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Sunday, November 30, 2014

San Juanico Bridge; The Bridge With Human Blood As Foundation?

There are a lot of fascinating stories on how the famous structures got built, It may be a story of pure hard work, triumphant teamwork, collaborative excellence, etc that would totally inspire anyone who would hear about its backstory. But, not all of the famous and legendary structures in the history has a very heartwarming background, some were plagued with creepy, spooky and bloody stories that can either make an individual avoid the certain structure or not. But what if that certain structure is necessary for you to go to because it connects you to another place for transportation, Let's say a bridge. What if a bridge was allegedly built from human blood and what could creep you out more is it's actually from children's blood? One of the most famous and talked about bridges in the Philippines is San Juanico Bridge. San Juanico Bridge is talked about not only because it's the longest bridge in the Philippines. According to locals, It was said to have a strong foundation for it has a very bloody foundation, literally.
San Juanico Bridge is part of the Pan-Philippine Highway and stretches from Samar to Leyte across the San Juanico Strait in the Philippines. Its longest length is a steel girder viaduct built on reinforced concrete piers, and its main span is of an arch-shapedtruss design. With a total length of 2.16 kilometers (1.34 mi), it is the longest bridge in the Philippines spanning a body of seawater.
The Marcoses' project of the 21.9 million-dollar bridge was contracted to the Construction and Development Corporation of the Philippines (now the Philippine National Construction Corporation), which together with Japanese engineers conducted studies and designed the actual project. Construction commenced in 1969 over San Juanico Strait from Cabalawan, Tacloban City to the municipality of Santa Rita, Samar, with completion in 1973. - Wikipedia

The world witnessed the rise and fall of Martial Law in the Philippines which is under the Marcos Administration during that time. One of its known projects that time was the San Juanico Bridge. During that time, there were mandated curfews all over the country and one of the reasons behind it is for nobody to see what the bridge is built with. Rumors say that the builders of the bridge allegedly took innocent children and used their blood to mix with the cement for it has been proven to improve the foundation of the Bridge. It was said that an enormous amount of lost children were evident that time but since Martial Law was on effect that time, no one can object or try to look for the lost children.


Urban Legends states that the reason for this creepy decision was due to the First Lady's visit to a fortune teller. Imelda Marcos was in charge of building the bridge and consulted a fortune teller on how can she have the bridge built successfully. The reading of the Fortune Teller warned Imelda that the construction of the building won't be finished unless they do a ''ritual" while building the bridge. The ritual or the needed ingredient to be mixed with the cement is the blood of children. Imelda followed the prediction and ordered the kidnappings of innocent street children. Their throats were slit off and used for the bridge's foundation allegedly.


The collected blood would be streaked to the bridge, as a form of offering, so that it would be strong and more durable.The children's corpse were thrown on the river as well. .The killings of the children devastated a fairy on the river where the corpse were thrown at and cursed Imelda to have scales on her legs armed with fishy smell. That curse was said to be the reason why Imelda does not wear anything but long skirts according to urban legend tellers.


Since then, Ghost stories followed the urban legend. There were claims that the kids who were killed are still seen on the bridge by night asking for help. Some were said to still be playful as they don't have a memory of how their lives ended. Other spooky stories were the builders of the bridge were haunted by the spirits of the kids they killed. The bridge was also accused to be haunted as believed by the locals who have seen unusual entities on the bridge as well. The said mixing of blood with cement on the famous bridge allegedly inspired other bridges' foundation and used the same ritual but there's no proof up to this day of that claims.

The myth/legend behind the foundation of San Juanico Bridge totally catches one's imagination and heart. The clever yet dark idea of a fortune teller would totally creep anyone and worst, having a First Lady following the said hideous plot is totally gruesome as well. But if its true indeed, the sympathy for the innocent lvies of the children would be hard to resist.

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Biringan City; The City Of Wonder And Portal To The Other World?

Have you heard of the City of Biringan? The city where people is not like us but the scenery is something that will left you in awe but the said city needs to be avoided at all costs according to people who have been there or lured to go there. We are fond of knowing stories that tackles about fantasy, magic and anything extraordinary and we seem to believe in its existence most especially if other people spreads the veracity of their experience to that world.  Is Biringan City one of those wonderful places that we should aim to go to or should we not dare ourselves to visit the Invisible City?

