Thursday, November 29, 2012

The Devil's Bible

It's a mysterious book that in its day was believed to contain all human knowledge. But why did medieval people believe that the author sold his soul to the devil to be able to write it?

The "Devil's Bible," a behemoth volume weighing in at 165 pounds, believed to have been produced by a single monk over the course of decades in the 13th Century, is the focus of a documentary that was featured on the National Geographic Channel.

The "Devil's Bible," a behemoth volume weighing in at 165 pounds, believed to have been produced by a single monk over the course of decades in the 13th Century, is the focus of a documentary that was featured on the National Geographic Channel.

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Friday, November 23, 2012

Blues Musician Robert Johnson... and the Devil


From "Catfish & Cotton", Driving Down the Blue(s) Highway with 2 Blues Brothers from Belgium (Luc & Marc Borms)

Born on May 8, 1911 in Hazelhurst, MS, his name is Robert Spencer, after his stepfather. As a teenager, he took the name of his natural father. In 1930 he met blues musican Son House and was deeply affected by his style. After his colleagues Son House and Willie Brown were astounded by his development, rumors began about Johnson trading his soul to the devil in exchange for the guitar expertise. He recorded his famous songs in 1936 and 1937, in San Antonio and Dallas. In 1938 he played his last gig in a juke joint named Three Forks, and died August 16. Many rumors occured about Johnson's death: stabbing, poison... or the devil catching up with him.

Read here more about Catfish and Cotton - see some great blues video's... and above all: listen to them!

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Nostradamus in His Own Voice (EVP) on the Lost Treasures of Orval

Is Nostradamus still in Orval, speaking to us through an EVP, about centuries old treasures and secrets?
Is Nostradamus still in Orval, 
speaking to us through an EVP, 
about centuries old treasures and secrets?

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 In 2008, while doing research for a new book on the abbey of Orval (Belgium) - its mysteries, its lost treasures, and Nostradamus of course -, I made some pictures and movies of the ruins of the old abbey. I didn't use the material and forget about it; my friend Marc Borms ( had better stuff. I didn't even look or listen to the movies I made in 2008, and did this only recently, in October 2012, while cleaning up my camera.
Headphone on, I heard a faint voice, speaking French, which I didn't hear four years earlier. Was I listening to a French guide... or a monk, praying? Was there someone reading poetry? Then I recognised some words and sentences... as famous Nostradamus quatrains I had already written about, concerning a temple, a secret and a treasure, possibly situated in Orval. Could this be an example of the so-called "Electronic Voice Phenomenon" (EVP)... and the voice of Nostradamus, telling us where we should start a true treasure hunt?
Or was it simply a practical joke? A hoax?
You decide.

What Nostradamus told us:

Louis XVI and Marie Antoinette:
The night falls, and through the forest of Reims
they will come, in two parts to Orval, Herne and the white stone.
Now that the monk is in Varennes, black and grey,
the choice of Capet will be the cause of storm, fire, blood, axe.
The Templars:
The soldiers who were tempted not far from the city of Antibes,
were hidden beneath the food of ruminating animals
- their arms were making noises -
and they were led to a field of herbs.
The oak tree where he used to sit, near the "field of herbs", in the abbey of Orval:
Beneath the oak tree of Gienne, struck by lightning,
not far from there the treasure is hidden,
which for many centuries has been gathered.
When found, a man shall die, the eye pierced by a spring.
The Tomb of Bernard De Montgaillard, nearby the oak tree and the field of herbs:
When the inscription D.M. will be found,
in the ancient cave, revealed by a lamp,
Law, the King and Prince Ulpian shall be troubled.
Queen and Duke are in the pavilion under cover.
What Bernard asked his brothers: to bury him "in a way they will march over and ahead":
The divine word will be struck from the sky.
Who cannot proceed any further,
to the secret closed up with the revelation,
in a way they will march over and ahead?
Nostradamus talks about at least 2 treasures, and "Hesperian citizens" (in the Garden of the Hesperides is a tree where the golden and immortality-giving apples grow, guarded by a never-sleeping, hundred-head dragon)
When hungry bonds open the temple,
the treasure that was placed here by Hesperian citizens,
will be withdrawn therein, to a secret place,
as a retaken, ravished and horrible prey in their midst!
Beware! Here are Booby Traps!
He who will open the tomb that was found,
and doesn’t close it promptly:
Evil will come to him, and one can't prove,
if it should be better to be a Breton or Norman King.
The "one who is engraved in medals (coins?) of gold and silver"... Louis XVI?
In sacred temples scandals will be perpetrated,
they will be reckoned as honors and praised.
For one who is engraved in medals of gold and silver,
the end will come in very strange torments.
There were 8 quatrains on the EVP, but there are 9 quatrains in the Centuries of Nostradamus, featuring a temple, a treasure (or secret) and - very possibly - the abbey of Orval:
Eyes closed, and opened by an antique fantasy,
the garb of monks will be put to naught,
when the Great Monarch will chastise their frenzy
and ravishing of the temples with the treasure in front.


