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El Silbon: The Whistler that Predicts Death

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An effigy of El Silbon at a theme park in Venezuela. Photo: Wikipedia

According to the legend, El Silbón is the ghost of a young man who, out of revenge, killed his father and fled into the wilderness. The legend states that anyone who hears the whistling sound of El Silbón will die within the next three days.

The Legend of El Silbon

According to the legend of El Silbón, the ghost is said to be the spirit of a young man who, out of revenge, killed his father. The specific details of how the killing took place may vary depending on the version of the legend. Some versions say that the young man killed his father in a fit of rage after discovering that his father had killed his mother, while others say that he killed his father as an act of revenge after his father had killed his lover.

Another version of the legend states that El Silbon was a spoiled child who demanded that his father hunt and kill a deer for him to eat. When his father failed to return from hunting with a deer El Silbon killed him and got his mother to cook up his body for dinner. El Silbon’s mother became suspicious upon tasting the meat and then discovered the body of her husband.

El Sibon’s grandfather ordered him to be tied to a post in the wilderness until his back was destroyed. Once his back was sufficiently injured the grandfather placed lemon juice and chilli in his wounds. He then gave El Silbon a sack containing his father’s bones and cursed him to carry them for all eternity.

The legend states that the spirit of El Silbon, unable to find peace, now roams the Llanos region, hunting down cattle and making a high-pitched whistling sound that can be heard from miles away.

The Whistle of El Silbon

A video demonstrating the whistling sound the El Silbon makes.

The legend of El Silbón states that the ghost is said to make a high-pitched whistling sound that can be heard from miles away. This whistling sound is said to be a warning of El Sibon’s presence and it is said that anyone who hears the whistling sound will die within the next three days.

The whistling sound is often described as a long, drawn-out whistle that starts low and gradually increases in pitch until it reaches a piercing, ear-splitting crescendo. It is said that the sound is so loud and eerie that it can be heard even over the noise of the Llanos’ strong winds, thunderstorms, and wild animals.

Some versions of the legend say that the ghost makes the whistle to call out to his father, seeking revenge, while others say that the ghost makes the whistle to lure his victims.

Encounters with El Silbon

A reddit user shared their story about what they believe to have been an encounter with El Silbon. They said:

“For those of you who don’t know I consider myself a good Urban Explorer, so me and a good pal of mine decided we would return to an abandoned motel that we’ve been exploring over spring break.

As we walked onto the property we can easily tell someone had been here before us as one the doors to a room was completely torn off it’s hinges. When we went into the room with the door off I felt something wrong, not fear but something was definitely off about this place and we exited the building.

As we try to work our way into another room we hear a loud whistling noise. It went from a high note to a low note back to a high note. Being already paranoid I figured someone else was there. After sneaking around for about 10 minutes we concluded that we were definitely alone.

I did some thinking and even though we were right next to train tracks the whistle was too loud to be coming from it. I believe the whistle is a bad omen so I’ll update the story if something happens that’s really bad.”

They never shared an update so maybe nothing happened? Or maybe…

Have you ever had an encounter with El Sibon? Share your story in the comments!

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Green Orbs Appearing in Photos?

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Green orbs appearing in a photo

Have you been taking photos and discovered mysterious green orbs appearing? What could this mean?

Spiritual Meaning of Green Orbs

Green orbs are believed by many intuitive people to symbolize nature, love, and the heart. If you see one, it could suggest that you should be more open to love and enjoy the beauty of the world. It might also mean you need to focus on healing yourself or helping others with their physical, mental, or spiritual well-being. Green orbs could be a sign that a human spirit, like a ghost, is nearby and trying to communicate with people in the physical world.

Another green orb appearing in a photo unexpectedly.

Could a Green Orb Appearing in a Photo be a Spirit?

A green orb could mean that a spirit might be trying to tell you something. People think orbs are pure energy, possibly representing a spirit that has passed away or one that never had a physical body. If you spot a green spirit orb, it could be here to guide you or convey a message. This spirit could be someone you know or a stranger. Spirits might show up in meaningful places. Reflecting on why a location is important could help you understand who is trying to talk to you. Try meditating to connect with the spirit. If they want to communicate, they might reach out while you’re in a calm and thoughtful state.

Joey explains the significance of green orbs in photos

Possible Scientific Explanation for Green Orbs

When it comes to capturing unexplainable green orbs in photographs, the most logical explanation often lies in the behavior of light. These orbs can manifest due to a phenomenon called lens flare.

Lens flare occurs when light enters the camera lens and interacts with the internal components, causing artifacts such as orbs, streaks, or circles to appear in the resulting image.