Biringan; Portal to the Ethereal City


First off, What and where is Biringan? It is reportedly an undefined location in the Philippines. It is said to be somewhere between Calbayog City and Catarman, Northern Samar. The city is said to be invisible making it one of the most terrifying urban legends of the region. The city has its metropolis comparison but what makes it more mysterious is that it is only available for viewing at nighttime and its indescribable grandeur never ceases to amaze anyone who gets the privilege to see the mystic city.


But the City of Biringan doesn't only illicit pocitive feedbacks from everyone. To some, fear and panic evokes whenever the city is being mentioned making it like a rule to them to NEVER EVER SPEAK OF THE CITY or even MENTION IT'S NAME. Why? Because the people who gets to visit the place where being lured to the place only because the city need its prey. There are also claims that if you get to visit the invisible city, You need to be cautious and pray for yourself because you are currently being possessed by the demon. Making the city more mysterious and more scary to anyone who have heard the stories of the people who have lost a relative to the said city or who were able to survive and come back to their bodies.

The Inhabitants Of Biringan and their usual victims/visitors

Biringan is claimed to be the legendary and mystical home of the elementals or the enchanted ones. They are said to be expert on changing their appearnaces for them to lure their visitors/victims. They can transform to anything or to anyone presentable, ideal or wonderful to the eyes of their visitors. They have their distinguishing characteristic and that is the lack of the philtrum, Philtrum is the indentation below the nose and above the upper lip. It is also stated that if an inhabitant of the city gets to be attracted to mortal to its neighboring city, They do what it takes to bring that mortal with them. And when they succeeded, the mortal's physical appearance will be like them; No philtrum,

Other usual victims of the city according to stories/claims:


Transportation Drivers who get lost on directions. Sometimes it is their fault but most of the time, the elementals from the city tricks them to going to the City by disguising themselves as normal people commuting.

Fishermen, There are times that a shortage of seafood brings fishermen to desperation and looks for other resources of it and that's when they get to visit the city where it is like full of aquatic resources but it is too late for them to realize that they are fishing in the middle of floating skies of the ethereal city.

Businessmen/Dealers, Some of the visitors are from the other places of the world as well. The elementals disguised themselves as a business enthusiast who looks for business partners or order any product from any type of dealerships. The victims were being lured to go to their place even if its totally unfamiliar but still chose to go to since it is for profit of their business. The city is also depicted to some as a city that can compete to New York, Singapore and Hongkong's beautiful infrastructure making it very fitting for business ventures.

Victims of Demon Possessions, If you get to visit the city it is either by accident or it is truly your fate. They say that if the person who is being possessed by dark forces and fails to fight its presence are being delivered to the City making it as a confirmation that they are already not part of our world.Actually, if residents of the neighboring cities gets to be diagnosed to be possessed, they usually point the blame to the inhabitants of Biringan. Usual victims of possessions who gets publicized on TV are students and young children.

Conclusion 


Up to this day, Biringan is still being debated if it is truly a city in Samar that was forgotten, or a kingdom to the elementals that can be the portal to our world to the elemental and ethereal world. 
The Invisible City may be a wonderful sight to see for those who have vivid imaginations, brave to experience a new world or to anyone who wants to detest its existence but one thing is for sure, The people who have been able to share stories about it and how their stories matches and fit together may prove something. This may be a product of Imagination, Hallucination or just a mere way of asking for attention but what would you actually do if you get to set foot on the invisible City filled with beautiful yet creepy inhabitants?



It may be too hard to believe but the story of Biringan never fails to tickle one's imagination and fear at the same time.

Friday, November 28, 2014

Nowadays, The entertainment industry banks on stories that ventures into the world of the Supernatural. May it be on Television, Books or Movies, it is proven to be a big hit to the legion of fans of the supernatural. One of the most popular genre would be Vampires. Some would be delighted to be bitten by an attractive vampire due to the romanticized version of Vampires.

But would you still be attracted to Vampires if you know the darker and creepier side of Vampires and its other Vampire-like creations? Take for an instance, The story of Maria Labo / Mariang Labo or more popularly known as the legendary aswang of the Philippines who left a curse that whoever mentions her name or remembers her by 3 AM will see her in the flesh and might even kill you. Sounds like Bloody Mary, right?

Maria Labo; The Creepy Tale Of The Legendary Aswang

What Is An ASWANG?