Thursday, October 18, 2012

Shell Shocked Isabel Shrapnel, ebook

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Shell Shocked Isabel Shrapnel

By Patrick Bernauw
Published: Oct. 18, 2012
Words: 6342 (approximate)
Language: English
ISBN: 9781301070282
Price: $2.99 USD

Short description

The year is 1939, the place: a secret wing of a military hospital. A young girl invokes the ghost of a horribly maimed Great War veteran... or is he invoking her? They are both "shell shocked", their mind, memories and sanity torn to fragments, twisted and sharp like shrapnel. The first part of this invocation is a monologue, the second part a duologue. Based upon a true story.

Extended description

"It must have been May 1917. You were one of the many orphans the Great War made, in Louvain, Aarschot, Dinant. I don’t know what exactly happened with doctor Scharpeneel’s happy family. But suddenly his wife was dead, he was badly wounded and where was his little girl Isabelle?"

"Doctor Scharpeneel recovers from his injuries and goes looking for his daughter Isabelle. In Hotel Ocean in De Panne lives one of the orphans the Great War made. Belgian soldiers adopted the girl and gave her a name: Jeannette Elisabeth Shrapnel."

"They promised you that at least one of them would come back to be your father, they made a photo for a postcard… I had your photo in my pocket when I marched to the Hell Fire Corner."

"The year is 1936. There’s an article in the newspaper about the secret victims of the Great War, tucked away in the Franz Jozef Hospital, Vienna. What they have in Vienna, they may have in other places, too… And again I go searching for my secret playmate, my invisible friend, my Unknown Soldier."

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Tuesday, October 02, 2012

The Murder of Edgar Allan Poe

Harry Clarke: The Mystery of Marie Rogêt
Harry Clarke: The Mystery of Marie Rogêt

Public Performance Permission

For any public performance of this monologue, you need a written permission from the author. Please contact Patrick Bernauw. More information on Performing Rights Theatre Plays here.

A Monologue by Mary Cecilia Rogers

This ghost story monologue raises the question if Edgar Allan Poe was not only a brilliant author, but also a demonic killer, who wrote The Mystery of Marie Rogêt to boast about a crime he committed… In his final hour, the ghost of Mary Cecilia Rogers appears before him, becoming the Raven - as in his famous poem.

Full Monologue Here!

Monday, September 17, 2012

Cold War Baby Blues: Wake Up Call / Killer On The Road / UFO Crash

The "Wake Up Call" MP4 was send to me by one "Chris T.", again using a mail with a YouSendIt-link where the video can be downloaded, as did before Jacky Joe with his (or her) Blue Beam Project Lectures. This makes the connection between the Blue Beam Project Lectures and what will probably grow into a "Cold War Baby Blues" Series very tight:

Full transcript and notes:

Episode 2 of Cold War Baby Blues. Seems like this "killer on the road" has listened intensely to "Riders on the Storm" (The Doors).

Full transcript and notes:

The "Cold War Baby Blues Episode 3 Video" again was sent to me by "Chris T.", and is again using footage that was taken from a video we produced.

Full transcript of the comments here:


"You just came too close, Chris T.! (...) You caught a glimpse of the truth,and in that case, they only have two options, you see... They can drive you out of your mind, or they can make you look like you're just another lunatic."

