Thursday, November 26, 2009

Saints, from sacred to profane

The Saint Patience, by Marta Oliveira

SÃO PAULO ─ In this november, 26 [2009] ─ at São Paulo state, in the cultural space House of Portugal was inagurated the Itinerate art exposition Todos os Santos, do Sagrado ao Profano [All of the saints, from sacred to profane].

The exhibition gathers paintings by 28 artists were commissioned to create figures of the saints that inhabit the popular imagination. This exhibition shows the most popular between canonic saints, Some of these canonic saints, despite they recognized by the Catholic Church are saint that belong much more to the realm of the legend than to the History, as St. Expedit, Saint George, for example.

However, beyond these "official saints" the exposition includes images of very special saints. They are the saints who inhabit the language of the people in metaphors of good-humor and, also, the very personals saints that some of the artists.

Feelings, situations that are personified as thought figures that were conceived in the context of their own lives. Among these saints that don't exist can be found: The Saint Patience, The Ignorance Saint, The Saint of the Hollow Dick, Saint Never! At São Paulo, the exposition ends in january, day 6. After this, the exhibition will go to Cintra city, Portugal. SEE MORE HERE

Source: São Paulo recebe exposição de santos do imaginário popular
In Destak publicado em 11/26/2009

The ghost of Ana Jansen

MARANHÃO ─ Ana Joaquina Jansen Pereira [1787-1889], or Mrs. Donana Jansen born and died at Sao Luis city, capital of the state of Maranhão. She was married for twice and twice stood widow. Had twelve daughters and sons, some, fruit of adulteries. Of many ways Mrs. Jansen scandalized the society of her epoch.

She was rich, a enough powerful trader to write her own law. However, she became famous because of another aspect of her biography. Lady of many slaves, she treated her servants with extreme cruelty, subjecting them to the most tortures painful. Many of his victims died during punishment. Some bones of these unfortunates were found in a pit located on the lands of the great Lady.

When she died, with 82 years, in their mansion, located at the Praia Grande [Great beach], her soul didn't found rest. On Friday nights, at midnight, she haunts the streets of São Luis, on board of a chariot pulled by a team of horses ghost, headless. The animals have the necks in flame. The charioteer is also a ghost, a slave beheaded. The chariot is "cursed". It leaves the cemetery of the Gavião to make its macabre tour followed by the sound of laments and screams of the slaves tortured and murdered.

The ghost of Ana Jansen wants prayers to save her soul that, of course, is at Hell. Who is on the streets after midnight can be approached by the lady of the cursed chariot. With her espectral voice she asks prayers. Who refuses to answer the request or try to flee certainly will receive the visit of her, at home, in his own bed. The horrible specter appears and delivers a candle to the person. Then, disappears. The next day, the candle has transformed into a human bone.

Reproduction of the chariot of Ana Jansen. Source: Perfil de Ana Jansen [book]

Monday, November 23, 2009

Anthropology and Sociology of the Spiritism in Brazil

Brazil is the largest nation in the world Spiritist. Is the country of the world with the major number of adepts of this religion.Imported from France, the spiritist school of Alan Kardec grew quickly at brazilian lands and in the brazilian minds incorporating elements of the local culture. Just as there is the Human Geography, exists a Spiritist Geography, too. The Spiritual World also have its archetypes. These archetypes are configured, according its cultural enviroment. They represent human types which are inspired in the real life. READ MORE

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Foo Fighters ─ The Mother of The Gold

MINAS GERAIS ─ Brazil Southwest. Folklore ou Technology? The misterious light that the people call Golden's Mother is a frequent phenomena registrated at Minas Gerais state. At Itauna city, folkoric tradition call the attention of the ufologists. For many generations they have been described like light balls, fire in the sky or lights, simply. The secular apparition is like a luminous sphere or a luminous globe. There are many testemonies. It has a small diameter. The sightings are common, especially in deserted areas, rural areas.