An Aswang (or Asuwang) is a vampire-like witch ghoul in Filipino folklore and is the subject of a wide variety of myths and stories. Spanish colonists noted that the Aswang was the most feared among the mythical creatures of the Philippines, even in the 16th century.
The myth of the aswang is well known throughout the Philippines, except in the Ilocos region, which is the only region that does not have an equivalent myth. It is especially popular in the Western Visayan regions, Other regional names for the aswang include "tik-tik", "wak-wak" and "sok-sok" - Wikipedia

Who is Maria Labo?


Labo was also the name used to refer to a female vampire who came from the Philippines, Specifically in  Iloilo or Capiz. Maria Labo got famous for a story that depicted her as the murderer of her two sons and then cooked them for dinner who even offered her husband to eat their sons. Her distinct facial characteristics is her huge scar across her face. Her story spread like wildfire all over the country even overseas. Maria Labo's tale got popular in various forms of media. She was included to Horror Books, Featured to Local Magazines, Email/Text Messages warning everyone about her curse.  Maria Labo's tale is very creepy and leaves anyone who have heard her story sort of disturbed. What makes her more distinct to other legends was her curse. Her curse was similar to Bloody Mary, Whenever someone mentions or even remembers her name by 3:00 AM/PM will get a visit from her and it will be the last breath of anyone who wished to see her. There's still no proof that her curse is indeed true but the thought of it really gives anyone a creepy feeling and totally tries to forget about her.

The Creepy Tale Of Maria Labo

The most popular story of Maria portrays her as a human who got victimized by poverty and supernatural forces. Maria Labo was a loving mother to her two sons and a submissive wife to his husband, They needed money and she went opportunities abroad to help her family earn more in a short span of time. She became an OFW a.k.a Overseas Filipino Worker who received vampire powers from her employer that she worked for in Canada. The said employer passed on to Maria Labo his vampire powers since it is a must for any vampire to pass on their powers to anyone on their dying day. Maria has no knowledge that she was given the said powers and went home to the Philippines with huge amount of money she received as well from her employer. But the curse got the best out of her as she cannot control her hunger for human flesh, that's why she killed her two sons and cooked them for dinner. When her husband went home, Maria was said to lose her sanity after knowing she ate her kids. She offered her cooked dinner to his husband, Enraged by the act, Her husband gave her a mark on her face. That's why she got the name Maria Labo. Maria was said to be roaming around the place and even get to travel all around the Philippines as she got her supernatural powers. 

Other Origins Of Maria Labo 

She was an Overseas worker who got killed by a Spanish old man. Maria labo's spirit did not know that she is dead or already a ghost that's why she went home to her home in the Philippines to be with her family, Her family got to see her but by night, her husband touched her and felt that her wife is already cold and indeed a dead body who went home impossibly. 
Maria Labo was a simple, naive and beautiful young woman who was victimized and raped by local men. Her revenge is to terrorize the town by being the source of fear to the town and victimizes the young men of the local men who raped her.
Maria Lab√≥ was portrayed as just a simple human being with no  supernatural powers but she was a cannibal who ate her own two sons due to her growing love and curiosity to the taste of human flesh. 

Conclusion


Maria Labo may be a product of a very imaginative mind. Plus, her gripping story never ceased to gain attention from anyone who believed her tale and spread it all over the region. Her story may not be true but the thought of experiencing what she went through totally leaves us a creepy feeling. 

What time is it? Is it 3 am? Have you thought about her yet?


Yearly, The most successful, popular and influential artists in the music industry makes a point to grace the momentous event "American Music Awards" and fans would totally be delighted having to witness these artists up close and personal or some would just be satisfied to drool over their TV screens and be blown away by stellar performances of the event. But, if we get to check the overall performances that night, would you notice that there's a universal meaning that binds all of these performances?

According to vigilantcitizen.com,
The 2014 American Music Awards featured stars such as Taylor Swift, Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez. While these artists are supposed to appeal to different musical genres, they were all singing the same song : “We are pawns of the elite”. Case in point : Their performances were littered with Illuminati symbolism.
We all know that the artists who performed that night were such huge artists on their respective genres and seeing that they share one meaning to their performances could be too good to be true or can this be just a pure coincidental case? Let's relive the most applauded and talked about performances' highlights and try to analyze if there's an actual Illuminati reference to it.

