In 1998, Virginia artist Athalyn Rose found a large (9 X 15 foot) piece of muslin cloth. Gradually, Biblical images began to appear on it.
The images were not painted on either side of this gigantic cloth, but are deeply embedded within the fibers of the cloth and can only be seen if the cloth is backlit. Otherwise, it looks black on both sides. This is reminiscent of the Shroud of Turin (NOTE: Subscribers can still listen to this show).
Is it a fake or is it "for real?" In the Huffington Post, Arin Greenwood quotes Rose as saying, "You'll have to take that up with the painter. It doesn't make me nervous at all. It's the most beautiful thing I've ever seen."
At unknowncountry.com, some people are surprised to find that we explore the Biblical, as well as science at the edge. In Whitley's Room, just for subscribers, there are now several short (15 min.) discussions by Whitley Strieber on bible verses.
The first covers the meaning of the phrase "because man goeth to his long home" in Ecclesiastes 12:5. It explains this enigmatic phrase in a startling and deeply moving way.
The second in the series covers John 13: 34: "Love one another." When Whitley begins talking about what the imposition of doctrine did at the Council of Nicea, this quickly becomes one of the most powerful discussions on any biblical passage you are going to hear. These brief fifteen minutes have the potential to free us from thousands of years of unacknowledged bondage to doctrine, and bring vivid new life to the experience of Jesus.
The third is on the opening lines of Genesis (you've never heard an interpretation like THIS before)!
In another, Whitley Strieber talks about how the Romans saw Jesus, and uses the gospels and his deep knowledge of Roman history to explain what Jesus meant to them and why they executed him, and why they did it in the precise way that they did.
And the latest is on the REAL meaning of the "marriage feast at Cana."
And how will the world end? After Noah's ark finally reached land, God promised Noah that he would not flood the earth again, that it would be "the fire next time," and despite the rising ocean levels due to glacier melt, Whitley Strieber thinks this may be true. Read all about it in his new e-book!