A new apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary in Africa? Or … something else?

July 6, 2011 by  
Filed under Patrick's Blog


Kindly watch this video all the way to the end. Something striking is happening here and I will admit that (assuming the video isn’t a hoax along the lines of the countless bogus UFO videos out there) whatever it is looks very much like the traditional Catholic image of the Blessed Virgin Mary. It appears to have been recorded with a smartphone. There is no descriptive information associated with the video except for that it is purported to have been taken in April of this year somewhere in “Africa.” Not much to go on. Whoever posted this on Youtube asks whether it’s really Our Lady appearing or a technology-driven light show courtesy of “Project Bluebeam” — something that I’d never known anything about till I Googled it just now. It’s possible, too, if this isn’t a hoax, that a demonic spirit could be masquerading as the Blessed Virgin Mary (Galatians 1:8).

The people are quite agitated by whatever it is they are seeing in the sky. Occasionally, their excitement spikes with startled cries and what sound to me like prayers being shouted. They are obviously seeing something unusual and startling. What do you think it is? Do any of you have any info on where and when this happened? Is it a hoax? Is it possibly an actual apparition captured on a smart phone in a way similar to how images of the Miracle of the Sun during Our Lady’s apparition in Fatima, Portugal, in October, 1917, were photographed?

The last part of the video shows what appears to be a hologram of Christ crucified in the sky somewhere over Russia. I’ll admit, it is quite astonishing, if it’s not some kind of hoax. Not sure what to make of these.