TAYLOR SWIFT


Let's all admit it, Taylor's star has shone brighter this time as she moved to a more "pop" sound. Her performance to her newest single "Blank Space" portrays her as a rich lady who tends to hate men.
Illuminati Symbolism : Victimizing Random Men = Murder Done By Elites

The entire set is made of a dualistic black and white pattern juxtaposed with objects that are red the color of blood sacrifice. Taking place in a posh mansion, the performance refers to the blood sacrifices the occult elite loves to indulge in. This performance is yet another example of the elite wanting to make death and murder cool and sexy. - vigilantcitizen

FERGIE


Fergie is back to continue her solo career as she released the song "L.A LOVE" and gave a performance of it as well. Surely, Fergie looked amazing and hot on her outfit but the overall performance gives us a reminder about the EYE of Illuminati
Illuminati Symbolism: The Appearance Of All Eyes On Stage = The Eye of Providence

 
Fergie’s performance began with bunch creepy All-Seeing Eyes blinking in the dark, as if the occult elite is saying : “We’re watching you”. Fergie’s music video and her AMA performance both revolved around a single object : A weird bus with colorful “entrance”. Why so much emphasis on this entrance? Because it is a replica of the entrance of a Masonic temple.- vigilantcitizen
The Eye of Providence (or the all-seeing eye of God) is a symbol showing an eye often surrounded by rays of light or a glory and usually enclosed by a triangle. It is sometimes interpreted as representing the eye of God watching over humankind - Wikipedia

Jennifer Lopez & Iggy Azalea

 

J.Lo and Iggy totally made the night hotter as they performed a naughty song entitled "Booty" and for sure, audience loved the sight of seeing their curves. But the performance is very reminiscent to one of the most talked about alleged Illuminati Symbolism done by a very influential woman last year, Beyonce. If you can remember Partition by Beyonce, you will know how we can link this performance to that video.
Illuminati Symbolism: Feline Prints All Over = Beta Programming (“SEX KITTEN”)

To drive home the Beta Kitten message of the performance, Iggy Azalea and Jennifer Lopez perform around a stripper pole while dualistic patterns are projected on them. Fine role models for young women across the world. Did J-Lo’s team lack imagination? No. Because J-Lo’s team is actually Beyonce’s team who is Iggy Azaleas’s team. They are all pawns of the same group who uses them to push their specific codes. - vigilantcitizen
Beta is referred to as “sexual” programming (slaves). This programming eliminates all learned moral convictions and stimulates the primitive instinct, devoid of inhibitions. “Cat” alters may come out at this level. Known as Kitten programming, it is the most visible kind of programming as some female celebrities, models, actresses and singers have been subjected to this kind of programming. In popular culture, clothing with feline prints often denote Kitten programming.
Beta - This is the second Greek letter, and it represents the sexual models and sexual alters that the Programmers are creating. The primitive part of the brain is involved in this type of programming. An early sexual abuse event will be used to anchor this programming. These sexual slaves will develop sexual abilities that are far beyond what the public is aware is even possible. They also receive the worst kind of abuse far beyond what most people’s imagination can picture. Beta alters generally see themselves as cats. - theforbiddenknowledge
 

We can assume that it may only be purely coincidental but in an industry who are plagued with intrigues linking almost everyone to the Illuminati, would they really risk their image and try something experimental like this or is this just another way of ritual that reminds us that the Illuminati is truly out there telling us that we are just pawns of the elite with the help of this world-renowned artists? You decide.


 A Couple Captured A Ghost in Bristol Cemetery On Camera

We always associate cemeteries to spooky stuff due to the fact that it is a place for the dead. The fear to this particular belief gets stronger for a couple who captured a photo of a ghost moving around the said cemetery on camera. The creepy photo totally made the couple who captured it feel the need to share this story knowing that it is possible for ghostly apparitions to be seen on cemeteries.

