Blood flowed from a Lord's coffin in 1907

Blood flowed from a Lord's coffin in 1907

In July 1907, blood began to flow from the coffin of Lord John Lucas, an English baron who died in the 17th century. The witnesses were amazed by this incredible miracle

Here the full article published on September 1st, 1907 in Sunday Times:

A weird and startling incident that occurred in a.n ancient Colchester church has caused much speculation as to its nature.

Some workmen employed in restoring the historic church of St. Giles were carrying away a leaden coffin containing the remains of Lord John Lucas, who was buried in 1671. As they moved the heavy casket they in some way fractured it, and were astonished to see a large quantity of red fluid, having the appearance of blood, running from the hole in the lead.

They at once concluded, that the fluid was blood, and tho discovery naturally caused great consternation among them, seeing that the coffin is 236 years old.

The rector and others were called to inspect tho fluid, and they also were convinced that it was actually blood that oczed out of the coffin. Anyway, the incident is probably unique in the annals of sepulture.

The bodies of Lord John Lucas and Lady Anne, his wife, have long rested in the vault under the vestry at St. Giles' Church.

The coffin containing the remains of Lord Lucas bears an inscription in Latin to the effect:

‘Sacred to the Memory of the most noble John Lord Lucas, Baron Shenfield, who died July 2, 1671, aged 65.’

This Lord Lucas was the first lord, and founded the family now represented by Lord Lucas, better known as Mr. Auberon Herbert. Lord John was the elder brother of Sir Charles Lucas, whose execution after the siege of Colchester by the Cromwellians is commemorated by an obelisk in the local Castle park.

The incident recalls many superstitions as to the bleeding of bodies after death, such as being signs to the living that deceased had met with foul play, or was anxious to warn survivors of impending disasters.

A practical solution of tho occurrence was given by the president of the Essex Archaeological Society, and a great authority upon matters scientific. He at once said that it was not blood at all that came out of the coffin. ‘If you get a body buried in an hermetically sealed lead coffin,’ he added, ‘liquid exudes, and can not get out or dry up. It is a red liquid’, and when cleavage is n;ade it runs out, looking like blood, but is not blood at all.’ He went on to explain that the lead coffins of to-day were not so perfect as in olden times. Then they were cast. Modern ones are made of rolled lead, and the joints give way where they have been lead soldered. In the old coffins of cast load there were no joints to give way.

The old Roman coffins were made with burnt joints, and are perfectly good to day, us witness specimens in Colchester Museum.


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Little girl mysteriously disappears in the United States

Little girl mysteriously disappears in the United States

A few years ago, a mother and her little girl were walking in a forest in the United States. Suddenly the child found himself in a sort of parallel world.

The young girl was 10 years old at the time of the incident. Recently, she shared her story on the Reddit website:

I lived in a rural part of the PNW, and so there were a lot of trails just outside town that bordered on a lot of forest. This was one of those, but it was probably the biggest trail in my town— it was actually an access road to some stuff, so it was like 10 feet wide and gravel. At the time I briefly went missing, I was about 10 years old and had walked that trail every single day for 3-4 years. My mum was with me, as was our dog (85 pounds, Rottweiler/lab/Aussie mix). I’d been warned not to go off the trail and wouldn’t have normally, but there was a small sub-trail that had a rope swing over a creek. I loved to play there as a kid, and that day I crossed the creek (fallen tree bridge) to hang out on the other side while mum talked to a friend she’d ran into. I was within sight of my mum (clear view across the creek) when all of a sudden it was like things swirled. My surroundings were completely unfamiliar, and there were plants that shouldn’t have been there (the wrong kind of trees, with the leaves at slightly the wrong point for the season). Of course I knew what to do if I got lost— I hugged a tree and shouted for mum. I was probably 300 yards away at absolute most, probably under 100 yards. She should have heard me, but she didn’t. I wasn’t there for very long before our dog came and got me. He wasn’t a very smart dog. With all love, saying he was as dumb as a bag of rocks would have been an insult to rocks. He also didn’t like me nearly as much as he liked my mum (total momma’s boy) and would have stayed near her. But he calmly walked up to me, nuzzled my hand so it was on his head, and walked me back out to the creek where I could see my mum. I thought I’d been gone for 15 minutes or so. Apparently it was an hour plus, and multiple people were looking for me— including walking directly on the path I’d never left.

