Fire walking is very old. It was known in Ancient Greece, India, and China. Fire walking is very amazing.. Some build a log fire and, hours later, they take the burning logs out and test their fire walking. It's amazing how they come out of fire walking unharmed. Many pits are filled with hot coals. Fire walkers have to go through the pit seven times for their ceremony.
Why should they go through with so terrible ordeals? What drives them to it? A man might walk on fire to fulfill a vow. Some walk on fire to test his devotion to his gods.
Some theories are:
Perhaps the fire walkers were entranced or hypnotized to believe he will
not get harmed. Or he may be able to control his breathing and pulse
in such a way that he becomes oblivious to pain.
If you don't know, Water
Witches are people who can tell where water is buried. This process
is called dowsing and is performed with a stick. The person holds
a stick out in front of him and walk forward. When he reaches
the place where the water is, the stick pulls downward. Dowsing
has been used for many centuries. Some scientists think that ESP
may be involved. Others think that water gives off small electromagnetic
waves that the poeple who dowse can pick up.
Time is sort of a one-way
road. It won't let you travel backward. Yet, some people seem
to slip into the past or future. The most famous time-slip happened
on August 10, 1901, when Miss Moberly, a headmistress of Oxford College
in the UK, with her friend Mrs. Jourdain experienced a time-slip.
While visiting the palace of Versailles, they were puzzled to see people
in old fashioned clothes. They saw somebody who resembled Queen Mary
Antoinette. Nobody knows how time-slips happen. That is why
it is a mystery.
Spontaneous combustion is when the body catches fire from the inside. Once a meter-reader went in the basement of a 92-year-old doctor. He discovered ashes on the floor and a hole through the ceiling. He went upstairs and found a human leg. No one knows how it happens. It has happened many times.
Some people think the person
drinks beer too much and the alcohol explodes, but beer only burns for
a little while and it is not hot enough. The first case was in 1673.
The man drank a lot. He lay down in his straw bed. The next
day he was found as a pile of ashes with his finger bone in the middle
of them. The oldest victim was 114. The youngest, a four-month
Twenty-nine people died
when a large chemical factory at Flixborough, Humberside, UK, exploded
on June 1, 1974. Lesley Castleton knew about it - knew the number
of deaths and injuries - from a news flash on television at lunch time.
However, according to the evening news, the explosion did not take place
until 4:30 P.M.
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