Take a look at the creepy photo taken by the couple:


Mary and Oliver Davey were supposed to attend a wedding on November 15th, 2014 at a Victorian Chapel in Bristol, England. While going to the location for the wedding, Oliver thought of taking pictures of his wife through Arnos Vale Cemetery. He was trying to capture candid shots of his wife but he got shocked when he saw something totally unusual on the image he captured. An image of a misty skeletal apparition caught his attention.
“ I took the first picture, but I realized Mary wasn’t looking at the camera so I took another one. I saw the spooky face straight away. I was just confused and a bit shocked. I was amazed really. I showed my wife and a lot of the other wedding guests. I am sure there wasn’t anyone near me - nobody was smoking - so I don’t know what it is. The funny thing is I had just been having a conversation about how I didn’t really believe in ghosts, so it was spooky timing. ” - Oliver Davey

Oliver shared the image to his friends and his friends shared it to other guests making it a hot topic on that day. The Arnos Vale Cemetery is not new to creepy stories as it was known for a place that's tagged to be haunted. 

It was established in 1837. Three Female Ghosts were said to be residing the cemetery to haunt other people who walks up to their territory.

The first ghost is of a ghost of a nun who got bricked up in a wall by her sisters for being pregnant and eventually committing suicide.

The second ghost is a woman who was a wife of a man who got killed during the World War 1. She is described as the spirit who wears black dress and guards her husband's grave.


The third ghost was the spirit of a woman who was burned alive. What makes her death more creepy is that she was burned alive through a mistake. 

Hearing the stories about the ghosts of Arnos Vale Cemetery makes it more easy to believe that the image of a skeletal apparition is indeed genuine to some, most probably to the people of Bristol. 


Thursday, November 27, 2014


Man Photographs UFO in Florida

Florida, September 15th, 2014 at around 10:30 a.m - A man claims he captured an image of an UFO while driving along in Fort Lauderdale. He said that he witnessed the seemingly UFO ship accidentally through taking pictures of a double rainbow in the sky. He was amazed with the scenery and hurriedly decided to take pictures using a smartphone to capture this unusual sighting. But the last shot shocked him as he saw an unusual object floating in the sky.

According to the man who photographed the "UFO" sighting:
“On the fourth photograph I captured what appears to be a UFO flying really fast next to the rainbow. As quickly as it appeared, it was gone.”

The picture shows a flying shaped saucer and it is quite identical to what we saw on the movies and other illustrations of UFO.

Does this image truly prove the real existence of UFOs? Is there truth that a UFO can be seen zipping through the bright skies of Florida? Or is this just merely a smudge on the windshield? You decide.



Creepy Apparition Of A Ghost Soldier Captured At Devil's Den In Gettysburg

There are beliefs that places where a war took place is considered to be haunted. Haunted by the soldiers, rebels, victims,etc that were present during the war or battle. What would you do if you see a ghost of a soldier on a visitor's location? A creepy image was captured in Devil's Den by a woman named Jeanie Brown. She took the picture when she was about to leave Devil’s Den in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. She claims that there is a ghostly white figure appearance in the said picture. The creepy apparition depicts the figure standing off by the side of the road in Devil's Den.

Here's the picture taken by Brown:

 
Devils Den is a boulder-strewn Gettysburg Battlefield hill used by artillery and infantry (e.g.,snipers) during the 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Second Day . A visitor attraction since the memorial association era, several boulders are worn from foot traffic and the site includes numerous cannon, memorials, and walkways. - Wikipedia
Devils Den was formed with Little Round Top (to the east-northeast) and Big Round Top (southwest) by periglacial frost wedging of the igneous landform formed 200 million years ago when the " outcrop of the Gettysburg sill" intruded through the Triassic "Gettysburg plain":13 After c. 1855, for 25 years through 1881, a 15 ft (4.6 m) snake had been reported between the Emmitsburg Road & Devils Den, and the 1898 black snake had a length of only 8 ft (2.4 m). Named before the battle,
some soldiers' accounts used the name "Devil's Cave", and a depression on a boulder that collects water resembles a flying horned bat. - Wikipedia
Brown claims that when she was in Devil's Den, she didn't see the white figure that's why there's really no intention from her to capture anything creepy on the said place that is now considered to be
a visitor location. While this could tickle the fear that we have for eerie yet historical places, there are some clarification that it may be a monument carved from white marble. The monumemt may look like a rifle-wielding union soldier who leans on a rock.

Can this be a proof that Ghost Soldiers can be seen roaming around the area? Are they aware that the Battle of Gettysburg is over already? Or can this be a case of wrong judgment to a marble monument in Devil's Den?

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

There are stories that would totally melt your heart and this one is no exception. Today's article is similar to Hachiko: A Dog's Tale, that movie was based on a true story of a loyal dog. 