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Man recounts his incredible near-death experience

Man recounts his incredible near-death experience

A few years ago a man named Bill had a terrible accident. While clinically dead, he had a near-death experience.

Bill said a 500-pound (about 226 kilograms) beam fell on him. He fell to the ground, totally unconscious. He recounted what happened next (testimony collected by Near Death Experience Research Foundation):

As I was falling down from being hit with the beam, it all was happening in slow motion and seemed like it took me forever to hit the ground.

All at once, I was somewhere else and felt great. I started seeing all the events in my life as they went past my field of vision. I had forgotten most of these events.

I suddenly seemed to know all the questions in my life and had all the answers.

I just knew all the mysteries of life. I remember thinking about why I didn't know this before.

Then, I could see all of my deceased family members standing in a semi-circle waving to me and welcoming me.

But, they were beyond a point where I could go to them.

The next moment Bill found himself in his own body. After this experience, he admits that he is no longer afraid of death.

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Vampires invite themselves to a party in Eastern Europe

Vampires invite themselves to a party in Eastern Europe

A young woman, living in Eastern Europe, had gone to a party with some friends. At the end of the night, strange people she did not know offered to take her home.

These men had an unusual appearence. They had white skin, almost cadaveric. The young woman was frightened by his sharp eyes. According to Brent Swancer, a cryptozoologist living in Japan, these persons were not humans but vampires looking for foods.

The witness claims:

A man that was outside walks in the house with two more guys and it caught my attention. He had a medium brown/darkish hair, slim with loose clothes ,very common looking actually but that wasn’t the thing that caught my attention. When he entered the house I just had a strong feeling coming from him that I cannot describe that well. He looked at me, he had dark-brown glassy eyes ,didn’t said anything but then he started to move around and like nobody was noticing him, even the two guys that went with him and that’s when I realized his movements were so … unnatural or weird ,like as he was going further it seem like he was going backwards , his arms were behind his body as he moved . The feeling I had was not fear though, like you would be scarred of the unknown like ghosts, demons, the dark, a horror movie etc, this was a feeling I had a few times when someone died or saw something very graphic and gore related ..kind of the same feeling and my brain just rewired in a way like you suffered a real psychological trauma , I swear I could feel it in my brain , it was the same feeling I had when I watched someone years ago falling off the stairs with blood running from his ears, it was not fear but like the brain rewiring itself somehow”.

He looked at me intensely which seem at that time a very long period and I couldn’t move, I now remember opening my mouth halfway and just staring back at him, eyes wide open and fixating my vision at him but didn’t wanted to make contact with his eyes. Subconsciously, I think I told myself not to look for some reason. He never spoke a word or someone else engaging him .. he went straight for the door after making these rounds inside the house and for a second, he stood under the door entrance and turned his head again to look at me, he was pale white and, in a way, evoked the same feeling in me as before. He left. I tried to gather and tell myself that there was nothing wrong, nothing wrong at all in all this and left my friend’s house for home.

I forgot about the whole thing while outside was freezing and me walking in the snow, feeling sleepy and tired until I saw him again near a closed travel agency building, he was ahead of me leaning against the glass walls. He didn’t seem to notice me but I knew then that it was him! I switched sides on the sidewalk to get some distance and with one eye looking over in his direction. He noticed me halfway and smiled shortly. couldn’t see his face better because of the snow and distance but I noticed his mouth was deep red, almost bloody . I picked up the pace, worrying that he might follow but he stood his ground, and shortly after we were out of range and on my way home. I am sure now more than ever this was not a human, I sensed he wasn’t human from the first moment.

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