April 2004). Now an 11-year-old Nepalese boy, first reported
to have wept little pebbles, is said to be weeping thorns.
Mandip Pokarel, who lives in Anandnagar in Janakpur district in the southern
Terai plains, has caused a stir as local media report that he has apparently
been weeping 'stones' from his eyes. More than two dozen chips, the size
of a grain of rice, have come out of the miracle boy's eyes, the state-owned
Rising Nepal daily newspaper said. Now it seems that the grains or pebbles
have become thorns.
"I feel pain when the thorns start coming out of my eyes," Mandip
said. "After they come out, I feel relieved." The phenomenon has
local eye specialists puzzled.
(Source: Share International; The Hindustan
from: Share International November 2004
Doctors in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, are puzzled by a strange phenomenon: an
eight-year-old girl who has been weeping "tears of stone" for
a month. Scenes of the child weeping the miracle tears have been captured
on video. So far medical science has not been able to provide an explanation,
and doctors who have examined the girl thoroughly have pronounced her to
be fit and healthy.
Her father has so far counted eight stones which have fallen from her eyes.
The 'stones', each the size of a grain of wheat, have been subjected to
laboratory tests where they were discovered to be unlike normal stones,
consisting instead of calcium, magnesium, carbon and uric acid. The tiny
tear-grains have now been sent to a geological laboratory for further tests
in an effort to explain the phenomenon.
(Source: Utrecht Nieuwsblad; De Telegraaf,
from: Share International April 2004
boy tells world's longest epic
After having had a dream, a 13-year-old Tibetan boy has since been able
to tell Tibets' most respected folk story, which is also considered the
epic in the world. The boy, Sitar Doje, is a fifth-grade student at an elementary
school in Shading Town, Banbar County in Qamdo Prefecture. He said he fell
asleep one day when he was 11 years old, and woke up miraculously able to
tell the story of the legendary hero, King Gesser. Now
the boy can talk and sing about the story for six consecutive hours.
The 10-million-word Tibetan epic portraying King Gesser has more than 200
parts that have been passed down from generation to generation as oral
works of folk art. According to Tibetan tradition, people who learned to
tell the epic story through dreaming are addressed as "God-taught Master".
In Tibet, many epic-tellers since ancient times claimed that they had learned
to tell the story in dreams.
(Source: Xinhua, China) - also see www.chinadaily.com
from: Share International December 2003
A man in India's north-eastern state of Assam has baffled ophthalmologists
by gazing at the sun for hours without blinking. For 24-year-old Dimbeswar
Basumatary in the village of Balimari, 290 kilometres west of Assam's capital
Guwahati, sun-gazing has become a passion. On some days he stares directly
at the sun from dawn until sundown. "I love watching the bright sun
on its journey across the sky, although it all started by chance some five
years back," Basumatary said.
According to experts, a person gazing at the blazing sun for a maximum of
90 seconds runs the risk of having a solar burn or retina damage. "We
have examined Basumatary a number of times and it is really surprising to
find him having good colour vision with no significant problems detected
so far," said Biraj Jyoti Goswami, a senior ophthalmologist at the
Sankardev Netralaya, a premier eye hospital in Guwahati.
Basumatary's demonstrations before journalists and photographers have met
resistance. "I was at the Indian Gate in New Delhi before an army of
photographers some time back when police prevented me from continuing on
medical grounds," Basumatary said: "But I know nothing would happen
to me as I have been doing
this without any problems for the past five years."
He says gazing at the sun gives him food for survival in the form of solar
energy. "The sun for me is a meal in itself and I have tried not eating
anything for four days in a row and still show no signs of hunger or thirst,"
(Source: Islamic Republic News Agency)-
also see the article at www.irna.com)
from: Share International January/February 2003
crowds flocking to see mysterious fireballs in Thailand
The Thai press has recently reported thousands of tourists flocking to see
a mysterious phenomenon in Nong Khai province, north-eastern Thailand,
in which coloured fireballs known as "Naga's Fireballs" shoot
into the sky on the first full-moon night of October each year, at the end
Lent. The flames, said to come from a mythical serpent living in the Mekong
River, are being investigated by the Thai Government.
(Source: Bangkok Post;
aus: Share International December 2002
dried blood liquefies
substance many Neapolitans believe is the dried blood of their patron saint
was seen to liquify on 19 September 2002 as part of a twice-yearly miracle.
Thousands of people crowded into Naples Cathedral to see the blood of the
4th-century Saint Gennaro turn from powder to liquid, which they see as
a good omen for the city and the world.
The miracle has been recorded almost without fail for the past 600 years
- on 19 September, the saint's feast day, and on the first Saturday in May.
When the blood has remained dry, it is believed that tragedies have followed.
Disaster has struck at least five times after the blood failed to liquefy.
In 1527, for instance, the Plague killed 40,000 people, and in November
1980 some 3,000 people died in a massive earthquake that struck southern
Scientists have confirmed that the substance inside the closed vial is blood,
but cannot explain why it regularly turns to liquid. Cardinal Michele Giordano
told the congregation that this year's miracle was particularly auspicious,
because the blood had liquefied in less than an hour. "It's an extraordinary
event, also because you can clearly see that the blood has changed colour
and there's more of it," Giordano said.
from: Share International, November 2002
rainbow in Moscow
Russian scientists cannot explain how a young man could generate, before
dozens of witnesses, an energetic aura in the form of a rainbow in one of
the most frequented parks of Moscow, without any tricks or the help of technical
devices. Passers-by could not believe their eyes when out of this young
man of 30, who was speaking with his girlfriend next to a fountain, emerged
an aura with the form and colours of a rainbow.
(Source: Diario de Cádiz, Spain)
from: Share International, November 2000
In July 1998 an enormous drawing of an Aboriginal man, beautifully drawn
and proportioned, was discovered in the south Australian desert, near Lake
Eyre, 400 miles north of Adelaide. Visible only from 3,000 feet above, it
measures three miles long, and was discovered after businesses in the nearest
town, Marree, received anonymous faxes telling them of its presence.
The figure was drawn into the earth with a 20-footwide gouged line, which,
from 3,000 feet, appears as a deep rust colour contrasting with the pale
desert earth. The circumference of this linedrawing measures 10 miles. Ray
Goss was the first person to see the image from a plane, and notes that
it is impossible to recognize the shape from the ground. "It is a drawing
of an Aboriginal person," he said. "He's holding something like
a spear in his hand."
The mystery figure has produced much interest from the Australian and international
media, and speculation about its creator is rife. While some people think
it was a prank by the local community to attract tourists, others are suggesting
it could only be the work of extra-terrestrials.
(Source: The Guardian, UK)
from: Share International, September 1998
girl cries crystal tears
A Lebanese girl has baffled doctors by producing tiny crystals from her
eyes. Since March of this year, 12-year-old Hasnah Mohamed Meselmani has
been producing tiny crystals at an average rate of seven a day.
Although the crystals are as sharp as cut glass, Hasnah says she feels no
pain and doctors cannot explain the phenomenon. Her father wants her to
see specialists in Europe or America to find an explanation. Eye surgeon
Dr Nasib El-Lakkis said he will be sending details of this case to an eye
surgeons' conference in Spain.
from: Share International, December 1996
ABC Radio in the US reported a huge "UFO" with a bright red glow
over Shanghai, China. The object initially appeared in human form, and changed
to a mushroom shape. The phenomenon lasted approximately one hour.
(Source: ABC Radio, USA)
from: Share International June 1993