Modern digital cameras, like the ones in our phones, have lenses coated with a thin film to reduce internal reflection and minimize lens flare. However, under certain conditions, intense sources of light—especially those emitting in the green spectrum—can still produce these compelling orbs.

This is especially true when the light source is positioned at an oblique angle relative to the camera lens, leading to internal reflections and refractions within the lens system.

Natural and artificial sources of bright light, such as the sun, street lamps, or flashlights, are common culprits leading to the appearance of green orbs in photographs. Even in low-light or night photography, the use of a camera flash can inadvertently cause the phenomenon.

As the flash interacts with particles in the air or small water droplets, it generates reflections and artifacts that materialize as vibrant green orbs in the final image. Therefore, while these green orbs may initially appear as mysterious or supernatural, they are sometimes the result of the complex interplay between light, lenses, and photographic technology.

Have you ever taken a photo with a mysterious green orb? Did it bring you comfort or cause fear? Tell us about it in the comments!

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The Pollock Twins

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The Pollock Twins are thought to be one of the strongest cases in support of reincarnation.

In 1957, Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock lost their lives in a car accident. Their parents believe they were reincarnated the following year as their twin sisters.

The Tragic Death of Jacqueline and Joanna Pollock

In May 1957, in a small town called Hexham in England, two sisters, Joanna (11 years old) and Jacqueline (6 years old), along with their friend Anthony (9 years old), were going to church when a driver who was on drugs hit them. Sadly, the two sisters and Anthony died almost immediately.

The driver, a local woman, deliberately hit the children because she had been separated from her own kids. This incident became widely known in Britain, and the woman was later sent to a psychiatric hospital.

The Pollock Twins and Hints of Reincarnation

Armchair Investigator covers the case of the Pollock Twins

After Joanna and Jacqueline died, their mom and dad, Florence and John Pollock, were devastated. But when Florence got pregnant again, John had an unshakable belief the two girls would come back as twins.

Florence and John were Catholics and often fought about the idea of being born again. Florence didn’t agree with John’s thoughts, and it caused a lot of problems. It was even said that their whole marriage was in danger, and Florence almost wanted a divorce.

Neither parent’s family had a history of twins, and the doctor thought Florence would have only one baby. But surprisingly, on October 4, 1958, Florence gave birth to twin girls named Gillian and Jennifer.

Even though the twins looked the same, they had different marks on their bodies, which is uncommon. Jennifer had a small mark on her left hip, just like Jacqueline, and a mark on her forehead, similar to a scar Jacqueline had.

When the twins were three months old, the family moved to Whitley Bay, near Hexham. But as the girls grew up, they seemed to remember Hexham well, even though they didn’t grow up there.

When the family returned to Hexham when the twins were four, Gillian and Jennifer recognized and named places they had never seen, like the school Joanna and Jacqueline went to, the Hexham Abbey, and a playground their sisters used to love. They even seemed to know the way to the playground without ever having seen it before.

The twins could also recognize their late sisters’ toys and asked for them by name. Even though Florence had put away the toys, the twins remembered them as if they were their own. They knew the toys’ names, divided them exactly like their sisters did, and even mentioned that Santa Claus gave them the toys, which was true.

Florence and John noticed that the twins had similar personalities to their older sisters. Just like Joanna was protective of Jacqueline, Gillian took care of Jennifer and seemed more grown-up. The parents also observed that the twins liked the same games and foods as their sisters.

In the first few years, Florence didn’t believe John’s idea that the twins were “reincarnated.” But when she overheard them talking about the car accident that took their sisters’ lives, she changed her mind. Once, she heard the girls playing a game where they reenacted their sisters’ accident. Gillian was holding Jennifer’s head, saying, “The blood’s coming out of your eyes. That’s where the car hit you.”

Once, Gillian pointed to Jennifer’s forehead birthmark and said, “That’s the mark Jennifer got when she fell on a bucket.” It’s interesting that the twins also seemed scared of cars. When they were younger, they had bad dreams about getting hit by a car. Gillian and Jennifer would get scared and nervous around cars. When a car started in an alley, John remembered the girls holding onto each other, shouting, “The car is coming to get us!”

Around their fifth birthday, the memories of their ‘past lives’ slowly went away, and they started living normal lives. Even though they forgot about the accident, Gillian later remembered seeing herself playing in a sandbox at a house in Whickham. She had never been to Whickham, but she perfectly described the house and garden that matched where Joanna lived when she was four.

People often say the Pollock twins are “proof” of reincarnation, but some argue that their memories could have come from their four older brothers. John and Florence say they didn’t talk to the twins about their dead sisters until they were older, but it’s possible the twins heard about it from their brothers.

Do you think the case of the Pollock sisters is proof of reincarnation? Tell us your theories in the comments.

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