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HUFFPOST SUPER USER
David Hart
03:32 AM on 12/04/2012
A statue of the Madonna which was carried through a religious procession in Boston, USA, appeared to blink briefly on a videotaped recording of the event. Since the procession, thousands of people have flocked to the chapel and clubhouse of the Madonna del Soccorso di Sciacca Society where the statue is kept. Many people consider the 'blinking Madonna' a miracle, while others, including two video technicians who examined the videotape, believe the camera's shifting autofocus mechanism was responsible for the phenomenon. Two video experts from Harvard, however, said the autofocus theory could not be proven conclusively even after a careful analysis of the videotape.
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David Hart
03:31 AM on 12/04/2012
During three weeks over Christmas 1996, 450,000 people went to view the wall of a black glass building in south Florida where a two-storey-high image of the Virgin Mary had appeared. The rainbow-coloured image on the outside of the Seminole Finance building in Clearwater, Florida, is about 50 feet wide and 35 feet tall, and stretches across nine panes of glass.

Some witnesses said the image began forming about the time of Thanksgiving,. A couple of weeks later, a customer of Seminole Finance called a local television station to say she had seen an image of the Virgin Mary on the building. The station showed pictures of the image during their newscast, and soon large crowds began gathering.

"It's quite amazing. It's very spiritual, very peaceful," said Patty Scharn, a receptionist at the building. "People are making shrines, bringing gifts, candles, flowers, statues. Some have been overwhelmed and fainted. We have the infirm, the disabled in wheelchairs, the blind. They're coming 500 at a time.

Some visitors said the image was caused by the sun reflecting off water left by sprinklers. A spokesman for the local Catholic diocese said: "There's no reason at this point to think that what's appearing there cannot be explained by natural causes .
But many who have come to view the image do not need to be convinced of its authenticity. "It was like you're in an angel's arms," said one visitor. ( Sources: Associated Press; Clearwater Times; St Petersburg Times, USA)
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David Hart
03:25 AM on 12/04/2012
http://io9.com/5964879/no-the-north-korean-government-did-not-claim-it-found-evidence-of-unicorns

The problem is most of the people who read the Huffpo article will go on for years saying "Those stupid North Koreans....they believe in Unicorns." And they will all have a good laugh at the "poor, uneducated, backward Koreans."
10:47 AM on 12/04/2012
No, we feel bad for the North Korean people. They are not "poor, uneducated, and backward" by choice.
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David Hart
11:55 PM on 12/06/2012
You and a few others....unfortunately, my comment said "most" which covers most Americans, who will not bother to really educate themselves on what is actually going on in North Korea.
02:25 AM on 12/04/2012
This is VERY far-fetched. I keep my unicorns in horse stalls, not in lairs. They would not be happy kept in lairs. They need sunshine, fresh air, good pasture grass and lots of room to run. During the elections, I flew little American flags from their horns. They all looked precious beyond belief. I hope they have some semblance of animal protection in N.Korea so these sensitive, wonderful creatures get the proper care they deserve. Lairs, indeed!
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OdinsEye
Silenced by HP. Cant be intimidated into Facebook
05:01 PM on 12/04/2012
They did not claim to find evidence of unicorns. They did not even purport that the so called lair (actual translation is grotto or cave) ever contained unicorns. They claimed that they found further evidence of a place CALLED a kirin grotto. And Kirin are NOT unicorns in the European sense of the word. They have about as much in common with unicorns are rhinos do with shetland ponies.
06:40 PM on 12/04/2012
Thank you for sharing that scintillating information. Knowledge IS power, but I fail to see what any of this has to do with my personal choices regarding proper unicorn care. By the way, I was already aware of what a lair is. After all, I did see "Austin Powers, International Man Of Mystery". I still am not convinced at all that Pyongyang WAS the capital of ancient Korea. Some even believe that it was actually the ancient capital of satire.
10:39 PM on 12/04/2012
Please stop trying to explain the real meanings to these people. They have no common or book sense. They do not understand that reading and reading comprehension is fundamental.
tarskarkas
Be sure you're right , then go ahead .
01:35 AM on 12/04/2012
I suppose that " lair " is just a short piece from the cave the " Batboy " was found .
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NewLiberals
Make a Difference
12:08 AM on 12/04/2012
"While still alive, Kim also reportedly invented the hamburger, wrote 1,500 books in college and shot 11 holes-in-one the first time he played golf, according to Time magazine."

Wonder if Donald Trump is looking for a new PR firm?
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mrinaliniv
10:21 PM on 12/03/2012
How is this any weirder than people in the US believing in creationism and providing the scriptures a proof?
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BrutusHonestus
Don't Ask Me for the Answer You Want to Hear
09:08 AM on 12/04/2012
. . . or a nightime trip on a flying horse to Jerusalem
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F Sz
Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidenc
10:13 PM on 12/03/2012
The Elder's Scrolls: Skyrim is actually a documentary, not a computer role playing game.
Don't say I didn't warn you!
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oftenon
cartoons are the best explanation
08:30 PM on 12/03/2012
A propaganda ministry reporting 11 holes-in-one for a first round of golf has pretty much gotta go with unicorns to outdo itself.
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BrutusHonestus
Don't Ask Me for the Answer You Want to Hear
09:12 AM on 12/04/2012
I myself would be more inclined to believe sightings of a FLYING unicorn, that 11 aces on someone's first round

. . . but we better check the translation, because maybe it was a round of miniature golf . . .
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The American socialist
Democracy is the road to socialism,meow!
08:18 PM on 12/03/2012
North Korea not socialist! please do not associate socialism with North Korea.
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Richard Gadget Kim
05:32 PM on 12/03/2012
For some reason I kept thinking I would see a unicorn photo. Instead I see Asian kids with face paint that look like pandas... weird.
05:12 PM on 12/03/2012
This story is appallingly unprofessional and looks to have been written and edited by junior high school students. I started to make a list some of the story's most glaring errors but discovered there isn't much in the story that isn't confusing, awkwardly worded or incomprehensible. My favorite example is in the story's penultimate paragraph, where it cites Time magazine as authority for the fact that former Korean dictator Kim Jong-il (your story omits the necessary hyphen) invented the hamburger, wrote 1500 books and shot 11 holes in one the first time he played golf. I'm sure that will be news to Time.
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Popopnano
Fuzzy peaches in your mouth
07:44 PM on 12/03/2012
I haz gots pea in my soup; I did.
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Baneblade
Subversive Individual
09:48 PM on 12/03/2012
Uninstall your browser and cancel your internet service.
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cpbsmw
War is won by the other guy dying not you - Patton
04:37 PM on 12/03/2012
Total government control. Can't wait for the US to be like this. It will be such a utopia.
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NewLiberals
Make a Difference
12:10 AM on 12/04/2012
Not to worry for at least the next 4-years.

The Republicans were denied once again.
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cpbsmw
War is won by the other guy dying not you - Patton
10:48 AM on 12/04/2012
Rs or Ds are leading us down this road.  Rs have no particular monopoly on this trait.
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Progress08
I've come to regard you as people I've met
04:36 PM on 12/03/2012
Ahh North Korea, The Onion of countries.
04:25 PM on 12/03/2012
Just a few steps further left from Progressive Socialism here... N. Korea totally represents a Progresive Utopia free of evil Corporations, Socialist economy, and equality for all .. plus total Government Control..

How awesome is that??