At these localities the sky is more clean than at urban zone. The color golden-yellow of this light, created the relation with the precious gold. This mineral, had a fundamental role on the cultural e politic evolution of this region of Brazil Colônia.Several researchers cogitate that the Mother of The Gold is a kind probe sent by alien civilizations that could be both intraterrestres as extraterrestrials. READ MORE

Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Extraterrestrials chips at Quixadá

CEARÁ ─ May of 2004. During an UFO Symposium, that happened at Quixadá city, the academic José Agobar Peixoto [photo], professor at Universidad Federal do Ceará [Federal University of Ceará state] and researcher of UFOs for fourthy years, did a bombastic reveletion:

We discovered in our research something unprecedented in world ufology! Dozens of citizens quixadenses chips implanted in their bodies. These chips are extraterrestrial. Their technology are very advanced. The chips are used to monitor individuals and the environment around. There are another cases at the world but are isolate episodes. We haven't knowledge of a city with a so great number of people who present this peculiarity.

Mr. Agobar explained that there is a galactic portal of space-time opened at a place called molitics of Quixadá. Mr. Agobar explained that there is a galactic portal of space-time opened at a place known like Quixadá monoliths. This is the cause of the great number of cases.

Definitely, Quixadá is on the Ufology map. The city has records cataloged more than 300 sightings of flying saucers and aliens and can be considered the UFOs's capital of Northeast. Local administrative authorities are celebrating the visit of the flying saucers. The fame of Quixadá has attracted curious and researchers from around the country.

During the Symposium were presented lectures and videos. Nevertheless what most awaked attention was the testimony of the farmer Mr. Antero Francisco Ricardo, a resident of the city of Massapê. He was abducted several times. Antero Ricardo says that after of the abductions he acquired X-ray vision: Now, I can see broken bones and sore muscles. I can ease the suffering of people with the help of my spiritual masters.

Source: Quixadaenses podem conter ‘chips’
In Diário do Nordeste publicado em 05/28/2004

Monday, November 16, 2009

The Predator of Viamão

The video originally embebed on this page has disappeared from the Internet. That's why BRAZIL WEIRD NEWS now maintains 3 hosting channels for videos posted on the Blog. Several videos are being recovered and posted on other topics. The image above is merely illustrative.

The Military Police Brigade enters the forest of the Road Branquinha in Viamão. The men have guns, map and GPS. They are in search ofthe animal that killed two dogs and is scaring local residents.

Rodrigo dos Santos, commander of the 2nd Company Environmental ─ We have, as concrete evidences, two dogs killed, who were predated. This draws attention because they are large animals [the dogs].

We need to investigation more to know of what kind of predator we're talking. Unfortunately the ground has been very altered. It has many traces of domestic animals: dogs, horses. It is difficult to identify the specific clue of a wild animal. 

We will monitor the area more often, including during the night. We will be watching to the roars and other sounds that are scaring the population. 

There is evidence that it is a large animal, which is a wild animal. Care must be stepped up during the night, especially at dusk.

The enviromental agent advised residents to keep their domestic animals protected, imprisoned or collected close to their resiências. To keep their yards clean, avoid leaving food scraps and remains of animal carcasses exposed. 

Then, a woman owner of two dogs that were killed, Mrs. Angélica Fritz Montana, appears and says: At night, I hear strange noises and a roars that come from the backyard of my house. The dogs are nervous.

The enviromental agent asks for the people avoid the panic [this is a classic!]. Recommends not try to hunt or kill the beast. 

Mrs. Angelica turns to say: At five of afternoon I'll go home. I have care of to close the doors and the windows. Realy, sleep during the night is no more possible.

The agent, Mr. Rodrigo says, yet: Our goal is to reassure the people, protect livestock but, also, try to preserve the life of this wild animal. The florestal guard thinks that the beast can be killing to defend itself from attacks by dogs. Domestic dogs are not part of the food chain of any wild animal.

But the theory does not explain why the attacks to the herds were so violent. Why a big feline killed three sheep? The predator has a big eye! Kills more than needed. This doesn't seems a thing of the savage nature. But, maybe, could be a thing of the nature of a insane.

Brigada Militar segue sem pistas de animal misterioso em Viamão
In Zero Hora published in 10/08/2009