Were the Prophesied ‘Unknown Lights’ in the Sky at the Start of World War II Artificial?


So, that sounds like a crazy title, huh? Just hang on a second, let me explain…

During the first World War between May and October 1917, it is said that an apparition of the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared to three Portuguese children.

Official Catholic interpretation of three prophecies she gave, which have come to be known as the Three Secrets of Fátima, includes visions of Hell, World War I, and World War II.

Here is the second secret:

“You have seen hell where the souls of poor sinners go. To save them, God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart. If what I say to you is done, many souls will be saved and there will be peace. The war is going to end: but if people do not cease offending God, a worse one will break out during the Pontificate of Pius XI. When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father. To prevent this, I shall come to ask for the consecration of Russia to my Immaculate Heart, and the Communion of reparation on the First Saturdays. If my requests are heeded, Russia will be converted, and there will be peace; if not, she will spread her errors throughout the world, causing wars and persecutions of the Church. The good will be martyred; the Holy Father will have much to suffer; various nations will be annihilated. In the end, my Immaculate Heart will triumph. The Holy Father will consecrate Russia to me, and she shall be converted, and a period of peace will be granted to the world”. [emphasis added]

When you see a night illuminated…

Pay particular attention to the line about, “When you see a night illumined by an unknown light, know that this is the great sign given you by God that he is about to punish the world for its crimes, by means of war, famine, and persecutions of the Church and of the Holy Father.”

This “unknown light” would shine and the world would be punished for its crimes by war, famine etc. but notice specifically this would happen if Russia didn’t convert.

Fast forward to 1938, and no, Russia didn’t convert.

It has been reported that strange, inexplicable awe-inspiring auroras graced the night sky on January 25, 1938. These lights were witnessed in skies across North and South America and parts of Europe.


According to Wikipedia, “The celestial display was seen from Canada to Bermuda to Austria to Scotland, and short-wave radio transmissions were shut down for almost 12 hours in Canada. RCA reported it was the second-most powerful electrical disturbance in 100 years. The lights were not seen over the Pacific Ocean, and radio traffic was uninterrupted in that region.”

One eyewitness, Erich Christian of South Carolina, reported that the borealis couldn’t have come from normal sun activity.

Sixty years ago, on 25 January 1938, I witnessed and vividly remember an unusual phenomenon: A mysterious light that covered the sky in the evening and, as I was told later, extended over a large part of the northern hemisphere. It was called an unusual northern light, an aurora borealis. But that could not be the cause for two reasons:

(a) Northern lights are caused by sun spots and at that time there was only a minimum of them recorded.

(b) The mysterious illumination of the sky – bright red color with no streaks or movement whatsoever – was entirely different from normal occurrences. (source)

It was just a few weeks later in March when Germany annexed Austria. Many have pointed to the strange borealis as proof of Fátima’s vision for World War II.

Another Possibility

In researching this topic, I went back to the papers in 1938 to see what people said about these auroras. I mainly found a lot of articles talking about how telegraph wires were knocked out because of them or locales where people called for police because they thought the sky was on fire as the light was so intense.

Oddly, though, tucked into one paper later on in the year, I found this article in The Ottawa Journal dated October 12, 1938:


As proposed in the British science journal Nature, Dr. V. A. Bailey of the University of Sydney proposed using radio waves to create artificial auroras 50 miles overhead which would light up the sky as brightly as the full moon does, by principles already in use in labs at the time. A single radio station could cover a 60-mile patch of sky and illuminate country roads as well as ordinary lighting systems. If properly chosen waves are sent up against ionized layers of air, the air itself will glow. “If the radio beam is timed to synchronize with these gyrations… the electrons will speed up enough to emit light.”

You can believe that if this was printed in the paper and in journals openly in 1938, the burgeoning breakaway civilization already had this knowledge and ability long before then.

Remember the eyewitness said the January 1938 auroras were a strange red motionless glow at a time when there had otherwise been no sun spots to explain their appearance.

My question is… could the rare and mysterious January 1938 auroras, deemed prophesied “signs in the sky” for World War II, actually be a product of tinkering with radio waves as was theorized in scientific journals that same year?

Was this “sign” more of a self-fulfilling prophecy for a highly manufactured set up? The elite do so love their occult signs…

Or, was someone just playing around with radio waves ala military experimentation?

Either way, were those bizarre 1938 auroras artificial?

Just a thought.