The entire human history is filled with things we can’t find a plausible explanation for. They say miracles happen every day and we’re used to finding a great parking spot or winning the lottery. But with religion, things take a different turn because it’s beyond our comprehension to even think that these miracles happened. Questions such as whether angles are real, and if religious artifacts do exist, preoccupy people’s mind all the time.
Some mysteries continue to be a major interest for many of us, so they become the subject of paranormal investigations. Showcased below, you’ll find three fascinating religious mysteries that have been in the public eye for many centuries.
Ark of the Covenant
In the Old Testament, there’s a passage that describes how Moses, while leading the Israelites away from Egypt, received what we know today as the Ten Commandments. Apparently, God came to him on Mount Sinai and gave them to him so he can show them to the people.
Later on, the Ten Commandments, which were initially written os tablets made of stone, were placed inside a chest manufactured from acacia wood. Then, the chest was plated with gold and decorated with two angels made of gold, as well. This was called the Ark of the Covenant.
For centuries, the Old Testament claimed that this Ark was safely stored in the Temple of Solomon, in Jerusalem.
Furthermore, the artifact become legendary when a famous movie, the ‘raiders of the Lost Ark’ featured in the Indiana Jones series, made an entire plot based on the hunt of the Ark of the Covenant.
On top of this, in May 2008, some German archaeologists claimed to have found several remains of an ancient palace that belonged to the Queen of Sheba, during the 10th century B.C. According to their findings, there was an altar inside the monument that held the treasure everyone was dying to see.
There’s even an Ethiopian legend that says the Ark was given by King Solomon to Queen Sheba as a token of love. Nevertheless, if the Ark exists it’s well hidden and protected.
Another gruesome miracle refers to stigmata which is a term used for a person that inexplicably suffers from crucifixion wounds, similar to the one Jesus had while being on the Cross. The phenomenon started to become famous because of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina that is believed to have the same symptoms. This occurred at the end of the 19th century. There’s no explication because many cases throughout history have proven to be frauds.
Shroud of Turin
Over the years, there have been numerous scientific tests done to prove that the Shroud of Turin is in fact real. This 14-foot strip of linen is believed to have the image of Jesus printed during His resurrection. According to radiocarbon tests made in 1988, the shroud dates back to a period of time between 1260 and 1390 B.C.