The dog's name was Hachiko and he visited his master's grave every day for 7 years.

 Loyal Dog Continues To Wait In Vain For His Owner Who Died A Year Ago At The Hospital

It is truly a heartbreaking movie. But this time, We will know the real story about an overwhelming love between a dog and her owner.
 

Meet Masha, A dog from Russia that has a story that will warm our hearts. The loyal dog who still waits in vain everyday for more than a year outside a Russian hospital for her beloved owner who will never return. Two years ago, Masha and her  owner showed up at the Siberian hospital and eventually, the owner got admitted to the hospital. Masha remains to be the owner's sole visitor who only leaves at night to guard her owner's home and goes back to the hospital first thing in the morning to stay with her owner. Unfortunately, Masha's owner died and Masha still remains loyal as ever as she still shows up at the hospital everyday to wait for his owner to come back to her.


According to The Siberian Times, Masha become a well-known, and much loved figure at the Novosibirsk District Hospital Number One. Patients and staff always ensure she has a warm bed and food to eat. Doctors are also hoping for someone will take pity on the dog and bring her to a new home. 
'You see her eyes, how sad they are - it's not the usual shiny eyes for when a dog is happy. You can see this in animals in the same way as with people, There is nothing medicine can do for her here, but we are still hoping that Masha will be able to find another owner. One day, and we very much want this day to come soon, our Masha will trust somebody' - chief doctor Vladimir Bespalov told The Siberian Times
A family tried to adopt Masha but the sad thing is, The dog still goes back to the hospital to wait for her owner at 3 AM in the morning. Masha's unconditional love to her owner  never seizes to touch and amaze anyone who knows her story.


Another similar story of a Dog's loyalty to his master can also be found in the city in Russia, there is a dog monument. The story behind the monument is, A car crash took place right there on a highway, the dog was in the car, 2 people died in the hospital, but luckily he survived, since then he would stay on the highway permanently, people noticed him, and he became a TV star, but then he died after some time at the same place as his owner.

Let's be real, Dogs are just so loyal and have so much unconditional love, right?


We all know that horses cannot fly unless it is a Unicorn. But of course, the existence of Unicorns is still needed to be proven true before we assume that horses can indeed fly. But looks like there is a possibility for horses to fly if the video you're about to see is verified to be true. Somewhere in Jeddah, A horse was said to be flying up in the air and a YouTube user TheRockerMaxim uploaded the video footage to the said video-sharing site. In the video, The horse was said to be flying and there's lightnings that goes with it.

 Watch the video here: 



If this video is proved to be genuine and unedited by any works of technology, would this be a sign to the rising of The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse? Can that Horse in the video be the representation of the Black Horse?



According to sources,The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse describes the four horsemen who, according to the New Testament in the Christian Bible, represent Conquest, War, Famine and Death. They are summoned and empowered by God as part of the opening of the Seven Seals.
There are four separate horsemen, each representing something different. Each rides a different color horse, wields a different weapon and has a different power.

THE WHITE HORSE- The first of the four horsemen to arrive.
Representation: Conquest 
Power: Yields a Crown and a Bow to go forth in conquest; to kill with the beasts of the Earth 
"I watched as the Lamb opened the first of the seven seals. Then I heard one of the four living creatures say in a voice like thunder, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a white horse! Its rider held a bow, and he was given a crown, and he rode out as a conqueror bent on conquest."— Revelation 6:1-2 NIV

THE RED HORSE -The second horse to arriveis often taken to represent  
Representation: War.
Power: Possesses a large sword, suggests blood to be spilled on the battlefield. The second horseman may represent civil war as opposed to the war of conquest that the first horseman brings

"When the Lamb opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come!" Then another horse came out, a fiery red one. Its rider was given power to take peace from the earth and to make men slay each other. To him was given a huge sword."— Revelation 6:3-4 NIV 
THE BLACK HORSE- The third horseman rides a black horse.
Representation: Famine
Power: Carries a pair of balances or weighing scales, indicates that there's a possibility to the way that bread would have been weighed during a famine.
"When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come!" I looked, and there before me was a black horse! Its rider was holding a pair of scales in his hand. Then I heard what sounded like a voice among the four living creatures, saying, "A quart of wheat for a day's wages, and three quarts of barley for a day's wages, and do not damage the oil and the wine!" — Revelation 6:5-6 NIV
THE PALE HORSE- The final horseman. 
Representation: Death
Power: Carries the scythe, symbolizing that he is the Grim Reaper); instead he is followed by Hades.
"When the Lamb opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth living creature say, "Come!" I looked and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth." — Revelation 6:7-8 NIV

Is this video footage shows that the Third Horse or also known as The Black Horse has come?

