Friday, 28 March 2008

STIGMATA

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Stigmata are bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain in locations corresponding to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus. The term originates from the line at the end of Saint Paul's Letter to the Galatians where he says, "I bear on my body the marks of Jesus," stigmata is the plural of the Greek word stigma meaning a mark or brand such as might have been used for identification of an animal or slave. An individual bearing stigmata is referred to as a stigmatic.

The causes of stigmata are the subject of considerable debate. Some contend that they are miraculous, while others argue they are hoaxes or can be explained medically. Stigmata are primarily associated with the Roman Catholic faith. Many reported stigmatics are members of Catholic religious orders. The majority of reported stigmatics are female

"Tree Man"

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AN INDONESIAN known as "Tree Man" - because of incredibly long warts on his hands and feet that resemble tree roots - is still baffling many experts about the cause of his condition.

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After cutting his knee as a teenager, 35-year-old Dede now has “warty roots” coming out of his arms and legs in what was believed to be a life-threatening condition.

Jenglot

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Jenglot is a mystical creature found in Indonesia, especially in Java. Jenglots are mostly found by native psychic after they have done a supernatural ceremony. Jenglot can be found everywhere, from under the ground, on a wrecked house's roof, and even in the trunk of a huge tree.Jenglot is a small human-like creature, usually found around 10-15cm with long nails. The hair on its head is said to be able to grow longer over time. The face of a jenglot is shaped like skeleton or zombie. A creature has been found with joined feet, which makes it looks like a mermaid

Jenglot keepers feed their creature with blood, either animal blood (goat) or human blood. A person who feeds the creature with human blood buys the blood legally from the Indonesian Red Cross. Actually, the jenglot does not eat the blood straightly. The person put the jenglot near the blood, and the jenglot doesn't even move or touch the blood. It is said that jenglot will get the nutrients of the blood in their own way.People who have caught the jenglot usually bring their creature all over Indonesia to exhibit them in order to gain some money.