“Catholic X-Files”

From James Swan (whence the title):

OK, I know I poke fun at Rome’s apologists, but they are difficult to take seriously when they post things like this.

The link goes to Patrick Madrid, who titles his post, “Strange Lights in the Sky”:

This story is linked to prominently today on the Drudge Report, so perhaps you’ve already seen these pictures of unusual and inexplicable columns of colored lights in the European night sky. But I just want to add that this phenomenon of strange lights in the sky is unsettlingly reminiscent of what the Blessed Virgin Mary promised to the three children at Fatima   in 1917: namely, that when the world saw a “great light” in the sky, a terrible war would soon commence. This startling phenomenon was observed across Europe on January 25th, 1938. The war started the following year, and tens of millions perished.

Just . . . something . . . to . . . think . . . about.

If you read the article, you see that the photo is hardly “inexplicable.”

But experts are agreed there may be a more prosaic explanation – ice crystals in the air.

The air above the town was notably cold and filled with suspended ice crystals.

It is believed that the columns were formed by those reflecting light from the bright streetlamps and other lights on the ground – beaming it back downwards again.

There are some unusual features of these columns, but they are, and remain, quite explicable.