"People were talking about a UFO crash and ugly aliens who were abducting human guinea pigs and performing all sorts of gruesome experiments... And they were fornicating too, with beautiful young girls, like in the Bible, or in the Theories of David Icke... To create a Race of Humanistic But Reptilian Super Aliens on Earth... And isn't that exactly the stuff where crazy conspiracy theories are made of?"

Friday, August 31, 2012

MK-Ultra: CIA Mind Control

Documentary on the CIA Mind Control Research, and human experiments in the United States...

The Secret History of Mind Control 

Not a conspiracy story, but hard facts...

The Plutonium Files

73 disabled children were fed oatmeal laced with radioactive isotopes, 829 pregnant women were served "vitamin cocktails"... An interview with Eileen Welsome, author of "The Plutonium Files".

Lost Secrets of the Illuminati

An award winning documentary on a "Prophecy Stone" (Lapis Exillis) that could be the Grail...

Ancient Aliens

This documentary, made in 1975,goes in search of ancient aliens, a theme made popular in those days by Erich von Däniken.

The Quest for the Holy Lance

Ancient Mysteries: The Quest for the Holy Lance

The true story of Adolf Hitler, in search of Longinus' "Lance of Destiny", 
that pierced the side of the Saviour.

The Angels of Mons


"The Angels of Mons": 

descriptive sketch set in the Great War, 1916

Sort of an audio drama about what became one of the greatest myths of the Great War...

In an Abebooks review: the true story of the creating of probably the greatest World War One Myth - "The Angels of Mons"...

The Real Zorro

I was reading about Joaquin Murrieta in "Fortuna's Daughter" written by Isabel Allende, and asked myself: "Could this have been a real person?"

Nazi Prophecies: From Nostradamus to Erik Jan Hanussen

From Nostradamus to Erik Jan Hanussen...

A reconstruction of a performance by the (Jewish) Nazi Psychic Erik Jan Hanussen.

Monday, August 20, 2012

Did Nostradamus Predict Doomsday 2012?

This is what Nostradamus wrote in the preface to his prophecies (that was, in fact, a letter to his son Ceasar): "I have composed books of prophecies (...) from now to the year 3797." - Nope, Nostradamus hasn't predicted Doomsday 2012!

Amelia Earhart: The Search Continues...

75 years after Amelia Earhart disappeared, her search continues, and now, scientists are closer than ever to uncovering the mystery of her last flight. 

Fraulein Doktor: A World War One Spy Classic

Did this mythical spy really exist? She had all the charms of Mata Hari, but was far more dangerous. Her true name? Elsbeth Scragmuller. "Fraulein Doktor" (1969) starring Suzy Kendall and Capucine doesn't tell the true, but the legendary story, for the good reason that nobody knows the true story of a real secret agent. (Complete Movie!)

WW2 Psychic Warfare: Erik Jan Hanussen, Hitler's Prophet

Erik Jan Hanussen had a very theatrical style of performance. Did he use both telepathy and psychic power? And did he really predict the fire of the Reichstag, the German Parliament? Or did he use secret information? And was he murdered for it, 4 weeks later, in the night of 24th March 1933?

Here is a Documentary Serie on Hanussen:

Erik Jan Hanussen: Hitler's Prophet

Friday, August 17, 2012

History's Mysteries: Jack The Ripper

The identity of this mythical serial killer still remains a Historical Mystery...

The UFO Mystery of Roswell

One of my favorite... hoaxes? Urban legends? No, no... Roswell is more than an urban legend, it's a Modern Myth!

A BBC Cold Case History: Stirling Man

Stirling Castle is haunted by various ghosts (the "Pink Lady" is believed to be Mary, Queen of Scots). Soldiers have reported to hear footsteps, in the 19th century one of them was found dead with a look of terror on his face. All because of the Stirling Man?

BBC-ing Edgar Allan Poe: "Love, Death and Women..."

Edgar Allan Poe, the author of fantastic mystery tales, was himself a man of mysteries...

Ancient Mysteries: Lost City of Pirates...

Always fun: a pirate tale, a sunken city, a lost treasure...

Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Crucified Soldier - A Tall Tale of the Great War

This Canadian sergeant, was he truly crucified near Ypres? Or was this (in)famous story invented by one of those writers, working on the Allied "Black Propaganda", such as John Buchan, author of "The 39 Steps"?

Historical Mysteries Redux Video: