One aspect of Christianity many Christians don't like to pay attention to is the unexplained supernatural things that happen. Now, a person can get too involved with this and be drawn to the dark side. A demon does not live under every rock! But consider this: satan took Jesus to the top of the temple, then he showed him all the empires in a moment of time, then he offered these to Jesus if Jesus would worship satan. (Luke 4:5-7) Finally, you notice that satan was never rebuked by God for doing these things. We know satan IS the god of this world. (2 Corinthians 4:4). We see from just that one passage, never mind many others (Job 1:7 comes to mind with parallel verse 1 Peter 5:8) that satan has great power to claim this earth, to deceive, and to manipulate the forces of the universe. Satan and his fallen angels dominate the earth with their schemes (2 Corinthians 2:11). We are in a spiritual war (Ephesians 6).
In one sense, I deliberately publish the occasional demonic post just to remind Christians of those facts. And I do so also because the subject interests me. In Sicily, Italy some weird things have been going on in two separate towns. In Catania, suddenly all the electrical clocks have been spinning ahead by 6-20 minutes. It has been a persistent problem. A technological group was called in to investigate. In Canneto di Caronia, they experienced spontaneous combustion of electrical appliances to the extent that even unplugged, fires would break out. It began in January 2004 and seemed to have abated in August 2004, but I post about it because in this recent spate of clock-advancing in Catania, the Canneto di Caronia fires were mentioned in the article.
The 2004 fires got to be such a problem that Italian Authorities set up a civil task force and spent money to try and resolve it: the civil legislation to protect and also develop a task force is described here. When people see wierd things, it might occasion my interest, but when a government takes action because of weird things, that is quite another. Here is the Italian newspaper Corriere, a google-translated piece about what is going on with the clocks--
The Mystery of the Clocks in Sicily
The Phenomenon involves electrical equipment
The mystery now runs on the 'Net for over a week the clocks of Catania, but also other cities of Sicily, seems literally insane. Suddenly begin to run even managing to go 15-20 minutes a day. An unexplained phenomenon that has sparked the curiosity of two computer experts of St Microelectronics, the semiconductor corporation based in Catania. Andrea De Luca and Francesco Nicosia are in some ways even to specialists. And certainly not easily suggestible. Speaking of them have discovered a problem in common, by return, shared on social networks. At that point, the discovery in Sicily are now hundreds of digital clocks that go faster than necessary.
TAM TAM ON FACEBOOK - "How many of you have had problems with alarm clocks, microwave etc?" Asked Francis on Facebook. Are immediately flocked confirmations. "I know I did with the microwave ... the system and it happens again," he says Melina. And Angel: "... me with the radio alarm clock." Paola: 'It's true even my microwave is ahead by about 7 min ... how strange." Julia, however, had thought he had already solved the problem 'to me has happened with the clock radio, so I changed that yesterday. " While Marilyn was charged everything to his carelessness. "The first time I thought the microwave I had touched me wrong - explain the system with time-Sky and the PC, the next day I find it forward 10 minutes. I'm more careful, the new system and find it later. Now 'is a hard thing for a week, had never done before ..."
ETNA GUILT? - It 's just the point. What is happening in and around Catania in Sicily? Something like what happened recently in Caronia where televisions, refrigerators, radios suddenly caught fire? [Ed. Note- that is a reference to a story below that I posted. It was unexplained phenomenon in Sicily in 2004]
"In that case even came to fear the presence of aliens who hangs out between the Tyrrhenian coast and the Aeolian Islands. The di Caronia has never been fully resolved, even if it were made of assumptions: the effect of electromagnetic fields to sudden changes in the delivery of current. More or less the same as those made to explain "the mystery of crazy clocks." The people thought the network had also linked to electromagnetic fields Etna, although this would only apply to Catania, while some have even mentioned the effects of solar winds."
Surge? - A convincing answer to give but ... "I thought about it too - replied Francesco Nicosia - but I did check the electrical wiring in my house (230 volts at a frequency of 49.89 Hz)and everything seems smooth. And if so faults should cover all the appliances. "
THE BANK WORRIED - If at first the two friends and colleagues addressed this strange story lightly and almost fun now seem worried. "The other day, Francis said - even the grocery store under the house told me that his digital clock has suddenly made a run. But this is nothing. Arriving at the bank and the clerk tells me that I must wait a bit '. "Unfortunately - my explanation here all the machines have been put in ...." "You also have the clocks go forward?" I ask for a joke. He said, "but how does she know?". "In short, the alarm clocks crazy is spreading like wildfire and now also runs over the Net
La Republicca's take on the same story about the insane clocks:
Yellow alarms that "race" goes on for over a week. Meanwhile, in Sicily, they multiply exponentially digital watches they do every day and inexplicably leaps forward by 6-10 minutes. Display crazy that after years of honorable service, suddenly slip through. Some have lost the plane, some came to school in the second hour, some came in late to work or losing an important appointment.
