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Warning in the Sky 1938

Mary’s warning that if the worse war (WWII) was to come to be that there would be a light in the sky from an unknown source.  And this came to pass on January 25, 1938.  This message was given to the children on July 13, 1917.  [See the letter written by Sister Lucia when ordered to do so by the Bishop of Leiria, and published in August 31, 1941.]

While some scientist have speculated that this spectacle of light was caused by the Aurora Borealis, it was such a bizarre phenomena that the reaction of most the people showed that for them it did come from an unknown source. This was true for most of the people in the world, and obviously true for the children to whom Mary was speaking.

Below are excerpts from an article in The New York Times


The New York Times
Wednesday January 26, 1938, 
L + (Late City Edition) Page 25


“Aurora Borealis Startles Europe,
People Flee in Fear, Call Firemen
Britons Thought Windsor Castle Ablaze.
Scots See Ill Omen
Snow-Clad Swiss Alps Glow …

“From 6:30 to 8:30 P. M. the people of London watched two magnificent arcs rising in the east and west, from which radiated pulsating beams like searchlights in dark red, greenish blue and pur­ple. …
From an airplane the dis­play looked like "a shimmering cur­tain of fire." …
Police stations, fine brigades and newspaper offices all over the country were inundated by calls tonight asking, "Where is the fire?" The phenomenon was seen as far south as Vienna, …

“[The phenomenon]  spread fear in parts of Portugal and Lower Austria tonight, while thousands of Britons were brought running into the streets in wonderment. The ruddy glow led many to think half the city was ablaze. The Windsor Fire Department was called out in the belief that Windsor Castle was afire. …
an ill-omen for Scotland. 

“The lights were clearly seen in Italy, Spain and even Gibraltar. …
firemen turned out to chase non-existent fires.   Portuguese villagers rushed in fright from their homes, fearing the end of the world. …

“France, Jan. 25.—
A huge blood-red beam of light … spread anxiety in numerous Swiss Alpine villages.  Emblazoned in the northern sky the light brought thousands of telephone calls to Swiss and French authorities asking whether it was a fire, war or the end of the world. …

“HAMILTON, Bermuda, Jan. 25.—  …
The sky was brilliantly lighted with dark red streamers, flashing like searchlights.”

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Vision of War


And shortly thereafter World War II began. 



An article in the Los Angeles Times,
dated March 15, 1938
reported as follows:



Vienna, March 14. (AP)—Adolf Hitler returned to Vienna today the master of all he surveyed. … 

No ancient despot could have exercised more control over a people than did Hitler when he stood on the balcony of the Imperial Hotel and proclaimed of his new Pan-Germany:  

“No force on earth can shake us!” … 

His words were a challenge and a warning to the wide world which a fanatically enthusiastic crowd acclaimed with deafening roars. … 

“The German Reich as it stands today is inviolable,” he shouted, “no one can shatter it!” … 

“I am deeply stirred by this historic change. … 

Hitler entered Vienna, once the seat of the mighty Hapsburgs and now just a provincial capital in a Germany

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And just as Mary foretold, so began World War II.  Hitler and his Third Reich began their lust for global domination of foreign countries.


THIRD REICH   (Third Reign)


“THIRD REICH [rīkh], in German history, name applied by the National Socialists (Nazis) to their own regime (1933­-1945). The term was used to indicate the continuity of Nazi Germany with previous periods of German greatness. The First Reich, representing the German (Holy Roman) Empire of the Middle Ages, was founded in 962 and survived at least in name until 1806. The Second Reich was instituted by Otto von Bismarck in 1871 and overthrown in 1918. Like the First Reich, the Third was expected, according to Nazi pronouncements, to last 1,000 years.”

Source : Grolier Universal Encyclopedia © 1965


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