The Last Secret by Michael Brown
A look at the apparitions of the Virgin Mary throughout Church history, from the year 40 A.D. to present! The first comprehensive history of Mary's entire history of apparitions --  how they helped form history, how Mary intervened to institute the Church, to heal, and to save her people from war and plague -- to the current day.  CLICK HERE


On January 26, 1938, a headline appeared in a newspaper that said, "Aurora Borealis Startles Europe; People Flee in Fear, Call Firemen." Under that, a subhead: "Britons Thought Windsor Castle Ablaze -- Scots See Ill Omen -- Snow-Clad Alps Glow -- Short-Wave Radio Halts."

It was in The New York Times, and what it went on to relate was remarkable. It said that in London people had watched two magnificent arcs of luminosity rising in the east and west, "from which radiated pulsating beams like searchlights in dark red, greenish blue, and purples." There were vivid red glows; it was a preternatural ruddiness; some of the lights were blood red. From an airplane it looked like "a shimmering curtain of fire."

In recent months and especially since September 11 the world has watched as just such lights have reappeared -- albeit not yet with the single expansiveness of that night in 1938. Although there has not yet been a single country-stopping sign in the sky -- and although we are naturally privy to more such lights due to modern photography -- the aurora has been extremely unusual and all in all is beginning to bring to mind what occurred in 1938.

Take a look at  these samplesAs you will see, our current time is seeing unusually strong aurora activity. Many of the photos come from northern areas like Finland where the northern lights are frequent, but as in 1938 they are now being seen across great territories and at unusual distances. In 1938 they were witnessed from England to the Alps -- they may have even reached Russia -- and south all the way to northern Africa. To the west they were seen as far as New York State and Ohio.

In recent days they have been seen from way up in the Yukon all the way down to Georgia, North Carolina, and Alabama and clear across to San Diego. This is significant when we consider that they're rarely seen south of Alaska and Canada. 

And as in 1938 there have been purples and greenish hues and curtains of fire. Look at some of the images closely or resize them and you may see interesting images. In at least two there have been angelic-like formations.

Are these signs? Will they reach the proportion of what was seen in 1938? And if so, what is the significance? 

Are we approaching the events forecast at places like Medjugorje?

In the coming days we'll look at what some claim is in store for the world over the next several years, but for now let's stay with the northern lights: In 1938 the aurora was considered the "great sign" prophesied at Fatima. There, in 1917, the Virgin Mary had told seer Lucia dos Santos, "When you see a night illuminated by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that He is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecution of the Church and the Holy Father." When Sister Lucia saw the lights that night (along with so many people in Western Europe), she knew it was the sign -- and indeed that year Hitler appointed himself war minister and marched into Austria, putting the beginnings of a world war in motion. 

There was global gyration. France was calling up reservists. Germany occupied Sudetenland. There were pogroms in Germany. It was the beginning of World War Two, and it was also a time in which there were great natural disasters. 

Now, we see similar geopolitical gyrations. If indeed the lights are a sign as they were in 1938 (and we personally believe they are), then indeed it will be an interesting time, and one that demands (as we can't repeat enough) constant prayer -- with which we can stop wars and even suspend the laws of nature.

[Footnote: there was also a tremendous display of the aurora in 1871, shortly before the Germans neared western France in another war, and just before the historic apparitions of the Virgin in Pontmain, producing fear and awe in many. Some reported the evening lights as tall masts of ships and others claimed them to look like the steeples of a great cathedral. The worst fear came with an earthquake at about half past twelve the day of January 17th. There was great fear. Typhoid had erupted and smallpox threatened. Everything seemed doomed (notes one website), but prayer inspired by the Virgin there at Pontmain kept the area from a German takeover.]

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