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Marriage is considered to be a very special and momentous event for every man and woman who truly share one love for each other. It's sacred and worth remembering but what would you do if someone you married had a dark secret that you're about to know right after tying the knot with him/her?

 Would you be able to handle the truth? Just like what happened to Balak Ram, who happens to only know that his "wife" was not really a 29-year old woman but a 15-year old boy.

The schoolboy was just disguising himself as a woman until they got married.

"When I first met Raj it was love at first sight, for sure. We spent some time together and I realised that she was the one for me" - Balak Ram
 Balak Ram described his love affair with his "wife" named Raj as love at first sight and it's quite the type of whirlwind romance we usually see in the movies. Balak's world was turned upside down when he found out the truth after taking his "wife" to a hotel suite a week after their wedding.


Balak got introduced to his "wife" after paying a dance troupe leader to find him a wife and that dance troupe leader gave the schoolboy to Balak who has no idea about the schoolboy's disguise. The two got along well and the romance was overflowing in the air as Balak setup a wedding after a week of meeting Raj. The wedding was attended by family and friends.


 
"We went to Goa, which is a good place for a honeymoon as the beaches are romantic and thesunsets beautiful. But when we got into the bridal suite I had the shock of my life. My 29-year-old wife was a 15-year-old boy." - Balak Ram
The newlyweds went to Goa for a romantic honeymoon and that's when the revelation broke out. Balak got mad for believing easily that his wife is a woman. He annulled the marriage right away.
"We get on well as friends and I don't mind being seen with him in his sari. It fooled me so it fools everyone else, and at least I can look good with someone on my arm when I go out." - Balak Ram

Though he got fooled, Balak and his annulled wife/schoolboy Raj remained to be friends.

Looks like there's no bad blood between them, It's nice to note that Balak didn't lose his cool after knowing the truth about his wife, right?


We love taking care of ourselves and making our look more impressive, right? That's why we can't afford to let a day pass without taking a bath, wash our face, brush our teeth, etc. And good quality products is truly essential such as shampoos that leaves hair clean without going too harsh on your scalp. In order for us to assure ourselves safety from the products were using, We need to laways check what's inside and what is it for. Which leads us to our topic for this article and that is Sodium Laureth Sulfate. SLS is part of the ingredients of some of the shampoo and who knows you might be using that shampoo without knowing what it could do to your body.


Turns out that this stuff is a harsh chemical detergent which is commonly added on shampoos because it is proven to be effective to remove dirt due to being inexpensive. But don't rejoice yet because it is too strong that it is used to clean motor engines. Not only engines, It is commonly used in laboratories to break up DNA. The said component has been proved to may cause: depression, eye damage, labored breathing, diarrhea, severe skin irritation, corrosion and even death.

According to the American College of Toxicology: 
Both SLS and SLES can cause malformation in children's eyes. Other research has indicated SLS is damaging to the immune system, especially within the skin. Skin layers exposed to the substance separate and inflame due to its protein denaturing properties.LS stays in the body for up to five days. Other studies have indicated that SLS easily penetrates through the skin and enters and maintains residual levels in the heart, the liver, the lungs and the brain. This poses serious questions regarding its potential health threat through its use in shampoos, cleansers and toothpaste. 

We can assume that this may be the most dangerous of all ingredients in personal care products that we are using. To further prove it, Research has shown that SLS when combined with other chemicals, It can be transformed into nitrosamines, a potent class of carcinogens, which cause the body to absorb nitrates at higher levels than eating nitrate-contaminated food.

SLS is also part of the reason why we like to brush teeth/use-cleaning stuff. The foaming of products makes us addicted to using them. 90% of shampoos and toothpastes include sulfates (SLES and SLS), all commercial brands basically use it to cheapen costs, very few 100% organic brands offer shampoos and toothpastes without sulfates,

Though there may be a different explanation why it can still be used for our body, 16,000 studies/researches have proven that SLS may cause life-threatening diseases such as cancer.

It pays to always check the products' label and it's components, may it be hygiene products or not.