Seriously, if you can expect from the old clock on the wall in the living room of his grandmother, it seems incredible to happen because of clocks led to hyper. So at the beginning, some people have thrown away the alarm, who, stubborn, obstinate in the new setting is the display that leap forward, who has imposed a punishment to a child who insisted on not confess that it was he, in reality, to touch the buttons on the clock radio. To enter the crisis were those who, at home, had more than a digital watch. Indeed, if one piece of equipment could have broken down, impossible for this to happen simultaneously with multiple clocks. So what? To see a sudden, while stepping up, but each with their own personal passage of time, the timer on the VCR, the microwave and that of the LED clock radio, the more they are cast in a thousand, dark, and sometimes apocalyptic speculation. Scenarios poltergeist, solar storms, deadly influence of radio frequency radiation or the presence of magnetic fields in the dramatic increase? So it happens that Andrea De Luca, expert electronic Catania, who also worked at STMicroelectronics, the semiconductor giant in the field after talking with friends and colleagues and have found that even in their home "gallop" digital clocks connected to the mains, writes an email to the regional TV Telecolor she asked for the yellow light of the crazy clocks It turns out that the case is far from isolated and in a few hours, the drafting of the tv is submerged by the "happens to me too." The map display is not just crazy and who is said Catania certain that the cause of the acceleration of digital time is due to the magnetism of Etna is blatantly denied."
I think it's funny in the second story that children were punished who refused to confess they messed with the clocks...lol. But not so funny is the obvious implication that it is a widespread problem and one that is happening to many different types of LED displays. More weird is the fact that same clocks in the same house were showing different times ahead, they were not all spinning ahead at the same rate.
As for the mysterious fires in the other Sicilian town of Canneto di Caronia, this is from the UK Telegraph, which picked up on the matter that had been ongoing since 2004. 2007: UK Telegraph: Aliens caused Sicily fires, say officials
"Since January 2004, something of very strange is happening to Canneto di Caronia, a small town located in Sicily, Italy. Aliens were responsible for a series of unexplained fires in fridges, TV’s and mobile phones in an Italian village, according to an Italian government report. Canneto di Caronia, in northern Sicily, drew attention three years ago after residents reported everyday household objects bursting into flames. TV news footage at the time showed electrical appliances as well as cookers, a pile of wedding presents and furniture smouldering. Dozens of experts including scientists, electrical engineers and military boffins, arrived in the village 60 miles east of Palermo to investigate the phenomenon. Arson was quickly ruled out and at one stage an amazed scientist was interviewed after he described how he saw an unplugged electrical cable burst into flames."
"Locals were quick to blame supernatural forces and at the time the Vatican’s chief exorcist Father Gabriele Amorth backed up their fears and said: "I’ve seen things like this before. Demons occupy a house and appear in electrical goods. Let’s not forget that Satan and his followers have immense powers." Now in an interim leaked report published by several Italian newspapers it has emerged that the Civil Protection Department has concluded the most likely cause was "aliens".
"The report was ordered by the Italian government and brought together dozens of experts including a NASA scientist. Their two year investigation has cost an estimated £1 million. According to the report the fires were "caused by a high power electro magnetic emissions which were not man made and reached a power of between 12 and 15 gigawatts." The report also detailed a possible UFO landing close to the village, citing "burnt imprints which have not been explained were found in a field." Francesco Mantegna Venerando, Sicily’s Civil Protection chief who coordinated the report, said: "This is not the final report. We are still working on our conclusions and this has been leaked. "We are not saying that little green men from Mars started the fires but that unnatural forces capable of creating a large amount of electromagnetic energy were responsible. "This is just one possibility we are also looking at another one which involves the testing of top secret weapons by an unknown power which are also capable of producing an enormous amount of energy."
Vatican says supernatural forces, Italian Civil Task force says unnatural forces. Hmmm, food for thought. The demon world IS real, and it is present on earth, that is a fact. Some Christians may like to sweep the fact under the rug, because they are ashamed to stand up and say it or because they are ignorant of satan's schemes, or for other reasons. Whatever the reason, we see clearly that unnatural forces do exist.